Your place to talk about your Bootle memories
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a long shot this one but is there anybody on here who played for bensons when they won the div 1 championship in 1956 , unlikely i know as they would be in their mid 80s now but you never know , maybe someone whose dad played that year
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Ha Ha.....great photo Bob........;
That's taken in Bootle Cricket Club's scoreboard back in June 1996 during the "Euro 96" Football tournament & was even featured in The Bootle Times.(!!)
I've got great friends in the Czech Republic & (4) of them came over for the Czech Rep' 2 v Italy 1, game at Anfield on June 14th 1996.
It was a stunning victory for the Czechs over Italy that night & Boy did we Party....!!
That's me with one of the Czech guys in the scoreboard.......hence Czech Republic scarf.
We cobbled a friendly cricket match up on the following Sunday at Bootle CC with my mates at the cricket club & the Czechs, even "Two's a Crowd" (Phil Jones & Alex McKechnie) played adding a touch of "Show Biz" to the proceedings.
We then adjourned to "The Old Bill" pub in Westminister Rd to watch their gig & drank copious amounts of amber nectar whilst back slapping each other & commenting about how wonderful everything is....blah blah.....you get my drift.
The 'Bootle Times' covered the game & published a report (can't find it...drat)......it must have been a 'No news' week (!).
Happy Daze......whee did they go !?.
Sorry to go "off thread" a tad........& "Yes", I played in the JOC for Bootle YMCA & love all the clips, anecdotes, photos etc on this thread......keep it up.