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The Barmy Bog End Army » " The Tooting Terrors In The 70s " » 23/9/2022 8:50 am

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Thanks for the kind comments about the book.
I have recently been in contact with John Robertson, one of the finest players to have played for T & M.
There is a possibility that he will be at the reunion on 1st. October.

The Barmy Bog End Army » " The Tooting Terrors In The 70s " » 03/9/2022 10:37 am

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The book is now printed. I am arranging for copies to be delivered to the club and they will be sold in the Club Shop. It is also available by post -  email orders to brooksjeff18@aol.com. Cost by post is £19-70 ( £15 plus £4-70 p and p - second class post in a padded envelope ). I do still have some copies of my 2018 book, " We Woz Robbed In '59 ". Anyone buying a copy of the current book, can also buy a copy of the 2018 at half price ie £5. In this case, cost by post is £25-85 ( £15 plus £5 plus £5-85 p and p - second class post in a padded envelope ). 
Payment by electronic transfer to J S Brooks, 09-01-28, 46895124, giving your name as reference.
Can also pay by cheque ( payable to J S Brooks ) to 24, Alderfield, Petersfield, Hants., GU32 3LH.

I am organising a reunion of players from the 1970s at the club on Saturday 1st. October. Hopefully, they will be on the pitch and introduced to the crowd before the match v South Park ( Reigate )

Jeff Brooks
 

The Barmy Bog End Army » " The Tooting Terrors In The 70s " » 23/8/2022 9:55 am

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My third T & M book will soon be published. My two previous books were " Tooting On The Move " ( 2002 ) and " We Woz Robbed In '59 " ( 2018 ).
" The Tooting Terrors In The '70s - A History of Tooting & Mitcham United FC, including FA Cup successes - set to a background of social events of the time " ( to give it its full title ) is a season by season account,152 pages, with lots of photos. and memories from old players. Cover price £ 15-00. It will be available in the Club Shop or by post. I am hoping that, around the time of publication, players from the 1970s will attend a match at Imperial Fields.
When I know the publication date ( hopefully, in the first couple of weeks of September ) I will post more details on here,
Jeff Brooks

The Barmy Bog End Army » Sandy Lane Nostalgia » 29/5/2021 10:00 am

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Hi, welcome to the forum. I am sure that I have seen footage of the Swindon Town replay. A few minutes were shown on ITV's News at Ten that evening. I will investigate and post on here if I discover anything. I have recently spoken to Alan Ives. He is 70+ and recently represented Surrey in the Over 70s age group at badminton ! My reason for contacting Alan was research for a book I am currently putting together about T & M in the 1970s. The research has been delayed due to the pandemic but I am hoping to publish in a few months'  time. Newer members of this forum may not be aware that I have written and published two other books about T &M  - " Tooting On The Move - A Farewell To Sandy Lane " 2002 ( sold out ) and " We Woz Robbed In '59 - Tooting & Mitcham United's epic 1958/59 season, set to a background of local events of the time " 2018 ( cover price £10, copies still available - contact me on brooksjeff18@aol.com if interested )

The Barmy Bog End Army » Derek Ufton » 27/3/2021 4:23 pm

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Has passed away at the age of 92.He was T & M manager from 1961 until 1964. He was recommended to the club by Jimmy Hill who was due to be the manager before being offered the job at Coventry City. Derek oversaw T & M's record victory. - 11-0 v Welton Rovers in th FA Amateur Cup in the 62/63 season.
After leaving T & M, Derek joined Malcom Allison at Plymouth Argyle.
A full England international, Derek played for Charlton Athletic and was also a first class cricketer, playing for Kent.

The Barmy Bog End Army » Bognor Away - FA Trophy » 21/10/2020 12:05 pm

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Mike, I have just got mine without a problem. Worth another go ?

The Barmy Bog End Army » RAY SECKER A TERRORS HERO » 13/10/2020 10:37 am

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A few years ago when I was researching for my book, " We Woz Robbed In '59 - Tooting & Mitcham United FC's epic 1958/59 season, set to a background of social events of the time ", I had a number of enjoyable telephone conversations with Ray. I have a copy of his 2018 memoir, " In Safe Hands ", which includes a chapter on his time at T & M.
My book is still available - 113 pages, lots of old photos etc. , cover price £10-00. If interested please contact me at brooksjeff18@aol.com 

The Barmy Bog End Army » Lexus Beeden / Abraham Odoh » 27/7/2020 4:00 pm

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I see that Lexus has been released by Reading and Abraham has been released by Charlton Athletic.
It will be difficult to get a contract with a new club at this time. Returns to T & M ?
Anyone know what is the current position with Hady Ghandour's trial at Charlton Athletic ?

The Barmy Bog End Army » Eddie Nketiah does a Dave Busby » 08/7/2020 10:28 am

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It was Dagenham, Dave. And Busby's foot was about three feet higher than Nketiah's !

The Barmy Bog End Army » A Tribute to 2 Legends » 14/1/2020 10:32 am

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Well done, BEU ! I've recently been in contact with Alan so will let him know. Last weekend he represented Surrey in the Badminton Inter Counties Championship in Wolverhampton. Age Group 70 - 75 !
I have heard nothing about Dave Juneman for years. Any one got any updates ?
 

The Barmy Bog End Army » Whyteleafe. FA trophy video. » 13/10/2019 2:15 pm

jeffb
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Yes,thanks for the link.Great for us supporters who don't get to every match now.Please keep them coming!

The Barmy Bog End Army » Is the manager getting enough credit? » 18/9/2019 10:55 am

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Well said, Endo. It will be a good test on Saturday against a team now playing two levels above us. Will we match them or will they be too good ?

The Barmy Bog End Army » " Tooting On The Move - A Farewell To Sandy Lane " » 30/8/2019 8:52 am

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This book, which I published back in 2002, is out of print. I have recently had a couple of enquiries about its
availability. Does anyone have a spare copy that they would be happy to sell back to me ?

The Barmy Bog End Army » Website » 15/7/2019 11:53 am

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This is a big improvement. Congratulations to whoever is responsible. But I agree that results and match reports need to be on the site. These are posted promptly on the club's Facebook page but not everyone uses Facebook.

The Barmy Bog End Army » WEDGIE » 14/6/2019 11:11 am

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Does anyone know the details of the deals that have taken Jones and Folarin to Middlesborough and Odoh to Charlton Athletic ? I believe that Jones was on a contract but not sure about the other two, Are there transfer fees, sell-on clauses etc. ? It looks like friendly matches were included in the deals but these now seem to have been cancelled.

The Barmy Bog End Army » New Season Teams » 20/5/2019 2:06 pm

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Because, in that scenario, Dave, the South Central Division would have 20 teams, but the South East Division would have 19 teams and the North Division would have 21 teams. When you factor in the geographical locations of promoted and relegated teams it simply doesn't work, for example, to say Essex - therefore must be North Division, unless you want divisions with different numbers of teams.

The Barmy Bog End Army » Respect » 13/5/2019 9:26 am

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T & M finished 9th. out of 81 clubs in the Bostik League Respect Table (  problems re dissent , misconduct etc. ) for 2018/19.
Congratulations to the management and players.

The Barmy Bog End Army » MEADOWBANK » 11/5/2019 9:48 am

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The FA Ground Grading regulations for Step 2 ( National League North and South ) state that " the minimum capacity is 3,000 " and " the minimum covered area is for 500, of which 250 must be seats in one stand ". Also that " by the third consecutive season of membership at Step 2, clubs must have at least 500 covered seats ".
The Wikipedia page for Dorking Wanderers states that the Meadowbank capacity is 2,000, as did the Non League Paper in an article about the new ground.
I think that a crowd of 2,000 at Meadowbank would make for uncomfortable viewing. I assume that they have been given a deadline of 31 March 2020 to get the capacity up to 3,000. Seems odd that more building work is necessary in a new ground. Re the 3 year requirement for 500 seats, maybe they are banking on being relegated back to Step 3.

The Barmy Bog End Army » Groovy » 11/4/2019 2:34 pm

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Dave, I have thousands of T&M programmes in the loft! But I wasn't there on Saturday.
Thanks for the information. And thanks to you and Ian for all your hard work producing the programme.

The Barmy Bog End Army » Groovy » 11/4/2019 10:21 am

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Enjoying your blogs, Steve. Keep them coming.
In your latest , you state that Isaiah Jones has signed for Middlesborough but I have seen nothing official about this. How long is the contract for ? When does it start ? Is there a transfer fee ( I believe that Isaiah was on a contract )? Is there a sell-on clause ?
Anybody know ?

The Barmy Bog End Army » We Woz Robbed In '59 » 10/1/2019 5:18 pm

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Thanks 59.Today is,of course, the 60th.anniversary of the Forest match at Sandy Lane.
Have sold over 100 so far. The book will be reviewed in Backpass, Groundtastic and Programme Monthly magazines during the next couple of months. Tried When Saturday Comes but they said that they didn't have the space.

The Barmy Bog End Army » We Woz Robbed In '59 » 09/12/2018 11:57 am

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Thanks. Pleased to hear that you are enjoying it. The mid 70s ? Now you've got me thinking!!

The Barmy Bog End Army » We Woz Robbed In '59 » 08/12/2018 9:49 am

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Yes, Mike. I will have some copies with me and there will be some with Hackbridge Harry just by the turnstiles, Jeff

The Barmy Bog End Army » We Woz Robbed In '59 » 07/12/2018 12:17 pm

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Yes please Endo. As much publicity as possible ! Thanks

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