Hi, Thank you for October issue (1) of turnstile blues, very informative read, – please could you if possible advise me the best method of obtaining MARCUS EVANS book as featured on inside cover I have searched internet & enquired at numerous book retailers all to no avail.
Excellent! This is a very professional production that combines wit with insight into the ills that currently inhabit ITFC.
I hope that you find the time, with your colleagues, to continue the publication beyond a once-off issue.
I have been a supporter, since 1958, when as a 16 year old rugby-playing schoolboy, I was walking past the ground and was lured by the palpable excitement generated by the throng of supporters crowding around the old, narrow (unpainted) entrances to the (then) Churchman’s stand. I joined them and saw Town thrash Doncaster Rovers with either Tom Garneys or Ted Philips scoring 4 goals. The great Harry Gregg was in goal for Doncaster. Completely hooked, I didn’t miss a home match for years and went to as many away games as possible. I remember well Fulham away, Boxing Day, in the fog, when we lost 10-1. In our cup year, i flew home from Nigeria to watch both the semi-final and the final.
These days, mainly because of long-term illness, I don’t go to PR. However, I do follow closely the happenings both on and off the field and I am deeply saddened by our plight and fear for the future of the club.
Turnstile Blues offered that flash into the darkness that uplifts the dulled spirit.
“This club is different because it’s ours” …….. Is there an opportunity to start a movement and take back the club for the fans?
I am 64 and retired but while I have lived overseas for more than 15 years I still have that passion for ITFC since watching them beat Burnley in the Championship winning season. And it is the supporters that make it special. I have been at games where we lost 3 – 1 at home but we still had a great time because of the humout. What kills it for me since Joe Royle left is managers (and CEOs) that don;t seem to have the ability to see things for what they are. I could go on … but I would implore you or whoever is behind Turnstile Blues to take the next step and establish a formal organization with the aim of turning Evans into a true blue or taking back the club from him by raising funds through a new group of shareholders – maybe there is another Delia out there!!!
I loved Mullet’s contribution the best.
Gavin Barbers’ “It’s the fans, basically – the togetherness, the humour” and “– the spirit of community –” sums it all up for me.