Thanks my friend. John would have been a close friend of my Dad, Lord Rest Him and I would have regarded him too as a personal friend. Would have been my Minor Manager back in '82 and then played football with him on the Seniors.
I mentioned on GAABoard that when it came to shooting practice in training, Beefer was one of the few that could hit the ball so hard it whistled through the air. As a keeper (in the loosest sense of the word) I used to dread seeing him pull the trigger on his left peg!
We were at the house last night with chairs, stools, water boiler, crockery etc and we will have to arrange a Guard of Honour for the funeral.