Stopped playing a couple of years ago (now 44). Gone be with the days when as a CB you got to mark lads bigger and heavier than you Nearly everyone I marked in the last 2-3 years was less than half my age.
Over the years, at one time or another, I played in the following:
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10N, 11, 11N, 12N.
Never “quite” got to 1 or 2.
My club were at the peak of their footballing powers when I was a young lad (and in Division 1 all through those years)
Junior B superstar, if the truth be known and of course, there’s no contradiction whatsoever in that statement!