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Yesterday I strayed from the usual, well-viewed sports channels onto a Free Sports channel, In a case of semi-deja vu, there was a British Basketball League match from The University of Surrey between Surrey Scorchers and Bristol Fliers. Surrey won 120 - 97, in overtime, but to be fair to Bristol they had played the … Continue reading Basketball In Guildford
For a while in the late fifties and early sixties, in addition to his teaching at Southern Grammar School, Brian was a bit of a star of non-league football. The very informative Margate FC history site (http://www.margatefootballclubhistory.com) describes him as “A well-built Portsmouth-born school teacher”. He broke into the first team at Hampshire club Andover, … Continue reading Brian Naysmith: Southern Star Of Non-League Football
On November 3rd 1979 Team Talbot, Guildford made the trip up the A3 to play an NBL Division 1 fixture against Crystal Palace, and I was there. This match was played the year before I became Talbot's stats-man and I was watching as a Palace fan. (Sorry, I saw my first basketball match Crystal Palace v … Continue reading A game in the life of Team Talbot
Notes on John’s College Record John is a UMBC Hall of Famer and it is not hard to see why. At the time of writing (July 31st 2017) his name is everywhere in the UMBC Retrievers all time record lists.  Points scored (Career) 1698 points (3rd overall) Points scored (Season) 466 points in 1977/78 … Continue reading John GOEDEKE
I am sad to report the untimely passing of two of Team Talbot's 'band of brothers'. As far as I can be sure, their time in Guildford did not overlap. Mark Haymore died in December 2004, aged just 48. He had a history of heart problems. When he failed to arrive at a scheduled meeting, … Continue reading Sad news
Photo (C) Alistair Russell There it was, just waiting to be opened, a portal to myths and heroes from the past. Someone with less imagination would see an email. The e-mail was from Alistair Russell the team manager and my co-statistician. I shall be using Alistair's photographs and other resources to begin telling the Talbot … Continue reading Photograph from 1981/82