Really good story in the Daily Mirror
Posted 02 August 2011 - 06:03 PM
Allso known as Teodozjusz Matuschanskavasky
Posted 03 August 2011 - 12:20 AM
Posted 03 August 2011 - 10:58 AM
"Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask yourself if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future".
War doesn't decide who is right, just who is left!
Andrew Birch is Pugwash.
Posted 04 August 2011 - 10:36 AM
What a great story Arfur. I must confess I`ve never heard of the man,but I guess he was a bit like Billy Boston at Wigan. In the end,people don`t care about their colour if they`re good players and of course we all saw that when the Fijian lads came to Hornets in the early sixties. A bit similar to Tony Collins arriving at Dale,not many coloured lads around football in those days either,the only other one I can recall was the great comedian,Charlie Williams who I saw at Spotland playing for Doncaster Rovers in the fifties. He had a similar story,being the son of a Caribbean father who`d stayed on in England after the first World War and became a miner in Yorkshire. Keep `em coming Arfur,stories like that are what makes the game of rugby league larger than life.
I remember a coloured lad called Leo Skeet playing for the Dale in the late 60'/early70's and he used to get all sorts of racist stick off the opposition supporters.
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward Iíve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
of sun-split clouds, ó and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of......
John Gillespie Magee Jr. 1922 - 1941
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