So you’re a Boston fan, and you’ve been given the opportunity to climb into Chris Cook’s magical time machine and travel back to a simple, happier time – before Just-Eat, morbid obesity and Louise Mensch were invented – and change something about Boston United’s history. What historical wrong would you travel back in time to […]
Jerrome Sobers, Ipswich Town, 2004/2005 It’s a bleak February in 2005, and having sent Greg Strong packing – and with Paul Ellender of course suspended – Boston United’s defence consisted of two old traffic cones, an old lawnmower… and Pilgrim The Panther.
THE FAT old hag looked down on me, her eyes staring directly into mine. Well, that was on the occasions where I made eye contact. As much as I tried to fight it, it was almost impossible not to gaze at her floppy, oversized breasts – the bulbous things hidden behind a yellow and blue […]
#1 – Paul Bastock v King’s Lynn The beneficiary Dave Robinson The guilty Paul Bastock The match Boston United 1, Kings Lynn 2 Southern Premier League, 1999/2000 The date 27 December 1999 The goal It would, ultimately, prove to be an irrelevant defeat in a title-winning season, but Boston United’s festive derby defeat to King’s […]
One of the great joys of driving up the M6 – apart from not being crushed and burnt to death by drunk footballers – is that for long stretches the motorway runs parallel to the West Coast Main Line, the bendy version of the East Coast Main Line. When you’re at the wheels of an […]
Think about the following question very carefully: when was the last time you went to Stoke-on-sodding-Trent? More specifically, when was the last time you went to Stoke-on-sodding-Trent WITHOUT STOPPING YOUR CAR?
Not football, writes Adam Hildred, as if it matters, but still a crap view… I thought I had it somewhere but only just noticed it going through Picasa again… Now that the Radcliffe Road End has been built at Trent Bridge, some of the seats in the old (1990!) William Clarke stand are, urrm, what […]
#1 – Luke McCormick Who the hell is he? Luke McCormick is a goalkeeper from Coventry. Yes, yes. Coventry. Don’t let that cloud your judgement.
Venture to Leicester’s tenuous outskirts and you will encounter the same bleak suburban wasteland you’ll find in every city: low density industrial units replete with vast tracts of asphalt car-parks, massive windswept road junctions, huge council safari parks patrolled by armed feral vermin and flat-pack pubs serving tasteless gruel marketed as ‘good, honest food’.
Where: Bramall Lane, Sheffield When: 18 November 2008 Event: England U21 v Czech Republic U21 Ticket cost: £10 Note how the post, like a laser, bisects the view of the pitch quite beautifully, almost perfectly obscuring the far goal.
After arriving in England with three successful years at Shamrock Rovers Lennie Curtis, or more specifically Jane Curtis, was keen to move to England to be reunited with family in Sheffield. Lennie arrived at United via Stalybridge in 1996 when boss Greg Fee snapped him up.
Ex-Lincoln City forward Warren Ward played three seasons with Boston United in the mid-1980s, before being released by George Kerr at the end of the 88/89 season. Shortly after his departure from York Street, FBYF editor Richard O Smith caught up with Ward to discuss his time at the Pilgrims……