September 23, 2014
A Real Privilege
Albeit I stepped in at the very last minute, it was an incredible privilege to present Harold Jarman with a copy of latest in a long line of books to be written about our club and the players who have worn the famous quarters with pride.
There have been many very good players at our football club but Harold was more than that. He was a player in the top six best post war players in my humble opinion.
We all have views on these things, I will stick my neck out and give you mine, not in order of the best but just as a group and I am talking of players who played a considerable number of games for the club; proper Rovers.
Geoff Bradford, Harry Bamford, Wayne Jones, Alfie Biggs, Ray Warren and Harold Jarman. My all time post war favourite is not actually in my top six list, that is Wee Georgie Petherbridge and probably always will be.
It would be good to know of your top six and your all time favourite. Please let us know.
It was a very good win against a Woking side that has been going very well this season so far. Credit to the players for adapting to varying formations throughout the game.
Four wins on the bounce for Rovers and five on the trot at the Mem; the support was outstanding and the singing of the anthem raised the roof on the clubhouse terrace.
Not many clubs at this level will come to Mem and cope with that. It’s all about winning football matches!