Sad news with the passing of Dennis, usually the first face you'd see when you come in the gate, the half time draw will never be the same.....
Didn't Sorbo or Salmon Coloured win a prize once? RIP Dennis, the 'half time draw' was always a great part of the Flansiro experience.
'Fascists dress in black and go round telling people what to do, where as priests.....'
Sorbo won a water filter tap thing. i got cash once, but i really wanted the boiler suit. the prizes were legendary.
I think i won it 3 times before i got the job as his apprentice, one thing i can say is i won't ever do it with the same skill as the man himself. He had a great sense of humor and a charm that was unique. Another thing he had was a knowledge of the earlier years of the club that was second to none. Unfortunately a lot of that is probably lost forever now. May he rest in peace.
I was stunned to hear the sad news about Denis's sad passing. the last time we spoke was at John Donlons funeral and he was in great form as I dropped him back at his house and he was looking forward to coming back to matches again.. tragically it never happened. from my early days goin to matchs twenty yrs ago he would have bein the first face I would have recognised. a great character,superb salesperson and fundraiser he is a big loss to not only longford town but the greyhound track as he was involved with them as photographer with them for 40 yrs until he retired in 2006.
RIP Denis we will talk soon..
longford town 5-4 shelbore . the comeback begins!
Sad to hear of the passing of Denis. We'll all miss his 'tickets for the half-time draw' calling out as you go through the turnstyles.
Was just chatting to somebody there about the half time draw and its legendary prizes. Apparently the first prize one week was sixteen concrete slabs. Another one I recall was "an electric kettle...a very good make I'm told". Great times. RIP Denis.