On the away coaches there is always a raffle done and I have a decent amount collected, as Roger was a regular on the away coaches we, as regulars, have decided to buy either a shield or trophy in Roger's memory. More info as I get it. RIP Roger
That is nice gesture.
Regarding Saturday match officials and away club have been informed that we will be holding a minutes silence before kick for Roger and also the league have asked us to observe the same for a former Southern League director who died.
Therefore, it does seem fitting as well we have a minute of applause from 27 min to mark the 27 years he and Dave did ALL home and away league and cup matches.
The Southern League official who passed away last weekend is John Eastment. He became chairman of the Southern League around 1985, just as the time our club was battling to enter the Southern league from the West Midlands league.
There are not many current supporters who will know the details of that struggle to get The Grove up to standard, but as one who was heavily involved I can tell you that John was a tower of strength to the club with his support and advice, and indeed primarily instrumental is us eventually reaching the Southern League. A true friend of our great club. R.I.P.