CHAPTER EIGHTEEN

5th April 1988 2.20

Stuart Naylor, W.B.A., phoned to request 1 pair 040 szie 9, 1 pair 093 size 9 and they were sent to him (No.77). I also asked him about his contractural situation as previously he had said that he had been contacted by Mitre. He said that he had seen Mitre but was not impressed with the gloves, so I said that as he was continuing to ask for uhlsport gloves I would send him a contract to sign.

5th April 1988 2.40

Les Fridge, St.Mirren, phoned to request 1 pair 015 size 9, 1 pair 034 size 9 and they were sent to him (No.78).

5th April 1988 4.30

Kevin Shoemake, Peterborough, phoned to request 1 pair 015 size 9, 1 pair 034 size 9 and they were sent to him (No.79).

6th April 1988 9.40

Ron Pavey, Brighton, phoned to request for Trevor Wood 2 pairs 040 size 9 and they were sent to him (No.80).

6th April 1988

Received goods from Germany and was able to send Mick Leonard of Notts County 1 only 518 Green XL (No.82) requested on 10th March.

6th April 1988

Now able to send to Alan Knight of Portsmouth 1 only 518 Grey XL as requested on 16th March. Jersey sent to him on (No.81).

7th April 1988 11.45

Notts County phoned to request 2 pairs of red foam gloves as previously for Mick Leonard, 2 pairs 034 size 9.5 were sent to him (No.84). I informed them that a jersey had just been sent to him and they informed me that a new team photo had just been taken and he was wearing an uhlsport jersey.

7th April 1988 1.25

Keith Granger, Darlington, phoned to find out the situation with gloves. I said that he could have free of charge another pair 015 size 9, sent to him (No.83), but after that he would have to buy his goods for a reduced price, i.e. the 015 would be about £19-£20. He said that he would do this as he was grateful for uhlsport's help in the past and he likes the gloves, and even though Sondico have written to him offering free gloves.

8th April 1988 1.10

Joe Neenan, Peterborough, phoned to request 2 pairs 021 size 9, and they were sent to him (No.85).

8th April 1988 2.15

Stuart Naylor, W.B.A., phoned to say that he has received the contract and is prepared to sign it, but only for 1 year not 2 years. I said that this would be okay and he should change the 2 into a 1 and then initial it, before returning the contract to me. The contract was received back on 9th April.

8th April 1988

Goods received from Germany and the following goods were sent to Gerry Peyton, Bournemouth, on (No.86). 1 pair 019 size 10, 1 pair 024 size 10, 1 pair 690 Pro Safe shinpads, 1 only 591 Yellow XL tracksuit, 1 pair 559 padded undershorts XL, 1 only 544 jersey Green XL8th April 1988

Goods received from Germany and 1 only 544 Grey Large jersey was sent to John Burridge, Southampton, on (No.87). There should have been a 453 overall as shown on the delivery note, but in the parcel was a 543 Yellow XL jersey instead.

11th April 1988 4.05

Paul Cooper, Leicester, phoned to request 2 pairs 015 size 9, and they were sent to him (No.88). Previously he has been wearing uhlsport gloves, but buying them from Sukan both this season with Leicester and previously with Ipswich.

11th April 1988 4.45

John Burridge, Southampton, phoned to say that he had received the 544 jersey, and to ask if there were anymore. I said not yet and that also applied to the new style of gloves. I informed him that the one piece training suit had been ordered but as yet not arrived. He wore the 544 jersey against Arsenal on Saturday 9th April.

12th April 1988 2.20

Roger Hansbury, Birmingham, phoned to request 1 pair 034 size 9.5, and they were sent to him (No.89).

14th Apruil 1988 10.10

Christine Lawson of Top Sport, phoned to request 2 only jerseys fro Henry Smith of Hearts, any colour except Green. 1 only 518 Silver XL, 1 only 543 Yellow XL were sent to him (No.90). She also asked about him doing modelling work for leisure/sports clothing for Calder Spear, possibly including tracksuits. I said that I would check with uhlsport.

14th April 1988 10.12-10.19

I phoned Axel regarding Henry Smith, and it was agreed that he could do the modelling work but should be reminded that he should wear uhlsport gloves whenever appropriate. I also asked for another 453 Yellow one piece suit for John Burridge, as the one that should have been sent turned out to be a 543 Yellow XL jersey. This jersey is 1 of the 2 sent to Henry Smith.

14th April 1988 10.30-10.35

I phoned Christine Lawson to confirm that Henry Smith could do the modelling work, and to remind him about wearing gloves. I followed this up with a letter, sent with the 2 jerseys.

14th April 1988 1.00

Terry Gennoe, Blackburn, phoned to request 2 pairs 096 size 9 and they were sent to him (No.91) along with 1 only 518 Green XL jersey. I asked him if he would mind signing a contract for free of charge goods, and therefore sent him 2 contracts, 1 to keep the other to sign and return. I also asked him if he could try and remember to wear the gloves in next seasons team photos, and queried whether Spall might let him wear uhlsport jerseys. He said that next season Blackburn were changing from Spall to a local company from Wigan, Elgin, who are not known to me, and he would ask the club if he could wear uhlsport. I said that we would pay for printing sponsors name if they asked. When sending the goods I sent a covering letter. His home phone number is xx .

14th April 1988 3.55

David Felgate, Bolton, phoned to see if he could still get free gloves. I said that I would continue for this season and 2 pairs 015 size 8 were sent to him (No.92), but for next season he would have to buy at special prices. He, like all the others I have told, accepted this and I said that I would contact him once full details were known. His home address is xx Tel: xx .

15th April 1988 1.10

Andy Goram, Hibernian, phoned in response to my letter of 29th March. He asked for 2 pairs 040 size 9.5 and they were sent to him (No.93). He also asked about getting other items, including the 1 piece overall, and I said that he should ask me for them and that this suit would be available next season. He says that previously he has got his gloves from Mike Richardson of Romida Sports, a sports shop in Oldham, where he played before his transfer to Hibernian. I informed him that since August 1st 1987 he should have been getting them through me.

15th April 1988 2.15

David Matthews, W.B.A., phoned to request 2 pairs 015 size 9,5 for their reserve goalkeeper. He is Gary Leake who has been buying his gloves at normal retail price from Sukan Sports. I said that the new system of reduced prices was available and the gloves could be supplied on this basis. As we have not yet sorted out the system I will take the money for both pairs of reduced price 015 for Sukan, and Sukan will give 1 pair of gloves, with the other pair coming from the uhlsport free of charge stock. This basically means that Sukan has sold 1 pair of 015, and uhlsport have given 1 pair of 015 to a professional, 2nd Division reserve.

19th April 1988 11.40

Tony Norman, Huill, phoned to request 1 pair 040 size 9.5, 1 pair 015 size 9, 1 pair 093 size 9 and they were sent along with a white/black glove bag on (No.95). I congratulated him on again being selected in the Wales squad, and he said that was one of the reasons he was needing more gloves. He does not have a contract, so I said that I would send him one, and hopefully he would find it acceptable, sign it and return it to me. In a letter to him I also asked about the possibility of him wearing a uhlsport jersey in matches, this season Hull have been wearing Admiral.