CHAPTER TWENTY NINE

7th September 1988 4.45

Phil Parkes, West Ham, phoned to request 1 pair 034 size 9.5, 1 pair 015 size 9.5 and they were handed to him later in the evening (No.72). I asked him about West Ham's goalkeepers jerseys and he confirmed that they were using last season's Scoreline jersey, and not uhlsport.

8th September 1988 2.30

Nicky Johns, QPR, phoned to request the following goods to be sent to his home address xx , 3 pairs 034 size 9, 3 pairs 040 size 9 and they were sent to him (No.79). He also wanted 2 pairs 554 trousers XL which are not available at the moment.

9th September 1988 2.05

John Lukic, Arsenal, phoned to request some gloves 2 pairs 034 size 9, 2 pairs 015 size 9. I pointed out that because of the postal strike I could not send them by normal means but would try and get them sent to the ground by some other means. I suggested that if he was not desperate perhaps he would like to collect them from a sports trade show at Olympia next Sunday and he said that he would probably be there anyway because of his boot contract with Patrick. Goods sent to him (No.80).

10th September 1988 2.15

Ian Walker, Tottenham, phoned to request 1 pair 019 size 9 and 1 glove bag, sent to him (No.81).

12th September 1988 11.25

Les Fridge, St.Mirren, phoned to request 2 pairs 034 size 9, 2 pairs 021 size 9, 1 543 Yellow Large, and sent to him (No.82).

12th September 1988 2.20-2.23

Phoned Jill at Line 7 requesting her to send goods to Nicky Johns, John Lukic, Ian Walker, Les Fridge.

13th September 1988 2.30

Roger Freestone, Chelsea, called to collect some gloves, 2 pairs 034 size 9.5, 1 pair 019 size 9.5 (No.74).

13th September 1988 2.55

Bryan Gunn, Norwich, phoned to request 2 pairs 019 size 10, 1 543 Silver XL and they were sent to him (No.75).



He also wanted a pair of Extra Large 554 trousers which are not presently available. To be sent on when available.

13th September 1988 4.00

Terry Gennoe, Blackburn, phoned to request 2 pairs 096 size 9. Later found that I only had one pair of this size so 1 pair 096 size 9 and 1 pair 040 size 9 were sent to him (No.76).

15th September 1988 1.30

Hans Segers, Nottingham Forest, phoned to request 2 pairs 034 size 9 and 1 pair 019 size 9, which were sent to him (No.77). He said that his proposed move to Belgium had fallen through but he was still looking for a transfer to get first team football.

15th September 1988 4.35-4.52

Phoned Mark Wellbelove at Readers to ask yet again for the £xx cheque for Phil Parkes and £xx for Hans Segers. He apologised for the delay, his fault he said, and would try to have them at the trade show for me.

16th September 1988 9.15

Nigel Spink, Aston Villa, phoned to request a pair of shinpads, trousers, jersey. 1 only 544 Silver XL, 1 pair Safe Plus were sent to him (No.78). I said that a pair of trousers would be sent on when available.

16th September 1988 1.20

Neville Southall, Everton, phoned to ask where the large bulk of goods were that he had ordered. I said that the only ones I knew about were sent to him by Line 7 rep Glenn Bullock about a week ago. He said that he had received these, but he had spent about 30 minutes talking to Glenn requesting other goods, along with many other items that he was waiting for from Germany. I said that I knew nothing about either discussion but would try and find something out although as Axel had left uhlsport the German end might be difficult. I would be seeing Glenn Bullock at the Sports Trade Exhibition on Sunday, and I asked him if at this late date he could attend and he said no as he had already made other plans. He also said that he was getting goods for the Everton reserve Mike Stowell as agreed. I said that I had been asked to contact Mike Stowell and had written to him on 10th June but had not received a reply. The goods Neville was looking for were 8 pairs cheap training gloves, 4 pairs white foam gloves, 544 XL jerseys, One piece suits wet and dry, Royal leisure suits, holdalls, padded shorts, leisurewear, shinguards without ankle pieces and visors (not the caps I had sent him).

Saw Line 7 at the Trade Show and discussed Neville Southall situation. It was agreed that I should send through Line 7 what I could and that I would order the rest from Germany.

19th September 1988

Packed for Neville Southall, Everton, 2 544 Silver XL, 2 544 Green XL, 2 Holdalls, 1 White XL tee shirt, 1 Yellow XL tee shirt,1 Yellow Polo shirt, 1 Blue Polo shirt, 2 pairs 025 size 8.5, 2 pairs 019 size 8.5, 8 pairs 018 size 8.5, 1 550 XL (No.83).

19th September 1988 1.50-2.04

Phoned Margaret at uhlsport to check about Neville Southall, and all she knew was that some 544 Green and Silver XL, 543 Yellow and Lagoon XL jerseys were sent to Neville Southall by uhlsport on 2nd August. She knew nothing about the other goods so we agreed that I would re-order. I ordered 5402 Silver XL-2, 5400 Blue XL-2, 5451 Large-1, 5451 XL-2, 5453 XL-2, 550 XL-4, 051 XL-2, Visors-3. Most of these were for Everton but also some for other goalkeepers.

19th September 1988

Sent to John Lukic, Arsenal, 1 pair 019 size 9, 1 pair 024 size 9 (No.84) which he had seen at the Trade Show.

20th September 1988 2.15

Sammy Chung, Stoke City, phoned to request 2 pairs 021 size 9 and they were sent to him (No.85). The gloves were a pair each for Peter Fox and Scott Barrett.

20th September 1988 2.40

John Burridge, Southampton, phoned to request 2 pairs 024 size 9 and were sent to him (No.91).

21st September 1988 10.25

Margaret from uhlsport phoned to ask me to contact Peter Shilton. I informed her that up until now I had not had any contact with him. Apparently he has ordered a 588 jersey with a No.1 on the front, which they cannot do, and a 518 Blue jersey which is being sent to him.

22nd September 1988 10.10

Joe Neenan, Peterborough, phoned to request 2 pairs 021 size 9 and they were sent to him (No.86).

23rd September 1988 9.15

Alan Knight, Portsmouth, phoned to request 3 pairs 015 size 9.5, and they were sent to him (No.87).

23rd September 1988

Sent 200 colour photos to Jim Leighton, Manchester United (No.88), when received from Quality Colour. His request 2nd September.

23rd September 1988

I wrote to Peter Shilton regarding the unavailability of 588 jerseys, as per the phone call from Germany on 21st September.