CHAPTER FIFTY TWO

29th August 1989 2.40

Les Fridge, St.Mirren, phoned to request a holdall as he is going with a Scottish Under 21 squad to Yugoslavia this weekend. I said that I did not have any and they were not sold in the U.K. so I could not get any quickly, certainly not by the weekend.

29th August 1989 3.50

Alan Knight, Portsmouth, phoned to request 2 pairs 015 size 9.5 and they were sent to him (No.61).

30th August 1989 10.25

Alan Miller, Arsenal, phoned to request some gloves and 4 pairs 040 size 9 were sent to him (No.62). He also asked about tracksuits but I said that as they were not sold in the U.K. I did not have any available.

30th August 1989

I received a letter from Bobby Geddes, Dundee, along with the proof that he had to pay £62.42 VAT to receive the goods recently sent to him.

30th August 1989 1.43-1.45

I tried to phone Reinhard to tell him about Bobby Geddes, as he had asked me to, but I was told that he had gone home as he was feeling unwell. I left a message for him to phone me when he was back at work.

31st August 1989

I bought and sent to Reinhard this weeks issues of "Shoot" and "Match", along with a Sondico catalogue.

31st August 1989 1.10

Reinhard phoned me in response to my phone call yesterday. I told him about Bobby Geddes and the £62.42, and he said that he would send him the money direct to his bank account if he had the details or if not by cheque.

31st August 1989 1.23-1.40

I phoned Bobby Geddes, Dundee, to tell him that I had received the postage due stamps and that he would be sent a £62.42 cheque from uhlsport in Germany. I once again said that in future if he wanted to ask for goods from me then it would save this problem, to which he said that if he asks me for tracksuits, coach's jackets etc., I tell him that they are not stocked in the U.K. and therefore he does not get so much from me as he does direct from Germany.

4th September 1989 1.30

John Lukic, Arsenal, phoned to ask for some gloves and 3 pairs 036 size 9, 2 pairs 040 size 9 were sent to him along with 2 pairs 040 size 9.5, 1 pair 015 size 9.5 for one of the other goalkeepers at the club (No.63). We then talked about E.X.S.L. and that Jim McNamara had been to see him to take some photographs.

4th September 1989 1.45

John Lukic, Arsenal, phoned to ask for some gloves for Alan Miller and 2 pairs 036 size 9 were sent (No.64) in the same parcel as the earlier order.

5th September 1989 2.45

Rhys Wilmot, Plymouth, phoned to see if he could still get gloves. He used to be the Arsenal reserve goalkeeper and moved to Plymouth recently for £100,000. While at Arsenal he was getting gloves and I said that he could continue to have gloves free of charge. 1 pair 015 size 9.5, 1 pair 036 size 9.5, 1 pair 019 size 9.5, 1 pair 031 size 9.5 were sent to him (No.65). I also told him that in the next few days I would send him a goods only contract for signature.



7th September 1989 9.05

Reinhard phoned to check with me on the English wording for a football care leaflet that he had to produce for their International Sales Meeting to be held before I.S.P.O. in Munich.

7th September 1989 2.55

John Burridge, Southampton, phoned to ask for some goods and 2 pairs 019 size 9, 2 pairs 036 size 9, 1 pair 554 trousers XL, 1 544 Silver XL, 1 585 Silver XL were sent to him (No.66). He is presently in financial dispute with the club and expects to move to another club soon.

7th September 1989 4.10

Roger Freestone, Chelsea, called in to collect some gloves, 1 pair 015 size 9.5, 1 pair 036 size 9.5, 1 pair 031 size 10, 1 pair 040 size 9 (No,67).

8th September 1989 5.10

Neil Ramsay, Neville Southall's agent, phoned for some gloves. He asked for 6 pairs 036 size 8.5 but I said that I was not sure how many gloves that I had and 4 pairs 036 size 8.5 were sent to him (No.68). I asked if Neville was going to E.X.S.L. and he said that he was seeing him at the weekend and would know for sure then.

8th September 1989 5.15

Jim McNamara of Line 7 phoned to say that Alan Rough, now playing for Ayr United, had been in to a sports shop in Ayr and taken 2 pairs of uhlsport gloves and said that he had an agreement with uhlsport. I told him that Alan Rough was now out of contract and if he wanted gloves the system has always been to get from me or the agents, not from a sports shop. His contract expired 25th May 1989, but he has not been in contact with me for well over a year.

8th September 1989

I bought and sent to Reinhard this weeks issues of "Shoot" and "Match".

12th September 1989

I sent to Les Fridge, St.Mirren, 1 007 holdall as previously requested (No.69).

12th September 1989

I sent to Rhys Wilmot, Plymouth, 2 copies of a 2 year goods only contract, along with a covering letter.

12th September 1989 1.50

Henry Smith, Hearts, phoned to request some gloves and 4 pairs 036 size 9 were posted to him (No.70).

12th September 1989 4.00

Gerry Peyton, Bournemouth, phoned to request some gloves and 2 pairs 015 size 10, 2 pairs 036 size 10 were sent to him (No.71). Because he missed the last Irish international with an injury he had not yet spoken to Pat Bonner and the possibility of him being interested in uhlsport.

13th September 1989 12.00

Celtic F.C. telephoned me in response to my letter to Mark McLean dated 21st August. They wanted to order gloves like 092, 083, which were not offered at the cheaper prices, so I suggested that they looked again at the special leaflet sent.

13th September 1989 2.45

Kevin Pressman, Sheffield Wednesday, phoned to order some more goods including 2 pairs trousers, 2 pairs shorts and 5 pairs gloves. In the last 2 months he has been sent a lot of goods and as the contract was for gloves I cut him down to 1 pair 554 trousers XL,1 pair 036 size 9, 1 pair 015 size 9, 1 pair 040 size 9 (No.72).

14th September 1989 10.20

Theo Snelders, Aberdeen, phoned and 3 pairs 036 size 10, 1 pair 096 size 10 were sent to him (No.73).