10 Feb 2019 10:05:44
You mention Billy Bonds catching a bus. I remember also catching a bus at Ilford Broadway to go to Upton Park in the mid-fifties and Johny Dick got on the same bus with a holdall carrying his kit just like any other Saturday afternoon footballer. even though he was an international player (albeit just one cap for Scotland). I think it must have been the season before Vic Keeble joined us.

Also on the great Bobby Moore, I always wonder how his career would have developed if Duncan Edwards hadn't died in the Munich air crash.

1.) 10 Feb 2019
10 Feb 2019 15:45:01
Bloody hell Syd, we’re from the same era, I remember as about a 14 year old which would be 1958/ 59 travelling home on the District Line with an Uncle and cousin that had taken me to the game and big John Bond was in the train with his big hold-all and the WH shirt visible as it was not zipped up, think he wanted people to see it🤣🤣 he got off at Barking station, so assume he lived in Barking then? Saw him score a goal against Swansea from a free kick just inside our half, he was another hero of mine, also Malcolm Allison another no nonsense CH who was infamous for his Fedora hat and managed Man City, bags of charisma, quite a ladies man big Malc👍⚒⚒⚒😊.

2.) 10 Feb 2019
10 Feb 2019 16:48:14
Must be link, didn't bond also go on to manage man city?

3.) 10 Feb 2019
10 Feb 2019 21:52:40
Jason, yes he did manage Man C, at WH he had the nickname of “Muffin” after the puppet character Muffin the Mule, nicknamed because of his strong kicking ability! Bonds was another colourful character like Malcolm Allison. Bond’s son Kevin teamed up with Redknapp at several clubs as his assitant.

4.) 11 Feb 2019
11 Feb 2019 08:50:28
Bond later managed at Norwich and Allison at City IRONMIKE.