Friday, December 12, 2003

Been quite busy again - last weekend we went to Leeds to see Jo's friends from Dijon and this weekend we're off to see Jo's parents and catch up with Leah and Siv..

Anyway, I've just been for a haircut and while I was there I met a former Man United FA Cup winning player. His name is John (Johnny) Anderson and he played (and scored) in the 1948 cup final at Wembley. Apparently he got paid a whole 12 pounds a week whilst he was there. He later moved onto Nottingham Forest and then Peterborough United. Unfortunately for him, he was having his hair cut by a die-hard Manchester City fan...

A Reds trivia note mentions him:
20/12/1947: John Anderson made his debut against Middlesbrough. Anderson scored in the 1948 FA Cup Final, becoming the first post-war player to gain a winners medal in his debut season. An assured Half-back, he made 39 appearances and scored 2 goals between 1947-49 before joining Nottingham Forest in October 1949..


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