Mick’s Football Memories

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Mick Cooper is a Club volunteer and former Knebworth player, and was a long-standing committee member of the Herts Senior County League. An avid football fan, he has visited 500+ grounds.

His first installment tells us of ‘The Scraps’ and how his love for Wolverhampton Wanderers began… read here

The second installment tells us of the Matthews Final and Mick’s first pair of football boots… read here

Part three sees Mick quit Sunday school and become the ‘bees knees’… read here

Mick is introduced to football royalty in the fourth installment as Puskas and di Stefano grace his television set… read here

Part five sees the Busby Babes conquer domestically and Real Madrid begin their European Cup dominance… read here

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Mick’s passion for non-league football is sparked with the Amateur Cup Final… read here

Part seven brings playing success at secondary school and Brazil’s 1958 World Cup win… read here

Wolves get back on top in part eight while Mick is kept on the sidelines… read here

Mick is back on the pitch and gets a big call up, plus a trip to Wembley… read here

The best match ever televised (according to Mick) and leaving school… read here

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Eusebio lights up the European Cup final, and England and Scotland share 12 goals!…  read here

Mick describes the The Rec as it was in 1961… read here

Mick’s adult football career begins with a trip to Leggatts Way Old Boys… read here

Knebworth form an U18s side and Non-League football gets restructured… read here

The coach trip to Saffron Walden doesn’t go to plan… read here

Legendary Spurs player Dave McKay becomes referee… read here

Hitchin’s ‘shamatuerism’ and England win the World Cup… read here

Stevenage rise to the Southern League Premier Division… read here

Sandridge Rovers begin to climb the leagues and Stevenage fold… read here

Stevenage rise from the ashes… read here

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Part 23

Part 24

Part 25

Part 26

Part 27