Fleetwood Town’s Former Players Association (FPA) all gathered after a busy month at Poolfoot Farm on Thursday morning for their regular catch-up.
Much like the last meeting, which was the first one to take place in 18 months, all the Former Players arrived at the Club’s training ground with smiles etched across their faces and stories to tell the group throughout the meeting.
FPA Chairman, Stuart Murdoch, began the meeting as normal reading out the minutes as well as listing those who couldn’t make it to see the group for one reason or another, as well as a quick joke on behalf of Andy Haddock who turned up late to the catch-up. When he arrived, he was greeted with a sarcastic round of applause and group laughter.
It was time to walk around with a fresh brew and chat to all of the members then with some darting towards the ‘Malcolm Denning Memorial Library’ - which made its debut at last month’s meeting – and others just going for a sit-down conversation in the canopy.
To round of the meeting, whether it was a punishment for his late arrival or a regularly scheduled thing, we aren’t sure, but Andy Haddock stepped up in front of the group and listed off his career from how he started out, to his Fleetwood years, and what he ended up doing afterward.
On the day, Stuart Murdoch, the FPA Chairman, had this to say: “We’ve managed to get two meetings out of the way now since returning and it seems to be back to what it used to be before the pandemic, with the numbers in the group rising up once again.
“The players were using the library section set up by Malcolm Denning’s wife last month which was great to see as it is now a permanent fixture at the association. Let’s hope we can get some more of this weather for the rest of the year so we can start doing some meetings in the sun!”
The FPA would like to thank everyone who attended the meeting and wanted to say that they look forward to seeing you at Poolfoot Farm once again on Thursday 7 October at 10am.