Fleetwood Town’s Former Players Association (FPA) met up once again at Poolfoot Farm for their monthly get together, with more than 30 turning up to another successful meeting.
It was a different one this month as there wasn’t a delegated speaker for the meeting so other activities would have to take place after Chairman Stuart Murdoch provided the opening remarks. Stuart mentioned in his speech about the recent passing of beloved member Harvey Morley.
The tough-tackling versatile player, who was a keen member of the FPA, featured in many positions for Fleetwood in the three-season he spent at the club, ranging from right back to centre-forward. One memory is that he played in all three games against Macclesfield Town in the 1970/71 season in the final of the Northern Premier League Challenge Cup, which Fleetwood won.
After a show of applause for Harvey by the whole group, players told stories of them with the valued member of the FPA including one from Fred Wilder as he thought back to when he shared a car with Harvey and the door fell off the car on the motorway. Fred said that the door had come off and the only reply from him was ‘will you close that door!’, which was met with rapturous laughter.
Next up was the monthly raffle card and after it was passed around, with the profits going to Brian House Children’s Hospice, the winner was a returning member who was pleased to see everyone in Dave Cookson. His smile made everyone cheer as he made his return, alongside Tony Mudie.
The Former Players 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 2 June at 10am.