Went to the theatre of tourists for guest speaker night invited by an engineering company; guest speaker was Greavsie. Same night the two red shites were playing there in a reserve game.
Went to the free bar before the entertainment commenced and the great man was there; not drinking alcohol though because he was already tea total. Told him I was Bolton and he told us and the others around the bar how they hated playing us because they knew they would be kicked all over the park.
when he got up to speak he first said that he hadn’t heard of this engineering company but they must be massive to arrange this football match for us which brought a lot of laughs. He then went on to talk about his career and to my astonishment he talked about Bolton and joked about hiding behind his own centre halves at Burnden Park.
top fellow and a lovely man; will be sadly missed. RIP Jimmy