Goalkeeper netted gum

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RE: HARRY Hough.

Mr Russell’s poem ‘The cruel hand of fate‘ in a recent Trader Poet’s Corner brought back youthful memories of my grandfather taking me to Barnsley’s football ground at Oakwell and seeing goalkeeper Harry Hough (or ‘arry ‘uff as I would say!) throwing packets of beech nut chewing gum into the back of the net.

Presumably chewing helped him concentrate. This must have been around 1950. Thanks

Mr Russell.

Keith Grainge

Seaview Grove

Scarborough