YCS Branch Guests
I’m afraid, no record exists of some of those meeting, including Douglas Craig, Dean Kiely or Jon Champion’s first visit (and his Alex Ferguson and Middlebrough stories). However, below are the highlights of many of the guests we’ve had over the more recent years.
Whatever is said, and some of it is fairly candid and off the record, a lively 2 way discussion has always taken place. Not one guest has left without showing a genuine affection for our club and an immense will to improve our club’s lot. They’ve talked with us, not to us, and have been keen to take on board our thoughts and suggestions.
Often our guests have stayed a lot later than intended. They've taken the trouble to spend their own time, at their own expense, talking to us. Dean Kiely’s one day travel card, Jon Champion committing his only free Thursday of the season to come down from Gloucestershire by train or Nick Bassett’s last train north home on an economy ticket all spring to mind.
Somewhere along the way, we also had a voice conference with Billy McEwan, again, no details exist.
In recent years, a succession of managers have invited us into the team's hotel on the Friday evening before an away game a day later.>