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Granby Old Boys Soccer Club

Formation

Formed 1965/66
Colours
Red Shirts / Alternative Navy Blue with red trim
Shorts
Black Shorts / Alternative Red Shorts
Socks
Red Socks / Alternative Navy Blue
Nickname The Cherries
Ground
Saffron Lane Park (Aylestone Park)
President
Herbert Voss
Secretary
Grahame Burrows
Treasurer
Keith Riley
Captain
John Walsh
Vice Captain
Roger Skidmore
Coach
Peter Faulks
Manager
Rob Towers

1967

 

Brian Hunt is on the touch line behind, coach Peter Faulks is taking the photo

 

 

Original Squad 1966

 

Shirt & Position Name
1 Goalkeeper
Dave Williamsonms
2 Defender
Peter Loome
3 Defender
Dave Wilson
4 Central Defender
Terry Lander
5 Centre Half
Steve Williamsms
6 Midfield
Rodger Skidmoremore
7 Midfield
Tony Lander
8 Midfield
Ges Wheldalee
9 Striker
John Walsh
10 Attacker
Keith Riley
11 Winger
Mick Morgan
12 Winger
Dave Scolls
13 Midfield
Dek Finney
14 Midfield
Gary Burrows
15 Winger
Sid Ross
16 Defender
Bill Connelly
17 Defender
Brian Hunt
18 Midfield
Steve Elliot
   
Coach
Peter Faulks
Manager
Rob Towers
   

 

 

Final League Table 1966-7

 

Final League Table
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
Granby
22
19
2
1
129
29
40
Eagle Works
22
18
2
2
148
31
38
Belgrave Imps
22
15
1
6
119
51
31
Beaumont Wanderers
22
Belgrave Untied
22
12
0
10
80
82
24
Saffron Dynamo
22
7
6
9
44
51
20
Evington BC OB
22
6
5
11
64
71
17
Aylestone Park Rangers
22
7
3
12
57
87
17
Barclays Bank
22
7
3
12
45
75
17
Belgrave C M C
22
6
1
15
49
91
13
Q B S 
22
5
1
16
40
109
11
Imperial Typewriters
22

1966-67

Warm up at Aylestone leading goal scorer John sharpens his heading technique

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goals

 

See every team sheet 1966-7 and results on this digital spreadsheet

created by Keith Riley & Peter Faulks

 

spreadsheet

 

Open the spreadsheet then - click on any date tab to see the team, result and scorers

 

History

 

Granby was formed in the 1960's from members of The Granby Youth Club, they had a sucessful 5-A-Side team and ventured onto the big pitch around 1966. They played in the Leicester Sunday League Division 14 about 1966-67 and were promoted that year moving up several divisions to Division six where again they won the league in 1967-68 and were again moved up to Division Two in 1968-69, the team won League and cup games on a regular basis till about 1969-70.

They played at Saffron Lane park, (now Aylestone Park) and were sponsored by The Cricketers Arms pub. Here the guys and gals met after the youth club nights in the Snook at the back of the pub, and on Friday nights when they went out for a social night of boozing.

Cricket

Several of the players and supporters remained life long friends even though some moved to other places and overseas. Rob moved to Spain with wife Jean, Peter Faulks moved to Australia and coached the WA State Soccer team and the Women's State Soccer Team, his Free soccer coaching handbook can be found here. John Walsh a prolific tall striker had trials with better teams and later worked at EMI in London promoting some famous pop and rock groups. Keith Sturgess (Wakefield) became councillor for Leeds City Council for many years and he was awarded an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2016 New Year Honours list.

Terry Lander went on to run a very successful business and served on the Leicester City Soccer Club board, his brother Tony Lander becoming a Director of the club around 2006-7.

The players took several holidays together in particular to Tossa De Mar in Spain (9) 1967 and to Majorca (10) 1968 and then again to Spain with eight to ten members holidaying together in 1969.

Keith Riley, Peter Faulks and an other, won the Leicestershire Youth Table Tennis competition in 1964 and played several demonstration games at local youth clubs.

Rob moved to Spain with his wife Jean the wedding photo is shown below (Peter Faulks was the photographer) more names needed.

Rob
Wedding day group on the day

wedding

Where are they now

sid

Sid Ross caught up with Peter Faulks in Sydney about 1970

trophy

Sid Ross & Terry Lander with girlfriend

holiday

In Spain with the lads

 

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Rob & Peter followed City everywhere in the 1960's and here with John Walsh, Peter is at the new King Power Stadium in 2016 (a good year for Leicester City)

At home

Steve, John, Faulksy & Malc planning holiday to Spain 1967

 

John Peter

John and wife Jenny caught up with Faulksy and his wife Irene in Perth Western, Australia about 2013

holidayRelaxing on holiday about 1969

Most of the team remain best friends to this day

 

 

 

Leicester Sunday League 1965 - 1969 England

Photos

1965

 

At the game

Break 2

 

 

Team 1968 League Champions

Team change strip: Dark Blue Shirts with Red Trim, Red Shorts and Navy Socks

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Team 1968 Cup Final

 

1968

 

 

Supporters

support

 

Trophy Night

League & Cup Winners 1966-7

 

 

1966

 

 

 

 

 

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Terry, Bill, Gez and Keith on trophy night

Mick Sid

Sid Ross and Mick Morgan now both deceased celebrating on the trophy night

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John Walsh with the Trophy

 

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Last updated 11 March 2021