Glad to be a fan

Followed and supported Eastleigh;played against Swaythling winners of Hampshire division 2 for Southampton 'A' 1969/70.

Swaythling player manager was Sam Stevens.

I have had many friends playing for the club over the years always followed.Became a true fan 3 years ago when moved to Chandlers Ford.

Match day routine; Take my dog Cindy for morning walk around Fleming park.

Get my mobile scooter charged up and proceed to the ground 1.30 pm.Get my programme and draw tickets for the game.

Favourite goal scored for club; Joe Partington run down the right wing cut into area on his left foot into far corner Bolton replay FA cup.

Best Eastleigh moment; Winning replay FA cup at Swindon,great performance.Although we had a great sing song with the fans Bolton replay.

Favourite player; Mike Green, had to fight off other full backs especially Dan Harding.Mike being a solid team player giving 100% for the team.

My ambitions for the club;Although very unlucky in the play offs 2 seasons ago.We were disappointing in the league last year with a lot of goings on.This season is going to be tough but we are ready for it with a new squad.

My team I would pick from all time is; Flintney;Knight,Partington,Cresswell,Green;Reason,White,Drury,Coulson;McCallister and Constable; Knight and White players from the past.

My football career; 6 years pro at Southampton fc 1969/75. A loan to Reading and Waterford Eire in the last season.

One season in the U.S.A with Washington Diplomats 1975.11 years semi professional 1975 onwards at Poole Town,Dorchester and Andover Town.

William Beaney

Posted: 13 August 2017

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