Funny moments on tour.......................by MG
- The Emus (second side) all getting "Roo’s 90) tattooed on their butts.
- Steve Roach and myself chasing pommy supporters in a cab after the Poms bolted us in the first test. They we’re giving us heaps about the loss, singing "one nil, one nil, one nil", so we asked them to wind down their windows. They did and we started singing "one all, one all, one all". Block had given one of the singing poms an uppercut.
- Kevvy Walters and John Cartwright getting mace sprayed in their face in France. That wasn’t funny but what was, was the fact I was Carty’s eyes for 3 days after, which meant several stops at attractions not usually frequented by footballers, eg: girls toilets, slippery dips and manicurist parlors. It was a real hoot watching the unassuming Carty been led all the way around France in a blindfold with yours truly, smiling all the way to the Eiffel Tower.
- Freddie Fittler and some other players decided it was time to hotten up proceedings on tour by visiting a local cracker and fireworks shop. So while eagerly awaiting for peak hour in Manchester to fall, we all got set up in our hotel rooms waiting for the big bang in the sky from the fireworks. Things as you may have guessed, didn’t exactly go to plan, instead of exploding in the sky, the crackers and fireballs, as some call them, headed straight for the heavily crowded Manchester streets. There were grown men crying from laughter all except Freddie. He had an urgent meeting with Keith Burnes, Aussie Manager.
Aaahhhh tours........where would we be without them? (Probably in a lot less trouble!) (Haha).........MG