reading some comments about players who did leave ffc and ones who did not, one sale was different that of macdonald who actually played at left back for ffc he went to luton and the wonderful alec stock moved him up front the rest as they say is history , wonder why those things don't happen now,? even robson left as inside forward, and vic buckngham moved him back to left half were he got England fame. so Mathew briggs young fast strong good in the air , ever thought of him up front ? oh yes our new boy from spain has been of 11 times in 7 seasons, so him and senderos together and sidwell ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
I believe Watford, sometimes played Briggs as a centre back. That maybe his position, like Hudson who we played as fullback and plays centre back.
posted by martinwatson (Guest) - Thursday 23rd May 2013, 7:06 PM
I'd like to see Briggs played at Centre back, with his pace would make a good pacing centre half, only problem is I don't know he has the maturity or discipline required.
posted by Timmy! - Friday 24th May 2013, 12:31 AM
Macdonald played for Old Cheyneans at left back before being picked up by Fulham.
I have this vague recollection of him being moved to centre forward for a midweek match against Leeds at the Cottage.
posted by Al (Guest) - Friday 24th May 2013, 12:41 AM
MacDonald was even made to play in goal for a couple of reserve games such was the vision at the time
posted by Keetch54 - Friday 24th May 2013, 10:48 AM
who were the old cheyneans? were McDonald played, don't recall them in local Fulham leagues, believe he went to henrys holiday camp as did I and cohen and linford Christie later period, brigg did start as center back with accadamy
posted by mr keef (Guest) - Friday 24th May 2013, 12:24 PM
The Old Cheynians are old boys from the now closed Sloane Grammar School (Hortensia Road, Chelsea).
They had a home ground at Barnes and were closed sometime in the early 70's .
Malcolm was a year below me at the school and my claim to fame is that I kept him out of the school first XI (or so I say).However he did play for the first XI at cricket.
posted by jambo (Guest) - Friday 24th May 2013, 2:42 PM
thanks for that jambo know hortensia rd well,i think was that the one in the alley of new kings rd? must have been wrong about mac going to henries, know Christie did in later years trained with him at Melcolme gym before famous him not me;;opp Fulham hospital .
posted by mr keef (Guest) - Friday 24th May 2013, 3:20 PM
When I went to Sloane we played at the ground on Doverhouse rd,between Upper Richmond rd and Roehampton common,that was 1850-56,the groumds are still there but I dont know who owns them now.
posted by Nobby (Guest) - Friday 24th May 2013, 4:22 PM
Sorry! 1951-56,must be getting old.
posted by Nobby (Guest) - Friday 24th May 2013, 4:24 PM
Spot on Nobby I got confused between Barnes and Roehampton and couldn't remember Doverhouse Road when I wrote my bit.
Don't know if you are interested but a guy name Mark Foulsham has created a site all about Sloane school and it's history. It is a really good site and well worth joining. There is a picture of Malcolm in the school first XI cricket team on the site.I joined Sloane in 1958 until 1965 so just missed you. You may know that the Labour MP Alan Johnson is also an old boy of about my time but I can't say that I remember him.
posted by Jambo (Guest) - Friday 24th May 2013, 7:45 PM