A little over three years ago, ahead of Fancy Dresslemania XII at Dover Athletic (who, incidentally, host Bristol Rovers in an important league game this coming Saturday), I wrote a retrospective blog post covering the KSG's annual fancy dress exploits up to that point.
With less than two weeks to go until 'FDXV: Back Where It All Began', I thought it an appropriate time to share some photos that I discovered whilst moving home before Christmas; images which were unavailable to me when writing the aforementioned post (I instead used a photo of Mr Logic presenting Willie with a wedding gift, showcasing his various costumes over the years). Anyway, please forgive the poor quality scans ...
^^^ We used a hire shop in Langley in those days. Fancy Dress and internet shopping were nowhere near as commonplace as they are now.
^^^ Macleod (C) as Bernie Clifton. I, for one, am looking forward to the Bernie/ Yaya Clifton chants, a la Kolo/ Yaya Toure, at GGL later this month.
^^^ Willie as Donald Duck.
^^^ Mr Blobby.
^^^ Aye, aye sailor!
^^^ On the terraces (with Keith, Gordon, and Steve Croxford's Dad, among others).
^^^ Donald and Blobby the last to leave at the final whistle.
^^^ Post-match beers; group shot (ft. Paddy and Seamus).
^^^ Willie and me. Honest. Costumes covering faces would soon be a thing of the past ... makes drinking more difficult, if nothing else!
^^^ A youthful-looking Willie.
^^^ Head in hands. Probably upset that he didn't get Sutton Sal's phone number! Fast forward fifteen years and he is a father and a married man ... and she, I believe, is a married lady. Time flies. Another fifteen? We'll see. Regardless, 25th April - with the Gandermonium crew to boot - should be good fun.