Sunderland fan here writing to see if anybody has any information on my grandfather Tommy Humphrey, I believe he signed for Poole Town in 1961 but I have no idea if he did well or not. I know he was signed from Aldershot and also had a spell with Bournemouth later on however I'm not concrete on the dates and sadly have very little information.
Any information, thoughts or memories would be greatly appreciated!
remember seeing him play. I was 17 at the time. I think he was an inside forward? There is subscriber called ballboy on here. See if he has some more info. Check under the [Poole Towh history header; lots of info there
Post by Heyshamdolphin on Jul 16, 2016 15:38:41 GMT
Hi gazhumph. Your granddad gets a mention on page 22 of John Powell's book, "Poole Town Football Club 1890-2005" concerning the 1961 close season when "The newcomers included inside forward Tommy Humphrey from Aldershot". Further down the page it says "The close season (presumably 1962 by then) saw the departure of Tommy Humphrey to Gloucester City ..." So it looks as though your granddad only did one season in Poole's colours. Good luck with your research.
I sent you a P M some time ago, I don't know if it reached you, but as stated above your Grandad played for Aldershot, between 1958-61 aged 23yrs old, made 22 appearances and scored 3 goals moved to Poole Town for 1 season played as inside forward, an extract from one report says he looked full of goals with his poaching nippy play, moved to Gloucester City from Poole.