A bit about you:
Name: Bob Asprey
Current home town: Now living in Aylesbury
How long have you supported your team? Since 12th April 1966 when we beat Bournemouth 1-0. This was during the run of 59 home matches unbeaten, which took us from the old 4th Division to the 2nd.
Overview of your club:
Favourite thing about your home ground: Not surprisingly many fans miss our old ground, I’m sure it’s the same at Leicester. Best thing about our ‘new’ place (it’s 19 years old now) is that it’s not a sexy warm surroundsound arena like yours and many others. It’s stark utilitarian and cold, just how we like it.
Favourite match played by your team & why: This has to be the FA Cup Semi Final v Sunderland at Old Trafford in 2004. The greatest moment in our history, there wasn’t a dry eye in the house, not at our end anyway. We’d been in three FA Cup semi finals before, all before the war, and lost them all. The 2004 final itself was a great day out, but was like a trip to the FA circus compared with the raw emotion of the semi. Look how far we’ve fallen in four years.
Favourite player of all time who played for your club: Harry Cripps. Not the best or most talented of players but his big heart and uncompromising style epitomized the club and he became a Millwall legend in the sixties and seventies. Not far behind Harry is Barry Kitchener, who played a record 602 times for the Lions between 1967 and 1982. This gentle giant tragically passed away suddenly just two weeks ago. Honourable mentions go to Keith Weller, we taught him everything he knew, and Steve Claridge, the type of 100 per center loved by fans everywhere. Which is where he played.