But though we’ve never met there is a connection that we’d probably both rather not talk about. Does the name Brian Talbot mean anything? Thought so. You sacked him not long before the old club folded and he next popped up at our place, providing a short lived cover story for his ‘business partner’ Mark English. Maybe that name also rings a bell. It was a long time ago but I’m pretty sure he was also sniffing round the old Aldershot near to the end, probably trying to figure out how many of his relatives he could get on to the payroll, and the likely benefit if he siphoned off the bar takings.
Ah happy days. In a where are they now, we’re happy to reveal that after that brief spell at Kettering, Brian Talbot spent several years taking part in a controlled experiment to establish the lowest IQ it is possible to own whilst mastering simple hand tools and promoting a plastic vanity project to the Football League. He now works as a scout and is close to acquiring his woodcraft badge. Mark English, meanwhile, still lives in Essex and is keen to return to football once his 99 year FA ban expires.