Saturday 31st October had a sombre start to our football as we had one minutes silence to show our respect to Ken Hoad, a Merton stalwart who had just died. He is well remembered as first team captain in the 50s/60s and Dodge says that he was a first class captain and a first class bloke. He had left the area when I got involved with the club but he kept in touch and sent messages of encouragement and commiseration and came up to see us a few times and for the centenary, I enjoyed receiving those messages. We have sent our condolences and Dodge and Dixie went to the wake to pay their and our respects to a Merton legend.


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