Phil Quinlan’s funeral today – For our current members Phil will probably only be known as the father of Martin (800+ games) Quinlan but Phil played a real part in the development of this club, playing for many years, captaining and playing for the 1s and then playing down through the teams. He was not only secretary but also brought up his three sons to play for Merton. The funeral was very well attended with lots of his old team mates paying tribute to him. There was a wreath from the club which said ‘Thank you for all you did for the club where you will always be remembered with great affection’ A sad day but it was obvious from the service and those attending that he was a special person and a very nice man. RIP.