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Oldest Notts Player Our Posh Guest

5 August 2013

Bob Crookes, who will be 90 in a few months’ time and is believed to be Notts oldest surviving player, will be our special guest for the visit of Peterborough United on Saturday 10 August.

Bob, who will be well remembered by countless long-time Notts supporters, has been invited to mark the first home League game in the Football League’s 125th anniversary season.

He will be interviewed in Wheeler’s by BBC Radio Nottingham’s Colin Slater when lunch patrons will be enthralled by his stories from some of the club’s real glory years. 

He will also make a touchline appearance before kick-off.
A part-time professional who also worked as a teacher in Retford, Bob made 185 league and cup appearances between 1949 and 1956 during which period he was an integral part of the ‘Lawton era’.

In 1951.52, playing in the old Second Division, Bob made 38 appearances on the left wing and scored 15 goals, making him the leading scorer – three ahead of Lawton himself. 

One of his goals helped Notts to a 2-2 draw at Meadow Lane against Forest in front of a 44,000 crowd.

Should you wish to join Bob ahead of kick-off, book one of our award winning hospitality packages by calling 0115 9557 241.

Now is also a great time to sign up to our seasonal membership for pre-match hospitality. For full details, click here. 

Tickets for the Magpies’ encounter with Peterborough and Wednesday night's Capital One Cup match against Fleetwood Town are available from the ticket office, over the phone on 0115 9557 204 or by visiting

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