I enjoyed seeing Georgie play
I WAS very sorry to read that Georgie Petherbridge had passed away. Although I am a City supporter, I always enjoyed watching the Rovers team of the Fifties when Bert Tann managed what I consider was the best Bristol Rovers team since the war. Down at the Gate we had Pat Beasley as manager and Wilf Copping was trainer.
Big John Atyea joined the Robins. and David Rodgers' father, Arnold, was a very useful number nine.
We also saw some great local derbies in which Mike Thresher and Georgie had some excellent encounters, but always played fairly. As right winger, George was first class and but for the Rovers "No buy, no sale" policy I am sure he would have played in the top division of the football League, as of course would Harry Bamford, Geoff Bradford, Peter Hooper and many more.
I wonder if any Rovers fans of long ago remember a young local goalkeeper of the late 1940s, Eric Studley? I think he came from Knowle.
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