When Jasper came out of the army he went to work for a company in Cheltenham whose Commercial Sales Manager was Ted Croker – later to become Secretary of the F.A. He also concentrated on gaining his F.A. coaching certificates before becoming manager of the county under-18 side.
In the early 1960’s Jasper became manager of Cheltenham Town reserves and youth team. Appointed by club manager Dennis Allen, he would also serve under 1966 England World Cup squad member Terry Paine.
Jasper would later become chairman of Gloucestershire Football Association, and be the recipient of a long-service award from the Football Association. A Cheltenham Town fan through-and-through, he has served the club as Commercial Manager and today welcomes visiting team officials and their guests as Boardroom Host for the club.
He is probably one of a small number of football fans who have had the distinction of attending three World Cup Finals – 1966, 1970 and the 1998 final between France v Brazil for which he won tickets in a lucky draw. In the past Patrick was a keen runner and took part in no less than four London Marathons. He now lives with his wife Jane on the Barbican Estate in the City of London, though he doesn’t tell the neighbours about his love of Millwall in case it devalues the local property prices!
A retired telecommunications engineer, Peter spent his national service (1954 – 1956) in the Royal Signals and was stationed out in Germany where he regularly watched, amongst others, Borussia Mönchengladbach. He has supported Millwall since 1946 but, by his own admission, would often watch other teams to get his ‘fix’ of football. Widowed – today Peter lives in Bexleyheath in Kent but remains a season ticket holder at his beloved Millwall where, unbeknown to him until recently, he sits three rows behind another contributor, Patrick Burke.
Itching for a change, and on the advice of his brother who worked as a dealer in the city, Stanley became a messenger for the Cuban Bank – Havana International. After twenty-seven years with the company, he retired in 2003.
Aside from the trip to Mexico, Stanley has never been to see England in a full international. And apart from play-off finals with Millwall, he has only been to Wembley Stadium once. It was 1995, and he took his son to see England Schoolboys play Brazil Schoolboys. A youthful Michael Owen scored the only goal that day, and the Brazil team included a buck-toothed forward called Ronaldo. He would soon become better known to the football world as Ronaldinho.
Stanley is married to Jose who works as the Headteacher at a Rotherhithe primary school. His daughter, Jill, a fellow Millwall fan, fills the role of English Leader and Deputy Headteacher at the same school. His son, Dan, followed in his dad’s footsteps and is a messenger in the city – and obviously also a Millwall season ticket holder!