Wednesday, 19 October 2011

The Guardian Knowledge - 19th October 2011


CALL ME ISHMAEL

"Noticing Stephen Shepherd's story last week about half of Gillingham's side not making the Orient game due to traffic, are there any other infamous cases of a side not arriving on time for the game?" asked Kevin Meadowcroft last week.
One answer here from Rob Davies: "This story does not concern a team but rather an individual, Ishmael Demontagnac, who during the festive programme of 2005-06 stayed in bed for Walsall's trip to Bristol City on 2 January 2006, instead of getting the team bus. Apparently he thought there was no game that day and that it was his day off. Walsall lost 3- 0.