A special day for my former team mate at Tranmere Rovers, Neville Powell, who is to have a Testimonial game against Everton U23's on Saturday 5th August, at the Bangor University Stadium, as a celebration of his time as Manager of Bangor City, between 2007-2016 at the League of Wales club.
Nev won the League of Wales title in the 2010/2011 season, as well as winning the Welsh Cup on 3 occasions.
I remember Nev was a 1st year Professional when I joined Tranmere as an Apprentice with Ray Woods and Roy Vernon in 1981. As part of an initiation, Nev and groundsman Larry Leadbetter tried to convince us to get into one of the wicker kit skips as a bet we couldn't do it. The idea was to then, once we were in the skip, close the lid, lock it, and leave us in the middle of the Prenton Park pitch ! Thankfully it didn't work, although I was halfway into the skip, when realising something wasn't right, and was saved from the ordeal.
Will be with you in spirit Nev, sending congratulations and positive thoughts for a great day to you and your family.