A true story sort of about John Pearson
Sometime in the 80s when I was living and working in Oxford, I went with one of my Oxford Utd supporting friends to see Oxford vs Wednesday.
I can't remember much about the match but I think it must have been pretty boring.
John Pearson gets brought on as a sub and I don't know how tall he is, or if the rest of the players were small, but he looked really, really tall.
My mates says to me "he's a tall lad!"
I says "John Pearson. 6'8". Tallest player in the football league. Me trying to keep a straight face.
He gives me a knowing grin and says "John Pearson, eh? Tallest player in the league? 6'8"? Well I never"
We both grin and get back to watching the match.
A couple of minutes later a young lad standing near by turns to his dad and says "Hey, dad, You see that player who's just come on for them? He's John Pearson and he's the tallest player in the football league! He's 6'8"! "