Fulham fans who met the great Johnny Haynes are needed for a new book about the club’s greatest player.
As most Whites fans don’t need reminding, the man who played a record-breaking 657 times for Whites and 56 times for England - 22 of them as captain, is immortalised in bronze outside the Stevenage Road stand at the Cottage.
James Gardener plans a book for autumn 2016 about the first £100-a-week footballer at a time when players were little more than serfs.
Haynes died in 2005 the day after his 71st birthday, but his widow Avril has given her blessing to the book, and after interviewing friends and fellow footballers close to the legend, Gardener would like to speak to fans who encountered him.
“I'm looking for anecdotes and memories from anyone who met Johnny,” the author said.
“I'm hoping the book will complement the very good biography written about him by Ken Coton and Martin Plumb that came out in 2008.”
Fans who want to share their Haynesian moments should email: firstname.lastname@example.org