Articles by Neville Butt

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No advantage: the English FA and the Berkessy affair

20 August 2019

In the 1950s, English football was in decline. But as Neville Butt recalls, still the FA believed they had nothing to learn from other countries

Teachers and policemen

9 April 2019

Not all ex-players run a pub or open a sports shop. Neville Butt remembers some who swapped boots for mortarboard or truncheon

Bolton Wanderers well met

2 November 2016

Bolton Wanderers v Grimsby Town sounds like a fixture steeped in history. Neville Butt, a Town fan since the 1940s, picks out some highlights

One-hit wonders: the prequel

18 February 2016

Playing for Town once and once only is nothing new. Neville Butt takes the story back in time.

Neville Butt's Great Grimsby XI

10 March 2015

Time is running out to vote in the GreatGYXI poll, so let a man who has been watching Town since 1948 mark your card

I'm just wild about Clarrie: Grimsby keepers 1951-57

31 August 2014

The late Clarrie Williams featured prominently in Neville Butt's retrospective on Town keepers of the 1950s

In the shadow of Tweedy: Grimsby keepers 1947-51

24 July 2013

Town's England no.1 George Tweedy proved a tough act to follow. Neville Butt remembers his hapless successors

It all begins here

9 August 2012

A look back at opening-day encounters down the years and what they can tell us about the season ahead

Fifty years on

7 November 2009

Neville Butt remembers the last time Town took on Bath City