certainly add something different to the team," Taylor said.
"He can play anywhere on the pitch, wherever the groundsman
got that little something we've been lacking. Stony determination,
for starters. He'll give my lazy bunch of showboating chancers a
kick up the arse, that's for sure. Well, he will if they fall on
him arse first."
United chairman David Newton, who sanctioned the signing, spoke
of the affection many United fans still had for Marshall.
Spayne Road still talk of him with misty-eyed fondness,” he
told impsTALK.co.uk today. “He harks back to a different era
altogether. A time before electricity, a smallpox-free planet, the
inhumanity of the Second World War - and Dagenham and Redbridge.
A better time, in other words.”
added: “Cup of tea please Neil, no sugar. And for God’s
sake use the proper milk, not that powdered shit, or I’ll
make you count the blades of grass on the pitch again.”
Marshall himself steadfastly refused to answer questions from the
media instead choosing to simply release an inscribed statement.
lies Billy Marshall, 1898-1966," the statement read, before
a passing council official, thinking of the little children, deemed
him a health hazard and laid him down horizontally on the floor.