John Hold's memories


John played for Margate during the 1973/74 season and was the club's joint top scorer...

What is your full name and date and place of birth ?
John David Hold - 28th March 1948 - Southampton.

What is your marital Status?
Married to Sue.

Do you have children ?
Yes - Sara.

Did / do any of your family play football ?

Where do you live now ?
North Hykeham, Lincoln.

What is your occupation now ?
Working in a golf shop - 'Golfers World'.

What was your occupation during your time with Margate ?
Vision Technician (Window Cleaner).

How did you come to join Margate ?
From Northampton.

What do you remember about your Margate debut ?
Nothing !

What were the highlights of your Margate career ?
Winning the Kent Cup.

What were the highlights of your entire career ?
Scoring the winning goal for Bournemouth v Sheffield Wednesday (then First Division Club) in the Football League Cup 2nd Round - can't remember the year.

Who was the best player you played with at Margate ?
Eddie Clayton.

Who was the best player you played against whilst with Margate ?
Not a clue.

Who was the best player you played with during your whole career ?
Phil Neal - (ex Northampton / Liverpool / England).

Who was the best player you played against during your whole career ?
Peter Shilton.

Who was / were your best friend(s) during your time with Margate ?
Graham Sawyer.

Do you still keep in contact with any of your old Margate team-mates ?

What was the best stadium you played in during your entire career ?
Anfield & Hillsborough.

What ground(s) did you most enjoy playing at during your time at Margate ?
Maidstone, Hillingdon and Kettering.

And which ground(s) did you least like ?

Who was the best manager you played under (and at which club) ?
Freddie Cox - Bournemouth.

Who was the biggest influence on your football career ?
My dad.

What was your favourite / best Margate goal?
v Maidstone in the Kent Cup.

What was the best goal you saw another Margate player score ?
No idea.

Do you keep an eye on Margate's progress / results and if so what do you think ?
Yes every time they play - they have done well given the resources.

Did you have a nickname during your career / time at Margate?
No I don't think so.

What honours did you win during your career ?
Kent Cup and Hampshire Cup.

Do you ever watch Margate now or if not, when was the last time you saw them ?
No - not since I played for them.

Who were the real characters at Margate during your time with the club ?
Graham Sawyer, Norman Fusco and Eddie Clayton.

Can you recall any funny moments from your time at Margate ?

Do you have any regrets about your football career ?

What do you think about being featured on a website or the fact that a Margate History site exists ?!
Brilliant - well done.

Added to the site in 2003.