BIG JACK SITS IN THE EAST STAND PADDOCK
JUST AFTER HIZ APPOINTMENT AZ NUFC MANAGER!
Aa met Big Jack Charlton for the forst time---at a half time buffet in hiz forst Toon game in charge in August 1984----and he woz non to pleazed to see me and othaa Toon fans nickin' the scran in the hospitality lounge!
A'v highlighted that paragraph in gold writin' in the archive ground report of that game 36 years ago, which iz printed below!
Big Jack woz indeed a larger than life character in more ways than one, az he towered above us that day!
The anly othaa time aa met him woz at a friendly at Berwick Rangers a few days later in the car park next to the groond after the game---Jack spoke to me and said he had lost hiz car keys and had locked himsel oot of hiz car!
He then went back into the main reception to see if he could find them!---To this day I have nee idea if he ever foond them!?
R.I.P. Big Jack!