"During his last evening with us, we read to him a passage from Ray Crawford's autobiography.
"Ray was the player who got two of the goals at that epic footballing battle when Colchester United beat Leeds United on 13th February 1971.
"The papers called it a David and Goliath struggle when the courage of a few experienced, older, professionals, marshalled by a great leader, Dick Graham, overcame insurmountable odds to beat a team of hardened, young, undefeated internationals."
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Starting cold and dry Boxing Day. Wet and windy later.
The Met Office has issued a yellow cold weather alert and there's the risk of snow in places later on Boxing Day.
Mostly dry and bright, but chilly. Frost tonight.