"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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Low cloud and mist developing overnight. Another mild night ahead. Generally rather cloudy tomorrow, with a few brighter breaks developing.