</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Cleggy:
<strong>I agree Cyclops, but as for generating income fans turn out for the names/stars.
I still remember vividly the Arsenal game at Southbury. That income must have set the club up for the whole season!</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">While I agree with clubs like Arsenal, I have just looked at Millwall's first team squad. I actually recognise more than just Claridge. There are also...
Stuart Nethercott. Played against the Es as a member of youth/reserve squad teams sent along by Spurs. Also played against the Es for Barnet.
David Tuttle. Quite a talented Spurs youth/reserve player in pre-season games against the Es.
Sean Dyche. One time Spireite.
Dion Dublin. Coventry, ManU, Villa, etc.
I don't suppose that most Es fans will recognise many more than I did. I really can't see the first team drawing a big crowd. Instead EFC has made what I believe to be a wise move in pitting its team against full-timers who aren't good enough (yet, in some cases) to hold down a regular first team spot. It should give Terry Back the chance to see how the stamina of his players stands up against a side which isn't going to switch off during the game because they were on the beer and ciggies last night and are feeling a bit out of breath.