THE ‘TRANNY MAN’ (or person in possession of a transistor radio)

Got, Not Got

Steve Mitchell’s latest addition to the ‘Got. Not Got’ blog…

A couple of weeks ago whilst I gazed out of the window in the ticket office at Oxford United I saw an image across the car park that immediately transported me back  in time, of going to the match when I was a wee nipper. It was how the late autumn sun reflected off the 2 foot aerial that gave it away as there not more than 20 feet away, stood Tranny Man.

vintage-transistor-radioEvery kop, enclosure, paddock and main stand at every ground had one, he was the source for finding out what was happening at grounds around the country as Sport on 2 on Radio 2 brought us second-half commentary from the game of the day and kept the nation up to date with scores from elsewhere.

Up to half-time, no-one was interested in Tranny Man, we could wait…

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