BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Dec. 17, 2020– It’s too much to share in this sports column, but from among the trove of old records, notes and documents being compiled by former manager/secretary of Spurs Football Club, Theodore “Teddy” Gonzalez, now resident in Miami, USA, we will from time to time select a piece that we feel our older, as well as younger football fans will find interesting and informative.
This week’s snapshot is taken from a sports magazine, Spurs The Sports Special, that Teddy ventured to produce under the Spurs banner in April of 1972. Originally planned as a quarterly magazine, it obviously, for reasons no doubt including sponsorship/financial, did not last long. But it is valuable history still, and with little going on in local sports right now, it is perhaps the best time to reflect as well as clear up some old misconceptions.
The clipping below, page 36 of the Spurs Sports magazine, contains a look at the football standings for the week of March 26, 1972, when the usual round-robin season was just about half-way completed at the time. (The comment about “goals scored per game” is not quite accurate, though; that should be “goals scored per goal allowed. In “goals scored per game” at the time, Landivar led 5.2 to 4.8.) Next, very interestingly, is a picture which confirms that the 1952-53 Belize City football champions were the Preston Football Club. And finally, a comedy relief that is always welcome, especially to those familiar with the escapades of the notorious English bar room character, Andy Capp. If you can’t read the comedy comment clearly, it says: “I beat him! – fourteen pints to six.”