Wed Jun XXX
Watched England + West Germany draw 0-0. No soccer practice because Keith Nelson couldn’t come. Should get our money Back I suppose.
The World Cup that year had a strange system which I don’t think was ever repeated, where the six group winners and runners up were split into four groups of three, with the winner of that group going into the semi finals. I don’t think they ever repeated this. England were supposed to do well but this game was the beginning of the end for them.
I recall that there was a lot of disappointment and dissatisfaction that Keith Nelson didn’t turn up, especially as we only found out at the last minute. I didn’t remember that we had paid extra to cover his fees so the no-show was, really, even worse. In fact, this is the last mention he gets in the diary so I am not even sure that I ever saw him again.