Super Spireite shares his memories

NDET 4-9-12 RKH 10 Super spirite Dennis Wagg

NDET 4-9-12 RKH 10 Super spirite Dennis Wagg

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A lifetime Chesterfield FC fan - who has never missed a match - has shared his memories from over 70 years of supporting the Spireites.

Dennis Wagg, of Loundsley Green, Chesterfield, proudly wears his cap emblazoned with over 50 Chesterfield FC badges as he cheers on the Blues.

NDET 4-9-12 RKH 15 Dennis Wagg as Goalkeeper for Peter Webster School.

NDET 4-9-12 RKH 15 Dennis Wagg as Goalkeeper for Peter Webster School.

The 79-year-old supporter signed with the club as a young goalie but only went to training a couple of times before returning to his local St Chad’s side.

The talented youngster was also approached by Manchester United and Derby County.

Dennis said: “I sometimes wish I’d done things differently and should have taken up the opportunities but they were great days and I loved every second of what I did.

“I’d do it all over again.”

Dennis, who worked as a bricklayer at Arkwright colliery, began his footballing career as a pupil at Peter Webster School, on Whittington Moor.

The team won many matches and most of the players were snapped up by professional clubs.

He later played for St Chad’s FC, a team which often had crowds of over 300, and then played for Newbold.

Dennis, a season ticket holder for Chesterfield, gave up playing in his 30s.

He said: “I’d start work at 6.30am in the pit and then play football at 6.30pm and we’d have to fit in training. Now players don’t know they’re born.”