The Grays Lives Project: David Seaman on keeping the faith for Grays Athletic

OUR final interview as part of the Grays Athletic fans telling us of their hopes and dreams of returning to the area centres on veteran fan David Seaman.

First things first, David is no relation to the former Arsenal goalkeeper but he was in contact with his namesake and managed to get a donation from the shop stopper for the Bring Grays Ath back to Grays campaign.

We asked David to reflect on his memories of Bridge Road as well as his hopes for the future.

As part of our planned eighty films looking at people’s lives in Grays, both past, present and future, we felt it was very important to allocate a few of the interviews to a football club that was and could well be again the heartbeat of the community.

4 Responses to "The Grays Lives Project: David Seaman on keeping the faith for Grays Athletic"

  1. big noise   March 13, 2019 at 9:41 am

    Nice interview with David, I do hope they get their wish, I have listened intently to all your recent filmed video interviews and all want a move back to Grays, a piece of land to play on, but I don’t hear anything about financing the move back, they share with Aveley FC who have paid wholesomely into their project and also into TBC coffers with the sect 108 monies, it would open up a can of worms if GAFC were given their wish without paying for the pleasure, I have popped into Grays games myself and heard some fans being discourtious in voice and later on social media towards the clubs landlords, which doesn’t put the club in a good light, I remember the £700k that was handed over to GAFC to move out of The Rec, I don’t hear any talk of that now though!

  2. PERMAN   March 13, 2019 at 6:19 pm

    Fiction, Grays Athletic were handed £700k to move out of the Rec

    Fact. Grays Athletic received no monies to move out of the Rec. The Rec was owned by the Billings family who decided to sell the ground for building purposes.

  3. big noise   March 14, 2019 at 9:16 am

    Perman, without it you are screwed, unless you get another benefactor to fund your move!

    £700k wouldn’t scratch the surface of a ‘today’ stadium, I wish you all the best, hoping you get your wish before you exhaust all local options!

  4. PERMAN   March 14, 2019 at 1:13 pm

    With respect let’s just wait and see.

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