|Kettering Football Club Programme 1947
GEORGE SAIL (inside right)
George first started Soccer with Rushden Baptists in the Wellingborough S.S. League, and then joined Rushden Amateurs, being a member of their team that won the league in 1939.
On joining the Royal Corps of Signals, he was lucky enough to be in the same unit as Scottish Internationals Billy Steel, Tommy Walker and Jimmy Carabine and whilst stationed in Scotland assisted Morton, the First Division Club, after signing professional forms.
Major Frank Buckley, then manager of Notts County, secured his transfer even though still in the Army. Soon after Invasion Day he went into France and then to Holland and Germany, playing for several B.A.O.R. representative sides at football and cricket. He also assisted Rushden Town as a guest player when on leave in his home town.
Demobbed in November 1946, he returned to Nottingham, and was never given much chance to appear in the League side. He asked for a transfer and the Poppies secured his signature against strong efforts from Peterborough United and Rushden Town.
George, 24 years of age is a more than useful cricketer and billiards player.
Corby Football Club Programme 1954
Left Half or Inside Forward
This wholehearted player has been a definite asset to the Club, both as captain of the Reserves and utility man for the first team. A full ninety minutes player who will always give all he has no matter where he is playing. A good club man and an excellent sportsman on whom we can depend.