Letter: David Foot obituary

Although my last conversation with David Foot was about cricket, I benefited greatly from knowing him as a football writer. My favourite Foot story concerned his role at the Yeovil v Sunderland FA Cup tie in 1949.

As the national press descended on Huish Park, the reporters lacked phone access to Fleet Street. So 19-year-old David was recruited to stand in the outside Gents, waiting for periodic updates to be lowered from the press box on a string. He then had to run up to the butcher’s and phone through the latest.