'Mr Greenwood Meadows' retires
HE is called 'Mr Greenwood Meadows' he has been there for so long.
Brian Hall has loyally served the football club for 45 years, holding almost every position at one time.
He has been a player, captain, manager, club secretary.
And he has also done other necessary jobs like cleaning the dressing rooms after games and marking out the pitch at their Lenton Lane home because he loves the club so much.
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But all of that has come to an end because at 65, he has decided it is time to enjoy his retirement.
He will still go to see his beloved team play in the East Midlands Counties League with his grandchildren, but he is now going to sit in the clubhouse and enjoy a pint with his mates before the game rather than being the barman.
With his association with Greenwood stretching all the way back to the late 1960s, Brian was one of the longest servants in the amateur game in Notts and in recognition of his loyalty he has received a certificate of appreciation from Nottinghamshire FA.
"I've been at the club for so long that a lot of people call me 'Mr Greenwood Meadows'," he said.
"I've done everything over the years from playing and managing the team to being club secretary for many, many years.
"I've marked out the pitch, put the nets up, ran the bar and cleaned the changing rooms.
"The only job I've never had is chairman.
"I've met some great people over the years and I've loved every minute of it.
"It's given me so much joy so I will miss it, but I'm still going to take my grandkids to watch the games and have a pint with my mates.
"I've retired now so I just want to go down there for the sheer pleasure of it.
"It was a very tough decision to make because the club has been a massive part of my life. But all good things come to an end and I want to enjoy my retirement.
"I want to go on days out, not worrying that I've got to be back at the club to open the bar.
"I've got so many great memories, from us winning the Central Midlands League in the 70s to getting our own ground, which was a dream come true – and I hope there will be a lot more to come."