Even then, it was made very clear to me that if I didn't have Kent County League experience I was a much less worthy person.
So if I wan't one of the hardy souls who did Norton Sports away in the KCL and stood in a freezing cold field, and spent half time entertainment interfering with livestock I was much less of a person.
But did you really take such comments seriously? I never encountered that - rather "come and have a beer" after I trained it to a game, one of the last behind MFI, in 2001, and some interest taken in why I was there (Yes, back in the day, people were polite to me)
Oxford, I did actually.... Not all of us are such gregarious and open hearted people as you...............