Terrific day, I was only there for the football legends and wouldn't have missed Pele for the world, he was lovely. The queues weren't as bad as some events I've been to, but why oh why are 'dealers' allowed to queue at a guests table at the same time as us poor mortals (with just a few items for signing), lugging 50 or so replica shirts to be signed causing massive delays. One fella had so many they had to be carried in a cardboard box. Another queue was held up for about 20 minutes with a 'dealer' brandishing seven pink dealer vouchers, yes I counted them, and a pile of about 100 football programmes the size of the Eiffel Tower, plus an assortment of other merchandise for selling on. Fortunately my schedule wasn't critical but obviously many other's were as people started abandoning the line realising that their already tight schedules were about to disintegrate altogether. This can't be sensible, can it?.
I think it would be a good idea to find the 'dealers' with their lorry loads of items a separate time slot, or have a max number limit of items to be signed, to give everyone a chance.
Paul Reaney was good value as a spectator sport, constant jokes and banter the whole time, and trying to wind Allen Clarke up. Priceless.