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Glad to see some Union Jack fans out there. I was just going through some old files and came across a pic I thought I had lost. Here's the original Union Jack, a tribute to Doc Smeby from England who was a electric football enthusiast that was our contact for other EFers in Europe. Doc passed away back in 2007, but his memory will live on forever. The other tribute team is the Moon Sharks designed by Glen Hardaway. Here is a copy of an e-mail I received fro his widow:

 

Hi
 
My name is Sandra Smeby and I am Doc's widow. I just happened to have a really bad cold the other night couldn't sleep and decided to "check out" a couple of Doc's favourite websites for old times sake.  I was reduced to tears to see the wonderful tribute you two guys have paid designing colours and teams in his memory.  He would be so thrilled.
 
I also saw there was a conference is his memory at the convention  I really hope that one year his daughter and I could come over for one of them.  His faithful little men just sit in a cupboard sad and lonely wouldn't he just love it if his daughter played one of his teams for him.
 
You know the sad thing is he passed away so quickly at the end he never had a chance to sort his men out and I don't even know which was his best team.
 
It moves me greatly to know that he is as missed by you guys as he is us.
 
My very best wishes
Sandra

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You know, going back and looking at the original, I see the number on the home team was blue with white trim. I made a mental note to make that adjustment for the 2020 season, and the 'Jacks will celebrate retiring "1" at their first regular season game. Good memories. 

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