Your article (The Argus, March 23) on "Pom-Pom" Whiting's First World War medals reminds me of stories of his skill.

Before 1914, when the Albion were known as "The Shrimps", there was no north stand at the Goldstone and Pom-Pom had a tremendous ability to kick the old-style heavy leather ball long distances.

In the closing minutes of games, when we were defending a one-goal lead at the south end, he could hoof the ball from a goal kick out of the opposite end of the ground into the pond alongside the Gold Stone in Hove Park.

Retrieving the ball took precious time - there was no injury time in those days.

-Percy Williams, Seaford