Hunt itensifies to find raspberry blower

THE hunt is intensifying to track down the identity of the Phantom Raspberry Blower of the SIL.He - and sufficient groundwork has been done to establish that we are talking about a male here - has been blowing raspberry's down the telephone and on social network sites for a while now.

Elvin King

THE hunt is intensifying to track down the identity of the Phantom Raspberry Blower of the SIL.

He - and sufficient groundwork has been done to establish that we are talking about a male here - has been blowing raspberry's down the telephone and on social network sites for a while now.

It is a keen talking point within local football circles, and all the resources of your 'Kick-Off' column are being put into solving the case.


You may also want to watch:


Claydon player Shaun Watson was named last week as one of the main suspects, but he has been in touch to maintain his innocence.

And he has drawn up his own list of potential culprits - including yours truly!

Most Read

“Last week's article was superb and I couldn't stop laughing,” said Shaun.

“But I was amazed to see that I am the current favourite.

“I have to admit that around 1995 it started when I was playing for Ransomes along with Alan Ditcham and Christian Appleford.

“They are not admitting they were involved but I can confirm that they were.

“I used to get calls all times of the morning followed by a RRRRAAAAASSSPPPP, and even a MEEEEOOOOOOWW.

“It died off for a while, but the rasps started again when Christian joined myself at Crane Sports.

“This is when the Raspberry joined Facebook.

“I was blamed as was David Bowman, and as much as I denied it no one believed me - and I don't think that will change.

“I can tell you though that I am NOT the Phantom Raspberry Blower of the SIL regardless of what people say.

“Everyone else says that I am, but I'm sticking with my theories that it is one of two people - Alan Ditcham or Christian Appleford.

“I've produced my hit list, and opening it up further for public debate.”

So where do Alan and Christian stand? I'm waiting to hear from them.

Another suspect Jamie Sandilands has also protested his innocence.

“I've been getting rasped for a while now and the more it happens the more intrigued I get,” he said.

“They come at strange times, which originally made me think it was someone on shift work. This finger pointed at Shaun Watson.

“I then randomly started getting comments and phone calls from Christian Appleford and Alan Ditcham chatting to me about the 'Blower'.

“These made me think it was one or both of them. Then Glen Bradlaugh started asking questions about it and asking if I had ever received Rasps down the phone.

“When I told him I hadn't it was a day later that I received a Rasp coming from a withheld number.

“I've received five in the past week and they sound like a recording.”

And finally for this week, the Raspberry has been in touch again with the following message:

“Thanks for the mention in the Evening Star. You'll never reveal my identity, and those who are subject of my rasps never will either.

“Lots of rasps, the Phantom

RRRRRRRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP'

If you have information on the Raspberry Blower e-mail me at elvin.king@eveningstar.co.uk or telephone 01473 324834.

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter