IT IS not often that a matchday starts with a brief encounter with two 1970s pop music icons, but bumping into Russell and Ron Mael, AKA Sparks, was how Game of the People’s trip to Brocton versus Deeping Rangers got underway. St. Pancras International is often a good place to do a bit of celebrity watching and as I walked through the station, I bumped into two characters who were conspicuous by their appearance. They’re beyond middle-age now, those Mael brothers, but my encounter recalled how in 1974 I purchased their album, Kimono My House, walking from South Ockendon to Grays to save on the bus fare! How could Brocton and Deeping live up to that? It was a big ask, but even a…