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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:55 pm 
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Ten years ago tomorrow (Thurs) we played Aldershot Town away and this game sticks in my mind not because of the football but for the epic rain storm we had to drive through on our way down South on the Friday before. The rain simply hammered it down all day making driving dangerous and making the game itself in doubt.

On the field we weren't too bad but I remember we never really looked like getting a result - which we didn't as we lost 2 - 1.

Here are the players involved for Darlo - one or two of my favourites here - Simon Brown in goal is the only one I'd forgotten about.

Simon Brown
Alan White
Stephen Foster
Neil Austin
Adam Proudlock
Ryan Valentine
Adam Griffin
Richard Ravenhill
Robin Hulbert
David Poole
Robert Purdie
Jason Kennedy
Gregg Blundell
Billy Clarke

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Mr Singh said this " I'm not expecting to get back any of the money I've already put in, I'm prepared to write it off for the future of the club. I'm not hanging in to make any kind of financial gain in the short or long term - if someone was prepared to come in and take the club off my hands, I'd be more than willing to discuss it"

Tamworth matchday programme 26 Nov 2011


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:10 am 
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As we're having a history moment I was looking at Lincoln red imps and came across this:
http://www.wsc.co.uk/the-archive/30-Clu ... ng-feeling


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:46 am 
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One comment has a particular resonance even today. "There seems to be an epidemic of apathy amongst the majority of the populace"


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:31 pm 
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I remember a game at Aldershot, probably over 30 years ago when I think we won 4-5 and the ref played about 10 minutes injury time at the end of the second half. There was a guy at the game who lived on the south coast and his surname was Cockerton and he had discovered that there was a Cockerton in Darlo and for that reason alone he followed Darlo whenever we played on or near the south coast.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:40 am 
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Almost as bad as my decision to stick a pin in the division 4 table 45 years ago and what a journey that's been!


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