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Peter Madden RIP

Post by robsraiders » Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:28 am

Some sad news to report our ex manager Peter Madden passed away yesterday aged 85, he was manager from August 75 to October 78 RIP

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Re: Peter Madden RIP

Post by Darlo_Pete » Tue Apr 14, 2020 12:49 pm

Very sad news, I started watching Darlo in 1974, so just about the first manager of Darlo that I remember. Condolences to his family at this sad time.

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Re: Peter Madden RIP

Post by Darlo_Pete » Thu Apr 16, 2020 4:51 pm

He wasn't the worst manager we've had & not the best but as he lasted over 3 years I wonder how many mangers following him lasted longer than Madden. I'm assuming Hodgson & Gray did, but not even Little, Penney or Knowles lasted that long.

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Re: Peter Madden RIP

Post by Mister e » Thu Apr 16, 2020 6:27 pm

Darlo_Pete wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 4:51 pm
He wasn't the worst manager we've had & not the best but as he lasted over 3 years I wonder how many mangers following him lasted longer than Madden. I'm assuming Hodgson & Gray did, but not even Little, Penney or Knowles lasted that long.
I'm sure Cyril Knowles was appointed in the summer of 1983 and was with the club for three and a half years finally getting sacked in the middle of the 1986-87 season. I think two of our players rebelled against him at the time claiming he had lost the dressing room

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Re: Peter Madden RIP

Post by EssexBri » Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:05 pm

Cyril Knowles was manager from July 1983 until March 1987. He was replaced by a player, Paul Ward if I remember and then David Booth was appointed for the following season.

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Re: Peter Madden RIP

Post by Darlo_Pete » Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:13 pm

Ok thanks for that, good to hear that Cyril lasted nearly 4 years. I remember when Paul Ward took over we were already on our way back down to Division Four & we had an away league game at Ayresome Park who were going back up to Division One. We weren't given a chance of getting anything, but came away with a 2-2 draw. Paul was player-manager & I think he may have scored as well.

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Re: Peter Madden RIP

Post by polam » Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:20 pm

Darlo_Pete wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 4:51 pm
He wasn't the worst manager we've had & not the best but as he lasted over 3 years I wonder how many mangers following him lasted longer than Madden. I'm assuming Hodgson & Gray did, but not even Little, Penney or Knowles lasted that long.
Billy Elliott was manager from June 1979 to June 1983. What's even more impressive was that for a large chunk of this time he did the job without an assistant when George Herd was let go to save money.

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Re: Peter Madden RIP

Post by loan_star » Thu Apr 16, 2020 8:17 pm

Darlo_Pete wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:13 pm
Ok thanks for that, good to hear that Cyril lasted nearly 4 years. I remember when Paul Ward took over we were already on our way back down to Division Four & we had an away league game at Ayresome Park who were going back up to Division One. We weren't given a chance of getting anything, but came away with a 2-2 draw. Paul was player-manager & I think he may have scored as well.
1-1 Slaven for them, Roberts for us.

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Re: Peter Madden RIP

Post by Darlo_Pete » Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:43 pm

Cheers for that Robbo, I knew we drew the game & there weren't many Darlo fans at the game. We were sat for protection in the seats behind the goal.

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