Saturday's matchday programme
4:54pm, Thu 10th Sep 2009
Weâ€™ve got another great matchday programme lined up for you on Saturday, including a lovely profile of Barry and Veronica Kimber, plus another instalment of Neil Bennettâ€™s brilliant â€˜Life Sentenceâ€™.
Some of the highlights are:
Pages 7-8 â€“ Ian Nicholson talks to Barry Kimber about his 35 years at the Club, including his thoughts about the numerous managers heâ€™s served:
â€œWe then moved on to Geoff Chapple, Colin Lippiatt and the most successful era in Wokingâ€™s history. What was the secret? â€˜To be honest, it is hard to define but it was a lot of fun and just worked. Geoff was a fantastic motivator and man manager who was astute at picking and attracting the right players for Woking. Colin was a great coach, good on tactics and had contacts everywhere. Before games and at half-time both Geoff and Colin would have their say and both were â€˜great talkersâ€™!â€™â€�
Page 9 â€“ Mark Doyle goes back nearly 25 years to recall our last competitive game against the Magpies, when we contrived to lose an FA Trophy tie at home after being 3-0 up! The Magpiesâ€™ side included some famous names from Wokingâ€™s history. Donâ€™t miss too a wonderful picture of Clive Youlton in his skimpy shorts!
Page 21 â€“ Lewis Hulatt profiles Tony Sinclair, including his early time at the Hammers:
â€œTony went from Palace to West Ham United at 14, where Di Canio and Joe Cole were playing. Sometimes the youngsters could go down and see the first team train: â€œJoe Cole was amazing and Di Canio was always the jokerâ€�.
Harry Redknapp was around at the time and Tony said that, wheeler-dealing aside, Harry was good, liked the team to play football and liked to encourage home-grown players. In international terms, as well as being a Londoner by birth, Tony qualifies for Jamaica through his late father, name-sake Tony Roy Sinclair.â€�Page 24 â€“ Double-page photo of Tony with space for an autograph.
Page 28 â€“ Duck! The Ranter is back!
Page 32 â€“ Neil Bennett continues his wry musings on life and Woking, reflecting on parallels and contrasts between life in the motor trade and life as a professional footballer:
â€œMine is a fretful industry, the motor trade, currently as anguished and unsteady as Tom Denton executing a Cruyff turn. What worsens my own crisis is that, at some point when my back was turned, I became four years older than Woking's most senior player. At work, with the burden of experience comes the uncomfortable responsibility of aiding the various 'yoofs' in our employ.â€�
And, of course, the rest of the programme is packed full with all the usual reports, previews, statistics (now including all the reserve stats too) and great photos.
Support the Club and buy a copy! Only Â£2.50. You can order a copy from the Club Shop if you canâ€™t make it to the game.