8:46pm, Thu 10th Dec 2009
Weâ€™ve got another very interesting matchday programme lined up for you on Saturday, including
Pages 7-8 â€“ Ian Nicholson profiles one of Wokingâ€™s greatest-ever players, FA Amateur Cup winner and England Amateur International, Geoff Hamm. Geoff recalls, among other things, the journey back from the Wembley triumph:
â€œOn the journey home, at the Bleak House in Ottershaw, some bright spark suggested they all sit on the roof of the coach into Woking, despite the lack of any handholds. There followed a scary but open top ride back to the good old Albion Hotel, where they had a meal and took the trophies onto the balcony to meet the gathering throng â€“ with Geoff remembering picking out his Mum in the crowd. 1958 was Geoff Hammâ€™s last season playing for Woking and it all ended a bit sadly.â€�
Page 16 â€“ Tom Barnardo recalls our last meeting with Forest Green Rovers: a game which falsely raised our hopes of avoiding relegation.
Page 21 â€“ Lewis Hulatt profiles Nicky Nicolau.
Pages 24-25 â€“ Double-page photo of Nicky with space for an autograph.
Page 29 â€“ Neil Bennett, continuing his brilliant â€˜Life Sentenceâ€™ series, reflects, in the light of the Bath City debacle, on the character of heavy defeats suffered by the Cards over the years:
â€œEven the way in which we get majestically smashed this season has a faintly nostalgic feel to it. Wretched, clueless defending set to the clanking piano soundtrack of a Buster Keaton film; the internet highlights were missing only a black and white Mark Ormerod driving a doorless Model T Ford into the goalposts, pursued by Wayne Sutton dressed as a policeman.â€�
Page 33 â€“ On a different tack, David Holmes captures some goal celebrations â€“ Wokingâ€™s of course!
Pages 36-37 â€“ KC Kat gets into the Christmas spirit and looks at some of this yearâ€™s favourite toys.
And, of course, the rest of the programme is packed full with all the usual reports, previews, statistics and more great photos.
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