Woking Football Club, The Laithwaite Community Stadium, Kingfield, Woking, Surrey, GU22 9AA01483 772470
Laithwaite Financial Services
Woking News
Woking News & Mail


Brian Caffarey - 2nd March 2009

If you like plenty to read in your matchday programme, Tuesday?s issue is a ?must?! Some of the highlights are:

Page 2

David Taylor sets out his three priorities as Chairman of the Club, including trying to find a buyer/major investor: ?We are planning for next season on the basis that we will not find such a buyer. However, I will keep going on this until we do, however long it may take.?

Page 3

Phil Gilchrist reflects on Saturday?s performance against Burton Albion: ?We?ve got to produce the same level of performance ? and score goals ? this evening and against Barrow on Saturday, and in the games that follow. We can?t allow Saturday to be a ?one off? performance and sink back to where we were before.?

Page 8

Tom Barnardo recalls our last Kingfield encounter with the Harriers

Pages 12-13

Brian Caffarey interviews Club Chaplain, Ian Nicholson, and discovers, among other things, that he?s been arrested in five different nations!

Pages 24-25

Lewis Hulatt profiles new boy Rob Elvins

Page 28

Sadie Gordon provides some more amusing stories from the mad world of football

Page 29

Neil Bennett continues his brilliantly-written account of the eventful 1996-97 season, focusing on two of the greatest performances by a Geoff Chapple side: the second leg of the FA Trophy semi-final at Stevenage Borough and the replay at Vicarage Road. Neil reflects, among other things, on why he missed the first game: ?I wasn't restricted by girlfriends or career (my risible part-time bar job existed purely to fund a rhythm of utter irresponsibility) yet, despite my life revolving around a reckless and destructive consumption of alcohol and Woking, I know that I simply wasn't there?.. my absence was most likely a conscious decision not to get hurt.?


Pages 36- 37

Robert Greenaway, writing from a beach in sunny Mauritius, reminisces about some great Cardinal Characters of years gone by: ?If it comes to bookings, few can boast a record like Derek Cottrell's. I once heard him described as Fred Callaghan's Nobby Stiles, but with teeth! Derek seemed to clatter his way through games ? clumsy, yes, but never dirty. Like most ?hard? players, it seemed to overshadow his ability to read the game. Every good team needs a player like this.?

There are plenty more names to conjure with and some great photos from Mark Doyle.

Page 40

Lewis Hulatt continues his amusing account of the development of football: ?During the debate on the common rules, ?hacking? was a hot topic. Always allowed in football, the kicking of other players, whether or not they had the ball, had been permitted, but when it went to a vote, the ?hackers? were out-numbered and Association Football developed in a less Roy Keane/Chopper Harris-inspired fashion. (The losers of the vote went on to formulate rugby, saying upon departure that ?if you ban hacking, within a week Frenchmen will be able to beat us English at football?!!!)?

And, of course, the rest of the programme is packed full with superb photos from David Holmes and all the usual reports and previews.

Make sure you get your copy. Only ?2.50. Order a copy from the Club Shop if you can?t make it to the game.

Social Media

Follow us on Woking FC on Facebook & Official Woking FC Twitter to get the latest updates from Woking Football Club direct to your News Feeds & Timelines!

News Archive
Advertise With Woking
Woking FC Newsletter
Join the Woking FC Newsletter
The Cards Trust
The Cards Trust Boost the Budget