Saturday's matchday programme
6:38am, Fri 14th Aug 2009
Tuesday eveningâ€™s re-designed matchday programme was very well received and sold out. (If you missed it, you can view an on-line copy: see the earlier news item.) Saturdayâ€™s matchday programme should be even better since the page size will be larger and therefore easier to read for old fogies like me.
Weâ€™ve got two more new features on Saturday: â€˜How others see usâ€™, a round-up by Alan Worth of how others view Woking FC, and â€˜A moment in timeâ€™, when Tom Barnardo looks back at an interesting moment in the Clubâ€™s history. A highlight is a profile of Club Chairman, Shahid Azeem. Heâ€™s completely obsessed with sport! Neil Bennettâ€™s second â€˜Life Sentenceâ€™ offering is a fantastic piece of writing: warm, wry and self-deprecating. Anyone with a soul will love it! Lewis Hulatt profiles our â€˜Arry Arter and, for the kids, thereâ€™s a centre-fold picture of Harry with an autograph strip, so have your pens ready!
Some of the highlights are:
Graham Baker reflects on Tuesdayâ€™s encounter with Chelmsford City and looks forward to the games against Worcester City and Weston-super-Mare:
â€œWe werenâ€™t disciplined enough, with a few players playing their own game rather than playing as a team, and losing possession too readily. We are a young side but these lessons will have to be learned quickly if weâ€™re to prosper in this league.â€�
Itâ€™s a sporting life! A fascinating profile of Club Chairman, Shahid Azeem:
â€œWhen I visited him at his office in Walnut Tree Close the objects scattered around included signed cricket bats, Amir Khanâ€™s Olympic vest, a signed Kaka shirt (â€œI couldnâ€™t afford to buy him for Woking, so I bought his shirt insteadâ€�), Chelsea memorabilia, including Peter Osgoodâ€™s shirt and a signed photo of a Chelsea â€˜legendsâ€™ team, with Shahid flanked by the likes of Peter Bonetti and other former Blues, and a number of sporting shirts and helmets from Maclarenâ€™sâ€�
â€˜A moment in timeâ€™, and Manager Colin Lippiatt is rueing the size of his budget! Not much changes!
Lewis Hulatt profiles Harry Arter, with Graham Baker giving his own assessment of our new midfielder.
A double-page photo of Harry, with signature strip for his autograph.
A collection of some of David Holmesâ€™s best action shots so far this season. So many to choose from!
Life Sentence. Neil Bennett, author of last seasonâ€™s brilliant â€˜A Season to Rememberâ€™, continues his ruminations on life and Woking, wondering if and when he should initiate his sons into the Kingfield rites:
â€œAnd it's this affinity that I would â€“ with a selfishness that should be jeered at angrily â€“ dearly love to unearth with my boys. By the same token, I would also like them not to be sat in a bar in twenty yearsâ€™ time telling strangers about how their oafish narcissistic father inflicted Paolo Vernazza on them.â€�
KC Kat is back from his holidays and has got a great new competition for kids, with a signed football as a prize.
â€˜How others see usâ€™. Alan Worth sifts through websites, websites and forums to see what others are saying about the Cards.
And, of course, the rest of the programme is packed full with all the usual reports, previews, statistics 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, but donâ€™t leave it too late!