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Saturday's matchday programme

Brian Caffarey
4:54pm, Thu 10th Sep 2009
We’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 Bennett’s brilliant ‘Life Sentence’.

Some of the highlights are:

Pages 7-8 – Ian Nicholson talks to Barry Kimber about his 35 years at the Club, including his thoughts about the numerous managers he’s served:

“We then moved on to Geoff Chapple, Colin Lippiatt and the most successful era in Woking’s history. What was the secret? ‘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 ‘great talkers’!’�

Page 9 – 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 Magpies’ side included some famous names from Woking’s history. Don’t miss too a wonderful picture of Clive Youlton in his skimpy shorts!


Page 21 – Lewis Hulatt profiles Tony Sinclair, including his early time at the Hammers:

“Tony 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: “Joe Cole was amazing and Di Canio was always the joker�.
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.�
Page 24 – Double-page photo of Tony with space for an autograph.

Page 28 – Duck! The Ranter is back!

Page 32 – 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:

“Mine 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.�

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 £2.50. You can order a copy from the Club Shop if you can’t make it to the game.

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