5:56pm, Thu 17th Sep 2009
Weâ€™ve got a superb matchday programme lined up for you this Saturday to complement our â€˜top of the tableâ€™ clash with Newport County. The highlight is an exclusive interview with England â€˜keeper â€“ and Woking fan â€“ Rob Green.
Rob recalls some of the Woking games heâ€™s seen; talks about the influence of the Cardsâ€™ legendary keeper, Laurence Batty; assesses the contribution made to his career by the various managers heâ€™s played for; and takes us through his England career to date.
Saturdayâ€™s programme includes:
Page 3 â€“ Graham Baker ponders the reasons behind our â€˜flatâ€™ performance against Maidenhead United last Saturday.
Pages 7-9 â€“ Lewis Hulatt interviews Rob Green (see above), including asking him about his favourite Woking moments:
â€œThe first Woking game that I can remember was in the FA Cup â€“ 1988 â€“ it must have been against Cambridge United. Iâ€™d heard about Woking having played Swansea ten years earlier, and the FA Cup was still as exciting then for everybody.
â€�And the best memories?
â€œThere were the Trophy finals â€“ Woking winning at Wembley was great, as was seeing them play at Goodison. I was there at Windsor & Eton when Woking won promotion to the Conference and we all invaded the pitch!â€�
Page 12 - Martin Townshend takes a look at our FA Cup opponents, Hythe Town, and finds that theyâ€™re in worryingly good form
Page 13 â€“ We look back on our last encounter with the Exiles in an FA Cup 4th Qualifying Round tie, which went to a replay. The Woking side looked strong on paper butâ€¦..
Page 20 â€“ Dennis North brings us fully up to date with the Reserves and the Academy (in its various guises!)
Page 21 â€“ Lewis Hulatt profiles Craig Watkins
Page 24 â€“ Double-page photo of Craig with space for an autograph
Page 32 â€“ Neil Bennett continues his wry, superbly crafted, musings on life and Woking and finds that it might just be possible now to hold his head up high at work:
â€œSuddenly, affiliation seems bearable, and in this brave new spirit of endeavour I asked my boss and another colleague to accompany me to Basingstoke the week before last to dip their toes into the paddling pool of â€˜feelgoodâ€™. And it wasn't until I stood there clapping the team wholeheartedly at the end, and noticed that they were too (and without, I think, irony) that pride tugged lightly at my trouserleg for the first time since my neighbour watched Steve Ferguson's 87th minute winner against Stevenage in 2005.â€�
Page 33 â€“ Ten games played and Sadie Gordon looks at how the Blue Square South is shaping up. Did the bookies get it right?
And, of course, the rest of the programme is packed full with all the usual reports, previews, statistics and great photos.
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