Monday's matchday programme

Brian Caffarey
7:14am, Sat 26th Dec 2009
We’ve really pulled out all the stops to produce a great matchday programme for Monday’s game against Weston-super-Mare, including a classic Mark Doyle piece on the dodgy hair styles sported by various Cardinals down the years – with superb illustrations, of course! It’s probably the best programme of the season so far, so treat yourself!

Some highlights from Monday’s programme are:

Pages 7-8 – Phil Ties profiles Woking legend, Alan Morton, second only to Charlie Mortimore in the Woking goalscoring hall of fame:

“Cardinal Legend Charlie Mortimore spotted a talented 15 year-old Sheerwater lad on a coaching course at Ottershaw and brought him to Woking Football Club in 1965. His name was Alan Morton and he was to become a hero at Kingfield. Morton (who had already been in Woking’s under 13s team) played in the Woking Youth team and immediately showed great promise, scoring over 40 goals in one season……�

Pages 12-13 and 16 – Mark Doyle ranges over the decades, looking at the various execrable hair styles worn by our Cardinal heroes:

“No review of classic Cardinal cuts would be complete without accessing the mistakes of the decade that style forgot. Yes, the 1980s – Dynasty, the Centre Halls Disco on a Saturday night, the incredibly powerful 48k Sinclair ZX Spectrum, mobile phones the size of a small family loaf, shoulder pads and truly shocking big, big hair. It was a sorry decade, where mullets roamed the earth at will and the tight footballers’ perm stubbornly refused to die out – just ask the daddy of them all, Gwynne Berry!.....�

Pages 20-21 – Guy Mitchell-Dwelly explains the offside rule – and why, as a ref, he sometimes doesn’t give them!

Pages 24-25 – David Holmes conjures up ten of his favourite photos so far this season.

Page 29 – Neil Bennett’s lovely Life Sentence series continues with Neil’s ruminations on two possible departures, concluding:

“Collectively, the potential departures of two of our best players must be embraced as a 'glass-half full' moment to take with us into the new year, underlining Woking as a club which nurtures, aids and attracts decent young footballers, and not just nurses and funds the lethargy of those who think they are.�

Pages 36-37 – we've got a special story for Christmas, the delighftul KC's Christmas Carol.

Page 42 – Ben Pennick reflects on the highs and lows of following Woking via internet radio:

“The wife is asking when you will clean the gutters; the car could do with a wash; and those bookshelves are stubbornly refusing to put themselves up. But who cares? The BBC Surrey commentary tells you that: Harry Arter is having another one of those games where your only worry is that someone will realise his ability and whisk him off to the Football League; Hutch and co are as solid as always at the back; Moses is worrying yet another back four; Ross Worner is showing again what a truly top class keeper he will become; and Woking are winning – all is right with the world.�

And, of course, the rest of the programme is packed full with all the usual reports, previews, statistics and more great photos.

Support the Club and buy a copy! Only £2.50. You can order a copy from the Club Shop (01483 772470 or ) if you can’t make it to the game.

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