Monday's matchday programme
7:14am, Sat 26th Dec 2009
Weâ€™ve really pulled out all the stops to produce a great matchday programme for Mondayâ€™s game against Weston-super-Mare, including a classic Mark Doyle piece on the dodgy hair styles sported by various Cardinals down the years â€“ with superb illustrations, of course! Itâ€™s probably the best programme of the season so far, so treat yourself!
Some highlights from Mondayâ€™s programme are:
Pages 7-8 â€“ Phil Ties profiles Woking legend, Alan Morton, second only to Charlie Mortimore in the Woking goalscoring hall of fame:
â€œCardinal 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 Wokingâ€™s under 13s team) played in the Woking Youth team and immediately showed great promise, scoring over 40 goals in one seasonâ€¦â€¦â€�
Pages 12-13 and 16 â€“ Mark Doyle ranges over the decades, looking at the various execrable hair styles worn by our Cardinal heroes:
â€œNo review of classic Cardinal cuts would be complete without accessing the mistakes of the decade that style forgot. Yes, the 1980s â€“ 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 footballersâ€™ perm stubbornly refused to die out â€“ just ask the daddy of them all, Gwynne Berry!.....â€�
Pages 20-21 â€“ Guy Mitchell-Dwelly explains the offside rule â€“ and why, as a ref, he sometimes doesnâ€™t give them!
Pages 24-25 â€“ David Holmes conjures up ten of his favourite photos so far this season.
Page 29 â€“ Neil Bennettâ€™s lovely Life Sentence series continues with Neilâ€™s ruminations on two possible departures, concluding:
â€œCollectively, 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.â€�
Pages 36-37 â€“ we've got a special story for Christmas, the delighftul KC's Christmas Carol.
Page 42 â€“ Ben Pennick reflects on the highs and lows of following Woking via internet radio:
â€œThe 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 â€“ all is right with the world.â€�
And, of course, the rest of the programme is packed full with all the usual reports, previews, statistics and more great photos.
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