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Football Firsts: Former Colchester and Cheltenham striker Steven Gillespie

First game you watched live? It was a Liverpool reserve game. I can’t remember who it was against and I’m not sure of the score, but I was four or five and I stood in the Kop, just before it changed to being all-seater. There were only a couple of hundred people there, but standing […]

Where Are They Now? Notts County’s Second Division play-off winners 1990-91

By Neil Fissler NOTTS COUNTY had to watch on as city rivals Forest became the best team in Europe under the legendary Brian Clough. But under Neil Warnock. they enjoyed back-to-back promotions via wins at Wembley against Tranmere Rovers in 1990 and then Brighton & Hove Albion a year later. It would make Warnock – […]

Profile: Walsall boss Jon Whitney

by Chris Dunlavy BRIAN LITTLE once said that Jon Whitney would have been a top-flight player if he’d been around in the Seventies. The Hull City fan site, Amber Nectar, put it less tactfully. “Hull fans did not love Jon for his technical ability,” said a glowing entry of the man who played 57 games […]

Wycombe sign Villa striker Sellars

Wycombe Wanderers have signed Aston Villa youngster Jerell Sellars on loan until the end of the season. The 20-year-old striker is yet to make a first appearance for the Villans senior team and joins goalkeeper Benjamin Siegrist at Adams Park. Sellars will get his first taste of professional football with the Chairboys having featured for […]

Fenwick leaves Victoria Park on loan

Hartlepool United’s Scott Fenwick has left the club to join Tranmere Rovers on loan for the rest of the season. The striker has not been selected by Pools boss Craig Hignett for their last three league matches, with Luke James and Billy Paynter taking preference. Fenwick has scored 6 goals in 30 appearances this campaign […]

Good, Bad & Ugly: Former Scunthorpe and QPR midfielder Ian Baraclough

by Chris Dunlavy AS a young striker at Leicester City, Ian Baraclough was painfully aware he didn’t have the tools for a career as a fox in the box. Luckily, so did Alan Buckley, the manager who signed him for Grimsby in 1991 and converted him into a midfielder. Baraclough revelled in his new role, […]

Where Are They Now? Cambridge United’s Div 3 Champions 1990/91

by Neil Fissler RICHARD WILKINS believes that John Beck’s Cambridge United don’t get the credit their achievements deserved. Beck led the club to back-to-back promotions. In 1990-91, the U’s lifted the Third Division title,  edging out Southend United by a point. A year earlier, after taking over from Chris Turner, he had taken them to […]

Where Are They Now? European Cup quarter-finalists 1980/81

STEVE LOWNDES laughs when he recalls the trip Newport made behind the Iron Curtain to play Carl Zeiss Jena in the quarter-finals of the Cup Winners’ Cup. County, who qualified for Europe by winning the Welsh Cup, booked a place in the last eight after beating Crusaders of Northern Ireland  and Haugar from Norway. They […]

Football firsts: Stevenage midfielder Steven Schumacher

First game you watched live? I was just two years old and my dad Tommy took me to see Everton – I remember him saying he carried me. Obviously I don’t remember that but one game that does stick in my mind is the 1995 FA Cup semi-final at Elland Road. I was ten and […]

Good, Bad & Ugly: Mick Harford

The former Hatters and Dons target man recalls the highs, lows and funny moments of his career


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