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Lambs Legends

Tuesday Jan 2, 2018

 The Lambs’ best ever players:

 Formed in 1933, Tamworth FC has a long and proud history within the game. From playing at The Jolly Sailor Ground in the original Birmingham League to the success enjoyed by the Lambs now in the National League North, it has been quite a story. One of the most important aspects in all this is the many excellent players who you will have seen play for the club over the years. Tamworth has seen its fair share of top-class talent turn out in the famous colours to date and many who will live long in your memory as a Lambs fan.

 Lower-league stars can dazzle:

 While the focus of many a football fan’s attention can be the bright lights of the Premier League or the Championship, you will know just how important the lower leagues are also. Many brilliant players who have gone on to play at the very highest level have started their career further down the ladder. This constant conveyer belt of talent is crucial to football’s continued success in the UK, and you can see evidence of this all around.

 The most famous current example that you could point to is Jamie Vardy of Leicester. Now an established Premier League striker and England international, he made his name initially at Stocksbridge Park Steels FC. Other current big-name players such as Charlie Austin and Troy Deeney are other examples of the route into the major leagues that playing for teams such as Tamworth can offer still in the modern game.

 Who are the best ever Lambs players?

 As a Tamworth fan, you will of course have your own ideas on this! There will have been personal favourites who you would have chosen over the years, and this is only natural. We hope that our list of the greatest footballers to have represented Tamworth over the years will also include your picks!

 Steve Cartwright

 One of the greatest servants that the Lambs have seen is defender Steve Cartwright. Proof of the fact that lower-league exploits could lead to positive moves, he joined football league club Colchester in 1988 for a period before returning to Tamworth. Making his Lambs debut in 1986, he was a stalwart of the team when here and made a huge 348 appearances in all. Cartwright was a reliable defender and part of the Tamworth side that won the FA Vase Cup in 1989.

 Andy Maddocks

 A lethal finisher with a great eye for goal, Andy Maddocks made his Lambs bow in 1981. As the leading goalscorer for two seasons when at the club, he was always a name you wanted to see on the team sheet. You will probably remember his stunning goal against Wealdstone in a 1987 FA Cup game. In all, he clocked up 103 goals in 160 appearances, which certainly makes him one of the best players that Tamworth has seen.

 Rob Warner

 In more recent times, one of the best players to have put the famous kit on is Rob Warner. Making 330 appearances after his debut in 1998, he was a tough defender who liked a tackle. A firm fans’ favourite, he was part of the team that made it all the way to the FA Trophy Final at Villa Park in 2003.

 Dale Belford

 If you are talking about legendary figures in Tamworth history, then this player deserves a shout. Playing as goalkeeper, he joined in 1988 before returning in 1991 for his second spell at the Lambs. Belford is most noted for setting a club record of 712 minutes without conceding a goal in 1989. As a member of the FA Vase-winning team in 1989, he proved himself a natural leader.

 Keep tabs on how the Lambs do in 2017/18

 If you are a keen Lambs fan, then you will naturally want to find the best way to keep track of how the team do this season. Many fans will use to check match results and the latest odds on Tamworth to win. Not only will this mean that you can get more involved with everything Tamworth related, but it also can mean showing your support to the boys by backing them to win.

 Tamworth riding high currently

 The current campaign has seen the Lambs make a decent start to date, and there is every chance that another legend for the future is playing right now. If any of the current crop can match what the players above achieved, then they will be more than happy. It is wise to keep your eye on the current Tamworth team to see if you can spot the next star of the game who could make a move to the Premier League or go down in Lambs history.

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