Thursday Mar 3, 2016
Teambuilder committee confirm for further guests for March 18th.
The Teambuilder committee hope that you will be able to attend their quarterly meeting in the Clubhouse at the Lamb on Friday 18th March. The occasion promises to be something very special and you will have the opportunity to meet and reminisce with players from the past who have become Tamworth legends. There are some occasions that, if you are a Tamworth FC fan, you just have to attend and this is one of them. Clubhouse will be open from 7.00pm and we hope that you will come and meet nine legends from the history of our club.
This week we introduce our next three guests – David Foy, Tim Steele and Pete Denham.
Known to the team as ‘The General’ and to the fans as ‘Foysie’ David Foy was one of the most influential midfield players the club has ever possessed. He had a natural elegance and seemed to always have time when on the ball. Comfortable in his role he spayed passes all around the park and was the driving force behind the team’s successes in this period.
Foysie made 373 appearances for the Lambs between1993 and 2002 but only scored just 26 goals. His goal scoring may not have been what he would have liked but his goal making was outstanding. However, in those 26 goals there is one which stands out for all Tammie fans – A superb 25 yard free kick at Scarborough in an FA Cup match where Tamworth were definitely the underdogs but won 1 – 0 thanks to that brilliant Foy goal.
Tim Steele joined the Lambs from Exeter City in July 1997 and was an instant success. Tim was a steadying influence in midfield and in his first season was voted Players and Supporters Player of the Year. Tim brought a new dimension to the Lambs with his long experience of Football League football. He had played for Wolves, Stoke and Shrewsbury earlier in his career and his knowledge of the game was invaluable to the Lambs. He made just over 100 appearances for Tamworth in just under 4 years but his qualities did not just lie on the field – he was a major support to the managerial team and brought a strong level of professionalism to the dressing room.
Our final legend this week was a major part of the club for five years both on and off the field. Pete Denham was the club physio from 1999 up until 2004. Pete was the ultimate professional in all he did, even though he was part time, and the players of that era were grateful for his skill and knowledge in dealing with their many aches and pains. Pete was a team player who had a good relationship with players and fans alike and was always to be seen with a smile on his face.
You have now been introduced to three more of our legends and in the next week you will be introduced to three more. Please put March 18th in your diaries to be at the Lamb to meet some of the players and staff who have made this club famous.