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Topic: Dale Belford
Posted By: WilnecoteWMC
Subject: Dale Belford
Date Posted: 08 Jan 2017 at 7:51pm

Say what you like about Dale, he could spot a player.

Had Matt Godden here on loan didn't he.

Scored a FL hat-trick for Stevenage yesterday, has 11 for the season




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Posted By: Footy Dave
Date Posted: 09 Jan 2017 at 3:25pm
Very true, wish AM had the same contacts.

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Posted By: WilnecoteWMC
Date Posted: 09 Jan 2017 at 6:13pm

I always thought it was a shame they couldn't have found some kind of scouting role for Dale.

He was behind us signing Dan Bradley, plus the likes of Woolery, Jackson (both now in FL) and of course Belshaw.



Posted By: Argus9
Date Posted: 09 Jan 2017 at 6:33pm
Originally posted by Footy Dave Footy Dave wrote:


Very true, wish AM had the same contacts.

Stop it now - why is it always be that suggests such outrageous statements like that but gets lamb-blistered (see how I did that) - seriously on that topic - Missing Pricey - always the chalk to my cheese - where are you- seen you peaking recently?



Posted By: WilnecoteWMC
Date Posted: 09 Jan 2017 at 7:28pm

Originally posted by Argus9 Argus9 wrote:

Originally posted by Footy Dave Footy Dave wrote:


Very true, wish AM had the same contacts.

Stop it now - why is it always be that suggests such outrageous statements like that but gets lamb-blistered (see how I did that) - seriously on that topic - Missing Pricey - always the chalk to my cheese - where are you- seen you peaking recently?

Yes, AM and his terrible contacts landed us with Newts, Burns, Morley, Tomassen, Strong, Jones, Mills. He has signed some good players.

Would  have been nice to have Dale scouting still though,



Posted By: Red Blooded
Date Posted: 09 Jan 2017 at 9:11pm
He also brought in some who failed to impress too.


Posted By: tequilatequila
Date Posted: 09 Jan 2017 at 10:58pm
IIRC many of you on here slated Dale when he was permanently in charge, some even referring to his lack of contacts within the game. His right hand man on the other hand, Scott Lindsey appeared to have the wider and 'better' contacts


Posted By: Highrise bert
Date Posted: 10 Jan 2017 at 8:01am
You know what, I'll let you into a little secret,Dale would have told the chairman and his staff to stick their scouting job where the sun don't shine after he was sacked, I've known Dale since my playing days,he was a young kid of about 10 and his old man (Buster)was the manager,he was full of pride and hated anyone scoring past him even in a kick about.Those who slagged Dale off when he was manager seemed to have forgotten what a challenge it was for him at that time,the LAMBS were struggling after bigger names than his had failed.Dale got us to a cup final,ok it was only the tin pot BSC as some called it,but try telling the 2 coach loads of LAMBS fans who travelled to the Hawthorns that,it was a great night,one that we haven't tasted for a long time.(this is not a moan by the way)Good luck to the lad.


Posted By: I.O.M.Lamb
Date Posted: 10 Jan 2017 at 7:36pm
Totally agree Highrise. He also took over a couple times in the conference premier and saved us when relegation looked certain. I was gutted for him that it didn't work out when he got the job full time and would love to see him back down the lamb in some capacity at some stage. Just holding my breath and waiting for the volley of abuse that I'll probably get for sticking up for him.


Posted By: Highrise bert
Date Posted: 11 Jan 2017 at 5:05pm
You won't get any abuse for speaking the truth IOM, I remember the last away game of one particular season,we were sitting nervously on the coach ready for the long trek up North,the season had been really crap and somehow we escaped relegation.All of a sudden Dale appeared on the coach from out of nowhere(remember Roley and Maurice)and grabbed the mic,he thanked each one of us personally for sticking by him and the team.Well can or could you see AM doing that?I don't think so.


Posted By: Argus9
Date Posted: 11 Jan 2017 at 6:06pm
Remember Highrise - Along similar lines - Dont forget l didn't start following TFC big time until what 2003 - heard Mills after the tragic away defeat to Folks away last game where we had to win - he went on each and every coach thanking fans for their support before departure back home .


Posted By: Red Blooded
Date Posted: 11 Jan 2017 at 7:32pm
What a long and miserable journey home that was. 
I remember sitting on the coach in the car park at the Folkestone ground seeing the champagne being reloaded onto the players coach. 
Very sad.


Posted By: Bolehall Youth
Date Posted: 11 Jan 2017 at 7:55pm
Remember being behind the goal for the penalty kick! The emotion waiting for the kick, then shear despare, then at the whistle not knowing where to go. not wanting to speak to anyone for ages. what a sh_t journey home that was, possible the worst ever.


Posted By: Highrise bert
Date Posted: 11 Jan 2017 at 11:13pm
Sorry to bring back sad memories I don't think I spoke a word to anyone myself,fair play to Mills,I think he was nearly in tears himself,he was a good gaffer.Right enough of tear jerkers,I'm gonna back AM and his understudy to get us to the play off final and where ever it's played were gonna take 10 coaches and kick ass and I reckon it will be Kiddy.


Posted By: TFCTom74
Date Posted: 13 Jan 2017 at 7:46am

Think Dale's mistake  in that Conference Prem season was bringing  in too many 'past it'  players.

We had Thomas, Capaldi, Richards, Mahon, Chadwick, Byfield  etc. 

Bought in a lot better for the Conference North .. Belshaw, Hibbert, Preston, Jackson but sadly couldn't get best out of them



Posted By: AndyParker
Date Posted: 09 Mar 2017 at 11:09pm
So I've a question - does anyone know what Dale is doing now? - I saw he was manager at Rugby last season, but then he left having steered them away from relegation to just below the play offs, which was a bit odd in itself- I wonder if he is on the dole or is he working at some other club. I was one of the people who thought he was a better manager than he was given credit for, but he seems to have disappeared into thin air. Rather than a scout, I think his role should be that of goalkeeper coach and maybe combining that with coaching defenders. I know at this level it is a luxury, but it seems a shame if because his managerial record was so so, that he is simply on the scrapheap as a coach.

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Posted By: CG RED
Date Posted: 10 Mar 2017 at 5:51am
He was down The Lamb with Courtney when we beat Brackley.

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Posted By: Highrise bert
Date Posted: 10 Mar 2017 at 8:21am
I tell you something Andy,Dale would never walk through those dole doors,he is to proud a bloke to do that.Ive spoke to him a few times in town,and he is still Tamworth through and through.When we talk about his managerial period,he always says he gave it his best shot but unfortunately it wasn't quite good enough.Then I remind him of the good times and how he was thrown in at the deep end when he took over.Can I just remind you that some of Dales signings have gone on to bigger clubs than us.


Posted By: PhilTFC
Date Posted: 10 Mar 2017 at 11:02am
Interestingly, one loan signing he made .. Matt Godden ...is in the news at moment. he has scored more league goals than even Harry Kane so far in 2017. 12 in 12 games for Stevenage. 


Posted By: I.O.M.Lamb
Date Posted: 10 Mar 2017 at 4:05pm
I agree about Dale, better than he was given credit for. He saved us from relegation from the conference prem a couple of times as caretaker when we looked doomed, and got us to the Birmingham Senior Cup final at the Hawthorns.I think he will be at the legends evening at the lamb on Friday 17th.


Posted By: Footbored
Date Posted: 10 Mar 2017 at 7:34pm
You sign players of that calibre and expect them to perform .. One wrong shout from a fan and they stop playing .


Posted By: Argus9
Date Posted: 10 Mar 2017 at 8:45pm
Originally posted by Footbored Footbored wrote:

You sign players of that calibre and expect them to perform .. One wrong shout from a fan and they stop playing .


Don't get your comment FB - if put off surely not hard enough to progress?


Posted By: Footbored
Date Posted: 10 Mar 2017 at 8:50pm
What I'm saying is pros like capaldi ,Chadwick ,hendrie and so on aren't going to take stick off fans lightly .. Its easy to alienate players towards fans just as it is the other way round as fans seem to like shouting negatives rather than positives


Posted By: Highrise bert
Date Posted: 11 Mar 2017 at 8:21am
That's what being a fan and paying your entrance fee is all about,how can you shout positive things when they're negative and negative things when they're positive? To be honest I quite enjoyed watching Hendrie, Chadwick,and especially Capaldi.I remember the long throwins,it's a pity we hadn't got somebody now to aim for Dyers head on the penalty spot,and Hendries free kicks that smashed against the crossbar, nobody capable at present of free kicks as good as him.


Posted By: Argus9
Date Posted: 11 Mar 2017 at 9:01am
Originally posted by Footbored Footbored wrote:

What I'm saying is pros like capaldi ,Chadwick ,hendrie and so on aren't going to take stick off fans lightly .. Its easy to alienate players towards fans just as it is the other way round as fans seem to like shouting negatives rather than positives


What are you after - a 100% sanatised football stadium FB - football is all about emotion and always has been - the stick we gave Hughes the other week likes of Brodie has always gone on. Tell you what - if you ban being able to shout negatives your be left with an empty ground going by fans comments round me during a match - not sure that's what you want FB but taking your argument to its logical conclusion that's what your going to get.


Posted By: Footbored
Date Posted: 11 Mar 2017 at 9:34am
Just telling it how it is sorry if I've hit a nerve


Posted By: Argus9
Date Posted: 11 Mar 2017 at 10:00am
So you do want empty stadiums - 'just telling how it is'- what TFC is any different to any other stadium during a game - no nerves hit sir? - but finally your initial thread comment says 'one shout and a career could be over ' -seriously your having a laugh - and by the way you didn't bother to answer my comments above?


Posted By: Footbored
Date Posted: 11 Mar 2017 at 7:46pm
I was just answering a recent post regarding big names not performing that's all .. Didnt expect such a reaction tbf ..


Posted By: Argus9
Date Posted: 11 Mar 2017 at 11:11pm
Tbf- just answering a recent post - 'one wrong shout from a fan and they stop playing'


Posted By: Footbored
Date Posted: 12 Mar 2017 at 6:28am
Agreed



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