Chaplain's Corner v Maidenhead Utd 22nd October 2016
“The Wally with the Brolly” has returned to Derby County. A couple of weeks ago Steve McClaren was reappointed as manager of “The Rams”, and no matter what poor old Steve achieves there or in any future appointments he will always will always have that tag.
I guess most of you will remember how Steve McClaren earned that title. He cut a very lonely figure as he stood on the touch line at Wembley, in the pouring rain, as England crashed out of Euro 2008, at the hands of Croatia. There he stood, underneath a large golfing umbrella, protecting himself from the elements. That image appeared on the back pages of most of newspapers the following day, and the “Wally” was born!
Very few players or managers return to a club once they have left, and if they do things don't always work out as they did before. Maybe for McClaren his second stint as manager at Derby might be more successful than the first. He has been quoted as saying that...
With the Beavers Under 18's squad enjoying an excellent season, five of the players have had their performances recognised by the Middlesex FA, with selection for the forthcoming FA County Youth Cup 2nd Round match against Northamptonshire FA.
Midfielder, Callum O'Reilly and defender, Brandon Watts have been selected for the squad, whilst Max Bramall, Alfie Pope and Jeremiah Debayo have all been drafted onto the stand by list.
The match takes place on Saturday 29th October at Cogenhoe United Football Club, kick off at 2pm.
Under 18's Manager Steve Bates commented " We are really pleased for all five players that they have been recognised in this way, and again it show the progress that the club is making this term."
All five players were instrumental in this seasons FA Youth Cup run, and will be on duty at The Beveree this Wednesday, when The Beavers return to Ryman Youth League action against Hendon, kick off at 7.45pm