When you reach the age of 41 there is every chance that the end of your league career is well in the past but that’s certainly not the case with David Eyres. He just keeps going on and on and he impressed new
Somewhat surprisingly Eyresy initially turned it down and it seemed likely that he might move to
It’s been a remarkable career and despite being well on his way to his 25th birthday before he played league football he has now played 630 times in the Football League for his four clubs – Blackpool, Burnley, Preston and Oldham. With cup games that rises to 759 so he could be well on his way to 800 by this time next year.
Back in the 1998/99 season we were struggling under new manager Stan Ternent. This week Graham Branch, one of his first signings after the arrival of Barry Kilby admitted that when trying to sign him Stan had said the team was shit but he would sort it.
In that pre-Kilby period he brought in a number of players with little success. One of them was midfielder Matt Hewlett who arrived from
He was 22 at the time and made little impact, playing just two leagues games for us, the last of which was the 4-0 defeat at Fulham when Stan screamed, “It is not my team.”
Hewlett went back to
Having been released at the