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Beaconsfield SYCOB won the Premier Division Championship in 2007/2008 by a comfortable nine points, journeyman Craig Connor (pictured) was arguably their star man netting eleven times in just thirteen appearances at the sharp end of the campaign after arriving at Holloways Park from Burnham. Connor's other Club's throughout his career included Windsor & Eton, Maidenhead United, Thurrock, Weymouth, Cambridge City, Lewes, Eastleigh, St Albans City and Slough Town: 

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2007-2008   

SSML Premier Division

  1. Beaconsfield S.Y.C.O.B.        42  31   5   6 102  36  98

  2. Chalfont St. Peter             42  26  11   5 104  45  89

  3. Biggleswade Town               42  28   5   9  93  51  89

  4. Hertford Town                  42  25   6  11  95  45  81

  5. Harefield United               42  25   5  12  86  52  80

  6. Langford                       42  23   4  15  97  67  73

  7. Leverstock Green               42  21  10  11  86  57  73

  8. Brimsdown Rovers               42  21   7  14  85  51  70

  9. Hanwell Town                   42  21   7  14  79  65  70

 10. Tring Athletic                 42  19   6  17  77  76  63

 11. St. Margaretsbury              42  18   8  16  66  52  62

 12. Broxbourne Boro. V. & E. (-10) 42  20   9  13  81  73  59

 13. Aylesbury Vale                 42  16   8  18  64  73  56

 14. Kingsbury London Tigers        42  15   8  19  57  73  53

 15. Colney Heath                   42  14   6  22  47  82  48

 16. Welwyn Garden City             42  14   3  25  64  95  45

 17. Cockfosters                    42  11   9  22  61  92  42

 18. Biggleswade United             42  11   8  23  60  97  41

 19. Oxhey Jets                     42   9  10  23  64  87  37

 20. Holmer Green                   42   8   9  25  49  99  33

 21. Ruislip Manor                  42   6   6  30  43 105  24

 22. London Colney                  42   3   4  35  27 114  13

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So you are saying Tommy Kanaris was world class. You must explain why he and the numerous other 'world class' players who played at Kentish Town never reached the dizzy heights of the Premier Lea

Gosh all these players who had the ability to reach the top but playing step 5 and 6 who’d have thunk it, quite something. 

So, he must have had a hard upbringing on the mean streets?

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The 2008/2009 SSML Premier Division Championship race was again a thrilling affair with it going right down to the wire, Biggleswade Town prevailed over Harefield United on goal difference by just one goal and were promoted to the Southern League, the season also coincided with the opening of their new ground on 13 August 2008 at Langford Road when Hertford Town were the visitors. Bobby Dance (pictured) was arguably Biggleswade Town's player of that season and he is currently plying his trade at Rothamstead Park with Harpenden Town, he has also had spells with Berkhamsted Town, Stotfold, Arlesey Town, Royston Town, Barton Rovers, Welwyn Garden City, Codicote and spent some time at Vicarage Road with Watford as a youngster:

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2008-2009   

SSML Premier Division

  1. Biggleswade Town               40  27   4   9 100  41  85

  2. Harefield United               40  26   7   7 103  45  85

  3. Chalfont St. Peter             40  23   9   8  99  56  78

  4. Broxbourne Borough V. & E.     40  20   8  12  76  63  68

  5. Kingsbury London Tigers        40  18  12  10  68  52  66

  6. Leverstock Green               40  18  10  12  90  60  64

  7. Hanwell Town                   40  17  11  12  81  53  62

  8. Tring Athletic                 40  18   8  14  81  67  62

  9. Welwyn Garden City             40  18   7  15  69  75  61

 10. Hertford Town                  40  15  13  12  61  46  58

 11. Langford                       40  16   9  15  81  82  57

 12. Colney Heath                   40  16   8  16  67  71  56

 13. Oxhey Jets                     40  15  10  15  77  82  55

 14. St. Margaretsbury              40  15   8  17  54  62  53

 15. Aylesbury Vale                 40  14   7  19  56  74  49

 16. Biggleswade United             40  13   6  21  52  82  45

 17. Brimsdown Rovers               40  10  11  19  59  77  41

 18. Haringey Borough               40  10   7  23  50  83  37

 19. Cockfosters                    40   9   6  25  62 101  33

 20. Holmer Green                   40   6  10  24  36  80  28

 21. Kentish Town (-11)             40   7   7  26  58 128  17

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1 hour ago, Rhodes said:

The 2008/2009 SSML Premier Division Championship race was again a thrilling affair with it going right down to the wire, Biggleswade Town prevailed over Harefield United on goal difference by just one goal and were promoted to the Southern League, the season also coincided with the opening of their new ground on 13 August 2008 at Langford Road when Hertford Town were the visitors. Bobby Dance (pictured) was arguably Biggleswade Town's player of that season and he is currently plying his trade at Rothamstead Park with Harpenden Town, he has also had spells with Berkhamsted Town, Stotfold, Arlesey Town, Royston Town, Barton Rovers, Welwyn Garden City, Codicote and spent some time at Vicarage Road with Watford as a youngster:

Bobby Dance Image

2008-2009   

SSML Premier Division

  1. Biggleswade Town               40  27   4   9 100  41  85

  2. Harefield United               40  26   7   7 103  45  85

  3. Chalfont St. Peter             40  23   9   8  99  56  78

  4. Broxbourne Borough V. & E.     40  20   8  12  76  63  68

  5. Kingsbury London Tigers        40  18  12  10  68  52  66

  6. Leverstock Green               40  18  10  12  90  60  64

  7. Hanwell Town                   40  17  11  12  81  53  62

  8. Tring Athletic                 40  18   8  14  81  67  62

  9. Welwyn Garden City             40  18   7  15  69  75  61

 10. Hertford Town                  40  15  13  12  61  46  58

 11. Langford                       40  16   9  15  81  82  57

 12. Colney Heath                   40  16   8  16  67  71  56

 13. Oxhey Jets                     40  15  10  15  77  82  55

 14. St. Margaretsbury              40  15   8  17  54  62  53

 15. Aylesbury Vale                 40  14   7  19  56  74  49

 16. Biggleswade United             40  13   6  21  52  82  45

 17. Brimsdown Rovers               40  10  11  19  59  77  41

 18. Haringey Borough               40  10   7  23  50  83  37

 19. Cockfosters                    40   9   6  25  62 101  33

 20. Holmer Green                   40   6  10  24  36  80  28

 21. Kentish Town (-11)             40   7   7  26  58 128  17

I was on the line for Biggleswade Town's last game of the season. 

One goal decided the title. 😲

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15 hours ago, Rhodes said:

The 2008/2009 SSML Premier Division Championship race was again a thrilling affair with it going right down to the wire, Biggleswade Town prevailed over Harefield United on goal difference by just one goal and were promoted to the Southern League, the season also coincided with the opening of their new ground on 13 August 2008 at Langford Road when Hertford Town were the visitors. Bobby Dance (pictured) was arguably Biggleswade Town's player of that season and he is currently plying his trade at Rothamstead Park with Harpenden Town, he has also had spells with Berkhamsted Town, Stotfold, Arlesey Town, Royston Town, Barton Rovers, Welwyn Garden City, Codicote and spent some time at Vicarage Road with Watford as a youngster:

Bobby Dance Image

2008-2009   

SSML Premier Division

  1. Biggleswade Town               40  27   4   9 100  41  85

  2. Harefield United               40  26   7   7 103  45  85

  3. Chalfont St. Peter             40  23   9   8  99  56  78

  4. Broxbourne Borough V. & E.     40  20   8  12  76  63  68

  5. Kingsbury London Tigers        40  18  12  10  68  52  66

  6. Leverstock Green               40  18  10  12  90  60  64

  7. Hanwell Town                   40  17  11  12  81  53  62

  8. Tring Athletic                 40  18   8  14  81  67  62

  9. Welwyn Garden City             40  18   7  15  69  75  61

 10. Hertford Town                  40  15  13  12  61  46  58

 11. Langford                       40  16   9  15  81  82  57

 12. Colney Heath                   40  16   8  16  67  71  56

 13. Oxhey Jets                     40  15  10  15  77  82  55

 14. St. Margaretsbury              40  15   8  17  54  62  53

 15. Aylesbury Vale                 40  14   7  19  56  74  49

 16. Biggleswade United             40  13   6  21  52  82  45

 17. Brimsdown Rovers               40  10  11  19  59  77  41

 18. Haringey Borough               40  10   7  23  50  83  37

 19. Cockfosters                    40   9   6  25  62 101  33

 20. Holmer Green                   40   6  10  24  36  80  28

 21. Kentish Town (-11)             40   7   7  26  58 128 17

Why were Kentish Town FC deducted 11 points?

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14 hours ago, petethegreek said:

I was on the line for Biggleswade Town's last game of the season. 

One goal decided the title. 😲

What I do remember is you being disappointed at not being given a Cup Final that season, you seemed to feel you had a God given right to get one every season and still do

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7 minutes ago, Rhodes said:

What I do remember is you being disappointed at not being given a Cup Final that season, you seemed to feel you had a God given right to get one every season and still do

This is only true in Rhodesworld.

 

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45 minutes ago, Savagebee said:

Why were Kentish Town FC deducted 11 points?

Probably an admin issue.

You were on the Committee, Rhodes.

Care to shed some light on the matter?

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1 hour ago, petethegreek said:

Probably an admin issue.

You were on the Committee, Rhodes.

Care to shed some light on the matter?

Ouch! :lol:

I didn't know Rhodes was on the Kentish Town FC Committee as well? I knew Rhodes was once on the Haringey Borough FC Committee.

I'm sure there used to be a member of this forum called Nelly? Or something? That used to be something to do with Kentish Town FC?

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1 hour ago, Savagebee said:

Why were Kentish Town FC deducted 11 points?

I was no longer with Kentish Town at that time and had joined Tokyngton Manor however, as far as I can recall, the eleven point deduction was for 'serious irregularities'. It was such a crying shame as the sky could have quite easily been the limit for the Club who had won the Division One Championship the season before with some truly outstanding players who have featured earlier in this thread

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1 minute ago, Rhodes said:

I was no longer with Kentish Town at that time and had joined Tokyngton Manor however, as far as I can recall, the eleven point deduction was for 'serious irregularities'. It was such a crying shame as the sky could have quite easily been the limit for the Club who had won the Division One Championship the season before with some truly outstanding players who have featured earlier in this thread

Haringey Borough FC, Kentish Town FC and Tokyngton Manor FC that's quite a CV Rhodes. I didn't know that you had been involved in that many clubs.

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16 hours ago, petethegreek said:

I was on the line for Biggleswade Town's last game of the season. 

One goal decided the title. 😲

That was against Chalfont St Peter wasn't it in a 3-2 win for Biggleswade Town, it must have been really exciting with Harefield United winning 3-1 at Broxbourne Borough. How was it that you were allocated that game at the Carlsberg Stadium out of interest 

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52 minutes ago, Savagebee said:

Haringey Borough FC, Kentish Town FC and Tokyngton Manor FC that's quite a CV Rhodes. I didn't know that you had been involved in that many clubs.

Savagebee - I have actually had some suspicions for a while now that your memory is failing you, there are lots of old threads in the Forum archive that you posted on at the time. For your information I became involved with Tokyngton Manor shortly after their inspiring Chairman, Terry Springer, took on all of Ruislip Manor's debts after the Club were unceremoniously shown the door at Grosvenor Vale in 2008 by Wealdstone who had deviously and unscrupulously acquired the lease of the Ruislip Sports & Social Club. Ruislip Manor couldn't continue however Terry was determined to keep their never forgotten flag flying high, albeit under the then new name of Tokyngton Manor, and they now historically still exist as London Rangers FC in the Middlesex County League Division One West, having had their first season in the Hellenic League Division Two East in 2017/18, following a high profile affiliation agreement with Rangers FC in Scotland (formerly Glasgow Rangers):

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_Rangers_F.C.

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13 minutes ago, Rhodes said:

Savagebee - I have actually had some suspicions for a while now that your memory is failing you, there are lots of old threads in the Forum archive that you posted on at the time. For your information I became involved with Tokyngton Manor shortly after their inspiring Chairman, Terry Springer, took on all of Ruislip Manor's debts after the Club were unceremoniously shown the door at Grosvenor Vale in 2008 by Wealdstone who had deviously and unscrupulously acquired the lease of the Ruislip Sports & Social Club. Ruislip Manor couldn't continue however Terry was determined to keep their never forgotten flag flying high, albeit under the then new name of Tokyngton Manor, and they now historically still exist as London Rangers FC in the Middlesex County League Division One West, having had their first season in the Hellenic League Division Two East in 2017/18, following a high profile affiliation agreement with Rangers FC in Scotland (formerly Glasgow Rangers):

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_Rangers_F.C.

Ha Ha your right my memory is going I must be getting old :thumbsup(2): or maybe I just wasn't paying attention 😉 me bad.

Interesting regarding London Rangers FC.

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Lets get back to the topic of this thread and SSML legends, past and present. Here's certainly a legend for you, Javier Rivera, who was instrumental for Kentish Town when they won the Division One Championship in 2007/2008, supplying the midfield ammunition for the prolific Lee Scott and man mountain Jonathan Donoghue up front, Javier didn't put a foot wrong or a single pass astray all season. Colombian born Javier played at a high level in Argentina before arriving in this Country and was shrewdly brought to the Copthall Stadium by boss Clement Temile's trusted lieutenant Hector Valera which proved to be the final piece in the jigsaw. After leaving Kentish Town he went on to play for Beaumont Athletic and Sporting Bengal United who he helped single-handedly to the FA Cup First Qualifying Round in 2016/17 and to the Essex Senior League Cup Final in 2013/14:

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Ex Ruislp Manor FCHarefield United FCSouthall FC and North Greenford United FC striker Aaron McLeish is back at Southall FC who play in The Combined Counties Premier Divison.

Aaron McLeish scored 19 goals in 23 games this season.

I'm told that he should of scored double that ⬆️ 😂

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A strong defence won Aylesbury the SSML Premier Division Championship in 2009/10 and they were duly promoted to the Southern League Division One Central, coincidentally Aylesbury United were relegated from the Southern League Division One Midlands that season to join the SSML in 2010/11 until 2012/13 when they were promoted back to the Southern League in second place with unbeaten Dunstable Town. Aylesbury knew how to chisel out victories particularly narrow ones away from Haywood Way and in only their first away game of the campaign won 1-0 at Chalfont St Peter with a Craig Henney (pictured) strike who was by far their star man that season netting 54 times in 48 appearances, including 35 League goals. Henney was a technician and a craftsman, he could smell the back of a football net from a mile away and that was usually where the ball ended up when it was in his possession, he scored twice when Aylesbury also lifted the Premier Division Cup that season beating Hanwell Town 2-1 in an exciting Final at Cotlandswick:

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SSML Premier Division 2009/2010
 Pos  Name                            Pld    W    D    L   GF   GA  Pts
   1  Aylesbury                        42   28    8    6  109   41   92
   2  Chalfont St Peter                42   28    4   10  121   52   88
   3  Tring Athletic                   42   27    3   12  107   49   84
   4  Royston Town                     42   27    3   12  118   67   84
   5  Colney Heath                     42   23    7   12   87   68   76
   6  Harefield United                 42   23    4   15   81   67   73
   7  Dunstable Town                   42   22    6   14   90   58   72
   8  Kingsbury London Tigers          42   21    7   14   86   67   70
   9  Broxbourne Borough V & E         42   21    6   15   84   54   69
  10  Leverstock Green                 42   17   10   15   74   64   61
  11  Oxhey Jets                       42   17    7   18   83   81   58
  12  Hatfield Town                    42   18    4   20   69   71   58
  13  Hanwell Town                     42   16    9   17   84   71   57
  14  St Margaretsbury                 42   12   13   17   57   76   49
  15  Haringey Borough                 42   13    7   22   67   84   46
  16  Hertford Town                    42   13    7   22   53   80   46
  17  Kentish Town                     42   12    6   24   60  124   42
  18  Hillingdon Borough               42   10   10   22   53  106   40
  19  Langford                         42   11    6   25   66  111   39
  20  Biggleswade United               42   11    6   25   48   93   39
  21  Brimsdown Rovers                 42   10    8   24   50   84   38
  22  Welwyn Garden City               42    9    5   28   51  130   29 *
* - Welwyn Garden City 3 points deducted
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2 hours ago, Rhodes said:

A strong defence won Aylesbury the SSML Premier Division Championship in 2009/10 and they were duly promoted to the Southern League Division One Central, coincidentally Aylesbury United were relegated from the Southern League Division One Midlands that season to join the SSML in 2010/11 until 2012/13 when they were promoted back to the Southern League in second place with unbeaten Dunstable Town. Aylesbury knew how to chisel out victories particularly narrow ones away from Haywood Way and in only their first away game of the campaign won 1-0 at Chalfont St Peter with a Craig Henney (pictured) strike who was by far their star man that season netting 54 times in 48 appearances, including 35 League goals. Henney was a technician and a craftsman, he could smell the back of a football net from a mile away and that was usually where the ball ended up when it was in his possession, he scored twice when Aylesbury also lifted the Premier Division Cup that season beating Hanwell Town 2-1 in an exciting Final at Cotlandswick:

Craig Henney Image


SSML Premier Division 2009/2010
 Pos  Name                            Pld    W    D    L   GF   GA  Pts
   1  Aylesbury                        42   28    8    6  109   41   92
   2  Chalfont St Peter                42   28    4   10  121   52   88
   3  Tring Athletic                   42   27    3   12  107   49   84
   4  Royston Town                     42   27    3   12  118   67   84
   5  Colney Heath                     42   23    7   12   87   68   76
   6  Harefield United                 42   23    4   15   81   67   73
   7  Dunstable Town                   42   22    6   14   90   58   72
   8  Kingsbury London Tigers          42   21    7   14   86   67   70
   9  Broxbourne Borough V & E         42   21    6   15   84   54   69
  10  Leverstock Green                 42   17   10   15   74   64   61
  11  Oxhey Jets                       42   17    7   18   83   81   58
  12  Hatfield Town                    42   18    4   20   69   71   58
  13  Hanwell Town                     42   16    9   17   84   71   57
  14  St Margaretsbury                 42   12   13   17   57   76   49
  15  Haringey Borough                 42   13    7   22   67   84   46
  16  Hertford Town                    42   13    7   22   53   80   46
  17  Kentish Town                     42   12    6   24   60  124   42
  18  Hillingdon Borough               42   10   10   22   53  106   40
  19  Langford                         42   11    6   25   66  111   39
  20  Biggleswade United               42   11    6   25   48   93   39
  21  Brimsdown Rovers                 42   10    8   24   50   84   38
  22  Welwyn Garden City               42    9    5   28   51  130   29 *
* - Welwyn Garden City 3 points deducted

Where's Craig Henney playing these days?

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19 minutes ago, Smallholder said:

Paul Evitt....absolute legend for St Mags amongst others

About time we got to an actual legend 😂 I have it on good authority he came out of retirement in December and it now plying his trade for White Roding Vets over 45’s in the Essex Vets League

Pictured with his title winning St Margaretsbury side that clinched the league with a two nil win away at Rhodes beloved Haringey Borough

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The SSML campaign of 2010/11 saw Chalfont St Peter win the Premier Division Championship by a comfortable twelve point margin from Tring Athletic, they led from start to finish and Charlie Strutton (pictured) was their star man netting 36 times in 47 appearances, including 28 league goals. Born and bred in the London Borough of Brent, Strutton started his career at Mill Meadow at youth level and quickly progressed to the First Team at the tender age of 17 where he became a prolific marksmen for the Saints before signing a short term professional contract for AFC Wimbledon in March 2012. Charlie's contract was extended at Kingsmeadow but unfortunately he never fulfilled his true potential due to injuries including a broken leg in his first game whilst on a one month loan spell at Aldershot in November 2013. After leaving AFC Wimbledon he went on to play for Braintree Town, Hayes & Yeading United, Slough Town and Maidenhead United before returning, Prodigal Son style, to Chalfont St Peter during the 2016/17 campaign albeit on loan from Maidenhead: 

Strutton Tipped to Continue Hot Streak - Pitchero Non-League

SSML Premier Division 2010/11
 Pos  Name                            Pld    W    D    L   GF   GA  Pts
   1  Chalfont St Peter                44   33    4    7   99   34  103
   2  Tring Athletic                   44   28    7    9   95   45   91
   3  Royston Town                     44   28    6   10  102   52   90
   4  Leverstock Green                 44   27    7   10  100   57   88
   5  Colney Heath                     44   28    4   12   93   70   88
   6  Aylesbury United                 44   23    8   13   94   71   77
   7  Dunstable Town                   44   22    4   18   82   75   70
   8  Haringey Borough                 44   19   10   15   80   67   67
   9  Hertford Town                    44   19    7   18   88   87   64
  10  Broxbourne Borough V & E         44   18    6   20   85   84   60
  11  Hatfield Town                    44   19    3   22   75   91   60
  12  Kingsbury London Tigers          44   17    8   19   90   93   59
  13  Stotfold                         44   15   12   17   72   68   57
  14  Hadley                           44   16    9   19   58   66   57
  15  Hanwell Town                     44   16    8   20   77   79   56
  16  Hillingdon Borough               44   15   10   19   84   80   55
  17  Holmer Green                     44   14   11   19   74   75   53
  18  St Margaretsbury                 44   15    6   23   53   65   51
  19  Oxhey Jets                       44   13    9   22   76   91   48
  20  Biggleswade United               44   11   11   22   56   96   44
  21  Harefield United                 44   10    8   26   61  109   38
  22  Kentish Town                     44    7    8   29   51  117   29
  23  Langford                         44    7    6   31   53  126   27
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4 minutes ago, NeutralFan said:

About time we got to an actual legend 😂 I have it on good authority he came out of retirement in December and it now plying his trade for White Roding Vets over 45’s in the Essex Vets League

Hello NeutralFan, long time, I hope you and yours are keeping well

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5 minutes ago, NeutralFan said:

About time we got to an actual legend 😂 I have it on good authority he came out of retirement in December and it now plying his trade for White Roding Vets over 45’s in the Essex Vets League

NF, if you know Paul send him my best. I imagine the ginger locks have diminished by now! You must know those other legends Kev Cooper and Ryan Redford?

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1 hour ago, Savagebee said:

Where's Craig Henney playing these days?

Good player was Craig, got be 39 now. Played a number of seasons at Pitstone too. 

29 minutes ago, NeutralFan said:

About time we got to an actual legend 😂 I have it on good authority he came out of retirement in December and it now plying his trade for White Roding Vets over 45’s in the Essex Vets League

Pictured with his title winning St Margaretsbury side that clinched the league with a two nil win away at Rhodes beloved Haringey Borough

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Yeah, less a legends thread, more a thread of any Tom, dick and Harry that may have played for five minutes. 

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1 hour ago, Savagebee said:

Where's Craig Henney playing these days?

Savagebee - Craig Henney was understandably a popular player during his time at Haywood Way and when Aylesbury won the Premier Division Championship in 2009/10, he is almost 36 now and no longer playing as far as I am aware:

https://aylesburyfc.forumotion.com/t287-interesting-facts-about-henney

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