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This FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round tie is incorporated in Episode 8 of the excellent 'Dream On' series but it's a great watch, it must have been something for Langford too to play Combined Counties League Premier Division Wembley at Vale Farm that day and who were, as they are now, a lowly SSML Division One side back in 2012/13 but didn't look it, losing 3-2. Unfortunately Wembley went out of the FA Cup to Southern League Uxbridge in the next Preliminary Round but not before drawing 2-2 at Honeycroft, losing the replay 5-0 at Vale Farm:

Claudio Caniggia rolls back the years and scores for Wembley FC in FA Cup | Metro News

 

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Ian Bates was around 39 when that was filmed and I've never ever said he was dynamic 😃 He was just a good old fashioned honest loyal non league footballer that are a dieing breed these days. Ian Bates

This FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round tie is incorporated in Episode 8 of the excellent 'Dream On' series but it's a great watch, it must have been something for Langford too to play Combined Counties L

It's Wembley's 75th anniversary this year, the Club was founded in 1946:

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On 30/12/2020 at 15:50, Rhodes said:

Ep 7 for Savagebee today 👍

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Savagebee - What became of Daryl Atkins from that side, he looked a really decent player and had a blinder in that FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round tie against Langford

 

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2 hours ago, Rhodes said:

Savagebee - What became of Daryl Atkins from that side, he looked a really decent player and had a blinder in that FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round tie against Langford

 

Yes I was thinking just the same thing when I was watching episode 6 😃

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3 hours ago, Rhodes said:

Savagebee - What became of Daryl Atkins from that side, he looked a really decent player

 

Last known address was Kings Langley FC 2014/15 season.

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23 hours ago, Rhodes said:

Savagebee - What became of Daryl Atkins from that side, he looked a really decent player and had a blinder in that FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round tie against Langford

 

30 goals in 39 games in the 2011/12 season.

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On 01/01/2021 at 12:31, Rhodes said:

The Journey Of Wembley FC, the final episode, Episode 8:

(301) Budweiser UK: DREAM. ON. | Episode 8 - Full Version - YouTube

What a great watch that was 👍

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14 minutes ago, Savagebee said:

What a great watch that was 👍

Yes, I think the final episode was the best one, Terry Venables took it all very seriously didn't he and came across well as did all the former professional players

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3 hours ago, Rhodes said:

Yes, I think the final episode was the best one, Terry Venables took it all very seriously didn't he and came across well as did all the former professional players

I really enjoyed all the episodes great stuff 👍

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Savagebee - Ian Bates doesn't come across as dynamic as you always make him out to be and he seemed out of his depth at times rubbing shoulders with Terry Venables and the high profile ex professional players, I know it was over eight years ago but he was like a little boy lost. Seperately, what did you make of the kerfuffle afterwards between Wembley and the FA who claimed the Club's crest infringed the Stadium trademark and could be confused with the Stadium, it was too ridiculous for words wasn't it although the Club did update their crest in 2012 after they signed the sponsorship agreement with Budweiser and the old one had no mention of Wembley on it (see below):

Wembley FC: Non-league club 'face bankruptcy' in Football Association dispute - BBC Sport

Wembley F.C. logo.pngWembley FC Programme February 2002 - vs Horsham

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Savagebee - Ian Bates doesn't come across as dynamic as you always make him out to be and he seemed out of his depth at times rubbing shoulders with Terry Venables and the high profile ex professional players, I know it was over eight years ago but he was like a little boy lost. Seperately, what did you make of the kerfuffle afterwards between Wembley and the FA who claimed the Club's crest infringed the Stadium trademark and could be confused with the Stadium, it was too ridiculous for words wasn't it although the Club did update their crest in 2012 after they signed the sponsorship agreement with Budweiser and the old one had no mention of Wembley on it (see below):

Wembley FC: Non-league club 'face bankruptcy' in Football Association dispute - BBC Sport

Wembley F.C. logo.pngWembley FC Programme February 2002 - vs Horsham

Ian Bates was around 39 when that was filmed and I've never ever said he was dynamic 😃 He was just a good old fashioned honest loyal non league footballer that are a dieing breed these days. Ian Bates has given over half of his life to Wembley FC on and off the pitch. Ian Bates and Terry Venables have played and managed in very different worlds remember that.

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14 hours ago, Savagebee said:

I've never ever said he was dynamic

Savagebee - Maybe not but you have suggested it on numerous occasions, your favourite phrase is 'they don't make them like Basher anymore', he came across as 'a shrinking violet' if anything in the 'Dream On' series

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your favourite phrase is 'they don't make them like Basher anymore', 

Well they dont.

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Nice photographs from Baldock Town v Wembley in a 2018/19 SSML Premier Division fixture, at Hitchin Road on Saturday 18 August 2018, resulting in a 2-1 win for Baldock Town despite Wembley leading at the break through a Kirkstun McPherson strike:

Baldock Town v Wembley League 18/08/18

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Almost 300 photographs from Croydon v Wembley in a 2012/13 Combined Counties League Premier Division fixture, at the Croydon Sports Arena on Saturday 6 April 2013, resulting in a 2-0 win for Wembley with Issah Abubakar and Neil Orr on the scoresheet. Ian Bates made the decision to hang up his boots at the end of that campaign and concentrate on Managing the Club from the sidelines:

Croydon v Wembley 05/04/2013 (0-2) | Flickr

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Almost 400 photographs from Wembley v Biggleswade United in the final League fixture of the 2016/17 SSML Premier Division campaign, at Vale Farm on Saturday 29 April 2017, resulting in a drab 0-0 stalemate in what was 'a dead rubber', Biggleswade United had one eye on their North Bedfordshire Charity Cup Final against Stotfold the following Tuesday:

Wembley v Biggleswade United (0-0) 29/04/2017

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9 hours ago, Rhodes said:

Ian Bates made the decision to hang up his boots at the end of that campaign and concentrate on Managing the Club from the sidelines:

He played on for a few more seasons after that he last started a first team game in the 2015/16 season.

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Photographs from Chertsey Town v Wembley in a 2010/11 Combined Counties League Premier Division fixture, at Alwyns Lane on Saturday 2 October 2010, resulting in a 5-2 win for Chertsey Town who were promoted to the Southern League that season, also winning 1-0 at Vale Farm in February:

Chertsey Town vs Wembley

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12 hours ago, Rhodes said:

Photographs from Chertsey Town v Wembley in a 2010/11 Combined Counties League Premier Division fixture, at Alwyns Lane on Saturday 2 October 2010, resulting in a 5-2 win for Chertsey Town who were promoted to the Southern League that season, also winning 1-0 at Vale Farm in February:

Chertsey Town vs Wembley

Ian Bates on the score sheet for Wembley that day.

Chertsey Towns ground is good old skool ground 👍

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1 hour ago, Savagebee said:

Ian Bates on the score sheet for Wembley that day

Savagebee - You're right, Ian netted that afternoon but it was to no avail as Wembley lost 5-2 to a good Chertsey Town side that season who went on to finish second to Guildford City and get promoted to the Southern League Division One Central however were relegated back to the Combined Counties League three seasons later. Kevin Osei scored Wembley's other goal that day, do you know where he ended up as he scored quite a few goals for the Club that season.

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9 minutes ago, Rhodes said:

Kevin Osei scored Wembley's other goal that day, do you know where he ended up as he scored quite a few goals for the Club that season.

Not sure.

Yeah he was in the The Journey Of Wembley FC programme I think. 

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I expect this will have been a great occasion at Vale Farm on Sunday 28 August 2016, some of the players turning out were as follows: Lee Pearce, Ken Dyer, Marco Black, Gary Hedges, Andy Walker, Kristian Hale, Ian Bates, JB Bates, Davis Haule, Paul Shelton, JJ Mitchell, Richard Covey, Avi Schwaz, Joel Bevis, Alfie Bates, Yass Fehmi-Gil and Kevin Beckles:

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On 03/01/2021 at 19:24, Savagebee said:

I really enjoyed all the episodes great stuff 👍

Savagebee - This is a really interesting interview with Wembley Chairman Brian Gumm who gives his after thoughts on the exciting project with Budweiser:

Exclusive interview: Brian Gumm, chairman of Wembley FC, on Venables, Caniggia and co :: Total Football Magazine - Premier League, Championship, League One, League Two, Non-League News

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