Andy, stepping in for Neil, is joined by David Downie, Rob Gutmann and John Gibbo as they chat about the Bournemouth Cup game, the transfer window and the impending Merseyside derby.
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The Westley thing missed a few points about what a great person he is.
Married into money apparently, then took over Farnborough Town FC (the air show town in Hampshire not the one east of London).
He set himself up as chairman, manager and even a player.
He drove away fans with utter shite hoofball and pissed people off by changing the team’s colours from yellow/blue (copied from Brazil’s kit) to red/white, and even designed a truly awful club badge himself in the theme of an egg. He also tried to push through a merger with Kingstonian, a club nowhere near Farnborough.
The club had a big FA cup tie against the gooners which was held at Highbury, clearly mega money for a conference outfit. Westley then left with the money to take over Stevenage Borough. He installed his mate as chairman of Farnborough, who then deemed every player was complete rubbish. The best players were “let go” due to being shite, but all ended up at Stevenage a few days later.
Farnborough Town FC then folded, what with having no money, large debts and no players. The FA didn’t think there was anything wrong with the way the players went from one club to another for zero transfer fees, the very players that had just been on a large cup run.