Boro stories wanted for new book.

Gone, but not forgotten. Scarborough Football Club may have been liquidated
on June 20, but its 128 years of history must be allowed to live on.


From its inception as a winter plaything for bunch of bored local cricketers
in 1879, the club delighted, frustrated, angered and inspired generations of
supporters.


We all have our own personal highlights from a history which included the
unprecedented amateur domination of four FA Trophy trips to Wembley, and the
history-making entry into the Football League.


Scarborough Football Club set some players on their way to the Premiership.
It knew how good Neil Warnock was before anyone else. It made nationwide
back pages with victories over Chelsea and Coventry.


Neil Warnock. Jeff Barmby. George Oghani. Martin Russell. Tony Aveyard.
Craig Short. Billy Ayre. Michael McHugh. Well, OK, perhaps not Michael
McHugh. All played their own, often unpredictable parts in establishing
Boro's rich history.


Conversely, many of the club's most indelible memories concern heartbreaks
such as the day a goalkeeper scored a winner which plunged us back into the
non-league ranks.


Some of our favourite memories have nothing to do with what happened on the
pitch. Friendships struck and even, in some cases, consummated. Drinking
sessions. Arduous road trips for little rewards.


As Scarborough Athletic look to the future, we must ensure our glorious
heritage remains intact, not only to do justice to the aforementioned men,
but also to remind us why we care so much.


We intend to put together a book of supporters' memories, in order to raise
funds for Scarborough Athletic FC. They can take any form you like: long or
short, serious or funny. Our history deems they deserve to be heard.


Please e-mail your contributions to: [email protected]

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