Thank you Timbo for these three programmes from the Dave Webb era. Each contains interesting yet contrasting columns from Mr Webb. March 1984, Webby's new to the job and he's warning there is unpleasant work to be done. He asks us to be patient. Twice. We needed to be.
May 1985 sees him thanking us for our tolerance and understanding throughout what was a demanding and disappointing season. There's a note of optimism surrounding the new training facilities (which were these?) and the future value of Mark Loram and Mario Walsh.
Then, come October 1985, Webby's final notes as a manager before handing over to Stuart Morgan. A hint of controversy this time following Stuart's thoughts appearing in newspapers such as the mass-circulation Dawlish Post. There's no issue, honestly folks, but there's a sense of the new bloke making it known that he's inherited something of a shambles. How will it all end? And does anyone possess insights into how the relationship between Webb and Morgan developed from that point?
What too of Mario Walsh? I was somewhat distant from the scene in those days and can't be sure exactly how much of a "prospect" he was. Walsh turned twenty in January 1986 and later had two decent spells at Colchester United. Then, according to Wiki anyway, his career appears to have fizzled out after the age of twenty-five. A little bit of online investigation suggests he's now working for a coaching business along the M4 corridor.