Ex Dollies in Lockdown: Paul Haddow

‘He can tackle and pass and he’s up for a laugh and he’s better than Mascheranooo.’ Quite a statement, but undeniably a significant cog in Tony Hesketh’s scintillating early 2000’s footballing machine. Three spells, 222 games, 32 goals and a couple of trophies to boot. The Lancashire Telegraph said in August 1999 that you ‘struggled … Continue reading Ex Dollies in Lockdown: Paul Haddow

Ex Dollies in Lockdown: Neil Überschär

Crossing the river in 2003, Ubes would be part of the side that confirmed a place in the newly created Conference North, then consolidated our highest ever finish in it. Subsequently, he would stick around when it all went Pete Tong in 2006 and beyond, taking him to 226 appearances in six seasons. Your first … Continue reading Ex Dollies in Lockdown: Neil Überschär

Ex Dollies in Lockdown: Andy Whittaker

When Chris Ward departed in 2001, Tony Hesketh had some big boots to fill. Fortunately, he was on good terms with a fellow who’d shown a decade of prolific form with Bamber Bridge, Netherfield, Ashton United, Barrow and Southport. The goals record that followed over two years would mean it was arguably the best bit … Continue reading Ex Dollies in Lockdown: Andy Whittaker

Ex Dollies in Lockdown: Adam Farrell

Free kicks, penalties, long rangers and all while making up one of the deadliest Giant Axe strike partnerships in recent memory. Adam would go into the higher reaches of non-league after his time with us, something which wasn’t hard to predict. You were part of the group of players that followed Tony and Browny to … Continue reading Ex Dollies in Lockdown: Adam Farrell

Ex Dollies in Lockdown: Mark Thornley

A whopping 487 games over three spells (four if you’re pedantic), four cup triumphs and a league title. Notts County, Fleetwood, Stafford Rangers, Worksop Town, Alfreton, Matlock Town, Belper, Town, Sutton United and Barrow all came before or between, but nobody questions why this bloke is always labelled a Lancaster City Club Icon on Football … Continue reading Ex Dollies in Lockdown: Mark Thornley

Ex Dollies in Lockdown: Trevor Sinclair

Excitement and curiosity was in good supply at the Giant Axe in April 2013 when ex-Premier League defender Darren Peacock took the reigns. In July 2014, when arguably England’s best performer in the 2002 World Cup agreed to join as his Assistant, the intrigue increased tenfold. Trevor kindly agreed to speak to me about his … Continue reading Ex Dollies in Lockdown: Trevor Sinclair