In August 2010 three Maidenhead United fans were banned from attending home games, by a kangaroo court, for crimes they didn't commit.
These men promptly encountered a jobsworth security blockade, and so escaped to the non-league underground.
Today, still stigmatised by the MUFC Ltd hierarchy, they survive as supporters of fancy.
If you enjoy a train away day - and if you can find them - then maybe you can share a drink with ... the K-team!

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Mustafa buraya yumruk havaya!

I read the following in today's Daily Mail:


Maidenhead United signed Mustafa Tiryaki, in the summer of 2008, after he impressed in pre-season; I particularly recall one eye-catching cameo at Bracknell Town.

We subsequently signed Rocky Baptiste (on a permanent basis) and Manny Williams (on loan) to supplement a strike force that already contained Richard Pacquette and Lee Newman, as well as Tiryaki and the similarly-promising Gavin James.

We persisted with Baptiste and Williams - alongside Pacquette - for much of the season, even though they were both next-to-useless (Baptiste quickly became a laughing stock, whilst I think Williams failed to score).

Tiryaki would be loaned out - to Potter's Bar Town, then Godalming Town - and was only given a chance to shine at York Road (seven goals, in as many games, as the season wound down) after the budget had been slashed and the likes of Baptiste, Williams, Pacquette (temporarily) and Dale Binns had departed.

Drax, however, always knew that he was going to make it. 

Obvs.

*rolls eyes*

FYI – 

My good friend Timur - born in England, to a Turkish father and Welsh mother - taught us the titular chant while we were on my stag do in Düsseldorf. We would bellow it, thereafter, at Tiryaki. Whilst being subbed by Havant & Waterloovile, upon his return to York Road, he 'did a Tardif' and clapped the fans of his former club before clapping the fans of his current club! Good lad. If Bristol Rovers had signed him to replace Rickie Lambert then, IMO, Paul Trollope would probably still be manager and the Gas would probably still be in League One. Hey ho, what do I know …

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