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    Default End of an era - the last man to play at the Dell retires

    I think I am right in saying that as Exeter's Matthew Oakley has just announced he is hanging up his boots, there is no one else currently turning out in professional British football who played at The Dell.
    Soon the number of Saints fans who never visited the Dell will be in the majority and yet MLT's winning goal only seems like yesterday to me.

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    I remember being at The Dell when Len Wilkins played his last game before retiring to live in Canada, which must have been in the late 1950's and also remember a Cup game v Blackpool when Stanley Matthews played and a Blackpool supporting duck paraded before the game

    Wonder if anyone on here can remember seeing Charlie Wayman turning out for the Saints at The Dell?

    It is sobering to realise that us Dell attendees will soon be in the minority

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fitzhugh Fella View Post
    End of an era - the last man to play at the Dell retires

    I think I am right in saying that as Exeter's Matthew Oakley has just announced he is hanging up his boots, there is no one else currently turning out in professional British football who played at The Dell.
    Soon the number of Saints fans who never visited the Dell will be in the majority and yet MLT's winning goal only seems like yesterday to me.
    Gareth Barry played at The Dell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spyinthesky View Post
    I remember being at The Dell when Len Wilkins played his last game before retiring to live in Canada, which must have been in the late 1950's and also remember a Cup game v Blackpool when Stanley Matthews played and a Blackpool supporting duck paraded before the game

    Wonder if anyone on here can remember seeing Charlie Wayman turning out for the Saints at The Dell?

    It is sobering to realise that us Dell attendees will soon be in the minority
    Sure do - my Dad first took me to The Dell in 1946 (I was 7) and Charlie Wayman was, of course, a real hero.

    As for Matt Oakley, always enjoyed seeing him play and at the age of 39 I`m sure he`s deserved his retirement. I thank him and wish him well.

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    Gareth Barry may well have played there.

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    Carrick too.

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    defoe? in his west ham days, just a guess

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Le God View Post
    Gareth Barry played at The Dell.
    Good shout

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    Clint Hill played and went off injured in the 0-0 draw with Tranmere in the FA Cup in 2001. We all know what happened in the replay!

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    Someone asked if anyone remembers Charlie Wayman at the Dell. Of course! He was every boy's hero. I got his autograph so many times it filled a book. On about the 20th time he spoke for the first time and said 'have I seen you before?' I was thrilled. Was anyone there the time he scored 5 against Leicester City? Better than Kane any day, he could only get four.

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    Shay Given, Paul Robinson and John Terry also.

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    I don't think Defoe did. He made his debut in 2000 for West Ham, and doesn't look like he featured in our home game against them.

    He may not have played, but we have a possible contender from our current squad - Stuart Taylor!

    Alex Manninger, John Terry, Paul Robinson (GK), Shay Given, Wes Brown, Joe Cole are other ones.

    Not sure if any of them will still be playing next season though!

    Edit: Just seen the post before has also come with a few of these.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrfahaji View Post
    I don't think Defoe did. He made his debut in 2000 for West Ham, and doesn't look like he featured in our home game against them.

    He may not have played, but we have a possible contender from our current squad - Stuart Taylor!

    Alex Manninger, John Terry, Paul Robinson (GK), Shay Given, Wes Brown, Joe Cole are other ones.

    Not sure if any of them will still be playing next season though!

    Edit: Just seen the post before has also come with a few of these.
    Was Wes Brown the last person to score at the Dell still playing?

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    What about Zamora is he still not about somewhere

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dazza82 View Post
    What about Zamora is he still not about somewhere

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    Retired I think didn't he finish his career at Brighton?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sergei Gotsmanov View Post
    Was Wes Brown the last person to score at the Dell still playing?
    Good shout, I think that is correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fitzhugh Fella View Post
    MLT's winning goal only seems like yesterday to me.
    16 years ago today...and what a fantastic, memorable moment that was


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    Quote Originally Posted by alehouseboys View Post
    16 years ago today...and what a fantastic, memorable moment that was

    Thank you for that. Very emotional!

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    Le Tizz's final goal

    One of the great memories of my time at the Dell.

    Probably ranks just above the 3-3 draw v Nottm Forest in 1963 and the 9-3 walloping against Wolves

    There are many more but the timing and quality of the goal by arguably our best ever player brings back the emotions of the time

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    Yes a winning goal against Arsenal is sure to be special but that one in the last minute of the last Dell match and also Le Tiss' one hundredth was straight from Boys Own, it was the stuff of dreams. Many great memories from the Dell but that last one was as good as any

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    As an aside, I have just seen Perry Groves on Celebrity Eggheads apologising to Southampton fans for being a "waste of money".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whitey Grandad View Post
    As an aside, I have just seen Perry Groves on Celebrity Eggheads apologising to Southampton fans for being a "waste of money".
    He's said that lots of times on the radio, and it's in his autobiography. It's virtually his catchphrase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fitzhugh Fella View Post
    I think I am right in saying that as Exeter's Matthew Oakley has just announced he is hanging up his boots, there is no one else currently turning out in professional British football who played at The Dell.
    Soon the number of Saints fans who never visited the Dell will be in the majority and yet MLT's winning goal only seems like yesterday to me.
    The Arsenal goalkeeper that day was Alex Manninger. He's still playing.
    Others that played at the Dell that season and are still going: Wes Brown, Paul Robinson, Michael Carrick, Gareth Barry, John Terry and Shay Given.

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    Scott Parker?

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    Just a thought...Did our Stuart Taylor ever play there for an opposition? Also I think Richard Wright is still around somewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Instant Classic View Post
    Just a thought...Did our Stuart Taylor ever play there for an opposition? Also I think Richard Wright is still around somewhere.
    I think he played for Villa against us at The Dell, or might have been Arsenal. Recollection is that he didn't have much to do, and we lost 4-0.

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    I remember back at The Dell Matt was trying to get a regular place in the team, one fan behind me shouted, '' Oh come on Matt, I'm really trying to like you, but you're making it so hard like you!''
    Credit to Matt and played until he is 39.
    And always played in red and white stripes!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by alehouseboys View Post
    16 years ago today...and what a fantastic, memorable moment that was

    Love to watch that, still brings tear to the eye when he scores.

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    John Terry came on as a sub in 1998...

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    Julio Arca is still playing for South Shields.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9-3 View Post
    I remember back at The Dell Matt was trying to get a regular place in the team, one fan behind me shouted, '' Oh come on Matt, I'm really trying to like you, but you're making it so hard like you!''
    Credit to Matt and played until he is 39.
    And always played in red and white stripes!!
    Must have missed Leicester changing their kit.

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    Can add Alan Smith to the list.

    If you want to include semi-credible foreign leagues you could have Ashley Cole too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by St Chalet View Post
    Must have missed Leicester changing their kit.
    And Derby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spyinthesky View Post
    I remember being at The Dell when Len Wilkins played his last game before retiring to live in Canada, which must have been in the late 1950's and also remember a Cup game v Blackpool when Stanley Matthews played and a Blackpool supporting duck paraded before the game

    Wonder if anyone on here can remember seeing Charlie Wayman turning out for the Saints at The Dell?

    It is sobering to realise that us Dell attendees will soon be in the minority
    If you mean fans that have attended the Dell, then if you were say 6 in 2001, you would be only 22 now....

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