Tuesday, 17 August 2010

123 Andy Armitage

Andy is the first player on the back row from left.

Position : Left back

Played : 1988-89

Appearances : 36

Goals : 0

Now we come to the 1988-89 season, a transitional one which rarely gets mentioned these days probably because most of the players involved didn’t stay at the club for long. There were no Cup runs, no big money signings and we stayed around the same place in the table all season. But after two horrific seasons, anonymity in lower mid-table seemed like a blessed relief and although the wheels looked like they were coming off towards the end of Danny Bergara’s short stint in charge he did better than expected what with two full backs who hadn’t played a League game between them and two strikers who had just the one (some years before) to boast.

One of those fullbacks was Andy signed from Leeds at the end of his YTS period there. He was actually one of two players signed in the close season by Eddie Gray before Hull came calling. Unfortunately he was rubbish, having the Les Chapman disease in more virulent form. He’d trundle up to the halfway line, stop dead and then pass the ball back to the centre half for a punt upfield. Although he played most of the season Terry Dolan was quick to release him.

He went on to Guiseley who played him in a more attacking midfield role where he did well. He later player- managed Calverley Victoria in the Bradford Sunday Alliance.

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