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Big names at Darlaston FC dinner

By Black Country Bugle  |  Posted: January 28, 2014

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TWO former Wolves and Walsall stars will be helping Darlaston Town FC raise the funds they need to get the historic club back up and running following its sad demise last year.

Former WBA, Wolves and Walsall goalscorer Don Goodman will be guest speaker at the event and will be joined by former Wolves, Man City and Walsall midfielder Steve Daley, with comedian Ian 'Sludge' Lees acting as compere.

Goodman made over 500 league appearances for 8 league clubs and is one of a rare breed of players with more than 100 appearances for Wolves, West Bromwich Albion and Walsall, scoring more than 150 league goals. More recently he has forged a TV and radio career, gaining a reputation as one of the best football pundits at Sky Sports and 5Live.

Steve Daley made more than 200 appearances for Wolves before moving to Man City for £1.4m – the British record transfer fee. Daley is a well-respected speaker on the after dinner circuit, recounting his career of more than 400 football league appearances and a spell playing in the United States.

Darlaston FC spokesman Neil Chambers said, "We are delighted to be able to put on such high calibre speakers at our first Sportsman's Evening. We are anticipating a fantastic night with an insight into the life of a professional footballer both past and present.

"Both speakers have a very good reputation for their story telling and with Ian 'Sludg'e Lees compering we know a great night is in prospect.

"Tickets are already selling like hot cakes. We expect a sell out crowd on the night which will be a fantastic boost to our fund raising effort to get the club playing football again next season"

The event takes place at Darlaston Town Hall, Victoria Road, Darlaston WS10 8AA on Friday 4 April 2014 – doors open 7pm.

Tickets are priced at £17 or you can book a table of ten for £150. Food is included and will be a cold platter. Tickets are available by calling Darlaston Town Hall on 01922 658080 or by email at chambers568@btin ternet.com.

There is one sponsor's table available, sitting with Don Goodman, at £300 for a table of ten.

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