Last weekend Spurs shocked everybody as they spanked nine goals past Wigan in one of the biggest wins ever seen in the top-flight. However, it would have struck a chord with Dagenham fans for quite a different reason – on a cold February night in 2004, the Daggers equalled the unenviable record for the biggest ever Conference defeat. Here’s our rather painful look back at that night – you might have to read on through your fingers.
Over the last few weeks, the Daggers have made no less than four loan signings. With a mix of injuries, suspensions and transfers depleting the squad, John Still has strayed from his usual policy of avoiding loans to sign Matt Lockwood, Adam Miller, Nana Ofori-Twumasi and Darren Currie. Therefore we thought now would be a good time to look back over some of the best and worst loan signings of recent years.
Our ploy of leaving a large gap between our last two betting columns didn’t really pay off – we pretty much broke even rather than raking in a large profit, but at least we didn’t lose all our beer tokens. Now the pesky international break is out of the way we’ll have another stab at winning some dough.
A third of the season has now passed so it seems like a good time to look back on the recent batch of games. OK, the eagle-eyed amonst you will notice that 15 isn’t quite a third of 46, but it’s close enough for my poor little brain. Five league matches have taken place since our last examination, with nine more points secured. Our form during this period hasn’t quite been as good as previously, but this is a decent return considering the problems Still has had to face.
Hopefully we’ve left it long enough for everybody to forget our dismal performance last time out. It’s been just over a month since we last furnished you with all the bets not to follow, but we’re back and the time has come to definitely move back into profit. Maybe. It’s FA Cup weekend and anything can happen in the Cup!
With only two full seasons under his belt as a Dagger it may seem a little presumptuous to hail Stein a Daggers great. However, 52 goals in just 88 games ensured he left his mark as one of the finest finishers in our club’s history. But just over two years after he joined, he was gone after a bitter race-row with then manager Garry Hill.