I wrote this some seasons ago when Terry Brown was Aldershot's manager and I had driven up to Leigh to see their game at the rugby stadium there...
"When Terry Brown realised that the Shots substitutes had not emerged from the players’ tunnel at the north-west corner of the ground from his dug-out’s point of view, he bellowed his anger across a ghostly quiet stadium, dotted with 545 cold, wind-blown die-hards. Suddenly the substitutes began to run, realising that Jon Challinor lay injured and that they were risking the wrath of their manager. As Challinor rose, Coach Cash informed startled substitute Tanfield:
'Let that be a f*****' lesson to you….'
Terry’s voice though, could be described as resonant and pleading for much of the game and he was as entertaining as, if not more than, the match itself. When Tanfield finally replaced Roscoe D’Sane, the winger received a constant one-to-one coaching blast from his manager:
'Tanners, you’re better than this, now come on… Stop givin’ it to Dom... Get you’re a**e turned round. Deliver the ball in the box...' It was so loud and constantly echoed all round the stadium, revealing Terry as a real character and a joy to behold.
The advice was correct of course, as were his post-match comments, which is more than can be said for Leigh manager Mark Patterson. He must have been wearing a virtual reality headset, for what he saw that day bore little resemblance to what had actually happened..."