From The Scrapbooks Of Alan Goad - Derby 1967
Slowly going through the scrapbooks of Alan Goad from his playing days at Hartlepool. Here is a League Cup 2nd Round match from 1967 between Pools and Derby. The first-year Brian Clough took the helm at County with John McGovern still at Hartlepools.
Alan’s career at Hartlepool started in 1967 after a brief apprenticeship stint at Exeter City. In the 11 years Alan spent at the club he collected programs, pictures, and newspaper clippings from the many matches he played in Hartlepool (418 in total). I am happy to share these memories so that Hartlepool Fans around the globe can enjoy a piece of history. Alan Goad is still ranked 5th in games played at the club, ranked 2nd in League Cup appearances, and is the only player in the club’s history to see the club go through 3 name changes. His time with the club began with the celebration of their promotion into Division 3 but the 70’s were unkind with many relegation votes required to keep the club in the league. Despite the club's luck and with very little money to be made Alan remained committed to the club, the fans, and the town of Hartlepool. He looks back fondly of his time at the club and the career he was fortunate to have. It's amazing the rewarding life you can create by doing what you love each and every day.