Dickie Molden with John Roberts surveying the new ground at Cherrywood Road in January 1975.
It's a shame that Dickie has never been made President of the Football Club after all the years of service he has given the club, not to mention the vast sums of money he has put into the club. A real gentleman.
That's one of the sad things that happen when Clubs fold/move or re start under another guise Brian.
History is just that history. Farnborough Town F.C., which Dickie was so involved in is no longer, and the current custodians would probably have very little knowledge of what he did, and financed, for Farnborough Town F.C.
It's not practical to just take the history from the old Club on to the new one. Look what MK Dons tried to do, and still do to the annoyance of AFC Wimbledon, with the Wimbledon F.C. history. Even AFC Wimbledon is stretching it a bit far to claim the Wimbledon F.C. history!!
I like Dickie, and I'm old enough to remember what he did for the Football Club, as did people like Charles Mortimer and currently John O'Hara. Great stalwarts all but, with the exception of John, I can't link them to Farnborough F.C.
Indeed. I was a passionate supporter of Farnborough Town and hugely appreciated the efforts of the team and the people behind it that enabled us to compete at Conference national level for many years - I've happy memories of travelling on the trains to the likes of Gateshead, Morecambe and Scarborough that I'll never forget (Carlisle not so much).
But, that was then. Maybe I have unrealistic expectations, but grubbing around to avoid relegation from the Southern League Premier South is, I hope, a low point.
The problem with the old club was that success wasn't matched by increased revenue to pay for it.
But that was in the days when Aldershot had a strong core of 2,000 plus fans and it was also easy to decide to turn up to watch a Div 1/Premier League game on the day.
Those days have gone.
I'm not pretending that funding a football club has got easier. Let's face it, running a football club at our current level means the owners pay a price each season to have their fun. But, would building a team to compete at the next level up change the equation that much?