Tate’s Tales

Latest chapter of Tates Tales takes us to the first season in the Premier League.   You played our first ever game in the Premier League. What was that like?   Proudest moment. The proudest moment in my entire football life; definitely. Out of all the single awards, the team trophies, to be the

Tates Tales 4

Were there any tears in the dressing room when Sousa went? I don’t think there has ever been tears when any manager has ever left, I enjoyed working with Paolo he was intense when he had to be but he allowed you to be your own person and live your life

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After that promotion, did you feel that we could stay up? Again it seemed insane to me. The aim was never to stay up. The aim externally might have been but internally it was the play-offs. And we nearly did Yeah we nearly did. Think we finished 8th didn’t we? Because I didn’t

Tates Tales 2

The next season wasn’t as successful and Kenny lost his job, did you feel it was the right decision at the time? Again it is hard because at that time then. Me and Kenny had grew to like each other and trust each other. Results weren’t great, looking back it probably

Tates Tales 1

The following season was when we started signing to you that ‘we all dream of a team of Alan Tates’ as you spent a lot of it in centre midfield: how did that come about? I think it come about because I don’t think that Kenny really fancied Roberto for whatever

Tates Tales 08-09

After that promotion, did you feel that we could stay up? Again it seemed insane to me. The aim was never to stay up. The aim externally might have been but internally it was the play-offs. And we nearly did Yeah we nearly did. Think we finished 8th didn’t we? Because I didn’t