Printed in the Southern League Central Division One game
programme v Aylesbury on Saturday 16th March 2013. We won 4-3 in
front of 267 people.
There can’t be many physios that have their own football
chants. But then there can’t be many physio’s like Super Kev McGoldrick. Kev
has been with Slough Town for 27 years and has seen it all from Conference
football to Slough staring down the barrel of the dog and duck league to losing
our ground and nearly going bust. He is a constant for the club, an
approachable, top bloke always with a smile on his face ready to help people
out. I felt it was about time he got some of the limelight he deserves.
Why did you become a football physio?
At 24 I had suffered a few injuries as a local footballer and
I was receiving treatment with Owen Harris at Wimbledon
and he encouraged me to get involved in the
treatment of injuries and I became a sports therapist. After attending courses
at Spurs and Lilleshall I was approached to join Hillingdon Borough to look
after their 2nd
Who do you support?
I only support Slough Town
How long have you been associated with Slough Town and who
introduced you to the club?
My first game was against Orient at home in the FA cup replay
I was at Hillingdon Boro Youth with Alan Davies (who became
manager) and a young Fred Cummings and
Alan recommended me to then manager Howard Kennedy.
From your perspective, who is the best Slough player you
As I’m on my third decade with the club I have picked from
Keith White was a marvelous footballer
Les Briley such an important player for that time
Wilko and Daly
What they all had in common was great integrity
What's your most memorable match, good or bad?
Best matches Reading at home FA Cup (Slough
were 3-1 down in injury time and managed to draw
away in the Trophy. Walsall at
in the FA Cup
The worst - hanging on to a 9-0 defeat at Wimbledon
- the shame!
What single thing would make your job easier?
A football ground in slough
A club doctor
All players to have private medical insurance
Who has been the best manager you have worked with and are there any that have made you not be part of the team?
Managers I’ve had the honour of serving under are Alan
Davies, David Kemp, Brian McDermott, Eddie Denton, Steve Bateman, Wilko. No
manager made me not want to be at the club
Are former players, especially those that come back as managers surprised your still here?
Some people may be surprised, but I am surprised that other
clubs do not have longevity in their ranks
Have players attitudes changed much towards fitness and health?
Players are much more aware of preparation and
Do you ever feel threatened by the host of attractive young female physios most clubs in our division seem to employ?
I might feel threatened if I was not maturely gorgeous with
Did you add a Mecano set to your physio bag to keep on repairing Wilko's legs?
Wilko had his fair share of injuries but had total commitment
on and off the pitch
Are you optimistic about Slough Towns Future?
I remain optimistic because of the people associated with the
club and the ambitions they have to carry this club forward, but we do need to
recruit some younger blood.
I can foresee the day when Warren is chairman!
What do you do outside football?
I have a wife Sue who hates football so I don’t have to have
a conversation when I get home! and two daughters Aimee and Laura.
Do you think you will ever hang up your physio
I have never thought of quitting. I may be replaced one day for a newer model but that's fine. I have been proud and privileged to serve this great club. I have loved every minute and have made many lifelong friends.