Thursday, 14 October 2010
164 Chris Blundell
Chris is the first guy on the left in the back row
Position : Centre half
Played : 1990-91
Appearances : 14
Goals : 0
Chris was signed on a free from Olham early in September. He had played just three League games and none at all in the 1989-90 season which the reunion captured in the photo above was celebrating (he had in fact been loaned to a club in New Zealand). You wonder if the likes of Andy Ritchie recognised him when he turned up.
Chris got off to a very bad start amid suspicion that he had been signed to punish Dave Cole for complaining about Chris Lee's presence in the side. Despite being only 5'10 he was selected ahead of Dave for a home game against Doncaster with their 6'3 forward David Jones. The latter had a field day and we were already 0-2 down when Dave was hastily brought on in the first half. Chris hung around the fringes of the first team for the rest of the season filling in when required but never impressing.
Dave Sutton released him at the first opportunity and he went to Northwich Victoria where he played more games but failed to win the fans over. I don't know where he went as a player after that but he now has his own security business in Stockport and coaches under-10s in the area.