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PROGRAMME: Issue 10 out now!

12 October 2012

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Issue 10 of the increasingly popular match day programme Back of the Net is on the shelves and there was only one place to look for our featured player interview.

Defender Mike Edwards spoke to us about his career earlier this week which included, of course, an eight-year spell with Notts County.

On some of the highs he enjoyed with them, he said: "A promotion and a title are always hard to beat. 

"When I signed for them the talk was about promotion so to go on and eventually achieve it meant a lot. I think Darlington had already been relegated when we went to play them to seal it and we were one up when we went into half time. 

"I actually scored our second with an overhead kick from the edge of the box. We all relaxed after that and we ended up winning the game 5-0. Everyone was on the pitch afterwards; we had about 500 fans there, and all I could think about was watching the highlights to see the goal. 

"The TV presenters built it up as being a great goal to watch but the cameraman must have been on his pie break. He missed me kicking it and the only bit you saw was the ball going into the back of the net. I was absolutely gutted about that. Fortunately some of our fans had filmed it so I’ve managed to see it since on YouTube. 

"Another high was getting to play Juventus. We were invited over to open the stadium and they could not have treated us any better. That’s my Champions League game as far as I’m concerned. I played the first half and we kept a clean sheet against some of the great Italian players of the day in a sell-out stadium. 

"I can also tell everyone in the future that I shoved Del Piero to the floor, got away with it, and my dad was there to see me do it as well."

A full and fascinating interview with Mike Edwards can be found in this issue along with a host of exclusive stuff from behind the scenes here at Brunton Park.

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