Carlisle United today give their best wishes to physiotherapist Neil Dalton who completes his 34-year stay at the club as he moves on to pastures new.
Dolly, who took over as head physio back in 1997, has been a loyal servant to the Blues through promotions, relegations, cup finals and huge moments in the club’s history.
Director of football David Holdsworth said: “It’s been typical of the type of man that Dolly is because he’s been insistent this week that he just wanted to be able to leave the club with as little fuss as possible.
“But I’ll have to apologise to him because the fact of the matter is that he has been extremely loyal to this football club for many, many years and, having spoken to the chairman, who has a huge amount of respect for Neil having been through so much with him, and having become firm friends with him, we both agreed that we wanted to send him our best wishes in an official capacity.
“He has given this club outstanding service, and it’s important to us that we acknowledge that on behalf of the board of the directors, the coaching staff, the players, the staff and the fans, because everybody thinks the world of him.
“We wish him every success in his new post, and he knows that he will be welcomed back here with open arms whenever he wants to pop in.
“He’s one of those who quietly goes about his business in a professional manner and he’ll be missed by us all.
“Thank you, Neil, for the long years and hours you’ve put into Carlisle United, and we wish you and your family all the very best.”