162. Colin PATES
appearances 3+1 (all league)

debut LEIGHTON TOWN, ICIS League Division Two 5.4.97
last appearance WITHAM TOWN, ICIS League Division Two 19.4.97

Former Chelsea and Arsenal defender, reputedly known as Shark in his Chelsea days because of his large and oft-broken hooter. Retired from the professional game with a knee injury but joined Boro after a spell as player-manager at Crawley Town. Was thrown out from Romford after deciding he didn't particularly want to play the last ten minutes with a slight knock against Witham, when all the subs had been used and Boro still needed a win to confirm promotion. Walked out with the parting shot that "you can't play football on that pitch," leaving his erstwhile team-mates to secure the Division Two championship a couple of weeks later.

Season Appearances Goals
All comps League only All comps League only
1996-97 3+1 3+1

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