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Dagenham & Redbridge: 10 Things

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Posted by FC Halifax Town
Posted on Thu 1 Feb 2018
Posted in First Team

We look at our next visitors Dagenham & Redbridge to the MBi Shay Stadium

  • The club was only formed in 1992 following the merger of Dagenham and Redbridge Forest. Redbridge Forest are thought to have been founded around 1881.
  • Managed by former footballer John Still, he has been in management since 1976 and is currently on his third stint of managing Dagenham & Redbridge.
  • Nicknamed the Daggers
  • Although they currently participate in the National League, the Daggers have spent time in League One, the third tier of English football. However, it was not a season to remember for the club, as they finished 21st and were subsequently relegated after one season.
  • Play their home matches at Victoria Road. It was opened in 1917 and has a capacity of 6078.
  • Goalkeeper Tony Roberts played 507 times for the club and was the first goalkeeper in the history of the FA Cup to have scored a goal from open play.
  • They hold the joint record for the highest scoring penalty shootout in professional football history. They defeated Leyton Orient 14-13. It was later equalled when Liverpool defeated Middlesbrough by the same score-line in 2014.
  • Danny Shipp is the clubs’ record goal-scorer, scoring 105 goals over the course of nine years.
  • The traditional colours of the club are red and blue and this symbolises the colours of Dagenham and Redbridge Forest.
  • In the reverse fixture this season, the Daggers defeated FC Halifax Town 3-1.

 

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