Fans upset as favourite Falana is shown the door

Monday 09th January 2006

Big target man Wade Falana became the TENTH player to be shown the door by Bromley manager George Wakeling this season following their 3-2 defeat at Chelmsford City due to “disciplinary reasons,” writes Stephen McCartney.

Falana’s passionate attitude towards the club adhered him to the Hayes Lane faithful and they are upset their favourite has gone.


The much-travelled striker made 94 appearances, scoring 19 goals for the club, and with leading scorer Nic McDonnell suffering a serious hamstring injury on Saturday that is likely to keep him out for some time, Wakeling has decided to recall Mark Tompkins to the club in time for tomorrow’s trip to Braintree Town.


Tompkins has been enjoying a successful spell at Ryman League Division One club Banstead Athletic and will add vital experience to Bromley’s 16-man squad, that has failed to win in their last eight league games and have slipped to 16th place in the table.


Falana, whose joined Adolph Amoako (Margate), John-Paul Collier (Ashford Town), Henry Darko, Kevin George (Whyteleafe), Andrew Julius, Fraser Logan (Tonbridge Angels), Gavin McGowan (Margate), Steve Potterill (Kingstonian) and Adrian Stone (Ashford Town) out of the club during the course of the season, was well liked by the Bromley fans.


Three fans expressed their views on : “I’m sorry to see Wade go.  His passion and commitment were beyond measure.  Good luck to him wherever he goes.  Fingers crossed Mark Tompkins can do the bizz,” wrote one.


“Breach of discipline? What’s that,” wrote another.  A euphamism for him caring?  If he has gone, then once again thanks for everything big guy.  Hope you’re down Hayes Lane again before too long.  Glad to see Mark Tompkins back but to be honest a bit of fighting spirit from someone like Wade is badly needed right now.”


And another fan is concerned with the club’s slide down the league table.  He added: “Typical!  Someone shows some passion and pride for the club and gets the boot! I’m gutted about Wade going but I wish him all the best and thank him – we are doomed at this rate!”