FORMER England international Lee Dixon – three times an FA Cup winner with Arsenal – will be discussing Dover’s prospects against Town on Football Focus, BBC’s Saturday lunchtime TV show, tomorrow.
The one-time full-back and now television pundit, pictured left, was at Thurrock on Monday to watch Dover win 7-2 in the Conference South.
Dixon is an old playing colleague of the non-league club’s boss Martin Hayes and enjoyed meeting up.
“When I joined Arsenal in 1988, Martin was one of the big players,” he recalled.
“He was a good lad, and always nice to the younger ones.
“I’ve met up with him a few times since at Arsenal reunions and it’s good to see him doing well as a manager.
“In my job I don’t get to see many matches live, so it was a pleasure for me to see Dover play.”
Accompanied by Focus presenter Dan Walker, it was a long afternoon for Dixon at Thurrock, filming interviews before, during and long after the game as well as chatting to fans in between.
Dixon posted on Twitter: “Dover for the cup!
“Good standard. Great ref. (Adam) Birchall will cause Huddersfield problems. They will have a chance.
“Great to see football played how it used to be. Ref was superb. Lots of goals. Lots of effort. No bookings! Good day.”