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Chasetown FC witnessed the end of an era after manager Charlie Blakemore took charge of his last ever game. Unfortunately, opponents Stafford Rangers hadn’t read the script as they overcame the Scholars 1-0. But hundreds of supporters turned up to bid farewell to the manager who catapulted them into the national spotlight with two famous FA Cup runs. Photographer Dave Birt captured an emotional day at the Scholars Ground on camera:


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