You don’t make 200+ appearances for a single club if you’re no good – and, over a five-year period, Denny Tyler showed just how true that is. The full back first played for us in February 1982; a 3-2 defeat to Bourne Town not the ideal start for a defender looking to prove his worth. But it did mean the only way would be up for Tyler and Boro’. And up is where we went. He was a regular in our side that won the 1985-6 Vauxhall Opel League Division Two North title; including a not-famous-enough win over Watford in the HSC.
After losing the captaincy and his place in the side during the 1988-9 campaign, Tyler’s time with us came to an end. He moved up the road to Royston Town; the Crows much better placed to offer him the action he so craved. It’s understandable, of course. But it didn’t do anything to hurt the legacy he left behind at Broadhall Way. With all he’d done and seen in the years up until that point, Denny Tyler helped put the club on the map in more ways than one. And, from that, we’ve been able to grow even further.