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Goldberg aims to go from zero to FA Cup hero

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Chris Bevan | 19:25 UK time, Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Mark Goldberg's place in football infamy is already pretty secure.

Allow me to refresh your memory if required - he is the Crystal Palace fan who blew a £40m personal fortune in a disastrous eight-month stint as Eagles chairman at the end of the 1990s, ending with the club in administration after being relegated from the Premier League and him being declared bankrupt soon afterwards.

But there is a footnote to Goldberg's tale, one of determination and passion for the game that ruined him. He might just earn a place in FA Cup folklore too, if his Bromley team can overcome Leyton Orient in the first round this weekend.

This is not about the boardroom anymore, because Goldberg is a manager now - and his rebirth is no flash in the pan either. Off and on in three different spells, he has been in charge of the Blue Square Bet South side for more than five years, long enough to show it is definitely in the dugout where his sporting ambitions lie.

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