We are terribly saddened to hear of the passing of legendary manager Ted Hardy who passed away overnight at the age of 91.
After joining the club in the second half of the 1985/6 season he masterminded an 11-match unbeaten run at the end of the campaign to save the club from almost certain relegation and also picked up the Middlesex Senior Cup after a 2-0 win over a Southall side that included Les Ferdinand.
The following season saw the club play a scarcely credible 75 matches and saw them lose in the Isthmian League and GMAC Cup finals after a quite memorable year.
Ted oversaw a number of popular players from the 1980s, including Alan Campbell, Iain Dowie, Dave Root, Dermot Drummy, Tony Gibson, Phil Gridelet, Mick Kiely, Erskine Smart, Neil Wolstenholme and Colin Tate amongst many others.
Defeat at home to Hertford Town in the FA Cup saw Ted's time at Claremont Road come to an end the following season, however not before he had firmly written himself into Hendon folklore.
The thoughts of everyone connected with the club are with Ted's family at this sad time.