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Playermart Part 2

Posted by The Mayor Of Simpleton in AdamKing(wasAK11)'s Blog, 11 August 2013 - - - - - - · 10,273 views

This time, specifically for a few players looking at U21/1st team Football in the Farnborough/Cove/Badshot Lea/Guildford area with their contact details:

DF Adam Ormerod 07896829186 (ex AFC Wimbledon, Brentford and Watford right-back)
MF Michael Uche 07943656063 (currently training with QPR College)
ST Adam Valu 07712114001 (ex-Manor Colts and Alton United)
GK Kwaku De Gea 07539858088 (currently with Lambeth College)
DF Joel Thomas 07903597917 (ex-Brentford & Wycombe Wanderers)
MF Sam Tuohy 07590677947 (ex-Chelsea and Brentford trialist)
MF Jordan Smith 07946223549 (ex-Woking Academy, currently training with Hampton & Richmond Reserves)


Rowing 21 Miles for Alpha 1

Posted by Brightside Bloke in Brightside Bloke's Blog, 29 July 2013 - - - - - - · 10,452 views

Hi All, My crew and I are rowing The Great River Race, 21 Miles from London Docklands to Ham in Surrey Saturday 7th September 2013.

We are rowing for Alpha-1 but need help in spreading the word for our justgiving page.

Sorry but we really do need all the help as its a bit last minute


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From: The Ides of March

Posted by coach et 64 in coach et 64's Blog(Enrico Tiritera), 25 March 2013 - - - - - - · 9,906 views

Beware of the Ides of March they used to say.The 15th March Julius Caesar was assassinated at the hands of Brutus,Cassius and Decimus.After 3days Caesar resuscitated and you can now find him at Burroughs Park SS3 or at Great Wakering Rovers.co.uk or @coachet64 on twitter.
Ciao a tutti.

Source: The Ides of March


Milton Keynes College Elite U19'S Looking For Friendly Fixtures

Posted by Milton Keynes College in Milton Keynes College's Blog, 22 October 2012 - - - - - - · 9,886 views

Hi, My name is Jason Pinnock and I work with the elite football development team at Milton Keynes College. Our aim is to develop and progress footballers through the ranks and to help them play at a good standard of football. All the players in our Elite team are from Academy backgrounds and are looking to push them selves in the right direction.

We are looking for away Friendly matches against first teams or reserves during midweek evenings. We can not host the game ourself as we do not have Floodlit facillities but we are willing to travel and to halve any refereeing costs.

We are wanting a fresh challenge this season, and Teams of a good standard and background is the main goal. Plus we are looking to bring our talented players into mens football which will give scouts a good oppurtunity to have a look at our players from academy backgrounds.

Please get in touch if this sounds like something that may interest you and your team.


Jason Pinnock
Football Development


Please follow us on Twitter @MiltonKeynesCollege


Dave Gardner

Posted by Penwith in Penwith's Blog, 31 July 2012 - - - - - - · 2,217 views

Dave Gardner The Dave Gardner Memorial Tournament is an annual pre-season event played for since 2005 by Falmouth Town, Helston Athletic, Penzance and Porthleven, the four local clubs he played for before his untimely death from cancer in 2003 aged 36. The tournament raises funds for Cornwall Hospice Care and Cancer Funding for Cornwall, two charities close to the Gardner family.

Fri. 27-7-12
Penzance v Helston Athletic (Penzance forfeited the match due to shortage of players)
Sat. 28-7-12
Porthleven v Falmouth Town
Tues. 31-7-12
Helston Athletic v Porthleven (6.45pm)
Wed. 1-8-12
Falmouth Town v Penzance (7.30pm)
Sat. 4-8-12 (both matches at Falmouth Town)
Penzance v Porthleven (2pm)
Falmouth Town v Helston Athletic (5pm)

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Southall FC, win the race to sign Top Class Goalkeeper

Posted by Southall FC Til I die in The Southall FC Story, 13 July 2012 - - - - - - · 1,838 views
Southall FC and 1 more...

Southall FC, win the race to sign Top Class Goalkeeper,

Gary Jallow

Yesterday evening Southall FC 1st team manager Colin Brown, made a statement of intent for the forthcoming season after securing the signature of much sought after, ex- Gambian International goal-Keeper Gary Jallow, for an undisclosed fee.

Teams such as Didcot FC, Walton & Hersham, Hanwell Town & Chalfont St. Peter were all in the running to sign Mr Jallow, but it was the new project at Southall FC which appealed the most.
Gary Jallow 32, had had spells in London with Hayes FC ( now Hayes & Yeading ) and North Greenford Utd, before moving to Bristol where he played for Mangotsfield FC in the Evo-Stick Southern League division one. After a reasonably successful period in Bristol, Gary moved back to West London where he was once again reunited with North Greenford Utd. It was during this second spell at North Greenford that Gary arguably enjoyed his most successful season to date, being an integral member of the team that gained promotion from the Combined Counties to the Evo-Stick Southern League Central Division.

Whilst Gary Jallow’s has a very impressive Club footballing CV, its most amazing fact is that it also illustrates that he has achieved 16 International caps at senior level for his native homeland Gambia.

When interviewed a few hours after signing his contract, Gary stated “I have known Brownie (manager) for years, he is a very straightforward person and has always been very ambitious. I only needed one conversation with him, to know that I wanted to be a part of Southall’s future”

Manager Colin Brown later added:
“These are very exciting times for Southall FC, when we can attract the quality of Gary Jallow to the club. I have admired Gary’s talent for many years, but this is the first time that I have had an opportunity to work with him. Gary has been an excellent servant to the semi pro game, and he feels that this is the right time in his career to embark on the project that Southall FC represents”.


Terras Links

Posted by Jimmythecuckoo in Terras Links, 10 July 2012 - - - - - - · 1,684 views
Weymouth FC

The plan for this site is to have one post that is updated with all the latest linkes for Weymouth FC.

Main site
Club Shop
Terras Trust


Can Welsh Teams Fill The Holes In The English Pyramid?

Posted by AK11 in AK11's Blog, 25 May 2012 - - - - - - · 1,538 views
Welsh, English, Teams, Non-League and 1 more...

With ten places being created at Steps 3 & 4 for the 2013-14 season, there is a need to move more teams up the pyramid.

One suggestion, being discussed on the NLM Forum is to encourage Northern League sides to make a step up. However, a lot of these sides are, quite understandably, reluctant to move up as their travel costs will go up. With petrol prices higher than Keith Richards on a good day, this expense alone will severely drain the financial resources of clubs and may force more of them under.

With Goodrich FC (West Midlands Regional League) the latest club consigned to non-league history, we should avoid encouraging clubs to live beyond their means. If that means them being a big fish in a small pond, then so be it, as long as it means that they are financially secure to continue trading/playing week in week out.

However, a solution to the 10 spaces might be found across Offa's Dyke in Wales. With a number of clubs in the north and south of the country dis-satisfied with the FAW's running of the game, could an exodus of clubs across to England help fill up vacancies? No, I am not talking about parachuting the likes of Rhyl, Bridgend Town, Barry Town and Neath into Step 3 & Step 4, but if these clubs could be placed at Step 6 or Step 7 and other sides moved up, perhaps it would offer a better solution.

Rhyl applied to the North West Counties League two years ago, and they would definitely be a strong inclusion in that league. Also Caernarfon Town have been said to be interested in playing in England again. That's two already from North Wales. What about the possibility of Newtown (did have a fall-out with the FAW) and Chris Kamara's new favourite Welshpool Town moving across to the West Midlands or new Shropshire Premier League at Step 7?

Down in South Wales, there are many teams who could see the Western League as an attractive proposition - Neath FC, recently relegated and stung by FAW criticism, might see their future over the other side of the Severn. What about Bridgend Town and Barry Town moving over as well? What about Cwmbran Town (one time League of Wales champions) quitting for the Hellenic?

That, in theory, gives us eight sides. Two more are needed - well, how's about Jersey FC (Combined Counties) and Manx FC (West Lancashire Premier?) Okay, they're not Welsh, but if they can follow in the footsteps of fellow Islanders Guernsey FC then let's be having them!


Hyde FC V Droylsden Documentary & Highlights. Football V Homophobia Event

Posted by Anthony Cooper in Total Dribble, 28 February 2012 - - - - - - · 1,607 views

A documentary telling the story of Hyde FC, previously known as Hyde United as they push for promotion into the Blue Square Conference Premier.

Features game highlights and interviews with key members of the staff including the Chief Executive and Manager.


This match was a Football v Homophobia event and we had interviews with people from 'Just a Ball Game,' 'The Justin Campaign' and the FA


Waltham Abbey v Grays Athletic FAT Preliminary Round

Posted by kensparksphotos in kensparksphotos' Blog, 9 October 2011 - - - - - - · 1,460 views


My first blog of the season covers my trip to Waltham Abbey to see their FA Trophy match with Grays Athletic. Not exactly the most picturesque of venues, but then I guess this was all about the football and not the scenery!!

On paper, Grays should have been the clear favourites, but Waltham Abbey came out of the traps like greyhounds and deservedly took the lead. The defense and particularly the goalkeeper of Grays looked very shaky and I feared the worst for them as WA continued to push forward and did look a different class.

However, it did not take too long for Grays to settle down, and although the half-time score was 1-0, I thought that Grays would have the better of the second half, and so it turned out. Not sure what the coach said at half time, but Grays were a different team on the restart. In fact I am not sure if WA came close to troubling the Grays keeper.

Grays really went at Waltham Abbey and scored a lovely goal with Junior Baker heading in a well flighted cross. Unfortunately a Waltham Abbey centre back had his nose broken in the same incident by his own goalkeeper. It didn't help matters that later in the game, the goalkeeper was then knocked out by his own captain, things you would think were not meant to turn out well. Nonetheless, Waltham Abbey held on for a lucky, yet hard fought draw and it is all to play for back at Grays ground on Wednesday.

I wish Waltham Abbey well, but feel that their chance may have gone with their home leg and Grays should be too strong for them on the return. However, I know that Waltham Abbey wont go down without a fight.

For pictures from the match, please see my website, www.kensparksphotography.co.uk where there are a few images to remember the match by. I hope you enjoy them.

Till next time, take care.


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While the Summer goes on in Cornwall, we take a break out from the norm!

Posted by Dave Deacon in Cornish Soccer's Blog, 11 July 2011 - - - - - - · 1,688 views

More photographs to take a look at in the latest "Massey's Mutterings" Posted Image


York City's transfer rumours....

Posted by yorkieboy in yorkieboy's Blog, 18 May 2011 - - - - - - · 2,857 views

It has been revieled that Gary Mills has a keen interest in Ben Purkiss returning to the club... He stated "I have always had an eye on Ben even before I was at York." Anyones thoughts on this?

He is also unsure about the futures of Barrett, Carruthers, Constantine, Darville, Knight, Mackin, McDermott, Till and Young, who are all out of contract.

Brodie who is now with Fleetwood, wanted to retur to York but was turned down instantly, does this suggest that Brodie did not want to leave in the first place?

I think everyone knows that Rankine has joined Aldershot and I must give my best for him in League 2.


Canvey Island 3 - 2 Croydon Athletic - Ryman Premier League, 8th February 2011

Posted by Matt H in Matthew Writes..., 9 February 2011 - - - - - - · 1,514 views

It was five on the bounce for Canvey Island tonight as they ran out 3 – 2 winners against Croydon Athletic. Croydon gave the Gulls a tough game though and the speed and skills of Shabazz Baidoo and Tom Bolarinwa constantly kept Canvey’s rearguard on their toes.
Canvey started the game comfortably in control however and went ahead when Matt Game chased down a fifty-fifty ball that rebounded off of him and fell behind the Croydon backline. Game reached the ball on the edge of the penalty area, moving inside and dragging it back into the path of Danny Heale who hit the ball first time from ten yards under Charlie Mitten and into the back of the net.
Bolarinwa first showed his talent on 13 minutes and he made a run down Croydon’s right hand side, his pace broke through the backline, and just as he was to let fly his shot, Frankie Everett came steaming across the penalty box to get a block in and deflect the ball out for a corner.
Charlie Mitten held well from Chris Moore’s header after he connected with Alex Rhodes’ corner on 14 minutes before Canvey doubled their lead on 21 minutes.
A deep free-kick from Canvey’s right floated in towards the far-post. John Easterford brought the ball under control before crossing it across the face of goal to Rob King, standing on the edge of the six yard box. King hit a low shot that Mitten got down well to claim, but the former Ebbsfleet United custodian palmed the ball into the bottom corner of the net.
Kieran McCann had a long range effort tipped around the post by James Russell on twenty five minutes and four minutes later the Rams were forced into an early substitution when Kevin Sefaah replaced Jon Cartledge with the latter immediately placing an ice-pack around the back of his thigh upon reaching the dugout.
Some great link-up play down Canvey’s right between Frank Everett and Robbie King resulted in Canvey increasing their lead even further on 34 minutes. Much like Canvey’s first goal, Everett dragged the ball back to King who was unmarked in the centre of the penalty area and again hit a low effort into the far corner.
Croydon immediately replied though when they capitalised on a lapse in concentration and miscommunication. From the restart the ball was worked back to Mitten who sent a long ball, route one. Shabazz Baidoo got behind Canvey’s back-line and latched onto the ball before rounding a static James Russell and placing the ball in the net from four yards.

H/T: Canvey Island 3 - 1 Croydon Athletic

The tempo for the second half was slower and Croydon having scored the one goal already played a slow counter-attacking game utilising the pace of their forwards whenever possible.
Colin Hartburn went on a mazy run on 49 minutes, working his way through both Canvey’s midfield and defence, but his final touch let him down as he placed his shot well wide of Russell’s goal.
Croydon were handed a way back into the game on 53 minutes when Kevin Dobinson conceded a penalty. Hartburn delivered a deep free-kick into the penalty area where Dobinson was judged to have unfairly climbed over Kevin Sefaah. Sefaah was booked for retaliating against Dobinson before Danny Elgar stepped up and placed the ball to Russell’s left. Russell did get a hand to the ball but not enough to divert its direction as it sat in the bottom corner.
Canvey created several chances to increase their lead and put Croydon out of sight but they were let down by the final shot at goal. The first came on 57 minutes when Jay Curran broke free of Croydon’s backline and worked his way into the box; however Curran’s shot was narrowly the wrong side of the post.
A minute later and Curran repeated his run, this time though his shot was blocked by the defender. The ball returned to his feet and from only a yard or two off the goal-line he hooked his effort wide.
Leon Gordon was introduced on the hour with Kevin Dobinson making way before Curran again had the chance to get on the score sheet.
Alex Rhodes broke down Canvey’s left on 67 minutes and delivered a trademark cross to the far post. Curran rushing in hit a first time volley but sent the ball narrowly over the crossbar.
Charlie Mitten denied Curran yet again with fifteen minutes left as he blocked Curran’s low effort with his foot after Curran again got round behind Croydon’s backline.
Croydon replaced Danny Elgar with Lasse Weber on 77 minutes before another Alex Rhodes’ cross on 84 minutes was missed by everyone in front of goal and narrowly avoided Leon Gordon before bouncing out for a goal-kick.
Michael Alaile was introduced into Canvey’s backline for the final three minutes of the match, replacing Danny Heale. Alaile looked solid and did his job well in the brief time he was on the pitch making a crucial interception to clear Canvey’s lines.
Late in stoppage time Chris Moore was booked after an altercation that was spotted by the Assistant Referee on the far side when defending a free-kick. The free-kick resulted in little though and with the ball cleared up field the Referee brought an end to proceedings.

F/T: Canvey Island 3 - 2 Croydon Athletic


Five Fabulous Facts for successful grass roots and community sports sponsorship.

Posted by SponsorPACK in SponsorPACK's Blog, 1 February 2011 - - - - - - · 1,633 views

1. Know Your Worth

This is one of the first questions you as a club must honestly ask itself. What are you worth to a sponsor, what are they going to get out of an association with your club? Don’t forget every sponsor has a different perception of the value of sponsorship and each will be looking for various results for their investment. Once you know your worth you can target your market.

2. Know Your Target

Which sort of sponsor’s best fit with your worthiness? Should it be local SME’s, national corporations or “in house” members. Now you know what your worth you can decide who and how to approach the people who fit in your target audience.

3. Big is not always Best

Think small chunk sized pieces, think about a large quantity of small investors and don’t ask for too much from each one. We call it “Affordable Advertising that gets Results” most clubs seek to secure one or two large sponsorship deals to see them through the season. Unfortunately in the current climate this is difficult and potential sponsors will react more positively to affordable solutions.

4. Effective Communication

One of the biggest complaints we hear from sponsors is that no one talks to them. They don’t know what’s going on and have no real relationship with the club or the membership. As a club you need to be open and accessible to the sponsor. At SponsorPACK we do that by newsletters, email, face to face meetings and prompt replies to queries and questions.

5. Quality Product

It is essential that whatever product you agree to provide your sponsor with it is of the highest quality, all the time. If it’s a pitch side board then the design must be a clear representation of the sponsor’s message. If it gets damaged it need to be replaced. If they are paying out for shirt logo then they need to be clean and legible.


Welcome to the blog

Posted by Jimmythecuckoo in Non-League Nonsense, 16 November 2010 - - - - - - · 1,735 views

This site is about my travels, trials and tribulations... and it is also as advert for my books ;)

Stay tuned.


Why not write a blog?

Posted by Ian_W in Official Blogs, 7 October 2010 - - - - - - · 1,910 views

We are on the look out for bloggers.

Any subject, any topic - the choice is yours! Does not have to even be about football.

Why not review a product, movie or book? Of course there is nothing to stop you from submitting a match report as a blog either!!

What interests you as a human being? Why not share it with others?

Just be yourself - there are no rules to blogging.....

Just a couple of quick tips

- try and keep paragraphs short, it makes it easier to read.
- be honest in your blog
- Come up with a snazzy punchy subject to grab attention
- use entry tags (keywords) in the box to the left
- One published add or move around blocks around your blog - you can add and remove blogs and drag blocks from one side of your blog to the other.

If you have any questions - just ask.


Gosport Tonight

Posted by HumptyWFC2011 in Humpty's Blog, 9 March 2010 - - - - - - · 1,366 views

Should be an intersting one tonight. Could go either way.
I have decided to go into each game as a posibilty that someone will eventually beat us as into not be so shocked when it happens.
Gosport are a funny bunch they ahve a good squad but seem to be very hit and miss but they are pushing for a promotion place so could be a toughie.

More scarves on sale tonight. 20 left and no more being ordered for a while.
Hats maybe on the way but I am not promising anything.

In the close season we are planning to maybe get hoodies, Mugs and umbrella's so watch this space.




Posted by Rick the Dick in Rick the Dick's Blog, 10 September 2009 - - - - - - · 1,576 views

A load of new stuff's appeared here for me to play with! That "Add Custom Block" button looks like it may be good fun. All those luverly languages to play with! PHP, SQL, HTML & XML; you could waste your life away on here.

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