STMI Skrill Premier Guide: Dartford Dark Horses For Play-offs
After Cambridge Utd took 2, sharp Dart Tony Burman went to Gillingham FC and AFC Wimbledon for strikers, AFC Newport for a very good keeper and then continued his policy of unearthing and polishing non-league gems with three defenders, a midfielder and a forward coming in. Well the Hornchurch striker arrived, stayed for a fortnight, but then took the Kings shilling and decided to emigrate to Australia for 3 months due to work commitments. He is a banker, genuinely, with no rhyming slang pun intended on STMI’s part.
Thank-you for reading part of STMI’s Skrill Premier Guide by Neil Gentleman-Hobbs
|Position 2012/13||8th in BSP|
|STMI Forecast||Pushing For Play-offs|
Tony Burman conjured 8th in the Darts first season in the former BSP, but it was no fluke, for he is one of the shrewdest coaches in the Skrill Premier. He has a great eye for talent, some good contacts in the right places and, is most certainly the man for the job at a club on the rise. The facilities would not be out of place in the Football League and nor would the manager, if the Darts can just get out of the hardest Divisions to be promoted from in world football. Eighth last year could well turn into a play-off tilt if the inspirational manager can just get his newish side to click, having hired in better on paper than those heroes who have left. Toms, Bonner and Champion, have defected to Cambridge with Mark Arber also released.
Old mate Martin Allen at Gillingham has finally agreed to send Adam Birchall back, this time until January that is. If he can put two years of injury behind him he will plunder beside Prior who comes in from Wimbledon. One of Burman’s diamonds in the rough could have been Lewis Smith from Hornchurch who scored 12 in a poor and relegated side. However having agreed to sign he then opted to emigrate for his banking career but could well be back a month or so before Christmas. Keeper Alan Julian, a capture from Newport, is the big name in the defensive changes, but Clark, Sterling and Fry all looked too good at their previous non-league roles. Clark and Cornhill were key men at local rivals Chelmsford and are certainly good enough for our level and beyond.
|20th May||Kenny Clark||Chelmsford||Def||Free|
|20th May||Max Cornhill||Chelmsford||Mid||Free|
|21st May||Alan Julian||Newport||Keeper||Free|
|7th June||Tyrone Sterling||Cray Wand||Def||Free|
|18th June||Matt Fry||Concord R||Def||Free|
|24th June||Lewis Smith||Hornchurch||For||Free|
|15th July||Jason Prior||Wimbledon||For||Free|
|8th July||Lewis Smith||emigrated||For||Free|
|Released||Tom Champion||Cambridge Utd||Mid||Free|
|Released||Tom Bonner||Cambridge Utd||Def||Free|
|Released||Mark Arber||No club||Def||Free|
1 Alan Julian, 23 Deren Ibrahim, 24 Stevie Sutton,
20 Lee Burns,25 Jay Porter, Zach Eisa, Kenny Clark, Tyrone Sterling, Matt Fry,
7 Ryan Hayes, 10 Elliot Bradbrook (Captain), 13 James Rogers, 14 Lee Noble, 15 Nathan Collier, 26 George Monger, Max Cornhill,
9 Adam Birchall 11 Danny Harris, Jason Pryor,
Posted on August 4, 2013, in 2013/14 Skrill Premier Guides, Writers - Neil Gentleman-Hobbs and tagged Dartford FC Skrill Premier Guide 2013/14, Dartford FC Squad & transfer guide 2013/14.. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.