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



Manager Tony Burman
Formation 4-4-2 traditional
Position 2012/13 8th in BSP
STMI Forecast Pushing For Play-offs
Ave Gate 1447
Away following 151

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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.

IN Player From Pos Fee
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
Loans IN Player From Pos Fee
January Adam Birchall Gillingham For Wages
OUT Player To Pos Fee
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


2013/14 Squad


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 , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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