Category Archives: Blue Square Premier Squads & Transfers 2012-13

Gossip – Fans Forums Know The Score!

So what are fans of Luton Town, Wrexham FC, Grimsby Town and Kidderminster – the title favouties-fans talking about? And let us not forget everyone else who share top spot ahead of the fixture release on July 3rd! The forums may get abuse, perhaps bordering on outlaw status  (Luton Outlaws), but the passion, or should that be RedPassion and snippets are fantastic. In the case of Hereford its no bull from the Bulls News. Oh yes, the Conference fans forums are better entertainment than YouTube and Facebook put together

 Thank-you for reading Neil Gentleman-Hobbs 

Yes, Joyous July oh month of rumour, is upon us. The hyperbole amongst fans even exceeds that of the players and agents. So here are the direct links for you to sort the wheat from the chaff for yourself.  The STMI table below links to every main forum in the Conference – and shows its good to dream, and in truth how half the football journalists get to glean.

We fans salivate with the transfer window now officially open (not that it has stopped deals in reality) and the Conference sides are also back in training and looking at free agent trialists, so what better time to have a look at the gossip from around the apex of non-League football, formally known as the BSP. Oh yes, the Conference fans forums are better entertainment than YouTube and Facebook put together. Let’s cut to the chase shall we?

Just click on a link to the left, to the respective club on the right.  These are  the Conference National clubs main fans forums,  apologies if we have missed any – if we have  comment with a link and we will add you. Please feel free to bookmark the link at the top of your browser (or add to favourites) and use it as the gateway to the gossip that makes the peoples game what it is.

Conference top Forums 2013/14
http://www.shotsweb.co.uk/mb/viewforum.php?f=1 Aldershot
http://www.alfretontownfc.com/forum/default.asp Alfreton
http://www.onlybarnet.com/forum/ Barnet FC
http://braintreeforum.proboards.com/index.cgi Braintree
http://www.cambridgefansunited.org/ Cambridge Utd
http://www.devachat.com/ Chester FC
http://www.dartfordfootballclub.co.uk/forum/index.php Dartford
http://www.theshaymen.net/ipb/ FC Halifax
http://forum.fgrfc.net/ Forest Green Rovers
http://www.heedarmy.co.uk/ Gateshead
http://www.thefishy.co.uk/cgi-bin/forum/Blah.pl?b-B2/ Grimsby
http://unofficialbulls.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=general Hereford
http://www.hydefans.co.uk/ Hyde FC
http://www.harriers-online.co.uk/forum/index.php? Kidderminster
http://www.facebook.com/groups/162363193834614/ Lincoln City
http://members.boardhost.com/lutonoutlaws/ Luton
http://fansonline.net/macclesfieldtown/mb/ Macclesfield
http://forums.footballwebpages.co.uk/forum.jsp?id=14 Nuneaton
http://www.salisburycitysupporters.co.uk/whitesonline.html Slaisbury City
http://www.portchat.net/ Southport
http://www.tamworthfans.co.uk/Default.aspx?g=topics&f=1 Tamworth
http://wellingunited.activeboard.com/ Welling United
http://www.cardsboard.co.uk/ Woking
http://www.redpassion.co.uk/forums/ Wrexham
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STMI Blue Square Bet Premier Guide – Squads, Ins & Outs 2012/13

Welcome to the Save the Mighty Imps  & Lincoln City Banter Blue Square Premier preview for the 2012/13 season, complete with BSP Ground guide, BSP Match-day admission prices  and of course all the BSP transfers and squad updates. A massive thanks has to go to all the fans who have visited since October and corrected any errors.  Good luck and safe travel in life and, of course this season,  to you all.  Thanks for your comments they are priceless even if many are unprintable and would do more damage to a player than a 50/50 studs up challenge.

thanks as ever for reading Neil Gentleman-Hobbs.

So to cut to the chase (you can always find this guide in the Premier Zone at the top of the page) here are the match-day admission & ticket prices,  and just click on the club logos below for Blue Square Premier Squads & Transfers 2012-13 . (The Imps are at the top click on Imps squad 2012/13)

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Really appreciate your visits, its important we all stick together and hopefully get the 3 up 3 down pressure mounting ahead of the vote next summer.  Look forward to meeting and greeting you next season and best of luck and 3 points  in any game that does not involve the Imps.

Are you playing the Imps this week?

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The Form of The Foe

If you are playing the Imps here is the preview s – your form danger men, heroes & villains aka The Form of the Foe as we call it here  go back  further and your teams 2011/12 encounters with the Imps will be here too (post Oct 2011)

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Teams & schemes

The predicted formations of both sides (as well as last season’s game if you played us after October when my eye recovered) and then the post match one’s with the subs, cards & stats. HERE

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A view from the Stacey West

Post match report 7 stats analysis is here, we call it A view from the Stacey West, formerly the Clanford or Railway End now named after the two Imps that died in the Bradford Fire.

Wrexham FC in Focus

The Dragons Doge, Andy Morrell,  has brought in just 3 thus far: Striker Brett Ormerod (Blackpool FC); Keeper Coughlin (Tranmere Rovers); plus defender Martin Riley (Kidderminster Harriers). With Pogba leaving for Crewe, Tolley to Mansfield Town and Knight-Purcival to Peterborough United, is this a case of ‘don’t mend what aint broke’ or a tit for tat policy based around balancing the books.   Outgoing CEO Dave Roberts has left having made big progress, despite last seasons second placed side failing to go up, but you feel the three fees received will be used in part for Ormerod’s salary, but in the main to reduce the Dragons shortening annual deficit. 


thanks for reading Neil Gentleman-Hobbs


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STMI takes a look at The Cardinals.  Here are Ticket prices for all BSP Away supporters prices , the BSP ground guide is here and please feel free to bookmark our  Blue square zone for when you are playing the Imps – HERE. The guide will start with the preseason results, transfers in & out, plus the released and new deals list. Then we will have a glance at the  summer sound-bites (most recent to last) and finally the current confirmed squad as at 6th August. 

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Aberystwyth Town 1 Wrexham 2
Wrexham 3 Kilmarnock 1
Vauxhall Motors 1 Wrexham 2
Bala 1 Wrexham 3
Wrexham 1 Blackpool 2 
Wrexham 4 Coventry City 1
Wrexham Res 1 AEK Athens 3
Altrincham 1 Wrexham 1


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 Transfer dealings

 
IN- Keeper Andy Coughlin (ex Tranmere Youth)
IN- Defender Martin Riley from Kidderminster
OUT- Mathias Pogba to Crewe (compensation)
Out Jake Speight to Mansfield (undisc fee)
IN- Brett Ormerod from Blackpool.
OUT- Jamie Tolley to Mansfield
OUT-Knight-Purcival to Peterborough

Released – Chris Maxwell, Obi Anoruo, Max Penk and Steven Leslie
New deals agreed – 1 year deals for captain Dean Keates, Rob Ogleby,John Hunt, Glen Little, Declan Walker, Leon Clowes and Nick Rushton.

6 month deals for Joe Clarke & Jamie Tolley who declined and went to Mansfield.

Contracted – Keeper Mayebi, Neil Ashton, Mark Creighton, Jay Harris, Adrian Csieslewicz, Danny Wright, Jake Speight, Chris Westwood, Jay Colbeck and manager Andy Morrell

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(Most recent first) Dragons linked with Fleetwood midfielder Danny Rose. Trialist goalkeeper Andy Coughlin signs a 1 year deal. Chief executive David Roberts will be stepping down at the end of July. Morrell joins Gills in chase for 44 goal hot-shot Damian Reeves and should offer trialist keeper Coughlin a deal. Former Kidderminster Harriers defender Martin Riley has signed for Wrexham on a one-year contract.

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Simon Hackney and goalkeeper Andy Coughlin are on trial. Former striker Obi Anoruo signs for Barrow.Blackpool friendly confirmed. Buoyed by two transfer fees Morrell confirms interest in McPhee and Altrincham striker Damian Reeves but dismisses speculation over Jason Koumas. Former Coventry City midfielder Kevin Thornton is currently on trial. Mathias Pogba has gone to Crewe, as he has turned down a new deal the Dragons will be due compensation under the U24 rules. Two live TV games, Grimsby Town (H)on Saturday, 25/8 KO 5.15pm and Stockport (A) Wednesday 10/10 KO 7.45pm.

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Brett Ormerod joins after refusing a new deal at Blackpool with Bury also interested Morrell is also hoping for a friendly game. 1800 season tickets sold by June 30th with the club stemming the annual loss to £200k. Stephen Wright has signed an extention but released keeper Chris Maxwell has joined Fleetwood Town on a free transfer. Wrexham cannot play in the Welsh Cup this season after just one season back in the competition. UEFA, European football’s governing body, ruled earlier this year that clubs in the English pyramid leagues are not allowed to represent Wales in Europe.

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Morrell confident he can secure the services of Mathias Pogba for another year or two. Three first year pro’s penned one-year deals – Jamie Morton, Steve Tomassen and Anthony Stephens. Les Speed RIP. Racecourse to become fully non-smoking stadium. Mickey Thomas feels Kop should reopen after 4 years. Mark Creighton and Nat Knight-Percival make BSP team of the year.

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Squad

Keepers

1 Joslain Mayebi, 13 Andy Coughlin

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Defenders

2 Stephen Wright, 3 Neil Ashton, 5 Mark Creighton, 6 Martin Riley, 18 Declan Walker, 20 Leon Clowes, 23 Chris Westwood,

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Midfielders

7 Adrian Cieslewicz, 8 Jay Harris, 12 Dean Keates (Captain), 14 Joe Clarke, 16 Johnny Hunt 17 Glen Little, 21 Jay Colbeck,

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Strikers

9 Danny Wright, 10 Brett Ormerod, 11 Andrew Morrell, 15 Robert Ogleby, 19 Nick Rushton

Woking FC In Focus

Gaffer Gary Hill has brought in 8 new faces: 3 strikers, Brett Williams (Reading) Bradley Bubb (Aldershot) & Loick Pires (Welling Utd); 2 midfielders, Lee Sawyer (Barnet) & Dean Sinclair (Lowestoft); plus 3 defenders, Mike Cestor (Orient), Brett Johnson (AFC Wimbledon) & Jack Parkingson (Welling Utd). The ex-Rushden boss is a canny operator and, although he is targeting survival, those loan links with Reading and Aldershot, both very local, suggest the clubs part-time status may serve as the perfect springboard to blood youngsters.  The Royals hot-shot Williams and The Shots Bradley Bubb, have serious goalscoring pedigree at non-league level. 

thanks for reading Neil Gentleman-Hobbs


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STMI takes a look at The Cardinals.  Here are Ticket prices for all BSP Away supporters prices , the BSP ground guide is here and please feel free to bookmark our  Blue square zone for when you are playing the Imps – HERE. The guide will start with the preseason results, transfers in & out, plus the released and new deals list. Then we will have a glance at the  summer sound-bites (most recent to last) and finally the current confirmed squad as at 9th August. 

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Windsor 2-0 Woking
Woking 1-0 Crawley
Woking 1-2 QPR
Woking 2-1 Wimbledon
Carshalton 1-1 Woking
Hornchurch 1-1 Woking
Woking 2-1 Aldershot

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IN- Midfielder Dean Sinclair from Lowestoft
IN- (Loan for season)Striker Brett Williams from Reading
In (Loan for season) Striker Bradley Bubb from Aldershot
IN- Midfielder Lee Sawyer from Barnet
IN- Defender Mike Cestor from Orient
IN – Defender Brett Johnson from AFC Wimbledon.
OUT- Striker Moses Ademola to Eastleigh.
IN- Defender Jack Parkinson from Welling United
OUT- Ola Sogbanmu to Carshalton
OUT- Paris Cowan-Hall to Plymouth Argyle
IN – Striker Loick Pires has signed from Welling United.

Released – Dale Binns (due to work commitments joins part-time Eastleigh), Derek Duncan, Wayne Gray and Elvis Hammond. Andy Little has retired.

 

1 year deals for Joe McNerney, Mark Ricketts, Adam Newton, Jay Davies, Josh Griffiths, Aaron Howe and Giuseppe Sole, Adam Doyle and Kevin Betsy have all now signed new contracts
Academy boys George Frith and Jack Mazzone have also signed first team contracts.
Re-engagement terms have been offered to Moses Ademola, Paris Cowan-Hall and Joe McNerney (1 year deals).

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(Most recent first) Manager Gary Hill is perhaps a realist, targeting survival for the part-time club. Midfielder Dean Sinclair signs from Lowestoft. Reading striker Brett Williams signs on loan for the season. Fans saving scheme ‘Boost the Budget’ commits to raise at least £30,000 for the pro budget, with funds available for the January window.

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Striker Bradley Bubb in from Aldershot on a season long loan. Two more in – midfielder Lee Sawyer signs from Barnet and defender Mike Cestor Brett from Orient. Johnson has signed a pre-contract agreement to join on 1st August from AFC Wimbledon. Former striker Elvis Hammond gets a 12 month stretch for money laundering (258k) Garry Hill is planning to strengthen and believes those currently seeking full time football may start to see his part-time offers more favourably come the middle of July.

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Former keeper Matt Pegler has signed for Havant & Waterlooville. Keiran Murtagh could be joining from Cambridge despite having a year left on his current deal. Former striker Elvis Hammond has admitted money laundering after transferring criminal property worth £278,532 from Ghana. Jack King looks set to move to a League club whilst Tom Davis could sign from Carshalton.

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The  Cardinals Squad

Goalkeepers

Aaron Howe,

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Defenders

Mike Cestor, Brett Johnson, RB Adam Newton, CB Adam Doyle, Joe McNerney, CB Jack Parkinson

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Midfielders

George Frith, Jay Davies, Josh Griffiths, Mark Ricketts,
Lee Sawyer, Dean Sinclair, Kevin Betsy,

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Strikers

Bradley Bubb, Loick Pires, Jack Mazzone, Giuseppe Sole, Brett Williams

Mansfield Town Focus

Cox has invested heavily bringing in 11 so far: 5 in defence – George Pilkington (Luton Town), Luke Jones (Kidderminster) Lee Beevers (Walsall), John Dempster (Crawley)  and  Andy Owens (Southport); 4 in midfield Godfrey Poku from (Luton)  Jamie Tolley (Wrexham) Jamie Hand (Hayes) and Chris Clements  (Hednesford); plus two strikers Nick Wright (Kidderminster) and Jake Speight (Wrexham).  The manager has signed a two year  in the knowledge that ambitious chairman John Radford sees Championship football as the ultimate goal and is willing and able to fund the ride. 


thanks for reading Neil Gentleman-Hobbs

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STMI takes a look at The Stags, another side who will certainly be there or thereabouts this season.  Here are Ticket prices for all BSP Away supporters prices , the BSP ground guide is here and please feel free to bookmark our  Blue square zone for when you are playing the Imps – HERE. The guide will start with the preseason results, transfers in & out, plus the released and new deals list. Then we will have a glance at the  summer sound-bites (most recent to last) and finally the current confirmed squad as at 6th August. 

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A Leamington W 0-1
A Hednesford Town W 0-2
A Gainsborough Trinity D 0-0 
A Hucknall Town (Stags XI) W 3-0 
H Derby County W 2-1
H Nottm For W 2-1
A Eastwood Town W 3-0
A Rainworth Miners Welfare (Stags XI) L 0-3
A Boston United W 2-1
H Rotherham United L 2-3

Logo Transfer dealings

OUT- Martin Riley to Wrexham
IN- Defender John Dempster from Crawley. 
IN- Midfielder Jamie Hand from Hayes
IN- striker Jake Speight from Wrexham
IN- LB Andy Owens from Southport 
IN – RB & CB Lee Beevers joins from Walsall
IN- central midfielder Godfrey Poku from Luton
IN- centre-half George Pilkington from Luton. 
OUT- Adam Smith to Lincoln City
OUT- Luke O’Neill to Burnley (undisclosed)
IN- Centre-half Luke Jones from Kidderminster
IN- Striker Nick Wright from Kidderminster
IN- Midfielder Chris Clements from Hednesford .
IN- Midfielder Jamie Tolley from Wrexham

Released list – Matt Bell, Sam Craven, Joe Kendrick, Danny Mitchley, Adam Smith, Jon Worthington.  Rhys Day has retired
Offered New deals – Ross Dyer, Anthony Howell, Ben Hutchinson, Alan Marriott, Lindon Meikle, Luke O’Neill, Matt Rhead, Martin Riley (opted for Wrexham), Ritchie Sutton, Andy Todd (as player-coach)
Still under contract for 2012/13 – Paul Bolland, Louis Briscoe, Matt Green, Adam Murray, Gary Roberts, Lee Stevenson, John Thompson

Logo Summer sound- bites

(Most recent first)  Cox makes move for Daniels (STMI scoop 17/7) Benefactor and Chairman John Radford has invested £2,528,826 since taking over the club almost two years ago. Defender John Dempster and midfielder Jamie Hand join. Cox looking at Macc duo Colin Daniels & Nat Brown. Chairman to do fans forum and Paul and Tina Broughton join in a dual role as Operations Directors.

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Former defender Martin Riley has signed for Wrexham on a one-year contract. Two live TV games Dartford (A) now Fri 26/10 KO 7.45 and Luton (H) Thurs 15/11 KO 7.45. Striker Jake Speight returns as Stags agree undisclosed fee with Wrexham. Player-assistant boss Adam Murray set to miss start of season after ankle operation. Left-back Andy Owens signs from Southport and former Lincoln right-back Lee Beevers joins from Walsall. Adam Murray is new assistant-manager whilst Adam Smith joins the Imps.

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Keeper Shane Redmond has extended his stay for a further season but Paul Cox is still waiting to hear from defender Martin Riley after offering him a new contract. 4 youth players Joel Holland, Scott Rogers, Jobe Shaw and Adam Somes have been promoted to the first team. Luke O’Neill leaves for Burnley for an undisclosed fee. Two new faces as Luke Jones & Nick Wright join from Harriers. This cools interest in Ben Purkiss who has been offered an improved deal at Hereford. Four Directors quit the Stags board. Steve Hymas, Steve Middleton, Andy Saunders and Darren Bland.  18/5 Paul Cox signs 2 year deal

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Stags Squad

Goalkeepers

1 Alan Marriott, 23 Shane Redmond,

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Defenders

2 Richie Sutton, 3 John Thompson, 4 John Dempster 5 Luke Jones, 15 Andy Owens 17 Lee Beevers, 30 Jobe Shaw

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Midfielders

7 Lindon Meikle, 11 Louis Briscoe, 13 Anthony Howell, 14 Chris Clements, 18 Gary Roberts 19 Jamie Hand, 20 Jamie Tolley, 21 Adam Murray, 22 Godfrey Poku 24 Andy Todd, 26 Lee Stevenson, 28 Joel Holland 29 Scott Rogers

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Strikers

8 Jake Speight, 12 Nick Wright, 10 Matt Green, 16 Matt Rhead,  9 Ross Dyer, 25 Ben Hutchinson, 27 Adam Somes,

Newport County Focus

Exciting times for the Exiles with Justin Edinburgh already bringing in: strikers  Aaron O’Connor & Danny Crow (both Luton Town) & Jefferson Louis (Lincoln); midfielders Michael Flynn (Bradford City) and Jake Thompson ( Forest Green Rovers); central defender Tony James (Burton);  plus a keeper, make that two due to injury,  with Alan Julian and now Lenny Pidgeley signing one year deals.  But wait there is more to come, on August 20th , as a board meeting ratifies a Euromillions winner plus four new businessmen to fund the new era fit for the new HQ at Rodney Parade


thanks for reading Neil Gentleman-Hobbs

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STMI takes a look at The Exiles, another side on the rise.  Here are Ticket prices for all BSP Away supporters prices , the BSP ground guideis here and please feel free to bookmark our  Blue square zone for when you are playing the Imps – HERE. The guide will start with the preseason results, transfers in & out, plus the released and new deals list. Then we will have a glance at the  summer sound-bites (most recent to last) and finally the current confirmed squad as at 8th August. 

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Undy Athletic A L 1 – 3
Moreton Rangers A 1 – 1
Evesham United A W 3 – 0
Camarthen Town A L 1 – 3
Bristol Rovers H W 2 – 0
Merthyr T H D 2 – 2
Swansea City H D 2 – 2
Yeovil H 1 – 3

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In- Keeper Lenny Pidgeley (trialist)
IN- Midfielder Michael Flynn from Bradford
IN-Striker Aaron O’Connor from Luton
IN- Striker Danny Crow from Luton
OUT Craig McAllister to Eastleigh
OUT- Gary Warren to Inverness Caladonian.
IN- Striker Jefferson Louis
IN- Midfielder Jake Thompson
IN- Centre-half Tony James from Burton.
IN- goalkeeper Alan Julian on a one-year deal.
OUT- Gary Warren to SPL Inverness Caledonian Thistle
OUT-Sam Foley to Yeovil

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(Most recent first) Trialist keeper Lenny Pidgeley pens a one-year deal after an impressive pre-season,another trialist, ex Cardiff City full-back Ben Swallow should also get a deal. Great news on the financial front as Euromillions winner Les Scadding plus 4 other businessman are set to join board on 20th August at the AGM.

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Edinburgh wants another keeper. Midfielder Michael Flynn signs from Bradford a decade after last playing for the Exiles. Manager Justin Edinburgh signs a new contract to 2013/14. Newport chairman Chris Blight quits the club, after ten years, claiming to have received a series of abusive phone calls over the weekend. He will relinquish his place on the Board of the Football Conference with immediate effect. Released striker Jake Reid has joined AFC Telford United whilst ex-exile keeper Thompson looks set to join Worcester City.

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Edinburgh wants 4 more to complete the jigsaw. Three ex-Neath players (they were wound up last month) Kerry Morgan, Chris Jones and Sam Gwynne are on trial. Striker Danny Crow in from Luton Max Porter has agreed a one-year extention. Newport cannot play in the Welsh Cup this season after just one season back in the competition. UEFA, European football’s governing body, ruled earlier this year that clubs in the English pyramid leagues are not allowed to represent Wales in Europe.

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Newport are also closing in on Five fresh deals next week in addition to the 3 new faces this week – Jefferson Louis, Jake Thompson and Tony James. David Pipe made captain. Ground move: Leaving Spitty Park to play at Rodney Parade the home of Newport RFC for next 3 years,

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The Squad

Goalkeepers

40 Lenny Pidgely, 1 Alan Julian, 22 Joe Perry

Matthew Swan

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Defenders

2 David Pipe 3 Andrew Hughes, 5 Tony James, 6 Ismail Yakubu,  13 Andy Sandell,   Mark Cooper

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Midfielders

4 Max Porter 8 Lee Minshull 11 Ryan Charles, 17 Michael Flynn, 14 Jake Thompson, 16 Lee Evans 

Kris Fielden Ben Swallow

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Strikers

7 Aaron O’Connor, 9 Danny Crow, 10 Jefferson Louis, 15 Jake Harris,   Felino Jardim, Romone Rose,

 

Nuneaton Town in Focus

After 3 promotions in 4 years Kevin Wilkin has brought in 11: 4 defenders –  Stephen O’Halloran (Carlisle Utd), Tom James (Watford), Gavin Cowans (Gainsborough), Delroy Gordon (Corby Town) ; 3 midfielders –  Danny Sleath (Boston UTD) Ben Ford (Kettering) & Jon Adams (AFC Telford); 3 strikers – Robbie Thompson-Brown (Kidderminster) Kyle Perry (Lincoln City) & Danny Newton (Hinckley); plus Australian keeper Ben McNamara.  After leading the club back from the dead, having been liquidated in 2008, can one of non-league football’s shrewdest bosses pull off the unthinkable?


thanks for reading Neil Gentleman-Hobbs

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STMI takes a look at The Boro, another side on the rise.  Here are Ticket prices for all BSP Away supporters prices , the BSP ground guide is here and please feel free to bookmark our  Blue square zone for when you are playing the Imps – HERE. The guide will start with the pre-season results, transfers in & out, plus the released and new deals list. Then we will have a glance at the  summer sound-bites (most recent to last) and finally the current confirmed squad as at 8th August. 

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Blyth Sp 2-3 Nuneaton
Nuneaton 1-0 Coventry
Solihull 1-0 Nuneaton
Nuneaton 3-2 Leamington
Nuneaton 1-3 Leicester 

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IN- Striker Robbie Thompson-Brown from Kidderminster.
IN- Defender Stephen O’Halloran from Carlisle
IN- Keeper Ben McNamara
IN- Defender Tom James from Watford
IN- Striker Kyle Perry from Lincoln City.
IN- Midfielder Ben Ford from Kettering
IN- CH Gavin Cowans from Gainsborough
IN- Defender Delroy Gordon from Corby Town.
IN- Midfielder Danny Sleath from Boston
IN- Striker Danny Newton
OUT- Guy Hadland to Barwell FC
IN – Jon Adams released from Telford
OUT- Gary Mills to Lincoln City

New Deals – 1 year deals for Sim Forsdick,  Neil Cartwright, Mark Noon,  Eddie Nisevic,  Gaz Dean,  Adam Walker, James Armson, Andy Brown,  Neil Collett,  Wes York
Offered – Mark Albrighton, Guy Hadland (opted for Barwell FC). 
Released – Danny Glover

Badge of Nuneaton TownSummer sound-bites

(Most recent first) 

Make that 11 as Republic of Ireland international defender Stephen O’Halloran joins following his release by Carlisle United and forward Robbie Thompson-Brown also signs. Australian goalkeeper Ben McNamara is ninth new signing of the summer. Released Grimsby Town midfielder Anthony Church was a trialist in the defeat to Solihull Moors on Tuesday night.

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Lee Hughes will not be joining. Dean will take over as captain after Noon breaks leg at Brackley. Watford defender Tom James becomes eighth signing. Kyle Perry joins and Neil Cartwright signs a 1 year extension. Midfielder Ben Ford signs after turning down a deal from Kettering. Gainsborough’s captain and former favourite Gavin Cowans joins for another stint.

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Former Mansfield Town assistant boss Micky Moore joins as Kevin Wilkin’s new number two.  Three in as Hinckley United striker Danny Newton, Boston United midfielder Danny Sleath and Corby Town defender Delroy Gordon sign. Right-back Neil Cartwright turns down latest contract offer. Wilkin no rush to appoint new no2. Assistant manager Fen Gillard joins Crystal Palace Academy coaching staff.

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The Boro Squad

Goalkeepers

1 Neil Collett 19 Ben McNamara

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Defenders –
21 Stephen O’Halloran 16 Ben Ford, 2 Neil Cartwright, 14 Simon Forsdick, 15 Delroy Gordon, Mark Albrighton, 5 Gareth Dean, 18 Tom James,

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Midfielders –
7 Wesley York, 11 Jon Adams 13 Danny Sleath, 3 Eddie Nivesic, 4 Gavin Cowan,
12 James Armson, 8 Mark Noon, 6 Adam Walker,

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Strikers –
9 Kyle Perry, 10 Andy Brown, 17 Danny Newton, 20 Robbie Thompson-Brown, Lee Moore,
Chris Dillon

Southport FC In Focus

Southport manager Liam Watson has brought in 7:  3 strikers – Michael Bakare (Macclesfield Town), Chris Almond (Skelmersdale United for a fee) & Steven Tames (Prescot Cables);  2 midfielders Aaron Chalmers from (Stockport Sports) & Charlie Joyce (Morecambe); plus defenders Chris Lynch (Stalybridge Celtic) & Louis Barnes (Marine).  Can they go one better than 7th last year and reach the play-offs? Don’t bet against it because the ex-striker builds a formidable team spirit and certainly has a talent when it comes to unearthing hidden gems on the cheap. Apt given the Sandgrounders heritage.

thanks for reading Neil Gentleman-Hobbs

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STMI takes a look at The Sandgrounders,  who will be formidable foes again this season.  Here are Ticket prices for all BSP Away supporters prices , the BSP ground guide is here and please feel free to bookmark our  Blue square zone for when you are playing the Imps – HERE. The guide will start with the pre-season results, transfers in & out, plus the released and new deals list. Then we will have a glance at the  summer sound-bites (most recent to last) and finally the current confirmed squad as at 8th August. 

SouthportFC.png Pre-season friendlies

Airbus Uk 0 – 0 Southport
Skelmersdale United 2 – 1 Southport
Southport 1 – 1 Wigan Reserves
Radcliffe 0 – 4 Southport
Southport 3 – 1 Rochdale

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IN- Midfielder Charlie Joyce from Morecambe
IN- Steven Tames from Prescot Cables.
IN- Defender Chris Lynch from Stalybridge
IN- Striker Michael Bakare from Macclesfield
IN – Defender Louis Barnes from Marine
IN – Midfielder Aaron Chalmers from Stockport Sports
IN – Chris Almond from Skelmersdale United (4 figure sum).
OUT- Andrew Owens to Mansfield (tribunal)

Released –  not that we know of
New deals – Tony McMillan, Jay Smith, Chris Lever, Steve Akrigg, Simon Grand, Andy Owens, Earl Davis, Alan Moogan, Andy Parry, Karl Ledsham, Russell Benjamin, Tony Gray, Shaun Whalley

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(Most recent first) Fans are to raise cash to keep Kevin Lee(a veteran of 219 appearances) at the club after a horror challenge last season has forced him into a premature coaching role. Supporters Trust – Trust in Yellow – has taken on the cause. For more details email info@supportkevinlee.com or ring Jonathan on 07824 483805. You can also visit the campaign website at www.supportkevinlee.com and follow it on Twitter at @Support4kevlee.

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Midfielder Charlie Joyce joins from Morecambe. Striker Steven Tames and defender Chris Lynch sign 1 year deals. Full-back Louis Barnes arrives from Marine. Southport home game V Lincoln live on TV Fri 30/11 KO 7.45. Watson targets striker Steven Tames and defender Zac Aley. Midfielder Aaron Chalmers joins from Stockport Sports.

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Alan Moogan moves into a player coaching role as Simon Grand is made captain. Defender Andrew Owens has joined Mansfield with manager Watson suggesting it is a sideways move. The clubs look set to go to a tribunal. Adam Carden has joined Fylde. New club shop set to open volunteers wanted.

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Sandgrounders Squad

Goalkeepers

1 Tony McMillan,  13 Matt Nemes

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Defenders

Chris Lynch, Louis Barnes, 3 Chris Lever,  4 Steven Akrigg, 5 Earl Davis, 6 Simon Grand (Captain), 14 James Smith (Vice Captain),

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Midfielders

20 Charlie Joyce, Aaron Chalmers, 7 Shaun Whalley, 8 Alan Moogan, 11 Andrew Parry, 16 Aaron Turner, 17 Karl Ledsham, Russell Benjamin

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Strikers

Chris Almond, 9 James Ellison, 10 Tony Gray, Steven Tames, Michael Bakare

Stockport County In Focus.

Messiah Jim Gannon has brought in 7 players: 3 defenders, Jordan Fagbola (Rochdale), James Tunnicliffe (Wycombe Wanderers)  & Sean Newton (AFC Telford) ; 1 midfielder in Alex Kenyon (Lancaster City); plus 3 strikers,  Tom Collins (Hayes & Yeading), Craig Hobson (Stalybridge Celtic) and last but not least the return of Danny Rowe, on loan,  from Fleetwood.  He has the weight of expectation akin to that of Atlas, upon his shoulders, but does he have the funds to deliver the return to the promised land,  the hopeful Hatters deserve?

thanks for reading Neil Gentleman-Hobbs

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STMI takes a look at The Hatters,  set to be reborn under Gannon the Messiah.  Here are Ticket prices for all BSP Away supporters prices , the BSP ground guide is here and please feel free to bookmark our  Blue square zone for when you are playing the Imps – HERE. The guide will start with the pre-season results, transfers in & out, plus the released and new deals list. Then we will have a glance at the  summer sound-bites (most recent to last) and finally the current confirmed squad as at 8th August. 

logo Pre-season friendlies

 
Cheadle Town 0-8 Stockport
Lancaster City 0-2 Stockport
Halifax Town 2-0 Stockport
Stockport 0-0 Fleetwood Town
Stockport 1-2 Manchester City XI
Stockport 1-4 West Bromwich Albion
Skelmersdale United 3-3 Stockport
Stockport 2-2 Wigan Athletic
Trafford 0-1 Stockport
Cheadle Heath 0-1 Stockport

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Out- Midfielder Jon Routledge to Hamilton.
IN- (RB, CB & CM) Jordan Fagbola from Rochdale
IN- (6 month loan) Striker Danny Rowe from Fleetwood
IN – Centre-half James Tunnicliffe from Wycombe
IN – Striker Tom Collins Hayes & Yeading
IN – Defender Sean Newton in on a 1 year from Telford, 
IN – Striker Craig Hobson joins from Stalybridge Celtic, 
IN – Midfielder Alex Kenyon joins from Lancaster City.
Out – Tom Elliott to Cambridge for a non disclosed fee
Out – Ryan Fraughan to TNS

Released Jon Routledge, Danny Rowe. Bernie Hirmer and Jordan Rose

New deals – 1 year to Danny O’Donnell & Andy Halls.

One year first pro contracts also signed by youths Kyle Brownhill, Andy Graham, Deji Omoboye and Ben Say on their first professional contracts.

Offered Deals Joe Connor plus younger first team players Tom Elliott, Carl Piergianni and Cameron Darkwah have also each been made  an offer of re-engagement.

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(Most recent first) 18-year-old utility man (RB, CB & CM) Jordan Fagbola signs after his release from Rochdale. Striker Danny Rowe returns on a six month loan from Fleetwood. Live TV game – Wrexham (H) now Wednesday 10/10k.o. 7.45. Largest shareholder Spencer Fearn has been appointed Vice-Chairman.

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1,600 season tickets sold as at 2/7. Hatters sign Wycombe centre half James Tunnicliffe on a two-year deal. Danny Hattersley signs a new and improved one year deal. Hatters win BSP fair play award. In comes striker Tom Collins from Hayes & Yeading.  Striker Craig Hobson arrives from Stalybridge Celtic. Centre-back Alex Kenyon signs from Lancaster City. 

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Gannon brings Alan Lord back as his assistent (who has run a freelance scouting service) whilst Willie McStay becomes head coach at Bristol City’s  Youth set-up

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Hatters Squad

Goalkeepers

Ian Ormson, Dane Smith

Defenders

2 Andy Halls 3 Sean Newton 4 Joe Connor (Vice captain) 
5 Daniel O’Donnell (Captain), 6 James Tunnicliffe, 15 Carl Piergianni 16 Kyle Brownhill 17 Ben Chu Say, 20 Jordan Fagbola (utility D & M) 26 Euan Holden,

Midfielders

7 Danny Whitehead 8 Alex Kenyon,
14 Sam Sheridan, 18 Jon Nolan, 28 Sean McConville, Andy Graham, Deji Omoboye

Strikers

9 Danny Hattersley, 10 Tom Collins, 11 Craig Hobson, 13 Cameron Darkwah, 19 Danny Rowe (loan)

Tamworth FC in Focus

Marcus Law has rung the Changes at The Lambs with 16 out and 9 in: 2 Strikers Tommy Wright from (Forest Green Rovers), Adam Cunnington from (Dagenham);  5 Midfielders, Lee Hendrie (Redditch & ex Aston Villa), Jamie Smith (Burton), Peter Till (Fleetwood), Marcus Kelly (Kettering), Lloyd Kerry (Hinckley United); Defender Tom Marshall from (Kidderminster); plus two new Keepers, Tony Breedon from (Kidderminster), James Wren (Burton). 

thanks for reading Neil Gentleman-Hobbs

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STMI takes a look at The Lambs,  hoping to improve on a disastrous late run that saw them finish 18th.  Here are Ticket prices for all BSP Away supporters prices , the BSP ground guide is here and please feel free to bookmark our  Blue square zone for when you are playing the Imps – HERE. The guide will start with the pre-season results, transfers in & out, plus the released and new deals list. Then we will have a glance at the  summer sound-bites (most recent to last) and finally the current confirmed squad as at 8th August. 

Logo Pre-season friendlies

 
Stafford Rangers 1-2 Tamworth
Rushall Olympic 2-1 Tamworth
Boldmere 0-4 Tamworth
Tamworth 1-0 West Bromwich Albion
Barwell 0-1 Tamworth
Hednesford Town 1-2 Tamworth
Tamworth 1-2 Bristol Rovers
Tamworth 1-1 Crewe Alexandra
Polesworth FC V Tamworth

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IN- Midfielder Lloyd Kerry from Hinckley United
IN- Keeper James Wren from Burton
IN- Midfielder Peter Till from Fleetwood
IN- Midfielder Marcus Kelly from Kettering, 
IN- Striker Adam Cunnington from Dagenham, 
IN- Striker Tommy Wright from Forest Green Rovers 
IN- Midfielder Lee Hendrie from Redditch.
OUT- Paul Green to Forest Green Rovers
IN- Midfielder Jamie Smith from Burton.
IN- Keeper Tony Breedon from Kidderminster.
IN- Defender Tom Marshall from Kidderminster.
Out Jonathan Hedge to Cambridge United

Released 14Isedon Christie, Danny Thomas,Sam Habergham, Kieron St Aimie, Liam McDonald,Sam Andrew,Kyle Nix,Callum Reynolds,Joe Collister,Nabil Shariff,Troy Wallen,Jake Healy,Nick McKoy,Harvey Headley,

New deals offered 7Scott Meer, Jon Hedge (went to Cambridge), Connor Gudger, Paul Green, Sam Oji, Luke Bottomer and Kyle Patterson
Transfer listed – Duane Courtney

On contract – Scott Barrow, Richard Tait and JP Marna

Logo  Summer Sound-bites

Released forward Iyseden Chritie signs for Alfreton.  MK Dons pair Charlie Collins and Jordan Ivey-Ward are on trial with a view to a loan deal. Former manager Les Green has passed away. Released Lamb Kieron St Aimie joins Telford. Three more new faces – winger Peter Till, midfielder Lloyd Kerry and goalkeeper James Wren. Lambs were pipped by Partick Thistle for the services of former Preston North End striker James Craigen.

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Richard Tait made captain. Four more sign – Marcus Kelly, Adam Cunnington, Tommy Wright and Lee Hendrie. Forest Green Rovers sign Paul Green. Three new recruits join ex-captain Tom Marshall as part of a triple signing that also includes keeper Tony Breedon and youngster Jamie Smith.

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Captain Paul Green is set to leave the club. Richard Tait, JP Marna and Scott Barrow have all just signed 1 year deals. Marcus Law has hinted at 2 season long loans and been linked with keeper Tony Breeden and former defender Tom Marshall.

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The Lambs Squad

Keepers

1 James Wren, 13 Tony Breedon,

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Defenders
6 Tom Marshall 2 Richard Tait (Captain),
15 Duane Courtney 19 Scott Barrow, 24 Graham Law 25 Scott Meer 26 Jamie Smith,

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Midfielders
18 Peter Till, 11 Lloyd Kerry, 3 Marcus Kelly, 8 Lee Hendrie, 16 Luke Bottomer
17 Connor Gudger

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Strikers
7 Adam Cunnington, 9 Tommy Wright, 10 JP Marna,
14 Kyle Patterson, 27 Troy Wallen