Former Lincoln City and Mansfield Town manager David Holdsworth may want to give his brother Dean (who got Aldershot Town relegated) and his nephew a helping hand after both left Chelmsford City today. That is of course if he has time as he has been a very busy lad in the transfer market…….
Vic Erzantarz gets the abacus out
The Clarets lost 6-0 to Boreham Wood in the Conference South on Saturday and have now lost 8 of their last 11 games. City sit 17th in the table after just four wins from thirteen this term. Dean, with a massively redused budget it must be said, agreed to stand down after just five months in charge – this off the back of almost getting Aldershot relegated although Andy Scott got the honour – with assistant Kenny Brown put in caretaker charge of the side. Holdsworth’s son Jordan, a striker, has also left the club.
David meanwhile is getting busy at his Goole gig, with three new faces on Friday alone. Midfielder Anton Fosterjoins from Matlock, striker Ryan Williams joins from Guiseley AFC on dual registration and defender Jack Freeman from AFC Darwen in the North West Counties League. Goole beat Chasetown 3-1 on Saturday to move to 14th as Holdsworth and Chairman Baron’s brave new dawn continues.
The previous week was even busier with 6 out and 4 in as David Holdsworth looked to ring the changes. The released half dozen were George Wysocki, Brice Tiani, Regis Kimba-Mavambu, Chris Ovington, Matt Semley and Nick Guest. The arrivals were former Scunthorpe United, forward Reece Richiardi, former Crystal Palace forward William Johnson-Cole, former Sheffield Wednesday midfielder James Cottingham from Worksop Town (waiting on the registration) and former Notts County and Mansfield Town winger Danny Bisungu who is awaiting international clearance.
After being all set to join Boston United, former Southend United, Arsenal FA Youth Cup winner, Barnet FC and Lincoln City left sided genius and kebab king, Nicky Nicolau, has been signed by David Holdsworth’s brother Dean, for Chelmsford City.
Thank you for reading Neil Gentleman-Hobbs
Despite wanting to stay at the Imps, even offering to accept less money, 29-year-old Nicky was released at the end of the season. Nicky was in and out of the side in both his seasons in Impdom but he put in some pretty impressive cameos, supplying and scoring goals. In just 18 starts and 9 substitute appearances, he scored 4 goals and set up 3 more. His set-piece delivery is first-rate, although his pace and defensive qualities do beg the question as to why he is employed predominantly at full-back or on the left flank.
Nicky is never going to set the world alight, but he is a versatile and hard-working player. Having won the FA Youth Cup in 2001 he was given a 3 year deal at the Gunners but failed to make the grade. Southend pounced but the Championship/ L1 also seemed a step too far. Barnet however gave him a run in the side where he appeared 95 times in league & Cup before dropping into non-league with Woking (in BSP next season).
Good luck Nicky and thanks for a few quality memories.
|Nicky’s Imp stats 2012/13|
|Nicky’s Imp stats 2011/12|
|FULL NAME||Nicky George Nicolau|
|DATE OF BIRTH||12 October 1983 (age 29)|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Camden Town, London|
|HEIGHT||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|WEIGHT||10st 8lbs (67.19kg)|
|POSITION: LEFT BACK / LEFT MIDFIELD|
|CURRENT CLUB||Lincoln City|
|2004||Southend United (loan)||9||(0)|
|2006||Hereford United (loan)||10||(1)|