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FA Must Implement 1% Levy on £842.7M Transfer Circus

Fans of  Barnet FC ,  Wrexham FC , FC Halifax, Kidderminster Harriers , Grimsby, Forest Green Rovers, Lincoln and every other Conference Premier, North and South club must have been disgusted by the amount of money that changed hands in the summer window.  £842.7M is is a kings ransom and far to close to a billion for comfort.

Thanks for reading STMI

The 2014 summer transfer window reached new heights, staggering fans and pundits alike. One could argue that the Financial Fair Play initiative is beginning to work, but given the pace of increase fanned by the new TV deal, valued at £5.4Bn over three years, no one should be surprised at the feeding frenzy at the golden trough. If a transfer levy of just one 1% was shared amongst League 1,Two or the three Conference divisions, just think what it could do for the foutue of The England team and grass roots football as a whole.

It was records across the board as six clubs broke their transfer records with Manchester United topping them all to set a new British record of £59.7 million for Di Maria. Hull City, West Bromwich Albion and Leicester all signed eleven players.  Indeed the window saw the movement of 163 players, with 26 moving on the final day.  A relatively anticlimactic £70 million changed hands on the last day with Sky having to nurse the deadline day story until the early hours of the day after when Falcao (£6m loan) and Welbeck (£16m fee) contributed the final £22 millions.

 

Summer Window
201 £200,000,000
2011 £350,000,000
2012 £490,000,000
2013 £630,000,000
2014 £843,000,000

 

As for the Financial Fair Play factor, do me a favour. Manchester City and PSG were certainly quieter this summer after £50 million fines, however Chelsea continue to spend, spend, spend thanks to the Russian funding.  City still spent £51.5 million on 4 players plus Sagna on a free and Lampard’s wages on loan.

Top 5
Manchester United £145,700,000
Liverpool £117,000,000
Chelsea £91,300,000
Arsenal £82,700,000
Southampton £56,900,000

 

 The average spent on a player moved to  £6,696,428 with United averaging£24,283,333 (6 players) against Liverpool’s somewhat frugal £14.6m on their crazy eight. United dug deep, to put it mildly necessity is the mother of invention, whereas  the former forward ‘Fangs’ funded half of the Merseyside red mist.  What would English grassroots football do with a 1% transfer levy. Over to you Greg Dyke……..

BSP Away Support 12/13 Hatters, Mariners Stags & Imps deserve Medals!

The belated away support stats 2012/13 for Luton Town, Grimsby, Wrexham, Stockport, Mansfield, Newport, Cambridge, Kidderminster, Hereford, Dartford, Lincoln, Macclesfield, Nuneaton, Telford, Woking, Southport, Tamworth, Ebbsfleet, Alfreton, Forest Green, Hyde, Barrow, Braintree and Gateshead. Outstanding support as ever from the Hatters – Luton that is and Stockport who have both had another shocker given their fabulous support ……but there is always next Saturday.

apologies for the delay, been writing a book in memory of Richard Butcher for charity and the broken heel has had me hanging like a bat at times! thanks as ever for stopping by and reading Neil Gentleman-Hobbs 

As usual we give both the average and the total turnstile clicks of the travelling fans. Once again you were loud and should be rightly proud considering the prices and the climate. The average taken away in the BSP was 195 plus the shrapnel down by 15 on the previous season. The Mighty Imps recovered from 183 to 228 after another shocker.

Team

Ave

Total

Games

Luton

496

11,399

23

Stockport

479

11,019

23

Grimsby

429

9,869

23

Wrexham

363

9,678

23

Mansfield

396

9,103

23

Newport

263

6044

23

Kidderminster

241

5,549

23

Cambridge

230

5,306

23

Lincoln

228

5,253

23

Hereford

214

4933.5

23

Dartford

151

3,475

23

Macclesfield

147

3,374

23

Nuneaton

130

2,999

23

Woking

102

2,337

23

Telford

91

2,102

23

Southport

90

2,082

23

Tamworth

88

2,022

23

Alfreton

77

1,769

23

Forest Green

71

1,644

23

Ebbsfleet

70

1,592

23

Barrow

68

1,407

23

Hyde

60

1,362

23

Gateshead

40

913

23

Braintree

39

722

23

Wrexham Deserve 3 Promotion Places For Conference Clubs

For 3 promotion places to have any chance, Luton, Grimsby, Wrexham, Alfreton,  Braintree,  Cambridge,  Chester FC,  Dartford, Forest Green, Gateshead, Grimsby,  Hereford,  Hyde, Kidderminster, Lincoln,  Macclesfield, Nuneaton, Southport, Tamworth, Welling United and Woking fans need to act now.  Wrexham have for the second year failed to go up, something their flowing football deserved.  Luton have a budget League 2 & 1 clubs would envy, yet they too are marooned.  STMI urge all BSP, Championship and League 1 teams to back us, surely asking League 2 clubs would be like asking Turkeys to vote for Christmas. Please sign our petition  here and copy and paste this article onto your forums – we have 1250 we need 10k so ask your clubs to put it on their official sites. This is a call to arms, a fair and just fight for the right, nothing more, nothing less from, one fan to every other (and any League fans too, if you have a sporting sense of right and wrong)

Please help, please sign and thanks for reading Neil Gentleman-Hobbs

Ahead of a scheduled Football League full vote this summer, this is Football’s chance to be seen as a shining light in an unfair world – to be fair and willing to share. Give that right to fans and teams who dare to dream. You, the fans and the Football League, are the gateway and the custodians of the people’s game in so many ways. Please, surely there has to be at least one more set of golden keys?

Urge your members to give the Conference one more promotion spot. Is it so much so ask with the new TV deal just about to shower your members with even more cash? We are not asking for the cash handout, just give our teams the right to play our way onto the table.

BSP fans, believe we can do this together and rest assured The Football League will get an email every time someone signs.

*****

Please sign our petition  here

*****

Akin to the economy, we are starting to become stale and starved down here, through a two up two down system that blights – is that fair in the peoples game?  No its Feudalism football, an increasing reflection of life designed to stop the dream, kill the passion. Once again the enterprise dies. That may be shaping up to be Modern Britain but surely Football can be seen to send out the right message? We are not asking for your money just the right for 3 teams to join the party each season. Let us increase the natural flow of money through the game for the benefit of all, especially grass roots football. Its like quantitative easing  but without the inflation, it wont affect the nation because those who aspire can achieve higher.

*****

Please sign our petition  here

*****

The more noise we fans make the more they will listen. The football League vote is laden towards the top and it will cost them nothing. 5 Leagues plus two regional feeders could see dreams fulfilled, enticing investors into the game.

Let us force the League and the Blue Square Premier around a table and do what is fair.  In the current climate the last thing we need is to perpetuate ‘Feudalism Football’ – because that is what it is when the few shut out the millions who try to play the game on every park and pitch throughout the land.

Please sign our petition  here

3 up 3 down from League 2 to the BSP would allow passage up and down the pyramid, which could put more of an incentive into lads wanting to play the game now we are in a depression with £400 a week and the chance of getting spotted even though you slipped through the net at 16.

A more affordable football experience, the chance to have a friendly beer with other fans.  That extra place, or two would really fire the imagination fuelled by ambition and local pride and allow people to dare to dream without the fear of failure. 2 up 2 down is not fair is it Mr Clegg and it is most certainly not  British.  Everybody deserves a second chance. 3 up and 3 down will give us a sporting one at least.

Conference Petition Breaks 1k – Come Aboard!

Come on  Alfreton,  Telford, Braintree,  Cambridge, Dartford, Ebbsfleet, FGR, Gateshead, Grimsby, Hereford, Hyde, Kidderminster, Luton, Macclesfield, Mansfield, Newport, Nuneaton, Southport,  Stockport, Tamworth, Woking and Wrexham fans, please join sign the petition for 3 promotion and 3 relegation places between the BSP and The League  here  – Red Passion, Luton Outlaws, Bulls News, BAFC + HSN, Stagsnet, Harriers On Line and We Imps  already pushing it

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Massive thanks to  News Now, Red Passion, Luton Outlaws, Bulls News, BAFC + HSN, Stagsnet and Harriers on-line, for already coming on board. 

Feel free to copy and paste this article onto your forums and even ask your clubs to put it on their official sites. 

*****

To cut to the chase

Ahead of a scheduled Football League full vote this summer, this is Football’s chance to be seen as a shining light in an unfair world – to be fair and willing to share. Give that right to fans and teams who dare to dream. You, the fans and the Football League, are the gateway and the custodians of the people’s game in so many ways. Please, surely there has to be at least one more set of golden keys?

Urge your members to give the Conference one more promotion spot. Is it so much so ask with the new TV deal just about to shower your members with even more cash? We are not asking for the cash handout, just give our teams the right to play our way onto the table.

BSP fans, believe we can do this together and rest assured The Football League will get an email every time someone signs.

*****

Please sign our petition  here

*****

BSP 3 Up 3 Down Petition – Have you signed Yet?

For 3 Up 3 Down Luton, Grimsby, Wrexham, Stockport, Mansfield, Newport, Cambridge, Kidderminster, Hereford, Dartford, Lincoln, Macclesfield, Nuneaton, Telford, Woking, Southport, Tamworth, Ebbsfleet, Alfreton, Forest Green, Hyde, Barrow, Braintree and Gateshead fans must unite and act now.   Please sign our petition  here and copy and paste this article onto your forums – even ask your clubs to put it on their official sites. This is a call to arms, a fair and just fight for the right, nothing more nothing less from one fan to every other (and League fans too, if you have a sporting sense of right and wrong.

Massive thanks to  News Now, Red Passion, Luton Outlaws, Bulls News, BAFC + HSN, Stagsnet and Harriers on-line, for already coming on board.  

To cut to the chase

Ahead of a scheduled Football League full vote this summer, this is Football’s chance to be seen as a shining light in an unfair world – to be fair and willing to share. Give that right to fans and teams who dare to dream. You, the fans and the Football League, are the gateway and the custodians of the people’s game in so many ways. Please, surely there has to be at least one more set of golden keys?

Urge your members to give the Conference one more promotion spot. Is it so much so ask with the new TV deal just about to shower your members with even more cash? We are not asking for the cash handout, just give our teams the right to play our way onto the table.

BSP fans, believe we can do this together and rest assured The Football League will get an email every time someone signs.

*****

Please sign our petition  here

*****

Akin to the economy, we are starting to become stale and starved down here, through a two up two down system that blights – is that fair in the peoples game?  No its Feudalism football, an increasing reflection of life designed to stop the dream, kill the passion. Once again the enterprise dies. That may be shaping up to be Modern Britain but surely Football can be seen to send out the right message? We are not asking for your money just the right for 3 teams to join the party each season. Let us increase the natural flow of money through the game for the benefit of all, especially grass roots football. Its like quantitative easing  but without the inflation, it wont affect the nation because those who aspire can achieve higher.

*****

Please sign our petition  here

*****

The more noise we fans make the more they will listen. The football League vote is laden towards the top and it will cost them nothing. 5 Leagues plus two regional feeders could see dreams fulfilled, enticing investors into the game.

Let us force the League and the Blue Square Premier around a table and do what is fair.  In the current climate the last thing we need is to perpetuate ‘Feudalism Football’ – because that is what it is when the few shut out the millions who try to play the game on every park and pitch throughout the land.

Please sign our petition  here

3 up 3 down from League 2 to the BSP would allow passage up and down the pyramid, which could put more of an incentive into lads wanting to play the game now we are in a depression with £400 a week and the chance of getting spotted even though you slipped through the net at 16.

A more affordable football experience, the chance to have a friendly beer with other fans.  That extra place, or two would really fire the imagination fuelled by ambition and local pride and allow people to dare to dream without the fear of failure. 2 up 2 down is not fair is it Mr Clegg and it is most certainly not  British.  Everybody deserves a second chance. 3 up and 3 down will give us a sporting one at least.

BSP 3 Up 3 Down Petition – 985 & rising

For 3 Up 3 Down Luton, Grimsby, Wrexham, Stockport, Mansfield, Newport, Cambridge, Kidderminster, Hereford, Dartford, Lincoln, Macclesfield, Nuneaton, Telford, Woking, Southport, Tamworth, Ebbsfleet, Alfreton, Forest Green, Hyde, Barrow, Braintree and Gateshead fans need to act now.   Please sign our petition  here and copy and paste this article onto your forums – even ask your clubs to put it on their official sites. This is a call to arms, a fair and just fight for the right, nothing more nothing less from one fan to every other (and League fans too, if you have a sporting sense of right and wrong.

Massive thanks to  News Now for their RSS assistance as ever, without them my blog would be a gin palace without a road….  I Neil Gentleman-Hobbs am proud to write about the Imps & BSP either side of the realities of minimum wage working and time demands.

Ahead of a scheduled Football League full vote this summer, this is Football’s chance to be seen as a shining light in an unfair world – to be fair and willing to share. Give that right to fans and teams who dare to dream. You, the fans and the Football League, are the gateway and the custodians of the people’s game in so many ways. Please, surely there has to be at least one more set of golden keys?

Urge your members to give the Conference one more promotion spot. Is it so much so ask with the new TV deal just about to shower your members with even more cash? We are not asking for the cash handout, just give our teams the right to play our way onto the table.

BSP fans, believe we can do this together and rest assured The Football League will get an email every time someone signs.

*****

Please sign our petition  here

*****

Akin to the economy, we are starting to become stale and starved down here, through a two up two down system that blights – is that fair in the peoples game?  No its Feudalism football, an increasing reflection of life designed to stop the dream, kill the passion. Once again the enterprise dies. That may be shaping up to be Modern Britain but surely Football can be seen to send out the right message? We are not asking for your money just the right for 3 teams to join the party each season. Let us increase the natural flow of money through the game for the benefit of all, especially grass roots football. Its like quantitative easing  but without the inflation, it wont affect the nation because those who aspire can achieve higher.

*****

Please sign our petition  here

*****

The more noise we fans make the more they will listen. The football League vote is laden towards the top and it will cost them nothing. 5 Leagues plus two regional feeders could see dreams fulfilled, enticing investors into the game.

Let us force the League and the Blue Square Premier around a table and do what is fair.  In the current climate the last thing we need is to perpetuate ‘Feudalism Football’ – because that is what it is when the few shut out the millions who try to play the game on every park and pitch throughout the land.

Please sign our petition  here

3 up 3 down from League 2 to the BSP would allow passage up and down the pyramid, which could put more of an incentive into lads wanting to play the game now we are in a depression with £400 a week and the chance of getting spotted even though you slipped through the net at 16.

A more affordable football experience, the chance to have a friendly beer with other fans.  That extra place, or two would really fire the imagination fuelled by ambition and local pride and allow people to dare to dream without the fear of failure. 2 up 2 down is not fair is it Mr Clegg and it is most certainly not  British.  Everybody deserves a second chance. 3 up and 3 down will give us a sporting one at least.

Another Big Tuesday For The Imp Heroes Then!

The Imps go into this one, at Braintree, two points above Nuneaton and three above Barrow, who play Mansfield and Macclesfield respectively.  Both Braintree and Nuneaton will also play additional games on Thursday.  Gateshead play Grimsby at Boston and Hyde host Cambridge. If all results go our way we could be up to 16th, but if the worst case scenario should occur we could be back below the trapdoor with Barrow level on points, with a game in hand.

A massive welcome to Braintree fans visiting the site for the first time, thank you for reading the Form of the Foe courtesy of Neil Gentleman-Hobbs 

Oh ye of little faith, if the 16 Imp heroes – 20 shots on Saturday bless them –  can  keep up the work-rate and passion we can find 4 points from the trips to Braintree tomorrow evening and Alfreton on Saturday.  These days money and points do not grow on trees so you’ve got to pick a pocket or two boys you’ve got to pick a pocket or two!  One nil smash and grab – Believe – We Are Imps!

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Tuesday  25th March K.O 7.45 pm

GROUND GUIDE

Away Fans Prices Adults £15 Cons £10 U16 £5, U11 £3 Quag End Terrace (Cap 1000)

 

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The Iron sit 13th, by virtue of goal difference whilst the Imps sit 20th.   The condition of the pitch will play a huge part in things, although it has been a hindrance for the hosts in terms of postponements and the fact that they do better away than they do at home.

CLUB P W D L GD PTS
Kid’minster 40 23 8 9 32 77
Braintree To 35 14 7 14 -8 49
 
Lincoln City 39 11 10 18 -11 43
Nuneaton 38 9 14 15 -16 41
Barrow 38 10 10 18 -29 40
Ebbsfleet 37 8 12 17 -23 36
AFC Telford 41 5 16 20 -20 31

Braintreefc.pngBraintree’s Form

The Iron’s home form over the season sees them ranked 20th in the BSP, although it has improved to 10th over the last 5 with 2-0 wins over Luton and Grimsby. Away from home they have an enviable record that sees them sit 3rd in the current form charts. Fortunately we go to their place, although we will do well to score more than one against a very well organised defence, on a pitch that is best described as a swamp. The away section, or Quag End, takes its name from soft and swampy ground.

Recent Results (last game 1st) Results breakdown
Braintree 2                    
Nuneaton 2   G W D L F A GD Pts Position
Braintree 1 Home  18 6 5 7 24 31 -7 23 20
Woking 1 Away  17 8 2 7 26 27 -1 26 7
Stockport 1 Overall  35 14 7 14 50 58 -8 49 13
Braintree 3 The last 5′s
Gateshead 1   G W D L F A GD Pts Position
Braintree 2 Overall 5 3 2 0 10 5 5 11 3
Braintree 2 Home  5 2 2 1 7 5 2 8 10
Luton 0 Away 5 4 0 1 14 9 5 12 2
Braintree 2 Form By Month
Grimsby 0   G W D L F A GD Pts Position
FGR 4 January 5 3 0 2 11 9 2 9 2
Braintree 1 February 4 2 0 2 5 6 -1 6 15
March 4 2 0 8 5 3 8 8

 

Braintreefc.png  £££ – Ker-ching 

Highest Home Gate 1133 Cambridge
Lowest home gate 421 Nuneaton
Average Home Gate 645  
Total Turnstile Clicks 11,610  

Braintreefc.png Heroes & Villains

       
Heroes Goals   Assists
Holman 10 Holman 8
Marks 10 Sparkes 6
Davis 8 Dayley 4
Dayley 6 Habergham 4
       
Villains Yellows   Reds
Habergham 17 Paine 1
Symons 6 Peters
Peters 5 Marks 1
3 lads on 4    
       
YELLOWS 43  REDS 3

Braintreefc.png Keeper corner- Nathan McDonald

Nathan only got his place back in the side in January, but the 21 year old is a popular figure at the club with 58 appearances under his belt.

Games Sub Conceded Saves Mins Played Clean sheets Mins per goal Yc’s Rc’s
12 0 19 56 1080 2 57 0 0

BSP Home Support – 2012/13 &, 2011/12

Welcome to the BSP home support for Luton, Grimsby, Wrexham, Stockport, Mansfield, Newport, Cambridge, Kidderminster, Hereford, Dartford, Lincoln, Macclesfield, Nuneaton, Telford, Woking, Southport, Tamworth, Ebbsfleet, Alfreton, Forest Green, Hyde, Barrow, Braintree and Gateshead.  Luton look likely to break the 100,000 barrier again this season, but even they are, 1400 down on last season.  The need for 3 up 3 down has never been greater you feel ahead of the League vote at the end of the season, with the average attendance in the BSP standing at 1,905 compared to 2693 last term. Write to your MP and quick!

Thanks as ever for stopping by and reading Neil Gentleman-Hobbs 

As usual we give both the average and the total turnstile clicks for this season, as well as the number of games. For those inquisitive minds who wish a comparison with last season that is here to.   We have omitted last season’s crowds for those in League 2, The BSS and BSN last season. AWAY STATS  HERE

Team Games Total Turnstile Clicks Average Gate 2011/12 Total 2011/12 Ave
1 Luton Town 16 91,299 6,086 188,837 7553
2 Grimsby Town 19 72,323 3,806 76,085 3308
3 Wrexham 17 56,431 3,526 96.636 4,026
4 Stockport County 19 58,336 3,431 84,567 3,676
5 Mansfield Town 19 47,488* 2,499* 68,980 2,874
6 Newport County 18 41,904 2,464 31,042 1,349
7 Cambridge United 19 37,246 2,190 55,956 2,432
8 Lincoln City 20 42,550 2,127 53,990 2,347
9 Kidderminster Harriers 18 35,066 1,948 48,191 2,095
10 Hereford United 17 32,044 1,884  n/a L2
11 AFC Telford United 19 31,547 1,752 52,066 2,263
12 Woking 18 27,142 1,596  n/a BSS
13 Macclesfield Town 18 23,024 1,534  n/a  L2
14 Dartford 17 23,157 1,447  n/a BSS
15 Forest Green Rovers 18 19,548 1,221 23,796 1,034
16 Tamworth 19 16,890 993 25,237 1,097
17 Nuneaton Town 18 16,694 982 n/a  BSN
18 Southport 19 17,427 968 29,669 1,289
19 Ebbsfleet United 18 16,348 961 23,396  1,017
20 Barrow 18 16,045 943 29,015 1,261
21 Hyde 17 12,481 832  n/a BSN
22 Alfreton Town 17 11,780 736 24,454 1,063
23 Braintree Town 16 8,752 673 19,739 897
24 Gateshead 15 7,420 570 19,381 842

* Thanks to Martin Shaw Editor of  Stagsnet the no 1 independent forum and news site for Mansfield Town FC.

BSP Away Support 2012/13 – Luton,Grimsby,Wrexham,Stockport,Stags

It’s time for the STMI Blue Square Premier away support for Luton, Grimsby, Wrexham, Stockport, Mansfield, Newport, Cambridge, Kidderminster, Hereford, Dartford, Lincoln, Macclesfield, Nuneaton, Telford, Woking, Southport, Tamworth, Ebbsfleet, Alfreton, Forest Green, Hyde, Barrow, Braintree and Gateshead. Outstanding support as ever from the Hatters – Luton that is and Stockport who have both had another shocker given their fabulous support ……but there is always next Saturday.

thank as ever for stopping by and reading Neil Gentleman-Hobbs 

This article has been updated to include all 23 games for the 2-13/14 season. As usual we give both the average and the total turnstyle clicks of the travelling fans. Once again you were loud and should be rightly proud considering the prices and the climate. The average taken away in the BSP was 195 plus the shrapnel down by 15 on the previous season. The mighty Imps recovered from 183 to 228 after another shocker.

Team

Ave

Total

Games

Luton

496

11,399

23

Stockport

479

11,019

23

Grimsby

429

9,869

23

Wrexham

363

9,678

23

Mansfield

396

9,103

23

Newport

263

6044

23

Kidderminster

241

5,549

23

Cambridge

230

5,306

23

Lincoln

228

5,253

23

Hereford

214

4933.5

23

Dartford

151

3,475

23

Macclesfield

147

3,374

23

Nuneaton

130

2,999

23

Woking

102

2,337

23

Telford

91

2,102

23

Southport

90

2,082

23

Tamworth

88

2,022

23

Alfreton

77

1,769

23

Forest Green

71

1,644

23

Ebbsfleet

70

1,592

23

Barrow

68

1,407

23

Hyde

60

1,362

23

Gateshead

40

913

23

Braintree

39

722

23

Ins & Outs; Ebbsfleet, FGR, Gateshead, Grimsby, Hereford and Hyde United.

Here is this weeks BSP ins, outs and shaping squads for fans of Ebbsfleet,  Forest Green Rovers, Gateshead, Grimsby Town, Hereford and Hyde United for week ending 8th June.

Thanks for reading Neil Gentleman-Hobbs

Gravesend and Northfleet F.C. logoEbbsfleet United

Latest Gossip – The Fleet player fund has reached £26k – if you wish to help e-mail the Fleet Trust at emily@fleet-trust.co.uk or via the club office on 01474 533796.
Tom Phipp agrees a new deal whilst Willock declines and moves to Dover

 

Transfers
OUT-Callum Willock to Dover.
New chairperson: Jessica McQueen.
Manager Liam Daish signs new deal 11th May
New deals – 1 year deals to Tom Phipp, Preston Edwards, Paul Lorraine , Joe Howe, Craig Stone
Offers to Calum Willock (turned down & left for Dover), Liam Enver-Marum, Ricky Shakes
Released – left-back Johnny Herd and utility man Clint Easton

 

Squad

Keepers – Preston Edwards, Joe Welch

Defenders – Paul Lorraine , Joe Howe, Yado Mambo, Ross Smith, Craig Stone

Midfielders – Lanre Azeez, Neil Barrett, Gianoulis Fakinos, Ram Marwa, Tom Phipp, Ricky Shakes, Alex Stavrinou, Michael West

Strikers – Liam Enver-Marum, Nat Pinney, Adam Williams, Gozie Ugwa, Calum Willock

 

Forest Gren Rovers FC logoForest Green Rovers

Latest gossip – Vice chair Trevor Horsley resigns due to the fact that he no longer has a roll to play under Dale Vince who took over in 2010. The green energy entrepreneur is currently bankrolling the club, however  Mr Horsley does not feel he had a proactive future in the club.
“I’ve supported him [Vince] but I don’t feel I have a part to play anymore.”
Transfers

IN– Strker Magno Vieira from Fleetwood
IN– Strker Phil Marsh from Stalybridge
IN- Strker Ben Wright from Braintree
IN- Strker Omar Koroma on 3 year deal

 
Released – Jeffrey Imudia, Callum Henry, Curtis McDonald, Jake Thomson, Michael Pook, Charlie Griffin, Michael Uwezu and Tommy Wright have all been released, while on-loan striker Liam Henderson has returned to parent club York City.
Free transfer offered to – Goalkeeper James Bittner
Squad

Goalkeepers – James Bittner, Matt Bulman, San Russell

Defenders – Luke Graham, Jarod Hodkiss, Chris Stokes, Jamie Turley, Chris Todd, Eddie Oshodi,

Midfielders – James Norwood, Yan Klukowski, Kieron Forbes, James Rowe, Al Bangura, Adrian Harvey, Ashley Brown, Jamie Collins

Strikers – Reece Styche, Magno Vieira, Phil Marsh, Ben Wright, Matty Taylor, Omar ‘OJ’ Koroma

Gateshead FC LogoGateshead

Latest Gossip – Jon Shaw to Hartlepool or Luton 0r York.

25/5 Adam Boyd (Monkeyhangers) issues come and get me plea

Manager Ian Bogue has signed a new 1 year deal

 

Transfers –
IN- Striker James Brown from Hartlepool
Released – 11
Craig Baxte, Kris Gate, Martin Brittain, Chris Moore, Alan O’Brien. keepers Tim Deasy and Paul Farman.
Chris Carruthers, Eddie Odhiambo and Sam Rents, Rob Briggs
New deals 1 year deals – defenders – James Curtis, Ben Clark, Carl Magnay. Midfield Phil Turnbull, Jamie Chandler, Josh Gillies, James Marwood and Micky Cummins, along with strikers Nathan Fisher and Liam Hatch
Squad
Goalkeepers

Defenders – central defenders Ben Clark and James Curtis, Carl Magnay.

Midfielders – Micky Cummins,Phil Turnbull, Jamie Chandler, Josh Gillies, James Marwood

Strikers – James Brown, Jon Shaw, Liam Hatch, Nathan Fisher



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Latest gossip – Michael Coulson interesting York. Season tickets now on sale. Mariners targeting promotion.
Transfers

IN– Striker Andy Cook from Barrow (not disclosed)

OUT Rob Duffy Lincoln City

 

Released – Michael Coulson, Anthony Church, Kiernan Hughes- Mason, Peter Winn, Gary Silk, Charlie I’Anson
Negotiating severence with Serge Makofo
New deals – James McKeown – Signed a new 2 year deal, Frankie Artus 1 year contract

Dayle Southwell – Offered a 1 year deal

Andi Thanoj – Offered a new 2 year deal
Retained Squad
Goalkeeper – James McKeown: May 2014

Defenders – Bradley Wood: June 2013, Shaun Pearson: May 2013, Ian Miller: May 2013

Midfielders – Frankie Artus: May 2013, Andi Thanoj: May 2014, Serge Makofo: May 2013, Craig Disley: May 2013

Strikers – Liam Hearn: May 2014 Anthony Elding: May 2013 (+ 1yr option), Andy Cook May 2014, Louie Soares: May 2013

Hereford UnitedHereford United

Latest gossip – Foyle set to face fans at a forum as soon as his assessment is complete.

30/5 Martin Foyle appointed manager & declares intent to rebuild.

11/5 Richard O’Kelly declined to continue in the manager’s role

10/5 Vice-chairman Tim Russon has quit
Released –
Offered new deals – Nicky Featherstone, Rob Purdie
Kenny Lunt and Delroy Facey have ‘options’ of a year should Foyle exercise them
Out of contract awaiting decision from new manager

Def – Ryan Green, Ben Purkiss, James Chambers,
Mid – Joe Colbeck, Kenny Lunt, Sean Canham, Danny Williams (non-contract)
For – Delroy Facey, Yoann Arquin, Nathan Elder

 

New deals agreed –
Squad

Goalkeepers – Adam Bartlett, Dan Hanford,

Defenders – Michael Townsend, Tyler Weir, Joe Heath, Stefan Stam, Benoit Dalibard, Will Evans

Midfielders – James McQuilkin, Harry Pell, Simon Clist, Sam Clucas

Strikers –



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Latest gossip – 

6/6 Pearson Re-signs

18/5 Tahir Khan appointed as new chairman

11/5 Allan Kenyon steps down as Chairman.

8/5 Scott McNiven appointed new manager

7/5 Manager Gary Lowe & Martyn Booty left Hyde having guided them to the BSP as champs of BSN

Transfers – 

IN– Alex Brown from Chester FC.
Released – 
New deals – Defender Andy Pearson & midfielder Callum Byrne have signed new 1 year deals

 

Squad
Goalkeepers – David Carnell, Ashley Frith, Adam Judge
Defenders – Alex Brown, Josh Brizell, Adam Griffin, Danny Hall, Gianluca Havern, Andrew Pearson,
Midfielders – Dave Birch, Phil Edghill, Mark Jones, Ashley Kelly, Callum Byrne, Tunji Moses, David Poole, Chris Worsley
Strikers -Daniel Broadbent, Scott Spencer