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One In From Burnley FC and Two Out To Boston United & Whitehawk

Burnley FC centre-half  and left-back Tom Anderson is set to make his début at Aldershot tomorrow after his youth loan papers were just about rushed through today. He knows the division well after loan spells FC Halifax Town, Barrow and Hyde.

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Burnley rate the lad highly and he certainly has the battling qualities we need. The 21-year-old began his career at Turf Moor and captained their youth and reserve teams before almost slipping the net through injury. However following  rehab this summer he did enough to earn a new deal at the newly promoted Premier League Club.  A tenacious tackler he earned 5 yellows in an eighteen match stint in the Conference Premier for Barrow

Tom’s full stats here

This from the Burnley FC official site shows the lads character

Spotted at Grosvenor Youth and Portaferry, Tom has represented his country at several age groups and won his first U21 cap in October 2013.  Tom also reached the semi-finals of the FA Youth Cup in 2012, Conlan was given a two-year professional contract by the Clarets in April of that year.
The left-back was initially released from the club in the Summer of 2014 but following a return for rehabilitation on a knee injury, Conlan impressed manager Sean Dyche with his attitude and was picked as a trialist in a pre-season friendly against Accrington Stanley and rewarded another one-year deal in September, 2014.

Boston Bag Connor

Our beloved young super-sub and nearly man Conner Robinson has gone on loan to Lincolnshire rivals and Conference North Side Boston United on a four week loan.

Connors Stats here

Whitehawk  Kabba Coup 

Sahr Kabba has joined  Conference South contenders  Whitehawk FC in an attempt to get match fitness. The prolific goal machine should find his confidence during a six-week stint.  The shortest member of the six-foot soldiers squad by a foot (he is 5′ 4″ tall) STMI’s money is on a roaring return from a player  who got 10 Conference South goals for Havant last term.

Kabba stats here

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Budget: Is It Time For Trust To Be Critical Friend?

Alfreton Town, Welling United, Tamworth, Woking, Southport FC, Nuneaton Town, Tamworth, Braintree, Dartford FC and Hyde FC are all considered part time.  Yet with three training sessions a week they could be labelled as what Lincoln manager Gary Simpson has recently described as part-time in disguise.

Perhaps this is why Lincoln struggles to beat sides who have superior budgets and look to raise their game in order to gain the scalp of a big team. The real issue and reality check for Lincoln fans, is that the club is anything but a big team when it comes to the playing budget. The forecast budget is still less than that enjoyed by David Holdsworth last season, this, despite better than expected season ticket sales, higher admission prices due to the closing of the home end and better average crowds than last season. 

After an interminable half decade of misery and decline, the team finds itself mid-table yet we are failing to play the dream football that fans wish to see.  At £18 for an adult they do have a point, but the economic reality and real issue is the competition from the 23 other Conference clubs that the Imps are struggling to match. They show ambition, they inspire, while a club with the potential of Lincoln, does anything but shrouded behind  non disclosure agreements that frustrate fans and keep them in the dark.  Who would like answers on the Stadium, the recent supporter director elections etc etc etc? What about a fans forum and not one that shortens a Trust or club AGM?

But back to money, the route of all evil it would appear. Lincoln and Macclesfield have the lowest full-time budgets in the Skrill Premier League, dwarfed by Luton, Forest Green, Grimsby, Wrexham, Cambridge, Kidderminster and Gateshead.  But these disguised part-time sides are also outspending the club thanks to rich benefactors and commercial deals that allow them to punch above their financial weight.  While geographically challenged Lincoln cannot afford more than 5 overnight stays, Salisbury identified and funded the 15 they face before a ball was kicked in earnest.

When we look at the performance on the pitch of Alfreton, Salisbury and Welling, they are doing so because they have the ability to fund better loans and can pay wages in excess of ours.  Lincoln have an average of £350 per week, but many of our part-time competitors can easily offer far more – sometimes double – our highest earners. Surely everyone realises consistency costs and that you get what you can ultimately pay for on the creative and goals front, which is the lifeblood of the sport.

Alfreton, Welling, Woking and Tamworth all have bigger playing budgets than Lincoln despite our gates.  Southport and even Nuneaton are certainly on a par with the Imps, but able to pay money and get loans that are out of our reach. Only Hyde, Braintree, Dartford and Macclesfield have an inferior budget to Lincoln, but their geography is less challenging when it comes to attracting talent.

We cannot really do anything about it any more either, the dye is cast.  The Trust historically appear in fans eyes to be anything but a critical friend, despite the two long-term gold member and supporter director reigns on the board of the club. The 1 million shares have gone to the Holding Company and even the current supporter Director is now a business partner of one of the board members on the Holding company, suggesting a cosy closed shot relationship remains. All we can do is keep faith it appears and be thankful the club is still in business even if it had to give away the fans crown jewels to sustain itself without any long-term guarantees.  Not that we had a vote on it of course  – this at of all clubs, the one Supporters direct once saw as the model community club.

Please note we have omitted the actual figures for each club for legal reasons, alas, as our regular readers are aware, STMI does not have the legal backing to publish the full truth as bigger publications would.

Injured Rowe To Miss Hereford & Hyde

Danny Rowe our summer capture from Fleetwood Town looks set to miss the Hereford United and Hyde FC games after a 63rd minute knock forced him to hobble off.

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Danny will be assessed over the next couple of days, once the acute stage swelling eases, but the early prognosis suggests a two week lay-off.   It’s a shame as he was starting to come back to his best. STMI wish Rowe a speedy recovery although this will open the door for Wade Fairhurst who is nearing full fitness.

9 Danny Rowe

No NAME St Sub Mins G On M Ass F’s F’ed YC RC
9 Rowe 6 2 492 1 6 7 0 6 6 2 0

STMI Average ratings.

Name                       Tot Ave
Rowe 7 7 8 7 8 7 7 7   58 7.3

 

Simon Yeo Taking Coaching Badges

Former Peterborough United, Macclesfield Town, Chester FC, Hyde FC and dead-shot darling of the Stacey West, Simon Yeo, will start his coaching badges in September.  Simon, a born goal machine, incredibly poached 195 goals in 444 appearances, many from the bench, to become the last Imp to join a somewhat elusive twenty goal club.

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Simon came into professional football late, at 28, leaving Hyde FC and the army after a distinguished and decorated career. The modest man often talks about his dream come true.

‘You treasure the great times you’ve been privileged to be able to enjoy. But I think I need to learn the ropes properly before I try to get back into the game. Tactics are just as important as desire and being willing to get your foot, knee, chest, head and nose in the way at the right time’.

Simon’s first taste of coaching came under Simmo at Macc as he wound down his career prior to taking his current job at Manchester airport. This he will continue whilst getting qualified.

“I will fit the course around my current job, you see not everyone realises that football does not set most players up for life.  So I,m gonna have bags under my eyes as well as in front of them for the foreseeable future as we help to get everyone’s holiday luggage to and from. Well there or thereabouts as the late great KA would say”

Paul Morgan, meanwhile, is at the other end of the scale after finishing his physio degree at the University of Salford. His first posting sees him tending to the walking wounded at Accrington Stanley. STMI wonder if he had any experience with released frontman, trialist and new signing Bohan Dixon, who certainly looks a find?

Good luck Simon & Paul Morgan – two Lincoln Legend who could yet make a return in a couple of seasons?

STMI Biopic
Full name Simon John Yeo
Date of birth 10 August 1973 (age 39)
Place of birth Stockport,
Height / Weight 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) / No comment lol!
Playing position Forward
Senior Stats
Years Team Apps
(Gls)
1997 Ards 4 (1)
1997 Curzon Ashton 4 (4)
1997–1998 Coleraine 0 (0)
1998–2002 Hyde United 168 (111)
1998–1999 Atherton Collieries (loan) 3 (5)
2002–2005 Lincoln City 127 (46)
2005 New Zealand Knights 11 (4)
2005–2006 Lincoln City 14 (5)
2006–2007 Peterborough United 16 (2)
2007–2008 Chester City 35 (8)
2008 Bury (loan) 8 (0)
2008–2009 Macclesfield Town 36 (7)
2009 Droylsden 12  (5)
2009–2010 Harrogate Town 9 (1)
2010–2011 New Mills
2011 Macclesfield Town 0 (0)
Total 444 (195)

Transfers: Ins/Outs Hyde, Harriers, Hatters & Imps Part 5

STMI present the transfer ins & outs for Hyde FC, Kidderminster Harriers, Lincoln City and Luton Town up to July 5th 2013. With Lincoln City on the verge of what looks to be an exciting season how have our competitors  lost or gained since last a ball was kicked?  Our pre-season guide to each side is also on the verge of completion, as ever if we have missed any confirmed deals please ping us a comment.

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All Conference Transfers articles Parts 1 – 6 can be viewed HERE

To cut to the chase then

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Hyde FC

Scott McNiven has a very small budget but he has plenty of favours he can call in from some fallen and powerful local neighbours. Hogan’s fee from Rochdale will come in useful to tempt some of the trialists to stay, but the signatures of Collins and Hughes are a good start.

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IN Player From Pos Fee
3rd July Tom Collins Stockport For Free
31st May Connor Hughes Oldham Mid Free
Loans
OUT Player To Pos Fee
10th May Scott Hogan Rochdale For Undis
Released

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Kidderminster Harriers.

It was of some surprise that the harriers failed to go up last year after an incredible charge from bottom to top.  Briggs and Collins have been more than replaced as the investment continues unabated as Luton, Doncaster, Mansfield and Cambridge have all been raided.

IN Player From Pos Fee
19th June Lee Fowler Doncaster Rov Mid Free
17th June Dior Angus Solihull Winger Undis
10th June Jamie Tolley Mansfield Mid Free
6th June James Dance Luton Mid Free
1st May Michael Gash Cambridge U For Undis
Loans
OUT Player To Pos Fee
Released Keith Briggs FC Halifax Mid
Released Mike Collins No club Def

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Lincoln City

Certainly looking a very useful squad, although the proof will be in the eating, with Impdom resurgent after far too many leagues in the doldrums.

IN Player From Pos Fee
1st July Danny Wright Mansfield For Free
3rd June Nat Brown Macclesfield Def Free
23rd May Adi  Yussuf Burton For Free
23rd May Jon Nolan Stockport Mid Free
17th May Wade Fairhurst Macclesfield For Free
14th May Danny Rowe Stockport Mid/For Free
14th May Sean Newton Stockport Def Free
Loans
OUT Player To Pos Fee
1st July Vadaine Oliver Crewe For Undis
Released Nick Draper No Club    Keeper  
Released Peter Gilbert No club (Dag?) Def  
Released Frazer Cobb Free Def  
Released Nicky Nicolau Chelmsford C Mid  
Released Adam Smith FC Halifax Winger  
Released Jamie Taylor Sutton For  
Released Gomez Dali No club For

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Luton Town

The exodus, John Still promised, has seen 10 leave and counting. The replacements see the student of the non-League raid Histon (x2) and East Thurrock, Southport (x2) Hull City and Northampton.  Still you feel is the man to deliver after too many managers who have acted like fat kids with the keys to the sweet shop.

IN Player From Pos Fee
1st July Danny Fitzsimons Histon Def Undis
1st July Andrey Parry Southport Def Undis
1st July Jim Stevenson Histon Mid Undis
1st July Shaun Whalley Southport Winger Undis
5th July Luke Guttridge Northampton Mid Free
17th May Mark Cullen Hull City For Free
13th May Elliott Justham East Thurrock Keeper Free
Loans Out
Jan Dean Brill Inverness
OUT Player To Pos Fee
1st July Dan Walker Hereford For Free
1st July Simon Ainge FC Halifax Def Free
4th July Danny Spiller No club Mid Free
4th July Greg Taylor Cambridge Def Free
Released Scott Neilson Grimsby  
Released Adam Watkins      
Released Janos Kovacs      
Released Stuart Fleetwood      
         
   

All Conference Transfers articles Parts 1 – 6 can be viewed HERE

Blackpool Winger Aims To Relegate Imps

Louis Almond has a point to prove against the Imps after David Holdsworth froze him out during his loan spell at the Imps. Louis made his début for The Tangerines as a second year scholar at Crewe in the League Cup and has enjoyed loan spells at Cheltenham, Barrow (3), Lincoln and now Hyde FC.

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The talented left winger, just 21, certainly has a point to prove after scoring 1 and delivering 2 assists in successive games for the Imps. But after just 5 bit-part appearances he was recalled by Blackpool, moving back to Barrow on loan for the rest of the season. The Tangerines clearly rate the lad, offering Louis a new improved contract with an option for a further year.

This season has seen him farmed out to Barrow until January, making 14 appearances (2 goals). Louis then joined Hyde, for a half-season youth loan in January, as part of his continuing development. In 12 appearances he has scored four and been credited with 3 assists, although his all-round contribution has been electric, providing top quality service for Jevons (15 goals) and Blinkhorn.

The left flank could yet play a big part in our season with Danny Loyd also set to start for the Lambs against  Woking. As for Louis, did he get the opportunity his promise deserved at the struggling Imps? He will certainly have the motivation and ability to be a danger on Saturday, against a City side notoriously short on pace.  Over to you Dan Gray and Tom Miller (the away player of the season!)

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Saturday  20th April K.O 17:15 pm

GROUND GUIDE

Away Fans Pricing 
Adults £14  Cons £7
U16 £4  Tinkers Passage End Terrace (Cap 1200)

Concessions apply to Over 65′s 

The BSP Trapdoor Tango

Tuesday’s BSP version of Dancing On Ice saw Hyde get 3 points at Luton and Stockport win at Barrow as The Mighty Imps went down at home against Wrexham.  Ebbsfleet look beached after Alfreton sunk them, but Nuneaton, Telford and Gateshead did not play. Get out your fancy dress, posh frocks,  whistle and flutes, reinforced stays and suspenders, because everyone needs to get their skates on.  STMI looks at our adversaries Ides of March and urges our fellow Imps to travel in numbers to Nuneaton on Saturday.  Lose this and four figure gates or our C-List celebrity status could be a luxurious thing of the past next season. Thank god no-one has Trapdoor Broughton playing for them as the bookies would be boarding up the doors.

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Just one place and one point below the Imps come Hyde, who won at Luton 2-1 on Tuesday after losing 6 on the spin.  As to whether they can now beat 10th placed Dartford and 9th placed Hereford the following week, is anyone’s guess.

March games
Sat 16th Hyde v Dartford 15:00
Sat 23rd Hereford v Hyde 15:00
Tue 26th Hyde v Cambridge Utd 19:45
Sat 30th Hyde v Wrexham 15:00

Barrow are back in the bottom four after losing 0-2 at home to Stockport. The Hatters jumped to 17th on Tuesday, something Barrow could go close to emulating if everything goes their way on Saturday. The trip to 9th placed Hereford will not be easy but they have a game in hand and are just 2 poits behind Hyde and 3 behind the Imps.

Sat 16th Hereford v Barrow 15:00
Tue 19th Dartford v Barrow 19:45
Sat 23rd Barrow v Ebbsfleet United 15:00
Tue 26th Barrow v Macclesfield 19:45
Sat 30th Grimsby v Barrow 15:00

Nuneaton will see the game against us as a key opportunity if they are to prove their BSP credentials.  They have only lost to Kidderminster (0-1) in the last five games, so a win over the Imps could set them up for a month that could then see 8-10 points. Let us hope not as their April looks as clement as ours did last season.

Sat 16th Nuneaton v Lincoln City 15:00
Tue 19th Nuneaton v Grimsby 19:45
Thu 21st Braintree Town v Nuneaton 19:45
Sat 23rd Nuneaton v Woking 15:00
Tue 26th Mansfield v Nuneaton 19:45
Sat 30th AFC Telford v Nuneaton 15:00

Ebbsfleet were hammered 3-0 at Alfreton on Tuesday and one has to get the feeling that the fleet will sink from the Blue Square this season.  They have lost 4 of the last 5 games since two wins and a draw gave a glimmer of hope in early February.  Southport is a key one on Saturday, bar Barrow in the middle of the month, who can see more than a point?

March 2013
Sat 16th Ebbsfleet United v Southport 15:00
Tue 19th Cambridge Utd v Ebbsfleet United 19:45
Sat 23rd Barrow v Ebbsfleet United 15:00
Tue 26th Luton v Ebbsfleet United 19:45
Sat 30th Ebbsfleet United v Forest Green 15:00

New manager John Psaras has a mountain to climb at Telford.  The Bucks have managed 1 point from 7 games and not won in 23 (Dartford away 4-1 on October 9th).  They are 9 points off safety with 9 games to play.  The home game tonight against Gateshead is vital, followed by tough trips to Woking, Macc and Lincoln, before a home game against Nuneaton.

Wed 13th AFC Telford v Gateshead 19:45
Sat 16th Woking v AFC Telford 15:00
Tue 19th Macclesfield v AFC Telford 19:45
Sat 23rd Lincoln City v AFC Telford 15:00
Sat 30th AFC Telford v Nuneaton 15:00

BSP 12/3/13

Pos Team P W D L F A GD Pts
1 up 10 Braintree 32 13 5 14 44 54 -10 71
17 down 17 Stockport County 37 11 9 17 49 61 -12 42
18 up 2 Gateshead 33 10 10 13 41 41 0 40
19 down 19 Lincoln City 37 10 10 17 51 62 -11 40
20 down 20 Hyde FC 37 11 6 20 49 62 -13 39
21 down 6 Barrow 36 9 10 17 39 68 -29 37
22 down 22 Nuneaton 35 8 12 15 40 56 -16 36
23 down 1 Ebbsfleet United 35 7 11 17 45 71 -26 32
24 down 24 AFC Telford United 37 5 15 17 44 59 -15 30

Holdsworth’s Last 5 Imps Trials – The first By TV.

Luton Town, Mansfield Town, Wrexham FC and Stockport County follow the FGR Friday TV match. After wins against Hyde FC and Nuneaton, draws against Ebbsfleet and AFC Telford, losses against Alfreton and Tamworth; Forest Green Rovers are arguably the toughest of the seven games, that many felt would define Holdsworth’s Imps.

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The Imps sit 15th, having garnered eight points from a possible 18 so far, with the next three points a tough ask and the next four games nothing short of a mountain to climb. The Chairman stated that we need to give him a chance at the anticlimactic meeting with the 8 fans representatives. Just 1486 die-hards did on Tuesday, suggesting the fans have just stopped caring, trusting little of what seems to be doing the rounds, via The Boardroom Blog, the media and the forums.

We seem to need sides to just role up at Sincil Bank and hand us three points, although divine intervention seems to have helped where it can. Yet Ebbsfleet should have been a win, as should Telford who are just two places and two points above us. We lost to Alfreton who are level on points with us, two places below us, albeit with a game in hand.  The 1-0 defeat at Tamworth, may be excusable, but an 8 point haul against these sides is not. Especially with the next 5 fixtures coming up on the horizon.

Whatever the excuses, for the missing thousands to venture a return any time soon, at between £16 and £18 pounds, the team need to win. We have certainly blown the easier chances, now comes the really tough questions.  The history with the Stags, the Wrexham and Luton challenges, plus Gannon’s County, suggest none of the above will be rolling over for us. This month is massive. To stay alive, we must not only get results but inspire against these five.  October is the key  to the future destinies of both Lincoln City and David Holdsworth. Whether Bob wants rid or not.

Is this the biggest challenge in our history, one that will pave the way on and off the field for our club? Or will, poor and uninspiring Lincoln City Football Club, be  on  our way to the unthinkable all over again.  Because Bob will not go, Lincoln City Holdings will not come cheap and David Holdsworth looks like he will outlive us all.  Remember how he stated he would never bankrupt a football club?  We may well have enough to avoid going down without any points deduction complications, but perhaps his tenure might still see that come to pass after all.  Because without enough fans, who are the lifeblood and the raison d’etre of a Football Club. The sums will simply never add up.

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The September Seven
Sat 01st Lincoln City 1-1 Ebbsfleet United
Tue 04th Lincoln City 1-2 Alfreton Town
Sat 08th AFC Telford 1-1 Lincoln City
Sat 15th Lincoln City 3-2 Hyde
Sat 22nd Tamworth 1-0 Lincoln City 15:00
Tue 25th Lincoln City 2-1 Nuneaton 19:45
Fri 28th Forest Green v Lincoln City 19:45

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October’s Games
Sat 6th Lincoln City v Luton 15:00
Tue 9th Mansfield v Lincoln City 19:45
Sat 13th Wrexham v Lincoln City 15:00
Sat 27th Lincoln City v Stockport 15:00

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  P W D L GD PTS
Newport 11 8 1 2 12 25
Forest Green Rovers 11 7 3 1 10 24
Wrexham 11 6 4 1 11 22
Grimsby 11 5 5 1 11 20
Luton 11 6 2 3 3 20
Dartford 11 6 1 4 7 19
Macclesfield 10 6 1 3 4 19
Tamworth 11 5 1 5 1 16
Woking 11 5 1 5 0 16
Mansfield 10 5 1 4 -1 16
Hereford 11 5 1 5 -3 16
Gateshead 11 4 3 4 0 15
AFC Telford 11 3 5 3 2 14
Southport 11 3 4 4 -5 13
Lincoln City 11 3 3 5 -2 12
Braintree To 11 3 3 5 -4 12
Alfreton Tow 10 3 3 4 -5 12
Stockport 11 2 5 4 -2 11
Cambridge 11 2 4 5 -6 10
Nuneaton 11 2 4 5 -7 10
Barrow 11 2 4 5 -8 10
Ebbsfleet 11 2 3 6 -8 9
Kid’minster 11 1 5 5 -4 8
Hyde 10 1 3 6 -6 6

Hyde FC in Focus

New Hyde manager Scott McNiven has brought in  Phil Jevons from Morecambe, Alex Brown from Chester FC and midfielder Tim Marshall.  He has also enlisted: Defenders Luke Ashworth, Robbie Williams, Kelvin Lomax: midfielders Stefan Cox, Matt Cassidy & Grant Spencer: Forward Daniel Douglas-Pringle, David McNiven & Matt Blinkhorn.Although he has lost captain Birch to FC United of Manchester and seen Tahir Khan come in as the new chairman he has tried to  keep the faith with the side that stormed the Blue Square North last year.


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STMI take a look at the newly promoted Tigers. To kick-off  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 5th August. 

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Hyde 1-1 Blackpool 
Hyde 3 – 1 AFC Fylde
New Mills 0 – 2 Hyde
Hyde 3 – 0 FC United of Manchester
Mossley 1 – 1 Hyde
Curzon Ashton 0 – 0 Hyde
Stalybridge Celtic 0 – 3 Hyde
Rhyl 1 – 1 Hyde 

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OUT- Defender Gianluca Havern to Altrincham
OUT- Defender Danny Hall to Altrincham
OUT-captain David Birch to FC United
IN- Striker Phil Jevons from Morecambe
IN- Midfielder Tim Marshall,
IN- Alex Brown from Chester FC.

New deals – Defenders Adam Griffin & Andy Pearson & midfielders Tunji Moses Callum Byrne have signed new 1 year deals

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In come defenders Luke Ashworth, Robbie Williams, Kelvin Lomax: midfielders Stefan Cox, Matt Cassidy & Grant Spencer: Forward Daniel Douglas-Pringle, David McNiven & Matt Blinkhorn. Midfielder Tunji Moses signs up for another year. Live game – home game against Luton moved to Fri 17th Aug KO 7.45. Altrincham raid Hyde for central defensive pair Havern and Hall. David Poole and Josh Brizell extend their deals by a year.

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Howard Eggleston becomes new CEO. The Social club is to become part of the football club. Adam Griffin has signed a new 1 year contract. Captain David Birch joins FC United of Manchester. Former striker Matty Berkley has joined Colwyn Bay. Left back Adam Griffin signs new 1 year deal. 3 new faces as Phil Jevons , Alex Brown and Tim Marshall join. 6/6 Pearson agrees to a 1 year extension. 

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Tahir Khan appointed as new chairman,  after Allan Kenyon steps down.  Scott McNiven appointed new manager. Shock as manager Gary Lowe & Martyn Booty leeave Hyde having guided them to the BSP as champions of BSN.

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Squad

Goalkeepers

David Carnell, 12 Ashley Frith, Adam Judge

Defenders  

2 RB Josh Brizell, 3 LB & Captain  Adam Griffin, 4 Andrew Pearson, 5 Luke Ashworth, 15 Robbie Williams, 16 Kelvin Lomax

Midfielders

6 Alex Brown, 7 David Poole, 8 Callum Byrne,11 Stefan Cox, 13 Tunji Moses, 17 Matt Cassidy, 18 Grant Spencer, Tim Marshall, 

Strikers

9 Scott Spencer, 10 Phil Jevons , 14 Daniel Douglas-Pringle, 19 David McNiven, 20 Matt Blinkhorn.  Daniel Broadbent

 

BSP Clubs Ground Guide 2012/13

Luton Town, Grimsby Town, Stockport County,  Hereford United, Mansfield Town, Lincoln and Wrexham will take loads to Alfreton, Telford, Barrow, Braintree, Cambridge, Dartford, Ebbsfleet, Forest Green, Gateshead, Hyde, Kidderminster, Macclesfield Town, Newport Co, Nuneaton, Southport, Tamworth and Woking next season.  But how to get there to make those vital turnstile clicks and what is it like when you pays your money and takes your chance.

Hat’s off to Duncan Adams guide to our neighbours and their grounds complete with contact details, capacities, pubs & grub, pitch dimensions and even a picture of the away end.

 

Thanks Duncan, even Lincoln City Banter is not always the place to be on match days.