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Conference North Wrap, Results, Reports – Its The Gonzo Goal Division!

Wins for AFC Fylde, Barrow, Chorley, Oxford City and Stockport County. Guiseley FC draw with Tamworth and Boston Utd lose to drop to sixth and seventh. If you don’t believe this is one of the greatest goal machine haunts in the game, here is a taster before we go into the stats and reports. Fylde stay top thanks to Rowe’s decider against a North Ferriby side that had the chances but blew them.  Barrow bag a brace to stay second but Chorley fashion an awesome foursome. Ex Imp Adi Yussuf scores again as gung-ho goal machines Oxford City go at it again getting five in another high scoring great eight thriller at Colwyn Bay.  Stockport also enjoy a high fives in front of a fabulous nigh on 2700 high of the day in a division where they are clearly putting something in the half time tea and the local heart units are even easier than the statisticians.  Guiseley are held 2-2 by Tamworth under the new stewardship of Andy Morrell, once a dragon always the high priest of the passing game.

Thanks as ever for reading Neil Gentleman-Hobbs

Welcome to the Football Bingo Vanarama Conference North wrap, with all the attendances scorers and match reports on every game in the Conference North .  We salute every home and away fan that went today – long live the goal kings of the Conference North and the grass roots game. Enjoy fellow football fans enjoy. As ever we have the goal machines and will soon be compiling a keepers corner – perhaps a collection might be  a bigger priority with many needing to be pensioned off for shell-shock.

 

409 AFC Fylde 1 0 North Ferriby United
REPORTS Rowe 36 . . .
1303 Barrow 2 0 Lowestoft Town
REPORTS Walker 69, Owens 89 . .
982 Boston United 0 2 Hednesford Town
REPORTS . . . McCone 39, Sullivan 43
230 Brackley Town 1 0 Stalybridge Celtic
REPORTS Rowe 17 , . .
1004 Chorley 4 0 Harrogate Town
REPORTS OG Coyle 2 , Whitham 22 , Stephenson 27 , Dean 90 . . .
261 Colwyn Bay 3 5 Oxford City
REPORTS Ryan Williams 39, Anorou 63, Ryan Williams 68 . . Pond 13, Jackson 19, Rodriguez 29, Yussuf 78 Barcelos 90 ,
343 Gainsborough Trinity 1 2 Worcester City
REPORTS Higginson 72, . . Williams 10, Geddes 30 ,
483 Guiseley 2 2 Tamworth
REPORTS Boyes 16 , Boshell 90 pen , . . Jackson 80 & 84 ,
521 Leamington 4 0 Hyde FC
REPORTS Moore 53 , Newton 63 &  68 , Wint 84 , . . .
332 Solihull Moors 4 1 Bradford Park Avenue
REPORTS Bogle 10 , Beswick 34 ,Nottingham 67 , Knights 90 , . . Walker 90 ,
2691 Stockport County 5 3 Gloucester City
REPORTS Baker 28 , Sharp 42 , Milligan 48 pen , Stevenson 52 , Dennis 85 , . . Griffin 78 & 89 , Hogg 82

The Goal Machines updates

9Omar Bogle (Solihull Moors)

8Charlie Griffin (Gloucester)

7 Kristian Dennis (Stockport County) Richie Allen (AFC Fylde)  Andy Cook (Barrow) Obi Anorou (Colwyn Bay) James Dean (Chorley) 

6Adi Yussuf (Oxford City) Dayle Southwell (Boston United) Stefan Moore (Leamington) Adam Boyes (Guiseley)

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P W D L F A +/- Pts
1 AFC Fylde 11 8 1 2 29 7 +22 25
2 Barrow 10 7 2 1 24 12 +12 23
3 Chorley 11 7 2 2 18 9 +9 23
4 Oxford City 12 6 3 3 26 22 +4 21
5 Stockport County 11 6 2 3 22 16 +6 20
6 Guiseley 11 5 4 2 18 11 +7 19
7 Boston United 12 5 3 4 18 20 -2 18
8 Worcester City 13 4 5 4 12 15 -3 17
9 Leamington 11 5 1 5 17 14 +3 16
10 North Ferriby United 11 4 3 4 12 11 +1 15
11 Hednesford Town 11 4 3 4 12 13 -1 15
12 Solihull Moors 10 4 2 4 22 15 +7 14
13 Gainsborough Trinity 11 4 2 5 13 17 -4 14
14 Colwyn Bay 11 3 4 4 18 20 -2 13
15 Lowestoft Town 11 3 4 4 11 17 -6 13
16 Harrogate Town 11 3 3 5 10 17 -7 12
17 Stalybridge Celtic 11 3 2 6 13 16 -3 11
18 Brackley Town 10 3 2 5 7 14 -7 11
19 Bradford Park Avenue 12 3 2 7 16 28 -12 11
20 Tamworth 11 1 7 3 11 16 -5 10
21 Gloucester City 11 1 5 5 16 24 -8 8
22 Hyde 11 1 2 8 13 24 -11 5

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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.

Wright Aiming For Glory

He’s quality, Birmingham City farmed Nick out to Bristol City, Northampton Town  and Tamworth before Kidderminster and Mansfield Town came calling. Last season at The Stags was a frustrating one for Nick Wright as Manager Cox signed him in the summer only for Green to get  the nod time and again. After a hamstrung start Nick is raring to go against Salisbury City tomorrow, if he starts – and its a big IF after just half hour –  expect him to fly out of the traps.

Thanks for reading Neil Gentleman-Hobbs

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When Wright received his Championship medal last season, there was an element of frustration.  Having started just 5 times with 14 substitute appearances he had played little part in proceedings with just one goal and three assists in 531 minutes on the pitch. The problem Nick has had through most of his career is manager’s assuming that he is a target man because he is so tall, the reason he lost out to Green.

Nick is determined to earn some glory on the pitch this season, but,  just 35 minutes into the Macclesfield game the explosive striker’s hamstring went.  Nick is determined to put that behind him and could well come from the bench with Fairhurst and Tomlinson struggling with Abductor (groin) issues these last three weeks. With the Imps playing the ball on the ground he could go up top Saturday should Thommo not pull through.

IMPSTATZ 2013/14

No NAME St Sub Mins G On M Ass F’s F’ed YC RC
2 Wright 2 0 196 0 1 1 0 1 2 0 0

Mansfield 2012/13 stats 

No Player  Starts Sub Mins Goals Shots off Shots on Assists YC RC
27 Nick Wright 5 14 531 1 7 5 3 1 0

Kidderminster 2011/12 stats 

No Player  Starts Sub Mins Goals Shots off Shots on Assists YC RC
27 Nick Wright 23 20 2330 15 21 35 3 1 0
STMI BIOPIC
FULL NAME Nicholas Wright
DATE OF BIRTH 25 November 1987 (age 25)
PLACE OF BIRTH Birmingham, England
HEIGHT/WEIGHT 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 11st 9 (75 kg)
PLAYING POSITION Striker / winger
CLUB
CURRENT CLUB Free agent
NUMBER n/a
YOUTH CAREER
2001-2005 Birmingham City
SENIOR STATS
YEARS Team Apps
(Gls)
2005–2007 Birmingham City 0 (0)
2006 Tamworth (loan) 3 (0)
2006 Bristol City (loan) 5 (0)
2006 Northampton Town (loan) 4 (0)
2007 Ashford Town (loan)
2007 Halesowen Town (loan)
2007–2010 Tamworth 79 (27)
2010–2012 Kidderminster Harriers 82 (23)
2012– Mansfield Town 17 (1)
NATIONAL TEAM
2008– England C 1 (0)

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Oh Dear Wright’s Gone Wrong Then?

Nick Wright our new signing from Mansfield Town (formerly of Bristol City, Northampton Town, Tamworth and Kidderminster) looks to be out for a couple of weeks after his hamstring clearly went against Macclesfield last night. Both Sportin Hortin & Tommo remarked on the event. Wright chasing a delicious dink from Rowe, pulled up 10 minutes before half time as he looked away and in with a chance of doubling our lead.

 thanks for reading Neil Gentleman-Hobbs.

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Nick really is unplayable when he is on fire, pouncing from either flank or feeding off a target man in a supporting striker role. Although he failed to break into the first team squad at Birmingham, they saw he had something, so Nick saw loan deals with the Lambs, Northampton Town, Ashford and Bristol City.   He signed for the Lambs upon his release from Birmingham in 2007 and bagged 13 and 10 respectively in his first two seasons. He was a massive part of the promotion side that made it back into the BSP in 2008/9 delivering as many assists as goals.

Local rivals Kidderminster stepped in and he bagged 8 in 2010/11 and 15 in 2011/12, despite  half his appearances coming from the bench. It was of some surprise to Lambs that Mansfield’s Cox was allowed to nick him at the beginning of last season. Again he was used as an impact player with 1 goal in 5 starts and just 531 minutes to impress, with 9 short cameos from the bench.

It is still too early to tell as to whether the injury is a tweak or a pull although his swift removal and replacement by Dixon saved further damage. Nick has already bagged a hat-trick at Harrogate in pre-season and will be missed on Saturday against Forest Green. Although it is a blow for Nick the Imps do have fleet of foot Bohan Dixon and Ade Yussuff to replace him. TMI wish Nick a speedy recovery as his pace will certainly terrify more than a few teams this season.

Mansfield 2012/13 stats 

Sq no Player  Starts Sub Mins Goals Shots off Shots on Assists YC RC
27 Nick Wright 5 14 531 1 7 5 3 1 0

Kidderminster 2011/12 stats 

Sq no Player  Starts Sub Mins Goals Shots off Shots on Assists YC RC
27 Nick Wright 23 20 2330 15 21 35 3 1 0
STMI BIOPIC
FULL NAME Nicholas Wright
DATE OF BIRTH 25 November 1987 (age 25)
PLACE OF BIRTH Birmingham, England
HEIGHT/WEIGHT 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 11st 9 (75 kg)
PLAYING POSITION Striker / winger
CLUB
CURRENT CLUB Free agent
NUMBER n/a
YOUTH CAREER
2001-2005 Birmingham City
SENIOR STATS
YEARS Team Apps
(Gls)
2005–2007 Birmingham City 0 (0)
2006 Tamworth (loan) 3 (0)
2006 Bristol City (loan) 5 (0)
2006 Northampton Town (loan) 4 (0)
2007 Ashford Town (loan)
2007 Halesowen Town (loan)
2007–2010 Tamworth 79 (27)
2010–2012 Kidderminster Harriers 82 (23)
2012– Mansfield Town 17 (1)
NATIONAL TEAM
2008– England C 1 (0)

10 Nick Wright (Forward)

Birmingham City farmed Nick out to Bristol City, Northampton Town and Tamworth before Kidderminster and Mansfield came calling.  It comes as no surprise that the Stags let him go, because the tall, powerful forward is a much misunderstood lad.  Oh he can score goals aright as his hat-trick on Wednesday proves, but forget his huge height, because his goals nearly always come from on the floor.  Therein lies the problem, the obvious physical attributes get in the way of his pace and deadly shooting from width and distance.

Thankyou for reading Neil Gentleman-Hobbs

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 KEY = St= starts, Sub= On as Sub, Mins = minutes on the pitch, Ass= Assists, F’s= Fouls, F’ed=Fouled, YC=Yellow Cards, RC= Red Cards. 
No NAME St Sub Mins G On M Ass F’s F’ed YC RC
10 Wright 6 7 576 1 4 6 0 13 4 0 0
Ratings G Tot Ave
Wright 14 100 7.1 7 7 8 8 8 7 8 6 7 7

Mansfield’s Cox signed the 25 year old last season, but there was no way he was going to get in front of Green, who was the most complete centre-forward last year, and the rest of their forward line.  At least they did not try to change him as Birmingham, Bristol City and the Cobblers tried to do. Tamworth and Kidderminster went with his natural flow and reaped the rewards as Nick bagged double digits in the season’s he was with them. If the Imps do the same and we fans do not get on his back, the off days will be outnumbered by the hot streaks and he will get at least 15-20 and contribute to as many more this season.

He really is unplayable when he is on fire, pouncing from either flank or feeding off a target man in a supporting striker role. Although he failed to break into the first team squad at Birmingham, they saw he had something, so Nick saw loan deals with the Lambs, Northampton Town, Ashford and Bristol City.   He signed for the Lambs upon his release from Birmingham in 2007 and bagged 13 and 10 respectively in his first two seasons. He was a massive part of the promotion side that made it back into the BSP in 2008/9 delivering as many assists as goals.

The first season back was a steep learning curve  with Gary Mills leaving him out of the Tamworth side before transfer listing him at the end of the 2009-10 season. Local rivals Kidderminster stepped in and he bagged 8 in 2010/11 and 15 in 2011/12, despite  half his appearances coming from the bench. It was of some surprise to Lambs that Cox was allowed to take him to Mansfield at the beginning of last season. Again he was used as an impact player with 1 goal in 5 starts and just 531 minutes to impress, with 9 short cameos from the bench. If Simmo can work his magic with this lad we will see goals,goals, goals and £s£s£s when he finally  delivers on the undoubted talent he has.

Mansfield 2012/13 stats 

Sq no Player  Starts Sub Mins Goals Shots off Shots on Assists YC RC
27 Nick Wright 5 14 531 1 7 5 3 1 0

Kidderminster 2011/12 stats 

Sq no Player  Starts Sub Mins Goals Shots off Shots on Assists YC RC
27 Nick Wright 23 20 2330 15 21 35 3 1 0
STMI BIOPIC
FULL NAME Nicholas Wright
DATE OF BIRTH 25 November 1987 (age 25)
PLACE OF BIRTH Birmingham, England
HEIGHT/WEIGHT 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 11st 9 (75 kg)
PLAYING POSITION Striker / winger
CLUB
CURRENT CLUB Free agent
NUMBER n/a
YOUTH CAREER
2001-2005 Birmingham City
SENIOR STATS
YEARS Team Apps
(Gls)
2005–2007 Birmingham City 0 (0)
2006 Tamworth (loan) 3 (0)
2006 Bristol City (loan) 5 (0)
2006 Northampton Town (loan) 4 (0)
2007 Ashford Town (loan)
2007 Halesowen Town (loan)
2007–2010 Tamworth 79 (27)
2010–2012 Kidderminster Harriers 82 (23)
2012– Mansfield Town 17 (1)
NATIONAL TEAM
2008– England C 1 (0)

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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

Imps Sign 20-Goal Striker!

Former Mansfield Town, Bristol City, Northampton Town, Kidderminster Harriers and Tamworth left sided forward  Nick Wright has sensationally signed for Simmo’s Six-foot Sincil Soldiers on a one-year deal. The wide-boy goal machine should send season ticket sales sailing past the 1,100-1200 mark in his own right, but he is not the target man we seek….  suggesting another –  rumouredpaid for -striker is also close to signing! But Nick could still bag 20 in his own right, not seen hereabouts since Simon Yeo, in what seems the days of Yore!

Thanks for reading Neil Gentleman-Hobbs

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Simmo has finally bagged his man after chasing the lad since we ran the who is Nick Wright story back on May 4th – just after Cox incredibly deemed Wright wrong for League 2. Simmo’s interest cooled when a move to the Harriers  came into the equation, but after waiting in the wings, he swooped for what has to be regarded as something of a coup. Left out by Cox who had Green, Nick was the fastest player at the Stags to the frustration of a true goal machine. At 6’3″ he has it all, with a turn of pace that will roast most of the Conference’s big old oaks.

Nick bagged 17 goals in all competitions playing on the left for Kidderminster, suggesting he could be both poacher and gamekeeper for the Imps. Simmo likes a front 3, but has a penchant for the continental 4-2-3-1 formation where two defensive midfielders allow those in front to fly freely.

The understanding is that another out-and-out centre forward is still on the verge of joining once a fee can be thrashed out with another BSP club.

Brilliant signing welcome aboard Nick!……….Oh Nicky Wright! Wright! Wright!

Mansfield 2012/13 stats 

Sq no Player  Starts Sub Mins Goals Shots off Shots on Assists YC RC
27 Nick Wright 5 14 531 1 7 5 3 1 0

Kidderminster 2011/12 stats 

Sq no Player  Starts Sub Mins Goals Shots off Shots on Assists YC RC
27 Nick Wright 23 20 2330 15 21 35 3 1 0
STMI BIOPIC
FULL NAME Nicholas Wright
DATE OF BIRTH 25 November 1987 (age 25)
PLACE OF BIRTH Birmingham, England
HEIGHT/WEIGHT 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 11st 9 (75 kg)
PLAYING POSITION Striker / winger
CLUB
CURRENT CLUB Free agent
NUMBER n/a
YOUTH CAREER
2001-2005 Birmingham City
SENIOR STATS
YEARS Team Apps
(Gls)
2005–2007 Birmingham City 0 (0)
2006 Tamworth (loan) 3 (0)
2006 Bristol City (loan) 5 (0)
2006 Northampton Town (loan) 4 (0)
2007 Ashford Town  n/a  n/a
2007 Halesowen Town  n/a  n/a
2007–2010 Tamworth 79 (27)
2010–2012 Kidderminster Harriers 82 (23)
2012– Mansfield Town 17 (1)
NATIONAL TEAM
2008– England C 1 (0)

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Striker Back On Radar

Former Mansfield striker Nick Wright has failed to agree a deal with Kidderminster Harriers. Burr is however awash with wingers following the arrival of James Dance from Luton Town and Dior Angus from Solihull now that Marvin Johnson has agreed to extend his stay. The Harriers have also signed midfielder Jamie Tolley from Shrewsbury Town, but are said to still be interested in the striker. After Cox deemed Wright wrong for League 2, Simmo’s interest cooled when a move to the Harriers  came into the equation, but after waiting in the wings, he could well swoop should the Harriers discard their prey.

Thanks for reading Neil Gentleman-Hobbs

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Burr is hoping that he can land another couple of deals before July, but Wright, who played for the Harriers before moving to the Stags, has been holding out for a deal with a League 2 club that appears to have fallen through.  The biggest obstacle for the Imps will be the wages. If Kidderminster are still interested we can’t afford to get into a Dutch auction with one of the moneybags clubs of the division, however they no longer seem to be.

When we ran the who is Nick Wright story back on May 4th, Nuneaton and Tamworth also seemed to be interested. Simmo’s interest appeared to cease when money club Kidderminster  became involved, but after waiting in the wings, he may get a belated last look. The competition is not so tough and perhaps the pull of returning to his roots may not have as big an influence if Kidderminster’s cash is not involved. The Lambs may be nearer home and also be a former club, but they have strengthened in that area and like Nuneaton are almost up to their budget. Simmo however has the funds spare and has been boosted by the fee for Oliver from Crewe.

The manager is back from a holiday/European scouting mission this Thursday and could well follow up his earlier interest in Wright sooner rather than later. Nick is not just a 6’3″ target man as he can also play on either flank, should Simmo have done a deal for this mystery striker and midfielder on the continent.  Tried and trusted closer to home Nick is from the Midlands, having gone through the ranks at Birmingham before dropping down to Tamworth where he found the goal touch. However with the Imps now offering accommodation as part of the deal to the North-West based lads, Nick may pack his Mansfield suitcase and head straight down the A57 to become the Imps new goal machine.

Mansfield 2012/13 stats 

Sq no Player  Starts Sub Mins Goals Shots off Shots on Assists YC RC
27 Nick Wright 5 14 531 1 7 5 3 1 0

Kidderminster 2011/12 stats 

Sq no Player  Starts Sub Mins Goals Shots off Shots on Assists YC RC
27 Nick Wright 23 20 2330 15 21 35 3 1 0
STMI BIOPIC
FULL NAME Nicholas Wright
DATE OF BIRTH 25 November 1987 (age 25)
PLACE OF BIRTH Birmingham, England
HEIGHT/WEIGHT 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 11st 9 (75 kg)
PLAYING POSITION Striker / winger
CLUB
CURRENT CLUB Free agent
NUMBER n/a
YOUTH CAREER
2001-2005 Birmingham City
SENIOR STATS
YEARS Team Apps
(Gls)
2005–2007 Birmingham City 0 (0)
2006 Tamworth (loan) 3 (0)
2006 Bristol City (loan) 5 (0)
2006 Northampton Town (loan) 4 (0)
2007 Ashford Town
2007 Halesowen Town
2007–2010 Tamworth 79 (27)
2010–2012 Kidderminster Harriers 82 (23)
2012– Mansfield Town 17 (1)
NATIONAL TEAM
2008– England C 1 (0)

 

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.

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Please sign our petition  here

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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.

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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.

Who Is Nick Wright?

Mansfield feel former Kidderminster Harriers and Tamworth striker Nick Wright will not be good enough for the Football League next year. Cox signed the 25 year old last season.  Gary Simpson is in the market for another two strikers and could make enquiries for 6′ 3″ bustling forward before he returns to Brum with Tamworth or Nuneaton looking favourite to sign him.

Thankyou for reading Neil Gentleman-Hobbs

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Nick can play on either flank as well as in the target man or supporting striker role. Although he failed to break into the first team squad at Birmingham Nick saw loan deals with the Lambs, Northampton Town, Ashford and Bristol City.   He signed for the lambs upon his release from Birmingham in 2007 and bagged 13 and 10 respectively in his first two seasons. He was a massive part of the promotion side that made it back into the BSP in 2008/9 delivering as many assists as goals. The first season back was a steep learning curve  with Gary Mills leaving him out of the side before transfer listing him at the end of the 2009-10 season. Local rivals Kidderminster stepped in and he bagged 8 in 2010/11 and 15 in 2011/12, despite  half his appearances coming from the bench. It was of some surprise that Cox took him to Mansfield at the beginning of the season.

Mansfield 2012/13 stats 

Sq no Player  Starts Sub Mins Goals Shots off Shots on Assists YC RC
27 Nick Wright 5 14 531 1 7 5 3 1 0

Kidderminster 2011/12 stats 

Sq no Player  Starts Sub Mins Goals Shots off Shots on Assists YC RC
27 Nick Wright 23 20 2330 15 21 35 3 1 0
STMI Biopic
Full name Nicholas Wright
Date of birth 25 November 1987 (age 25)
Place of birth Birmingham, England
Height/Weight 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 11st 9 (75 kg)
Playing position Striker / winger
Club
Current club Free agent
Number n/a
Youth career
2001-2005 Birmingham City
Senior Stats
Years Team Apps
(Gls)
2005–2007 Birmingham City 0 (0)
2006 Tamworth (loan) 3 (0)
2006 Bristol City (loan) 5 (0)
2006 Northampton Town (loan) 4 (0)
2007 Ashford Town
2007 Halesowen Town
2007–2010 Tamworth 79 (27)
2010–2012 Kidderminster Harriers 82 (23)
2012– Mansfield Town 17 (1)
National team
2008– England C 1 (0)