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Weymouth ticket prices 2004/2005
for senior citizens, under 15s and holders of a student card.
to stand £1.
– Adults £160 if purchased before June 4th, £170 thereafter
citizens and Under 15, £77.50 before June 4th, £85 thereafter
– Adults £180 before June 4th, £190 thereafter
citizens and Under 15, £87.50 before June 4th, £95 thereafter
Stand – Adults £200 before June 4th, £210 thereafter
Citizens and Under 15s, £97.50 before June 4th, £105 thereafter.
Says Weymouth chairman Ian Ridley:
“I hope fans felt that last season they received value
for money in the shape of entertaining football and an exciting challenge for
the Dr Martens League Premier Division Championship. Next season we aim to do
“Over the summer, we will be bringing in some new
players of the necessary quality to further our aim of promotion from
Conference South. Clearly this will cost a bit more. Directors themselves are
committing more money and our commercial department is working hard to
“We know that the fans, too, are a huge part of this
and hope that they will understand the need for a rise in admission to the
ground. It is still less than some clubs at our level are charging.
“We also know that these are difficult times
financially for older and younger people so with that in mind we are keeping
their prices at last season’s rates. The cost of transfer to seating - £1 for
adults, 50p for senior citizens and under 15s - also remains the same.
“To add value to the rise in season ticket prices, we
are bringing a better quality of friendly match to the Wessex, including
Sheffield United on Friday July 16th and Wycombe Wanderers on Saturday July
24th, which will be free bonus games for season ticket holders. Prices for
those games for non-season ticket holders will be £5 entry to the ground, £3
for senior citizens and under 15s, which represents excellent value.
“Prices for John Waldock’s testimonial against Brighton
and Hove Albion on Wednesday July 21st will be set separately in conjunction
with John. We are also hoping to arrange at least one home friendly against a
Premiership club, which will be all pay, prices yet to be determined.”
“It all adds up, in the club’s opinion, to a fair and
reasonable cost for what promises to be another exciting season. If the fans
back us as they did last season in such fantastic numbers, we can give them
another season to be proud of.”
29th annual Wirral Programme Club Awards.
City won the award for best Non League programme, followed by perennial top
three finishers Hoddeston Town and Northwood. Remarkably, Mike's Reserve
matchday programme finished 758th nationally. Lancing came out best in the
Sussex County League, followed by Ifield Edwards and Hassocks.
overall: Bath City; 2nd: Eastbourne Borough; 3rd: Gloucester City
Bath City; 2nd Eastbourne Borough; 3rd Chelmsford City
Corby Town; 2nd Hastings United; 3rd Tonbridge Angels
Gloucester City; 2nd Rugby United; 3rd Bedworth United
Basingstoke in Confsouth
Town Director Steve Murfitt officially announces Basingstoke will replace
Hendon in the Conference South as Hendon have withdrawn
Two players comet to City!
are delighted to announce that two more players have commited themselves to
the cause for next season's adventure in Conference 2.
Defender Craig Pope and winger Luke Hughes yesterday signed on for another
12 months. Both are terrific signings and a big part of Gary Roberts' plans
for next year. Craig has declared that he's looking forward to a better
season than last as he wants to get fitter!!
Talks with other members of last season's squad are ongoing.
The club have
announced a small increase in admission prices for next season's entry into
Conference Division One South. The increase, the first for several years,
sees adult admission go up to £9; however the concession price is pegged at
£5, whilst matchday programmes will remain at £2.
In order to alleviate the effect of the price rise for regular supporters,
the club are this year launching an "Early Bird" season ticket
price for tickets purchased before 30th June. Prior to that date, adult
season tickets, which give admission to all 21 league games plus pre-season
friendlies, will cost £150 with concessions at £85. From 1st July the
prices will be £170 and £95 respectively, which still reflect a healthy
discount on the match-by-match cost.
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Kettering in Confsouth?10/05/2004
yesterdays meeting of the Nationwide Conference, Kettering have been
provisionally put into Conference South.
A further decision needs to be made on whether Margate's ground fulfills the
criteria to remain in Conference One for another season to confirm our
If Margate are demoted to Conference South then Kettering will be
switched to Conference North.
Margate have until the end of this month to prove their case
Kettering Town chairman Peter Mallinger said today "It is extremely
unsatisfactory. We can accept being in one or the other but now we have
to wait again to see what the future holds. Being in limbo causes us all
sorts of problems. We are ready to plan for next season but that is not
easy when we don't know which league we will be playing in. It is even
worse for manager Kevin Wilson who is due to meet the players later this
week. The first question they ask is where will we be playing next season
? How is he supposed to answer that one ? We have spoken to the Football
Association today to voice our concerns. They referred us back to the
Conference. Chief Executive, John Moules sympathised with us over our
predicament but insisted nothing could be done until they had decided
Margate's future. We are at a loss to know why it is Kettering who are
being disadvantaged. Both Worcester and Redditch lie South of Kettering,
if only by a few degrees on the map, but both are South of us and yet
have been guaranteed a place in the North ? How can that be ? We are to
ask the Conference by what criteria they used to place Kettering Town in
the South. We will make everyone aware immediately we get a reply"
have withdrawn from the Conference South.
There Chairman made this statement: The following statement has been
released to the press this afternoon by club chairman Ivor Arbiter.
"The decision by myself and the Board to decline the invitation
to join the newly formed Conference South was a very hard one to make. But
as Chairman it is my duty to oversee and safeguard the future development
of the club, and with the move to the Copthall Stadium in Hendon we have
very positive plans for the future.
"At Hendon Football Club we are very proud of our playing
achievements and the success that our manger Dave Anderson and his players
have brought to the club in recent years. The Arbiter Group have been
supporting the club financially for almost 10 years and we are all very
grateful to them for their support.
"Our future at Copthall should be very exciting and the stadium
will be a first class facility with a solid infrastructure to build upon,
but while our loyal supporters have, as always, been magnificent, it is
very important that we attract more spectators to our home games.
"Taking a place in the Conference South
in the near future remains our ambition and when that opportunity arises it
is hoped that Hendon Football Club will be in a strong stable financial
position and our team will be built on a solid financial base."
HILL SETS HIS MARKER
season isn’t yet completed but already Ryman League Premier Division club
Hornchurch have put down their marker as early favourites for the inagural
Conference South title.
The Urchins, with new manager Garry Hill now bedded-in, have formulated
their retained list and have already snapped up three quality new players
for the 2004/05 campaign, including the appointment of a vastly experienced
Hill’s list of released players includes one or two surprises, most notably
those of former West Ham, Bournemouth and Northern Ireland midfielder Keith
Rowland and striker Vinnie John.
As well as Rowland and John, Ollie Adedeji, Lee Williams, Danny Cowley,
John Bradley, Jon Keeling, Dave McCarthy and ex-England semi-professional
international striker Gary Abbott have also been deemed as surplus to
requirements by Hill, while former Canvey Island forward Bertie Brayley,
Danny Kerrigan and Tony Maynard have been transfer-listed.
New contracts have been awarded to goalkeeper Danny Gay, Andy Douglas,
Scott Gooding, Robert Martin and Chris Sorhaindo, whilst Andrew Martin has
been invited back for pre-season training with a view to a new contract and
Jamie Southon is to hold further talks with Hill with regard to accepting
Hill is looking to sign at least seven more new players to compliment the
three new signings made already in Tarkan Mustafa, who followed the manager
from his former club Dagenham & Redbridge, vastly experienced defender
Mark Venus, who has joined as player-coach, and Chester City’s former
Norwich and Rushden & Diamonds midfielder Shaun Carey.
Venus (pictured) made over 500 League appearances with home-town club
Hartlepool, Leicester, Wolves, Ipswich and Cambridge United
However, after a fall out at the Abbey Stadium following the departure of
manager John Taylor, Venus made himself unavailable for selection and he
joined Hill at Dagenham & Redbridge on a month's loan towards the end
of the season.
Midfielder Carey was on Burton Albion boss Nigel Clough’s list of possible
signings after being released by Conference champions Chester City.
However, the Irishman has opted to drop down a division after being made an
"unbelievable" offer by the Urchins.
5 SIGN ON WITH CITY
afternoon and evening, Gary Roberts, Jez George and myself have met
with various players, and we are delighted to announce that we have
signed the following players on one year contracts for next season: Matt
Langston, Lee Chaffey, Rob Miller, Lewis Bailey and Carl Williams.
There is no need for anyone to speculate yet on who has not signed, who we
are targeting, who might have turned us down or who is leaving etc. We
are pleased that we have got a 100% success rate on the players who we
want, and other meetings are lined up throughout the next few days. Added
to Rob Nightingale, Robbie Simpson and Alan Calton, we're already in a far
better position than we were during last pre-season, and we are very
pleased about that.
Matt Langston goes into hospital soon for a hernia operation and CCFC will
pay for that. We can't really afford this, but we are delighted with Matt
and wish him a speedy recovery that will see him playing at the start of
This is not a sophisticated club statement, as we don't have the time, but
we wanted to let our fans know as soon as possible. Watch this space for
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