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May 1999

Monday 31st May 1999
Another addition to the Your Shout page
Yet another article has been posted to the Your Shout page.
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Sunday 30th May 1999
More pre-season friendlies have been lined up
More pre-season friendlies have been lined up:

Wednesday July 21st - Brentford (HOME)
Friday July 30th - Brighton (HOME)
Saturday August 7th - Newport IOW (AWAY)

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Pictures from David Crawt
We've been sent 10 pictures by David Crawt and they now appear on the aptly named photos page. Some show K's 1987 London Senior Cup final victory, whilst others show various historical points. Many thanks are due to David for all of his efforts.
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Tuesday 25th May 1999
A new page - History
Another new page - this one is called the History page and gives all of our old fixtures, results and statistics.
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Monday 24th May 1999
From today's Daily Telegraph:


England 2 Wales 1

GEOFF Pitcher, voted man of the match for the liveliest contribution to Kingstonian's FA Trophy triumph at Wembley eight days ago, celebrated his international debut with a second goal for England in yesterday's non-league international victory over Wales at St Albans.

Pitcher, selected only because his club-mate, Gary Patterson, dropped out to become best man at the wedding of Cheltenham's John Brough, reacted quicker than any Welsh defenders when Warren Patmore headed down a cross from Cheltenham defender Chris Banks.

Cheltenham's influence on the match had begun when Neil Grayson, their outstanding striker, dispossessed David Barnhouse, who then brought him down to concede the 29th-minute penalty, swept in by Patmore, that gave England the lead.

Welsh striker Gary Shepherd launched himself into mid-air for a spectacular 53rd-minute goal that shook England out of their complacency.

The hosts thereafter hung on without too many more alarms, preserving their unbeaten record under manager John Owens.

ENGLAND: Book (Cheltenham); Banks (Cheltenham), Smith (Stevenage), Ryan (Southport), Williams (Nuneaton), Yates (Cheltenham), Butterworth (Rushden & Diamonds), Pitcher (Kingstonian), Womull (Dover), Patmore (Yeovil), Grayson (Cheltenham).
Subs: Gothard (Dagenham & Redbridge) for Book 84; Comyn (Hednesford) for Williams 74; Stott (Yeovil) for Yates 84; Howells (Cheltenham) for Pitcher 84; Charles (Hayes) for Womull 84.

WALES: Wager (Inter Cable-Tel); O'Brien (Cwmbran), Barnhouse (Carmarthen), Lima (Newport); Andrew Thomas (Connars Quay), Williams (Aberystwyth) Congerton (Colwyn Bay), Needs (Merthyr Tydfil), Lloyd (Caersws); Graham (Colwyn Bay), Shepherd (Merthyr Tydfi).
Subs: N Thomas (Merthyr Tydfil) for Wager 80; Anuerin Thomas (Aberystwyth) for Lima 46; Reynolds (Newtown) for Congerton 69; N Davies (Inter Cable-Tel) for Needs 59; M Davies (Cwmbran) for Shepherd 62.

Referee: A D D'Urso (Billericay).

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A letter is on its way to the Nationwide League asking permission for Barnet to take over Nationwide Conference club Stevenage Borough. The new club, to be called Barnet and Stevenage, would play in north London, with Stevenage's Broadhall Way ground being vacated. Barnet chairman Tony Kleanthous said yesterday: "Victor Green has told me that he doesn't have the finance to run Stevenage for another season. The alternative is to close Stevenage down."

When asked how much Green would want for Stevenage, he said: "It's very early to talk about figures. He has certainly not mentioned anything like UKP2 million." Last night Kleanthous was in talks with Steve Percy, the chairman of Barnet Supporters' Association, who have five per cent of Barnet. Percy said: "It's very early days but if by Barnet taking over Stevenage we can save Stevenage from being closed then obviously we would look at it. I've had a long conversation with the chairman of the Stevenage Supporters' Association and am aware of the feeling against Mr Green."

Mr Kleanthous added: "If the supporters of Stevenage are not in favour of it then we will not go ahead. The idea would be to have a club called Barnet and Stevenage and play for one or more years at Underhill and try to increase our basic attendance. It must be better than seeing Stevenage close down." Barnet are awaiting a Government decision on a plan to build a new ground at Copthall. Kleanthous said: "Our ground has been condemned by the Football League and we've got a year's extension to find another ground or be expelled from the League." Football League regulations would not allow the newly-formed club to play at Stevenage's Broadhall Way ground which has been the subject of a UKP2.5 million investment by Stevenage Borough Council.

Stevenage appeared to be in a healthy and much-envied state. The club have enjoyed windfalls of well over UKP1 million from player sales and an FA Cup run that culminated in two games against Newcastle. Gates are among the largest in the Conference.

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Thursday 20th May 1999
Video clips from Wembley
We've now created a new page to commemorate the FA Trophy win including two video clips of the day. Wow.
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Pre-season friendlies lined up
Mark Brennan informs us that the following pre-season games have been lined up, all at home:

Saturday July 10th - Chelsea
Monday July 12th - West Ham United
Tuesday July 13th - Southampton

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The Conference is due to kick off on Saturday August 14th next season.
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Tuesday 18th May 1999
More reports from Wembley
Several more reports have been added to our own Trophy Final report.
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3 Wembley photos - more needed
We have managed to find 3 Wembley photos so far, but if anybody comes across any others please send them to us at Cheers.

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An apology to Chris Kelly
K's director Terry Weir spoke to us during Saturday night's celebrations and we would just like to clear one thing up. In our report of the recent supporters meeting, when we said that Chris Kelly was absent as he was said to have a "grave family illness" which didn't actually sound like an excuse, we meant that Chris Kelly did have a valid reason to be absent from the meeting. Apparently some people took this line to mean that he was merely hiding from supporters but this was not the case. We did not intend to cause Chris Kelly any additional aggravation at a difficult time for him and his family and we apologise to him if we did so.
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The forum
And to clear one more thing up - articles posted on the forum by individuals represent those individual's views and not the "web site's" view.
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Monday 17th May 1999
Forest Green match report
The longest report in the history of the world is now ready. (It tells you about the Trophy Final).
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Sunday 16th May 1999
Forest Green Rovers 0-1 Kingstonian
If the news had passed you by, all we can say is that K's won at Wembley yesterday thanks to a 49th minute Tarkan Mustafa goal. Lots more to come soon.....
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Wednesday 12th May 1999
Kingstonian v Forest Green live on BBC SCR
Mark Langhorn informes us that BBC Southern Counties Radio (104 to 104.6 FM) will be doing full match live commentary of the BIG MATCH. Also there will be live interviews from the coaches. Thanks to him for letting us know.
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A look forward to Saturday
Simon Close of the Forest Green site has produced a guide to pubs around Wembley. He has also told us that Forest Green will probably be lining up as follows:

(4-3-3) - Shuttleworth, Hedges, Kilgour, Forbes, Honor, Bailey, Cook, Dysdale, Sykes, Mehew, McGregor.

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Sunday 9th May 1999
A preview of the Wembley big day-out
A preview of the Wembley big day-out is now available. Many thanks to Simon Close of the Forest Green Rovers FC Website for all of his help.
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Saturday 8th May 1999
Scarborough have been relegated to next year's Conference
Scarborough have been relegated to next year's Conference after a 1-1 draw with Peterborough proved to not be enough to secure their Football League survival as Carlisle secured an amazing 2-1 win at home to Plymouth. In the 4th minute of injury time, the Carlisle goalkeeper, Jimmy Glass, came up for a corner and scored the winner which ensures his side's place in next years Football League.
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Friday 7th May 1999
Gary Patterson runs off with the silverware
The End of Season "function" took place last night and saw Gary Patterson presented with more awards than he could hold. The Players' Player of the Year, the club's Player of the Year and the Supporters' Club Player of the Year awards all went to the man with "more bookings than last night's DJ" (hopefully) - Gary Patterson. Presentations were also made to Eddie Akuamoah for his 100 goals and Bill McNully and Mike King who are retiring.
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Wembley directions
Details of potential travel plans on the 15th are available from the away travel page. Look either under the National stadiums section or Upcoming games.
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Player of the Year
Our Player of the Year award will be presented at some time on May 15th. So if you haven't yet voted, you still have time.
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Wednesday 5th May 1999
A report of last night's "Special Meeting"
A report of last night's "Special Meeting" regarding ground development and the like is available. Main points:

The new sponsors have been officially revealed as Grolsch and replica shirts are available from the club now. The ground capacity will be increased to 7,000 and all Football League deadlines will be met. The board can't communicate.

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Monday 3rd May 1999
Doncaster match report
The report of the last league game of the season is now ready.
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Sutton win the Surrey Senior Cup
Sutton completed a double when they defeated Carshalton three-nil in the Surrey Senior Cup final at Ember Court.
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Today's May Merrie
A good number of hooped shirts turned out for today's May Merrie, as well as Geoff Chapple and Clive Howse. Tickets and merchandise were available and some even got sold to people who weren't K's fans - wonders will never cease. Posters advertising the Wembley final have also been displayed in several shops in the Town Centre.
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Saturday 1st May 1999
Doncaster Rovers 0-1 Kingstonian
The league season was finished with a win at Belle Vue thanks to a first half David Leworthy goal. This leaves K's with a league record as shown:
HOME... 21975251934
AWAY.. 21867253030
TOTAL.. 42171312504964
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Result round-up
Today's games mean that Welling are relegated, as Barrow defeated Kidderminster away. Woking's loss at home to Hereford ensures that K's finish the season at Surrey's number one club in eigth place. The final table is available, as is the results archive, with every Conference result.
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Bank Holiday Monday May Merrie
K's fans are encouraged to come along to the Kingston May Merrie, which starts at 11am on Bank Holiday Monday.
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