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July 2000

Sunday 30th July 2000
Margate 4-2 Kingstonian
K's pre-season travels took them to the East Coast for a friendly with Doc Martens side Margate yesterday afternoon. Our report is now ready here.
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Wimbeldon match report
The Wimbledon report is also ready - many thanks to Ali for this.
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Two more friendlies have been added to K's pre-season fixture list
Two more friendlies have been added to K's pre-season fixture list. They make the short trip across the river to Hampton on Monday 7th August kick off 7.45pm, and are on the road again the following Saturday, this time to face Enfield. This game will be staged at Boreham Wood with a 3pm kick off.
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Saturday 22nd July 2000
Kingstonian 1-3 Chelsea
K's continued their pre-season programme with the visit of Premiership Chelsea. Sammy Winston scored K's first ever goal in this annual friendly, and you can read all about it here.
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Thursday 20th July 2000
Pagham 1-6 Kingstonian
K's kicked off their pre-season warm up with a six one victory over Pagham last night. To read our mini match report, click here.
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Farrelly and Patterson "unlikely" to start the season
On the injury front, both Steve Farrelly and Gary Patterson are rated 'unlikely' to make the start of the season. Both players are recovering from recent operations, as is Eddie Akuamoah, although he is expected to be fit.
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Kingstonian v Chelsea ticket details
Tickets are still available for the Chelsea game this Saturday. For further details telephone the club on 020 8547 3335.
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Tuesday 11th July 2000
Sammy Winston and Mark Beard sign
Kingstonian unveiled two new signings today in the guise of Sutton hitman Sammy Winston and former Millwall and Sheffield United wingback Mark Beard. Winston arrives for a 'substantial' five figure fee, with Beard being signed for no fee under the Bosman ruling. Geoff Chapple is 'delighted' with his new aquisitions and admitted that both players were his top choice in their respective positions.
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Kingstonian FC Open Day
The first open day held at Kingsmeadow last Sunday was branded a success by all involved. Visitors enjoyed taking a stadium tour, and being photographed with the FA Trophy, as well as the chance to discuss tactics with Geoff Chapple himself! A number of tickets for the Chelsea game were sold and the Supporters Club bolstered its numbers throughout the day. All this in the face of little or no support from local media - The Guardian advertising the day as the Saturday, whilst the Surrey Comet, despite plea's from the Directors at last Mondays forum, featuring nothing whatsoever on the day. The club will be open once more to the public on August 6th, where plans are afoot to make the event bigger and better than its predecessor.
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Wednesday 5th July 2000
2000/2001 Conference fixtures
The Conference fixtures for the coming season are now up on the fixtures page.
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Sunday 2nd July 2000
A meeting of Directors and supporters
A productive meeting between the new Board of Directors and Supporters took place last night at Kingsmeadow. The meeting, led by new Chairman Alan Kingston, focused heavily on the Ground Development, which is still expected to start on July 24th. The Board stressed that any decision that was made regarding the ground had to be 100% right for both now and in the future, as anything agreed with the local council will continue to apply throughout the clubs 110 year lease.

Director Noel Verbruggen stated that there were two main issues where a compromise had yet to be agreed. The first is the stewarding of the ground and surrounding area on matchdays, and the second, installation of CCTV monitoring the Kingston Road and entrance to Jack Goodchild Way.

The proposed start date will come in good time if K's harbour hopes of taking up their position in the Auto Windscreen Shield this season. We are currently the only Conference side invited to take part without the required 'A' grading, and the deadline for the club to achieve this grade to compete in the Shield is November, although work must be started by August.

It was also confirmed that Geoff Chapple's playing budget has been increased 25% from last year, and that new signings will be unveiled in the next couple of weeks.
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