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July 2001

Tuesday 31st July 2001
Kingstonian 2-4 Oxford United
Details to follow.
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Saturday 28th July 2001
Kingstonian 2-1 Reading
A team made up of Reading's reserves was beaten at Kingsmeadow this afternoon when K's came from one goal down to win with goals from Peter Barnsby and Dave Clarke's third of the (pre-)season. A report is now available.
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The site will not be updated now until 9th/10th August
The site will not be updated now until 9th/10th August as I (Eagle) am off on my hols until then. To keep up to date please use the forum and full service will be resumed when I return.
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Some things to remember
Some things to remember: There is an open day at Kingsmeadow on Saturday 4th August from 10am. Part of this will be a photo call for the first team, and supporters are able to take their own cameras along from 12 noon.

The Supporters' Club is holding a five-a-side competition on Sunday 12th August. For details contact Richard Atkinson.
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Friday 27th July 2001
Bournemouth match report
The report of Wednesday night's victory over Bournemouth is now ready. Photos have also been added.
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Last year's Ryman league table
Due to popular demand, you can now see the final league table from last season's Ryman League Premier Division.
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Thursday 26th July 2001
Kingstonian 2-1 AFC Bournemouth
The first win of the season was achieved against a Bournemouth team full of mostly reserves and trialists thanks to another goal from Dave Clarke and the winner from Ronnie Green. The match was slightly "heated" for a friendly, with many people surprised that Bournemouth finished the match with eleven men after one of their midfielders kicked Mark Boyce in the head...
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Wednesday 25th July 2001
K'S SIGN SUTTON "ACE"
The club have just released the following statement:

K'S SIGN SUTTON "ACE"

Kingstonian Football Club today announced the signing of Danny Bolt from neighbours Sutton United on a free transfer.

The 25 year old ex-Fulham and Woking forward ended the season as the Ryman League's third highest goal scorer, netting on 26 occasions.

Commenting on the signing, Manager Bill Williams said "We are delighted to have persuaded Danny to join Kingstonian, he is a player who I have been aware of for a number of years.

"He is a very talented player with a sweet left foot and will certainly add delivery and finish to our squad".

Bolt goes straight into the K's squad to face AFC Bournemouth this evening with a 7.45 kick-off and will also be involved against Reading at home on Saturday 28th July, kick off at 3pm.

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Tuesday 24th July 2001
Two more pre-season matches have been confirmed for the reserves
Two more pre-season matches have been confirmed for the reserves: They face Molesey away on Saturday 4th August, kick-off 3pm, and Leatherhead away on Monday 13th August, kick-off 7.30pm.
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Monday 23rd July 2001
Suburban League Cup draw
The draw for the Suburban League Cup has been made and Kingstonian reserves face a tough first round trip to Marlow on a date yet to be confirmed. If successful, the side will face another difficult test away to Thame United in the second round.
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Sunday 22nd July 2001
Southend match report
A report of yesterday's friendly draw is now available.
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Saturday 21st July 2001
Kingstonian 2-2 Southend United
Goals from new-boy Dave Clarke and young-boy Sean Thurgood twice gave K's the lead in the opening fixture of the season, but a penalty and a 20 yard scuffed shot gave the visitors a share of the spoils. More to follow.
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Thursday 19th July 2001
NEW SIGNING FOR K'S
The club have just released the following statement:

NEW SIGNING FOR K'S

Kingstonian today announced the appointment of Chris Williams as the club's new Strength and Conditioning Coach.

Chris (32) is an established strength and conditioning specialist with a good track record of assisting athletes from many sporting disciplines to achieve performance goals.

In announcing the appointment, Manager Bill Williams said today "This is a vital appointment for the club. It is so important that our players are mentally and physically fit and ready to face the challenge of this coming season. Chris will work with the squad and implement a program of strength and fitness training plus look at other aspects of their performance such as speed and agility".

Chris has previously worked with London Welsh and Cambridge United and combines his work as a strength and conditioning coach with playing basketball for the London Towers in the Southern Conference Basketball League.

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Kingstonian adverts around the Town Centre
As seen on (20+) Adshel adverts across the Town Centre: Attend any two pre-season friendlies (listed here), retain your match programme and you will be entitled to a 20 discount on the price of a season ticket. More details to follow.
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Wednesday 18th July 2001
Two additional fixtures have been confirmed
Two additional fixtures have been confirmed and added to the pre-season list. A K's XI travels to Maidstone United on Saturday 28th July (whilst the first team entertain Reading) and the same XI play Corinthian Casuals away on Thursday 9th August, kick-off 7.45pm.
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Tuesday 17th July 2001
NEW SIGNING MUNDAY ENTERS HOSPITAL
The club has just released the following statement

NEW SIGNING MUNDAY ENTERS HOSPITAL

New signing Stuart Munday was admitted to Southend hospital on Thursday evening for a minor operation to remove a cyst.

The surgeon who performed the operation informed the club that the player would be able to resume training in the next ten days.

From his house in Southend, Munday said "The cyst appeared from no-where when I was on holiday and although I'm disappointed to be missing pre-season training and falling behind in fitness, it had to be removed and it is better now than later."

Stuart Munday and James Pinnock, who are two of new manager Bill Williams' summer signings, will both miss the first three games through suspension, carried over from last season.

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K'S TO VIEW TRIALISTS
The club has just released the following statement

K'S TO VIEW TRIALISTS

Kingstonian Football Club are to look at four trialists over the next two weeks.

Already training with the K's are defender Paul Ellis from Tottenham Hotspur, Christian Metcalfe - a midfielder from Woking - and left winger Steve Barnes, the ex-Birmingham front man who has recently returned from playing abroad in Australia.

Manager Bill Williams also confirmed that he had verbally agreed for the ex-Millwall striker Tommy Tyne that should his trial with Brighton not work out, that the player would begin training with K's next week.

Coach Steve Sedgley, along with fitness trainer Chris Williams, will take the players through two more training sessions before the first pre-season game against Southend United - Saturday 21st July 2001, kick-off 3pm.

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Kingstonian FC Open Day
After the success of last year's venture, Kingstonian are to hold another Open Day at Kingsmeadow - this time on Saturday 4th August, prior to the home friendly with Watford. Festivities will begin at around 10.30am and visitors will be able to tour the facilities, buy season tickets and join the Supporters' Club. For further details please contact the club on 020 8547 3335.
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Supporters' Club 5-a-side tournament
On Sunday 12th August the Supporters' Club will be holding a 5-a-side football tournament at Kingsmeadow from 10am. If anybody is interested in playing please contact Richard Atkinson.
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Thursday 12th July 2001
2001/2002 Fixtures published
The new season fixtures have just been published and K's begin their campaign with a home game against Gravesend & Northfleet. The opening day fixtures are below and the full list is on the fixtures page now. You can also print out this Word document.

Aldershot Town v Enfield
Billericay Town v Grays Athletic
Boreham Wood v Bedford Town
Braintree Town v Sutton United
Chesham United v Canvey Island
Croydon v Heybridge Swifts
Harrow Borough v Maidenhead United
Hitchin Town v Basingstoke Town
Kingstonian v Gravesend & Northfleet
Purfleet v Hendon
St. Albans City v Hampton & Richmond Borough
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Monday 9th July 2001
K'S SWOOP TO BOLSTER SQUAD
The club has just released the following statement:

K'S SWOOP TO BOLSTER SQUAD

Kingstonian Football Club today announced the double signing of Steve Brown from Dover Athletic and James Pinnock from Gillingham. Brown, who made over 150 league appearances for Southend, Colchester, Gillingham, Lincoln and Macclesfield, follows manager Bill Williams from Dover Athletic to the K's on a free transfer.

Commenting on the acquisitions, manager Williams said: "Steve is a hard working centre forward, who knows how to lead the line correctly and will act as the perfect foil for Sammy Winston and Ronnie Green".

Pinnock who was 22 years old last week, has spent his career to date at the 'Gills', making only a few first team outings. Commenting on Pinnock's signing, manager Williams said "James is a very talented player who operates mainly in midfield, just in behind the forwards. He knows where the back of the net is and can deliver great balls into the box."

K's players return for pre-season training on Tuesday 10th July 2001 and their first pre-season game is against Southend on 21st July 2001. Season ticket sales are reported to be selling well as K's fans look to a new season with renewed optimism.

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Friday 6th July 2001
The Comet confirms the arrival of James Pinnock
Today's Surrey Comet has some interesting pieces of information. It states that James Pinnock has finally signed from Gillingham:

The 22-year-old, who can operate in a number of positions moves on a free transfer and has signed a two year contract.

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Comet: Richardson blasts K's directors
Also from today's Surrey Comet:

Richardson blasts K's directors

Commercial manager Chris Richardson says he was forced to quit Kingstonian because of a lack of backing from the club's directors. Richardson walked out of Kingsmeadow on Wednesday after 18 months with the club. His role will be taken over by manager Bill Williams - who took over as boss from the sacked Geoff Chapple in May.

"I feel bitterly disappointed that I cannot finish what I started. But with the attitude of the directors of the club, who can only see the bottom line, I find my position unworkable and feel I have been constructively dismissed. When a supporter comes to tell me that a director was in the supporters' club stating to all and sundry that I would be the next to go after Geoff Chapple, this just underlines what little support the directors have given me."

Richardson's contract was due to run out on December 6 and he said he was not told whether the deal would be extended for another year. In his resignation letter to director Malcolm Grant, Richardson said "I wasn't given enough support by the club's directors. Some seemed to want to undermine my efforts instead of pulling together to make the club grow and create awareness in the community."

Richardson set up the Junior K's club as well as links with local colleges and schools, and said a revamp of the club shop had led to increased takings.

Richardson quickly landed another job and will take up a role as commercial manager of St Albans City on Monday next week. He added: "I've enjoyed the rollercoaster ride over the last 18 months and I hope the club continues to go forward for the sake of a great number of special supporters the K's have."

Grant said: "I wish him all the best in whatever he is going to do. Part of Bill Williams' remit as manager is that he is going to take over all of the commercial department. Chris was given the job to develop the area. He has left on his own devices. Bill will be taking over the position. Chris' contract ran out at the end of November. We were going to sit down and review his position nearer the time."

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The Comet gives details on Adrian Blake and training facilities
And more from the Comet: Adrian Blake has not signed for St Leonard's. He is meeting Bill Williams next week to "have a talk about the situation". Also, K's hope to use the London Fire Brigade's Ewell Sports and Social Club for pre-season training, as well as Richmond Park and - from October - the BBC Sports ground at Motspur Park as it has floodlights.
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Thursday 5th July 2001
Chris Richardson resigns
According to the official site, Chris Richardson has resigned as Commercial Manager.
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Wednesday 4th July 2001
A reminder about The Bill
Just a reminder that the Supporters' Club are asking for people to volunteer their services on Saturday for filming of an episode of The Bill. If you are interested then you need to turn up for 9am at Kingsmeadow where you will be bussed to the location. Food and drink will be supplied, and you are asked to wear "England fan kit" instead of the usual hoops.
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Fixtures out on July 16th
It has been confirmed that the fixtures for the Ryman League will be published on Monday July 16th.
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Monday 2nd July 2001
Adrian Blake signs for St. Leonards
Adrian Blake has signed for Dr Martens League Eastern Division club St. Leonards after playing very nearly 250 games in his time(s) at Kingsmeadow.
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