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August 2001

Wednesday 29th August 2001
Bill Williams' notes
Please note: the following text will also appear in Saturday's match programme:

There's trouble at this particular 'Inn' and the type of performances that our team has been putting in are not acceptable and will not be tolerated.

Against Maidenhead, on what must have been the hottest day of the year, although we didn't play well again as an attacking unit I have to say I was delighted to have got our first three points on board.

We spoke to the players about the importance of taking all three points against Enfield and in the first half we looked in control going into the final third, but in saying that our approach play around the box wasn't good enough and it was difficult to see where a goal was coming from. So at half-time we changed the system slightly hoping that we would get down the flanks a little bit more and get a better service into the box. What happened in the second half left me totally shell-shocked and embarrassed, we were awful.

What both Steve Sedgley and myself were expecting was a total all out attack with every player totally committed to the cause - and that we certainly didn't get!

It has now caused an early season problem between myself and one or two players, who in my opinion are not showing the type of desire or commitment to the club that I would expect.

Trust is a vital factor in team play and at the moment some players have to convince me that I can trust them to do the job.

No-one is perfect and we all make mistakes and if my change at half-time caused a problem then I must hold my hand up, and likewise if players make mistakes - this we can all understand.

But what we cannot understand or none of us accept and will not put up with, is if we see a player who is not totally committed and does not play with the desire and passion that the wearing of the shirt for this club demands.

The way forward is clear - difficult to achieve but clear. Those who are not with us, or good enough, must go. Select the most committed eleven players into a formation that suits (even if they are not the most talented), work harder than we ever have in our lives and win some football matches quickly. Only then will we be able to move to the next level of development.

To finish there was a very unpleasant confrontation between Steve McKimm and some of our travelling supporters at Maidenhead on Saturday. It is totally unacceptable for 'our' players ever to use bad language directed at supporters. To this end Steve has been reprimanded, warned as to his future conduct and fined.

He has also asked me through this column to apologise for his conduct and for any offence he may have caused. Hopefully everyone will accept this apology and close the matter here.

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Official club statement: Steve McKimm incident
The club have just released the following statement:

At the recent Maidenhead game a situation arose after comments made by supporters to Steve McKimm led to an exchange of adult language between both parties.

Colin Deadman, the Chairman of the Supporters Club, and Steve McKimm have given an account of the confrontation to the Club Manager, Bill Williams, who has reported this incident to the Board of Directors.

The Club would, therefore, like to place on record the following statement:

It is totally unacceptable for any player of Kingstonian Football Club to direct bad language at any supporter/or supporters of the Club, no matter what the provocation.

Steve McKimm has been reprimanded, warned to his future conduct and fined.

Steve McKimm has asked the Club to post the following apology.

I would like to apologise for my conduct and for any offence I caused by getting involved in that difference with our supporters.

It was in the heat of the moment, I wish I had just walked away and that it had never happened.

Hopefully everyone will accept this public apology and close the matter here.


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Midweek kick-off times
From Graham Richards (Secretary):

The following kick-off times have been agreed:

Monday 3rd September Purfleet (A) 7.30pm
Tuesday 11th September Chesham United (H) 7.45pm
Tuesday 18th September Billericay Town (H) 7.45pm
Tuesday 25th September Hendon (A) 7.30pm

Please remember that 7.30pm is the official kick-off time as laid down by the league
and any change is a concession that has to agreed jointly by both clubs.

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Reserves still unbeaten
The reserves drew one-one with Hendon last night at Claremont Road with Jamie Bennett getting the K's goal. Unfortunately Eddie Saunders was shown a red card for serious foul play.
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The Next Match
An old page makes a welcome(?) return - the Next Match, which is perfect for all you stats fans. It details previous meetings with the next opponents, previous matches on that date and (before a cup/trophy match) previous matches in that round.
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Monday 27th August 2001
Enfield match report
The report of this afternoon's two-nil defeat is now available.
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Kingstonian 0-2 Enfield
A goal in each half gave Enfield the three points and ensured that Kingstonian's depressing start to the season continued. Ronnie Green came closest for K's with a header which was well saved by Kenny Addai.

You can vote for the man of the match now.
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Result round-up
Billericay are now the only team with a 100% record after their victory at home to Sutton. K's now lie in seventeenth place with the next opponents - Hitchin - joining Kingstonian on three points after their win at home to Heybridge.
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Man of the match result
Simon Stewart won the Basingstoke man of the match vote, with 9 votes.

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Sunday 26th August 2001
Maidenhead match report
The report of yesterday's excuse for a football match is now available.
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Reserves draw with Maidenhead
The reserves yesterday drew one-one with Maidenhead at Kingsmeadow putting them top of the league. To see the league table have a look at the Suburban League site [here].
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Saturday 25th August 2001
Maidenhead United 0-1 Kingstonian
K's recorded their first win of the season thanks to a late Ronnie Green goal and an even later Lance Key penalty save. The line-up and man of the match (sic) voting form can be found here.
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Result round-up
In today's other games Aldershot continue to show their intentions, with a two-one win at Heybridge. Basingstoke, Billericay and Purfleet also have three wins out of three after wins against Croydon, Bedford and Enfield respectively.
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Supporters' Club pages updated
Two pages now actually have some information on! You can now find out about away travel details and the Junior K's scheme.
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Friday 24th August 2001
Reserves gain revenge on Basingstoke
The reserves beat Basingstoke at home on Wednesday night with goals from Sammy Winston, Eddie Saunders, Leacock and Greg Ball.
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Man of the match result
Lance Key won the first man of the match vote of the season, with 21 votes.

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Wednesday 22nd August 2001
Bill Williams' reaction to the first two defeats
You can now read Bill Williams' reaction to the defeats at the hands of Gravesend and Basingstoke at the bottom of last night's report.

Please note - this text will also appear in Monday's match programme.
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Basingstoke match report
A report of last night's defeat at The Camrose Ground is now ready.
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Reserve team fixtures/results
You can now see the fixtures/results from reserve team games - also linked from the bottom of the first team's fixtures page - and as you will see they are at home to Basingstoke Town tonight, kick-off 7.30pm.
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Tuesday 21st August 2001
Basingstoke Town 2-1 Kingstonian
Danny Bolt gave K's the lead from the penalty spot in the first half, but a penalty for the home side and a two yard scramble was enough to ensure that K's remain pointless. Simon Stewart was sent off late on after he was singled out of a 21 man brawl. You can see the line-up and also vote for the man of the match here.
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Monday 20th August 2001
Supporters' Complaints addressed
A list of complaints sent to the club by supporters, with comments from Gerry Desler, can now be seen.
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Gravesend match report
The report of Saturday's defeat is now available.
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Saturday 18th August 2001
Kingstonian 0-1 Gravesend & Northfleet
It was a disappointing start for the new-look K's side as a goal on 72 minutes by Paul Booth proved enough for Gravesend to claim the points. The line-up can be seen here, and you can also vote for the man of the match.
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Result round-up
In today's other games, Canvey showed their desire to continue their form from last season with a five-one win at Chesham. Braintree beat Sutton three-nil whilst Tuesday night's opponents - Basingstoke - won at Hitchin one-nil.
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New official site launched
Welcome to the new-look, and official, K's Web. To find out what's new, and why this all happened, have a look here. There will almost certainly be a couple of teething problems over the next few days, so please bear with us.
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Club History now available
With huge thanks to Mark Murphy, you can now read "The History and Origins of Kingstonian FC" here.
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Friday 17th August 2001
Bill Williams interview
The manager spoke to K's Web four days before the start of the 2001/2002 season.
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Wednesday 15th August 2001
The club have just released the following statement:


The clock is ticking as the countdown continues to the launch of Kingstonian Football Club's 'new' official internet site.

It's not just the launch of a new season and a new look K's - we have a brand new all systems go K's net site that brings together the club and it's enthusiastic supporters.

K's Director Malcolm Grant said "we have always accepted that the unofficial website offered a superior service for K's supporters, and with the appointment of Bill Williams and the acceleration of our marketing programme, it seemed obvious to discuss our plans with Gary Ekins, who created the site. As a result, we have agreed that will be expanded and become the K's official website from this Saturday 18th August. It is important that the site continues to be a mouthpiece for K's supporters and this, together with more pages dedicated to news and information about the K's, will help make the most popular site in the Ryman League".

Gary Ekins said "I have been running the official site without support for three years and am delighted that the Club is offering me tangible support together with the opportunity to redesign and further develop the site to meet the needs of both fans and the management".

Planned initiatives for the future include a Directors Forum, where K's supporters can converse with the K's Board and an Online shop to enable fans to buy merchandise direct from the website.

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Sunday 12th August 2001
Eastbourne match report
Something resembling a report of yesterday's final pre-season game is now ready. No photos though (technical difficulties and all that). A more in-depth report (and with some photos) can be found at
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Supporters' Club five-a-side
Earlier today the Supporters' Club's five-a-side tournament took place, with 13 teams taking part. The winners were a team from Hays PLC in New Malden. Thanks to all who took part, and to Butch Shakespeare of Triumph Trophies (020 8541 5174) who supplied the trophies.
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Saturday 11th August 2001
Eastbourne Borough 1-4 Kingstonian
Goals from David Sadler and Billy Mead, with two from Danny Bolt gave K's a deserved victory in their final pre-season game at Eastbourne Borough. The home side scored from the spot with some three minutes remaining, whilst Colin Luckett limped off with an injury early in the first half.
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Surrey Senior Cup draw
K's face Walton & Hersham in the fourth round (the one before the quarter-finals) of the Surrey Senior Cup this season. The full draw can be found here.
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Thursday 9th August 2001
David Sadler signs
The club have just released the following statement:

Kingstonian Football Club today announced the signing of striker David Sadler from Unibond outfit Hinckley United.

The 22 year old Loughborough University graduate was transferred for a 10,000 fee.

Sadler who has represented both England schools and Under 19 teams 13 times, comes to K's as Hinckley's leading goal scorer over the past two seasons, scoring 28 goals last season and 31 in the previous.

Commenting on the signing Manager Bill Williams said, "we are delighted to have signed a player with Dave's potential, he has tremendous pace and is a player who I am sure will adjust to the higher level of football".

"Our squad is in desperate need of another striker, with both Steve Brown and Sammy Winston being unavailable through injury".

Sadler will move to the Kingston area from his Peterborough home immediately and will go into the K's side that plays its last pre-season game on Saturday against Eastbourne.

K's kick off their season with a home fixture against Gravesend on Saturday 18th August 2001 at 3pm.

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Tuesday 7th August 2001
Kingstonian 0-1 Farnborough Town
Details to follow.
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Saturday 4th August 2001
Kingstonian 0-1 Watford
Details to follow.
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