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May 2002

Friday 31st May 2002
CVA latest
According to Begbies Traynor, the CVA has not yet been approved... Hence the earlier statement which appeared on this site has been removed until such time as the legalities are completed. There is a meeting scheduled for Thursday 27th June when this should be achieved.

The club do however assure all supporters that they certainly expect to take their place in the Ryman Premier League for season 2002/3.
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Open meeting
A report of last night's open meeting can be found here.
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Another friendly added
The club have announced that Kingstonian will visit Walton & Hersham FC on Saturday 10th August 2002 for the final first-team friendly of this year's pre-season campaign.

A full list of friendlies can be found on the fixtures page.
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Thursday 30th May 2002
Supporters' Club five-a-side tournament
It is not too late to enter a team for Monday's five a side tournament at Kingsmeadow. If you are interested in entering a team please contact Richard Atkinson on (020) 8949 0069 or e-mail The competition starts at 9.30am and each team is guaranteed three matches, at a cost of £25 per team.
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Tuesday 28th May 2002
Two new friendlies
The club have arranged two more pre-season friendlies. On Thursday 1st August Kingstonian entertain Carshalton Athletic at Kingsmeadow and on Tuesday 13th August a Kingstonian XI travel to Wingate and Finchley. Both matches will kick-off at 7.45pm.

As always, a full list of pre-season friendlies is available on the fixtures page.
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Open meeting on Thursday
The club would like to remind all supporters that they are holding an open meeting on Thursday 30th May 2002 at 7.30pm at Kingsmeadow. New owners Anup and Rajesh Khosla will be present, along with new Chief Executive Vic Searle and Steve Sedgley.

All supporters are welcome - but if you can't make it details should appear on this site some time on Friday.
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Advertising/sponsorship open day
The club is holding an open day for potential advertisers and sponsors on Saturday 1st June 2002, starting at 9.30am at Kingsmeadow. The day will run until about 1pm and is for any businesses or individuals who are interested in any of the advertising or sponsorship packages available from the club
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Football Association Divisonal 10 Represntative
Jack Pearce of Bognor Regis Town F.C., and a member of The Ryman Football League Management Committee has been re-elected as Divisional 10 Representative for season 2002/2003. Jack was elected in a two way ballot standing against him was Doug Gillard Chairman of the Dr. Martens League who used to hold this position prior to this season.

The club congratulate Jack on his appointment and offer him their full support for the coming season.
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Monday 27th May 2002
Ex-K Hooper signs for Shots
The below is from Shotsweb.

Brown swoops for League defender

Terry Brown's rebuilding of Aldershot Town continued today when he announced the signing of Peterborough United's uncompromising right wing back, Dean Hooper.

Hooper, 31, is a direct replacement for Lee Protheroe who has rejected a new contract at The Rec. Renowned as a tough tackling player who has the sort of "winner" attitude Terry has been seeking in the squad, Hooper also possesses the sort of attacking ability needed in a wing back that has been missing in players asked to fill in that role.

Hooper becomes the third player brought to Aldershot by Brown in a fortnight - the second directly from a high standard Football League club. However, Hooper is familiar with non league football having played for Kingstonian and represented the England semi-professional side.

Brown has also confirmed that negotiations with a number of other experienced players and young talented stars of the future are ongoing, but refused to be drawn on when any other signings may be secured.

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Ryman League Clubcall Line
On the official Ryman League Clubcall Line today are interviews with...

Victor Searle - new chief executive at Kingstonian FC - and Steve Cordery - new manager of Aylesbury United FC.

The Ryman League Clubcall Line is available by telephoning 09066 555 777 - calls cost 60p per minute.
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An interview with Steve Sedgley
Slightly later than planned (apologies to those who knew it was coming and were then repeatedly let down!) you can now read an interview with Steve Sedgley, conducted just after the end of the season.
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Sunday 26th May 2002
Empty printer cartridge/toner scheme
Clinton Arthur is trying to increase the income streams at the Club by recycling old cartridges for cash. The amounts being raised are increasing, though he is looking for new sources to further this scheme.

Please email him at to contribute or to obtain more information.
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Wednesday 22nd May 2002
Southern Youth League 2002/3
The club has been informed that at the AGM to be held at Sutton United on the 6th June 2002 it has been proposed that Kingstonian be elected into the Western Section of the Southern Youth League where they will play, amongst others, local rivals Molesey, Hampton & Richmond Borough and Walton Casuals.

This is a further important step forward in the successful youth policy at the club and its involvement with the academy through Kingston College. Martyn Spong and Mark Fabian who run the academy are both delighted and are looking forward to next season immensely.
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Tuesday 21st May 2002
Supporters' Club five-a-side tournament
The above event is to be held at Kingsmeadow Stadium on Monday 3rd June (Bank Holiday Monday) starting at 9.30am.

Entry details

There is an entry fee of £25 per team and each team may provide a squad of up to 7 players (male, female or mixed). You do not have to be a supporters' club member to enter.

The tournament will start at 9.30am. Please arrive in time to register no later than 9.15am. The tournament will finish around 4.30pm. Each match will last between 5 and 7 minutes (depending on the number of entrants) and each team is guaranteed at least 3 matches.

What is provided?
We have full use of changing rooms, showers, lockers and toilet facilities. The bar will be open and food will also be available. Please supply your own kit and footballs (PLEASE NOTE TRAINERS ONLY NO BOOTS).

How to enter
If you wish to enter a team please contact Richard Atkinson with the names of players, and shirt colours NO LATER than Friday 31st May on (020) 8949 0069 or e-mail

Please note, if Richard is not informed you may not be able to take part.

Thank You

Richard Atkinson
Kingstonian Supporters Club
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Open supporters' meeting
On Thursday 30th May there will be an open meeting for all supporters of Kingstonian FC. Present will be new Chief Executive Vic Searle, new owner Anup Khosla and Team Manager Steve Sedgley. The meeting will commence at 7.30pm at Kingsmeadow and anybody may attend.
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Pre-season tournament
Some provisional details of the four team tournament to be held at Kingsmeadow on the 13th and 14th of July have been agreed.

Aldershot will play Brentford at 11.30am on Saturday 13th July, whilst Kingstonian will play Darlington at 3pm. The third/fourth place play-off will take place at 11.30am on Sunday 14th July with the final following at 3pm.

All matches will be played for a duration of ninety minutes, with draws being settled by the taking of penalty kicks. Note: there will be no extra time.

Subject to confirmation, admission prices will be £5 per match for adults or £3 concession. It will however be possible to purchase a ticket covering all four matches for £16 adults or £10 concessions.
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Monday 20th May 2002
Another pre-season friendly
The club are pleased to announce that they have arranged another pre-season friendly. On Monday 22nd July 2002, Kingstonian will play second division Queens Park Rangers at Kingsmeadow, kick-off 7.45pm. This match has been arranged by new Chief Executive Victor Searle.

A full list of pre-season friendlies is available on the fixtures page.
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And another
A Kingstonian XI will play at Lewes on Tuesday 30th July, kick-off 7.30pm.
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Saturday 18th May 2002
We're all going on a - summer holiday...
The end of the season means that the site is going into "Summer mode" for a few weeks. Several pages will now not be updated (because there's nothing to update them with) until the start of the 2002/3 season, but the news service and forum will continue as normal.

Full details of the 2001/2 season are still available.
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Man of the match results
The remaining man of the match votes have now closed. The results are shown below, with the overall standings for the season available on the man of the match page.

 Bedford - A  Matt Bradford  23 
 St Albans - H  Dave Sadler  24 
 Braintree - H  Tim Sills  13 
 Maidenhead - H  Tim Sills  21 
 Sutton - A  Dave Sadler  16 
 Croydon - A  Dave Sadler  23 
 Sutton - H  Tim Sills  36 
 Aldershot - H  Tim Sills  24 
 Chesham - A  Peter Barnsby  12 
 Hampton - A  James Pinnock  26 
 Heybridge - H  Liam Collins  26 
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Friday 17th May 2002
Pre-season tournament
Kingstonian FC are delighted to announce that they are to hold a four-team tournament over the weekend of the 13th and 14th of July 2002 at Kingsmeadow Stadium. The four teams involved will be Aldershot, Brentford and Darlington as well as Kingstonian.

Full details are still to be resolved, but it is expected that the two Ryman Premier League teams will play the two Football League teams on the Saturday, with a final and third/fourth placed match being played on the Sunday.
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Kingstonian FC Chief Executive
Vic Searle has been appointed as the club's new Chief Executive with immediate effect. He left his position as Hampton chairman after over-seeing the most successful period in the club's history.

Mr Searle, who watched Kingstonian at Richmond Road during his boyhood, says that his aim is to get his new club "back where they belong in the Conference".
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Pitch and odd jobs
Work is due to start on the Kingsmeadow pitch a week on Wednesday (29th May) and should be finished in time for the first of the pre-season friendlies.

Mr Khosla has asked supporters for their help over the close season repainting the bar, dressing rooms, kitchens, corridors and offices as well as parts of the ground. Anybody with spare time is asked to turn up and speak to Anup.

The club also require a carpenter to do some maintanance work in the members bar. If you can help in any way please call the club on 020 8547 3335.
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Wednesday 15th May 2002
Kingstonian FC Press Officer
Kingstonian FC are pleased to announce that they have appointed a new Press Officer for season 2002/3. Gary Ekins has run the club's web site for several years and has now agreed to take on this additional role.
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Hire the function rooms for free
The club are delighted to announce that, from Monday 20th May until Saturday 15th June, there will be no fee to hire out the function rooms at Kingsmeadow.

For full details of this offer, or to make a booking, please call the club on 020 8547 3335. To find out more about the facilities on offer at the club please see the Kingsmeadow pages.
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Tuesday 14th May 2002
Golden Jubilee celebrations
The club have been contacted by Kingston council to ask if they would like to host a stall at the Royal Borough's Golden Jubilee celebrations at the Fairfield, Kingston on Sunday 2nd June 2002. If anybody would be interested in running the stall on behalf of the club, please contact them on 020 8547 3335.

Full details of the Golden Jubilee celebrations in Kingston can be found at
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Monday 13th May 2002
Sponsorship Opportunities for the 2002/3 season
A full marketing campaign has been launched to increase the commercial revenue that the club generates through sponsorship and advertising.

Around 200 businesses in the Kingston area were yesterday hand delivered an information pack containing an outlook on K's future next season; aims for greater community intergration; an information brochure illustrating the different packages available; a sponsorship pledge form and a questionnaire inviting any potential sponsors to indicate their preferences for sponsorship and contact details. They have all also been invited to an Open Day at the club on the morning of the 1st June.

There are also opportunities for supporters to get involved - for example by sponsoring a page in the matchday programe, a match, a match ball, and of course players kits. For next season both home and away kits will be available and all packages are available on a first come first served basis. Anybody interested should contact either Gavin Hall at or call the club on 020-8547-3335.

Full details of all available packages will appear on the site shortly.
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Sunday 12th May 2002
NLP: K's Consortium May Sue Auditor
From today's Non-League Paper

K's Consortium May Sue Auditor by Tony Flood

Members of the consortium which failed in a £500,000 bid to buy Kingstonian are considering taking legal action against the club's administrators.

The consortium of fans and former directors was furious that their offer - the highest - was rejected by administrators Begbie(s) Traynor.

Meanwhile, fans are still waiting to find out if outstanding major creditors will agree to accept an offer which would end Kingstonian's risk of expulsion from the Ryman League.

Chairman Alan Kingston said: "Members of the consortium which tried to buy the club and others who supported them, including former directors, are considering legal action against the administrators.

"We have no axe to grind with the Khosla family who have purchased the club. They have acted correctly, but we feel the administrators acted inappropriately in turning down the consortium's bid, and also that of Brentford.

"Brentford's offer was portrayed as a hostile bid, but their officials assure us that they would have allowed Kingstonian to carry on playing at Kingsmeadow and drawing the income from the bar and function room."

Kingston added: "The goal posts were moved several times during negotiations with the administrators. Senior partner Nick Hood told the consortium that a bid of £400,000 should be sufficient, so they offered £402,000 and had it turned down. Then they bid £500,000 - and still had it rejected."

Consortium leader Malcolm Winwright, a Kingstonian supporter for 40 years, said: "If legal action is taken it will be on a matter of principle. The aim would not be to try to change the deal that has gone through with Mr Khosla, with whom we have no argument.

"There could be a lot of clubs in a similar position and an action taken would make those clubs aware of the pitfalls.

"Mr Rajesh Khosla has stated that he will guarantee the money to settle with creditors. My understanding is that he is seeking donations, but will make up the shortfall himself.

"Our consortium had raised a total of £700,000 so that we would have had enough to settle with creditors and relaunch the club."

Hood defended his decision-making process: "If members of the consortium feel sufficiently aggrieved to issue a writ, we will deal with it when it happens. The offer was conditional and main creditors Barclays Bank would not have accepted it. Why should they have taken a loss?

"The reason I rejected the Brentford offer was that I had no confidence they would be able to find a way to enable Kingstonian to continue.

"The funding is now virtually in place to settle with creditors, though we have still to reach agreement with the Inland Revenue. The target figure is £100,000 and contributions have come from a number of sources."

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Yeovil win the FA Trophy
Congratulations to Yeovil Town, who this afternoon overcame Stevenage Borough by two goals to nil at Villa Park to lift the FA Trophy for the first time in their history.
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Friday 10th May 2002
Steve Sedgley interview - a sneak preview
Ks Web carried out an interview with the boss man earlier in the week, but due to some time management "issues", it won't be available until some time over the weekend. In the meantime, below are some brief excerpts:

  • All of the current squad are being retained, apart from Eddie Duah and Leon White who are both now out of contract.
  • All other players are still under contract, apart from Liam Collins.
  • Neither Steve nor Kim Harris have yet (as of Wednesday evening) signed a contract for next year, but both certainly expect to in the next few days or weeks.
  • Steve feels that the main areas of the team which need strengthening are at the back in particular another dominant centre-half and a left-sided midfielder.
  • He expects next season to be tough, but he obviously wants Ks to be challenging at the top.
  • He finds watching football on television really boring, apart from the last twenty minutes..
Apologies for the delay with producing the whole interview, but he does go on a bit..
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Wednesday 8th May 2002
More friendlies announced
Graham Richards has confirmed the following additional friendly matches:-

Saturday 3rd August, kick off 3.00pm
Hastings Town (Dr Martens Premier) v Kingstonian

Tuesday 6th August, kick off 7.30pm
Chertsey Town (Ryman League) v Kingstonian XI

Other games are still being arranged, and the club are awaiting confirmation from Hampton & Richmond Borough regarding the 13th/14th July tournament.

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Tuesday 7th May 2002
Middlesex Wanderers
A reminder that Lance Key will be representing the prestigious Middlesex Wanderers Association Football Club tomorrow night in the Ralph Carr Memorial Match (Brothers Allaway Trophy) when they take on Sutton United at Gander Green Lane, kick off 7.45pm.
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Monday 6th May 2002
Staff v Supporters match report
There are lots of photos but not many details in the report of Saturday's staff v supporters match.
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Sunday 5th May 2002
K's Staff 8-7 K's Supporters
A thoroughly enjoyable game was played out at Kingsmeadow on Saturday morning when the (hopefully once again) annual Staff versus Supporters match took place.

The Staff team - including Mark Jones, Max Hustwick, Greg Ball, Steve Sedgley and several reserve team players - took a slightly undeserved 8-0 lead before a concerted effort from the Supporters (and a slight change in personnel) saw the score pulled back to 8-7.

Full details and photos to follow shortly.
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Thursday 2nd May 2002 email - an update
The current web-based email service will be continuing for the next few weeks. The recent problems should be fixed either later today or by tomorrow at the latest as the service has now been upgraded to a fee-based one.

The future, however, will see a change to the service by the end of the month - and hopefully this will be a change for the better. A new system is being developed jointly by K's Web (that's us) and BeepWeb (this is them) which will be superior to the current service; will be advert free and will be fixed when there is a problem!

This new system will obviously take some time to develop and test and so the decision was made to continue with the current service so that there was no break in availability of the web-based system. Once the new system is up and running, we will be able to move all of the current addresses to it.

Any problems or advice please contact us.
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Wednesday 1st May 2002
Surrey Senior Sunday Cup Final
The club would like to remind people that tomorrow (Thursday) sees the Surrey Senior Sunday Cup Final between Livingstone FC and Cheam Sports FC at Kingsmeadow.
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