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May 2005

Tuesday 31st May 2005
Lance Key presentation
Popular Kingstonian goalkeeper Lance Key was recently presented with a shield in recognition of his services to the club.

Joining the club in their return to the Ryman League in 2001 from Northwich Victoria, the former Sheffield Wednesday 'keeper appeared on 163 occasions for the K's and gained an England semi-pro cap in that time before moving to his local club Histon in September.
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Thursday 26th May 2005
Phil Ruggles
Club secretary Graham Richards has pleasure in confirming that Phil Ruggles - top scorer and supporters player of the year - has tonight signed a new one year contract with Kingstonian Football Club.
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Friday 20th May 2005
Pre-season friendlies
Kingstonian's summer schedule will be as follows:

Sat 16/07/05 - Away v Selsey
Sat 23/07/05 - Away v Dorking
Tue 26/07/05 - Home v AFC Wimbledon
Sat 30/07/05 - Home v Bognor Regis Town
Wed 03/08/05 - Home v Fulham
Sat 06/08/05 - Away v Farnham Town
Sat 13/08/05 - Away v Walton and Hersham
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Derby opponents nominated
Kingstonian FC and Leatherhead FC have agreed, subject to ratification by the Ryman Football League, to entertain eachother on the traditional Boxing Day & Easter Monday derby dates next season.
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Thursday 19th May 2005
Home & Away
The K's will be kitted out in two new strips next season, following two years with the existing home design and three with the away.

The home strip will comprise of wider red & white hooped shirts, along with white shorts and white socks (both with red trim).

The away kit, at the request of manager Ian McDonald, will return to the previous 'Brazil' design of yellow shirts, blue shorts and white socks.

Those who sponsored players towards the end of the season will be presented with their shirts at the first home league game of the new season.
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Trevor Jones Memorial Trophy
The Kingstonian v AFC Wimbledon game, on Tuesday 26th July, will once again be for the trophy in memory of the late Trevor Jones.
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Wednesday 18th May 2005
Kingstonian to face Premiership Fulham
The club are pleased to announce, following speculation in the papers regarding Jimmy Cochrane meeting with Chris Coleman, that Premiership side Fulham will be visiting Kingsmeadow on Wednesday 3rd August, kick off 7.45pm.

Meanwhile, due to an unforeseen administrative error at Hampton, K's will now no longer be making the planned trip across the Thames to the Beveree on Saturday 6th August.
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Friday 13th May 2005
Isthmian League Division One 2005/06
The full league lists for next season have been announced, with Isthmian League Division One to consist of the following 23 teams:

Ashford Town FC (Kent)
Banstead Athletic FC
Bashley FC
Burgess Hill Town FC
Corinthian Casuals FC
Cray Wanderers FC
Croydon Athletic FC
Dover Athletic FC
Dulwich Hamlet FC
Fleet Town FC
Hastings United FC
Horsham FC
Kingstonian FC
Leatherhead FC
Lymington & New Milton FC
Metropolitan Police FC
Molesey FC
Newport IOW FC
Ramsgate FC
Tonbridge Angels FC
Tooting & Mitcham United FC
Walton Casuals FC
Whyteleafe FC
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Thursday 12th May 2005
Dons Fun Day
Kingstonian FC will have a fundraising & merchandising stall at the Dons Fun Day this Sunday 15th May, 11am-4pm, at Kingsmeadow Stadium. Please come along and visit us and the many others who will be present.
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Ryman to continue with Isthmian League
The RYMAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE are delighted to announce that The Ryman Group has agreed to continue its Sponsorship of the League for a further three years with an option to renew when the present sponsorship expires at the end of the current Season 2004 2005.

The Ryman Group have sponsored The Isthmian Football League Limited since November 1997 and during that time have worked closely with and strongly supported the League in all its activities.

This new sponsorship will be to the value of approximately 250,000, which will be by way of cash and other benefits.

League Chairman Alan Turvey said I am delighted that the Ryman Group have agreed to continue its sponsorship of our League in its Centenary Season despite that the fact that the League has changed due to the structural changes forced upon us by The Football Association which greatly reduced our sponsorship opportunities. I cannot speak too highly of the Directors of the Ryman Group for their support and on behalf of all connected with the League are most grateful.

Ryman Group Director Malcolm Cooke said, We are pleased to be able to continue our association with the League who have supported our Group in every way possible. During the period of our association the League and its member clubs by way of performances on the field of play have fully justified our support and its continuance.
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Wednesday 11th May 2005
Next season's league
It is the belief of Club Secretary Graham Richards that after today's meeting of the Alliance, Kingstonian Football Club will be placed in Isthmian League Division One in 2005/06. This is subject to ratification by the FA Leagues Committee on 19th May.
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Tuesday 10th May 2005
Thanks from Folkestone Invicta
Folkestone Invicta secretary Neil Pilcher has been kind enough to write the following to the club:

"On behalf of Carly and little Thomas Sykes and all at Folkestone Invicta, may I thank you for your donation of 204.00 made towards the Paul Sykes Memorial Fund.

On behalf of the club I would also like to thank you for the plaque you gave us in Paul's memory. Everyone was so kind to us on Saturday and having spoken to a number of your supporters and officials I know it was all heartfelt.

At what has been a very sad time for everybody associated with the club, everyones kindness has been overwhelming and much appreciated and has given us strength to support the family and help ease their pain in a small way.

I also spoke to Jim and I know you now have a Chairman who has the best interest of the club at heart and I am sure that Kingstonian will see the good times come back in the very near future. All the very best to all of you who have worked so hard to keep the club going and hopefully you will reap the rewards.

Look forward to playing you again soon. Once again thank you for your support."
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Sunday 8th May 2005
Supporters match
Kingstonian Supporters will face AFC Wimbledon Supporters for the annual friendly later this month. The respective teams will be organised by Andy Clarke and Warren Harvey.

The match will be on 21 May, kick off 11.00am, on the pitches outside Raynes Park Vale FC on Grand Drive, Raynes Park. The cost per player is 5 and following the game it is planned to watch the FA Cup Final at the clubhouse. To take part in the K's team please email Andy at andrew_clarke@northamber.com
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Tuesday 3rd May 2005
End of Season presentations
A pictorial review of the End of Season presentations night can now be found here.
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Sunday 1st May 2005
McDonald and McIntyre to stay
The club are pleased to announce that the managerial team of Ian McDonald and assistant Stuart McIntyre have confirmed that they will continue in their roles on a permanent basis going into next season.
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Pre-season dates
The dates for this summer's home pre-season games will be:

Tue 26/07/05 - Home v AFC Wimbledon
Sat 30/07/05 or 06/08/05 - Home v TBC
Tue 02/08/05 or 09/08/05 - Home v TBC
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Folkestone match report
The report of yesterday's final game of the season can be found here.
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