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September 2011

Tuesday 27th September 2011
Lewes match report
The report of yesterday's game is now available.
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Monday 26th September 2011
Kingstonian 1-0 Lewes
Kingstonian made it two wins in quick succession againsts teams towards the top of the table, with a second one-nil win in a row.

Bobby Traynor headed in the only goal of the game on the half hour mark. Tom Hutchinson was sent off for a second booking with a quarter of an hour, though the ten men held firm until the end.

Full details of the match are now available.
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Mark Hams on Lewes
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New Nike replica shirts
The club shop now has stock of the new Nike home replica shirts in all sizes, with away shirts available to order. The cost for either version is 35 (adult) and 32 (junior).
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Sunday 25th September 2011
Hendon match report
The report of yesterday's game is now available.
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Saturday 24th September 2011
Kingstonian 1-0 Hendon
Kingstonian returned to winning ways with a one-nil win over previously unbeated pacesetters Hendon. Bobby Traynor scored the only goal of the game from the penalty spot in the 76th minute.

Full details of the match are now available.
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Martin Tyler on Hendon
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Harrow game re-arranged
The league game away to Harrow Borough originally scheduled for Saturday 1st October has been re-arranged for Tuesday 25th October, kick off 7.45pm at Earlsmead.

The change of date is due to Harrow's involvement in the FA Cup, but it dependent on neither club requiring a replay from their opening FA Trophy fixtures.
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Ali Chaaban
The club is pleased to announce the signing of striker Ali Chaaban(29) from Boreham Wood.

Ali started out at Dorking, before coming to prominence at Leatherhead player, when he was called up to represent Lebanon's Olympic side. He has had three spells apiece at Staines Town and Farnborough, and has also featured for Exeter City, Bromley and Chelmsford City.

Manager Alan Dowson comments, "Ali is a good experienced player who I've been after for some time. He can play in a number of attacking positions and will add to our firepower."
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Romone McCrae
The club is pleased to announce the loan signing of midfielder Romone McCrae (20) from Sutton United.

During his time with Peterborough United, Romone made a couple of first team experiences, gaining experience on loan at Histon, before joining Sutton in the summer.

Manager Alan Dowson comments, "Romone's a bright young lad who did well against us in pre-season and we're looking for a midfielder to add goals to the side."
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Friday 23rd September 2011
NLP feature game of the week
This Saturday, The NLP will be Kingsmeadow to see Kingstonian host Ryman Premier table-toppers Hendon.

The K's are currently struggling near the foot of the table with just four points from seven games but will be hoping to turn their fortunes around when the Greens visit. However, Hendon are yet to taste defeat in the league this term and will be determined to extend their unbeaten run while maintaining an excellent start to the 2011/12 campaign.

With a lot at stake for both sides and free tickets being offered to students, there should be a cracking atmosphere and plenty of exciting action on the pitch. For that reason, The NLP have selected it as their Ryman Premier feature game this weekend. That means an extended 450-word match report plus all the best pictures of the action.

So if you miss the game, want to relive its highlights, read post-match reaction or simply want to catch up with the latest goings on in the Non-League game, make sure you pick up a copy from your nearest stockist this Sunday!
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Wednesday 21st September 2011
Free games for students
To celebrate Freshers Week Kingstonian Football Club is, in association with Banquet Records, offering free admission for all new (or returning) students to the upcoming Ryman Premier League matches against Hendon on Saturday 24th September (3pm) and Lewes on Monday 26th September (7.45pm).

Students at Kingston University will be able to collect their tickets from the Banquet Records stand at the Freshers Fayre, whilst all other students will be able to pick theirs up from the Banquet store on 52 Eden Street, Kingston, upon proof of student status.

For further information visit www.banquetrecords.com/ksfree
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Tuesday 20th September 2011
Walton Casuals XI 1-1 Kingstonian XI
The scores finished level at one-all in this friendly match. Tyrone Newton opened the scoring for the hosts in the 19th minute before Saul Otobo levelled the scores in the 70th minute as the K's came back into the game strongly. Allan Tait had a late goal disallowed for offside.

Lineup:

1) Mo Maan
2) Ash Deaney
3) Jordan Cheadle
4) Jay Kalama
5) Teddy
6) Christian Tavernier
7) Saul Otobo
8) Allan Tait
9) Adam Francis
10) Ali Chaaban
11) Mo Harkin (c)

Substitutes used:

12) Carl Downs
16) Lee Flavin
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Monday 19th September 2011
Walton Casuals friendly arranged
A friendly match has been arranged for a Kingstonian XI to travel to Walton Casuals tomorrow evening, kick off 7.45pm at Franklyn Road.
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Sunday 18th September 2011
Message from Alan Dowson
Well what can I say after the last 3 weeks. All I can do is apologise for what has been a disastrous start to the season so far. I will be completely honest and all I ask in return is for you all to give me a bit of time and I will turn things around. I know talk is cheap but after talking to some people at the club it was suggested I make a statement and I agree.

When I first got this job nearly 5 years ago I knew it would be an unbelievable challenge. Obviously I knew the great history of the club and at the same time understood the hurt and disappointment the fans had gone through after the sale of the the ground etc. That suited me to be honest as I knew it was not only a team to help build but a club as a whole. I got on well with the owners and Malcolm has done things for me and my family that I will always appreciate.

Martin was already with me after our successful stint at Walton so I went and got the best young coach in the business to help me achieve what I wanted to do. I went and spoke to every contact I had and knocked on lots of doors to ask people to get involved. We already had a great committee. I got Adrian Withers in as chief scout who gives detailed reports on the opposition - he has been a massive help to me personally. I rang Pete Bowers to ask for help and he has come in and done an unbelievable job. I spoke to people like John Dicey and Pete Allan who have also been a great help and after watching a DVD of the Emily Ash Trust got the club involved with them. Hamsey has masterminded the Academy with the great help of John Fenwick and Pete Hazel.

If Im being honest I have to say the one thing that really gets to me is when people talk about what a great job I do off the pitch. Yes, I do work my socks of 24/7 when I can and have been known to drive to Wigan after training on a Monday night to collect training kit but Id like to think I am here because of my record as a Manager and nothing else. After all that is why Mark and Malcolm appointed me in the first place. I have never been one to boast but my record as a manager isnt bad. In my 2 years managing Walton I won promotion, got to a cup final and took the club to its highest finish in 35 years. At Ks I took over a team that had won 2 in 25 games, won a championship, got to a play off final and just missed out on playoffs last season by two points. Weve had some great games along the way, but Im not looking for a pat on the back or any sympathy. What I am asking for is a bit more patience and time to turn things around.

Now comes the tricky bit, so what about this season? Well it has been my worst run as a Manager yet. I believe I am good at my job and only time will tell how good that actually is. My thoughts at the end of last season were to keep a few players, let a few go and sign a few more that would make us stronger. Obviously that hasnt happened, my judgement hasnt been good and I have made some mistakes which I hold my hands up to but I am determined to do whatever I can to put things right. I havent changed my management style, havent lost the plot or been any less focused. Hamsey, Martin, Adrian and myself havent coached or prepared the players any differently, just made some silly mistakes. To top it all we have had some really bad luck with injuries and losing players to other clubs that we cant compete with. I am not making any excuses, just telling it how it is.

Some of the stick I have been getting is fair and I accept and respect that. Some is daft and some is probably an ex-player stirring things up like last season when we were having a bad run. I am happy to take the stick if it stops the players from getting it. To resign after some mistakes would be stupid and is not something I am considering. The board have been unbelievable and theyve all said they are fully behind us and I believe them and trust them completely. Hamsey and I were talking on the coach after the game yesterday and both had texts from other people in the game that wouldnt normally text us asking how we got on. Of course there are a lot of people out there that would fancy the job and no doubt there will be a few at the game on Saturday trying to get noticed, which is understandable and thats what happens in football. But like I said, I trust the board completely and thank them for their support. Of course I have spoken to the Chairman and have shared thoughts on how we will sort this out. I would love to do well for them and the majority of supporters that are backing me, they deserve success. I have been on the phone all day talking to every contact I have and am working on a few deals. A couple of deals I thought had been done last week fell through so I am reluctant to announce anything until pen has been put to paper but am confident there will be at least 3 or 4 new signings by Saturday. Anyone that knows me will know I am not a computer man so my wife is typing this and will forward it to Ali.

I hope you will all stick with us. The supporters have always meant a lot to the management team and I know how much the club means to you all - it does to us to. Rest assured I will not allow things to continue the way they have been. I woke up this morning with fire in my belly and with the will and determination to sort out the mess I have got myself and the club into. Please stick with us, it may not happen overnight but I am confident I can turn this around.

Thanks to the majority of you that have backed us so far. For the few that havent, beware of 92 year old Dorothy Hall who will be in the stands on Saturday with her handbag at the ready! Dorothy who sponsors the tracksuits is our oldest supporter, who I visit regularly and have had her on the phone today saying shes coming down to sort you out!

Cheers,
Dowse
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Poole match report
The report of yesterday's game is now available.
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Saturday 17th September 2011
Poole Town 3-0 Kingstonian
Kingstonian made an early FA Cup exit at the hands of Southern League side Poole Town. Despite controlling the opening period, K's found themselves two quick-fire goals from Scott Joyce and Dan Cann down just after the half hour mark. Will Spetch added a third for the hosts early in the second half.

Full details of the match are now available.
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Mark Hams on Poole
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Friday 16th September 2011
Update from Alan Dowson
Manager Alan Dowson comments, "As everyone knows we've not had a good start to the league season but we're working hard on fixing that. Sometimes cup games can be a distraction, but this could be the perfect stage for us to rediscover our best form.

"The support we continue to get is fantastic and I hope as many of our fans as possible can get down there, in their K's top cheering the team on. It makes a difference and helps take some of the pressure off them."
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Wednesday 14th September 2011
An Evening with Gordon Banks
1966 World Cup legend Gordon Banks is our guest speaker this Thursday evening, but we have an added bonus with K's fans in mind.

After dinner, the 1966 quiz hosted by Martin Tyler and then the session with Gordon Banks himself, we will have K's boss Alan Dowson answering questions from the floor about the club's start to the season. Dowse will be as honest and candid as you would expect from him.

Tickets cost 35 (30 for Supporters Club members) for the whole evening including the excellent fayre from Sesame Restaurant. We have also introduced a latecomer special where post-dinner entry (around 9:15pm) is available for 20 per person. Admission will be available on the night via Pete Bowers.

Here's your chance to enjoy listening and meeting the great Gordon Banks and ask the boss what he thinks, so please come along and support the club for what should be a great night.
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Hastings match report
The report of yesterday's game is now available.
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Tuesday 13th September 2011
Hastings United 1-0 Kingstonian
Despite a positive opening in which K's went close on a number of occasions - including a disallowed Simon Huckle goal - it was hosts Hastings who took all three points following a 43rd minute strike by Freddie Foreman.

Full details of the match are now available.
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Alan Dowson on Hastings
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Dean Hamlin and Jerome Maledon
Defender Dean Hamlin and midfielder Jerome Maledon have left the club.

Manager Alan Dowson comments, "Dean had a bad injury towards the end of last season and hasn't quite fully recovered from that, whilst Jerome also needs to get some games under his belt. We'll keep an eye on both of them to see how they're doing."
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Adam Francis
The club is pleased to announce the loan signing of striker Adam Francis from Queens Park Rangers.

Adam has come through the youth ranks at QPR and is the son of former England international Gerry.
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Monday 12th September 2011
Limited places at the Academy
The Kingstonian FC academy team still has a limited amount of spaces left for players aged between 16 and 19 who wish to combine both football and education. There are no more trial dates but for more information email Mark Hams at ksglynacademy@aol.com to request further details.

Alternatively you can visit the training ground at 10am on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday at Priest Hill Playing Fields, Reigate Road, Ewell, Surrey, KT17 3DT.
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Sunday 11th September 2011
Wealdstone match report
The report of yesterday's game is now available.
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Saturday 10th September 2011
Kingstonian 0-3 Wealdstone
Wealdstone claimed all three points at Kingsmeadow, with a goal from Wes Parker midway through the first half followed by strikes from Richard Jolly and David Hicks soon after the break.

Full details of the match are now available.
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Alan Dowson on Wealdstone
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Neil Jenkins
The club is pleased to announce the loan signing of full back Neil Jenkins (29) from Sutton United.

Neil played 50 games in the Football League for Southend and, following a spell with Crawley Town, spent five seasons with Eastbourne Borough before joining the U's in the summer. He has been capped at England U20 level.
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Jack MacLeod and Paul Olima
Winger Jack MacLeod has returned to Leatherhead and forward Paul Olima will be moving to another club on a temporary arrangement.

Manager Alan Dowson comments, "Both players need more games under their belts and these arrangements will suit all parties."
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Monday 5th September 2011
Heritage Open Days 2011
The Club has once again been invited to participate in the Heritage Open Days, a nationwide event celebrating England's architecture, heritage and culture by providing public access and tours of interesting properties that are not normally open to the public or that would normally charge for entry.

There will be a sample display of Kingstonian FC memorabilia and artefacts dating back almost ninety years from 8th to 10th September at New Malden Library, 48 Kingston Road, New Malden, KT3 3LY.

The display is open to the public from 9.30am to 7.00pm (Thursday), from 9.30am to 6.00pm (Friday) and 9.30am to 5.30pm (Saturday). Tim Wells will be on hand on the Saturday morning to answer questions and provide information.
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The History of Kingstonian Football Club
The Friends of Kingston Museum and Heritage Service are hosting a talk titled 'The history of Kingstonian Football Club' by our Club President Lawrence Cooley on Tuesday 6th September at Kingston Museum Art Gallery, Wheatfield Way, Kingston.

The talk is open to the public and begins at 7.00pm, with tea and coffee available from 6.30pm. Admission is free, but donations towards expenses are welcomed.
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Sunday 4th September 2011
New Years Eve kick off moved
The league game away to Horsham on Saturday 31st December will now kick off at 1pm.
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Billericay match report
The report of yesterday's game is now available.
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Saturday 3rd September 2011
Billericay Town 6-0 Kingstonian
Kingstonian suffered their worst league defeat in 31 years, going down six-nil at Billericay Town. The goals came in the 18th, 24th, 32nd, 80th, 82nd and 87th minutes.

Full details of the match are now available.
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Alan Dowson on Billericay
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