Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Another one bites the dust...

They are falling thick and fast now as Hayden Bird continues to assemble a Leatherhead 2nd XI… Elliot Thompson now joins their ranks.


Elliott was quite the player for us.  Adding some pace down the wings plus also standing in as a right back towards the end of the season.


Meanwhile, Leatherhead fans wait news of replacements…

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Tommy is off!

News just in that Tommy has decided to leave Leatherhead after some fine years of service to join Hayden Bird's Mertsham.

A bitter blow for Richard Brady's plans no doubt with rumours that more will follow...

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Ryman league it is...

Just released (subject to handshakes, backslapping and chats over brandy at League AGMs)

Ryman League One South:
Burgess Hill Town, Carshalton Athletic, Chipstead, Corinthian-Casuals, Crawley Down Gatwick, Eastbourne Town, Faversham Town, Folkestone Invicta, Guernsey, Hastings United, Herne Bay, Horsham, Hythe Town, Leatherhead, Merstham, Peacehaven & Telscombe, Ramsgate, Redhill, Three Bridges, Tooting & Mitcham United, Walton Casuals, Walton & Hersham, Whitstable Town, Worthing

Guernsey looks to be the stand out fixture... midweek away fixture (no doubt clashing with my wedding anniversary) anyone?

Friday, May 10, 2013

Season ticket news

For those of you who didn't get the email...

Season tickets have been increased in price by £5 for next season to cover the inflation increase over the past year. However if, as we hope, we remain in Ryman Division One South next season then you will be able to attend two extra home league games next season as there will be 24 teams rather than 22 in our division.

Please get back to Richard Bligh as soon as you can get copies of the forms and take advantage of the Early Bird discounted prices.

Monday, May 06, 2013

Where to go?

So good was the post by Evergreen on how the leagues are worked out I nicked for the main page...

The decision is based mainly on geography. Had we won promotion we would have been in the Ryman Prem again next season. However the ever increasing number of Kent and Sussex clubs in Ryman South means we are on the very edge of the catchment area. On the Tony Kempster forum there is a very good spreadsheet produced by black Douglas which he predicts where teams might be placed for next season.

In theory there could be NINETEEN Kent and Sussex clubs in our division next year plus Guernsey! Leaving just 4 other places,to be  filled by Carshalton, Tooting,  Redhill, Merstham and Chipstead, that's 5 clubs for 4 places. The spreadsheet shows us, Walton & Hersham and Corinthian Casuals in the southern.

This is all conjecture because nothing can be decided until all playoffs are completed. Our destiny could even be affected by the outcome of a northern prem play off! After the play offs two FA people sit down and produce their own suggestions for the split, this is submitted to the FA and the leagues. The Ryman and southern usually squabble over clubs and some sides even refuse to take promotion if they aren't in the league they hoped to be in. It's impossible to predict at this stage but I will update when I hear anything. However if we were to gain promotion from the southern central next year we would probably return to the Ryman Prem again.

Saturday, May 04, 2013

Congratulations Maidstone

Congratulations to Maidstone who beat Faversham 3-0 today to go up with Dulwich.