Thursday, 28 June 2012

F.A. Cup round dates 2012-2013

Extra Preliminary Round
Saturday 11 August 2012
Preliminary Round
Saturday 25 August 2012
First Round Qualifying
Saturday 8 September 2012
Second Round Qualifying
Saturday 22 September 2012
Third Round Qualifying
Saturday 6 October 2012
Fourth Round Qualifying
Saturday 20 October 2012
First Round Proper
Saturday 3 November 2012
Second Round Proper
Saturday 1 December 2012
Third Round Proper
Saturday 5 January 2013
Fourth Round Proper
Saturday 26 January 2013
Fifth Round Proper
Saturday 16 February 2013
Sixth Round Proper
Saturday 9 March 2013
Semi Final
Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 April 2013
The Final
Saturday 11 May 2013

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

NSL Senior / Division One 2012-2013

Bilborough Town
Hucknall Rolls
Southwell SM

Arnold Res
Awsworth Res
Beeston Boots
Burton Joyce
Cotgrave Res
Gedling Southbank
Hucknall Rolls Res
Keyworth Res
Magdala Res
Radcliffe Res
Ruddington Res
Underwood Villa
West Bridgford
Wollaton Res

Evo-Stik South and EMCL 2012-2013

Evo-Stik NPL First Division South

Belper Town
Brigg Town
Carlton Town
Coalville Town
Halesowen Town
Hucknall Town
Kidsgrove Athletic
Kings Lynn Town
Leek Town
Lincoln United
Loughborough Dynamo
Market Drayton Town
Mickleover Sports
Newcastle Town
Northwich Victoria
Rainworth Miners Welfare
Sutton Coldfield Town

Anstey Nomads
Aylestone Park = from the Leicestershire Senior League
Bardon Hill
Basford United = from the Central Midlands League
Barrow Town
Blaby and Whetstone Athletic
Blackwell MW - resigned
Borrowash Victoria
Gedling MW
Graham Street Prims
Greenwood Meadows
Holbrook Sports
Holwell Sports
Ibstock United
Lutterworth Athletic = from the Leicestershire Senior League
Radcliffe Olympic
St Andrews
Thurnby Nirvana

Heanor Town promoted to the Northern Counties League
Oadby Town transferred to United Counties League (Step 6 Division)

NCEL line up 2012-2013

1. Armthorpe Welfare
2. Arnold Town
3. Barton Town Old Boys
4. Bridlington Town
5. Brighouse Town
6. Glasshoughton Welfare (from Division One)
7. Hall Road Rangers
8. Heanor Town (from East Midlands Counties League)
9. Lincoln Moorlands Railway
10. Liversedge
11. Long Eaton United
12. Maltby Main
13. Nostell Miners Welfare
14. Parkgate
15. Pickering Town
16. Retford United
17. Scarborough Athletic
18. Staveley Miners Welfare
19. Tadcaster Albion
20. Thackley
21. Winterton Rangers
22. Worksop Parramore (from Division One)

1. AFC Emley
2. Albion Sports
3. Appleby Frodingham
4. Askern Villa
5. Athersley Recreation (from Sheffield & Hallamshire County Senior League)
6. Bottesford Town
7. Cleethorpes Town (from Lincolnshire League)
8. Clipstone Welfare (from Central Midlands League)
9. Dinnington Town
10. Eccleshill United
11. Grimsby Borough
12. Hallam
13. Hemsworth Miners Welfare
14. Knaresborough Town (from West Yorkshire League)
15. Louth Town
16. Pontefract Collieries
17. Rossington Main
18. Selby Town (from Premier Division)
19. Shirebrook Town
20. Teversal
21. Worsbrough Bridge Athletic
22. Yorkshire Amateur

NCEL Cups season 2012-2013

Cup Competitions 2012/13

Due to the increased number of league games this season, the Baris NCEL Management Board has decided to make the following changes to the cup competitions for the 2012/13 campaign.

The League Cup will remain as normal but it has been agreed that the President's Cup and Wilkinson Sword Trophy will be rested.

The situation regarding those two cup competition will be reviewed at the end of season.

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Central Midlands League 2012-2013

The new season will begin on Saturday 11th August

Black Dragon North Division

AFC Mansfield
Bentley Colliery
Brodsworth Welfare
Clay Cross Town
DFS Welbeck Welfare
Dronfield Town
Easington Utd
Glapwell FC
Goole Utd   apparently accepted into Humber Premier League Div 1
Harworth CI
Kiveton Park
Ollerton Town
Phoenix Sports
Sherwood Colliery
Thoresby CW
Thorne Colliery
Westella & Willerby
Yorkshire Main

Black Dragon South Division

Belper United
Bilborough Pelican
Blidworth Welfare
Calverton MW
Clifton FC
Hucknall Town A
Mickleover Royals
Holbrook St Michaels
Kimberley Town
Linby Colliery
Newark Town
Nottingham United
Real United
South Normanton Athletic
Southwell City
Sutton Town AFC

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Getting there! - not the most user friendly interface, but I'm getting there, slowly but surely.

Team links added - those with (n) are  new venues for us to visit.....hopefully we can do most of them, plus a few more!

Media links added

F.A. links added

League links added

Our pre-season (provisional) games listed

Posts will be few and far between though - may be a weekly post : I just don't know yet. Still not too thrilled about creating the 2012-2013 version of "On The Road".......maybe I am just a lazy sod, as one of my critics labelled me last season....

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Hucknall Town fans forum

Weds 13th June 2012 at Watnall Road

Me and the Daft Lad decided to go to a "meet the new faces" fans forum - mainly to see what new boss Brett Marshall had in mind for the coming season. Also gave us a chance to meet Chairman Mr.Derek Blow and Commercial Manager Steve Peat. 

I have felt recently that the "On The Road" blog was becoming a bit stale and I was going to jack it in.  The amount of support for the blog has amazed yours truly - and that's when thoughts turned to changing things a little, if the blog was to carry on. 

Both of us are Hucknall born and bred, and we only live about half a mile from the Watnall Road ground, so thoughts went to getting a season ticket for the Yellows, with travels to other grounds in between home games.  Not only will this see us watching 21 Evo-Stik games at less than a fiver a game, it will mean more money for diesel/petrol for us to wander a bit further when Hucknall are away from home. 

Hence the visit to the ground for the fans forum. Can we be persuaded to part with £100 each? The jury is still out, but at the moment it looks a distinct possibility.

We knew of Derek and Steve from their Rainworth days, and of course Brett from a few years back.  Thought there may have been a few more fans in attendance, but those that were present must have come away from the forum with hopes of a "brave new world" around the corner. 

The pitch was a major item on the Manager's mind - and with his style of football, he said he needs the pitch to be top notch - and when we went for a look at the playing surface after the meeting broke up, it already looked very good.

It was pleasing to learn that the football side of things will be kept completely separate from the boardroom - and apparently there will be a board when the club begins it's new era as a Limited Company - meaning the present Committee set up will have to go, I assume. Questions were asked about share issues, but I have to admit, the share issue "issue" was way over my head!!!!

Brett said he is aiming for a settled squad of 18-20 players - and mentioned that invitations have been issued to several players, including a good proportion of his Retford United NCEL Premier Division Championship team.  Players from that squad, namely Jason Fisher, Warren Hatfield, Chris Baugh and Danny Hayes were in attendance.  Not a bad foursome - but Brett did say that if he had to, he could turn a team out now with players who have shown interest in playing for Town.
Brett said that he wanted players to come to Watnall Road without having to persuade them.  If they really wanted  to play in his team they shouldn't need any amount of persuading. 

Steve Peat intimated that a new shirt sponsor had been settled, news to break in Friday's Dispatch. Local Honda dealerships are also set to come on board.  I asked Steve about matchday sponsorship, match ball sponsorship and player sponsorship, and he said these would all be made available as soon as he finds his feet.

AFC Hucknall are now to be known as Hucknall Town "A", and will play in the CML South Division during the coming season. The NSL reserve team has been consigned to the history books.

As the forum ended, we asked Brett about pre-season training. Half past one on  Saturday afternoons might be interesting at Watnall Road - just to see who has been "invited" to train!!

Friday, 1 June 2012

Season 2012-2013

Still undecided how the Dynamic Duo are going to tackle the coming football season.  The "On The Road 2012-2013" blog will be updated on a much less regular basis than in previous seasons.

I was hoping to kill off "On The Road" completely, but by popular demand it will continue, albeit in a much reduced format.

One idea at the moment, is to get a Hucknall Town season ticket, reducing our travel expenses to almost nil every two weeks, but then to travel a bit farther afield than usual when the Yellows are away, taking in a lot more "new" venues.

By farther afield, I still mean Notts/Derbys/Leics, but expanding our "known" area a little.  There are loads of grounds we haven't been to locally, and places like Worksop, Loughborough, Holbrook, Thoresby, Ollerton, Newark and maybe even Louth and Staveley are possibilities....