Those of you who known our own Nigel Randall will, I am sure wish to pass on their condolences after the death of his brother Kevin at the age of 73 yesterday.
Kevin has been involved in the world of football for more than fifty years and we understand began his career at Droylsden after two trials at Manchester United had come to nothing back in the early 1960’s before joining Bury and then Chesterfield where he was to make over 250 appearances.
His playing career stretched to 1980, playing for Notts County, Mansfield and York City before he moved into management,most famously being John Duncan’s assistant when the club reached the semi final of the FA Cup in 1997.
His later year have been spent scouting, most notably for clubs managed by his old friend Neil Warnock.
We will be running a small minibus to our away fixture at Colne on the 13th April.
The bus will leave the Butchers Arms at 11.00am to arrive in Colne around an hour later where there will be plenty of time for eating, drinking or even shopping before the Ko.
The bus will return around 5.30
The price will depend on numbers but should be around the £17 per person mark.
if you want to come along, drop an email to Nigelbarlow@aboutmanchester.co.uk
There are thirty places and it will be first come, first served
The final three fixtures to be arranged for the league season have been announced today.
The postponed game at Widnes will now be played on Monday 11th March, the abandoned home game with Glossop will be replayed on Tuesday 5th March and we will entertain Ramsbottom United at home on the 19th March, all games will kick off at 7.45
The club wishes to add to the following statement that it made yesterday.
We note the many comments that have been made on social media,however we are unable to make instantaneous decisions and respond to the many reactions, and instead we have to abide by the league rules.
The statement we posted yesterday merely reiterated the rules that we have to adhere to following the abandonment of the game yesterday and was purely to let the fans know we would not be issuing vouchers as per league rules but nothing further could be sorted following the abandonment of the match.
We are not allowed to unilaterally announce discounts, free entry or any other concessions to an Evo Stik game without league approval.
When we hear from the League following our report that has been submitted we will announce provisions for the rearranged game.
We hope this clarifies the situation and once again apologise to all supporters who made the journey to the Butchers Arms yesterday
Following the abandonment of the game this afternoon against Glossop North End following a floodlight failure in the 47th minute, the club apologises to all spectators who journeyed to the ground
Regarding refunds we would refer spectators to League Rule 8.32
In the event that a match is abandoned before Half Time,the club playing at home will issue a voucher to each spectator valid for free admission if the match is ordered to be replayed.
In the event that the match is abandoned during or after the half time interval the club playing at home is not obliged to issue such a voucher
Providing that they overcome Pickering Town in the First Qualifying Round replay tomorrow night, the Bloods will travel to the winners of the replay between Hednesford Town and AFC Mansfield in the next round.
The two clubs drew 1-1 on Saturday.Mansfield who were only formed in 2012 play in the Evo Stik East Division while Hednesford who won the competition back in 2004 and are known as the Pitmen play in the Evo Stik Premier Division