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Three New Signings

Staines Town FC are delighted to announce that the trio of Ben Cotton, Kain Adom and Exuace Bizima have agreed to sign ahead of the upcoming season. Ben Cotton, 23, Central Midfielder previously with Corinthian Casuals 2019/20 Here’s what the gaffer has to say about Ben: “Ben is someone who has come highly recommended from James Bracken at Corinthian Casuals, a reliable midfield player who uses the ball well and can build, develop and control possession, which is in-line with our philosophy. I have been hugely impressed with Ben’s personality and character in the short space of time he’s been
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Pre-Season Plans

As you are aware, First Team training has restarted during the last week, and early signs are that Paul Barnes will have a large and enthusiastic group of talented players from which to select his squad. The FA have indicated that the Step 4 leagues, including the Isthmian Division 1 South Central, are aiming to start on Saturday 19 September (with the possibility that our FA Cup campaign may start a week earlier).  We have been assured that League matches will not go ahead until we are permitted to admit spectators, and consequently these dates are still only provisional. Unfortunately
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Captain Announcement

Manager Paul Barnes is delighted to confirm that Temi Eweka is to be captain for the 2020-21 season. Temi 21, is a powerful centre back who has previously played for VCD Athletic, Hastings United and Kingstonian. The gaffer had the following to say about the captain appointment: “I am delighted to bring Temi to Staines Town. He is a player I have admired for a long time now, having tracked his development. Temi has the ability to climb the ladder and make a career for himself in the game, we take this opportunity to play a part in that very
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STFC Staff Update

Staines Town FC Manager, Paul Barnes, is delighted to get to work ahead of the 2020/21 season and we were able to catch up with him with pre-season looming. ‘I am honoured to be given the responsibility of leading this great club back in the direction it deserves. Our superb fan base and community have always been the soul of Staines Town FC, and I will be doing everything within my capabilities to help build a team and club, we can all be proud of”. As everyone knows too well, it is the team behind the team that often goes
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Paul Barnes Remains Swans Manager

The club is pleased to announce that Paul Barnes will remain as Staines Town FC manager for the coming 2020/21 season. Once we have a clear indication from the League or the FA as to when the season may start we will begin to reveal our pre-season plans.  
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Staines and Laleham Juniors FC

Staines Town Football Club are extremely concerned at the difficulties that Staines & Laleham Juniors are currently facing. We have had our differences but it goes without saying that these guys do a lot of great work for the kids in the community within Spelthorne and it would be a great shame that because of the situation that we are all facing, our local kids would no longer have a place to play their football. We would welcome Staines & Laleham Juniors to come back under the Staines Town Football Club umbrella and be a direct part of our club.
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Staines Town FC NEW KIT for 2020-2021 Season

The 2020-2021 Staines Town FC home and away shirts will be available to pre order as of today. The pre order sale will last until 13 June and will be priced at £40 inc VAT. Kids sizes will also be available. Beyond which the shirts will become available in the club shop and will be priced at £50 while stock lasts. The kits have been designed by club secretary and historian Steve Parsons and are intended to reflect a throwback to the 1970’s and 1980’s eras when Steve first joined the club.As announced last week the kits will show a
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Club Badge & Home Kit for Next Season

The club is pleased to announce that for next season we will be reverting to the old style club badge and the more traditional Old Gold and Royal Blue home kit which is hoped will also be available in the club shop for supporters to purchase (subject to suppliers). Pictures of the kit will be released as soon as available.
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Club Statement

Following the premature end to the season I hope that everybody is in good health and has not been too badly impacted by the UK Government lockdown. It is important to start by thanking all the staff, players, volunteers , the supporters club and our fans for their support and commitment to the club during the 2019/20 season. Like all Football Clubs at every level of British and European football the current situation will have a significantly negative impact on us and we like everybody else would greatly appreciate any support that our local community can offer us whilst at
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FA Statement – Season Termination

The FA has announced via the Isthmian League as to how the 2019-20 season will end. The main points of the statement are as follows: 2019-20 Isthmian League season will be ended with immediate effect and all results will be expunged No promotion or relegation of clubs between Steps 3 to 6. The planned restructure for the National League System (NLS) will be deferred until the start of the 2021/22 season. The decisions taken by the NLS leagues will be recommended for ratification by the FA Board and FA Council. The FA statement is available to read in full here.
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Barking FC Fixture Postponed

The home league tie versus Barking FC has been postponed due to the Coronavirus outbreak. An update will be made upon re-scheduling of the fixture. The Isthmian League has made the following statement about the ongoing situation: The safety and wellbeing of all those associated with the League – our players, volunteers, Club Officials, Match Officials and supporters – is our number one priority, and we are closely monitoring the situation and carefully following advice from Public Health England. The Board has decided that as an immediate step matches scheduled for tomorrow and next midweek will be postponed and we
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Anthony Gale Statement

Staines Town Football Club can confirm that first team manager Anthony Gale has left the club. We are delighted to appoint Mahrez Bettache on an initial interim basis. The club would like to put on record its sincere appreciation to the players and support staff for both their professionalism and commitment to the club over the last few weeks.
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Emirates FA Cup 2nd Qualifying Round Draw

Following the Swans’ dramatic win over Hanwell Town in the previous round, we have been drawn away to Haringey Borough in the 2nd Qualifying Round of the competition. This marks the second time the two sides have met this season; having already shared a 3-3 draw in our opening pre-season game. The tie will take place on Saturday 21st September at 3pm.
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Ashley Lodge Returns to the Swans

We’re delighted to announce that club favourite Ashley Lodge has committed to the club for the upcoming season. In his previous spells with the club, he has played a total of 164 times for the first team prior to his departure in December 2015. Lodge picked up the Reserve and Academy Player of the Year awards in 2009, 2010 and 2011; before he landed the First Team Player of the Year award in 2014. We hope the Swans fans are as excited as we are in welcoming Ashley back home to Wheatsheaf Park.  
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Swans sign striker Jamie Philpot

We are delighted to announce that Staines Town have signed 22-year old striker Jamie Philpot for the upcoming season. Jamie started his career at Millwall, making a handful of appearances for the first team. In his time at the New Den, he worked with both Anthony Gale and Justin Skinner. In the past couple of seasons, he has played at Dartford, Maidstone, Bromley and most recently a spell at National League side Barrow. We’re extremely excited to have him on board and we hope he becomes a fan favourite over the coming season.  
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Supporters Club Boost the Budget Campaign

To thank everyone for their continued support during what was a very difficult season last year we will not be charging current members anything to renew their Supporters Club membership for this coming year, but for any new member it will remain at £20.00 adults & £10.00 for concessions. However we still want your money but this time by supporting ON the field activities and we ask you to please fully support the below. The Supporters Club are launching a new initiative this season open to all supporters called “Boost the Budget” to help try & raise some additional funds for Anthony
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Signings Update

Following the announcements of Denzel Gerrar and Mahrez Bettache, new gaffer Anthony Gale has been a busy man securing a number of players for the new season. Firstly, Montserrat international defender Joey Taylor was signed, becoming the first important pillar of our defensive line. The Swans then secured Rising Ballers duo Dara Dada (midfield) and Niran Butler (defence). Dara played at Step 4 last season and Butler is a talented player who we hope to be very successful at Wheatsheaf Park. Former Woking Academy defender Dan Choules is another addition to the defence, having played last season on a dual
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Jim Horne (1930-2019)

Staines Town FC is sad to announce the passing at the age of 88 of its former Secretary, Jim Horne, on the morning of Sunday 16thJune 2019. Jim was born on 16thDecember 1930, was brought up on a farm in Coulsdon, and had to leave formal education early because of the War.  He later served with the Desert Rats (7thArmoured) in West Germany, as well as pursuing careers in farming, gardening, and nursing.  He received several honours and recognitions, topped by being bestowed a Serving Brother of the Order of Saint John by the Queen in 1968.   A boyhood Crystal Palace fan, he
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Staines Sign Denzel Gerrar

We are delighted to announce the signing of goalkeeper Denzel Gerrar for the upcoming season. Denzel, 24, most recently played underneath gaffer Anthony Gale for Walton Casuals. He picked up the Supporters Player of the Year gong in 2017-18, with his penalty save sending Walton up to face the Swans in the Southern League last season. In his time with the club, he also gained the record for the most clean sheets for the Casuals at Step 4 and was considered a fans’ favourite. He started his playing career as a professional at Millwall in 2013, remaining with the London
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Justin Skinner: Profile

Following the announcement of Anthony Gale as manager, we are delighted to welcome Justin Skinner as his assistant manager. Justin will be a vital part of the backroom team at Wheatsheaf Park, bringing with him a wealth of experience from both professional and semi-professional football. Skinner started his playing career at Fulham in 1986, amassing 135 league appearances whilst netting 23 goals over his five seasons with the club. Justin then transferred to Bristol Rovers in 1991, plying his trade with the west-country club for seven seasons. He then made the move north of the border to play for Hibernian
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In Focus: Mahrez Bettache

As stated in the announcement of new gaffer Anthony Gale, we’re delighted to welcome Mahrez Bettache to the Swans family. Mahrez, 25; joins the club in both a playing and coaching capacity. In his playing exploits, Mahrez, a talented midfielder, started off his career at Fulham; being part of their under-18 squad. This was prior to alternating spells at Corinthian Casuals and Hendon. In 2017, Bettache joined Braintree Town and was part of the side which secured promotion to the National League via the National League South play-offs. Mahrez’s stint at Braintree ended in November of last season, with a
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Swans Appoint Anthony Gale as Manager

Staines Town are delighted to announce Anthony Gale as the new First Team Manager.  His first task will be to steady the ship of a club who endured a terrible 2018/19 season, which ended in relegation to step 4 and a place in the Bostik League Division One South Central.   It was in this same division that Gale made his name. Named as one of the top ten young managers in Non League football, a choice that is justified by his taking neighbours Walton Casuals up in 2017, and then guiding them to survival in the Evo-Stik South Premier Division South,
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2019-20 League Assignment

The league assignments for Step 1 to 6 of the National League System for next season have been made; with Staines Town returning to the Isthmian League. Following our relegation from the Southern League South, we will be plying our trade in the Isthmian League South Central with allocations being subject to a 7-day appeal period. Notable local opponents in the league are Ashford Town, Chertsey Town and Bedfont Sports. Full team list shown below: We will release the fixture list as soon as we have it.
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A message from the Chairman

To the fans, At the end of a very disappointing season on the pitch, I thought it would be appropriate to address you the true supporters of Staines Town Football Club. To take you back to the very start in the months prior to taking over the football club, I was told that due to a lack of concrete interest in taking on the club following a sales campaign in the Non League Paper one of two things would be happening; going into the new season that the club was either going to merge with a local team and join
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Club Statement

Following on from recent media allegations directed at Staines Town FC, the club would like to make its position clear. The club is currently involved in a legal dispute with a counter party which include but is not limited to potential criminal charges against the other party which have directly affected the football club as a result. We believe that we will be fully vindicated in a court of law in due course and our aggressors brought to justice. In the meantime, our legal representatives continue to exhaustively examine a number of documents and practices of historic behaviours over a
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Boxing Day Ticket News

Our boxing day fixture away at Beaconsfield Town will kick off at 1pm, ticket prices are shown below.   Admission Charges:  Adults £10.00 / O.A.P’s and Under 16’s £5.00 Programme:  There will not be a printed Match Day Programme, but an electronic version will be available on-line from 12-00 noon the day prior to the match at www.beaconsfieldtownfc.co.uk.
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