Updates + News

 

New dug outs going in x 2.

 

David Wenham has stood down from the Bees squad and will now be of invaluable assistance collecting and collating the information from our Referees at the end of each set of games. David is a regular at both of our Denton Walking Football Group sessions and clearly has the bottle for such  a vital job.

A Marple man, he’s a retired teacher of engineering so well versed in precision.

David will be updating a special new book pre-marked with fixtures and he’ll also have the White board so all can see exactly what’s happening out there.We have also laid on extra dug outs at the side of the Curzon pitches in case the weather turns inclement this month.  Let’s hope for another dry day as so far we have been blessed. 

Tony Cravagan

 

 

 

In other news from the League Denton Wednesday look to have acquired two new players. Rod Seddon and Tony Cravagan (pictured left) have agreed to join the Wednesday squad in an effort to drive them up this league. This means Laurie O’Toole can revert to his rightful role with Tameside Striders.Management team Stafford and Wilson were thought to be ‘over the moon’ with their acquisitions.

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Next month we’ll hope to improve  our reception procedure and will film players arrival in team blocks. Individuals will be asked to  self identify to  a snap shot on the video and present their photo i.d. if requested. . Thanks in advance for co-operating. If teams can assemble themselves and be ready for this process by 10-00am. it will be much appreciated and help us get off to a prompt start.

HERE ARE THE FIXTURES FOR NOVEMBER. It’s a late start for the Nash Amblers and an early finish for Burnley F.C. Comm W.F.

NOVEMBER FIXTURES WEDNESDAY 28th.

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    10-30 pitch one NASH BEES V VINTAGE CELTIC
    10-30 pitch two DENTON WEDNESDAY V BURNLEY COMM WF
    10-30 pitch three BOLTON ARENA V TAMESIDE STRIDERS
    Team resting: Nash Amblers
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    11-00 pitch one DENTON WEDNESDAY V NASH AMBLERS
    11-00 pitch two TAMESIDE STRIDERS V NASH BEES
    11-00 pitch three VINTAGE CELTIC V BURNLEY COMM WF.
    Team resting: Bolton Arena
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    11-30 pitch one BURNLEY COMM WF. V BOLTON ARENA
    11-30 pitch two VINTAGE CELTIC V DENTON WEDNESDAY
    11-30 pitch three TAMESIDE STRIDERS V NASH AMBLERS
    Team resting: Nash Bees
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    12.00 pitch one VINTAGE CELTIC V TAMESIDE STRIDERS
    12.00 pitch two NASH BEES V NASH AMBLERS
    12-00 pitch three DENTON WEDNESDAY V BOLTON ARENA
    Team resting: Burnley Comm. WF.
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    3 teams play 4 games in November Tameside Striders /Vintage Celtic/Denton Wednesday.
  • This will vary from month to month. January sees Burnley Comm WF / Bolton Arena / Nash Bees playing four games.
  • GAMES TWENTY MINUTES DURATION: IF STRONG WINDS ARE EVIDENT TEAMS WILL CHANGE ENDS AFTER TEN MINUTES AT THE REFEREES DISCRETION

If you spot any anomalies in the above fixtures please contact alartic@googlemail.com or

mark@curzon-ashton.co.uk

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Why we insist upon shin pads and will have random checks from next month in the Fair Play League’ No long term injury here but must have been painful. An innocent incident. Let’s minimise risk as far as possible please. <OUCH!>

We will be publishing video and still shots as we countdown towards November 28th.For starters we’ll have a disallowed penalty and a clear example of why shin pads are essential under our rules.

Good talking points to keep us interested, keep us engaged between fixtures.

Celtic’s Greaves watched closely by Strider Quinn

Some of the games on pitch 3 received extensive attention from  a much steadier tripod mounted camera this time and will be of interest especially to those teams taking part.

The coverage extended to this league is, so far as we know unrivalled within walking football – if you know of a more comprehensive website point us to it and we can learn lessons. The Editor’s ethos is that our game as older adults  is very different to the game we all grew up playing and learning to love but the style of reporting and the application of 21st. century technology can enhance both forms of the game and he takes lessons from sixty plus years of reading football coverage.

Many competitions do not upload video because there is too much running. We can never eliminate the speed merchants but at best we can discourage and at worse penalise by deducting points. This website wears its heart on its sleeve and happily posts footage warts and all. As will be seen we ain’t perfect. Our referees are experienced and will get steadily stricter as the competition progress into winter and beyond to next Spring.

Burnley ‘keeper – on his debut in the position

Contact is a worse problem and it’s been pleasing so far that it’s been kept to  a minimum. Of course we can never entirely eliminate risk but we can do our best to limit and manage it. An element of trust is required between all who turn up to play and I think the vast majority in the FPL turn up for the love of playing the game,  and winning a cup or two is secondary to their values. This is the spirit in which the league was founded. Winning is great, but it’s not everything.

So , watch this space over the coming weeks as late November moves on.  We need more interviews and welcome articles or submissions to fill up your individual clubs web page here. Give us you perspective and opinion. Hopefully constructive . The right to edit or decline publication may be applied. Email them to alan@curzonfairplayleaguewalking.football

 

Bolton’s Mort with Wednesday’s Foster

As for winter beckoning when November draws to  a close we hear here will be extra shelters around the pitches  by the 28th. in the form of ‘dugouts’ – we’ve been lucky with the weather so far though so let’s hope it continues….see you then, if not before.