Matchday Home Programme Notes – Hayes & Yeading (Sat, 13 Dec)

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Hi everyone and welcome to today's FA Trophy tie against Hayes & Yeading and we extend the usual cordial welcome to their players, officials and supporters. We hope that they enjoy their stay here and that they have a safe journey home. After being knocked out very early in the FA Cup this season, it would be great if we could enjoy a longer run in the FA Trophy just like we did a few seasons ago when we reached the Semi-Final. The FA Trophy despite receiving knocks recently is still a very prestigious competition with of-course the financial benefits should you progress in the competition.  Our excellent megastore will be open as usual before and after the game as well as during he half time interval. This will be…
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Programme Notes by Terry Hissey – Maidenhead United

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On behalf of the WFC Supporter’s Club I would like to welcome the supporters of Maidenhead United to Grosvenor Vale this afternoon. Please come and visit the Megastore before the match, at half-time or after the game….you don’t have that much of a long journey home! I’m sure that you will find a book, programme or piece of merchandise to buy for a good price and a souvenir of your visit.    Now despite being a WFC fan for 28 years now, this is the first time I have written a general article for the programme. (Ok I was the featured ‘Fan in the Stand’ a few seasons back). I started supporting the Stones when they played at Lower Mead and was enrolled as a ‘Junior Stone’ under one ‘Head Stone’ by the name of Dave…
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Programme Notes – Basingstoke Town

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Good Afternoon and welcome to the Vale for today’s VanaramaConference South match against Basingstoke Town.  Whilst Basingstoke’s audacious bid to bring Ronaldinho to the club failed and with it shattering the hopes of dreams of singing “It’s just like watching Brazil”, Wealdstone’s performances have been getting much better. I have been incredibly impressed with the support that you the fans have showed the team in recent weeks. Only at Wealdstone would a 2-0 defeat in a FA Cup replay, where although we were down to 10 men we were a little bereft of ideas, be followed by a sold out supporters club coach to Weston. Those fans showed dedication when their team needed them and were rewardedwith a 2-1 win. Perhaps we should run coaches to home games?It is times like these when my pride to be…
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Programme Notes, Havant & Waterlooville

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Good evening and welcome along to tonight’s latest instalment of a very difficult season so far. To any fans from Hampshire here tonight –please try to enjoy yourselves without winning. Our hospitality has been noted by visiting fans as being really nice. The improvements to the ambience of the Vale made over the summer gives the place a nicer feel for occasional visitors from the rollin’ kitchen food to the beers in stock at the bar but there comes a point when we’ve gotta start making the place a fortress again. Tonight would be a nice start.   These notes are written before the meet the manager & chairman Q&A session. I trust that it was an evening where people were able to voice their opinions and receive suitable answers.…
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Programme Notes by Adam Edwards

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Good afternoon one and all and welcome to The Vale for today’s FA Cup game verses Concord Rangers. We trust you and your fellow fans have a pleasant stay here with us in the heart of Middlesex and also have time to share a drink with the supporters in the clubhouse after the game. A few weeks ago I caught the tail end of the BBC documentary on the 50 years of Match of the Day. Whilst it brought back some familiar faces and great goals I couldn’t help but feel my fingers itching to change the channel. Whilst I, like many other chaps, love the nostalgic look back at those goals that mark moments in our lives I could not help but notice that each celebrity fan (a few…
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Programme Notes – St. Albans City

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Supporters club notes – St Albans programme   By Nick DuGard, WFCSC President Welcome everyone to today’s match with St Albans City FC who like us were promoted last season. A special welcome too, to their joint Manager Jimmy Gray and all our former players who are in the Saints squad here at The Vale today. Well I don’t need to remind any of you Stones fans reading this article that we are in the middle of a very testing time for the club with regards to our playing fortunes. Over the years I have witnessed some dodgy starts to a season but this one is a rut we simply must work ourselves out of. The fear at the back of everyone’s minds is that everything we have worked so…
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Jeanette Writes!

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In advance of Saturday's home league against Bromley, Supporters a Club Membership Secretary, Jeanette Dalton, gives her thoughts about everything that is Wealdstone. This article appears in Saturday's official matchday programme.   (more…)
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Farnborough Notes

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Good afternoon to one and all. So here we are having obtained three draws from our first three matches just like one year ago and we all know how that season ended! The squad has lost some key players and some new additions have been brought in, so it will take a while for the side to properly gel, but the signs are hopeful after our first games. If chances had been taken, we could have won all three. Back to today. Our visitors, Farnborough, are one of three teams (as of 17/8) yet to register a point in this division and one of the other teams is Salisbury. This is where I drop in the requested quote of “boom & bust”. Please, please WFC, do not let today be…
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Eastbourne Notes

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On behalf of all on the supporters’ club committee, welcome along today for our eagerly awaited start of the conference south season. To those making the journey from Sussex we trust you enjoy our hospitality and travel home safely. So, we finally made it to the promised land of conference level football after a few recent heart-breaking seasons in the Ryman’s league. The summer has been spent mostly locked in high level discussions of how the club will adapt to the differences. Ok most of these were conducted on a Friday afternoon in the Ruislip Social Club at their infamous debating society, however some strategy meetings were organised and scheduled for, consisting of the many different strands of the club which included the supporters club and the question of what…
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