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Ladies First Team FA Cup Run Comes to an End

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Ladies Team News

Written by Steve Weatherby Thursday, 08 December 2011

The first team’s FA Cup run came to an end at home against Coventry Sphinx. The previous round demolition of West Bridgford was never going to be repeated against a well-organised, physical team from the West Midlands Regional League. Chances were few for both teams and as the game wore on it looked destined for extra time and penalties. With 10 minutes to go Sphinx won a free kick on the edge of the box and winger Chantelle Stanley hit a beauty towards the top corner which Lian Rock could only help into the net. And that was that. We still had a couple of chances to equalise but failed with both.

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Under 7s Boys Goal Spree

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U7 Boys News

Written by The News Desk Thursday, 08 December 2011

“Old Big Ed”, Brian Clough was fond of telling us that it only takes a second to score a goal. He also, famously said that football was a simple game – all you do is score one more goal than the opposition.
Well, Brian would have been proud of the Arnold Under 7s! The Under 7 team have notched up a tremendous goal scoring record.

Chris Macrae tells us that after just 11 games they have already reached the incredible milestone of scoring over 100 goals & conceded only 6 times.

I’m sure that “Old Big Ed” would have some pearl of wisdom to praise that achievement!
Just as important or more so, however, is that they are developing fantastically as a team & all of them have improved significantly as individual players.

   

ALL SMILES AT THE U.14 Maroons (boys)

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U14 Boys Maroon News

Written by The News Desk Thursday, 08 December 2011

Nine games into the new season (6 league games and 3 cup games) and the U14 Maroons  have had a very health record having won 8 lost 1 – and are currently sitting 2nd in Division 1 of the YEL league. Plus, they are still in the two main cup competitions.

“Whilst the lads have played some exceptional passing football this season - which is a credit to them all – they all appreciate that the season has a long way to go and the hard work needs to continue if they are to fulfil their early promise” says Tim Hampson.

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Latest Club Newsletter

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General News

Written by The News Desk Tuesday, 01 November 2011

The December Club Newsletter is now available from here

In this issue:

Girls’ Dev. Squad have great start
Marathon Men Raise The Roof!
“It’s a cruel old game” – Youth & Academy News
Football Trivia!
It Does What It Says On The Tin!
October’s Roller Coaster – news from the Reserves
Return of an Arnold legend – Tris Whitman
Ladies in a demolition job!
First team end Staveley’s unbeaten run
Disabled parking at Clubhouse

 

   

Building for the Future

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Club News

Tuesday, 01 November 2011

Look down the ‘gates’ for non-league football and it is dispiriting - it is increasingly difficult for clubs to attract gates. In fact this is true generally in football but we tend to forget it when we see Old Trafford and the like filled week after week. The reality is that with all seater stadiums there are simply not as many bums on seats as there were on the terraces of half a century ago. The reason is easy to see – there are so many more entertainment options than there were years ago. SKY, family arrangements, the involvement of kids with football and the like all take dad away from the Saturday game and combine to ensure that gates are down. Clubs right from the very top can no longer simply rely on gate revenue to fund them. Manchester United and the like are much more dependent upon commercial sponsorship and revenue than they are on the Saturday afternoon crowd.

And so it is with us. Clubs like ours have to face reality and look forward to a different future.

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