|MOSSLEYWEB NEWSDESK 2006/07|
Tuesday 11th July 2006
MOSSLEY SKIPPER BECOMES A SHRIMP
Mossley have suffered a setback in the build up to the UniBond League premier division campaign.
Friday 7th July 2006
CLUB SHOP NEWS
It is widely accepted that football clubs change their home shirt every 2 seasons. Mossley had a new shirt (Prostar) for the 2004/05 season but unfortunately the players were not too keen on the “tailored fit” and reverted back to an old kit for the end of that season. We then had to buy another new kit for last season (2005/06) which, in normal circumstances, would have seen us through this coming season (2006/07).
However, the Directors felt that to celebrate the return of Mossley AFC to the Unibond Premier League after 13 years it was only fitting we should have a new white kit.
Apologies to all who have supported the Club through their purchases but it is hoped that this reason is acceptable.
Therefore we are pleased to announce this season Mossley will have a new home kit. The kit will be made by Nike and will have a NEW badge design and a NEW sponsor's logo design.
Replica shirts will be available in both long and short sleeves and in the following sizes:
ADULT – XL, L, M, S
KIDS – XL, L, M, S
The price range will be from approx £25.00 to £30/£32.00 which will be confirmed by the supplier in the near future. There will be a stock order for the shop for the start of the season but the good news is that we will be able to order one off shirts as required.
Thanks again for your support. See you soon.
Friday 7th July 2006IT'S GUISELEY AWAY IN THE FA CUP AND LINCOLN UNITED AT HOME IN FA TROPHY
In the FA Cup Mossley have been drawn away to fellow UniBond Premier League side Guiseley in the 1st Qualifying Round on Saturday 16th September. Full FA Cup draw is here
Mossley have been drawn at home to another fellow UniBond Premier League club Lincoln United in the 1st Qualifying Round of the FA Trophy. The tie will take place on Saturday 21st October. The full draw is here.
Wednesday 28th June 2006MOSSLEY RECEIVE A BYE IN LEAGUE CUP
The draw for the first round of the UniBond League Cup has been made and Mossley have received a bye through to the second round. The full first round draw is as follows:-
Monday 30th October
Thursday 22nd June 2006CLUB SHOP NEWS
NOW IN STOCK : Unibond League Champions commemorative enamel badge - Limited Edition - only 100 to be made.
Monday 19th June 2006PRE SEASON FIXTURE DATE CHANGE
The scheduled pre season friendly against FC United of Manchester has been put back 24 hours to Sunday 23rd July with a 3.00 pm kick off.
Tuesday 6th June 2006BOWKER IS FIFTH SIGNING
Jason Beckford has made his fifth close season signing by again raiding neighbours Ashton United to sign defender Terry Bowker (pictured).
Bowker (25) began his career with Bamber Bridge before joining Altrincham in December 2000, where they still have fond memories. Getting him back to match fitness after a slight injury, he was sent on loan to Maine Road and Castleton Gabriels, before returning to Bamber Bridge in September 2001. With Bamber Bridge's relegation, he decided it was time to try his luck elsewhere, and had trials at Bradford City in March of 2002. He then enjoyed a lengthy spell with Stalybridge Celtic where he made over 100 appearances before joining Ashton in August 2005.
He was practically an ever present with Ashton last season and also captained the team.
Thursday 1st June 2006WHITE SIGNS FOR THE WHITES
Mossley have signed defender Danny White from neighbours Ashton United.
The powerful 26 year old began his career with Buxton and graduated through their youth and reserve sides to become one of the most highly rated defenders in the Northern Counties East League with the Derbyshire club.
He signed for Ashton United in August 2002 and went on to become first team captain at Hurst Cross.
White can play in central defence or left back and was voted Ashton's 'Player of the Year' in 2004.
Friday 26th May 2006MAYERS FOR MOSSLEY
Jason Beckford has brought further experience to his squad with the signing of one of north west non-league football's best known names in Kenny Mayers (pictured). The influential striker who can also play in midfield or defence is considered an important signing as Beckford puts together his squad for the coming UniBond Premier Division season.
Mayers (34) began his career with Horwich RMI. He then joined Bamber Bridge and was an influential player for them as they moved from the North West Counties League through to the UniBond Premier Division.
He was then signed by Chorley for a reported fee of £12,000 in 1995. He had a spell on loan at Southport in early 1997 before joining Morecambe in the summer of that year. He spent two years with the Shrimps in the Conference before returning to the UniBond scene with Lancaster City .
He joined Stalybridge Celtic in the summer of 2002 and was their top scorer for that season before he joined Barrow in March 2004. He has also played for the UniBond representative team and various F.A. representative teams.
Mayers Left Barrow in the summer of 2004 to re-join his old boss Tony Hesketh at Kendal Town. In December 2005 he moved on to Fleetwood Town but didn't settle there and played out the season 'helping out a mate' at Padiham in the North West Counties League.
Mossley boss Beckford is still hoping to add a midfield player and a defender to his squad before pre season training begins.
Wednesday 24th May 2006GIGGS AND McEWEN RELEASED AS MOSSLEY SIGN NEW KEEPER
Mossley manager Jason Beckford has released two members of his championship winning squad, the most notable of which is striker Rhodri Giggs.
Giggs made 101 appearances for the Lilywhites and scored 31 goals in 2 1/2 seasons with the club. His last Mossley goal being Mossley's final goal of the 2005/06 season at Gresley.
He was Suppporters player of the year in 2004/05 and the first recipient of the Mossleyweb Dennis Cawthorne Memorial Trophy in the same season. A big fans favourite in his time at Seel Park it will be a surprise to many that a player of such obvious quality has been released.
Also departing Seel Park is goalkeeper Sam McEwen. The former Stockport County junior made just 8 appearances last season as understudy to the vastly experienced Lee Bracey after arriving from the 'Hatters' last close season.
Arriving at Seel Park is keeper Danny Trueman (23) from Wakefield-Emley. Trueman (pictured) was formerly with Ashton United but signed for the Yorkshire club in March 2005. He began his playing career with Southampton and has also been on the books of Huddersfield Town.
Wednesday 17th May 2006
EDWARDS IS FIRST SUMMER SIGNING
ROB Edwards, who only left Huddersfield Town 12 months ago, is Jason Beckford's first summer signing for Mossley.
BEHIND Mossley's renaissance - two promotions in three seasons - lies a remarkable story of a family's devotion to reviving the fortunes of the local football club.
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