Monday, 19 May 2014 15:38
10. First National Bank Stadium (Johannesburg, South Africa Tenants: Kaizer Chiefs, the South African national football team Opened: 1989 Capacity: 94,736 Notable fixtures: 2010 World Cup final Opened in 1989, the First National Bank Stadium—known as Soccer City—was renovated in 2009 ahead of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. Although it is home to South African club side Kaizer Chiefs, the stadium is fondly remembered for hosting the showpiece event of the 2010 final, but also for hosting the opening game and goal of the tournament—Siphiwe Tshabalala finding the back of the Mexican net with a thumping effort. The incessant noise of the vuvuzela can prove hard to ignore, but it should take nothing away from a truly wonderful football stadium.   9. Estadio Azteca (Mexico City) Tenants: Club America FC, the Mexican national football team Opened: 1966 Capacity: 105,064 Notable fixtures: 1970 and 1986 World Cup finals Mexico City's Estadio Azteca is renowned for its huge capacity and electric atmosphere when full, but it will go down in history as the only stadium to host two World Cup finals. Unfortunately for England fans, it is also the venue for Diego Maradona's infamous “Hand of God” goal. The venue may not be fondly remembered by the enormity of England fans, but there is no denying that the stadium—the third-largest football stadium in the world—is one of the finest around.
Friday, 16 May 2014 06:35
DOWNLOAD CENTRE Our new feature "Down Centre" is now available  for supporters to download and print off all sorts of publications issued by the club. Match Posters for forthcoming matches will be available via Downloads in both A4 and A3 sizes. Other Publications such as the new Scholars Scheme is also available to download and print off. We need your help to get the information out there. Please feel free to print off. Thank you for all your help. COYS
Saturday, 26 April 2014 07:21
Supporters can now view and download upcoming fixture posters in pdf format direct from the Club website. The bottom right hand corner of the home page will feature links to download upcoming fixture posters and other media based literature, simply click on the image to link to the pdf file to either view or download to your desktop. We will in future have 2 versions A4 size and A3 size so you can print off either or both posters. You can then print the poster out and put it up at work etc to spread the word about the next match, such a simple way of helping to build awareness in and around the town and growing our attendances! Click here to download the Hunts Senior Cup Final Poster!  
Friday, 18 April 2014 18:26
  TO ALL OF OUR WONDERFUL SUPPORTERS Try out our new song to sing when the players come out onto the field. Be ready and make a lot of noise and sing along. We want to create an atmosphere for the whole match, those of you who attended the Cup Final against Tiverton were privileged to some wonderful "LOUD" support. Lets give it a real go, and let the opposition know what we are about.   Be loud be a Saint. "Those not singing will be flogged in the centre of the pitch." We will be playing this as the players come out onto the pitch. Song Sheets will be given out at the Box Office / Turnstiles GLAD ALL OVER The Dave Clark Five (Dave Clark / Mike Smith) You say that you love me (say you love me) All of the time (all of the time) You say that you need me (say you need me) You’ll always be mine (always be mine) I’m feelin’ glad all over Yes I’m-a glad all over Baby I’m glad all over So glad you’re mine I’ll make you happy (make you happy) You’ll always be blue (always be blue) You’ll have no sorrow (have no sorrow) ‘Cause I’ll always be blue (always be blue) And I’m feelin’ glad all over Yes I’m-a glad all over Baby I’m-a glad all over So glad you’re mine  "REPEAT THE SONG AGAIN                   IN OUR OWN WAY "WHY NOT"  
Saturday, 29 March 2014 00:42
    Welcome to what we believe is one of the first “News Stand” features for any Football Club Web Site in the UK. News Stand is our very own library full of Match day magazines, Brochures, Sponsors brochures and many more football related publications that can be viewed and read in magazine / book format. To start with we will be introducing "ALL" of this seasons past match day magazines for all to view “Free of Charge”. Future publications of our match day magazine will be available the day before the scheduled fixture for everyone to be able to purchase and view / download when you take out membership which will be explained in full at a future date when we have had the time to settle in this brand new feature. We are hoping to be able to give you the opportunity to download and read many football related published magazines all from your own club website. As News Stand evolves we will keep you all informed of just how everything will work. But in the meantime enjoy some interesting reading of what is one of the very best match day magazine publications at our level of non-league football. Recommended: For the most engaging reading experience we recommend viewing News Stand publications on a tablet, to take advantage of the touch screen interaction and zoom functions. We have noted that on certain screens that the fonts can look slightly jagged until you zoom in. This is something that we can't dictate but can work around it by looking at adjusting the font usage in the match day magazine to combat this. If you have any questions or suggestions then please email  \n This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  as News Stand is for you, the supporters. PLEASE NOTE. If you are viewing on a PC or Mac then you will have to slightly adjust the zoom on the page for clear easy reading. I Pad and Androids are fine. This is because the type font used on our match day programmes this season is not compatible with the software used for this function. We are in the process or making the necessary amendments for future publications. NEW MATCH DAY PHOTO GALLERY  We have also released a new Match day gallery showing a selection of match photographs. A great way to view these brilliant action shots. A special thanks to Claire Howes our match day photographer for some outstanding pictures of the matches.   WE HAVE NOT FINISHED YET, MORE EXCITING FEATURES TO COME. PERFECTION TAKES TIME AND YOU WILL LIKE OUR NEXT FEATURE COMING SOON. A Very Special Thanks  To Mark Davies who is our main club sponsor and Managing Director of both "Blueprawn" and "I love my walls"  together with his developer for giving us such a stunning website.   My expectations are very high but Mark has exceeded those expectations to a higher level of perfection. How he quite achieves this is beyond me. On behalf of the club i would like to thank Mark for all his past and future commitment in giving us what is a superb club brand, Match day magazine and web site.   Thank You Mark Mike Kearns. (Chairman)  
Monday, 10 March 2014 14:48
 A message from a Fan to a Fan. My name is Kim Sales and a lot of you will know me, some won't but I'm the noisy one. I read the chairman’s notes in the programme against Hungerford about bringing a mate and double the gate and we have got to get behind this. I have spoken to about 20 people to come and support the Saints the result being that 18 have said yes. They are coming to our second leg final on Tuesday 8th April. My challenge to you is that if I can get 18 people through the turnstiles all you have to do is get 1 more fan to attend. Talk to your friends. This club is moving forward and we all need to do our bit to help Many Thanks KIm All for one and one for all   Chairman’s View, taken from the Hungerford programme  Welcome to the Officials, Players and supporters of Hungerford Town for todays match. Our previous encounter earlier in the season ended with a single goal victory for our guests today. A close game of which could have gone either way. Since then of course we have had a major reconstruction of management and players so trying to predict todays game will not be easy at all. Looking back at our last 17 competitive games of which is about one third of the season our record is quite impressive having won 9 drawn 5 and lost only 3 of those games. The 3 games we lost were by just the single goal so all in all a great improvement. It looks like we are safe from relegation but not mathematically as yet and I am sure that the management will rest until that target is achieved. Hopefully sooner rather than later because I know that they want to look at a few of our fringe players and give them an extended run in the team before the end of the season. With the squad we have now we have nothing to fear from any team in this league of which will put us in good stead for next season where I am sure with a few more additions we will be pressing for a promotion place. I think that the club with our new management team and the infrastructure below that is headed up by Iain Parr is just about ready to become a non-league force to be reckoned with. Of course there is still those horrible words “Finance” and “Balance the Books” to contend with and I would ask everyone connected with the club and of course that includes all of our supporters to look to next season and help us to really have a go in this league next season. We need a lot more supporters through the turnstiles and I know that I always come back to that but if we all want to be successful it really is an “All for one and one for all” situation. Give us 500 plus gates and we can have a very good shot as they say at moving up a couple of divisions. Yes St Neots Town FC in the football Conference. Achievable of course, too much to ask maybe, no I don’t think so.  We have all witnessed a rather dull season compared to our previous successes and it hasn’t been much fun really has it. A lot of pressure on all of us at the wrong end of the league table and I for one would all like that pressure at the top of the table next season. It can be achieved and we can all play our part in helping us to get there. So please and it has been said before “bring a mate and double the gate” is it that hard to bring just “one” friend and introduce that friend to the club and have a great Saturday afternoon watching football. Would you like your club to be promoted next season, of course you would. But it cannot be achieved unless we all paly our part. Now there’s a challenge and I know that our club does love a challenge. Lets get it on. Stop Press, St Neots Town Reach the final of the Red Insure cup, yes we have and a wonderful bonus for everyone to be able to have a couple of cup finals to look forward to. The second leg against Tiverton is at home so lets get a really big crowd behind us on the night and make it a night to remember. Right less of my call for the troops to stand up and be counted on to todays match and hopefully a good performance and 3 points. All for one and one for all Mike.    
Monday, 13 January 2014 13:10
The First in a series of "A Day In The Life" of which we will feature one of our club Volunteers in every forthcoming Matchday Magazine. A Great read and good value,   The Life of a football Club Secretary.  Those of you that know me will know that I was an assistant referee at this level for over ten years which meant refereeing at UCL level, including St. Neots Town, so I have experienced the real abuse from the rabble, not just from my recent appearances!  Having got fed up with the rain and the cold and possibly the fitness, I approached Mike Kearns about helping out on match days, initially to look after the referees, then hospitality and now secretary.  I became secretary after Peter Naylor, who had fulfilled the role for a number of years decided to retire to spend more time with his granddaughter.  When I enquired as to what the role involved I was told that there would be a few jobs on match days with the occasional piece of paper work.  Easy I thought, I can do that and during pre-season that was the case.  Once I had ensured that our entries for the FA Cup, Trophy and Youth Cup had been received and our affiliation to the county had been acknowledged it was just a matter of completing the paper work for the players that we wanted to sign.  However, once the season started it changed somewhat! As we all know we did not start that well which resulted in additional players coming in.  One particular day I signed 6 players on a Monday with the “demand” that they all be available for the game on the Tuesday.  These signings involved loan deals and transfers from other clubs which meant forms being signed by players, their former clubs secretaries and then being forwarded on to the relevant leagues, the FA and the clubs in time to be registered.  Since Gary, Zema & Nathan have come on board I now dread Thursday evenings /Friday mornings as it is always then that I get instructions from Gary to sign a certain player or to put in a seven day request so that we can talk to a player after this period.  Strangely, these players are always desperately needed for the next game which puts on extra pressure. On match days, I still like to welcome the match officials, many of whom I have worked with previously.  I then have to ensure that they receive details of the team 45 minutes before kick off and then produce the team sheets for the press box and our guests.  At half time and at the end of the game I am responsible for reporting the result and paying the match officials.  I also take it on board to look after them at the end of the game and this is a good opportunity to renew old acquaintances and discuss the talking points.  This has always been a joy even if I may not always agree with what they have done.  This is a voluntary role and so far I have always been able to fulfil these urgent requirements and I need to thank my boss, Kevin Hull of Premier Plus in fully supporting me in this respect.  Without this support I would not be able to fulfil the role.  Kevin and Premier Plus have supported local sporting teams previously with Kevin being an ex-President and the current treasurer of St. Neots Rugby club. Premier Plus are a long established Independent Financial Advisers based in St. Neots with six specialist mortgage advisers and six investment and pension specialists of which I am one.  Kevin and Premier Plus have agreed to become a business partner and will offer a free Will to any supporter, player and back room staff at the club, including the youth set up.  If this then results in Premier Plus generating any other business 10% of our initial earnings will be donated to the club and it is hoped that this will generate an additional income stream for the club to use in supporting the whole structure, not just the first team.                 Gary Wilson DipPFS      Independent Financial Advisor                 Premier Plus Ltd   Independent Financial Advisors      Telephone 01480 477774           Fax 01480 477444   Fenice Court, Phoenix Park, Eaton Socon, St Neots, Cambridgeshire PE19  Family Protection   Mortgages   Pension Planning  Savings & Investments  Premier Plus Ltd are Independent Financial Advisers.        To take advantage of this offer please either let me know or contact Premier Plus on 01480 477774.  
Monday, 16 December 2013 20:10
  New Partnership Agreement St Neots Town FC is very excited to announce that a new link agreement has been created with the St Neots Learning Partnership that will enable us to deliver further programmes of academic study within our apprenticeship scheme. The St Neots Learning Partnership is a federation of the two secondary schools within St Neots, namely Longsands and Ernulf Academies. At present, St Neots Town FC offers a pathway to a career within sport and related industries via our apprenticeship programme. This scheme can also provide an additional route for students to progress into higher education. The new agreement with the St Neots Learning Partnership will enable us to offer an enhanced range of academic studies for our students, comprising the opportunity to study both level 2 and level 3 qualifications via the two secondary schools. In addition, the new partnership between St Neots Town FC and both secondary education providers will provide the opportunity for a wide range of people within St Neots to benefit from the outstanding facilities on offer at the football club. As well as increasing the usage of our facilities at the football club, we are also hoping that further educational opportunities could be based at the club in the future, for example learning about areas such as physiotherapy. This is the first small step towards an integrated partnership between the football club, and the secondary education providers within St Neots. This is a unique opportunity for us to put something in place that will benefit not just the schools and the football club, but the whole of St Neots.
Friday, 01 November 2013 21:45
In an attempt to kick start our once thriving Supporters’ Forum into a place where our true supporters can voice their opinions, suggestions, thoughts and views, the Club have agreed to a compromise as far as Forum users displaying their REAL names. From now on, if an individual is a Club Member, they may register and use the forum whilst displaying a User Name rather than their real name BUT must also display their membership number ( As displayed on their membership card) on their Profile. If a Club Member has previously registered and is currently displaying their REAL NAME, they are free to change their profile to a User Name as long as they display their Membership Number. For anyone who is not a Club Member, they MUST CONTINUE TO USE THEIR REAL NAME, or simply join the membership scheme to obtain a number and they can then do the above. Anyone displaying a User Name and a false Membership Number will have their account removed and blocked. All posts will be welcome and everyone has the right of reply and of course, the Club and it’s Officials have the right to reply to any inaccurate or unfounded statements. We look forward to this being a place of happy banter and constructive conversation for all our true supporters.
Friday, 01 November 2013 17:55
Full Time Board Level Director St Neots Town FC Ltd The club is very excited to announce that Iain Parr has accepted the Full time position of Board Level Director with immediate effect. “It has been abundantly clear to all associated with the club the impact Iain has had on putting the building blocks in place that will allow the club to continue its development and commercial growth. The difference in what was presented to me when I first became involved with the club and what we now have in place can only be described as vast. Having been privy to the efforts that have gone on behind the scenes putting into place the apprenticeship programme, the ground share with St Neots Town Saints FC, the Partnership with Norwich City FC and The Partnership with St Neots Town Youth/Saints FC and their development and grassroots squads (I could go on!) I can honestly say that it’s been quite remarkable to have achieved so much in such a short space of time. Iain becoming a Board Director of St Neots Town FC Ltd gives us both the impetus to push on and pursue every possible avenue that presents itself, that will add to both our football development strategy and our commercial income streams”. Lee Kearns
 MD St Neots Town FC “Having had open discussions with Lee over the last few months about the possibility of having a more active role on both the development and commercial side of the football club, I feel that it’s an opportunity to good for me to turn down and so I have accepted the role with great anticipation and excitement. The blue print that was discussed only eighteen months ago is still slowly coming together and as a Director of St Neots Town FC Ltd I now need to focus 100% on my new role which unfortunately will not allow me to continue as first team manager (which also requires 100% of my time and effort). My decision has been made even harder due to the current situation and a fresh input might also be required however we are all confident that whoever steps in will have the foundations in place to climb the table, as such I look forward to the rest of the season and will support the new first team manager in whatever way possible to ensure success on the pitch and of course I look forward to continuing and expanding my role with the apprenticeship program, Youth development programme and becoming much more involved with all the commercial aspects of the club. My/Our aim as always is to help ensure long term growth and stability and ultimately success on the pitch. I’d like to thank all those that have supported me over the last eighteen months and I look forward to helping take my club forward to the next level of success”. Iain Parr
 Director St Neots Town FC  
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