Wednesday, 28 May 2014 15:53
  SAINTS BEST PROGRAMME AWARD St Neots Town FC have been voted the best programme in the southern league premier division by an independent panel. We also came 6th best programme in Non League Football From National Conference down. In total there were over 800 clubs that were in the competition. Mike Kearns Our Chairman said. "It is very pleasing that all of the hard work by many people in the production of our match day programme has been recognised, however with everything we do we will aspire to have the very best programme in Non League football. We have already reviewed and look to improve on last seasons publication". A special thank you to all involved and especially The following, Mark Davies,  Design and origination. Claire Howes, photography. John Walker, match reports and action replay Ade Roberts, The Beautiful Game. Mike Green, Greenies Greetings and Statistics. The Non league Paper, for great articles. Tony Smith and all at XL Press, for great printing. And of course to all those who read the match day programme. Many Thanks to you all.     
Monday, 19 May 2014 16:23
TOP STADIUMS IN THE WORLD  6. Allianz Arena (Munich)   Tenants: Bayern Munich, 1860 Munich Opened: 2005 Capacity: 71,437 Notable fixtures: 2012 Champions League final The beautifully designed Allianz Arena is home to both Munich-based football teams: Bayern Munich and 1860 Munich. It is the only stadium across the Europe that is able to change colours to reflect which of the two teams are playing—red for Bayern and blue for 1860 Munich. The stadium has been a huge hit with both sets of fans thanks to the fans being closer to the pitch—something that caused an issue at the previous site, the Olympiastadion, which had a running track around the pitch that made for a rather poor atmosphere. The relatively new Allianz Arena will surely make a name for itself as one of the greatest stadiums in world football for years to come.   5. The Maracana (Rio de Janeiro) Tenants: the Brazilian national football team Opened: 1950 Capacity: 78,838 Notable fixtures: 1950 and 2014 World Cup finals, 2016 Olympic Games football final The Maracana is one of the most notable stadiums in world football, situated in one of the most beautiful cities throughout the world. The stadium hosted the 1950 decisive World Cup group-stage match (there was no final that year) between Brazil and Uruguay that saw a staggering capacity of 199,854. Although the hosts tasted bitter defeat, the match will go down as one of the classics in the game's history.  
Monday, 19 May 2014 16:10
8. Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (Milan, Italy) Tenants: AC Milan, Internazionale Opened: 1926 Capacity: 80,018 Notable fixtures: 1965 and 1970 European Cup finals, 2002 Champions League final Known as the San Siro, the multipurpose stadium is home to two football heavyweights and archrivals AC Milan and Internazionale. It is the country's most famous and largest ground. With some of the game's greatest footballers gracing its pitch and having hosted European Cup and Champions League finals, the San Siro is one of the most revered and respected stadiums in the world.   7. Signal Iduna Park (Dortmund, Germany) Tenants: Borussia Dortmund Opened: 1974 Capacity: 80,645 Notable fixtures: 1974 and 2006 World Cup group-stage matches Formerly known as the Westfalenstadion, the home of Borussia Dortmund is the largest stadium in Germany. Dortmund's impressive form over the past four years, which has seen them win back-to-back Bundesliga titles and contest the Champions League final, has increased their popularity throughout Europe. Signal Iduna Park is often one of the must-see stadiums on any football fan's list, more so because of Die Gelbe Wand—or The Yellow Wall. Dortmund's south stand is Europe's largest free-standing grandstand in Europe with 24,454 filling it each and every home game.  
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            www.premierplusltd.co.uk         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.