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Eagles Set Sights On Silverware

19th April, 2007

Arnold Town are hoping that history will repeat itself as they take on Eastwood Town in the final of the Notts Senior Cup later this month.

The game takes place at Meadow Lane on Thursday 26 April.

The sides met in the final back in 2005, with the Eagles coming out on top through a wonder strike from the now departed Scott Huckerby.

One of the survivors from the previous game is man of the match Lee Broster who, after a year away from Gedling Road, returned to the club in the close season.

Broster will be looking for a hat-trick of medals having won the Sheffield and Hallamshire Senior Cup last season with Sheffield FC.

The only other survivors are Andy Davies - now with over 130 games for the club under his belt and Hung Chi Huynh and Richard Saxton who were unused substitutes.

Saxton and Huynh will be looking to add to the medals they collected after helping the reserves side lift the League Cup against Heanor Town recently.

The club will again be backed by the vociferous Gedling Road Barmy Army who brightened up the semi final clash with Sutton dressed in Hawaiian Fancy Dress outfits.

The club are running a coach to the game and bookings can be made by e-mailing Mark Butler at butz@markb.fsnet.co.uk - however places are filling up very fast.

Manager Andy Muldoon is looking forward to the tie. He commented: "Beating Sutton Town 1-0 in the Senior Cup Semi Final was the highlight of the season to date.

"The fantastic support we have had from the fans this season has been quite unbelievable at this level of football.

"I also believe I have a great management team around me in Chris Freestone, Calvin Plummer and Trevor (Wally) Wells.

"I believe that with the backing of the club, we can build on the foundations laid down this season and look to challenge for honours next season.

"But first, we have a small matter of the Notts Senior Cup against Eastwood Town at Meadow Lane next Thursday."

(Story Source: Arnold Town)

Eagles Mourn Death Of Former Boss

9th April, 2007

Former Arnold Town manager Bill Brindley has lost his two-year battle with liver disease.

The 60-year-old who, in his playing days, was a full-back for Nottingham Forest, Notts County, Gillingham, Grantham, Burton and Alfreton, died at his Nottingham home on Good Friday.

He had been awaiting a liver and kidney transplant.

(Story Source: The Non-League Paper)

New Delay To Eagle Valley Move

6th April, 2007

Arnold Town have announced another slight delay in their proposed move to a new ground at Eagle Valley.

A grant application was due to be considered by the Football Foundation on Tuesday.

However, on the advice of their consultants, the club has decided that more time is needed to prepare their submission.

That means they will have to wait for the next Football Foundation meeting that is due to take place in May.

The club's official website says: "This will enable the club to resolve a couple of outstanding issues - one is a minor issue relating to VAT and the other is connected to the roof at the new ground.

"The club originally planned to have a grass roof to fit in with the green belt.

"However, discussions with the Council and the Contractors are taking place to see if an alternative (and more cost effective) roof can be used."

Arnold Town officials will also be meeting with representatives from the Football Foundation and the Football Association on April the 23rd.

Meanwhile, a recent appeal to help the club as the move to Eagle Valley is putting a drain on their limited funds has had a good response.

Eleven individuals have come forward pledging their support and joining the Vice Presidents Club.

And, the club is also appealing for assistance at Gedling Road for pre-match, during the game and post-match duties.

Anyone interested should contact the club on 0115 926 3660.

(Story Source: Arnold Town)

Funding Drive On For Eagles

21st February, 2007

NCEL Premier Division side Arnold Town are having to embark on a major fundraising drive.

At a special meeting called by the club on Monday night, it was announced that they are feeling the pinch financially due to their proposed move to their new Eagle Valley ground.

It has been reported that 100,000 has already been spent getting the project to even the very early stages it is currently at.

They hope to raise cash by the Eagle Valley Vice President's scheme which has already been getting a good response.

And, they are looking to get more people joining their 200 Club.

Meanwhile, Arnold Town must wait until April the 3rd before they can continue their work at their new ground.

Government officials meet on that date to decide whether to rubber-stamp an application for funding by the club's Development Committee.

(Story Source: Arnold Town Who)

Eagles Hold 'Special Meeting'

16th February, 2007

NCEL Premier Division side Arnold Town are hosting what they are calling a "Special Meeting" on Monday evening.

It will be in place of their usual Club Committee Meeting and will begin at 7.30pm.

A statement on their official website says: "It is hoped that all those who support the Club in whatever capacity will be able to attend and receive an update on the position with regard to the move to Eagle Valley.

"Obviously with such a move becoming closer the physical and financial resources of the Club are, and will continue to be, stretched to the limit.

"We need a lot of help especially on match days to ensure that the three teams are able to play. Fund raising is urgent as costs increase, eg. the electricity bill for this quarter was 940, and the unexpected costs of the new ground continue to arrive.

"We need ideas and help. If you can spend a couple of hours on Monday we would be very pleased as the Club can only benefit from your input.

"Thanking you in anticipation for your attendance the Club Committee looks forward to meeting you on Monday. "

(Story Source: Arnold Town FC)

Eagles Will Have New Home Next Season

11th December, 2006

Arnold Town chairman Roy Francis has assured supporters that the club will be able to move into its new Eagle Valley home before the start of next season.

Speaking to "The All New Arnold Who" website, he said: "We receive many questions from our supporters concerning the move especially as there does not appear to be any movement as to regard the start of work on the site.

"The up to date situation is:

"Barraclough, English and Wright from Sheffield have been appointed as the site consultants and are already in discussions with the firms appointed to undertake the earth movements and the building work.

"Kam Ltd will continue to act as the consultants concerning funds.

"The tender for the Building work which includes the stadium, car park and buildings has been agreed.

"The tender for the ground works has been accepted and the work will be undertaken by a firm Whitehorse Contractors from Thirsk in North Yorkshire.

"The cost of the scheme will be 1.8m, but savings already achieved will ensure the cost of the scheme will be within the 1.6m necessary to fall within the estimated costs of the Football Foundation.

"The buildings will be complete within 24 weeks and provided the grass is seeded before the end of March next year we will play our first fixture in August.

"We are again on target and the first game will be played in August.

"The Club has applied for promotion and if we achieve the results between now and next April we have the opportunity to be playing at a higher level."

(Story Source: The All New Arnold Who)

Eagles Lose Wilkins To Leaders

6th December, 2006

Arnold Town's long-serving striker David Wilkins is set to leave Gedling Road for current NCEL leaders Sheffield.

According to the Eagles' official website, the frontman has agreed terms with Dave McCarthy's side and should be available for Sheffield's home game with Brodsworth Welfare at the weekend.

Wilkins, who has been at Arnold for seven years, was their top goalscorer last season and has been finding the back of the net again this time round.

A small undisclosed fee has been agreed between the two clubs for him.

Meanwhile, Arnold Town have also announced a friendly against Conference North side Alfreton Town.

It takes place at Gedling Road on Thursday the 21st of December with a 7.30pm kick-off.

(Story Source: Arnold Town)

Benefit For Ex-Eagles Boss

5th November, 2006

Former Arnold Town manager Bill Brindley, now stricken with serious illness, is receiving a benefit game.

Brindley, 59, who was manager at Arnold until the end of the 2004/05 season and also had spells in charge of Heanor Town and Ilkeston Town, is on a Leeds hospital waiting list for a liver and kidney transplant.

And, in a spirited gesture, former football pals including ex-managerial colleagues Bryn Gunn and Ian McCulloch are lending their support.

Brindley spent thirteen years on Trentside but, as his service was split between Nottingham Forest and Notts County, he did not receive the honour afforded to someone after ten years at a club.

The benefit is being organised by businessman Neil Footitt and League Managers Association chief executive John Barnwell is helping out.

Footitt said: "Bill and I go back nearly fifty years and it's sad to see him going through such difficult times.

"The support from officials and former players on both sides of the Trent is an indication of how popular Bill is."

A golf day raised 7,500 and a sportsman's dinner featuring the most famous Grantham Town manager, Martin O'Neill, and ex-England cricketer Geoff Miller, is selling out fast.

There are plans for a match between Ilkeston Town and a former Forest and Notts side.

(Story Source: The Non-League Paper)

Eagles Announce New Signings

13th October, 2006

Arnold Town's official website says that four players have been signed by the Gedling Road outfit.

One is Ryan Franklin, an experienced defender who has played for Bourne Town and Deeping Rangers in the United Counties League.

He is joined by Chris Brady from Greenwood Meadows and Anthony Frendo, a student from Nottingham University who has played in the Hellenic League.

Also signing is a defender from Gedling Town, Frazer Thomas.

(Story Source: Arnold Town)

Two More In For Eagles

20th September, 2006

Arnold Town were boosted ahead of last night's game with Mickleover Sports with a couple of new faces.

Patrick Sneath, who has played for Notts County, and Usman Gondal, who has had trials with Leicester and Birmingham, have both signed for the Eagles in the last week.

But, it was not such good news for the Gedling Road side on the pitch as they were held to a nil-nil draw by Sports leaving them eighteenth in the Premier Division.

(Story Source: Arnold Town)

Eagles Eager To Keep Star Striker

19th September, 2006

Arnold Town manager Andy Muldoon has issued a "hands off" warning about striker David Wilkins.

Wilkins has been the subject of interest from a number of clubs this season, many from higher levels of the Non-League Pyramid.

Wilkins is under contract at Arnold and has raised his profile with his scoring exploits last season.

Muldoon said: "Wilkins is contracted to this club and I am happy to keep him here until the end of his contract.

"Unless the club receives a substantial offer then the player is going nowhere.

"The offer would have to be in the best financial interest of the club before it would even be considered."

(Story Source: Arnold Town)

Eagles Unveil New Faces

5th September, 2006

Arnold Town have signed two players and more could be on their way.

Mark Clifford has joined from Stamford AFC with the club's official website describing him as "a player with considerable experience" who is "expected to add great support to midfield."

29-year-old Clifford began his career as a trainee at Mansfield Town where he made five appearances before moving on to Ilkeston Town, Boston United, Chester and Nuneaton Borough.

They have also signed Jason Nicholson, a striker who scored three goals in his debut for the reserves at Holbrook.

Meanwhile, talks are being held with a Unibond Club in an effort to bring another player to Gedling Road.

And, no fewer than three seven day notices of approach have been issued by the Eagles in the past week as joint managers Andy Muldoon and Calvin Plummer continue to strengthen the first team squad.

(Story Source: Arnold Town)

'Mr Arnold Town' Dies

24th August, 2006

Arnold Town is mourning the death of club official Ivan Long after a short illness.

The dedicated club man had spent over 50 years in different roles.

Known as 'Mr Arnold Town' around the Gedling Road ground, he was an honorary life member of the club and was also awarded a long-service medal from the Northern Counties East League.

Club officials paid their last respects with a one-minute silence before a committee meeting earlier this week.

The club plans a permanent memorial to Mr Long at their new Eagle Valley ground.

Meanwhile, the official Arnold Town website says: "The funeral for Ivan Long will be at Bramcote Crematorium at 3.40pm on Friday August 25th 2006.

"Floral tributes and/or donations (Special Trustees Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust) should be sent to Arnold & District Funeral Service, 36 High Street, Arnold, Nottingham. NG5 7DZ."

(Story Source: Nottingham Evening Post)

Eagles Sign Former Forest Youngster

15th August, 2006

Arnold Town strengthened their squad on the eve of the new season with the signing of striker Richard Jeffrey.

Young and very experienced Richard was with Nottingham Forest until injury cut short his Football League career two years ago.

He was, at that time, in the Forest first team squad and had had a very impressive Under-19 career.

He was part of the team that won the U19 Premier League Championship and in the side which won the World Club U19 Championship in Dallas 2002.

Now recovered from a serious injury, he has arrived at Arnold Town hoping to continue his return to the game.

(Story Source: Arnold Town)

Five Join Eagles

12th July, 2006

Arnold Town have unveiled five new faces on the eve of their first friendly.

Ricky and Tony Law both return to Gedling Road after a year's absence.

Midfielder Ricky and striker Tony notched up a combined 33 appearances and five goals during their time with Arnold two seasons ago.

Also joining are Craig Thompson, a striker who was on South Normanton's books last season, and Grant Walton, a right sided midfielder who makes the step up from Central Midlands outfit Bilborough Pelican.

Earlier in the week, the Eagles also announced the signing of 18-year-old ex-Chesterfield defender/midfielder Ryan Johnson.

A busy pre-season schedule begins for Andy Muldoon's side on Thursday night with a home game against Lincoln City.

(Story Source: The All New Arnold Who)

Eagles Stay At Gedling Road

4th July, 2006

Arnold Town have announced that it will remain at Gedling Road for the 2006/07 season, their home for the last 52 years.

Gedling Borough Council have granted the Club an extension to their tenancy, whilst work commences on their new Eagle Valley home on the outskirts of the town.

Much is still to be done at the venue that is only presently marked by a partially obscured sign on the A614 Ollerton Road & B6386 Oxton Road junction.

(Story Source: Nottinghamshire Football)

Tables

NCEL Premier Division P Pts +/-
P Retford United 38 82 55
P Sheffield 38 77 32
P Carlton Town 38 73 42
P Garforth Town 38 70 39
5 Selby Town 38 69 26
6 Glapwell 38 66 23
7 Mickleover Sports 38 63 8
8 Sutton Town 38 59 18
9 Pickering Town 38 56 7
10 Maltby Main 38 52 -2
11 Long Eaton United 38 51 -3
12 Liversedge 38 49 -2
13 Armthorpe Welfare 38 48 -1
14 Hallam 38 48 -6
15 Arnold Town 38 45 -11
16 Glasshoughton Welfare 38 43 -8
17 Eccleshill United 38 39 -42
18 Thackley 38 32 -37
19 Shirebrook Town 38 30 -35
20 Brodsworth Welfare 38 11 -103
NCEL Division One P Pts +/-
P Parkgate 32 82 82
P Winterton Rangers 32 71 52
P South Normanton Athletic 32 65 42
P Nostell Miners Welfare 32 60 25
P Lincoln Moorlands 32 56 21
6 Staveley Miners Welfare 32 51 7
7 Tadcaster Albion 32 49 6
8 Worsbrough Bridge Athletic 32 48 11
9 Dinnington Town 32 43 6
10 Hall Road Rangers 32 43 -3
11 Borrowash Victoria 32 37 -14
12 Pontefract Collieries 32 37 -26
13 AFC Emley 32 34 -22
14 Gedling Town 32 31 -18
15 Teversal 32 31 -34
16 Yorkshire Amateur 32 22 -73
17 Rossington Main 32 16 -62

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