News - May 2000

Friday 26 May - Managers Cup entry now open

The Managers Cup has now gone online for the forthcoming season, which includes an online entry form. The cost of entry is £2.50 and details of how to make payment will be given when the entry has been received. All members of the supporters association should receive a copy of the form by post within the next few days.

For those of you new to the Managers Cup, the idea is to predict all of Hendon's results in the Ryman League for the new season, and there are prizes available for the Manager of the Month, and Manager of the Season. The Manager of the Season will win £60. Details of how points can be scored and rules can be found here.

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Wednesday 24 May - Pre-season friendlies announced

The pre-season friendlies for next season have now been confirmed, and commence with a visit to Arlesey Town, who are joining the Ryman League from the Spartan South Midlands League this summer. There are two seaside trips with visits to Langney Sports (Eastbourne), and Clacton Town, while we also visit Berkhamsted Town where Steve Bateman, our former captain, is now manager. A short trip to Wembley and trips to relegated Aylesbury United and Walton & Hersham complete the line-up. All the friendlies are away from home, giving the contractors as much time as possible to work on the pitch for next season. The full list of friendlies is below.

Tue 25th Jul - A v Arlesey Town

Fri 28th Jul - A v Langney Sports

Thu 03rd Aug - A v Walton & Hersham

Sat 05th Aug - A v Berkhamsted TOwn

Tue 08th Aug - A v Wembley

Thu 10th Aug - A v Aylesbury United

Sat 12th Aug - A v Clacton Town

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Monday 22 May - Greensnet launched

I'd like to thank "JD" in for his idea of switching the name of the site to Greensnet, which I have now done, as you cannot fail to notice. I would also like to thank everyone who has visited this site since it's conception, as every hit that it has recieved has made it worthwhile. Again I will say that any comments on the site are welcomed, particularly suggestions for additional sections.

Over the summer break I will be adding various sections to the site, the highlight of which is possible web-based e-mail @hendonfc.net, although this may not go through. I will be adding photos from last season, continuing to add to Mike Bondy's "The Hendon Story" and also adding any other sections that come to mind. I will also of course keep everyone up to date with the latest happenings at Hendon Football Club.

Thanks again for your continued support, Hendonboy.

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Monday 22 May - Aaron Stephenson update

At the end of season dinner, over �1000 was raised for Aaron Stephenson, the 8 year old son of former Hendon central defender Dave Stephenson. Aaron, who has been ill for a number of years, has now been diagnosed with terminal leukaemia, and the prognosis is that he is unlikely to survive until the end of the year. Aaron would love to go to Florida to see the dolphins, and go to Disneyworld, and Dave and his wife are raising money to take him there. Dave is delighted with the donations received so far, and if anyone else would like to make a donation, please phone the club office on 020 8201 9494.

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Monday 22 May - Supporters Association donate £15,000

The Supporters Association made a final donation of £15,000 to the club at the end of season dinner. This again broke the record donation from the supporters, an achievement that eveyone should be proud of.

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Sunday 21 May - Hyatt leaves for Chelmsford

Freddie Hyatt has now left the Dons for Chelmsford City of the Doc Martens League. The midfielder had made over 150 appearances for Hendon, and scored some great goals during his three seasons with the Dons, rarely scoring from inside the penalty area. His sign off will also be remembered for years to come, as in his final game against Heybridge, he flicked the ball up with his heel, sending it high over a defender's head, and ran on to trap the ball as it landed 5 yards on. His playing record for the club stands at 163 appearances and 18 goals.

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Wednesday 17 May - Daly in the Man

Last night, the club held their annual end of season dinner and presentation evening, at which most of the first team, the management team and youth team managers were present. The remaining end of season awards were given out, the full list of which is below.

At the dinner there were two speakers. The first, Frank Murphy, said that he felt we had a good season, although not a great one, but that the team spirit, and the improvement of the young players was very important too him, and it gives us something to build on for the new season.

Andrew Landesberg, vice chairman, then said a few words, once again stating that the Arbiter Group had no wish to see Hendon FC come to and end, and that the ground would be redeveloped with or without Barnet.

Players player of the year : Jon Daly

Supporters player of the year : Jon Daly

Supporters of the Year : The Sponsored Walkers

Most Improved Player : Marvyn Watson

Reserve Player of the Year : Nathan Edwards

Clubperson of the Year : Caroline Brouwer

Chairman's Award : Sue Damory & Graham Etchell

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Wednesday 17 May - Aaron Stephenson appeal

At the end of season dinner, everyone was asked to donate money so that 8 year old Aaron Stephenson, who is suffering from Leukemia could be given the treatment he needs. Aaron is the son of former central defender, Dave Stephenson, who was a fans favourite and who made over 100 appearances for the Dons. Anyone who was not present at the dinner, but would like to donate money can contact the club to find out where to send money on 020 8201 9494.

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Tuesday 09 May - Hendon in mourning

Hendon Football Club was shocked to learn of the death of a former player last week. Danny Worley, who was the co-pilot of the ill-fated Lear Jet used by Formula 1 ace David Coulthard which crashed at Lyon, played for Hendon from 1985 to '87. He left the club in March 1987 having enlisted in the RAF. Worley first appeared for Hendon in 1984 as a member of the youth team under the management of John Newing. Among his teammates were former Edgware player-manager Steve Newing and ex-England non-league, Barnet, Barnsley and Southend player Phil Gridelet. Worley made 61 first team appearances, scoring 9 goals. In 1985-86, he actually finished as Hendon's second-highest goalscorer with 5 goals.

A flying winger, Worley's pace was his greatest asset and manager Ted Hardy utilised this by making him a regular substitute, when he terrorised tiring defenders. Unlike most players who are consigned to a regular place on the bench, Worley was uncomplaining about his role, being a team player and realising his value to the team could be greater as a replacement. Worley's attitude was always exemplary; friendly, modest, self-effacing and cheerful. He took some fearful kickings but got up and continued playing, never looking for revenge.

Danny was presented with a tankard by the Hendon FC Supporters Association after what was assumed to be his final appearance in March 1987, but had a couple more games before the season ended. The presentation was a indication of the esteem in which he was held - after all, he was only 20 years old and had started less than 30 games for the club.

His family come from Hendon and he, along with his three brothers, was educated locally. Aged just 33, he was married in the mid-1990s and had a baby daughter. His widow is expecting their second child in June.

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Tuesday 09 May - Dons break long winless run

Hendon's final-day defeat of Heybridge Swifts at Scraley Road was the Greens' first Isthmian (ICIS or Ryman) League victory in Essex since October 1995, after failing to win any of the previous 16 matches. On 28 October 1995, Hendon quickly went 2 goals down at Purfleet, but struck back with 3, all before half-time. The Hendon match-winner on that day was Dave Stephenson, the manager Mick Browne. Since then, Hendon have drawn twice at Grays (without scoring), drawn and lost twice each at Purfleet (scoring once) and Dagenham & Redbridge (goal difference of 2-12), drawn twice and lost once at Heybridge (never leading), drawn and lost once at Billericay and played out a goalless draw at Canvey Island.

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Saturday 06 May - Hendon sign off in style

Hendon won their final league game of the season, 2-1 over Heybridge Swifts. Hyatt scored from the penalty spot, to put the Dons ahead, but Heybridge hit back. Haule however won the game late on to seal the three points.

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Monday 01 May -

A 2-0 victory for Hendon boosted their hopes of a good finish in the league, Hyatt scoring from the spot for the Green's first, and a second from Towler putting the game beyond Carshalton's reach.

Hendon Supporters Association members have voted Jon Daly as their player of the 1999-2000 season. The midfielder re-signed from St Albans City in August 1998, after an earlier spell at the club, 1992-94, has been the most consistent player in what most fans consider an up and down season. Daly has started 55 out of Hendon's 56 games this season and scored 5 goals and been captain when Gary Fitzgerald has been absent. "I just want to say 'thank you' to all our supporters," he said after winning the trophy.

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