News - May 2001

Thursday 31 May - Warmington moves on

Curtis Warmington, who was offered the assistant managers position by new manager Dave Anderson has decided to leave the club and persue a managerial career. In speaking to the club having made his decision, Curtis said that he loved the club, but felt that he wanted to start off his managerial career, and he is now actively searching for his first managerial post.

Posted at 18:00

Thursday 31 May - Third friendly confirmed

Hendon will be travelling the short distance along the A5 on 8th August to meet Edgware Town in a friendly. Kick off will be at 7.30pm.

Posted at 10:00

Tuesday 29 May - More on our new managerial appointment

On Thursday 24th May, one of previous manager Frank Murphy's assistants, Dave Anderson, 39, was appointed manager. His first act was to offer Curtis Warmington, who had also been part of the management team, the job as assistant manager.

The popular Warmington has made over 170 appearances for the club in two spells was promoted to a coaching role in 1999. He had also applied for the manager's job and has promised to give Mr Anderson his answer within a few days.

Ulsterman Mr Anderson, a former goalkeeper who saw service with Glentoran, Wolves and Sheffield Utd (as apprentice), Bangor (Irish League) and Larne before injury curtailed his career at the age of only 22. He had been the youngest player ever to travel overseas for an European tie when he was at Glentoran.

His coaching experience in the south of England stretches back 12 years and comprises three spells at Harrow Borough, as well as stints at Aylesbury United, St Albans City, Enfield and Hendon as well as having had a short spell as manager of Southall some years ago. He has worked under three of the biggest names on the Ryman League management circuit, George Borg at Harrow and Enfield, Bob Dowie at Harrow, Aylesbury and St Albans and, of course, Frank Murphy at Hendon. Mr Anderson also had a spell coaching at a youth soccer academy in New York.

He said, "It's a big honour to become manager of Hendon FC. I am very proud to take over at the club, I have been here for two years. You always break your football club down to your playing staff, your staff room (coaches and managers), your boardroom and your bar where you get your supporters. I have always felt that in all of them I have been amongst friends and that has not been the case with some of the clubs I have been at.

"I don't there is a great deal of work that needs to be done at Hendon. I think the basis is there for a good side. Like any new manager I want to do a little bit of tinkering with the squad, but I stress it is just a little tinkering and I want to bring one or two people in. I have spent two years with Frank and Curtis building the squad, so I don't want to tear it up.

"Fingers crossed, the weather can't be as bad as it was last season. We could have put Wembley Stadium's pitch down last season and we would have still had games off. I hope we can get some continuity to our season, which we didn't get last year and I think we were a better side than where we finished. Or rather, we didn't finish last year (Hendon finished having played only 40 out of 42 league games). Nobody could have predicted the weather we had last season. It was so frustrating."

Posted at 10:00

Sunday 27 May - Do you want to play for Hendon

If you are currently looking for new club, and think you have what it takes to impress the management at Hendon, then either e-mail, fax or post your CV to us, and it will be passed on to the relevant manager.

Posted at 14:00

Sunday 27 May - Help Hendon without leaving your PC

You can now help raise money for Hendon FC from your own home. You will find links on every page to amazon.co.uk. By using these to enter the Amazon website, Hendon will earn 5% percentage of any purchase you make. However, should you click on the Championship Manager or Rothmans Directory links and buy, Hendon recieve 15% of the price of the two products. We are hoping to set up a similar association with kitbag.com. Keep your eyes open and help us to help raise some extra funds for the club.

Posted at 10:00

Friday 25 May - Managers Cup entry now online

Although there is nearly 3 months to go until the new season, the Managers Cup competition is already up and running. The entry form is online for entry over the internet. The entry fee is £2.50, and the first prize is £60. The Rules are also online to read before entry.

Posted at 18:00

Friday 25 May - Interview with new manager

New Hendon manager, Dave Anderson has been interviewed on the Greensline. This interview will be online until Monday evening. To hear the interview call the Greensline on 09066 555836, all calls cost 60p per minute, and callers should check with the person who pays the bill before calling. All profits from the line go to the club.

Posted at 10:00

Thursday 24 May - Hendon announce new manager

The club have announced that Dave Anderson has taken over as first team manager having been assistant to Frank Murphy. Curtis Warmington has been offered the chance to remain with the club as an assistant to Dave, and has promised to give the club a response in the next few days.

Posted at 14:00

Thursday 24 May - Southend to visit LOOT stadium

It has been confirmed today that Hendon will entertain Southend United in a friendly on Thursday, 12th July. Admission prices for this game will be £7 for adults, and £3 for concessions. It is expected that Southend will be sending a very strong side to face us, in what is likely to be our first friendly of the season.

Posted at 10:00

Tuesday 22 May - Davis Haule stays

Hendon have today confirmed that they have taken up the option to extend Davis Haule's contract for a further year. It is anticipated that there will be very little player news and movement until pre-season training commences at the start of July. As soon as there is any news we will bring it to you on Greensnet.

Posted at 10:00

Friday 18 May - Bontcho on Soccer AM

With apologies for the short notice, we have just been informed that Bontcho Guentchev will be a guest on Soccer AM tomorrow morning at around 10am on SKY Sports 1.

Posted at 10:00

Friday 18 May - Andrew Landesberg speaks

Andrew Landesberg will be giving a full and open interview on the Greensline on Saturday evening, giving more information about the departure of Frank Murphy. The interview will remain on the line throughout Sunday and Monday. To hear the interview call the Greensline on 09066 555836. (Calls cost 60p per minute). On the Greensline until tomorrow, is an interview with triple club award winner Dale Binns.

Posted at 09:45

Thursday 17 May - First friendly confirmed

Hendon will travel to Romford for a pre-season friendly on Tuesday, 31st July. The game will kick off at 7.45pm. Romford were relegated from Division One at the end of the season following a similar fixture pile up to Hendon. There is also the possibilty of a local Nationwide League club visiting us in mid-July. We will have more details on this as soon as the game is confirmed.

Posted at 10:00

Tuesday 15 May - No more points for Hendon

The Ryman League announced this afternoon that no points would be awarded to those clubs who had games outstanding. Therefore Hendon finish the season in a respectable 12th position after a frustrating season. It has also been confirmed that Kingstonian will be returning to the Ryman League after a two year absence in the Nationwide Conference.

Posted at 14:00

Tuesday 15 May - Frank Murphy departs

The club have announced this afternoon that Frank Murphy has parted company with Hendon FC by mutual consent. More news as soon as we get it.

Posted at 13:45

Saturday 12 May - End of Season Dinner & Awards

The club held the annual End of Season Dinner & Awards evening last night, which included a superb cabaret by an Errol Brown look-a-like. All the various awards were given out, the winners can be seen below.

All the winners received trophies, Dale Binns leaving with his hands full, while Simon Clarke's award was a bottle of wine signed by Tony Blair.

An enjoyable evening was had by all, and the general feeling was that the players had done very well in a very frustrating season, and that we should forget about the season just gone, and look forward to what will hopefully be a more successful season.

Players Player of the Year - Dale Binns

Supporters Player of the Year - Dale Binns

Greensnet Player of the Year - Dale Binns

Carlsberg Man of the Match Award - Warren Kelly

Most Improved Player - Marvyn Watson

Reserve Player of the Year - Pat Sappleton

Clubman of the Year - Alan Rolnick

Chairman's Award - Supporters Association & Matchday Staff

Special Award - Simon Clarke

Posted at 10:00

Tuesday 08 May - Bad day for Murphy

Hendon's victory over Dulwich lifted them to 12th place, their highest since November 2000, but Saturday afternoon was a pretty awful day for their manager Frank Murphy. His last 3 clubs all had disastrous days: as mentioned Dulwich lost to Hendon and were relegated in bottom place in the Ryman League Premier Divison; his previous club was Barnet, whose 3-2 home defeat against Torquay saw them relegated from the Nationwide League to the Nationwide Conference; and the club before that, Kettering Town, beat Woking 2-0, but still finished 2 points behind Hayes and occupied the top of three relegation places from the Nationwide Conference; their future is likely to be in the Dr Martens (Southern) League.

Posted at 10:00

Sunday 06 May - Mangers Cup winner announced

The winner of this year's Managers Cup prediction competition is Callum Fox, who wins with 69 points. Losing out by just one point is last year's champion, Roger Harrison, and our very own press officer, David Ballheimer. The full table can be found by clicking on the link below (link removed). Details of next season's competition will be available during the summer.

Posted at 10:00

Saturday 05 May - Nasty injury mars Hendon win

Hendon had a comfortable 3-0 win at Dulwich Hamlet, with the goals coming from Rene Street, Bontcho Guentchev and Dale Binns. However, the game was marred by a serious injury to Dulwich captain Ian Savage who suffered a dislocated ankle and a double break of the leg. Our best wishes go out to Ian, and we wish him a speedy recovery.

Posted at 18:00

Saturday 05 May - Harrow game postponed

Following an early evening meeting with our safety officer, tonights game against Harrow Borough has been postponed due to a lack of matchday officials. The game has proven to be meaningless to Harrow's survival as Slough Town lost 2-0 at Chesham United, rendering Harrow's 2-1 defeat at home to Purfleet academic. Like the Sutton United game, this game will not be played this season.

Posted at 17:45

Friday 04 May - Final confirmation on tomorrow's games

With regard to the games tomorrow, we travel to Dulwich Hamlet for a 3.00pm kick off. After that we are due to play at home against Harrow Borough, kick off 8.00pm. However, there will be a pitch inspection at the LOOT Stadium at 5.00pm as the reserves have a home game kicking off at 3.00pm. (Confused yet?) The result of the pitch inspection will be carried on Greensnet as soon as we find out. The game at Sutton United will definately not be played - it was initially arranged for 11.00am, but Sutton could not provide sufficient staff to stage the game at such short notice.

Posted at 23:00

Friday 04 May - Player of the year announced

After the game tonight, the Supporters Player of the Year was accounced. The winner for the 2000-2001 was Dale Binns, with Marvyn Watson coming second and Ross Pickett, Warren Kelly and Simon Clarke jointly coming in third.

Posted at 22:55

Friday 04 May - Hendon shot down again

Hendon were easily beaten by Aldershot, despite having the better of the early part of the game. Starting the game with just one recognised defender, and ending with none Hendon struggled at the back and it was no great surprise that Aldershot ran out 5-0 winners eventually. The goals were scored by Stafford Browne, Lee Holsgrove, Lee Protheroe, Jason Chewins and Gary Abbott.

Posted at 22:50

Friday 04 May - Fixture update

Following a ruling by the Football Association that the season cannot be extended beyond 5th May, due to the voting at the Ryman League EGM a few weeks ago, we will now be playing Aldershot Town tonight at 7.45pm, travelling to Dulwich Hamlet tomorrow at 3.00pm, before entertaining Harrow Borough here at 8.00pm tomorrow evening. The game against Sutton United will not be played.

Posted at 10:00

Thursday 03 May - Solomon goal not enough

An 86th minute Jason Soloman goal was not enough to give Hendon a share of the points as they went down 2-1 at Gravesend & Northfleet tonight. Gravesend took the lead through Chris Currie midway through the first half, before doubling the lead through Craig Wilkins in the second half. We are still awaiting guidance from the FA and the Ryman League on what to do about the Sutton United and Harrow Borough games.

Posted at 23:00

Thursday 03 May - Gravesend match on

Tonights game at Gravesend will go ahead, subject to the usual conditions of their not being a downpour. The number to call if you want to make doubly sure is 01474 533796. No news yet on new dates for the Sutton United and Harrow Borough games.

Posted at 14:00

Thursday 03 May - Final confirmation of Aldershot game

It has been confirmed this morning that tommorow's Aldershot game will definately take place at the LOOT Stadium tomorrow evening, assuming the pitch is playable. There is no question of the game being moved elsewhere.

Posted at 10:00

Wednesday 02 May - Harrow match in severe doubt

The fixture chaos looks like getting even worse as tonight's home game against relegation haunted Harrow Borough is now in severe doubt following heavy rain this morning in the Cricklewood area, although it must be stressed that a final decision is still to be made. More news as soon as we get it.

Posted at 12:00

Wednesday 02 May - Aldershot match will not be switched

The Ryman League have ruled that the Aldershot Town game cannot be switched due to the fact that the Shots are still in the running for third place. Keep checking the website for fixture news.

Posted at 10:00

Tuesday 01 May - Sutton match postponed

Tonights match against Sutton United was postponed at around 6.20pm after the referee had made a second inspection. However, both managers wanted to play the game, but were unable to convince the referee to play on a very heavily sanded pitch. No new date has been set as yet for this game, and please keep checking the website for fixture news as details could and will change regularly.

Posted at 19:45