News - July 2008

Thursday 31 July - Two more sign on

Gary McCann has this afternoon announced that two more players have committed to the club for the forthcoming season. Last seasons top scorer Brian Haule has agreed terms, whilst another new face is midfielder Dave Maissa Diedhiou who was previously with Willesden Constantine.

Posted at 19:00

Thursday 31 July - Ground cleaning day cancelled

The Supporters Association have this evening advised that the ground cleaning day due to take place this coming Sunday has been cancelled. Supporters will be advised in due course of a new date for the ground cleaning.

Posted at 18:00

Wednesday 30 July - Comfortable evening at North Greenford

Hendon had a very productive evening at North Greenford United coming away with a 7-0 victory despite resting a number of players. The goalscorers were Brian Haule (2), Leon Nelson, Lee O'Leary, Daniel Dyer and trialists Victor Osubu and Nico Coleman.

Posted at 23:00

Saturday 26 July - All square at Northwood

Hendon continued their pre-season programme with a 1-1 draw against Northwood at a hot Chestnut Avenue. Northwood took the lead in the 35th minute through Sean Sonner, whilst Rob Ursell was on target for the Greens in the 55th minute.

Posted at 17:30

Friday 25 July - Admission details for Northwood & North Greenford

Northwood have confirmed that admission prices for tomorrows game are £5.00 for adults, £2.00 for OAPs and free for under 16s. There will be a colour programme available. The game tomorrow will kick off at 3.00pm.

On Wednesday evening, North Greenford United will be charging £3.00 entry. Kick off for that game will be at 7.30pm.

Posted at 10:00

Friday 25 July - A vote of thanks

The club would like to publically thank Wembley FC chairman Bryan Gumm for allowing us to their ground yesterday evening, and also to all his staff who came along to open up the bar and the snack bar so that supporters were able to purchase refreshments. We are very grateful for their help and we look forward to returning next weekend for our friendly against them.

The club would also like to thank John Rogers, Nick McMullen and Liam Coogan-Jobes for their assistance in manning the turnstiles and the gates during the evening.

Posted at 09:45

Friday 25 July - A vote of thanks

The club would like to publically thank Wembley FC chairman Bryan Gumm for allowing us to their ground yesterday evening, and also to all his staff who came along to open up the bar and the snack bar so that supporters were able to purchase refreshments. We are very grateful for their help and we look forward to returning next weekend for our friendly against them.

The club would also like to thank John Rogers, Nick McMullen and Liam Coogan-Jobes for their assistance in manning the turnstiles and the gates during the evening.

Posted at 09:45

Friday 25 July - London Senior Cup draw

The London Senior Cup draw was made last week, and as in previous years we will enter in the last 16 (third round). We have been given a tough tie as we have been drawn away to Bromley. The date for the game will be announced in due course.

Posted at 09:30

Thursday 24 July - Stevenage show their class

Despite losing 4-1 to Stevenage Borough this evening, Hendon could hold their heads up high thanks to a good hard working performance. Stevenage fielded a side that was a mix of experience and youth and it was their class that showed through, particularly up front where they fielded the experienced Iyesden Christie. Stevenage took an early lead, but shortly before half-time the Greens scored the goal of the game when Sam Byfield fed the ball to Lubo Guentchev. The Bulgarian stopped the ball dead and allowed James Bent to run in and score with a very good strike. Stevenage restored their lead early in the second half, and scored further goals during the half. Hendon's best chances in the second period fell to Kevin Maclaren, who saw his piledriver tipped over the bar, and Dave Maissa Diedhou who saw his shot just tipped onto the post by the Stevenage keeper.

Posted at 23:00

Tuesday 22 July - Supporters Trust SGM

The Board of the Supporters Trust has given members notice that a Special General Meeting has been arranged for Wednesday 6th August 2008 at 8:00pm in the Banqueting Suite. Attendance for the Special General Meeting is only open to all current members of the Supporters Trust. Non-members will not be admitted. Existing members will either receive an email from the Trust, or will receive their notice of the meeting in the post in the next day or two.

If you are not yet a member of the Trust but would like to join (and be eligible to attend the Special General Meeting), please complete and return an Application Form - this can be found on the link below.

Posted at 12:00

Monday 21 July - Details for Stevenage game

The club have this morning confirmed details for Thursday evening's friendly against Stevenage Borough. Supporters are reminded that the game is being played at Wembley's Vale Farm ground. Normal admission prices will be charged - £9.00 for adults and £4.00 for concessions. Wembley will be opening their bar for use by all supporters before and after the game.

Posted at 11:00

Friday 18 July - Ground clearing day postponed

Due to a number of the Supporters Association committee being unavailable this weekend, the annual ground clearing day due to take place on Sunday has now been postponed. It has been rearranged to take place on Sunday 3rd August from 9.00am. We hope to see as many supporters as possible there to help make sure the ground is ready for the new season.

Posted at 10:00

Thursday 17 July - Gary takes a look at the trialists

In tonights trialists game against Hanwell Town. Gary McCann took the chance to take a look at a number of trialists. Indeed, only four of the twenty-one players used tonight played for the club last season, one of which is Rob Ursell who is back in training with us. Despite the result, a 4-0 defeat, it was a very worthwhile exercise for Gary and his management team of Freddie Hyatt and Bontcho Guentchev as they were able to decide which trialists to keep on and which ones to release. Whilst the game was going on, the rest of the first team had an intensive training session.

Posted at 23:00

Wednesday 16 July - Travel and admission for Amersham

Saturday sees the Bucks Examiner Trophy day at Amersham Town. The day starts at 10.30, and our first game is at 11.30. We will also be in action at 1.30 and 2.30. Admission is £3.00 for the day, with under 16s being admitted free. Programmes, food and drink will be on sale in the ground throughout the day.

Supporters are advised that there are buses replacing trains on the Metropolitan Line between Northwood and Amersham. Also the Chiltern Lines are suspended between London Marylebone and Great Missenden. Replacement buses leave Northwood every 10 minutes and are timetabled to take 40 minutes to travel from Northwood to Amersham but we advise supporters to allow an extra hour for your journey. Directions for people driving to the ground, and a map of the town can be found on the link below.

Posted at 18:00

Wednesday 16 July - Livescores for new season

Our popular Livescores service will recommence at our first league game of the season. Unfortunately the system doesn't really work for friendlies and multiple substitutes, so we won't be running the service for the pre-season campaign.

Posted at 10:00

Tuesday 15 July - Venue confirmed for Hanwell game

The venue for Thursday nights game against Hanwell Town has been confirmed. The game will take place in Clitterhouse Playing Fields behind our own Claremont Road ground. Supporters are advised that this is another trialists game and will consist of three periods of thirty minutes. The game will kick off at 7.00pm and there will be no admission charge.

Posted at 23:00

Tuesday 15 July - First run-out ends in draw

Hendon opened their pre-season campaign with a 2-2 draw at Godalming Town. After going a goal behind, the Greens equalised with a close range finish from Frankie Wilson, before Doug Kissull put Hendon ahead. However, Godalming levelled matters shortly before the end in a game that was a good work out for both sides, and gave Gary McCann the chance to run the rule over a number of trialists.

Posted at 22:30

Monday 14 July - We start at home to Dartford

The fixtures for the new season have leaked out onto the internet this evening, and our opening game on Saturday 16th August sees us start at home to Dartford, who finished top of Division One North. Three days later we will make the trip to Margate, and on the second Saturday we travel across London to visit Sutton United. Our Christmas fixture is at home to Boreham Wood on Saturday 27th December, whilst the return visit will take place on Easter Monday 13th April.

Posted at 20:00

Monday 14 July - First team back in action tomorrow

The first team are back in action tomorrow evening as they open their pre-season preparations with a trip to play Godalming Town at Charterhouse School. Any supporters intending to go to the game are advised that the pitches are located across the road from the main school buildings. The pitches are only accessible via a wooden footbridge over the road. There should be plenty of parking available at the school. Kick off tomorrow evening is at 7.00pm.

Supporters are also advised that the venue for Thursday's game against Hanwell is yet to be confirmed. We hope to have more news on this by Wednesday morning.

Posted at 10:00

Friday 11 July - June Snowball draw

The June Snowball draw was made at the end of the AGM's last night. The winner of the £228 first prize was number 76. The winner was present at the meeting and very kindly donated his prize back to the Supporters Trust. The second prize of £114 went to number 62. The July draw is due to take place during our game against Stevenage Borough on Thursday 24th July.

It's never too late to join the Snowball draw. Always remember that for every additional entry, the prize fund will go up. So please, if you haven't already, consider joining the Snowball draw - for just £5.00 per month, you will have a chance of winning part of the prize fund that is now approaching £350 per month. If you are already in the draw, why not ask your friends, family and work colleagues if they would like to join. Full details on the draw along with the entry forms can be found on the link below.

Posted at 10:00

Friday 11 July - AGM report

Around 40 people attended the Supporters Association and Supporters Trust AGM's last night. Both AGM's proceeded as normal. The Supporters Association committee remains unchanged and consists of Mike Hogan (Chairman), Tony Wood (Vice-Chairman), Sandra Wood (Secretary), Geraldine Clarke (Treasurer), Les Vincent, Bernard Lawrence and Chris Rogers.

The society board of the Supporters Trust remains largely unchanged and consists of Simon Lawrence (Chairman), Alan Ainsworth (Secretary), Mike Harte (Treasurer), Chris Rogers, Steve Rogers, Phil Rogers, Jacqui Cox, Paul McGreal, Bryan Roberts, John Rice and John Rock with Tony Rice and Eddie Edwards as co-opted members. The trust membership were reminded of the importance of helping the trust board with the various fundraising activities and that if or when the time comes that the trust take over, we will only be able to spend what our support can raise.

Gary McCann also joined the meeting and spoke of his plans for the season ahead. It has already been documented on the website that Davis Haule, Richard Wilmot, Belal Aiteouakrim, Sam Page and Jack Page have moved on to pastures new. Iavor Guentchev is currently on trial at a professional club in Bulgaria, but if things don't work out for him, Gary expects him to play a much bigger part for us in the new campaign. The rest of last seasons squad, with the exception of James Parker who as previously mentioned is away in the USA until September, are in training with us and are on board for next season. Gary confirmed that he has 4 or 5 new players already committed to joining the club although names will not be announced until all the paperwork has been completed. He is looking to run in the new season with a squad of around 20 players, which will give the team a bit more strength in depth than we had last season as we look to build on the excellent performances of the past 18 months.

Posted at 08:00

Saturday 05 July - Youth trials a resounding success

The youth team trials were a resounding success with over 150 young people attending today across the age groups. Fortunately for all involved, the weather stayed dry and our youth managers and coaches had a good chance to see what the youngsters had to offer. The club would like to thank Jacqui Cox, Liam Coogan-Jobes and Charlie Osborn for their help with the administration of the day and directing people to the right places.

Posted at 16:00

Friday 04 July - Venue change for Stevenage game

Due to the fact that work on the Claremont Road pitch hasn't progressed as well as we hoped, the venue for our friendly against Stevenage Borough has been changed. The game will now take place at Wembley's Vale Farm ground, with the same kick-off time of 7.45pm. Admission details will be announced soon.

Posted at 12:00

Wednesday 02 July - Ground clearing day

The Supporters Assocation will be holding their annual ground clearing day on Sunday 20th July from 9am onwards. Please do all you can to come along and help, old clothes and gloves would be advisable, and if you have any gardening tools please bring them with you. As usual drinks and hot food will be provided.

Posted at 18:00

Wednesday 02 July - AGM reminder

A reminder for all members of the Supporters Association, and also all members of the Supporters Trust that the two organisations are holding their AGM's on Thursday 10th July in the clubhouse. The Supporters Association AGM will commence at 8.00pm, and the Supporters Trust AGM will follow immediately afterwards. It is also hoped that Gary McCann will be able to join us to speak about his plans for the season ahead.

Posted at 10:00

Tuesday 01 July - FA draws released

The FA draws have been released and in the FA Cup we have been drawn away to AFC Hayes, Wembley or Royston Town. The game will be played on Saturday 13th September 2008. Wembley and Royston face each other in the Extra Preliminary Round on 16th August, and the winners of that will travel to AFC Hayes (formerly Brook House) a fortnight later.

In the FA Trophy, we have been drawn away to Margate, as our run of tough draws in the FA Trophy continue. This game will be played on Saturday 18th October.

Posted at 13:00