Pitchero Non League Newsletter
Login:   Help
Breaking News:
Big Game for Different Reasons - FC Halifax Town visit Southport in the Skrill Premier tomorrow with both sides looking to secure maximum points for differing.... ... Ray Simpson`s Northern League Review... - Marske United have unsuccessfully asked the Ebac Northern League to postpone today’s league cup semi-final at....... Southern Counties East League Round-Up.. - Both Whyteleafe and Ashford United won tough home games on Saturday so the title race in the Southern Counties East....... Cirencester Take Over Top Spot - In the Calor League Southern Division One South & West on Saturday, Cirencester Town secured a 3-2 victory at....... Daventry`s Draw Leaves it Mighty Close - In the Calor League Southern Division One Central on Saturday, leaders Daventry Town were held to a goalless draw at....... Just Champion Tudors! - Hemel Hempstead Town secured the Calor League Southern Premier Division championship on Saturday when they.... ... Still All to Play For! - After Wealdstone clinched the Ryman League Premier Division title in midweek, the main focus of attention during the....... United Counties League Round-Up.... - ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division champions Spalding United were presented with the....... Uhlsport Hellenic League Round-Up..... - Wantage Town were in cup action on Saturday, giving Ardley United the chance to resume leadership of the Uhlsport........ Matt Richbell`s Wessex League Review... - Andover Town sealed promotion to the Sydenhams Football League (Wessex) Premier Division with a 1-1 draw at home to....... Vital Wins for Yeltz and Ravens - It`s still all to play for in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League First Division South title race, after wins for both leaders....... It`s One From Three for the Top Five - With Curzon Ashton crowned as champions of the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League First Division North a couple of....... Title Race Still Wide Open - Just two games of the season remains, yet the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Premier Division still has four teams in....... Relegation Battle Tightens Up - Tonbridge Angels’ tenure in the Skrill South hangs by a thread after a 1-1 draw against third-placed Bromley at Longmead on Saturday. ... Reds Go Down - Title Race Still Open - The Skrill North title will not be decided until the final Saturday of the season. ... No Let Up By Luton - Skrill Premier champions Luton Town are not going to take their foot off the gas for the final games of what has been a....... Laird Join Wakefield in Bowing Out - Following a meeting of the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Board, a letter from Cammell Laird requesting that they be....... Very Special Club & Very Special People - Larkhall Athletic manager Wayne Thorne hailed a "very special club and very special people" after a season which....... Bracknell Secure Barratt`s Future - Sam Barratt has ended speculation about his immediate future by signing a contract with Uhlsport Hellenic League....... Title in Witham`s Own Hands Now - Garry Kimble says his Witham Town players will only have themselves to blame if they fail to win the Ryman League.......

Latest Uhlsport Hellenic League News

			        
Uhlsport Hellenic League

Bad Week for Clark

Rob Clark, manager of Uhlsport Hellenic League Division One West club Lambourn Sports, has been left shocked and....

0 Comments

Published 19th November 2012

Bad Week for Clark
Matt Pedder

....upset this week as his squad has been raided by local clubs.

Allegedly taking advantage of having a budget to entice his players away, Clark has lost three players in the space of seven days. Midfielder Danny Langford and striker Alex Toley have followed former committee member Jim Greenwood to Evo-Stik League Southern Division One Central neighbours Thatcham Town.

Club captain Matthew Pedder originally decided to leave the club again, last season it was for Hungerford Town and this time joining Hellenic Premier side Newbury, although he has since had a change of heart.

Clark said: "I'm not happy after the week I have had. Just as you feel your building something, three players are gone in the blink of an eye. I could field a really strong team just from the players that have left me for various reasons and it's made things very difficult.

"There is no loyalty in football anymore as soon as a club offers the players £20-£30 they are gone without a second thought about what myself or the club has done for them.

“Some of these players have more clubs in one season than I had in eighteen years of playing the game. It puzzles me. When I signed for a club it was for the season and we all stuck together but players of today just move from club to club, chasing the money."

However, after a meeting with Clark, Pedder turned his back on the move to Newbury and opted to stay.

Clark said: "It has been a nightmare trying to speak to 'Peds' he sent me a text message saying that he wanted to join Newbury, I texted back saying that I wanted to speak to him and I finally got the chance to do that. I told Matthew my feelings and he explained how he felt. To be fair to the lad I think a few of the Newbury lads had turned his head but when it came down to it he stayed loyal which has really impressed me."

Pedder commented: "I was tempted to make the short trip to Newbury but after a chat with the manager and speaking to a few of the Lambourn lads I feel it's best for me to stay. I enjoy my football there and have so much respect for the manager.

"They have a great group of lads there who did give me a bit of stick for even thinking about leaving, it made me think I was making a mistake. I'm going to give it everything to try and bring Lambourn and the manager some success this season."

Comments (0)

Sponsorship Boost for Hooky Uhlsport Hellenic League

Sponsorship Boost for Hooky

Full Story
Turner Swoops for Saunders Uhlsport Hellenic League

Turner Swoops for Saunders

Full Story
Bassett Tipped as Champs Uhlsport Hellenic League

Bassett Tipped as Champs

Full Story

IMPORTANT
Update your subscription settings for the 2013/14 season »
As featured on NewsNow: Non League Football newsNon League News 24/7