The Evo-Stik League Southern
Published 31st May 2012
....announced the arrival of four more new signings prior to the 2012/2012 season as well as strengthening his backroom team.
Heading the list of new recruits is 30-year-old striker Matt Nolan, who arrives at the Vauxhall Ground from Ryman League Premier Division side Lowestoft Town where he scored thirty-two goals in his debut season of 2009/10.
A target man with winning mentality, having won or been involved in three promotions and three play-offs in the last six seasons, his previous clubs include Corby Town, King`s Lynn and Peterborough United.
He was top scorer for King`s Lynn in 2007/08 and Tudors` fans will probably recall Nolan's efforts against them in the FA Cup last season as he was involved in all three goals against them, winning the penalty and scoring two goals.
Bernard Christie, 22, joins from Molten Spartan South Midlands Leaguers AFC Dunstable.
`BJ` as he is better known, is a centre forward or left-sides player who stands 6'2" and scored twenty-eight goals last term for AFC Dunstable.
Christie is quick - he can run 100m in sub 11 seconds – and won the players' player of the year award for last season.
Danny Ryan, 23, also moves to Hemel from AFC Dunstable.
An aggressive centre half who has an excellent read on the game, he is a former Luton Town apprentice who has also played for Arlesey Town and Dunstable Town.
He scored eight goals last season for AFC Dunstable and was recently named managers' and supporters' player of the year.
Jack Nelly, 24, follows Brennan from another SSML outfit, Dunstable Town. Also a centre back who, according to Brennan, is “an absolute gem of a player”.
Nelly has had injury problems preventing him from reaching his peak, but Brennan has faith in the 6'4" defender who covers the ground quickly, has a great temperament and reads the game exceptionally well.
His former clubs include Luton Town, Arlesley and Hitchin Town.
Meanwhile, Gary Levy joins as goalkeeping coach and Tom Neill as fitness coach.
A larger than life character, Levy has been in the game some twenty-five years and has coached at Dunstable for eight years.
Prior to Dunstable, he was coaching in France for nine years and Leyton Orient and Ipswich Town before that.
A great steal according to Brennan, given his service record at Dunstable Town.
Neill spent thirteen years with Watford and is a former player with Farnborough Town, Chesham United and Hemel.