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Rod pleased with Burnham win

Blues’ boss Rod Stringer was pleased with his side’s performance as they chalked up their first victory of the –pre-season with a 4-0 win at Burnham Ramblers on Saturday. “There were definitely some positives, and obviously we still have some of the players we’ve signed to come in” said Stringer. “We looked solid, but they’ll…

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Blues ramble to victory – updated

Two goals in each half saw Blues comfortably win 4-0 at Burnham Ramblers in their second pre-season game, on Saturday. Jamie Guy opened the scoring on the half-hour mark, and that lead was doubled shortly before the half-time break by a trailist who (in Brazilian style) goes simply by the name of Yusuf. Recent signing…

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Familiar faces on show at Burnham

Blues’ trip to Burnham Ramblers should see more familiar faces on show than the 1-0 loss at Brightlingsea on Thursday, with boss Rod Stringer expecting to field all the players who have put pen to paper for the 2014/15 season. Our pre-season campaign continues next week with two home games against Football League opposition. The…

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Blues at Brightlingsea – update

Blues opened their pre-season programme as a team of trailists went down 1-0 at Brightlingsea Regent.. 1-0 down at half-time following a 20-yard shot in the 36th minutes   The Blues made their 2014/15 debut tonight with a trip to Brightlingsea Regent. Boss Rod Stringer is expected to field a line-up containing mainly trialists as…

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Pre-season preview – game 2

Opposition: Burnham Ramblers Date: Saturday July 12/7/14, 3.00pm Address: Leslie Road, Springfield Road, Burnham-on-Crouch, CM0 8TE. 40 miles, 90 minutes according to the AA. What they did last year: Finished 17th out of 24 clubs in their debut season in Ryman League Division One North, taking 52 points from their 46 games, though they’ll want…

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Blues’ Conference fixtures revealed

Blues will start the Conference South season with a trip to Weston-super-Mare on Saturday August 9 before facing Wealdstone at home on Tuesday August 12 and Maidenhead United the following Saturday. August Bank Holiday weekend sees a trip to St Albans on Saturday (Aug 23) before Chelmsford City come to te ProKit UK Stadium two…

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Pre-season preview – game 1

Opposition: Brightlingsea Regent Date: Thursday 11/7/14, 7.45pm Address: North Road, Brightlingsea, CO7 0PL. 44 miles, 78 minutes according to the AA. What they did last year: Finished runners-up in the Thurlow Nunn Eastern Counties League Premier Division, missing out on the title on goal difference but having the consolation of gaining promotion to Ryman League…

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FA Youth Cup draw

Blues’ youth team will be at home in the FA Youth Cup first qualifying round, having received a bye in the preliminary round. The winner of the Hullbridge Sports versus Hitchin Town tie will visit the ProKit UK Stadium on the week commencing September 22. Last saw Blues beat Romford 3-0 at the same stage…

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Sheldon’s back at the Blues

Blues’ team building has continued with the signing for 22-year-old Sheldon Sellears. Sellears, who can play on either wing, came through the academy side at the ProKit UK Stadium, and returns to the Blues after four years in the Ryman League with Aveley and Canvey Island. Last season saw him named in the Ryman League…

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And then there were 21

The Blues face two blank weekends in the forthcoming season after the Conference expelled Salisbury City – just two hours after including them in the fixture list.                      In a statement, the Conference said: “Salisbury City Football Club Limited (Company No: 4374422<tel:4374422>) has failed to meet the requirements of the Football Conference which would enable…