Bassele Joins Cherries
Forward Aristede Bassele has joined nPower League One side A. F. C. Bournemouth after a successful trial spell with the Cherries. Aristede played four games for United last season, starting once. He becomes the next in a long line of graduates from the club's F.E.D.O. scheme to make it into the pro game, joining the likes of Liam Feeney, Marvin Bartley, Mark Molesley, Josh Scott and Michael Bryan.
We all wish Aristede the very best in his future career in football.
F. A. Carlsberg Trophy Draw
Hayes & Yeading United have been given an away draw against Eastleigh in the Third Qualifying Round of the F. A. Carlsberg Trophy. The match is scheduled to take place on Saturday 10th November with a 3pm kick off.
Tuesday’s match is the 5th meeting between the two teams and the third already this season. Salisbury City won the first three games but Hayes & Yeading United won the last meeting. United have scored 8 goals in the previous 4 encounters and Salisbury have scored 11. The teams are not scheduled to meet each other again this season.
If selected, Shannon Jesson and Mitchell Parker will be making their debuts for Hayes & Yeading United in this match. Current Tranmere Rovers winger Abdulai Bell-Baggie, Ronnie Bull and Neil Martin have represented both sides.
On October 30th 2010, United were edged out by a late Altrincham penalty. http://www.hyufc.com/teams/1011reports/Altrincham_home.html
United are aiming for 4 league victories in a row for the first time this season The run consists of a 3-2 win over Farnborough (Daniel Wishart, Alassane N’Diaye and Manny Williams scoring), a win by the same score at Bath City (Manny Williams, Jerome Anderson and Kudus Oyenuga with the goals) and this followed a 4-0 win over Staines Town, the goals coming from Oyenuga, Anderson and Luke Williams with 2. In between, United beat Salisbury in the cup, 2-1 with goals from Calum Butcher and Luke Williams, but lost 2-3 in the next round to Boreham Wood (Anderson and Wishart netting). Since that cup defeat to United, Salisbury have remained unbeaten, drawing 2-2 with Boreham Wood, Jamie White with both goals, and beating Dover Athletic 3-1 (Chris McPhee with 2 and White with the other) and Bromley 2-1 (McPhee and Brian Dutton the scorers).
United are 5th in the league and victory could lift them up to 2nd, although defeat could drop them down as far as 9th. Salisbury top the league table and will continue to do so regardless of results on Tuesday. They are one of 3 teams who are unbeaten at home, having failed to win only 1 of their 6 games so far. They’ve scored 13 and conceded 5 and have picked up more home points than any other team in the division. Of United’s 6 away games, they’ve won 2, drawn 2 and lost 2, scoring 9 and conceding 10.
If selected, Tom Cadmore will stretch his own club record appearance total to 218 (currently 214+3). Both Pelé and Luke Williams have played every minute of the season so far for United. Wishart has started every league game so far this season. Wishart has also appeared in every game this season, as has Oyenuga.
Oyenuga is United’s top goalscorer this season with 9 goals, 7 in the league. If selected, Wishart will be aiming to score for a 3rd successive match. Josh Scott holds the club record for most league goals in a season, 22 and most total goals in a season, 25. He also got the most career United goals, 40. White is Salisbury’s top scorer with a league best 10 plus 1 in cup games.
Last meeting: http://www.hyufc.com/teams/1213reports/Salisbury_home_FAC.html
Weather forecast: Cloudy, 7°C
Next match: Eastleigh away, Saturday 10th November
New Date for Bromley
With United's forthcoming home game against Bromley being called off due to our visitors continued run in the FA Cup, I can confirm that a new date of Tuesday 11th December has been agreed.
The match will kick off at 19:45 as standard at Kingfield.
Premier Sports Freebie
Diversified technology company 3M has announced a second year sponsorship arrangement with Premier Sports in appreciation of auto-industry customers and trade partner patronage for trusted 3M products, including vehicle wrapping films, car care products, injury supports, personal device skins and high-strength bonding tape. As a result of the sponsorship, a selection of live and delayed motorsports, football, Rugby Union and League, NHL, and mixed martial arts (MMA) events will be screened free-view from Friday 26 October to Monday 29 th October during a 60 hour free-view period promoting both 3M products and Premier Sports content.
Richard Webb, Operations Director at Premier Sports commented, "Following the success of 3M’s sponsorship of Premier Sports’ NASCAR coverage last year, we are thrilled to have renewed our cooperation in 2012. UK Sky viewers are in for a real treat and will not only get a taste of a normal weekend on Premier with lots of live sports action but will also get to see some of the best moments we have broadcast over the last 12 months with the finals of the NHL, NRL, Championship Rugby League and Blue Square all being repeated.”
Premier Sports on Sky channel 428 is the only UK channel showing complete NASCAR Sprint Cup events from start to finish live from the US. 3M TV advertising and sponsorship will run throughout the weekend’s programming with the highlights including live NASCAR racing from Martinsville, Top 14 Rugby from France with Stade Francais v Toulouse, live Blue Square Premier Football from England featuring Mansfield’s trip to Dartford, the first airing of Cage Contenders MMA, the Superclásico from Argentina featuring River Plate v Boca Juniors and a chance to see last season’s NRL, Blue Square and Championship Rugby League finals. On top of all that, HBO’s acclaimed fly on the wall series NHL 24/7 ‘Road to the Winter Classic’ will be broadcast back to back as well as the 2012 Winter Classic between the New York Rangers and Philadelphia.
The free-view weekend on Premier Sports, Sky channel 428 is only available to Sky platform users with a valid card inserted in the box.
Club Statement from Chairman Derek Goodall
Below is the statement from Chairman Derek Goodall that appeared in Sunday's FA Cup programme against Boreham Wood.
I’ll begin by reminding you all of the fact that this club is run by volunteers, by fans, by people who have the interest of this club at heart and not their own egos or potential business spin-offs. Unlike other clubs at this and other levels, the people working at this club, on a paid and non-paid basis, have all done so for years. They have arrived in their positions of responsibility as fans and remain as passionate about maximising success for this club as ever before.
The issue of our home ground has understandably been a big talking point amongst every fan of this club, and that includes all those seen as having ‘power’ within the club – although that is certainly the wrong word in a club run as a company limited by guarantee and effectively not for profit or personal gain. For any club the adage of ‘home is where the heart is’ remains strong and true and myself and everybody involved in this club want nothing more than to be back within the London Borough of Hillingdon and our home town of Hayes. Despite best laid plans that reality is still a short way off and as time passes by I wanted to take this opportunity to explain why and to put paid to speculation and rumour.
Building of the ground is currently behind schedule. This is down to a number of factors, including weather and a number of legal intricacies that have needed to be resolved in order to be assured that any potential issues are dealt with appropriately to ensure the long-term viability and stability of the club. Of course some will say these are all foreseeable issues and this is indeed correct, however in line with all aspects of the running of this club, we are forever working to tight budgets and somewhat restrictive parameters. In so doing, we are not afforded the luxury of being able to pay hefty additional build costs beyond our budget. We are not bemoaning this, simply stating the fact that while we know that others may be proffering solutions to the barriers we have faced, in reality they are not options we could feasibly have chosen. We are building a state of the art ground to a budget and we have to stay within that budget to assure the long-term stability of this club. We are cutting our cloth to suit our purse but doing so with the greater good, immediate need and long-term future at heart.
I am also aware of many questions as to the number of stands that are to be built. It is no secret that the plan has always been that phase one of the development created a single super stand, suitable not only for Grade B ground grading for Conference South Standards, but also Grade A ground grading for Conference Premier. In addition, the scheme is being built with many of the additional Football League requirements and with all further upgrades in mind. That has always been the plan and it remains the plan for the foreseeable future. We all would love to have a stand on each side of the ground but financially it is not feasible. Already we will have a stand that we realistically know will not be filled initially most weeks. But it will tick all the boxes and also make a statement of intent. Perhaps if we had planned the development differently we may have been able to build a second stand, but at the cost of not having the 4G artificial surface we have already built and is already generating income. Some may feel that we have chosen the wrong option. I can assure you in business terms and the longevity of this club the decision was a no-brainer. Instead of a stand in partial use every other week, that would not generate any additional income as paying spectators would merely be moving from one are of the ground to another, we already have a training facility for all of our teams and a commercial revenue generator of a pitch that technically can be rented out 24/7/365 days per year.
What I hope is that fans will begin to understand that nobody has purposefully delayed on this matter. None of us enjoy the additional stress of home matches at Woking. Not only the journey and additional hassle and cost of each and every game for individuals and the club, but also the additional logistics of putting on a match in a ‘borrowed’ ground.
However, we are doing so as needs must. We want a new ground that we can be proud of, but that also is fit for purpose. It needs to generate income so that we can be self-sufficient at this and hopefully many levels higher. To do so we need to get everything right, each and every step and not concede on matters that are easy to ‘give up’ on now but in years to come we will live to regret. Our aim is to ensure this club survives and thrives for decades to come and as such our plans are more long-term than the immediacy of moving into our own space.
In recent weeks we have played against Staines Town, Dover Athletic and Salisbury City, all with tales of woe to tell from the business of non-league football. The latter two both have the blot on their recent history of having suffered severe financial problems - a CVA and administration respectively - caused by not cutting their cloth appropriately when the time demanded. Staines by contrast have always been very well run off the field but in building their new Wheatsheaf Park ground they had to make many concessions which now and in years to come will bite hard. Whilst they do enjoy a fantastic playing surface and spectacular stand, the terms of the deals they struck during building means their income is limited to ground entrance and refreshment kiosks.
What we are building is our ground, for our club for our future. Whilst we may well move down partnership avenues to help us achieve maximum profitability from schemes within the ground, we will do so while still retaining ownership of the assets and the majority of those profits creating a broad range of income streams – pitches, bars, refreshments, function rooms etc. Already we have a thriving 4G pitch that not only is generating revenue by rental to commercial clients including professional football clubs like Tottenham Hotspur and Queen’s Park Rangers but also has enabled us to finally move all of our youth age groups back to a home base for training and soon to be matches. This puts us in a unique position in relation to our rivals both in terms of our location and facilities and is vital in our longer term plan to help this club thrive. We are heading in the right direction and already have strong foundations for the long term future of the club. We still have a long way to go but in doing things in the manner we have, we already have the opportunity to be earning income and saving income from potential training base charges even while technically not back in our own home. Realistically, our club – and indeed very few clubs at any level – will ever make a profit from entrance charges alone and it is important that we are building revenue streams for the long-term future of the club as a whole and not just every other weekend when the first team are at home.
So, to where we currently are, and the question of when we will be able to move into our own home ground. Again matters beyond our control may yet play a hand but the aim is and always has been to get back to Hayes as soon as we can and to be hosting games on our new playing surface, within our new stadium before the season is out. Will that be before the turn of this year? It is now looking unlikely. As well as finishing points to the stand and the internals for the main building, there is the question of ground grading and safety certification. Given recent tightening of regulations and the time of year into which we are heading, the timescales for the same are likely to be longer than first envisaged. Following certification notice then needs to be given to the league and accepted for a change of home venue mid-season. A question then needing consideration is whether a move in the early months of 2013 is an effective option for the club. The existing groundshare was always set up with Woking FC with the possibility of playing at Kingfield for the full season. This was not a preferred option, but a worst case scenario and is one of the ‘insurances’ that was within the planned budget and done so to again ensure the long-term stability of the club.
The situation now also arises that with options for potential big-game stadium openers being offered for next summer, and non-existent mid-season and while this club will never be run on profit alone, business decisions such as this do need to be considered. The realities of when we move in in full are clearly impacted by a number of factors, many of which at this current moment in time we can not accurately judge. What I can say is that we committed to i) creating a stadium and set of facilities we can be proud of for years to come ii) we will be playing our first team games there as soon as feasibly possible and continuing our gradual moving in upon completion of each and every phase iii) we will be playing the whole of season 2013-14 and beyond within our new ground.
So not the news many may have hoped, but a lot of information and an honest assessment of where we are and where we are heading. It has never been the intention to hide any of this information but in recent months given a number of high level negotiations it has been necessary to ensure that certain information and plans have been kept outside of public discussion forums. As already indicated, we are all first and foremost fans of this club and at times our heads have had to rule our hearts to ensure the best interests of the club as a whole.
Derek Goodall – Chairman
Saturday’s match is the 9th meeting between the two teams making Bath City the team who Hayes & Yeading United have played the most. In the previous 8 encounters, United have won 4 and Bath only once, with the other three games drawn. United have scored 13 and Bath 9. Bath visit United in the return fixture on January 26th 2013.
If selected, Brandon Hall, Shannon Jesson and Mitchell Parker will be making their debuts for Hayes & Yeading United in this match. Current Bath midfielder Marc Canham spent 2009/10 with United, and current Bath striker Sean Canham was on loan to United in the same season. Hector Mackie, Carl Pentney and Phil Walsh have also represented both sides. Several United players made their debuts against Bath in a match in August 2010, namely Elliott Buchanan, Adam Bygrave, Ahmed Deen, Lewis Ferrell, Lee Harrison, Peter Holmes, Bradley Pritchard, Ben Wright and Andy Yiadom. The match will be Bath’s first under the stewardship of new head coach, Lee Howells.
On October 13th 2007, United progressed in the FA Cup with a 1-0 win over Chelmsford City. http://www.hyufc.com/teams/0708reports/chelmsfordhomeFAC.html
United are aiming for 3 victories in a row for the first time this season, having beaten Salisbury City 2-1 in the FA Cup last week (Calum Butcher and Luke Williams scoring), and previously beating Staines Town 4-0, the goals coming from Kudus Oyenuga, Jerome Anderson and Luke Williams with 2. Prior to that, they lost 1-3 at Eastleigh (Tobi Joseph with the goal). Bath have just 1 win in their last 8 games, a 2-1 FA Cup win over Buckland Athletic (Aaron Brown and Kurtis Guthrie scoring). Since then they drew 0-0 with Boreham Wood at home, then lost 1-2 at Truro City, Guthrie again netting. Charlie Griffin scored in a 1-1 home FA Cup draw against Gosport Borough, but they lost the replay 1-3 (Sean Canham netting).
United sit 9th in the Blue Square Bet South table with 1 win, 2 draws and 2 defeats from their 5 away games, scoring 6 and conceding 8. A win could raise them into 5th place but defeat could drop them as low as 17th, the place which Bath currently occupy. A victory could see Bath move up to 9th, but defeat could see them fall as low as 21st. From their 5 home games, they’ve won 3, drawn 1 and lost 1, scoring 8 and letting in 4.
If selected, Tom Cadmore will stretch his own club record appearance total to 215 (currently 211+3). Both Pelé and Luke Williams have played every minute of the season so far for United. Oyenuga has started every game and Daniel Wishart every league game so far this season. Wishart has appeared in every game this season, as has Joseph. Mark Bentley misses this game through serving a one match suspension.
Oyenuga is United’s top goalscorer this season with 8 goals, 6 in the league. Josh Scott holds the club record for most league goals in a season, 22 and most total goals in a season, 25. He also got the most career United goals, 40. Bath’s joint top scorers are Griffin and Guthrie with 6 each (both 5 in the league).
Last meeting: http://www.hyufc.com/teams/1112reports/Bath_away.html
Next match: Boreham Wood, home, Sunday 21 st October.
Weather forecast: Sunny, 11°C
FA Cup Preview
Saturday’s match is the 4th meeting between the two teams and Salisbury City have won all of the previous 3, 4-3, 3-1 and 3-2. They will meet again in the league at Salisbury’s Raymond McEnhill Stadium at the end of the month (30th).
If selected, Brandon Hall, Shannon Jesson and Mitchell Parker will be making their debuts for Hayes & Yeading United in this match. Current Tranmere Rovers winger Abdulai Bell-Baggie, Ronnie Bull and Neil Martin have represented both sides.
On October 6th 2007, United extended their unbeaten run to 7 games with a 1-0 away win at Braintree Town. http://www.hyufc.com/teams/0708reports/braintreeaway.html
United have hit inconsistent form, although their last match was a 4-0 victory over Staines Town, the goals coming from Kudus Oyenuga, Jerome Anderson and Luke Williams with 2. Prior to that, they lost 1-3 at Eastleigh (Tobi Joseph with the goal). That followed a 3-2 win over Heybridge Swifts (Oyenuga with 2 goals and Jerome Anderson with the other) in the FA Cup, but a 2-3 home defeat against Salisbury where Luke Williams and Oyenuga scored, preceded that. Since Salisbury beat United 3-2 (2 from Jamie White and a Robbie Matthews volley), they knocked Newport (Isle of Wight) out of the F A Cup with a 3-0 victory (Chris McPhee with 2 and White with the other), lost 2-3 at Staines (Ryan Brett with both) and beat Dorchester Town 4-0 (Stuart Sinclair, McPhee with 2 and Matthews scoring the goals).
Both teams entered the competition in the last round as clubs in Step 2 of the pyramid. Salisbury are currently top of the Blue Square Bet South and United are 8th.
If selected, Tom Cadmore will stretch his own club record appearance total to 214 (currently 210+3). Both Pelé and Luke Williams have played every minute of the season so far for United. Oyenuga has started every game and Daniel Wishart every league game so far this season. Wishart has appeared in every game this season, as has Joseph.
Oyenuga is United’s top goalscorer this season with 8 goals, 6 in the league. Josh Scott holds the club record for most league goals in a season, 22 and most total goals in a season, 25. He also got the most career United goals, 40. White is Salisbury’s top scorer with a league best 7 plus 1 in cup games.
Last meeting: http://www.hyufc.com/teams/1213reports/Salisbury_home.html
Potential replay date: Tuesday 9th October.
Weather forecast: Sunny, 14°C
Next up: Bath City away, Saturday 13th October.