Newsletter No 18 by Bill Scholes CHRISTMAS EDITION
15:23 28 Dec 12
No. 18 CHRISTMAS EDITION
Well, I suppose it had to come eventually, but it was rather a shame that the first complete washout of the year had to come just before Christmas. Still, I suppose it did give you all a chance to do some shopping! Mud is the word of the moment around here, our ground is muddy, the dog is muddy, the horses are all covered in it, the wife is muddy, the house is muddy, and having just come back from walking the dog, I am now very muddy! Still, it is Christmas.
Congratulations to Dunstable Town, London Lions and Aston Clinton who will spend Xmas at the top of their respective Divisional trees. Will they still be there come the end of April? Can they improve on last Christmas, when only one of the 3 table toppers went on to win their division? Also congratulations to our last remaining club in the FA Vase, Ampthill Town, and we wish them all the best in the next round against Enfield 1893.
CHARTER STANDARD CLUBS
Well done to all those clubs who have achieved Charter Standard status. To all those who haven’t as yet, make it a New Year resolution to do so. Remember, we have to get up to 100% of all our clubs
Clearly the idea of the FA Coaching day at Beds FA has struck a chord with a number of our managers and coaches – currently around 40 have expressed a positive interest in attending. A number of clubs have yet to reply – you now have just under a week to do so or you will be receiving an unwelcome New Year missive from Tony Forrester!
A VERY MERRY XMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR
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