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Full day of football on Saturday at The Chadwick Stadium

It’s a busy day at Ferriby on Saturday. There will be  feast of football and one or two other activities. Tha day kicks-off with The Villagers playing East Yorkshire Carnegie at 1.30. This is followed at 12.30 by NFU Legends v Hull City Legends at 12.30 and then England v Sweden live in the clubhouse at 3.00.

NORTH FERRIBY UNITED v East Yorkshire Carnegie

The Chadwick Stadium

Saturday 7 July 2018
Kick-off 10.30am

The kick-off time for Ferriby’s first pre-season game has been brought forward to 10.30 on Saturday morning. This is to accommodate the North Ferriby Legends versus Hull City Legends game at 12.30, thus allowing fans to watch the England v Sweden  World Cup quarter-final in the clubhouse at 3pm.

The gates on Saturday will open at 9.45. The admission price is £5 with under-12’s admitted free. Tickets can be bought at the gate. The admission covers both of  the live games.

There will be the usual catering and bar facilities available from 11 o’clock.

Ferriby’s pre-season training began last Saturday with around thirty players at the session. As would be expected, there was a mix of players from last season, players who have been invited and players who have asked for a trial.

 For a first session, they looked in better shape than they have done for a number of seasons. That shows the attitude of the players to be fit and prepared for the coming season.

Goalkeeper Lewis Exall, who spent much of the season on the substitute’s bench, perhaps summed it up for the players,
“I’ve lost a stone and a half in the close season because I want to make the most of my opportunity this season.”

That is a sentiment that will not be lost the management team of Chris Bolder and Paul Robson.

Bolder comments, 
“The preparations have gone well during the off-season and we are ready for the start of pre-season. Although we will  have had only had three training sessions before Saturday, the generally fitness levels are good, which is pleasing. It shows that the lads have taken on board the advice given and have obviously worked hard leading up to returning.

We have had very good numbers in attendance and this shows that the positivity around the club is currently high. We have invited a number of trialists down to take a look at them and we will see plenty of these during the first few pre-season games.

“In terms of the squad and how it is coming together, the good news is that a lot of last seasons’ squad have agreed to remain with us and develop under the guidance of Paul and myself, so that is very encouraging. We have added Eddie Rogerson, as well as inviting several targets down to pre-season, with the view to signing some of these on.

“Pre-season is a long process in terms of getting the right players in and working to the same principles that were started last season.

“The initial indications are that the supporters are well behind the club and this is something that has always been synonymous

with my time at the club and, hopefully, that will continue this season. The support is always greatly appreciated by both the staff and players and hopefully we can have a positive impact on the league this year.

“It will be another challenging league, but one that the lads are relishing again with the experiences gained last year standing them in good stead.”

It is always difficult to comment on pre-season games before they are actually played. Both Bolder and his East Yorkshire Carnegie counterpart  will be far from having a settled squad for Saturday’s game. Bolder has hinted, that if possible, he could field two virtually different sides in the first and second- halves. Carnegie will, no doubt, also make significant changes as the game goes on.

With Carnegie playing three divisions below Ferriby, The Villagers will be expected to win. Managers will often say that it is getting match-fit and having the chance to look at players that is what matters in these games but they will want to win. Winning becomes a habit, even if it starts in friendly games.

After the last two seasons, that is a habit that everybody connected with Ferriby will want to start and then continue.



NORTH FERRIBY UNITED LEGENDS v HULL CITY LEGENDS

The Chadwick Stadium

Saturday 7 July 2018
Kick-off 12.30pm

This is the second game of a live double-header at The Chadwick Stadium has been brought forward This is to accommodate the North Ferriby Legends versus Hull City Legends game at 12.30, thus allowing fans to watch the England v Sweden  World Cup quarter-final in the clubhouse at 3pm.

The gates on Saturday will open at 9.45. The admission price is £5 with under-12’s admitted free. Tickets can be bought at the gate. The admission covers both of  the live games.

There will be the usual catering and bar facilities available from 11 o’clock.

Ferriby’s new owner Carl Chadwick is delighted that so many former Ferriby and City players have agreed to play in this game to raise funds for Ferriby,

“It is a big day for both me personally and for the club because it is the first match-day since I became the new owner.

My own sporting background is mainly in boxing, but I do know the importance of having a good team behind you. I feel that unity at Ferriby, we have a good team both on and off the pitch and long may that continue.

“The Legends game will provide a much needed boost to the club’s coffers, so hopefully you’ll see plenty of familiar faces.

The close-season period is always difficult with little income coming in to the club.

“I must personally thank Paul Foot and Dean Windass for organising the two teams. It is a

great gesture by two former players to arrange the game to help the Villagers. When you look at the players from both

teams who are likely to be involved today, it shows how much respect and affection there is for North Ferriby within the community.

“Most of the faces will be known to most of you, but some of our younger supporters may be scratching their heads about some of the Ferriby players. All I will say is that they served the club well when they did play for us and it will be good to have them back in action on our pitch.

“I hope that many of you will have watched the Ferriby v East Yorkshire game on Saturday morning  and that you be back at The Chadwick Stadium for our other pre-season games and for our Northern Premier League fixtures which will start in mid-August.

“Finally, many thanks to all the volunteers who have put in so much work in recent weeks with the ground maintenance. The stadium is looking fantastic, so thank you all for your time.”

The Legends game will see many familiar faces, many of whom have played for both clubs at various stages of their careers.  The game provides an opportunity for local football fans to see players who have made themselves folk-heroes for one or other of the sides.In particular,  For Ferriby you can think of Paul Foot and Gary Bradshaw whilst you have Ian Ashbee nd Dean Windass in the City line-up.

Ferriby manager will be lining up for The Villagers side and has this to say,

“The support for the legends game has been excellent and lots of people are again talking about the club in a positive light. We are grateful to the Hull City legends for helping to fulfil this fixture and, hopefully, it will be a good spectacle for the fans. It is a fantastic opportunity to see such legends all on the same pitch!

“Of course I am coming up against Adam. However, Adam and myself have rarely played

in opposition, so this could be an interesting afternoon. We have already had a bit of gentle banter

with regards to the match, so it will be nice to come out on top!”

The game will probably be 30 minutes each way. It may a fund-raiser for Ferriby, it may be a bit of fun but there wwll be two teams out there looking for bragging rights in the bar afterwards.

Probable squads

North Ferriby United Legends

GARY BRADSHAW, CHRIS BOLDER, DAVID BOTHAM, GRAHAM BOTHAM, PAUL FOOT, CHRIS GOWEN, JOEL HARTLEY, JOE LAMPLOUGH, DANNY MOORE, NATHAN PEAT, DARREN PHILLIPS, GLEN RIMMINGTON, LEON WAINMAN, RYAN WILLIAMS, ANTHONY WILSON, DARREN WILSON, STEVE WILSON, CARL WOOD

Hull City Legends:
IAN ASHBEE, NICK BARMBY, JAMIE BARNWELL-EDINBORO, ADAM BOLDER, NATHAN DOYLE, DARREN FRANCE, TIM HOTTE, GAVIN KELLY, ADAM LOWTHORPE, RICKY MOORE, PAUL MUDD, MARK NELLIS, ANDY SAVILLE, PETE SKIPPER, MIKE SMITH

MIKE TROTTER, DEAN WINDASS, JUSTIN WHITTLE

 

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