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BANGOR CITY FOOTBALL CLUB NEW SEASON ANNUAL MEETING was held on Tuesday 26th August at Bangor Social Club 7.00pm. more info
• £3 entrance fee for the unemployed.
Bangor City Football Club are offering a reduced entrance fee for the unemployed. To qualify unemployed people must show your signing on card and sell 25 tote tickets. Because you sell 25 tote tickets you also have the opportunity to buy shares in the club. If you can sell 25 tote tickets per week, in 12 months time a share will be yours for £1. Please phone 01248 718253 and we will send you books of tote tickets. Anyone interested just needs to hand over your counterfoils and the money, and show your signing on card, at a venue to be arranged, and you will be given a jobseekers pass, allowing you entry for £3. We are arranging a suitable time and venue, possibly in the jobcentre in Bangor to meet up. More information will follow here soon.
A fundraising committee meeting was held at the Regency Hotel, Bangor, on Tuesday 28th Oct at 7.00pm. Bangor City FC are going to raffle a brand new Mazda 2 worth £8,000 starting in Jan 04. The tickets will be £1 each. More info will be posted here in Jan.
Sat 29th Nov Bangor 2 - 3 Rhyl, in the Welsh Premiership. City started off on the right note, scoring after 18 minutes.
City have dropped 3 valuable points here.
Bangor: Turner, Peter Hoy, Alan Goodall, G. Williams, Hugh Griffiths, Ingram, Kenny Burgess (Ross Jefferies 89), Clayton Blackmore, Lee Hunt, Ricky Evans, G Roberts. Subs not used - Paul Friel, Eifion Jones.
Rhyl: Smith, Brewerton, Wood, Atherton, Edwards, M.Powell, Wilson (McGinn 45'), Limbert, Moran, G.Powell, Graves (Adamson 83'). Sub not used: White
Scorers: Bangor - Lee Hunt 18', Clayton Blackmore 55'. Rhyl - Gary Powell 41' 89', Andy Moran 67'
Yellow Cards: Bangor - Williams 43', Turner 65', Hunt 80', Evans 81', Hoy 89' Rhyl - Brewerton 80' Red Cards: Brewerton 85' Attendance: 534
Tues 25th Nov Bangor 5 - 5 Aberystwyth at Farrar Road, in The BBC Welsh Premier Cup. At half time City were 3- 1 down. Now Bangor are out of the cup after drawing 5 all in an unbelievable second half.
A goal after 19 minutes by Lee Hunt put them on the right track but it was balanced one minute later by Jews for Aber. After two more goals in the first half by Aber, Jews scored on 50 minutes to make it 4 - 1. Then Hugh Griffiths scored, then an own goal by Aber, and then Lee Hunt made it 4 all. After Aber scored again Ricky got the equaliser. TNS beat Caersws 5 - 0, when we play caersws on Tuesday the result will not matter. CLICK HERE to see more about Aber.
Bangor: Lee Williams, Peter Hoy, Alan Goodall, Eifion Jones, G. Williams, Paul Friel, Kenny Burgess, Ross Jefferies (P Roberts 60'), Lee Hunt, Ricky Evans, G Roberts.
Scorers: Bangor - Lee Hunt 2, Ricky Evans 1, Huw Griffiths 1, o.g. Luke Berridge 1 Aberystwyth - Glyndwr Hughes 1, Ben Jones 1, Marc Lloyd-Williams 2, Luke Sherbourne 1
Yellow Cards: - Attendance: 138 CLICK HERE to see more about Aber.
Sat 22nd Nov Caersws 1 - 4 Bangor in the Welsh Premiership. A fantastic result, City are now 2 points nearer to TNS after they drew last night. After Caersws beating Aber in the cup during the week, City have done extremely well to beat them on their home turf.
Caersws still await their first home league win as Bangor made up ground on the leaders with this victory.
The hosts struggled to make any impression, going behind on 11 minutes when Lee Hunt set up Paul Friel for his first goal for Bangor.
Despite their early endeavours, City were almost pegged back on 27 minutes when Bluebirds midfielder Chris Venables failed to find the target from Jamie Davies's corner.
Hunt's fierce strike was tipped over the bar by keeper Andy Mulliner before three goals in the first 17 minutes of the second half effectively settled the issue.
Ricky Evans headed his side's second from Gary Roberts' right wing corner straight after the interval and Roberts was again the provider five minutes later, this time with a cross form the left, for Hunt to head in from point-blank range.
Eifion Jones was denied a further goal by the wood-work but a fourth arrived on 62 minutes when another Roberts cross form the left was nodded in at the far post by Burgess.
Caersws pulled a goal back eight minute from time when Kevin Scott's corner from the right was turned in by Graham Evans. (From The Daily Post, Mon 24 Nov.)
Bangor: Lee Williams, Peter Hoy, Alan Goodall, Eifion Jones, G. Williams, Paul Friel, Kenny Burgess, Ross Jefferies (P Roberts 60'), Lee Hunt, Ricky Evans, G Roberts.
Caersws: Mulliner, Thomas, Howells, Reynolds, Griffiths, J.Davies, Scott, McPhee (Pierce 60'), Evans, Venables, A.Davies. Subs not used: Probert, Williams
Scorers: Bangor - Paul Freil 11', Ricky Evans 46', Lee Hunt 50', Kenny Burgess 65'. Caersws - Graham Evans
Yellow Cards: None: what a clean game!!!!!!! - Attendance: 258 CLICK HERE to see more about Caersws.
This weeks news from Huw Pritchard
Newtown must be sick of the sight of City striker Lee Hunt. Lee’s hat-trick in last week’s Loosemore League Cup match made it eight in six appearances against the Mid Wales Robins. Last season, Lee patched three in three minutes against the hapless Reds – surely a contender for the fastest hat-trick ever!
A sparse crowd last Tuesday was perked up by about 50 students in the stand who chanted their support of Bangor throughout the game. Obviously fans of Clayton Blackmore (whose name featured in many of the songs), this enthusiastic support is a direct bonus from the student “get-in-free” promotion held earlier this year.
Manager Peter Davenport missed last week’s games due to illness, but acting boss Huw Griffiths has stepped in successfully, directing City to two successive victories. Huw has played only occasionally this season, due to injury, but those standing close to the manager’s dugout can testify that his vocal cords are in full working order.
Great to see long-time injury absentee Paul Roberts back against Newtown last Tuesday. Paul came on late in the League Cup game and would have marked his comeback with a goal but for a fine save from visiting keeper Paul Edwards.
Congratulations to youngster Paul Friel for netting his first goal in a City shirt in the 4 – 1 victory at Caersws last weekend. The Mid Walians have been a thorn in City’s side on a number of occasions over the years, so it was great to see the boys continue the goalscoring form which is keeping them in the hunt for honours this season.
Caersws’ 2 -1 Premier Cup win at Aberystwyth last week means The Seasiders now miss out on the next round of the money-spinning competition. It now looks likely that Bangor will have to beat both Aber and Caersws to qualify for the quarter-finals. Things should become clearer after City’s home game against Aber on Tues 25th Nov.
The excellent Welsh Football magazine is now on regular sale at the City Club shop, price £2.00. Issue 89, just out, includes features on Glantraeth and Bodedern, and "The New Craze" - the second instalment of a study into the origins of football in north Wales. All this, and the usual news, analysis and stats.
|• Bangor City Football Club will play in their red colours at home all this season. The colours have been registered with the FAW, and cannot be changed this season. The players prefer playing in red.
• WP clubs based in towns with a large student population are fortunate in having a young and enthusiastic market to tap into, but these days no-one’s attendance can be taken for granted. With the start of the new university year, Bangor fans have been out and about the city, making sure that as many students as possible hear about the great times to be had at Farrar Road.
o In addition to the usual postering activity, articles have appeared in a number of local papers and magazines inviting new and current students to the Club’s forthcoming games, and, through the cooperation of former players and fans associated with the University, regular BCFC updates are posted on the University intranet.
|Bangor City Football Club would like to wish Mark Palios all the best in his role as Chief Executive of the F.A. Mark used to play and captain Bangor City, and has fond memories of playing at Bangor. Mark played in international matches, Fredrikstad of Norway where City drew 1 –1 away on the 18th Sep. 1985 and 0 – 0 at home on the 2nd Oct. 1985. Also against Athletico Madrid, 2 – 0 at home on 24th Oct 1994, and 1 – 0 away on 6th Nov. 1994.
Mark also played for Tranmere Rovers and he became a qualified chartered accountant and was a partner at Price Waterhouse Coopers since 1989. He played a lot of Sunday League Football.
• Paul Roberts, goal-scoring hero of City's UEFA Cup first-leg win over Yugoslavia's Sartid Smederevo, is about to start a come-back after a year out injured.
• With surgery on damaged knee ligaments now several months behind him, the 24-year-old striker is in training again and looking forward to getting engaged in matches. City manager Peter Davenport said: "Paul is building up his training schedule quite nicely but needs to get a bit sharper, in the sprints and the turns - and he will be back at his best." A prolific scorer earlier in his career, Roberts hit the headlines through his exceptional goals exploits as a teenager with Porthmadog - 17 strikes in as many outings.
• That goal-den spell led to Wrexham swooping for his signature in November, 1997, a spell on the Racecourse club's books as a trainee, and Wales Under-21 honours.
Sat 15th Nov Haverfordwest 1 - 0 Bangor in the Welsh Premier League. With seven City players injured it was hard work competing against Haverfordwest. The goal seconds before half time, keeps City in 5th position in the table, and now City are 4 points behind Haver. City had a goal disallowed because of offside, just 11 minutes into the game.
Bangor: Lee Williams, Peter Hoy, Alan Goodall, Eifion Jones, G. Williams, Price/Friel (H Griffiths 65'), Kenny Burgess (D Roberts 70'), Ross Jefferies (P. Davenport 88'), Lee Hunt, Ricky Evans, L Davies.
Haverfordwest: Kendall, Brace, W.Jones, Heal, Thomas, R.Jones, Palmer (Blain 69'), Hicks, Griffiths (Miller 76'), Loss, Ryan. subs not, used: Ralph, Chiverton.
Scorers: Tim Hicks 45'
Yellow Cards: Bangor - G.Williams 28', Goodall 49', Hoy 68', Jefferies 85', Davenport 89', Hunt 90'. Haverfordwest - Thomas 49', W.Jones 72' Attendance: 253 CLICK HERE to see more about Haverfordwest.
Tue 11th Nov Bangor 1 - 3 TNS in the BBC Welsh Premier Cup. City were leading 1 - 0 at half time.
Bangor: Phil Priestley, Peter Hoy, Alan Goodall, Eifion Jones, Clayton Blackmore (Paul Roberts, 73), Rae Ingram, Gareth Williams, Owain Tudor Jones (Gary Roberts, 46'), Ross Jefferies, Ricky Evans, Lee Hunt
TNS: Dean Williams, Martyn Naylor, Jimmy Aggrey, Chris Taylor, Tommy Holmes, David Bridgwater, Chris King, Scott Ruscoe, Simon Davies, Nicky Ward, Jamie Wood
Scorers: Bangor - Gareth Williams (23) TNS - David Bridgwater (70), Michael Wilde (74), Martyn Naylor (82)
Yellow Cards: Bangor - Rae Ingram (22), Ross Jefferies (90), Lee Hunt (90). TNS - Martyn Naylor (25), Jamie Wood (49), Jimmy Aggrey, (69), Chris King (81)' Attendance: 432
Sat 1st Nov Barry Town 0 - 3 Bangor City, a convincing win keeps City's 5th position in The Premier. Bangor City dominated the game. AFTER 22 attempts spanning an eight-year period, Bangor City finally celebrated a win over Barry Town - and their margin of victory could have been still greater.
Bangor: Phil Priestley, Hoy, Goodall, E.Jones, Williams (Roberts 68'), Ingram, Burgess (Blackmore 56'), O.Jones, Gedman, Evans, (Jefferies 79'), Hunt.
Barry: McCarthy, Harris, Minett (Brown 38'), Elliott, Rees, Shakespeare, A.Hughes (S.Jones 70'), Sloman, Davies, Bale, Sherman, (Williams 65').
Scorers: Bangor - Paul Gedman 31', Lee Hunt 62' , Ricky Evans 66' (p)
Yellow Cards: Bangor - none Barry - Rees 30', Jones 79' Attendance: 282
Sat 25th Oct Bangor 2 - 3 Aberystwyth. City drop to 5th in the table after their first home defeat of the season (hopefully City's last).
Bangor: Phil Priestley, Williams (G.Roberts 65'), Goodall, E.Jones, Griffiths (Hoy 53'), Ingram, Burgess, O.Jones, Gedman, Evans, Jefferies (Hunt 65').
Aberystwyth: Worsnop, Burrows, Lee, Hennigan, Finley, Baker, Lloyd-Williams (Kelloway 89'), Morgan, Ben Jones, Hughes (Short 76'), Lawless. Subs not used: O' Sullivan, Tappin.
Scorers: Bangor - Owain Tudor Jones (68), Ricky Evans (90) Aberystwyth - Mark Lloyd Williams (11, 49), Ben Jones (52)
Yellow Cards: Bangor - Goodall 23', E.Jones 76'. Aber - Worsnop 68' Attendance: 557
Tue 21st Oct Caersws FC 1 - 6 Bangor City, in the FAW Premier Cup. Bangor City were unstoppable, and back to their normal form, with a hat-trick from Ross Jefferies.
Bangor: Phil Priestley, Gareth Williams, Alan Goodall, Eifion Jones (capt.), Huw Griffiths, Rae Ingram, Kenny Burgess, Owain Jones, Paul Gedman, Ricky Evans, Ross Jefferies
Caersws: Andy Mulliner, Andrew Thomas, Mark Howells, Mark Probert, Jamie Davies, Geriant Lewis, Kevin Scott, Andrew Marfell, Graham Evans, Graham Jones, Andrew Davies
Scorers: Bangor - Ricky Evans(20), Ross Jeffries(40, 47), Rae Ingram(51), Ross Jeffries(83), Lee Hunt(90). Caersws - Graham Evans(72)
Yellow Cards: Bangor - Ricky Evans(17), Huw Griffiths(25), Paul Gedman(47)
Sat 18th Oct Port Talbot Town FC 0 - 0 Bangor City. Bangor City come home with a single point. Bangor boss Peter Davenport lamented his side's recent goals drought after their fourth game without a win.
Bangor: Priestley, Hoy, Goodall, Blackmore, Griffiths, Ingram, G. Williams, O Jones, Gedman, Roberts, Hunt. Subs: Burgess, Jefferies, Evans.
Port Talbot: Rayner, Carter, Fleming, Hancock, Lima, Mainwaring, Johnson, Savage, Dodds, C. Hughes, Wigg. Subs: Cockings, Matthews, Michaels, Francome, C. Williams.
Thur 16th Oct Bangor take on Aberystwyth Town. This should be one of the most challenging matches of the season. Not only are Aber 2nd in the table, but a lot of Bangor's former players keep them where they are. Having drawn 3 all at Aber, recently, City desperately want a win. This could put us second in the table (depending on what happens at Port Talbot) For more information on Aberystwyth CLICK HERE
Sun 12th Oct Bangor City 3 - 3 Haverfordwest Town FC. City were 3-1 down with minutes left to play, but equalised and came away with one point. Bangor City were 2 - 0 down at half time, in the 53rd minute Lee Hunt missed a penalty. Owain Jones scored in the 76th minute, however, county were 3 - 1 up with a couple of minutes left. Paul Gedman converted a penalty, then Owain scored again in a game that ended up with a bit of trouble in the dying minutes.
Bangor: Priestley, Hoy, Goodall, E.Jones (Roberts 88'), Williams, Ingram, Burgess (Jefferies 69'), O.Jones, Gedman, Evans (Blackmore 34'), Hunt.
Haverfordwest: Kendall, Brace (Blain 48'), Ryan, Harris, Thomas, Chiverton, Miller, Hicks, Griffiths, Loss (Ralph 81'), Palmer. Sub not used: R.Jones
Scorers: Bangor - Owain Tudor Jones 76' 91', Paul Gedman 89' (p) Haverfordwest - Rhys Griffiths 7' 88', Tim Hicks 33'
Yellow Cards: Bangor - Goodhall 63' Haverfordwest - Kendall 55' Thomas 60' Griffiths 83' Attendance: 460
Tues 7th Oct Aberystwyth 4 - 1 Bangor City. After losing on Saturday Bangor still only have one point in the FAW Premier Cup. Bangor City were 1 - 0 down before half time. Peter Hoy was sent off on his second yellow. Kenny Burgess equalised only to see Aber score another 3 goals to seal it.
Sat 4th Oct Bangor City 0 - 0 Glantraeth. After extra time Bangor lost 7 - 6 on penalties in the Welsh Cup. Bangor City's game against Cumru Alliance team Glantraeth should have been a walk in the park, however the result will haunt City. Welsh Cup holders Barry Town were dumped out of the competition by Risca & Gelli United after a 2-1 defeat on Friday night. Also Uwic Inter Cardiff from the Welsh League defeated Carmarthen Town 2-1 at Cyncoed. But Aberystwyth and Cwmbran had no such problems as they enjoyed comprehensive wins.
Ex Bangor City's Marc Lloyd Williams scored four goals in Aberystwyth's 12-1 demolition of Lex, and Chris Summers also grabbed four for Cwmbran in their 5-1 win over Merthyr Saints.
Fri 26th Sep Bangor City 4 - 1 Porthmadog. Hat-trick hero Owain Tudor Jones gave Porthmadog something to think about. Kenny Burgess hit the post after a few minutes but scored the first goal after 14 minutes. Mark Williams equalised for Porthmadog, 9 minutes before half time, only for Owain to make it 2 for City a few minutes before the break.
Owain scored his second two minutes into the second half and made his hat-trick from a penalty 1 minute before the final whistle. The Porthmadog Manager on BBC TV commented after the game saying that the result did not reflect the game.
Bangor: Priestley, Hoy, Goodall, E.Jones, Roberts, Ingram, Burgess, O Jones, Gedman (Jefferies 85'), Evans, Hunt. Subs not used: Griffiths, Friel
Porthmadog: McGuigan, JG Jones, Harrison, Parry (Wagstaff 75'), Webber, E.Williams, Hughes, Caughter (T.Williams 61'), M.Williams, C.Owen, R.Owen (Pugh 61'). Sub not used: B.Evans
Scorers: Bangor - Kenny Burgess 14' Owain Jones 41' 47' 89' (p) Porthmadog - Mark Williams 35'
Yellow Cards: Bangor - Hoy 28', Hunt 83' Porthmadog - Caughter 46' Attendance: 558
Tues 23rd Sep TNS 3 - 3 Bangor City. The might of TNS were tested on Tues with three goals a peace in the FAW Premier Cup. After losing to TNS a few weeks ago, in the league game that could easily have seen City the victors, Bangor come away with one point and stay in contention.
Fri 19th Sep Bangor City beat Newtown AFC 5 - 2 on Friday evening. Paul Gedman's hat-trick kept Bangor hard on the heels of the leaders.
Although Newtown worked tirelessly, and carved their fair share of chances, they often found themselves sliced open by City.
But Robins boss Roger Preece remained upbeat after seeing his side create several good chances.
Tues 16th Sep Bangor City beat Porthmadog 2 - 0 last evening 3 - 1 on aggregate. After Porthmadog's 4 - 0 defeat by TNS at the weekend. Bangor and Porthmadog had question marks over the availability of key players in the run-up to the night's Loosemores Welsh Challenge Cup first round, second leg match at the Traeth, where nearly 400 people turned up.
Sat 6th Sep Bangor City 7 - 2 Cwmbran Town. City in SEVENTH HEAVEN.
SRampant leaders Bangor City tore Cwmbran town to shreds on the way to a magnificent seven-goal haul. match report
Wed 3rd Sep Bangor City 1 - 1 Porthmadog. City heading forward in the League of Wales Cup
Striker Lee hunt battled the flu to bolster the home clash with Porthmadog. Wing back Peter Hoy returned after a one-week ban to kick off the first-round first-leg derby. The Gwynedd rivals are due to meet again at the Welsh Premier newcomers' Traeth ground on Tues, Sep 16. Hoy, who was signed by Bangor in the close-season from Cammell Laird, had a seven-day suspension carried over from the last campaign. City have mixed emotions over the League Cup, having reached the final five times, including last season, when they lost to Rhyl on penalties. Porthmadog scored in the first half. City pounded away at Porthmadog's goalmouth hitting the crossbar and post, the City goal didn't come until a few minutes before full time. The citizens have to fight hard in the second leg, as Porthmadog put up a great battle. The picture shows one of many close misses that Bangor had. Click pic for larger image.
Sun 31 Aug TNS 2 -1 Bangor City. Wood's double strike halts Bangor's charge. After a goal by Kenny Burgess within 3 minuets Bangor struggled to hold on to the lead. match report Click pics for larger images
Sat 23rd Aug Bangor City 5 - 0 Welshpool Town.
Bangor City still Top of the Welsh Premiership.
Soon after half time Bangor found the net after a penalty. The pictures show Bangors 4th goal and the celebrations seconds after the 5th. Click on images for bigger pics.
Welsh Premier champions Barry Town are unable to fulfil Saturday's game with Connah's Quay Nomads.
Tue 19th Aug Newi Cefn Druids FC 1 - 5 Bangor City.
Bangor City Top of the Welsh Premiership after Gedman makes them a 5 star team.
In the second game of the season Bangor City finally found their shooting boots on Tuesday to condemn Newi Cefn Druids to 5-1 home defeat.
Peter Davenport's side failed to score in their opening day draw at Afan Lido, but the Citizens needed only six minutes to find the net at Cefn.
Paul Gedman delivered the telling strike, and the new signing went on to grab a further three goals against his former club.
Gareth Williams also got himself on the scoresheet before the home side grabbed a late goal through Richard Snell.
Tue 19th Aug 2003 Davenport sees red over Evans suspension.
Ricky Evans, Bangor City's powerhouse midfielder, will miss tonight's Welsh Premier visit to Newi Cefn Druids as he starts a two-match ban.
"I am most annoyed about it, because a local referee sent him off in a pre-season friendly", fumed manager Davenport.
"how many times have we seen a situation where a player looks like getting into trouble in a run-out game and the referee has a quiet word with his manager to suggest he is substituted?"
"I would like to have done that readily but this young referee insisted on sending Ricky off and then said he would report it to the authorities, which he has done."
Davenport may add Huw Griffiths and Gary Raey to his squad. Druids have their defensive problems with key men Aled Rowalnds (foot) and Brett Jefferies (unavailable) both missing, while ex-Wrexham midfielder Matthew Dabbs and new striker John Maine are also struggling with injury.
Sat 16th Aug Afan Lido 0 - 0 Bangor City. Pitch battle
Furious City chief fumes at Afan Lido’s sandy surface.
Bangor City were happy to get a point in this goalless deadlock match report
Man City 5 - 0 TNS
TNS were involved in a bitter row with UEFA just ahead of their biggest game ever, against Man. City. The merger with Oswestry was fine for the Welsh Premiership. But UEFA were against the merger because Oswestry is in England, even though Oswestry have been playing in the Welsh Premiership.
Barry Town Face Extinction, and lose 2-1 in the opening match.
The most successful club in the history of Welsh domestic football, might not survive past the first game of the new season, because they are deeply in debt. They were to play Aberystwyth with only 7 players. The chairman John Fashanu stepped down at the beginning of August.
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Mon 11th Aug 2003 "It's going to be a tough ride at the top" Bangor manager Peter Davenport believes it’s going to get a lot tougher at the top this season.
The citizens’ boss has looked on in envy as clubs such as Rhyl and Aberystwyth have made significant improvements to their squads and he believes they will push all the way this term.
“Barry may have a lot of problems at the moment. But other teams will step into the breach” he said “ The chase for the top six is going to be very tough.
“We’ve lost quality players such as Simon Davies to TNS, so it’s going to be especially hard for us, but we’re aiming for the top three again. I’ve been able to bring in defender Rae Ingham and if I can keep him fit he will be a major player for us”
The loss of Davies and Chris Short will be import ant for City who started
Their season back in June in the Inter Toto Cup. However, davenport has managed to keep last season’s squad together and is currently in negotiations to secure Clyton Blackmore for another term.
However, Bangor may run out of steam at the end of the campaign due to their early kick-off.
One to Watch: Owain Tudor-Jones. No one will benefit more from Davies’ move to Treflan than the giant midfielder. He’s been able to move into the central midfield berth that has vacated and already has an impressive goal returns from pre-season games.
Wrexham took a look at him last season and if the 19 year old continues to improve he could provide Davenport with some money.
Rae Ingram (Port Vale)
Gavin Edwards (Denbigh Town)
Gareth Roberts (Denbigh Town)
Peter Hoy (Cammell Laird)
Gary Reay (Poulton Vics)
Marc Lloyd-Williams (Aberystwyth Town)
Simon Davies (TNS)
Matthew Parry (Northwich Vics)
Chris Short (Aberywtwyth Town)
Phil Baker (Aberystwyth Town)
[Daily Post - Mon 11 Aug 2003]
Sat 9th Aug 2003 Bangor 1 - 0 Colwyn Bay -
Tue 5th Aug 2003 Chairman, Ken Jones appeared on HTV news at 6.00pm. Where he showed viewers the current ground and facilities and the proposed site at nantporth, off Holyhead Road. -
Tue 5th Aug 2003 Vauxhall FC 1 - 0 Bangor -
Fri 1st Aug 2003 Welsh Premier League held a press conference on Thu 7th Aug at - FAW discussed sponsorship/financial support for league teams. They are offering the 17 teams approximately £15,000 each to help with floodlights. A deal worth £250,000 was set up with the official sponsors JT Hughes Mitsubishi.
Fri 1st Aug 2003 Welsh Premier League Cup Draw - to be played week commencing 1st Sep 2003
Bangor City v Porthmadog or Welshpool
Fri 1st Aug 2003 FAW Premier Cup Draw - City in same group as Caersws, Aberystwyth and TNS.
Wed 30th July 2003 NEW STADIUM APPROVED by Gwynedd councillors With a vote of 24 in favour, 2 against. The proposed site will be a development off Holyhead Road Between Upper Bangor and Menai Bridge, near the Menai Straits. Talks can continue with a supermarket chain about a store at Farrar Road. Club secretary Alun Griffiths said "This is a very positive move for Bangor City and we are looking forward to moving in about 3 years. Farrar Road will also be redeveloped and there will be new facilities for the whole community.
Bangor City Football Club's move to a new site on the city's outskirts has been given the go-ahead, against the wishes of planning officers.
Gwynedd councillors at the Arfon area planning meeting ignored their recommendations, and strong opposition among residents on Anglesey, on Wednesday evening.
Planning officials were recommending refusal because the site, on the banks of the Menai Straits, was in a landscape conservation area.
But councillors decided by a large majority that it was time for the club to leave its Farrar Road site.
The existing site will be redeveloped into a shopping area.
Bangor City Council strongly backed the plans but feelings ran high on the other side of the Straits where residents were worried about the effect of the floodlights and traffic.
"In a city which is strapped for land, the George site is the only option." said Councillor Eddie Dogan.
The club has been in talks about moving from the city council-owned ground at Farrar Road - its home since the 1920s - for some time.<p>
The brand new stadium will be built beside Bangor University's George site, off Holyhead Road.
It will include a 800-seat stand and would be lit by eight 15 metre-high floodlight columns.
"We want the new stadium to be within the city," said Councillor Eddie Dogan, who played for Bangor reserves during the 1950s.
"All the other options considered were outside the boundaries of Bangor and in a city which is strapped for land, the George site is the only option.
"It's not as if it represents a change of use because it used to be the Normal College football ground."
He also says that the new stadium could also be a venue for concerts and events similar to the Faenol Festival.
Some residents across the Straits are concerned about light pollution
Bangor City chairman Ken Jones said: "We need this move to develop Bangor City Football Club.
"We are a top three League of Wales side and we regularly play in Europe.
"But in comparison with other European teams we play, our facilities are shocking."
Gwynedd planning officials had said the development would "significantly harm the visual amenities" of the rural location on the banks of the Menai which is a Landscape Conservation Area and adjoins a site of Special Scientific Interest.
They also said it would be too close to houses and would create traffic congestion.__________
Fri 1st Aug 2003 Bangor lost 2 - 1 at Llangefni in a friendly.
Fri 1st Aug 2003 Mark Palios, newly-appointed Chief Exec of the English Football Association, (former Bangor captain).
"Thank you for your letter and kind words.
It is great to be involved in football again and the role at the FA promises to be extremely challenging. I am looking forward to leading the organisation through a very important time in its histroy.
I have extremely fond memories of my time at Bangor City and captaining the 85-86 side. It was a huge honour and a great way to finish a playing career. The game at Athletico was a career highlight, if only that shot hadn't hit the bar! I do remember the "Williams Brothers", if I remember rightly Everton scored the goal that took us through to the second round of the Cup Winners Cup and Viv almost ended up getting a transfer to Athletico.
I will be sure to visit when I am next in North Wales. In the meantime I wish you every success in the forthcoming season".
Pre season friendly games arranged - see fixtures
Different teams promising great summer matches, come along and support the citizens, we need you with us.
BANGOR 4 - 1 WREXHAM Wed Night Result 30th July 2003
Bangor played a very lively team, with the eldest being no more than 18 years old. They put up a great battle but could not stop Bangor from scoring on home turf.
Sat 26th July 2003 Bangor win 3 - 0 against Poulton Vics A good win at home.Wed 23rd July 2003 Bangor win 6 - 0 in Bethesda A convincing win in the first of this summers friendly games.
Mon 9th July 2003 Welshpool Town will play in Welsh Premier.
Welshpool have won the fight to avoid relegation from the Welsh Premier.
The mid Wales club finished second from bottom in the league last season, but argued because only one club had qualified for promotion from the two feeder leagues.
The Football Association of Wales wants to reduce the number of teams competing in the league and had indicated that Welshpool's relegation would stand.
But after the rest of the Welsh Premier clubs supported Welshpool's cause, the FAW has decided to reinstate them for next season.
Oswestry merge with TNS.
The approval of the new team means the league will consist of 17 teams.
The fixture list for next season is out now. see fixtures
Fri 5th July 2003 Chris Short has joined Aberystwyth as assistant manager.
After 2 years at Farrar Road, he joins former City players Gavin Allen and Marc Lloyd-Williams. Short was voted City supporters player of the year, and man of the match in the 1st leg against Gloria. We wish him well in his new managerial role.
Wed 3rd July 2003 Bangor's new ground setback
BANGOR City F C is appealing for community backing as it faces one of the most important months in the club's history.
The rallying call was issued this week as the application to relocate the Farrar Road ground (above) was put back.
The earliest date the application can now be heard is 30 July, even though the bid was submitted at the beginning of April.
Club officials have now asked the people of Bangor to back the bid by inundating Gwynedd planning department with messages of support.
Councillor Eddie Dogan, who played for Bangor during the 1950s, said: "We must all get behind Bangor City, the supporters and the community as a whole, we must get this new ground.
"People who love Bangor City would love to stay at Farrar Road but it is not realistic unless we can find £2m to improve the ground. Therefore, we need this new ground to progress and I want Gwynedd to back us on this.
"I would ask fans to write in to the council or even turn up at the meeting. Let's get behind the club."
Bangor City chairman Ken Jones said: "We need this move to develop Bangor City Football Club.
"We are a top three League of Wales side and we regularly play in Europe. But in comparison with other European teams we play, our facilities are shocking."
Under the application, the Farrar Road ground would be demolished and replaced with a supermarket.
Meanwhile, the football team would be relocated to a new stadium beside the university's George buildings, off Holyhead Road.
The ground would include a 600-seat stand and floodlights.
PLANS to build a supermarket in Farrar Road and relocate Bangor City FC could be jeopardised by an application to build a huge extension at Tesco.
Developer Morbaine fears the plan by the supermarket chain to increase its floor space at
the Caernarfon Road site from 50,000 sq ft to 90,000 sq ft, would deter a retail competitor from taking the prime city centre location.
Company director John Parle told the Mail this would leave the entire project "doomed" and scupper the football club's move to a new stadium in Holyhead Road, Upper Bangor.
Sat 28th June 2003 Bangor go down 5 - 2 in Rumania
Bistrita win 6 - 2 on agg match report
Sat 21st June 2003 Bangor travel to Gloria, 1 goal down
Bangor Took on FC Gloria Bistrita at Rhyl's Belle Vue ground on Saturday, but lost 1 - 0. Even though Gloria were down to 10 men with a few minutes left in the game, Bangor could not get the ball in the net, even though they hit the crossbar. See the match report.
Thur 19th June 2003 Manchester City drawn against TNS Llansantffraid in the UEFA Cup.
At the draw for the UEFA Cup, Total Network Solutions FC were over the moon to draw against Barclay Card premiership side Manchester City FC. This potentially money spinning tie for the Mid Wales Club will be played in August with the first leg in Manchester City's new stadium on August 14th. The second leg, 2 weeks later, will probably be at Wrexham's Racecourse ground.
In the same competition, Cwmbran Town FC will play Maccabi Haifa FC from Israel. Welsh Premier League Champions Barry Town FC will play in the UEFA Champions League against FK Vadar of Macedonia. If they win, they play Russian League Leaders CSKA (a tough game).
Thur 19th June 2003 Bangor are ready to take on Gloria
With a few days to go before the Intertoto cup tie with Gloria, City are stepping up their preparations on and off the pitch.
With training sessions planned and a friendly encounter with the Anglesey X1 lined up, City boss Peter Davenport has stepped up his search for a central defender. With Huw Griffiths still recovering from his operations, a commanding centreback is thought to be the manager's main target prior to the Belle Vue tie.
However with UEFA regulations and deadlines in mind, any signing would have to take place before the weekend for the newcomer to be eligible.
Thur 19th June 2003 Lloyd-Williams set for Aberystwyth move - DAILY POST
Bangor City's prolific striker, Marc Lloyd-Williams, looks poised to join Mitsubishi Welsh Premier rivals Aberystwyth Town.
The 30 year old is set to put pen to paper later this week following talks with the Park Avenue club. Aber boss Gary Finley, however, would not be drawn about the prospects of securing Lloyd-Williams, who had been put up for sale by Bangor earlier this month. "negotiations are at a delicate stage but we're not a million miles away," he said.
Lloyd-Williams netted 50 league and cup goals in Bangor's 2001-2002 campaign to take the league's player of the season award.
Last year he joined Conference club Southport but, following an unsuccessful spell, returned to Bangor mid-season where he finished with 12 league and cup goals. Finley is also close to landing a central-defender.
Meanwhile, defender Robbie Wood has become the third player to be released byTNS Llansantffraid. Former skipper Tim Alexander has joined Kidsgrove Athletic and striker Steve Anthrobus is now with Hednesford Town.
Bangor City manager Peter Davenport is thought to be keen to redistribute the club's playing budget, the sale of Lloyd Williams is expected to pave the way for a number of key signings.
Meanwhile City include recent captures Peter Hoy and Gary Reay from Cammell Lairds and Denbigh Town stiker, Gary Roberts in today's Intertoto squad. Hoy and Roberts made their City debuts against an Ynys Mon X1 in warm-up games earlier this week.
Fri 6th June 2003 Bangor seek to sell Lloyd Williams
Bangor City have placed Marc Lloyd Williams on the transfer list with immediate effect.
The WP's leading striker returned to Farrar Road at Christmas after an unhappy spell at Southport but failed to fuel City's title challenge as was hoped. Now he is likely to move to one of three bidders, Aberystwyth, Rhyl and TNS. The roads to Aber are third world which makes Rhyl or TNS the more likely, which probably means Ken McKenna will finally get his man.
City boss Peter Davenport is quoted as saying the club "needs funds to bring in new players" whilst media headlines suggest City cannot afford his wages.
This news will be hard to swallow for City fans who have already seen Simon Davies move to TNS. As a self confessed "Jiws" fan this is diffifcult for me to sit and type.
However a week ago I wrote on the guestbook that Ken Jones runs the club and
Peter Davenport picks the team. The manager is not here to pick supporters favourites but to back his judgement in team matters. This is his call.
Fri 6th June 2003 City off to Gloria
UEFA have announced a change of opposition for City with Gloria 1922 Bistrita replacing Ceahlaul following a mistake by the Romanian FA.
The new opponents are also based in Transylvania and both legs go ahead as planned, although the 6pm kick for the away leg may yet change.
Gloria finished 3rd with 45 points whilst Ceahlaul were 5th on 44.
Thur 5th June 2003 Joe Cole Emulates Robbo Strike
||City striker Paul Roberts and England's Joe Cole have something in common after the Hammer strike against Serbia-Montenegro in Leicester last night.
The common denominator is goalkeeper Zilic who was beaten by Robbo at The Racecourse against Sartid In August and last night by the England midfielder.
Good goals they were too!
Wed 4th June 2003 City gear up for Intertoto
BBC Ceefax carries the news that Ken Jones has funded the £20K cost of the Intertoto trip to Romania. There was no mention of an FAW support.
City have confirmed that the home leg will be a 3pm ko at Rhyl on Saturday 21st June with the away leg a 6pm ko in Romania the following Saturday 28th June 2003.
By way of preparation Bangor will play an Anglesey X1 - more details to follow.
Wed 20th May 2003 New pair sign up. Following the departure of Simon Davies two newcomers have arrived at Farrar Road. They are Denbigh Town striker Gary Roberts and utility man Peter Hoy from Cammell Laird.
Roberts (19) was top scorer with Denbigh last season with 22 goals after his release from Liverpool FC where he was a member of the youth side. Hoy is described as "very versatile" and can operate in defence of midfield.
City boss Peter Davenport is also hoping to further strengthen the City squad before the June Intertoto deadline.
Shaker joins TNS
Welsh Premiership player of the season Simon Davies has joined TNS on a two year contract.
The factory boys had initially approached the former Welsh International during the season but failed at that stage. However talks re-opened in recent weeks which have led to acceptable terms being agreed.
This is a big disappointment for City fans but we wish Shaker well and hope he enjoys his football.
Bangor confirm Romanian itinerary
After much deliberation City have sorted out their Intertoto travel arrangements with a Thursday to Sunday itinerary.
These plans were sorted out by club officials and agreed by the manager and his players. The matter of funding from the FAW still hangs in the balance but at present the situation looks quite positive.
City have also confirmed that the home leg will be played at Belle Vue, Rhyl.
Tues 19 May 2003 Blues Euro future in doubt
As Bangor officials calculate the cost of the proposed Romanian trip so the possibility of withdrawl from The Intertoto Cup grows.
Drawn againt FC Ceahaul in far flung Piatra Neamt in North Romania, City are likely to ask the FAW for financial assistance. The cash flow difficulty is caused by the time lag in receiving the anticipated £25K UEFA payment. The FAW are known to have massive cash reserves which they appear reluctant to use for the benefit of their member clubs.
It has to be said that there may well be serious ramifications for Welsh Premier football if City are forced to withdraw. If European entry is not feasible then the case for the Welsh Premiership - and for Bangor's continued membership - is very questionable.
|Pedal power blues
A couple of Bangor supporters who cycled from Bangor to Caernarfon and raised more than £300 for the club prior to the WP fixture.
The two (pictured) pedalled on the tandem taking in a brief refreshment stop enroute and were cheered onto The Oval carpark by fellow blues supporters.
Well done lads!
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