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June 2001

Gresley are gazumped!
Gresley Rovers have lost striker Simon Tucker, last season's top scorer, to UniBond League club Leek Town.
McGinlay hoping to tie up quick deals
Gresley Rovers boss John McGinlay is this week hoping to tie up deals for the majority of players who he wants to bring to the club for the start of next season.
Double Moat swoop
John McGinlay's summer rebuilding programme at Gresley Rovers has begun in earnest, the Scot making two new signings and tying up six existing squad members for next season.
League Cup Draw
Gresley Rovers had something to smile about at the Dr Martens League annual meeting when they were drawn at home to Ilkeston Town in the first round of the League Cup.
McGinlay snaps up Parkins
Gresley Rovers player-manager John McGinlay has raided local rivals Mickleover Sports to sign striker Chris Parkins.
McGinlay Hat-Trick
Gresley Rovers manager John McGinlay has swooped to sign a trio of players.
FA Umbro Trophy & FA Cup Draws
The FA Umbro Trophy First Round and the FA Cup Preliminary Round Draws have taken place.

July 2001

Can You Help Gresley Rovers?
John McGinlay, player-manager of Gresley Rovers, is putting out an appeal for a pre-season friendly on August 11th.
Pre-season Training
Saturday 7th July saw a record number of players from the first, reserve and youth teams join up for what was a gruelling day of pre-season training under the watchful eye of John McGinlay and the other coaches.
Knitters swoop to get their Coates
Gresley Rovers boss John McGinlay is again stepping up his search for players after key midfielder Steve Coates agreed to join last season's Western Division champions Hinckley United.
Evans back at the Moat?
Former Rovers defender Stuart Evans has joined the squad for training. Manager John McGinlay is expected to open talks with Evans, who has had spells with Hednesford, Hereford and Halesowen Town, next week.
Players to fight for first team places
Saturday's games against Eagley Sports will give manager John McGinlay chance to see who will be filling the first team shirts for next season.
John McGinlay said he was well pleased with the attitude and effort of his players during Saturday's games at Eagley Sports. "It was nice to see the midfield having some shots and we scored some very good goals." he said.
Season Tickets Available
Bass Vase game cancelled
Both teams, referee and Gresley officials agreed to call off Wednesday's game between Gresley Rovers and Notts County in the Bass Vase.
Live Chat a great success
Manager John McGinlay went on line for 1hr 45mins for a "live" web chat with fans. This opportunity to fire questions to the manager could be a first for a non-league club.
Visitor numbers growing!
Today saw our 20-thousandth visitor to Gresley Rovers On The Net!
Rovers beat the Magpies
Gresley won their only Bass Vase match by beating Notts County 1 - 0 at Eaton Park with a well taken goal by Shaun Bedward.

August 2001

Sponsor Revealed
Rovers today revealed local coach company MacPherson as the reserve team's main sponsor.
McGinlay signs striker and midfielder
Manager John McGinlay has signed former Stoke City striker David Shaw, and former Crewe midfielder Lee Westwood and negotiations are also continuing with Stuart Evans.
Watch Rovers return to top
Ex-Scotland hero McGinlay promises Gresley a rough ride to Dr Martens glory.
Keeper blow
Mark Sheils may need an operation to cure his troublesome knee injury that he picked up at the end of last season
Database Failure
Last night we lost our MySQL database which powers the site.
Defender signs
Former Moat favourite Stuart Evans who has agreed terms with Rovers manager John McGinlay.
First Team sponsor announced
Estate agents Ashley Adams and the Mortgage Advice Bureau have been unveiled as Gresley Rovers new first team sponsors.
Going to Halesowen?
Gresley Rovers are running a supporters coach to Halesowen on 18th August for the first league match.
Football Dinner Evening
Gresley Rovers Football Club Dinner Evening will be held on Friday 16th November 2001 at The Lyric Rooms, Ashby.
Quiz Night
Gresley Rovers are holding a quiz night on Friday 5th October in the Social Club.
Rovers unveil new kit
Gresley Rovers have unveiled the new kits for the coming season. The home kit is still in traditional red, but the away kit for this season will be white with black shorts and trim.
Ladies team sponsor
Gresley Rovers are pleased to introduce to you the Ladies Team Sponsor for the season 2001/2002 as the Octagon Shopping Centre, Burton on Trent.
Saturday it gets serious
Saturday sees the Rovers first league match against Halesowen Town.
McGinlay not happy
Gresley Rovers lost at home to Bedworth United on Wednesday and after the match John McGinlay gave us his view of the game.
Hyde seek Hautin
Dale Hautin has moved to Unibond Premier League Hyde United on a month's loan. John McGinlay said today: "Hydes manager phoned me and asked about Dale on Monday and then put seven days in for him on Wednesday. I gave Dale permission to talk to them and he has decided to go on a month's loan to see how he gets on.
Manager's view of the Gloucester match
"As on Wednesday against Bedworth we created lots of chances and this time managed to put two of them away with no reply.
Sheils out until New Year
Mark Sheils, Rovers keeper, is to undergo an operation within the next two weeks on his injured knee.
Romans take the points
Rocester 1 - 0 Gresley Rovers.
Cup run so important says McGinlay
John McGinlay believes an FA Cup run has become more important for Non-League sides.
Horace Wadsworth
Horace Wadsworth a supporter and worker for Gresley Rovers for over 73yrs has sadly passed away aged 81.

September 2001

New striker ?
John McGinlay was hoping to reveal a new striker for Saturday's match against Stourport Swifts. He was due to have talks on Thursday but the meeting was cancelled and has been rescheduled for Friday.
Hanson signs
Former Derby County and Hereford United striker signs.
New striker signs
Nick Kennerdale has signed on a month's loan from Conference side Nuneaton Borough AFC.
Reserve Team News
A rearranged fixture for Shepshed first team means that Rovers Reserves are without a game on Saturday but the lads haven't been off lightly.
FA Cup
John McGinlay has urged his players to show the same attitude as Wednesday and try and go as far as they can in the cup.
Injuries mount!
Injuries to key players are a worry for manager John McGinlay.
One in, two out
Striker Andy Bourne has joined Gresley Rovers from neighbours Rocester and looks likely to make his debut against top-of-the-table Clevedon Town at the Moat Ground tomorrow(Saturday). Kick off 3pm.
Stan Crockett in hospital
Gresley Rovers director, Stan Crockett, was taken into hospital on Wednesday afternoon suffering from a heart complaint.
First team friendly at Stapenhill
Gresley Rovers have arranged a friendly at neighbours Stapenhill on Wednesday. KO 7.30pm

October 2001

Rovers too strong for the Swans
A Gresley Rovers side which included first team players and a few trialists proved too strong for neighbours Stapenhill in a friendly. Final score Stapenhill 1 - 7 Gresley Rovers
McGinlay signs two. Third on the way?
John McGinlay has stengthened his side with the signing of two new players with a possible third on the way to the Moat Ground.
Gaz Norton's Reserve News
The season is still in its early days but already I have been pleasantly surprised at the 1st Team opportunities afforded to a few Reserve team players in recent games.
Ryan Ford on loan
Ex-Manchester United Reserves and Notts County midfielder Ryan Ford has signed on a one month's loan.
Alexander the great!
Earl Alexander scored twice to earn the reserves a place in the 2nd rnd of the Divisional Cup. Final score Gresley Reserves 2 - 1 Heanor Town Reserves
Reserves share the points
A second half header by Andy Cheetham earns Gresley reserves a point. Final score Gresley reserves 1 - 1 Boldmere St Michaels reserves
Titterton takes charge
Because of a family bereavement John McGinlay has handed the reins to his assistant Alan Titterton for tomorrow's game at Mangotsfield.
Allcock injury latest
John Allcock could be out for at least three months.
Gaz Norton's Reserve Team News
First of all, a big well done to the 1st Team for keeping their unbeaten run going at Solihull on Tuesday. Five wins out of five has seen us leap up the league. It is much deserved, and long may it continue. Well done John, Alan and Andy.
Ladies in 13 goal thriller
Gresley Rovers Ladies were involved in a 13 goal thriller. Final score: Collingham 6 - 7 Gresley Rovers Ladies.
Rioch at Gresley
Former Arsenal & Bolton manager Bruce Rioch to take training at Gresley.
Exclusive interview with Bruce Rioch
Bruce Rioch gave an exclusive interview when he visited the Moat Ground to take training following John McGinlay's request for help.
2001-2002 Non League Directory
The Non League Directory is now available.

November 2001

Dinner Evening
Don't forget your Dinner Evening Tickets and help support your favourite club.
Ford loan extended
Ryan Ford is to remain at Gresley for another month.
John McGinlay wins Manager of the Month award
John McGinlay has won the October Manager of the Month for the Dr Martens League Western Division.
Rioch Stories Denied
Chairman Mark Evans today denied stories in today's press suggesting Bruce Rioch has taken temporary charge at the Moat Ground.
Gaz Norton's Reserve Team News
Gordon Ford in hospital
Gordon Ford, an ex player and member of the coaching staff here at Gresley, has suffered a heart attack.
Gaz Norton's Reserve Team News
After last weekends disappointing exit in the Derbyshire cup, Simon and I will be looking for an improvement in saturday's game at Willenhall. The lads have trained well this week and the morale is good, so a result today will see us put last weeks poor display behind us.
More Reserves News!
The weekend victory for the 1st team was the only highlight of my day on Saturday as the Reserves crashed to a 2-1defeat at Willenhall Town.
Dinner Evening
Don't forget your Dinner Evening Tickets and help support your favourite club.
Ilkeston pre-match news
Rovers draw Stamford away in DMLC.
Gresley Rovers have been drawn against Eastern Divison Stamford away in the second round of the Dr Martens League Cup.
Sutton pre-match news
Gresley Rovers could see three familiar faces when they visit Sutton Coldfield for their Dr Martens Western Division league match tomorrow.
Evans injury update
Skipper Stuart Evans could be back to face Bilston on Saturday.
Bilston pre-match news
The injuries are beginning to bite deep at the Moat Ground. It means that John McGinlay has to shuffle his team for tomorrow's visit of Bilston Town.
Rovers 40,000 up!
Gresley Rovers on the net celebrates its 40-thousandth visit.
Bloxwich resign from league
Bloxwich United, formed during the summer merger of Blakenall & Bloxwich Town, have resigned from Dr Martens Western Division.
McGinlay asks for improvement
John McGinlay has asked for a big improvement in performance from his team as they meet Bedworth United in the second round of the FA Umbro Trophy at the Oval tomorrow (3pm).

December 2001

Rovers handed tough FA Umbro Trophy draw
Gresley Rovers have been draw away at Conference side Southport if they win their match at Bedworh.
Southport for Rovers
After their superb win at 'boggy' Bedworth, Rovers will now have to travel up the M6 to meet Conference side Southport in the next round of the FA Umbro Trophy.
McGinlay hoping for more of the same
John McGinlay is hoping for another good all-round performance as his side face a tough challenge tomorrow at Atherstone United (3pm).
Trip to Southport
Follow Gresley Rovers in the next round of the FA Umbro Trophy.
Derby County defender on loan
Manager John McGinlay revealed today that he has signed the Derby County defender, Sean Cleary, on a month's loan.
McGinlay hoping to close the gap
Adders for Rovers
Gresley Rovers have drawn Atherstone United in the third round of the Dr Martens Cup.
New striker for Rovers
Gresley Rovers have signed former Derby County youngster Michael Moore from Bromsgrove Rovers.
Richard Wardle goes 500 up
It may have missed a lot of the supporter's notice but 'Mr Reliable' Richard Wardle played his 500th game for Gresley Rovers at Gloucester City just before Christmas.
Forthcoming Events
Details about the forthcoming Gresley Rovers social events.

January 2002

Rovers need a win
John McGinlay will be hoping tomorrow's game at Swindon Supermarine is played so that he and his team can rid themselves of the Solihull Borough nightmare.
Southport news
FA Umbro Trophy 4th Round Draw
The winner of Wednesday night's game will play Morecambe away.
Southport match news
John McGinlay asks fans to get behind the team in tonights game against Southport.
Gaz Norton's reserve team news
Its been a bit quiet of late on the Reserve Team front with quite a few postponements over the Christmas Holiday and into the New Year.
McGinlay - no go
John McGinlay has scotched the rumours that he was moving to Leigh RMI.
Bilston pre-match news
John McGinlay may be forced to makes changes to the side that pulled off a memorable victory against Southport on Wednesday night.
Glossop pre-match news
Mangotsfield pre-match news
Sean Cleary should be back in the starting line-up tomorrow after not playing in a trial game for Kidderminster Harriers arranged for last Wednesday.
Going to Morecambe?
Supporters going to tomorrow's match can book their seat on the coach.
Simon Van De Brouke's Reserve News
No Moore!
Striker Michael Moore has left the club for Stratford Town.

February 2002

Morecambe pre-match news
Gresley Rovers manager John McGinlay is backing his players to cause another upset in the FA Umbro Trophy tomorrow at Morecambe.
James Lindley Update
During Saturday's game against Morecambe, James Lindley was substituted after an injury to his eye.
Morcambe trip 1st class
Chairman Mark Evans has described the trip to Morecambe as "1st class".
James Lindley latest
Keeper James Lindley has visited hospital to have his eye injury assessed.
Players required
Gresley Rovers Ladies team are looking to increase their squad.
Tucker back at the Moat Ground
Striker Simon Tucker has returned to the Moat Ground.
Cinderford pre-match news
James Lindley Update (Friday)
James saw an eye movement specialist yesterday (Thursday) and it now looks unlikely that he will need an operation on his damaged eye socket.
Book now for the next Club Night
Gresley Rovers are holding another Club Night at the Lyric Rooms, Ashby-de-la-Zouch on Friday 16th February.
James Lindley latest (Weds)
James Lindley is back on track to regain the No1 jersey.
Gaz Norton's Reserve Team News
Due to recent postponements we have only managed to get 3 games in since the turn of the year which has obviously been frustrating to all involved with the Reserves.
Weston-super-Mare pre-match news
Gaz Norton's Reserve Team News
I write these notes frustrated after just learning that we have had yet another fixture called off, this time a Trophy fixture away to Highgate (called off for the 3rd time on Thurs).
Deeny fails a fitness test
On loan keeper Saul Deeney has failed a fitness test before today's game.
Westwood departs the Moat Ground
Lee Westwood has left the Moat Ground by mutual agreement.
Coates back at the Moat
Midfielder Steve Coates has returned to the Moat Ground.
Chippenham pre-match news
John McGinlay will have a decision to make for tomorrow's match against the team sitting second in the Dr Martens Western Division.
Gaz Norton's Reserve Team News
What a good weekend it was with both the Reserves and the 1st team recording victories.
New Duo
Wednesday evening's home game against Cirencester saw the debut of John McGinlay's latest signings: Leek Town's top scorer Dave Whitaker and midfielder Aidan Callan.
Fans Forum
Manager John McGinlay and Chairman Mark Evans will be in the Social Club at the Moat Ground on Friday evening at 7.30 to answer any questions from supporters.

March 2002

Cinderford Town pre-match news
Fans Forum Answers
The answers you've all been waiting for, from the forum on Friday 1st March at the Moat Ground.
Rocester pre-match news
Gaz Norton's Reserve Team News
Recent form in terms of wins for the Reserves has been good. In fact we have won our last 4 games on the trot, however some of the performances during this run have not been satisfactory to Simon and I.
Jake to have scan
Jake Fairbrother is to have a scan on his troublesome knee injury which has kept him out for nearly two months.
Cinderford pre-match news
John McGinlay will have to make changes to tonight's team to face Cinderford if Gresley's two centre backs report injured.
Evesham pre-match news
A Club Statement
In response to the speculation on the fans forum regarding John McGinlay and his position at Gresley Rovers Football Club the club would like to issue the following statement:
Gaz Norton's Reserve Team News
The Reserves were in action last Saturday and a 3-1 win saw us record our 5th straight win in an entertaining game against Highgate Utd.
Mangotsfield pre-match news
John McGinlay is forced to make changes for tonight's visit of Mangotsfield United at the Moat Ground (7.45pm).
John McGinlay leaves for Ilkeston
It is with great sadness that we can confirm that John McGinlay has left Gresley Rovers Football Club to take up a post he was offered last night by Ilkeston Town Football Club.
Players informed
Mark Evans has spoken to most of the players after John McGinlay's resignation on Thursday.
Andy Mason to join McGinlay
Now for some good news!
It was announced today that Gresley Rovers reserves have been named Team of the Month.
Applications flood in
Applications for the manager's job are pouring in according to Chairman Mark Evans who said today: "The response to the advertisements has been very good. We have already received 19 applications and some of those have included their CVs and I'm very pleased with the quality of the applicants.
Atherstone United pre-match news
Alan Titterton will be without four first team players through injury and suspension for tomorrow's visit of Atherstone United (3pm).
Gaz Norton's Reserve Team News
Such a lot has happened since my article, but the obvious place to start is with the shock of losing John to Ilkeston last week.

April 2002

Shepshed pre-match news
Alan Titterton will again play a depleted side at Shepshed Dynamo(7.30pm)as injuries and suspension takes its toll.
Gaz Norton's Reserve Team News
Our recent good run of results came to a disappointing end last Saturdays as we crashed to a 3-0 defeat at Atherstone Utd.
Swindon Supermarine pre-match news.
Alan Titterton is again being hindered by injuries as he decides on the side to face Swindon Supermarine at the Moat Ground tomorrow (3pm).
Gaz Norton's Reserve Team News
The reserves were in cup action last night in the Semi Final 1st leg of the Challenge Trophy at Reserve Division champions elect Solihull Borough.
Our Juniors U12s met a plucky Marlborough Rovers last night in a game that effectively decided the outcome of the League.
New manager announced
Jon Newsome, a former Leeds United, Norwich City and Sheffield Wednesday defender, has been appointed manager of Gresley Rovers Football Club.
Testimony Match put back
The testimony game for long serving player Richard Wardle has been put back 24hrs.
Cirencester Town pre-match news
Alfreton Town pre-match news
Redditch pre-match news
Jon Newsome, who has little chance to get to know his players because of midweek matches, took his first training session since becoming manager of Gresley Rovers last night and reports that the spirit among his players is very good despite the disappointing defeat at Alfreton Town on Tuesday.
Penalty Shootout report
The arena was set with a hungry crowd anticipating what was to be a battle between the goliaths of penalty taking against the winged feet of youth.
The boys are back town!
Weston pre-match news
Jon Newsome has said his side is down to bare bones and will have to change things around for his sides visit to third placed Weston-Super-Mare tomorrow (Sat) 3.00pm.
Reserves at home
Gresley Rovers reserves are at home on Tuesday night against Solihull Borough in the second leg of the Challenge Trophy semi final KO 7.45pm.

May 2002

Western Division News
The meeting of the Dr Martens Southern League Joint Liaison Committee due to be held on Thursday, 2nd May, has been postponed, with what little business there is to be dealt with by correspondence.
Gresley Rovers Annual Dinner
Tickets are now available for the 2002 Annual Dinner.
What holiday?
One of the most important assets any football club has is its pitch. Unfortunately, Gresley Rovers is not blessed with a billiard table pitch which is only used once every fortnight as some clubs have.
Bilston resign
Bilston Town have resigned from the Dr Martens League Western Division owing to the winding-up order hanging over their heads from Wolverhampton City Council.
Mark Evans' Annual Dinner Speech
First of all I would like to thank you all for attending this, the Gresley Rovers Annual Dinner and Presentation night.
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