NEWS

Check out the F.P.L. page for news of the draw:

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New player for The Nash:

 

5th. August…and  our Player of the year David Fielding is presented with his award by Mark Bradshaw, Curzon first team  boss and walking football mentor:

“Fantastic game at the Nash today 2nd. August…read all about it at the link below the pic…Yes it was a great game today, a perfect advertisement for WF. Full flowing and end to end throughout. It doesn’t get much better than this for skill, effort and enjoyment by both teams, well done everyone”

………..Anonymous email to the website

 

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If you think we can raise a Nash Ambler’s  Over 60’s squad for  a sixth successive season at Heywood’s GMWFL from September this year please ring Alan, or text before the end of this week 27th.July – o7387 174934.

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Player of the season, player of the year ? Your choice – either way the name is the same…

“Thank you everyone – just playing and the camaraderie and the friendships I have made make life worthwhile. The banter is second to none. And the organisation by Alan, Mark and the committee are incredible. We are all very lucky to be doing something as well organised and enjoyable at our time of life, long may it continue for us all – thanks” –  Dave Fielding

KEITH YARDLEY STEPS UP TO PLAYER/MANAGE THE AMBLERS IN THE KING STREET FESTIVAL – COLIN CUTHBERT STEPS IN TO REPLACE JOHN SMITH WHO’LL BE ON THE CREST OF AN OCEAN WAVE !

JULY 21st.Tomorrow. Monday 22nd.  the voting will close for the player of the year season 2018/19. 90% of votes have been cast some by text and online. I’ll have a few slips with me tomorrow if you want one. Remember £1 per vote for first and second choice (inclusive) helps pay for the trophy.  Result will be announced midweek online by way of a video.  The award will be presented early August at the Nash I reckon. Cheers – Alan Richards

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Player of the year vote fragments !

The first dozen votes are in and it’s an  interesting ELEVEN horse race so far. (Yes, ELEVEN !)

With so many names mentioned so far in the voting with a first and second choice to try to avoid a tie.  It’s building up to quite  a crescendo of excitement for the 22nd. deadline. If you haven’t had a voting slip yet ask yours truly. We have a leader but he can be caught. – Ed.

Dave Partington in Goaklkeeper guise

All will be revealed soon and  for the princely sum of a quid  (to buy the trophy) there’s still time for you to cast your vote. Last years winner Dave Partington is ineligible as is 2017 winner and goal scorer extraordinaire Terry Bertenshaw…..

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News from the Nash 3g. July 12th. 2019…

Today we welcomed new player David Atherley into the fold at Curzon.  He’s not played football for many  a long year but dipped his toes into the water today in  a blue bib and emerged on the winning team. Not quite a baptism of fire but the pace of the game was exceedingly brisk  and David’s been invited to Denton on  a Thursday morning where he may better acclimatise himself to the walking game in the short term.

David Atherley

Other returners, or novices would find  it hard, if not impossible  to impose themselves on the kind of game I saw this morning.

The days of the recent past when we had enough players for two games seem to have gone for now. This catered  for those who see themselves as a cut above the ordinary and somewhat more mobile, to play the kind of game they enjoy on  one pitch whilst  others, including newcomers  would play a purer version of the game on the other.  However, there were some that didn’t like THAT either. Not easy to satisfy varying tastes but…

…It’s in the interests of inclusivity that  numbers grow a.s.a.p. but unfortunately we cannot conjure players up from thin air. Recruitment  is at a virtual standstill, although some will of course feel this doesn’t matter.

Feedback box below.   – Ed.

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NEWS ! This weeks NASH PODCAST features a conversation with Mark Bradshaw –

 

June 12th. 2019 – –The Nash Amblers held a very strong Over 60’s  England regional side (W.F.A.) to  a three-three draw .  A truly valiant effort by all in blue which will see fuller reporting, and video links emerge soon. In the meantime here is a group mingle after the final whistle.  If some look cream crackered – it was that kind of game – and thirty minutes each way. Almost all of the game is now online on youtube – check the ‘Friendlies’ page for links.

Grateful thanks to Referee Garry Pearce.

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9th.June 2019;  A  Seven v. Seven at the Nash today and a 4 – 2 win for the Blues aided by  a second half Bradshaw infusion.  Mark played outfield today to give him  a walk out before the friendly with N.W. England W.F.A. on Wednesday.  Trevor Brereton will report soon.  Here are the teams gathered by our new banner. I’m also pleased to report a productive chat with Curzon’s new ‘media man’ Paul Jolleys.

 

7th.June 2019 – with turnout predictably a little lower than usual at the Nash today, Dave Fielding has messaged in  a brief report of the five-a-side game that took place…

A final score of 4 – 4. Sides were Blacks – Mike Keiron, Joe Bemrose , Mike Conroy, Steve Hampson and Colin Cuthbert. Oranges – Dave Fielding, Andy Truett, Dave Lees, Mike Caldwell and Rod Seddon.  First half Dave Fielding in goals,  Second Andy Truett. A very good game of flowing football with the excellent Mike Conroy scoring 4 goals for the blacks. first half ended 4 – 1 to Oranges – unsure of all scorers for Orange but know Dave Lees and Mike Caldwell were on target. Incredible comeback by the side in black bibs in the second half to level the scores. A massive thank you given to Roy Smith for refereeing with no whistle ! – which must have made it doubly difficult for him” –                                                                                                         Dave Fielding

 

Thanks Dave – much appreciated and I can confirm Refereeing without a whistle is hard ! – Ed.

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NASH AMBLERS AT HEYWOOD’S G.M.W.F.L. yesterday:

 

SEVENTY FIVE YEARS ON CURZON ASHTON FOOTBALL CLUB EXPRESSES GRATITUDE AND THANKS IN THE FORM OF A SINGLE POIGNANT IMAGE…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Handshakes all round at the end of the goalless draw 9 v 8 game at the Nash Monday 3rd.June

A photo from Colin Fielding…

 

 

 

 

 

31/5/19 and MESSRS:PEARCE , RICHARDS AND BRADSHAW WERE MISSING TODAY  SO AMONGST OTHERS, ANOTHER STALWART CAME TO THE AID OF THE PARTY – ‘PARTY’  himself…

David Partington (left) with Alan Graham

Here’s his account of what transpired when thirteen others took to the 3g….

Yellows 1  (Conroy)  Blues 1 (Wingrove)

It was seven v seven this morning at the Nash, the game ended in a 1-1 draw with Mike Conroy scoring for the yellows when he received a fine cross ball from Terry Bertenshaw.  Mike hit the ball first time from close range with great power,  Partington in the Blues goals managed to get his finger tips to it but could not keep it out !  The keeper had to check he still had all his fingers intact it was hit  that hard.  Yellows, with Pete Smith pulling the strings from midfield were well worth their lead and he was well assisted by Martyn Heath and Joe Bemrose, leaving Mike Caldwell up front. 

John Gaskin

Gordon Nixon took the gloves once more and dealt with everything comfortably,  making a couple of very good saves.  The blues had the ever dependable Rob Lake at the back, along with Dave Fielding and this pair made it tough for Yellows to create chances. Steve Wingrove made the decisive pass enabling Steve Foster to score a deserved equaliser for the Blues.

Steve Hampson was always involved as always, to great effect it must be said and John Gaskin also played his part in game without a referee  and no Mark Bradshaw who was busy elsewhere.  Good game, good draw and played with the right attitude seeing there was no Referee well done everyone.  

*edited* – thank you David.

Note for Denton men” Tuesday will see our final games at Curzon Ashton during the enforced switch.” Thanks to Mark Bradshaw and the club for making us welcome while our pitch was renewed, it’s not far from completion – Ed.

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GOOD SAVE DAVE !

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Mark Bradshaw

Mark Bradshaw is to make his debut for the Nash Amblers in the June 12th. friendly v. N.W.England (WFA) .  A matter of months  ‘underage’ his appearance has been agreed with the N.W. manager Mark Davis.

We will still look to field a team with an average age of around sixty years.

An important factor when it comes to team selection in which Competitive boss John Smith, Co-ordinator Alan Richards and Bradshaw himself will be involved.

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This is a  relatively  new site.

The domain name has cost Nash Amblers funds just  £15.50.  Higher  ‘hosting costs’ are subsidised for now by Denton Walking Football Group who have online hosting which can accommodate extra domains.  DWFG players agreed to renew the plan this month, which also includes under its wing the Fair Play website.

This means the new site has at least  twelve months to establish itself as the ‘go to’ site for the walking football at the Nash. Please use it. It is hoped that the Curzon club website will link to this one in  an effort to raise the profile of walking football at the Nash.

I will be editing it for the time being but as you can  see from the page headings there’s scope for lots of input from trusted sources – match reports etc. A feedback box like the one below will accompany most of the posts here. If you wish your comments to remain private just add that add the end of the text, or otherwise they may be published here – thanks.

Alan Richards (Current co-ordinator Curzon WF)  Nash Amblers.

Here’s an old screenshot from the 2017 end of year review – get well soon AG !