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Chairmains View on Goole Town FC I would first like to welcome old and new supporters to the VPG for our first match of the season against the oldest football club in the world, 150 years this year. All the best for the next 150 years, to Sheffield FC.  I would like to thank all our supporters over the past four years of my chairmanship, also to my Board of Directors and members of the Management Committee, without whose help, the club would not function.  I would also like to thank all the Businesses that have supported. Either through the purchase of advertising space in the Programme, the Purchase of Boards, all match day sponsors and ball sponsors thank you all for your contributions. 
On to the new season the management have been busy recruiting new players whom I think will improve our squad, however we will see the proof in the making in our first home game. Some of you will have seen my appeal in the local press for a major sponsor. I was aiming this appeal at the larger companies in the area but we did not get one response. 
It is obvious to me that these companies are taking their money from local Goole companies and spending elsewhere. I call this Smash and grab what do you think? Contact me through email if you would, with your views on this matter.  Most of you are aware I am a passionate football Person and I promise you this. Goole AFC with progress will progress with or without the help of the companies. 
All the best for the season - Chairman Des O’Hearne 

Ground Address: Victoria Pleasure Grounds, Marcus Street, Goole East Yorkshire, DN14 6TW
Normal Midweeknight: Tuesday
Club Colours: Red & White , White Shts & Red Stk
Club Secretary:  Terence Redhall
Club Chairman: Desmond O'Hearne
Vice Chairman: Eric Lawton
Club Manager:  Nigel Danby
Club Assistant Manager: Mick Norbury
Match Secretary: Graeme Wilson
Programme Editor: N Tighe
Web Site Editor  Terry O'Hearne
Official Photographer: David Robinson
Status: Member of W Riding FA

Directions: Leave theE M62 at Junction 36 and follow signs to Goole Town Centre. Turn right at the 2nd set of traffic lights into Boothferry Road. Turn right again after 300 yards into Carter Street. The Victoria Pleasure Grounds is at the end of the road. 366 Metres from Goole Railway Station.

Goole AFC manager Nigel Danby left for a well earned break on Friday and can be reasonably happy with the way things are going two weeks ahead of their opening Unibond One league game with Shepshed. True friendly results are nothing to go by - and the Vikings do remain unbeaten, but in their games with Selby Town and the newly formed Scarborough Athletic in the last four days, there has been much to satisfy he and the rest of the management team. Of course there are one or two areas for improvement, and there always are, but in the second half of both games especially, Goole have produced promise which has led to wins eventually.
Against the Robins, Rob Constable finished a well worked move on the hour mark to post a win to retain the Otisdale Cup, and then against Scarborough on Thursday night, a first half penalty from Danny Buttle and second half goals from James McDaid and Dean Sidebottom. There were many chances that went begging too against Scarborough in particular, but once again Steve Rollinson and Kevin Ryan shone well and with Duncan Bray missing the opening two games through suspension, there are places to be had.
Defensively, the opening 45 minutes in the Selby game had one or two jittery moments, but they looked somewhere near normal against Scarborough and the new signings appear to be bedding in alongside last season's squad. One player who has missed both games is Brad Hill, but he will return for next Saturday's final warm-up game against North Ferriby.

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