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Boreham Wood: Road to the top

Started on 20 July 2014 by ARSENAL_ruleZ
Latest Reply on 22 July 2014 by Tallery
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I hope you have as much success with Boreham Wood as Or Dabool did! :D
I'm liking the story so far. Good luck
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10 yearsEdited

Garrard Leaves Boreham Wood!


In a shocking turn of events this morning,Club captain and assistant manager of Boreham wood Luke Garrard announced that He has left the club and will now become a free agent. This comes just 48 hours after the Club announced the appointment of new assistant manager Ashton Rigby on a 1 year deal.

Reports suggest that Former Boreham wood right-back felt that he was surplus to requirements at Meadow park and that he would Like a new challenge in his career. Luke Garrard was one of the highest earners at Boreham wood. Only English midfielder Mario Noto earned £150 p/w more than him.

Rumours are already emerging that other Clubs are hot on the tail of the right-back with some suggesting that Skrill Premier Club Dartford willing to offer him £550 p/w for his player player services alone.
Hopefully you can manage without the fullback and sign a nice replacement :)
I've got a soft spot for Boreham Wood seeing as I'm an Arsenal fan! Good luck in the season mate. I'll keep an eye on it!

Boreham wood Bolster their defence



This morning, Boreham have announced the signings of 20 year-old Luke Jones and 15 year-old Paul Hinshelwood. Both signings were free transfers and the players are expected to train with the rest of the squad tomorrow after passing their medical 48 hours ago. It is expected that Paul Hinshelwood will go straight into the first team and fill the void left by departing player/coach Luke Garrard in the right back position earlier this month. Meanwhile, the less experienced and highly rated Luke Jones should act as cover across the defensive line but is also expected to play a big part at the club in the future.

Paul joined his current club Havant and waterlooville in 2009. He made 131 appearances for the Hawks scoring 4 goals in the process but also spent some time out on loan at Whitehawk. He has a reputation for being a no-nonsense type of player who gives it his all for 90 minutes.




Luke Jones on the other hand is quite the opposite. He is more known for playing the wing back role, bombarding forward and crossing in the ball. Although he hasn't had much experience in his career so far (Only a couple trials at Barton Rovers and Kettering) He is clearly eager to impress and new Boreham Wood manager has already stated that every single player will have to fight for their place in the starting 11.

Some good signings there!
2014-07-21 17:44#185545 MCox93 : I've got a soft spot for Boreham Wood seeing as I'm an Arsenal fan! Good luck in the season mate. I'll keep an eye on it!
Me too! The friendly on Saturday inspired me to do this. Thanks for the comment :)
Tallery1164: I hope ;)

Pre-season 2013-14



We had a very up and down pre-season. It was very long and allowed me to test many different tactics and players so hopefully I we have a successful season ahead.

We started off with a a game against our U21s and we ended up winning it quite comfortably. Although all of our goals were in the second half, we dominated possession, created many chances and the opposition never looked like threatening.

Next up was an away trip to Potters Bar. Once again it was a comfortable victory for us and we were simply a level above them. I brought on some youngsters in the second half and they disappoint me at all.

We had a 3 o'clock kick off against Arsenal U21s next. I wasn't optimistic going into this match so I wasn't that disappointed with the result. In fact, I was pleased with our performance. We had a few good spells of possession and created a couple of decent chances but our finishing was poor.

Next we were up against League 1 outfit Brentford. Again, I wasn't expecting much going into this game. This was quite a frustrating match for me to watch. We struggled to get the ball around and were sloppy in possession Whereas the opposition were clinical and ruthless in attack.

An away trip to Oxford Cityfollowed. This was a tricky affair but we ran away with a 1-0 win. Pretty good display from both teams but we took our chance in the 70th minute and walked away as victors.

Up next we had to entertain Watford. I couldn't really be mad at the lads for the result as Watford are clearly a better team. The opposition were clinical in their attacks and they were simply better than us on all fronts. Nothing we could do.

Luton was the next frienly. This was the worst performance in the entire pre-season on my books. Luton are a team that I really felt we could beat them. Once again we struggled in possession and our few chances chances were very dull and meaningless.

Our last away match was against Biggleswade Town. This was a straight forward match and a comfortable 3-0 victory for the wood. We looked very sharp and threatening on the attack and our defence done their job when the had to.

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We ended our Pre-season with a visit from West Ham. This was such an inspiring performance from our defence and I'm really proud of them. The hammers threw everything at us but we kept denying them and the ball spent more time in row Z than in the back of our net.

Overall Thoughts

As I already said, This was a very up and down run of games. Of course some of the games against bigger teams were decided by the opposition and I couldn't fault my team but I do still think that we could've done much better in the other games as we looked very lacklustre at times. Consistemcy is something that must be addressed if we are to be successful in the forthcoming season.

Player of Pre-season

Player of pre-season was close but I've chosen kudus oyenuga, on loan from Dundee Utd. He looked very sharp in most games and always got him himself in dangerous positions. I will have to use him very wisely as he is deadly and can cause lots of trouble amongst the opposition defence.

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Friendly good teams good enough! Last friendly is really the best of your think! Good luck in the new season!
not a bad preseason, but hope results look a bit better after your first month of the season :)

good luck
Decent results in pre-season, hopefully you can be a little more consistent with your results when the season starts :)
Love the graphic and some good results!

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