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Season 2004 - 2005

THE MANAGEMENT
 
FRED CLIFF ( Manager ) Took over from Eddie Lloyden in January 2002. Brought in a mix of youth and experience to combine with the best of the Five Towns talent already at the club . Previously with Harrogate Railway and Yorkshire Ammers.
 
PETER RUSHFIRTH (Assistant Manager ) Tush has considerable experience in Leeds area Football and gives solid backup to Fred , well respected by all at Glasshoughton .
 
ASHLEY  FIELDHOUSE ( Coach)   Ash runs an excellent training regime and is highly respected by all the playing staff . Lists Harrogate Town amongst his former clubs.
 
MICK JACOBSEN (Physio ) Been a part of the club for many years and always reliable .Usually first on site and last to leave. Many think he lives in the dressing rooms!! Worth asking for a tip as there isnt much worth knowing about racing that he doesnt know.
 
 
 
 

THE PLAYING STAFF
 
JAMES SHUTT (keeper) - Signed from Guiesley with bags of Unibond experience with Nethermoor and Ossett Town.  Made a superb start with the Blues and was an early player of the month winner.
 
PAUL MATTISON (defence/imdfield) - A former pro at Darlington.  Strong, pacy and great reading of play and ability to play on either side or even in the middle of defence makes him a manager's dream and a constant threat to opponents.
 
SHAUN CONSTABLE (midfield) - A very experienced player and well known on the local scene.
 
WAYNE NOTEMAN (defence/midfield) - One of the best known players in the county.  Signed for the Blues last Autumn and was immediately made captain.
 
ALEX HANSON (defence) - A product of the academy and a promising full back.  Has had trials with Barnsley.
 
MARTIN WOLFORD (midfield/forward) - Very promising young player and a another product of the academy.  Has represented the West Riding FA and is a pacy finisher.
 
CARL FOX (midfield) - Skillful flank player who can tackle well and score goals.  Joined from Garforth Town at the end of the 2001/2002 season.  Currently playing the best football of his career.
 
PAUL ARKLE (midfield/forward) - Pacy player who had an excellent 2003/2004 season.  Previously with Tadcaster Albion and Ossett Town.
 
ANDEW SEED (midfield/forward) - Pace, poise, energy and a great cross.  Represented the County U18 last year and could yet go far in the game.
 
JASON BRADLEY (forward) - Target man who leads the line well.  One half of an excellent strike pair.  Previosly with Gaforth Town and Beeston.
 
DAREEN LEACH (midfield) - Strong competitor who was signed from Ossett Town this season.
 
LEE PARKER (forward) - 2002/2003 top scorer and a popular player at the club.  He returned in February after his marriage and continues his wonderful near goal a game average.
 
RICKY BENNETT (forward) - Youngster who has returned from Tadcaster.  A nice lad, he is pacy and enthusiastic and scored on his debut.
 
KARL CODD (keeper) - A big young keeper with West Yorkshire league experience who is trying to establish himself at NCEL level.
 
RICHARD DOBSON (defence) - Young strong, quick defender who has been dogged by injury in his two years with the Blues after joining from Garforth Town.  Very good potential for a big career at ths level.
 
JERMAINE MANNERS (forward) - Well travelleved at this and Unibond level.  Second season at the club.  A speedy forward.
 
JULIAN WILKES (midfield) - Another experienced palyer at this and Unibond level.  A skilful and determined player, he is in his second season with the Blues.

 "The Blues"