Non-league: Christchurch face daunting task against champions

PRIORY BOSS: Michael Cuffie

PRIORY BOSS: Michael Cuffie

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CHRISTCHURCH end their season with a trip to newly-crowned league champions and FA Vase finalists Sholing tomorrow (7.45pm).

Priory, who fielded just 10 players in their 12-0 thrashing at Newport IOW on Saturday, will be without suspended quartet Dan Steer, Josh Hanratty, Tom Biles and Mark Smith for the final match which takes place after the end of the regular Wessex League season.

First-team assistant Bob Sullivan will take charge at the Silverlake Arena with manager Michael Cuffie missing due to a pre-arranged personal commitment.

Wimborne Town's rookie defender Liam Donachy comes into contention alongside several of Christchurch's youth and reserve players.

Priory: (from) Field, Curtis, Donachy, Taylor, Sullivan, Homan, Rollinson, Clark, Fairbrother, Saul, Meyer, Mead, Burden, Cullen, Blackburn.

  • Poole Town have announced a price freeze on admission for the 2014-15 season with under-16s able to watch matches at Tatnam for just £1.

Adult admission will cost £10 while concessions (senior citizens, under-18s and students) are priced at £7.

Dolphins fans can also take advantage of an early bird season ticket discount with adults priced at £175, concessions £120 and under-16s £18 until Friday, June 27.

Season ticket prices after that will be £195, £135 and £20 respectively. For more information, email: info@pooletownfc.co.uk

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9:47pm Wed 30 Apr 14

Heathrowboy says...

The humiliation v Newport will be Cuffies' last game - just keeping the seat warm now for Adie Arnold or Simon Browne.
The humiliation v Newport will be Cuffies' last game - just keeping the seat warm now for Adie Arnold or Simon Browne. Heathrowboy
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9:31am Thu 1 May 14

Rich.stainer says...

Just want to point out that its not me saying that!, just in case i get accused!!!
Just want to point out that its not me saying that!, just in case i get accused!!! Rich.stainer
  • Score: -1

10:11am Thu 1 May 14

Heathrowboy says...

How viable is having a first team manager that nobody wants to play for?
How viable is having a first team manager that nobody wants to play for? Heathrowboy
  • Score: 5

1:16pm Thu 1 May 14

GetOnTheBeerSon says...

So Aide Arnold finished 19th in the league with Verwood (although he walked out on them) Church finished 16th, I take it you are saying that players would play for him over Mick Cuffie ? No budget at either club so what would be different & why would Aide do better at Church ? Simon Browne surely he would have been taken by Verwood if he was looking and as reported interested in the job ? From what I know Mick Cuffie good honest manager some people don't like to hear the truth ! I previous played for some of the current managers around and there are some a/holes out there but thought Cuffs was ok. He is also willing to give the youth players a chance.
So Aide Arnold finished 19th in the league with Verwood (although he walked out on them) Church finished 16th, I take it you are saying that players would play for him over Mick Cuffie ? No budget at either club so what would be different & why would Aide do better at Church ? Simon Browne surely he would have been taken by Verwood if he was looking and as reported interested in the job ? From what I know Mick Cuffie good honest manager some people don't like to hear the truth ! I previous played for some of the current managers around and there are some a/holes out there but thought Cuffs was ok. He is also willing to give the youth players a chance. GetOnTheBeerSon
  • Score: -1

5:17pm Thu 1 May 14

trolley says...

What's with the opposition to cuffie since day one?this season was always going to be tough given church lost most of their players to kempy and wimborne,give the guy a chance to rebuild
What's with the opposition to cuffie since day one?this season was always going to be tough given church lost most of their players to kempy and wimborne,give the guy a chance to rebuild trolley
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10:17pm Thu 1 May 14

Heathrowboy says...

Whoops.....another 8 conceded tonight!
Cuffie isn't the only Manager who had to rebuild or had to cope with some form of upheaval. His (and the club's) problem is that nobody wants to play for him - can't see that changing next season either, so something will have to give surely?
Whoops.....another 8 conceded tonight! Cuffie isn't the only Manager who had to rebuild or had to cope with some form of upheaval. His (and the club's) problem is that nobody wants to play for him - can't see that changing next season either, so something will have to give surely? Heathrowboy
  • Score: 4

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