News Round-up (13th June 2011)

Stafford Rangers will be hosting an open meeting for fans and shareholders tomorrow evening, Tuesday 14th June 2001, at 7-30 pm in the Social Club. The official website adds that: ‘Present at the meeting will be the manager, Greg Clowes, his assistant, Dorian Garner, new club secretary, Robbie Mullin and members of the new Commercial team as well as some current Board members. It is hoped that several committed players for next season will also be in attendance and the meeting will provide fans with a chance to acquaint themselves with the new management team.’

Brocton FC launched a new website at on Sunday 12th June 2011. Commercial Manager Adam Checkley wrote: ‘Our new and improved site will allow everyone to track the progress of the teams easier, view what is happening on and off the pitch and allow us to show you what the club is about.

‘Keep us bookmarked in your favourites and why not sign up to become a member of our website? This way we can keep you informed of fixtures, results, announcements and events at the club. Simply follow the links on the website and join us!

‘Any comments on the website feel free to contact us. We can only improve with your help!’

The proposed Midland Combination line-up for the forthcoming 2011/12 season, subject to AGM vote, will see Brocton as part of a 16-team Premier Division. Compared to last season, there is one newcomer Earlswood Town while Alveston, Massey Ferguson (both resigned), Dosthill Colts (merged with Coleshill and will play in the Midland Alliance) and Heather St John (promoted to the Midland Alliance) have left the division.

The West Midlands (Regional) League AGM is scheduled for next Monday at Cradley Heath so Stafford Town won’t have to wait too long to find out the 2011/12 line-up. Town hosted a successful Family Fun Day on Saturday 4th June.

The managerial vacancy at Newcastle Town has been filled by a former Stafford Rangers defender. John Diskin, who played under Ian Painter during the 2000/01 season succeeds Greg Clowes. A statement on Town’s official website confirmed the appointment: ‘Newcastle Town are pleased to announce the appointment of John Diskin as First Team Manager for the coming season. John will be assisted by Ivan Lodge and Dave Sutton, both of whom were the successful management duo of the Reserve side in the Staffs Senior League. Following intense deliberations the Club decided to appoint from within and feel that as the three have worked together at Newcastle and all been players at Leek Town they should form a well knit unit together.

‘The appointment will give the Club some continuity in the present climate and will reward the three for their loyalty. The three know what is expected of them and they are busy bringing in players to replace those who have departed for pastures new. No names will be released until they are signed up and tied to the Club.’

There is less than two weeks to go before Stone Dominoes host a day-long ‘DomFest Music Festival’ on Saturday 25th June at Springbank Park. The event will feature three top tribute bands which will be supported by five local and original bands. There are more details on Stone Dominoes official website (, as well as Facebook (domfestuk) and Twitter (@domfestuk).

Finally, returning to the theme of former Stafford Rangers players, striker Guy Madjo has joined League One Stevenage (,,10839~2375233,00.html) Since leaving Stafford in 2007, Guy has enjoyed spells at Crawley Town, Shrewsbury Town, Guangdong Sunray Cave in China and Albanian side Bylis Ballsh. Goalkeeper James Lindley has rejoined Hucknall Town.