Bits and Pieces
Thu 11th October 2018 | Bits & Pieces | By Ian Templeman
Winsford United - the club learned with sadness that former manager Eddy Haslam passed away last week.
Eddy died of a heart attack on holiday in Spain, at the age of 61.
Club Secretary Bob Astles said:
"Eddy, a very respected coach, took charge in very difficult circumstances at the start of the 2013-2014 when, just two weeks before the start of the season, Winsford were left with just one player on the books after the remainder of the team indicated they wanted to follow former Manager Lloyd Morrison to Mossley.
"With the assistance of Rob Byrne and Kevin Bircumshaw, Eddy managed to get a squad together to start the season and to everyone’s surprise they made a successful start with runs in the cup competitions and just one league defeat in the first eight fixtures.
"One memory that will be everlasting in the memory of all those involved was when, after a run of poor results, Eddie lined up everyone in the home changing room before the game, players, club officials and bar staff and with a sheets of lyrics in front of them we all had to sing “Jerusalem” at the top of our voices, it worked as we won 2-1. Happy days!
"We have sent condolences to his family from everyone at Winsford United".
Sky Sports talk to Dale Jennings - as reported on the league website last week, Sky Sports visited the Pavilions to talk to Runcorn Town's new signing Dale Jennings about his career to date. The interview can be viewed on the Sky Sports website by clicking here.
Bootle - the Bucks confirmed at the start of the week that first team manager Phil Stafford had handed in his resignation.
A statement on the club website said: "Everyone at Bootle FC would like to thank Phil for all his effort and commitment shown to the club over the last 18 months. Joe Doran has been placed in temporary charge of all first team affairs".
West Didsbury & Chorlton - to commemorate this year’s Non-League Day, West have been given 150 copies of the latest edition of the magazine – a non-league special – to distribute to the first people through the turnstiles for their home game against Congleton Town on Saturday.
In addition, there will also be issues of Kickaround, WSC’s magazine aimed towards younger fans. Each will be given out for free, and once they’re gone, they’re gone, so the advice is to get down early to secure a copy.