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Friday, 21 October 2016

Ronnie Moore previews away trip to Lincoln

Eastleigh target signs for Saturday's opponents Lincoln

EASTLEIGH have missed out on the signing of highly-rated midfielder Elliott Whitehouse from Nuneaton Town - and could find themselves facing him at Lincoln City on Saturday in the Vanarama National League. The Imps today announced they had captured Whitehouse for an undisclosed fee after the England C man passed a medical at Sincil Bank and agreed personal terms earlier this week.

BBC to televise Eastleigh's FA Cup tie v Swindon Town

Eastleigh's FA Cup tie in the First Round at home to Swindon Town has been selected to be televised on BBC Two.

The Spitfires will take on their League One opposition on Friday 4th November at the Silverlake Stadium. The coverage will start at 7:55pm.

Ronnie Moore reacting to the news said: "The only reason the cameras are coming to us is they think there’s going to be an upset.

“But there’s no pressure on us. We’ve got nowt to lose, we’ve just got to enjoy it. It’s a chance for one or two of our younger lads to express themselves on TV and show how good they are.

“I’d imagine we’d get 5,000 into the Silverlake and there will be 2.5 million watching on TV.

“It’s going to be a special night for the club and what we don’t want to do is get beat by seven.

"We want to show the world just what a good team we are and how professionally we’re doing things here.

“The FA Cup has never been a hindrance for me, I love it for the atmosphere and the shocks.

“If we win, we win; if we lose, we lose - but let’s enjoy it.”

FA Cup: BBC One to show Eastleigh v Swindon Town clash

The FA Cup first-round tie between non-league Eastleigh and League One side Swindon Town will be broadcast on BBC One on Friday, 4 November at 19:55 GMT. Dan Walker will present the programme alongside former England winger Trevor Sinclair. National League side Eastleigh beat North Leigh 6-0 to reach this stage.

FA Cup: Eastleigh v Swindon to be screened live on BBC1

EASTLEIGH are set to be stars of the small screen next month - and pocket a cash windfall into the bargain - when their Emirates FA...

FA Cup: Ronnie wants his Eastleigh players to enjoy televised tie

EASTLEIGH boss Ronnie Moore wants his National League players to enjoy their time in the television spotlight. Welcoming the news that the Spitfires' FA Cup first round tie against League One Swindon Town is to be screened live on BBC1 on Friday, November 4 (7.55pm), the vastly experienced former Tranmere boss said: "The only reason the cameras are coming to us is they think there's going to be an upset.

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Luke Coulson called up for England 'C'

Congratulations to Eastleigh's Luke Coulson who has been called up for England 'C'.

The Spitfires' midfielder has been in stunning form for Ronnie Moore's side scoring six goals so far this season.

Coulson's well-deserved inclusion in the England C squad will see him travel to Estonia in Talinn for an International Challenge Trophy match next month on November 15th.

Luke Coulson called up for England 'C' (with image, tweets) · eastleighfc

A Social Media Story storified by Eastleigh FC

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

FA Cup 1st Round Draw - Eastleigh to face Swindon at home

Having beaten North Leigh comprehensively in a 6-0 win on Saturday, Eastleigh have been drawn at home in the First Round Proper of the Emirates FA Cup against League One side Swindon Town.

The tie is set to be played at the Silverlake Stadium over the weekend of November 4-7.

Joe Partington commented: “It will be a good test for us to try and pull off a result against a League One team.

“It’s nice for the fans to experience another League side coming to Eastleigh. Hopefully we can emulate the atmosphere we had when Bolton were here last season.

“Last year’s run was massive for all the lads in the team and it was great for the club and the chairman to get such good coverage. If you play the FA Cup right and do well, you get publicity the league will never give you.”


Meanwhile Eastleigh boss Ronnie Moore has played down rumours linking 6-goal midfielder Luke Coulson away from the club. Moore said: “It doesn’t help when you read things like that.

“No one’s come in and said here’s money on the table for Luke.

“Like I’ve said before, he could play at a higher level, it’s just a case of how high. If he continues as he is, it’s just a matter of time.

“But no one’s come in for Luke and the chairman has not stopped him going anywhere.”

In other Eastleigh news, BBC Radio Solent are reporting that the Spitfires have had a bid accepted for a player from one division below the Vanarama National League although they are facing competition from teams higher up the pyramid including one side from the Premier League.

Eastleigh boss plays down Coulson interest

MANAGER Ronnie Moore has played down reports linking Eastleigh's hot property Luke Coulson with interest from two SkyBet Championship clubs. Word from the West Midlands suggests the highly-rated midfielder/wideman is on the radar of both Birmingham City and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Monday, 17 October 2016

Donald's generous gesture well received

Donald's generous gesture well-received (with image, tweets) · eastleighfc

A Social Media Story storified by Eastleigh FC

North Leigh have issued a statement of appreciation after Eastleigh chairman Stewart Donald's "wonderful gesture" of donating Eastleigh's share of the gate receipts from Saturday's FA Cup tie to their eighth-tier opponents.

“Towards the end of the game, it was announced that the total receipts from the game would be donated to North Leigh by the chairman of Eastleigh FC, Mr Stewart Donald, who is a local West Oxfordshire resident with very strong personal and family connections to the North Leigh chairman Peter King, stretching back over 20 years.

“This wonderful gesture means our total receipts from FA competitions this season will total circa £25k."

FA Cup: Eastleigh give match proceeds to North Leigh

National League side Eastleigh donated the match proceeds from their FA Cup final qualifying round win over North Leigh to their eighth-tier opponents. The gesture was made by Spitfires chairman Stewart Donald, whose company sponsors the Southern League Division One South and West club.

Eastleigh donate gate receipts to FA Cup opponents

EASTLEIGH proved themselves a class act on and off the field, sprinkling the Silverlake Stadium with some FA Cup stardust yesterday. As well as booking their place in tomorrow evening's draw for the first round proper, they made the magnificent gesture of donating all the gate receipts to their Southern One South & West opponents North Leigh.