Showing posts from January, 2017

Daily Echo | Allen bemoans appalling first half v Woking

Boss Martin Allen bemoans Eastleigh's "appalling" first-half performanceEASTLEIGH have confirmed that their rearranged National League showdown against Macclesfield Town on February 21 will remain a free-entry game. But that will come as scant consolation to Spitfires fans who forked out good money for yesterday's truly dreadful 1-0 home defeat by relegation-battling Woking who played the last 25 minutes with ten men.

Eastleigh v Macclesfield | Rearranged date | still FREE

Eastleigh's league game versus Macclesfield Town, that was postponed last Tuesday owing to a frozen pitch, has been rearranged for Tuesday 21st February at 7.45pm.
This game will remain a free entry fixture for all supporters. The free entry for supporters scheme we have found highly successful and the game last Tuesday was designated as one of those fixtures. Unfortunately we were defeated by the weather but we have been able to launch the scheme again for the rearranged fixture. Eastleigh v @thesilkmen - Rearranged— Eastleigh FC (@EastleighFC) January 28, 2017
Eastleigh v Macclesfield rearranged - and it's still FREE entry EASTLEIGH'S Vanarama National League game against Macclesfield Town, postponed last Tuesday owing to a frozen pitch, has been rearranged for...

Eastleigh 0-1 Woking

Eastleigh: Graham Stack Hakeem Odoffin, Michael Green (Sam Muggleton, 46), Sam Togwell, Bondz N’Gala, Adam Dugdale, Tyler Garratt (Mikael Mandron, 40), Jai Reason, James Constable (Mekhi McLeod, 60), Darius Henderson, Ross Stearn.Subs (not used): Ben Strevens, Ayo Obileye.
Referee: Alan Young.

Attendance: 2,036
Storify: @EastleighFC 0-1 Woking - — Jamie Montigue (@jamiemontigue) January 29, 2017
FULL TIME | #Spitfires 0-1 @wokingfc. — Eastleigh FC (@EastleighFC) January 28, 2017
REACTION: @eastleighfc boss Martin Allen with @jordanclarkcouk after 1-0 defeat by Woking via @audioBoom — BBC Solent Sport (@solentsport) January 28, 2017
Setback for Eastleigh as ten-man Woking win 1-0 at the Silverlake Eastleigh 0 Woking 1. EASTLEIGH'S hopes of making a late charge for the Vanarama National League play-offs were derailed by ten-man Woking at the Silverlake Stadium this afternoon. The third-to-bottom Cards…

Preview | Martin Allen | Woking


Ryan Cresswell injury update


Season Tickets 2017/2018

We are delighted to announce that there will be NO INCREASE AGAIN in Season Ticket prices for the 2017-2018 season.— Eastleigh FC (@EastleighFC) January 25, 2017
These prices will enable Adult Season Ticket holders to watch all leagues games at under £5 per game #Spitfires— Eastleigh FC (@EastleighFC) January 25, 2017
2017-18 Season Ticket Information | Eastleigh FCWe are delighted to announce that there will be NO INCREASE AGAIN in Season Ticket prices for the 2017-2018 season. The Club continues to be committed to bringing 'Affordable Football' to The Silverlake. Yet again, our Early Bird Prices will be available until the end of April, however unlike previous seasons there will be no extension period.

Bird signs for Newport County

Striker Bird flies the Eastleigh nestFORMER Portsmouth striker Ryan Bird has parted company with Eastleigh and returned to the Football League. The 29-year-old has joined Newport County who are rock-bottom of SkyBet League Two. Bird was transfer-listed by Eastleigh boss Martin Allen just prior to Christmas.
Welcome to Rodney Parade Ryan Bird!Newport County AFC are pleased to announce the signing of Ryan Bird on a permanent deal. The twenty-nine year old striker joins the Exiles in time for Saturday's Sky Bet League two encounter with Hartlepool United at Rodney Parade.

Game off - Eastleigh v Macclesfield

OFF - tonight's game against @thesilkmen has been postponed due to a frozen pitch #Spitfires— Eastleigh FC (@EastleighFC) January 24, 2017
We will announce further details regarding the rearranged fixture when we have them #Spitfires— Eastleigh FC (@EastleighFC) January 24, 2017
Eastleigh game frozen offEASTLEIGH'S hopes of a bumper attendance for tonight's scheduled free-entry game against Macclesfield Town have been scuppered by the cold...

Pitch inspection planned

There will be a pitch inspection at 08:45 tomorrow morning ahead of our fixture with @thesilkmen— Eastleigh FC (@EastleighFC) January 23, 2017
Pitch Inspection Planned | Eastleigh FCThere will be a pitch inspection at 09.30 tomorrow morning ahead of our Vanarama National League game against Macclesfield Town. The Silverlake has seen a [...]
Eastleigh call early-morning pitch inspectionTOMORROW'S big free-entry game between Eastleigh and Macclesfield Town is hanging in the balance. With temperatures due to plummet again tonight and a thick fog still enveloping the area, the Spitfires will hold an 8.45 pitch inspection tomorrow morning. An early decision is needed prior to Macclesfield setting off on a 400-mile round trip south.

Tony Lee moves on

Twenty year old Tony Lee has been allowed to move on from Eastleigh Football Club to pursue his ambition of first team football.— Eastleigh FC (@EastleighFC) January 23, 2017
Tony has now linked up with Gosport Borough and we wish him well for the future. #Spitfires— Eastleigh FC (@EastleighFC) January 23, 2017
Lee Moves On | Eastleigh FCTwenty year old Tony Lee has been allowed to move on from Eastleigh Football Club to pursue his ambition of first team football. Tony has [...]

Preview | Martin Allen | Macclesfield Town


Video: Sutton v Eastleigh

🎥 @suttonunited 1-1 @EastleighFC.
Footage from BT Sport— Jamie Montigue (@jamiemontigue) January 23, 2017

Daily Echo | Reaction from Doswell and Allen | Sutton 1-1 Eastleigh

Doswell left with "crick in the neck" after 1-1 draw with EastleighTHE irony of Sutton United's equaliser against Eastleigh yesterday was not lost on the Us' former Spitfires boss Paul Doswell. A major feature of the 1-1 Vanarama National League draw at Gander Green Lane was the long throw of new Eastleigh signing Sam Muggleton who, according to manager Martin Allen, can propel the ball further than ex-Saint Rory Delap.

Storify: Sutton 1-1 Eastleigh

Storify - Sutton United 1-1 @EastleighFC— Jamie Montigue (@jamiemontigue) January 22, 2017
Full-Time - @suttonunited 1-1— Eastleigh FC (@EastleighFC) January 21, 2017
A header in each half meant a point apiece today - @tylergarratt's first in an Eastleigh shirt was cancelled out by Tubbs' flicked effort.— Eastleigh FC (@EastleighFC) January 21, 2017
FT: Sutton Utd 1-1 @EastleighFC - #Spitfires reduce the gap from nine points to eight away from the play-offs. On to Macclesfield Tuesday.— BBC Solent Sport (@solentsport) January 21, 2017
Martin Allen slightly frustrated with the point but told me Eastleigh are improving. A point closer to the play offs after the others lost— Ian (@Ian_Wilding1) January 21, 2017
.@EastleighFC boss Martin Allen tell @Ian_Wilding1 that he was impressed with his side in draw at Sutton. #Spitfires— BBC Solent Sport (@solentsport) January 21, 2017

Daily Echo | Tubbs back to haunt Eastleigh in 1-1 draw at Sutton

Tubbs back to haunt Eastleigh in 1-1 draw at SuttonSUTTON UNITED 1 EASTLEIGH 1. EASTLEIGH extended their unbeaten Vanarama National League run to four games this afternoon, but were pegged back for a 1-1 draw against Sutton United at Gander Green Lane. Tyler Garratt gave the Spitfires an interval lead, but Sutton - buoyed by their midweek FA Cup heroics against AFC Wimbledon - levelled through ex- Spitfire Matt Tubbs with 20 minutes to go.

Preview | Adam Dugdale | Sutton United


Transcript - 5 years a Spitfire | Stewart Donald - In conversation with Michael Kurn

5 years a Spitfire
Stewart Donald – In conversation with Michael Kurn

MK= Michael Kurn SD: Stewart Donald
{Transcript typed by Jamie Montigue}
MK: Let’s take you back to 2011. The Spitfires were in the Conference South,. Mid-table, a side pushing for the play-offs but not quite making it. Ian Baird was the manager and crowds averaged around 650 people.
Fast forward five years. The club is in the National League pushing for promotion to the Football League with former Brentford manager Martin Allen at the helm of the playing squad.
Attendances are growing year on year and recently the Spitfires took 1500 fans away in the FA Cup third round.
The club has certainly grown under the leadership of Stewart Donald and his team. What a five years it’s been for Eastleigh FC.
Lets now take a look back and cast an eye to the future with the chairman and owner Stewart Donald.
Stewart, five years. It’s flown by.
SD: Yes, it feels like about two days. We’ve crammed an awful lot in a short peri…

Sam Togwell appointed as new Eastleigh captain

Eastleigh appoint new captain and add a young winger to the ranksSAM Togwell will wear the Eastleigh captain's armband for the rest of the season. Joe Partington's departure to Bristol Rovers left the Spitfires looking for a new skipper and, in 32-year-old defensive midfielder Togwell, manager Martin Allen believes he has the perfect man for the job.

Daily Echo | New Eastleigh signing throws further than Rory Delap

New Eastleigh signing "throws further than Rory Delap"HE was a Conference winner with Barnet and creates all manner of havoc with a throw longer than ex-Saint Rory Delap's. Small wonder that Eastleigh manager Martin Allen was so keen to link up again with the Spitfires' latest signing Sam Muggleton.

Preview | Martin Allen | Sutton United


Coulson signs for Barnet for club record fee

Luke Coulson has completed his move to League Two side Barnet for a club record fee for Eastleigh.
The 22-year-old's departure comes just days after Joe Partington left the Silverlake Stadium for Bristol Rovers.
A statement from Eastleigh FC read: "After lengthy negotiations, 22-year-old Luke Coulson has transferred from Eastleigh to League Two Barnet for an undisclosed fee.
"Coulson has been with The Spitfires for less than a year but again Eastleigh Football Club do not want to stand in the way of a players desire to play at a higher level, which Coulson has taken.
"It also allows Eastleigh to net a record transfer fee surpassing the amount received only last weekend for Joe Partington.
"Eastleigh wish Luke well for his future and thank him for his time with us."
Thank you to everyone at @EastleighFC, an amazing club that I was proud to be part of. Looking forward to my new challenge at @BarnetFC. — Luke Coulson (@LukeCoulson8) January 18, 2017
Coulson D…

Video: Martin Allen | Midweek round-up


Wilson now staying at Eastleigh

Following yesterday’s announcement that the Spitfires had accepted an offer for striker Scott Wilson, Eastleigh have now revealed that he is set to stay.
"Scott made it clear that he wishes to remain with us and is determined to play a key part in helping us deliver our ambitions," an official statement read.
A transfer update from the club added: "With the January transfer window in full swing, the club expect to announce a couple of signings in addition to Sam Muggleton. 
"It is also likely that there will be a similar number of departures as Martin looks to shape his squad for the remainder of the season and beyond."
Striker is staying at Eastleigh after allEASTLEIGH have this morning confirmed that striker Scott Wilson is going nowhere. The National League club yesterday announced that they had "accepted a bid" for the pacy marksman, signed on a one-year contract from Weston-super-Mare last summer. The identity of Wilson's suitors was not pub…

Bid accepted for Wilson

Eastleigh Football Club have accepted a bid for striker Scott Wilson.
Eastleigh have given permission for Scott to talk with the respective club and will update fans in due course as appropriate. Eastleigh Football Club have accepted a bid today for Scott Wilson #Spitfires — Eastleigh FC (@EastleighFC) January 17, 2017
Now Eastleigh accept a bid for striker ANOTHER of Eastleigh's younger players is on the brink of leaving the Vanarama National League club.

Eastleigh sign Muggleton

Eastleigh have confirmed the signing of 21-year-old defender Sam Muggleton for a nominal fee from Barnet.
Sam started his career at Leicester City before moving on to East Midlands County League side Holwell Sports following his release. Sam then returned to the professional game with Gillingham. After only two appearances for the Kent side Sam signed for Barnet, where he helped them clinch the National League championship in 2015.
Sam is comfortable in a left back role or on the left hand side of midfield and has also played in the middle of the park. Sam also has the ability of the long throw to add to the sides attacking options.
Sam goes straight into the squad for our Vanarama National League fixture at Sutton United on Saturday. Eastleigh Sign Muggleton | Eastleigh FC Following our fixture last night I felt compelled to write to Bristol Rovers today regarding the conduct of their supporters. It was obviously a huge night for Eastleigh [...]
Official: Sam Muggleton makes Eastleigh…

Offer received for Coulson

Eastleigh has received and accepted an offer for midfielder Luke Coulson.
A club statement read as follows:
“Eastleigh Football Club can today confirm that they are in receipt of an acceptable offer from a Football League club for their England C squad international midfielder Luke Coulson.
“Coulson, who joined Eastleigh this time last year from Oxford City, has been the subject of two approaches so far this month which have been turned down, but the player has now been given permission to talk to the interested party following the offer.
“We will keep spectators updated when appropriate.”
Eastleigh Football Club can confirm that they are in receipt of an acceptable offer from a Football League Club for midfielder @LukeCoulson8 — Eastleigh FC (@EastleighFC) January 17, 2017
.@EastleighFC confirm they have received "an acceptable offer" for @LukeCoulson8 from an EFL club. Player given permission to begin talks — BBC Solent Sport (@solentsport) January 17, 2017
Eastleigh midfi…

5 Years a Spitfire | Stewart Donald with Michael Kurn

Odoffin loan extended

Championship side Wolverhampton Wanderers defender Hakeem Odoffin has extended his stay with Eastleigh FC until the end of the current season.
Odoffin, who joined Eastleigh in mid-December making his debut at Southport, has been producing impressive performances in his spell at the Silverlake. Both clubs along with the player are delighted that the loan arrangement has been able to be extended. Eastleigh extend Wolves defender's loan deal EASTLEIGH have extended the loan of Wolverhampton Wanderers defender Hakeem Odoffin. The 18-year-old has got the green light to stay at the Silverlake Stadium for the rest of the season. Odoffin joined the Spitfires in mid-December, initially on a month-long deal, and has started four games for the Vanarama National League club.

Partington leaves for Bristol Rovers

Eastleigh Football Club can confirm that club captain Joe Partington has today left the club and joined Bristol Rovers for a club record transfer fee.
The club gave Joe permission to speak with Bristol Rovers yesterday following an offer which activated a release clause in his contract.

The club were in negotiations to extend Joe’s contract further, however with such a high level of interest being shown from teams higher up the pyramid it was always likely that his would be difficult to conclude.
Joe has been an extremely popular member of the squad since signing and has made over 100 appearances for the club. He has conducted himself impeccably and is fully deserving of the opportunity to return to the Football League.
Whilst the club are extremely disappointed to lose Joe, we are absolutely delighted for him personally. It is a fantastic move, to a super club and we wish Joe well for the future and thank him for all his efforts whilst at our club.
We would also like to take this op…

Essam joins Dover on loan | Granger is released

Centre back Connor Essam has taken the option of a return closer to his home with a loan arrangement to join Dover Athletic until the end of the season.
We wish Connor well with his move, with the stipulation that he will not play against Eastleigh when we play Dover Athletic later in the season.
Eastleigh Football Club have also mutually agreed to terminate the contract of 20-year-old James Granger to enable the midfielder to seek more regular first team opportunities.
Having been restricted to just one substitute appearance in the Vanarama National League and one FA Trophy appearance this season, it was felt in the best interests of the player for him to be allowed to seek opportunities elsewhere to progress his career.
We wish James all the best for the future.
The club can today confirm, @ConnorEssam has joined @DoverAthletic on loan & James Granger's contract has been terminated #Spitfires— Eastleigh FC (@EastleighFC) January 12, 2017
Eastleigh centre-back goes out on loan

Reaction: Allen and Henderson | Forest Green

LISTEN: Eastleigh boss Martin Allen speaks to @Ian_Wilding1 after the 1-1 draw with Forest Green— BBC Solent Sport (@solentsport) January 10, 2017
Eastleigh boss ready to trim squad after latest signingEastleigh manager Martin Allen admitted he has more than enough players after handing a debut to new signing Darius Henderson in the 1-1 draw against Forest Green Rovers. Henderson is Allen's sixth signing since his appointment six weeks ago.
LISTEN: New Eastleigh signing @DHenderson7 speaks to @Ian_Wilding1 after the 1-1 draw with Forest Green— BBC Solent Sport (@solentsport) January 10, 2017

Eastleigh 1-1 Forest Green

Eastleigh: Stack, Partington, N’Gala, Obileye, Garrett; Odoffin (Wilson 75), Togwell (Reason 56), Strevens, Coulson; Constable (Henderson 45), Mandron.
Subs not used: Childs, Dugdale.
Forest Green Rovers: Russell, Bennett, Clough, Monthe; Sinclair (Mullings 71), Cooper, Noble, Pinnock, Wishart, Marsh-Brown (Kelly 83); Doidge.
Attendance: 1,917 (114 from Forest Green)
As it happened:
.@EastleighFC 1-1 @FGRFC_Official - As it happened: — Jamie Montigue (@jamiemontigue) January 11, 2017
Eastleigh 1-1 Forest Green Rovers: Frustrated Spitfires in no mood to singEastleigh 1 Forest Green Rovers 1 Martin's Allen pre-match playlist did not have the desired effect as Eastleigh were held at home by Forest Green Rovers.

Eastleigh sign Darius Henderson

Eastleigh have completed the signing of striker Darius Henderson from Mansfield Town.
Henderson, 6 ft 4", started his career as a junior with Leeds United before moving on to Reading where he made 71 appearances and scored 15 goals. 
Henderson boasts a wealth of Football League experience having amassed almost 450 Football League appearances scoring 129 goals. Darius' previous clubs include Brighton & Hove Albion, Gillingham, Swindon Town, Watford, Sheffield United, Millwall, Nottingham Forest, Leyton Orient, Scunthorpe United and Coventry City.
Henderson signed in time to be included in the squad for the home fixture against Forest Green Rovers. 
Darius Henderson’s squad number will be 39.

Eastleigh sign 6ft 4in targetman in time to face Forest Green tonightEASTLEIGH will have a surprise new face in their squad for tonight's National League showdown with Forest Green Rovers (7.45pm) at the Silverlake. The Spitfires have this afternoon completed the signing of 6ft 4in…

Preview: Martin Allen | Forest Green Rovers

Allen aims to turn Quality Street into Celebrations for EastleighMARTIN Allen is looking to turn 'Quality Street' into league 'Celebrations' now that Eastleigh are out of the FA Cup. Following Saturday's 5-1 defeat at Brentford, the Spitfires boss likened his squad to Quality Street having had to field mix-and-match sides ever since arriving from Barnet last month.