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Farrell sees the funny side at Blackfield
ASSISTANT boss Chris Farrell looked back on another eventful week at Blackfield & Langley and admitted the Waterside club have “a daily laugh” about the goings-on at Gang Warily.
Not only did the reigning Sydenhams Premier Division champions see coaches John McFarlane and Tom Barge depart for Romsey Town, they shattered Sholing’s unbeaten start to the season and received a FOURTH notice of approach for sharpshooter Craig Feeney – this time from Lymington Town.
Prolific striker Alex Baldacchino has followed former boss Glenn Burnett to Sholing and Blackfield have put in seven days’ notice of approach for midfielder Lewis Ross, who is dual-signed with neighbours Fawley AFC and Southern Premier outfit AFC Totton.
All that – plus the return of popular goalkeeping coach Reggie Palmer to the dugout after he had left the Watersiders two weeks earlier!
Farrell smiled: “We have a daily laugh about everything that goes on here, but beating Sholing (3-1) last Tuesday has given everyone a massive boost – on and off the pitch.
“The person I’m most pleased for is (player-manager) Kev Gibbens. When he took the job on, he must have thought ‘what have I let myself in for?’ but now he’s beaten his old club Sholing when I should imagine 99 per cent of the football world thought we didn’t have a prayer.
“It’s good to have Reggie back too and we’ve approached a potential new coach who we hope to speak to next week.
“Team-wise we’re after young, fit, mobile players, so if anyone fits the bill, give us a bell.”
Blackfield’s scheduled trip to Newport IoW on Saturday was postponed. They are due to return to action at Moneyfields tomorrow.