Riley a step closer to AFC Totton job

Daily Echo: STEVE RILEY STEVE RILEY

STEVE Riley has ended his seven-year ‘love affair’ with Bashley, fuelling speculation that he is about to take over at Evo-Stik Southern Premier rivals AFC Totton.

Southampton-based Riley has been linked with the Testwood Stadium vacancy ever since Stuart Ritchie left to become manager of Havant & Waterlooville.

But the 46-year-old former Havant, Fareham and Newport IoW defender says he has no idea where his future lies.

“I’m a free agent at the moment and am open to offers,” he said.

“I don’t know what my next move will be.

“If I don’t continue in management, I may set up my own coaching school.

“Who knows what the future will hold.”

Born and bred in Newcastle, Riley joined Bashley as a player-coach in August 2005 and became manager two months later.

For full story and more non-league, don't miss today's Daily Echo.

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6:33pm Wed 23 May 12

Writers Cramp says...

If this is the 'big announcement' that the club are due to make, it feels like announcing a 99p store for the town as opposed to a John Lewis. Is this indication of the 'real' financial status of the club. With Michael Charles likely to leave, is there going to be an exodus?
If this is the 'big announcement' that the club are due to make, it feels like announcing a 99p store for the town as opposed to a John Lewis. Is this indication of the 'real' financial status of the club. With Michael Charles likely to leave, is there going to be an exodus? Writers Cramp
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1:09am Thu 24 May 12

Pasty UK says...

Negative bugger arent you writers cramp. Riley is a excellent manager raising Bashley into a decent non league position for what is a very small but good village club who have punched above there weight. It would be a good move for us if he came here
Negative bugger arent you writers cramp. Riley is a excellent manager raising Bashley into a decent non league position for what is a very small but good village club who have punched above there weight. It would be a good move for us if he came here Pasty UK
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9:21am Thu 24 May 12

Writers Cramp says...

Pasty UK wrote:
Negative bugger arent you writers cramp. Riley is a excellent manager raising Bashley into a decent non league position for what is a very small but good village club who have punched above there weight. It would be a good move for us if he came here
Not negative, but there are two points to look at; a) if Daily Echo reports and quotes from the club are correct, there are higher calibre managers who applied who have managed at higher levels, that would be beneficial to squad, to take them through the levels. b) whatever the budget restrictions, Steve Riley hasn't won anything with Bashley, although they've played some good football. Totton's recent success needs to be built on, with winners.
[quote][p][bold]Pasty UK[/bold] wrote: Negative bugger arent you writers cramp. Riley is a excellent manager raising Bashley into a decent non league position for what is a very small but good village club who have punched above there weight. It would be a good move for us if he came here[/p][/quote]Not negative, but there are two points to look at; a) if Daily Echo reports and quotes from the club are correct, there are higher calibre managers who applied who have managed at higher levels, that would be beneficial to squad, to take them through the levels. b) whatever the budget restrictions, Steve Riley hasn't won anything with Bashley, although they've played some good football. Totton's recent success needs to be built on, with winners. Writers Cramp
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11:41am Thu 24 May 12

Pasty UK says...

Writers Cramp wrote:
Pasty UK wrote: Negative bugger arent you writers cramp. Riley is a excellent manager raising Bashley into a decent non league position for what is a very small but good village club who have punched above there weight. It would be a good move for us if he came here
Not negative, but there are two points to look at; a) if Daily Echo reports and quotes from the club are correct, there are higher calibre managers who applied who have managed at higher levels, that would be beneficial to squad, to take them through the levels. b) whatever the budget restrictions, Steve Riley hasn't won anything with Bashley, although they've played some good football. Totton's recent success needs to be built on, with winners.
It is a case of what we can afford and the playing budget available. The bigger names will not be interested IMO but i hope i am wrong. The chairman has said that a big sponsor is on the horizon so maybe if that comes to pass it could change things. It depends what he means by big. 25K is a lot but not for a seasons wages
[quote][p][bold]Writers Cramp[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pasty UK[/bold] wrote: Negative bugger arent you writers cramp. Riley is a excellent manager raising Bashley into a decent non league position for what is a very small but good village club who have punched above there weight. It would be a good move for us if he came here[/p][/quote]Not negative, but there are two points to look at; a) if Daily Echo reports and quotes from the club are correct, there are higher calibre managers who applied who have managed at higher levels, that would be beneficial to squad, to take them through the levels. b) whatever the budget restrictions, Steve Riley hasn't won anything with Bashley, although they've played some good football. Totton's recent success needs to be built on, with winners.[/p][/quote]It is a case of what we can afford and the playing budget available. The bigger names will not be interested IMO but i hope i am wrong. The chairman has said that a big sponsor is on the horizon so maybe if that comes to pass it could change things. It depends what he means by big. 25K is a lot but not for a seasons wages Pasty UK
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2:07pm Thu 24 May 12

Heathrowboy says...

sean whelan (bluenose65) posted on efc site some pretty damming facts about the afc totton budget for 2012/13 - 65k max. depending on the sale of gosney and a number of others.
sean whelan (bluenose65) posted on efc site some pretty damming facts about the afc totton budget for 2012/13 - 65k max. depending on the sale of gosney and a number of others. Heathrowboy
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2:13pm Thu 24 May 12

Writers Cramp says...

Heathrowboy wrote:
sean whelan (bluenose65) posted on efc site some pretty damming facts about the afc totton budget for 2012/13 - 65k max. depending on the sale of gosney and a number of others.
Didn't see that. Didn't know about it. With that in mind, if figures are correct, unless this 'massive' sponsor coughs up, we are in for a tough season.
[quote][p][bold]Heathrowboy[/bold] wrote: sean whelan (bluenose65) posted on efc site some pretty damming facts about the afc totton budget for 2012/13 - 65k max. depending on the sale of gosney and a number of others.[/p][/quote]Didn't see that. Didn't know about it. With that in mind, if figures are correct, unless this 'massive' sponsor coughs up, we are in for a tough season. Writers Cramp
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2:31pm Thu 24 May 12

Heathrowboy says...

mods removed it due to complaints re airing dirty laundry about afc totton and fallon.
mods removed it due to complaints re airing dirty laundry about afc totton and fallon. Heathrowboy
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3:10pm Thu 24 May 12

peachy1 says...

Heathrowboy wrote:
mods removed it due to complaints re airing dirty laundry about afc totton and fallon.
Is that a joke ? Heathrow

I think youll find that he was asked his opinion and he gave it.

Whats the matter with you ?

It wasnt damning at all im all for having a go mate but you off beam on this one Ive seen Blue Nose on here and he has never had a bad word for AFC Totton or Eastleigh.
Stop trying to stir it up and get a job.
[quote][p][bold]Heathrowboy[/bold] wrote: mods removed it due to complaints re airing dirty laundry about afc totton and fallon.[/p][/quote]Is that a joke ? Heathrow I think youll find that he was asked his opinion and he gave it. Whats the matter with you ? It wasnt damning at all im all for having a go mate but you off beam on this one Ive seen Blue Nose on here and he has never had a bad word for AFC Totton or Eastleigh. Stop trying to stir it up and get a job. peachy1
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3:39pm Thu 24 May 12

Heathrowboy says...

not a joke at all - did you read the post?he wasnt asked his opinion he started the thread you plum!
attacked fallon and others.divulged the budget and said that hinged on the sale of gosney for who there was an enquirie at £47k before he got injured.
no stirring or unemployment thanks.
not a joke at all - did you read the post?he wasnt asked his opinion he started the thread you plum! attacked fallon and others.divulged the budget and said that hinged on the sale of gosney for who there was an enquirie at £47k before he got injured. no stirring or unemployment thanks. Heathrowboy
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3:41pm Thu 24 May 12

Pasty UK says...

peachy1 wrote:
Heathrowboy wrote: mods removed it due to complaints re airing dirty laundry about afc totton and fallon.
Is that a joke ? Heathrow I think youll find that he was asked his opinion and he gave it. Whats the matter with you ? It wasnt damning at all im all for having a go mate but you off beam on this one Ive seen Blue Nose on here and he has never had a bad word for AFC Totton or Eastleigh. Stop trying to stir it up and get a job.
it's back. Sean Wheelens pal or supporters club.I don't know what Wheelen has todo with this or fallon whether he stirs or not.This is about Tottons new manager and what might happem. I still think Riley is favourite. Hes done well with a small but good club who are well established in this league
[quote][p][bold]peachy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Heathrowboy[/bold] wrote: mods removed it due to complaints re airing dirty laundry about afc totton and fallon.[/p][/quote]Is that a joke ? Heathrow I think youll find that he was asked his opinion and he gave it. Whats the matter with you ? It wasnt damning at all im all for having a go mate but you off beam on this one Ive seen Blue Nose on here and he has never had a bad word for AFC Totton or Eastleigh. Stop trying to stir it up and get a job.[/p][/quote]it's back. Sean Wheelens pal or supporters club.I don't know what Wheelen has todo with this or fallon whether he stirs or not.This is about Tottons new manager and what might happem. I still think Riley is favourite. Hes done well with a small but good club who are well established in this league Pasty UK
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3:44pm Thu 24 May 12

Heathrowboy says...

forgot to mention it was posted and removed last night.
forgot to mention it was posted and removed last night. Heathrowboy
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3:44pm Thu 24 May 12

Pasty UK says...

Heathrow,When i say Wheelens buddy i mean Peachy not you chum. They must be related cause it jumps on here everytime sean wheelen is mentioned
Heathrow,When i say Wheelens buddy i mean Peachy not you chum. They must be related cause it jumps on here everytime sean wheelen is mentioned Pasty UK
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3:54pm Thu 24 May 12

Heathrowboy says...

he also said the ambition of the current totton regime is to be mid table in the league or why else would they have a budget 50% of what winch city had to win the wessex prem last season.
he also said the ambition of the current totton regime is to be mid table in the league or why else would they have a budget 50% of what winch city had to win the wessex prem last season. Heathrowboy
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4:29pm Thu 24 May 12

Pasty UK says...

I hope that the new sponsor happens for us. I reckon that Fallon pumped some decent money in and there was the cup money. It is replacing that money which is a bit unknowni reckon.thats why the money we will have available will have a lot to do with the manager we get
I hope that the new sponsor happens for us. I reckon that Fallon pumped some decent money in and there was the cup money. It is replacing that money which is a bit unknowni reckon.thats why the money we will have available will have a lot to do with the manager we get Pasty UK
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4:41pm Thu 24 May 12

Writers Cramp says...

Pasty UK wrote:
I hope that the new sponsor happens for us. I reckon that Fallon pumped some decent money in and there was the cup money. It is replacing that money which is a bit unknowni reckon.thats why the money we will have available will have a lot to do with the manager we get
Pasty, that was my first point that you accused me of being negative! With 99p you can only afford so much! However, the club have portrayed that the kitty is not that empty, in which case why spend 99p when you may well be able to afford better.
[quote][p][bold]Pasty UK[/bold] wrote: I hope that the new sponsor happens for us. I reckon that Fallon pumped some decent money in and there was the cup money. It is replacing that money which is a bit unknowni reckon.thats why the money we will have available will have a lot to do with the manager we get[/p][/quote]Pasty, that was my first point that you accused me of being negative! With 99p you can only afford so much! However, the club have portrayed that the kitty is not that empty, in which case why spend 99p when you may well be able to afford better. Writers Cramp
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4:45pm Thu 24 May 12

Pasty UK says...

I don't suppose we will really know the amount in total available even if the new sponsor happens. They reckon it will be announced at the end of this week so lets see Mr Cramp
I don't suppose we will really know the amount in total available even if the new sponsor happens. They reckon it will be announced at the end of this week so lets see Mr Cramp Pasty UK
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4:58pm Thu 24 May 12

stsaCOYR3 says...

Pasty UK wrote:
Heathrow,When i say Wheelens buddy i mean Peachy not you chum. They must be related cause it jumps on here everytime sean wheelen is mentioned
Your not the only one who has noticed this - Always backs him up for Totton & Eastleigh.

Funny that the only time i have seen Bluenose post is about the Hampshire Senior Cup Final and Peachy never??
[quote][p][bold]Pasty UK[/bold] wrote: Heathrow,When i say Wheelens buddy i mean Peachy not you chum. They must be related cause it jumps on here everytime sean wheelen is mentioned[/p][/quote]Your not the only one who has noticed this - Always backs him up for Totton & Eastleigh. Funny that the only time i have seen Bluenose post is about the Hampshire Senior Cup Final and Peachy never?? stsaCOYR3
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5:24pm Thu 24 May 12

peachy1 says...

whatever

Heathrow your full of rubbish Pasty your clearly in the same class

dont know Whelan dont care who he is all i know is that you gang up on these people without the facts.

i read the post and it was nothing like what heathrow says

It was a discussion on wage bills and he was asked where he thought AFC Totton would end up .

I am no friend of Mr Whelan i wouldnt know him if he smacked me in the face

your full of it you really are

I will not post again your all out of order
whatever Heathrow your full of rubbish Pasty your clearly in the same class dont know Whelan dont care who he is all i know is that you gang up on these people without the facts. i read the post and it was nothing like what heathrow says It was a discussion on wage bills and he was asked where he thought AFC Totton would end up . I am no friend of Mr Whelan i wouldnt know him if he smacked me in the face your full of it you really are I will not post again your all out of order peachy1
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8:51pm Thu 24 May 12

Heathrowboy says...

It was a discussion on wage bills and he was asked where he thought AFC Totton would end up .

no it wasnt.dont lie!
It was a discussion on wage bills and he was asked where he thought AFC Totton would end up . no it wasnt.dont lie! Heathrowboy
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10:25pm Thu 24 May 12

Bluenose65 says...

Yes it was
Now shut it !!
Yes it was Now shut it !! Bluenose65
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11:39pm Thu 24 May 12

Heathrowboy says...

you need to change blue to pinocchio!
you know what you wrote and you should be ashamed and embarresed for writing it (a point made by another poster before it was removed)
you need to change blue to pinocchio! you know what you wrote and you should be ashamed and embarresed for writing it (a point made by another poster before it was removed) Heathrowboy
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11:56pm Thu 24 May 12

Writers Cramp says...

Oh children children! Obviously not interested in potentially poor financial state of AFC Totton. Go squabble elsewhere, and let the club members decide on a 99p or Johnewis future.
Oh children children! Obviously not interested in potentially poor financial state of AFC Totton. Go squabble elsewhere, and let the club members decide on a 99p or Johnewis future. Writers Cramp
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10:49am Fri 25 May 12

Pasty UK says...

peachy1 wrote:
whatever Heathrow your full of rubbish Pasty your clearly in the same class dont know Whelan dont care who he is all i know is that you gang up on these people without the facts. i read the post and it was nothing like what heathrow says It was a discussion on wage bills and he was asked where he thought AFC Totton would end up . I am no friend of Mr Whelan i wouldnt know him if he smacked me in the face your full of it you really are I will not post again your all out of order
Peachy1
You said a few weeks ago on here that certain ex Directors of Eastleigh were crooks.I am sure these people were decent hard working people like what we have at Totton in our committee.
This column was about who would be the new Stags manager and what budget they would have etc etc. Not about your Bluenoose friend and the stupid comments he made on the Eastleigh site that heathrow has said.So dont tell us about checking facts Peachy
[quote][p][bold]peachy1[/bold] wrote: whatever Heathrow your full of rubbish Pasty your clearly in the same class dont know Whelan dont care who he is all i know is that you gang up on these people without the facts. i read the post and it was nothing like what heathrow says It was a discussion on wage bills and he was asked where he thought AFC Totton would end up . I am no friend of Mr Whelan i wouldnt know him if he smacked me in the face your full of it you really are I will not post again your all out of order[/p][/quote]Peachy1 You said a few weeks ago on here that certain ex Directors of Eastleigh were crooks.I am sure these people were decent hard working people like what we have at Totton in our committee. This column was about who would be the new Stags manager and what budget they would have etc etc. Not about your Bluenoose friend and the stupid comments he made on the Eastleigh site that heathrow has said.So dont tell us about checking facts Peachy Pasty UK
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11:58am Fri 25 May 12

peachy1 says...

keep going
keep going peachy1
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12:17pm Fri 25 May 12

Pasty UK says...

No thanks i think i made my point. I thought you had finished on here anyway?
No thanks i think i made my point. I thought you had finished on here anyway? Pasty UK
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1:04pm Fri 25 May 12

peachy1 says...

no please keep going
no please keep going peachy1
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1:36pm Fri 25 May 12

Writers Cramp says...

Well, end of the week media wise has come and gone. No announcement as promised by the acting chairman earlier in the week. What's happened?
Well, end of the week media wise has come and gone. No announcement as promised by the acting chairman earlier in the week. What's happened? Writers Cramp
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2:29pm Fri 25 May 12

Pasty UK says...

Writers Cramp wrote:
Well, end of the week media wise has come and gone. No announcement as promised by the acting chairman earlier in the week. What's happened?
Not quite WC an article can appear at any time so they have until midnight! Lets see. If Riley does not get the job we may get a real surprise.As said before it will depend on Money available for players
[quote][p][bold]Writers Cramp[/bold] wrote: Well, end of the week media wise has come and gone. No announcement as promised by the acting chairman earlier in the week. What's happened?[/p][/quote]Not quite WC an article can appear at any time so they have until midnight! Lets see. If Riley does not get the job we may get a real surprise.As said before it will depend on Money available for players Pasty UK
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2:39pm Fri 25 May 12

Bluenose65 says...

Could be waiting fir a double announcement new sponsors ?

I'm sure they are working on it be patient WC I'm sure they are trying their best
Could be waiting fir a double announcement new sponsors ? I'm sure they are working on it be patient WC I'm sure they are trying their best Bluenose65
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3:21pm Fri 25 May 12

Pasty UK says...

New Sponsors and manager at same time could be interesting!
New Sponsors and manager at same time could be interesting! Pasty UK
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