In a Statement by owner Ziya Eren, he announced changes to the board to reflect that the club is in a building process both on and off the pitch. Selim Gaygusuz is now to become the Director of Football Operations. Selim worked tirelessly during the transfer window and he has been instrumental in the recruitment process. Selim will provide assistance and continuous research to support Dermot Drummy in the running of the football department. Koray Duman is to become our first Director of Foreign Relations. The Club has been working on its international image since the takeover agreeing several new sponsorships from abroad and Koray will help us develop and build these international ties. There will be more key appointments within six months as we strive to build the club to function at its optimum. Since the takeover, our progress on and off the pitch has been admirable and I would like to thank everyone who has played their part in that.
On behalf of us we wish Selim and Koray all the success with Ziya and Kelly in taking the club forward in the future - for all supporters it has been a great time since the take over seeing the club progress both on and off the pitch. Also well done to Dermot Drummy in providing us with a team to support and the style of play you are achieving.
The Red Devils are back in action on Saturday hope to start another run of positive results; the last 6 unbeaten run ended last Saturday at Cheltenham where the visitors failed to produce any of the previous form in the first half of the game and when 2 – 0 early in the second it was going to be an uphill task to get back. They did try, and in the later part of the second half a stunning 30 yard strike from man of the match Kaby Djalo brought the Red Devils a life line, but it wasn't to be and the Robins held on for the win.
Kaby if selected will be off to the African Cup of Nations in January. His Guinea-Bissau side will face Cameroon, Gabon and Burkina Faso in their group.
The Red Devils will now want to start a new unbeaten run again this weekend, with the visit of Accrington Stanley, who are again on a good run of form and just ahead of the hosts in the league table on goal difference.
Both Jimmy Smith and Mark Connolly are under treatment this week and will have fitness tests before Saturday when Dermot Drummy names the starting line-up. There has been some positive news on the injury front this week with Josh Payne and Jordan Roberts starting to do light running and training with the squad, could both be back for the FA Cup match against League 1 Bristol Rovers on possibly the 5th November – full details yet to be announced.
Also on player news is that two former Red Devils are training this week with the club – Winger/Striker Sanchez Watt and midfielder Conor Henderson, both without clubs at the moment – which could lead to a couple of signings if the manager wants to offer contracts to them to bolster the squad.
Congratulations to Lewis Young on making his 100 appearance for the Red Devils this Saturday. With no other injuries and Andre Blackman again available from suspension will Dermot decide to make any changes from the starting line-up. We’ll know that come Saturday at 2.00pm
In the Sussex Senior Cup, Crawley have been drawn away to re-instated Langney Wanderers, this was after Saltdean were removed from the competition for playing an unregistered player in their win against the Wanderers – the match to be played in Eastbourne on Tuesday 15th November – with a 7.45pm kick off.
Next Away match
29th October 2016 - departing the Stadium at 05.30am - a real earlyone for supporters. This is the next away match for the Red Devils - the longest away trip of the season over 700mile round trip - if it's a ground you haven't been to it's a trip that all football fans should make at least once - we have rooms and spaces on the coach if you want to join us - we have booked the initial rooms at the Hotel - we can still get you a room if you decide to come with us.
We will be having a couple of comfort breaks on the way up at the M6 Toll, then Lancaster Services before arriving at the Cross Keys Inn, Teebay hopefully at midday for the buffet lunch - then its about a 45 minute drive to complete the journey. After the game we travel back to Morecambe to the Clifton Hotel - we should arrive there at about 6.30pm for a relaxing evening.
Cost for this game is £65.00 - which includes, Travel, B & B and the buffet at the pub.
GH Christmas Party
We have now booked up the Black Swan, Pease Pottage for Saturday 17th December after the home game against Newport County. We are now going to have a GH Christmas Party, whereas before the area which we used was open to all, we have now the sole use and we have it for the whole evening – which includes waitress (dressed up as Elves) bar service, and some sort of entertainment whilst eating – we then have tea and coffee in the main bar while the room is transformed with dance floor, music and lights – we have this area until 11.00pm when we then take over the main bar area as well when the non-party goes have to leave and we have then until 1.00am. The cost is more than first publicised it is now £25.00 for the evening – which includes the meal and now tea/coffee. We thought this was a better way of organising the evening out. Please start booking now – we have provisionally booked for 30, but can go up to 40 people for the meal.
As last time; we will get the menus in plenty of time so that you can order your meal before the day – The Black Swan generally require our choices about 2 weeks before – don’t worry about remembering we will have records on the day, so we can remind you. We have booked the meal for 7.30pm, but you can start arriving before so you can have a drink before we sit down.
GH SPONSORSHIP CONTINUES WITH THE FOOTBALL CLUB
With our ever increasing involvement with the Club – player sponsorship, perimeter advertising board, GH Coaches have now agreed to sponsor the last match of the season, at home to Mansfield Town and also the match ball against Morecambe in February – so it you want a place at either of these tables – match ball 4 people and the match 8 people, you must have travelled with us on over 10 occasions during the season. Your name will then be put into a draw and if you win, you will have the hospitality package including the pre-match meal, representing us at the game. This has gone down well with those travelling as many have already said that they will be doing the requird number of trips .