Payment of match day fines

At the last Management Committee meeting the issue of payment of fines was raised. From the start of this season a more robust process of logging and requesting payment of fines has been put in place but the actual payment of fines by players is not up to scratch.

At this moment in time there are 31 fines that are outstanding or due to be paid by 30th December 2014 amounting to £430. Individual players and team managers are notified of fines when the club is informed by the relevant league authorities. Players are then requested to make payment to the club within 14 days but this is not always happening resulting in the club being substantially out of pocket.

If you have been booked or sent off at some point this season but not paid your fine can you please make an effort to clear this debt as soon as possible.

Fourths v. Ten Em Bee Photos Online

Colin Brazier's photos from last month's match between the Fourth XI and Ten Em Bee are now posted and can be seen HERE!

Sunday round-up

The Sunday XI had no fixture this week.

The Sunday Reserves beat AFC Lessa Christchurch 1-0 at Farrow Fields.  Assistant manager Jordan Burton:

"Ross Gregory got the Guild's goal from outside the box. Farnborough dominated the entire game with numerous chances testing the AFC Christchurch goalkeeper.

Positive play, great attitude and slot of hard work from the Farnborough boys allowed us to control the pace of the game and make sure we took the 3 points today.

Very well done to all."

The Senior Vets game at home to Old Tamponians was cancelled due to the pitch being unplayable.

The Young Vets' match away to Santos survived the rain as they won 3-0 with goals from Ben Clunn 2 and Mark Friend.

Saturday round-up

The First XI and Fourth XI matches both fell victim to Thursday night's heavy rainfall.

The Reserves progressed in the Sevenoaks Charity Cup with a 2-0 home win against Ightham Reserves.  The scorers were Romayle Wade and new signing Joe Yobo.

The Third XI crashed to a 5-0 defeat away to Parkwood Rangers in the league.

Lion Tanton Roars!

Rory, the 4th living generation of the Tanton family, was born on Monday 1 December "about 7.30pm" weighing "about 8lb"!  

Rory, Sam and Paul doing well.  Paul was excused from attending the evening's committee meeting!

Congratulations to Paul and Sam from all at FOBG.

Disciplinary and Match Day Fines

Further to the recent Newsletter article highlighting the amount of unpaid player fines from last season the Management Committee have decided to reiterate the procedure for monitoring and payment of match day fines that will be in place for next season.

Every player that registers to play league/cup football for Farnborough Old Boys Guild (FOBG) agrees to abide by the rules of not only the club but of the league that they play in. As a result players will be responsible for the payment of any disciplinary fines arising during matches played.

Once a fine has been officially notified to the club the appropriate team manager and the player concerned will be notified by email and/or text msg. The player will then have 14 days to settle the balance with the club treasurer.

If payment is not made by the end of this period the player concerned will be asked to submit a written explanation to detailing why payment has not been made. This will be reviewed by the Management Committee at the next available monthly meeting and an appropriate decision will be made to resolve payment.

If no written explanation is provided by the player by the next available Committee meeting or the player persists in non-payment then the Management Committee will consider suspending the player from playing for FOBG until part or full payment has been received.

As this is the time of signing up new players can all team managers ensure that every member of his squad is aware of this procedure.

Get the great new Football Earth calendar!

Friend and sponsor of FOBG, cartoonist Steve English has released his Football Earth calendar for 2015.  A great stocking filler at just £5.99, it's available HERE! 

To go to the Football Earth website, click here.

Football Earth

FOBG Club Clothing

The Club in conjunction with Winston Sports have commissioned a range of FOBG Clothing incoporating the club badge and optional name or initials. The price range is as shown below and if you are interested in purchasing any item please contact Roger French, Senior Vets co-manager, or email the club giving details of item required, size and initials to be added if desired.

FOBG Club Clothing  
Sweatshirts £16.00
Hoodies £18.00
Full zip hoodies £20.00
Rain jackets £26.00
Rain trousers £18.00
Polo Shirts £15.00
Beanie £7.00
T-shirts £10.00
Add initials £4.00
Add name £5.00
Size Guide XS S M L XL
Sweatshirts, hoodies, polo shirts 36 38 40 42-44 46
Rain jackets - 34-36 38-40 42-44 46-48


Games played
Sunday 14th December 2014

Sunday XI
- No fixture
Division 5
Sunday Res.
Ross Gregory
1 - 0 AFC Lessa Christchurch
Santos Vets
0 - 3 Young Vets XI
Ben Clunn 2, Mark Friend
Senior Vets XI
Waterlogged pitch
P - P Old Tamponians Super Vets

Games played
Saturday 13th December 2014

NRG Kent County League
Division 1 West
Halstead United
P - P First XI
Sevenoaks Cup
2nd round
Romayle Wade, Joe Yobo
2 - 0 Ightham Reserves
South London Alliance
Division Two
Parkwood Rangers
5 - 0 Third XI
Bromley League
Division 1
Fourth XI
P - P South East Athletic Reserves

Fixtures for
Saturday 20th December 2014

First XI v.
Phoenix Sports KCL
Home at: 
Farnborough Sports Club
Comp:  NRG Kent County League
Division 1 West
Kick off:  2:00pm Meet:   12:45pm
Referee: Malcolm Roberts
Reserves v.
FC Elmstead
Away at: 
Coney Hall FC, Tie Pigs Lane, Coney Hall, West Wickham, BR4 9BT
Comp:  NRG Kent County League
Division 2 West
Kick off:  2:00pm Meet:   12:30pm
Referee: Derek Peck
Third XI v.
Red Velvet Reserves
Home at: 
Farnborough Sports Club
Comp:  South London Alliance
Division Two
Kick off:  2:00pm Meet:   12:45pm
Fourth XI v.
Away at: 
Bellingham Leisure Centre, Randlesdown Road, Bellingham, SE6 3BT
Comp:  Bromley League
Division 1
Kick off:  1:45pm Meet:   12:15pm
Referee: W. Morlese

Fixtures for
Sunday 21st December 2014

Sunday XI v.
No fixture

Sunday Res. v.
No fixture

Young Vets XI v.
Erith Vets
Insufficient players
Away at: 
Queen Mary Univ. of London Ground, Perry Street, Chislehurst BR7 6HA
Comp:  Friendly

Senior Vets XI v.
Wellcome Super Vets
Away at: 
Beckenham Cricket Club, Foxgrove Road, Beckenham, Kent BR3 5AS
Comp:  Friendly
Kick off:  10:30am Meet:   9:30am

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