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Jimmy Quinn has made three signings as he looks to bolster his squad for the new
Winger Rob Matthews, 31yrs, formerly of Stockport, Bury and Hull has signed. He
is a tall player who can play midfield or attack and scored against us for Hull
last season when they knocked us out of the cup. His signing is seen as a bit of
Another "coup" could be Andy Taylor, a 19 yr old from Manchester United. He was
on their books for 5 yrs but has suffered from injuries. Both players looked
good in the pre-season games played so far.
Also signed is Mark McGuire, son of ex-Vics favourite Paul McGuire. He is a
defender. The Nationwide Conference web site also quotes Jimmy as saying he has
signed Greg Rioch, son of Bruce Rioch and David McNiven. Greg lives in Sandbach
and does not wish to play full time football.. Rioch, 27, has played over 200
league games for Luton, Peterborough, Hull and Macclesfield before being
released on a free transfer by Shrewsbury at the end of last term.
McNiven is ex-Oldham and has become a free agent after the collapse of Hamilton
in Scotland. Neither of the latter 2 signings could be confirmed by the club
today, but training, and the night the paper work gets sorted(!), is tonight. He
is also quoted as saying he tried to sign McNiven's twin brother, Scott, but he
went to Oxford United.
Of Andy Taylor Jimmy says "He has had a few injuries and United didn't stick
"Andy had been at United since he was 14 so he's had a good upbringing. The
thing is there you get lost among so many players.
"Hopefully he can now kick-on in his career." Jimmy believes he can go on to
Don't get excited if you hear that Vics will not be playing at the Bargain Booze
Stadium after all!! It is to be sponsored by a Trade Union instead and will be
known as The GMB Stadium. There is no confirmation that we must now see Witton
fans as "brothers and sisters".
3 friendlies due in the next few days. Tomorrow night (Friday) Vics will be away
to Chirk 6.30 (yes, six thirty) ko. This match is to honour the memory of one of
football's all time great players, and the first "superstar" - Billy Meredith.
Billy started at Chirk and moved briefly to Vics in 1893. During this spell he
retained his job as a miner in N. Wales. He then went on to play for Man Unt and
Man City. Twice with the former and three with the latter and won 48 caps for
Wales. He scored 470 goals in 1,568 games.
His 96yr old daughter, Winifred, will unveil a plaque in Chirk's Millenium
Garden Wall at 5.0pm and then a second plaque at Chirk's clubhouse at 6.0pm.
The following day Vics are at home to Tranmere 3.0pm and then away to Whitchurch
on Tuesday at 7.30pm. Match reports on all 3 games will be sent out.
Vics players and officials were impressed by the facilities at Witton on Tuesday
night. The pitch looked good and the lights were much improved.
No news of enquiry dates regarding planning permission yet but progress on the
new ground continues. It would appear to be a better option to have 4 corner
pylons for the floodlights, slightly dearer to start with but easier to
No winner on the Yankee this week, 8 trebles won £50 each.