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Approximately 100 days until the 2024 edition of the SL kicks off.

Copied from FC Twenty11 faceback page (was posted earlier today)
Breaking news....    
FC Twenty 11 have been invited to participate in the 2024 Southern League competition & U20 league.  If you are interested in playing in the squad, please reach out to Graham McMann on 021 063 9501 or Josh Dray on 021 187 3361


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Big exodus from Chch United this season. Aaron O'Driscoll, Eoghan Stokes, Daniel MacLennan and Eddie Wilkinson all off to Australia for their NPL season. Sam Phillip and Haris Zeb have moved to Auckland for work and Scott Morris has joined Stoke in the UK.
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Will save them heaps of cash. Won't need to pay the 2 irish academy coaches or kit manager anymore to play....chance to promote all their young talent
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My understanding is Dan is sticking around Chch and Eddie is staying at Utd. 
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Delta
My understanding is Dan is sticking around Chch and Eddie is staying at Utd. 

Any word on Jago Godden or Riley Grover?
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Will save them heaps of cash. Won't need to pay the 2 irish academy coaches or kit manager anymore to play....chance to promote all their young talent

I understand youth development will be big this year - it's something Edwards did well at Petone and he's keen to keep it going at United. Could see lots of academy players in and around their first team this season
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Been told Godden is in Europe and haven’t heard about Grover 
YoungHeartHM
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My understanding is Dan is sticking around Chch and Eddie is staying at Utd. 

Any word on Jago Godden or Riley Grover?
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Been told Godden is in Europe and haven’t heard about Grover 
YoungHeartHM
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My understanding is Dan is sticking around Chch and Eddie is staying at Utd. 

Any word on Jago Godden or Riley Grover?

Sweet, I had him in Europe  (Ireland specifically) But the trail has gone somewhat cold over recent weeks.

Still time though.🤞
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Wellington Olympic winger Joel Stevens is listed on Transfermarkt as having joined Cash Tech last month. Anyone heard anything more concrete around it?

https://www.transfermarkt.com/joel-stevens/profil/spieler/204858


Update: hearing he's moved to Chch but looking more likely to join United
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Lee Padmore has left Selwyn - he's the new head of the Phoenix academy
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https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/350155567/its-surreal-nz-striker-ranks-ronaldo-mbappe

The only goal race he was focused on in 2023 was with younger brother Ronan, who scored 33 League of Ireland goals for Waterford FC in 27 matches before signing this month for English third tier League One club Fleetwood Town.

The soccer siblings were going head to head “because the Irish League and the New Zealand League run pretty much at the same time”.

“He got off to a bit of a flyer, but I caught up him and managed to finish [ahead].’’
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Daniel MacLennan will be playing back across the ditch, has signed on at Nunwading City FC in recent days, the club is based in Forrest Hill - Victoria.

Also understand Mason Stearn will not be at ChCh United but is staying in Christchurch. 
Delta
My understanding is Dan is sticking around Chch and Eddie is staying at Utd. 
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Eoghan Stokes also signed on for an Australian club and will be playing at the Port Melbourne Soccer Club and believe Eddie Wilkinson will be running out for Wellington Olympic as he transferred earlier in the month.
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Sam Phillip and Haris Zeb now confirmed to be at Birkenhead Utd in Auckland next season as per Birkenhead's Facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/BirkenheadUnitedAFC

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Ben Stanley and Kaleb de Groot-Green, both Dunedin City Royals on the move, Stanley signed by Napier City Rovers and De Groot-Green will be playing in Christchurch.

Adam Hewson and Trevin Myers, both Green Island also on the move, Hewson will be joining Staley at NCR with Myers expected to be still playing in the Southern League but not in Dunedin.
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From what I have heard, Myers to NCR and Hewson to the Royals. 
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Ben Stanley and Kaleb de Groot-Green, both Dunedin City Royals in the move, Stanley signed by Napier City Rovers and De Groot-Green will be playing in Christchurch.

Adam Hewson and Trevin Myers, both Green Island also on the move, Hewson will be joining Staley at NCR with Myers expected to be still playing in the Southern League but not in Dunedin.
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heard through the grapevine Cashmere have signed CHCH utd captain Todd-Smith and Benji Lapslie, looks like there won't be many familiar faces at Utd if stearn leaves as well...
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Hewson has already 'signed' on at NCR.
Delta
From what I have heard, Myers to NCR and Hewson to the Royals. 
AllWhites82
Ben Stanley and Kaleb de Groot-Green, both Dunedin City Royals in the move, Stanley signed by Napier City Rovers and De Groot-Green will be playing in Christchurch.

Adam Hewson and Trevin Myers, both Green Island also on the move, Hewson will be joining Staley at NCR with Myers expected to be still playing in the Southern League but not in Dunedin.
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heard through the grapevine Cashmere have signed CHCH utd captain Todd-Smith and Benji Lapslie, looks like there won't be many familiar faces at Utd if stearn leaves as well...

Really makes things difficult to predict if United have an all-new team and coaching lineup. They'll obviously be competitive but Tech should be quietly licking their lips hoping Utd's team doesn't gel quickly
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Unlikely to be a just a two team race this season as several teams appear to be recruiting to move up the table. Technical will be without Garbhan Coughlan mid-season in the Southern League due to getting married in Ireland, with several teammates likely to be attending the wedding.   
SamCoughlan
footyboy06
heard through the grapevine Cashmere have signed CHCH utd captain Todd-Smith and Benji Lapslie, looks like there won't be many familiar faces at Utd if stearn leaves as well...

Really makes things difficult to predict if United have an all-new team and coaching lineup. They'll obviously be competitive but Tech should be quietly licking their lips hoping Utd's team doesn't gel quickly
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CONFIRMED: Joel Stevens Has Joined Christchurch United
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Matt Foord has left Cash Tech to join the Phoenix academy. With Danny Knight doing a lot more coaching stuff at the moment with the NZ age-group teams it'll be interesting to see who their keepers are this season
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Unlikely to be a just a two team race this season as several teams appear to be recruiting to move up the table. Technical will be without Garbhan Coughlan mid-season in the Southern League due to getting married in Ireland, with several teammates likely to be attending the wedding.   
SamCoughlan
footyboy06
heard through the grapevine Cashmere have signed CHCH utd captain Todd-Smith and Benji Lapslie, looks like there won't be many familiar faces at Utd if stearn leaves as well...

Really makes things difficult to predict if United have an all-new team and coaching lineup. They'll obviously be competitive but Tech should be quietly licking their lips hoping Utd's team doesn't gel quickly
Will believe it when I see it.
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AllWhites82
Unlikely to be a just a two team race this season as several teams appear to be recruiting to move up the table. Technical will be without Garbhan Coughlan mid-season in the Southern League due to getting married in Ireland, with several teammates likely to be attending the wedding.   
SamCoughlan
footyboy06
heard through the grapevine Cashmere have signed CHCH utd captain Todd-Smith and Benji Lapslie, looks like there won't be many familiar faces at Utd if stearn leaves as well...

Really makes things difficult to predict if United have an all-new team and coaching lineup. They'll obviously be competitive but Tech should be quietly licking their lips hoping Utd's team doesn't gel quickly
Will believe it when I see it.

Well it certainly makes it interesting when almost the entire team of the Southern League and Chatham Cup leaves, including the coaches. 

Could make for an interesting league.
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Christchurch United have picked up midfielder Tah Eh Doe from Napier City Rovers. Edwards leveraging his Central League connections it seems
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Also picked up pro player Adam Huskik (CB) from Pargas IF In Finland and Tyler Hornsby From Karori. Jamie Forsyth will also be assistant coach and he worked with Edwards at Petone
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So a pro player comes for $150 a week? Soon to be announced as an Academy coach at ChCh United for $60k and live free on site like the Irish Boys last year? Nice to see quality players in the league but still makes a mockery of the amateur game.
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So a pro player comes for $150 a week? Soon to be announced as an Academy coach at ChCh United for $60k and live free on site like the Irish Boys last year? Nice to see quality players in the league but still makes a mockery of the amateur game.
The team he joined from just got relegated into the fourth tier last year, finishing bottom of their regional league. Might technically be called 'pro' but there's no way a fourth tier Finnish side is properly professional; it's not as if he's come from the Veikkausliiga. Just really will be an OE/working holiday while playing some football, which isn't a bad avenue of getting players for a season.  
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Podderick
So a pro player comes for $150 a week? Soon to be announced as an Academy coach at ChCh United for $60k and live free on site like the Irish Boys last year? Nice to see quality players in the league but still makes a mockery of the amateur game.
The team he joined from just got relegated into the fourth tier last year, finishing bottom of their regional league. Might technically be called 'pro' but there's no way a fourth tier Finnish side is properly professional; it's not as if he's come from the Veikkausliiga. Just really will be an OE/working holiday while playing some football, which isn't a bad avenue of getting players for a season.  

Especially if you're looking to rebuild an entire team which it seems is the task at United this year. Gets the player some experience and he can help coach the young'uns as well to prepare them for potentially the 2025 season.

Anyone know of any pre-season games coming in the next few weeks?
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Wellington Olympic vs Christchurch United In Preseason
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Wellington Olympic vs Christchurch United In Preseason

The Paul Ifill/Ekow Quainoo/Eddie Wilkinson/Joel Stevens derby.

Should be a good game
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CONFIRMED: Jesse Lingard To Christchurch United
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CONFIRMED: Jesse Lingard To Christchurch United

Must be a Skinny Mobile ad. 

The Ex Manu and England winger one  signed for FC Seoul just 2 days ago.
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CONFIRMED: Jesse Lingard To Christchurch United

CONFIRMED: Take The Doe   NCR to Christchurch United
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Christchurch United have also signed Brendon Koplin I think. Last Played For FC Merani Tbilisi (Div 2 Georgia), Plays as a Centre Foward
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Confirmation on transfer markt of some of the big moves in and out of chch utd
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Confirmation on transfer markt of some of the big moves in and out of chch utd
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Now who said it was unlikely to be a two team race this season?
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footyboy06
Confirmation on transfer markt of some of the big moves in and out of chch utd
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Now who said it was unlikely to be a two team race this season?

should be a good battle between them both again this year at least, especially with a couple switching sides
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Copied from Selwyn United FC facebook page - was posted earlier this afternoon.

SUFC is pleased to announce that Chris Brown has agreed to take on the Head Coach role for the Stallions. 
Chris had previously worked as the Stallions head coach from 2019-2021, gaining qualification to the National League in 2021, and had since been working under Lee Padmore as Assistant Coach. As our Director of Football, Chris has an in depth knowledge of our player pool and footballing pathways, a strong footballing philosophy and a keen tactical mind. 
We are delighted to have Chris working as our Head Coach again and we wish him and the Stallions the best of luck for the season ahead. 
We look forward to seeing you all down at Foster Park for the upcoming Southern League campaign!
 
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Sounds like a few players have switched clubs and will be moving across the Estuary.  

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