MAY 2000

  • 26/5/00...More deals done.
  • Four more members of the first team squad have agreed new full-time deals.
    Last season's top goalscorer Ian Foster, Scott Stamps and Adie Smith have said "yes" to new two year deals.
    And goalkeeper Tim Clarke has agreed a 12 month contract.

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  • 24/5/00...4 to leave, and a little Bird fly's in.
  • Jan Molby has announced the departure of four of Harriers First Team Squad.
    Mark Druce, Shaun Cunnington, Phil King and Les Hines will not be joining the Harriers in the Third Division next season.

    Another expected departure from Aggborough is Rene Peterson. Following his Summer move from Belgian side St Truiden, Peterson failed to settle into English football before a loan move back to his homeland with Hvidovre. Molby has said that "it is highly unlikely he'll be returning back to Kidderminster."

    Thomas Skovbjerg will be offered a new deal when he recovers from the knee injury that is likely to sideline him until Christmas.

    Molby has also revealed he is still in discussions this Tim Clarke, Paul Webb, Adie Smith, Scott Stamps, Steve Taylor, Ian Foster and Ian Clarkson over their futures at the club.
    Clarkson, who retired from professional football at the beginning of last season, is ready to make a U-turn on his original decision in a bid to follow Harriers into the Football League next season. Molby said: "Clarkie had an operation last week to remove a pin from his leg and it looks as though he could be available to us next season. We'll sit down with him very soon and talk things over. I'd be delighted if he does decide to join us next year."

    One player who could be on his way to Aggborough next season is Swansea City striker Tony Bird, The 25-year old played for Gary Barnett when he was manager at Barry Town and was then sold to Swansea City. He is available on a free transfer having been released by the Third Division Champions at the end of the season.

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  • 24/5/00...More contracts signed
  • Two more Kidderminster Harriers players have agreed full-time contracts, defender Steve Pope and Andy Brownrigg have signed 12 month deals.
    Craig Hinton, Stuart Brock, Steward Hadley and Dean Bennett have already agreed two year full-time contracts.

    Assistant manager Gary Barnett has also agreed a new deal. He has pledged his future to the Football League newcomers by signing a two-year contract.
    With Barnett securing his future, Harriers chairman Lionel Newtown now hopes Molby signs the new four-year deal he has been offered.

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  • 23/5/00...New training pitch.
  • Harriers have announced they will use the Brown Westhead Park in Wolverley, near Kidderminster, as their training headquarters next season.

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  • 23/5/00...Jan takes his boys to meet the folks.
  • Kidderminster Harriers have announced the close season friendly games.
    With the Aggborough pitch currently being renovated in time for Harriers first home match of their foray into the Football League (Saturday 12th August), Harriers' seven pre-season warm-up games will all be played away.
    The pre-season programme includes a four game tour of Molby's native Denmark which includes a visit to his home town of Kolding.

    The full programme is as follows:

    Monday 17th July    Burton Albion (Away)   Won 1 - 4    Bird 2,  Foster 2
    ATT: 589

    Thursday 20th July    Kolding    Lost 2 - 0
    ATT: 776

    Saturday 22nd July    FB Copenhagen    Won 4 - 3    Bird 3,  Bennett
    ATT: 425

    Monday 24th July    Vordingdorg    Won 2 - 1    Davies,  Hjortshoej
    ATT: 182

    Tuesday 25th July    Farum    Drew 0 - 0
    ATT: 321

    Wednesday 26th July    Hornbaek   Won 4 - 0    Corbett 2,  Horne,  Bird
    ATT: 350

    Saturday 29th July    Northwich Victoria (Away)   Lost 2 - 0
    ATT: 318

    Wednesday 2nd August    Stourport Swifts (Away)   Won 3 - 0    Bird,  Ducros 2,
    ATT: 720

    Saturday 5th August    Boston United (Away)   Drew 1 - 1    Foster
    ATT: 1000+

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  • 19/5/00...Ticket prices
  • The club have announced ticket prices for next season as follows;
    Terraces...Adults 9.
    Concessions 6 (Over 65's and under 16's)

    Season tickets...Adults 176 (167 if paid before 30/6/00)
    Over 65's 117 (111 if paid before 30/6/00) Under 16's see Junior club details.

    Seats...Adults 12.
    Concessions 8

    Season tickets...Adults 235 (223 if paid before 30/6/00)
    Over 65's 156 (148 if paid before 30/6/00)
    Under 16's 78 (74 if paid before 30/6/00)

    Executive package...Prices to be announced.

    Restaurant package...25 (No concessions)
    489 Season ticket (No concessions)

    Existing season ticket holders will have their seats reserved until 30/6/00


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  • 18/5/00...5 sign new contracts
  • Harriers have agreed new two-year full-time contracts with Stewart Hadley, Dean Bennett and Stuart Brock.
    Jan Molby has also signed up youngsters Ben Davies and Andrew Corbett on one-year full-time deals

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  • 18/5/00...Mike Marsh to turn out for his local side
  • Mike Marsh has left the club on a free transfer to join his local side Southport.

    The knee injury that forced his retirement from the full-time game, and a resultant insurance pay out that proceeded, meant Marsh couldn't follow Harriers into the Football League next season.

    Marsh, who is favourite to land the Nationwide Conference Player of the Season award in two weeks time, joined Harriers back in November and went on to make 27 appearances scoring five goals.
    Although the former Liverpool and West ham star spent only six months at Aggborough, he is sure to go down in the Aggborough history books as one of the most popular players to have pulled on a red and white jersey.

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  • 17/5/00...Two on their way to Aggie
  • Francis Tierney may become Jan Molby's first signing of the close season as he continues his revolution at Aggborough. The left-sided midfielder has been released by Notts County after failing to hold down a regular first-team spot.

    The 24-year-old Liverpool-born winger is ready to join Kidderminster Harriers in the belief Molby can get his career back on track. He is seen by Molby as a potential cure to the lack of left-sided midfielders at Kidderminster.

    Tierney, once rated as a future England international, was stunned five years ago when a dream move to Liverpool broke down over a medical and he had to return to Crewe Alexandra. He moved to Notts County two years ago when the then manager Sam Allardyce brought him to the club. However, after struggling with injuries in his first season, he failed to command a regular place this year and was released last week when his contract expired.

    Molby also confirmed that Barry Horne will complete his move to Aggborough after his contract runs out at Sheffield Wednesday on July 1. The 37-year-old has given Jan his word he will come to Kidderminster on a free. "Regardless of what they do at Sheffield, he has made his mind up that he wants to come to us, " said Molby.

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  • 9/5/00...Mike Marsh set to leave.
  • Player of the year, Mike Marsh, is set to leave Aggborough now that the Reds have achieved promotion to the Football League.
    Because he received an insurance pay out for an injury while he was at Southend United he can not play in the Football League again.
    He is expected to sign forms soon for either Southport or Morecambe, both being near to where he lives in Liverpool.

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  • 6/5/00...Harriers go up...but Altrincham go down.
  • Kidderminster Harriers today,(May 6th), finally gained entry to League 2 of the Football League.
    But at the cost of sending Altrincham back into the Unibond League after only one season back in the Nationwide Conference.
    Harriers defender, Steve Pope, was sent off early in the first half, but Altrincham still could not force their way through and the game ended in a 0-0 scoreline.

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  • 2/5/00...League 2, Here we come!
  • Kidderminster Harriers have at last gained promotion to the Football League.
    Although they lost 1-0 at Woking on Saturday 29th April, Rushden could only manage a 0-0 draw at home to Scarborough.
    This meant that the Harriers could not be caught on points and so became Champions.

    Party night was on May Day at Aggborough when we played Forest Green Rovers in front of a crowd of 5,300. After the game, which finished 3-3, champions medals were awarded to all the squad.
    Captains, Mike Marsh and Paul Webb then went together to the podium to receive the Conference Trophy, to the sight of fireworks and the sounds of cheering from supporters of both teams. After a lap of honour, interviews with press and the attentions of the photographers it had finally sunk in...
    Kidderminster Harriers were the 1999/00 Champions of the Nationwide Football Conference.

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  • 2/5/00...New contract for Jan.
  • Kidderminster Harriers manager is, any day now, expected to sign a new contract for at least the next 4 yrs.
    This would be a fitting reward for Jans success, and also act as a deterrent to other league clubs, envious of what he has achieved in such a short space of time.

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