Thursday, 24 July 2008


the opening game of the season for the footballheads, so after all the long hard grind of pre season training the footballheads proved too strong oppersition for Only Fools!

so here it is the 1st Match of the season

Enjoy it folks!

Wednesday, 23 July 2008

23.07.08 : FootballHeads 8 - 1 Only Fools

A sensational opening game of the season for the FootballHeads saw them cruise to an emphatic 8-1 victory over only fools. Manager Pannell couldnt have asked for a better start from his boys as he saw them demolish their opposition.

Ricky Gill was first on the scoresheet for the Reds, the hotshot pounced early in the game to slot a neat right footed side foot over the Only fools keeper after a nice lay off from Ross Webster.

Only fools replied next when their striker slotted past an impressive Robbins in goal.

Matt Hughes was next to punce as he drove Luke Mayes lay off into the net to make it 2-1.

Ross then turned to scorer as Pannell, after some neat trickery and footwork squared a ball to to the oncoming Webster who powerfully smashed the ball home. 3-1


The Reds came out and almost instantly made it 4 when Gill once again proved his striking prowess. Webster set him up but his first strike was blocked but he then smashed the rebound home with his left foot. 4-1

On came the returning Dan Mayes who after an 18 month layoff, sensationally scored with his first touch of the game only 10 seconds after coming on. Craig Victory, very unselfishly squared the ball to Mayes as he slotted into an empty net. 5-1

Luke Mayes grabbed his first goal after slotting home from close range after another lay off from the creative Ross Webster. 6-1

The next move was started by Paul Pannell at the back, Luke Mayes took hold of the ball and after a long run which wasnt challenged he shot from distance. Although not appearing to be threat, the goalkeeper blunderd as he let the ball squirm thorugh his legs. 7-1

Robbins, in goal, produced a string of fine saves including a sensational double reflex save to prove he is fully back to his best after his injury.

Luke Mayes then completed the rout and his hattrick by sublimly curling the ball from distance through a crowd of players into the opposite corner of the goal. Assist went to Craig Victory. 8-1

Special mentions must go to defenders Leon Rider, Paul Pannell and keeper Ben Robbins who were collectively ultra impressive at the back to make sure the win was never in any doubt.

Goals : L. Mayes (3) , R. Gill (2), M. Hughes (1), R. Webster (1), D. Mayes (1)

Assists: R. Webster (3), P. Pannell (2), C. Victory (2), L. Mayes (1)

Man Of The Match: Luke Mayes

Gill Goals Galore! Ricky Gill Favourite For 1st Goalscorer

FootballHeads clinical finisher Ricky Gill is red hot favourite for 1st goalscorer in tonights opening league game. Ricky, 24, only figured in few games last year for the Reds but still managed to get his name high up on the leagues top scorers chart.

''I hope with a full campaign i will have my name at the top of the charts this time round'' said a goal hungry Gill.

His manager was ecstatic at the coup of having Gill on board full time this season.

''Its fantastic to have Ricky with us this season, it shows our intention by bringing players of his calibre in to go all the way in the league. His presence will boost the whole squad'' Said a happy Pannell

Gill is priced at 2/1 to get his name on the score sheet first tonight and to open up his tally for the season.

Tuesday, 22 July 2008


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The fixtures have finally been arranged and FootballHeads campaign gets underway tomorrow at 19.30pm.

Manager Pannell text the players yesterday with info on the game and asked players to turn up 20minutes prior to kick off to arrange and sort the squad.

''It's great to know that this time tomorrow we will have played our opening game of the season. I want a good start from the lads and to stamp down our authority with other clubs'' said an enthusiastic Pannell.

We will bring you a review of the match as soon as possible with vital statistics.

Friday, 18 July 2008


FootballHeads midfielder Daniel Mayes returned to his old school last night to present The Appleton School annual sports awards and ended up walking off with one of his own.

The surprise award marked his success as a footballer after leaving the secondary school in Benfleet.

“This awards ceremony has been put together to celebrate the amazing achievements of Years 7-11 who had a record number of successes this year,” said The Appletons school’ head of PE Vince Spadea. Among the successes the school have had this academic year are: year seven girls are double district Taekwondo champions, the school winning 13 district athletic medals and the year eleven boys winning the overall athletics title.


With under a week till the kick off of the reds new campaign, Footballheads manager Paul Pannell is still contemplating the squad selection and with what formation to go with.

''We have a great bunch of lads here, and im looking to utilise each of their strengths to select the strongest side possible'' Pannell said.

''Formation wise we have a few options but i will not say too much until nearer the time''

We will have news on the selected squad as soon as we have information. The team will hopefully be posted up each week before match day.

Thursday, 17 July 2008


Footballer Matt Hughes has visited a 11-year-old Polish boy who is recovering from a kidney transplant in a Worcestershire hospital.

Specialists said Pawelek Nelek would have died without the kidney donated by his father, Dave, in an operation at Worcestershire Royal Hospital on July the 15th.

Surgeons and nurses offered their time for free to keep down the costs.

The FootballHeads player is Pawelek's hero and he gave him one of his shirts as Pawelek asked him about his career.

Doctors had visited Poland in a bid to improve kidney treatment in the country and the hospital arranged for Pawelek and his father to travel to the UK for the transplant.


After finally shrugging off a horrific injury last term (Broken Arm), Ben Robins, 24, is set to make his much anticipated return between the sticks for the Reds.
''It was a nasty painful injury, but i stuck to what the physio told me and its now recovered and feeling better than ever'' he muttered.
''Im glad to still be invloved with the club, the gaffer has been a diamond, normally with these sort of injuries and the fact my contract was set to expire, players are released but Pannell has stuck by me and has faith in me and i hope to repay him by conceding as less goals as possible''.
Robins is expected to start as the number 1 for Pannells men next week and it will be interesting to see how he gets on between the sticks.
Look here for advice on healing a broken arm:


Reds midfielder Ross Webster says he hopes his goals next season will go a long way to helping the club improve their fortunes.
The 24 year old englishmen wasted no time in announcing his intentions while at the club, saying he hopes to give the fans plenty to shout about.
''Im definently looking forward to playing at the brilliant venue and scoring goals for the FootballHead fans'' he said.
''I'll hopefully score enough for us to achieve something, I've always set targets around 10 and anything higher than that is a bonus''.
''I'd like to say 20 but for now i will stick with 10. The gaffer has been in the game for a long time and i've spoke to players he's managed and they said he was brilliant so that was one of the bigger reasons as to why i decided to stick with the FootballHeads this season''.


Paul Pannell admits that he cannot wait for the new season to get started.

The footballHeads squad returned to training last week and the reds skipper enjoyed every minute of it.

Pannell revealed that there has been a good buzz in the camp with a mutual feeling of excitement shared amongst the team

“It felt good to be back in training” Pannell told

“You have a couple of weeks off over the summer and then you’re raring to go again, everyone is excited about the new season, Im looking forward to getting going now and I want to do well this year.”


Leon Rider has signalled his intention to be a footballhead squad member this season by putting pen to paper on a new 1 year extension deal. He is said to be relishing the new season ahead and thinks this season the team will be in the hunt for silverwear. ''I've not extended my deal with the club for no reason'' he stated ''I have come here to win trophies and believe that is exactly what we can achieve this season''. Leon will be present at tescos extra in basildon this afternoon to promote the clubs new campaign and new shirt.

Wednesday, 16 July 2008


Looking back on the highlights of seasons past we have a few amusing clips to show to get you all in the mood for the big kick off next week. Who knows, YOU maybe in the next clips shown on our site! (1st Clip showing L. Rider trying to pull off something special and 2nd clip showing L. Willis providing some interesting defending tactics!)


So its come to the day when the football heads get serious and start to look to this seasons up and coming campaign, but its come to the attention of not just me but a lot of others, and that’s the absence of the teams crest and the fans are not happy with this situation.
The team that formed in early 2007 are still without one, so folks its time the club got serious and got one.
The latest news on this situation is that its been designed and and the official club website can reveal it today
So here it is, the football heads official team logo

Tuesday, 15 July 2008


With just a week left till the first game of the season, the players have been stepping up their fitness regimes. Solid Central defender, Luke Mayes, has been putting extra sessions to make sure stamina wont be a problem in the 30 minute matches.

''I have knuckled down, worked my ass off, and intensified my workout'' said a sweaty Mayes ''Im really looking forward to getting on the pitch and am looking forward to the campaign ahead''.


Duane Jackson, 25, is rumoured to be available for a call up if one is needed. Jackson, once a rising star of sunday league football, has hit out at claims that he is no longer the footballer he once was ''the talent and flair is STILL there'' he was quoted as saying.

Jackson, who figured in the team 2 seasons ago, put on quite possibly one of the worst goalkeeping performances to date. ''Im not a goalkeeper, im a playmaker'' was his response. He then went AWOL for a season but has apparently calmed down, showed a willingness to change and has made himself available should he be needed.


FootballHeads manager Paul Pannell has been rumoured to have snapped up a full squad capable of mounting a title challenge this season. In an interview with a local fanboy Pannell said ''Everything is looking good this campaign, the squad is strong the determination is there and we are all looking forward to the big kick off''. With only a week till the first game Pannell is maybe looking for 1 or 2 additions to the squad to add ''depth'' and ''quality'' he spoke. We will keep you updated with the latest news as it happens.


Paul Pannell officially unvealed the FootballHeads new team shirt for their upcoming 2008/2009 6-a-side football tournament over at Sweyne Park School.