Wednesday, 24 September 2008


Player/Manager - Paul Pannell

Footballheads final game of the season against the only team to beat the footballheads – Rayleigh Wizards. With the top spot already in the bag, are their heads on the game?
Pannell said mid week “the celebrations have already started, but I know that with nothing to worry about the boys will be full of confidence and put on a show for the fans”
Footballheads are without 6 first team players, but Pannell has brought in a player from the youth squad, Steven Card to keep a strong side. The club have invested a lot of money in this young man, lets see what hes made of. New boys Liam Willis and Nick Chamberlain filling in again.
This week we could see a slight change to the Footballhead set up, all to be revealed.!!


Tuesday, 23 September 2008


Later then expected due to a technical fault but ladies and gentleman all is good and we can now finally bring you the full match from the Reds against A T F C billed as the 'TITLE CLINCHER!"

Friday, 19 September 2008


Ole, ole, ole, ole.....

we are the champs, we are the champs!

The FootballHeads celebrate after there impressive title winning season.


Its about time we delivered you some more player profile photos, we at Reds World had an opertunity to have a few moments with manager Paul Pannell, Defender Luke Mayes & new boy Liam Willis just before there hard thought title winning match against A T F C.
And here is what we got for you.

Paul Pannell

Luke Mayes

Liam Willis


Here are a few exclusive Reds World treats for you, all footage was taken straight after the A T F C match when the FootballHeads finally clinched the league one title.

First up is the reds shot stopper Ben Robbins.

Heres an exclusive interview with the new signing Liam Willis.

The we have a bit of Gilly Time from the goal machine Ricky Gill.

More to come.....with an exclusive interview from manager Paul Pannell and plenty more.

Stay tuned

Thursday, 18 September 2008


Manager Paul Pannell was delighted with man of the match Liam Willis' display and goals in the title clinching last game versus ATFC.

We have brought you the highlights from Liam Willis' 2 wonder goals and hope you all enjoy the footage.

Another Reds exclusive!


Wednesday 17th September 2008, a historical day in the history of The FootballHeads. The Reds in their penultimate game of the season against league rivals ATFC, knowing that only a draw would ensure the league title.

Moments before the game, Paul Pannell managed to loan in Basildon born Liam Willis, 22, to try and bolster the depleted squad.

Robbins returning from a horrific ankle injury, but without Daniel Mayes, Ross Webster and Craig Victory.

The Reds started off a little shaky playing with an unusual 5 a side rather than the usual 6.

Chances were coming thin for both sides until a ludicrous challenge from Reds defender, Luke Mayes, brought about a silly silly penalty.

‘’Looking back it was a mistake’’ blasted Mayes

All eyes were on Robbins between the sticks, the ATFC striker stepped up to the plate and calmly slotted home past the Reds number 1. 0-1!

Panic could have easily begun to set in, but Pannell rallying his side sent out a war cry for calmness and warning against complacency.

His cries were heard, and his faith was repaid in the form of new loanee Liam Willis.

Willis, picking the ball up on the edge of the ATFC box, fiercely drove home a well struck shot of which the keeper had no chance.

The tempo begun to pick up, chins had raised. The boys knew they were on their way to the league title.

Still wary of mistakes, Pannell, Mayes and Rider tightened up at the back to consolidate the lead.

Then, yet again, loanee hero Liam Willis got himself on the score sheet for a second time.

Taking control of the ball at an acute angle he burst down the right hand flank and hit a superb strike from distance past the unavailing keeper. 2-1!

Willis was certainly repaying his managers faith in him.


After a rocky start the Reds were now in pole position and manager Pannell didn’t want the performance to drop.

There were a few rocky moments at the back as both teams pushed for further goals creating more space and opportunities.

Then out of nowhere Gill was unleashed on goal and hit a fine strike which cannoned back off the bar.

Was this a sign that maybe things were to take a turn for the worse?

Certainly not, as Luke Mayes pounced at goal to get himself on the score sheet taking his tally to 5 for the season calmly side footing past the keeper after a superb move from the Reds. 3-1!

It seemed wrapped up but within minutes a slight lack of concentration aloud an easy goal to be scored by the ATFC striker. 3-2

With 5 minutes left nerves were beginning to show, another clear cut chance for ATFC but a fine save from Robbins, tipping it over the bar, prevented the lead being scuppered.



Scenes of joy could be seen all around as they players celebrated their tremendous achievement.

No smiles were bigger than Reds manager Paul Pannell:

‘’Its such a good feeling, we have a dominant hard working team here and im proud to be in charge of such a fantastic squad, AV IT!’’ squealed an emotional Paul Pannell

New boy Liam Willis reacted to the scenes in a modest way stating

‘’Im glad I got out there and done the club, players, manager and most importantly the fans proud’’ He declared

‘’I took my goals well and am over the moon to help bring the silverware to the FootballHeads, im now looking forward to the last game of the season next week’’ he demanded.

Willis was later handed the man of the match by Reds manager Pannell.

We will still bring you updates and post match reactions of next weeks final game versus Reds nemesis and only team to take a point from then, Rayleigh Wizards.

Commmme onnnnnnnn yooooou Reds!

Squad: Robbins, Hughes, Rider, Pannell, L. Mayes, L. Willis, and Gill


The squad gathered last night for there annual season crossbar challenge, it was a great evening and all the squad enjoyed themselves.

They was also greeted with a new face too, in the shape of the newly acquired signing of Liam Willis,
"As soon as i heard that the reds were interested in me, my heart raced, i had to be apart of it, it’s always been a dream of mine, I’m so pleased to be playing for them" commented a very happy Liam.

So here it is the crossbar challenge, we hope you enjoy it, you’re definitely in for a treat, let us know what you think.

Wednesday, 17 September 2008


The Official FootballHeads website would like to clarify and put right the disturbing rumour that is spreading on the internet today regarding the FootballHeads manager Paul Pannell, it has come on the eve of the most important game for the Reds and it was the last thing that the team or particularly manager Paul Pannell needed, Paul Pannell does not know the boy in mention, let alone be the father to the boy,
“I cant believe this story has even broke”
“it really upsets me that there would even be a person out there evil enough to accuse me of such a thing”
“I just cant believe it, what have I done to anyone to deserve this, I keep myself to myself and that’s always been the case”
uttered a tearful and angry Pannell. We will take action against any more of this slander and accusations made, the rumour is completely untrue and we would like you to all get behind the reds support them all the way tonight in what should be an amazing achievement for the club, and be the icing on the cake for The FootballHeads this season.

The boy in question "Terry Becker" aged 7.


With the apparent loss of Ross Webster, adding to a string of missing Reds players, Daniel Mayes (Hamstring), Craig Victory (College), Matt Hughes (50/50), manager Paul Pannell has drafted in a loan signing ahead of tonights potential league clincher against ATFC.

After an unsuccesful approach for Brazilian legend Ronaldo, due to an unsuccessful medical, the Reds have seeked a different replacement

''We met with Ronaldos agents and even agreed terms!'' grinned Pannell

''But after carrying out an extensive medical ahead of tonights game, we were advised that Ronnies injuries are quite extensive and at present not to conclude a deal, which was a huge dissappointment'' he grumbled.

Liam Willis, 22, has signed till the end of the season for the Reds declaring he has always had a high regard for the club.

''I've always admired the team, their work ethic, and their true guts and determination. Its something i base my own game on to be honest'' bleeted the basildon born speedy playmaker

''The imminent silverware was also a major attraction for me, i want to win trophies with the FootballHeads and am glad to be joining up with the boys''

''Hopefully i can deliver the goods tonight and help the boys secure the league'' Shreiked Willis.

Willis is expected to play a part in tonights crunch clash according to gaffer Paul Pannell.

''I spoke to Liam pre season but the timing and commitments were not good at the time to bring him in. Now its all sorted though and i am glad to have him part of the squad. Hopefully he can repay my faith in him with a good performance tonight'' groaned Pannell.


FootballHeads face ATFC tonight in Rayleigh with just a draw needed to clinch the title but with one of their most famous player nowhere in sight.

Ross Webster has apparently not confirmed he will be travelling to Sweyne Park with his team-mates, but neither did he appear on the club medical department's list of injured players. He may miss his first League game... and just when his manager needs him most.

Webster has not contacted Pannell or the team since last weeks drubbing of Spatan 7.

The club's leading scorer, Ricky Gill, admitted: "I would like Ross to play. We have to fight for what is left and then when the season is over we will make decisions. We are all playing for our futures and for the league title."

A reaction is expected from FootballHeads players. There was a heated discussion in their final training session before last weeks victory and utility man Ross Webster was among several players understood not to have held back from voicing his opinion of recent performances.

FootballHeads have only lost one game this season and need a single point to secure the league title.

Goalkeeper Ben Robbins has warned against throwing caution to the wind against the opposition ATFC in an effort to make up for apparent loss of Webster. "It is important to remember that there is still a chance we could lose out on the title and we have to pick up a good result," he said.

We will bring you more updates as they break...


It's about that time when we bring you another Reds exclusive, and boy do we have a treat for you ladies with this particular one!

He's become a ladies favourite with his youthful looks and that baby face, you love him for his no nonsense footballing style and the way he commands respect on the pitch.

Well here is the moment you've all been waiting for Leon's official player card we all at The FootballHeads HQ hope you like.


After last nights late fitness test physio Jay De Baggio has ruled Daniel Mayes out for tonight’s crunch match against A T F C. The news of this has rocked the reds camp, and brought even more nerves to the rest of the reds players, manager Paul Pannell commented on the situation "the boys are nervous, I’m not denying that, they now know what they have to do in order to bring the silver wear home, if they want it enough they can do it, but if not then its tough luck they don’t deserve it, but I’m telling you, there might only be 2 games left but if any of them out there don’t pull there weight, THERE OUT! no ones guaranteed a place next season and i want to see the will in the players to go out there and show me there good enough, I don’t want anything but a win, ill demand it from them!” Ranted a very moody Pannell. He also added “The news that Daniel has been ruled out didn’t come as a shock because i knew he had troubles and he's proved that, he has to sort himself out, it’s not good for me, the team or even himself!" Said a very sarcastic Pannell.

Today to commemorate Daniel’s achievement for the team here is an exclusive player card download of the man himself

We hope you like


As we continue to bring you the player profile/photocards we now bring you one of the Reds goalscoring hitman Ricky Gill.

Ricky has enjoyed a tremendous campaign firing on all cyclinders with 13 goals so far with 2 games left.

We hope you enjoy..... (Click image to download)

Tuesday, 16 September 2008


As a tribute to the Reds heroic number 1, here is a downloadable player photo card of the elusive FootballHeads shot stopper Ben Robbins.

Enjoy! (click on the image to download)


Rumours have been circulating that Reds number 1 shot stopper, Ben Robbins, is in line for a sensational return to the starting line up this week.

Robbins, was thought to maybe miss the rest of the campaign after what appeared to be an horrific injury.

Landing awkwardly on his ankle, after feeling a ''sharp shooting pain'' Robbins screams in agony could be heard from across the pitch.

''Bens ankle had extensive swelling around the area of the ankle joint. A common musculoskeletal injury in which the ligaments of the ankle partially or completely tear due to sudden stretching. This typically occurs when the ankle is suddenly "twisted" in a sports activity or by stepping off an uneven surface. The pain is initially severe and can be associated with a "popping" sensation. Immediate swelling over the area of injury often occurs as the injured blood vessels leak fluid into the local tissue. Partial tears retain some ankle stability, whereas complete tears lose stability because the strapping ligaments no longer brace the ankle joint'' explained Bens physio, Dr Patel.

He was stretchered off but after resting and carrying out rehab and physio provided by Dr Patel, Robbins has apparently declared to Reds manager Paul Pannell that he is ready to return.

With the Reds only needing 1 more point to secure the league title Robbins will be eager to be in the team and be as dominant between the sticks as he has been this whole season.

We will bring you more news as it breaks...


So you know the players, you've seen them play, you like there style, and you now have a favourite?..........
well now its time to let it be known?

Whoever it be, VOTE! you know you want too


although the quality of the image is a little off, we are still hopeful that the fans of the FootballHeads will still enjoy this exclusive opportunity to download the full image, its set at a resolution customized to be quickly and simply added as your new desktop wallpaper as all of us here at the FootballHeads HQ have done so. Just click on the image and right click your mouse and select save to, its as simple as that.

so here it is, let us know what you think.

Monday, 15 September 2008


Ricky's 5th and favourite goal from the recent reds match against Spatan 7, we hope you enjoy this Reds world exclusive. GOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!


Manager Paul Pannell's emotional post match interview after the reds 6 nil win and almost title clinching game against Spatan 7

We hope you also enjoy our free to download player portrait card.

Ricky Gill's Post Match Interview

Reds world can now bring you golden boy ricky gill's estatic reaction to his fine performance against Spatan 7.


The Full uninterrupted match video from the latest Footballheads victory, the six nil drubbing over Spatan 7.

We hope you enjoy this Reds world exclusive


Ricky Gill goal fest!!

This was a game the gaffer felt a little uneasy about, with 4 key squad members short, and the fact that it was a game they had to win to keep ATFC and Rayleigh Wizards at bay.
Pannell had to call in on loan from Lemons, the notorious Nick Chamberlain to replace the injured Ben Robbins. Gaffer said before the game “ I’m still feeling the pain from the loss of Robbins, potentially for the rest of the season, but this young man I have brought in on loan has been influential for Lemons and know he will for the footballheads too”

The loss of Craig ‘don’t f#*k with me’ Victory has also saddened the atmosphere around the club, “I even see Ross having a little cry in the changing room prior to kick off, yelling ‘I love you Craig Victory’ ” quoted the boss. We hope this doesn’t effect the performance of any of the footballheads.
Bad news with Leon Rider having logistical problems, leaving the boys with only two defenders, but should be back in the heart of the defence for next weeks game. And unfortunately last week we lost Daniel Mayes with a pulled hamstring following on from his surgery on his knee but again he should be back next week.

Great news for the Footballheads minutes before kick off, as ATFC had just dropped points against Only Fools, this meant that with a win against Spatan the other teams could only catch us and beat us on goal difference.

We came flying out the blocks with Ricky Gill scoring 3 goals within the first 5 minutes, one of which was from his own miscontrol, that he reacted on super quick and managed to slot past the dazed goal keeper.- amazing!

From here the boys gained more confidence and took total control of the game. The defence kept it strong, pushing right up into their half putting on the pressure, allowing Ross, Rick and Matt to show off some neat foot work.
To make things worse for Spatan Matt Hughes received the ball on the edge of the box, turned and calmly side footed it into the bottom corner.

Half Time

The Footballheads came out even stronger, but Spatan managed to hold out for a while before Gill put another past the fed up goalkeeper. A few minutes later, after some clumsy defending by Spatan, Rick got a touch in front of an open goal to put it in. Many more chances came but none terminated.

Full Time

Good confident performance by all involved. Unfortunately we didn’t get to see much of the impressive Nick Chamberlain, but he may be called upon a lot more next week against ATFC.
With the win under our belts it buts us 6 points clear with only 2 games to play. Our lips are almost on that little trophy.

Man of the Match: RICKY GILL!!!!

Thursday, 4 September 2008


Reds manager Paul Pannell once again had a full squad at his disposal to help increase the gap at the top of the table, providing his side could come out on top against Converso.

Reds got back to winning ways last week after a hard thought 1-0 victory over Only Fools and Pannell expected a similar robust performance from his boys.

Prior to kick off, news broke that Rayleigh Wizards had suffered a shock 1-0 defeat against Only Fools, meaning the gap could be further increased at the top should the Reds win.

Dan Mayes was included in the starting line up this week as he continued his comeback from injury.

The FootballHeads started comfortably, confidence had been boosted after last weeks win.

Some neat inter play between the midfield and the defence looking strong.

Not many chances were available as both sides looked to put up a strng wall at the back.

Some neat play between Gill, Webster and Mayes was unable to carve out any clear cut chances but the Reds plugged away.

Gill burst down the wing and appeared to be clattered by a clumsy tackle from a Converso defender.

Gill looked up at the ref who in return pointed at the spot. PENALTY!!!

The FootballHeads only other penalty this season went to Webster who was unable to capitalize, so Reds top scorer Gill snatched the ball and made a B-Line for the penalty spot.

Silence was in the air and all that was present was a strong gust of wind trickling across the field.

Gill calmly placed the ball on the spot, stepped back and waited for the whistle…………………


Gill was unlucky as his strike stuck the inside of the right post and spun across the goal line.

The Reds continued to pursue and pressure the opposition. Then came the first injury of the game.

Dan Mayes chased down the ball down the wing and pulled up with a hamstring problem.

‘’Its very very dissappointing’’ He moaned

‘’The gaffer gave me a start out there and I thought things were going well and I was enjoying it out there. This is another huge set back for me and is very frustrating but hopefully I will be able to play some part in the rest of the season if I recover in time’’ He bleeted

On came the reinforcements in the shape of Hughes, L. Mayes and Pannell.


Pannell gave an encouraging team talk to his men and told them to win this one for the fans.

The boys reacted to the gaffers words and came out fighting strong, some excellent play across the pitch and great communication lead by Pannell, lead to the Reds being too strong for the opposition.

Ricky Gill then made amends for his penalty miss when he once again got himself on the score sheet.

The hitman poached his way through the defence and prodded the ball passed the converse keeper. 1-0!

Gill has been on fire this season and is the leagues top goal scorer on 8 goals.

The lighting was poor and it was almost turning pitch black on the pitch, then came another injury blow for the Reds.

Keeper Ben Robbins, came out and caught a freekick but as he landed he fell awkwardly on his ankle and suffered what is initially understood to be a bad sprain.

‘’He went down screaming. We thought he had broke his leg or something’’ smirked utility man Craig Victory.

Robbins was carried off the pitch in agony as Reds defender Luke Mayes donned the keeper shirt and took over in goal for the final 5 minutes.

‘’I felt a sharp shooting pain in my ankle’’ growled the injured Robbins

‘’I will go home and put an ice pack on it and see what the physio says during the week ‘’ he wallowed

FootballHeads managed to keep it tight at the back as Pannell, Victory and Rider defended with their hearts on their sleeves for the final 5 minutes.


The Reds are nearly there; this win puts them further ahead of the chasing pack with only 3 games remaining.

Will the injury to Robbins be a serious one? Will the Reds suffer without their number one between the sticks? One thing is for sure, we will bring you updates and announcement as news breaks from the number 1 team in essex!

Tune in next week as we bring you all the latest news, view and interviews.

Commmme onnnnnnnn yooooou Reds!

Squad: Robbins, Hughes, Rider, Pannell, D. Mayes, L. Mayes, Victory, Webster and Gill

Goals: Gill

Man of the Match: Gill

Monday, 1 September 2008


LONDON, England (AP) -- Essex side FootballHeads says it was contacted about a takeover by a United Arab Emirates business group, but the deal fell flat after is was revealed the group opted for premiership outfit Manchester City.

The Abu Dhabi United Group for Development and Investment earlier Monday told The Associated Press that it had been discussing a possible takeover deal with 2 unnamed football clubs on Sunday night.

Man City says in a statement that a "Memorandum of Understanding" has been signed between the club and Abu Dhabi United Group (ADUG). We understand a deal was also tabled to essex side FootballHeads but an agreement was unable to be met with them''

"A period of due diligence for all parties, including the FA Premier League has now been entered," City added.

The agreement allows the investors to request information from Man City and the Premier League.

Paul Pannel, who is currently the Essex side owner and assistant accountant, tells the AP that he himself will retain the full stake of the club.

Financial terms were not immediately available.

He did state however,

''Obviously i am very dissapointed that a deal wasnt agreed and we have now missed out. I kept the deal tight lipped as i didnt want to dissappoint the fans if the whole thing went belly up. It would have been an extraordinary coup for the club if we had struck a deal'' snapped a frustrated Pannell

In the meantime the Reds look ahead to their next match on wednesday against league contenders Converso.