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Pre Season: Fixture Update

On Saturday 14th July, We should have been travelling to Prestwich Heys but as their pitch won't be ready the game was called off. We will now instead travel to Burscough on that date with an 11am kick-off
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Dream move for former Ram

A player who briefly played for Ramsbottom United last season has secured a dream move to Scottish Premier League newcomers, St. Mirren. Josh Heaton started his career at Preston North End, but was released in the summer of 2016. In his ten years at Preston, he also had loan spells at Tamworth and Colne. He then joined Droylsden and Stalybridge Celtic before switching to Bamber Bridge last summer. He also played for Darlington in pre- season, but a proposed move broke down because of injury. In October last year, he moved on to Ramsbottom United in the EvoStik North, where he made three appearances, scoring twice. The Quakers had kept their eyes on him, and he soon moved on from the HWRS to join National League North Darlington. The Scottish top flight newcomers had obviously been monitoring his progress, and have now secured his services for £75000.
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Off Season Work At The Ground

Our club volunteers have been hard at work over the past couple of months since the season finished to get the ground ready for next season. Many things have been done over the off season months such as painting, newly refurbished home dressing room, new playing surface and the new “shed” being installed by the Supporters Club to sell souvenirs.
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2018/19 pre-season fixtures

Evo-Stik West club RAMSBOTTOM UNITED are pleased to announce a list of pre-season games ahead of the 2018/19 season.


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RAMS BACK FOR PRE-SEASON TRAINING

Ramsbottom United’s players returned for pre-season training on Saturday 30th June, and spent an exhaustive five hours ahead of the up-coming season in the newly constituted Evo-Stik West League, the fourth tier of non-league football. As well as a number of last season’s players, including Jerome Wright, Greg Daniels, Sam Ashton, Jamie Rother, Ryan Ellison and Tom Brooks, manager Mark Fell began his recruiting for the new campaign with the addition of two new signings, although one of them is well known to the supporters. Fell was delighted to announce the permanent transfer of Luke Jordan from Morecambe FC. The 19 year old, Burnley based winger impressed in a loan spell at the Riverside at the end of last season, making 11 appearances scoring 1 goal. Rams boss Mark Fell, entering his third season with the club, was impressed with the Burnley based youngster during his stay at the Riverside. “Luke undoubtedly has the potential to light up this league, his pace is unreal and his delivery into the box from wide areas is excellent. As with any young player, there are areas we will have to work on but he’s got the capacity to learn. This is a lad who has played Football League games and he’s got every chance of working his way back up the pyramid. He needs to be playing men’s football week in week out and we’re a good platform for him to do that whilst still in a really professional environment” Ramsbottom United have also added their first new face of the summer with the signing of defender Rob Henry from Lancaster City. The 29 year old, Preston based full back is an experienced Evo-Stik defender with experience of winning the 1st division with Lancaster in 2016/17. The former Kendal, Bamber Bridge, Leek and Chorley player started his career in the academy at Burnley and works as a teacher and coach at Myerscough College and Preston North End. “I worked with Rob a lot when we were at Preston together” said Manager Mark Fell. “He’s experienced, knows the division inside out and what it takes to do well in it. Last season we were naive at times and I wanted to bring in a few players who could have an influence over the younger lads and Instil that winning mentality. The fact we took points off 5 of the top 7 yet lost away from home at the bottom 6 speaks volumes and I’ve got to put things in place to prevent that.” Jordan and Luke trained with the squad on Saturday as they returned from their summer break, along with several other new faces, and more announcements are due on Monday. A number of Rams players from last season are away on their holidays, but should be joining up with the squad over the next few days, as pre-season training kicks in ahead of the first pre-season friendly against former Rams’ bosses Bernard Morley and Anthony Johnson’s new charges, Chester FC, on Tuesday 10th July with a 7.45pm kick-off.
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Burscough Game Off!

Please note that the intended pre-season game away at Burscough on July 10th has now been cancelled. The Rams are at home to Chester on that date.
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Pre season game postponed!

Our pre season game with AFC Blackpool on Saturday 4th August has been postponed due to the start of the NWCFL on that Saturday. If you would like to host us on Saturday 4th August please get in touch!!
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Ashton makes loan move premanent

 

Ramsbottom United have added their first 'new' signing of the summer with the capture of goalkeeper Sam Ashton.  The 31 year old, Bolton based stopper arrives following a successful loan spell in 2017/18 where he made 21 appearances from January until the end of the season.


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Rams launch 18/19 kits

Ramsbottom United are delighted to launch their new home and away kits for the 2018/19 season. In partnership with Kappa the new kits were modelled on the first day of preseason by Greg Daniels (in Red), Sam Ashton and Jerome Wright(in Blue) with Ramsbottom’s famous Peel Tower in the backdrop. The home kit, from the Kappa pro Tanio range is a revert back to the clubs slightly darker shade of Royal, with traditional blue shorts and white socks. The away is a split red and black shirt from Kappas Mareto range and the goalkeeper the traditional green home with a pink away kit. All shirts are available to purchase from the club shop on match days or online via https://proequipsport.co.uk/product-category/club-shop/ramsbottom-united-fc/
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Bern & Jonno bring Chester to HWRS

Ramsbottom United welcome back former managers Bernard Morley and Anthony Johnson as they bring their new club CHESTER FC to the Harry Williams Riverside Stadium for a pre-season friendly on Tuesday 10th July.

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New opponents for the Rams

Ramsbottom United will kick off the new season on August 18th with the prospect of facing a number of “new” teams.

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Rams sign eight for 2018/19

The 18/19 season plans are well and truly in full swing at the Riverside with manager Mark Fell securing many of the clubs 2017/18 squad as well as entering the transfer market to grab the signatures of the clubs key targets.


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Prestwich Heys Pre Season Friendly!

We’ve been notified today that Prestwich Heys pitch will not be ready for our scheduled game on the 14th July, therefore we are looking for an away game on that date. Any interested parties please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Thanks.
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Pre Season: Change of Opponents

Ramsbottom United’s penultimate pre-season fixture should have been away at AFC Blackpool on Saturday 4th August, but with the NWCFL commencing their fixtures on that day, the game has been called off. In it’s place is a tough looking game against Evo-Stik League newcomers, Pontefract Collieries. The west Yorkshire side were crowned champions of the Norther Counties East League, having amassed 102 points during their 42 game season, and should prove interesting opponents for Mark Fell’s assembled squad ahead of the new season. It will be an opportunity for the Rams supporters to visit a new ground (pictured below) ahead of the 2018/19 campaign which begins two weeks later.
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Rams sign up with Kappa for 18/19

Ramsbottom United are delighted to announce a new partnership with Italian sportswear manufacturer Kappa. The initial 1 year deal will see the first team in brand new designs from Kappa along with a unique range of training kit for players and staff.

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Giant victory for Rammy Giants!

The youngsters who make up the RAMSBOTTOM UNITED GIANTS under 9’s Junior Football Team swept past a host of teams from the north-west to clinch the prestigious Foxhall Football Tournament in Blackpool last Saturday.