Martin Bullock wins player of the year

18 06 2010

Martin Bullock picked up two major gongs at the Waitakere United end of season awards in New Zealand.

The 35 year old former Barnsley player was went home with the main prize of the night, the Lotto Player of the Year award.

Bullock’s performances throughout the season where also recognised by his teammates as he also won the Players’ Player of the Year award. Read the rest of this entry »


John Curtis joins Gold Coast United

17 06 2010

John Curtis have made the move to play football in Australia as he has joined Gold Coast United.

As previously reported at EFA, Curtis had been training with the Queensland side for a fortnight in May. At the end of stint he agreed personal terms before returning to England to arrange his move personally and a two week break after a full League Two season. Read the rest of this entry »

Ins & Outs of the EFA Index

11 06 2010

To begin with Craig Short is out of the EFA Index as he left Ferencváros and became the new manager of Notts County. We would like to wish Craig all the best in the upcoming season and congratulate him on the 7th place finish he achieved with FTC in the Hungarian NB I last season.

Portsmouth youngster James Hurst has joined Matt Garner at Icelandic side ÍBV on loan. It is still unsure of the exact details of the loan, it is expect to be until the end of June but that isn’t confirmed. If anyone has any details please leave a comment below. Read the rest of this entry »

John Gregory embarks on a new Israeli challenge

5 06 2010

John Gregory has been appointed the new manager of Israeli Premier League (Ligat Toto) side FC Ashdod on a three year contract.

Gregory had spent the last six months working at Maccabi Ahi Nazareth on a £67,000 a year contract.  The Arab club was relegated from the Israeli top flight on the last game on the season. This was still seen as a good result within the country however as the team was vastly adrift at the bottom of the league on John’s arrival in December.

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Craig Short takes charge at Notts County

5 06 2010

Photo by Németh Miklós

Craig Short has been announced as the new manager of League One side Notts County. Short had been manager of Hungarian side Ferencváros before being appointed the successor to Steve Cotterill.

The move represents a return to Meadow Lane as Craig played for the midlands club in the early stages of his playing career. He made 128 league appearances in three years for the Magpies before moving to Derby for £2.5 million in 1992.

Notts County go into League One as current champions of League Two but have financial troubles to deal with after the fallout of the Munto Finance reign as owners.

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Normal Service Resumes With Two Roundups

3 06 2010

Apologies for the lack of updates over the past week or so, a personal change of ISP hit some unforeseen problems. Things are all resolved now though so normal service resumes with the Midweek Roundup from 24-27th May and Weekend Roundup from 28-30th May. The highlights of these seven days were:

  • Matt Garner scoring as IBV win in Iceland
  • Balestier Khalsa go through to the Singapore Cup quarter finals
  • Mahindra United and Viva Kerala finish their I-League season
  • LA Galaxy beat Columbus Crew in the match of the last two unbeaten records in the MLS
  • Interblock lose their relegation playoff so drop out of the PrvaLiga
  • Stuart Baxter’s Finland side draw with Poland

New Weekend Roundup 21st-23rd May – Video Highlights

25 05 2010

The new Weekend Roundup for 21st-23rd May is now in the Roundups section. The best bits of the weekend were:

  • Andy Iro scored as Columbus Crew beat New York
  • Ferencváros lose and Craig short’s side finish the season in seventh
  • Interblock lose the first leg of their relegation playoff
  • Balestier Khalsa draw in the S-League with Daniel Hammond featuring
  • Stuart Baxter’s Finland team lose to Estonia
  • Kris Thackray is a late sub as Ancona lose in Serie B