Hayes aim to raise Missioner position
Just as Terry Brown, the Hayes manager, was explaining how his club are more prudent with their finances Authentic Prada Shoes For Sale than others, he was interrupted by a knock on the door.
“Sorry, I might have to leave you,” he said apologetically. “My chairman has just offered to buy me lunch. He has never done that before.”
Given that Brown joined the Missioners in 1993, that lunch was well merited. His reign has been a tale of success: having won promotion from the Diadora League and won the Icis Premier Division, Hayes finished third in the Conference last season, the highest position in their history.
Results so far this campaign have been less encouraging – they are 18th in the Conference with 18 points and 18 goals – but today’s second-round tie with Hull City at Church Road may provide some instant tonic. The Third Division side will not be resting on their laurels; Hayes have a proven goalscoring pedigree.
Indeed prada online outlet, that pedigree has spawned two England strikers. Cyrille Regis learned his trade at Church Road before winning five full caps, and more recently Les Ferdinand graduated through the Hayes youth set-up before joining Queens Are Prada Handbags Cheaper In Italy Park Rangers for 30,000; a shrewdly inserted sell-on clause earned the non-league club 600,000 when the England striker moved from Loftus Road to Newcastle in 1995.
The latest striker to make the grade, Regis’s nephew Jason Roberts, was sold to Wolves in 1997 for 250,000. Now at Bristol Rovers, he has scored nine goals in 20 appearances this season and is attracting the scouts in their Authentic Prada Americas Cup Sneakers droves.
“Jason will go on to be a premier division player,” said Brown. “When he was here he was a revelation and it was clear he had a fantastic future.
“I always feel it is better for a youngster to sign for a club like Hayes. If a talented kid signs up for Chelsea, what chance has he got of making Are Prada Mens Shoes Good it? With us he could play in the first team at 18. We have three teenagers in the side at the Authentic Black Prada Doctor Bag Prada Milano Handbags moment and have millions of scouts down here. But you know that if a boy makes the grade at 18 he’ll be playing professional football at 20.”
The current crop of strikers have a hard act to follow. The leading scorer is Lee Charles, a former Chertsey trainee who played under Ray Wilkins at Loftus Road. “He’s got Ray’s completely bald look,” said Brown. “The difference is he’s still capable of growing hair.”
Waiting All Prada Nylon Bags in the wings is Errol Telemaque, a 19-year-old who recently returned to his hometown club from Stevenage Borough. “He is like Ferdinand and Roberts, a raw talent,” said Mark Templer, who runs the Hayes website The Botwell Missionary. “Telemaque is quick on his feet like Roberts but he still has a lot to learn. But so did our two recent heroes.”
With average league gates of about 700 this season, Are Prada Nylon Bags Worth The Money Hull’s visit should provide Charles and Telemaque with a grander stage on which to perform. The proximity of such clubs as Brentford, QPR and Chelsea has played a part in stunting Hayes’s growth since they joined the Conference in 1996; the Missioners had the third-lowest average attendance in the division last season.
“We should get over 2,500 for Hull, but our attendances have become a major stumbling block,” admitted Brown. “Our average gate is not enough to make a concerted drive for Football League status. It is an area we are concentrating on; a lot of the finances we have received through player sales have been invested in ground improvements to get to this level.
“We are looking to get the youngsters in Hillingdon Borough wearing Hayes’s red-and-white stripes, and a cup run would be a tremendous boost.”
Hull, unbeaten in six, could scupper that dream. “It’ll be tough because they’ve really hit a purple patch at the moment,” Brown said. “But there isn’t a big step up from the Conference to the Football League Authentic Prada Purses Sale any more. I remember Paul Fairclough Authentic Prada Clutch saying fitness wouldn’t be a problem when Stevenage drew Newcastle two years ago. I do not expect the Hull players to be fitter than mine.
“None of the boys are full-time down here, but we play in a league which has four professional sides: Rushden, Hereford, Scarborough and Doncaster. We’ve never reached the third round before, so we’re working on the premise that it’s a one-off game and on our day we can beat anyone.”