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Ins & Outs At YM
Mark Lemm  Friday, August 02, 2002  14:15 GMT

As the new football season draws ever closer speculation and rumour continue to mount as Reading YMCA manager, Lindsey Edwards begins to sign players for the coming season.Trying to make sense of it all is fraught with difficulties but can be summarised as follows:Players Signing (who played last season)Mark Lemm, Alec Norman, Dave Morrison, Steve Woodrow, Martin Creech, Ian Harvey, Julian Keetch, Andy Malone, Chris Lemm, Paul O' Boyle, Carl Tipper, Paul Towner and Chris Vaughan. Total - 13 playersPlayers Probably Signing (who played last season)Tim Collett, Michael Foldvari, Paul Kielczewski, Ryan Tipper, Andre Lambert & Andy Dell.Total - 6 playersPlayers LeavingAndy Bullett (new club), Marc Champion (not known), Kevin Choules (not known), Simon Griffiths (not known), Steve Jenkins (not known), Nick Parris (retired), Tim Zielinski (University).Total - 7 playersRumoured to be returningAndy Turner, Chris Best & Karl Halabi.Total - 3 playersNew SigningsTim Morrison, Neil Humphries, Matt Olney & Steve Patterson.Total - 4 players
YM Handed Tricky Tie
Mark Lemm  Friday, August 02, 2002  13:53 GMT

Reading YMCA have been drawn against Sonning Common in the 1st round of the BTC Cup.Sonning were relegated from the Senior Division last season and are likely to pose a stiff test for YM.
Bullett Fires Parting Shot
Mark Lemm  Tuesday, July 23, 2002  12:17 GMT

Reading YMCA midfielder, Andy Bullett has finally announced his decision to leave the club after 3 seasons."Bully", as he was affectionately known within the club, is training with Reading Town and hopes to secure a permanant contract.Bully was plagued with injuries last term and rumours persisted that he was unsettled at the club.In a statement Bully admitted "It's no secret that I have been unsettled at YM in the last season or so and when the opportunity came to join Reading Town I grasped it with both hands.  I just feel that I need to test myself at the highest level while I'm still in my prime.  I look back at my time with YM with pride and will always have fond memories of the place."Bully was infamous for the energy and enthusiasm he showed on the pitch and is one of those rare breed of players that you rely on when the chips are down.  The club wishes Bully all the best at Reading Town and for the coming season.
YM 5's In Crisis
Mark Lemm  Monday, July 22, 2002  13:33 GMT

Reading YMCA 5's are on the brink of extinction after failing to raise a side for the 2nd game in succession.It was hoped that YM's fortunes would change after the truimphant return of folk hero Mark Lemm as player manager but it has proved to be a false dawn and if YM can't raise a side for tomorrow's game Lemm will liquidate the club.
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