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Gary Smith’s rallying cry to Tamworth fans

Tamworth joint boss Gary Smith has issued a passionate call to arms ahead of the new Southern League season. The Lambs will be eyeing another campaign pushing for the title after two disrupted attempts in as many seasons. Fans have had to patient for their chance to get back into football stadiums. Tamworth fans are …

Tamworth set for squad talks as Smith reveals plans for new season

Tamworth will begin building their squad for the new season in the coming weeks after a “successful” meeting between the club’s board and management team yesterday evening. The Lambs’ joint boss Gary Smith says, following the meeting, planning for next season can move up a notch. A number of the previous season’s squad are set …

Tamworth boss Smith calls for online abusers to own their actions but feels some are ‘beyond help’

Tamworth boss Gary Smith reckons some football fans are ‘beyond help’ when it comes to educating them about racism and diversity. Liverpool trio Trent Alexander-Arnold, Naby Keita and Sadio Mane were sent racist emojis on Instagram ahead of the Reds Champions League tie with Real Madrid. The incident is the latest in a recent spate …

POLL: Who would you like to see return for Tamworth next season?

Tamworth aren’t expected to make any announcements any time soon about their squad for the upcoming season – but who would you sign if you could? Would you go for Dan Creaney to fire the Lambs back to the National League North? Is Ryan Beswick the man to lead Tamworth to the title? How about …

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Tamworth hot seat is ‘dream job’ for Smith as he confirms where he will be next season

Gary Smith has labelled being Tamworth boss as ‘a dream come true’ after confirming he, Andrew Danylyszyn and Thomas Baillie are all staying put for next season. The trio have been influential in the Lambs’ resurgence despite the Covid-19 pandemic stopping two title tilts in their tracks. As the world edges ever closer to normality, …

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Smith Looking To Take Positives From A Tough Year

Like most people this season, Gary Smith won’t be too upset when the final minutes of this year tick away and we welcome 2021 into our lives. The Tamworth co-boss has overseen a unique season in the dugout. A promotion dream in tatters, fans out, fans in, then fans back out again. And with the …

Lack Of Festive Football Is A Big Miss For Tamworth Boss

Gary Smith reckons Tamworth will more than make up for lost time as the Lambs are set for a break from football over the upcoming festive period. The Lambs were set for a blockbuster Christmas period – with a Boxing Day clash at bitter rivals Nuneaton Borough quickly followed up with the visit of Hednesford …

Youthful Tamworth Side Impress Smith After Royston Test

Gary Smith has heaped praise on Tamworth’s younger players who turned out a solid performance against Royston Town on Tuesday night. The Lambs played their first competitive game since the end of October but had their FA Trophy run stopped in its tracks by their Southern League counterparts. Opportunities were given to a number of …

Tamworth WILL Be Allowed Fans When Season Gets Going Again

Clubs in Steps 3-6 will be allowed fans when the season gets going again, the FA have announced this evening. It means Tamworth, despite being in Tier 3, will be permitted to have a maximum of 300 fans for their home games if and when the season starts again. The Southern League recently announced a …

Tamworth Need Games Says Smith As Halesowen Friendly Falls

Tamworth’s friendly with Halesowen Town has been cancelled due to the current uncertainty around the return of football. The Yeltz were due for a visit to the Lamb on Saturday as a warm-up test ahead of Tamworth’s FA Trophy tie with Royston Town three days later. Clubs are currently waiting for an outcome to Tuesday …

Tamworth Vote To Delay Southern League Restart

Thomas Baillie has confirmed Tamworth voted to delay the restart of the current Southern League season if fans aren’t present at every ground. Clubs voted on Tuesday evening following a Zoom call with league officials. A total of 16 Southern League teams are currently in Tier 3 following a second national lockdown, with a review …

League Could Be Delayed Until New Year But There Is Hope For FA Trophy

The Southern League season could be delayed until as late as next year according to some club officials, but the FA Trophy will probably go ahead as planned. Southern League, Northern Premier League and Isthmian League clubs met with league officials on Tuesday night via Zoom to discuss the current season. Following the call, Jon …

Tamworth Hoping Defender Will Be In Their Squad Ahead Of Restart

Tamworth are hoping Jordan Cullinane-Liburd will be back in contention ahead of the Southern League restart despite his move to Brackley Town. But, joint boss Gary Smith says he won’t stand in any players way if they want to challenge themselves at a higher level. The former Hereford defender signed for the Lambs in the …

Smith: More Clubs Could Go To The Wall As A Result Of Funding Package

Tamworth boss Gary Smith reckons increasing numbers of Non-League clubs could be heading for extinction as a result of the government’s new coronavirus tier system. The new restrictions come into force this morning with Tamworth in the highest tier, meaning sporting events cannot go ahead with supporters. A ‘Winter Survival Package’ was announced last month …

Three Former Lambs Link Up With Kettering Town While Another Heads For Spireites

Kettering Town have been busy in the last few days as they look to stop their National League North struggles this season. The Poppies are propping up the North table, taking just five points from their opening six league fixtures. After signing one former Tamworth man on Tuesday morning in Callum Powell, Paul Cox has …

Andrew Danylyszyn Praises ‘Priceless’ Backroom Team For Part In Tamworth’s Revival

“That kind of stuff is priceless; it’s why Tamworth have been successful since we came in.” Hannah Freeman and Manzu Cain might not be names fans will immediately point to for whatever success the Lambs achieve this season. Players will win the plaudits when they’ve rifled in a 30-yard screamer to win three points in …

Tamworth Add Yeltz Friendly And What New Tiers Could Mean For Fans

With the second lockdown ending a week today, and football set to begin again, Tamworth have added a warm-up game with Halesowen Town. The Lambs will face Town on Saturday 5 December, with competitive action starting three days later against Royston Town in the FA Trophy. Whether fans will be allowed in the stadium or …

Southern League Announce Season Re-Start Date

Tamworth have learned when they will be back in action should the national lockdown end as planned on December 2. The Southern League sent questionnaires to clubs for their view on when the season should begin again following the halt in play. Of the clubs who responded, 59% voted for an ideal start date of …

Lambs’ Boss Baillie Updates Fans On New Signings and Squad Moves

Thomas Baillie admits Tamworth’s stuttering start to the new season hasn’t been good enough but feels it could be par for the course as Non-League clubs try to navigate post-lockdown life. The Lambs’ have struggled to find their best form after going close to promotion last campaign. With a raft of injuries, suspensions and illnesses …

“We’ve Been Skating On Thin Ice With Some Of The Performances.” Baillie Assesses Season So Far

Thomas Baillie says Tamworth’s performances so far this season haven’t hit the heights they expect, but is adamant that will change in time. The Lambs have had an indifferent start to the season after two wins, three draws and just one league defeat to Alvechurch. And while Baillie admits results haven’t been anything to write …