Northwich Victoria manager Jim Gannon persuades three of last season's regular back four to sign again

Signings provide solid foundation

Signings provide solid foundation

First published in Sport by , Sports reporter

NORTHWICH Victoria’s side for the new season will be built on a solid foundation after three of last season’s back four agreed to sign again.

Goalkeeper Tim Deasy, who kept 22 clean sheets as an ever-present last term, has pledged his future to the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Division One North outfit too.

He joins Danny Meadowcroft, Chris Smalley and Callum Henry as manager Jim Gannon’s first recruits.

“We’re confident in Tim and the others,” said the Vics boss.

“But just as significantly, it highlights the faith last season’s players have in the club.

“I am looking forward over the coming weeks to re-signing the majority of those that finished the campaign here with us.”

After replacing Lee Ashcroft in the dugout, Gannon oversaw a run-in that included a single defeat in 20 matches.

He helped secure a piece of silverware too with victory against Tranmere Rovers reserves in the Cheshire FA Senior Cup final.

Gannon said: “Danny came in at an important time last year [when I took over as manager] and he brought a steadiness and aerial power that ensured the team had a platform in defence to build on.

“Chris was one of the most consistent and strongest performers in the team throughout all of last season, while it’s great news Callum is staying too.

“He has shown great maturity in his performances, and I’m impressed with how he has risen to every challenge on the pitch.”

Vics will play a first pre-season friendly against Stockport County, in Flixton, on Saturday week.

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10:48pm Thu 3 Jul 14

PrideofNorthwich says...

Where can these regulars be seen? Anyone know where V*cs are playing this forthcoming season?
Where can these regulars be seen? Anyone know where V*cs are playing this forthcoming season? PrideofNorthwich
  • Score: 7

8:13am Fri 4 Jul 14

Nvfc fan says...

Thanks for the article. Up the vics.
Thanks for the article. Up the vics. Nvfc fan
  • Score: -5

4:53pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Genuine fan says...

PrideofNorthwich wrote:
Where can these regulars be seen? Anyone know where V*cs are playing this forthcoming season?
Not in Cheshire.......again
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[quote][p][bold]PrideofNorthwich[/bold] wrote: Where can these regulars be seen? Anyone know where V*cs are playing this forthcoming season?[/p][/quote]Not in Cheshire.......again . Genuine fan
  • Score: 5

6:39pm Sat 5 Jul 14

hectorplain says...

2 4 6 8 Who do we appreciate?

North Wich

North Wich.


2 4 6 8 Who do we appreciate?

North Wich

North Wich.
2 4 6 8 Who do we appreciate? North Wich North Wich. 2 4 6 8 Who do we appreciate? North Wich North Wich. hectorplain
  • Score: -3

8:03am Sun 6 Jul 14

Nvfc fan says...

Ziggar, zagger, Ziggar, zaggar

Northwich Vics
Ziggar, zagger, Ziggar, zaggar Northwich Vics Nvfc fan
  • Score: -7

4:35pm Sun 6 Jul 14

Genuine fan says...

Dear oh dear.
Dear oh dear. Genuine fan
  • Score: 4

8:11am Mon 7 Jul 14

Nvfc fan says...

Oh dear oh dear oh dear. Chuckle chucklevision nah nah
Oh dear oh dear oh dear. Chuckle chucklevision nah nah Nvfc fan
  • Score: -5

8:20am Mon 7 Jul 14

Nvfc fan says...

ABOOOOOOUUU
ABOOOOOOUUU Nvfc fan
  • Score: -3

11:23pm Tue 8 Jul 14

PrideofNorthwich says...

Nvfc fan wrote:
Ziggar, zagger, Ziggar, zaggar

Northwich Vics
Another song copied from Witton hey. Cant you make your own up?
[quote][p][bold]Nvfc fan[/bold] wrote: Ziggar, zagger, Ziggar, zaggar Northwich Vics[/p][/quote]Another song copied from Witton hey. Cant you make your own up? PrideofNorthwich
  • Score: 6

7:58am Thu 10 Jul 14

Nvfc fan says...

Remember singing that at Wembley in 96.

Not long to go now until the first match against stockport on saturday. Jim Gannon up against his friends from Stockport. Can't wait UTV.

How's the carpet & lights from the Vics doing anyway. I had a little being sick problem on that carpet on a wild night at the vs a few years ago ha ha. Had a few to many glasses of Wine ha ha.
Remember singing that at Wembley in 96. Not long to go now until the first match against stockport on saturday. Jim Gannon up against his friends from Stockport. Can't wait UTV. How's the carpet & lights from the Vics doing anyway. I had a little being sick problem on that carpet on a wild night at the vs a few years ago ha ha. Had a few to many glasses of Wine ha ha. Nvfc fan
  • Score: -8

10:41pm Thu 10 Jul 14

PrideofNorthwich says...

Nvfc fan wrote:
Remember singing that at Wembley in 96.

Not long to go now until the first match against stockport on saturday. Jim Gannon up against his friends from Stockport. Can't wait UTV.

How's the carpet & lights from the Vics doing anyway. I had a little being sick problem on that carpet on a wild night at the vs a few years ago ha ha. Had a few to many glasses of Wine ha ha.
So you sang it at Wembley 4 years after we sang it at Wembley, nice one. As I understand it only the best cut of the carpet was taken/gifted from the Victoria Stadium and as for the floodlights they're brilliant, thanks for those. Still feels a bit like the Scottish taking the Wembley goal posts all those years back! :) UTA
[quote][p][bold]Nvfc fan[/bold] wrote: Remember singing that at Wembley in 96. Not long to go now until the first match against stockport on saturday. Jim Gannon up against his friends from Stockport. Can't wait UTV. How's the carpet & lights from the Vics doing anyway. I had a little being sick problem on that carpet on a wild night at the vs a few years ago ha ha. Had a few to many glasses of Wine ha ha.[/p][/quote]So you sang it at Wembley 4 years after we sang it at Wembley, nice one. As I understand it only the best cut of the carpet was taken/gifted from the Victoria Stadium and as for the floodlights they're brilliant, thanks for those. Still feels a bit like the Scottish taking the Wembley goal posts all those years back! :) UTA PrideofNorthwich
  • Score: 5

6:47am Sat 19 Jul 14

Dave Dutch Holland says...

Why is Jim Rushe no longer the Chairman of Northwich Vics?
Have I missed something? Have Vics been sold again?
Why is Jim Rushe no longer the Chairman of Northwich Vics? Have I missed something? Have Vics been sold again? Dave Dutch Holland
  • Score: 5

1:07pm Sat 19 Jul 14

Genuine fan says...

Dave Dutch Holland wrote:
Why is Jim Rushe no longer the Chairman of Northwich Vics?
Have I missed something? Have Vics been sold again?
No Dave they have not been sold Jim has "stepped down" because the FA Rules say that a bankrupt cannot be a director of a football club but not to worry, Martin Rushe (Jim's son) has been appointed a director of Vics and Derek Nuttall, yes, 86 year old Derek Nuttall is now the chairman with all the hassles and tasks of running a football club. Well done Jim, nicely done, what's that line from an old Who song - "Meet the new boss - same as the old boss"!
[quote][p][bold]Dave Dutch Holland[/bold] wrote: Why is Jim Rushe no longer the Chairman of Northwich Vics? Have I missed something? Have Vics been sold again?[/p][/quote]No Dave they have not been sold Jim has "stepped down" because the FA Rules say that a bankrupt cannot be a director of a football club but not to worry, Martin Rushe (Jim's son) has been appointed a director of Vics and Derek Nuttall, yes, 86 year old Derek Nuttall is now the chairman with all the hassles and tasks of running a football club. Well done Jim, nicely done, what's that line from an old Who song - "Meet the new boss - same as the old boss"! Genuine fan
  • Score: 2

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