Edinburgh connection brings forth Rushden & Diamonds and other Shrimper friendlies

19 May 2010 06:11
As well as Thurrock, Canvey Island, Dartford and Derby with more promised. At least we're venturing out of Essex a touch. Off to Irthlingborough, that's in Northants folks, for a midweek friendly Justin Edinburgh: Former Blue, now manager at Rushden & DiamondsThe club have released a batch of pre-season friendlies to add to the earlier announcement of Championship Derby County visiting Roots Hall on July 16th.At least the boundries have extended beyond the Essex border with an interesting game against former left back Justin Edinburgh's Rushden & Diamonds Blue Square Premier side.Will be a good test against a team that missed out on playing Southend for real when they lost to eventual winners Oxford United in the play-off semi-finals, shame it's a midweek tioe, some good drinking in the village near the ground. For the rest the usual trip to Canvey, when's Billericay going to show up, but never been to the Rymans Isthmian Premier Champions Dartford, and we may get a report from old contributor Thurrock Blue for the first game on July 10th.Updated Pre-Season FixturesSaturday, July 10th - Thurrock (away); kick-off 15.00.Monday, July 12th - Canvey Island (away); kick-off 19.00.Friday, July 12th - Dartford (away); kick-off 19.45.Monday, July 16th - DERBY COUNTY (home); kick-off 19.45.Wednesday, July 28th - Rushden & Diamonds (away); kick-off 19.30.Blue Square Premier Final Top Five 2009/101[P] Stevenage Borough 4416514411144435133095792499+552Luton Town 44143554221273301826108844088+443[P] Oxford United 4416423710976272125118643186+334Rushden & Diamonds 44126440211075371822139773979+385York City 44137240159582220221210623578+27The Edinburgh Files(Player information supplied by Wikipedia, for the full article go here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Justin_Edinburgh)