County star Sam Foley signs for Yeovil

South Wales Argus: Spytty exit: Sam Foley Spytty exit: Sam Foley

FANS' favourite Sam Foley has left Newport County to sign for League One Yeovil Town.

The 25-year-old is out of contract this summer and played his last game for the Exiles in the FA Trophy final defeat to York City at Wembley.

County have not commented on Foley's departure but a statement released on the Yeovil Town website confirmed the news this afternoon.

The statement reads: "Yeovil Town Football Club can confirm that they have agreed to sign attacker Sam Foley on a one year deal on July 1st which will be reviewed at Christmas.

"The 25-year-old Irishman joins the Glovers from Blue Square Premier side Newport County for whom he hit thirty goals in the past two seasons though half of his games have been as a substitute.

"Sam began his career at Cheltenham Town as a trainee before moving to Kidderminster before joining the BSP side in August 2010. He represented his country, Republic of Ireland, at under-18 level."

Manager Gary Johnson, speaking to www.ytfc.net said "Sam won't be a familiar name to Yeovil supporters but he has had two great seasons of success with Newport in the non league as his nine minute clip of goals on YouTube will show you.

"We beat several other league clubs to his signature and I am very hopeful Sam will keep on improving."

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4:35pm Tue 29 May 12

Adrian Williams says...

Good luck and best wishes Sam - you've been a good servant to the club
Good luck and best wishes Sam - you've been a good servant to the club Adrian Williams
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4:58pm Tue 29 May 12

ohc says...

I assume there is no transfer fee because of the end of contract aspect. Another piece of business master class from County! Note the Yeovil manager said he beat several other clubs
I assume there is no transfer fee because of the end of contract aspect. Another piece of business master class from County! Note the Yeovil manager said he beat several other clubs ohc
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5:51pm Tue 29 May 12

Owain Vaughan says...

Yet again people are attacking the board without knowledge of the facts. Offering multi-year contracts is foolish as Jardim and McAllister have shown. You presumably were not privy to Sam's contract negotiations, so you don't know what was offered to him. We should never stand in the way of players moving up the leagues as that would put good players off coming here.

Best of luck Sam - we'll always remember Havant & Waterlooville.
Yet again people are attacking the board without knowledge of the facts. Offering multi-year contracts is foolish as Jardim and McAllister have shown. You presumably were not privy to Sam's contract negotiations, so you don't know what was offered to him. We should never stand in the way of players moving up the leagues as that would put good players off coming here. Best of luck Sam - we'll always remember Havant & Waterlooville. Owain Vaughan
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6:03pm Tue 29 May 12

County Till I Die says...

Sad day but BOD weren't in a position to secure Sam's services during the season with the financial issues we had. Good Luck Sam, a great servant of the club.
Sad day but BOD weren't in a position to secure Sam's services during the season with the financial issues we had. Good Luck Sam, a great servant of the club. County Till I Die
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6:24pm Tue 29 May 12

larneman says...

Good luck Sam hope you do well. but its curtains for county no strikers top man gone and no sign of any new faces. hate to be negative but I can't see us surviving in this league.
Good luck Sam hope you do well. but its curtains for county no strikers top man gone and no sign of any new faces. hate to be negative but I can't see us surviving in this league. larneman
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6:35pm Tue 29 May 12

Owain Vaughan says...

Some people on here need to get a grip. It's only two weeks since the season ended! We only have four players contracted. It's fairly obvious to even the most dim-witted individual that more players will arrive!
Some people on here need to get a grip. It's only two weeks since the season ended! We only have four players contracted. It's fairly obvious to even the most dim-witted individual that more players will arrive! Owain Vaughan
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6:47pm Tue 29 May 12

Málpasboy says...

Yep more players will surely be signed but building a team/squad from scratch isn't the best way to head into a new season, Holdsworth did it and just about survived....
Yep more players will surely be signed but building a team/squad from scratch isn't the best way to head into a new season, Holdsworth did it and just about survived.... Málpasboy
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7:54pm Tue 29 May 12

netala says...

owain please don`t call the supporters of the county " dim-witted" they are all concerned for the future of the county. you are obviously in a better position to see what is going on than us mere dim- witted plebs!!!! ! we were kept in the dark all through the season when transfers were done, and fees changing hands. can you blame them for being concerned... maybe you have a crystal ball, but we do not.
owain please don`t call the supporters of the county " dim-witted" they are all concerned for the future of the county. you are obviously in a better position to see what is going on than us mere dim- witted plebs!!!! ! we were kept in the dark all through the season when transfers were done, and fees changing hands. can you blame them for being concerned... maybe you have a crystal ball, but we do not. netala
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8:26pm Tue 29 May 12

adrian simmonds says...

Problem is that the Board were initially overwhelmed by preparations for Wembley and once that was over full pelt to try to do a deal for R.P. In the meanwhile, the transfer market has been busy so we'll only have the pick of a small pool when normality resumes 1/6.
I'm sure the lesser mortals have been sussing out possible deals but it's down to Chris Blight really and he has his eye on a different ball for 2 more days.
Problem is that the Board were initially overwhelmed by preparations for Wembley and once that was over full pelt to try to do a deal for R.P. In the meanwhile, the transfer market has been busy so we'll only have the pick of a small pool when normality resumes 1/6. I'm sure the lesser mortals have been sussing out possible deals but it's down to Chris Blight really and he has his eye on a different ball for 2 more days. adrian simmonds
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8:36pm Tue 29 May 12

netala says...

it still doesn`t excuse {owain} for his comments,they were not called for. don`t forget wherever we are you still need them. so be aware of their concerns. i hope you in your ivory tower will not condemn them if results don`t go as planned, if they answer with their feet.
it still doesn`t excuse {owain} for his comments,they were not called for. don`t forget wherever we are you still need them. so be aware of their concerns. i hope you in your ivory tower will not condemn them if results don`t go as planned, if they answer with their feet. netala
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11:41pm Tue 29 May 12

larneman says...

Of course we will get new players coming in but of what quality. Will there be a Foley a Bignot etc or will they have to come from the lower divisions ?
Of course we will get new players coming in but of what quality. Will there be a Foley a Bignot etc or will they have to come from the lower divisions ? larneman
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7:33am Wed 30 May 12

adrian simmonds says...

Let's see the R.P. issue settled and then assess where we are going with a new squad. We must have banked the best part of £300 grand from our Trophy venture so money for good players shouldn't be an issue. What will be will how many big fish left in the pool?
Like everybody else I wish Sam all the best. A player well above Conference standard and a very nice bloke too, as I found when I had the chance to chat to him a couple of times in the hospitality suite this season.
Let's see the R.P. issue settled and then assess where we are going with a new squad. We must have banked the best part of £300 grand from our Trophy venture so money for good players shouldn't be an issue. What will be will how many big fish left in the pool? Like everybody else I wish Sam all the best. A player well above Conference standard and a very nice bloke too, as I found when I had the chance to chat to him a couple of times in the hospitality suite this season. adrian simmonds
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10:07am Wed 30 May 12

Missing Somerton says...

Can't blame him for taking the step up to League One. Not like it's just a sideways move to a club like, say, Aldershot!
Can't blame him for taking the step up to League One. Not like it's just a sideways move to a club like, say, Aldershot! Missing Somerton
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10:56pm Wed 30 May 12

County says...

Erm Malpasboy we finished in the top half in Holdsworth's first season. Anyway I'll be happy to just survive next season.
Erm Malpasboy we finished in the top half in Holdsworth's first season. Anyway I'll be happy to just survive next season. County
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9:33am Thu 31 May 12

adrian simmonds says...

County, I hope we do more than just "survive" next season. Assuming the RP deal does now go through - and I'm more optimistic now - plus all the cash we've got from the Wembley run, there should be quite an impetus at the start of the season with a bigger crowd attracted to RP. I'd like to think we'd be mid-table or better by Christmas with propspects of a ply-off place. But first of all, Justin has to effectively get a new squad and with the right news today his job there should be a lot easier.
Mind you, one thought - the Conference will obviously take a little time to approve of our "new ground" and with the extended holidays it's hard to see a firm acceptance till end next week.
County, I hope we do more than just "survive" next season. Assuming the RP deal does now go through - and I'm more optimistic now - plus all the cash we've got from the Wembley run, there should be quite an impetus at the start of the season with a bigger crowd attracted to RP. I'd like to think we'd be mid-table or better by Christmas with propspects of a ply-off place. But first of all, Justin has to effectively get a new squad and with the right news today his job there should be a lot easier. Mind you, one thought - the Conference will obviously take a little time to approve of our "new ground" and with the extended holidays it's hard to see a firm acceptance till end next week. adrian simmonds
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9:33am Thu 31 May 12

adrian simmonds says...

County, I hope we do more than just "survive" next season. Assuming the RP deal does now go through - and I'm more optimistic now - plus all the cash we've got from the Wembley run, there should be quite an impetus at the start of the season with a bigger crowd attracted to RP. I'd like to think we'd be mid-table or better by Christmas with propspects of a ply-off place. But first of all, Justin has to effectively get a new squad and with the right news today his job there should be a lot easier.
Mind you, one thought - the Conference will obviously take a little time to approve of our "new ground" and with the extended holidays it's hard to see a firm acceptance till end next week.
County, I hope we do more than just "survive" next season. Assuming the RP deal does now go through - and I'm more optimistic now - plus all the cash we've got from the Wembley run, there should be quite an impetus at the start of the season with a bigger crowd attracted to RP. I'd like to think we'd be mid-table or better by Christmas with propspects of a ply-off place. But first of all, Justin has to effectively get a new squad and with the right news today his job there should be a lot easier. Mind you, one thought - the Conference will obviously take a little time to approve of our "new ground" and with the extended holidays it's hard to see a firm acceptance till end next week. adrian simmonds
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