2012–13 The New Saints F.C. season

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The New Saints of Oswestry Town & Llansantffraid
2012–13 season
Welsh Premier League Champions
Welsh Cup Semi Finals
Welsh League Cup Runners-Up
UEFA Champions League Qualifying Round
Average home league attendance League:
Home colours
Away colours

The 2012–13 season of The New Saints F.C. is TNS's 20th consecutive season in the Welsh Premier League along with being the club's 54th season in existence. The club will begin their pre-season friendly schedule in June 2012.

Season review[edit]

Season squad[edit]

As of 12 July 2012.

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
England GK Paul Harrison
Wales GK Alex Ramsey
England DF Phil Baker
Wales DF Kai Edwards
Wales DF Steve Evans
Wales DF Chris Marriott
Wales DF Connell Rawlinson
Wales DF Simon Spender
Wales MF Aeron Edwards
England MF Sam Finley
No. Position Player
England MF Ryan Fraughan
Wales MF Chris Jones
Wales MF Craig Jones (until August)
Wales MF Scott Ruscoe
England MF Christian Seargeant
Wales FW Alex Darlington
New Zealand FW Greg Draper
England FW Michael Wilde
Wales FW Matthew Williams


First Team Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Moving from
Type
Transfer
window
Ends
Transfer
fee
Source
DF Wales Kai Edwards 21 EU Neath Free Agent Summer Free Welsh Premier League[1]
MF England Ryan Fraughan 21 EU Stockport County England Transfer Summer May 2014 Free The New Saints[2]
FW England Michael Wilde 29 EU Chester England Transfer Summer Free Welsh Premier League[3]

Last updated: 16 June

Out[edit]

N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Moving to
Type
Transfer
window
Transfer
fee
Source
MF England Barry Hogan 29 EU Newtown Released Summer Welsh Premier League[4]
DF England Marcus Giglio 19 EU Released Summer Welsh Premier League[4]
FW England Charlie Proctor 20 EU Released Summer Welsh Premier League[4]
MF Wales Tom Roberts 20 EU Released Summer Welsh Premier League[1]
MF England Chris Williams 27 EU Rhyl Released Summer Welsh Premier League[5]

Loans out[edit]

# Pos Nat. Player To Start End Source

Last updated: 20 October 2011

Matches[edit]

Competitive[edit]

Welsh Premier League[edit]

Phase one[edit]

The New Saints' defence of their Welsh Premier League title start on 17 August 2012, with a visit from Airbus UK Broughton.[6]

Phase Two[edit]
Results by round[edit]

League position[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 The New Saints (C) 32 24 4 4 86 22 +64 76 2013–14 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
2 Airbus UK Broughton (Q) 32 17 3 12 76 42 +34 54 2013–14 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round
3 Bangor City (A) 32 14 9 9 65 53 +12 51 Qualification to UEFA Europa League play-offs
4 Port Talbot Town (A) 32 13 8 11 51 52 −1 47
5 Prestatyn Town (A) 32 11 7 14 62 79 −17 40
6 Carmarthen Town (A) 32 10 7 15 36 50 −14 37
7 Bala Town (A) 32 17 5 10 62 41 +21 56 Qualification to UEFA Europa League play-offs
8 Gap Connah's Quay (A) 32 12 5 15 62 69 −7 0401
9 Newtown 32 10 7 15 44 54 −10 37
10 Aberystwyth Town 32 9 10 13 37 58 −21 37
11 Llanelli (R) 32 10 6 16 41 68 −27 36 Relegation to 2013–14 Cymru Alliance/Welsh Football League Division One
12 Afan Lido (R) 32 8 3 21 43 79 −36 27

Source: Welsh Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1 Gap Connah's Quay deducted 1 point for fielding ineligible player
2 The winner of the 2012–13 Welsh Cup qualify for the 2013–14 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

UEFA Champions League[edit]

As Champions as the Welsh Premier League in 2011/12, the club join the qualifying rounds stage where they were drawn against reigning Swedish champions Helsingborgs.

Welsh Cup[edit]

Main article: 2012–13 Welsh Cup

The club start the season as the reigning holders of the Cup.

Welsh League Cup[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

The club started its pre-season friendly schedule with a match against Cefn Druids[7] where they ran out comfortable 5-0 winners.[8] This was followed by a 2-0 win against Conwy Borough.[9]

Shropshire Senior Cup[edit]

As holders of the trophy, the first round saw the club play against Midlands Alliance club Bridgnorth Town.[12]

Season goalscorers[edit]

Unfortunately, The New Saints have never scored a single goal because their s***

Notes[edit]

  1. nb1 The Welsh Premier League will be played over two phases. Phase one will last twenty-two weeks, cultimating in 2 January 2013. Phase two will be played between January and April, this is followed by play-offs to decide the last 2013–14 UEFA Europa League spot.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Harrison delighted to clinch Edwards deal". Welsh Premier League. 16 June 2012. Retrieved 17 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "Fraughan makes Park Hall move permanent". The New Saints. 27 May 2012. Retrieved 26 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "Saints just Wilde over striker's return". Welsh Premier League. 8 June 2012. Retrieved 17 June 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c "Saints release long-serving midfielder Hogan". Welsh Premier League. 10 May 2012. Retrieved 11 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "Wingman Willo returns to Rhyl". Welsh Premier League. 3 July 2012. Retrieved 4 July 2012. 
  6. ^ "Wingmakers at Park Hall on opening night". The New Saints. Retrieved 5 July 2012. 
  7. ^ "Saints announce more Euro warm-up fixtures". The New Saints. 13 June 2012. Retrieved 17 June 2012. 
  8. ^ "Draper shrugs-off Kiwi snub to resume normal service". The New Saints FC. 23 June 2012. Retrieved 27 June 2012. 
  9. ^ "Saints out-muscle the Musselmen". The New Saints FC. 30 June 2012. Retrieved 5 July 2012. 
  10. ^ "The New Saints 5-0 Cefn Druids". The New Saints FC. 23 June 2012. Retrieved 27 June 2012. 
  11. ^ "The New Saints 2-0 Conwy Borough". The New Saints FC. 30 June 2012. Retrieved 5 July 2012. 
  12. ^ "Saints to begin cup defence at Bridgnorth". The New Saints FC. Retrieved 23 May 2012. 
  13. ^ League format welsh-premier.com Retrieved 12 August 2010