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Barnstar[edit]

A Barnstar!
Football Barnstar

For excellent work on all things Stevenage Borough. Mattythewhite (talk) 19:19, 19 August 2009 (UTC)

Catgory renaming[edit]

Hi, just thought I'd let you know that if you think a category should be renamed, it's better to list it at Wikipedia:Categories for discussion. If the community agrees then a bot will do all the tasks. AnemoneProjectors 10:57, 19 May 2010 (UTC)

Graham Westley[edit]

The current one that I took would appear to be the only one I have access to. Don't think I have any other pictures of Westley from the 2009 FA Trophy Final or last season's game at BC and a flickr search brings up nothing. Mattythewhite (talk) 14:57, 9 June 2010 (UTC)

Lawrie Wilson[edit]

As you suspected, the fact that he never played a first team match for Colchester is the reason the article was deleted. Wait until he has played in the Football League for Stevenage, and then ask me to restore it (if done now, it would violate WP:CRYSTAL - i.e. we cannot be certain that he will actually play a game until he does). пﮟოьεԻ 57 13:41, 18 June 2010 (UTC)

Both restored. пﮟოьεԻ 57 18:47, 8 August 2010 (UTC)

Michael Bostwick[edit]

Howdy, thanks for the note. I'm afraid I don't have much expertise on this. I can do one of two things: I can check with editor who nominated it, Jimbo online (talk · contribs) or re-create it in you userspace to discuss further. Let me know if I can do one of these for you. TeaDrinker (talk) 02:14, 20 June 2010 (UTC)

Semi-wikipedia related question[edit]

Why did the club drop "Borough" from the name? As a neutral with a soft spot for you due to being in Hertfordshire and keeping the hooligans team up the road out of the Football League, I was sad to see it go. The lead is fine, but perhaps another sentence about it in the history would be warranted? WFCforLife (talk) 20:21, 2 July 2010 (UTC)

Yeah, those are my kinds of areas as well. I spent yesterday doing some tedious but necessary maintenance, and slowly but surely I'm getting the lists done. I have Stevenage F.C. watchlisted though (I watchlist any club that is likely to be edited by Watford or Luton fans), and you've done some top work there. As for our mutual friends, even I conceed that Luton have a respectable history if you ignore the hooligans. But I've made the point to Luton fans on several occasions that having 5,000 season ticket holders, bringing 40,000 people to Wembley and having people miss out on tickets doesn't make them a big club. It means that their town has over 35,000 glory hunters. WFC (talk) 13:08, 3 July 2010 (UTC)
"bringing 40,000 people to Wembley and having people miss out on tickets doesn't make them a big club. It means that their town has over 35,000 glory hunters." – funnily enough, I agree. Just thought I'd say. Cliftonianthe orangey bit 06:00, 6 July 2010 (UTC)

Good article nominations[edit]

Hi there, I noticed that you've listed a few Stevenage players on the Good Article nominations page. However, you need to complete the nominations by substituting the {{GAN}} template at the top of the articles' talk pages. The articles look pretty good overall but one problem that I can see with them is that they refer to "Stevenage" rather than "Stevenage Borough" when discussing events prior to 2010. General consensus is to use the name of the club as it was at the time, so you might want to sort that out to avoid any problems when they are reviewed. Cheers, BigDom 14:21, 27 July 2010 (UTC)

Photos[edit]

I've not been able to find any Wiki-friendly photos on flickr, but this collection of photos could contain the players you're looking for (I'm not wised up on what Stevenage players look like so you'd better off looking through, I'd probably get them mixed up). So if you'd like to use any of those photos give me a shout with the links to the photos and I'll contact the author on flickr; fingers crossed they'll relicense them. Cheers, Mattythewhite (talk) 17:55, 9 August 2010 (UTC)

I've now sent the author a message asking for permission to use the photos and I'll give you a shout and upload them onto Commons if he hopefully does change the copyright. Also, I notice he's now uploaded a collection from the Pompey game. You can take a look at that if you like and let me know if there are any photos you'd like uploading. And in response to your second comment, I've certainly seen instances of work I've written being pretty much directly copied. For example, the squad list in the Stoke City match programme for our FA Cup game was pretty much copied exactly from Wikipedia. When the YCFC article (incorrectly) had Djoumin Sangare's name written as "Djoumine Sangaré" they had it written exactly as that and gave Luke Graham's a Welsh flag (which is correct as he was a youth international for them, but I've not seen him recognised as Welsh in many places other than Wikipedia). Cheers, Mattythewhite (talk) 14:14, 10 August 2010 (UTC)
Sorry, have just got a reply from him and he says the photos are strictly copyrighted and that strict company rules apply. But if you find any other pics by a different author, just give me a shout. Mattythewhite (talk) 15:08, 10 August 2010 (UTC)

Mark Roberts[edit]

I've reviewed Mark Roberts here and placed it on hold. --Sarastro1 (talk) 09:52, 19 August 2010 (UTC)

Passed now. Well done. --Sarastro1 (talk) 20:47, 20 August 2010 (UTC)

Luke Foster...[edit]

... is now a good article. Congratulations. ♥NiciVampireHeart♥ 12:48, 16 September 2010 (UTC)

Appearances[edit]

I noticed that in some cases the numbers doesn't match in various of your articles. For example List of Stevenage F.C. players states that Mitchell Cole made 142 appearances and scored 22 goals for Stevenage, but his own article shows numbers 140/22 of those 121 apps earned in league games (but in fact it should be 120 (19+26+42+33) and overall career numbers are off too.

Numbers doesn't check out in some other cases too - Lawrie Wilson and Steve Morison. Maybe there are others too because I didn't check many articles. Maybe Boroguide and/or Soccerbase have mistakes in their own numbers.

I thought I give you heads up this matter because I love your work on wikipedia and want to help you get these lesser known club/player articles to be in best shape possible. Because of your articles I now have a soft spot for Stevenage and always check out how they are doing on weekends. Utinsh (talk) 12:33, 15 October 2010 (UTC)

GA on hold[edit]

Michael Bostwick is on hold. Please see my comments here. Quadzilla99 (talk) 17:33, 18 October 2010 (UTC)

I've made some more comments. Should be nothing major. Quadzilla99 (talk) 07:34, 20 October 2010 (UTC)

Talk:Yemi Odubade/GA1[edit]

Just a note to say that I have begun the review of Yemi Odubade at Talk:Yemi Odubade/GA1, and would invite your responses and improvements to the article. Harrias talk 18:03, 21 October 2010 (UTC)

Jay O'Shea[edit]

Hello. Just to say what a brilliant job you've done on Mr O'Shea in such a short time. I wish I had your enthusiasm. Couple of things you may be unaware of. When you use the same citation for a second time, you don't have to copy out the whole thing again, just use its name with a slash before the > and no closing </ref> tag. So if the original definition has <ref name="O'Shea signs">{{cite news etc etc etc}}</ref>, to use it again you just put <ref name="O'Shea signs"/> (see WP:REFB#Same reference used more than once).

The other thing is Soccerbase urls. If you just use the plain url http://www.soccerbase.com/squad_season.sd?teamid=2499 for Stevenage player appearances, it takes you to the page for the current season. You need to add the seasonid parameter to the url to reach the page for other seasons, e.g. http://www.soccerbase.com/squad_season.sd?teamid=2499&seasonid=138 for Stevenage appearances for 2008/09. Same applies to individual player pages: http://www.soccerbase.com/players_details.sd?playerid=43628 is Michael Bostwick for the current season, http://www.soccerbase.com/players_details.sd?playerid=43628&seasonid=140 is Michael Bostwick for 2010/11 whether that's the current season or not. I've fixed the ones on O'Shea, but you might want to check your stats tables for other players. cheers, Struway2 (talk) 09:45, 27 October 2010 (UTC)

Talk:Lee Boylan/GA1[edit]

Talk:Lee Boylan/GA1 has been awaiting your responses for some time.--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 18:28, 7 November 2010 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Peter Vincenti[edit]

The article Peter Vincenti you nominated as a good article has failed Symbol unsupport vote.svg; see here for reasons why the nomination failed. If or when these points have been taken care of, you may apply for a new nomination of said article. If you oppose this decision, you may ask for a reassessment. Sarastro1 (talk) 20:47, 2 December 2010 (UTC)

Nomination of Stevenage F.C. 3–1 Newcastle United F.C. for deletion[edit]

The article Stevenage F.C. 3–1 Newcastle United F.C. is being discussed concerning whether it is suitable for inclusion as an article according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Stevenage F.C. 3–1 Newcastle United F.C. until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on good quality evidence, and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion template from the top of the article. Daemonic Kangaroo (talk) 22:48, 12 January 2011 (UTC)

Stevenage F.C. for good article[edit]

I think the article stands a good chance. I'd be prepared to help out with its nomination if you were prepared to do the expert thing? Up to you. All the best! The Rambling Man (talk) 22:41, 31 January 2011 (UTC)

Barnstar[edit]

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Excellent work on bringing Stevenage player articles up to 'Good Article' status. A credit to the project. EchetusXe 20:34, 22 February 2011 (UTC)

Robin Shroot[edit]

Hello. Just to let you know I removed Robin Alexander E. Shroot from the fullname parameter of the infobox because it isn't his full name. Unless his third given name really is just E., but I don't suppose it is. Mattythewhite looked him up in the Hugman Who's Who, which gives Robin Alexander, and the FA registrations list just Robin. cheers, Struway2 (talk) 16:49, 26 July 2011 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Phil Edwards (footballer)[edit]

The article Phil Edwards (footballer) you nominated as a good article has been placed on hold Symbol wait.svg. The article is close to meeting the good article criteria, but there are some minor changes or clarifications needed to be addressed. If these are fixed within seven days, the article will pass, otherwise it will fail. See Talk:Phil Edwards (footballer) for things which need to be addressed.--EchetusXe 17:35, 16 September 2011 (UTC)

Article has now passed! Congratulations! Suggestions for further improvements have been made on the talk page. If you would like to review a GA nominee yourself than please feel free. You have the experience to make a good reviewer!--EchetusXe 13:15, 17 September 2011 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Alan Julian[edit]

The article Alan Julian you nominated as a good article has been placed on hold Symbol wait.svg. The article is close to meeting the good article criteria, but there are some minor changes or clarifications needed to be addressed. If these are fixed within seven days, the article will pass, otherwise it will fail. See Talk:Alan Julian for things which need to be addressed.--EchetusXe 16:06, 18 September 2011 (UTC)

Article has now passed! Congratulations!--EchetusXe 09:35, 22 September 2011 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Jennison Myrie-Williams[edit]

The article Jennison Myrie-Williams you nominated as a good article has been placed on hold Symbol wait.svg. The article is close to meeting the good article criteria, but there are some minor changes or clarifications needed to be addressed. If these are fixed within seven days, the article will pass, otherwise it will fail. See Talk:Jennison Myrie-Williams for things which need to be addressed.--EchetusXe 09:38, 23 September 2011 (UTC)

Article has now passed! Congratulations!--EchetusXe 16:41, 23 September 2011 (UTC)

GA nomination of Chris Beardsley[edit]

The article Chris Beardsley you nominated as a good article has been placed on hold Symbol wait.svg. The article is close to meeting the good article criteria, but there are some minor changes or clarifications needed to be addressed. If these are fixed within seven days, the article will pass, otherwise it will fail. See Talk:Chris Beardsley for things which need to be addressed.--EchetusXe 13:19, 25 September 2011 (UTC)

Article has now passed! Congratulations!--EchetusXe 21:58, 27 September 2011 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Ben May[edit]

Has been successful. Congratulations!--EchetusXe 19:06, 30 September 2011 (UTC)


Your GA nomination of Byron Harrison (footballer)[edit]

The article Byron Harrison (footballer) you nominated as a good article has failed Symbol unsupport vote.svg; see Talk:Byron Harrison (footballer) for reasons why the nomination failed. If or when these points have been taken care of, you may apply for a new nomination of the article. Sarastro1 (talk) 21:51, 5 December 2011 (UTC)

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Your GA nomination of Scott Laird[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Chris Holroyd[edit]

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thanks SBFCEdit for helping to promote Chris Holroyd to Good Article status. Please accept this little sign of appreciation and goodwill from me, because you deserve it. Keep it up, and give some a pat on the back today. --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 03:03, 12 December 2011 (UTC)

Gary Smith (footballer born 1968)[edit]

I have failed this article owing to sourcing concerns; the cited sources do not support the given facts. Given that this is now the third or fourth time I have noticed this issue in your GA nominations, I would suggest that you check this aspect very carefully before nominating further articles. This is not to say that the facts are wrong: sometimes it is difficult to reliably source information. However, in a GA, such sourcing should be to a good standard. --Sarastro1 (talk) 18:36, 11 March 2012 (UTC)

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Mark Roberts (footballer born 1983)[edit]

Hi, I've never uploaded someone else's image having been e-mail their permission so I'm not sure of the exact process involved, but I think it'll depend on what licence they've attributed to the image. Was this indicated in the e-mail? I see you attached "© Kevin Coleman" below the image; if he's retained all rights on the image I don't think it can be used. I think your best bet is reading the OTRS page on Wikimedia Commons, which is for when permission to use an image his been given via e-mail. Hope this is of some help. Cheers, Mattythewhite (talk) 15:07, 17 February 2013 (UTC)

Hi, I'd upload it as your own image, then leave a note in the summary explaining who took the photo etc. I've done that with a few like Stevland Angus and Christian Hanson, although this was years ago. Hope this has helped, --Jimbo[online] 19:37, 23 February 2013 (UTC)

John Nutter[edit]

I have completed the GA review for John Nutter, and placed the article on hold. The review can be found on the talk page. Oldelpaso (talk) 19:57, 15 April 2013 (UTC)

I've now passed the article, congratulations! Thank you for your efforts, and for responding so promptly after such a long wait. Oldelpaso (talk) 20:48, 18 April 2013 (UTC)

Marcus Haber[edit]

Hello. Just happened to notice that your GA nomination of Marcus Haber was currently on hold, and wasn't sure if you were aware. cheers, Struway2 (talk) 12:32, 13 June 2013 (UTC)

You're welcome. I was over at GAN keeping an eye on my nom slooooowly working its way up the waiting list and was surprised to see a Stevenage player being on hold for longer than no time flat, given how efficient you usually are about that sort of thing. cheers, Struway2 (talk) 13:46, 13 June 2013 (UTC)
It was a reassessment, and it is back to GA status. Cheers EBY (talk) 17:46, 13 June 2013 (UTC)

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Invite to the African Destubathon[edit]

Hi. You may be interested in participating in the African Destubathon which starts on October 15. Africa currently has over 37,000 stubs and badly needs a quality improvement editathon/contest to flesh out basic stubs. There are proposed substantial prizes to give to editors who do the most articles, and planned smaller prizes for doing to most destubs for each of the 53 African countries, so should be enjoyable! So it would be a good chance to win something for improving stubs on African sportspeople, including footballers, athletes, Olympians and Paralympians etc, particularly female ones, but also male. Even if contests aren't your thing we would be grateful if you could consider destubbing a few African articles during the drive to help the cause and help reduce the massive 37,000 + stub count, of which many are rated high importance (think Regions of countries etc). If you're interested in competing or just loosely contributing a few expanded articles on African Paralympians, Olympians and committees etc, please add your name to the Contestants/participants section. Diversity of work from a lot of people will make this that bit more special. Thanks. --MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 21:14, 6 October 2016 (UTC)

Come back plz[edit]

Dude come back, you were a great editor!--EchetusXe 14:40, 15 July 2017 (UTC)