Paul Merson signs for Hanworth Villa and all the Combined Counties League player registrations 4/12/2019 to 11/12/2019

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Hanworth Villa of the Combined Counties Premier Division made an interesting signing this week. Former Arsenal and England forward Paul Merson signed for the club.

It is unknown how many games Merse will play for Hanworth Villa, but it isn’t the first “Villa” Merson has played for, he played for the Birmingham based “Aston” Villa in the late 90s.

‘Merse’ made his debut for Hanworth on Tuesday night as the Villains lost to Combined Counties League Premier Division leaders Spelthorne Sports 3-0 on Tuesday night.

Merson is the latest in a line of relatively recent ex-pros to resume their playing careers with Robbie Savage signing for Stockport Town and Gareth Ainsworth playing for Berkshire side Woodley United – thought arguably ‘Wild Thing’ never actually retired following his exploits in the Bracknell Town & District Sunday League.

Berkshire Gunners hoping to catch a glimpse of Merson in action, may well get that chance when Hanworth visit Ascot United on 25th January.

Merson of course has history with Berkshire having been in charge of the Walsall side that lost in the 2004/05 FA Cup First Round to Slough Town.

KNOWLEDGE: How non league transfers work and dual registration explained. All the latest transfer news from the men’s and women’s leagues can be found here.

Premier Division

Abbey Rangers
In: Seanan McKillop
In: Sean White
Out: Harry Bishop

Badshot Lea
In: Durell Brown
In: Jonny Hathaway
In: Philip Veal

Camberley Town
In: Dean Rule

CB Hounslow United
In: Levi Smith

Colliers Wood United
In: Richard Pike

Frimley Green
Out: Sean Latimer

Guildford City
In: Marlon Pinder
In: Kieran Williams

Hanworth Villa
In: Paul Merson
In: Daytroy Thomas
In: Jamie Thoroughgood

In: Asher Goosen
In: Thomas Spencer

In: Olalekan Osideko
Out: Elgi Fejzo

Raynes Park Vale
Out: Seanan McKillop

In: Derick Hayford
In: Arlie Talboys

In: William Wambeek

Spelthorne Sports
In: Alfie Buckmaster
In: Kildane Tesfu
Out: Otis Taylor

Sutton Common Rovers
In: Marc Agou
In: George Baker
In: Charlie Gee

Division One

AFC Hayes
In: Harry Bishop

Ash United
Out: Kieran Williams

In: Josh Wood
Out: Joseph Moriarty

British Airways
In: Jack Curd
Out: Kildane Tesfu

Chessington and Hook
In: Ahmed Alsanawi
In: Matt Kerbey
In: Otis Taylor
In: Jamie Watts

In: Adam Nditi

Epsom and Ewell
Out: Marlon Pinder
Out: Luis Ricardo Abreu Teixeira (departed for Westside)
Out: Sean White

Eversley and California
In: Neil Lancaster
In: Joseph Moriarty
Out: Jonny Hathaway
Out: Adam Nditi
Out: Philip Veal

Adam Nditi. Photo: Richard Milam.

FC Deportivo Galicia
In: John Trabi

Fleet Spurs
In: Joe Norbury

Godalming Town
In: Finn Bickerdike
In: Oliver Ford
In: Jonathan Makonga
In: Callum Stewart

Kensington and Ealing Borough
In: Melchi Emanuel-Williamson

Sandhurst Town
In: Ben Clark

Walton and Hersham
In: Elgi Fejzo
In: Zyon Francis

In: Luis Ricardo Abreu Teixeira (signed from Epsom and Ewell)

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