Jump to content

Adverts are hidden for all 'Gold Members' - sign up for just £10 a year by clicking here | Advertise here for just 25p per 1,000 impressions - click here
Welcome to Fans Focus. You are currently viewing as a guest. Please login or register to post.    

Sign in icon Sign In Register Register Help Help Login with Facebook Login with Twitter

League section covering 2,000+ clubs - check out your division and club page click here!

Recent Topics

Recent Status Updates
(Update your status via the dropdown
to the right of your name (top left))

  • Photo
      24 Jun

    RT @RussWWFC: Remember seeing Jordan Pickford play for Darlington against Hayes & Yeading in 2012 when Hayes won 3-2 in a great game. Come…

View All Updates

Upcoming Calendar Events

There are no forthcoming calendar events

Today's Birthdays ( 25-June 18 )

  • Photo
    Webbo MFI

    Age: 49

  • Photo

    Age: 31

  • Photo

    Age: 31

  • Photo

    Age: 39

  • Photo

    Age: 44

  • Photo

    Age: 33

  • Photo

    Age: 26


Anybody else sick of Dagenham?

- - - - -

  • Please log in to reply
regular view basic view
3 replies to this topic

offline FleetFanatic

  • National Squad - 1st XI
  • Posts: 7,443
  • Joined: 2 Mar 2002
Apparently we missed out on Keith Scott when he signed for Dagenham.

Andy thought he had got him after talks over the weekend but another striker slips through the net.....

offline JimGNFC

  • First XI - Weekly Contract
  • Posts: 462
  • Joined: 10 Nov 2002
Andy mentioned in the Reporter last week that its difficult attracting "big name" players such as Patmore etc. to the Club as we have been labelled as "relegation fodder" by the bookies so the better players are reluctant to join us.

It seems that if Dagenham go for the same player as us then we might as well not bother, as they will currently outbid us financially in terms of wages. With them being in our "geographical hemisphere" this is always going to be a problem.

However, why would Patmore opt for Margate over us? I'm sure the package offered by the Club to Patmore was very competitive so it begs the question why this "big name striker" is proving so elusive?

The strikeforce of Hatch, Budge and Evans is looking very lightweight at present for the Conference when you consider Daganham can choose from Mark Stein, Keith Scott, Leo Braithwaite, Alex Meecham, Danny Shipp and Neil Fenn (has he signed for them?).

There are only so many quality "big strapping Centre Forwards" and lumping the ball up field to these blokes isn't exactly attractive to watch. On the other hand, G&N always seem to play better when the ball is kept on the ground so would someone like Alan Tait not make for more interesting football as the ball would have to be played to feet more to accomadate him?

offline jc

  • National Squad - 2nd XI
  • Posts: 3,408
  • Joined: 29 Apr 2002
  • Location: Gravesend
  • Supports: Ebbsfleet United
JimGNFC said:why would Patmore opt for Margate over us?

Presumably because Margate have finished in a fairly comfortable mid-table Conference position for the last two seasons and we haven't.

offline John@TheFleet

  • Reserves Coach
  • Posts: 1,592
  • Joined: 14 Jul 2003
The old vicious circle, isn't it. To be successful you need good players, who in return want good money that we can only pay if we're successful etc. etc. Trust or no Trust, there's only so much money in the supporters' pockets. But, hey, the season hasn't started yet. Have faith, I reckon we'll do OK.

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

View New Posts

List of all CLUBS on Fans Focus