I am writing this at just after 5pm, back on Canvey despite having been to Maidenhead.
I was informed today by Canvey Island FC's Chairman, Ray Cross that he has banned the website team from Park Lane due to the website of CanveyFC.Com .
Throughout the 5 years, we have always tried to give a fair and balanced view of happenings at Park Lane, and have always respected the clubs wishes. Even to the extent of not revealing team line-ups after a game, due to a management request.
I personally have taken over 6,500 photographs of Canvey games, and many of these have been enjoyed by both Canvey fans and opposition alike.
We have always been un-official - yet despite that, were aware of the mis-understanding by many that we were official, and so we have always tried to represent the club well, and to give a good image, and promotion of club activitities.
Our respective families have got used to rulling out Saturday nights, as following the game, we have had to spend several hours updating the site, writing the match report, working on photos etc.
I honestly do not know what we will do - but this is the first time that I am aware of that a club has banned an entire website team - especially one that has given 5 years of hard and dedicated service to supporting a club.
Ray informed me that I had upset Keith Johnson & Frances Roache, with the website - if that is the case then I publically apologise for any offence caused. But I am not sure what I have personally done to cause an offence - but whatever it was - sorry.
I will admit to being very depressed about this at the moment - and do not know what I will do - the easy option will be to close CanveyFC.Com, close Non League UK, and then end things later tonight - the hard thing will be to stand up and fight - fight for the right to promote the club to the supporters, and to continue taking photographs for all to enjoy. Sadly I am to weak to fight.
This is a very sad day - one that I will remember for all the wrong reasons.
Well it is now half past six - and this one message has taken over an hour to write, so I had better knock it on the head.
I wish both the club, and all the fans the very best for the rest of the season.
I guess this message will cause further offence - and as I have deleted, and rewritten large chunks of it, it probably doesn't make a lot of sense.