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From the NLP Eddie McCluskey “Enfield’s most successful manager”

There is so much goodwill around non-league football these days – if you need any more proof, look no further than Enfield Town. They’ve managed to secure somewhere to play in the borough so that seems to be the future of football in Enfield to me.

There are obvious parallels with AFC Wimbledon – both clubs were formed by disenchanted people and who have created something that would appear to be a healthy animal.

The people who run Enfield Town are essentially the people who used to run Enfield, but I don’t think there could ever be a merger between the two if the previous chairman of Enfield were still involved – I don’t think the Enfield Town people would want to work with him.

I was privileged to manage Enfield for 16 years winning the Conference twice and the FA Trophy twice. I still have strong feelings for the club, but there has been a downward spiral to the point where the ground was sold apparently without any of the directors really knowing about it.
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Now they are drifting into oblivion with no ground and their ex chairman suspended by the FA, what a shame for a club with such marvellous tradition.

Where will Enfield be in a year? You have to look at the gates to see the direction both clubs are going.

Hopefully Town will qualify for the Ryman league and probably pass Enfield on the way.


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Hi Southport,

Why are you posting on this forum; you appear to be the main contributor; every one else has gone. Light is still on (very dim) but no one is at home.

Time to shut shop leaving only memories.

RIP

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You are right Southport should stop posting on the forum as it is becoming a pain

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Freebird obviously hates hearing the truth

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Freebird, thanks for reporting me to the Forum Moderator, I am sure that made you feel grown up. I believe in freedom of speech, and as such I have a right to post where I want.

anyway, back to the thread.... can't really argue with Mr McCluskey can we

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Freebird, thanks for reporting me to the Forum Moderator, I am sure that made you feel grown up. I believe in freedom of speech, and as such I have a right to post where I want.

anyway, back to the thread.... can't really argue with Mr McCluskey can we
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Can we really be bothered to argue with Mr McCluskey. Actions speak louder then words. I think the reason that Southport-Towner uses OUR forum so much, is because ETFC do not have their OWN Internet home, and so they have to share with other clubs. He may believe in freedom of speech, shame that ETFC officials don't, otherwise they would have their own space. Its a load of c**p that they can't have one because of what people say on there. None of these forums are 'official' to the clubs concerned, and slander is slander wherever it is written. For a club that is so up its own backside about having their 'own club' they decide that their fans can't have their own web space. Dictatorship or what! [/color]

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we do have our own webspace. It's at www.etfc.co.uk
It's the forum we don't have (unless you count the ESL forum, which is just as good and serves the same purpose).

Don't listen to Southport. He's only trying to wind you up.

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sorry guys but these are not my words, but Mr McCluskeys.

as for forums they are there in order for people to "speak" theremind, sorry if it hits a raw nerve.




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we do have our own webspace. It's at www.etfc.co.uk
It's the forum we don't have (unless you count the ESL forum, which is just as good and serves the same purpose).

Don't listen to Southport. He's only trying to wind you up.
Ok,sorry, I stand corrected. ETFC are not allowed to have their OWN forum. Still censorship by a 'peoples Club' committee.

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Hollie, you know why there is no ETFC forum and I don't want to have to spend a whole evening having to explain ETFC decisions and why I removed it. The fact that the ETFC forum is no longer here has not stopped our supporters from posting on the ESL forums and elsewhere. In fact, we've had complaints elsewhere that we are posting TOO MANY times on the forums. Can you believe that? To that I answer 'if others had not discussed the case before during and after the verdict, maybe our forum would have been allowed to remain and you would have your own forums to yourselves'. On the other hand, us being here has sparked a few debates that would otherwise never have happened.

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...but, Neil, why can't ETFC have a Forum? You say... "The fact that the ETFC forum is no longer here has not stopped our supporters from posting on the ESL forums and elsewhere"...and "if others had not discussed the case before during and after the verdict, maybe our forum would have been allowed to remain and you would have your own forums to yourselves". I am not saying that others should not post here, but what difference does it make whether a Forum is called ETFC or ESL. Things were still discussed, that maybe should'nt have been. These Forums are nothing to do with official club sites, so ETFC could have their own one. Mind you that would not stop the likes of Southport-Towner from visiting other sites to try to wind people up. I agree with a previous posting, that he is really becoming not very funny. He has said earlier, words to the effect, that he would be sorry if anything happened to EFC, then gloats at anything that he can about them. Southport Said - "as for forums they are there in order for people to "speak" theremind, sorry if it hits a raw nerve". Maybe he will realise that you have to have a mind, in order to speak it. Sorry, for going on a bit, Neil, cos you seem to be a reasonable sort of person. I wish you good luck, with your club, and hope that one day our club can be left alone, well at least on our own forum. <img src="/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />

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"There was a young lady called Hollie,
who told Neil that she really was sorry.
because she'd carried on groanin'
so I made up this poem.
Oh Hollie stop being such a wally"!

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or

There was a young lady called Holly
Who watched the E's at her folly
Could it be such heaven
to be 1 of 37
or is she right off her trolley



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Quote:
Hollie said: [color:"blue"]
None of these forums are 'official' to the clubs concerned, and slander is slander wherever it is written. For a club that is so up its own backside about having their 'own club' they decide that their fans can't have their own web space. Dictatorship or what! [/color]

'Slander' isn't actually 'slander' when it's been written. When defamation is spoken it is slander, but when it is written it is libel.

Unfortunately these 'unofficial' forums appear to be something of a grey area. There is clearly some kind of link to the club, and certain club officials do occasionally post. Anything defamatory which was posted could potentially land the poster, moderator and those providing the forum in hot water. I for one am quite happy with the current arrangement on the ESL forum. Let's just wait until we leave the ESL and then see how the land lies.

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or, to the tune of Mary had a Little Lamb:

Hollie was a little fan
Her team were called the Es
Until a nasty chairthing came
and for money the club did squeeze

He sold the ground at Southbury Road
To line his grubby pockets
All the fans shouted till their throats were sore
and had to buy shares in Lockets.

But all this was to no avail
as he didn't give a toss.
He was an arogant pig headed evil twat,
a really horrible boss.

But then one day the fans had enough
and formed their own fine team.
I was the start of something really big
it really was a dream.

They won six trophies in their first two years
It really was a success
and then they played EFC winning 4 goals to nil
and proved they were the best.

The moral of this story is that
when chairthings make you glum.
Take some action and make things work
and get right off your bum.

So now we look at the mighty Town
a club of which we're proud.
Hollie why don't you come on down
you know you are allowed.


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Hollie, what's more important? Having a ground in your own Borough or having your own Forum? I know what I'd rather have! Also, stop trying to act as if having your own Forum gives you a say in how your club is run. The only dictatorship is within your club. (OK, maybe was within your club but you know what I mean). <img src="/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />

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Hollie, what's more important? Having a ground in your own Borough or having your own Forum? I know what I'd rather have! Also, stop trying to act as if having your own Forum gives you a say in how your club is run. The only dictatorship is within your club. (OK, maybe was within your club but you know what I mean). <img src="/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />
No, SOS, I don't know what you mean, because I certainly never said 'or acted' as if having a forum gives anybody a say in how a club is run. Just that it is nice to be trusted to have your forum. With regards the ground, I would say that having YOUR OWN ground in your own borough would be even better. Lets face it mention Goldsdown Road and everybody knows it as Brimsdowns ground. Enfield FC play at Boreham Woods ground, ETFC play at Brimsdown Rovers ground, does'nt sound any different does it.

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Was going to write a poem back to Jim cunneen and to Mr Happy, but had two reasons not to.

1. I decided not to be so childish.

2. Could only find two words that rhymed with what I wanted to say. They are SICK BEDS.

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Hollie, what's more important? Having a ground in your own Borough or having your own Forum? I know what I'd rather have! Also, stop trying to act as if having your own Forum gives you a say in how your club is run. The only dictatorship is within your club. (OK, maybe was within your club but you know what I mean). <img src="/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />
No, SOS, I don't know what you mean, because I certainly never said 'or acted' as if having a forum gives anybody a say in how a club is run. Just that it is nice to be trusted to have your forum. With regards the ground, I would say that having YOUR OWN ground in your own borough would be even better. Lets face it mention Goldsdown Road and everybody knows it as Brimsdowns ground. Enfield FC play at Boreham Woods ground, ETFC play at Brimsdown Rovers ground, does'nt sound any different does it.




Dosn't sound any different except one club plays in the borough it represents,the other dosn't.........no club can survive without local support.....and i don't think EFC have a supporter who lives within 10 miles of where the club play their home games.

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