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The way things are going at the moment - I think we'll probably finish 5th or 6th. George Borg has lost the confidence of the fans and I suspect also the players, but I suspect that we cannot afford to sack him since it appears that some bright spark gave him an extension to his contract.
Having said that, watch us win at Gravesend images/icons/smile.gif" border="0
I, for one, am fascinated to see who will finish top - Canvey are going through a rough patch, but Gravesend are due to have a couple of bad results.<p>Oh - our League Cup match at Hendon tonight was postponed for the third time. <img src="graemlins/images/icons/confused.gif" border="0" alt="confused" />

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Essy, r u Carjam in disguise<p>I admit Aldershot worry me, they are a big club with big support. They should have walked through this league very quickly. Its not the strongest.<p>The season is only just halfway through. I would love to see 'The Fleet' promoted. Even if it means long away trips, more expense and loosing more often. I have been following them for long enougth to realise that sometimes when the big matches come...things can go wrong. Surely Dave you dont think that Gravesend are going to loose only 1 more game all season. How about Aldershot, Canvey and Grays at home for a start. Then theres places like Sutton, St Albans, Purfleet, Braintree and Hendon. They dont often win at those grounds. 15 away victories in 1986 I believe was our best ever. That was championship form. 19 is unthinkable. Aldershot are still in.<p>
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I can't believe that you think that we are going to lose 6 games out of the last 18, (17 if St Albans go belly up)<p>No reason we should fear anyone really. I know we will lose again this season, but I don't see why we should worry about the other teams, let them worry about us.

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What'll deciede who goes up is the ground grading. Pure and simple.<p>In light of the new ruling which I read on the Canvey message board and if it is true, Canvey ain't got the ground. Okay, they can do the work but if Farnborough are facing expulsion due to their ground, I doubt very much is Canvey can satisfy the Conference officials. I have no idea what Gravesend's ground is like, so I would put money on them come win or second.<p>I know there has been banter between 'Ricay and Canvey supporters on this but hand on heart lads, do you really think you have the ground? Unless King pulls of one of his "miricales" that he did when you got the vote over Wealdstone, no way will you see Conference football next season.<p>And don't start larging it over Billericay. No way will we see Conference for a couple of seasons, ground improvement plans or not. <p>Gotta get real in this world!!!

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dunno what the problems are gazza or how much work is required.. april is the deadline apparently, so unless there has been a major change to the rules i cant see it being something that isnt rectifiable (spelling?)

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As far as I know Gravesend actually has a ground which is approved for Conference. Think I have read that somewhere...<p>It has been a while since I was on this board, but I'll answer those questions anyway:<p>1) Canvey (finally get rid of them, then we canw in next season...), but if their ground is not up to it, it will be G&N.<p>2) Let him stay, then we can forget Aldershot...
3) YES! Just one to go now...
4) March maybe?<p>Per-Helge Berg
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Yup we got our ground grading at the beginning of this season. <p>(I'd tell you when but our server is down and I can't get to the news page)

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We were given our conference ground grading on 17th September!

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Final Positions 1st Canvey, 2nd Gravesend
3rd Grays Ath
Pressure will force Borg out
Billericay will not win 3 on the trot
Calder is no shakes as a manager

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Wrong...<p>Final positions
Gravesend 1st
Canvey 2nd
Aldershot 3rd<p>Billericay have all ready won three on the trot...
Witham (Essex Senior Cup), Baisingstoke (Ryman PL) and Barnet (friendly).<p>Okay not league games but games all the same. they lasted 90 minutes, they included 22 players, 2 linesman and one ref and therefore qualify as football games!!!<p>Gary Calder is a good manager, prone I admit to making some strange "calls" regarding players and over the past two seasons has guided us over some good results especially over your lot!!!

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<img src="graemlins/coolsmoke.gif" border="0" alt="coolsmoke" /> Oh come on Gazza man you're not that desperate are you to record three wins you're ready to include a FRIENDLY!! oh well desperate times and all that!<p>I'm still sticking by my original 1/2/3 with Canvey top of the pile especially as fixture pile up is starting to look a distinct possibility - have GNFC really got the depth of squad to deal with the enevitable injuries/closely played games??? <img src="graemlins/cool3.gif" border="0" alt="cool3" /> <img src="graemlins/dark3.gif" border="0" alt="dark3" />

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Gravesend and northfleet know that canvey island are on paper a much stronger team, and we know that we should not be able to compete because of canveys financial status.
I see gravesend week in week out, and a few months ago we would have settled for a top six finish.
But i cant believe how consistent they are now.
It wasn't long ago that i used to hear ANDY FORD out!!, but what a job he has done.
As i said earlier we cant compete with canvey island's money, but we can compete on the pitch.
Even though i still think canvey are the best team in the league, and they should win!!, i think gravesend WILL win the league.
I was at the canvey v gravesend game and they just didnt give us enough credit.
Well canvey, it looks like david beat goliath again!!
See you at stonebridge road!!<p> images/icons/smile.gif" border="0

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1. G+N
2. Canvey
3. St.Albans (or Braintree if not bust)<p>Canvney will get a confrence grading because the confrence love the whole pals act, FA cup giantkiller, trophy winnners and millionaire chairman suprised they havn't formed soem clause to get them in already.<p>As for a earlier message on a previous tread from a Canvey supporter regarding St.Albans and wether Canvey should get the 3 points that they would of got had they played St.Albans in the event of them going bust, well I think that the City fans should sit on a pools panel type aggreement to finish the season.
Canvey away - City win
Gravesend Home - City Lose<p>Oh dear! thats another 3 points for Canvey to try and catch up with.

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After having our first win in three months against Basingstoke, yes I am that desperate!!!<p>Personally, I think Gravesend are the better team. That isn't me knocking Canvey but acknowledging what I've seen. Gravesend beat us 3-1 at New Lodge and played better football than Canvey for their 4-1 (helped by KK being a total prat and getting sent off - actually they both deserved to go but that is a moot point).<p>No disrespect to Canvey but I wonder if Mr. King would prefer cup runs over league placing given the immediate cash injection the cups give?<p>Just a thought!!!

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The ground grading is NOT the issue.<p>CANVEY won't win the league. End of Story.

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Personaly I think Canvey will scrape into the Conference, (but I would say that), not sure it's gonna be down to the finacial staus though,(like gazza 701 might suggest), still trying to understand how he could come to that assumption, (without going into this subject to deeply), when Jeff has only laid out £15000 this season for new signings, about as much and in some cases less then some other clubs.
G&N have surely prooved they are a very good side,no doubt there, but with games starting to stack up there is still the question, do they have the depth within the team to deal with injuries, supspensions? and games building up??

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images/icons/smile.gif" border="0 Whohoo Admin just noticed my birthday cake - well just focused in on the screen and it LOOKS like a birthday cake anyway - cool thanks <p>Can't believe I fell asleep in the pub my mates - well alright me mate - nicked my crutches and I had to hobble 1/5 miles home - fell over twice and the local cab company refused to take me cos I looked drunk blloddy cheek!<p>Nothing to do really with the original posting but I don't think I'm up to starting a new thread <img src="graemlins/coolsmoke.gif" border="0" alt="coolsmoke" />

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Irony, why does it say "Irony_BTFC has just turned 102" when I point my mouse over the cake? Perhaps the cabbie thought you might croak it in the back of his cab - an old git who can barely stand up - time to call the undertaker....

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images/icons/frown.gif" border="0 Jeez you're right it does say that - its not true - Admin whats going on - I feel 102 but that will be gone in the morning!!<p>No wonder I didn't stand a chance with some bird who knew she really wanted me but didn't wanna be seen hanging around with an old geezer - I think it was the dribble at the side of me mouth!!<p>Missed the match - it did happen didn't it = or have I got the wrong day - oh blooddy 'ell now me head hurts! <img src="graemlins/images/icons/confused.gif" border="0" alt="confused" />

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Andy has made a number of signings throughout the season, we now have a playing squad of 19, plus PASE (youth team) players, and I think we have about 3 or 4 players out on loan (Dave can clarify this). We now have ample cover for all positions, so YES, the strength in depth is there. Also with attendences on the up all the time theres money if Andy needs it. <p>Good win tonight as well, 3-1 flatters Histon, great team performance. <img src="graemlins/cool1.gif" border="0" alt="[cool1]" />




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