lovely stuff said:
Jim,i think your slightly missing the point.
For ETFC fans to agree to join with EFC....It wouldn't be a merger as such.
It would be ETFC 'incorporating EFC' on ETFC terms.
As Town hold all the cards,i see the 'merger' if it ever happened,as little more than Town agreeing to take the name EFC and their history,under ETFC's wing to save the name Enfield football Club from dying.
In the same way a larger company merges with a smaller company..It is intergrated in,with the minimum of fuss.
Sorry EFC fans,but thats the reality.
If it did go ahead,certain compromises who have to be taken from both sides......How about having the EFC badge but with Enfield Town written under it...And maybe ETFC willing to concider gradually dropping the 'Town' part of their name in 10-15 years time...no guarantee's of cause.
These are just thoughts and possibilities,but they need to be discussed.
... unless the name was "Enfield And Enfield Town (something or other)" the identity of whoever is NOT incorporated into the name will be lost!
Remember Dagenham & whoever, Collier Row etc.
Anyway guys, why all this talk now ? You made your choice.
ETFC have done well (so far)and EFC are on the road to 'recovery'. Stick with what you have got and let the other side do their own thing - you ARE two different clubs .... leave it that way!