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<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by Cyclops:
<strong>I think the original idea may have been a throwaway, off the cuff comment from Lee Robson on the TGTLS News message board...</strong><hr></blockquote><p>Yes - I suggested it a long time ago. Bloody good idea too. images/icons/tongue.gif" border="0

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sorry freebird, but who do you go and watch on a saturday? Orient, Enfield or SAVE?

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sorry freebird, but who do you go and watch on a saturday? Orient, Enfield or SAVE?

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I watch SAVE on a Saturday when they are playing as I am the Kit Manager so its more of a saturday job , Last week when there game went off I went to the Enfield game against Gravesend and as for the O's the last time I saw them was in the play/off final at Cardiff last season.<p>But while with SAVE on a saturday I Tx Delboy and Bubbles and they Tx me when goals are scored.<p>But as I have mentioned before I am a England, Enfield, Orient supporter

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Why do I support Enfield Town rather than Enfield.<p>I went to my first Enfield Game around 1960 and have supported them until Enfield Town were formed except for 5 years when I lived in Derbyshire but even then went to the Blyth Spartans Game. <p>To me Enfield Football Club with people in and around it like Len Rust, Alderman Young, Tom Lawrence, George Ludford even Jules Thorn was a past president, was about burning ambition. I recall the Jaycee cartoons in the Gazette where the board and players would look at the mountain peaks in front of them. Athenia, Isthmia and finally Amateur Cup. Alf Darcy threw his wembley looser medal accross the dressing room floor after the Crook Final. They wanted to win every game and the supporters loved the players and the club. I started to get disillusioned, not when Lazerou sold the stadium but at a meeting with Lazerou when he said, "The best we can hope for next season is a top five spot". It demonstrated to me that he had killed the ambition at the club. Even at that meeting were suporters who were willing to put their hands in their pockets for the club but Lazerou didn't want it.<p>After the sale of the ground I recall going to the first game at St Albans. Sitting on my own in the bar there about 40 minutes before kick off and it wasn't my club. My club had died. The walls were not blue and white, there was not an honours list of Enfield players and teams. There were no photographs of Enfield cup winners and it wasn't home. <p>So I got less and less exited about going to matches. When Enfield Town were formed it was a rebirth. Here was a club with ambition once more. It wanted to win every game and players who give the proverbial "110 %" who clearly were not just in it for the money but wanted the glory as well. <p>I wish Enfield FC well and have even seen them this season. (Not at home I hasten to add) but they will never be a great club anymore until they replace the present management with a board that wants to win and move heaven and earth to do it.

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<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by Chris M.:
<strong>Personally I'd like to see Enfield win every match they play! However I do understand that: 1) That's not possible and 2) At this moment in time, money is a very important factor to the club.<p>I would have loved to have played Enfield Town in the final (and won it!! images/icons/tongue.gif" border="0 ) but as somebody else said earlier on, the Ryman League cup has more of a financial reward, and with crowds less than 100, we need all the money we can get!!
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Well, what a shame that Enfield's finances didn't allow them a proper tilt at the Middlesex Senior Cup! This may indeed be short-sighted, because, depending on the opponents, the Middlesex Senior Cup final may have turned out to be a money-spinner. The Middlesex Senior Cup has a long history, and I've tried to describe some of it on two pages of my
Come On You ETs site. It is good publicity and it is good for morale to win a trophy as old as the Middlesex Senior Cup, and, as the top of this thread implies, it is a good feeling for Enfield to have won it more often than Hayes or Hendon.

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<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by Colin, Germany:
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Well, what a shame that Enfield's finances didn't allow them a proper tilt at the Middlesex Senior Cup! This may indeed be short-sighted, because, depending on the opponents, the Middlesex Senior Cup final may have turned out to be a money-spinner. </strong><hr></blockquote><p>In the past the prize money in the Full Members Cup (Carlsberg? Carling? Some lager or other) was such that you would have to get the sort of crowd in the MSC that would be expected for a tilt at a League club in the FA Cup if it was to be more of a money spinner. So the MSC got known for being a bit of a Mickey Mouse competition even though it carried more prestige than the sponsored tournaments. Shame really.<p> <blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr>Also originally posted by Colin, Germany:
<strong>It is good publicity and it is good for morale to win a trophy as old as the Middlesex Senior Cup, and, as the top of this thread implies, it is a good feeling for Enfield to have won it more often than Hayes or Hendon.</strong><hr></blockquote><p>Unfortunately good feeling doesn't pay the bills (even though it does go a long way to getting supporters in who then do at least help pay them).

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Yes, Cyclops, that is the point I was trying to make. Good feeling and good publicity don't pay bills directly, but they are part of the process of getting supporters along, who then pay bills through the gate money and the bar takings etc. It is the same process as most companies carry out through advertising, telling the prospective purchaser that he will feel better if he buys the goods or services in question. Remember that good will often appears as an asset on the balance sheet of companies.<p>So it is not quite so easy to weigh up a direct cash payment against something intangible like winning a trophy which is over a hundred years old.

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Do Enfield get any money from the bar? <p>I would have thought that as it's B'Woods ground we would only get a small percentage at best.<p>Anybody know?<p>Ps I've had a run in with some St.Albans City fans on this forum ( I tried to be nice originally, but it then got heated!!!) subsequently I've lost a couple of balls! Could some decent Enfield folk see their way in attempting to replace them...i thank you! <img src="graemlins/achso.gif" border="0" alt="achso" />

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>>Chris M<p>I wouldn't worry about St Albans. They think that everyone who doesn't sing the praises of the club or doesn't denigrate Lee Harding is Lee Harding or Tony Lazerou. <p>Some of them are truly dumb!!

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<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by Chris M.:
<strong>Do Enfield get any money from the bar? <p>I would have thought that as it's B'Woods ground we would only get a small percentage at best.<p>Anybody know?
</strong><hr></blockquote><p>I think part of the deal is that Boreham Wood FC get all the bar takings. Shame about the quality of the bar, though. Last season there were more EFC fans in the Hart & Spool than in the club bar. Probably the main reason was the price of a pint compared BWFC's bar but there is a much wider range of beers in the Hart & Spool and that range includes a number of well kept real ales. The guest beer policy in the Hart & Spool is excellent too. I heartily recommend it.

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I have indeed been in to the Hart & Spool for the last two "home" games. Excellent value, and the golf arcade game was great fun!..... I was good from the tee, but my short game needs some work!!!<p> <img src="graemlins/pub.gif" border="0" alt="[pub]" />

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<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by Chris M.:
<strong>I've had a run in with some St.Albans City fans on this forum ( I tried to be nice originally, but it then got heated!!!) subsequently I've lost a couple of balls! Could some decent Enfield folk see their way in attempting to replace them...i thank you! <img src="graemlins/achso.gif" border="0" alt="achso" /> </strong><hr></blockquote><p>I've made an attempt, but it looks as though you need some more votes from Enfield folk.

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Thanks Colin, and others who attempted to help my rating. It would appear that the St. Albans fans have an exremely low opinion of me, so I shall keep of their board, in order to at least maintain my respectable "3 ball rating"!<p>Cheers
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I've had a go at your balls too. images/icons/smile.gif" border="0

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Ive bumped your balls up a bit Chris would you do the same for me as ETFC supporters have put mine down for reasons that are to childish to mention <p> <img src="graemlins/images/icons/rolleyes.gif" border="0" alt="[rolleyes]" /> <img src="graemlins/images/icons/cool.gif" border="0" alt="cool" /> images/icons/tongue.gif" border="0 images/icons/wink.gif" border="0 images/icons/grin.gif" border="0 images/icons/smile.gif" border="0<p>[ 31 January 2002: This message was edited by: Freebird ]</p>

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Thanks again to those who have attempted to give me an extra ball.....it's worked!! I have returned the favour to those concerend.<p>Cheers
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<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by Freebird:
<strong>Ive bumped your balls up a bit Chris would you do the same for me as ETFC supporters have put mine down for reasons that are to childish to mention <p> <img src="graemlins/images/icons/rolleyes.gif" border="0" alt="[rolleyes]" /> <img src="graemlins/images/icons/cool.gif" border="0" alt="cool" /> images/icons/tongue.gif" border="0 images/icons/wink.gif" border="0 images/icons/grin.gif" border="0 images/icons/smile.gif" border="0 <p>[ 31 January 2002: This message was edited by: Freebird ]</strong><hr></blockquote><p>I am an ETFC supporter, but I am impressed by your contributions to the various forums. I have voted you up, although it wasn't sufficient to give you an extra ball. I suppose that not all ETFC supporters think alike.

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Cheers Colin<p>This sort of thing just goes to prove some are very smallminded




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