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At the risk of opening a hornet's nest, would someone mind telling me a brief history and current update following the "split" between the original Enfield F.C. leading to the formation of Enfield Town F.C., and what the current situation is?

I presume you are the original club, and with a great tradition like yours, it strikes me as an outsider that it's a great shame that there are now two clubs, with split resources, fans, etc.

I recall the original issue was that since the Southbury Road ground was sold, EFC were unlikely to return to Enfield, so the fans formed a new club. Are either clubs now back in Enfield, or if not, likely to be in the near future?

As a long time Dartford fan, I'm not sure what I'd have done in the same situation, as we've been homeless since 1992. But as you've no doubt heard, we return to a glorious new stadium in Dartford next season!

I'm looking forward to our match on Saturday when perhaps someone can explain it over a pint (on me of course!). Good luck (after Saturday!)

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Here's the Enfield Town history regarding the split.

http://www.etfc.co.u...php?page=formed

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Thanks. So are either clubs any closer to returning to Enfield - the original reason for the spilt, as I understand it? Do you think there is any chance of a future merger again?

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Enfield Town have played in the Borough of Enfield since the formation of the club. The club shares Goldsdown Road with our hosts, Brimsdown Rovers.

Only a handful of fans of either club appear to favour a merger (I have to say that I am one of them) so it looks like, no, there is no chance.

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Enfield Town have been playiung in Enfield since our formation. We ground share with Brimsdown Rovers and have been instrumental in the development of the ground from what was a park pitch. EFc play at Ware in Hertfordshire. Thankfully, most of the bad blood between the sets of fans has gone with just a few stirring up the occasional argument. The origianl scum chairthing from EFC has nothing to do with either club.

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Is it the same administration (apart from the chairthing) running EFC as when the split occurred? Is the Brimsdown share a permanent arrangement for ETFC?

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Not sure about the people now running EFC, whether they were involved at all in the running of the club prior to the split.

I believe we have a ten year groundshare agreement with Brimsdown.

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The five current board members had no connection to the Enfield F C board at the time of the split.
Only Alan Farmer is better known to Enfield Town fans as far as I'm aware as he was on the supporters club committee at that time . Steve whittington, Mark Wiggs, Peter Ticehurst and Alan Stepped in when Everybody's favorite person Tony Lazarou eventually decided to go. T L's Personal assistant and the Club sec at that time also left the club.Phil Munn Joined the Board at the start of this season ,Again no connection to the Enfield F C board of 2001, The supporters club committeee which has very recently reformed has five people who were at southbury road as supporters and also at the time of the split.

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Nice to have a quality thread from another non-league clubs dedicated fan DaveT, sounds like you have been through a similar ground scenario to both the Enfield clubs, glad to hear your soon be back where you belong IN Dartford, good luck with the rest of the season.
Oh & for what its worth im with the invis man & would one day hope to see a merger of the two clubs.

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My two penn'orth - I'm also in favour of a merger.

Can of worms time - proposed names for merged club: Enfield Reunited? Enfields United? Enfield Borough? It's academic really, but never mind.

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I would support a merger,but only under strict criteria.In those circumstances i would be in favour of keeping the name Enfield Town FC ,with a clause to drop the 'Town' part after a given time (say 3-5 seasons)and revert back to Enfield FC .

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Here we go again folks..........................!!!

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But at least the posts are sensible & positive Happy, so we have progressed there!

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Wait for it......................

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Still waiting...............

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Quote:
lovely stuff said:
Here's the Enfield Town history regarding the split.

http://www.etfc.co.u...php?page=formed


As a newcomer to Enfield I looked into the story of the split to decide which of the two Enfield’s to follow. To get a better understanding of the story I read the ‘Clubs in Crisis’ book. I think Dave’s still got a couple of copies left in the new Enfield Town Club Shop. If not - you can occasionally find a copy on eBay. It is well worth a read but it is biased towards the Towners point of view.

I had already seen Enfield Town play AFC Wimbledon in the Supporters’ Direct Cup back in 2002 at a time when my own team, York City were very close to going out of business. I remember that the Enfield Town fans we met at the game gave us York City fans a warm welcome. As a result, I decided to follow Town when we moved to Enfield earlier this year.

I look out for the E’s results and I sometimes go up to Wodson Park to watch them when ETFC don’t have a game. I want to see them do well and I would favour a merger if there is ever a danger of Enfield FC going out of business.

I’m really looking forward to the game on 27th. I was at the Vase game on 12th December last year. Town were the better side and I felt we were unlucky to lose the game. I’m sure it will be more one-sided this year so I’m confident we’ll get the three points.

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I'm sure it will be more one-sided this year so I’m confident we’ll get the three points.



Being my usual pessimistic self, I can't help feeling that the away record has to go at some point and this seems the obvious candidate...

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I'm sure it will be more one-sided this year so I’m confident we’ll get the three points.



Being my usual pessimistic self, I can't help feeling that the away record has to go at some point and this seems the obvious candidate...


Well, yes eventually, we all know the record has to go, all records do, but NO.....
NO..NO..NO..NO....NOT at Ware ! <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/boxing.gif" alt="" />

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It'll be more of a cup tie than a league match. Town are obvious favourites but we have played better against the teams at the top than the ones at the bottom, If we have a fully fit squad then it could be tight. Clarkey may just have a point to prove as well.

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It'll be more of a cup tie than a league match. Town are obvious favourites but we have played better against the teams at the top than the ones at the bottom, If we have a fully fit squad then it could be tight. Clarkey may just have a point to prove as well.


Yep...you may well be right
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Town with also have a thing or two to prove after the last Cup match.
Should be an entertaining afternoon. <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/boxing.gif" alt="" />




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