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I'm not sure it could work like that. Say after 5 years one of the two clubs is at level 2 with an average gate of 1000+, while the other is still at level 4. Or, the likelihood of one club effectively sharing the bar takings benefit of a good cup run. You couldn't write or sell to potential backers a business plan based on that approach.

One club has to be in the lead for paying business rates, insurances, etc.

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I don't think Town would be happy with shared bar receits.Shared income through parties and functions,yes.

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And shared losses?

Sorry, I don't think it works.

The council may or may not grant some from of Lease to a football club for any new/improved facilities that become available. That club may in turn agree to sub-let use of that space to another club. But there has to be a heirachy, with the Council's tenant taking the risk of default, etc. by its sub-lessee. and the Council not being put in a position of being unable to recover possession, etc. etc.

I suppose the way it might work is if the council actively ran the facility. But that doesn't really bring any financial benefit to the individual clubs concerned.

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Then would it be worth doing.No club without a big money backer OR bar receits can make it to conference standard.Both clubs (or one merged club) needs 100% of bar receits and function/ party income in order to regain conference status.

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Exactly, LS, my original point.

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To me this thread suggests a change of attitude, evidenced by the lack of animosity that its been conducted with. Blade's point above is well made:

'Steve and co and Dave and co and L B of enfield have a lot to discuss in the coming year ,they are the people that matter we should let them get on with it for the time being'.

but doesn't explain how supporters of both clubs can/will influence the outcome. ETFC's constitution helps here - but how will that work at EFC?

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The ETFC constitution is very clear about ow to raise issues, plus most board members are accessable; can't speakfor how other clubs operate

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All of our board members are approachable and answer questions as best as they can. They dont hide or evade questions like the previous board . A perfectly legitamate question is always responded to.

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this is not true.enfield attendences are getting better all the time and it seems to be that town's attendances are going down.Enfield are on the way back up now and i just cannot see enfield town going up this season or the next. Enfield town is a railway station.

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Enfield FC's average attendence has only gone up because we brought 400 supporteres to your home game against us recently.Even with the 500+ against Town ,EFC average only 140.Town average 306.Take a look at the league table to see where the two clubs are heading.

I can never see EFC averaging more than 150 whilst they play in Hertfordshire.Unless the groundshare or a merger come off,EFC have little long term future,and it gives me no pleasure to say that.

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L.S.

Agreed

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what happens to enfield fc this season will probably show our future,but we have a fully dedicated board now who are trying there best to improve enfield

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Do you mean 'their'?

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tehe

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I was at Rushden & Diamonds this sunday and outside the changing rooms at the sports centre behind the stadium they have a lot of pictures of their players from the past.
It brought back a lot of memories when I spotted pictures of former Enfield players including Paul Underwood, Al James Hannigan and my all time favourite Darren Collins.




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