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offline The Great Eckscape

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Right then, yesterday certainly marked the end of an era. No, I'm talking about Gary's goal drought at Park Lane, but instead that we will no longer be run and managed by Jeff King.

It also marked the start of a new era, where we the fans can take this club by the scruff of the neck and put the community values back into it which have been missing for so, so long.

All the ideas that have come up on this forum that have fallen upon deaf ears can now be put into action as there is nothing stopping us.

As far as I can see, this club will be our responsibility as of the end of this season. Turning up in numbers v Kiddy and spending loads of money will not help, as that money will not go towards next season.

We need bucket collections (which will be organised), donations, sponsorship etc for the Canvey Island Supporters Trust which I know is being explored as we speak.

The people who care about this club (which includes everyone on here) will do whatever we can to raise the necessary funds to ensure Essex Senior League Football next season. Forget the Conference, there's no way we can fund that level of football. However, we can keep CIFC going by all pulling together.

We can do this, it's gonna take a hell of a lot of effort, many unpaid hours, sleepless nights, but when those boys in Yellow march out next year for our first game of the season, we can all look back and think that we have saved this great club.

Keep The Faith!

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Well said Glenn!!
Can we have the old website back then????

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Good luck everyone.
I know Rotherham went everywhere with buckets, home and away games, they also had a scheme to text a number which would credit the fund, I'm not sure how that was set up. perhaps give their supporters trust an e-mail

I would also pen some details to http://www.clubsincrisis.com/
which may help give pointers and publicity.


I can't understand the idiots who think this all quite funny, they are obviously not football supporters who understand how much a club can mean to a true supporter,


I wish you all the best.

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Good luck everyone.
I know Rotherham went everywhere with buckets, home and away games, they also had a scheme to text a number which would credit the fund, I'm not sure how that was set up. perhaps give their supporters trust an e-mail

I would also pen some details to http://www.clubsincrisis.com/
which may help give pointers and publicity.


I can't understand the idiots who think this all quite funny, they are obviously not football supporters who understand how much a club can mean to a true supporter,


I wish you all the best.

well done artful shrimper,so kind from you....you didn'have to... <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" />

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Do we get to keep Park Lane?

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if we do get to keep the lane we should organise tournaments for youth football!

keep em coming

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Do we get to keep Park Lane?


I would imagine so unless the Council want to kick us out and build on it!

Best ground in the ESL!

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Your right Glenn.

Although sad it is an opportunity that we can start to grab as a club and community - we must look to go forward.

However, there are still many unanswered questions.

Is Jeff remaining as manager? or just becoming a board member? Is it confirmed that we will be playing in the Essex Senior League.

Suppose until an official statement is made a lot of us are going to be none the wiser and it leaves it all open to speculation.

Are you able to answer any of these questions Glenn?

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That's just depressing. Will the club be handing out ritilin before the Kiddy game to compensate?

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Jeff will no longer be involved with the club either as Manager of a board member..

He is cutting all ties

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Will we be CIFC? Or will we have to re-name and be CIFC Athletic or something similar? We should speak to Telford to find out how to react.

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Surely the club must be looking for other sponsors and funding. Surely the priority must be to find people who can fund the club to keep in the conference!

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Who's going to fund us? How many other millionaires are there on Canvey?

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In Nov 04, when Hornchurch FC went bust, many of you Canvey fans were there to support us. Many gave kind respected comments, others went as far as coming to a few games. That wasn't forgoten. We all at AFC Hornchurch wish you the absolute best of luck in doing what needs to be done, whatever that may be. We did it, we stuck together, now we're on the slow climb up. There sure as hell ain't no reason why you lot cannot. Best of luck Canvey.

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Will we be CIFC? Or will we have to re-name and be CIFC Athletic or something similar? We should speak to Telford to find out how to react.

I took this off Confguide and it made some interesting reading and not all doom and gloom......

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Mike C (AFC Telford) Mon 10-Apr-2006 09:01:21
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According to our Trust's own website (www.tust.org) we currently have 427 members. There are also 153 Junior Bucks who, being under-16, cannot be Trust members under the constitution. We have around 500 season tickets this season and that will will rise for next season. This is on an average home gate of just over 1500. There are fourteen board members each with a specific role.
The work of the Trust, led by the Trust board, has been crucial in developing AFC Telford Utd very differently to the old Telford Utd. We are now very much a community club, with links into local schools, industry and commerce. That has seen an increase in attendances from the old Conference days and an incredible rise in numbers of supporters travelling away. Many of you will remember the faithful 30 or 40 gathered behind your goals! Now we can take 200 or 300 to places like Lincoln United and Matlock Town and well over a 100 even all the way to Blyth.
The Trust has led to an increase in confidence. Sound business practice and, above all else after the demise of the old club, the board are accountable to the supporters as owners.
All we need now is to get it right on the pitch! Although twelve unbeaten shows we're getting there too.

[edited by Mike C (AFC Telford) Mon Apr 10 09:02:25 2006]

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Will we be CIFC? Or will we have to re-name and be CIFC Athletic or something similar? We should speak to Telford to find out how to react.

I took this off Confguide and it made some interesting reading and not all doom and gloom......

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Mike C (AFC Telford) Mon 10-Apr-2006 09:01:21
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According to our Trust's own website (www.tust.org) we currently have 427 members. There are also 153 Junior Bucks who, being under-16, cannot be Trust members under the constitution. We have around 500 season tickets this season and that will will rise for next season. This is on an average home gate of just over 1500. There are fourteen board members each with a specific role.
The work of the Trust, led by the Trust board, has been crucial in developing AFC Telford Utd very differently to the old Telford Utd. We are now very much a community club, with links into local schools, industry and commerce. That has seen an increase in attendances from the old Conference days and an incredible rise in numbers of supporters travelling away. Many of you will remember the faithful 30 or 40 gathered behind your goals! Now we can take 200 or 300 to places like Lincoln United and Matlock Town and well over a 100 even all the way to Blyth.
The Trust has led to an increase in confidence. Sound business practice and, above all else after the demise of the old club, the board are accountable to the supporters as owners.
All we need now is to get it right on the pitch! Although twelve unbeaten shows we're getting there too.

[edited by Mike C (AFC Telford) Mon Apr 10 09:02:25 2006]


That's encouraging.

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In Nov 04, when Hornchurch FC went bust, many of you Canvey fans were there to support us. Many gave kind respected comments, others went as far as coming to a few games. That wasn't forgoten. We all at AFC Hornchurch wish you the absolute best of luck in doing what needs to be done, whatever that may be. We did it, we stuck together, now we're on the slow climb up. There sure as hell ain't no reason why you lot cannot. Best of luck Canvey.



couldnt of put it better.....your pull through, we did and you WILL too

best of luck Canvey

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so are we playing in the esl next season? who is gonna be manager? will most of our players go?

Also i got this from the york website-


York City Football Club is owned and run by its supporters and is a professional football club at the heart of the community.

In January 2002, with the help of Supporters Direct, the York City Supporters Trust - an Industrial and Provident Society - was formed in record time. The Trust's membership grew rapidly, making it one of the most successful trusts in the country.

Having battled a myriad of issues, on 28th March 2003 the Trust completed its rescue package and the Trust's new company, York City Football Club Limited, acquired the football business.

As part of the Trust's rescue package over £500,000 of new funding was raised by the supporters securing the survival of the Club.

However, the lease for the use of the Club's home, Bootham Crescent was due to expire in May 2004 meaning a new battle was to commence.

After months of detailed negotiations, York City Football Club successfully obtained a £2 million loan from the Football Stadia Improvement Fund and completed a deal to acquire Bootham Crescent from the Club's previous directors. This acquisition has ensured the long term survival of the Club, with Bootham Crescent back in the safe hands of the supporters.

In early 2005 the Football Club offered the naming rights to their ground to York's biggest employer, Nestle. York City's Bootham Crescent home has now been renamed KitKat Crescent.

The Club is now progressing with plans to move to a new stadium by 2015.

For more information about the York City Supporters Trust please visit www.ycst.org.uk

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That bloke who has the plane and silly banners (who I think was refered to as a twat on here) happens to be a very wealthy man - think he lives on Jersey or Guernsey and owns HBC (Holding Barnes).

We are on about individuals - but we should broaden our horizons. Whats the name of that company that wants to put Gas back onto the Island - surely they must want some good local PR etc.

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Who's going to fund us? How many other millionaires are there on Canvey?


so we give up without trying, the aim of the club should be to play at the highest possible level, and until all avenues are worn out we should try to stay a conference team. no there aren’t many millionaires on Canvey but there are others in other places, there are lots of companies on the island.

how much does it cost to keep the club going for another season. we need to find out this information and then go about funding it. for years we have relied on the Kings money, now it isn’t there so we go and find it somewhere else.

with the right marketing and ideas the club can make money and with the possibilities of making money comes backers.




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