Jump to content

Adverts are hidden for all 'Gold Members' - sign up for just £10 a year by clicking here | Advertise here for just 25p per 1,000 impressions - click here
Welcome to Fans Focus. You are currently viewing as a guest. Please login or register to post.    

Sign in icon Sign In Register Register Help Help Login with Facebook Login with Twitter

League section covering 2,000+ clubs - check out your division and club page click here!

Recent Topics

Recent Status Updates
(Update your status via the dropdown
to the right of your name (top left))

View All Updates

Upcoming Calendar Events

There are no forthcoming calendar events

Today's Birthdays ( 20-August 17 )

  • Photo
    Andy the Marsh Rat

    Age: 59

  • Photo
    ChorleyClaret

    Age: 36

  • Photo
    Roger Kint

    Age: 52

  • Photo
    skunkster

    Age: 46

  • Photo
    bomaya

    Age: 47

  • Photo
    Outback

    Age: 45

  • Photo
    I know the off side rule

    Age: 52


Photo

Ryman North it is!!!

- - - - -

  • Please log in to reply
regular view basic view
100 replies to this topic

#41
offline ken

ken
  • Reserves Coach
    Offline
  • Posts: 1,872
  • Joined: 1 May 2003
they got a repreive because we have decided to drop a league

#42
offline South Mouth

South Mouth
  • First XI - Weekly Contract
    Offline
  • Posts: 823
  • Joined: 7 May 2004
Just trying to get my head around all this.

Still means that the nearest club to where i am is either Arlesey Town or Bury Town.

Bugger.

#43
offline Matt H

Matt H
  • Forum Watchdog
    Offline
  • Posts: 4,556
  • Joined: 8 Sep 2001
  • Location: Below Sea Level
  • Supports: Canvey Island
  • Fav. Sport(s): Football
Looking at that map, I can't tell who would be closest to me. Is that Wingate & Finchley furthest west?

#44
offline Hendonboy

Hendonboy
  • Reserves
    Offline
  • Posts: 194
  • Joined: 6 Sep 2001
The one furthest West is us - I think another put us at Wembley for the purposes of his map. The next dot along (just east of the M1) is Wingate.

Unless he's updated it.

#45
offline Phil Old Boy

Phil Old Boy
  • First XI - Weekly Contract
    Offline
  • Posts: 676
  • Joined: 15 Oct 2001
Does Ash Harrison still play for Wakering?

#46
offline Matt H

Matt H
  • Forum Watchdog
    Offline
  • Posts: 4,556
  • Joined: 8 Sep 2001
  • Location: Below Sea Level
  • Supports: Canvey Island
  • Fav. Sport(s): Football
I believe he does.

Is Paul Cobb still at Tilbury?

#47
offline eggy

eggy
  • Reserves
    Offline
  • Posts: 181
  • Joined: 17 Mar 2006
yes he is

#48
offline Ribbit

Ribbit
  • Reserves Coach
    Offline
  • Posts: 1,957
  • Joined: 14 Nov 2005
We might as well be in the ESL and be done with it. I didn't think the RPL was a bad result, but now we've voluntarily left that before we've even kicked a ball it's just unnerving.
I don't understand why we've done it either. As a couple of others have said, there can't be any financial benefits to being in the RL1 over the RPL. Our games are spread out over virtually the same area, so other than taking less money, what differences are there?

I'd have rather seen us relegated than to go down this route. None of us know what our reserves can do yet - they might have won us the RPL for all we know, or they might have got us relegated. We could have coped with any costs in that league and shouldn't have taken it upon ourselves to decide that it was too difficult for our club to compete in.

#49
offline eggy

eggy
  • Reserves
    Offline
  • Posts: 181
  • Joined: 17 Mar 2006
agreed Ribbit..

This is why it makes me think something has gone on behind the scences..

It wouldn't suprise me if Jeff has had some influence in this decesion..

#50
offline Ribbit

Ribbit
  • Reserves Coach
    Offline
  • Posts: 1,957
  • Joined: 14 Nov 2005
Nothing would surprise me. For instance, I wouldn't be surprised if he were smirking at us, knowing he's ruining our club. Maybe he just doesn't want to see Canvey exist without him there.

I'd like to find out what's going on at the meeting on Thursday, but I'll be working, unfortunately.

#51
offline Matt H

Matt H
  • Forum Watchdog
    Offline
  • Posts: 4,556
  • Joined: 8 Sep 2001
  • Location: Below Sea Level
  • Supports: Canvey Island
  • Fav. Sport(s): Football
I find it disappointing to read that Jeff is still involved with the Club and hasn't finalised the sale of it, but I would hardly think he had anything to do with our decision to appeal.

If anything he might've encouraged us not to, you never know he might've brought 1000 fans to Park Lane next season.

#52
offline ronin

ronin
  • First XI - Permanent
    Offline
  • Posts: 2,963
  • Joined: 14 Sep 2001
Quote:
Ribbit said: None of us know what our reserves can do yet - they might have won us the RPL for all we know, or they might have got us relegated. We could have coped with any costs in that league and shouldn't have taken it upon ourselves to decide that it was too difficult for our club to compete in.


I think that after managing the reserves for the last few seasons John Batch may have an idea of what the players we have are capable of!

I have no idea of how much a player in the Premier earns per week compared to a Ryman North player but if it`s £20 more that would add up to a fare amount over the course of a season.

#53
offline Ribbit

Ribbit
  • Reserves Coach
    Offline
  • Posts: 1,957
  • Joined: 14 Nov 2005
I didn't think about wages.

And I'd hope John knows his team!

#54
offline eggy

eggy
  • Reserves
    Offline
  • Posts: 181
  • Joined: 17 Mar 2006
Jeff would of hated us being in the Ryman Premier, could you imagine if we had beaten them!!

Maybe he said that i we didn't ask to be moved out of the Premier then he wouldn't hand the club over to us..

Its very possible in my view

#55
offline ronin

ronin
  • First XI - Permanent
    Offline
  • Posts: 2,963
  • Joined: 14 Sep 2001
Quote:
eggy said:
Jeff would of hated us being in the Ryman Premier, could you imagine if we had beaten them!!

Maybe he said that i we didn't ask to be moved out of the Premier then he wouldn't hand the club over to us..

Its very possible in my view


Maybe he did and maybe he didn`t (i very much doubt he did), ask the question at the meeting and get an answer. We can speculate all day but i don`t think it`s very helpful to the club.

#56
offline Matt H

Matt H
  • Forum Watchdog
    Offline
  • Posts: 4,556
  • Joined: 8 Sep 2001
  • Location: Below Sea Level
  • Supports: Canvey Island
  • Fav. Sport(s): Football
I think Jeff would have bigger things to worry about, than the possibility of us beating him next season.

Without the 6 ex-Gulls, Jeff only has one player for Chelmsford - He has more important issues.

If anyone really does feel hard doneby, they should make a point of directing the question to the Board on Thursday. Hear it from the horses mouth as it were.

#57
offline ken

ken
  • Reserves Coach
    Offline
  • Posts: 1,872
  • Joined: 1 May 2003
Quote:
ronin said:I have no idea of how much a player in the Premier earns per week compared to a Ryman North player but if it`s £20 more that would add up to a fare amount over the course of a season.


why would the wages change, im pretty sure every singe one of those player would rather play at a higher level for the same money infron of more fans. plus the extra gate recepts (an average of a couple of hundred a game) would have paid for it

#58
offline ronin

ronin
  • First XI - Permanent
    Offline
  • Posts: 2,963
  • Joined: 14 Sep 2001
Quote:
ken said:
Quote:
ronin said:I have no idea of how much a player in the Premier earns per week compared to a Ryman North player but if it`s £20 more that would add up to a fare amount over the course of a season.


why would the wages change, im pretty sure every singe one of those player would rather play at a higher level for the same money infron of more fans. plus the extra gate recepts (an average of a couple of hundred a game) would have paid for it


Not sure about you Ken but most people i know work best when they are being paid the correct wage for the job, if we expect these players to represent us i think they should be paid the going rate for the job.

I think your right that the attendances would be higher in the Premier but would they stay that way if we were being beaten every week?

This club has almost folded once this year i don`t want anyone to risk that again. What we do now has to be for the long term future of this club not just a quick fix.

#59
offline Yellow Bungle

Yellow Bungle
  • First XI - Sub
    Offline
  • Posts: 1,100
  • Joined: 12 Jan 2004
It was always going to be 3 tiers. The Margate situation is totally different in that their facilities were not brought up to sufficient standard in specified time period. We are basically unable to support ourselves as a club at national level.

Stop looking for conspiracy theories and lets get on with it. If we are good enough for the Isthmian Prem, then we will get promoted. If we don't then we are probably in the right tier anyway.

#60
offline mr c gull

mr c gull
  • Reserves
    Offline
  • Posts: 81
  • Joined: 23 Oct 2005
jeff said one of the conditions of us playing at park lane would be "that we were placed in the lowest ryman/southern league division" so until we hear from our "new" comitee we will all have our own thoughts on who is responsible




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

View New Posts

List of all CLUBS on Fans Focus