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Not that it affects us anymore but Crawley have been deducted 3pts and been fined £5000 for exceeding their wage cap (cheating?) last season.

I hope the Conference will now start to get tough on the many other clubs who do this season after season.

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Bit pointless deducting them points now. The should deduct them from next season.

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It will be for next season because they're is no point for this season and the decision was taken after certain deadlines.

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Crawley look to be in some serious [****!!****] right now!

Going Bust?

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If they get kicked out of the Conference who will replace them? Will Scarbrough get a reprieve?

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They could ask us to come back! <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

I don't know what would happen. If Crawley really did drop five leagues and Scarborough were asked back into the Conference after they themselves were kicked out, then the leagues all the way down to the regional divisons would have to reprieve a team to make up for the missing team in Conference North.

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I think it`s too late to reprieve any club and the Conference would run one team short next season if Crawley leave.

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That's the most logical thing to do. The Conference has had so much disruption, it can't continue until the fixtures are released.

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The Conference is a joke, I'm glad we're out of it, and get back to some real non-league football.

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The Conference is a joke, I'm glad we're out of it, and get back to some real non-league football.


I`d rather be in the Conference any day.

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Yep. I think you're on your own there, thomarocky.

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I've said before on this forum, that the quality of football in the Conference did not merit the over the top admission prices which at some of the grounds was ok for the facilities but you had to look at our own ground at the time to realise that Joe-passing-public would not gamble £11-50 or £13-50 ("seat") on a regular basis to see us struggle in a mediocre league. When we finally went up from the Ryman the club just took it for granted that the fans would flock in through the gates and made no attempt to properly market the club, so we were never gonna be self-sufficient in that league. At least now hopefully we can be, what I'm basically saying is that there werent many who could finance supporting the club home and away i the Conference, lets face it, it was bloody expensive.

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I've said before on this forum, that the quality of football in the Conference did not merit the over the top admission prices which at some of the grounds was ok for the facilities but you had to look at our own ground at the time to realise that Joe-passing-public would not gamble £11-50 or £13-50 ("seat") on a regular basis to see us struggle in a mediocre league. When we finally went up from the Ryman the club just took it for granted that the fans would flock in through the gates and made no attempt to properly market the club, so we were never gonna be self-sufficient in that league. At least now hopefully we can be, what I'm basically saying is that there werent many who could finance supporting the club home and away i the Conference, lets face it, it was bloody expensive.


I said that about six months ago, but I don't see your point. We were over-charged about £1.50 last season and will be by about £3 next season, but there are bills to pay and I will pay the entrance fee.
On the other hand, a lot of people will think a fiver is too much for a RN club, but that's the way these things go.

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To take my family of four to a home game last two seasons at Park Lane was £34, on family stand prices it was cheaper to get into a Southend game for seats ( not that i was tempted ! ) and that cannot be right. I recall going to some away matches in the Conf where it was costing me over £40 for two adults and two small children to get in, add to that,travel, food, drink and sometimes hotel it was expensive following the club, but yes it was good fun for 2 years, but unsustainable for a club like us. I just think the Conf was overpriced, and that is why so many clubs are going under. The fans cannot keep stumping up league prices for non-league football.

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Yeah, I agree. I'd still rather be in the Conference than the piddling Ryman North any day of the week though.

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Yeah I must admit I didnt see it coming that Kingy would pull out, and it did come as a shock when he did actually go, but i stand by my comments that the club was never properly marketed or sponsored, and i suppose we can all now reflect on what might have been. At the end of the day not enough people come through the gates and the rollercoaster ride was over. I was even more shocked when Kingy went to Chelmsford tho !

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To take my family of four to a home game last two seasons at Park Lane was £34, on family stand prices it was cheaper to get into a Southend game for seats ( not that i was tempted ! ) and that cannot be right. I recall going to some away matches in the Conf where it was costing me over £40 for two adults and two small children to get in, add to that,travel, food, drink and sometimes hotel it was expensive following the club, but yes it was good fun for 2 years, but unsustainable for a club like us. I just think the Conf was overpriced, and that is why so many clubs are going under. The fans cannot keep stumping up league prices for non-league football.


Clubs at this level are finding it hard competing against League teams and this puts pressure on them to get people through the gate but they cant just charge a fiver on the door otherwise they wouldn't last the season. Plus, we were only a league below professional football so as far as i was concerned, i couldn't always afford it but i understood why it was that much.

We were competing in a NATIONAL league instead of a LOCAL league and clubs like us who have competed in local leagues since 1926 would always find it hard. I think in light of the way football is run and operated in these times, the prices were justified. You have stated that it would cost you over £40 each to travel to an away game for Canvey. It would be more than that if you went to Southend away or Colchester away or even Leyton Orient. It was still cheaper to watch Canvey whatever way you look at it and as far as i'm concerned, Canvey are my team and i would pay the price at any level to get in. The only difference is that the amount of games i would go to wouldn't be as many. But i am a student!

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Fair points Chalky boy, the fact of the matter is that the people of Canvey did not come out in numbers on a regular basis and that is because the admission prices were too high for poor facilities, then there are those that would come out for the the Trophy and FA Cup games and that would be it. On the other side I know for a fact that due to poor management we had nearly 1,000 unsold tickets for the home FA Cup game against Southend, so I rest my case.




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