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Have just had a look on your website and saw a pic of the stand at Southbury Road. Brought back some great memories of those glory days. Everytime I drive past the flats that are now on the site I want to drop a bomb on them!!!

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Snap!! What great memories we all had! Just a shame Tony and council had to stuff it up!!!

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Agree BB. I reckon we could even be in the football league if things had gon differently.

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Agree BB. I reckon we could even be in the football league if things had gon differently.


Agree with you on that one Happy, if we had been promoted when we should have been I think it would have been a completely different story.

There's one thing that they can't take away, Happy Memories, bucket loads of em!!!!

(BIG SIGH!!!!!!)

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Agree with you all, great memories of that ground and club.

such a great ground to play on.

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The club was at the crossroads of Football league status on at least two or three occassions.When we won the conference/Gola in the last year before automatic promtion into the football league.When we were denied promotion into the Conference because of Lazarous monatary irregularies (i believe that side could have gone onto win the conference the following year),and situations like Saracens proposal to build a joint 15,000 seat stadium being turned down at Southbury RD.All pivital moments.All moments that went against us.
'If we'd turned a different corner'.who knows?

My dream is still a single Enfield playing in the conference in our own conference grade stadium.That will probably rely on the very people who stole our club away from us in the first place..Ie Enfield Council...Don't hold your breath.

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I see you are a fan of Priestley General.

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Those were the days eh Steph . The Tommy Unwin era was the best. nobody came close to that eh mate. Remember the old car park attendant Lenny Rust he used to make me laugh when every car had to be in perfect formation . He did know how to pack em in god bless him.

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"'ere you can't park that there"

Use to hear that every week whilst queueing for a programme, what a legend.

I believe he even told Jimmy Tarbuck to move once so legend has it.

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Got to agree Lads
Great old stadium to play in, and always good banter with the fans,Terrible for Enfield and for the non league game that's it's gone, I have happy memories of chasing Jonny Bailey down the wing <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

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The Unwin era was too early for me but I still remember Lenny from my days as a programme seller in my teens. I will never forget that great evening when southbury Road was packed and we beat Prt Vale 3-0 in the cup.

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Those were the days eh Steph . The Tommy Unwin era was the best. nobody came close to that eh mate. Remember the old car park attendant Lenny Rust he used to make me laugh when every car had to be in perfect formation . He did know how to pack em in god bless him.


T'wasn't Len Rust MFM, he was a former Chairman who would prop up the corner of the bar all night.

The toothless barmpot with the 'You Can't Park Here' catchphrase was Lenny Hills. Neither Lenny is with us any longer sadly..

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Father Jack

I was trying to remember Lenny's second name but could not. Len Rust era was, in my view, the most successful era at the club. But I was younger then and things always look better when you are young.

It is my view that the club died with the demolition of Southbury Road. I can remember arriving early for a game at St Albans and sat in the bar but could not relate to any of the photos/honours board there. I knew no one in the bar and then I realised that Enfield FC did not exist any more only its history.

Whilst the fans on this board try to keep the old glory going gradually like Lenny Hills the history will become irrelevant. The club cannot be revived any more than Enfield Town can take over Enfield's history. It is as much an irrelevant side show as the history of the Peasants Revolt and Wat Tyler. Or even more recently the "history" of the Pentonville Five.

I used to favour a merger between the two clubs but now it is not necessary. Andy is right Enfield Town has its supporters and the club that calls itself Enfield has its. Most of Enfield Town supporters live in Enfield I wonder where Enfield supporters live?

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what do u mean the club that calls it self Enfield ? WE ARE ENFIELD FC, Enfield FC never went out of business so have always had the name. so what if currently we dont play in Enfield ? I live in Enfield. We were Enfield FC then and we are still Enfield FC now. Now go back to the enfield town forum and stay there.

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Agree with everything bar the last comment. All are entitled to their opinion.

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.....Most of Enfield Town supporters live in Enfield I wonder where Enfield supporters live?


Bold statement Steph, by "most" I take it you mean 51%, as I know a significant amount of fans who dont live in Enfield, and does it really matter where we live as long as we support our individual team?

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i was under the understanding that enfield town were a breakaway club which is why they are called town.I always thought Enfield Fc are the real enfield as disgruntled supporters started town,What next,the FC United fans saying that Man utd is not real anymore,i wish!!!

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The point was it put a downer on this thread which was reminissing on great memories and achievements of the club that everyone enjoyed, there was no need for silly comments like that when it was a nice thread at first.

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i was under the understanding that enfield town were a breakaway club which is why they are called town.I always thought Enfield Fc are the real enfield as disgruntled supporters started town,What next,the FC United fans saying that Man utd is not real anymore,i wish!!!


Totally differentt.Did 87% of ALL Man Utd Fans vote to set up FC United? Did Man Utd directors go to FC United.Did a former Man Utd manager become boss at FC United? I could go on,as to why your analogy was ridiculous.Just be thankfull that Hornchurch retained their ground at the stage of becoming AFC and that things didn't become messy like it did in Enfield.

Regarding Southbury Rd.It was a proper football ground.History in every fibre.Standing behind the goal during big matches was a real exhilerating experience.As time passes,so the anger of having the ground taken away from us gets stronger.Especially as the realiastion hits us all, that NONE of us may ever experience again the heights that we reached there.

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The General has hit the nail directly on the head.

A team that plays in Ware is not The Enfield FC that I knew and loved. That club is dead and gone and cannot be revived. There are some who cannot seem to mourn the dead and get over their grief. They cling to a history as if it was a shroud and the name a relic.

Many of us have moved on and dont want to link up with a corpse.




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