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Another bad day for football frown Yet another club gone leaving us a club short in Ryman North.

This morning I have been made aware that Edgware Town Football Club will no longer be able to carry on and with immeditate affect have withdrawn from the league.

I am complety devestated and dumstuck and I feel quite frankly sick. The club had just enjoyed its best season ever in the 68 year history and were ready to take their place at the next level of the non league pyrmid.

I dont know what to say right now, other then the last ever match at the White Lion Ground will be played on Saturday 21st July, and EVERYONE and I mean EVERYONE should come to this game, Gavin Shaw Edgware Town FC Match Secretary

This is a statement I received from club secretary Paul Gregory

"OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM EDGWARE TOWN FOOTBALL CLUB

It is with regret that I must inform you that we find our present position as a football club untenable.

With the recent purchase of the ground by Barratt Homes and the grant of planning permission by Harrow Council our main sponsor and benefactor has decided to withdraw their support with immediate effect, putting our lease of the White Lion ground in jeopardy.

We must vacate the ground by the end of the year (December 2007) and with no alternative ground or ground sharing agreement available we will be unable to compete in the league and Cup competitions this season.

This is devastating news after the success’s of last season and all the work that has been done at the club to obtain an E grading for the ground. It will be a traumatic blow to the players, supporters and officials of the club who were looking forward to the new season."

Paul Gregory
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Edgware Town Football Club

http://forums.footba...=18&thread=2517

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Very sad news,will they be replaced in the league?

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Originally Posted By: richard sparkes
Very sad news,will they be replaced in the league?


I don`t think so but who knows what the Ryman will do.

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very sad new seems to be loads of problems at the mo with football clubs hope it sorts it self out soon do not want to lose anymore oppenents this season frown

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Assuming Edgware are not replaced all clubs are going to miss out on 1 home gate but i wonder which unlucky clubs will have no game on the opening Saturday, final Saturday, Easter, Christmas, New Years Day.

For the larger supported clubs there`s a chance they could miss out on a lot of gate money.

Let`s hope the fixtures are kind.

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Sounds very similar to how Brentwood went to the wall some years back when a developer was voted on to the board and managed to sell the ground out from under the club
Where once there was a non league ground there are now houses.


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Very true, except this was an EX chairman. I was really looking forward to our games with you next season....now what frown



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the physical part of a football club is unfortunately too easy to destroy, luckily the the spirit isn't

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Originally Posted By: ronin
Assuming Edgware are not replaced all clubs are going to miss out on 1 home gate but i wonder which unlucky clubs will have no game on the opening Saturday, final Saturday, Easter, Christmas, New Years Day.

For the larger supported clubs there`s a chance they could miss out on a lot of gate money.

Let`s hope the fixtures are kind.


I don't like the sound of that. Hopefully we'll miss out on a Tuesday night game. A Saturday without football is unthinkable and fills me with dread!! frown

Reckon we'll be alright for Xmas and Easter as you normally play teams in your local area. It's likely to be the likes of Northwood, possibly Wingate & Finchley who will probably lose out by Edgware's demise.

Maybe Flackwell Heath we'll be reinstalled into the league.

Shame to hear of Edgware's demise. Hope they can sort something out.

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A Saturday without football is unthinkable and fills me with dread!!
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How the [****!!****] do you think I feel then??????

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I know, sorry mate. People saying "go and watch another team" don't help as well.

You can't just transfer your allegiance to another team just like that.

Really feel for you fella.

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EDGWARE TOWN FC

The Club have started to put a rescue package together, and expect to confirm they have secured their financial security.

They have use of their ground until the end of 2007, and are exploring its possible continued use after that to the end of the season, together with alternative arrangements to allow them to play the season through elsewhere.

The Club have requested a little more time in these respects, and have promised to keep the League aware of on-going developments.

http://www.isthmian.co.uk/

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That's good news. Hopefully they'll get something sorted regarding the ground.

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Thanks guys, yes the news looks better, maybe just maybe we will still be playing you this season.

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Let's hope so!!

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Originally Posted By: YELLOW
Let's hope so!!

You won't be saying that Yellow if he's standing next to you with his bloody airhorn wink

Hi Gav

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Originally Posted By: Paula
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Let's hope so!!

You won't be saying that Yellow if he's standing next to you with his bloody airhorn wink

Hi Gav


I heard he likes getting his hands on a bit of horn!!!!

Otherwise he would fall of the sheep.

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LOL, yes Paula, it would be good to still be able to play Canvey this season. We should know in the next few days one way or the other.

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Let's hope so!!

You won't be saying that Yellow if he's standing next to you with his bloody airhorn wink

Hi Gav


I heard he likes getting his hands on a bit of horn!!!!

Otherwise he would fall of the sheep.


Boom boom!!!! grin

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Edgware appear to have been saved, they have done a deal to groundshare at Harrow Borough next season which is good news for them and the division as a whole.

http://forums.footba...=18&thread=2562




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