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  1. It goes without saying that for any successful team there needs to be a core of stand-out quality players. These players are naturally celebrated and cherished by supporters and a privileged few become club legends. Any successful team also needs to have squad players who can play wherever required and can always be relied upon to put in a decent performance. There are no prizes for guessing which of those two categories Ronnie belongs to, but in my view his contribution to our success in the last two seasons deserves its own recognition. I am sorry that he has left and I hope he finds what he is looking for at his next club.
    6 points
  2. I just want to congratulate all those involved who made the David Smith loan happen. A surprising but amazing signing. Looking forward to the new season even more now!
    6 points
  3. It's £20 membership.That business model ensures that the club will never shink.As does the 99 year lease on our stadium..I would say clubs that have good potential real estate and a single owner/chairman that can sell up at anytime are at far more risk than our business model..But the short term success that the later business model can achieve is harder to do with a supporter run club. Swings and roundabouts.After what happened to Enfield Fc i know which once i would prefer to rely on.
    3 points
  4. Form (and big spending owners) are temporary..Class is permanent.
    3 points
  5. The whole affair reflects poorly on the player (and on Cheshunt). Frempah is (was) an experienced professional and must be familiar with registration formalities. He knew that he had signed registration forms with ETFC only a few days ago. Incredibly naive if he thought he could play a trial/friendly for another club mere days later and NOT cause a stink. I agree with LS. No way Frempah can be allowed back into the ETFC dressing room now. Andy signed him because he thought he would fit well with the team and set a good example. Sadly, the player’s actions speak for themselves. Cheshunt’s conduct is equally unbecoming. Somebody at Cheshunt FC approached Frempah to play. The question is whether that “somebody” knew that Frempah was registered with ETFC. I await with interest the result of the FA’s investigation. But to some extent that investigation is irrelevant. The player’s conduct demonstrates an utter lack of commitment or loyalty and Craig Edwards has already made his feelings on that plain: https://cheshuntfc.com/2022/07/05/news-from-manager-craig-edwards/ I’d be pretty disappointed if I was a Cheshunt fan, to see Frempah in their team going forward. He’s done it to us, who’s to say he won’t do it to them? I quite enjoy Albury Walker’s banter on this forum, it’s exactly what a local club rivalry should be. But this isn’t oneupmanship, this is conduct unbecoming. I hope Cheshunt do the right thing, send Frempah packing and clear the air with our manager and board. Their post about ETFC’s non-participation in this weekend’s Community Cup tournament was pretty ill-considered too.
    3 points
  6. Official statement from our board The matter has been referred to the F.A for investigation and as a result we have pulled out of Saturdays tournament at Cheshunt. Well done our board 👏 👏👏
    3 points
  7. @cup of tea I think you make a very good point and Ronnie has always been a committed team player and works hard at whatever the manager asks him to do for the team. He may not have been the big goal scorer or playmaker during his time with us but he is a winner and deservedly so with our FA Trophy success which he played his part in, wish him all the best and once an Urchin always an Urchin
    2 points
  8. Trying desperately not to say utility player! Ronnie has been a massive asset to this club and always put the effort in which fans always appreciates - Good luck to him in whatever he does next/wherever he goes.
    2 points
  9. andydick

    Website Banner

    Thanks Mike. I'm trialling a paid upgrade to one of the plug-ins that's installed so will see how it works out. In addition to the banner you also get configurable statistics (total shots etc), a match timeline, past meetings plus a bunch of admin tools so we'll see how it goes and whether it's worth it. Thanks.
    2 points
  10. Loving the new banner at the top of the website. Well done.
    2 points
  11. Raingod

    HAYES V ENFIELD

    Managed to get to my first Enfield game of the season at the weekend after 2 weeks in Turkey .. new ground, although Yeading's previous ground was apparently where the car park now is! Ground was very impressive as you approach, nice stand down one side, though not much behind either goal ... and apparently looks half finished inside! As for the game, well difficult to read too much into it - their side was largely their first XI as they kick off next week .. in reality we had probably no more than 4 or 5 of the expected starters against Folkestone ... They were by far the better side and could have had more .. we had a couple of chances falling to Bilal and Taafe, but not much.. Our new centre back Richmond had a mare in the first half, but was better in the 2nd ... Great to see Shulton back at the club, one trademark late tackle and some good interceptions! All the goals we conceded were good but from distance, and I felt we could have closed down earlier - I thought the same when I saw our Maidstone goals against (has there been any other pre season recordings? Not seen anything) Right back Spencer looked decent too ... Second half we looked far better, moving to 3 at the back and a number of changes ... great to see McLean back, bulked out as a pro, and that experience will be invaluable .. Our no 19 (collectively unsure who he was?) put in an energetic showing in the middle .. Marcus looks like he has a lot of potential up front .. took his goal well and set up the 2nd well .. Really impressed with the touches from Wilkes when he came on - including a great through ball for Marcus' goal - really pleased he has signed today .. So mixed thoughts at this stage for the season .. great we have kept the majority of the squad together - hats off to the management team for doing so ... Jerry and Mani are ambitious and I assume would have stayed had we gone up; PK dropping a level is surprising - there is the social media angle; Harold to Cray was a surprise - he was great until his injury then couldn't get back in the side .. And Mo is expected to go anyway .. .. better pre season than last year where we finished 3rd .. Defence was our biggest issue last season - on paper Spencer looks great and a fit Josh is key to play the ball out from the back more ... but not a settled unit yet ... Tough league but play offs have to be the aim again ...
    2 points
  12. Admin: Please delete this post if it is inappropriate. I never had the privilege to meet Kel in person but I recognise his face and I'm sure we must have nodded at each other and said "Alright" like blokes do. I note that Kel had intended to sponsor Remi Sutton's home kit this season. If a few other people are also interested I would be happy to pay a little extra for my shirt sponsorship to cover the cost of Kel's sponsorship so that his name can be in the program etc.
    2 points
  13. Quite humorous, but I'm not sure the Cheshunt Manager should really be getting involved in the banter given the circumstances. Still, its a matter for Cheshunt how they wish to present themselves.
    2 points
  14. I suppose the main point for me is more about Cheshunt than ETFC. Cheshunt have some money, they've secured promotion and seem to have some exciting plans for the future. Their stated desire is to become a big non-league club. All very laudable for a club in a town with a population of only 45,000 people. At the same time, they've handled this situation with a rather 'small club' mentality. Its even reached the point where Cheshunt's manager (- who I know has something of a reputation,) is poking fun online. Perhaps the Cheshunt board and management have decided that they want to be seen as the new Billericay? We all know how that ended.
    2 points
  15. I see that Mr Frempah has played (and scored) for Cheshunt tonight. If he is properly registered for another club then he is not permitted to train with Cheshunt and certainly not represent them in any kind of fixture. Its not simply a case of Cheshunt trusting the player's assurance that he is unregistered. They would have to check for themselves. There's no way that he could come back and play for Town now. The concern must be that Frempah will eventually find himself banned for a lengthy period with Cheshunt receiving a fine/costs and a 'sporting penalty'. I'm not overly impressed with the way in which Cheshunt seem to have conducted themselves. Had a genuine mistake been made then I would've expected a more conciliatory response from the Ambers. Afterall, we're going to be neighbours far longer than Ben Frempah will be playing for either side. There's nothing to stop them approaching players - particularly pre-season - but the arrogance of their response on social media has been disappointing. Still, I'm sure it will all come out in the wash!
    2 points
  16. Fixtures out on 31st July.
    2 points
  17. Just going to bump this up
    2 points
  18. Rhodes

    Bedford FC

    I wonder if Real Bedford and their 'colourful' Chairman Peter McCormack already think the Club are in the Premier League:
    1 point
  19. Cheers its called Cabin fever
    1 point
  20. andyetfc

    Updates

    There’s more to a team than just one player.
    1 point
  21. lovely stuff

    Updates

    If his form hadn't dropped off in the final part of last season he could have been playing for us in the Conference South rather than Havant & W. Nevermind.I think we need to move on from Mo.In the short term he did well for us and we did well for him.Good whilst it lasted but just another player going through the ever spinning revolving door.
    1 point
  22. Your You're a strange lot over here. Big fines 😏 - A few £k is definitely small fry for you big time Charlies at Chesericay. A ban for Frempah 😕 - The cancellation of his registration at Chesericay seems to be the least the FA would do, looking at previous cases. A 3 -12 points deduction* 😳 * See below Automatic Relegation 😝 * - I'm not sure the Spartan South Midlands League deserve you, but it seems about the right level. Compensation 😁 - Automatic relegation will be sufficient compensation. A hint of a court case 😑 - Perhaps they can televise it? And on your FB site someone wants to hang one on Frempah. Not that they'll have the bottle 😏 - Mr Frempah clearly knows how to make friends, bless him. Just to say thanks to the few who showed up on Saturday .Not all of you are so easily lead. - Not overly surprised that there were only a few fans in total. And don't forget to pay your £10 membership like good little club shareholders. God help you all if the ship sinks 😁 - Unlike Chesericay, the ETFC ship is not reliant on a benefactor of any kind. I'm willing to bet it floats the long of the two. 😘
    1 point
  23. We were all getting along just fine - there was even going to be a Community Cup game between us - and then you Chesericians decided that the rules didn't apply to you! And then your little weirdy-beardy manager decided that was quite amusing! So don't come round these parts claiming the moral high ground, Albs!
    1 point
  24. Haha I love it. Now that Chesericay are massive, who knows, they might even get their own forum so we can troll them 🤣 🤣🤣
    1 point
  25. Does anybody know exactly what happened or do we just rely on what people think happened?
    1 point
  26. Chesericay has a nice sound to it. Chesericay FC from now on.
    1 point
  27. Henceforth the little village club up the A10 will be known as Chesericay. If you think Mo was on big bucks then you really have no idea about ETFC. In the circumstances, assuming Frempah was registered correctly by ETFC, then I would expect Cheshunt to be reprimanded by the FA. Had this happened mid-season, then it would've been a fine and points deduction. I would much rather find out in July that a player has no loyalty to the club than later on, so thats all well and good. The damage to the relationship between the two clubs is a much more unfortunate side-effect with the blame for that certainly being laid at Chesericay's door.
    1 point
  28. It was a 'development' side --- Lincoln's first team were at home to Blackburn Rovers. And while I'm here, Tuesday's game between Belstone and Berkhamsted Raiders is at 6.45pm, rather than 7.30.
    1 point
  29. The fact that Enfield Town hold league registration forms signed by the player constitutes a rule break in my eyes. Maybe your guys think rules don't matter but let's see what the FA have to say.
    1 point
  30. Claim for compensation? Wouldn’t really think the club would want to go through the courts. Leave the matter with the authorities and move on, just like the player did.
    1 point
  31. As far as i have heard no rules have been broken, and please don't compare us to Billericay there is no comparison, in fact i would say the Enfield Town budget was way ahead of ours last season and will probably be more next season. I'm sure Mo Faal played for peanuts last season.
    1 point
  32. I think this incident also higlights the bigger issue of player loyalty and the bond between supporters and the playing squad at this level. The current league/FA rules on registartions and contracts allows and encourages a lack of loyalty from players to their clubs.This results in a revolving door policy for most clubs at this level.With high levels of players constantly coming in and going out of the door.As such the bond between supporters and the playing squad is hard to maintain and this results in an apathy amounst fans that effects revenue and attendances in the long term. I still maintain that we should encourage players to commit for a whole season (or at least half a season).This need not cost the club much more money as a token/peppercorn weekly payment can be arranged in the contact (with expenses being payed as usual on top of that)..I know we would probably lose out on some players as a result as some would not want to commit to the club for any lenghth of time .Maybe we would miss out on players such as MO who were looking to move on at short notice is any offers came in,but having this new poilcy would ensure only players with some sense of loyalty or commitment would want to sign for the club.A settled squad for the whole season would encourage the bond the fans used to have with players in the old days. As a supporter who now can only make about one in three games,i find it very hard to keep track of which players we have .Who they are and what positions they play in.As soon as i get a sense of our squad it changes quickly and i am back to square one.
    1 point
  33. I see that Cheshunt have put a rather different spin on things: https://cheshuntfc.com/2022/07/21/kings-lynn-town-fc-join-us-for-our-community-cup-tournament/ Over to the FA now, and whatever happens, by the time they take into account legal fees, I suspect Cheshunt will decide it probably wasn't a signing worth making.
    1 point
  34. Maybe the 7 day rule only becomes active once the season starts? Or doesn't include friendlies. Whatever the rules i think we need to end the players registration with our club
    1 point
  35. We're normally very very careful about announcing signings, so this seems very strange. Can't imagine it'd be any kind of dual registration situation as we'd've made that clear from the outset. Cheshunt must've known we'd announced the signing before playing him at the weekend. I'd suggest we politely withdraw from our place in this Saturday's tournament and leave Cheshunt and Haringey to have a friendly. Thereby avoiding any possible issues on the pitch.
    1 point
  36. Have you tried complaining to the Combined counties volunteers ?
    1 point
  37. Theodopolous

    The story so far…

    well three pre season matches completed what does everyone think so far…. Cockfosters a scrappy game on a dreadful dry sand dune of a pitch where LDV stood out a mile….then a really impressive defensive display against Spurs where I was really impressed with the young keeper constantly organising the defence …then the struggle against a really good Maidstone side on a pitch which must give them a massive home advantage with our players slipping and not turning on it…. Worried about Scott Thomas … his poor passing continued from early last season … quite like Frempah who seems composed and also Lucas Jordan who came on and actually attacked the defence something that had been lacking with no LDV…. We really need a flair player who can run at defences… Taffe ..Sam and Thomas gives us a very static midfield…. Looks like we could have a bigger squad than usual and we will learn more from games against teams from our level…..
    1 point
  38. Some of you may have seen on the clubs social media platforms that the club is playing a cricket game against Ardleigh Green & Havering atte Bower Cricket Club on Friday 15th July 6pm start. A number of players and staff will be playing in the game in what promises to be an eventful evening. It’ll be a 2020 format where there will be music, food and of course a bar! Everyone’s welcome and it’s free to attend! Please come and support this event! If you need more info then please ask below. Venue details below - Central Park Petersfield Avenue Harold Hill Essex RM3 9PD
    1 point
  39. Old Codger

    Players Signed Up

    Charlie Ruff has moved to Chelmsford but otherwise all of last season's players have re-signed apart from (so far) Joe Christou and Charlie Stimson.
    1 point
  40. How about PROMOTION that wouldn’t be bad😀
    1 point
  41. Rhodes

    New Bradwell St Peter

    Here we go, New Badwell St Peter were known as Stantonbury St Peters back in the day prior to becoming New Bradwell St Peter in 1946 after Stantonbury St Peters merged with another local Club New Bradwell Corinthians who were experiencing financial difficulties at the time. The photograph was taken the season prior to Stantonbury St Peters winning the North Bucks & District League Championship in 1938/39 just before WWII broke out and the League was suspended until 1946/47 when it resumed: New Bradwell St Peter F.C - History (archive.org)
    1 point
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