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  1. 4 points
    Fleet side of the bridge

    SQUAD UPDATES

    Now that’s two good signings Arthur Lee outstanding centre half one of the best in the premier last season alongside Nathan two solid player that are strong
  2. 4 points
    andydick

    Website and social media accounts

    Following the name change of AFC Hornchurch to Hornchurch FC we will be changing our website and all social media accounts as follows: Website: HornchurchFC.com We are still updating various parts of the website so bear with us, but all latest news etc will be published here. Social Media Twitter: @HornchurchFC Facebook: HornchurchFCofficial Instagram: HornchurchFCofficial Flickr: HornchurchFCofficial Our YouTube channel is unchanged and remains AFCHTV. The previous website, afchornchurch.com, will remain available for a period of time until all archived information has been transferred. Once complete, any access to afchornchurch.com will automatically re-direct to the new website. We won’t be updating afchornchurch.com after 31st May.
  3. 4 points
    A big thank you to all the HX guys that turned up to play and watch this annual event. It was indeed a great day. This year the result was in serious doubt right up to the last few overs, a great effort by the HX team. let’s hope we can carry on this great event next year.
  4. 3 points
    Big J R

    Tina's Funeral Arrangements

    As a complete outsider to the club, may I be allowed to say how touched I am by this wonderfull tribute. JR.
  5. 3 points
    Guys I'm sure you are aware that all players apart from contracted players are free to leave the club. We cannot sign players on again until July 1st any club that does unless they are being placed on contract are taking a big risk. Let's keep the faith and see what July brings we may be in for a few surprises. COYT.⚽️⚽️
  6. 3 points
    Jago

    SQUAD UPDATES

    I hate to say this Jordan - but Nathan's signature looks remarkably like D Collis to me 😀
  7. 3 points
    Fat Tom Daley

    SQUAD UPDATES

    https://www.hornchurchfc.com/2019/06/nathan-cooper-puts-pen-to-paper-for-next-season/ Just to confirm officially
  8. 3 points
    Fat Tom Daley

    SQUAD UPDATES

    Just had a message from Mr McBride and he has confirmed that Nathan Cooper has agreed terms for the new season! Happy days!
  9. 3 points
    Fat Tom Daley

    SQUAD UPDATES

    https://www.hornchurchfc.com/2019/06/arthur-lee-and-mickey-parcell-sign/ Arthur Lee signs from Tonbridge and Mickey Parcell signs from Enfield. Welcome gents
  10. 3 points
    ETFC Interested Observer

    Pre season

    People moaning about pre season friendlies! Some of you need to have a break and go and find something else to do for six weeks
  11. 3 points
    AnfieldTowner

    Fundraising Dinner

    A big thank you to Christine Hamilton and anybody else involved in organising last night's dinner to raise funds for the club. Some good money was raised - well done too to Steve Read who conducted the auction - and a great time was had by all. Gary Mabbutt was entertaining as guest speaker and had some very complimentary things to say about our club and good profile was achieved with several local politicians in attendance. Well done to the many supporters who backed the evening - hopefully we won some new fans and future financial opportunities too.
  12. 2 points
    exiled down south

    Squad Updates

    It doesn’t but it does take time to check facts and as you well know different people deal with different aspects of the club so there can be a delay in gathering info, or would you prefer rumours. When you was a director of this club what did you do personally to ensure information was sent out to members?
  13. 2 points
    behind-the-goal

    Pre season

    😁👍
  14. 2 points
    WXEn8

    Pre season

    For easing my passage through QEII's tiny turnstiles!
  15. 2 points
    ETFC Interested Observer

    Pre season

    Are you only allowed to be 'outspoken' after a certain amount of posts? Let me know how many so i know for next time 👍 Nope! I've just got plenty of other things to do with my time, maybe some others should try it, must get a bit boring sitting on here waiting to moan about something. But each to their own
  16. 2 points
    blackballed

    SQUAD UPDATES

    I'll think you will find that no one is wishing ill for the team, just expressing their frustration/sadness at seeing a team they have followed for many years disbanded so quick and coming to terms with it. We all know football moves on but I think you will find most long time supporters do not like change. I'm really looking forward towards next season even thou some of my favourite players have left. Dibs, COYU'S ..... PS we are a family team and supporters and all are most welcome.
  17. 2 points
    cup of tea

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    I think as you've said yourself before, your circumstances mean that you don't go regularly now and looking from the outside on this situation you can perhaps make judgements from a less emotive perspective. I think for me, it's watching practically the entire squad leaving in the space of less than one season and you do have to ask the question of whether the replacements are going to be better. At the end of the day it's nice to see success on the pitch and if that happens then great. I would also want any progress at the club to be organic and sustainable and that certainly seems to be the case here with the academy and the current future plans for the club and's that's so encouraging. I don't want a boom and bust situation occurring, we've been there before and the bust part of that wasn't pleasant.
  18. 2 points
    kimbles left foot

    SQUAD UPDATES

    I think if Cooper was to go there may well be a fan revolt. 😇 You're right they ain't just abbey players but Thurrock players but they could come from anywhere, wholesale changes are hard to take and from a personal selfish opinion the only fans benefiting currently are the old Thurrock fans seeing their team rise from the ashes. N.b this ain't a dig or moan but a mere observation.
  19. 2 points
    Little Titchmarsh

    SQUAD UPDATES

    When you say Goodie was only paid for one game you need to get your facts right, he got a lot more than one payment. Make sure you know what your talking about before you make rash statements, especially concerning people's earnings that have sweet FA to do with you ‼️
  20. 2 points
    Great hosts , great company and a smashing day out (as usual). Thank you to everyone who was involved with organising this event.
  21. 2 points
    Hello For our blog 'Two Men In Search Of The Beautiful Game' we went to Parkside for the Isthmian League Cup Final 2019, Hornchurch Vs Enfield Town FC. We wrote all about the game, took loads of photos & made a video too. We would like to invite you all to check it out and hope you enjoy it. Blog - https://beautifulgame2015.blogspot.com/2019/05/you-went-to-old-ground-afc-hornchurch.html Vlog - Please subscribe to our channel - https://youtu.be/cgmRoD1fpLg If you are on Facebook, please come and 'LIKE' our page - https://www.facebook.com/beautifulgame15 - you will find all our photos and videos from the games we attend there. We are also on Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/beautifulgame15 - which is also a good way to keep up to date with what we are doing, and you can find us on Instagram too - https://www.instagram.com/beautifulgame15
  22. 2 points
    aka PeteBeatz

    MEMORIES OF AFC HORNCHURCH

    So many good memories and games. My favourites were beating Lowestoft in the playoff final to get back into the Connie South, and so nearly taking a very strong Peterborough side to draw in the F.A. Cup, and of course the Weymouth Cup Game. Fav player for me has to go to Elliot Styles, he was loyal to the club, always gave his all and often had a blood stained bandage around his head to prove it. Worse moment has to be hearing that Jimmy Mac had an unexpected sudden illness. I hope you are making good progress Jimmy.
  23. 1 point
    Big J R

    Peterborough By-Election

    Just like Baldrick - 'A Cunning Plan' !!
  24. 1 point
    Ian_W

    League Name Change

    Would love to know how much sponsorship is of the league. Might consider it for the future.
  25. 1 point
    Miss.A.F.C.Hornchurch

    Very Sad News

    RIP Tina.x
  26. 1 point
    Cup of Tea - What is it that you don't like about Trump out of curiosity and why were you so certain he wouldn't become President, I think by the end of his tenure he is going to be mentioned in the same breath as Washington, Lincoln and Roosevelt
  27. 1 point
    Steph

    Squad Updates

    It may take a very long time if you have an in tray from your employer which must take precedence. Sorry for being old fashioned but I came from a time when work was placed in an in tray rather than an email system which does not differentiate between work and leisure, commercialism or just plain junk.
  28. 1 point
    Old Codger

    SQUAD UPDATES

    Think he meant the Margate squad.
  29. 1 point
    WXEn8

    Pre season

    Continue to do so. He's a delusional who craves attention, deny it.
  30. 1 point
    lovely stuff

    Pre season

    Happy to do so.I've been ignoring him all week!. But he keeps mentioning me.Thinking i am posting under someone else's name.
  31. 1 point
    behind-the-goal

    Pre season

    Auds, I love the fact that you think you understand what the word 'sarcasm' means. It sums up what I wrote about baiting a retard. There really isn't anything I wrote that was sarcastic (check out the actual meaning of the word). And for the second time, I really am not LS! And...you also failed the modicum of intelligence test.
  32. 1 point
    I think at the moment Andy we lack connection between manager and players... manager and supporters and also club and supporters....
  33. 1 point
    72wemblyfinal

    New Players or retained players.

    Old Towner that is not exactly accurate. As I understand the rules regarding signing players who are not put on a contract. The club offers terms for the player to commit to play for the season,if the player accepts we register him as our player with the league,and he cannot play for any other club unless a loan or dual registration is agreed. Other clubs though can put in a 7 day approach for a signed player,ie informs the club they intend to offer terms to sign our player,our club has 7 days to offer new terms ect to player,then after 7 days the other club can approach the player.This is why some players are not inclined to sign contracts,as the contracts usually put off an approach. At the end of a season all non contract players become free agents and cannot be resigned untill a certain date.This is the reason for silence from the club as they do not want to tip off other clubs of players who may be available.Why make it easier for other clubs to grab players we would like to retain. COYT
  34. 1 point
    Big J R

    Theresa May.

    He could see what was coming, and wanted to get out of the firing line. In anyone elses language, a coward !!
  35. 1 point
  36. 1 point
    lovely stuff

    Pre season

    Quite outspoken for only your second post.Have you just got a computer or are you new supporter ??
  37. 1 point
    Rhodes

    Theresa May.

    We seem to be forgetting who is ultimately responsible for this whole BREXIT fiasco and making our once proud Country the laughing stock it has sadly become, that is David Cameron for calling the referendum in the first place, he didn't have to
  38. 1 point
    WELL, HE'S ARRIVED AGAIN IN THE UK WITH A MASSIVE ENTOURAGE !! He's made outrageous statements about the Mayor of London AND Megan. It'll be interesting to see how much protest there is over the next three days. Incidently, I loved the 'art-work' someone manage to cut into the grass alongside the runway at Stansted before he landed !
  39. 1 point
    cup of tea

    SQUAD UPDATES

    No bitterness with me whatsoever with Thurrock being involved - the more the merrier and if it means you guys get somewhere you think of as home after what unfortunately happened to your ground then great. If we have a great season I will be happy - looking forward to it.
  40. 1 point
    blackballed

    SQUAD UPDATES

    I think you know the answer to that one .... Thurock Off ......😂😂
  41. 1 point
    Theodopolous

    Milkshake-free zone

    It’s ok Audrey we understand it must get lonely with no-one to talk to for six weeks while we are all having fun on here..... Does anyone know what Mickey has decided this year.... strange the club never announced his departure or did I miss it....
  42. 1 point
    behind-the-goal

    Milkshake-free zone

    Dearest Audrey How very sweet of you to get all so hot and bothered. You're just the daintiest little snowflake we know and we just love you for hanging in there after must must have been quite a traumatic irony bypass operation. We savour your posts, you little hot-head you, and note with equainimity your references to Andy's back. But here, if I might be so bold, I would suggest reining in your predelictions a tad. It's a rare day - I might go so far as to say that such a day has never occured - that I envisaged someone on Andy's back. However, should you ever feel the need to approach our manager Jim Morrison-style, do so freely in the knowledge that we are an all-inclusive club and welcome all kind of managerial entrances (you little tinker, you!). Heartiest regards Behind- the- Goal
  43. 1 point
    Stanners66

    Milkshake-free zone

    Piss off Audrey
  44. 1 point
    Dinamo Urchin

    MEMORIES OF AFC HORNCHURCH

    I only have a few seasons under my belt, so feel a bit of a fraud. But for more recent events: Best match: AFC Hornchurch 5 - 4 Waltham Abbey. Great, late, comeback win with some stonking goals from both sides, topped off by George's "celebration" to the bench. Best achievement: Winning the Bostick North. Sealing things with a thumping win away at Whitham and seeing the players celebrate with Jimmy in the stands and the party in the clubhouse after. Favourite player: For conistancy and adapaptability, Alex Bentley. Favourite personality. Jimmy McFarlane. Always had time to say hello. Came up to me and introduced himself on the coach to Norwich Utd (as if he needed to). Massive respect for how he has battled against illness. Best experience: Hereford away in the Cup. Out singing the couple of thousand there; battling performance; beer (lots), kamikazee coach drivers. All in all a fantastic day out: Worst experience: Losing to Thurrock in the play-off semi finals. Totally outplayed on the night. Whatever happened to them?
  45. 1 point
    cup of tea

    MEMORIES OF AFC HORNCHURCH

    Agree about Harlow PTU - their behaviour was well over the top when we scored. Won’t miss them
  46. 1 point
    Best match - Home play off final against Lowerstoft as a new supporter of a handfull of games at the time it really was an electric atmosphere that day and a fantastic achievement by the club to be promoted to the Conference South. Best Achievement - the team Winning the League last season a well deserved effort by all the lads and it was a pleasure to be a steward supporting them along the way. Favorite Players - I have 3 which have been part of my Urchin journey George Purcell, Alex Bentley and Sam Mott all fantastic players and exceptional professionals who have been a pleasure to watch in my 6 seasons so far. Best Personality - Dave Collis always played up to the fans with his Larger than life ( thanks cup of tea) character made the Pub Team From Essex a joy to be supporting. Best Experience - The day the team claimed the title at Witham last season - a great result that day by the players and then followed the emotional scenes seeing them find Jimmy in the stands after shaking our hands. Also the bar after the game we had a few drinks with the players and it was a very special moment to remember. Worst moments - losing both play off finals - Lowerstoft away couldn't see the game as ground was full with no space for us to stand - Harlow away was just a bad day for the lads made worse with the attitude of the Harlow fans and staff that day especially the ones who were allowed to throw bottles and attack the dug out just because we scored a penalty Where are all the fans now they have been relegated?
  47. 1 point
    MR D

    MEMORIES OF AFC HORNCHURCH

    Best Game - Weymouth away in the FA Cup was by far the best game for me with Simon Parker scoring that late winner. Winning the Essex senior cup against Great Wakering at Roots Hall is also worth a mention. Best achievement - The treble winning season. Was a great way to bounce back after the disappointment of being relegated all the way to the Essex Senior League. Favourite player - Jonathan Hunt purely for his passing ability. Always a pleasure to watch. Favourite personality - Not a player, but one of our supporters Harry Martin who sadly passed away in 2007. He always had a smile on his face, and simply loved the club. Best Moments - Finally beating Lowestoft in the playoff final to earn promotion to the Conference South. Worst Moments - Being relegated from the Conference South after just one season.
  48. 1 point
    Raingod

    Next season

    Well .. what an eventful week .. I am on the "Andy in" side of the argument - as the target set was to achieve play offs or be close to. Yes I do think we massively under achieved with the team we had, and given the relative weakness of the league, but we were in with a shout until a few weeks to go. I have had a number of conversations with him and personally have a lot of time for him. i cant get to that many games - I think I have done 18 in the season - but as an out of towner do get to see most online afterwards. Can understand the frustration at the poorer performances. The great atmosphere at the Cup Final also makes me think Andy does have support from people not on this forum. If I was the board I would be publicly setting play offs as an absolute target next season, with an improved playing style also required, given this has been clearly raised by many. And that decisions should be made earlier in the season if this is not being delivered. I was expecting the squad to largely remain, with mainly the defence in real need of replacements, allowing us to start strongly, and Andy to build on the team he has created. Seeing three key players walk away from the club immediately at seasons end (including the vice captain that the manager gave his POTY trophy to!) does concern me greatly. Whilst I feel that Andy does deserve another chance next season to finish the job he has started, this was on the basis he could build on the squad he has developed. If he is unable to keep the squad together and it is ripped apart and we are forced to start over again, then I would have to question whether it was in fact time for a change. The blame for back to zero where we were 2 years ago would have to be laid at the doors of the management. Fingers crossed this does not happen and we can maintain the bulk of the team. Ryan B and Mark W both said on their end of season interviews they would be back next season, and Nathan is a more than acceptable replacement for Joe Yes Joe is a better stopper but his distribution has been very frustrating at times. Attacking players of the calibre of Bricknell, Faal, Davison, Youngs, Chaney, Taff, Sayoud, Greene playing together for a 2nd season should give us confidence. Up The Town!
  49. 1 point
    cup of tea

    MEMORIES OF AFC HORNCHURCH

    Best match - Weymouth away , atmosphere was electric and you couldn’t have made up the game best achievement- Jimmy getting us promoted to the conference south , just how did he manage that? Shame a few bad apples let him down the next season favourite player - Simon ‘Jesus’ Parker. Didn’t have an auspicious start but what a player he turned into. Andy Thomlinson a close second. Favourite Personality - Dave Collis , lager than life character (not a spelling mistake!) best experience - getting promoted back to the Ryman Prem at Witham, again the atmosphere in the clubhouse was superb Worst experience - Lowestoft away in the playoffs , don’t know if it was a good game or not as we (Hornchurch) couldn’t get to see the second half. Ground clearly beyond capacity and no noticable stewarding. Lost anyway. Kingstonian away up there as well, awful home fans and loads of security just not lifting a finger to protect the away fans
  50. 1 point
    Benjrider10

    Next season

    Interesting that there is a remarkably similar debate to this one on the Hornchurch forum 🤔 !!! We're all non league fans at heart and just want the best for our club. No point in speculating who's leaving and who's joining. We'll find out soon enough. I think back to the "old" days when I first worked abroad and waited for a monthly letter from my dad with clippings from the Gazette. Now the same gossip is a mere tweet or post away. Enjoy the summer everybody, there's plenty of cricket to keep us entertained 🙂 But please renew!!


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