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  1. What and deny you one of your pleasures in life
    4 points
  2. urchinman1961

    The Sam Higgins Show

    Well the hosts had no answer to him last night even had the luxury of taking him off halfway through the second half proper team display which was missing from the first game.On the down side think Remi maybe hamstrung. Money in the bank bring on Walthamstow
    4 points
  3. COYS1961

    LEWES GAME

    What a fantastic all round performance from mark and the boys. Tight defending, creative midfield and clinical in attack.
    3 points
  4. You and LS are aware we are a step 3 or 7th Division club, which lives on day to day income that gets the club through. im sure managers go and watch players at other games when they can in between Tuesday/Saturday games, midweek training and probably full time employment but don’t worry about that
    3 points
  5. Hi All, To increase the amount of places you will be able to get a drink within the ground, on Saturday the club will be opening a cash only bar near the burger van. This includes real ales and beers. Please note this is cash only. This week's guest polypin is Brewers Gold
    3 points
  6. 3 points
  7. Great draw for the Jets, 2-2, after such a tumultuous week and with a scratch team featuring only 3 first team regulars. Mainly and understandably backs to the wall for much of the game, a forgettable first half ended goalless and gave no hint of the drama to come after the break. The high flying K's went ahead within a minute of the restart, but the imperious Lewis Putman replied with a towering and perfectly placed header soon after. Midway through the half the disappointing visitors went ahead again but for an even shorter period. Puts posed problems all afternoon despite plo
    3 points
  8. I’m with Barney on this one. Everybody is entitled to their views but there is a notable difference on here after a poor performance. Quick to criticise, slow to praise. We’ve had our best start to a season for a long time and we have a strong looking squad who, as Father Jack has pointed out, are showing real grit and determination when our backs are against the wall. All positive. Look at our bench the other night!! I think the manager has done well considering what he’s had to handle. First the Quinton mass exodus, most recently a global pandemic - bet they weren’t on his CV before joi
    2 points
  9. Completely agree with this and your other posts BU - I wasn't at Hadley, but obviously very pleased with the result and the prize money it brings the club. I do wonder whether some on here give enough credit to the sides we are facing - there are very few sides that are just going to roll over, and clearly Hadley are a very decent side at the level they're playing from looking at their record this season, who were bang up for these two games. We shouldn't expect any easy games in any competition, and if we're not absolutely at our best and up for each game, we are going to get found out. Fortu
    2 points
  10. Need a miracle? Well Hadley despite their passion and running themselves into the ground were beaten with Nathan McDonald rarely being troubled. what facts do have about Chelmsford other than 2W 2D 2L in their first 6 games which makes beaten them a miracle. this forum should be renamed ‘Not The ETFC Supporters Forum’ we go to Chelmsford with hope, positivity and whatever will be will be, it’s Cup Football
    2 points
  11. Old Towner, we haven't had a bad start to the season, and all teams occasionally have an off day. Hadley, play two levels below us (level 5), are unbeaten this season, and look a decent side. Whilst I don't believe we under-estimated them, we now know what we are up against tomorrow evening, and need to go prepared, which I'm sure we will. It will undoubtedly be another close game, but if our players display their own strength and capabilities, and the team collectively give a high octane Premier Division performance, we will be in with a very good chance of success. Keep the faith. COYT
    2 points
  12. Yes it appears that having sent out the round dates to all the Leagues concerned the Berks & Bucks FA having received no objections made the draw. Now other Leagues (the SSML was not among these) are moaning that they don't want their clubs playing County Cup games on Saturdays and have pestered the County to back down. With all these late changes taking place this week it has led to many of the SSML sides kicking their heels on Saturday. The blame lays entirely at the County, they should have either made the competition midweek from the start (not from the Third Round when
    2 points
  13. Great result to wake up to! 4 wins, a draw and a loss from our first 6 games, 5 of those 6 teams in the top half of the league, and another clean sheet! We'd all have happily settled for that at the start of the season! Roll on the the next round of the Cup 😀 Can somebody who saw last night's match give those of us who couldn't attend a rundown please?!
    2 points
  14. Bottoms Up

    Town v Cheshunt

    I was chatting to an old school friend when all I heard behind me was apparently ‘a senior Cheshunt official’ addressing his Enfield Town FC counterpart as a ‘f#%king W’ and ‘the lot of you are f#%king W’s’ in a bellowing fashion-and you’re highlighting ‘class’ ? I asked what all the shenanigans were about and was told that home teams no longer need to provide post match hospitality/food to opposition players this season. Enfield Towns officials apparently informed Cheshunt of this in accordance to league rules as part of confirmation of the fixture. I’d suggest the Cheshunt cou
    2 points
  15. Wasn't expecting a game as easy as that today, a combination of good Urchin football and chaotic PB defending just ask their number 4 he was great entertainment,just as I thought he couldn't get any worse well he did fair play to the visitors they plugged away.Second half became almost like a training session and score could have been a lot higher,anyway back in business,up the Urchins
    2 points
  16. Well done to the correct predictions,as for me it's probably why I'm bottom of my super 6 league even my wife and daughter are above me
    1 point
  17. I can't speak for BU, but I'm not convinced he's trying to stir things... I don't think anyone has any issues with people making observations about our management teams style of management, where they're strong and where they're lacking - ultimately if Andy was the perfect manager in every department, he'd probably not be managing a team in the Isthmian Premier. For example, your observations that we don't retain the ball well enough, or sometimes go long too often I think are valid. As has been said several times (by at least 3 people now): there are some posters on here (of which you ar
    1 point
  18. djwilf

    FA Cup upwards and Onwards

    Attendance was 361, tidy and lovely little ground too. Enjoyable evening allround if nothing else to hear the banter between the ref and Mario and Andy. Also nice to see Darren Purse. Mario does know what he's talking about, you can tell this just by seeing/hearing what he says. I believe Andy has his heart in the right place but still not convinced about his methods and style of motivation. Think may have to stand by the dugout more often, just pity we have the track at QEII. Still an entertaining night. We deserved the win. However if Ofori and their sub had
    1 point
  19. Really enjoyed Tuesday night - great atmosphere from both sides' supporters. The guy who sold me my ticket said they were expecting the biggest crowd in their history - think they managed it really well! What was the attendence? It was their cup final, they were really up for it and gave it their all - they didnt look like a team 2 levels below - and could have equalised at the death.. There were certainly some Barnet fans cheering them on which gave it an added edge - fingers crossed we get promoted this season and meet Barnet Boxing Day '22! Remember the last tim
    1 point
  20. TO BE OR NOT TO BE ?? PREVIEW FA Cup matches have a special mystique about them, not least in the early rounds for non-league clubs, like Town and Hadley, and to those of a certain vintage. The FA Cup is the world's oldest soccer competition, and the financial benefits, from success, can keep lower league sides going for years. Plus, the perennial prospect of potential upsets, is what ensures the FA Cup remains a big favourite among us supporters. On Saturday, we welcome the players, officials and supporters of Hadley FC to the Queen Elizabeth Stadium for an intriguing 2nd Qua
    1 point
  21. First Half we controlled the game with a switch to 3-5-2 (ish) from Saturday. Percy shadowed their swift number 7 and kept him quite. We should of been 0-2 up. Second Half Hadley came into the game. Pressed towards the end and pushed for an equaliser. Good atmosphere at the game. Positives - we're through and some good prize money. Billy coming on as sub and his return to the team. Chelmsford will be tough of course as they have some very experienced players but no reason why we can't get a result.
    1 point
  22. Hadley battled hard (so they should) but didn’t really trouble us . poor goal to let in from GK flapping at a high ball, we went silly for a little bit near the end otherwise job done
    1 point
  23. Problem with your posts are they generally surface when we lose and the criticism isn’t constructive, you’re not the only one, you’re in good company with a couple of others.
    1 point
  24. Will the bar be open ?
    1 point
  25. old towner

    Billy

    good news billy has rejoined
    1 point
  26. bridgefan

    Hx 4 Walthamstow 1

    Made my day when their 4 was at fault for our 4th goal - karma
    1 point
  27. And the best flop by the No 11, I think it was, when Spence got in his face !! 😆😂
    1 point
  28. petethegreek

    Handbook

    Do you have the password?
    1 point
  29. What entertainment does £11 buy you? for me it’s belonging to the club, enjoying live sport, my national game, a great off pitch atmosphere and positivity from everyone Great to see the ambulance chasers and moaners back in their caves while real supporters backed the team right till the very end, almost all but responsible for sucking that ball in over the line. positivity builds positivity, glad the negative posts are no where to be seen. Roll on Saturday and an FA Cup tie, brilliant
    1 point
  30. Complete and utter farce but hey ho, who are we to question those in power at County level. 🤷🏻‍♂️
    1 point
  31. To be fair Barney, Tuesday's referee, who didn't have a great game, passed down the tunnel unmolested at the end of the game. Liking this new, resilient, Town side, who seem capable of squeezing out wins in tight games where previous incarnations could not. Cautiously optimistic
    1 point
  32. I do wonder whether the quality of referees is affected by the number of referees deciding to call it a day due to the abuse they get from the sidelines. Ultimately if just a few referees at each level decide that it's not worth the bother, lower ranked referees will need to be promoted to fill the gaps. We've been through this before, I'm definitely not saying that the crowd shouldn't use its home advantage to influence referees decisions, question bad decisions etc. (I certainly do) but what's not OK in my opinion is fans seeking out the referee at the final whistle, surrounding the tunnel a
    1 point
  33. I think for the moment the results we have had do not show clearly how well the lads have played and how all our opponents have either upped their game or managed to take their chances better when things have not fallen in our favour. Last night was a real flowing game and i thought the main difference between the 2 sides was an outstanding display from the Margate keeper without him this game may well have been over by halftime such was the dominance in the 1st half from the Urchins. I thought Jili was outstanding on his 1st full game and bossed his wring and made some excellent passes
    1 point
  34. Great evenings football end to end stuff done well to dig in even when a goal down proper blood and guts display against a very very good Margate side to many good displays to give a man of the match Sam almost another hatrick and a generous lino ruling out a late Gate equaliser,absolutely buzzing,up the Urchins
    1 point
  35. Bottoms Up

    round 2

    It’ll be Hadleys Cup Final, we’ve just got to match their enthusiasm and energy , our ‘superior ‘ ability should see us through
    1 point
  36. Gotta admit I thought it was gonna be one of those nights however Jilli took his chance and really impressed. Great going forward, worked hard getting back and his crossing was fantastic a real outlet for us throughout the game. Hopefully we can kick on from this result now. Well played lads
    1 point
  37. Great result and a much needed 3 points. Hope the screaming woman doesn't have too much of a sore throat in the morning... 😂
    1 point
  38. What a bloody shame. I’m sorry to hear that, I’ve seen that happen many times. I’m sure the club will bounce back.
    1 point
  39. Jago

    Lee and Shearer night

    Well done and thanks to the club for making this happen - I thought it was a superb evening. (Burford was obviously the star!)
    1 point
  40. Benjrider10

    round 2

    I doubt it would have been a record crowd. Enfield (1893) FC don't play in Enfield, so I'm not sure how many fans they have (or would have brought). No complaints with being drawn at home to a Step 5 team though, long may that continue. Good luck to the Towners against Hadley!
    1 point
  41. Well a wake up call this one don't want to be on the end of a giant killing if we turn up then 3 nil if they rumble us then it could be a long miserable night,crowd 250,COYU
    1 point
  42. It reminded me a bit of Martin Peters ghosting in at the far post or an Alan Gilzean flicked header
    1 point
  43. Thank you for the information.
    1 point
  44. urchinman1961

    Hard watch

    Today was one of those days spent a lot of time watching the ball in the air and our passing and shooting boots were left in the dressing room fair play to Barton grew into the game in the second half and well deserved their equaliser expect a much better performance on Tuesday nights replay up the Urchins
    1 point
  45. Etfckev

    Town v Cheshunt

    A great game V a strong Chesunt side I thought we coped really well as a team and individually , the atmosphere was really great with almost 700 credit to all the volunteers and staff once again Jerry stood a rock at the back with his defending a proper defender especially of being a tender age he has a bright future also Maja and captain scott in the midfield is working well with the protection they give to the back 4 , Maja has fitted in the best I’m very impressed with what he brings to the team . I do hope we can continue this and let’s see what happens
    1 point
  46. old towner

    Town v Cheshunt

    Is that all you can come up with no food ffs one good thing from the game ....... we won 🕺🏻🕺🏻🕺🏻🕺🏻🕺🏻🕺🏻🕺🏻🕺🏻🕺🏻🤗🎺🎷🥁🥁🥁🥁🥁🥁
    1 point
  47. Yes what great club you have here no food for the away team after the match what a discrace your players will be treated with respect at our place, who the hell do you think you are !
    1 point
  48. cup of tea

    Cruise control

    Deserved the win - may have been a little bit fortuitous with the pen but that shouldn’t deflect from an outstanding performance, just couldn’t get that 5th goal, their gk was outstanding at the end. What’s the record between being booked and then sent off? Their no 4 must have been close to that! Great win and good performances all around
    1 point
  49. old towner

    Town v Cheshunt

    I was and you missed a good game and a great goal by Mo even with the ref on your side you still failed to beat us
    1 point
  50. Great result today Town against another unbeaten side ! Folkestone, like ourselves, have made an excellent start to the new season, and are always difficult to beat on their own ground. Playing in front of the second highest League attendance of the day (839),,this match was too close to call, nothing divided the two sides, and we did very well to come away with a point in a goal-less draw. It will be very interesting to read the comments from Towners who attended this match down on the Kent coast. Think this sets us up nicely for our next home fixture, at the QE2 Stadium on Bank Hol
    1 point


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