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  1. 4 points
    urchinman1961

    First impressions

    I know you can't read to much into a pre season friendly but was good to see the give and go football several new players caught the eye in both halves I dare say there will be more coming and going of players before the season starts nice to see some ex Urchins in attendance
  2. 4 points
    Riverside Urchin

    First impressions

    Good 1st half with some good performances with some new players looking good. Can’t comment on the goalie as he wasn’t really tested. Saw Nathan warming up, but he didn’t play which was a shame - I hope he’s not injured. Good to see Ricky back again he will be a real asset. The key thing about the second half was Sonny’s performance which was more confident and assured, but we desperately need strikers. Two signings who between them can notch up the goals with young Stimson on the bench as a good sub when needed is my view. Looking forward to the season.
  3. 3 points
    urchinman1961

    What did we learn last night

    Good to see a team like Orient down at the Bridge was a good advert for us and the local o's which raises the profile of the club,a bumper crowd and good football from both sides.The result was irrelevant but good to see us play with confidence against a good side.Dont forget players still out with injuries but on the plus side Nathan got some second half minutes under his belt.
  4. 3 points
    LukeXIX

    Family Fun Day @ The Cricket Club

    As you all know the club has a very close relationship with Havering Cricket Club who are now Ardleigh Green & Havering atte Bower Cricket Club. Tomorrow is our annual family fun day which is a very popular event. There will be a variety of stalls selling all sorts of goods, bouncy castle, games, bbq, DJ, live singers and many more!! I know a fair few from the football club are attending already but please try to attend, bring the family and bring the kids along. You won’t be disappointed! Address is Havering atte Bower Cricket Club, Broxhill Road. Hope to see some familiar faces there. Luke
  5. 3 points
    I know i'm only a part timer. Sounds like a brilliant send off and well deserved. Sorry I couldn't make it but still being a full time carer. I have many fond memories of Tina. She always made me laugh as she took me raffle money at the gate. I'm sure away days on the coach won't be the same. R.I.P.
  6. 3 points
    Barney

    Any news?

    Whilst I don't agree with most of the abject doom and gloom, I do agree with the above - at times last season we were all over the place, and really lacked cohesion and defensive shape. How much of this was down to the players and, how much was down to the management's system and ability to communicate this effectively is open to debate (although I agree that in either case, the buck stops with the management). I also think that injuries to key players and unavailability at times didn't help us at all (again, arguably up to the management to have built a squad with enough cover - although this clearly costs money). I do think we looked a better site when Wetherstone came in, and would hope that a pre season under his belt, and knowing the rest of the squad a bit better will only help him improve our organisation. The signings (and re-signings) so far all look decent from what I know, and what I've heard/read, and once again we look to have the nucleus of a good side. That said, I was saying the same thing at this time last season and despite some excellent performances and lots of promise, the season tailed off into inconsistency and a pretty disappointing mid table finish (cup win excepted, which was great). For me, the jury is still out on the management - I really want them to do well, especially given how they started from zero 2 seasons ago, put together a squad which kept us in the division and then in my view built on that last year. It's been stated that they're here with a long term plan, and if that means we get to where we want to be slowly and sustainably, then that's fine by me - they're clearly trying to improve us, bring in good players and be in contention at the end of the season. Yes I'd love for us to be playing attractive passing football from 1 to 11, bringing every youth player of promise into the first team, and winning games - but realistically this isn't going to happen all of the time, and certainly not at this level with a club of our budget. I will say that I think the management team (and the board, volunteers etc) get an unnecessarily rough time on here, it's very easy to be critical anonymously on an internet forum when things aren't going as well as we'd like, but I truly believe that everyone involved in the running of the club have our best interests at heart, and want to continue to grow and develop the club organically as a whole (not just the 1st team). I think people need to keep in perspective that we wouldn't have a club at all without the endless hours of their own time given up by volunteers from the board downwards - I know I only just about have enough spare time to get to some matches and post a bit on here, nevermind being able to volunteer to do anything, so I try to temper my frustration at performances and results accordingly.
  7. 3 points
    Funny that every year the same people make the same complaints and every year they have the same chance to get involved and try to get on the board and every year they don't leaving it to others.
  8. 3 points
    Seems to me that there is some information on the website already for those on tenterhooks - the 5 pen pictures on scroll make a decent starting point for the squad 😎. Let's see who else comes in. Can't understand why people expect the info to be shared any earlier. Was no different in previous years. Let the management team get on with it - we will find out soon enough. And now, back to the cricket and the women's World Cup .....
  9. 3 points
    do you mean like this ?? We’re talking to a number of new signings and have agreed terms with a number of last season's squad, but we would prefer the protection of a signature before announcing these to you. Talking to the managers and chairmen of some of our rivals at the Isthmian League dinner last Saturday, it appears that lots of players at our level are understandably hedging their bets and wanting to explore all of their options before committing to a team for the season ahead. With the exception of Hornchurch, there doesn’t seem to be a huge difference between what clubs are able to offer players this summer, and that’s making for a very competitive market. 18 Jun 2019
  10. 3 points
    But surely we have to have a balance between complete transparency and no info at all - if it's in any way detrimental to the club, I'm happy to not hear anything and in this case I'm perfectly willing to bide my time safe in the knowledge that we will get told what's going on when it's the right time to do so in the interests of the club. There is of course the option of speaking directly to the manager / a board member / someone in the know - I'm not sure that you'll get the specific player info that you want, but you might get more of a reassurance than you will on here that we're actually not going to be starting against FCUM with just the 3 players. Taking this one step further, as a fans owned club, you could always volunteer to get involved in the PR side of things - I'm pretty certain that any offer of help from fans will be welcomed with open arms, and would be more constructive than being the above mentioned keyboard warriors (one finger or otherwise) 😉
  11. 2 points
    Fat Tom Daley

    What did we learn last night

    Didnt see much of the game but it sounds like we played well. Good to see a great crowd at the Bridge! Thanks to everyone who signed up to the Supporters' Association. We will be selling again on Saturday. The badges have also now arrived so come and collect yours with your membership. Also we saw the most random ex Premier League footballer to attend a Hornchurch game last night..... Yakubu!
  12. 2 points
    5/1 now My Guess is that big bazza has lumped on at 16s
  13. 2 points
    andydick

    New League Sponsor - Bet Victor

    That's always going to be a problem when you have a Pitchero site, you have very little control of the content. If you didn't add the Betting.net link yourself, Pitchero just added it into the footer anyway whether you wanted it or not. Rightly or wrongly we just ignored it (having moved off Pitchero) and nobody seemed to care, though with BetVictor being the league sponsor I suspect we're going to have to carry something on the website this time around. I didn't think I'd say it but I'm now envious of the Scottish Challenge Cup - recently re-branded as "The Tunnock's Caramel Wafer Challenge Cup".
  14. 2 points
    Urchins

    New League Sponsor - Bet Victor

    Agreed. Players or officials betting on games is discouraged and anyone who is caught is banned and potentially prosecuted. So who sponsors the league ? A f**king betting company. Shameful imo.
  15. 2 points
    UrchinYid

    Tina's Funeral Arrangements

    I must say, it was a wonderful send off for a wonderful lady. A fitting tribute imo.
  16. 2 points
    blackballed

    SQUAD UPDATES

    Turn up Saturday and I hope we will all be surprised ...... roll on Saturday.
  17. 2 points
    cup of tea

    SQUAD UPDATES

    Have we signed Ricky Howells as well then? Be interesting to see how Bowers get on next season.
  18. 2 points
    Wildlife rescue

    Any news?

    4wembley finals. I know because of your health you didn't get to as many games as you would have liked but having seen nearly every game last season I am of the opinion we do need Ryan and his aggression in the middle of the park. As I have said before I will give 100% support to any player that pulls on a town shirt. Let's try getting behind the players and see where that takes us. It's so easy to be negative. COYT.
  19. 2 points
    Thanks for letting me know who I don't support. Next time I go to a Town match you will need to tell me in advance who to cheer for or who to moan at...............don't want to get confused!
  20. 2 points
    Some of the posts sum up today's modern society.............'I want it and I want it now' The funny thing is most of the people posting them are old enough to know better
  21. 2 points
    Fat Tom Daley

    Clean Up Day 2019

    Thanks for everyone for turning up today!
  22. 2 points
    Fat Tom Daley

    New Flag

    Just having a thought that we currently need a new flag for the upcoming season due to the name change. Would everyone be up for chipping in a couple of quid to get one made for the new season?
  23. 2 points
    The Bridge Venue are pleased to be hosting the following events in the following months. Tickets will be soon available through our club website. The Hornchurch Comedy Club - Friday 27th September We will be running a new Comedy Club at the stadium on Friday evenings with the first event scheduled for Friday 27th September. Each evening will consist of 4 acts and a compère. Tickets are £10. Soon available online and through Colin Burford An Evening with Dave Bassett - Friday 4th October Tickets will be available online very soon. £20 per ticket. OrnchurchFest 2019 - Sunday 20th October We return for our 4th year this year. Promises to be bigger and better than ever before! Tickets on sale soon. New Years Eve 2019 - Tuesday 31st December £50 a ticket. Includes free bar*, disco and buffet. Tickets available from Luke and club website soon. Last orders 12.30pm. *Excludes double and shots. Beer, Cider, Bottles, Wine, Single Spirit mixer included. And for those wondering, the clubhouse will be known as "The Bridge Venue" for all events in the future.
  24. 1 point
    cufcgeneral

    Where are they now?

    And Mark Kirby and Karl Oliyde
  25. 1 point
    Miss.A.F.C.Hornchurch

    SQUAD UPDATES

    Forward Daniel Uchechi has signed
  26. 1 point
    Father Jack

    Friendly v Grays

    Won 1-0 with a 77th minute goal from A. Triallist. Good work out
  27. 1 point
    Fat Tom Daley

    PRESEASON FIXTURES

    Update to the schedule. Instead of Frentford away, we will now play Dagenham and Redbridge at home
  28. 1 point
    72wemblyfinal

    Squad Updates

    Mo has signed
  29. 1 point
    MbrunoB

    Friendly at Chalfont st Peter

    Won 4.
  30. 1 point
    MbrunoB

    Friendly at Chalfont st Peter

    2.0 Sam Youngs 19 minutes
  31. 1 point
    cup of tea

    Canvey 3 Hornchurch 1

    Well early days yet and it’s obvious that we’re still trying out trialists so you can’t read anything into the game whatsoever. It would be nice at this point however to see something close to the starting 11 not to see what they are like but to start building relationships on the pitch so that we can take that momentum into the start of the season. Best player on the pitch first half was George Purcell unfortunately- he took his goal well and helped to set up Canvey's second. Bogey ground gets us again, we rarely get a result at Canvey.
  32. 1 point
    MikeMike

    SQUAD UPDATES

    I wasn't at the game but a young lad called Jack Glenister was on the bench at the back end of last season and also got some minutes. Midfielder I think if it's the same lad. One of the youth team squad.
  33. 1 point
    Blimey we are home on Non League Day! Cause we had Margate on a Tuesday once again!
  34. 1 point
    Kel

    Fixture release date confirmed.

    Nope! Bowers at home
  35. 1 point
    https://www.hornchurchfc.com/2019/07/urchins-head-to-merstham-on-opening-day/
  36. 1 point
    Now 8/1 someone's had a cheeky tenner by the looks of it
  37. 1 point
    blackballed

    First impressions

    Tea as Fleet above has said the 1st half was by far the better half. It was great to see Rickie back where he belongs in an Urchin shirt. Can't wait for the next game at Canvey COYU'S......
  38. 1 point
    Fleet side of the bridge

    First impressions

    The first half I would say is the majority of the starting 11 and was clean crisp football defence looking solid the new keepers a unit the midfield was hard working and efficient maybe a bit light up top at the min but we have Charlie to come back and we need to sign a forward but all in all very impressed
  39. 1 point
    bridgefan

    SQUAD UPDATES

    Happy with signings particularly Rickie Hayles - I hope they can all gel fairly quickly - still hope that there is a further signing of a quality proven goalscorer
  40. 1 point
    Benjrider10

    Any news?

    Delighted that Ryan Blackman has committed to ETFC for another season. Unlike 4WF, I enjoy seeing him play 😜. He keeps it simple, which I like. I also remember seeing RB at the ground the Sunday after his nasty, season-ending injury when I was watching the ETFC Ladies first team play (maybe to start physio?) and was impressed by his dedication. Equally delighted that Sam Youngs has signed too, and the feedback from CUFCgeneral re 2 of the 3 new signings is positive. Squad shaping up OK. Keep going, Management Team!!
  41. 1 point
    djwilf

    Any news?

    Players may not play well....may not be a footballers footballer but Ryan has never given less than 100%...he is skilful and the clue is in the name....... Supporters!!
  42. 1 point
    MbrunoB

    Any news?

    I'll support anyone that gets injured playing for us and then works hard to get back on the training pitch and into the team.
  43. 1 point
    Get someone to raise this point at July 11th members meeting then.
  44. 1 point
    I'd prefer everything to be done to league and fa rules to avoid fines and deductions than to please keyboard warriors.
  45. 1 point
    cup of tea

    Clean Up Day 2019

    Well done to Pete and Jean and to everyone else that turned up - that’s the best turnout we’ve had for a number of years.
  46. 1 point
    and1inthetree

    Very Sad News

    just heard this very sad news. RIP Tina, a real one off and such a cracking character.
  47. 1 point
    cup of tea

    New Flag

    👍 Do we know anyone that can sort out flags 😂
  48. 1 point
    cup of tea

    PRESEASON FIXTURES

    Seems to have gone quiet on that score - think a striker is what we need most now
  49. 1 point
    The Crowing Cockerel

    Publicity

    I expect Hornchurch to unveil him as their latest signing any day now.
  50. 1 point
    Big J R

    Pre season

    Aren't the hand-bag sales doing well ??


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