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  1. 9 points
    CMcBride

    Season ends

    Not the finish we wanted truly believe we would have gone up, big thanks to Mark, his staff and all the boys great effort, and to all you supporters who backed us magnificently all year. Stay safe and hopefully see you all soon
  2. 4 points
    Urchins

    Missing your football ?

    Check your twitter feeds ! In an attempt to give you your football fix and to relieve some boredom I'll be publishing some AFC Hornchurch matches from my archive. I'd put the link here but it's not working for some reason. Any questions, comments or requests please let me know.
  3. 4 points
    Even the great Enfield sides of the 70s and 80s only attracted gates of 500 - 600 or so for most league fixtures often less. So the fact that our average attendance is around the 360 is a reflection of our location. Many other football options exist for Enfield based football supporters. What a difference it would make if we got the type of crowds being enjoyed by Worthing. This has arguably been one if not most successful seasons we have had , consistently in the top 7 or 8 , one of our better FA cup runs and our best ever FA Trophy run. So it’s disappointing we haven’t improved on last seasons average which makes me think we may have reached our level for the time being. I’d very much like to be proved wrong come May Even so it’s no mean achievement to have established ourselves as an Isthmian Premier League club but to move on we need to grow our club - it can be done but it will not be easy.
  4. 3 points
    Wildlife rescue

    League Statement

    Why reconsider. Surly football matters are totally irrelevant in these very dificult times. Season over let's all move on.
  5. 3 points
    old towner

    League Statement

    andy some one with a bit of common sense lets fight this virus make sure ALL our fans are healthy young and old and welcome them in the new season !
  6. 3 points
    Father Jack

    Coronavirus

    Four posts deleted from this thread. Keep it civil please
  7. 3 points
    Barney

    Coronavirus

    I think it's a very emotive subject, and there's an awful lot of additional stress on everyone at the moment - I'd suggest that we all might be well advised to take a step back and think before we post. Ultimately at the end of the day, we are (mainly) all Town fans, and I think all good people despite our many disagreements - now is the time to be supportive of each other, and hopefully this forum can be a source of humour/banter as well as keeping the Town collective in touch with each other.
  8. 3 points
    4wembleyfinals

    Coronavirus

    I am afraid life is going to be put on hold but if we save one life by doing so it will be worth it. Whether how we are going about it is the right way only time would tell. At least something is being done.
  9. 3 points
    Agree with much of what was said in the previous two posts - what was pleasing was the way we battled to the end and kept the clean sheet. Should have put the game to bed earlier but Bishop's Stortford will feel they could have got something out of the game if they'd taken their chances so I think we should be pleased with the 3 points. Glenn Wilson was brought into central defence with Jon Muleba moving across to the right to replace Sam Hatton (I wonder if that was with Aaron Greene's pace in mind?). Lyle Della-Verde also replaced Ken Charles in the starting 11. MoM for me was Lyle, with strong performances too from Jon Muleba and Ryan Blackman. Nice to see Shaun Okojie get his goal - a proper striker's goal getting across the defender to meet a good cross from Muleba. Strange weather - not as cold as in recent weeks (about time!) but with a strong wind that had an impact.
  10. 3 points
    Always amuses me that when we have a bad result this message board is full of comments but quiet when we have a decent result. Anyway my view is that promotion would be a step to far for us at the moment. We need to grow our club and develop additional sources of income. The Academy for next season is a big step in the right direction but I do think we need a bigger fan base than 400 to compete at the next level. Some fans - on here at least - seem dissatisfied with being in the top half - I dread to think how they would feel if we do go up and find ourselves in a relegation battle. Anyway I’m looking forward to the visit of the League leaders next Saturday. Should be a good test and hopefully we will get a good crowd. Maybe prove me wrong.
  11. 2 points
    Urchins

    Missing your football ?

    Here's the link. Looks like I've got it to work https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjaBxmIymaI&feature=youtu.be
  12. 2 points
    So you are saying Tommy Kanaris was world class. You must explain why he and the numerous other 'world class' players who played at Kentish Town never reached the dizzy heights of the Premier League.
  13. 2 points
    Gosh all these players who had the ability to reach the top but playing step 5 and 6 who’d have thunk it, quite something.
  14. 2 points
    55 seasons

    League Statement

    Agree with the comments above and we now all have to focus on not only surviving and getting over this crisis but helping the Club to do the same. I hope as many of us as possible will now renew our membership, season tickets and make donations.
  15. 2 points
    4wembleyfinals

    League Statement

    I have to agree with Andy and OT. At the present time I am only concentrated on hoping as many of us stay clear of the virus and through out the nation come out of this fit and healthy. The sooner that it's over we can all get back to what we do best on this forum, see things differently. Until then lets all hope for a better future for all of us Old and Young alike.
  16. 2 points
    andyetfc

    League Statement

    EDS Refunds of fines and league registration payments! Will you be wanting supporters to get their gate money back? All clubs will need as much money as possible and so will the leagues. The season is over, there’s more to life than football and the decision won’t please everyone. However, what we all want is to see all our fellow supporters in the autumn.
  17. 2 points
    Richard Katemon

    League Statement

    Don’t think any perfect solution was available and frankly there are more important issues to concern us. Just surprised the National League is continuing - or saying it is. I’d be surprised if there is any football before the Autumn.
  18. 2 points
    Benjrider10

    League Statement

    I don’t think the league had any choice. Though I feel sorry for teams that were dead certs for the title or promotion. Nobody could have predicted this and I doubt that the league’s constitution allowed for anything else. It is perfectly clear that the 2019/2020 season can not be finished - I just hope that 2020/2021 can start afresh on time.
  19. 2 points
    Ok. I’ll go first.... some decent stuff played in the first half with width on the pitch and some good movement resulting in a cracking goal with BB finding Maluba at speed and an fast accurate cross turned in by Shaun Okojie.... our defensive frailties were there to see with the post saving us from going behind and a penalty striking the crossbar.... a satisfying first half.... the second half was just a mess of mistakes fouls bad passing and the ball going out of play ... the highlights were a couple of fierce strikes by the impressive Della-Verde .... A deserved win against a surprisingly poor Stortford side but we will need ninety minutes of quality on Saturday ....
  20. 2 points
    littlehampton

    Folkestone v Enfield Town

    Back in November we lost 1-3 at home to Folkestone, and in their last six matches they have beaten Hornchurch (2-1), East Thurrock (3-1), and League table-toppers Worthing (1-0), so they are not a bad side, and are probably strong contenders for a play-off place. In the absence of any comments so far from the Town faithful who travelled to the game, it is interesting to read the Folkestone supporters take on the match, which they conclude could have gone either way, particularly in the last half an hour. Also, special mention of an outstanding goal-keeping performance by Nathan, and a fine video clip showing his superb save from an Invicta goal-bound free kick. Never the easiest of grounds to pick-up points, so a decent away performance and result against a side currently lying 4th in the Table. Well done guys! Let's hope we can repeat our FA trophy win at Stortford on Tuesday evening, and produce another top draw performance next Saturday at the QE2 stadium, in front of a big crowd, when we host league leaders Worthing.
  21. 1 point
    Rhodes

    SSML Legends Where Are They Now?

    I thought that I had already explained why in an earlier post to Winslow Boy who should know as he lived in Islington for over ten years. These were pretty much all players, as was the case at Haringey Borough too, who were brought up on rough infamous Council Estates such as Broadwater Farm, Edmonton Green, Bunhill and the Marquess Estate on the mean streets of Camden, Islington and Haringey in the 1980's, in one parent families living hand to mouth on benefits when things were extremely tough, there were countless distractions, pitfalls and temptations for local youngsters such as gangs, alcohol, drugs, theft and prostitution. This is not leafy and affluent Winslow, Buckingham, Stony Stratford, Aston Clinton, New Bradwell, Holmer Green, Leverstock Green, Cranfield or Ampthill we are talking about where there is little or no trouble and you are usually born into privilege where parents are more concerned about how much their homes are worth and upgrading their cars and four by fours knowing that their kids are well behaved and keeping on the straight and narrow.
  22. 1 point
    kimbles left foot

    Missing your football ?

    Thanks for the reply, completely understand. Look forward to seeing more vids in the coming weeks.
  23. 1 point
    Urchins

    Missing your football ?

    I've got probably more than 10 years worth of games, some are more easy to transfer over than others. Unfortunately the ESL games fall into the not easy category. I have definitely got the Weymouth one, but I might leave that one for later, maybe for what would have been the last day of the season.
  24. 1 point
    Savagebee

    SSML Legends Where Are They Now?

    I hope Winslow Boy continues to post his stories as they are interesting. I just wish he would name drop
  25. 1 point
    Rhodes

    SSML Legends Where Are They Now?

    Winslow Boy - Apologies, I honestly thought you were talking about Shaka Cole of Kentish Town as you didn't make it clear. I never had a lot of time for Ashley Cole due to the way he conducted his personal life and for the way he treated Cheryl however obviously as a player you couldn't fault him. You seem to have friends in high places and enjoy telling us about them don't you.
  26. 1 point
    Savagebee

    SSML - Annual General Meeting (AGM)

    If this season 2019/20 is void then it should mean that everything is void for the 2019/20 season including fines right? And not just the results and league standings.
  27. 1 point
    petethegreek

    SSML Shutdown

    That puts you in a minority of one. 🙂
  28. 1 point
    Burdy

    Season ends

    Not the way I wanted the season to end thanks to everyone at the club and the Saturday faithfull. We could have won this but life is never straightforward. Onward to next season when ever that may start. Have a great summer and keep safe God bless you all Jean and Pete.
  29. 1 point
    PONY TAILED URCHIN

    Season ends

    A big thanks to everyone at the club for all their hard work this year. It is a shame how the season has ended and i believe our players had the momentum to win the league or at least the playoffs. I do hope that the squad can be kept together and maybe add a few where needed ready for the next season whenever it starts to come back stronger and get the club up to where it belongs. In the meantime I wish everyone the best of health and hope we can all get through this isolation Up the Urchins.
  30. 1 point
    patemondo

    St Panteleimon F.C

    This really is simple but the FA and SSML bottled it. Points per game would have given you the top 4 promoted. We should have simply had NO relegation. Clubs would have moved around with the proposed changes. Those such as Rayners Lane could appeal. As they wouldn't be in the SSML potentially they could have gone up anyway. If leagues needed to take more than 20 teams in a division for one season would that really matter? After all we have had 24 previously. This is a complete cop out by all those involved. Far too early to make decisions like this. After all who knows when football will be start up. Not for at least 3 months by the looks of it. If it went further lets say into 2021 you could have possibly played the rest of this season out. Null and void suggests ALL league fees, fines etc will be repaid. Certainly there could be a legal case for it. Particularly if the Step 1 & 2 clubs do play it out. At the end of the day lives of people are at stake so that is the most important. But if any sport is to survive it requires credibility and leadership to do so. This appears to be lacking. We should go with the league transformation and take good use of the points per game ratio taking into account where clubs may or may not have been promoted including their facilities for promotion.
  31. 1 point
    Rhodes

    SSML Legends Where Are They Now?

    David Blaine, David Copperfield and Ben Hanlin spring very much to mind when describing magician Safraz Pivano, an amazing player for Kentish Town in the SSML who, had he taken the game seriously would have undoubtedly reached the very top, his reliability also wasn't the best but when he did turn up for matches Kentish Town rarely lost, if at all. Safraz seemed to prefer playing with his circle of chums in the Islington Midweek League at Market Road where the 3G surface was pioneered back in the day, he later went on to play for Sporting Bengal United and Tripimeni-Olympia in the KOPA League:
  32. 1 point
    Savagebee

    SSML Legends Where Are They Now?

    I used to watch Josh Scott play for Hayes FC and then Hayes & Yeading United FC he was a top striker. Josh Scott returned to Hayes & Yeading FC a few seasons ago but he was well past his best.
  33. 1 point
    Rhodes

    SSML Legends Where Are They Now?

    Josh Scott, plied his trade with Kentish Town for a while in the SSML along with his brother Lee, both brothers were on Arsenal's books when they were schoolboys and, although both forwards, could and should have reached the heights of the Charlton brothers. Josh went on to play for Aldershot Town, Hayes & Yeading, Ebbsfleet United and Dagenham & Redbridge where he made 112 appearances for the Daggers and netted 23 times, he played at Wembley in the 2010 League 2 play off Final in a pulsating 3-2 win over Rotherham after scoring four times in the Semi Final First Leg against Morecambe:
  34. 1 point
    Tom S

    Hi all non league footy surporters

    As a diabetic I'm defined as 'vulnerable' even if I don't feel it. Living between Grovelands and Oakwood Parks I have plenty of choice for my exercise. I also have three supermarkets within a 20-minute walk so I can get a bit more exercise visiting them in turn to see if the panic-buyers have left anything I need on the shelves. Today is my father's 89th birthday - many you will have met him at games at Bury Town, Lowestoft , Needham Market or Leiston - and for the first time since he and my mother moved to Ipswich we haven't been able to get together to mark the occasion. That's the sort of thing that brings home the situation we're in.
  35. 1 point
    It's never for nothing... it's for the love of the club and football, we move on and do it even better next season ... COYU'S
  36. 1 point
    So basically the club has spent thousands throughout the season and volunteers working tirelessly all for nothing. I feel this could well be the end for a few clubs I'm afraid.
  37. 1 point
    MikeMike

    League Looking to Terminate Season

    I think the only sensible option is to resolve the rest of the fixtures by rock, paper, scissors. Each player faces their opposing player on the teamsheet. Each win counts as a goal.
  38. 1 point
    Savagebee

    Coronavirus - SSML

    Boris Johnson is trusting the people to do the right thing but I'm afraid some people just cant be trusted to do the right thing in this world and they will wreak it for the rest of the people especially the NHS front line staff who are putting there own health at risk to help people. A friend of mine was in Chiswick's Sainsbury's today and people were doing the right thing there. Airports should be closed full stop and so should all Parks if they can be oh and Greggs should be closed PS- Mike Ashley doesn't help himself does he
  39. 1 point
    Savagebee

    Coronavirus - SSML

    In my opinion its a soft Lockdown that wont do the job its intended to do.
  40. 1 point
    exiled down south

    Coronavirus

    Is it still a over reaction? Guess the government didn’t ask you first
  41. 1 point
    Rhodes

    SSML Legends Where Are They Now?

    Obviously former Haringey Borough Assistant Manager and Kentish Town Manager Clement Temile has to be included, one of the most famous ex players ever to be involved with the SSML, the so called 'Great One' literally put the SSML on the World football map in 2008 when applying for the Nigeria National team job whilst still with Kentish Town following former West Germany international Berti Vogts resignation. Fortunately for Kentish Town Clement just missed out on the Super Eagles job by a whisker and he went on to lead the Club to the SSML Division One Championship in 2007/2008:
  42. 1 point
    Rhodes

    SSML Legends Where Are They Now?

    Savagebee - Thanks for starting this thread, the great Leon Rolle springs immediately to mind, Leon plied his trade for Haringey Borough for a number of years when they were in the SSML and was part of their Under 18's side who reached the FA Youth Cup Second Round proper in 2004/2005. He could and should have gone all the way at football but is now a World famous musician with the Brit Award winning band Rudimental: Leon Rolle is a former captain of Haringey Borough and played in central midfield for the non-league club
  43. 1 point
    Littlewoods are advising that NO claims are required for no-score draws !
  44. 1 point
    72wemblyfinal

    Coronavirus

    Sensible words Barney I have been following the following doctor online for some time,good source of info on Covid19 and what effect its having on the world. Stay safe
  45. 1 point
    Theodopolous

    Coronavirus

    Over reacting Benj isn’t the word... it’s just the human race going mad.... we know who’s at risk we have been told that the symptoms are mild for %90 of us so why on earth can’t we protect the vulnerable ( it’s absolutely clear who they are ) and the rest get on with living a careful and responsible life.... we are putting our whole country and people’s mental health at risk for a illness that is little worse than the flu.... just concentrate all our efforts on keeping the old and vulnerable safe....
  46. 1 point
    55 seasons

    Coronavirus

    This is a very poor decision by the Isthmian league I.M.O. It flies in the face of national medical advice and fails to take account of the relative risks. As an 'at risk' individual I was quite happy to attend todays match in the open air ,with minimal close contact with others and following hygiene advice. As of yesterday there was only one confirmed case in Enfield. The risks will increase greatly in the coming weeks, therefore the season has been killed off prematurely. Not helpful to communities, sport , clubs and individuals well being.
  47. 1 point
    Benjrider10

    Bishop's Stortford v Enfield Town

    Agree with Theo re the first half during which we dominated possession, scored an excellent goal, yet could have gone in 1-2 down at half time! Second half we didn’t play as well but made several clear cut chances which we didn’t put away. Thought Ikoje looked very promising, linking up well with Bricknell - if we had been more clinical with our finishing we should have got that all important second goal to ease any nerves. The shape and balance of the team looked good. The only change I would have made would have been to bring Ken Charles on for Bricknell earlier in the second half. Youngs was my man of the match and Della Verde threatened each time he had the ball going forwards. Muleba had a good game at right back though will regret the unnecessary tackle that gave away the first half penalty. With our goal difference considerably lower than those teams already in the play-off positions, we need a run of wins now. Saturday against Worthing will be a proper test of our credentials.
  48. 1 point
    I see Audrey is stalking us again. Stick with your Cheesy Nuts little girl.
  49. 1 point
    seemgee

    Bishop's Stortford v Enfield Town

    Stortford miss a penalty 38 mins
  50. 1 point
    seemgee

    Bishop's Stortford v Enfield Town

    1-0 24 mins Okojie


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