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  1. 6 points
    CMcBride

    Sucker punch

    We are at half wayYes poor finishing took the gloss off a good performance defending was excellent all night. We are at the half way point of season 2points a game do that the second half with a couple more wins than draws we are in conf South easy. If we all stick together we can do it
  2. 4 points
    CMcBride

    Masters of our own downfall

    Good post dynamo Trust me all the players were disappointed we all react differently I thought the whole game was flat on and off the field especially with the size of the crowd no time to fell sorry for ourselves we go again Wednesday
  3. 4 points
    AnfieldTowner

    3 year Plan

    Not sure why some people seem to think this is some sort of secret society - the club has always been very open and honest with its finances. Profit and Loss Accounts, covering income and expenditure, are presented annually at members' meetings and are published on the club's website. The most up to date figures presented for ETFC Ltd are those to 30/6/18 (so I would expect those to 30/6/19 will be provided shortly). The figures to 30/6/18 showed a rise in Playing Staff Expenses from £105,181 in the year to 30/6/17 to £125,590. It will be interesting to see how this changed in the following year. Bear in mind though that the club's costs are far greater than just playing staff expenses - figures for Football Related Costs for instance to 30/6/18 were £203,354. If members want more players to be placed on contracts this would inevitably cost more (and would need players to sign - neither Mo nor Josh would) and so these funds would need to be provided from somewhere. I suspect that our members are largely paying as much as they would want to at the moment (many very generously). These are legitimate discussions for an AGM but I suspect there are no easy answers.
  4. 4 points
    Dinamo Urchin

    Masters of our own downfall

    It didn't feel right from the off, with miss placed passes all over the shop and no real threat. Their forward line did look dangerous though and despite it never being a penalty, it wasn't a surprise that they took the lead. Having equalised just before the break I thought at half time we would go on and win - not to be. I know people were angry and frustrated at the end. This was a great opportunity to reach the last 16. It's worth reflecting though that not so long ago many on here, myself included, were decrying the break up of the Division 1 North Championship team and the influx of ex Thurrock players. Now we are upset whilst sat in the Premiership play-offs, with games in hand to go top and having reached the Trophy last 32. We've come a long way and one crap game shouldn't undo that. Lots to play for this season still, so onwards and upwards again. By the way, anyone know how the Romford Rockets, Wizards, Wa****s got on?
  5. 3 points
    Kel

    New Harlow Town manager

    I remember him putting some cones out occasionally
  6. 3 points
    1-0 win and 10 pints of Guinness. Up the Chins
  7. 3 points
    Very disappointing 2-1 defeat last night. Josh Urquhart played left back this time with Joe Payne on the bench, whilst Glenn Wilson came in for Marc Weatherstone and Sam Hatton was back in at right back. Junior also replaced Scott Thomas. First half was comfortable and we went in 1-0 up after a Ken Charles snapshot. Probably should have been further ahead but, at that stage, Brightlingsea matched their lowly league position. As so often seems to be the case the second half was a completely different story and Brightlingsea thoroughly deserved their win. Good luck to them for the rest of the tournament - Corinthian Casuals' win in the league last night pushed them down to second from bottom. Think the next 4 games, all against good sides, will give us a good idea of where we'll be finishing up this year. We really need to raise our game massively if we're to get anything out of these.
  8. 3 points
    Well done to the club’s Public Relations team for the game 1,000 publicity. I love reading the Twitter feed and photos, the website article was excellent and Mr. Chairman’s contribution on the Non-League Football Show was first class and well worth a listen. I also thought the publicity the club released recently pointing out the 4 ETFC players who have since moved to football league teams, was timely and well handled. The more hooks we set, the more bites we get - there are plenty of Faal’s , Whiteley’s and Davison’s looking for clubs like ours. This type of differentiator will us help attract quality players - it’s not always just the money. All helps supporters like me who can’t get to many games, stay connected and feel proud of the club. Well done guys!! Now hoping for a performance and result at Cheshunt tomorrow to keep the feel good going!!
  9. 3 points
    Good call, completely agree - just caught up with the Chairman's contribution to the Non League Show (link is on the ETFC website), very well done, Paul, well worth a listen, thought you struck the right note and answered some of the recent comments on here about ambition. Carry on listening just after the Chairman signs off as it was nice to be reminded of Enfield's very own Jan Molby - Billy Goldstone! I've also enjoyed many of the Twitter comments about ETFC's best player since formation - lots of very valid shouts with most going for Mark Kirby or Liam Hope, two great players for this club. For me though its Rudi Hall all the way - what an influential player. Surprised not to see more votes for Stuart Blackburne too. Interesting comment from Fabio Valenti that he was average at best for us - Fabio, if that was you at average I'd have loved to have seen you play at your best as some of your football for us was mesmerising. Very encouraged by the new signing announced this morning, Josh Urquhart - looks a very good addition. Hope the rain holds off now and allows the A10 Classico to go ahead. COYT!
  10. 2 points
  11. 2 points
    4-1 chins att 222 11 pints of fosters
  12. 2 points
    Wildlife rescue

    AGM

    The session included our inspirational Skipper who answered all questions honestly and made a very bold statement when he said we will reach the playoffs,So hold on to your hats guys we are in for potentially an exciting end to the season. Very impressed with all the hard work that has gone into creating the community side of our club to registered charity status. Well done guys Sad to hear 3 Directors leaving the board last night thanks for all your efforts guys.
  13. 2 points
    Tom S

    Cheshunt v Enfield Town

    I've just looked at the start of the match video and it confirms what I thought: Josh was at right back from the start.
  14. 2 points
    Dinamo Urchin

    All huff and no puff

    An old cliche, but if you don't take your chances. football bites you on the arse. (Perhaps this is just a Midland thing). It is too soon to say these are season defining games. Look at the table - we beat Worthing 6-0 at their place; beat Carshalton away 4-0 ( I think, I'd had a few); beat Folkestone; drew away at Cray and shared the points with Horsham. Unbeaten at home. Long way to go, but I think that reads well. Two observations fron recent games, one negative, one positive: Opposition players squeeling like stuck pigs every time they are tackled. Followed by their captain and centre half harranguing the ref and the opposition bench jumping up. Every single time. Embarrasing. A lot of new, younger faces on the Eastside - something to be encouraged as crowds build. I agree with Walski - I hope that the signing of Cunnington doesn't lead to a more direct approach. Get Uchechi back and fit, George wide and firing in crosses = goals.
  15. 2 points
    Josh scored first for Charlton today. 👀
  16. 1 point
    Urchins

    New Harlow Town manager

    Mark Holloway has been appointed manager of Harlow Town. I hope you all remember him because he apparently 'took control' of AFC Hornchurch to secure promotion to the Isthmian Premier League. My memory must be getting worse... https://www.harlowtownfootballclub.co.uk/news/club-statement-first-team-manager-2505701.html
  17. 1 point
    andyetfc

    Enfield Town v Cray Wanderers

    We could have been three down before getting our first goal and then the soft penalty. We weren't at the races and continually fed their defenders with high balls. Yes, we got back into the game, but signs were there that we would concede another goal. I stood behind the bench for the duration of the game and all I could here was the coach telling players what to do, and when. Just what do they do at training which warrants a coach having to tell them what to do all the time? Don't they know what they should be doing? As for the substitutions! Baffling! Why take off the only player who could hold up the ball? Two steps backwards yesterday.
  18. 1 point
    ETFC17

    Enfield Town v Cray Wanderers

    Before today , there has always been an excuse for the low attendances. Yesterday, Spurs were away, Arsenal didn’t play, Harringey were away, Cheshunt were away and the weather was ok (not windy or rainy) . It’s a playoff 6 pointer match and only 303 turned up. Tells you all you need to know. All the previous excuses are red herins. People are not coming because it’s simply not entertaining to watch and they have no faith in the management and team. Well we warned them pre season not to give Leese another year. The ignored us, stuck with him because he is cheap and doesn’t take a wage, this is their reward. The board are just as responsible for this dire on field situation we are in as Leese is
  19. 1 point
    Hi, unfortunately that’s football! But with our support today I think the boys had that extra support to get the result over the line. I can only apologise on behalf of the supporters that one of our fans actions was not respectful. We pride on being a friendly, supportive and loud bunch but with what you say has happened that’s not acceptable. I will have words personally in order for this to not happen again and on behalf of the club and all the supporters today we apologise. Hopefully you made a fair few ££ behind the bar today from us and we wish you the best for the rest of the season.
  20. 1 point
    lovely stuff

    Velocity cup vs Brightlingsea

    Don't really see the point of changing a manager at this stage of the season.As i said at the start of the season,if we make top 5 the managers position will be safe.If we finish 6th-8th in the league the jury will be out (but the board will probably stick by their man).If we finish 9th or below i feel the mangers position will be untenable. Lets wait and see.
  21. 1 point
    Tomorrow's fixtures, should a certain Official be on the New Salamis v Shefford Town & Campton game taking into account his very close connections with New Salamis: Saturday 18 January (kick off 3pm unless stated) Premier Division Aylesbury Vale Dynamos v North Greenford United Baldock Town v Wembley Broadfields United v Biggleswade United Eynesbury Rovers v Colney Heath Leverstock Green v Leighton Town London Colney v Harpenden Town Oxhey Jets v Edgware Town Tring Athletic v Arlesey Town Division One Amersham Town v Brimsdown Buckingham Athletic v London Tigers Enfield Borough v Hillingdon Borough FC Broxbourne Borough v Stotfold London Lions v Milton Keynes Robins New Salamis v Shefford Town & Campton Winslow United v Bedford Division Two Aston Clinton v Berkhamsted Raiders (kick off 2pm) Bovingdon v The 61 FC (Luton) (kick off 2pm) Mursley United v New Bradwell St Peter (kick off 2pm) Pitstone & Ivinghoe v Buckingham United (kick off 2pm) Tring Corinthians AFC v Codicote (kick off 2pm) Unite MK v MK Gallacticos SSML Challenge Trophy Quarter Final Old Bradwell United v Harefield United (kick off 2pm)
  22. 1 point
    Barney

    Velocity cup vs Brightlingsea

    I think that's a fair summation: we need to take stock at the end of the season, rather than do anything knee-jerk now - in my eyes Andy has until then to try to make 5th place (or at the very least mount a serious challenge for 5th place). Looking at the table, that's still well possible, and looking at our squad, it should be a realistic target. Now we're out the cup, we can focus on the league - the next 4 or so games should give us a good idea of which direction we're heading in. I'm hopeful / optimistic, but that might be more my 'glass half full' bias coming through
  23. 1 point
    Dinamo Urchin

    All huff and no puff

    😊 The wonderful place between the "Bloody South, full of Southerners" and "Bloody North, full of Northerners". It has its oddities, including everyone in and from Birmingham, but is essentially wonderful. My home, the Black Country, is of course it's shining jewel, a place so special that JRR Tolkein based Mordor on it. One day Hornchurch will draw Stourbridge in the Trophy and I'll be 1) very happy and 2) able to watch a match that doesn't feature the whining and rolling around that seems endemic down here .
  24. 1 point
    Rhodes

    Berkhamsted Raiders

    Winslow Boy - It's the story of my life but I am only trying to stick up for the little guy, it was 'criminal' what Berkhamsted Raiders tried to do to Berkhamsted FC: https://www.berkhamstedtoday.co.uk/news/it-s-all-kicking-off-over-plans-for-community-stadium-at-berkhamsted-fc-1-8476464
  25. 1 point
    behind-the-goal

    Cheshunt v Enfield Town

    Have to say I really enjoyed the atmosphere! Good luck for the rest of the season!
  26. 1 point
    Sweetnicker

    Cheshunt v Enfield Town

    Obviously gutted to lose but an enjoyable afternoon, it certainly was a game of two halves the first was manic with not much quality but plenty of excitement and the second a bit more sedate. A bit of quality settled the game and we never looked like coming back for the third time, i'm confident we won't go down so if you don't go up see you next season, all the best.
  27. 1 point
    Albury_Walker

    Cheshunt v Enfield Town

    Well I guess its a bitter pill to swallow for us but thats football. We are still missing our centre half which showed up badly especially with the second goal . but begrudged congrats to you lot . Nice to have a good crowd for a change . Thanks for popping by .
  28. 1 point
    Seaside Towner

    Cheshunt v Enfield Town

    Agree with Theo, not the greatest spectacle but a real end to end game. The atmosphere created was tremendous by both sets of supporters and had a real derby feel to it. I hope chesthunt stay up as I'd love two more games against them next season !
  29. 1 point
    I see a certain Official was all dressed up with nowhere to go this afternoon, I gather the game was called off this morning so at least he didn't travel to the Queen Elizabeth II Stadium, mind you he would have been amongst close friends if he had
  30. 1 point
    The Crowing Cockerel

    Cheshunt v Enfield Town

    Only conceded 2 in the first half - things are looking up!
  31. 1 point
    Albury_Walker

    Saturday

    Its A10 derby day for us again but be advised of the following Info... There is no access from Inside the Stadium into the clubhouse prior to half time. There is a sign at the turnstile but people still walk past it. If you wish to use the clubhouse prior to the game then use the carpark entrance. Don't forget to give yourself a few minutes to get in before kick off ..See you Saturday Come on you Ambers 😍
  32. 1 point
    urchinman1961

    Sucker punch

    Well on the plus side massive improvement from Saturday and Joe and Lewwis getting more game time.I kid you not we could have been six up before they equalised.If you don't put your chances away you may get punished.For the first hour complete Urchin domination then a wonder strike just after the hour mark for Cray changed the complexion of the game.Game got a bit scrappy for the last 25 minutes from our point of view,On the whole we would have taken a point before the game roll on Saturday,up the Urchins
  33. 1 point
    MbrunoB

    Enfield Town v Brightingsea Regent

    Perhaps it's because officially directors are not allowed on an unofficial forum but don't let that stop you.
  34. 1 point
    Richard Katemon

    Saturday

    Thanks for the heads up. 👍
  35. 1 point
    Not especially - two sides struggling near the bottom and only one goal which didn't come until well into the second half. Credit to the referee though - earning a little extra pocket money in the middle of studying for his GCSEs EDIT - this is in response to you-know-who
  36. 1 point
    cup of tea

    Cunnington Signs

    Good addition to the squad and should provide a boost to us at just the right time.
  37. 1 point
    kimbles left foot

    Cunnington Signs

    As per the official website. Very good striker, knows where the goal is and who should really complement Dickson. Look forward to seeing him in action.
  38. 1 point
    AnfieldTowner

    Fixture change

    I see that Ware have confirmed on their Twitter feed that tonight's U23 match has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.
  39. 1 point
    Barney

    Enfield Town v Brightingsea Regent

    Surely the way to change things and get your point across if you're not happy with the situation is to speak with the board, and attend the AGM? I'm not arguing one way or another regarding the management etc. (that's been done to death), but if that's your opinion, then it would be much more constructive to try to do something to change things, rather than posting on an Internet forum. You could email questions / concerns to the board in advance of the AGM if you aren't able to attend, or don't want to ask questions in person. If you're correct in that the majority of members want change, then I would expect the board to at least take this groundswell of opinion into consideration when making decisions about management.
  40. 1 point
    Can a 3g pitch be called off?
  41. 1 point
    I didnt sign up for the membership renewal this year because personally I think the Leese situation was an absolute farce and it made a mockery of being a fan owned club where your voice is supposed to be heard. It was quiet clear that the majority of members thought he should of been sacked last year but we were not given any say in the matter. The board she carried on with him because he is the cheap safe option. The signs of a club that lacks ambition. Well we cant say we didnt tell you so. They didn't listen and 12 months on we are in the exact same situation as last year. No progress has been made at all. In fact I think we have gone backwards from this point 12 months ago. We are worse now than we were this time last season. Last years AGM was a farce with a large amount of members staying at home to watch Chelsea vs Spurs in the poxy league cup, it showed people had really lost interest. I wonder how many will make the effort this year.
  42. 1 point
    Wildlife rescue

    3 year Plan

    I have to question Andy's 3 year plan. Imo its 3 one year plans,are we any further forward than 3 years ago? Each season we seen to bomb around christmas and end up middle table ish. The board have released funds fo Andy to assemble one of the most talented squads to date so where does the problem lie?
  43. 1 point
    AnfieldTowner

    Fixture change

    ....and the away game at Margate has now been rearranged for the following week, Tuesday 28th January.
  44. 1 point
    Actually that's an amazing idea, I wonder weather Karen would allow the result to stand if the game at Haywood Way still went ahead with the players wearing scuba gear, she can be really pernickety. It could be a good time for you to be playing Milton Keynes Robins tonight, weather permitting, as they are on a run of two disappointing defeats aren't they at Shefford Town & Campton last week and at Sandhurst Town on Saturday.
  45. 1 point
    Went to the Eynesbury vs Leighton game on Saturday and addressing the most important point first, what a game! Leighton looked dead and buried with 15 minutes remaining. However 2 substitutes changed the game. Ex QPR player Ben Pattie and Ashton Campbell combined well for 2 of the 3 goals in the comeback. It has surprised me that Campbell hasn’t got more minutes for Leighton this season. Eynesbury have a very powerful and effective front 3 of Gentle, Brown and Calcutt who will cause a lot of teams problems. For the majority of the game the atmosphere was brilliant. Leighton had publicised this game well but a side effect seems to have been that a horde of 16-18 year olds turned up wanting to be ‘ultra’ type fans. Nothing wrong with this per se but they turned idiotic. I think something was thrown at a player in the game although I think he may have feigned it hitting him. At the end of the game an unsurprising pitch invasion happened. The youths choose to run towards the Eynesbury fans and started goading them. On this provocation a lot of beer and punches were thrown, predominantly from the Eynesbury fans. Nobody came out of the situation well, especially the Eynesbury player Jordan Brown who ran from the changing rooms to throw some punches. The lesson is that if Leighton decide to take these types of fans again (which I hope they don’t) that they provide stewards to control them
  46. 1 point
    Stand for election and put your money where your mouth is
  47. 1 point
    I forgot to mention how poor I thought the ref was seemingly giving fouls whenever a player would scream and call for one. Anyway let's dust ourselves down and concentrate on the big game Wednesday. I'm sure the team will wanna get straight back to winning ways.
  48. 1 point
    LukeXIX

    Masters of our own downfall

    A very disappointing day at the office. Never got going in the first half and it really was a case of they wanted it more then us. People have been saying what about dulwich what about oxford? Well it doesn’t matter about those games we were the underdogs and played out of our skins so why shouldn’t we do that today as the favourites? Aveley were the underdogs and we knew they’d come to fight and want it and quite frankly we didn’t want it and were second to everything. i have spoken to players and fans after the game about today and debated for a long while before sending this but my opinion still hasn’t changed. We did not want it today. We didn’t turn up and we underestimated a lower league side which was our own downfall. I think the icing on the cake was some of our players coming into the bar and having a laugh and joke rather than feel disappointed about the performance and the result. I know we are all humans but it rubbed salt into the wounds of a passionate fan. Was a bitter sweet thing to swallow as a fan who was so upset about the result and performance to see a person who is paid by the club to then enjoy their time in the bar more then they did on the pitch after a poor performance. I’d like to add a lot of the players were upset about the result and performance and made their feelings clear in the bar too. i know this will be read by many people in the club including owners and management but this is my own genuine opinion of today’s game in brief and think I’m allowed to voice my opinion. Especially as i took the day off work to support the team and be part of the big day! But nevertheless we move on and continue to back the team. Onwards and upwards and hopefully we can spring on in the league and many positives to come over the coming weeks. Up the chins.
  49. 1 point
    Big J R

    Trump, Trumped !

    Love those Canadian East-coast-ers!!! President Donald Trump was in the Oval Office wondering which country to invade next, when his telephone rang. “Hallo, President Trump” a heavily accented voice said. “This is Archie, up ‘ere at the Harp Seal Pub in Badger’s Cove, Newfoundland. Canada, eh? I am callin’ to tells ya dat we are officially declaring war on you, eh!” “Well Archie,” Donald replied, “This is indeed important news! How big is your army?” “Right now,” said Archie, after a moment’s calculation “there is myself, me cousin Harold, me next-door-neighbor Mick, and the whole dart team from the pub. That makes eight!” Donald paused. “I must tell you Archie, that I have ONE MILLION men in my army waiting to move on my command.” Holy jeez,” said Archie. “I’ll have ta call ya back!” Sure enough, the next day, Archie called again. “Mr. Trump, the war is still on! We have managed to acquire some infantry equipment!” “And what equipment would that be Archie?”, Donald asked. “Well sir, we have two combines, a bulldozer, 3 fishing boats, 2 harpoon boats, a trawler with radar and Harry’s farm tractor.” President Trump sighed. “I must tell you Archie, that I have 6,000 tanks and 14,000 armoured personnel carriers. Also I’ve increased my army to one and a half million since we last spoke.” “Lard T’underin’ Jaysus, bye”, said Archie, “I’ll be getting back to ya.” Sure enough, Archie rang again the next day. “President Trump, the war is still on! We have managed to git ourselves airborne! We up an’ modified Harrigan’s ultra-light wit a couple of shotguns in the cockpit, and four byes from the Legion have joined us as well!” Donald was silent for a minute then cleared his throat. “I must tell you Archie that I have 10,000 bombers and 20,000 fighter planes. My military complex is surrounded by laser-guided, surface-to-air missile sites. And since we last spoke, I’ve increased my army to TWO MILLION!” “Jeysus, Mary and Joseph,” said Archie, “I’ll have ta call youse back.” Sure enough, Archie called again the next day. “President Trump! I am sorry to have to tell you dat we have had to call off dis ‘ere war.” “I’m sorry to hear that” said Donald. “Why the sudden change of heart?” “Well, sir,” said Archie, “we’ve all sat ourselves down and had a long chat over a bunch of pints, and come to realize dat dere’s no way we can feed two million prisoners.” CANADIAN CONFIDENCE CANNOT BE SHAKEN!
  50. 0 points
    Rhodes

    Thiago Gonçalves - St Panteleimon

    Thank you Langford FC:


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