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  1. 4 points
    MikeMike

    The great escape

    Yep, looked like it was going to be a repeat of Bishops Stortford where we did everything but score. A neutral would have had difficulty in deciding who was the play-off team. Second half was much improved and the tactical switch to three in midfield to let Saunders roam worked well. A textbook example of why you play to the 95th minute and well done to Sonny, not very many senior minutes but composure beyond his years in a crowded penalty area. The result also crowns Dorking Wanderers as champions, another team much improved from last year but also now playing on 4g this year - is it just coincidence with Worthing in 4th that's 3 out of 4 although Harlow also have 4g and another heavy defeat at home today has moved them to the bottom of the table. So, still 8 points clear of the relegation zone and only 4 games left, two of which are at home against the bottom two. Still not mathematically safe but difficult to see Hornchurch not in the Premier League next year.
  2. 3 points
    cup of tea

    Velocity Cup Final

    Congratulations on the win and all the best for the rest of the season
  3. 3 points
    urchinman1961

    The great escape

    From my point of view i think the visiting team and fans thought an easy 3 points but you never write off the Urchins last kick of the game and by home boy Sunny Dutton well you couldn't make it up.As for the visitors great side, if they get promoted will do well,different side from last season as for the fans where did they all come from but fair play to them added to the atmosphere
  4. 3 points
    I am pleased to announce that our annual presentation night will be taking place on Friday 10th May. Starting at 7pm will be a Staff v Supporters match (30 mins each way) on the pitch. If you wish to play, please let me know! Following the game shall be a presentation night in the clubhouse. All are welcome to attend!
  5. 3 points
    cup of tea

    The great escape

    To me it looked like one of those games(and we’ve had a few this season) where we deserved to get something out of the game and not managed it - but no, we did get a result but my goodness we cut it close. Soft first goal from them to take the lead against the run of play at that time but Haringey’s second was a quality strike early second half. You’d think game over but Hornchurch clearly hadn’t read the script and were always a threat going forward. Two decent goals from us, really pleased for Sonny Dutton. Excellent support from Haringey(minus the drum) , they did seem to have picked up an awful lot of extra support from somewhere though. Decent game and I think a fair result
  6. 3 points
    blackballed

    An evening with John Conteh

    What a great evening and JC is an absolute Gentleman. So a big thanks to Colin B for organising it ....... Roll on the next one.
  7. 2 points
    Hi All, I would like to provide everyone with an update of what's been going on in the Supporters Association. Membership Prices & Benefits I am pleased to announce that the membership prices will be frozen for the 2019/20 season (Adults - £10, Child - £5). In addition to this, the membership package will include a free scarf and an exclusive membership badge. Events We have multiple events coming up. Firstly is our AGM on Thursday 9th May, starting at 8pm. Then we have our presentation night and supporters match the following night. Our annual cricket match is taking place on Sunday 26th May at Havering-Atte-Bower C.C. In October have an Evening with Dave Bassett, with tickets costing £20. We shall also be hosting our 4th annual 'OrnchurchFest on 20th October. Hornchurch in the Community We are looking to improve our presence within the local community. Therefore over the summer months we are looking to attend school fetes to raise awareness of the club. If you can help us with this, please let me know. A full breakdown of everything else will be annnounced at the AGM! Jordan
  8. 2 points
    Wildlife rescue

    Velocity Cup Final

    I totally agree. Town is not just about a first team and it makes me very proud to be part of the Towner Family. Amazing scenes last night well done all you guys that travelled and to the ultras who were phenomenal. We go again Sat.🤞🤞🤞
  9. 2 points
    Can't even have a day to enjoy the first trophy in 10 years.
  10. 2 points
    Your picture is very apt. Eeyore was always a misery guts. I prefer pooh.
  11. 2 points
    Steph1

    Velocity Cup Final

    A trophy in the bank and, probably, a better position than last year. It is not a time to remove the manager.
  12. 2 points
    Theodopolous

    Just to say thank you

    I think I remember reading AW slagging us off on the Hornchurch forum not long back so there must be some kind of obsession with the town going on... strange really as I’ve been to Cheshunt and cheered them on many times...I never knew about any rivalry until now....
  13. 2 points
    4wembleyfinals

    Just to say thank you

    A-W I have no intention of entering into a debate of the merits of your club and mine. But to just to point out that I am a member of ETFC and as such a part owner of ETFC along with many other supporters. Like any other shareholder we reserve the right to discuss the pros and cons about how our club/company is run. Whether negative or not. But we do so with in the limits of joint membership and respect. The reason why you haven't got a forum such as ours is because your club is run in an autocratic way. I have no argument with that since Enfield FC was run for years in the same way. But sole owners are not usually very tolerant in receiving negative views. Which I believe may be the underlying reason for your critiques and for my Statement. I do not have any authority over who uses this forum. However, I will not be looking for any reply flippant or otherwise. Just enjoy your football and I wish Cheshunt FC every success.
  14. 2 points
    Rhys

    Cup Final Drinking Arrangements!

    I’m pretty sure most people are meeting at the Windmill from 5 onwards then getting cabs to the ground
  15. 2 points
    Hi everyone, been a bit absent lately because I have been planning this... thing that I am going to be starting next month. That's right I am walking from Lands End to John o' Groats for the MND association and Shelter. Any donations anyone can give would be great and if you are of the social media persuasion and want to follow the whole mad shebang then there are Facebook, Twitter and Insta links below. https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/gavin-webb7 Shelter Donation page here https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/gavin-webb6 MND Donation page here I will, of course, be repping the Urchins all over the country and spreading the good word of Hornchurch FC everywhere I go... So join me why not? https://twitter.com/WebbWandering https://www.instagram.com/wanderingwebby/ https://www.facebook.com/gavin.webb.1401
  16. 2 points
    Steph1

    Enfield Town v Leatherhead

    I haven't posted for some time. I do think many posters on here are being a little unfair to the manager. We have a chance of a cup which, as has been said, is our first honour for 10 years. As for saying it is a tin pot trophy, that is rubbish. It is the third best cup competition we can enter. I do not think we are going to win the FA Trophy any time soon and the FA Cup will not be in our cabinet in my lifetime so the league cup is the best that is attainable. Far better than the Middlesex Senior or the Middlesex Charity Cup. To reach the final we have had to win 5 matches. Not draw but win, even on penalties, and if we lift the trophy next week the lads can feel proud as can the club. As for the manager. I do not think he is the best manager we have ever had but he is in the best 7 we have ever had and I would put him in the top 3 of that number. I do find his tactics negative and lacking charm but there is a tactic that I can recognise and if Faal had remained fit I think we would have been in the promotion mix. As it is I don't think that he has a good eye for a forward and I don't think that he uses the players in their best positions. I believe that he needs a good coach next to him who might persuade him to be a little more adventurous and I also think that he should try to blood in some younger players. The players we have do not seem to have the speed of the teams that we play against which makes us ponderous in our build up after the first 15 or so minutes. As it is we win the cup on Wednesday and have a good end of season accumulating 12 points out of the last 15 to finish with a shout of the play-offs if not amongst them then I will be satisfied. It seems to me we are still a work in progress and the manager must be given a chance. I don't see a plethora of managers of equal or better ability lining up to take charge.
  17. 2 points
    Tom S

    Enfield Town v Leatherhead

    Youngs "seems to have been carrying a known injury"? Don't you read the match reports or watch the videos? He was carried off at Whitehawk and hadn't played since. You recently complained about Rumens "keeping his place" at Haringey when he was recalled after being dropped for the previous three games. Why should I take anything you write seriously? Given that Porter is cup-tied for the final next week don't you think that might be part of the reason for his non-selection? It's obvious that the left side of our defence for the final will have to be two of Rumens, Payne and Green. I don't think it's any conicidence that the last two league starts have featured two of the three possible permutations and who'd bet against Payne and Green starting on Saturday if that's the case?
  18. 2 points
    MikeMike

    Worthing away

    Well they were quite good weren't they? The worst of all possible starts and a penalty leaving us two down inside twenty minutes and I feared it was going to be a fearsome beating. A few scares followed but we settled and maybe if we could have nicked one before half time it would have been a different story. Seemed more in the game second half although maybe Worthing were just managing the game, certainly still vicious on the break and Callum earnt his money with some fantastic saves. The third was one that was reminiscent of Sean Marks, ball whipped in from wing and tapped home from close range. A consolation goal in added time for Joe Christou and we all went home. Again though, most results around us were favourable (especially Harlow losing - I hope we put them down) so limited damage. Eight points clear of relegation and five games left, three against lower place teams leaves fate in our own hands and am confident we'll still be in the Premier next year. One final note, how fantastic to see so many kids out on the pitch after the game. The sort of community club that I feel Hornchurch are aspiring to.
  19. 2 points
    Jordan Going by the old adage that the fat one is always put in goal, I will have 20/30 mins whilst I wait for the bar to open.
  20. 2 points
    cup of tea

    Penalties for play-acting

    I was so delighted about Sean Marks’s red card being rescinded against Margate that I forgot about the person who caused it on the first place i.e. their no.3. Bearing in mind that he was caught on camera cheating and that we might have got something out of the game if it wasn’t for that should the rules be looked at so that retrospective action (e.g. a ban) be taken?
  21. 2 points
    MikeMike

    Penalties for play-acting

    My flabber was completely ghasted when I heard the result of the appeal. It is the first appeal at this level that I have ever seen upheld, even other appeals with what seemed to be compelling video evidence. I am 100% certain that without the video there wouldn't even have been an appeal. The question of retrospective action is tricky. Can a red card/ban be given for simulation/unsporting behaviour (I can't think offhand of any other offence that could be applied) so maybe a yellow would be the worst case applicable. I wonder also whether either of the officials would receive a sanction because it has been proven that what they thought they saw didn't happen and for something so game changing you have to be 100% and can't be guessing. I only give the minutiae of the professional game a passing interest but I have heard of retrospective punishments given after trial by TV. Have these been for something of this nature or is it more off the ball stuff that got missed? Presumably it is the FA who would instigate such proceedings rather than the club so, again, I would doubt anything further would happen even if there is precedent at the higher levels of the pyramid. And even if that kind of common sense prevailed it would likely only be Margate that got informed. And then of course there is the question of hypocrisy. I bet that player, indeed any player, would tell you they hate cheating in the game yet there's a high probability that his team mates gave him high-fives and the club did nothing. I would like to think that if a (AFC) Hornchurch player had done the same they would have been sanctioned by the club but maybe that is just a pipe dream and winning at any cost is all that counts. In this matter I am in agreement with Alex Sharp's notes in the following home match program, I could easily beat my children at any board game by cheating but where is the satisfaction and challenge?
  22. 1 point
    MikeMike

    Law change for next season

    *Checks calendar to see if it is 1st April* Given that most officials don't always manage to measure the 10 yards for a free kick I anticipate carnage as they try to also to simultaneously keep the offence and defence apart.
  23. 1 point
    TJFootie

    Velocity Cup Final

    Any supporter that was there last night could see what it meant to the supporters and the team to win that trophy, I certainly didn't feel like the team were playing for a 'Mickey Mouse' cup. Superb all round team performance, thought Davison was fantastic up front, thoroughly deserved his goal, he was my MoM but won't argue too much because Parcell was superb as well. Also thought Rumens had a really good game at the back, he had his hands full with their 9, but coped well and marshalled the defence all night. Totally agree with Stephs comment. Well done to Andy, Mario and all the staff. Last point, thought it was a real touch of class by Hornchurch to do a guard of honour when the team went to get their medals. My respect.
  24. 1 point
    UrchinYid

    Not our night

    We had enough chances and on another day, the result could've been different. Cannot fault the commitment and effort from our boys. Heads up and we'll go again
  25. 1 point
    Benjrider10

    Velocity Cup Final

    Very enjoyable match tonight (never mind the traffic and the various magic roundabouts)!! Thought we played some good football at times and was very impressed with the work rate of Davison in particular, who ran his socks off and made life difficult for the Hornchurch defenders every time he was near the ball. Youngs as skilful as ever in midfield - he really is a good player. Yes, we have under-achieved in the league, but we only have to look at Braintree to see what can happen to a team that gains promotion when perhaps they are not ready for it. ETFC is far more than just the first team. I've had the pleasure the last 2 Saturday mornings of watching the ETFC disability squad train, and I watched the ladies 1st team play some very attractive football last Sunday afternoon. I'm very proud to be a member of the club, even more so with a new trophy to be added to the honours board. Looking forward to seeing that in the bar next season. I agree with Steph's post. The team/squad has improved incrementally the last 2 seasons. I take little notice of the negativity on this forum. I suspect the manager and players don't bother reading it and I don't blame them. You have to be thick skinned to be a success in this game. Everybody has an opinion. Let's have some positive posts congratulating the team, coaching and management staff and all the directors!!!
  26. 1 point
    Kel

    Cup Final Drinking Arrangements!

    Save a seat for me please FT
  27. 1 point
    R Burgess, Craig David and myself please
  28. 1 point
    Barney

    Just to say thank you

    Just out of interest, do our fans spend as much time on the Cheshunt forum as they do on ours? If we do, I guess we can't really object too much about the trolling 😉
  29. 1 point
    1961 COYS

    An evening with John Conteh

    Great night well done colin
  30. 1 point
    Barney

    Kingstonian v Enfield Town

    I don't think it was an impossible target, and as MbrunoB says, I'd much rather we aimed high and failed than set a much lower target and achieved it - surely that's showing more ambition? Don't get me wrong, I'm not impressed with how things are going of late, but I struggle to agree with this particular line of criticism.
  31. 1 point
    Fat Tom Daley

    Cup Final Drinking Arrangements!

    I think most of us who are coming from London are meeting in the Windmill from 5pm onwards then getting cabs to the ground
  32. 1 point
    behind-the-goal

    Just to say thank you

    Ord-er, ORD-er! Calm down LS. Seriously, Sweetnicker writes something nice. Enjoy it FFS! Why turn it into a negative?
  33. 1 point
    Sweetnicker

    Just to say thank you

    You are barking up the wrong tree there LS we are not reliant on Lee Williamson for our income or our very existance. Money to run the club is generated from having two halls that are hired out evey weekend and some weekdays, we have the 3g pitches which are always being hired out too. Not to mention Spurs ladies and FC Romania ground sharing, Lee doesn't chuck money at the players budget like some rich owners we have players who enjoy playing for the club and the manager. Yes there will be homes built there in the future and a new stadium so the future is bright for Cheshunt and it will be for many years, by the way have faith with Andy Leese he is a good manager he worked wonders at our club.
  34. 1 point
    Fat Tom Daley

    Name Change Approved!

    https://www.afchornchurch.com/2019/04/05/fa-confirm-name-change-to-hornchurch/
  35. 1 point
    Mick the bat

    Name Change Approved!

    Give us a H
  36. 1 point
    Theodopolous

    Kingstonian v Enfield Town

    If we have the same management team for the first game next season I will stand naked in the centre circle and eat my season ticket.....
  37. 1 point
    55 seasons

    Kingstonian v Enfield Town

    I have not been one of those calling for the manager to go on this forum and only a few weeks ago I was feeling optimistic that we would make the play offs. What is now clear from our recent capitulation is that we can play well in patches but don't have that essential ingredient I would identify as a 'winning mentality'. I hate to think of the impact on the Club's finances and development due to the absence of a decent FA cup / trophy run and play off run in. I would have accepted one or two out of three but certainly not none. We have lost our momentum as a Club and need to recover it quickly. I feel for those who put so much effort into this Club off the field. and the loyal supporters. The manager has to accept responsibility.
  38. 1 point
    Steph

    Kingstonian v Enfield Town

    A dismal performance with a disjointed team. The last 15 minutes we were all over Kingstonian so why did we not play like that earlier?
  39. 1 point
    lovely stuff

    Kingstonian v Enfield Town

    If my memory serves me correctly Andy Leese finished 11th and 11th in his last two seasons at Chesham.And 18th and now 11th in his first two seasons with Enfield town.
  40. 1 point
    old towner

    Kingstonian v Enfield Town

    We are sinking quicker than the titanic
  41. 1 point
    seemgee

    Kingstonian v Enfield Town

    Kingstonians first win in the league since 05.01.19 .,14 matches as Town go down 2-1
  42. 1 point
    andyetfc

    Enfield Town v Leatherhead

    Shocked to read it was only slightly amusing.😀 Beer prices will go up irrespective of what happens with the team and the number of supporters coming through the gate.
  43. 1 point
    andyetfc

    Enfield Town v Leatherhead

    Ole has only won once since he got the Man Ure manager's position. Time for a change😀
  44. 1 point
    Steph1

    Enfield Town v Leatherhead

    When we played Chesham in the cup a few seasons back he used the same tactics and they worked then. But Theo is right his tactics are negative and lack charm and he has never seemed to change them. The formation may change but it is still the same old get forward to the last third then bung it over to Britnell. Occasionally you see Britnell out wide as he tries to get involved or loose his marker but when that happens we generally end up with a shot from edge of the area or just outside blocked by the mass of players in defence in front. Britnell is no winger or even an inside forward he is a target man who cannot win the ball in the air so needs a good foil to work off him. As I inferred above Faal was the perfect partner. As far as winning the play-offs that was an achievement and there may have been a cup attached but it is a cup for second place, would you be satisfied if we lose on Wednesday, after all that would be second place☺️ ❔
  45. 1 point
    Barney

    Enfield Town v Leatherhead

    I'm going to have to disagree here, or at least say something to counter what seems to be a very one sided discussion... I like what I've seen so far of Porter, but I'm not sure we can start suggesting he's the best left back in the league until he's at least played a few more games for us (appreciate he's not doing that at the moment). I remember thinking that Sutton looked a class act when he first joined, but his form and performances tailed off over time. A number of people were calling for Greene to be in the side on Saturday, which he was - and he's clearly a decent attack minded left wing back (thought that he started well, but was lacking match sharpness, and got caught on the ball a few times as the second half went on). I guess what I'm saying is that whilst we're all entitled to opinions about who should and shouldn't be playing, I don't think it's as clear a choice as people are making out. It might be that had Porter started in place of Greene we'd have got a better result... or maybe we mightn't have. I can be pretty sure that had he started, there would be people on here deriding Andy for leaving out Greene. Don't get me wrong, I'm not defending the team performance on Saturday, which I think we can all agree was a long way short of what's required - and the buck clearly stops with the management team for that, but it does strike me that a number of posters on here are very quick to jump on every fault when we lose, but are conversely very slow to praise when we do turn in a decent performance. If I could be bothered, I'd love to pull some stats for the average number of messages per thread for games we've lost vs games we've won... but life's too short, so I'm going to go back to not worrying too much, hoping things work out OK for the club (whoever is in charge of the playing side), and crossing my fingers for some better performances in the games to come. Feel free to tear the above to shreds, only too happy to be of assistance if it helps you vent 😉
  46. 1 point
    Salad we can do a roll on roll off (literally ) every 2 mins
  47. 1 point
    MR D

    Bostik Premier Away Days...........

    I’m in for this pal
  48. 1 point
    cup of tea

    Presentation Night/Supporters Game

    Might be a bit baggy on you mate
  49. 1 point
    Next season the club will be returning to its original name of Hornchurch FC. In celebration, the supporters association will be giving away a free scarf as part of their annual membership and are giving you the opportunity to select the scarf design. The 4 options are below: All 4 designs feature Hornchurch FC on the front but there are 2 different designs on the reverse and 2 different colour options. The poll will close at midnight on Sunday 31st March. Vote here: https://www.afchornchurch.com/2019/03/26/poll-select-next-seasons-hfcsa-scarf/
  50. 1 point
    Mr Happy

    Haringey Borough v Enfield Town

    Play offs looking more and more unlikely!


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