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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
    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.
  3. 4 points
    Wildlife rescue

    He's not the Messiah...

    How about praising the work Arky and his team do by keeping our club with such a selection of merchandise. I have followed the town since there formation and Enfield before and I have never heard a negative remark about our shop. Well done Dave Pat Sheila and Cliff.👍👍
  4. 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 !
  5. 3 points
    Father Jack

    Coronavirus

    Four posts deleted from this thread. Keep it civil please
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 3 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.
  11. 3 points
    Arky

    He's not the Messiah...

    Hello We do take cards in the shop and have done all season. As for the navy things, it.'s what people have asked for as the team have navy tops, gillet's etc. If you' d like more of the lighter Royal Blue more than happy to oblige. In fact we had some of that shade polo shirts in the shop last night. Dave.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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 ....
  19. 2 points
    AnfieldTowner

    ETFC v Lewes

    Disappointing result and performance last night. Whilst Lewes have picked up a few points since the recent appointment of a new manager, I thought that side last night were there for the taking. Yes, they had a very tall centre forward making his debut for them on loan who had a good game but I still felt they looked pretty poor overall. Just watched Andy's interview and I agree with him that we seemed to drop off in performance level after the first 20 minutes. What surprised me though is that it seemed to me and others around me last night that we were crying out for more width to stretch the game wheareas Andy said they chose to make it more compact in the second half! All about opinions I suppose. I thought we had more success when Josh pushed further forward from left back, but a left footed player there might have produced better results. Lots of games to come this month including 3 of the top 6. Crucial that we get a run of wins together if we're to push for that play-off place - last night didn't help. Interesting to hear that we've signed Mo Faal's 21 year old cousin, a centre forward who's been playing in Germany. Looking forward to seeing him play if he's anything like Mo (or Joe Gomez!).
  20. 1 point
    petethegreek

    SSML Shutdown

    That puts you in a minority of one. 🙂
  21. 1 point
    Rhodes

    SSML Shutdown

    You would certainly like me out of your hair wouldn't you as you hate being held to account with your close and somewhat shady links to certain Club's, I still cannot believe that you were allowed to Officiate on St Panteleimon and New Salamis games this season
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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:
  25. 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.
  26. 1 point
    Barney

    Hi all non league footy surporters

    Interesting to hear how others are coping with the situation we all find ourselves in. I'm normally a homeworker, so not much change there, but it's a lot harder to balance work with having our 21 month old charging around the house and demanding constant attention. My wife is a primary school teacher, and is expected to attend work 1 day every 2 weeks to support the 5 or so key workers' children that her school now has regularly attending, so that's another challenge for us to manage. She's also having to set work on a daily basis, and call all children in her class once a week. All in all, I can't really complain, and I know that there are many others that are in more difficult situations with more upheaval from their normal lives and routines than us. We've found that doing a family walk as our daily exercise is something to look forward to, although my daughter doesn't quite get the concept of social distancing, wanting to get up close and personal with every person/dog/inanimate object. I've noticed that near enough to a person, everyone we see is much more friendly and willing to engage when out and about (whilst still sensibly distancing). I'll be going out to do our weekly shop later today, which should be interesting - I'm also shopping for my parents who are in an age bracket that makes them more vulnerable. We've found that video conferencing is a great way to keep in touch with friends and family, and in some cases we're having more social contact with friends that aren't local than we would do normally. Lastly, I wish all Non League fans (and anyone else that stumbles across this thread) all the best. Things are difficult and will be for some time, but there will be an end to this - in the mean time, do your best to stay positive, assist others as much as you can without putting yourself at additional risk and keep safe 👍
  27. 1 point
    old towner

    Hi all non league footy surporters

    Big JR this post is open to all keep our non league family together during this horrible times WELCOME
  28. 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.
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 1 point
    Sweetnicker

    Coronavirus

    These are going to be very tough times for clubs at our level and at an even higher level, but despite what Bill Shankly said peoples health is more important. All i can say is i look forward to renewing our friendly rivalry in the future, stay safe everyone.
  32. 1 point
    Karen Browne

    Berkhamsted Raiders

    Buckingham United would have also been twiddling their thumbs tomorrow so what was wrong with Berkhamsted Raiders travelling to the Lace Hill Sports & Community Centre following the postponed fixture there three weeks ago on 29 February. Until you know all the facts I suggest you stop posting your waffle. In a agreement with the two leagues Buckingham United first team can only play on the 2nd and 4th Saturday at home, the remaining other two weeks the Reserves have the venue
  33. 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
  34. 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....
  35. 1 point
    Raingod

    Coronavirus

    I agree LS - I think they have to finish all the leagues whether it is June, August or next January! Then 20-21 can be deal with by no cups, etc If the season is "extended" then the transfer window being closed means that players can ONLY play for their current club - this would help non league ..
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 1 point
  39. 1 point
    55 seasons

    Folkestone v Enfield Town

    Richard Katemons reference to crowds following the great Enfield sides of the 70s and 80s is correct and to my mind we are in a similar position to the old club before Tommy Unwin arrived as chairman. We were a mid table Isthmian side struggling to compete with the high spenders. Yes he had to put his hand into his pocket, but he also recognised the club needed another funding stream and hence built the highly successful Starlight club. A venture on such a scale would be too risky for Town but sadly we are unlikely to sustain National League status on current levels of income.
  40. 1 point
    1961 COYS

    De ja vu

    Let’s be honest we should have had this wrapped up by half time. 2nd half we just didn’t create enough and were very poor. The most enjoyable bit of the day was the battle between their centre back Rob Jamison ( number 5 ) and Adam Cunnington, what a battle that was , took me back to Joe Jordan and Terry Butcher days.
  41. 1 point
    Well done for correcting..... see I managed to lose by the odd point again last week. One day I will understand the scoring system as I worked it out to be a draw .... life moves on.
  42. 1 point
    Raingod

    Folkestone v Enfield Town

    Yes would be great to hear views on what happens - assume we didn't video the game (we seem to have stopped videoing away games this season - any reason why?) https://fifc.proboards.com/thread/6332/invicta-enfield-match-updates Here are the Folkestone fans take on the game … few interesting comments …. and clip of great save from Nathan! suppose we would have taken a point beforehand, but we are now 9 points from the play offs - so need to start a winning run soon. Stortford have lost their last 6 - so Tuesday is a must win 3 points
  43. 1 point
    Father Jack

    ETFC v Lewes

    Now been announced. On Twitter and Facebook
  44. 1 point
    andyetfc

    ETFC v Lewes

    Mist maik shore that players names r spelled korectly.😀
  45. 1 point
    Interesting .... a Windmill day .....
  46. 1 point
    72wemblyfinal

    He's not the Messiah...

    Agree completely. Gary
  47. 1 point
    petethegreek

    Coronavirus - SSML

    Paid in cash. No gloves were worn in the transaction. 😷
  48. 1 point
    Localwatcher

    Coronavirus - SSML

    Pathetic. What about being in a packed bar after the game? What about the players and staff in a tight dressing room? How about players spitting during a game? How about players sharing drinking bottles? Banning handshakes is as useful as a chocolate tea pot.
  49. 1 point
    If you think he is being controversial now just wait until he posts Saturday's fixtures when Salamis meet St P in the return fixture
  50. 1 point
    Gazza 1

    W.Abbey V ETFC

    They were black, in very poor condition, a kind of home made corrugated metal effort, that stayed shut at the end of the game so we had to go out through the turnstiles!! Whats that all about?


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