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  1. obis

    Season starts now.

    It hasn’t been good overall to date with injuries to key players and perhaps not having the rub if the green on occasions together with coming down to earth after the amazing Trophy win and teams raising their game because of this. it’s time to look forward now and effectively start again starting with today and a push towards a run towards a play off spot. This may seem unlikely at the moment but most in this division are capable of beating each other and a winning run would see us moving up the table with the momentum. Everyone from the hardcore to be the occasional fan need
    6 points
  2. At the moment this is all a bit embarrassing. FA Trophy winners, loads of momentum going into the new season yet here we are, languishing towards the bottom of the table and knocked out of both cups by sides who, let's face it, were pretty rubbish. I really feel for the players, no-one wants to lose, they are busting a gut to turn this around but it's just not happening. We've done well off the pitch in terms of attracting sponsors etc but our squad was never big enough to cope with the rigours of a new season. Last season we could operate with a squad of 15/16 players when we'
    5 points
  3. Are we just going to ignore the fact we persist in playing players out of position hoping we will click? Once again we've had more then enough time to get a centrehalf on duel reg to deputise for Hayles/Clarke but instead play Parcell. We've got a striker who looks like he will never score in Bricknell (not replaced Dicko) and we left our 2 most creative players on the bench bringing on Ruff with 6 mins to play. This season should have been about progressing, using that cup win to push on keep the core if the team and improve it using the cup money yet we've kept the same team struggling to fi
    4 points
  4. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=595889458415090&id=558005868 Cheers to everyone for the brilliant welcome on Tuesday 3 cracking goals and some well dodgy keeping...see you all soon! #belfasturchinsontour
    4 points
  5. Despite the severe wind chill a very warming performance and for want of more clinical finishing we should have won by more. I was fortunate to be right in line with Lewiss when he took the shot for goal and what made it even more special was immediately after the game a Bognor fan was complaining that they only lost because of a fluke goal who then told me to f off when I said it was deliberate 😀 With the run of fixtures we have ahead hopefully this is the start of a winning run to get us a in a position to be challenging for the playoffs. COYU
    3 points
  6. Sam

    Season starts now.

    Good in the first half but I thought we lacked power in the second half 😂 boom boom
    3 points
  7. Steve’s been sent off so many times I’m sure he should be banned now!!!
    2 points
  8. Have you thought about seeing someone about your feelings
    2 points
  9. First game in quite some time, and a very pleasing second half showing - I wasn't sure at half time whether it was 0-1 because they were a decent side, or we because were a little lacklustre, I think it reality it was a bit of both. Kirwan's only mistake of an otherwise excellent day was a poor touch, and then an attempted recovery tackle which was always likely to lead to a penalty, and we didn't create a great deal until Percy got behind them a couple of times right at the end of the half with some quick feet. Second half a totally different story, much more intensity and drive - Coker
    2 points
  10. There fans were right there gonna win the league,they were good from back to front having said that we were in it until Remi got himself in a right pickle to give away the pen,the other 2 goals high balls to the back post where alas our normal defensive pairing not available and it showed.We just having an unbelievable run where we can't get our best 11 out,when we do we're different gravy.Take nothing away from Worthing good side,good support .Back to our boys well we will just have to roll up our sleeves and fight another day Up the Urchins
    2 points
  11. Looking forward to reading fans opinions on this…. first half… worst 45 minutes I’ve seen all season from both teams… not that difficult conditions but the passing was poor and the Casuals rolling on the floor every challenge slowed the game to a stop… can’t remember a single shot on or off target for either teams…. second half much brighter so Sod’s law that just as we were getting on top the oppo broke away and scored a fine goal…. Great attacking sub by Andy replacing Taffe with Adam and we definitely started to realise that we had to up it… A powerful left foot shot by Mo slippe
    2 points
  12. The primary purpose of the Junior and Youth teams is to engage the community and give local boys/girls an opportunity to play football in a controlled and safe environment. Just take a look at the uptake of mascots for instance to see how proud some of our junior teams are to walk out on a Saturday alongside the first team. Doing what we do, we'll still unearth some very good players, a number are at non-league clubs or higher (Shadrach Ogie is at Leyton Orient for instance) but the absence of an U21 or U23 side means we may not be able to realise a player's full potential. To do that t
    2 points
  13. A reminder that after the game on Saturday v Kingstonian there will be a Frank Sinatra tribute act. It’s free entry for all whether you’re at the game or decide to come after the game!
    1 point
  14. They must have been disappointed with the crowd LH as they had 350 for a previous match and they got that with us having 150+….. Thought Sam was excellent in difficult conditions and Harold never missed a ball… scrappy first half … just why Sams goal was disallowed I don’t know after the ref gave a goal…. Highlight was the great first goal… what control and finish…. Moments like that separate the best from the others…
    1 point
  15. Those of us who travelled to Hanwell's Powerday Stadium yesterday, on a bitterly cold afternoon, were rewarded with another fine performance by our players, against a good Hanwell side, and a well deserved win, which saw Town make history by reaching the FA Trophy 3rd Round Proper for the first time ever. This was a real team performance for our Club, both on and off the pitch. Well done and congratulations to Manager Andy Leese, Mario and Ian, all our players who delivered this result, and last but not least, not forgetting our loyal band of Towners, who collectively must have accounted for a
    1 point
  16. 1 point
  17. To play a serious level of football (and I regard our level very serious) you need strong mentality and a thick skin to succeed and if you want to step up levels. Cunningtons is of an old school mindset where he also praises as well as barracks, what George Borg use to describe as Stick-stick-carrot -carrot- stick. Cunnington appears to be a very popular player amongst management and team mates. He is very effective and his miserable moaning manner is a minor issue in my opinion. He’ll get us 15 or so goals this season
    1 point
  18. As you’re all aware Steve is off to Singapore and his final Hornchurch game is this Saturday where we play Bognor AWAY. Due to this I’ve decided on a once only GSS special post to try and get as many people to come on Saturday as possible! Please see travel arrangements below 0800 - Meet at Upminster Cafe 0840 - Meet at Upminster Station 0852 - c2c Train to Stratford 0910 - Jubilee line to London Bridge 1007 - Train to Bognor 1146 - Arrive in Bognor We will then walk to the Wheatsheaf PH which is a 5min walk from the ground. Hopefully see as many as possible to send Steve
    1 point
  19. We are just going about our business nice and quietly flying under the radar rarely getting a mention, looking forward to the festive game should be a cracker (no pun intended).
    1 point
  20. Just really disappointed for the guys tonight, they put in a real shift and I thought we deserved to get a point out of that game. Looking at a video of the penalty, unfortunately you’ve seen them given so no complaints really but a spirited performance from us, hitting the post twice. There was pressure towards the end from Enfield but it seemed such a soft goal to give away from a corner, not the way you want to lose. Hoping we can take that spirit into future games. New guy at 9 certainly had an impact tonight, looking forward to seeing what he can do going forward.
    1 point
  21. Interesting to note that our FA Trophy opponents Hanwell Town lost their unbeaten home record on Saturday, when they went down 0-1 to Chertsey at the Powerday Stadium. Tomorrow night, while we host Hornchurch at the QEII Stadium, Hanwell will be playing away, down this way, at Chichester City (remember them?) in The Alan Turvey Trophy. How do you fancy our chances on Saturday? Please spare a moment to share your thoughts with others, on how you see the game, and the likely outcome, bearing in mind there will be no extra time or replay, if the score is level at ninety minutes, it will
    1 point
  22. What a special occasion at the Boundary Stadium on Saturday: Remembrance services across Three Rivers 2021
    1 point
  23. I agree with Rebel. The first half was very flat. There was clearly a better crowd than usual - loved the young announcers, they'll remember that moment - and it was the right time to show them what we'd been treated to in recent times. But we seemed to start off like we did earlier in the season, conceding the advantage to the away side and relying on breakaways and quick balls to the front that rarely amounted to anything. It's as if the club can only afford half-time teamtalks and not pre-match ones. So many games have gone this way this season. Second half was a completely differ
    1 point
  24. Congratulations and well done to Andy, Mario, Ian, our players, and supporters on delivering this result, which well and truly keeps us firmly in the title race this season. It is very encouraging that we have bounced back straight away, after the hiccup at BS earlier in the week, and it bodes well for the rest of the season. If everyone pulls together, and gets behind the team, there is no limit to what we can achieve this season. Keep the faith, and that fantastic, noisy Towner vocal support going, it really does inspire and motivate our players. COYT
    1 point
  25. Worried at half time that not only were we losing but losing to a team that were solid and quick and looked a useful outfit…. Different story after the break and showed what the town fans all know… that we are a different team on the front foot… superb performances from Ryan and Jon Maluba flying forward at every opportunity and we simply battered them… The penalty won after a good run from PK I think then non stop attack with PK shooting and the keeper pushing it out to Mo to slot home then a third from the unpredictable Coker who played a big part in our second… Mertsham simply couldn’t get
    1 point
  26. The Pars

    No complaints

    Totally agree with KLF. In the Chairman’s notes for the first home league of the season he stated “The squad we have now is strong, Mark is very loyal to the squads he assembles and evidence of that is that virtually all of the squad who gave us our day at Wembley have started the season. Mark hasn’t brought new players in at this stage, he knows that he can but only wants to bring players in who will not only improve the squad, but also fit into the squad dynamic” I will leave you to come to your own conclusions as to whether a squad with no specialist defensive and central midfield
    1 point
  27. Tom S

    away

    You really think the management don't routinely have our opponents watched? As you would say "FFS" Anyway, back on topic, I think I'm right in saying our series against Hanwell currently stands at 1-1 (counting the draw and replay win as a single tie).
    1 point
  28. Rhodes

    Leighton Town

    Firstly good luck at London Colney this afternoon. I've never been that keen on Karen, sorry, John Motson as, although he is obviously good, he has a tendency to get on your nerves a little and that's never good with a commentator. I also felt that he unfairly out did Barry Davies over the years especially in FA Cup Finals as Davies, for me too, is one of the very best and also in other sports.
    1 point
  29. How can teams be allowed to continue after multiple assaults on the ref? Unbelievable.
    1 point
  30. Just telling you what I saw. The player concerned threw a right strop, was very unprofessional, kicking the dugout, ripping his shirt off then marching off round the perimeter of the pitch to the tunnel on the opposite side. Might not have been anything to do with his departure, I don't claim to have the inside track.
    1 point
  31. Have you seen the table? Leighton ain't going to win the league, it's Risborough's to lose (and they are much better imo). Think player power might have played a part in Joes departure, he subbed the number 7 in his last game at Jets (possibly the captain from memory?) and he petulantly stormed off. An hour later word came the boss had gone.
    1 point
  32. What a night 3 spectacular goals if you asked me last Tuesday when Ricky got sent off that we would get 7 points out of the next 9 I would have laughed at you but what a turn around.Spence great leader tonight and that 50 yarder oh my days the visiting keeper a night to forget what a great 7 days I've witnessed.Good atmosphere tonight with the Borough fans singing from start to finish,pulse is still racing bring on Worthing up the Urchins
    1 point
  33. He has gone to Pontefract Collieries FC
    1 point
  34. Theodopolous

    THE BEDFONT GAME

    How on earth did we lose that… fielding a much stronger side than I anticipated the town seemed to want to show they were the better team rather than just play the game… too many fancy stepovers and rolling the ball under the foot especially from the No 2 who has plenty of ability if he stuck to basics…. No team really looked like scoring till Smith turned it in then came the changes and Bedfont got on top and you could just sense penalties… they were a disaster and when Coker teed the ball up like a golf ball you knew it would end up in carterhatch lane… Shame for the few kids that won’t see
    1 point
  35. I agree whole heartedly with the past two comments. No one should be deterred from giving their point of view. So if you are reading the posts on this forum and feel you have something to say on what ever subject which may arise, I would encourage you to join in. Whether you agree or disagree with what is being said. Or if you want to raise your own concerns on another matter. When sometimes disagreements over views occur between members I still firmly believe that all contributors have one interest in common and that is to help the club to be successful. Anyway new blood may help
    1 point
  36. i agree with you Theo it’s called freedom of speech as long as it’s not slanderous some posts on here just never get replys its a shame as this was once a good site
    1 point
  37. I just wonder whether the lack of posts is because people worry about the response… I’m sure there are a number that read this forum and watch the matches but never post…. Don’t let peoples comments bother you… I don’t… I like reading opposite opinions and if someone disagrees with what you say that’s what makes a forum…,,
    1 point
  38. I am sure that something will come up OT but not while we keep winning. Also when you read the last of BU's post. (see above). What he says is more or less what I wrote several weeks ago. I have never considered " long ball play " to be unjustifiable when other ways have failed. Especially when executed properly with intention. Which is another reason for tranquillity. When I can so readily agree with BU.☺️
    1 point
  39. This is a RC for Serious Foul Play. I doubt you will find more than 2 people at the venue who thought otherwise.
    1 point
  40. I wouldn't say it was a hasty decision to rejoin Aylesbury Vale Dynamos, Steve has the contacts there, and it is the challenge of turning around their fortunes that would have appealed to him. He is chopping and changing players like the weather,though, and so far their form has been bleak under him with just 1 win, 1 draw and 5 or 6 losses including yesterday's result. He keeps changing his line ups drastically in every game so this is never a sure way to bring about positive results but he knows enough players outside of the club, to eventually find the right formula. I expect he thoug
    1 point
  41. I thought the game was a 90 minute battle. Admittedly not one shot at goal from either team in the first half, however no challenge was shirked and two evenly matched teams definitely cancelling each other out. The physical commitment needed was their to be witnessed . Therefore fantastic and pleasing first 45 minutes from our young team. The pitch looked very spongy and looked as if it could submerge half a boot. We also played against a very strong wind in the first half. Our opponents scored a breakaway goal with their only shot on target in 90 minutes, nonetheless a very well
    1 point
  42. Aylesbury Vale Dynamos interesting, and unrecognisable, team sheet this afternoon, Steve Bateman must be rueing his hasty decision to go to Haywood Way, had he bided his time he could have had his pick of Leighton Town, Dunstable Town or Crawley Green:
    1 point
  43. I’m afraid I’m not in the the habit of discussing club policies on a public forum, we know we have a problem and are trying desperately to resolve this but this is not the place to discuss them - sorry.
    1 point
  44. Yes, Rissy is conspicuous by his absence isn't he to explain what on earth is going on at Horsenden Lane, Munchkin makes a good point about Reserve and Development sides not being accepted into the League.
    1 point
  45. Once the league brought in an admin fee for cancelling registrations, clubs don’t deregister anyone now. So unlikely that majority of those players are at the club. Could be that players moved on to clubs in other leagues so no transfer or need to cancel. the move by Risborough seemed strange to me. They weren’t pulling up any trees in the Hellenic and the SSMFL Div Two is a step up on what I’ve seen. It’s tough for Res/Dev teams as we found out when the SSMFL made the terrible decision to disband the reserve divisions for FA money. The only ones doing ok are the herts
    1 point
  46. Top top display,shame about the sending off,hanging on towards the end.Well done to the travelling support made it feel like a home game,741 really was like a library,poxy drive home remind me not to drive to Folkestone on a Tuesday night ever again
    1 point
  47. He could be rewarded with a 'holiday'.
    1 point
  48. So after our disappointment at giving the defence of the FA Trophy a prolonged run, I was looking back at the team sheets for the game. We only had 4 named subs for this game. I appreciate the long injury list we have at the moment, but a few of our better players have returned. The players we have signed this season, with the exception of Jilli, have done nothing to improve the squad. Yet despite the fact we are short on numbers, we have released 3 players this week. No great loss in terms of quality in my opinion, but why can't we attract players at the moment who are good e
    1 point
  49. Absolutely agree with the comments. Driving home today I couldn’t work out why players have not been attracted to the club and those who have have left. The money must be ok after the trophy run. We hardly have anyone on the bench. Saka has gone and he was a promising young player - where’s the update on those out with injuries? It doesn’t take much to explain that on the website. There was some promising moves, but we can’t score. We need some fresh blood to help the good players we have. Let’s get them quickly or our slide will continue.
    1 point
  50. You're so polite Simon I haven't checked the last couple of seasons, but when this complex, in-depth investigation was last undertaken, it was 12. See below. (**) means the loser didn't predict: Seany was the king of this. Some "Blasts from the Past" on this list... 2015-16 AndyDick 12-0 Thomson (**) 2016-17 (Autumn) Ozz 14-2 Baby Jago 2016-17 (Spring) Cup of Tea (!!) 12-0 Seany The Sheep (**) 2016-17 (Spring) Miss AFC Hornchurch 12-0 Seany The Sheep (**) 2019-20 (Autumn) Sir Colin 15-3 Luke And talking of Sir Colin, here's what he reckons this week
    1 point


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