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  1. 4 points


    He aint that good at the moment 😂
  2. 3 points
    Fat Tom Daley

    Supporters Association News

    Great game last night! We looked quality and I cant wait for the season to start. Just to let you know we have beaten our membership numbers from last year and we are now up to 73 members. We are getting close to our 100 members target. So please join at our next home game if you haven't already! The cost is £10 and you receive a, membership card, scarf and a badge. Also the Supporters Association are in conversation with the club regarding introducing a hard plastic pint deposit scheme (like what you get at the cricket, rugby etc) to reduce plastic waste and provide a sturdy product to drink your beverage from. At the beginning of each match day you will pay a £1 deposit on your first drink for the glass. At the end of the game, you can keep your glass or return it too the bar to get your £1 back. Alternatively, if you like to donate your £1 back to the club, you can deposit it in our designated bins within the clubhouse. What are people thoughts on this proposal?
  3. 3 points
    As you say everyone is entitled to an opinion , and as such I would like to know what player(s) you are referring too? all I witnessed from the side is people singing and supporting the team albeit not a great performance.
  4. 3 points
    Well, shit.
  5. 3 points

    What did we learn last night

    Good to see a team like Orient down at the Bridge was a good advert for us and the local o's which raises the profile of the club,a bumper crowd and good football from both sides.The result was irrelevant but good to see us play with confidence against a good side.Dont forget players still out with injuries but on the plus side Nathan got some second half minutes under his belt.
  6. 2 points
    Mike christou


    I’m still buzzing from that second half demolition and I don’t know his name with the flag that stood with us second half tormenting the Worthing fans you sir are a legend 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 and I’ll buy you a beer sat. There won’t be many teams that will dismantle Worthing in that way let me tell you all the players you did your shirt proud today
  7. 2 points


    New signing - Daniel Akindayini
  8. 2 points
    Don't forget to pick up your 48 page programme tonight for £2.50. We have increased our page numbers to 48 pages this season to provide you with more content!
  9. 2 points
    More optimistic than I was last season - we've got used to the standard again and there's been some decent players coming in (and out unfortunately). Last season was clearly about consolidation. Just a case of getting the players settled and staying clear of injuries but I think we could have a good season.
  10. 2 points
    Welcome to the forum digits. Good point we'd like to know the answer.
  11. 2 points
    On reflection and reading your post again ‘I will support that player even more and try to liven him up ‘ does not come across as a fan. Why, you may ask , well the answer is simple a fan would not think that supporting a player would liven him up. This seems to me that you maybe part of the coaching staff? Again this is fine and you are welcome to state what you like , but be honest and open. As you say good 3 points , but a club like ours runs on trust
  12. 2 points
    Fat Tom Daley


    One for me Tony. 1x XL (Living up to my nickname sake!) Jordan - Thanks - What colour?
  13. 2 points
    Fat Tom Daley

    What did we learn last night

    Didnt see much of the game but it sounds like we played well. Good to see a great crowd at the Bridge! Thanks to everyone who signed up to the Supporters' Association. We will be selling again on Saturday. The badges have also now arrived so come and collect yours with your membership. Also we saw the most random ex Premier League footballer to attend a Hornchurch game last night..... Yakubu!
  14. 1 point


    In the Oxford English Dictionary, under "a game of two halves" it will say "Saturday 17th August 2019: Worthing 0 Hornchurch 6" Another opponent and another line-up. Jordan Clark, George Winn and Mitchell DIckenson as a back 3 with George Saunders on the right and Mickey Parcell on the left, ostensibly as wing-backs it seemed. Hornchurch seemed to stand off of Worthing and invited them to bring the game, presumably to get possession and break with the pace of either Parcell or Saunders but as it turned out we were forced into more of a flat back 5. Worthing had a lot of value out of cross field diagonal balls and also little dinks into the forwards and were very quick to harass the ball and give us no time. That's not to say it was one way and it could easily have been 5-5 at the break but on the whole I thought Worthing edged it. Second half, Hornchurch started chasing the ball themselves and ten minutes in Chris Dickson got himself one on one with the keeper and fired across into the far side. On the basis of the first half I thought it was going to be a big ask to hold on for 35 minutes but 5 minutes later and Worthing were caught in possession deep in their own half and Dickson got a near identical 2nd. Hornchurch had also subtly changed to stop the diagonal balls. Suddenly Worthing couldn't keep the ball or string two passes together and again lost the ball deep in their own half, a couple of square passes to Ronnie Winn who rounded the keeper and tapped home for 3-0. A minute later Dickson got his hat-trick with a close range shot high into the roof of the net. Another 10 minutes before Ronnie got his second. Charlie Stimson and Daniel Akindayini came on for the final 5+4 minutes and in the final minute another calamity for Worthing and with virtually his first touch Charlie Stimson neatly lobbed the keeper to open his account for the season. Off the field highlights were:- Chris Dickson applauding the linesman for flagging Ronnie offside to prevent him also getting a hat-trick and having to share the match ball Charlie Sidgwick, so drunk he could barely stand but a masterclass in taking down the sour grapes Worthing fans and also calling out Mikey Christou on his lack of flag tying skills. All in all a lovely day on the South coast although I'm not sure what was going on with the pitch, it smelt like being in a Kwik-Fit
  15. 1 point


    Hey Charlie, what's the score? I can't remember.
  16. 1 point
    Well no easy games in this division and Worthing is as hard as they come.Good test for us if we come away with something it shows what good mental strength we have be good to get out of the habit of going a goal down though,with a heavy heart we may get beat but hopefully come away with at least a draw, from my own point of view i like what I'm seeing at the moment,crowd 800 +
  17. 1 point

    Supporters Association News

    Kel - I have known you for a very long time, and I sincerely hope that you will reconsider your decision. You have done a lot of work for our club, and we do not want to lose your support. Please reconsider, and come on back. Tony
  18. 1 point
    might be worth seeing if we can get adverts in local newspapers to push the day to readers, and include additional fixtures and website on it to try and bring it into peoples minds. It might also be a good idea to see if we can get a few local business to perhaps donate items for a raffle so everyone that comes into the game gets a free entry or something.
  19. 1 point
    found this on the Back of the Net youtube channel it's worth watching the goals and listening to the interview afterwards
  20. 1 point
    😮 bet he’ll be ‘injured’ for both games
  21. 1 point
    2-1 Hornchurch More concerning is that Lewis Smith is back at East Thurrock... 😬
  22. 1 point
    kimbles left foot

    Non League Day - Ideas

    I read of a non League club offering discounted entry for people suffering with mental illness. This would obviously be hard to administer but little things like having a chat with someone at a match may really help people who otherwise might not leave their house or speak to people weeks on end. Football is great middle ground for people of all walks of life to see they have something in common.
  23. 1 point
    Dinamo Urchin

    Non League Day - Ideas

    Is it worth contacting Bowers and suggesting a joint social and local media blitz? Focus on the fact that its a derby on Non League Day, the number of players playing against their former team, sibling rivalry with the Clarkes etc. Get the Recorder and Essex Echo journos on board early to promote the match. Contact C2C, see if they will promote the game through their social media channels using timetable between Pitsea & Upminster as a basis. See if West Ham, in particular, will publicise the game given both clubs firmly in their catchment area. Ask both clubs sponsors to make a special effort to promote the game to their customers. All the above can link to the wider message about Non League Day & the prostate cancer support. Some good ideas onhttp://www.nonleagueday.co.uk/
  24. 1 point

    Lewes V Enfield Town

    McDonald, Muleba, Payne, Scott, Weatherstone, Wilson, Taafe, Youngs, Bricknell, Charles, Potton Subs Cathline, Rumens, Livings, Murray, Hatton
  25. 1 point
    people trying to make up songs came up with 2 new ones Saturday and was sung. Not easy to make up songs for a whole new team mind you. As for George , our record goal scorer , nice fella , and respected by many of us as always had time to speak with the fans. It’s not unusual for fans to sing Ex player names who have achieved things even happens in the premiership.
  26. 1 point
    Thats a bold statement. It's a strong team I'll give you that but even hx have had stronger in the past let alone other clubs in the last few years.
  27. 1 point
    Murders if we lose a game 😂
  28. 1 point
    Firstly congratulations on the win, think it was deserved on the second half performance. First half however we were lucky just to be 1-0 down. Our left hand side was getting torn apart and we gave several free kicks away there and ultimately the goal came from that side. Second half the gaps were plugged and we were much better and scored two good goals. Passing game in midfield was looking good. As for the support from the fans , we did what we always do - support the team for the whole game. I didn’t hear a single fan openly criticise any player on the pitch from where I was. Now after the game in the bar you will hear fans discuss the game in private conversations and there will always be different opinions (he should have played , we needed this formation etc.) but that’s what fans do.
  29. 1 point
    First half certainly seemed more disjointed than the games I saw in pre-season. I liked Ellis Brown at Thurrock and Waltham Abbey so it was bitter sweet to see him open the scoring for Merstham but he certainly took it well. Joe Wright's save just before half time was so important and kept Hornchurch in touching distance. 2nd half saw more accurate passing and better discipline in keeping possession and Spence and Christou were both composed taking their goals. A healthy number of off-target attempts and missed chances but I'm sure these will be converted into goals in the coming games.
  30. 1 point
    cup of tea

    Prediction League anyone?

    It was quite a struggle and it came down to the last game but I’m here to defend my wooden spoon this season 👍
  31. 1 point
    I would consider playoffs a very good result considering how difficult this league is becoming. Every season the quality gets better and it will be a constant battle to keep up with it. I am optimistic though and believe we can achieve this, bring on the new season!!!
  32. 1 point

    Charity Shield

    So is it another trophy for us by default if Tonbridge & Dorking both declined to play us ??????!!!!
  33. 1 point
    i thought this was an interesting ready... https://www.heraldry-wiki.com/heraldrywiki/index.php?title=Hornchurch
  34. 1 point
    I don't want to get too carried away but I reckon we could be up there if all goes well.
  35. 1 point
    We're going to win the league .... we're going to win the league ...... come on let's all be positive at the beginning of the season ..... COYU'S..... 🤩🤩🤩
  36. 1 point
    Another year on the Urchin roller coaster - looking forward to it Hopefully we will be challenging for a play-off place
  37. 1 point

    Time for the real stuff

    In defence (no pun intended) of Rumens, I think he's actually pretty solid defensively with players alongside him that can organise well, and nobody can fault his commitment. Hopefully Weatherstone and the new look midfield/back four will improve our defensive shape - In my view Rumems looked better in the first season when he had Purse alongside him than he did last year. That said, he's not the most comfortable defender on the ball that I've seen... but I guess the oppo can't score if the ball is in the stand 😉
  38. 1 point
    I would have thought he will have both eyes on events on the field at Pancake Lane where he is officiating
  39. 1 point

    Time for the real stuff

    Not on your own, Theodopolous - I've seen most of the friendlies and have seen nothing to get too excited about. Most of the results have been good but if we go into the season with this squad I think we'll struggle too. Nathan M and Weatherstone have been the stand out players for me so far, itself worrying as I don't think we're strong enough at the back for this league. Disappointing that very few players have actually played 90 mins - I know we need to look at players but a good pre-season for fitness can't be bought later in the season. I also find it odd that so many players are unavailable throughout pre-season - must be frustrating for the management - some question over commitment there for me. I know its the age we live in but fans seem more committed than the players! I see that Hampton, who beat us, lost their first game 4-1 yesterday and Royston, who also beat us, lost 3-1 to Bishops Stortford from our league in mid week. Best performances for me were the FC Utd of Manchester and Spurs U23 games but I'm not sure how strong either of those sides were - be very interesting to see how the latter do against Liverpool U23s in their first league game on Saturday. I go into the new season with more hope than expectation - but will get behind the team all the same. COYT.
  40. 1 point

    Time for the real stuff

    Nothing changes. Different opinions from the start. Here we go again.
  41. 1 point

    Time for the real stuff

    A lot of hard work has been put in throughout the summer to improve our facilities at the QE2 Stadium, and strengthen our first team playing squad for the challenges ahead. A number of players have left to join Hornchurch, attracted by the silly money on offer, but Andy and his management team have replaced them with some excellent signings, who have performed well in our pre-season friendlies. Think most people would agree that our standard of play against United FC of Manchester and Spurs U23s was excellent, and we thoroughly deserved our wins against two very good sides, in enjoyable, highly competitive matches.
  42. 1 point
    Many of us probably remember the reasons behind the 'Not the...' title. Fortunately that story (eventually) had a happier ending for those with a healthy dislike of Leyton FC (RIP) and it's former owner.
  43. 1 point
    the hare

    league preditions

    The target was achieved and part 2 is to try and do it again so don't write us of just yet .......Thou i take your point it should be harder this season. But look who got promoted this season from the premier after only 1 season Biggleswade FC
  44. 1 point

    Where are they now?

    And Mark Kirby and Karl Oliyde
  45. 1 point
    Father Jack

    Where are they now?

    Dernell Wynter to Chesham
  46. 1 point
    Fat Tom Daley


    Update to the schedule. Instead of Frentford away, we will now play Dagenham and Redbridge at home
  47. 1 point

    Squad Updates

    Mo has signed
  48. 1 point

    Friendly at Chalfont st Peter

    Won 4.
  49. 1 point
    the leatherhead lip

    undefeated Hares

    What a job Jason Shaw and his team are doing at Harefield Utd, With Sholing losing in the Wessex league yesterday the Hares are the only team unbeaten in steps 1_ 6.👏👍
  50. 1 point
    cup of tea


    Sorry, I refuse to accept that Canvey is the seaside - watching container ships go past on a freezing ground is not my idea of a holiday resort.

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