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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. 8 points
    Lets not forget the hard work carried out by Jordan and the rest of the guys that stood out in the pouring rain handing out leaflets to promote non-league day. There hard work and dedication paid off with over one hundred vouchers used on match day. Keep up the great work guys. even their hard work
  3. 7 points
    blackballed

    Seasons Greetings...

    To all Urchins everywhere wishing you a great Christmas and promotion in the New Year ....... COYU'S Dibs
  4. 7 points
    I've got say in all the years I've been watching us play today's result is up there with any I can remember as being so proud of the team for their performance today...
  5. 7 points
    Fat Tom Daley

    Message from Jim

    I would like to thank everyone that put nice messages on AFC Hornchurch’s twitter page and forum. It means so much to me, I was overwhelmed and humbled by them all. After making this heart wrenching decision, which I felt was best for the club, I thought it best to address you, the fans, who have supported me throughout my entire time in charge here at this great club. Not only have you supported me through the good times, you have backed me in the bad times aswell, which is a rare thing in today’s world. Whoever inherits the managers job, will inherit the best fans and people in football today. Hornchurch will always be in my heart, and I will remain an Urchin for the rest of my days. Last but not least, I’d like to thank Colin and the directors for giving me the opportunity all them years ago. My next big decision is east side or riverside? Come on you Urchins, Jim
  6. 6 points
    Dinamo Urchin

    Food Bank Donations

    With the move to Tier 2 restrictions here in Havering and the potential economic impact that this will bring as we approach winter, the Supporters Association has agreed that we will now collect foodbank donations at each home game, rather than on a monthly basis. Contributions can be left at the Track & Trace stations or Clubhouse entrance. The recent campaign by Marcus Rashford to provide free school meals for children in need during the school holidays and fans of Premier League clubs boycotting Pay Per View fees of £14.95 and instead donating their money to local charities and food banks, have shown how football can help those less fortunate in our society. I appreciate that many of us may also be struggling right now, but even the smallest of contributions can make a big difference, so please do all you can to support this when and if you are able.
  7. 6 points
    LukeXIX

    Recent behaviour

    After speaking with club officials this morning I think it’s only right the a few things are cleared up in relation to this. The club does not condone foul and abusive behaviour towards players, officials or staff and has reiterated this the last few years and with a number of posters around the ground highlighting this. The behaviour last night was not acceptable, we know who is responsible and the persons involved will be spoken too. I understand that people can get frustrated at games, myself included and some things are directed at players etc. Whilst this happens at all games across the country and is accepted there is a line which shouldn’t be crossed and we are finding on occasions this is being crossed. The use of certain words is just not acceptable. I am also aware of a certain accusation towards the same person last night. After speaking with a number of persons we have found no evidence of this incident occurring and therefore would like to squash the rumours around this. We have a number of new fans now attending games and do not wish for them to think all of this is acceptable and the ‘Hornchurch Way’. Therefore we as a club will do our upmost to bring this to a complete stop and that people can feel confident coming to games for them to enjoy. I can only apologise for last nights behaviour and promise you that words will be had and a repeat of this will not happen. Up the Urchins. Luke
  8. 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
  9. 6 points
    CMcBride

    Hx 2 Horsham 1

    It is something I've been aware of on the hill and I will be addressing it don't know about the East Side character, we have so many positives on and off the field which I promise won't be spoilt by a few
  10. 6 points
    We were absolutely immense last night! We played some really good football and i thought we created the lionshare of the chances with their keeper making a few cracking saves! I don't think many keepers would of saved Charlie's goal, what an absolute screamer! Sutton and Parcell seemed back on it and it was good to see George skinning full backs again! How on earth was that scramble at the end kept out!! Its a shame we couldn't play like that Saturday as we would of wiped the floor with Corinthians!
  11. 6 points
    Digits

    Worthing

    He aint that good at the moment 😂
  12. 6 points
    The well deserved plaudits for today's performance will surely flood in but a mention for the Urchins behind the goal who resisted the urge to taunt 'head fans with well loved classics such as "10 men, we only need 10 men" and "1-0 and you messed it up". Standing by the Home bench was also interesting as they became increasingly irate. The assistant manager putting his fist through the perspex when we equalised was unexpected and one of the other coaches complaining to the ref "He took 15 seconds from when you blew the whistle" also amused. But beyond that, oh my goodness, talk about knuckle down and give blood, sweat and tears to get a result. When George got the red card it was "gonna be difficult to get a point out of this", then at 1-0 down it was "hope this doesn't turn into a nightmare" then back to "a long time to hold on for a point" . Reflecting at half time though I thought Hx had created more chances, including hitting the post and stayed that way for the first 20 of the second half and justly rewarded with the lead. As legs got tired in the final ten+five it turned into "We don't deserve to lose these three points" but again the boys dug deep and managed the game through to the final whistle. Whisper it softly but time to stop looking over shoulders at the drop zone and time to look upwards at mid table. Next two games at the Bridge can get Hx up there.
  13. 6 points
    Well what can you say to that performance absolutely outstanding to go down to 10 men and then come back from 1-0 down to win 1-2 is outstanding the team worked so hard the midfield was brilliant spence with his goal Clark with his holding play but christou that boy never stops chasing balls and is a great asset to the team the defence were solid and Ron and Charlie were brilliant so a great performance roll on next week
  14. 5 points
    Urchins

    Recent behaviour

    Thanks Luke. If as much energy had gone into encouraging our own players as was directed at opposition players and the referee in the form of abuse, then we might have won last night. Abuse thrown at opposition players only makes them more determined in my opinion - I hope I'm not the only one who can see that. I'll shut up now.
  15. 5 points
    LukeXIX

    Sunday 30th Bank Holiday Fun!

    Dear All, Apologies for the confusion yesterday with this but I can now confirm this is going ahead!! This year unfortunately the annual cricket game cannot go ahead due to certain restrictions put on the cricket club by the ECB so instead we have something different planned..... Sunday 30th August at the football club the bar will be open and there will be a bbq on the go too! We will also have rounders set up on the pitch as well as access to a quick cricket set. This is a family event so bring your friends, bring your children, bring you family and let’s raise some funds for the football club as well as having a good time and a laugh! Any questions let me know, Luke.
  16. 5 points
    LukeXIX

    Wk 2 50/50 Tickets on Sale Now!

    Hi All, Our second 50/50 draw will be taking place on Saturday (16/5) at 3pm. Please note that cut off point for the draw is 2pm on the 16th unless all 500 tickets are sold before then. If so updates will be posted on social media, here and the website. Tickets cost £1 each or 6 for £5. How it Works? 1. Visit https://www.hornchurchfc.com/product-category/50-50-draw-tickets/ to buy your tickets. 2. Pay for your tickets using PayPal. 3. You will receive email confirmation that your purchase has been successful. 4. On Saturday we will display everyone's ticket numbers on our Twitter page and website. The draw will be made live on the Supporters Association twitter page at 3pm on Saturday using a random number generator. 5. If you win, you will be contacted by a member of the committee for your bank details so we can transfer you the winnings. *The Winnings - The winner will receive half of the total profits earned from the sales (i.e. Sales - Paypal Fees). This will be advertised prior to the draw. If you have any problems, please let me know by contacting Jordan on hfcsa@hornchurchfc.com or myself by phone on 07962802552 Good luck everyone Luke
  17. 5 points
    Urchins

    This week's archive game

    Tomorrow would have been the last game of the season so I have found something special to put a smile on your face which hopefully will last until we begin again, hopefully, in August. It's from about 11 years ago (!) and is a game that has become legendary - Weymouth v AFC Hornchurch in the 4th Qualifying Round of the FA Cup from October 2008. https://youtu.be/kvlLt27q9Fs Enjoy. As usual, any problems let me know. PS Next week would have been the play-off final. Whether we would have been involved in it or not we'll never know, but I'll try and dig something out for that weekend too. I have something in mind - I've just got to find it 🙂
  18. 5 points
    Fat Tom Daley

    Yesterday’s match

    https://www.hornchurchfc.com/2020/02/club-statement/ Club statement
  19. 5 points
    AnfieldTowner

    Margate V ETFC

    Wow, what a performance, where did that come from? Not many of us were expecting that, especially when we saw the team without the likes of Sam Hatton, Sam Youngs and Ken Charles (and Mario Noto also unavailable from the bench). What we saw was an assured professional outing, 3 good goals (touch of handball for the second?) and, most pleasingly, a clean sheet! Hard to believe that was, I think, our 9th clean sheet of the season but our first for over 2 months. All the boys put in a real shift on a cold night - stand out performers for me were Junior Mubayi (a really mature performance) and Nathan Livings, but I also heard others giving their personal MoM to Lyle Della-Verde and Ryan Blackman and there were others who had great games too. Crucially, everybody played their part and the management deserve their own congratulations after a lot of recent criticism. Andy Leese was very quick to point out this counts for nothing if we don't do it again against Hornchurch on Saturday (who, by the way, lost last night - we're now 1 point off the play-offs, so everything to play for!). One final point - a lot of us air our opinions on here, and are right to do so, but let's have a thought for the level of commitment put in by players, management team, directors, volunteers and supporters on behalf of our club. The team coach got back to the stadium at just before 1am last night and everybody then had their own onward journeys, with many needing to get up for work this morning. I've been able to enjoy Premier League football more than most this year but, not for the first time this season, last night left me proud to be an Enfield Town supporter. I only wish more people would join us to experience the highs (and lows) of non-league football.
  20. 5 points
    Jago

    Hx 2 Horsham 1

    Guys and gals - the tweets are the views of one or two individuals. Social media is not fact - and rarely does it reflect the opinions of the majority (just check any political nonsense on twitter for example). But it is a good place for people who struggle with normal face-to-face communication to voice their views or prejudices in a safe environment, especially after the event. So - I'd ignore and move on. Responding just legitimises the debate with people who have a lot of time on their hands to get in the last word - so probably will (generally 20-something media graduates and the like!). I suspect the majority of Horsham fans (and players) simply felt they'd had a hard day at the office but felt nothing threatening - certainly there were plenty in the bar chatting with the Urchin faithful after the game. BUT - and I have been meaning to post this for a while - I do think there are one or two individuals at The Bridge whose language and attitude is simply not acceptable. There is one bloke on the Eastside (been coming for a year or so I think), and another on The Hill who I witnessed for the first time yesterday whose constant (and vile) abuse of the officials and opposition players is simply unfunny and must put many people off. Both are in the 50+ age group. I actually left the Hill at half time because of the latter bloke. Note that none of this was specifically directed at Horsham fans (nor the lady physio for that matter) - but it's not a good advert for the club or for new visitors. I'm no snowflake. Passion is important and well placed insults and swearing are all part of the game, especially if done humorously. In fact a new fan mentioned to me that he'd heard banter on the Eastside that he'd not heard in years at West Ham and will be coming back for sure. But I do think we fans (especially the readership of the forum who tend to be relatively balanced) need to self-regulate some of these newcomers. This, I think, is much more worthy of debate than some random/lone Horsham fan's comments on twitter.
  21. 5 points
    Tough draw but got faith in Mark and the boys to be in the hat Monday
  22. 5 points
    Fat Tom Daley

    Sponsored Walk to Tonbridge

    I am pleased to announce following the walk at the weekend, we raised £2703 for Project Urchin! This now gets us over the £10,000 mark for the Project and is a fantastic achievement by everyone at the club. Thanks to everyone who supported us!
  23. 5 points
    Apologies for my language but f***ing get in there. That was up there with some of our best results following Hx. 10 men after 10 mins, 2 men available on the bench, 1-0 down and win 2-1. Outstanding boys!
  24. 5 points
    MikeMike

    What's happened?

    As a newcomer to the Urchin cause I have only ever seen Nathan Cooper on the opposing team but he always stood out with awesome performances. Glenn seems to have settled quickly though and his experience at higher levels will hopefully get the clean sheets coming in again. From my Thurrock days, it took a while for Jordan to find a settled position rather than filling in wherever necessary as a utility player but once he started sitting in front of the back 4 at the bottom of a diamond he found his home, from comments I have read many long-term Urchins seem to think the same way. I am also a long-time fan of Joe Christou and was very pleased to see him back in action - and again what I have read on Twitter, match reports etc. also identified him as making an immediate impact. Also, in the short time I've been following the team, I have never seen someone hit the post so many times as George Purcell - if either or both against Folkestone had gone in I'm certain we'd have won that game. George Saunders - how does he not get kicked ten yards into touch to slow him down after mugging off another full back? But, my goodness, when he is on it he is unplayable! To me, he sometimes seems to rush when he has more time to wait for a better situation to develop but so many assists already and can only get better with time. I could also wax lyrical about all the other regular starting XI (could also bitch but I tend to be glass half full) and it is frustrating that the results aren't matching up with the quality of the football. But, 3rd to 15th are covered by only 10 points so string a few results together, get on the bottom of that ladder and then suddenly another couple of results can jump you several places up the table.
  25. 4 points
    Little Titchmarsh

    HFCSA Covid Cover

    A big WELL DONE to all the HFCSA for their great work at yesterdays game, with the organising of all the cover needed to keep us Covid compliant. Great work all. The Burf
  26. 4 points
    CMcBride

    Penalty misery

    Fair assessment, best performance so far, I think ruff was spent but not sure about George, shame both penalty takers. The reason we played so well is simple, we worked our nuts off.
  27. 4 points
    Urchins

    Another game from the archives

    Hi all, Following on from last week, here's another game for you to enjoy over the weekend. And it's a thriller - AFC Hornchurch v Waltham Abbey from January 2018 A disclaimer:- It's a football match with a real football crowd and emotions are likely to run high. I haven't gone through it forensically so there is likely to be some 'adult' language (maybe even from me), so be aware. Any comments or requests please let me know Enjoy. https://youtu.be/h7DyZFN2gSs
  28. 4 points
    Urchins

    Missing your football ?

    Check your twitter feeds ! In an attempt to give you your football fix and to relieve some boredom I'll be publishing some AFC Hornchurch matches from my archive. I'd put the link here but it's not working for some reason. Any questions, comments or requests please let me know.
  29. 4 points
    AnfieldTowner

    5-1 win v Staines Town

    Good performance last night as a very strong Town side comprehensively outplayed Staines Town in our defence of the Velocity Trophy in front of an official attendance of 120. First half goals from Ken Charles, a Ryan Blackman hat-trick and Bobson Bawling saw us race into an unassailable lead. Whilst we 'lost' the 2nd half 1-0, that didn't tell the full story. Staines' young keeper pulled off a string of at least half a dozen good saves as we continued to pepper the Staines goal - though without Ryan who was withdrawn at half time far more of our shots were woefully high or wide. A good run-out for the boys nonetheless. Team was McDonald, Hatton, Weatherstone, Muleba, Payne, Livings, Blackman, Della-Verde, Bricknell, Charles, Bawling - subs (all used as this trophy allows 5) King, Mubayi, Ibe, Youngs and a welcome return from injury for Jack Hockney.
  30. 4 points
    CMcBride

    Friday night

    Just want to thank all the teams at Fridays quiz all the usual lot plus some newcomers great fun and night cheers Colin have a great Christmas
  31. 4 points
    MTHead were you actually at the game. Think it's fair to say our game plan went out the window after the early goal and then Billy's penalty miss could gave changed everything,Go in 1-2 at half time and who knows,and also remember missing key players of course didn't help But we lost to a better,fitter well organised team of full time players but take nothing away from our boys who didn't disgrace themselves and took us to the furthest we have been in the FA Trophy. Proud of you guys.⚽️⚽️
  32. 4 points
    Riverside Urchin

    First impressions

    Good 1st half with some good performances with some new players looking good. Can’t comment on the goalie as he wasn’t really tested. Saw Nathan warming up, but he didn’t play which was a shame - I hope he’s not injured. Good to see Ricky back again he will be a real asset. The key thing about the second half was Sonny’s performance which was more confident and assured, but we desperately need strikers. Two signings who between them can notch up the goals with young Stimson on the bench as a good sub when needed is my view. Looking forward to the season.
  33. 4 points
    urchinman1961

    First impressions

    I know you can't read to much into a pre season friendly but was good to see the give and go football several new players caught the eye in both halves I dare say there will be more coming and going of players before the season starts nice to see some ex Urchins in attendance
  34. 4 points
    A big thank you to all the HX guys that turned up to play and watch this annual event. It was indeed a great day. This year the result was in serious doubt right up to the last few overs, a great effort by the HX team. let’s hope we can carry on this great event next year.


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