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  1. Listened to this weeks non league show and hadn’t realised that Tomlin the Winslow manager had left. Whats the full story there? Judging from the interview it sounded like he was too disorganised despite getting good results!
  2. Went to the Eynesbury vs Leighton game on Saturday and addressing the most important point first, what a game! Leighton looked dead and buried with 15 minutes remaining. However 2 substitutes changed the game. Ex QPR player Ben Pattie and Ashton Campbell combined well for 2 of the 3 goals in the comeback. It has surprised me that Campbell hasn’t got more minutes for Leighton this season. Eynesbury have a very powerful and effective front 3 of Gentle, Brown and Calcutt who will cause a lot of teams problems. For the majority of the game the atmosphere was brilliant. Leighton had publicised this game well but a side effect seems to have been that a horde of 16-18 year olds turned up wanting to be ‘ultra’ type fans. Nothing wrong with this per se but they turned idiotic. I think something was thrown at a player in the game although I think he may have feigned it hitting him. At the end of the game an unsurprising pitch invasion happened. The youths choose to run towards the Eynesbury fans and started goading them. On this provocation a lot of beer and punches were thrown, predominantly from the Eynesbury fans. Nobody came out of the situation well, especially the Eynesbury player Jordan Brown who ran from the changing rooms to throw some punches. The lesson is that if Leighton decide to take these types of fans again (which I hope they don’t) that they provide stewards to control them
  3. Their manager resigned today and justified the walk out on a lack of training facilities. Apparently they hadn’t trained for 3 weeks. Whatever is going on at the club, to walk out at half time is inexcusable, it smacks of a lack of character and pride. You would imagine Abingdon are in danger of folding now
  4. It was a decent away following, think the total attendance was 230ish and I’d say at least half of those were away fans. Not sure if that counts as massive! It’s a good set up down at Creasey Park and I know they are off the back of 2 successive relegations. I’d assume that’s related to some funding issues?
  5. Went to Dunstable today to see Leighton emerge victorious 3-0. An entertaining game and a competitive local derby played in the right spirit. Leighton looked to have slightly more quality especially going forward. The goalkeepers made a big difference today. The Dunstable gk made a howler which gifted the opening goal to Leighton , whilst at 1-0 Brad Kirkwood in the Leighton goal pulled off a super penalty save. Another point of note was an announcement at the ground that insulting /abusive language has been heard and spectators might be ejected. It wasn’t made clear what the nature of these comments were but got the impression it was ‘just’ bad language. It will be quite difficult to cut this out of football games and from my position the worst language I heard was used by the Dunstable players!
  6. It is a bit of a shame that the two sides from the Spartan drew each other. But it should be a great tie and might mean a bumper attendance. The atmosphere and turn out on Saturday at Bell Close was amazing. Eastbourne look to be a good side so it was no mean feat knocking them out. The next round will be a very tough tie to call. In a recent league game a 2-2 draw ended up being the final result after Leighton were leading 2-0
  7. The Fort William documentary is brilliant, some of the travelling those players do is unreal. Especially when they get walloped The Ollie Bayliss show is also a good listen On another note, I hope people have seen the Twitter video of Danny Webb’s free kick against Tring at the weekend. It has gone “viral” with 168k views and counting. Only partially due to the on screen finger pointing out the top corner it is due to hit!
  8. Colney Heath still looking like favourites but with 9 games for them in November consistency may be a challenge. Looking at their upcoming league fixtures they are all very winnable. Will be interesting to see what position they are in when they go to Newport on 10th December. Keeping Jon Clements fit will be key. I played against him in a Sunday league game recently and he seems to be able to find the bottom corner from anywhere in the box
  9. Leighton are on fire at the moment, the run of home games is helping. Danny Webb is a class above and surprised he isn’t playing at a higher level. He has 16 goals from 24 games and plays as a winger. He’s that quick he runs on to his own flick ons! Interesting interview with Joe Sweeney on the BBC 3 counties non league podcast. He sounds frustrated about the start to the league season and effectively targeting cups now
  10. Pretty much the same squad of players. It’s certainly helped playing some of the strugglers in the league. From what I can gather London Colney are going through a bit of a tough time, possibly some financial benefactors pulling out and being forced to play inexperienced players. At the top of the table it’s already starting to look like Colney Heath may end up champions
  11. Leighton Town finally piecing some wins together and I expect them to climb the table now. They have a handful of home games coming up that are all very winnable. North Greenford have been struggling at this level for a few seasons and you’d think this year they will go down. I’d expect Baldock Town to improve at some point as well Any reason why Lojboit left Newport? He has scored some great goals this season
  12. Surprised to see my team Leighton languishing 2nd bottom without a win. They have another tough looking fixture away at Biggleswade tonight. The squad looks competitive and has some proven talent. Some of the cup results show they are capable as well. The problem is that any league title challenge is now effectively over in early October. Managers do not tend to be given much time at a Bell Close so a few more mad results and I can see Joe Sweeney leaving
  13. Seems a great appointment considering he recently won the league with London Colney. Did he end up leaving after Colney following their refusal to take promotion? And has he managed since?
  14. The Leighton Town manager Danny Nicholls resigned after the latest loss above. Not surprising given the start to the season and standard of football played. It seems virtually all of the successful FA Vase squad has left from last season. I expected Nicholls to complement the squad with his own contacts from his varied career but this hasn’t transpired. His experience suggested a good team would be built. Interested to know who may know be in the frame for the job?
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