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Richard Katemon

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  1. Despite the DCMS announcement clubs will still have to introduce measures to ensure a relatively safe Covid19 secure environment. This could mean access to some parts of the ground are limited to ensure social distancing , introduction of one way systems , cashless pay , and restricted attendances. And unlike Government announcements these things don’t happen overnight.
  2. When you see the situation developing in Rugby League you have to question if it’s appropriate to restart football at our level Complying with the guidance is going to be very challenging with the burden falling on unpaid volunteers. Maybe it would be better to skip a season and restart in August 2021. Discuss. https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.bbc.com/sport/amp/rugby-league/53746240
  3. Despite these announcements I can’t see how football can take place at non league level while there is a need to social distance , where players have work commitments away from football and when it’s necessary to self isolate for 14 days if you come into contact with someone who tests positive. If a player plays on Saturday tests positive on Monday everyone who played in that game or was involved needs to self isolate for two weeks. Therefore can’t play again for two weeks but more significantly may not be able to work for two weeks.
  4. I like the look of the new official club website. More user friendly , easier to navigate with relevant and informative content.
  5. I’m beginning to think that if social distancing needs to remain in place until an effective vaccine is available it maybe 2021 before football returns at our level.
  6. If it proves necessary to keep some form of social distancing until an effective vaccine is available I’m beginning to think football at non league level may not return until 2021.
  7. 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.
  8. https://www.enfieldtownfootballclub.co.uk/news/an-update-from-the-chairman-2523990.html
  9. Worth considering that some players or club staff may need to self isolate over the next few days or weeks.
  10. I think this is the latest information https://www.enfieldtownfootballclub.co.uk/news/enfield-town-fc-statement-coronavirus-2519899.html
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Dominated the opening 20 minutes and were well worth our two goal lead. We then came under a fair bit of pressure. Nathan made two or three very good stops and we were forced to defend in numbers at times. Merstham deserved their goal. However we controlled the second half and our third early in the second half took the wind out of the oppositions sales. A good performance and a good result which keeps us nicely in contention. I understand Shaun - who was watching from the sidelines hopes to be fit for next Saturday.
  14. Enjoyed yesterday’s game. Thought we were good value for the win. The players we have added recently have strengthened the team and having Lewis available again is like having another new signing. Agreed with the Mom decision- Scott Thomas -he’s often overlooked but makes a great contribution. Let’s see where we are at the end of the month.
  15. Leicester 2 Chelsea 0 Carshalton 1 Worthing 1 Cray 2 Horsham 1 East Thurrock 1Folkestone 1 Hornchurch 1 Enfield 2 Att 356
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