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    Rhys reacted to LukeXIX in Bar Open Before and After BOWERS (A) Saturday   
    Dear All,
    I can confirm that the Hornchurch clubhouse and bar will be open from 1145-1400 on Saturday before we travel to Bowers and Pitsea (A)
    The clubhouse and bar will also be open after the game from around 17:20ish once we return from Bowers. We will be showing the Liverpool v West Ham game which kicks off at 17:30. 
    Usual COVID rules apply with track and trace on entry, table service only and all the other rules which you should all know by now. 
    See you all Saturday! Luke
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    Rhys reacted to Dinamo Urchin in 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.
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    Rhys reacted to Mick the bat in Yesterday's game   
    On behalf of the salads, Well done all who helped out at the club yesterday, sorry we were a pain yesterday, (we started early )We will be on our best behaviour next home game .
    The salad Dodgers 
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    Rhys reacted to Fat Tom Daley in MULDOON, NASH AND GIBBS SIGN   
    Hornchurch FC are delighted to announce a trio of quality signings as we continue to strengthen our squad.
    First up is Ollie Muldoon, an exciting central midfielder who we sign from Conference South side Chelmsford City FC. Ollie is a Charlton Athletic youth graduate who had spells on loan at Gillingham and then at Dagenham & Redbridge where he played 19 games. Ollie joined up with Gillingham again in 2016 before moving to Maidstone United where he made 42 appearances in the National League. Ollie joined Chelmsford City last season and we are delighted to have secured the signature of such a high quality player, having spent his entire career at the level we want to be playing at. Ollie is available to go straight into the squad for the Horsham game on Saturday.
    Next up, we are delighted to announce the signing of Liam Nash, a highly prolific striker who rose to prominence at Maldon & Tiptree, where he scored an incredible 36 goals in 47 appearances. This caught the eye of many bigger clubs and Liam turned professional in 2017. He joined Gillingham FC where he made 15 appearances. Liam spent some time in Ireland at Cork City before returning to England. He spent time at National League sides Hemel Hempstead, Dartford and Concord Rangers where he continued his impressive goal scoring record. This season had seen Liam make a move overseas to the sunny climes of Gibraltar where he was signed for pro club FC Boca Gibraltar. He made an impressive start to pre season, scoring 10 goals in 4 games. Liam decided he wanted to return to the UK and despite interest from a number of clubs in higher leagues, we are delighted to have secured his signature and he can’t wait to get going. Unfortunately he will have to wait as we are still navigating the international clearance process with both the English and Gibraltan FA’s and at the time of this announcement we do not have international clearance for Liam to play yet.
    Last, but by no means least, we are delighted to announce the signing of Harry Gibbs from Aveley FC. Harry is a fine specimen of a defender playing at centre back who can also play at right back. Harry is a defender who likes to score goals and many of you will remember him taking an absolute liberty against us in the FA Trophy last season where he scored the winner to send Aveley into the last 16 at our expense.
    Mark Stimson has clearly forgiven Harry though and we are delighted to bring him to Hornchurch.
    Hornchurch Chairman Alex Sharp commented: “these are the type of signings that excite the fans, in uncertain times, Hornchurch continue to demonstrate our ambition to progress as a club. Mark Stimson is building something very special here and we are delighted to be supporting this as we see the club go from strength to strength”
    Please join us in welcoming Ollie, Nashie and Gibbo to the club.
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    Rhys reacted to Little Titchmarsh in 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 
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    Rhys reacted to Dinamo Urchin in Food Bank Donations   
    Thanks to Rhys for pointing out the schoolboy error.  If we are playing a Kent side on a Tuesday night then, of course, we are away.
    First league home game in November is on 14th November 2020 against Leatherhead.
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    Rhys reacted to Dinamo Urchin in Food Bank Donations   
    A reminder that the Supporters Association will now be accepting donations on the first home game of the month, starting with the visit of Wingate & Finchley on 6th October 2020.  We ask for your help and encourage you to bring in food donations from the list below, which can be left at the Supporters Stall.  

    Thank you again for all your generosity in the past and we look forward to helping as many of those less fortunate than ourselves in our local community in the future.

    UHT milk                     Sugar

    Fruit juice                    Pasta sauces

    Soup                            Sponge pudding (tinned)

    Tomatoes (tinned)       Cereal

    Tea bags/coffee          Rice pudding

    Instant mash               Rice/pasta

    Tinned meat/fish         Jam

    Tinned fruit                  Biscuits or snack bars

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    Rhys reacted to LukeXIX in 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.
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    Rhys reacted to SidtheChin97 in New Flag has arrived   
    Afternoon Ladies and Gents,
    For anyone who wanted to chip in the flag has arrived.
    It is an absolute beauty and I for one am glad I lost the old one!

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    Rhys reacted to CMcBride in 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 
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    Rhys reacted to MikeMike in League Looking to Terminate Season   
    I think the only sensible option is to resolve the rest of the fixtures by rock, paper, scissors.
    Each player faces their opposing player on the teamsheet.
    Each win counts as a goal.
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    Rhys reacted to cup of tea in Hornchurch 2-1 Haringey Borough   
    Good win - For me, the only disappointment was not winning by more to be honest. Agree with MikeMike, Ellis Brown has a good debut for us. Really good win and it’s also closed up a bit at the top there as well. Well done to the ref for booking their No 5 early on , glad that sort of decision is being made. Haringey have got some pace up front especially  their no 9 but Nathan Cooper in particular was up to the task today. Well taken goal from them though. Away support best I’ve seen at the Bridge this season , not quite as good as us away though! Weather was just weird , isn’t there a song 4 seasons in one day? Very useful win , well done Hornchurch 
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    Rhys reacted to MikeMike in Hornchurch 2-1 Haringey Borough   
    Phew. A bit of a struggle getting that result over the line.
    Never really looked troubled but as the chances kept going begging it was starting to feel a bit like Cray Wanderers away. 
    Two very good goals from Chris Dickson and what a sublime defence splitting pass from George Saunders for the second. 
    Good debut from Ellis Brown. Seen him at 2 of Mark's former clubs as a winger but seemed comfortable at right back and very willing to get forward and into the opposition box.
    The 4-3-3 formation worked well again today as well although Joe and Jordan were often so high up the pitch that it seemed like 4-1-5
    Another decent crowd and a set of away fans as noisy as our own. 
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    Rhys reacted to cup of tea in Bishops Stortford 0 Hornchurch 2   
    Great win today - Jordan Clark was immense - how much of the pitch did he cover? Well deserved win , particularly for the second half performance. Going to give a shout out to my fellow supporters who were brilliant and kept supporting the team throughout the match . Well done Hornchurch 
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    Rhys reacted to MikeMike in Bishops Stortford 0 Hornchurch 2   
    Back to winning ways again thank goodness. Huffed and puffed a bit 1st half playing into the gale and needed a goal line clearance before a touch of class from Chris Dickson to take the lead.
    Much more dominant in 2nd half and probably should have scored more. What a free-kick from Joe Christou, keeper did well to get a finger to it and nice it was Matt Johnson reacting quickest. Still had Joe Wright to thank for some important saves to keep the clean sheet. 
    I think everyone was hoping Jamie Cureton would get one and it wasn't lack of trying, keeper's fingers are still stinging I expect. 
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    Rhys reacted to MikeMike in Yesterday’s match   
    This is the cleft-edged double sword of Damacles.
    If it had been racist and Potters Bar did nothing they'd have been crucified.
    On the other hand, for something this serious don't put it over the tannoy unless you're 100% certain.
    I don't stand behind the goal but I do chat with those who do. I reckon if someone had made that kind of comment then the 40+ travelling Urchins would have been all over them.
    And I read it was a player's parent. Every game I speak with several player's parents and they all seem level headed (except for Mikey who is a 'chin and hates Aveley) and all of them seem engaged with the entire holistic environment of Hornchurch FC. I can't see any of them making such a statement without 100% certainty and a whole heap of other people hearing the same thing.

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    Rhys reacted to CMcBride in Yesterday’s match   
    I was disappointed with Potters bar's reaction to what a players dad thought he heard we have a great away support which is very vocal, banter and abuse can be a fine line but racist comments don't play a part. Yesterday I heard what was said and it wasn't racist albeit it is not banter either in my opinion, see you Wednesday. Shame we are not talking about Jamie's goal 
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    Rhys reacted to Fat Tom Daley in Bostik Premier Away Days...........   
    Potters Bar Town
    09.40 - Meet for Breakfast in Upminster Cafe
    10.20 - Meet at Upminster
    10.34 - Upminster to Liverpool St
    11.06 - Arrive at Liverpool Street and walk to Moorgate
    11.28 - Moorgate to Potters Bar
    12.05 - Arrive in Potters Bar
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    Rhys reacted to LukeXIX in Predictions Potters Bar v Hx Prem Sat 8th Feb   
    I’m feeling a 2-0 win with the GSS being drunk and out singing the home fans as per usual.......!!
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    Rhys reacted to Fat Tom Daley in Buildbase 100k   
    The Hornchurch FC Supporters' Association have entered the Buildbase 100k competition once again for a chance to win £25k of building supplies which will be used on our upcoming Academy classroom project. 
    https://landing.buildbase.co.uk/pitch-in-your-support/?f24_pid=a1bc76ca-f7b1-4bc2-a79d-a7ab4c502a70&utm_campaign=FA Application 1&utm_source=force24&utm_medium=email&utm_content=textlink
    Please get your family and friends to vote in the link above.
    The final six will be shortlisted and will have to present their ideas to a committee at Wembley. 
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    Rhys reacted to 1961 COYS in Predictions Bowers & Pitsea v Hx Prem Sat 25th Jan   
    4-1 chins att 222
    11 pints of fosters
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    Rhys reacted to SidtheChin97 in Predictions Bowers & Pitsea v Hx Prem Sat 25th Jan   
    1-0 win and 10 pints of Guinness. Up the Chins
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    Rhys reacted to CMcBride in Masters of our own downfall   
    Good post dynamo Trust me all the players were disappointed  we all react differently I thought the whole game was flat on and off the field especially with the size of the crowd no time to fell sorry for ourselves we go again Wednesday 
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    Rhys reacted to Dinamo Urchin in Masters of our own downfall   
    It didn't feel right from the off, with miss placed passes all over the shop and no real threat. Their forward line did look dangerous though and despite it never being a penalty, it wasn't a surprise that they took the lead. Having equalised just before the break I thought at half time we would go on and win - not to be.
    I know people were angry and frustrated at the end.  This was a great opportunity to reach the last 16. It's worth reflecting though that not so long ago many on here, myself included, were decrying the break up of the Division 1 North Championship team and the influx of ex Thurrock players.  Now we are upset whilst sat in the Premiership play-offs, with games in hand to go top and having reached the Trophy last 32. We've come a long way and one crap game shouldn't undo that. Lots to play for this season still, so onwards and upwards again.
    By the way, anyone know how the Romford Rockets, Wizards, Wa****s got on?
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    Rhys reacted to cup of tea in Masters of our own downfall   
    Can’t help but agree with all of the above . The setup of the team didn’t seem quite right. Also seemed a flat performance, someone said to me it was reminiscent of the Potters Bar game. Well done to Aveley , good hard working performance from them but this was clearly a missed opportunity for us. At least we can start clearing off those games in hand now.
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