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View from the Boundary

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  1. Why no Godalming Town? My hometown club, sadly the dream of playing Oxhey Jets is over for another year as the Gees exited the Vase today.
  2. Wow. 1 up and missed a penalty (high n wide) before the break. We think the FA needs to look into making games no more than 45 minutes duration, because any more and this sort of thing happens to us, with a monotonous regularity. Honestly, we've just shipped 6 at home and it just feels routine. That can't be right, can it? Naturally both our old boys came back to haunt us, I was convinced Jake Tabor got a nap hand but my Harps insider said otherwise, I'll have to relive the horror on JetsTV. Not been my week, my NFL team snatched defeat from the jaws of victory Sunday, up by 3 TDs in the 4th and managing a feat no one has managed in 12 years (like being 3 up in a penalty shootout and still losing). And on Saturday we put in our best performance of 2022 at fellow Spartans old boys Flackwell Heath, 1 up with a skeleton squad, lost a player to injury then another to a red card and sure enough lost in added time. Lose on Saturday to Penn & Tylers and we can concentrate on the league, where we sit bottom
  3. Cockfosters won 7-1 at Jets tonight, and could have scored double that very easily. Our goal virtually the last kick of the match. The visitors had some good players on show. Lots of soul searching going on with us.
  4. At this point it's hard to be optimistic, we've just been wasted 7-1 at home in a friendly with Cockfosters, neither of those were playing (Killa Wat wasn't at Lions either), confidence is shattered and natives are restless. Now I see both those previously below us won so we are bottom.
  5. I think he means the rules are a bit complex and randomly applied, e.g. RR's position last year. On footballing grounds they should have gone up, on grading grounds they should have gone down. A compromise saw them retain their place, controversially. Its a bit of a minefield. Unlike their pitch, which is a cow field.
  6. Why was the Welly Amersham game abandoned, guessing a bad injury but does anyone know?
  7. First of all what a great club, lovely people, generous hospitality and absolutely incredible facilities, which we will be lucky enough to use again in the league cup. And the pitch, wow, not seen a game on a carpet like that for a while, not since our win at Preston Park at Easter. Which brings me to a worrying stat. Today's result means we have only won that 1 game out of our last 15 league outings. It's shocking but also not representative of where we are as a club, we have a strong basis with some good players, and showed that in a very competitive first half in which we missed at least 3 fantastic chances, so instead of going in 2 down we should have been going in level at worst. After our best 45 of the fledgling season though we were undone by an early third for the hosts and heads dropped, a missed penalty not helping matters but to their credit Jets kept fashioning chances until the last, by which time our goal had been breached a couple more times. We'll play worse than we did today and win, our left winger was magnificent and had the right back on toast all afternoon. Lions played an expansive game which was easy on the eye and will be there or thereabouts come April. Despite 1 point from 9 (and we're lucky to have that, truth be told) I'm not too disheartened as I can see better days ahead for the nucleus of this side.
  8. I've had to eat humble pie on the Twitter over AVDs win, thought they'd be wrecked by a step 4 side that finished 4th last season so that's a terrific win for them.
  9. Cuckoo clubs shouldn't be allowed promotion, a view shared with me by Wembley FC supremo Brian Gumm this week. They are cheating a proper club out of a place in step 4, not having the overheads and being therefore able to splash the cash to attract mercenaries.
  10. As we're doing reports, update on Jets first 2 games. Honours even at Spelthorne Sports in the most open ground I've seen in a long time, not a spot of shade anywhere with the mercury topping 36. The hosts may feel aggrieved at our injury time equaliser, not least as it was from a foul on the keeper, but on the balance of play it was about right. Three days later and the heatwave broke over the Boundary, with heavy rain for much of the game. Not exactly raining goals but there were 6, 4 of them to Basher's boys, and they let us off lightly to be honest. Between the games we secured the signings of prolific striker Billy Healey and no nonsense defender Kyle Watson, both formerly of Hanwell Town. Both debuted, Healey clearly not fit but showed promising signs and managed to get on the scoresheet by heading a nice ball from Watson to the back post. Killer Wat was lucky to last the 90 and on this showing will spend more time suspended than he will playing. Both though will add some much needed experience to this young group of players. The early pacesetters await tomorrow with a trip to Rowley Lane and a reunion with Ben Barnett, on loan to us from Cheshunt last year. Lions have scored 9 in 2, and young Ben will want to get one over on a manager who didn't play him much. Can't wait 😮
  11. Wow, still playing at 50. Seen a lot of Pacman, he knows all the tricks the wily old sod, love watching him. Look forward to seeing Mr Hayles again when our paths cross, if the league ever deigns to tell us when that might be...
  12. Watching Jets future and present, not the mercenaries of the past. I'm reliably informed upwards of £2k a week is being spent on this step 6 side. I think someone used to cheat at solitaire too...
  13. ...what happened to this forum? Because it's had more posts than any of the others historically, yet literally no one posts here anymore. I know the league has been restructured and teams have come and gone, but at one time it must have been the place for sharing reports, banter, gossip, speculation, all the stuff I want from a forum. Where has everyone gone? I found one thread on NLM but no posts added since 21 July.
  14. Excuse our cynicism but we've seen all this before, many times. It has been done, non league to league, but often going back in the other direction as fast as they ascended. And cryptocurrency is so obviously going to fail hard, it's a Ponzi scheme for the 21st century. Pete's going to be skint before the season ends, it's obvious. Got to be sustainable in this game to last, and that's easier said than done.
  15. It just gets worse, what a farce and the season hasn't even started yet (perhaps it never will, with nothing scheduled and no word from their ivory tower)
  16. Goal machine Lewis Putman joins up with God knows how many ex Jets teammates (most of Jets first teamers from a year ago for sure). Real Bedford and the rest will be fighting for second if they stay together for the season.
  17. Sunday leagues are run better than this! By volunteers also, so don't be giving me that old pony. How come other step 5 leagues have been able to publish their fixtures, and don't hide behind ground shares because those leagues have them too. Look above, the fixture Secretary of the Spartans laughed at your earlier comment saying the CCL fixtures wouldn't be out until 31 July, and I can understand why, because that's laughable. Never mind complaining to the league, I shall be on to the FA. Clowns.
  18. This is a joke, right? Aren't there games 3 days later, you know, so that maybe some CCL teams stand some sort of chance in the FA Cup on 6th? If this is true it's a bloody shambles, actually no it's an absolute disgrace.
  19. <<<Doesn't do PSF as a rule, don't go to training either (and it shows Might make an exception for the visit of Dorking though. Missing the SSML already, that other forum is dead and still no fixtures, not even opening day. Amateurs.
  20. Seriously, 11 new threads this calendar year? Had that many a week in the Spartans (admittedly most of them started by @Rhodes, but still). Any chance of having sight of some fixtures? I wasn't too thrilled about joining the CCL in the first place, and I'm growing more disillusioned by the day. Everyone else seems to have had theirs.
  21. Getting the old band back together, Brennan and Speer signed already, wonder who's next, Reece Cameron or Danny May?
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