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  1. What happened to this forum? Used to be a good read for Ashford news?
  2. Most managers hype it up. No manager will say to fans at a start of a season, that their team is likely to finish mid table. Even Slough's joint managers over egg what the team will do. If fans thought from the outset that their team was going to finish mid table, a lot of them wouldn't bother going to matches. I sympathise with the Enfield fans, if the football being played is awful, as I've been watching Slough for over 30 years and we've had some shocking managers in the past. Ironically,one of our more successful seasons,when we were in the Conference,we had to endure the long ball ga
  3. AnfieldTowner, thanks for your response. The difference between Slough and Enfield in terms of league position,is that Slough are in their first season in the Conference South. Most of the Slough fans just wanted to avoid relegation this season but our managers and squad have been excellent and we have matched most of the teams in this league. Two weeks ago,we beat 2nd placed Woking at their place and even against leaders Torquay away from home,we got to half time unscathed 0-0 but then had a man sent off and lost 4-0. Torquay are a full time side and the best team in our division,so it was no
  4. Just an observation from an outsider, I thought Andy Leese would do well for Enfield when he became your manager,as his Chesham team was a successful one over the years and he appeared to be good at spotting talent and he did built a very good side there. At that time he had Jon Meakes working as a coach with him. By what I've read on your forum, most of the Enfield fans view the football being played as poor and Enfield just don't seem to be consistent enough to challenge for the play off's. Do you think all the blame should be laid at Andy Leese's door, as he now has younger rookie coac
  5. Apologies, it appears Dean Brennan, ex Hemel Hempstead and Billericay boss has today been appointed new manager at Kingstonian.
  6. Apparently your ex manager Bradley Quinton is lined up to be the new Kingstonian manager, after Leigh Dynan was sacked after their drubbing today.
  7. Thanks for your posts, Swifty. I like to keep an eye on how Ashford are doing. The non-league paper never tells you much. I'm also having trouble with all these new divisions, as it's got confusing as to who's in what division, since the changes. Anyway,good to see that a couple of old stalwarts ie Mark Bitmead and Scott Weight are still doing well for your team. Good luck for the season.
  8. Looks like two of your players have signed for Met Police, that of Jack Beadle and Alex Fisher.
  9. It's funny you mention Brad Wadkins and Ryan Blake. When they were both playing for Chesham under Andy Leese, they were both recognised as quality players, and were very much sought after by other clubs. The trouble is, players get injuries and get older and lose their edge, and time catches up with them. I was hoping for big things from Brad for Slough this season. He started the season well but seemed to lose focus and enthusiasm, with what our managers wanted him to do. He has been carrying an injury but I wonder if he's got a mental issue about it, thus affecting his game and holdin
  10. Stopped the rot. Can you make it back to back wins?
  11. I read the Enfield forum regularly but am not an Enfield fan [ I'm a Slough fan actually] but what amazes me currently, is how fixated some of your fans have become with their negative views about Andy Leese and your team. To me many are missing the point by wanting short term success but are not looking at the bigger picture. I think many of you have been spoilt by Bradley Quinton's successful stint in the job, that it has clouded your judgement, with many expecting success to come overnight, for what is a difficult rebuilding job. Having watched Andy Leese's teams both at Chesham an
  12. Read this thread and am amazed how quickly some Enfield supporters are jumping on Andy Leese's back,when your team are not even halfway through the season yet. Seems quite mad,whatever results have been. These fans are totally unrealistic and seem to think the manager has a magic wand. I think you should be focussing on the long term and looking for Andy Leese to build a successful team over a few seasons,which he will do if given the chance. Building a consistent team takes time. Any team can be a flash in the pan one season wonder but building something special is a lot harder. I d
  13. I'm a Slough Town fc fan and I was glad to see the back of Andy Leese in his managers job at Chesham fc because he was excellent for them and we hardly ever got a look in when we played our local rivals. I think Enfield fc, with their non league pedigree, have made a first class appointment, and to get Darren Purse also is a win-win for your club. I'm just glad you're in the Ryman Premier and not the Southern Premier ! ha ha !
  14. Windsor's formation is baffling as your suggested system has 11 outfield players in it ! ha ha !
  15. Think you have both got muddled up. Kyle Anthony joined Slough last season from Hemel Hempstead, along with Jake Parsons,Ryan O'Toole and Joe Chandiram,all of whom had played for Windsor. Steve Bateman,our then manager snapped all four up.which most of the Slough faithful felt was right at the time. They all promptly left when Steve Bateman was removed from his position. Kyle Jeffery started out with Slough. Came through from under 18's/reserves,which had been managed by Tony Thompson. Kyle Jeffery played a couple of full matches for Slough's first team and a few sub appearances und
  16. Hi Rother,can't quote about how Windsor are playing,as obviously watch other local rival but totally agree with your sentiments. Fans pay to watch,so should be allowed an opinion on what they see. I go to be entertained and to watch exciting free flowing passing football.Often I come away from matches, thinking that the match I just witnessed was as entertaining,as watching paint dry!!!
  17. Just wondering,slightly off topic I know! how Kyle Jeffery is playing for you. I thought Slough let him go too soon.Had the makings of a good player. Not sure why it didn't work out for him at Chalfont St Peter.
  18. Rother,we have the same problem on the Slough forum! People seem to think when someone puts up their honest view of how their team performed,as though it was some terrible slight against the team/management/club. As I try to point out on our forum,if we all agreed with everything,there would be no forum !!! Forums are about debate. From this outsider,I can see value from all that has been written about on this thread.Windsor are trying to do the honourable approach by keeping costs to a minimum and the players,you have got,currently, are to be admired. The problem will undou
  19. A 3-5-2 of Hart Dawson Jones Lescott Walker Gerrard Parker Wiltshire Cole Defoe Rooney Subs: Foster,Cahill,Richards,Lennon,Cattermole,A.Johnson,Oxlade-Chamberlain.
  20. Rother said ' A good game between two good sides - a fine advertisement for the CCL'. Well, Windsor fans, I have to strongly disagree with Rother.I thought Egham were crap and for a third placed team offered very little and were bereft of any attacking ideas.As a neutral, I was disappointed about the game as a whole really.I expected a much more cut and thrust game given that it was 2nd place against 3rd place. Knowing of, most of the Windsor players and being a big admirer of Keith Scott as a manager and his non-league achievements, I was looking forward to seeing how the Windsor team wou
  21. From a Slough Town supporter to all Windsor FC fans,I'm truly sorry to see your club fold,as many of the genuine non-league fans are. I enjoyed our ground share period and always thought that a possible merger between the two clubs could have enhanced both teams as Dagenham and Redbridge and to a lesser extent,Hayes and Yeading have proved. I know this idea is deeply unpopular with some supporters but the pulling of resources could have benefited us both,if people weren't so prejudiced and blinkered. However,this wasn't to be but as our club[slough Town] has proven,sometimes starting afresh
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