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  1. Hi everyone, hope you are having a good weekend. I am sure all Towners are looking forward to our forthcoming FA Trophy match at the QE2 Stadium on Wednesday evening (KO 7.45pm). This is an all ticket match and tickets can now be purchased online via the ETFC official website. There is plenty of interest in this match, which is likely to be another very close, exciting contest. As we saw last season, the Jammer's are a very good side, and they ran us close in our 4-3 win. We will need another top draw, high octane performance over ninety minutes, to repeat that win.. Evening cup matc
  2. Very sad news. Everyone who supported Enfield during the Southbury Road days, will remember Roger Day with great affection. He was a wonderful player and truly one of the greatest players to ever represent the E's. Roger made 449 appearances for the club during his playing period of 1963/64 - 1976/77 and scored 123 goals during a time of great success for the club. Only eleven players actually scored more than 100 goals for Enfield, during their time with the club, and Roger's contribution proudly sits 8th in the table of our finest goal-scorers, headed by the late, great Tommy Lawrence on 196
  3. UPDATE DATE CHANGE In these times of great uncertainty, nothing can be taken for granted, least of all in relation to sports fixtures. In case you missed the announcement, published today on the ETFC Official Website, our FA Trophy First Round match against Maldon & Tiptree, will now be played at the Queen Elizabeth II Stadium on Wednesday 9th December (7.45 pm). This date is subject to confirmation, depending on future Government announcements. A match to look forward to. See you there.
  4. LATEST NEWS A provisional new date for Enfield Town v Maldon & Tiptree in the First Round of the FA Trophy is Tuesday 8 December (7.45pm). For further information and updates on this match see the full announcement on the ETFC official Club website.
  5. It is difficult not to understand and share the genuine concerns expressed by our members / supporters on this Forum over the agreed dual-registration of Ryan and Lyle to Welling Utd. I find myself agreeing with many of the comments posted on this topic (including those from old friend 4wembley finals) and very much hope our Board members remain steadfast and stick by the statement published on the ETFC official website on 06/11/20, and there is no change in our clearly stated position with regard to these two players. Time will tell ! Both players are, without question, much respect
  6. To be or not to be? That is the question many fans supporting non-league clubs involved in the FA Trophy are asking in these very uncertain, while troubled times. A week ago, while we were hammering Ramsgate 8-1 at the QE2 Stadium to reach the First Round Proper of the FA Trophy, our next opponents Maldon & Tiptree were making history of their own, beating Kingstonian to progress to the first round of the competition, for the first time since the club was formed in 2010. The Jammers are, by any standards, having a very successful season, both in the league, FA Cup, and the F
  7. Sounds like a good match / performance on Tuesday evening Benjrider10. Don't think you are right in saying Brightlingsea Regent were higher than us in the League table before the match. We were at the top end of the table on 15 points (now 18 points) whilst BR were on 8 points (still 8 points) much lower down the table. A good result for Town all the same!
  8. Following our impressive win on Saturday against Ramsgate, we have landed another home tie in the draw made a short time ago at FA headquarters, and for the successive season we will host Maldon & Tiptree at the Queen Elizabeth II Stadium. A date for this fixture is to be confirmed. A match to look forward to!
  9. Morning all, looking forward to the BIG match this afternoon and an exciting cup-tie this afternoon. Always good to read what the opposition camp have to say about the match and their chances. If you are interested, go to the Ramsgate website www.ramsgate-fc.co.uk/news Enjoy the action and really get behind our guys today. Fingers crossed for another TOWN home win. COYT
  10. Plenty has been said over the past week about our disappointing second half showing at Carshalton last weekend, but no comments have yet been posted on this forum, about our FA Trophy match tomorrow against Ramsgate, at the Queen Elizabeth II Stadium. This match promises to be a very competitive cup-tie, and we need to be up for it if we are to progress. Whilst most Town supporters understand the history of our club, and where we have come from, a few others still expect us to win just because we are Enfield. Would that it was that simple ! No club has a divine right to success, bu
  11. Thanks for that information djwilf. I watched the match from distance away, and quite frankly I wish I hadn't. This was always going to be a hard match, but I thought our guys were always second best this afternoon. What I find very difficult to understand is the sharp contrast between our home and away form. We have a 100% home record, 4 wins from 4 matches, as good as anyone else in the Premier Division, yet one of the worst away records, with 4 defeats from 5 matches. It is still early days, but this erratic form has to be of concern, and needs to be addressed if Town are to be in the
  12. As most Towners will be aware, the Draw for the Third Qualifying Round of the FA Trophy was made yesterday, and the 39th ball out of the bag landed us a home tie against Kent side Ramsgate, who compete in the Isthmian League South East Division. This match will be played at the Queen Elizabeth II Stadium on Saturday 31st October KO; 3.00pm. The match will be decided on the day. There will be no extra time or replay, in the event of scores being level at ninety minutes, the match will proceed immediately to penalties, to decide the winners and who progresses to the next round. We look
  13. It is always a great pleasure for me, living distance away, to visit the QEII Stadium on match-day, and yesterday was no exception. I would like to start my comments by saying well done and thanks to all our Board members and loyal supporters, who have worked so hard, in many different ways, to improve our ground and facilities, during these troubled times, and keep the Club on an even keel. You have done a fantastic job, for which you deserve great credit. Moving on to yesterdays match, as Karl Marx might have said about our performance and the result "The end justifies the means." Somet
  14. Good morning Towners. Yes, unfortunately the Kingstonian match is OFF today due to a waterlogged pitch.
  15. At present, our government seems to be announcing new measures, virtually every day, to get the Country back to some degree of normality before Christmas. Small wonder there is plenty of confusion AT. I am sure we will be hearing plenty more about this during the coming days, though not sure how high non-league football is on their agenda right now!
  16. Progress Update / Final Reminder Tick-Tock, Tick-Tock, how time flies ! A gentle nudge to remind everyone that there are now only two-days left to make your own personal donation to the highly successful ETFC 'Shine a Light' Crowdfunding campaign. As of now, no less than 210 loyal Town supporters have already made a contribution and have raised in total an impressive £11,050 to help our club during the most difficult time in our short history. Well done everyone! This is an excellent achievement and, hopefully, there will be more donations before the final deadline on Tuesday 2
  17. Thanks for that information AT. That is the news we have all been waiting for. It will make everyone very happy, and give us all something to look forward to.
  18. As the first supporters owned club in the Country, formed 19 years ago in 2001, we should all be incredibly proud that our elected Board members, and Ram Ismail in particular, have managed to raise a very impressive £10, 635 (as of today) through the highly commendable 'Shine A Light for Enfield Town Football Club' crowd fundraising project, for much needed Scheduled Floodlights and General Ground Improvements. To date, 200 loyal supporters have generously donated to this appeal. There are still 8 days left for you to dig-deep, whatever you can afford, to make a donation, if you haven't a
  19. Yes, that is good news and very encouraging progress OT. With 23-days still left before deadline, there is still plenty of time for others to join the 156 Town supporters who have already generously donated to the appeal. We need to raise another £2K to hit target. Every little helps. Please contribute what you can afford to this worthy cause. Just to remind everyone, the Crowd-funder page link is here: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/shine-a-light-for-enfield-town-fc All donations welcome. Thanks folk !!
  20. Couldn't agree more OT. We have some brilliant supporters who help our club in many different ways, and its great to see our fans generously contributing to the fund-raising appeal. Many local businesses have been badly hit by the shutdown, but you are absolutely right, if we can get the local free press to run a story about our club, what we are doing for the local community, and the effort being made to generate much needed extra funding, etc it might just strike a cord with local businesses and the general public. Fingers crossed! Anymore helpful thoughts, suggestions, ideas on this to
  21. PROGRESS UPDATE …….AND IT'S LOOKING GOOD !!!! Hi everyone, few days on from the last update and we are continuing to make steady progress towards our £10,000 target. Another £1200 has been donated by Town supporters since Friday, which lifts the total contributed to date to £7323, which means that with exactly four weeks remaining to the 21st July deadline, we need another £2677 to hit target. That is certainly well within our grasp, and with everyone's support we will exceed that figure, and go on to provide our club with a much needed financial boost before the new season. By the w
  22. Evening All. As most Towners will be aware, many non-league clubs are having a difficult time, due to the pandemic, and quite a number of clubs in our league have embarked upon crowd-fundraising activity, to generate much needed revenue, with some very interesting results. Our own 'Shine A Light For Enfield Town Football Club' fund-raising appeal which was launched fairly recently, and runs through until the 21st July, has now raised £6,113.00 of our £10,000 target. That is great progress, and with 31-days left, there is a very good chance we will exceed our target. So far, 124 Town
  23. FUND-RAISING UPDATE It is a little while now since Seaside Towner posted this topic, so in case anyone is not aware of progress, show on the ETFC official website, I thought it might help if I provided an update, to confirm what has been achieved to date, as at this point of time. So far 103 Town supporters, from home and overseas, have contributed £4,800 which represents 48%of our £10,000 target The deadline to pledge a donation, and help our Club to raise much needed funds for scheduled Floodlights and Ground Improvements is the 21st July 2020, which is only 35 days away. Do
  24. A bit more news for everyone on the subject of ground improvement fundraising. Two clubs in our league, down in this neck of the woods, on the south coast, Worthing and Bognor, set themselves ambitious fundraising projects recently, hoping to generate substantial much needed income for their respective clubs. Premier Division pace-setters last season Worthing launched their project a month ago, and were initially hoping to raise twenty thousand pounds. That target was quickly smashed and revised, and the Mackerel Men have gone on to impressively achieve no less than forty three thousand p
  25. Evening all, seems a long, long time since our last match, and a lot has happened since in these unpredictable, unprecedented times. Whilst there hasn't been any action on the pitch, there has been plenty off the field, and our Board members and Football management team have been working hard to ensure we are in the best possible shape for the re-start, whenever that may be. Knowing how tight money is for most non-league clubs at our level, it is very encouraging that our Club has embarked upon this major fund-raising initiative, and it is a great opportunity for all us Towners, local and othe
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