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    Tring Athletic, Totternhoe, Watford

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  1. It will be interesting to see the competition rules when they are published. If you follow current advice of travelling separately to games, then does it mean you pay 18 lots of mileage for the opposition (last season was a maximum of 5 cars per team) Not bad if we get Berko but I wouldn’t want to host a team from the Essex Senior. Can see a lot of clubs being out of pocket.
  2. The Emirates FA Cup schedule for the early rounds of the 2020-21 season has been confirmed, with the competition due to start on Tuesday 1 September The list of accepted clubs and round exemptionshas also been released, while the early draws for the extra preliminary and preliminary rounds will be released on Tuesday 18 August. In order to assist in easing pressure on the football schedule, there will be no replays for the 2020-21 season in the qualifying competition. The schedule for the competition proper will be released in due course. After two seasons of record levels of prize funds, the Emirates FA Cup prize fund has returned back in line with 2017-18 levels due to the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Information relating to The Buildbase FA Trophy, The Buildbase FA Vase and The FA Youth Cup, including a list of accepted Clubs, Round dates and prize fund have also been announced. The schedule for the qualifying rounds is as follows:- Extra preliminary round: Tuesday 1 September 2020 Preliminary round: Saturday 12 September 2020 First round qualifying: Tuesday 22 September 2020 Second round qualifying: Saturday 3 October 2020 Third round qualifying: Tuesday 13 October 2020 Fourth round qualifying: Saturday 24 October 2020 Dates for the first round proper and beyond to be confirmed in due course.
  3. Club statement in relation to pre season games Following a committee meeting on Tuesday, we have decided to cancel a number of pre season matches planned for various teams within the club up to and including 15th August. The FA has published guidelines under which competitive football can return behind closed doors providing a large number of conditions are met. It is the club's opinion that we are unable to put on meaningful competitive football whilst keeping strictly to these guidelines which have various grey areas open to individual club interpretation. We have weighed up the benefits of match fitness for our players alongside the potential risks to participants and volunteers. We are also conscious that failing to adhere to the guidelines set out by the FA, as our governing body, may invalidate our public liability insurance in the event of an incident at the club. There is a conference call on Monday for the SSMFL member clubs and on the same day we understand the FA Cup draw will be published, with the extra preliminary round pencilled in for Tuesday 1st September. Step 5 league matches could then potentially start on Saturday 5th September. Both competitions however will only start once paying spectators are allowed within grounds and therefore we would expect further guidance from the FA in the near future. The club will keep it's stance under review and provide an update in due course. We look forward to seeing our supporters and sponsors back for the 2020/21 season.
  4. All Tring Athletic friendlies postponed until at least 15th August. We decided on Tuesday night that from our interpretation of the FA guidelines made it impossible to put on pre season matches and keep within the rules.
  5. Rhodes, Karen won’t know because the FA don’t know either. Until the guidance is clearer I can’t see how anything can go ahead.
  6. Clubs and players from Luton are also not permitted to play or train with more than 5 players at the moment. Statement from Bedfordshire FA CEO - Alan Young Following the recent announcement from Public Health England that Luton has been designated as an area of intervention, the Bedfordshire Football Association have been instructed by both Luton Borough Council and the Public Health Advisor that restrictions will be put in place with immediate effect. Clubs and players residing in Luton should follow the guidance below until further notice: You should stay at home wherever possible Only meet up with others outside and always keep a two metre distance Don’t meet in large groups – People should not gather outside in groups greater than six individuals (Unless they are from the same household) Training sessions should be limited to no more than 6 participants (5 players and 1 coach) Sessions should be non-contact to ensure social distancing is maintained Equipment should not be shared and should be sanitised before and after sessions Coaches should ensure that players limit the touching of equipment with their hands wherever possible. Hands should be washed on a regular basis The Bedfordshire Football Association will NOT sanction any friendly matches or tournaments/festivals involving Luton clubs until further notice. These restrictions will remain in place until we receive further guidance from the Local Authority and Public Health England. The Bedfordshire Football Association would advise its clubs and members to only proceed with sessions if they can adhere to the above points whilst ensuring the safety of all those in attendance.
  7. Yes, he still lives close to our old Miswell Lane ground & used to use it for his fitness work. Graham always refereed at least one pre season game for us - his first game after the 3 yellow cards at the World Cup was one of our matches- he came into the dressing room pre match & told us he has 3 yellows & wasn’t afraid to use them 🤣 Graham also managed one of our youth sides & his son has been playing for our A team too. More likely to be seen on the golf course these days & was playing with my dad last week.
  8. Yes I played - it was rather competitive at times! Legends Share Honours (posted Wed 1st Oct 2014) Tring Athletic Legends 4 Watford Legends 4 Sunday 28 Sept 2014 The game lived up to its pre match billing with lots of goals, excitement and superb Brazilian style football (or perhaps they had no alternative but to play it at walking pace!). The weather was warm, the game well attended and it was great to see old (sorry we mean former!) players and their families. There were a lot of children present which suggests the players have found something else to do on Saturday afternoons! In addition to our legends who between them would have clocked up thousands of appearances (and the odd goal!) there were also some famous names amongst the Watford team the most notable being Luther Blissett who holds the all time record of appearances and goals for Watford (503 and 186 respectively) who also won 14 England caps and played for Italian giants AC Milan. Other luminaries included Neil Price who played in the1984 FA Cup Final against Everton as did Steve Terry who went on to clock up over 400 football league appearance for Watford, Hull and Northampton, Micah Hyde who played alongside a certain David Beckham at youth level and went onto play over 250 times for Watford before moving to Burnley, winning 17 caps for Jamaica along the way. Gifton Noel-Williams is another well known name who turned out for Stoke, Southend and Peterbro after leaving Watford and Derek Payne who also played for Barnet, Southend and Peterbro as well as Watford. Also amongst the Watford Legends was Ian Richardson who as well as being Julian Robinson's right hand man in running our First Team also created history 31 years ago to the day when he made his debut as a 19 year old for a Watford side that included John Barnes to score 2 vital goals in a 3-0 win over German side F C Kaiserslautern to secure a place in the next round of the UEFA Cup. To relive those moments visit: On this date in Watford FC history (From Watford Observer) The game got off to a cracking start with Julian James calmly sweeping home a 30 yard shot that flew into the net to put us ahead after only 2 minutes. As Julian made over 300 appearances for Luton he would have enjoyed the moment. Score 1-0. Five minutes later Tony Mendicino doubled our lead after some nice interplay involving Stuart "Beamer" Stedman and Jamie Robbins. It has to be said that Mendy didn't look old enough to play for the legends and looked good and fit enough to fit into any team. Score 2-0. There was plenty of goal mouth action and both sides spurned chances throughout the game. Derek Payne also looked very sprightly in midfield and he wacked a shot against our post before curling home a sumptuous shot in the 20th minute. Score 2-1. The quality of the football was high and both teams played the ball on the deck which was very sensible considering the warm conditions and the average age of the players! There was one moment of concern for our supporters when Ian Butler weaved his way through the Watford defence. Players were rather ridiculously calling for the ball (they were obviously not aware that the self styled Legend does not pass the ball when in sight of goal) as Ian bore down on goal looking determined to score until Andy Humphreys came to the rescue to whip the ball off his toes and smash it over the bar! Ian has been known to clear the bar after he has scored! Watford were getting more and more into the game with Micah Hyde looking very impressive in midfield but 5 minutes before half time Mendy cracked home his 2nd goal to make the half time score 3-1. Ian Richardson showed he had not lost any of his talent as he ghosted into the area like Martin Peters to meet a cross only to strike it like Mary Peters over the bar! Half Time:Tring Athletic Legends3Watford Legends1 At the start of the second half Gary Langdale looked in disgust at his boots after slicing a shot wide and Steve Johnson rose like a salmon to meet an Andy Humphreys cross only to head it like a herring wide. Max Price did his dad Neil proud by producing a great finish in the 62nd minute to reduce the deficit to one goal. Score 3-2. Steve Johnson made up for his early miss by slotting the ball home in the 69th minute after he started the move with a lovely dummy. But a minute later the impressive Micah Hyde slotted a shot past Keith "Junior" Eldridge to keep his side in touch. Score 3-2. With a couple of minutes to go promising young Referee Graham Poll awarded Watford a penalty. When asked about the other 2 penalties not given Graham said he only gives every 3rd one. That seems quite reasonable and we are sure that Graham will go far in the game! Micah Hyde dispatched the penalty to make the score line a nice round 4-4 which keeps everyone happy. The only disappointment was the non appearance of "T" Rice. "T", who drove every ground hopper mad because he would not allow his Christian name to be divulged, had been flown over at great expense from Thailand for a cameo appearance. But despite being a finely honed athlete of the highest quality he is rumoured to have knackered himself bending down to tie his boot laces! One final point, it was like old times having Mick Eldridge, Ray Brimson and Richard Vincent in the managerial hot seat and thanks must go to them and Alan Palmer from Watford Legends for organising what was a very enjoyable, nostalgic day. Also thanks to all the other helpers who made it a success. Teams: Athletic:Tom Vincent, Andy Playle, Keith Eldridge, T Rice, Trevor Gibbs, Gary Langdale, Grant Mosley, Tony Fields, Graham Hall, Jamie Robbins, Andy Mullins, Ian Butler, Andy Humphreys, Paul Lewis, Julian James, Steve Johnson, John Perry, Jamie McBeath, Stuart Stedman, Tony Mendicino, Chris Salmon. Watford:Gary Phillips, Luther Blissett, Ian Richardson, Neil Price, Christopher Matheson, Steve Terry, Micha Hyde. Gifton Noel Williams, David Johnson, Denis Elliott, Adam Price, Max Price. Derek Payne, Dejan Noel Williams. Officials:Graham Poll, Martin Bayliss and Tony Stedman. Scorers: Athletic:Julian James (2), Tony Mendicino (7, 40), Steve Johnson (69) Watford:Derek Payne (20), Max Price (62), Micha Hyde (70, Pen 88) Crowd:163
  9. Still none the wiser, but the first step to potentially restarting https://www.gov.uk/government/news/recreational-team-sport-to-return-safely-this-summer?fbclid=IwAR1w32y61eIImQS9L48YupxtcmuPmhB-kew_b4E6Su57j5_q6WS_n9cXxaw
  10. Set of provisional fixtures for Tring Athletic first team. Given the lack of FA guidance I suspect these dates will all be shuffled backwards Sat 01 Aug 3pm Home (Cow Lane) Friendly (provisional date) Stafford Rangers Development Sat 08 Aug 3pm Home (Cow Lane) Friendly (provisional date) Ampthill Town Sat 15 Aug 3pm Away Friendly (provisional date) Buckingham Town Sat 22 Aug TBC (double header with reserves) Home (Cow Lane) Friendly (provisional date) Huntingdon Town Sat 29 Aug 3pm Home (Cow Lane) Friendly (provisional date) Aylesbury United Tue 01 Sep 7.30pm (TBC) Away Friendly (provisional date) AFC Dunstable Sat 05 Sep 3pm Home (Cow Lane) Friendly (provisional date) Walthamstow
  11. All done in 46 minutes - impressive. Although there wasn’t much that could actually be discussed.
  12. Thanks for that link Rhodes, the website seems to pull through all of our posts from the club Facebook page. Good to see some of my spot the ball & guess the player pictures! Not heard about Herts County League placing - I suspect we’d start in D1 subject to which other teams emerge after football can start again. Don’t believe they’ve had their AGM yet. Suburban League was great but a huge amount of travel for a reserve side with regular trips round the M25 to Kent, Surrey etc
  13. Not sure who it is on the back row 2nd from right, but virtually everyone else must have had 300+ appearances for the club. Top left to right - Steve Johnson (523) Andy Mullins (164) Dave Foskett (754) Ian Butler (now chairman 709 ) Me (300ish & another 700+ unused subs!) Stuart Dye, John Perry (379) , ? Jamie McBeath Front : Neil Foskett, Ian Ranger (374) Matt Strange (364) Gary Langdale, Jamie Robbins (463) Tony Mendicino, Andy Playle
  14. Have a guess on the thread or vote in the twitter poll https://twitter.com/tringathletic/status/1275047734844817413?s=21
  15. A good session, organised well with all social distancing observed, small groups per coach etc. Very lucky to have access to such a large area for training using 3+ pitches. Think I’m already down to 4th or 5th choice keeper although I still showed the youngsters how to do it 🤣
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