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    lovely stuff got a reaction from Barney in Congratulations Cheshunt.   
    I think we have to accept that we (as a club) decided to secure and guarantee our long term future by putting in place a fan owned system that prevents one person being able to buy and sell the club (and the stadium).We put that in place because of how events unfolded with the chairman at Enfield fc.
    Unfortunately when you run a club based on just reinvesting gate money and bar money,you will always find 4 or 5 teams in your given league that are currently being funded by a businessman chairman.Sometimes this investment last 5 years or maybe even 10/20/30 if they are lucky.And success will come with that cash investment.
    Even this week we learn that the historic Basingstoke Town Ground has just been given planning permisssion for a new housing estate with no prospect of a new ground to play at.The money man chairman who purchased the club 10 years ago is now using the site for housing.Sounds very familiar to what happened at Enfield FC..A chairman that owns a club outright is very risky nowadays what with the price of building land..And even if your current chairman is honourable and doesn't sell you dowin the river ,there is no guarantee the next person he sells it to will not do just that!
    Supporter owned clubs will grow more slowly than financed clubs and maybe not win as much, but they are ensuring the club and the stadium will be right there at the heart of the community for their own lifetimes and for many generations to come
     
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    lovely stuff reacted to The Crowing Cockerel in Congratulations Cheshunt.   
    Agreed, LS. It seems as if we're heading in the right direction - getting a crowd of 2,000 into the ground shows that. Plus there definitely seems to have been a growth in sponsorship. If we can find a way of growing crowds to 'Dulwich levels' (- and I don't see why we can't in the long term), then surely we can be competitive at NLS level? Its hard to be patient as a football fan, but I guess we're in it for the long haul. I think we'd all rather that than going through a repeat of the demise of Enfield FC. You never know, perhaps a fan might win the Euromillions this week and decide to chuck a couple of million our way?
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    lovely stuff got a reaction from Steph in Enfield v Hornchurch Play Off Semi   
    Firstly i'd like to praise our players for giving 100% effort and commitment last night.And to our management team for lots of hard work on getting us to this play-off semi final.
    Unfortunately the pitch made it impossible to play decent football on for both sides.We need to find a way of getting water on the pitch.If we couldn't manage it for the most important game in 25 years i do worry.
    Now to the actual action: The looks of surprise on the faces behind the goal when the starting 11 was read out was telling.To play a formation and three man frontline that has hardly been played all season was surprising.Hornchurch won the game by width and targeting our full backs..We decided to go extremely narrow and drop our only wide player (and one of our best players) in order to fit 3 up top.Our two in midfield worked their socks trying to cope with being outnumberd in the centre of the park.
    The end of the game was a sour note also. Joe Wright goading the Enfield fans was poor show.So was the idiot who ran onto the field to confront him.
     
     
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    lovely stuff reacted to cup of tea in Enfield v Hornchurch Play Off Semi   
    Very rarely post on other people’s forums but will do this time. Like to thank Enfield for the hospitality and the way you treated the opposition fans. Good luck for next season unless you’re playing us of course (hopefully not!) 
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    lovely stuff reacted to djwilf in Potters Bar Town v Enfield Town   
    We have the best home record of teams 2 to 5 and worst away record.
    All comes down to one game   😐
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    lovely stuff got a reaction from Albury_Walker in Brightlingsea Regent v Enfield Town   
    Only if we get them at home.Can't see us turning them over twice at their ground in the same season
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    lovely stuff reacted to 4wembleyfinals in Now starts the Final Chapter.   
    As BU correctly pointed out earlier in the week that, following the Merstham game, we will still need to win all our final 5 games to be in a position to have a chance of a home tie in the first play-off rounds. 
    But we can still make sure of a playoff place by winning 3 from our 5 remaining league games. Even if Lewis and Folkestone win all of their last five. So that must be our first goal. 
    But strangely there another way, if my understanding of the fixture position is correct. It involves Cheshunt, who hold the key to the final line up, since they have home games against  Bishop Stortford, Hornchurch, Lewis. A Cheshunt win in any of these games could alter the final position at the top of the table.
    There is also another additional  fixture between Bishop S v Folkestone to be considered in the mix.
    Finally, now is the time to forget our differences expressed on this forum over the past months and united to help the team succeed in winning our final games. Disregarding how well we play or do not play so long we get the points to stay in the race. A Win is a Win!!!!! Although any points will be welcome!!!! 
     
    ( Note.   My observations above have not mentioned Worthing as I have assumed they will get the 6 points, from their last five games, needed for them to win the League Title and Promotion. )
     
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    lovely stuff got a reaction from djwilf in Enfield Town v Carshalton Athletic   
    Well done town.Loving the consistant line-up and formation.Loving the ability to pick up wins on a regular basis.Been a long time coming.Got to be the best team we have assembled since Bradley Quintons last season as manager..Lets hope it continues
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    lovely stuff got a reaction from Albury_Walker in Cheshunt v Enfield Town   
    3 out of your 4 were Herts Charity Cup😅 The other was Isthmian Div2 19 years ago
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    lovely stuff got a reaction from Barney in Cheshunt v Enfield Town   
    3 out of your 4 were Herts Charity Cup😅 The other was Isthmian Div2 19 years ago
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    lovely stuff got a reaction from Albury_Walker in Cheshunt v Enfield Town   
    12 trophies since Town were formed in 2001.In that same 20 years Cheshunt picked up 4 trophies.
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    lovely stuff got a reaction from Raingod in Cheshunt v Enfield Town   
    12 trophies since Town were formed in 2001.In that same 20 years Cheshunt picked up 4 trophies.
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    lovely stuff got a reaction from Sweetnicker in Cheshunt v Enfield Town   
    Class is permanent.Chairman who bankroll smaller clubs are temporary
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    lovely stuff got a reaction from Albury_Walker in Cheshunt v Enfield Town   
    Class is permanent.Chairman who bankroll smaller clubs are temporary
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    lovely stuff got a reaction from djwilf in Cheshunt v Enfield Town   
    Class is permanent.Chairman who bankroll smaller clubs are temporary
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    lovely stuff reacted to Jim Cunneen in East Thurrock United v Enfield Town   
    9-0 03.12.15 v North Greenford U   msc a               8-0 25.07.17 v Cheshunt   f a 8-1 23.10.12 v Rayners Lane   mcc a 8-1 31.10.20 v Ramsgate   fat h 7-0 28.04.03 v Ilford   esl a 8-2 16.10.07 v Waltham Abbey   il a 8-2 25.07.13 v YB SK Beveren   f h  
    that was Town's previous big wins....
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    lovely stuff reacted to The Crowing Cockerel in East Thurrock United v Enfield Town   
    Having just seen the Leese interview it sounds as if Mo and a couple of others are likely to be given contracts this week. A very welcome development. Also interesting to hear that other players have been in touch with Andy interested to join the club in light of our current form.
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    lovely stuff reacted to old towner in Billy   
    good news billy has rejoined
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    lovely stuff reacted to littlehampton in Folkestone Invicta V Enfield Town   
    Great result today Town against another unbeaten side !

    Folkestone, like ourselves, have made an excellent start to the new season, and are always difficult to beat on their own ground. Playing in front of the second highest League attendance of the day (839),,this match was too close to call, nothing divided the two sides, and we did very well to come away with a point in a goal-less draw. It will be very interesting to read the comments from Towners who attended this match down on the Kent coast.

    Think this sets us up nicely for our next home fixture, at the QE2 Stadium on Bank Holiday Monday, against our old friends and rivals Cheshunt. The weather should be fine, and an exciting match is in prospect. Don't miss it, we need a BIG crowd, and plenty of vocal support for our guys, as they look to take three points from this local derby.

    Let's hear it for Andy and our players  "COME ON THE TOWN"
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    lovely stuff reacted to Benjrider10 in Score?   
    Decent game yesterday. I tried to put names to the 4 or so new players but struggled (I miss having the team sheet pinned on the wall by what used to be the club shop). I thought our new left back looked useful both defending and going forward. Percy deservedly man of the match, he had a fine game. Mo looked threatening each time he attacked the goal and will be disappointed that he didn’t get on the score sheet. He had 3 good chances in the second half and would have expected to put at least one of them away. The Brightlingsea keeper will be disappointed to have let Percy’s shot squeeze in just before half time, he should have kept it out. We should have got the all important second goal well before we did but the young sub took his chance in injury time very well.
    My only observation with the line up was that I couldn’t work out our formation. Jerry was half of the centre back partnership but his partner didn’t play in a traditional position (so it seemed to me anyway). I like Lewis Taafe - he is a game changer at this level, I just hope he stays fit and gets a solid run of games. 
     
    Anyway, good start to the season with more to come as the squad settle in and get to know the playing style. There was a good buzz around the ground yesterday, let’s keep the feelgood factor going …..
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    lovely stuff reacted to Raingod in Chesham v ETFC   
    For those not there tonight, myself included .. there is live coverage from cwsportradio.com 
     
     
    (Thanks to Cold End Barry for highlighting on twitter!!)
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    lovely stuff reacted to Raingod in FCUM V ETFC   
    For those unable to make the trip FC Radio – Football and Music United (fc-radio.co.uk)  will have live commentary from 2.45
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    lovely stuff reacted to Raingod in ETFC 2021/22 Highlights   
    Thought it would be a good idea to have a thread that captures all the media and highlights from games this season .. an easy reference point for people who werent at a game ..
    COCKFOSTERS AWAY - not seen any footage anywhere online
    SPURS U23 
    FAN CAM: Enfield Town 0-4 Tottenham U23s: Highlights and Goals: 10 Goals & 2 Clean Sheets in 4 Days - YouTube 
    Few mins of highlights at the end after a good interview with Ram!
    Andy Leese Interview | Enfield Town 0- Tottenham Hotspur U23 Development - YouTube
     
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    lovely stuff reacted to Out_Of_Towner in Who remembers this place   
    POLICE ARRIVE at Abandoned Aylesbury United Football Stadium! - YouTube  Its quite extraordinary how this place has been left pretty much intact while the Ducks have to groundshare between Chesham and Tring Athletic. We had some good moments there in our EFC days .I can only recall us losing on one occasion there which may of been our GMVC days , I'm sure somebody will correct me if I'm wrong .
    There are a couple of annoying ads that pop up during the video but just cancel them after 5 seconds .
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    lovely stuff reacted to 4wembleyfinals in Gardener of Grenfell   
    There is an interesting piece regarding Tayshan H-S today on the BBC football internet. It seems that Tayshan has found a whole new way of life. I am sure everyone would wish him every success for the furture.  
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