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    lovely stuff reacted to AnfieldTowner in Fixture change   
    I see that Ware have confirmed on their Twitter feed that tonight's U23 match has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.
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    lovely stuff reacted to The Crowing Cockerel in Enfield Town v Brightingsea Regent   
    Barney, its 2020. Fans Forums are far from a recent invention. I would hope - in fact expect - that the Board would keep their ear to the ground. Other than the terraces and the bar, THIS is where fans discuss the club. It may not be an official avenue of communication, but in this day and age the Board need to keep abreast of the mood. Sure, there's the odd the trouble-maker from Cheshunt loitering around, but most of the other opinions are entirely valid and worth consideration.
    If the Board are reliant upon people standing up at the AGM and asking questions in order to understand the mood of the fanbase then they are about 20 years behind the times. Ignore social media at your peril. Lets not forget that we have a President of the US who communicates policy (and his every thought!) via Twitter!
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    lovely stuff reacted to AnfieldTowner in Fixture change   
    ....and the away game at Margate has now been rearranged for the following week, Tuesday 28th January.
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    lovely stuff reacted to 72wemblyfinal in AGM   
    Something that some members may not be aware of. 
    On the ETFC website there is a statement regards emailing questions to the club if you are unable to attend the AGM in person. 
    May be of interest to some?. 
    For full details please check out the website. 
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    lovely stuff reacted to AnfieldTowner in Fixture change   
    For those who didn't catch the announcement at the game on Saturday, please note that there has been a fixture change for Tuesday next week, the 21st January.
    Instead of the originally planned league trip to Margate, we will now be at home to Brightlingsea Regent (again) in the next round of the Velocity Trophy with a 7.45 kick off. So an early chance to improve on Saturday's 2-2 draw with the same opposition.
    No midweek game this week but for those in need of their football fix the U23s are at home to Ware this coming Wednesday.
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    lovely stuff reacted to AnfieldTowner in 3 year Plan   
    Not sure why some people seem to think this is some sort of secret society - the club has always been very open and honest with its finances. Profit and Loss Accounts, covering income and expenditure, are presented annually at members' meetings and are published on the club's website.
    The most up to date figures presented for ETFC Ltd are those to 30/6/18 (so I would expect those to 30/6/19 will be provided shortly). The figures to 30/6/18 showed a rise in Playing Staff Expenses from £105,181 in the year to 30/6/17 to £125,590. It will be interesting to see how this changed in the following year.
    Bear in mind though that the club's costs are far greater than just playing staff expenses - figures for Football Related Costs for instance to 30/6/18 were £203,354. If members want more players to be placed on contracts this would inevitably cost more (and would need players to sign - neither Mo nor Josh would) and so these funds would need to be provided from somewhere. I suspect that our members are largely paying as much as they would want to at the moment (many very generously). These are legitimate discussions for an AGM but I suspect there are no easy answers.
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    lovely stuff reacted to AnfieldTowner in 5-1 win v Staines Town   
    Good performance last night as a very strong Town side comprehensively outplayed Staines Town in our defence of the Velocity Trophy in front of an official attendance of 120.
    First half goals from Ken Charles, a Ryan Blackman hat-trick and Bobson Bawling saw us race into an unassailable lead. Whilst we 'lost' the 2nd half 1-0, that didn't tell the full story. Staines' young keeper pulled off a string of at least half a dozen good saves as we continued to pepper the Staines goal - though without Ryan who was withdrawn at half time far more of our shots were woefully high or wide. A good run-out for the boys nonetheless.
    Team was McDonald, Hatton, Weatherstone, Muleba, Payne, Livings, Blackman, Della-Verde, Bricknell, Charles, Bawling - subs (all used as this trophy allows 5) King, Mubayi, Ibe,  Youngs and a welcome return from injury for Jack Hockney.
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    lovely stuff reacted to Wildlife rescue in Town at Uxbridge in Charity Cup   
    Try telling that to the middlesex official's.
    Total disrespect to the completion and a kick in the bollocks who gave up there time to travel around the m25 to watch that.
    Also having to pay full price to watch a team of under 23s that would cost you 3 quid to watch at the QE2. 
    Left a very sour taste I'm affraid I notice no board members were amongst the twelve travelling fans either,sums it all up really.
     
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    lovely stuff got a reaction from Barney in Enfield Town v Ebbsfleet Utd   
    I think the consensus was before the start of the season that our manager (after a poor season previously) would have to get top 5 in the league this year to stop the increased talk of a management change.Especially as there are no big (spending) clubs in the league this year.And the board have back Andy with the increase in player wages and contracts.
    We could still finish top 3 or 18th again..No need to panic yet.I'm sure by the end of the season we will know for sure either way.
     
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    lovely stuff got a reaction from Raingod in Enfield Town v Ebbsfleet Utd   
    I think the consensus was before the start of the season that our manager (after a poor season previously) would have to get top 5 in the league this year to stop the increased talk of a management change.Especially as there are no big (spending) clubs in the league this year.And the board have back Andy with the increase in player wages and contracts.
    We could still finish top 3 or 18th again..No need to panic yet.I'm sure by the end of the season we will know for sure either way.
     
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    lovely stuff reacted to behind-the-goal in Enfield Town v Ebbsfleet Utd   
    Desire for anonymity at the AGM (due to concern at expressing unpopular views, feeling peer pressure to conform, embarrassment at speaking in public etc.) can be catered for by giving members an alternative way to ask  questions: by allowing them to write them on paper and placing them in a box prior to the start of the meeting. These would then be read out by a Board member and answered by the appropriate person.
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    lovely stuff reacted to AnfieldTowner in Enfield Town v Ebbsfleet Utd   
    Disappointing yesterday as we were never really in it after conceding the goal inside a minute. We're certainly going through a bad patch at the moment but its only lasted 2 or 3 weeks and this group of players has played some good football at times before then. They need to get a bit of confidence back, particularly in front of goal.
    The positives to take are that we could have folded to a much heavier defeat in that second half but the players worked hard and never gave up. The reality of a better organised, bigger in stature and fitter (fully professional) side was just too much for us. Whilst we wouldn't have deserved it, a scored penalty (instead of a save) and Billy's spectacular effort going in (rather than hitting the bar) could have got us a draw so we weren't a million miles away and the players can be proud of that.
    Hoping for an improved result on the road at Worthing before the derby games against Haringey and Potters Bar over Christmas and the New Year.
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    lovely stuff got a reaction from djwilf in Muhammadu Faal   
    I think it suits both parties.This is probably the best level he can play at without being 'contracted'..So he stays free to join a league club at any time .The league club would also be more willing to sign him without having to pay a transfer fee to secure his services..And our club get the (maybe short-term) services of  a player that is good enough to be playing at a far higher level.
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    lovely stuff got a reaction from Barney in Muhammadu Faal   
    I think it suits both parties.This is probably the best level he can play at without being 'contracted'..So he stays free to join a league club at any time .The league club would also be more willing to sign him without having to pay a transfer fee to secure his services..And our club get the (maybe short-term) services of  a player that is good enough to be playing at a far higher level.
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    lovely stuff got a reaction from Barney in Muhammadu Faal   
    The discussion we had previously concluded that with players such as Mo who are very ambitious and looking to progress into the full time game,it would not be in their interest to sign with their current club (if their current club are willing to pay them a good wage as an non-contracted player).The club know that the player probably would not have joined the club at all if the club had insisted on a year long contract being signed.
    More worrying for me is that any team in this league with Mo and Billy up front,should be top 3 in the league.When we lose Mo and if Billy gets injured,i can see us slipping back into the mid table positions,or worse.
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    lovely stuff got a reaction from 72wemblyfinal in FA Trophy draw. 1st round.   
    I think the simple answer is that home league attendances have the season ticket holders added to the gate whether they attend or not..So about 100 is added to every one of our league attendance,even if only a few season ticket holders actually attend..With cup games these ticket holders are not counted .Also season ticket holders can be unwilling to pay to attend games,so skip cup ties.Plus if you have to pay the opposition a percentage of the gate with FA cup/trophy games.The official attendance will be kept to a minimum.Every club does it.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    lovely stuff reacted to AnfieldTowner in Brothers in Arms   
    Having read the well put together tribute to Corinthian-Casuals club history whilst down at Tolworth on Wednesday (where Kingstonian are currently ground sharing), I finally just caught up with the amazing documentary about the club and their Brazilian history that was on ITV on Thursday night (called 'Brothers in Arms').
    Recommended viewing for any and every fan of non league football - I promise you you won't be sorry to watch it. Made me proud to be a supporter at this level of football - well done to all at Corinthian-Casuals, and particularly the players and staff that went to Brazil for an amazing match with SC Corinthians Paulista, what a story!
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    lovely stuff reacted to AnfieldTowner in Kingstonian v TOWN   
    For a 0-0 that was an enjoyable game last night between two good sides. Kingstonian were, I thought, the best passing side we've played this season and we matched up well to them.
    Sam Hatton had a really good game particularly in the first half, in central midfield. Things were certainly more difficult when both Sam Youngs and Marc Weatherstone went off injured but we coped well with the system change and Ken Charles, in particular looked very bright.
    A good hard-fought point on a very cold night.
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    lovely stuff reacted to littlehampton in ENFIELD TOWN v MALDON & TIPTREE   
    After securing an excellent away point at Kingstonian last night, Town switch focus this weekend to the FA Trophy, when we host Maldon & Tiptree at the Queen Elizabeth II Stadium on Saturday. KO. 3.00pm.

    The Jammers, who play in the Isthmian League Division One North, are having a great season. Unbeaten in the league, and going great guns in the FA Cup and FA Trophy. Their recent results include an FA Cup win at Leyton Orient, and a 4-3 extra time home win against Folkestone in the FA Trophy.

    So, they come to us with a very good track record, and our players will need to deliver a top quality performance to beat them, in what is sure to be a thrilling cup-tie, in front of a decent size crowd. This will be a great occasion for fans of both clubs, and Town will be looking to make home advantage count.

    As you may be aware, it has recently been announced that Maldon's FA Cup second round match will be shown live on BBC2 next Friday 29 November at 19.55pm. The Jammers will make a cool 75,000 pounds from the transmission. Wow! We wish them the very best of luck in that match.

    It could be the perfect time to play the Jammers on Saturday, six days before their FA Cup match. They've already made a lot of money from their cup run, and stand to make a pile more if they make it through to the next round. They will want to field their strongest possible XI in the televised FA Cup match, so will be hoping to avoid serious knocks or injuries to key players this Saturday against Town.

    Let's have a big turnout on Saturday to support the Town and show plenty of Enfield pride and passion in this important cup-tie. Arrive early, have a drink, and watch the West Ham - Spurs match in the bar before the main event!

    Good luck everyone.  See you there!

    ' UP THE TOWN '



     
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    lovely stuff reacted to AnfieldTowner in Broadfields Utd   
    Another good win at home last night in the Middlesex Charity Cup, 4-2 against Broadfields Utd. Andy took the opportunity to play some of those not getting in the first 11 at the moment, as well as some of the U23 squad, and those there were treated to another good performance. Broadfields certainly put on a good showing themselves and it took until the latter part of the game before we finally saw them off.
    Our team was Teddy Reynolds, Mo Koita, Lewis King, James Mulley (on his return to the club), Glenn Wilson (C), Dante Mcintosh, Samson Esan, Kyle Lynch, Ken Charles, Junior Mubayi, Gideon Nsiah. Used subs were Charles Brown, Brandon White & Nnamdi Egboh. Goals from Koita, Brown, Charles (pen) & Mubayi.
    Some decent performances on a chilly night and good for some to get their fitness levels up.
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    lovely stuff reacted to The Crowing Cockerel in Romford   
    Last I heard it had been taken-over by a consortium of local businessmen.
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    lovely stuff got a reaction from Barney in Enfield Town v Bishop's Stortford   
    Very good result.It seems Andy is finally getting a competitive settled side together.And playing decent football.The character and fitness is also much improved.
    I still have a feeling we are maybe 'two player departures' away from falling back into the results and style of play we have experienced over the fast few seasons.But all in all things are start to look like we to be heading in the right direction.Well done to Andy and his team for putting together what seems like a third or fourth team from scratch.Lets hope this current team prospers and remains together.A consistent starting line up and consistent style of play looks a lot nearer than it has for some time.
     
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    lovely stuff reacted to PeteH in Nicky Ironton   
    We had Nicky now Manager of Welwyn Garden City as the studio guest on our local Non League show 90 Minutes this week. He talks about his current job but also about his playing days with Enfield in the 1980's. You can listen at https://www.spreaker.com/show/easthertsradio-90minutes
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    lovely stuff reacted to AnfieldTowner in Bishop's Stortford v TOWN - FA Trophy 1st Qualifying Round   
    Completely agree with Steph's comments, thought the ref was over fussy  and I agree that Sam Youngs was our Man of the Match - though I do think that Sam puts in performances like that most weeks, never giving less than 100%, and probably the player I'd be most disappointed to lose from this squad. The shame is that he always seems to be the one who has to fill in around others but that just shows the quality he brings wherever he plays I suppose - the James Milner conundrum.
    Not the most interesting game to watch but conditions were difficult  on a very wet afternoon. I heard it described as 'a proper scrap' and that called it just about right! Certainly wouldn't fault the commitment of the players but I don't think the formation was right, reverting to 3 up top again. I can certainly see why Andy would want to try to fit all 3 of Billy, Mo and Ken into the line up (and probably Alex too!) but I've never been a fan of that formation (unless we're about to sign Salah, Firmino and Mane!) - you certainly need the right players to play it. Thought we looked better when Bobson came on for Ken, allowing Mo and Billy to get closer together - Billy needs somebody playing close to him in my opinion, whilst Mo looks better when playing centrally. That's not to do down Ken in any way - great young player with fabulous prospects and probably had his best game for us himself just a couple of weeks ago at Cray.  Wasn't getting the right balls played to him yesterday.
    Jon Muleba also had a good game up against Aaron Greene who we know can destroy a right back - still don't think we've got it right at the heart of the defence though, we look suspect from every breakaway and, surprisingly, every corner too. Thank God for Nathan in goal or we'd be losing far more games than we are!
    Anybody have a view of the Mario Noto/Aaron Greene sending off incident? Looked something of nothing to me although I didn't have the best view. Can't believe there would have been any malice in it - another example of the ref calling it wrong? 
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    lovely stuff reacted to AnfieldTowner in Northwood   
    Disappointing to go out of the Middlesex Senior Cup last night against a team we should have beaten.
    Andy took the opportunity to play many of the squad players and, in truth, the game wasn't as bad as the 1-0 scoreline suggests - we hit the woodwork 3 times and whilst I've not yet seen the footage I thought we had the ball over the line at one point. The officials did not agree.
    Good performances in particular from Roman Campbell, Samson Esan and Gideon Nsiah who were a constant threat despite not quite managing to break the deadlock.
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