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    lovely stuff reacted to Tom S in Old EFC photos   
    I've added some more photos to the album I set up a year or two back.
    More to follow during the lockdown
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    lovely stuff reacted to Raingod in Coronavirus   
    I agree LS - I think they have to finish all the leagues whether it is June, August or next January!   Then 20-21 can be deal with by no cups, etc
    If the season is "extended" then the transfer window being closed means that players can ONLY play for their current club - this would help non league ..
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    lovely stuff reacted to AnfieldTowner in Bishop's Stortford v Enfield Town   
    Agree with much of what was said in the previous two posts - what was pleasing was the way we battled to the end and kept the clean sheet.
    Should have put the game to bed earlier but Bishop's Stortford will feel they could have got something out of the game if they'd taken their chances so I think we should be pleased with the 3 points. 
    Glenn Wilson was brought into central defence with Jon Muleba moving across to the right to replace Sam Hatton (I wonder if that was with Aaron Greene's pace in mind?). Lyle Della-Verde also replaced Ken Charles in the starting 11. MoM for me was Lyle, with strong performances too from Jon Muleba and Ryan Blackman. Nice to see Shaun Okojie get his goal - a proper striker's goal getting across the defender to meet a good cross from Muleba.
    Strange weather - not as cold as in recent weeks (about time!) but with a strong wind that had an impact.
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    lovely stuff got a reaction from Albury_Walker in Bishop's Stortford v Enfield Town   
    1-0 Town
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    lovely stuff reacted to AnfieldTowner in ETFC v Lewes   
    Disappointing result and performance last night. Whilst Lewes have picked up a few points since the recent appointment of a new manager, I thought that side last night were there for the taking. Yes, they had a very tall centre forward making his debut for them on loan who had a good game but I still felt they looked pretty poor overall.
    Just watched Andy's interview and I agree with him that we seemed to drop off in performance level after the first 20 minutes. What surprised me though is that it seemed to me and others around me last night that we were crying out for more width to stretch the game wheareas Andy said they chose to make it more compact in the second half! All about opinions I suppose. I thought we had more success when Josh pushed further forward from left back, but a left footed player there might have produced better results.
    Lots of games to come this month including 3 of the top 6. Crucial that we get a run of wins together if we're to push for that play-off place - last night didn't help.
    Interesting to hear that we've signed Mo Faal's 21 year old cousin, a centre forward who's been playing in Germany. Looking forward to seeing him play if he's anything like Mo (or Joe Gomez!).
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    lovely stuff reacted to Wildlife rescue in He's not the Messiah...   
    How about praising the work Arky and his team do by keeping our club with such a selection of merchandise.
    I have followed the town since there formation and Enfield before and I have never heard a negative remark about our shop.
    Well done Dave Pat Sheila and Cliff.👍👍
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    lovely stuff reacted to Arky in He's not the Messiah...   
    We do take cards in the shop and have done all season. 
    As for the navy things, it.'s what people have asked for as the team have navy tops, gillet's etc. 
    If you' d like more of the lighter Royal Blue more than happy to oblige. In fact we had some of that shade polo shirts in the shop last night. 
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    lovely stuff reacted to AnfieldTowner in U23s   
    We don't see much comment on here about the U23s but I thought last night's game is worth a mention given the involvement of several first team squad players.
    It's become usual practice for a lot of clubs to ask the U23s to play in the same manner as the first team - in our case, maybe be shouldn't follow that quite so religiously!
    What looked a very strong Town side (on paper) should have been good enough to beat a spirited Bedfont & Feltham in the Quarter Final of the Middlesex FA Premier Cup but we eventually came out on the wrong end of a 5-4 scoreline. The Town line-up included the likes of Matt Nolan (in goal), Joe Payne (in central defence), Junior Mubayi (in centre Mid), Bobson Bawling (in his usual wing role), and Jack Hockney & Samson Esan (up front).
    Samson put in the sort of performance that Josh Davison was giving in the U23s last year and scored a hat-trick whilst Joe Payne scored a towering header. Must be difficult for the U23s management to include quite so many non-regulars but at least it gave some game time to the first team squad players who may be called upon with a lot of games in March.
    Good luck to Bedfont & Feltham who must have a real chance of winning this cup now.
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    lovely stuff reacted to AnfieldTowner in Merstham v Enfield Town   
    A pleasing solid team performance. Much better side on the day - we'll have tougher tests in the coming weeks.
    Both forwards, Ken & Billy, looked sharp. Lewis was excellent again in the first half and Lyle took over in the second half. MoM for me was Sam Youngs for consistency throughout, though I agree Sam Hatton had a very good game.
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    lovely stuff reacted to AnfieldTowner in EAST THURROCK MATCH POSTPONED   
    Disappointing but not surprising. Nothing to do with the pitch - one of the dugouts was apparently completely taken out by Storm Ciara.
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    lovely stuff reacted to littlehampton in EAST THURROCK MATCH POSTPONED   
    It has just been announced that our league match at East Thurrock tomorrow evening has had to be postponed due to storm damage problems.
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    lovely stuff reacted to 4wembleyfinals in Enfield Town v Bognor Regis   
    Thank God this week Dr Jekyll turned up, in the place of Mr Hyde this week, in the form of Lewis Taafe. A midfielder who kept his position and made passes to members of his own team. Which is what some of us have been looking for for some time. I too was surprised at his substitution LS, but assumed after his long lay-off it was precautionary.
    The defence was somewhat more tighter than for many weeks although they still keep trying to hit 50yd killer balls when a simpler pass was on. But for once AL and his companions stopped screaming out useless advice.
    Of course if it wasn't for their goalie we could have had several more. I did suggested to my companion shortly after Taafes' goal it was time to introduce Charles' pace whilst we had them on the ropes. But later was better than never 
    But that said from our point of view it was more entertaining to watch. Subject to injuries I do hope AL does not tinker with the team too much next time out. His first problem is what does he do with Blackman, assuming he is still not under suspension. 
    As for the team as a whole so long as  Mr Hyde doesn't immediately return next Tuesday and Saturday we may be in with a chance yet!!!!  
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    lovely stuff reacted to Theodopolous in AFC Hornchurch v EnfieldTown   
    Just to add on previous post I’ve seen a bit of Ware and the Abbey this season and there is a lot of really good young talent at these local clubs... is AL aware of this and maybe they are the type of players that we should go for I’m sure many would love a bigger stage to play on. ( certainly no disrespect to Ware or Abbey intended)
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    lovely stuff got a reaction from littlehampton in AFC Hornchurch v EnfieldTown   
    I see us on a similar path to that of Wealdstone FC since they lost their ground in 1990-91..It has taken them nearly 30 years to climb back (very slowly) to the National League South..We are less than 20 years into our project.
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    lovely stuff got a reaction from 72wemblyfinal in AFC Hornchurch v EnfieldTown   
    I see us on a similar path to that of Wealdstone FC since they lost their ground in 1990-91..It has taken them nearly 30 years to climb back (very slowly) to the National League South..We are less than 20 years into our project.
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    lovely stuff got a reaction from Barney in AFC Hornchurch v EnfieldTown   
    I see us on a similar path to that of Wealdstone FC since they lost their ground in 1990-91..It has taken them nearly 30 years to climb back (very slowly) to the National League South..We are less than 20 years into our project.
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    lovely stuff reacted to AnfieldTowner in AFC Hornchurch v EnfieldTown   
    Not much positive to take from yesterday's game which I'm sure has left us all a bit down after the high of Tuesday night.
    We were simply beaten by a better team and our defensive frailties were as evident as ever. The second half was certainly better than the first - couldn't really have been worse - and Hornchurch probably took their foot off the gas. Makes it difficult to argue that this year's squad is better than last year's when we were so comprehensively outplayed by a team containing four of our ex-players. I'm sure AL would tell us that there are things behind the scenes that supporters are not always aware of and that he feels this squad gels better - this needs to translate to consistent performances on the pitch. 
    Difficult day for our new striker, Shaun Okojie, to come into - particularly as were 4-0 down when he came on after only about half an hour! He only signed on Friday night so I suspect he didn't even know most of the players. Remains to be seen whether he'll improve the team.
    Ambition of the club continues to be questioned by some, which I understand. I do think the board have made it clear - the Chairman explicitly on a recent radio show - that promotion is the aim. Some have said, I think a little unfairly, that the club have only stuck with AL because he's cheap. Finances are, though, a reality and it's clear that we can't afford to pay a manager - finances are going to remain an overriding consideration unless we can bring in much bigger crowds and/or more sponsorship. Amazingly, we are still only 2 points off the play-offs - though my own opinion is that's mainly due to the inconsistency and lack of quality from other teams around us.
    We got a reaction to the Cray result at Margate on Tuesday - now need to see a reaction to this one against Bognor Regis on Saturday. COYT!
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    lovely stuff reacted to AnfieldTowner in Margate V ETFC   
    Wow, what a performance, where did that come from? Not many of us were expecting that, especially when we saw the team without the likes of Sam Hatton, Sam Youngs and Ken Charles (and Mario Noto also unavailable from the bench).
    What we saw was an assured professional outing, 3 good goals (touch of handball for the second?) and, most pleasingly, a clean sheet! Hard to believe that was, I think, our 9th clean sheet of the season but our first for over 2 months.
    All the boys put in a real shift on a cold night - stand out performers for me were Junior Mubayi (a really mature performance) and Nathan Livings, but I also heard others giving their personal MoM to Lyle Della-Verde and Ryan Blackman and there were others who had great games too. Crucially, everybody played their part and the management deserve their own congratulations after a lot of recent criticism. Andy Leese was very quick to point out this counts for nothing if we don't do it again against Hornchurch on Saturday (who, by the way, lost last night - we're now 1 point off the play-offs, so everything to play for!). 
    One final point - a lot of us air our opinions on here, and are right to do so, but let's have a thought for the level of commitment put in by players, management team, directors, volunteers and supporters on behalf of our club. The team coach got back to the stadium at just before 1am last night and everybody then had their own onward journeys, with many needing to get up for work this morning. I've been able to enjoy Premier League football more than most this year but, not for the first time this season, last night left me proud to be an Enfield Town supporter. I only wish more people would join us to experience the highs (and lows) of non-league football. 
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    lovely stuff reacted to djwilf in Margate V ETFC   
    Puts us back in the picture.   One swallow doesn't make a summer.    Interesting our home record is worse than away.   Historically it's the other way round.    Guess a clean sheet always helps.... Not had mnay this year have we?
    Moaners?   Guess you're happy with some of the poor stuff we've played this year? 
    Praise when it's due.      Critique when it's not. 
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    lovely stuff reacted to Wildlife rescue in AGM   
    The session included our inspirational Skipper who answered all questions honestly and made a very bold statement when he said we will reach the playoffs,So hold on to your hats guys we are in for potentially an exciting end to the season.
    Very impressed with all the hard work that has gone into creating the community side of our club to registered charity status.
    Well done guys 
    Sad to hear 3 Directors leaving the board last night thanks for all your efforts guys.
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    lovely stuff got a reaction from Barney in Velocity cup vs Brightlingsea   
    Don't really see the point of changing a manager at this stage of the season.As i said at the start of the season,if we make top 5 the managers position will be safe.If we finish 6th-8th in the league  the jury will be out (but the board will probably stick by their man).If we finish 9th or below i feel the mangers position will be untenable.
    Lets wait and see.
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    lovely stuff reacted to AnfieldTowner in Velocity cup vs Brightlingsea   
    Very disappointing 2-1 defeat last night. Josh Urquhart played left back this time with Joe Payne on the bench, whilst Glenn Wilson came in for Marc Weatherstone and Sam Hatton was back in at right back. Junior also replaced Scott Thomas.
    First half was comfortable and we went in 1-0 up after a Ken Charles snapshot. Probably should have been further ahead but, at that stage, Brightlingsea matched their lowly league position. As so often seems to be the case the second half was a completely different story and Brightlingsea thoroughly deserved their win. Good luck to them for the rest of the tournament - Corinthian Casuals'  win in the league last night pushed them down to second from bottom.
    Think the next 4 games, all against good sides, will give us a good idea of where we'll be finishing up this year. We really need to raise our game massively if we're to get anything out of these.
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    lovely stuff reacted to Tom S in Cheshunt v Enfield Town   
    I've just looked at the start of the match video and it confirms what I thought: Josh was at right back from the start.
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    lovely stuff reacted to AnfieldTowner in Shout Out to Club’s PR Team for Game 1000   
    Good call, completely agree - just caught up with the Chairman's contribution to the Non League Show (link is on the ETFC website), very well done, Paul, well worth a listen, thought you struck the right note and answered some of the recent comments on here about ambition. Carry on listening just after the Chairman signs off as it was nice to be reminded of Enfield's very own Jan Molby - Billy Goldstone!
    I've also enjoyed many of the Twitter comments about ETFC's best player since formation - lots of very valid shouts with most going for Mark Kirby or Liam Hope, two great players for this club. For me though its Rudi Hall all the way - what an influential player. Surprised not to see more votes for Stuart Blackburne too. Interesting comment from Fabio Valenti that he was average at best for us - Fabio, if that was you at average I'd have loved to have seen you play at your best as some of your football for us was mesmerising.
    Very encouraged by the new signing announced this morning, Josh Urquhart - looks a very good addition. Hope the rain holds off now and allows the A10 Classico to go ahead.
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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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