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    Enfield United got a reaction from Barney in Billericay v ETFC   
    Although a you tube clip by a young lad, it goes to show what a good job Muzzy does when filming.
     
    Additionally I've said this before. We've had an excellent result on Saturday yet the forum postings are very few in comparison when we were not so good a month back. Why is that?
     
    It's the time to feel exuberant, positive and have a skip in our steps as one lot of happy people looking forward to two big fixtures within 48 hours of each other in the biggest 48 hours of our history, let's begin the build up and keep the momentum going.
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    Enfield United got a reaction from johocomo in Billericay v ETFC   
    Although a you tube clip by a young lad, it goes to show what a good job Muzzy does when filming.
     
    Additionally I've said this before. We've had an excellent result on Saturday yet the forum postings are very few in comparison when we were not so good a month back. Why is that?
     
    It's the time to feel exuberant, positive and have a skip in our steps as one lot of happy people looking forward to two big fixtures within 48 hours of each other in the biggest 48 hours of our history, let's begin the build up and keep the momentum going.
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    Enfield United got a reaction from MbrunoB in Billericay v ETFC   
    There's a difference from playing at a club because of the attraction of money and playing because it's your club and you want to do your best and better yourself. You can't buy team spirit that comes from natural camaraderie and genuine player respect of one another. As well as feeling the managers faith in each of his players.
    Yesterday's game was about taking your chances and we did Billericay didn't. We were the fitter and more pacy team. We were better organised and on the day we had that bit more luck too. It was our day but we earned it through desire, guts and the bigger will to win. 4 goals against 2 defenders+Goaly who started the season with Conference teams and another who was with Gillingham and an ex England International , plus Eyong , speaks volumes of our threats going forward, magnificent.
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    Enfield United got a reaction from Freezy in Billericay v ETFC   
    There's a difference from playing at a club because of the attraction of money and playing because it's your club and you want to do your best and better yourself. You can't buy team spirit that comes from natural camaraderie and genuine player respect of one another. As well as feeling the managers faith in each of his players.
    Yesterday's game was about taking your chances and we did Billericay didn't. We were the fitter and more pacy team. We were better organised and on the day we had that bit more luck too. It was our day but we earned it through desire, guts and the bigger will to win. 4 goals against 2 defenders+Goaly who started the season with Conference teams and another who was with Gillingham and an ex England International , plus Eyong , speaks volumes of our threats going forward, magnificent.
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    Enfield United got a reaction from Barney in Lowestoft Town v Enfield Town   
    Here I go, fantastic to read the passion in the thoughts amongst every all those posting. It shows the care and support strongly exists.
    We all wanted more and we all expected more, some realistic some a bit dreamy.
    We are still a developing club who are punching their weight comfortably at RPL level.
    It's about making that next step and top of the list is improving our income streams within our supporters owned model.
    The minimum we can all do is all of us being members/monthly season ticket contributors via the Tifosy scheme, the maximum is to be active sponsors seeking foot men, trying to raise more solid revenue.Otherwise we have an average Gate of 375ish which allows us a 7-8 placed finish, which we are achieving.
    The only real disappointment this season has been the cup competitions and it's an area which can propel us into the limelight if an advanced involvement were to be achieved.
     
    Keep the faith because one season will evolve to be our season for promotion and it will be memorable.
     
    Additionally we have some terrific club initiatives coming up. Women go free this Saturday, ETFC V ETFC India in mid march, children go free at a future game, Beveren visiting, Jimmy Bullard managing a team against us in an upcoming game. It's secondary to a Play Off challenge nonetheless they are proud occasions to be supporting our club in the final weeks.
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    Enfield United got a reaction from Barney in Enfield Town v Burgess Hill   
    Andy- inconsistency?? It's 2 defeats in 17 league games. We have 16 games left, only 2 defeats there would do nicely
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    Enfield United reacted to Steph1 in Enfield Town v Tonbridge Angels   
    From the side almost the linesman's perspective it was definitely over. Tonbridge didn't complain too much.
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    Enfield United got a reaction from MbrunoB in Canvey Island v Enfield Town   
    I thought we would still have won if they had the full 11.
    I saw Tayshans challenge as a stonewall red, he left the ground, flew across into a challenge and was out of control with his body, whether Bradley made the most of the challenge is irrelevant as it was Tayshans actions that were dangerous
     
    Red all the way in my opinion
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    Enfield United got a reaction from romford boy in Corey   
    Romford boy- Corey is a flair player, good pace, skilful and hardworking. Has a good strike on him. He will need a run of games to acclimatise to Conf National but once settled, loved and supported can fire the Daggers back to league football
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    Enfield United got a reaction from lovely stuff in Ashford Town(Middx) v Enfield Town - 05.04.16   
    I'm coming into this with the benefit of hindsight so I'll sound more intelligent than my usual extremely high levels.
    Firstly the manager has a very important responsibility, getting the results which keep us interested, he is certainly doing that for the second season running.
    Whether people agree or not we are well and truly in with a shout of a Play Off spot and yesterday's 4-0 thumping of Merstham has not only gained us 3pts but also heaped pressure on our rivals goal difference stakes.
    The decision - 'resting of players' therefore has been justified by the result IMO.
    Corey and Alfred picked up injuries yesterday , what if they got injured Tuesday and couldn't play V Merstham and we'd lost? Hyperthetical but moans and groans come to mind.
    In the meantime Ricky Jordan De Cruz all got good minutes and we saw the credentials of the younger players in a first team match albeit under the new and very able U21 manager.
     
    The only area is question is to communicate the team selection intentions to supporters so they can choose whether to travel.
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    Enfield United got a reaction from MbrunoB in Dulwich Hamlet v Enfield Town   
    Good constructive posts by everyone.
     
    A natural goalscorer won't be cheap and that's why we don't have one.
     
    It's more personalities that we need than players of ability, leaders, talkers, driving the team on mentality. Basically an on field rather than off field Quinton
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    Enfield United got a reaction from lovely stuff in Enfield Town v Canvey Island - Match Fred   
    Spot on LS. I think refereeing has been dire this season, but yesterday's ref put up with no nonsense without going over the top.
     
    Canvey had a number of last season's Billericay players in their team, so yep they were in disguise
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    Enfield United got a reaction from lovely stuff in Appeal Fund Supporting Your Club   
    To be honest, how disgraceful is it for The FA and The League to put our club in such a position, an iconic club, an example for all, working within our means no sugar Daddies, yet we are treated similar to canon fodder but worse.
     
    All we ask is to be treated in accordance to the FA's fair play policy. I'll be donating £100 possibly more if needed.
     
    COYTOWNERS
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    Enfield United got a reaction from Miss.A.F.C.Hornchurch in media communications this season   
    Eastside Urchin-All our fans do is sing their songs in a jovial way, they do not abuse or take the piss when walking into clubs bars, they just have a sing-along, just like your fans did at our place last week. None the less it does not condone the behaviour of the Margate fan/fans when our young supporter was assaulted and he wasn't part of the core group, in fact he was a member of staff.
     
    Jab_n17 you really are as useful as a chocolate kettle aren't you. Don't you think we have called and written to the police? our chairman's even spoken to your chairman asking for his help which he wants nothing to do with so you just don't get it do you?
     
    THE POLICE CAN NOT TAKE ACTION IF THE CULPRIT IS NOT IDENTIFIED,!!!!!!!!!!!
     
    It's a very sad matter as there are supporters/stewards/officials of Margate who can name him but they won't. If he was named then we or the lad who was assaulted could then go back to the police and get the legal ball rolling.
     
    The sad matter is not me kicking up a fuss but reactions like yours who think it wrong to turn in a thug at a place of entertainment.
     
    and no it was'nt me he thumped. The 'knob' as your supporters so correctly nickname him, thumped a lad half his age and size, otherwise if he thumped me he would still be nursing his own injuries and in the nick, if that sounds right. We'll be looking for him should we come back for a play off tie, I think it's only right he should be caught, I'm sure you'll agree?
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    Enfield United got a reaction from romford boy in media communications this season   
    Eastside Urchin-All our fans do is sing their songs in a jovial way, they do not abuse or take the piss when walking into clubs bars, they just have a sing-along, just like your fans did at our place last week. None the less it does not condone the behaviour of the Margate fan/fans when our young supporter was assaulted and he wasn't part of the core group, in fact he was a member of staff.
     
    Jab_n17 you really are as useful as a chocolate kettle aren't you. Don't you think we have called and written to the police? our chairman's even spoken to your chairman asking for his help which he wants nothing to do with so you just don't get it do you?
     
    THE POLICE CAN NOT TAKE ACTION IF THE CULPRIT IS NOT IDENTIFIED,!!!!!!!!!!!
     
    It's a very sad matter as there are supporters/stewards/officials of Margate who can name him but they won't. If he was named then we or the lad who was assaulted could then go back to the police and get the legal ball rolling.
     
    The sad matter is not me kicking up a fuss but reactions like yours who think it wrong to turn in a thug at a place of entertainment.
     
    and no it was'nt me he thumped. The 'knob' as your supporters so correctly nickname him, thumped a lad half his age and size, otherwise if he thumped me he would still be nursing his own injuries and in the nick, if that sounds right. We'll be looking for him should we come back for a play off tie, I think it's only right he should be caught, I'm sure you'll agree?
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    Enfield United reacted to Eastside Urchin in Enfield Town v Wingate & Finchley   
    Wingate being a Jewish club,or at least associated with the local Jewish community will obviously take this seriously and it will obviously upset them but I don't think it's doing themselves any favours by continuing their protests.
    The manager has been relieved of his duties,has given his events on the matter and it should be left at that.
    Continuing their protests will not do their club any good,it was one person who said it,not anyone else associated with ET so it should be closed now action has been taken
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    Enfield United reacted to Eastside Urchin in Enfield Town v Canvey Island   
    East Thurrock are a far better side than their position shows,I would t be relying on them to go down,would look at other sides instead
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    Enfield United reacted to andyetfc in Lewes tonight   
    The good thing about a forum is that people can passionately air their views, comments and opinions. So here are mine in response to EU's.
     
    No one can ever take away the fact that our club was very successful in its formative years and won numerous trophies which now form a part of our history. Now some people may say that they were Mickey Mouse trophies and not worth winning. However, the wins produced a feel good factor which, at the moment, is missing. Supporters appeared to enjoy the wins and the management team, under Jim Chandler worked wonders. Unfortunately, his era came to an end and there followed a period of uncertainty with numerous managers coming and going. What we cannot do is forget all that. It happened, just like the rough time our club is going through now.
     
    Everyone knows it's down to the players to perform on the pitch and for SN to do his level best with the resources he has at his disposal. Let's let them get on with it. If it doesn't happen, then some people will have to make important decisions. Until that time, then let's all get behind the team, whichever team is put out.
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    Enfield United reacted to behind-the-goal in Lewes tonight   
    Excellent point Barney. I was wondering the same thing myself: "Methinks 'The Viewer' doth protest too much"!
     
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    Enfield United got a reaction from Barney in Bognor Regis Town   
    CDT-Yes of Course the management team are responsible for the results and at present we are 3pts better off than the drop zone. Their are currently worse off clubs than ourselves at the moment.
     
    Whether people on this forum like it or not we are as other clubs are, are as strong as the budget allows the team/squad to be. We could be a bit higher up the league but for the unfortunate Bury Town decision, but we are not.
     
    Also responsible are the supporters which include the board who give up alot of their free time running the club. What have the supporters done to attract more sponsorship? Bring in a few more friends/work colleagues to matches, answer small but important calls for sellers of Golden Goal Tickets, even to book or hire the Butlers for a birthday or other suitable occassion so that the club can raise profile and make some further positive strides in revenue raising. We even have had supporters withdraw their sponsorship money cos they have the 'hump' with individuals, it's their choice, but they lose a large part of their argument when we are short of some success.
     
    It is all relevant and as stated Money is at the head of it.
     
    The management/Coaches have to becareful that the supporters are getting value for their entrance fee and we can't complain at Donkey Lane, we have played Hornchurch, Margate Met Police and Lowestoft all of which have bags of money compared to us and have lost only one of these games.
     
    At Bognor we were dreadful in the first half, but the manager got a reaction for the second half, we pulled a goal back from Corey and he should have had a second a couple of minutes later when 1v1 with the keeper. It's not Steve's fault he missed that chance and neither was it when Kirbs gave the ball away 5 mins later for their striker to walk past Wildy to score. The fifth goal summed up some of our players lak of responsibilty and this is where I highlight that 'responsibility' factor again.
     
    We will see the reaction we get from the players on Saturday v Billericay, but fans need to be supporting the manager/coaches and players all the way, we will have poor spells in the game and good ones, so lets all get behind the team and bark them on.
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    Enfield United reacted to Mick Reynolds in Oh Dear, Oh Dear.........   
    Steve could not have been more open with the fans/supporters of ETFC. Cut him some slack and allow him to do his job and back him for at least his full season at this level of the football pyramid. As fans at least you can get behind the squad big time on Saturday afternoons and midweek evenings and make the difference. There were many who took great joy in celebrating at the end of last season - and rightly so!
    When times are tough those same fans need to remember the journey, and be there tomorrow and sing loud and proud!!
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    Enfield United got a reaction from Barney in Oh Dear, Oh Dear.........   
    Nothing wrong with the tactics or management on Tuesday night. Even satisfying the pick Siva, bring back O'Brien and play White at CH gang.
     
    We took the lead....Great......what fault was it of the coaching staff then, when the otherwise faultless Kirby givving away a stupid Penalty????
     
    1-1 HT
     
    What fault was it of the management for nobody throwing themselves to clear or close down the scoring opponent for the second???
     
    What else can we say about the 3rd by the otherwise excellent White.
     
    We dominated the second half, were the better team and in hindsight maybe bringing on Tyler and Hope sooner would have been more beneficial, maybe not.
     
    It's errors errors errors by players, this Saturday they need to man up, embrace the managers trust in them, take responsibility and get back to basics with high tempo closing down and restricting opponents time on the ball for 90 mins, have the if in doubt ethos kick the ball not just out but to the M25 Roundabout and keep the ball better when not in doubt. We do have goals in us, will that save us???, maybe this Saturday may be not, but over the next 21 games i'd say yes.
     
    As for supporters, you should take a leaf out of the Carshalton Fan's, great humour, banter cheering and backing their team throughout the 90 minutes even when they went down 1-0 and even though they were bottom. That's my humble opinion.
     
    We will turn it round, we do have good enough players, it's just a bit pants at the moment.
     
    KEEP THE FAITH.
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    Enfield United reacted to Steph in Oh Dear, Oh Dear.........   
    I spoke to two members of the board last night and any decisions are harder to make than many of us realise.
     
    If there was a change of management how many of the current squad would remain, they are not on contract. We may be left with a skeleton squad and untried reserves and WOULD GET RELEGATED without doubt.
     
    There was enough promise last night to stay with the current situation. Scott is undoubtedly a class striker his first goal demonstrated clinical finishing which is the general standard in this league. We should have learnt by now that you do not give the ball away cheaply in midfield. Errors in defence will be punished.
     
    I understand that our new signing, Joe O'Cearull, could not play last night due to commitments with Haringey borough. It may be that if he had played the defence would have been better organised.
     
    It was explained to me that Steve knows the problems and is working on it. He brought us up to this level and, he now has a fight on his hands, we should get behind him.
     
    It was good to see Jey out yesterday but I worry that he will be dropped for Hastings to make way for the new guy.
     
    The season is half way through and Steve has half the total wins he set himself for. With luck yesterday we could have won but didn't.
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    Enfield United reacted to OldTowner in Whitehawk v Town - GAME ON   
    Thanks.
    Some good views from outside of the Club.
     
    I for one am certainly not calling for heads to roll, I just think we need some fresh blood in the squad.
    Management Board and Team Management do need to act on this as the current squad is undoubtedly short in quality and certainly numbers.
     
    Tuesday is the start of the 2nd part of our season.
     
     
     
     
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    Enfield United reacted to brighton_rebel in Whitehawk v Town - GAME ON   
    As a Slough Town fan living in Brighton i went along to the game yesterday and think some of you are being a little harsh on exactly what you were up against. Whitehawk are minted beyond belief and their team is full of ex league players and others too good for the Ryman League. But they are all fur coat and no knickers. Grand plans but no fans. The sort of club that leaves me feeling depressed about the state of non league football. They are a housing estate in Brighton that is at best a Sussex County League Team and at some point the bubble will bust as it always does.
    On the other hand you lot set up the first ever supporters run club in the country. You have a small budget but supporters (probably half the crowd yesterday) a new ground and a way of working that isn't dictated by the whim of a rich benefactor.
    OK results haven't been going your way and as a Slough fan i know how frustrating that can be, but despite our clubs histories, i know which team i wanted to win yesterday and i know what model non league needs to adopt if it has any future.
    Keep the faith!
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