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    Winslow Boy reacted to View from the Boundary in Bedford FC   
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    Winslow Boy reacted to View from the Boundary in George Georgiou Departs New Salamis   
    Cuckoo clubs shouldn't be allowed promotion, a view shared with me by Wembley FC supremo Brian Gumm this week. They are cheating a proper club out of a place in step 4, not having the overheads and being therefore able to splash the cash to attract mercenaries.  
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    Winslow Boy reacted to agamemnon3 in Bedford FC   
    Very nice.
    And if you are applying the same factor of fanciful accounting that Bedford apply to their attendance figures, then there must be well over a hundred people in that photograph... 
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    Winslow Boy reacted to Rhodes in Bedford FC   
    I wonder if Real Bedford and their 'colourful' Chairman Peter McCormack already think the Club are in the Premier League:

     
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    Winslow Boy reacted to Rhodes in New Bradwell St Peter   
    Here we go, New Badwell St Peter were known as Stantonbury St Peters back in the day prior to becoming New Bradwell St Peter in 1946 after Stantonbury St Peters merged with another local Club New Bradwell Corinthians who were experiencing financial difficulties at the time. The photograph was taken the season prior to Stantonbury St Peters winning the North Bucks & District League Championship in 1938/39 just before WWII broke out and the League was suspended until 1946/47 when it resumed:
    New Bradwell St Peter F.C - History (archive.org)

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    Winslow Boy reacted to Rhodes in Happy Birthday Winslow Boy - 6 June   
    Happy Birthday today (6 June) to one of the Forum's longest posters Winslow Boy, have a good day. Can you spot him in this team photo, at his spirituaI home EImfieIds Gate, from one of many Charity matches he has participated in aII over the Country helping to raise many thousands of pounds:

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    Winslow Boy reacted to Rhodes in Stotfold   
    A team sheet from, wait for it, then South Midlands League Premier Division Stotfold v Corinthian League Erith & Belvedere in the FA Amateur Cup First Round, at Roker Park on Saturday 10 January 1959. Crook Town lifted the trophy that season, beating Barnet 3-2 in an exciting Final at Wembley, they also won Finals in 1962 against Hounslow Town and in 1964 against Enfield: 

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    Winslow Boy reacted to Daily Dose in SSML Managers   
    Winslow management have resigned  ?‍♂️. Weird?
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    Winslow Boy got a reaction from Daily Dose in Bedford FC   
    To quote the special one, I prefer not to speak. 
     
    I'm sure he will have no problem getting £90k out of his bitcoin bro cult. I mean that’s only a fraction of Bedford merchandise sales isn’t it?
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    Winslow Boy reacted to Karen Browne in Berkhamsted Comrades   
    Feel free to use this document to replace paper in the loo to compensate for loo roll shortage.
     
    Will that do
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    Winslow Boy reacted to petethegreek in Bedford FC   
    Are you saying Winslow Boy can see right through him?
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    Winslow Boy reacted to Rhodes in SSML PIay-offs   
    Both Semi Finals will be edge of your seat stuff, particularly this one at Elmfields Gate:

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    Winslow Boy got a reaction from Daily Dose in SSML PIay-offs   
    Why are they on separate days? Worried about tv schedule conflicts or enough police for the games?
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    Winslow Boy got a reaction from View from the Boundary in SSML PIay-offs   
    Why are they on separate days? Worried about tv schedule conflicts or enough police for the games?
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    Winslow Boy reacted to Daily Dose in Bedford FC   
    Merchandise sales ?. They had 65 watching their last home match. Let’s say they were all supporting Bedford. Each supporter would have to buy 20 shirts at £30. 
     
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    Winslow Boy reacted to agamemnon3 in Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday 19/20/21 April - SSML Results/Reports   
    I notice that tonight's defeat at Tring means that Risborough Rangers still have some work to do to be SSML champions.  New Salamis will now take the title if they can win at Risborough on Saturday.  
    It's a tough ask, but the Salamina have the best away record in the League, and fear no-one, and so will certainly be up for it.
    More importantly perhaps, it is being reported on a number of other platforms that Risborough have failed the Step 4 ground-grading requirements and have been informed that they will not be promoted, which may mean that Hadley go up automatically in their stead.  It is not yet clear why Risborough have failed, but as they have topped the table for most of the season the requirements needed for promotion must have occurred to them before now.  Ground-grading standards are clear for all to see, it is not as if they come as a surprise.
    At a game earlier this season, I noted some Risborough officials exclaiming quite loudly that they 'couldn't wait to get out of this shit division'.  This seemed a bit rich, as they didn't actually 'earn' promotion to 'this shit division' in the first place, but were simply awarded it by the FA following their performances over the two truncated seasons.
    Risborough are appealing the grading decision, and I am aware of one source citing 'bloody-mindedness' and 'arrogance' on the part of the ground-graders.  Well chaps, perhaps you reap just what you sow... 
     
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    Winslow Boy reacted to Rhodes in SSML PIay-offs   
    A statement from WinsIow United's Secretary about their PIay-Off scheduIe, it's aII so wooIIy isn't it and you can sense the Iack of enthusiasm especiaIIy for host CIub's with the administration invoIved:
    SSMFL,D1: Winslow United secretary gives a Division 1 play-off update - Sports Shots
    Winslow United have been given the dates for the Spartan South Midlands League Division 1 play off games. United secretary Gareth Robins told Sports Shots 'the play-off dates are Tuesday 3rd May or Wednesday 4th depending on the team’s final position, the side that finish in second place will be at home on Tuesday with the third placed team hosting on the Wednesday. The final to be on Saturday 7th May with whoever had the highest league finish hosting the game.
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    Winslow Boy reacted to View from the Boundary in SSML PIay-offs   
    Rules which are routinely broken, such as Risborough being allowed to stay at step 5 for a second season with their step 6 ground (which they should have brought up to standard this season), or an FA Cup semi final being televised overlapping with grassroots and league clubs playing at the traditionally sacrosanct Saturday afternoon. The people who run the game are a joke at all levels, from FIFA down to county FA's. And why are New Salamis allowed to go up without ever having had a home ground of their own? They're just parasites without the overheads other clubs have. Shouldn't be allowed. 
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    Winslow Boy got a reaction from Daily Dose in SSML PIay-offs   
    Hard disagree. The league is open to all the teams to win it. If you’re good enough to go up then finish in the promotion places the same as the last 100 years, not 5th and 20-30 points off the pace and then spunk your way in. The season is 40 games long, we have positions for a reason, that’s the test, not saying the whole season was a pointless prelude for most for essentially a cup competition. It’s a league, reward consistency. At this level it’s ridiculous. If you want to be involved at the business end then you should’ve been good enough all season to be up there. My position is, that if you’re going to promote 2 or 3 sides you promote the best ones over the course of the season. 
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    Winslow Boy got a reaction from Karen Browne in SSML PIay-offs   
    Hard disagree. The league is open to all the teams to win it. If you’re good enough to go up then finish in the promotion places the same as the last 100 years, not 5th and 20-30 points off the pace and then spunk your way in. The season is 40 games long, we have positions for a reason, that’s the test, not saying the whole season was a pointless prelude for most for essentially a cup competition. It’s a league, reward consistency. At this level it’s ridiculous. If you want to be involved at the business end then you should’ve been good enough all season to be up there. My position is, that if you’re going to promote 2 or 3 sides you promote the best ones over the course of the season. 
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    Winslow Boy got a reaction from View from the Boundary in SSML PIay-offs   
    Hard disagree. The league is open to all the teams to win it. If you’re good enough to go up then finish in the promotion places the same as the last 100 years, not 5th and 20-30 points off the pace and then spunk your way in. The season is 40 games long, we have positions for a reason, that’s the test, not saying the whole season was a pointless prelude for most for essentially a cup competition. It’s a league, reward consistency. At this level it’s ridiculous. If you want to be involved at the business end then you should’ve been good enough all season to be up there. My position is, that if you’re going to promote 2 or 3 sides you promote the best ones over the course of the season. 
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    Winslow Boy got a reaction from Daily Dose in SSML Managers   
    His lack of ability?
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    Winslow Boy reacted to View from the Boundary in SSML PIay-offs   
    Step 4 home to Step 5 in all cases is just wrong, rewarding failure and penalising success. These games should be drawn for home advantage, totally unfair otherwise.
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    Winslow Boy reacted to View from the Boundary in SSML PIay-offs   
    Whoever's bright idea it was that 2nd in step 5 must play away to 2nd bottom step 4 in all cases wants shooting. You can guarantee hardly any will win - just look at Colney Heath, by far the best team in the SSML for 3 years, now they're coming straight down after 1 season with a whimper, showing the gulf in class. And then there's the whole issue of geographic bingo to contend with after the season has ended. Farcical, all of it.
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