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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 Munchkin in Saturday/Monday 30 ApriI/2 May - SSML Results/Reports   
    CHAMPIONS 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
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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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    Winslow Boy reacted to Rhodes in SSML PIay-offs   
    Winslow Boy - Karen says 'simple' but it's as clear as mud isn't it. I also don't understand the idea of play-offs at this level of the game, and certainly not from  Step 6 to Step 5, unless it's for money making purposes due to Club's huge losses from two years of Covid, it's just yet another case of 'if it ain't broke don't fix it'.
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    Winslow Boy reacted to Opinions Opinions 433 in Saturday 22 January - SSML Results/Reports   
    Only looks like 9 players from the first team squad featured for the development team. Only 42 league positions between them, what are they complaining about?
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    Winslow Boy got a reaction from Daily Dose in Referees/Assistant Referees   
    Most of the refs are better refs than the players are footballers at this level in my opinion. 
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    Winslow Boy reacted to View from the Boundary in Saturday 18 December - SSML Results/Reports   
    Risborough to be applauded for 50 league games unbeaten, but for 70 minutes today they were in a game. Jets though continue to be masters of their own undoing, the last 2 goals were dreadful defensively (as was the second, scorching shot into the top corner but with 5 players in the vicinity he shouldn't have been allowed the chance to shoot).
    The home side weren't as good today as they were in the reverse fixture, but neither were the visitors, who nonetheless showed good character after Tuesday's mauling at Royston and looked good going forward. The backline though needs to be addressed as we've been throwing points away for weeks.
    With the scheduled midweek home derby with Harefield already called off it will be the new year before Oxhey next see action, and I suspect they'll be glad to see the back of what has been a pretty turbulent year.
    No football until August, at the end of which most of the first team left with former boss Stuart Atkins immediately after a 6-4 home loss to Arlesey. Astonishingly held Kingstonian to a famous FA Cup Q2 draw in the next game, but then shipped 23 goals in the next 3 matches as scratch teams at least fulfilled the fixtures. 
    The Kevin Christou era soon saw high flying Leighton and Risborough held to draws, New Salamis defeated in the league cup and good road wins at Hadley, Holmer Green and Levy Green, but the last of those was to my mind the last complete performance. There have been good halves since but more often than not just fits and starts, and we've lost commanding centre half Ferrel Charles to Kings Langley.
    Here are the telling stats: conceded 82 goals at an average of over 3 a game, and used around 70 players in the process. In anyone's book that's upheaval, and that last figure will definitely go up by the time the season ends (if it ends?), as one currently injured former Jet has returned and another current first teamer may have played his last game today.
    Happy New Year everyone!
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    Winslow Boy reacted to agamemnon3 in Tuesday/Wednesday 14/15 December - SSML Results/Reports   
    Offensiveness is, of course, in the eye, (and ear), of the beholder.
    GRS, whatever else he is, is a resilient soul.  He will be fine.
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    Winslow Boy reacted to Rhodes in Tuesday/Wednesday 14/15 December - SSML Results/Reports   
    Agamemnon3 - From what I understand GRS67's painstaking work wasn't being appreciated at Edgware Town and, following some tame (not offensive) remarks he was, not for the first time, unfairly informed that he was not welcome at the Club he loves and has followed since a boy. As you appropriately pointed out, he is now gracing high flying Combined Counties League Division One Rayners Lane and has been welcomed with open arms at Tithe Farm, he has already transformed the Club's social media side beyond all recognition: 
    The Green Green Grass of Home : BANNED (Again!) (edgwaretown.blogspot.com)
      
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