HKP got a reaction from Krooner in What is the Solution? (Guernsey fixtures)
One of the main arguments over teams not wanting to travel midweek is the problem in taking time off work. But is this really the case? Reason for asking this is if this was the case then why are teams playing on a Sunday still wanting to stay on the Sunday evening when it would make better sense to go back Sunday evening so they can get to work on time.
HKP reacted to Karen Browne in You Think You May Have A Fixture Pile Up
If you think your club is hard done by with all these midweek fixtures spare a thought for Guernsey
Sun 17 South Park (Home)
Tues 19 Epsom & Ewell (Away)
Sat 23 Spennymoor Town (Home) (FA Vase Semi Final)
Tues 26 Rayners Park Vale (Away)
Sat 30 Spennymoor Town (Away) (FA Vase Semi Final)
Mon 1 Windsor (Away)
Fri 5 South Park (Away)
Sat 6 Cove (Home)
Sun 7 Camberley Town (Home)
Tues 9 Fareham Town (Away)
Fri 12 Horley Town (Home)
Sat 13 Fareham Town (Home)
Sun 14 Rayners Park Vale (Home)
Tues 16 Hanworth Villa (Away)
Thur 18 Badshot Lea (Away)
Sat 20 Hanworth Villa (Home)
Sun 21 Chessington & Hook United (Home)
Wed 24 Colliers Wood United (Away)
Fri 26 Ash United (Home)
Sat 27 Molesey (Home)
Sun 28 Sandhurst Town (Home)
Tues 30 Bedfont Sports (Away)
Fri 3 Dorking (Home)
Sat 4 Hartley Wintney (Home) or FA Vase Final (Wembley)
Sun 5 Epsom & Ewell (Home)
Mon 6 Hartley Wintney (Home) (If in FA Vase Final)
HKP reacted to GuernseyGeordie in What is the Solution? (Guernsey fixtures)
Maybe we should not be as welcoming as we have been to teams in the past. I just hope some of the local players who haven't turned to GFC now do so as we could still run two teams and get results. Forfeit the Dorking match if we get to Wembley as that's a joke, who the hell will be here the night before ?
HKP reacted to E&E Rich in What is the Solution? (Guernsey fixtures)
As I've said before it's easy to get all those games played. The only people who have logistical problems are the Guernsey travel people who will have to sort out the travel arrangements for the visiting sides and the Guernsey Management as they know they'll have to juggle their side.
There is no reason why a Guernsey side couldn't actually play five games in seven days in April or something similar. They won't be able to play their first team in every game, but they have a large squad and every travelling team only has to go there once so I don't know why we are talking rubbish about pulling out of the league and stuff like that.
Of course it's not ideal for anyone, but when we constantly bang on about it every time they get another game postponed it gets boring. No wonder this thread is 53 pages in length!
The only issue is whether travelling teams will get much notice and I understand from the League Bulletin that the League were making a statement this week. It will undoubtedly contain the words "regrettably" and "midweek journeys". Hopefully everyone will get a week or two notice before having to get over there, but I must admit to being concerned if Guernsey reach the Vase Final, as our match on 5th May (and Dorking's two days earlier) will also have to move again and a midweek evening in April will be the fate for both of us too but with limited notice.
HKP reacted to TRS in Tue 12th March
Hastings of the Ryman are in trouble then, as they couldn't get to Surrey yesterday to play Kingstonian and the pitch was perfectly playable. Also Grimsby the other day didn't make it to Macclesfield due to an accident on the motorway. These things happen all the time.
HKP reacted to Rother in Windsor v Guernsey - 1st April - FREE Entry to all
KO is 1pm.
Last time we did a Free Entry game we had 802 through the gate against Egham, Christmas before last. I wonder if the attraction of our overseas visitors will see that record broken...
HKP reacted to Gsy_Spurs in Walsall Wood v Guernsey FA Vase 2/3/13 and replay 9/3/13
HKP reacted to bomaya in Congrats to Guernsey - Semi Finalists of the FA Vase
Guernsey have reached the semi -finals of the FA Vase and will face Spennymoor Town, the favourites.
It's the first time a side currently in the Combined Counties has reached this stage. Previously Merstham have reached the QF whilst in the CCL.
Epsom and Ewell made the very first Vase final but they were in the Surrey Senior League at the time.
Banstead Ath made the semis in the 1997 whilst in the Isthmian League 2.
Let's hope Guernsey become the first side to win the Vase from this League.
HKP reacted to Big J R in Walsall Wood v Guernsey FA Vase 2/3/13 and replay 9/3/13
... and plenty of pennies over the bar and in the till.
Good thinking !
HKP reacted to bobuk in Walsall Wood v Guernsey FA Vase 2/3/13 and replay 9/3/13
They must have the biggest budget at step 5, it's a real shame it's not the final but suppose if your going to win you would have definelty deserved it as your draw has been horrendous
HKP reacted to missunderstood in Oscar Pistorius
One of the big tragedies about this case is that disabled people and their families worldwide have probably lost forever their greatest and most inspirational figure ever, and even if found not guilty he will always be tainted because of his association with guns.
Hopefully one of the magnificent athlete from the 2012 Paralympics will take his place, but that can only happen if the celebrity obsessed media machine give these athletes the coverage they deserve.