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  1. just heard this very sad news. RIP Tina, a real one off and such a cracking character.
  2. pitch inspection this afternoon so should know today if game is off or not. http://www.chelmsfordcityfc.com/news/friday-pitch-inspection-for-ur-835231.html
  3. any update on this? from looking at metcheck it looks like it will rain between now and boxing day. how is the pitch looking?
  4. they must have been gutted or tired after 4 games in a week and a bit. i'm sure the players and management wouldn't deliberately snub fans that did a 200 mile round trip to watch their team lose their third on the trot.
  5. well personally, i thought that darren threw some awesome shapes in the box last night. his hang time for his letter 'E' just before the equaliser was nothing short of spectacular. we're 2 games into the season. canvey always seem to get one over on us, maybe they're our bogey side, maybe they were lucky or maybe they hate us more than we hate them, who knows. i don't think it's quite time to hit the panic button yet, let alone the new keeper button. i think goalkeepers get a rough ride. a midfielder can make 10 errors during a game, but if he creates one or two chances, the mistakes are forgotten. same goes for strikers missing sitters all game but scoring a screamer in stoppage time to nick it one nil. a mistake by a goalkeeper (or a defender) is magnified so much more because it normally results in a goal. yes darren can improve, but you know he's working on it and he very rarely lets us down. i think we should all just chill and not panic about blowing our promotion chances when by my calendar, the month is august, not march.
  6. best of luck saturday to the lads and i'll see you all for the canvey match (c u next tuesday).
  7. mr freeman's noisy neighbours quarterly
  8. ascot united vs wembley fc is being streamed live on friday night on facebook for free. downside is you have to "like" budweiser... http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/aug/17/fa-cup-opener-live-facebook wonder how much money either club is getting or if it's just exposure and a load of (awful) free beer? any chance we could get in on this?
  9. rob - have had a chat with the lads. please can you bring 20 air fresheners on Friday where we will swap them for 20 pounds. cheers fella. haven't been this excited about some merchandise since the cufflinks. (which broke after 2 weeks, but nm).
  10. AFC Hornchurch air freshener you say? how can i get my hands on one? it's a shame that the most interesting part of this thread was in the 2nd sentence of the 1st post, but there you go.
  11. perhaps if they banned gary calder from non league clubs they would be providing protection.
  12. all the best tommo. i'm still your cheese and onion crisps b1tch. xx
  13. harry martin - the fan's fan. i don't remember any collection, but can guess where it ended up. a supporter's club trophy to award to the fan's player of the year would be my pick. certainly better than doing anything to do with the council and dealing with the endless objections from concerned romford fans...
  14. i don't blame you. i remember ian once spoke of having a breathalyser fitted to your pc between the hours of midnight and 8am which wouldn't allow access to the forum if you were a certain number of times over the limit. anyway, according to their forum, the final whistle went, hornchurch fans spontaneously started abusing themselves and the sutton players and the sutton players jumped the fence to try to keep the peace. possibly this particular sutton fan's eyesight has been affected by a different form of abuse. namely self-abuse. the truth is out there somewhere... lets hope for both the sake of both teams and our reputation that the ref only includes the red cards in his report and nothing else. should we fail to reach or succeed in the play-offs, a silver lining would be not having to play sutton next season as it always seems to spark off a few of the mindless minority from both sides which is why it's probably best i gave the match a swerve yesterday!
  15. sure i remember seeing a few 3am posts on this thread. censorship still alive and well on fans focus, even if it's self-censorship.
  16. anyone care to comment on this from the sutton forum? "Now the incident at the end of the game, unlike most U's supporters penned up on the other side of the tunnel I was on the incident side. I did not see what Leroy was sent off for, but their guy went for a punch I believe? The players were close to the tunnel by this stage, and then as I understand it someone this side of the barrier throw a punch at a middle aged chat and gave him a bloody nose. At almost the same time the Hx No10 started going on about the comment 'Monkey' which I did not hear but he went wild and jumped the barrier followed by one of his team mates. He was after someone in the crowd and tore throw the supporters to get to him, hurting a young girl on the way. Again all very quick but a couple of our players jumped the barrier too, I don't know why but certainly SD was very upset. No Sutton player as far as I saw did anything at all, and I did my best to persuade SD to go back, I told him Bury had lost and we needed him and not to get involved. He didn't he went back but the Hx (I think it was No10) was having none of it and even told his team mates and management to how shall I say, go away and leave him alone. I think the ref handled the end of the game badly which contributed to the incident, not a single steward got involved which was worrying. It all happened so quick so its difficult to know for sure what provided the initial spark off the pitch? My only concern was that our players did not get involved, we have bigger fish to fry. "
  17. blimey. that's very good rob. well done big man. i could have proof read it for you though...
  18. rob - me +1 please. think scott wants 3, maybe check with him?
  19. Here's Steve Kean yesterday talking about new signing Jermaine Jones. "Anybody who knows him as a player, he's a natural ball winner, he's a very good passer as well. He's got a fantastic engine, he can go box-to-box" he's got a fantastic engine? wtf is that meant to mean?
  20. not sure if any footballer has ever 'fallen asleep' during a game. atkinson was the master of 'ronglish'. he set his stall out early doors and sold him a lollipop at the back stick after dodging the reducer. ian rush is famous for saying that he didn't settle at juventus as 'it was like being in a foreign country'
  21. as a hornchurch fan i had no problem with the freemyfc gang showing up at one of our games, even if they did get freebies on the gate, they still put cash behind the bar and took out an ad in the programme. i used to genuinely enjoy SF's company before "all the evil" happened and always thought she had balls of steel considering some of the sickening abuse aimed her way from the myfc people. it's a shame that she was taken for a ride by UU, but i don't think you can call yourself a non-league fan unless he's affected you or your club in some way. where the cash that went behind the bar and paid for the ad actually ended up is another matter altogether...anyone who had been following uu around on the forums knew that he had a massive bee in his bonnet about myfc and ebbsfleet and that once the hornchurch experiment had gone belly up (again), then he'd be looking for another club to sink his teeth into. It's a shame that SA didn't work out, but it's encouraging to read that none of the member's (at least the ones who have posted on here) are bitter about how the project ended.
  22. shame, but seemed inevitable that the experiment would be doomed to fail once the novelty factor wore off for the investors, board, fans, players etc. i thought ken painted the clubhouse and didn't charge a penny. remember the don being there as he had nothing else to do and was sulking with his club for some imagined slight, possibly even to do with southill alexander... anyway, thought he received some other sort of payment...?
  23. is the history of hornchurch fc going to be released as a book? can't wait for the chapter on the hasbeen brothers prowess, or is that getting a book all of it's own?
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