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Someone behind me at work, has just turned into a Canvey supporter!!!<p>Talks about Spurs all season and then this morning, talks Canvey!!!<p>I wonder why.<p>I have asked him were the ground is, in all innocence, and the answer was "on Canvey Island, thicko".<p>Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm, another loyal supporter.<p>Someone get me the sick bag!!!!

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everyone knows canveys pitch is in sarfend!!.. but that is how supporter bases get bigger gaz..i dont care why they become canvey fans as long as they stay that way...now that is the big question.. will we see your man at grays on a tuesday night when its pissing down and we have lost 4 on the spin .. mmm ... still having said that, even occasional extra home fans all help, not many people can make every game

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Sounds a bit like all the other 'fans' that seem to come out of the woodwork, for our F.A. Cup & Trophy games.<p>What I would like to know, is why do they not come back to league games.<p>Don't get me wrong, it is nice to have them - but why do they hide for 95% of our games?

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Canv, will you see him at the Grays game? NO!!!<p>All he knows about Canvey is it is an island somewhere south west of his home in Leigh.<p>I'm not jealous (honest). He is such a typical "ooo a local side is doing well, I'll mention their name, Spurs wide boy", you can have him. <p>He will never go to a Canvey game 'cos as he has said today, "Well, it ain't reall football is it. Just a bunch of has beens going for that immpossible dream but hey, if they do well, I might just see a couple of games".<p>At the mo, he has just worked out that I support Billericay and that they are in the same league as Canvey and has chanted something at me which I do not care to mention, so if you will excuse me, it is Monday and I deserve a little sport!!!!<p> <img src="graemlins/zornig.gif" border="0" alt="[zornig]" /> <img src="graemlins/zornig.gif" border="0" alt="[zornig]" /> mad.gif" border="0 mad.gif" border="0

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Before any suggestions that Canvey v Grays isn't an attractive fixture, a couple of us were drawn to one a couple of years, and it was actually a highly entertaining game!!<p>Nothing quite beat the ship sailing on the fields in the background, though tongue.gif" border="0

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I never said Canvey / Grays wasn't an attractive fixture. Any Essex local derby is an interesting fixture.... oh hang on, Purfleet v Heybridge..... now that is not an interesting fixture.....

Barintree v anyone..............

(lets see if we get a rise out of that one!!!)

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I never said Canvey / Grays wasn't an attractive fixture. Any Essex local derby is an interesting fixture.... oh hang on, Purfleet v Heybridge..... now that is not an interesting fixture.....

Barintree v anyone..............

(lets see if we get a rise out of that one!!!)<p>

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The only attractive fixture in Essex is when Romford play at home. The only club with real potential over there.<p>Come on the Boro<p>Carjam

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Third division club, Carjam. Get real and look at your real rivals!!!<p>And by the way, I thought Romford were in Greater London? Everytime I go under the M25, travelling from Romford, outside Brentwood, on the A12 there is ther sign which says "Welcome to Essex". <p>So they can't be an Essex club.<p>Or can they?

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Romford is not an Essex club and carjam is living in cloud dreamland if he thinks they have any future. Essex is a better place without them.<p>We used to have two places we disliked going to - Romford and Wealdstone. Our lads like a drink, like to make some noise, but they are good footy fans and don't want trouble. We usually make friends wherever we go, even Billericay (both clubs have the occasional idiot, but it is usually sorted out by the more sensible fans). Both Romford and Wealdstone was a tetchy affair with local idiots ready to mix it.<p>Pity because at both those clubs we managed to make some good mates. Grim Jim from Wealdstone was always a good lad and enjoyed a bit of dicussion board banter.<p>Merv CIFC

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Carjam's on a wind up, who's biting today??<p>Of course when someone asks me think of an Essex club I often instinctively think 'Romford' or maybe not.....<p>Sure, history is all well and good, but in non league there are many different things that can go 'belly up' that the fans subside away. Romford are a spent force, I've nothing against them though.<p>What's my point? (something I often ask) You have to judge a team on the 'here and now' and not the past. Enfield, Kingstonian and Aylesbury were very big forces in non-leauge, they could be again, but at the moment no one will disagree with me when I say they are nowhere near close to the teams they were.

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They changed the boundaries 40 years ago, Middlesex as a county dissappeared into Greater London as did chunks of Kent, Essex,Herts and Surrey. All these places all within the M25 have more in common with London than they do with the shire counties they used to fall within. On the Essex side, Dagenham became part of the London borough of Barking and Dagenham, Romford - Havering, though i believe Collier Row whO Romford really are may be in barking & D borough as well. What perpetuates the idea these clubs are from modern day Essex is they were never removed from Essex football competitions nor has the post office altered their records either. The folk of dagenham do not send politicians to Essex county council in Chelmsford to make their decisions, they are not technically Essex though the people in those London boroughs hate the idea of being Londoners and not from Essex, Kent etc. I don't know why they hate being Londoners coz they sound and act like them.

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Going back to the original point though.......<p>There will obviously be a greater interest this season in the Ryman League in this area after the successes last season of Canvey and with many of the Essex Clubs fairing well in the Ryman Premier and the FA Cup at the moment. I believe this is a great opportunity to get the attendances up through the poaching of Premiership and League football supporters - like myself - who are totally cheesed off with exorbitant prices, overpaid so-so players who don't really give a **** about the team they play for, and **** kickoff times in the fulltime game. <p>Maybe more initiatives should be introduced by the clubs to milk this greater interest.<p>Gazza BTFC - why don't you invite the Spurs fan who works with you to the Boxing Day clash between the two clubs?. Its at your place - so he might not get lost finding the ground!.

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essex clubs

1.colchester

2.sarfend

3.daggers

4.canvey

5.chelmsford

6.billericay

7.braintree

long term chelmsford have the most potential to make it and last as a league team

 

unfortunatly for the next 5 years canvey will be the ace faces and challenge the daggers..braintree will do well .

ricay will be destined to spend thier life wallowing in ex vase glory.. all teams from kent will become part of some northern french league as they are basically pointless <img src="graemlins/icon24.gif" border="0" alt="[icon24]" />

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Gullable, I just cant believe what im hearing..find a descent club with a long term future or you wont be watching the non-league game for long.<p>Romford are an Essex side. Romford is still part of Essex as well as part of Greater London. Welling are a Kent side in the same respect. Can anybody please tell me how many times Romford have won the Essex Senior Cup, oh and wernt they playing Canvey in the Essex senior league just a few years back. <p>One thing I wont do is run down any Kent sides and you Essex chaps should leave your own sides alone. After all when things eventually change and the power balance shifts I have a [pretty good idea who you will be watching.<p>Car Jam

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i missed out grays in that list..but seeing as it was 1.20 am and i'd been punching out the 1664's all night i feel i should be excused..sorry grays fans...im actually quite impressed i got as far as i did looking back at it

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mm time for a topical joke............

> A man walked into the produce section of his local supermarket and

asked<p>>

> > to buy half a head of lettuce. The boy working in that department told

> him

> > that they only sold whole heads of lettuce. The man was insistent that

> the

> > boy ask his manager about the matter. Walking into the back room, the

> boy

> > said to his manager,

> > "Some a$$hole wants to buy a half a head of lettuce." As he finished <p>> his

> > sentence, he turned to find the man standing right behind him, so he

> > added, "and this gentleman kindly offered to buy the other half."

> > The manager approved the deal and the man went on his way. Later the

> > manager found the boy and said "I was impressed with the way You got

> > yourself out of that situation earlier. We like people who think on

> their

> > feet here. Where are you from, son?"

> > "Essex, sir," the boy replied. "Well, why did you leave Essex," the

> > manager asked.

> > The boy said, "Sir, there's nothing but wh0res and football there."

> > "Really!!" said the manager. "My wife is from Essex!"

> > The boy replied, "No **** ??? Who did she play for?"

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Daggers are not an Essex team as Romford are not either.<p>And seeing that Andy of CIFC wishes to ask the question about only one team in Essex, see CANV's list but exclude the Greater London teams.<p>Merv, I'm a bit dissapointed in your assessment of Romford and of Wealdstone.<p>And I do know there is history behind the Canvey Island / Wealdstone rivary, especially when you got promoted.

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Re the Is Romford in Essex debate - just to complicate things further, when i was working in Romford (up to September) I read in the local rag a proposal that Romford would "leave" Havering and return to Essex Believe there will be a vote later this year. Personally however I reguard anything inside the M25 as not "proper" Essex...

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Canvey is not actually in Essex. It's in The Thames. Possibly underneath it. Everybody in Essex Cheer please. It should claim independance, they could have a national squad and host a world cup.<p>Car Jam

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So, the secret about the Independent State of Canvey is out. Shame really because all you less fortunates from Billericay, G&N and BTFC will all be flocking to emigrate to the island, once you realise that we have income tax at only 5%, alcohol and tobacco carries no tax at all (hence our 50p pint in the club bar), all the state brothels are subsidised and we have achieved 100% unemployment. A terrific state, in all senses of the word.<p>Merv CIFC<p>BTW Jeff King makes a much better president than your Tony Blair!

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