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Ian Varley Horsham FC Captain.

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You are a disgrace to your Club Horsham FC,Especially being their Captain.Your remarks on Facebook and Twitter were totally uncalled for.Raynes Park Vale as a Club are well respected in the CCL.Whatever they have, they have paid for,with blood,sweat,and tears,and of course money.You as a young 26yr old,playing 1 step higher in Ryman Div 1 South,have of course played much higher,but have you,as your playing 5 a side tomorrow,and for your Sunday Side this coming weekend.Still you are a fine one to talk,Horsham FC DO NOT HAVE A GROUND OF THEIR OWN,THEY GOT INTO DEBT,LOST THEIR GROUND,NOW GROUNDSHARE AT HORSHAM YMCA.Hope your Commitee Members who I spoke too post match,take action against you,as promised,as no 1 player is bigger than a Club's REPUTATION,you severely damaged Horsham FC'S tonight.Maybe if you are a true man,you will come on this Forum,or even write to RPV Apologising for your bang out of order comments.

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No-one can say anything about anyone else's stadium / pitch / facilities without Smudge getting all uppity.

 

Maybe it's justified in this instance, who knows? Ranting on about it on here without quoting what was said seems a particularly pointless exercise is self-stimulation.

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IanVarley@IanVarley9

This is what happens when you don't win your home FA Cup games! Wow! pic.twitter.com/Cik3uynn (The Captain of Horsham ridiculing the facilities, coming from a team that doesn't own their own ground and went bankrupt).

IanVarley@IanVarley9

@angrygav Sounds good mate! Awful, lucky to get a replay with a late penalty! Playing practically a pub team as well. (A pub team that should have beat Horsham in the first leg, but for a dive from the Horsham forward. Best of all, the forward was bragging to the RPV players that he dived at the end of the game and said it's a part of football - disgraceful)

Charlie Farmer@CFarmer17

@AdamMitchellTen @ryanstorrie1 raynes park vale. Pub team.

James Brockhurst@j_brockhurst

Boring chat from a pony player sending me to sleep during the game today #smalltime - (Because Horsham are so #BIGTIME. Relegated with a record low points total - WOW)

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To be fair to him when you play at places like RPV when you have such great facilities of your own it is hardly surprising.

 

Oh

 

KENT !!!

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his words are a disgrace. hopefully horsham fc do something about him. taking pictures of the ground and slating it, is not something a 'Semi Pro Footballer for Horsham FC' should be writing. He says he is a professional coach as well, in that case he should surely have a bit more dacorum

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To be fair to him when you play at places like RPV when you have such great facilities of your own it is hardly surprising.

 

Oh

 

KENT !!!

 

Great facilities of their own - they don't have a ground because they went bankrupt! They now rent off their lower league neighbours.

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Great facilities of their own - they don't have a ground because they went bankrupt! They now rent off their lower league neighbours.

 

Now read my post a little more closer GSE :) I am with you :)

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I would be keeping my mouth shut if I was captain of a team that was 4th from bottom in my league and scraped through the cup against a lower league team.

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I would sugest to Mr Varley , and Horsham Fc if they agree with him, that if they dont want to go to lower placed clubs than themselves and have to endure facilities that do not meet with their high standards, they with draw from the FA Cup now and do not enter the cup in the future.

 

Problem solved Mr Varley.

 

The ground at Horsham YMCA must be to your liking , that you allowed Horsham FC to go to them with a begging bowl on bended knees pleading for somewhere to play.

 

 

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I would sugest to Mr Varley , and Horsham Fc if they agree with him, that if they dont want to go to lower placed clubs than themselves and have to endure facilities that do not meet with their high standards, they with draw from the FA Cup now and do not enter the cup in the future.

 

Problem solved Mr Varley.

 

The ground at Horsham YMCA must be to your liking , that you allowed Horsham FC to go to them with a begging bowl on bended knees pleading for somewhere to play.

 

I would be interested in 'Buckers' views, if Peter still pops on here, that is !

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I would sugest to Mr Varley , and Horsham Fc if they agree with him, that if they dont want to go to lower placed clubs than themselves and have to endure facilities that do not meet with their high standards, they with draw from the FA Cup now and do not enter the cup in the future.

 

Problem solved Mr Varley.

 

Other ways of avoiding playing such places:

 

Win your 'home' game against 'pub team'.

 

Stay in higher league so you don't have to play 'pub teams' as you come in at later round once 'pub teams' are all out. Because at the moment you aren't much more than a pub team yourself!

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Every Non League side would love fantastic facilities with state of the art dressing rooms but 99.9% don't . They make do with what they have ! Each club has as individual or a group of people

who week in week out make sure that their club's dressing rooms are clean and functional . Having helped out at times at Molesey cleaning the dressing rooms after a match , believe me the state some players leave

them are dreadful . How hard it it to pick rubbish off the floor , turn off the showers or even flush the loo !

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The guy is a complete utter twat, as stated above every non-league club would love to have great facilities but most dont and thats a fact, funnily enough Horsham do not even have their own ground they practically begged horsham ymca to share with them or else they wouldnt have had a ground, having played for rpvfc before i know that it is an amazing club to be at and it is run by some of the nicest people in the CCL.no one at rpv get payed a penny to do what they do, just good people giving up their own time to help run a club they love.

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It would be ineteresting to here from any of the lardy boys what they think of their captain making such crass comments,I am sure they wouldhave always had a great relationship with Horshamn't make such comments about any team that they come up against,we at Windsor have always had a good relationship with Horsham during both our teams ups & downs & I never thought I would hear such comments from any representative of Horsham never mind a so called captain,come on lardy boys are you out there

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Some people get ideas well above their station, sadly.

 

I hope this player at least makes a formal apology to Raynes Park Vale. Ok, they might not have the best ground in the world, but they are doing everything they can to give their community a good sporting hub.

 

I've seen from TRS's videos and Google what Raynes Park Vale's ground is like, and it's far from terrible - I could easily name 20 clubs that are worse IMHO.

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We all know RPVs ground isn't the best but most of us also know it's not their fault. As stated above, they have people working their balls off to keep the club running. I've got a lot ot respect for them. I was speaking to one of their fellas a couple of years ago about the ground and they said of course they'd love to do it up but can't get a long enough lease to enable them to apply for a grant.

The Horsham captain isn't the first person to slate our level. In 2010 when they finished in a relegation place Walton Casuals' captain said in one of the local rags that their players were too good for step 5 and they'd all join other clubs rather than stay at Casuals in the CCL. In the end Casuals got a reprieve but I was thinking that if their players were that good they wouldn't have finished 21st.

Fleet Town announced something similar last season when they finished in a relegation place. They got a reprieve as well but the news item is still on their website:-

 

"It’s a strange feeling knowing that you will be playing in a lower division next season, against teams that we have subconsciously looked down on and visiting grounds that are not a lot better than some public parks"

 

http://www.fleettown...-newsletter.php

 

I don't know if they're talking about the Wessex League or CCL but it shows what some of these clubs think.

Dare I mention Whyteleafe who joined the Kent League because they thought it would be easier to get promoted from? They haven't had a dig at step 5 but they're currently 12th with one win out of four. Early days yet but I think they've underestimated the league.

Edited by VPCTFC

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bloke sounds an utter cnut. I will happily pay for the booking the next time he faces a CCL side and someone clatters him

 

I have read these comments and cannot believe the reaction it has received. It was purely banter and has been taken very very badly. Having no ground ourselves it's even more ironic. We had a great laugh about the bus shelter style stand at one end of the pitch and how many people we could squeeze into it and a bit of a joke about the sloping pitch but many of our fans go on their travels and have seen the very best and very worst and tbh RPV were very welcoming and we enjoyed ourselves and our banter so thank you to them. If any of the PRV fans had gone to Gorings Mead for the original cup game they would have got a taste of our sense of humour and the fact that most of the time we take the mickey out of ourselves so to accuse Mr Varley of being a CNUT is a little bit OTT don't you think.

 

Lighten up people, enjoy a bit of banter and stop being sad and all getting your knickers in a twist over nothing.

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I have just had this brought to my attention so I thought I'd do the decent thing and reply personally.

 

First of all if my comments have offended anyone then please accept my sincere apologies. Regarding the ground, I never once slagged off the ground. My comment of 'This is what happens when you don't win your home games' merely means that it was a tough place to go for a replay. That was all! We don't exactly play our home games at the theatre of dreams so there was honestly nothing meant by that comment. I have played non league football for 10 years and been to numerous non league grounds north and south and have the utmost respect for all the staff and volunteers that maintain all the grounds with very little finance.

 

Regarding the pub team comment, this was just in general conversation to a friend and was just born out of frustration because of my teams performance on Saturday. Raynes Park certainly deserved to win the first game and there management will tell you that after the game I went and shook hands with every one of them saying they deserved to go through.

 

Again my apologies if my comments caused any offence but they weren't meant too at all.

Ian Varley

Horsham FC

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