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Chris Clapham

Saturday 24th January Match Thread

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Windsor FC 2 Farnham Town 4

 

What a treat...well...for the neutral observer like myself lucky enough to catch this one. Cracking, attacking game, drama aplenty and a game I have to say was a pleasure to watch.

 

The hosts looked favourites to me to overturn the double penalty start handed to the visitors...but I know nowt and this was once more proved to be the case.

 

Horrible misses, the hosts denied by a couple of top drawer saves and even the potty mouthed Windsor posse must have almost been too breathless to moan at times.

 

Played on a great pitch, this was, to my eyes at least, a great advert for the CCL. If some floating fans coughed up their six quid to see this, I reckon they'll be back...be fools not too after an afternoon's entertainment like this.

 

Thanks to all who made my Saturday a splendid one.

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Yep, it was certainly entertaining - glad you enjoyed it.

 

Don't think I've seen worse finishing than our 2nd half efforts since my son played in the U10s!! Horror show in front of goal.

 

Fair play to Farnham, they break well, and their direct running today did the same as it did against us at their place. A very useful team, but we could / should have come away with something from the game. Only ourselves to blame.

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Another good win for Camberley especially when we were not at our best.  However I would say that was down to the fantastic work rate and organisation of Bedfont who didn't give us a second to relax.

 

We took an early lead however Bedfont then dominated for the next 25 minutes missing one great chance and then getting a deserved equaliser.  1-1 at the break.  2nd half we were better however our keeper made a great save at 1-1 before we retook the lead with a good low volley.  Despite some scares we made it 3 when the keeper was killed with a hospital ball.

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Big time Charlie's, not sure what you have to do to qualify for that but maybe it is going unbeaten in the last 7 league games, in fact I think the last time we lost was at Ashford in November.

Tommo, Reevo and Barney have got to take credit for putting a team of mates together who are prepared to work hard for each other.

Well done to Grumpy for getting the game on

I apologise for the posting on the website which was purely a bit of banter, if this is what makes us big time charlies again I apologise

Good luck for the rest of the season, loads of twists and turns yet

Thanks for the apology as I did find your post in bad taste. I did think you deserved the 3 points today because you wanted it more.

To qualify to be 'big time charlies' is on the say so of the Ash Massive

Good luck to Grumpy for the rest of the season.

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Thanks for the apology as I did find your post in bad taste. I did think you deserved the 3 points today because you wanted it more.

To qualify to be 'big time charlies' is on the say so of the Ash Massive

Good luck to Grumpy for the rest of the season.

I think Grumpy will need more than good luck more like a miracle

 

Maybe Red Spot may receive a 7dayer in for Grumpy but doubt it as there are many much more qualified & better groundsman out there

 

but agree with stanley Baggie deserved their win today taking their goals well at the right time of the game, but guessing Grumpy isnt a popular bloke with the ashford crowd as it certainly wasnt a billiard table they were playing on today

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Yep, it was certainly entertaining - glad you enjoyed it.

 

Don't think I've seen worse finishing than our 2nd half efforts since my son played in the U10s!! Horror show in front of goal.

 

Fair play to Farnham, they break well, and their direct running today did the same as it did against us at their place. A very useful team, but we could / should have come away with something from the game. Only ourselves to blame.

There were a few 'head in hands' moments finishing-wise, for sure...but I suppose at least when you're making the chances to miss, you're doing something right.

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Yep, we create a lot of chances and the goals are spread out across the whole team but we do miss having a proper centre forward.

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Had the pleasure (once again) of visiting Skinners Field for Worcester Park 2-2 Dorking.

A fair result; very competitive game.

Chatted with numerous people from both clubs while watching the shock FA Cup scores coming in.

Once again, I find myself wondering who the people at the FA are to decide that this venue is not suitable for step 6 football!

Loads of kids games pre-match with many watching the main game after. A packed clubhouse with opponents mingling in a friendly, warm environment. 

I just hope the hierarchy have a re-think, and soon.

Be such a shame to lose WPFC (and others) to decisions made without real football being considered.

Splendid day out, if rather chilly, and I look forward to seeing WPFC v Banstead in the league cup on Tuesday at Wibbandune.

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Horley Town 2 Cove 2

 

Great game against the team top of he League. Great to see our manager back and a good all round team performence four good goals, two dissalowed one for each side and good referee only let down by the joke of an assistant who missed that the ball that did not go out as he was so far behind the game and giving an off side when our player was in his own Half! Good to see two teams playing football.

 

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Genuine Question;

 

Is there a league rule on the size & type of area a club must provide for teams to warm up in?  Surely any qualified coach will understand the importance of and benefits of a warm up and providing a suitable area surely must be stipulated by the FA or league?  

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I'm pretty sure the pitch is big enough and pretty sure there are no rules stating that a club can force you to warm up anywhere else!

Plenty of clubs with great pitches ask teams politely to train off the pitch but a team can refuse!!

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I'm pretty sure the pitch is big enough and pretty sure there are no rules stating that a club can force you to warm up anywhere else!

Plenty of clubs with great pitches ask teams politely to train off the pitch but a team can refuse!!

 

I never knew that!

Could lead to animosity couldn't it?

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If a club asks you to train off the pitch but that team considers the training area to be too small or unacceptable then I'm sure you can refuse.

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Think there is also insurance issue I know Wembley and cobham ask you to warm up outside the ground and whether any injuries damage etc is covered by their insurance as not on their site could be an issue?

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Think there is also insurance issue I know Wembley and cobham ask you to warm up outside the ground and whether any injuries damage etc is covered by their insurance as not on their site could be an issue?

 

Insurance could also be invalidated if a club warms-up on the pitch when specifically instructed not to !

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I'm pretty sure the pitch is big enough and pretty sure there are no rules stating that a club can force you to warm up anywhere else!

Plenty of clubs with great pitches ask teams politely to train off the pitch but a team can refuse!!

As a generalisation a club can stop the warm up training (with out ball) on the pitch as this is the part that usually causes more damage. A club cannot stop any ball training on the pitch. Of course common sense comes into it as well as off pitch warm up areas should be big enough and poorer areas of the pitch should be limited in use.

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Think there is also insurance issue I know Wembley and cobham ask you to warm up outside the ground and whether any injuries damage etc is covered by their insurance as not on their site could be an issue?

I remember in December there being a very frank exchange of views between the visitors and a forthright gentleman  pre kick off about where to warm up before  Mole Valley and Hanworth locked horns at Cobham...almost handbags at dawn!

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Insurance could also be invalidated if a club warms-up on the pitch when specifically instructed not to !

 

WS; Is this a serious response?  What do clubs have to do? Sign an agreement to warm up where directed and receive this in writing? 

 

I think you will need to check you policy! 

 

Providing an area 30x20 for adults (16 players) to warm up in is not acceptable; I'm sure your qualified coaches would have learnt this during their coaching courses (the warm-up is part of the assessment) and would agree!?

 

I understand that clubs want to protect their pitch but if they cannot provide a suitable area to warm up then the pitch should be used until they can!

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Potty mouthed Windsor fans? Get a grip!

 

We gifted 2 early penalties and could be considered extremely fortunate to still have 11 on the pitch, especially after the first one. How a team could stuff the Hellenic League leaders so comprehensively perform so listlessly in their next game is a mystery. Throw in woeful finishing by Windsor and an outstanding performance by the Farnham keeper, it was clear that we were not going to get anything from the game. Farnham were a constant threat on the break and their left winger was a handful all day long. Can't blame the referee either who was excellent throughout and even he appeared to appreciate the daft penalty calls by the Windsor fans behind the goal and responded with some excellent banter.

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 guessing Grumpy isnt a popular bloke with the ashford crowd as it certainly wasnt a billiard table they were playing on today

 

There haven't been any complaints about the surface on the Ashford forum and it was the same for both teams, so I don't think there will be.

 

If anything, it is important for the youngsters who make up the bulk of the Ashford squad to learn how to adapt to different conditions and grind out results which, in recent weeks, they haven't been. This season was always going to be a difficult test and there is a lot of football to be played yet.

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