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Brad fielded 18 players last night in Braintree's 5-0 win at Newmarket - only 3 of them ex Towners.

 

Dernell & Scott both scored - Ricky Gabriel was the other Towner featuring.

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Over half the ex town players will probably drift away from Braintree when they can't secure a first team place.Would not want anyone back that had chosen to move along to another club.and then only comes back when they realise the grass isn't greener.We took Harold Joseph back and then he moved on quickly again.Need to find and reward players that remain loyal to the club.

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Shouldn't be so unforgiving to players who want to play in a higher division. It is disappointing to lose so many players but the non-league environment ls such that most players are not shown or give loyalty to a club anymore. I don't blame anyone for trying to improve their career and as we don't have the resources to place them all on contract we have to expect significant turnover, particularly when there is a change of management etc...

 

From my point of view if one or two want to return ( and Andy thinks they would add to the squad ) we should welcome them back!

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I'm with LS and VM on this. They all jumped jumped ship a little too quickly for my liking. Great fans, blah blah blah, not enough to make them stay and have another go at the league this season was it ?

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The only club we need to concern ourselves with is our club.

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Ok. So how are Daniel Clarke, Danny Alleyne, Bradley Brotherton, Stuart Snowden, Bradley Poole, et al, getting on? Forget those who have gone. Do I care! No! The same faces will be outside the perimeter fence.

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Ok. So how are Daniel Clarke, Danny Alleyne, Bradley Brotherton, Stuart Snowden, Bradley Poole, et al, getting on? Forget those who have gone. Do I care! No! The same faces will be outside the perimeter fence.

 

I'm fairly confident Daniel Clarke will be about 5yds offside wherever he is and whatever he may be doing!

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Those not interested should look away now!

 

Brad fielded 10 former Towners yesterday in a 2-1 defeat to a very strong Southend Utd side. Scott Shulton apparently made a very late challenge which resulted in a brawl involving most of the players and benches, a sending off for a Southend player and a booking for Scott, with Brad taking him off presumably to calm things down. Some things do remain constant after all!

 

Karl scored Braintree's goal.

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The town fielded 10 new players yesterday no bookings no punch ups but what looks like a very strong squad and a nice touch by Andy making Mickey Captain,Just goes to show loyalty does have its rewards.

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Those not interested should look away now!

 

Brad fielded 10 former Towners yesterday in a 2-1 defeat to a very strong Southend Utd side. Scott Shulton apparently made a very late challenge which resulted in a brawl involving most of the players and benches, a sending off for a Southend player and a booking for Scott, with Brad taking him off presumably to calm things down. Some things do remain constant after all!

 

Karl scored Braintree's goal.

No one should care. Look inwards at your own club who gives a toss about others. Forget past players they are gone support the ones you have got now.

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Totally agree who cares about braintree.

There manager has ripped the heart out of our club,but you know what Andy has done a remarkable job assembling a strong looking squad,in a very short space of time.

The Towners will be stronger as a result of what happened during our close season.

COYT.

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As i said before its valid to compare last seasons squad (Most of whom now play at Braintree).with our current squad.To judge our progress from last season.And to see if losing Quinton and gaining Leese is going to prove a good or unfortunate turn of events.

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As i said before its valid to compare last seasons squad (Most of whom now play at Braintree).with our current squad.To judge our progress from last season.And to see if losing Quinton and gaining Leese is going to prove a good or unfortunate turn of events.

 

I agree. I will keep an eye on Braintree's results with interest. It just goes to show that most players were more interested in showing loyalty to Brad rather than ETFC. They were also more interested in earning a few extra £££ despite the extra travel involved.

 

Gradually we'll see a good few of those players dropping back down into the Ryman Prem when they grow unhappy at playing reserve team football for Braintree. Some will thrive, but the Braintree grass really won't be any greener for others.

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I agree. I will keep an eye on Braintree's results with interest. It just goes to show that most players were more interested in showing loyalty to Brad rather than ETFC. They were also more interested in earning a few extra £££ despite the extra travel involved.

 

Gradually we'll see a good few of those players dropping back down into the Ryman Prem when they grow unhappy at playing reserve team football for Braintree. Some will thrive, but the Braintree grass really won't be any greener for others.

maybe then you should go watch them play and you can report back every detail about the former players and what they do. Why do you care? do you follow the careers of everyone who has left your work place ? Of course the players were loyal to the ex manager they see him as a mate , no players are loyal to any club these days in any league. money talks and if and when any of them try to come back lets hope they are told where to go

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maybe then you should go watch them play and you can report back every detail about the former players and what they do. Why do you care? do you follow the careers of everyone who has left your work place ? Of course the players were loyal to the ex manager they see him as a mate , no players are loyal to any club these days in any league. money talks and if and when any of them try to come back lets hope they are told where to go

 

(1) Yes, I try to stalk each and every person who has left my workplace - my night vision goggles are invaluable.

(2) I don't think Andy should automatically tell any former players to take a hike should they want to return. People make mistakes.

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I will watch out for Braintree this season with a great deal of interest .. it will show how good last seasons squad were, given they have largely moved together, and how we would have fared in a higher level.

I really enjoyed run in at end of season, and am thankful to them all for that.

 

With regards to players returning, I would personally welcome back most if the circumstances were right .. Harold leaving at the 1st opportunity for a second time possibly being the exception.

 

I will always wonder how the 94/5 winning team would have fared in the Conference had we been allowed up, but we will never know. in this instance we will get a view of how good we were.

 

People can always choose to ignore a thread they are not interested in.

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Absolutely .. they would have been one of the favourites 

 

Still waiting for Hughes video services to convert to DVD to rebuy all those highlights of the seasons videos!

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 Still waiting for Hughes video services to convert to DVD to rebuy all those highlights of the seasons videos!

 

Well...I did actually convert the 1994/1995 Season compilation to DVD. (Volume One & Volume 2.)

Several years ago actually, but never got round to putting it on my website.

 

If there is enough demand, I will do so....for £10.00 per volume incl. p & p.

That's assuming the DVD master still plays.  :unsure:

 

As for anything else from 1990 - 1999 (or whenever it was I last filmed for the club), they were all mastered on S-VHS, which is now obsolete in terms of playback, so I can't convert those to DVD. My 25-year-old S-VHS VCR chews the tapes up.

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Dont think we can blame the players for wanting higher or maybe they r just believing the same bS brad was feeding them at enfield. However there are several players not at braintree who Enfield have not secured maybe we should ask y? Maybe because they were expected to accept less money than players who just walked in off the street & werent part of enfields loyal following. U cant be loyal to a club when a new manager doesnt value your loyalty

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