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Has Twitter contributed to the slow death of this forum?

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On ‎12‎/‎07‎/‎2019 at 10:32, RendonBodgers said:

Firstly when did you move to Liverpool? I’ve got family in Lincoln I’ll shout them up see what they recommend.  I’m slowly working my way up north,  currently residing in the Aylesbury area now shortly after my club shut up shop in Watford and have struggled ever since the Hobbsy era. 

So after seeing Aylesbury Vale Dynamos signing the great Royston Byron this week I’ll probably take a short trip to The Greenfleets stadium to watch them this season(via The Rottenwheel pub) 

Why did Aylesbury FC change there name to Aylesbury Vale Dynamos? did they merge with another club? also how have the Aylesbury supporters taken to the new club name?

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On ‎12‎/‎07‎/‎2019 at 19:50, Winslow Boy said:

Moved to Liverpool end of 2012. Would appreciate any thoughts on a decent non league club there to keep an eye on. I’ll be in the box at Sincil now and again when I have time. Think Aylesbury Vale could be in for a tough season, or certainly start. Not a great deal of quality there, they have a decent budget so I think manager may not last (hope he does, he seems a good guy) and they may make big changes in the season, but they can’t go up so if i were them I’d save all the money this season at least and just play local youngsters. 

Why cant they go up?

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Would have been relegated anyway due to ground grading, don’t believe that issue has been rectified yet, so that would mean they can’t go up. They have had a lot of name changes, merger I think because the club was struggling for survival would be my guess, not much of a fan base to be upset by any change really and any fans they do have will have seen at least one name change. 

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4 minutes ago, Winslow Boy said:

Would have been relegated anyway due to ground grading, don’t believe that issue has been rectified yet, so that would mean they can’t go up. They have had a lot of name changes, merger I think because the club was struggling for survival would be my guess, not much of a fan base to be upset by any change really and any fans they do have will have seen at least one name change. 

They playing at Aylesbury FCs ground?

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Playing at Haywood way yes, same as all the previous incarnations/clubs. 

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4 hours ago, Winslow Boy said:

Playing at Haywood way yes, same as all the previous incarnations/clubs. 

Nice location but not one of my fave grounds that I have been to.

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On 13/07/2019 at 21:29, Savagebee said:

Why did Aylesbury FC change there name to Aylesbury Vale Dynamos? did they merge with another club? also how have the Aylesbury supporters taken to the new club name?

They merged with the youth club Bedgrove Dynamos, they already had a link with them but now officially one club, name was to incorporate both clubs.

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3 hours ago, Munchkin said:

They merged with the youth club Bedgrove Dynamos, they already had a link with them but now officially one club, name was to incorporate both clubs.

Ah I see. Many Thanks.

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On ‎04‎/‎04‎/‎2018 at 16:53, Berko Fan said:

Things have just simply moved on. Twitter is by far the best platform to get all the latest info and gossip about our league and teams.

Just continuing with this debate as it seemed to create some interest at least. I'm not a big fan of Twitter and what Berko Fan said at the time is not entirely correct of all Club's who don't keep their Twitter pages regularly updated, although around 85% do and then it can be a good source of quick and reliable information. As Savagebee's favourite poster, Rebadiah Hongfield, said at the start of this thread, Twitter has sadly taken away old fashioned discussion, banter and debates on Forums such as this one which can be enjoyable however the younger generation of today aren't really interested in spending their time doing that.   

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1 hour ago, Rhodes said:

Just continuing with this debate as it seemed to create some interest at least. I'm not a big fan of Twitter and what Berko Fan said at the time is not entirely correct of all Club's who don't keep their Twitter pages regularly updated, although around 85% do and then it can be a good source of quick and reliable information. As Savagebee's favourite poster, Rebadiah Hongfield, said at the start of this thread, Twitter has sadly taken away old fashioned discussion, banter and debates on Forums such as this one which can be enjoyable however the younger generation of today aren't really interested in spending their time doing that.   

Well said Rhodes.

In my opinion there is still a place for Forums and considering a football hasn't been kicked in ages this the SSML Forum does ok. 

I'm not on Twatter 😀

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On 04/04/2018 at 12:02, Rebadiah Hongfield said:

but these days it's all fixtures, postponements and results

As I said in another topic that's all ⬆ that was on this forum for a couple of seasons. If it wasn't for Karen B posting the above there would have been nothing at all on this forum for a couple of seasons.

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On 20/04/2018 at 06:45, Jonno said:

Only one man can save this forum!! Bring back Rhodes!!!

Where did you go Rhodes? If you don't mind me asking and what bought you back to the SSML Forum?

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Savagebee - I was sort of driven away, and banished to the wilderness, as Patemondo indicated on the thread below and, by the way, I wasn't impressed by your post 😉. Actually my Mother was ill for a long time and it was difficult to juggle her care with work, sadly she passed away in March last year aged 95 and I have recently retired from work so have the time to post again however it's certainly not the Forum it was back in the day is it, do you remember Loosely of Southill Alexander 'fame',  I wonder what became of him:

 

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47 minutes ago, Rhodes said:

Savagebee - I was sort of driven away, and banished to the wilderness, as Patemondo indicated on the thread below and, by the way, I wasn't impressed by your post 😉. Actually my Mother was ill for a long time and it was difficult to juggle her care with work, sadly she passed away in March last year aged 95 and I have recently retired from work so have the time to post again however it's certainly not the Forum it was back in the day is it, do you remember Loosely of Southill Alexander 'fame',  I wonder what became of him:

 

Keep posting Rhodes as the SSML forum needs ya. Don't get driven away again 👍

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2 hours ago, Rhodes said:

 

😉 it's certainly not the Forum it was back in the day is it, do you remember Loosely of Southill Alexander 'fame',  I wonder what became of him:

 

I know!

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Smallholder - I thought that you has disappeared as quickly as you came. I would be interested to know what became of Loosely and so would a poster called Basil-Don, he never forgave Loosely for stealing his girlfriend off him a number of years ago in a cad like fashion, it was appalling and dis-honourable behaviour. Anyway at least he got his comeuppance with the Southill Alexander fiasco when the Club resigned from the Bedfordshire League in January 2011 and I expect it cost him a pretty penny too.

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Posted (edited)

Smallholder - That was your twelfth post, keep up the good work. The last I heard of Loosely was in December 2013 when he was apparently on a cruise on Cunard's Queen Victoria sailing around the Canaries and Madeira with his other half. He always enjoyed the finer things in life but bit off far more than he could chew at Southill Alexander when thinking he could run a Football Club, Uncle Urchin at Hornchurch set it all up on a plate for him with funding and playing at the palatial Carlsberg Stadium in Biggleswade but he still managed to make a pigs ear of it. 

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Savagebee - Talking of Southill Alexander, there are some interesting former posters on this particular thread including Basil-Don who I mentioned to Smallholder, also Coupwhatcoup posted and Cup of tea, remember him, those were the days weren't they:

 

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5 hours ago, Rhodes said:

Savagebee - Talking of Southill Alexander, there are some interesting former posters on this particular thread including Basil-Don who I mentioned to Smallholder, also Coupwhatcoup posted and Cup of tea, remember him, those were the days weren't they:

 

Cup of Tea is still about (Last visited 7 hours ago)

I remember Eastside Urchin and missunderstood.

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What about the constant war on here seasons ago between Hornchurch and Romford. Remember 'Uncle' ??

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Posted (edited)

Big J R - Uncle Urchin you mean, I have met him a number of times, albeit not recently, and he was the nicest and most generous guy you could possibly imagine, he ran a winter ice rink over in Shepherds Bush, on the Green not far from Loftus Road, and I took three of my kids over there with a friend of theirs, they had the time of their lives and I never once had to put my hand in my pocket no matter how hard I tried to force money into Uncle Urchin's hand, he even gave the kids hats and socks, I still have a photo from the day as it was so memorable, I'll never forget it:

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What I do remember about him were constant digs regarding double glazing.

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Big J R - I believe Uncle Urchin was a double glazing salesman by trade, that's probably why, as you said, he went on about them quite a bit on the Forum back in the day, it's a competitive market. He did however have his finger in lots of pies and irons in the fire, Southill Alexander Football Club was one and it was a terribly sad day for him, on 12 January 2011, when the Club he had been so instrumental in creating announced that they were not continuing and pulled out of the Bedfordshire County League Premier Division. Unc, as he was affectionately known, had put all the infrastructure firmly in place with help from his many contacts, particularly Wader from this Forum, and then, perhaps naively, handed over the Club, lock, stock and barrel, to Loosely to run as he saw fit with funding, sponsorship and a groundshare deal with Biggleswade Town at their Carlsberg Stadium, only a year after it had opened in August 2008 and which Wader had pretty much built with his bare hands. It caused Unc a great deal of embarrassment when Loosely somehow managed to make such a horlicks and pigs ear of it all as he had no idea whatsoever of how to run a Football Club:   

 

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13 hours ago, Rhodes said:

Big J R - I believe Uncle Urchin was a double glazing salesman by trade, that's probably why, as you said, he went on about them quite a bit on the Forum back in the day, it's a competitive market. He did however have his finger in lots of pies and irons in the fire, Southill Alexander Football Club was one and it was a terribly sad day for him, on 12 January 2011, when the Club he had been so instrumental in creating announced that they were not continuing and pulled out of the Bedfordshire County League Premier Division. Unc, as he was affectionately known, had put all the infrastructure firmly in place with help from his many contacts, particularly Wader from this Forum, and then, perhaps naively, handed over the Club, lock, stock and barrel, to Loosely to run as he saw fit with funding, sponsorship and a groundshare deal with Biggleswade Town at their Carlsberg Stadium, only a year after it had opened in August 2008 and which Wader had pretty much built with his bare hands. It caused Unc a great deal of embarrassment when Loosely somehow managed to make such a horlicks and pigs ear of it all as he had no idea whatsoever of how to run a Football Club:   

 

That topic was a interesting read.

They don't make topics like that anymore 😀

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