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Can our three players compete with FC Manchester’s 23

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But surely we have to have a balance between complete transparency and no info at all - if it's in any way detrimental to the club, I'm happy to not hear anything and in this case I'm perfectly willing to bide my time safe in the knowledge that we will get told what's going on when it's the right time to do so in the interests of the club.

There is of course the option of speaking directly to the manager / a board member / someone in the know - I'm not sure that you'll get the specific player info that you want, but you might get more of a reassurance than you will on here that we're actually not going to be starting against FCUM with just the 3 players. Taking this one step further, as a fans owned club, you could always volunteer to get involved in the PR side of things - I'm pretty certain that any offer of help from fans will be welcomed with open arms, and would be more constructive than being the above mentioned keyboard warriors (one finger or otherwise) 😉

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It’s 6pm Monday ... go along Tuesday and all of a sudden all the paperwork is done and everybody is signed on... like it’s all going to happen overnight... it’s just a nonsense.... 

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A real problem when someone has other things to do that get in your way.

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Surely " MB" you meant to say  " It's a real problem......".  When trying to be brusque one sometimes are too abrupt so as to lose sense in the intend meaning, don't you think?. 

In answer to Barney, I agree that no one can expect every detail regarding the recruitment of players to be widely promulgated . But there are other ways of letting members know of  the clubs progress ie. a simple statement " that to date X number of players have already stated an intention to commit to the club for next season"  Even a nebulous announcement such as this would have stopped most of the disquiet shown on this forum. Of course it is of no consequence now because we have past the date of secrecy. One fact however, it is strange that when we were in a similar situation two years ago, announcements were being made almost minute by minute. What so different now?

 

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I think we have to accept the higher echelon of supporters will be told club information before the run of the mill supporters..It no doubt happens the same at most other clubs.Would be nice for a fan owned club to do things slightly differently,but hey ho.

Maybe the few who are aware of information or clubs news that not many others fans are privy to yet,get a bit of a kick out of it..Information is power after all.

This is mainly pre-season bluster though and my main concern remains making the top 5 this coming season.And playing good attractive football in doing so.

 

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😀 lovely stuff you cheered me up.... top 5 AND attractive football.... I’ve had all my optimism sucked out of me and I’ve turned into that grumpy old sod behind the goal who don’t stop moaning.... with such low expectations this year if we avoid relegation I will be satisfied.....

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do you mean like this ??

We’re talking to a number of new signings and have agreed terms with a number of last season's squad, but we would prefer the protection of a signature before announcing these to you. Talking to the managers and chairmen of some of our rivals at the Isthmian League dinner last Saturday, it appears that lots of players at our level are understandably hedging their bets and wanting to explore all of their options before committing to a team for the season ahead. With the exception of Hornchurch, there doesn’t seem to be a huge difference between what clubs are able to offer players this summer, and that’s making for a very competitive market.

18 Jun 2019

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So are we saying that all the other clubs who have already signed up players are possibly liable to come unstuck in the future because they have not got the paperwork done properly?

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OT, as I said earlier we are now where we are. Once the announcements are made the credibility the Chairman newsletter,part mentioned above, will become either reality or wishful thinking. I accept what he said at the time was what he truly believed. The outcome of the coming season will be judged upon the skills level of the players to whom he refers.

Whether these live up to LS's expectations we will have to wait and see. The club having come this far I do not think any of us can accept any further step backwards.  I do hope that the Board has made this clear to AL. 

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Seems to me that there is some information on the website already for those on tenterhooks - the 5 pen pictures on scroll make a decent starting point for the squad 😎. Let's see who else comes in.

Can't understand why people expect the info to be shared any earlier. Was no different in previous years. Let the management team get on with it - we will find out soon enough.

And now, back to the cricket and the women's World Cup .....

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Funny that every year the same people make the same complaints and every year they have the same chance to get involved and try to get on the board and every year they don't leaving it to others. 

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To be fair a fan owned club is different to normal clubs.Where every fan has one vote and everyone is equal.The club has the email address of every member.

I don't think it is fair to say you must be involved more than just going to matches and paying to be a club member in order to be kept up to date with the goings on at the club.Do we really have to go to watch training or apply to be on the board in order to be privy to information or gossip that a 1/4 of the fanbase already seem to be aware of?

But as i said earlier this debate happens every pre-season.Mainly because there is not much to talk about in the close season.

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Good things come to those who wait????.........although guess it would be nice if the players get to know each other a bit to build some chemistry!!!

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2 hours ago, Theodopolous said:

Good post lovely.... you would think the club would want to generate some pre season interest .....

Now that is a different argument and we are very poor at it.

 

We need input from more sources.

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16 minutes ago, 4wembleyfinals said:

LS that explains my position exactly. The lack of PR to members. We are not just supporters!!! 

Get someone to raise this point at July 11th members meeting then.

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4 hours ago, ETFC Interested Observer said:

Some of the posts sum up today's modern society.............'I want it and I want it now'

The funny thing is most of the people posting them are old enough to know better 

 

Most people posting, apart from yourself, are Enfield Town supporters.

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56 minutes ago, lovely stuff said:

Most people posting, apart from yourself, are Enfield Town supporters.

Thanks for letting me know who I don't support. 

Next time I go to a Town match you will need to tell me in advance who to cheer for or who to moan at...............don't want to get confused!  

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7 hours ago, MbrunoB said:

Get someone to raise this point at July 11th members meeting then.

 

1 hour ago, 4wembleyfinals said:

Well, since I am somewhat incapacitated I am happy to let you have my proxy. Looking forward to hearing that you have raised the question.

 

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