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A messege from Ampthill Town on another Forum, they are right that on-line programmes are going to have a huge knock on effect on attendance figures and groundhoppers will avoid those Club's like the plague. It is a nice gesture however by the Ampthill Park Club to offer printed programmes on request:

Ampthill Town took the decision in the summer to only produce online programmes for the 2019/20 season. Increasing costs and lack of sales made this business decision for them. Unable to quantify it accurately, it has definitely been noted that not producing paper programmes is likely to put some people off attending (the number of people that stay away because of this is unlikely to outweigh the cost savings). With this in mind, Ampthill Town are willing to produce printed matchday programmes on request, or I can send you the PDF to print at home. 

On a much more positive note Ampthill Town now stock pin badges (thanks to Terry's Badges) and these will be available in the clubhouse (£3) or can be posted (£3.50) - please message me if you want one sent to you. 

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15 hours ago, Rhodes said:

A messege from Ampthill Town on another Forum, they are right that on-line programmes are going to have a huge knock on effect on attendance figures and groundhoppers will avoid those Club's like the plague. It is a nice gesture however by the Ampthill Park Club to offer printed programmes on request:

Ampthill Town took the decision in the summer to only produce online programmes for the 2019/20 season. Increasing costs and lack of sales made this business decision for them. Unable to quantify it accurately, it has definitely been noted that not producing paper programmes is likely to put some people off attending (the number of people that stay away because of this is unlikely to outweigh the cost savings). With this in mind, Ampthill Town are willing to produce printed matchday programmes on request, or I can send you the PDF to print at home. 

On a much more positive note Ampthill Town now stock pin badges (thanks to Terry's Badges) and these will be available in the clubhouse (£3) or can be posted (£3.50) - please message me if you want one sent to you. 

Yep I know some and have met some ground hoppers that wont step foot in a ground if there is not a paper programme available but clubs have to think about other things and not just keeping some ground hoppers happy by filling up there plastic bags 😉 

 

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Is Eric Turner still at Ampthill Park, I''m sure he wouldn't have allowed that to happen, on-line programmes are simply sacrilege, nothing more nothing less

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I enjoyed this straight talking interview with Ampthill Town assistant boss Ant Christophi following yesterday's horrendous Bedfordshire FA Senior Trophy First Round defeat to lower tier Cranfield United and it's interesting that Paul Blackman cowardly sent out his trusted assistant to face the post match music. I wonder what has gone so horribly wrong at Ampthill Park of late, the Club currently lay seventh in Division 1 and already a huge fourteen points behind leaders St Panteleimon having lost 4-1 recently to the high flying Berkeley Fields Club and having led 2-0 at Rayners Lane and looking comfortable before somehow managing to hold on for a disappointing 3-3 draw (see highlights below):

http://sportsshots.org.uk/?p=47042

 

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Cranfield are a decent step 6 side. Players they have there they would comfortably finish top 8 in division 1 in spartan. 

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In Ant Christophi's post match interview he was asked whether Ampthill had underestimated Cranfield and he answered no but I suspect that they did slightly and weren't as up for the game from the word go as Cranfield were, as Winslow Boy says they are a very decent side and Crawley Road was never an easy place to go when they were plying their trade in the SSML.

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Cracking ground and set up. They’ll be in spartan div 1 next year. They’ve been hitting double figure in their league quite often this season. 

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An interesting interview with Ampthill Town supremo Paul Blackman who readily admits that the performance last week at Cranfield United left a lot to be desired, however he appears confident going into the game at Elmfields Gate tomorrow with a full strength squad with the exception of Danny Butler:

http://sportsshots.org.uk/?p=47379

 

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Localwatcher - Thanks, I think that's cause for the iconic Barry Davies 1974 commentary, 'interesting, very interesting' and I think you've even beaten Karen to the punch as the news isn't on another Forum as yet. Did Paul step down before he was pushed, it hasn't been the best of campaigns so far for Ampthill Town however results haven't been that bad of late have they particularly the excellent 2-2 draw at St Panteleimon which they should have won. I guess the 1-0 home defeat to Stotfold in the Division One Cup on Tuesday had a lot to do with it, do you know whether Paul's trusted assistant Ant Christophi has left Ampthill Park too.

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On 04/10/2019 at 16:05, Rhodes said:

An interesting interview with Ampthill Town supremo Paul Blackman who readily admits that the performance last week at Cranfield United left a lot to be desired

http://sportsshots.org.uk/?p=47379

A bit after the Lord Mayor's Show but YouTube highlights from the embarrassing defeat at Crawley Road earlier in the campaign, it seemed ever so windy:

 

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22 hours ago, Localwatcher said:

Blackman steps down from his role today.

Only lost one of there last six games so that's a strange one and they are in a nice comfortable 9th position in the league. Lots of different reasons to why he might of left the club I guess.

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Strange, all seemed very positive. Good club and one of my favourite grounds. 

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An interesting Sports Shots interview with Ant Christophi following Tuesday evening's disappointing 3-1 defeat to Milton Keynes Robins, Ant has been handed the reins at Ampthill Park by Chairman Gary Maidment following the recent departure of Paul Blackman and will be working hand in hand with Lee Hawkes and Martin Powell:

http://sportsshots.org.uk/?p=49312

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19 hours ago, Rhodes said:

An interesting Sports Shots interview with Ant Christophi following Tuesday evening's disappointing 3-1 defeat to Milton Keynes Robins, Ant has been handed the reins at Ampthill Park by Chairman Gary Maidment following the recent departure of Paul Blackman and will be working hand in hand with Lee Hawkes and Martin Powell:

http://sportsshots.org.uk/?p=49312

How sweet !!😊

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