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On 24/01/2021 at 15:08, AlwaysLeighton said:

I have no idea, I would’ve been about 5 years old.

Two interesting handbooks from the 1963/64 and 1964/65 campaigns and when the Club reverted back to its original name of Leighton Town in 1963/64 which it had when formed in 1885, from 1922/23 until 1962/63 they were known as Leighton United. I wonder how much of the Club's iconic history AlwaysLeighton knows about and has studied as he was only five years old in 2007/08:

Official Handbook Leighton Town Football Club 1963-1964 - South Midlands LeagueOfficial Handbook Leighton Town Football Club 1964-1965 - South Midlands League

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It’s absolutely spot on and sums him up perfectly. Personally, I don’t think he deserves anymore air time so I’m hanging my gloves up. 

Oh my goodness me, we’ve been over this before... Have a day off and stop worshiping a man you’ve never even met🤣🤣🤣

Think Bradford Town could be the limit of the run. Checking this morning, they are top of their league and have won 9 of the last 10 in the league. would love to go this game but apparently it is

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23 hours ago, AlwaysLeighton said:

Good listen

AlwaysLeighton - One thing I've noticed with Joe is that he always emphasises positivety and seems obsessed by it, he appears to hate anything negative or critical, have you picked up on that out of interest, this is one of his posts on another thread:

Cheers for the question, always happy to have communication, so long as it stays on the side of positive, keep in touch

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2 hours ago, Rhodes said:

AlwaysLeighton - One thing I've noticed with Joe is that he always emphasises positivety and seems obsessed by it, he appears to hate anything negative or critical, have you picked up on that out of interest, this is one of his posts on another thread:

Cheers for the question, always happy to have communication, so long as it stays on the side of positive, keep in touch

I think that it is certainly easier to communicate when things are positive, but why be negative when to be honest, there’s nothing to be negative about at Leighton town really? 
 

When you’re in a positive, forward-thinking environment, it’s easy to practice what you preach and be positive in interviews and in day to day footballing life!

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AlwaysLeighton - Yes, fair points, however you have to take some criticisms and negativity on the chin in football as that is part and parcel of the game, Joe seems to blank that out completely and won't entertain it at all. We still do not know why he brought Connor Calcutt on so late in the day against Leiston do we, I'm sure if he had come on ten or fifteen minutes earlier you would have got an equaliser and possibly even a winner as Leiston were very much on the ropes for the whole of the second half.

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AlwaysLeighton - Yes, fair points, however you have to take some criticisms and negativity on the chin in football as that is part and parcel of the game, Joe seems to blank that out completely and won't entertain it at all. We still do not know why he brought Connor Calcutt on so late in the day against Leiston do we, I'm sure if he had come on ten or fifteen minutes earlier you would have got an equaliser and possibly even a winner as Leiston were very much on the ropes for the whole of the second half.

I wouldn’t really say that’s the end of the world nor a massive talking point from the game🤣

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On 17/03/2021 at 18:21, AlwaysLeighton said:

I wouldn’t really say that’s the end of the world nor a massive talking point from the game🤣

AlwaysLeighton - I think you are trying to sweep the decision to bring Connor on so late against Leiston under the carpet, if Scott Reynolds had made it in 2017/18 we would never have heard the end of it would we.

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AlwaysLeighton - I think you are trying to sweep the decision to bring Connor on so late against Leiston under the carpet, if Scott Reynolds had made it in 2017/18 we would never have heard the end of it would we.

I mean I don’t think that I am🤣, no maybe not because as you make out, I really don’t like Scott and am treating him with such disrespect! I should be ashamed.

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AlwaysLeighton - What's the betting you draw Buckingham Athletic at home in the Challenge Trophy or in the Buckingham Senior Charity Cup next season and the Prodigal Son makes his return to Bell Close, I'm sure there will be many who will welcome him with open arms after his exploits in 2017/18 even to the extent of rolling out the red carpet. 

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AlwaysLeighton - What's the betting you draw Buckingham Athletic at home in the Challenge Trophy or in the Buckingham Senior Charity Cup next season and the Prodigal Son makes his return to Bell Close, I'm sure there will be many who will welcome him with open arms after his exploits in 2017/18 even to the extent of rolling out the red carpet. 

Oh my goodness me, we’ve been over this before...

Have a day off and stop worshiping a man you’ve never even met🤣🤣🤣

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On 29/01/2021 at 19:54, AlwaysLeighton said:

He was more bothered about looking good on a post match interview than he was about coaching his squad of players

AlwaysLeighton - I don't worship Scott Reynolds, I just think he is a good Manager and you are being very unfair on him such as your comment above. I think there is more to it than meets the eye and you are holding a grudge, possibly because he gave you a short shrift at some point during the 2017/18 season, you would have only been about 15 or 16 years old then wouldn't you so would have taken that to heart.  

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AlwaysLeighton - I don't worship Scott Reynolds, I just think he is a good Manager and you are being very unfair on him such as your comment above. I think there is more to it than meets the eye and you are holding a grudge, possibly because he gave you a short shrift at some point during the 2017/18 season, you would have only been about 15 or 16 years old then wouldn't you so would have taken that to heart.  

Actually, he was rather welcoming to us younger supporters. But, hey, you should know this right? Seems like the 2 of you are best pals!

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A match programme from Metropolitan League Stevenage Athletic v then Spartan League Leighton Town in a 1969/70 FA Cup First Qualifying Round tie, at Broadhall Way on Saturday 20 September 1969. Leighton Town won 3-1 in front of a crowd of over 4000 due to it being Stevenage Athletic's first foray in the FA Cup having only formed in 1968 after Stevenage Town folded however the Club went bankrupt in 1976 and Stevenage Borough were then established as a new and separate Club. Leighton Town progressed to the Second Qualifying Round but lost 3-1 at Creasey Park to Southern League Division One Dunstable Town: 

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Lets see what AlwaysLeighton makes of this one, Huntley & Palmers v Leighton United in a 1946/47 Spartan League fixture on Saturday 12 April 1947, a good Huntley & Palmers side won 6-1 at their palatial Reading headquarters in Kensington Road despite just two years after WWII:

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Here's one for AlwaysLeighton, lets see how much he knows about the Club he professes to love. Leighton Town training at Pages Park in August 1967 ahead of the 1967/68 Spartan League campaign having won the South Midlands League Premier Division the season before losing just two games, the players in view are Duncan Harding, Michael Bailey, Mick Warwick, Tony Ross, Dennis Wells, Barry Swain, Melvyn Lownds and Malcolm McCormick:

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On 15/03/2021 at 17:20, Rhodes said:

There's an intereting article on Walton & Hersham's website and their boss Scott Harris is very confident of beating Guildford City, if, in the unlikely event, that is the case then Joe Sweeney will be shaking hands with him on 17 April:

A Conversation with Scott Harris: Reflections + the FA Vase | Walton & Hersham Football Club (waltonhershamfc.com)

AlwaysLeighton is as quiet as a church mouse lately isn't he which is surprising with the FA Vase Fourth Round tie against Guildford City or Walton & Hersham less than four weeks away. Further to the article on Walton & Hersham's website recently, Guildford City have also previewed the delayed Third Round meeting for the God given right to travel to Bell Close on Saturday 17 April:

Guildford Dragon NEWS | The Guildford Dragon (guildford-dragon.com)

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5 hours ago, Rhodes said:

AlwaysLeighton is as quiet as a church mouse lately isn't he which is surprising with the FA Vase Fourth Round tie against Guildford City or Walton & Hersham less than four weeks away. Further to the article on Walton & Hersham's website recently, Guildford City have also previewed the delayed Third Round meeting for the God given right to travel to Bell Close on Saturday 17 April:

Guildford Dragon NEWS | The Guildford Dragon (guildford-dragon.com)

Hey Rhodes 😘, missed you.

Looking forward to working at the Guildford game and at the game at Bell Close too...

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It wasn't the best of resumptions for Leighton Town last night as they went down 5-3 to Oxhey Jets at Bell Close in a friendly fixture ahead of their all important FA Vase Fourth Round tie against Guildford City or Walton & Hersham on Saturday 17 April. At least there was a nice team photograph taken:

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On 25/03/2021 at 15:52, AlwaysLeighton said:

Looking forward to working at the Guildford game 

AlwaysLeighton - What do you mean by this, have you got some sort of involvement tomorrow afternoon, is the delayed Third Round tie going to be streamed, you can't really see Walton & Hersham springing a surprise can you:

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AlwaysLeighton - What do you mean by this, have you got some sort of involvement tomorrow afternoon, is the delayed Third Round tie going to be streamed, you can't really see Walton & Hersham springing a surprise can you:

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I’ll be reporting at Spectrum on the 10th of April...

Yes I can, Walton & Hersham to win it for me. Guildford clearly not wanting any part in the Vase as they’ve already booked in games for the weekends after. Be a W&H win for me. 
 

Live Stream potentially for the game on the 17th at Bell Close mind you... ;) 

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Leighton Town made amends for their disappointing 5-3 defeat to Oxhey Jets on Tuesday evening by defeating Baldock Town 3-1 at Bell Close this afternoon in another friendly fixture, it was looking comfortable at 2-0 after half an hour however a dogged Baldock Town pulled a goal back on 65 minutes before another Leighton Town goal on 81 minutes sealed the win for Joe Sweeney's men:

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On 03/04/2021 at 03:16, AlwaysLeighton said:

Live Stream potentially for the game on the 17th at Bell Close

AlwaysLeighton - Yes, good news, £5.99 isn't unreasonable is it:

FA VASE 17TH APRIL
Leighton Town FC is delighted to announce that the FA Vase Fourth Round game on Saturday 17th April will be live streamed. To ensure the best quality possible, we are employing a highly experienced, reputable media and broadcasting company to film and stream. To cover costs and raise some much needed revenue for the club, we will be charging £5.99, a price the company have told us is standard for a game of this importance at this level. Details of how supporters can purchase the game will be released over the week-end.
We hope our fantastic supporters will take advantage of this exciting new service, one if successful, we plan to utilise again if we progress further in the competition.
Nb: It is important that all our supporters understand and respect that there will be no access to the site next Saturday in line with government laws and FA rules. We are all disappointed about this but the health and safety of supporters and players and officials must be the priority. A reminder too that the cricket and tennis club premises are private property and supporters must respect this.
Purchase, sit back and enjoy the game in the comfort of your own home.
Here’s hoping for a great game and most importantly a Town win!
Thank-you to all supporters in anticipation of your support and co-operation.
Leighton Town Executive Committee
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I am sure that one of these guys is AlwaysLeighton, are they old enough to be drinking alcohol I wonder. On the Ampthill Army podcast yesterday (first link) I couldn't work out why it was all about Leighton Town and not their own Club but it was a good listen anyway, albeit a bit childish 😉

Episode 12 - With Leighton Town's Very Own Kieran Carvell & Ben Davage! - The Ampthill Army Podcast! | Podcast on Spotify

Town Talk episode 1: Kieran Carvell - Town Talk | Podcast on Spotify

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On 03/04/2021 at 03:16, AlwaysLeighton said:

Yes I can, Walton & Hersham to win it for me. Guildford clearly not wanting any part in the Vase as they’ve already booked in games for the weekends after. Be a W&H win for me. 

AlwaysLeighton -.Fair play on your prediction, you won't want it to go to penalties at Bell Close next Saturday as Walton & Hersham were like West Germany in Turin in 1990 with their penalties this afternoon although you wouldn't know about that.

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Leighton Town face a big dilemma on Saturday and will have to change the kick off time of their FA Vase Fourth Round tie with Walton & Hersham so as not to clash with the funeral of the His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh:

“As a mark of respect, The FA will be recommending that no football fixtures take place between 14:45 and 16:15. FA Vase 4th Round will also be moved and we have asked participating clubs to agree a suitable revised kick off time”.

FA recommendations for football on Saturday 17 April in light of Royal funeral (thefa.com)

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I see that AlwaysLeighton has been hard at work over the last 24 hours and the FA Vase Fourth Round tie on Saturday will now kick off at 6.00pm:

Saturday’s Buildbase FA Vase tie at Bell Close against Walton & Hersham now kicks off at 6PM as we pay our respects to the late Duke of Edinburgh. We are currently speaking to FilmMyMatch, the company booked to be providing the Live Stream coverage at Bell Close on Saturday, to see if they are still able to provide the coverage at the new KO time. An update will follow later today:

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