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On 21/06/2020 at 11:24, tringarmy said:

A target of conference football in 5 years? Sounds great but unless you have someone piling in cash by the bucket load, that isn’t happening in Tring. 

TringArmy - That's what Howard Wells just touched on a few moments ago on Ollie Bayliss's BBC Three Counties Radio Non League Show, he said the Club happily signed up to his ambitious plan at the time when he arrived but then 'got cold feet'. It was an interesting interview with Ollie putting Mr Wells on the spot however he is an expert at batting off criticism and he made himself out to look 'the injured party' following his departure from Cow Lane just over a year ago.

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As an ex committee member of tring myself I will have my two peneth worth to this debate an email with documents that were gonna be presented to the egm at the end of February , was sent to all c

It’s all hit the fan because of him Rhodes as far as I see it, he left well before Xmas I think,   Let’s see what happens next, I fear he has had his nose put out of joint and will continue with a tak

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This was a really odd thread from a few years ago and seemed to bring posters such as Tom24, Ivanbighan, LongShlongSilver, Seven Tears Boy, English Chris, Monkey8, BigKen, Whitley Bay, Britman and FCChairman out of the woodwork, I wonder what became of all those characters. Tring Athletic met Aston Clinton in a replayed, and much delayed, SSML Challenge Trophy First Round tie at Aston Clinton Park on 14 January 2017, the original tie took place on, an already late, Saturday 26 November 2016 which Tring Athletic won 2-1 however they had played an illegal player and, similar to the Worthing United v Edgware Town FA Vase First Round tie this season, the game was replayed when normally the offending Club is unceremoniously thrown out of the competition in disgrace, Tring Athletic won the replay 4-1 (see both match reports):

Tring Athletic Football Club (tafc.co.uk)

Tring Athletic Football Club (tafc.co.uk)

 

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Photographs, and match report, from Tring Athletic v Oxhey Jets in a 2016/17 Herts FA Senior Challenge Cup First Round tie, at Cow Lane on Tuesday 1 November 2016, Tring Athletic won 2-1 with goals from George Carbery and Ryan Sturges however exited the competition in the next round at Kings Langley:

Tring Athletic Football Club (tafc.co.uk)

Tring Athletic 2-1 Oxhey Jets

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Photographs, and a match report, from Tring Athletic and high flying Hertford Town in a 2016/17 SSML Premier Division fixture, at Cow Lane on Tuesday 7 February 2017, Hertford Town won 3-1 with Sam Jolliffe scoring a late consolation goal from the penalty spot:

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Tring 1-3 Hertford Town

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Photographs, and a match report, from Tring Athletic v Cockfosters in a 2016/17 SSML Premier Division fixture, at Cow Lane on Tuesday 7 March 2017, Cockfosters won 3-0 although Tring Athletic had gained a creditable 0-0 draw at Chalk Lane earlier in the campaign:

Tring Athletic Football Club (tafc.co.uk)

Tring Athletic 0-3 Cockfosters

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Photographs, and match report, from Tring Athletic v London Tigers in a 2016/17 SSML Premier Division fixture, at Cow Lane on Tuesday 31 January 2017, London Tigers won 3-1 despite Christopher Vardy scoring first for Tring Athletic on the half hour mark:

Tring Athletic Football Club (tafc.co.uk)

Tring Athletic 1-3 London Tigers

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On 03/01/2021 at 16:03, Rhodes said:

TringArmy - That's what Howard Wells just touched on a few moments ago on Ollie Bayliss's BBC Three Counties Radio Non League Show, he said the Club happily signed up to his ambitious plan at the time when he arrived but then 'got cold feet'. It was an interesting interview with Ollie putting Mr Wells on the spot however he is an expert at batting off criticism and he made himself out to look 'the injured party' following his departure from Cow Lane just over a year ago.

Didn’t realise he was on again. Might have to have a listen back. We’ve moved on & definitely in a better position than 12 months ago. 

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8 hours ago, tringarmy said:

Didn’t realise he was on again. Might have to have a listen back. We’ve moved on & definitely in a better position than 12 months ago. 

TringArmy - Yes, you should give it a listen and here's a link, Mr Wells interview is at the end of the show whereas discussion on the Broadwater issue is right at the start. In a way you can see why he walked away from Cow Lane as, like I said, the Club happily signed up to his ambitious plan when he arrived but then got 'cold feet' and reneged on the plans which obviously upset him:

BBC Three Counties Radio - The Non-League Show, The Future Of Berkhamsted's Broadwater Stadium

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On 06/01/2021 at 08:44, Rhodes said:

TringArmy - Yes, you should give it a listen and here's a link, Mr Wells interview is at the end of the show whereas discussion on the Broadwater issue is right at the start. In a way you can see why he walked away from Cow Lane as, like I said, the Club happily signed up to his ambitious plan when he arrived but then got 'cold feet' and reneged on the plans which obviously upset him:

Tring Army - Did you listen to Ollie Bayliss's BBC Three Counties Radio Non League Show yesterday and the interesting interview with your Chairman Bob Winter, he sounds like a really nice and down to earth guy and clearly has the Club's best interests very much at heart. I was surprised though that Ollie didn't ask him what he thought about Howard Wells interview on last week's show and why the Club happily signed up to Mr Wells ambitious forward plan when he walked through the door in August 2017 only to later renege on their promises to him.

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Photographs, match report and programme, from Baldock Town v Tring Athletic in a 2019/20 SSML Premier Division fixture, at a cold and miserable Hitchin Road on Saturday 26 October 2019, Baldock Town won 1-0 with a goal just before the interval and Tring Athletic may have got something out of the game had Jay Lovell not seen red after just twenty minutes:

Tring Athletic Football Club (tafc.co.uk)

files.pitchero.com/clubs/1770/tSGvcUT7QHFw5nYKCyNa_Programme_Vol+12_Iss5_Tring.pdf

BTFC v Tring L 26/10/19

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On 11/01/2021 at 15:57, Rhodes said:

Tring Army - Did you listen to Ollie Bayliss's BBC Three Counties Radio Non League Show yesterday and the interesting interview with your Chairman Bob Winter, he sounds like a really nice and down to earth guy and clearly has the Club's best interests very much at heart. I was surprised though that Ollie didn't ask him what he thought about Howard Wells interview on last week's show and why the Club happily signed up to Mr Wells ambitious forward plan when he walked through the door in August 2017 only to later renege on their promises to him.

Yes Bob has been at the club for at least 10 years, probably closer to 15 so is well known.

Unfortunately in 3 years Howard didn’t deliver on any of his grand plans. New stand, new changing rooms, medical centre, 3G pitches - none of them progressed from the idea stage as far as I’m aware. If we’d have carried on as we were, the money would have run out by March without anything material to show for it. There was a vote of no confidence proposed & he resigned, went on 3 Counties to say he’d resigned & then emailed the club to say he hadn’t resigned! 

We’re lucky to have some good people around who were able to step up when the attempted take over emerged & have gone from strength to strength since. In the last 11 months we’ve got planning & raised funds for new floodlights & refurbished the clubhouse ahead of a new nursery opening. One or two more projects in the pipeline & hopefully we can reintroduce a 3rd Saturday team for next season.

It sounds from his interview as if Howard is involved in the Bourne End project so good luck to him for that. 

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Tring Athletic enjoyed a good run to the FA Vase Fifth Road in 2017/18 almost joining Leighton Town in the Quarter Finals that season, they narrowly lost 2-1 at then Western League Premier Division Melksham Town on Saturday 3 February 2018 in front of a then record Oakfield Stadium crowd of 1,236. Here are some photographs, courtesy of John Cuthbertson photography, and a match report:

John Cuthbertson | Melksham Town v Tring Athletic - 3rd Feb 2018 (johncuppy.co.uk)

Tring Athletic Football Club (tafc.co.uk)

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