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Easily the best effort I've seen live on stream in a while. While none of the goals were beauties, it was a pretty overwhelming effort for the most part against a talent team. 2 of the next 3 league ties Amersham and Eaton so hopefully they can keep that rolling. After next game they are 60% of the way through the league campaign. Definitely have put themselves in great position even with the recent loss. 

I'm also pleasantly surprised they continue to add players to the roster. Curtis Hartley played well in his debut defensively. Team should have plenty of depth to overwhelm in the dog days of the season. 

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RallyInRaleigh - You are right about Curtis Hartley and he seems a really nice guy from his post match interview who has fitted straight in at McMullen Park:

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Highlights from the live stream on Tuesday evening against 'tough nut to crack' Northampton ON Chenecks, the Club's match report and the superb match programme:

https://www.realbedford.com/news/real-bedford-bounce-back-from-langford-defeat-winning-3-1-against-northampton-on-chenecks

https://issuu.com/realbedford/docs/programme_12.1

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In the hope that Real Bedford achieve promotion at the end of this current season, I assume that next season their is a strong possibility Real could be placed in the United Counties Premier Division and not the South Midlands Premier Division. With Eynesbury Rovers, Potton United and Biggleswade United all being placed in the UCL  Premier Division in recent seasons. I sincerely hope not..

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The games are coming thick and fast aren't they:

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Very disappointing news, this afternoon's game with Amersham Town has been postponed 😥:

GAME POSTPONED  Unfortunately due to water on the pitch, todays home game against Amersham Town has been postponed.
 
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A lengthy wait to the next League fixture although Real Bedford travel to AFC Caddington next Saturday (21 January) in a Bedfordshire FA Senior Trophy Quarter Final tie, kick off 2.00pm, unfortunately no live stream for the Club's thousands of overseas fans to enjoy:  

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On 12/01/2023 at 08:59, Cruz said:

In the hope that Real Bedford achieve promotion at the end of this current season, I assume that next season their is a strong possibility Real could be placed in the United Counties Premier Division and not the South Midlands Premier Division. With Eynesbury Rovers, Potton United and Biggleswade United all being placed in the UCL  Premier Division in recent seasons. I sincerely hope not..

I know the leagues are regionalized to the best of their ability at the lower steps. Can you tell me why this would be a net negative for RBFC? Genuinely curious? Harder league overall? Or just not as easy for locals to get to opposing teams? 

On 16/01/2023 at 04:53, Rhodes said:

A lengthy wait to the next League fixture although Real Bedford travel to AFC Caddington next Saturday (21 January) in a Bedfordshire FA Senior Trophy Quarter Final tie, kick off 2.00pm, unfortunately no live stream for the Club's thousands of overseas fans to enjoy:  

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This cup snuck up on me as I kind of thought the two we played earlier might be it for the season? What's the story behind this cup?

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On 17/01/2023 at 15:17, RallyInRaleigh said:

I know the leagues are regionalized to the best of their ability at the lower steps. Can you tell me why this would be a net negative for RBFC? Genuinely curious? Harder league overall? Or just not as easy for locals to get to opposing teams? 

This cup snuck up on me as I kind of thought the two we played earlier might be it for the season? What's the story behind this cup?

Without being disrespectful to the South Midlands Premier Division,  I feel the UCL Premier Division League is a stronger league and if Real Bedford  are to progress up the non league ladder the SML would enhance their prospects of gaining promotion at a faster rate.. I fear the travelling costs to away matches would increase and one must consider where the  players are based. If they are based in Herts would they want the increased travelling to away matches? Last season Biggleswade Uniited were placed in the UCL, they finished second from bottomof the league.

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On 17/01/2023 at 15:17, RallyInRaleigh said:

This cup snuck up on me as I kind of thought the two we played earlier might be it for the season? What's the story behind this cup?

All clubs are required to enter their County Cup competitions

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On 16/01/2023 at 10:53, Rhodes said:

A lengthy wait to the next League fixture although Real Bedford travel to AFC Caddington next Saturday (21 January) in a Bedfordshire FA Senior Trophy Quarter Final tie, kick off 2.00pm, unfortunately no live stream for the Club's thousands of overseas fans to enjoy  

This afternoon's scheduled Bedfordshire FA Senior Trophy Quarter Final tie at AFC Caddington has unfortunately been called off, the competition is becoming a huge 'bugbear' for the Club and with it taking priority over League fixtures.

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On the Club's website and Twitter it states that the Wellingborough Whitworth game is still going ahead next Saturday (28 January) however on Full Time the Bedfordshire FA Senior Trophy Quarter Final tie at AFC Caddington has been re-arranged, could it not be switched to McMullen Park and be played midweek if AFC Caddington agree. If, as fully expected, Rugby Borough win at Holmer Green on Saturday they will be just six points behind Real Bedford in the table, is that a 'level playing field'.

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Surprise surprise, Saturday's (28 January) scheduled League fixture with Wellingborough Whitworth at McMullen Park has been put on the 'back burner' in place of the re-scheduled Bedfordshire FA Senior Trophy Quarter Final tie at AFC Caddington. Therefore the next League fixture and live stream will now be on Tuesday 31 January when Rob Sinclair's men travel to Eaton Socon:

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If you fast forward to 8 minutes and 30 seconds of this informative Northamptonshire Football Podcast it features Northampton ON Chenecks 3-1 defeat at McMullen Park on Tuesday 10 January. The Club's Management team I believe it is aren't overly complimentary despite saying that Real Bedford did well to get the game on, they sarcastically call the Club 'Crypto Bedford', say the ground is 'squeezed' behind the back of The Eyrie with 'portakabin' dressing rooms and hospitality facilities and say you can see why Rob Sinclair's team concede goals. Perhaps it was just 'sour grapes' following the 3-1 defeat which could well have been more:

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5 hours ago, Rhodes said:

If you fast forward to 8 minutes and 30 seconds of this informative Northamptonshire Football Podcast it features Northampton ON Chenecks 3-1 defeat at McMullen Park on Tuesday 10 January. The Club's Management team I believe it is aren't overly complimentary despite saying that Real Bedford did well to get the game on, they sarcastically call the Club 'Crypto Bedford', say the ground is 'squeezed' behind the back of The Eyrie with 'portakabin' dressing rooms and hospitality facilities and say you can see why Rob Sinclair's team concede goals. Perhaps it was just 'sour grapes' following the 3-1 defeat which could well have been more:

 

To be fair it is squeezed round the back of The Eyrie with portakabin dressing rooms and bar. Not sure what is sour grapes about that. Plus they complement them for getting the game on.        

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Bedfordshire FA Senior Trophy Quarter Final action today then at AFC Caddington, kick off is at 2.00pm. The tie is not being live streamed which would have been difficult anyway at basic Manor Road, we will have to wait until Tuesday and the interesting looking League visit to Eaton Socon:

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I hope there were abacusus available yesterday at Manor Road, AFC Caddington 0 Real Bedford 13, it can't be far off the record win in the Club's history. Lets hope it didn't take too much out of the team ahead of Tuesday evening's tricky looking visit to Eaton Socon:

Billede

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I see that David Burnside has departed Real Bedford and joined step 3 club

AFC Rushden & Diamonds. 

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I see that David Burnside has departed Real Bedford and joined step 3 club AFC Rushden & Diamonds. 

Cruz, yes, it's very disappointing isn't it, why did he not remain at McMullen Park and at least see out the promotion campaign as AFC Rushden & Diamonds are currently rock bottom of the Southern League Premier Division Central and pretty much already relegated:

AFC Rushden & Diamonds are thrilled to announce the signing of 30-year-old striker Jim Burnside from Spartan South Midlands League Division One side Real Bedford.

A prolific scorer in the United Counties League and Spartan South Midlands Leagues in recent years, Jim started scoring goals at Potton United but it was at Newport Pagnell Town where he really made his name. A goal-laden spell averaging close to a-goal-a-game over 3 seasons made him one of the most sought-after strikers in the local area.

Jim left Newport Pagnell in the summer, his final appearance coming at Wembley as the Swans lifted the FA Vase, beating Littlehampton Town 3-0 in the final.

Burnside continued scoring goals at Step 6 with Real Bedford in the early months of this season, but is keen to make the step up and test himself at a higher level. Manager Chris Nunn, who has watched Jim many times over recent years, had this to say: “Jim will be a pain in the backside to all the defenders that come up against him between now and the end of the season. He’s a physical presence, a real handful and he doesn’t stop working and running for the team. More than that though, he’s a natural goalscorer and those are hard to come by. I really like what we’ve got at the top end of the pitch now but we’re missing experience. Not any more! He’s desperate to be here and prove himself at this level, it’s that hunger and attitude that I’m looking for in all of the players I’m bringing to the football club.”

Subject to league approval, Jim Burnside is available for selection for Saturday’s Pitching In Southern League Premier Central fixture against Rushall Olympic at Hayden Road.

If you would like to sponsor Jim, please contact Alex Raspin

https://www.afcdiamonds.com/new-signing-jim-burnside/

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I hope there were abacusus available yesterday at Manor Road, AFC Caddington 0 Real Bedford 13, it can't be far off the record win in the Club's history. Lets hope it didn't take too much out of the team ahead of Tuesday evening's tricky looking visit to Eaton Socon

The match report from the 13-0 rout at AFC Caddington on Saturday. Real Bedford will travel to Leighton Town Development in the Semi Final of the Bedfordshire FA Senior Trophy on Saturday 18 February meaning that the scheduled League fixture at McMullen Park against Buckingham Athletic is called off, surely the tie can be played during midweek under the Bell Close floodlights:

https://www.realbedford.com/news/real-bedford-hit-13-against-caddington-ss-to-reach-county-cup-semi-final

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Enjoy the live stream this evening from Eaton Socon's River Road home, there will be one eye on Elmfields Gate with Rugby Borough getting a little too close for comfort and Rob Sinclair due to take his men to Kilsby Lane on Saturday 25 February:

https://www.realbedford.com/stream-real-bedford-v-eaton-socon

Billede

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Highlights from the live stream at Eaton Socon on Tuesday evening and a match report, a comprehensive win in the end against unpredictable opponents which will have pleased boss Rob Sinclair:

https://www.realbedford.com/news/real-bedford-take-three-more-points-with-a-3-0-away-win-at-eaton-socon

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Magic number to promotion is down to 40 points. Of course they've got to handle their business over the next few weeks especially but they are in a pretty brilliant position to this point. 

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