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Yesterday and ..err..yesterday

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Couldn't get on the site yesterday.<p>At the High Court in the morning a 'Directions' Hearing took place. The Supervisor obtained the Court's approval to advertise and arrange a second hearing at which the winding up petition is to be presented. The provisional date for the second hearing is February 20th.

In the meanwhile, the company continues under the ownership of the shareholders and administration of the directors.<p>Last night, we lost to Woood in the quarter final of the Herts Senior Cup. 1-1 at full time after a goal from Bignal and Brown red-carded. In extra time, Martin missed a penalty after Smith was brought down. Penalties. We were 3-1 down but Woood missed their last 2. 3-3 after 5. Evans missed the first err..err...of the next ones [it was still rising when it went over platform 4] and they didn't. [i should leave this to that Homer chap.] The attendance was perhaps 160/180. 30/40 up from down there.<p>Oh, by the way. Trev. I agree. A bad time to start bickering.<p>Great board this. I can hardly contain myself.

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Morning AFF.<p>Yes, not a good day all round really.<p>Do we know whether the Ryman League (gawd bless 'em) had their meeting yesterday and what the outcome was? <p>As for the game, we could have sewn it up in the second half if we hadn't missed so many chances, Bignall and Martin being the guilty parties mainly. Brown managed to get himself sent-off with a little help from the Wooood which is going to leave us short at the back (figuratively speaking) if the League embargo on transfers is still on (is this legal? restraint on trade and so on). I would also put the crowd figure a little higher than your estimate, there were definitely about 40 from Woood and about 200/210 in all in my opinion.<p>Oh and lastly, nice to meet Webbo at long last. <p> <img src="graemlins/pub.gif" border="0" alt="[pub]" /> <p>[ 09 January 2002: This message was edited by: Rob the Saint ]<p>[ 09 January 2002: This message was edited by: Rob the Saint ]</p>

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We are both wrong, Rob.

I hear that the official attendance was 136.<p>

Great board this. I can hardly contain myself.

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Good evening mmonkey boys and monkey girls<p>136, eh...? Take a look, if you will, at the prediction page for this match. Who ARE these people who were expecting a crowd of 400 or 500 for a Herts Senior Cup match on a Tuesday night in January? I can understand the hopeless optimism regarding results - more than once on the way to Canvey last month, I thought "we can get at least a draw out of this one - they'll have their minds on the Northampton game" (failing to see the blindingly obvious fact that Canvey were more than capable of wiping City aside like an irritating mosquito and beating a Division 2 side 8 days later). But, had I gone last night... I would have been no more surprised had City been represented by a team of Christopher Biggins lookalikes in fireman's costumes than I would have been had there been more than 200 people there who'd paid to watch. Mind you, Gravesend beat Canvey 2-0 last night, and - I'm certain that proves something, but I'm not sure what. Just an observation...<p>Now - turning my cat-like reflexes to the more pressing matter of the club's imminent closure, am I correct in the assumption that we are no further down the line of the club's future? I have said on more than one occasion that I would mind a couple of seasons in Divisions 1 & 2 of the Ryman League - I started watching in the early 80's, when trips to places like Clapton and Egham were meat and drink - but I may have to draw the line at the South Midlands League. A cautionary tale - for reasons not worth describing here, I have spent several hours over the last couple of years watching AFC Sudbury, and let me tell you that The Jewson Eastern Counties League, which is at the same level as the South Midlands League, is bloody awful. My sanity is compromised enough by Croydon away on a Wednesday night once a year - in the South Midlands League, it'll be every week. The bars, if there are any, are uniformly rubbish, the pitches are like the battlefields of the Somme and the "stadia"... well... think Cotlandswick. Times 22. Please please please please please don't make me have to watch that every week for a year. And as for the FA Vase... ummm... highest crowd in the first round: 306. Out of 96 matches. Gaah.

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A couple of points about Trevor England

His mum brought him the non-leauge directory for xmas and that's how he knows the TOP FA Vase attendnace.

The book is also used for all his groundhopping, Sudbury just being the tip of the iceberg.

A couple of other points.

If we get relagated to division 2 as some are suggesting our Boxing Day and Easter Monday derby could well be South Midlands Champions Elect London Colney, the firm will enjoy that!!!!!!

Page 30 of the St.Albans Observer, check out the headline that could be an EFM feature if we go under.

PS Trevor England is a big gay ****

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Busy day at the railway station then, Mr Thorns? Being called a nerd by someone who reads train timetables all day and used to (maybe still does) collect bus tickets is a little hard to stomach. I can't help it if my mother got our christmas presents mixed up, can i? (By the way - i still have the tube of vaseline and half ounce of snout she got for you. She thinks they'll come in very handy while you do your time for the old kiddie-fiddling).<p>Or maybe... just maybe... you're getting in a pre-emptive blow before anybody mentions the hilarious law-of-physics-defying own goal you scored for EFM last Sunday. Either that or this is some kind of primal response to now having scored less this season than the boy Jones (in terms of both women and goals).

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Mr thorns is very dissapointed to now be 2 goals behind the boy jones (-1 against 1) but is confident of overtaking the bearded wonder on the girls side due to him only having eyes for one. A long stream of young lovelies enjoying the maturity and adult wit of the boy thorns should see the former bus ticket collector (cicra 1983) move ahead of the messaiah.

Mr Thorns would also like to point out quality not quantity as his favorite saying for no apparent reason.

Now where's his vasoline!!!!!!!!!

and it was a quiet day on the trains, unless your travelling on Thameslink when you will finally get home to read this about Sunday, well if you will commute, pushing up our house prices, ruining our cimmunity spirit etc. etc. etc. You can all fester in the Kings X tunnel as some people have already done for 6 hours today.

EFM would like to point out that the previous paragraph was a rant on commuters and yuppies who we also don't like and is no way connected to the original message which was a childish girly *** for tat between 2 old mates.

God, i wish something would happen, I just keep writing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I would just like to say along with a lot of others all the best with your efforts, a month is better than nothing, a lot can be achieved in 30 days and it also shows that the league are not in a hurry to close clubs down. Just keep plugging away, we can't afford to lose any club to this sort of thing. Even if it does mean dropping down a bit, you can come back from that, but dropping out?...

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