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RE: Property developers and the death of non league football clubs


JonH wrote:

Southport did ok and got a non league home draw, cant complain really. Town play Wrexham tomorrow night in the replay and winners travel to Weston Super Mare - again, non league lower level team so cant complain too much but not really a money spinner tie. Got to beat Wrexham first though! Walsall v Coventry looks nice local derby match , probably my pick of the round.


 The draw does nothing for us.

Neither has a following and the gate receipts will be minimal. The prize money is the only thing to play for and we are playing a team a league up from us.

PS our home record is appalling

 



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paulisi wrote:
JonH wrote:

Southport did ok and got a non league home draw, cant complain really. Town play Wrexham tomorrow night in the replay and winners travel to Weston Super Mare - again, non league lower level team so cant complain too much but not really a money spinner tie. Got to beat Wrexham first though! Walsall v Coventry looks nice local derby match , probably my pick of the round.


 The draw does nothing for us.

Neither has a following and the gate receipts will be minimal. The prize money is the only thing to play for and we are playing a team a league up from us.

PS our home record is appalling

 


 yeah but all those things aside, Southport can't complain really!  At least they are in the Cup still, looking on the bright side??  



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The prize money is well worth having assume you win, all to play for.

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Best news of the day for me..... Dulwich Hamlet have got their stadium back for at least 18 months, meadow have agreed under the condition Southwark council do not pursue a compulsory purchase order for the duration of the lease! We can keep our gate receipts and bar profits fantastic news 4-6 weeks we should be back in at champion hill, first match back will be one hell of a party.

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Good news for Dulwich! Enjoy!

Harrogate went out of cup tonight, 2-0 at Wrexham. Oh well, here's to the league ( and maybe the fa trophy?!)

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My heart still goes out to Cray Wanderers, Worcester City, Thamesmead Town (probably now liquidated) and Truro, I am sure there are many others who now ground share ..... at least some relatively positive news around Truro and Worcester who had a visit from the Wimbledon team, sharing their story and useful lessons they have learnt.

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First visit to Billericay Town today. Great game, definitely 1-1! Home fans were excellent, lovely little ground, great surface but one hell of a slope. A couple of idiots from Hamlet let what was very decent travelling support (150-200?) down. What compels an adult to run on the pitch or throw celery at the keeper I dont know, some very tolerant stewards let the chopper off.

I really hope Tamplins escapades stay in check and what is a really decent club dont get lumbered when his enthusiasm wanes, the gate was just over 1000 and salaries reported at 80k a month looks like a car crash waiting to happen. FFP has its place at this level as much as any other and you need gates if 1600 to survive in the conference. 

Glenn Tamplin has had a stream of consciousness mural painted on the back of the main stand. Glenns dream. Also there are some guys walking around in what looked like very warm Billericay Town branded puffer trench coats in Billericay bobble hats with Pastor emblazoned across them. It gave a deepest darkest Texas feel to the boarders of estuary Essex all that a red card and some pulsating football definitely worth £13!!



-- Edited by Oakland2002 on Sunday 28th of October 2018 02:41:51 AM

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Big surprise at Aggborough as Kiddy, who would have gone top with a win, went 4-0 down after 35 mins to shot shy Southport.

To be fair to Southport, they have been playing well, but not taking their chances and leaking soft goals. FC United also seem to have found some form.

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Great ground Aggborough, spent many a pleasant afternoon there. Tough place to go and get a result. Famous for the soup and lovely beer next door at the Severn Valley Railway station. My first sight of Lee Hughes was thundering up Kiddies wing prior to discovering the football league. He had a very tumultuous career peaking as player manager of Worcester! Hopefully Kiddies present star, Ed Williams (one of only 2 step 2 players picked for England C) will blossom in similar fashion without time served!

Worcester City groundshared at Aggborough until the fiscal reality of the conference North caught up with us, you need a home gate of 1000 plus to survive, but will always be grateful to Kiddy for them hosting our 2014 cup run to the 2nd round loosing 13-14 on penalties live on TV to S****horpe after earning a replay.

Dulwich stay 16th despite another great performance and a tenants win against St Albans (5th) accumulating points rapidly but our slow start has made it very slow to claw our way up conference south, 16th on 21 points, 10 points clear of the drop but 24 would put you 4th! Talk about tight. Only 890 ish at the game which is unsustainable at this level but the good news is the PA and floodlights at Champion Hill are working, the grass is growing and as long as Torquay get knocked out of the FA cup they or perhaps a home FA trophy draw will be our first opponents back.



-- Edited by Oakland2002 on Sunday 4th of November 2018 10:32:07 AM

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Harrogate got a decent crowd of 2300 approx, for the visit of Chesterfield - never thought I would see Chesterfield at this level - and a 1-1 draw again. Harrogate are 4th so it is harsh to say we are stumbling but nonetheless the initial surge has inevitably dropped into more of a battle for points. However, Salford, Wrexham and Orient are hardly forging ahead of us at this stage so we are v much in the fight. A play off place must be the aim for the season, top 7, and we would have taken that at start of the season but if we look at it now, the real aim now should be to at least get top 5 and a home play off tie in the first round. Such a long way to go though!

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A very good gate that. Hamlet v Weston tonight cant see the gate being much over 500. Weston play nice football for bottom of the league taking 19 yr old a 6 foot 7 inch centre back from Cheltenham on loan this month obviously does no harm. National leagues generally all looking tight.


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JonH wrote:
paulisi wrote:
JonH wrote:

Southport did ok and got a non league home draw, cant complain really. Town play Wrexham tomorrow night in the replay and winners travel to Weston Super Mare - again, non league lower level team so cant complain too much but not really a money spinner tie. Got to beat Wrexham first though! Walsall v Coventry looks nice local derby match , probably my pick of the round.


 The draw does nothing for us.

Neither has a following and the gate receipts will be minimal. The prize money is the only thing to play for and we are playing a team a league up from us.

PS our home record is appalling

 


 yeah but all those things aside, Southport can't complain really!  At least they are in the Cup still, looking on the bright side??  


 turned out ok for Southport! 



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Great result Southport crushed it. I hope you get Sunderland at home in the next round in front of the cameras!

Hamlet have a nice little trip to Truro (fortunately playing at Torquay) put back to today because of Torquays FA Cup game yesterday against Woking.

The result there went the right way for us with a Woking win meaning Torquay can keep their home fixture with is on December the 1st our first game back at Champion Hill!!!! A crowd of anything over 1.5k would mean we are getting back on track and conference south football sustainable.

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Missed the match as I was travelling, but all the reports suggested we were by far and away the better team.
Listening to a couple of interviews, the players want a team on a similar level to us or bottom half of the conference and win it, so they can get a shot at the big guns in rnd 3.

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So Sunderland about right then!

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