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


Oakland2002 wrote:
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On the islands theme, I heard on Talksport and then read more about an Isle of Man team being formed and looking to join the North West Counties Football League (Step 6) for next season. 


 They will probably be in the same league as Bury...


Guernsey are getting great crowds in Isthmian League SE (step 4) 1000 ish pop 63K. No local

competition for fans, with better facilities I can only see them growing, the challenge is players of sufficient quality to play step3

Augers well for Isle of Man pop 86K and Jersey 97K 


 Was it Guernsey or Jersey who gave Matt Le Tissier to the world ? 



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Guernsey his brothers were heavily involved with club Mark was ? Is a director and Matt is the Honorary president


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Town heading 2nd after a 2 nil win at ebbsfleet.  Whew! 

 

Barrow equal on points at top but have 3 matches in hand so a long way ahead really. Play bromley later and hope bromley can take a point off them. 



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Southport lose 6 on the bounce conceding 19 and scoring 3(all set pieces)
The manager will not be sacked as he is a director...
We were third going into these matches.

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1-1 Draw at home to fellow struggler Chippenham, the gate was 3100! Obviously didnt miss me as I spent the afternoon watching Chippenham old boy Tyrone Mings help secure a point for Villa @ Brighton but did get a non league fix as parked at Lewis and popped in to their ground the dripping pan. Will definitely make a spring/summer trip back to catch a game.

Walked over the South Downs into Falmer for the game was allowed to take in my reusable water bottle by stewards as I promised not to throw it and I think my ordnance survey map disarmed them. Beautiful day to take in the South Downs and a decent result so happy days until Tuesday when Havant and Waterlooville come to the Hill and Watford go to VP.



-- Edited by Oakland2002 on Sunday 19th of January 2020 07:40:46 AM

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Oooo the drama in non league football, its like a years worth of Stenders scripts in a week! Cray Valley PM have been accused of forcing Greenwich Borough out of their shared ground, they moved 3-4 miles away to Phoenix sports but struggled in step 5 and have just dropped out of the league. Greenwich at one point had enormous resources were sharing with Dartford and had Edgar Davids in the side... that backing appears to have walked away. Off the pitch in Nottinghamshire much worse things happened with a sister in law from Retford they are too depressing to mention.

From what I can see purely as someone who watches football at the stadium they were the main lease holders last year, the pitch was awful. CVPM have invested significantly in getting it to a point at which it is fit for purpose. Will see how it pans out. CVPM (5th) thumped second places Ashford 3-1. One of their best players has left for play off rivals Herne Bay (6th) scored on debut in their 2-0 win over FA Cup 2nd rounders Chichester City. One of 3 gates in the league over 300. Torn for choice on Tuesday night! Villa v Leicester, top of table Hastings v Herne Bay or 10 minute stroll to CVPM v VCD (local derby).

Earlier this season made a trip to Hastings v Herne Bay called off 45 minutes before KO as I walked in the ground, they also go again on Tuesday, the ground hopper in the NLP was there on the 11th for the game v Ramsgate (703 att) and gave it a mouth watering write up 8.5 for charm, so perhaps better in the daylight, but looked a massive stadia for step 4. Predicable Hamlet lost at Dartford, Steve King knows exactly what he is doing at this level.

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Oh and Heather Watson puts her return to form down to dating Yeovils striker and the Oxford Utd right back has entered Love Island! Something for everyone!

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Barrow drew and gap to Town is now 5 points with one game in hand. Still a chance for Town although top 3 and a decent run in Trophy would be a great season. 



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Oh and Heather Watson puts her return to form down to dating Yeovils striker and the Oxford Utd right back has entered Love Island! Something for everyone!


 Nice one for the Villa, Oakie,  reckon you'll go to Wembley for the final?



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Working on it! Managed to get play off tickets at the death. Hopefully the Man City fans will be all cup finaled out and not fancy it.

Fabulous result very please to see Nyland playing so well in goal. He was completely out of his depth in the championship prior to his injury but has improved enormously, shows amazing self confidence and commitment.

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I know FA vase is a national competition but I noticed west Auckland of north east (former european cup winners smile) play Plymouth Parkway next saturday in last 16. Is that really sensible, they are amateurs at that level, arent they, and what about the fans. Surely they could keep it regional until the semis say? 



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Absolutely not, Deal are off to Consett, which is similarly brutal .Deal have won it in the past and its what makes the competition, the clubs form strong bonds and meet people they would otherwise never meet. Deal are 10th in the SKEFL already 1,2,3 and 4 have essentially managed to cull themselves down to Corinthian (who would be my tip) and the SFs contained 3 teams from geographically adjacent leagues 2 sides were from the SKEFL.

The way it is makes the QF incredibly competitive 5 out of 8 are now step 4 most doing very well as the cream rises. I genuinely think it is the most competitive throughout of all the FAs competition purely because of the whole concept of having a pyramid and such a broad base by step 5. It really makes it a truely national Competition with a worthy end point which will be one of the highlights of any player who gets to play in the finals. Ask Kevin Lisbie.

Unfortunately in an attempt to stay fit I went for a short ride on the Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway to Dungeness from New Romney and walked back before watching Hythe T v Herne Bay (tetchy 1-1 draw not surprising and a few feet left in tackles given Herne Bay have most of Hythes squad from last season). In doing so missed a goal fest at Champion Hill (get claustrophobia 2626) Hamlet coming out 5-3 winners. Presently focusing on going to away games they need the support & I can get in a walk

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Property developers @ it again. Sad tale of Basingstoke Town FC so bad.

twitter.com/journokatie/status/1225186761095241728

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On a much happier note all systems go for the Vase QFs

twitter.com/westaucklandfc/status/1225725839104466944

https://twitter.com/sportingkhalsa/status/1225813657667461120?s=12

 

https://twitter.com/dealtownfc/status/1225881659184222209?s=12


https://twitter.com/dealtownfc/status/1226026523204911105?s=12





-- Edited by Oakland2002 on Saturday 8th of February 2020 07:33:23 AM

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Oakland2002 wrote:

Property developers @ it again. Sad tale of Basingstoke Town FC so bad.

twitter.com/journokatie/status/1225186761095241728


 That is sad to read. My first ever non league match was to see basingstoke play a friendly versus Southampton in the late 80s. I did some business at the time with Basingstoke Press and their owner, Gordon Hill, was chairman  of Basingstoke Town in the 80s. Sadly Gordon passed away 3 or 4 years back.

 

https://btfc.co.uk/news-gordon-hill-passes-away/



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