The Non - League thread

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Re: The Non - League thread

by wally bassoon » 20 Feb 2018 10:39

Hoop Blah What a mess, and what a shame too.

It's all too easy for things like this to happen of course but I always hope that people don't react quite so bitterly but it's an emotional time when the shit hits the fan.

I wonder where Stefan Brown is off to. I can't imagine he'll be short of offers.

EDIT: From a quick read around it looks like Boardman and McDonald have been let go as opposed to walking out as I first thought when reading the news. Sounds like tough times ahead.



Was speaking Jon Boardman about this last night and they did not walk, he is gutted, how I understand it is, It was all financial, there was a three man management team, they have kept on the only one who had a contract and therefore would require a pay off. The chairman has been putting in £150k + of his own money each season and cant keep doing it. There is going to be a bit of a meltdown there, shame as they were punching well above their weight.
Still heading there on the 10th of March for the Chelmsford game.

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Re: The Non - League thread

by Hoop Blah » 20 Feb 2018 11:28

wally bassoon Was speaking Jon Boardman about this last night and they did not walk, he is gutted, how I understand it is, It was all financial, there was a three man management team, they have kept on the only one who had a contract and therefore would require a pay off. The chairman has been putting in £150k + of his own money each season and cant keep doing it. There is going to be a bit of a meltdown there, shame as they were punching well above their weight.
Still heading there on the 10th of March for the Chelmsford game.


Interesting wally, thanks for the info.

A shame that the money couldn't be kept until the end of the season to let them fight off the threat of relegation and leave the management and players in a better position to sort out their next moves come the end of the season.

Gutted for those involved after all the hardwork and success they've had. It has to be sustainable though I guess and if the commercial side isn't generating enough to help foot the bill then a sticky ending is never too far away.

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Re: The Non - League thread

by Tony Le Mesmer » 20 Feb 2018 12:11

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They are expecting about 1k apparently. It will be packed. Capacity can't be much more than that as it is quite narrow, especially behind the goals. I am planning to be in ( the bar) by 2pm latest just in case.


Probably wildly inaccurate but the most I think I've seen at Bracknell was about 1000 for the Barnet game in the 4th Round qualifying of the FA Cup about 10 years ago.

Presumably Marske will bring a fair few as well. Nice tidy sum for the club on the day though whatever the outcome. Does the gate money get split with the opposition?

Hopefully Marske will agree to play extra time if its needed as a trek up there midweek would be a killer for any club at this level.


There will be Extra Time if needed and the replay would be the following Saturday.


Extra Time is standard, its just the Penalties bit that both clubs have to agree on.

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Re: The Non - League thread

by Awayawayaway » 20 Feb 2018 15:23

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You can get a couple of thousand in easily. Really hoping they can get a 4 figure attendance, would be awesome for the club.


I'm not so sure Old Man. Some websites quote the capacity at 2,500 but the ground is apparently a Grade E ground and didn't get a D, but that could just be down to the number of seats, not the total capacity.

I'm tempted to pop along on Saturday as well.


You wouldn't want much more than a thousand in there in its current layout. Those standing wouldn't be very comfortable or see much. I went last day of the season last season and it wasn't exactly comfortable with 500 in.


There was over 750 there that day. Can fit 1000 easy.

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Re: The Non - League thread

by Four Of Clubs » 20 Feb 2018 17:49

...sorry tad late this week with review - combination of failing desktop and youngests' homework taking precedence over my use of the machine.....

Results 17th Feb

NAT
Aldershot Town 1-2 Macclesfield Town
Guiseley 1-3 Maidenhead United- Magpies win at bottom club - 2 goals for Pritchard
Hartlepool United 3-2 Wokinghosts three up at the break – Cards grab two back after 85’
NATN
Brackley Town 3-0 Darlington
NATS
Bath City 1-1 Whitehawk
Bognor Regis Town 2-1 Braintree Town
Chelmsford City 3-3 Hemel Hempstead Town
Chippenham Town 3-3 Hampton & Richmond Borough
Gloucester City 1-0 Concord Rangers
Havant & Waterlooville 2-0 Hungerford Town
Poole Town 0-4 Eastbourne Borough
Truro City 2-3 Oxford City
Wealdstone 1-2 Dartford
Welling United 3-1 St Albans City
Weston-super-Mare 2-2 East Thurrock United

ILP
Dorking Wanderers 1-3 Kingstonian – two for Ciardini recently arrived from Farnborough
Staines Town 1-1 Needham Market
- Slogged across to almost the farthest east for
- Leiston 3-1 Billericay Town – big shots and big spenders thoroughly undone by a determined and very able hosts. Definitely could only do this on a ‘holiday’ w/e w/o too many undue delays it’s still the best part of a 7 hours return trip.

-
SLP
Farnborough 2-1 Biggleswade Town
Frome Town 1-3 Chesham United
King's Lynn Town 1-1 Banbury United
Kings Langley 0-2 Slough Town - Rebels line-up included Perry Coles another recent departure from Farnboro
Redditch United 3-0 Basingstoke Town
SL1E
AFC Rushden & Diamonds 1-0 Chalfont St Peter
Ashford Town (Middx) {SEVEN} 7-1 Kempston Rovers
Aylesbury United 4-0 Egham Town
Beaconsfield Town
2-0 Fleet Town
Bedford Town 1-0 Thame United
Cambridge City 0-2 Hayes & Yeading United
Hanwell Town 4-1 Barton Rovers
Hartley Wintney 4-1 Arlesey Town
Marlow 1-0 Northwood
Moneyfields 1-1 AFC Dunstable
Uxbridge 2-1 Aylesbury
SL1W
Bristol Manor Farm 4-1 Winchester City
Didcot Town 3-0 Evesham United
Kidlington 1-2 Larkhall Athletic
Taunton Town 1-0 Swindon Supermarine
Wimborne Town 5-0 North Leigh

CCLP
Abbey Rangers 0-0 Epsom & Ewell
Banstead Athletic 1-0 Walton & Hersham
Bedfont Sports 3-0 Redhill
Camberley Town 3-1 Spelthorne Sports
CB Hounslow United 3-0 Hanworth Villa
Colliers Wood United 4-2 AFC Hayes
Farnham Town 2-5 North Greenford United
Godalming Town 2-0 Horley Town
Guildford City 1-1 Chertsey Town
Knaphill
1-2 Balham
Westfield 5-0 Sutton Common Rovers
SURREY PREMIER CUP – 3rd Round (QF)
Nottsborough {SIX} 6-0 Chessington & Hook United
ESOTERIC RECORDS DIVISION ONE CHALLENGE CUP – 3rd Round (QF)
Staines Lammas 5-0 Bedfont & Feltham
CCL1
AC London 4-0 Fleet Spurs
Ash United
1-0 FC Deportivo Galicia
Bagshot 1-5 Sheerwater
Cove
1-2 Frimley Green
Farleigh Rovers 1-1 Eversley & California
Kensington Borough 1-5 Badshot Lea
Raynes Park Vale P-P Worcester Park
South Park Reserves P-P Cobham

HELLP
Bracknell Town 2-0 Burnham - att 232 both goals fairly late 2nd half
Brimscombe & Thrupp 0-2 Highworth Town
Flackwell Heath 1-3 Binfield
Highmoor Ibis 3-2 Brackley Town Saints – welcome win for H/I -their first in the league at home this season ! :shock:
Longlevens 1-1 Royal Wootton Bassett Town
Lydney Town 1-2 Abingdon United
Oxford City Nomads 0-2 Tuffley Rovers
Thatcham Town 2-2 Windsor att 200
Wantage Town 2-0 Fairford Town
HELL1E
Chinnor 2-0 Wokingham & Emmbrook
Holyport
0-5 Wallingford Town AFC
Milton United
1-1 Didcot Town Reserves
Penn & Tylers Green 1-0 Bicester Town
Sandhurst Town 3-0 AFC Aldermaston
HELL1W
Letcombe 1-1 Kidlington Reserves

WESSP
AFC Portchester 1-0 Andover Town rare defeat for Town – still 12 points clear
Alresford Town P-P Horndean - no info on this one just vanished from FullTime and not down as postponed – suspect it was still waterlogged from midweek – hosts twitter account would suggest so.
Bemerton Heath Harlequins 0-2 Petersfield Town
WESS1
Andover New Street 2-3 United Services Portsmouth
Folland Sports 0-0 Whitchurch United
Verwood Town 2-2 Tadley Calleva
- ANS and Tadley both missed the chance to get the top spot back form Lav & Ford who played and won 5-0 last w/e. The two are due to meet this Tuesday at New Streets’ Foxcotte Pk – a win for either would see them return to 1st place – though Christchurch could regain pole should ANS not bt Tadley and they overcome lowly Folland on Wed night.


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Re: The Non - League thread

by Royal Rother » 21 Feb 2018 08:48

Thatcham Windsor game was way more than 200 to my eyes.

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Re: The Non - League thread

by peterroyal76 » 21 Feb 2018 19:16

Alan Paris replaced at Burnham by Paul Shone. It took a while but I actually got to like Alan! Although as I stand near the dugouts at the Gore it will be nice to get my hearing back!

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Re: The Non - League thread

by parky » 21 Feb 2018 19:27

Hoop Blah What a mess, and what a shame too.

It's all too easy for things like this to happen of course but I always hope that people don't react quite so bitterly but it's an emotional time when the shit hits the fan.

I wonder where Stefan Brown is off to. I can't imagine he'll be short of offers.

EDIT: From a quick read around it looks like Boardman and McDonald have been let go as opposed to walking out as I first thought when reading the news. Sounds like tough times ahead.


So more developments on goings on at Bulpit Lane. The club has called a fans forum on thursday which should be tasty. Stefan Brown has also tweeted today he's not leaving and he doesn't know why the story was posted. Despite him tweeting confirming it at the time :shock:

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Re: The Non - League thread

by Terminal Boardom » 22 Feb 2018 15:31

Tony Le Mesmer Planning on doing one of the Vase ties this weekend as well. Either going to Melksham or Bracknell. Bracknell will be the better game I think, but its not a 'tick'.

What is the capacity at Bracknell? Cant be much more than 1500 surely there is very little room around the pitch? Might be an old fashioned lock out.


Get there early as car parking near the ground will be at a premium. Also, the capacity is much reduced from five years ago following the awful redevelopment of the ground. No terracing, only narrow strips of tarmac.


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Re: The Non - League thread

by Warfield ED Stand » 22 Feb 2018 15:36

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Tony Le Mesmer Planning on doing one of the Vase ties this weekend as well. Either going to Melksham or Bracknell. Bracknell will be the better game I think, but its not a 'tick'.

What is the capacity at Bracknell? Cant be much more than 1500 surely there is very little room around the pitch? Might be an old fashioned lock out.


Get there early as car parking near the ground will be at a premium. Also, the capacity is much reduced from five years ago following the awful redevelopment of the ground. No terracing, only narrow strips of tarmac.


There is FREE parking at Bracknell and Wokingham College. Obviously the earlier you get there the better. The bus and train station is only a 10 min walk as well.

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Re: The Non - League thread

by Four Of Clubs » 23 Feb 2018 12:23

.... tomorrow's NL fixtures

Sat 24th Feb

FA Trophy Q-Fs
1 Stockport County v Brackley Town
2 Billericay Town v Wealdstone
3 Leyton Orient v Gateshead
4 Bromley v Spennymoor Town

FA Vase Q-Fs
1 Bracknell Town v Marske United
2 Melksham Town v Thatcham Town
- for any 'Kingfisher' fans (or others) thinking of travelling to Oakfields, the Postcode is given as SN12 7GU - which is pretty new - so not much use on any mapping systems I've looked at, as most of the roads in the area are less than 2 years old - might be OK for updated SatNav systems. The nearest valid code on Google Maps is SN12 7FT but leads into the Housing estate opposite.
- I went not long after the ground opened and it is on the SE part of the 'ring road' - best accessed from the A3102 Sandridge Common road in from Calne - if you go cross-country. Follow signs for 'Through Traffic (A365) (A350)' - Continue on the ring and the sports complex is visible off to the left ...
...or just access the PDF also available from the home clubs' website? :mrgreen:

https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/files.pitchero.com/clubs/14627/6BZhpvXVQ6W9FME5p6wD_Directions%20to%20Oakfields%20Stadium%20and%20Youth%20Pitches.pdf


3 Stockton Town v Windsor
4 Leighton Town v 1874 Northwich

NAT
Macclesfield Town v Maidenhead United
Woking
v Boreham Wood
Wrexham v Aldershot Town
NATN

NATS
Braintree Town v Poole Town
Concord Rangers v Welling United
Dartford v Truro City
East Thurrock United v Bath City
Eastbourne Borough v Weston-super-Mare
Hampton & Richmond Borough v Bognor Regis Town
Hemel Hempstead Town v Havant & Waterlooville
Oxford City v Chelmsford City
St Albans City v Chippenham Town
Whitehawk v Gloucester City

ILP
Harlow Town v Staines Town

SLP
Banbury United v Kings Langley
Basingstoke Town v Hitchin Town
Chesham United v Kettering Town
Slough Town v St Neots Town
St Ives Town v Farnborough
SL1E
AFC Dunstable v Uxbridge
Arlesey Town v Aylesbury United
Aylesbury v Moneyfields
Barton Rovers v Marlow
Chalfont St Peter
v Hartley Wintney
Egham Town
v AFC Rushden & Diamonds
Fleet Town v Hanwell Town
Hayes & Yeading United v Ashford Town (Middx)
Kempston Rovers v Beaconsfield Town
Northwood v Bedford Town
Thame United v Cambridge City
SL1W
Bideford v Kidlington
North Leigh v Taunton Town
Swindon Supermarine v Shortwood United
Winchester City v Barnstaple Town
Yate Town v Didcot Town

CCLP
AFC Hayes v Banstead Athletic
Balham v Walton & Hersham
Bedfont Sports v North Greenford United
CB Hounslow United v Abbey Rangers
Epsom & Ewell v Knaphill
Godalming Town v Westfield
Guildford City
v Sutton Common Rovers
Hanworth Villa v Farnham Town
Horley Town v Camberley Town
Redhill v Chertsey Town
Spelthorne Sports v Colliers Wood United
CCL1
Badshot Lea v Raynes Park Vale @ Camberley
Bedfont & Feltham v Ash United
Cobham v AC London
Eversley & California v Staines Lammas
Farleigh Rovers v Bagshot
Fleet Spurs
v Kensington Borough
Frimley Green v South Park Reserves
Sheerwater v Chessington & Hook United
Worcester Park v Cove

HELLP
Brackley Town Saints v Brimscombe & Thrupp
Burnham v Royal Wootton Bassett Town
Fairford Town v Abingdon United
Flackwell Heath
v Wantage Town
Highmoor Ibis
v Longlevens
Lydney Town v Binfield
Tuffley Rovers v Ascot United
HELL1E
AFC Aldermaston v Thame Rangers
Chalfont Wasps v Penn & Tylers Green
Chinnor v Milton United
Didcot Town Reserves v Holyport
Wallingford Town AFC v Virginia Water
HELL1W
Ardley United v Letcombe

WESSP
Blackfield & Langley v Andover Town
Petersfield Town v Team Solent
WESS1
Alton v Laverstock & Ford
East Cowes Victoria v Andover New Street
Tadley Calleva
v AFC Stoneham
- got over to Foxcotte on Tue night to see the top table clash Andover New St 1-0 Tadley Calleva - which saw ANS grab back top spot. Deciding goal very late in the game - almost three figure crowd.
- Tadley had the prolific Brett Denham restored up front - apparently he 're-signed' at the start of this season - he was registered for Thatcham but not sure if he still turns out for them. He ploughed a bit of a lone furrow for the visitors who were unable to pierce a strong ANS rearguard.
- nice to see perennial wooden-spooners now right up the top and fighting for honours.


... and natch best wishes for 'our' intrepid Hellenic sides tomorrow - nice to imagine that all three might progress and guarantee a League presence at Wemberlee. :lol: Trouble is they will all have to overcome pretty fearsome opponents to achieve that.

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Re: The Non - League thread

by Tony Le Mesmer » 23 Feb 2018 16:00

Betting for the 3 'local' Vase games tomorrow. 33/1 the treble! (90 mins)

Bracknell 9/5 Marske 11/10
Melksham 17/10 Thatcham 23/20
Stockton 2/5 Windsor 9/2

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Re: The Non - League thread

by Awayawayaway » 23 Feb 2018 17:26

Windsor will get hammered.


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Re: The Non - League thread

by Royal Rother » 23 Feb 2018 17:56

Quite likely. But that also seemed the likely outcome away to Flackwell Heath, Erith Town, Walton and Hersham and Eastbourne Town but we won all of those in 90 mins.

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Re: The Non - League thread

by Awayawayaway » 23 Feb 2018 20:04

Royal Rother Quite likely. But that also seemed the likely outcome away to Flackwell Heath, Erith Town, Walton and Hersham and Eastbourne Town but we won all of those in 90 mins.


When the inevitable defeat happens, I will look forward to your pointless ramble on how other wage bills are unsustainable and how other teams have more money.

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Re: The Non - League thread

by double d » 23 Feb 2018 20:09

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Royal Rother Quite likely. But that also seemed the likely outcome away to Flackwell Heath, Erith Town, Walton and Hersham and Eastbourne Town but we won all of those in 90 mins.


When the inevitable defeat happens, I will look forward to your pointless ramble on how other wage bills are unsustainable and how other teams have more money.


Hi, the inforpcunt!

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Re: The Non - League thread

by Royal Rother » 23 Feb 2018 22:19

Ex Reading Academy player, teenager Jack Denton (below) is the star of the team.

I’m sure the kit will get a few comments of derision from the hardy Northern sorts. Bring it on.


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Re: The Non - League thread

by AthleticoSpizz » 23 Feb 2018 22:31

I actually like it....no worse than Dulwich Hamlets

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Re: The Non - League thread

by Sutekh » 24 Feb 2018 10:26

AthleticoSpizz I actually like it....no worse than Dulwich Hamlets


It is worse that Dulwich. Dulwich's problem is more the choice of colour rather than design.

But nonetheless good luck to Windsor, Bracknell and Thatcham...

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Re: The Non - League thread

by AthleticoSpizz » 24 Feb 2018 11:24

No accounting for taste etc.

Echoing the good luck sentiments....on the off-chance of all three winning their ties, then a local team Wembley trip is on on on.

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