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  1. 9 hours ago, Wilder Bollox said:

    Are we still believing that attended football will make an uninterrupted return on 3rd October ? I'm not bothered who we sign but I'm not rushing to pay to not watch them

    Same challenge for me WB re the need to get behind the club we love. There is a bit of me that expects cash we put in now through tickets is more like a donation. Covid restrictions are likely to come and go well into next spring. 

    I almost wonder if we go into the Flea and ITman suggested route of a supporters subscription. 10 to 20 pound per month donation under the banner of 'STID - sticking together'. A thousand of us doing that for 7 or 8 months, funding behind closed doors games. Donations would be better than buying live streams from a tax perspective. All games could be free to air via youtube if the donation scheme grew legs.

    We, and every other small club, need to get real around the possibility of live football just not being viable and find a way now to keep the engines running. 

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  2. It sums up football that the oldest professional club in the world have a play off game against a team who's ground capacity is lower than County's average attendance. That only happens because Notts are the epitomy of a mismanaged football club. Years of clown like behaviour have got them here. They should win of course but they are a team of overpaid journeymen versus a team of overpaid non leaguers.   It will be tight,  and it will be a sad day for the league if Harrogate pull it off. The least followed hobbyist club of league history. They would make teams like  Crawley and Forest Green look big. 

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  3. I was at Tamworth and Alsager, I was just glad we existed in some form or other. I also remember Alfreton and Gemmo eating pie and chips before the game. However, I paid around 60 quid towards this play off lark and now want a refund dating back to the days of Dorryl Proffitt, bloody garbage town. 

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  4. 9 hours ago, ITMAN said:

    Just a shame we have to have Stevenage back, as they do not hold out the promise of a big pay day. We will be lucky if they bring 100 to the Shay.

    York or Chester hold out the promise of more. If we can keep Notts County  and Yeovil down for another season, that will help, and if we have a resurgent Stockport we would have a good show from them as well. 

    Its getting to the point where half the National League are actually proper teams. Would be ideal to lose a hobbyist club this time around. 


  5. 7 hours ago, ashy1966 said:

    What a vile human being you are. You cannot help yourself with your constant jibes at me & my son. 

    You calling me a racist. Prove it!!!! 

    Read your own posts and those of your lad, you don't seem to get it. The assertions you made were either completely thoughtless, which is possible, or your ideas are simply 20 years out of date. To try and create a link between an act of terrorism and the questionable actions of an EDL type was quite offensive. To suggest that a terrorist incident was buried in news perhaps says most about the news sources you choose. I'm still reading about the Reading deaths, it remains prominent in a range of news sources. Think for a moment what the world is actually like for some folk based on skin colour and where your head is on the question of racism.  I don't understand how you can't grasp that the events in America are a symbolic moment that brings to the fore how institutional racism is a crippling aspect of many lives. 

    You don't know me by the way, vile no, principled yes.  Speak to somebody who knows me, I doubt you will find ditractors. Also reflect (seriously think about it) on the statements you  have made here and elsewhere. 

    Bottom line, you can spout tripe all day long about football. However, when it comes to more significant aspects of life, perhaps think a moment before you type. 


  6. 6 minutes ago, neilstewart said:

    So what you are saying is that anyone who isn’t employed ( or hasn’t ever been) as a football manager can’t have an opinion about football or footballers because It’s not their level of expertise. Better close down this forum then.

    No, not at all, am saying that the lads with the least amount upstairs constantly seem to know the best.  Bit of reasoned, informed debate on the other hand is a pretty useful aspect of a forum. 


  7. 8 hours ago, Greggs said:

    And before anyone has a go. That was totally unprovoked. I merely had an opinion. 

    Which is exactly why its OK to resort to abusive langauge and suggest somebody throws them self in front of a moving vehicle. Mmmm, let me mull that one over, could be just that on a general level you can't control that temper. 

    Here's the thing sunshine, you always know better, bit like the dim-witted racist father and son combo. Truth is, you have no real grasp of the complexities, personalities or choices that any 'incapable' , full time football manager (who gets paid) has to deal with in any situation that you choose to simplify. There may be some situations in life where you know better than others but football and personal conduct are not them. 

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  8. 8 hours ago, Greggs said:

    And before anyone has a go. That was totally unprovoked. I merely had an opinion. 

    Which is exactly why its OK to resort to abusive langauge and suggest somebody throws them self in front of a moving vehicle. Mmmm, let me mull that one over, could be just that on a general level you lack humility. 

    Here's the thing sunshine, you always know better, bit like the dim-witted racist father and son combo. Truth is, you have no real grasp of the complexities, personalities or choices that any incapable, full time football manager has to deal with in any situation that you choose to simplify. There may be some situations in life where you know better than others but football and personal conduct are not them. 


  9. 1 hour ago, Greggs said:

    Dont think Leeds will care at all if they finish 1st or 2nd to be honest. 2 dropped points tonight though for Leeds. 

    If they had Ollie Warkins playing for them they'd of been promoted ages ago. 

    You should tell their manager, you remain the worlds greatest football genius. Remind me what you do for a living again... 


  10. Well done Barrow but little expectation they will stay there for long. 

    On the subject of Kossy, its really simple, if he had the right attitude he wouldn't be playing non league. We can't afford that sort of player who looks good but rarely is. 

    Watch the Chesterfield game on YouTube and tell me we haven't stepped up a notch. 

     

     


  11. 7 hours ago, chrisbo61 said:

    I get the distinct impression ashy 66 is a racist, and for that reason it's a 'no' from me!

    I am not sure he would admit that and people with similar views would be the same, they don't see it as racist, they see it as balance.  

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  12. How many bosses have you had who are not white? And if it is zero,  is that because people who are black or brown are such a minority or might it be down to something else?  We can't deflect that fact that this is about systemic, institutional racism and it's about here as much as anywhere.  

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  13. Borehamwood chairman suggested they wouldn't play another game but he is a nob who oversees a pretend, skanky club. They will of course play and I hope we grind them into the dirt never to be seen again above the isthmian league division C. 

    More interesting, how would it feel to win these play offs? We had 7k at the Shay last time we won a play off. It was an event for the casual fan. Doing the same at St George's Park, nice as it is, feels hollow and strange. I would still take it though. 

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  14. 15 minutes ago, Skircoat Shed Archive said:

    Agreed.

    Both photos actually from 88/9. We played Exeter twice in a short space of time.

    Zeb sported the earlier fashion from the end of 87/8!

     

     

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    Is that Fat Willy holding on to Zeb? 

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  15. I love that second picture. They often talk about those Martin Parr pictures from the late 70s, but this one beats them for me. Full of drama. Like a who's who of town fans. 

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