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Needham Market (H) tomorrow night

By MJNB15/11/2021 13:22Mon Nov 15 13:22:26 2021

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They are 20th with 2 wins from 13 games yet weirdly have a positive goal difference.

3 points behind us, but with 3 games in hand

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Re: Needham Market (H) tomorrow night

By VS Town (VS Boro)15/11/2021 14:34Mon Nov 15 14:34:21 2021In response to Needham Market (H) tomorrow night Top of thread

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The hit seven in two consecutive games

bullshit - Getting mixed up with Biggleswade.

Edited by VS Boro at 18:10:12 on 15th November 2021

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Re: Needham Market (H) tomorrow night

By almost average 215/11/2021 15:28Mon Nov 15 15:28:39 2021In response to Re: Needham Market (H) tomorrow night Top of thread

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They were around second in the table when the covid season end happened last season . Not sure if they have lost manager / players since but that's a big change around this season .

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Re: Needham Market (H) tomorrow night

By Vernon Slain15/11/2021 21:00Mon Nov 15 21:00:59 2021In response to Re: Needham Market (H) tomorrow night Top of thread

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If they compete in the Radcliffe fashion and Boro wilt as they did,then it may turn out the same way as Saturday again.

A poor imitation.

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Re: Needham Market (H) tomorrow night

By VS Town (VS Boro)15/11/2021 18:09Mon Nov 15 18:09:33 2021In response to Re: Needham Market (H) tomorrow night Top of thread

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its what happens in this league. Most clubs are much-of-a-muchness.

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Re: Needham Market (H) tomorrow night

By London Boro15/11/2021 20:16Mon Nov 15 20:16:58 2021In response to Re: Needham Market (H) tomorrow night Top of thread

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Agreed.

When looking at last season it's difficult to compare the Market.

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Team tonight

By almost average 216/11/2021 19:23Tue Nov 16 19:23:38 2021In response to Re: Needham Market (H) tomorrow night Top of thread

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Image
Armitage back trying to work out were Lita is going to play i'm guessing behind the front two .

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Re: Team tonight

By MJNB16/11/2021 21:53Tue Nov 16 21:53:59 2021In response to Team tonightTop of thread

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Absolutely no balance to that side at all.

Plenty of defenders. Lots of wingers/attackers.

Very little in the way of midfield.

No surprise we lost.

Heard it was ‘terrible’.

Back to back defeats ahead of a weekend off isn’t great.

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Re: Team tonight

By VS Town (VS Boro)16/11/2021 22:02Tue Nov 16 22:02:21 2021In response to Re: Team tonightTop of thread

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Think is. That was all available. JG cut the squad down and it's left with that.

I guess McDonald has gone.

Could not understand taking two full-backs off.

Its like watching Sunday football; players doing roughly what manager wants but in they end do as they please. No shape; no tactics; no formation; no pace; no skill; no excitements.

People have pointed to Dwyer & Daly making the "difference"..... really!!!!! King impressed by fact he wants to get a shot off if the opportunity arrises.

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Re: Team tonight

By VoR16/11/2021 23:07Tue Nov 16 23:07:06 2021In response to Re: Team tonightTop of thread

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There's no real pace in the team, so that's going to make it difficult.

Armitage tries his best to get forward at every opportunity & Edmunds, if he's played as an out & out winger, has the ability to get past the full-back (either on his outside or inside) if he's given the right ball to chase...

Kaziboni could be effective & King is direct.

So, we are relying on creativity in midfield & now that Shanks has gone back to Huddersfield, we are lacking in energy.

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Re: Team tonight

By Camp hill reserves (Camp hill reserves)17/11/2021 02:04Wed Nov 17 02:04:08 2021In response to Re: Team tonightTop of thread

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Talking out your backside take it from someone who was there not watching Belgium

Firstly someone someone who can pass it to feet would be a start , however we are currently lumping it up at every opportunity therefore I’d say a target man is lacking.
Dwyer was pretty redundant tonight based on the balls into him as head height 99% of the time .
The performance and energy was lack lustre tonight, pace isn’t required…. Footballers are required. Breeden has a better passing range than our midfield…no exaggeration!
I was concerned with some performances of individuals tonight, on and off the pitch aswell ….make of that what you will.

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Re: Team tonight

By VoR17/11/2021 05:45Wed Nov 17 05:45:54 2021In response to Re: Team tonightTop of thread

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You only have to look at Coalville Town.

They release the ball quickly from their defence into midfield & their midfield passes it back & forth across the pitch quickly probing for defensive weaknesses.

When they see the opportunity, by switching play & using crossfield balls, they can attack down either flank at pace. The lad on the left wing has real pace & is a real handful.

The lad in midfield with the pony tail controls their play.

All of that said, when the Boro came back from 2-0 down to level at 2-2, Coalville looked a very ordinary side & it was only a late goal of the season contender that took the three points, so the Boro can compete.

Also, Alvechurch stood their right-winger out on the touchline from the kick-off & with his pace that was very effective for the first 25 minutes.

We need to use Edmunds better...stand him out on the right touchline & knock balls in to him, either direct to feet or diagonally, behind the full-back, for him to run onto...his tussle with the young Lowestoft full-back, who was quick, was very entertaining & Edmunds had some success.

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Re: Team tonight

By Camp hill reserves (Camp hill reserves)17/11/2021 07:13Wed Nov 17 07:13:29 2021In response to Re: Team tonightTop of thread

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Aim high Coalville lol …. Why not Man City or Chelsea

Well edmunds had to defend last night for 85mins it showed that he is not a full back .
Rinsed throughout the first half , JG seemed unable to change it with his options on the bench. both goals came from crosses his side .
More players might be a good start , we are effectively down to a bare eleven and it’s embarrassing

I have never known us so tin pot and quite frankly shit

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Re: Team tonight

By VoR17/11/2021 08:43Wed Nov 17 08:43:30 2021In response to Re: Team tonightTop of thread

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Ryan Edmunds is a right winger, nothing more...

I have just checked last night's results & apart from Barwell thumping Stratford Town 4-0 we got off lightly.

Other clubs around us will be playing catch up with their fixtures in the next two weeks, while the Boro are without a game.

The Boro's average gate is now 463, so we are still above the budget of 400 & corporate hospitality is still doing very well, so there should be some scope for JG to bring new players in...the home game with Hednesford Town on Saturday, 27th November is going to be massive & they are sure to bring some support.

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Says everything

By VS Town (VS Boro)17/11/2021 08:48Wed Nov 17 08:48:52 2021In response to Re: Team tonightTop of thread

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People saying how Edmunds should be utilised better says everything about the state of the boro team/squad at the moment.

He is a rarity as I have no doubt he wants to play for Boro (probably explains why he always seems to be the 1st substitution; on and off), but he is at best a SL-Central run-of-the-mill player who would struggle to find another club at this level.

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Attendance 430

By VS Town (VS Boro)16/11/2021 22:04Tue Nov 16 22:04:20 2021In response to Re: Team tonightTop of thread

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So, the goal of 650 missed - Do people running the club live on the same planet.

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Re: Attendance 430

By mark-nbfc16/11/2021 22:06Tue Nov 16 22:06:43 2021In response to Attendance 430 Top of thread

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Yes. We all do VS :)

A very, very ambitious target. Could have been achievable on a Saturday but very hard on a cold Tuesday night in November. Good to see the boardroom full.

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Re: Attendance 430

By VS Town (VS Boro)16/11/2021 22:19Tue Nov 16 22:19:23 2021In response to Re: Attendance 430 Top of thread

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There has not been a 650 attendance since Jan 2020 and only 3 since relegation - Hardly an achievable target based on disillusionment and recent history.

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Re: Attendance 430

By mark-nbfc16/11/2021 22:27Tue Nov 16 22:27:56 2021In response to Re: Attendance 430 Top of thread

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Listening to the commercial manager, it was based on the Bromsgrove attendance and seeing if they could do better.

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Re: Attendance 430

By Crocyboro7917/11/2021 03:40Wed Nov 17 03:40:27 2021In response to Re: Attendance 430 Top of thread

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Does he even have a clue ?

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Living in the real world

By VS Town (VS Boro)17/11/2021 08:37Wed Nov 17 08:37:06 2021In response to Re: Attendance 430 Top of thread

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I see prices for next weeks massive cup game (away at Sutton in BSCup) is £10.
What planet are the club(s) on. I believe prices have to be agreed and £10 (WOW) is the price of admission for league games at SC.

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Re: Living in the real world

By grimesy17/11/2021 23:48Wed Nov 17 23:48:16 2021In response to Living in the real worldTop of thread

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I can confirm that Nuneaton Borough FC had no say in the pricing as the away team. It is very disappointing Sutton Coldfield Town FC decided to keep it the same as there league games my personal opinion and not the opinion of Nuneaton Borough FC is i expect very few Boro fans to travel due to a it being the Birmingham Senior Cup and b the high prices.

Many thanks

Grimesy

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Re: Living in the real world

By Grimesy (Beduff blue)17/11/2021 23:40Wed Nov 17 23:40:18 2021In response to Living in the real worldTop of thread

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No text

Edited by Beduff blue at 23:41:40 on 17th November 2021

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Re: Attendance 430

By VS Town (VS Boro)16/11/2021 22:36Tue Nov 16 22:36:46 2021In response to Re: Attendance 430 Top of thread

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But not based on history, number of visiting supporters, evening game or any effort to attract anyone. Bro grove (with visiting supports and on a Saturday was well short of 650. Lack of reality.

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Re: Team tonight

By VS Town (VS Boro)16/11/2021 19:28Tue Nov 16 19:28:36 2021In response to Team tonightTop of thread

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Wing backs?

No baker (senior) I see - Shame

Edited by VS Boro at 19:29:33 on 16th November 2021

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2 years to the day

By Unnamed Sauce16/11/2021 19:38Tue Nov 16 19:38:12 2021In response to Re: Team tonightTop of thread

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Since Darth Breden almost decapitated me with a strip light. ( THAT penalty).

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Re: 2 years to the day

By Camp hill reserves (Camp hill reserves)16/11/2021 21:03Tue Nov 16 21:03:30 2021In response to 2 years to the dayTop of thread

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Dire …. Losing one nil there keeper ain’t had nowt to do all night .
Look second best in all departments , pi$$ poor

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1-1

By Camp hill reserves (Camp hill reserves)16/11/2021 21:08Tue Nov 16 21:08:49 2021In response to Re: 2 years to the dayTop of thread

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1-1

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Re: 1-1

By NBFC_London16/11/2021 21:19Tue Nov 16 21:19:34 2021In response to 1-1Top of thread

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Heading for 10th league defeat in 17 games
Piss poor

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Re: 1-2

By VS Town (VS Boro)16/11/2021 21:23Tue Nov 16 21:23:18 2021In response to Re: 1-1Top of thread

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That goal took then from bottom to 13th

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Re: 1-2

By NBFC_London16/11/2021 21:35Tue Nov 16 21:35:25 2021In response to Re: 1-2Top of thread

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4 teams below us have games(s) in hand, currently 1 point off relegation

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Re: 1-2

By Gustavus16/11/2021 21:38Tue Nov 16 21:38:45 2021In response to Re: 1-2Top of thread

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Await the imminent return of VoR!

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Re: 1-2

By VoR16/11/2021 22:29Tue Nov 16 22:29:06 2021In response to Re: 1-2Top of thread

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I'm full of a cold, so I have had to put up with watching Wales v Belgium.

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Re: 1-2

By Gustavus16/11/2021 23:01Tue Nov 16 23:01:43 2021In response to Re: 1-2Top of thread

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The Master Distractor

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Ah c'mon! It IS Needham Market!

By Unnamed Sauce16/11/2021 21:46Tue Nov 16 21:46:41 2021In response to Re: 1-2Top of thread

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Odd goal in three? Let's be positive. Sounds like we pushed them all the way. Good showing against er....Needham Market?

Meanwhile over at the Airport, Solihull are taking Wigan to extra time.

Wigan...yeah. I've heard of them. is it anywhere near

er....Needham?

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Re: Ah c'mon! It IS Needham Market!

By Crocyboro7916/11/2021 21:56Tue Nov 16 21:56:52 2021In response to Ah c'mon! It IS Needham Market!Top of thread

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Wasn’t there but that was embarrassing

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Re: Ah c'mon! It IS Needham Market!

By Unnamed Sauce16/11/2021 22:02Tue Nov 16 22:02:10 2021In response to Re: Ah c'mon! It IS Needham Market!Top of thread

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Strange days all round. Tamworth 0 Banbury 4 is one that would have looked very odd a while back, too.

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Re: Ah c'mon! It IS Needham Market!

By Crocyboro7916/11/2021 22:03Tue Nov 16 22:03:32 2021In response to Re: Ah c'mon! It IS Needham Market!Top of thread

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Yes funny scoreline that

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Re: 1-2

By NBFC_London16/11/2021 21:44Tue Nov 16 21:44:49 2021In response to Re: 1-2Top of thread

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Let’s see if Jimmy does an interview after this game……..

One home league win since end of August!

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Re: 1-2

By mark-nbfc16/11/2021 22:03Tue Nov 16 22:03:31 2021In response to Re: 1-2Top of thread

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He did after the defeat on Saturday.


We were dire tonight but it does speak volumes that you haven't seem to have posted after our recent good run of form.

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Re: 1-2

By NBFC_London16/11/2021 22:06Tue Nov 16 22:06:06 2021In response to Re: 1-2Top of thread

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My wife’s had surgery recently and I’ve been looking after her recovery - not that it’s anything to do with you when I do and don’t post! Speaks volumes that you just assume

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Re: 1-2

By mark-nbfc16/11/2021 22:07Tue Nov 16 22:07:32 2021In response to Re: 1-2Top of thread

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Without knowing the context, it's a reasonable thing to read into.

I hope that the surgery went well.

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Re: 1-2

By Crocyboro7916/11/2021 22:04Tue Nov 16 22:04:06 2021In response to Re: 1-2Top of thread

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How dire ?

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Re: 1-2

By mark-nbfc16/11/2021 22:05Tue Nov 16 22:05:11 2021In response to Re: 1-2Top of thread

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I don't think you can measure the amount of 'direness'.

Needham kept the ball well at times.

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Re: 1-2

By Crocyboro7916/11/2021 22:06Tue Nov 16 22:06:24 2021In response to Re: 1-2Top of thread

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Wanted it more to me haven’t recovered since losing Connor shanks

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Re: 1-2

By mark-nbfc16/11/2021 22:08Tue Nov 16 22:08:27 2021In response to Re: 1-2Top of thread

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I don't think Needham 'wanted it more', they just played better football this evening.

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Re: 1-2

By Crocyboro7916/11/2021 21:59Tue Nov 16 21:59:28 2021In response to Re: 1-2Top of thread

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I wouldn’t I’d be to embarrassed

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Re: 1-2

By Camp hill reserves (Camp hill reserves)16/11/2021 22:19Tue Nov 16 22:19:45 2021In response to Re: 1-2Top of thread

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Just got back , terrible performance. Needham market ffs were head and shoulders better than us man for man .
Only daly and mussa deserve a mention, without a doubt relegation is a real prospect for this team .
I get the vibe there is trouble in the camp the team were passive along with JG equally passive on the sidelines. Took off the two full backs to little effect . No fight either , out passed and lumping the ball up at every opportunity simply didn’t work… their keeper made one save all night .
I witnessed the players walking off the pitch without even acknowledging the supporters that came out on a cold Tuesday night….. shocking
Probably the worst team I’ve ever witnessed in 40 years in blue and white

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Re: 1-2

By The Silverback16/11/2021 22:42Tue Nov 16 22:42:53 2021In response to Re: 1-2Top of thread

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Yes what a dreadful game, a very poor performance, just dismal. Losing at home to 20th in the league ffs.

Don't normally attend midweek games, but fairly mild weather and no distractions so went down tonight. A big mistake!

Nothing to play for in November and a lame duck manager.

I'm almost hoping for next April to come round as quickly as possible and for the season to be over, then hopefully we'll get some big changes at the club.

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Re: 1-2

By Dougie817/11/2021 10:38Wed Nov 17 10:38:12 2021In response to Re: 1-2Top of thread

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Would not bank on it. Only changes will be all the players will go Ginnelly will stay more crap players will arrive. You know the rest.

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Re: 1-2

By The Silverback17/11/2021 19:40Wed Nov 17 19:40:53 2021In response to Re: 1-2Top of thread

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FFS, so we'll just continue on this endless cycle of decline.

Surely if we finish the season below Barwell in the table then JG would resign due to embarrassment?

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Re: 1-2

By boropod (BoroughPod)17/11/2021 20:04Wed Nov 17 20:04:05 2021In response to Re: 1-2Top of thread

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yeh, but we'll be top of the local darts league.
Everytime a player leaves, another dart board appears.

worst forum poster ever

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LOL brilliant

By joetowny (Joe)18/11/2021 10:34Thu Nov 18 10:34:57 2021In response to Re: 1-2Top of thread

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funniest for some time that

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Re: 1-2

By almost average 217/11/2021 20:20Wed Nov 17 20:20:15 2021In response to Re: 1-2Top of thread

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Even if Jimmy decides he does want to go he's made it clear he doesn't want to stay as owner only . I don't believe he would walk away and leave the club up the creek and with no one appearing to want to take the whole lot over whats the answer ?

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Re: 1-2

By boropod (BoroughPod)17/11/2021 20:41Wed Nov 17 20:41:30 2021In response to Re: 1-2Top of thread

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Unless someone comes in, we're screwed.

worst forum poster ever

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Re: 1-2

By MP2316/11/2021 22:32Tue Nov 16 22:32:25 2021In response to Re: 1-2Top of thread

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No player goes out to lose but there is a lack of desire and passion throughout the team, it’s hard to name a player that is playing for the shirt apart probably Carl Baker who seems to only play odd games at the moment for whatever reason. The tone was set in pre season when it was obvious we needed players upfront, JG took two months into the season to do anything about it, his tactics are non existent, his team selections at times bizarre, out of his depth managing his home town club but unfortunately he is the only one who can’t see that.

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Re: 1-2

By Camp hill reserves (Camp hill reserves)16/11/2021 22:40Tue Nov 16 22:40:24 2021In response to Re: 1-2Top of thread

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I saw daly off into the changing room first basically saying ‘thats it’ for him.

Him and mussa were the only ones that looked like they wanted it .

Edmunds body language was terrible and got rinsed all night , saying that kaziboni did very little to help him

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Re: 1-2

By VS Town (VS Boro)16/11/2021 22:24Tue Nov 16 22:24:07 2021In response to Re: 1-2Top of thread

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no question the worse team.
Never been in relegation battle at this level (level 7) before.

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Re: 1-2

By MJNB16/11/2021 23:31Tue Nov 16 23:31:13 2021In response to Re: 1-2Top of thread

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Even with the recent good form which I’ve been positive about, 15 points from 17 games is dreadful

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Re: 1-2

By MP2316/11/2021 23:32Tue Nov 16 23:32:45 2021In response to Re: 1-2Top of thread

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The recent decent form was never going to last

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Re: 1-2

By boropod (BoroughPod)17/11/2021 06:21Wed Nov 17 06:21:56 2021In response to Re: 1-2Top of thread

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Correct, Ginellys teams have always had poor runs, followed by short good runs, followed by more poor runs.

worst forum poster ever

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Re: 1-2 abysmal n/t

By joetowny (Joe)16/11/2021 22:18Tue Nov 16 22:18:26 2021In response to Re: 1-2Top of thread

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Re: 1-2 abysmal n/t

By Dougie816/11/2021 22:23Tue Nov 16 22:23:17 2021In response to Re: 1-2 abysmal n/tTop of thread

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I don't honestly think things will improve till we get a complete change on the bench. Not just the manager but coaching staff as well. I expect I will still be saying the same in November 2022 when the coaches might be different but it will still be the same manager and we are bottom of NPL Midland.

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Re: 1-2 abysmal n/t

By Camp hill reserves (Camp hill reserves)16/11/2021 22:35Tue Nov 16 22:35:03 2021In response to Re: 1-2 abysmal n/tTop of thread

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To be honest I’m pretty much resigned to relegation this year….

But hey great to see the vip lounge full … shame what the faithful outside were served up tonight .

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Re: 1-2 abysmal n/t

By VS Town (VS Boro)16/11/2021 22:38Tue Nov 16 22:38:46 2021In response to Re: 1-2 abysmal n/tTop of thread

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But… JG has record of keeping Barwell in this league - perfect man for the job :)

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Re: 1-2 abysmal n/t

By Jezzer16/11/2021 22:34Tue Nov 16 22:34:43 2021In response to Re: 1-2 abysmal n/tTop of thread

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Project 650 your having a laugh. Supporters ain't going to keep paying to watch this garbage and unless JG does the honourable thing and steps aside the groud will be empty by Christmas. Totally out of his depth.

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Re: 1-2 abysmal n/t

By blueandwhitemad16/11/2021 23:03Tue Nov 16 23:03:51 2021In response to Re: 1-2 abysmal n/tTop of thread

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Dire! dire! dIre players really poor tonight. I have been a season ticket holder for many years now to show my support for the club that I love and have supported for 40 years and to back the manager, but I am finding it a real chore to watch us playing these days with poor football and tactics so many losses with only a few wins beyond a joke now.If things do not change next season I will not be renewing thats for sure.

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By billh17/11/2021 00:49Wed Nov 17 00:49:28 2021In response to Re: 1-2 abysmal n/tTop of thread

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Barwell level manager delivering Barwell type performances. A few good games and results, mostly just dire dross. Playing like that there will never be 650 on a nice Saturday afternoon let alone a cold Tuesday night

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By Crocyboro7917/11/2021 03:56Wed Nov 17 03:56:34 2021In response to Re: 1-2 abysmal n/tTop of thread

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Ok so who do u think could do a better job than JG bearing in mind he saved the club from going bust ?

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By bert's dad17/11/2021 14:14Wed Nov 17 14:14:12 2021In response to Re: 1-2 abysmal n/tTop of thread

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Gavin Cowan

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By boropod (BoroughPod)17/11/2021 06:19Wed Nov 17 06:19:20 2021In response to Re: 1-2 abysmal n/tTop of thread

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erm anyone!
I could serve up that clueless hoofball shit, we were totally outplayed in second half by second bottom side.

worst forum poster ever

Edited by BoroughPod at 06:19:28 on 17th November 2021

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By joetowny (Joe)17/11/2021 08:16Wed Nov 17 08:16:41 2021In response to Re: 1-2 abysmal n/tTop of thread

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sadly i have to agree pod
ive tried and tried to be positive clutching at every straw possible
alas there comes the time when you just admit enough is enough.
this is total shite we are being asked to support.
so many of the staff ( say no more ) are totally out of their depth
how do you criticize people that try and try but are just not up to it.
because that is the BIG problem.
and whats more you can only blame the culprit in chief.
its all well and good having a 100 in the corporate raising ££££s
but we the fans will be here every game not one.
this season ive witnessed two appalling games from us which will not go away quickly for me.
both i would class as a disgrace. with the point being no one is culpable.
nothing will be done about it. the same shite will just continue unabated,
because of one mans obsession with wanting do a task that hes just not up to.
what he is brilliant at hes not prepared to do alone
no one can tell me jimmy doesn't know the above is true
he might not admit it in public........ but he knows it.
im right am i not Jimmy.

Edited by Joe at 08:18:57 on 17th November 2021

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By VoR17/11/2021 11:26Wed Nov 17 11:26:38 2021In response to Re: 1-2 abysmal n/tTop of thread

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Based on our current league position, I agree with you Joe.

That said, to take on what JG has done, you have to be a very different type of person.

Most people would have run a mile from that challenge.

He was on a hiding to nothing from the start & sadly performances on the field have not lived up to our expectations but we still have a club.

What is amazing is how he (with some help) has built the corporate & sponsorship side of the business to the level that it has reached & that must be very encouraging for him to want to get the playing side right...how he is going to achieve that is for the future...the priority at the moment is the present & staying in this league.

The next two league games, at home to Hednesford & away at Stratford are going to point the way for what we can expect in the rest of the season.

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By Vernon Slain17/11/2021 12:04Wed Nov 17 12:04:26 2021In response to Re: 1-2 abysmal n/tTop of thread

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'' the next two league games point the way to what we can expect in the rest of the season ''.
I'll tell you what we have already discovered in the previous 16/17 league games.
1. The team and its leaders aren't good enough to compete for the prizes in this division.
2. Read No1.

A poor imitation.

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By VoR17/11/2021 12:19Wed Nov 17 12:19:21 2021In response to Re: 1-2 abysmal n/tTop of thread

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We have some good players, who are more than capable of competing in this division.

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By MJNB17/11/2021 16:07Wed Nov 17 16:07:37 2021In response to Re: 1-2 abysmal n/tTop of thread

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who are the good players, in your opinion?

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By VoR17/11/2021 16:44Wed Nov 17 16:44:35 2021In response to Re: 1-2 abysmal n/tTop of thread

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I think all of the players that now remain after JG's recent clear-out have something to offer on the pitch.

That said, I don't think there are any outstanding players/game changers but they are good enough to compete in this league & there are promising youngsters in the squad who could become better players.

It's a consequence of playing in this league.

With this squad, in my opinion, we should not be involved in a relegation battle...

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By MP2317/11/2021 13:14Wed Nov 17 13:14:12 2021In response to Re: 1-2 abysmal n/tTop of thread

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We have a lot of players who are past their best, there is a lack of pace particularly in midfield and defence, what we need is good players used to this level not players at the end of their careers

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By VS Town (VS Boro)17/11/2021 12:26Wed Nov 17 12:26:09 2021In response to Re: 1-2 abysmal n/tTop of thread

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Names please - anyway; surely expectations at a every body involved should be higher than “competing at this level”….. sort of thing you would expected at clubs like Barwell, Alvechurch and Needham Market.

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By VoR17/11/2021 12:45Wed Nov 17 12:45:21 2021In response to “Competing” - says everything Top of thread

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I think we need to learn how to compete at this level first of all & then we will be well prepared to challenge for promotion.

We also need to show more respect to these small town & village clubs & give them the credit they deserve.

Until we do both of these things we won't succeed.

By default we are just pumping these smaller clubs up for when they play us!

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By MJNB17/11/2021 13:30Wed Nov 17 13:30:14 2021In response to Re: “Competing” - says everything Top of thread

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It is not disrespectful to think a club with our CURRENT resources (not even living in the past here) should be MORE than competing with these village sides.

We've just lost at home to Needham Market in the league. It's comical. In a bad way. 15 points from 18 games against some of these clubs who really shouldn't be able to compete with us. We are making it easy for these clubs.

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By VS Town (VS Boro)17/11/2021 13:21Wed Nov 17 13:21:36 2021In response to Re: “Competing” - says everything Top of thread

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pre season the assistant manager was aiming at winning the league.
The manager was more realistic with being in top 7.

Now, with 1 point above relegation and 2 points above bottom we are talking about "competing".
As I said, clubs like Barwell consider competing to be an acievement.

Having witnessed Boro play he likes of Hednesford, Peterborough Tamworth and Rushall Boro are miles away from competing with the better / "bigger" clubs.

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By joetowny (Joe)17/11/2021 14:33Wed Nov 17 14:33:51 2021In response to Re: “Competing” - says everything Top of thread

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we talk about 'competing'
can i ask a question here
A/ do we go out and get players in who can 'compete' at this level
B/ or do we sign anyone who contacts the club
ie. we have a look at them give them a game and see where we go from there !!!!
i ask because we appear to be lacking in all departments.
Breeden excepted.
i was going to say it cant continue like this .... however i believe it will.
a bottom six finish of some description would not be a million miles away forecast if so.
dour days indeed for the hardy faithful

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By VS Town (VS Boro)17/11/2021 14:52Wed Nov 17 14:52:09 2021In response to Re: “Competing” - says everything Top of thread

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Who knows;

My bet is it's pretty much B) (and that applies to most clubs at this level (and above)).

Then it's judging if good enough. Thing is, the players at this level/area are pretty much of a muchness.

Seldom does it seem to be a player to fill a hole. No right back and how long did it take to get a striker?


Look how many have come and gone. What happened Osbourne? Whats happened to McDonald? Many more like them.

With A) - I bet JG (and other clubs) puts in a hell of a lot of 7-days. It's then how to attract them to sign. That said, criteria for JG seems to be players without a club, with preferably Level-5 or above experience.


Interesting that Dwyer said in an interview he was told not to join. Why would a local SL player not want to "step up" and play for one of the bigger clubs?

Edited by VS Boro at 14:52:24 on 17th November 2021
Edited by VS Boro at 14:54:24 on 17th November 2021

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By almost average 218/11/2021 17:46Thu Nov 18 17:46:42 2021In response to Re: “Competing” - says everything Top of thread

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Interesting that Dwyer said in an interview he was told not to join. Why would a local SL player not want to "step up" and play for one of the bigger clubs?

No surprise really . In my 50 years supporting the club we've mostly been a real basket case of a club with short intervals where things seemed to be going well then crash down again . Imagine being a player at the club during the last couple of seasons of Neale's ownership or under Thorn or Hawkins or probably now , and players talk .

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By VoR18/11/2021 18:31Thu Nov 18 18:31:08 2021In response to Re: “Competing” - says everything Top of thread

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We are living in different times now, all of the previous owners have come & gone.

At least JG seems to be a realist.

Aiming for a top 7 finish at the start of the season seemed realistic.

"We were not going to win the FA Trophy" is honest.

We should be encouraged by that & accept that we are starting again from scratch & it's going to take a long time to rebuild the club.

We can only continue to be patient & supportive...

Edited by VoR at 18:43:50 on 18th November 2021

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By VS Town (VS Boro)18/11/2021 19:23Thu Nov 18 19:23:44 2021In response to Re: “Competing” - says everything Top of thread

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Entering the FA Cup or FA Trophy is not about winning it (at this level), but clubs from lower level have got bloody close (Halesowen last season I believe).

Boro may as well have lost to Chelmsford that Middlesborough in 2006.

"starting from scratch"..... how many times has it been quoted "Paid off all the previous debts"
"Starting from scratch"..... that is, the way JG does with his team during the season - How many from 1st game remain?

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By almost average 219/11/2021 06:10Fri Nov 19 06:10:03 2021In response to Re: “Competing” - says everything Top of thread

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Hornchurch won the trophy last season from the Isthmian Premier , the same level as us . So though it's highly unlikely it's not beyond possibility . Halesowen reached the semi final the season before from one level below where we currently are .

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By VoR19/11/2021 13:05Fri Nov 19 13:05:51 2021In response to Re: “Competing” - says everything Top of thread

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If the winners of the FA Trophy were given a place in the Group Stage of the Europa Conference, that would give the competition a real boost...

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By The_Hullablue21/11/2021 15:33Sun Nov 21 15:33:38 2021In response to Re: “Competing” - says everything Top of thread

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Sorry for getting here late, but this is the funniest "serious" post I have ever read.

-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_
How bright should floodlights be in the Conference?

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By joetowny (Joe)19/11/2021 13:58Fri Nov 19 13:58:22 2021In response to Re: “Competing” - says everything Top of thread

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im not trying to offend here mate
BUT. . . . . . .
wtf are you on about ?
or to put it another way wot planet are you on.

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By VoR19/11/2021 14:12Fri Nov 19 14:12:54 2021In response to Re: “Competing” - says everything Top of thread

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Nearly every year, for whatever reason, competing in the FA Trophy seems to put a dampener on our season.

It has just happened again.

We have gone out of the competition & followed it up with a disappointing home league defeat.

That all coming after a 6-2 win at Stourbridge & the mood has changed for the worse as a result.

If you win the FA Trophy there is nothing more...

If by winning the FA Trophy, it gave you a place in the Europa Conference, it would give winning the FA Trophy a real boost.

UEFA have been pressured in recent years to give more opportunity to the 'minnows' throughout Europe to get a taste of European competition, hence the introduction of the Europa Conference (the third tier behind the Champions League & the Europa League).

Winning the Europa Conference gives automatic qualification to play in the next season's Europa League Group Stage.

Spurs are England's representatives in this season's Europa Conference & are probably the favourites to win it...

We have to find a way to give winning the FA Trophy more appeal.

Edited by VoR at 14:15:49 on 19th November 2021

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By VS Town (VS Boro)19/11/2021 18:43Fri Nov 19 18:43:36 2021In response to Re: “Competing” - says everything Top of thread

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I think a day at Wembley is a brilliant reward

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By uneatonburo19/11/2021 15:35Fri Nov 19 15:35:01 2021In response to Re: “Competing” - says everything Top of thread

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No text

Harry Broadhurst was my Headmaster.

Edited by uneatonburo at 09:03:17 on 24th December 2021

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By VoR19/11/2021 16:39Fri Nov 19 16:39:17 2021In response to Re: “Competing” - says everything Top of thread

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The Europa Conference exists...have a look at the clubs playing in it!

We played successfully in the Anglo-Italian Tournament.

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By Greg (NBFC)20/11/2021 17:04Sat Nov 20 17:04:59 2021In response to Re: “Competing” - says everything Top of thread

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Have you read the qualifying criteria? To put Trophy winners in, the FA would need to drop the EFL Cup winners. If you think they are likely to do that, you are living in fantasy land!

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By VS Town (VS Boro)19/11/2021 18:45Fri Nov 19 18:45:43 2021In response to Re: “Competing” - says everything Top of thread

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IIRC we never got a point in Italy

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By bert's dad20/11/2021 14:41Sat Nov 20 14:41:28 2021In response to Re: “Competing” - says everything Top of thread

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Didn’t we draw in Sicily?

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By MJNB19/11/2021 15:10Fri Nov 19 15:10:50 2021In response to Re: “Competing” - says everything Top of thread

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I think playing at Wembley is pretty special, not much more incentive needed than that.

I've seen how excited my wife and friends were to see their non league side there.

That shouldn't be seen as nothing...

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By VoR19/11/2021 16:45Fri Nov 19 16:45:02 2021In response to Re: “Competing” - says everything Top of thread

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I remember watching the Final on TV when Brackley won it & during the second half, at one point, there were SEVEN ex-Boro players on the pitch...it was awesome!

The commentator kept reeling off familiar names & it was like watching the Boro play in Brackley's kit...plus our former management team were on the touchline.

It was as near as I have got to watching the Boro at Wembley!

It would be good to go there with the Boro one day...

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By almost average 219/11/2021 18:05Fri Nov 19 18:05:54 2021In response to Re: “Competing” - says everything Top of thread

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It was as near as I have got to watching the Boro at Wembley!

It would be good to go there with the Boro one day...

Never going to happen with the current management i'm afraid .

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By boropod (BoroughPod)19/11/2021 18:32Fri Nov 19 18:32:04 2021In response to Re: “Competing” - says everything Top of thread

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oh but dont forget the FA Vase, we'll soon be able to play in that.

worst forum poster ever

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By almost average 220/11/2021 06:00Sat Nov 20 06:00:28 2021In response to Re: “Competing” - says everything Top of thread

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Glass half full nice

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By Vernon Slain19/11/2021 17:44Fri Nov 19 17:44:00 2021In response to Re: “Competing” - says everything Top of thread

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We drew at Wembley 92/93.

A poor imitation.

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By joetowny (Joe)19/11/2021 14:50Fri Nov 19 14:50:26 2021In response to Re: “Competing” - says everything Top of thread

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Mmmmm . . . . . .
tbh im more concerned about the club
dropping into oblivion.
because at the moment im fearful its the blind leading the blind.
as i see it one or two at this club need a big wake up call.
before we become a community sports and social club
however im certain i will be told firmly im negative or i need to get realistic

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By VS Town (VS Boro)19/11/2021 18:44Fri Nov 19 18:44:38 2021In response to Re: “Competing” - says everything Top of thread

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community sports and social club …. That also runs a mens team

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By VoR19/11/2021 18:50Fri Nov 19 18:50:32 2021In response to Re: “Competing” - says everything Top of thread

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Did you have a look at the Burton Albion Community Trust website VS, it answers your question about being a Community Club.

Tap on the menu & check out Meet the Team.

Also, it operates from a Community Hub at a separate address to the stadiim.

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By almost average 219/11/2021 15:32Fri Nov 19 15:32:37 2021In response to Re: “Competing” - says everything Top of thread

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I think we're all aware of the situation , including Jimmy , it's just what to do about it .
Unless someone comes along who fancies taking over the whole club or Jimmy decides he's had enough and walks away , which could be an even bigger disaster with no one to replace him , we are going to keep slipping further & further back .

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By VoR19/11/2021 16:56Fri Nov 19 16:56:10 2021In response to Re: “Competing” - says everything Top of thread

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I think the re-curring problem in the past is due to various owners taking over the club without realising how big a club Nuneaton Borough Football Club really is & that has ultimately defeated all of them & they have walked away.

The Boro supporters have very high expectations & are very loyal & that is a big responsibility to carry as the owner of the club.

We have had good periods of success but nothing lasting & we have always attracted good managers...there was a great thread on that recently.

We should now learn the lesson from all of that & approach it from a different direction & that is what I believe JG & JD are trying to do?

The immediate problem we face is that we don't own our own ground & that is unnerving...

There is no easy solution but we have to stick with it because there appears to be no alternative at the moment.

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By joetowny (Joe)19/11/2021 16:07Fri Nov 19 16:07:18 2021In response to Re: “Competing” - says everything Top of thread

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i was actually replying to a poster who seems to me at any rate to be floating around in the clouds.
i fully understand the situation, dont think there are many that dont....
but they do go among'st us.

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By almost average 219/11/2021 18:03Fri Nov 19 18:03:39 2021In response to Re: “Competing” - says everything Top of thread

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Do know that mate , i was just trying to get the thread back on track as we seemed to be slipping off into some sort of parallel universe .

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By Gustavus20/11/2021 14:26Sat Nov 20 14:26:39 2021In response to Re: “Competing” - says everything Top of thread

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He’s the Master Distractor!

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By The Silverback18/11/2021 22:15Thu Nov 18 22:15:54 2021In response to Re: “Competing” - says everything Top of thread

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Correct VS, all we ever hear are the same bullshit quotes over and over again.

There's no point sugar coating it, the facts are:-

Apart from a handful of games, the football has been extremely poor for over three years, with no progress and little sign of improvement.
The vast majority of fans i've spoken to say the playing side is not good enough, some are no longer attending games.
Player recruitment and retention has been a shambles from the start, now much worse.
Ginnelly will without question be regarded as a failure as football manager of Nuneaton Borough F.C., regardless of when he leaves or where we finish this season (which will be mid-table at best)

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By Vernon Slain19/11/2021 12:55Fri Nov 19 12:55:54 2021In response to Re: “Competing” - says everything Top of thread

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I think that more and more people are reaching the same conclusion.
There has been a fortnight's silence from even the most loyal of his disciples.
But at least we still have a football club to cheer.

A poor imitation.

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By The Silverback18/11/2021 19:03Thu Nov 18 19:03:09 2021In response to Re: “Competing” - says everything Top of thread

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"We can only continue to be patient & supportive."

Blimey, the fans have been patient for over three years now, waiting for the JG football revolution to take off...and waiting...and waiting

However we have witnessed a team spiralling into further decline, a conveyor belt of footballers with limited ability, tactical ineptitude, unacceptable defeats to 'village' teams on a weekly basis and football so awful it would test the patience of a saint.

How can we be encouraged by that and most fans I know ran out of patience long ago.

Three years is more than enough time. Time for change.

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By VoR18/11/2021 19:13Thu Nov 18 19:13:47 2021In response to Re: “Competing” - says everything Top of thread

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That's a bit harsh!

Have you forgotten the circumstances of the last three years?

The end of this season would be a fair & reasonable time to judge, in my opinion.

After a disastrous start to the season, we have been on a good run lately & what has happened?...we have gone out of the dreaded FA Trophy & the mood has changed very quickly...C'mon!!!

The Hednesford game will be a good test. I hope the weather is good.

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By MP2318/11/2021 19:43Thu Nov 18 19:43:16 2021In response to Re: “Competing” - says everything Top of thread

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Winning a couple of games is hardly a good run

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By VS Town (VS Boro)18/11/2021 20:07Thu Nov 18 20:07:41 2021In response to Re: “Competing” - says everything Top of thread

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Sorry , but under this manager it is :)

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By The Silverback18/11/2021 19:39Thu Nov 18 19:39:34 2021In response to Re: “Competing” - says everything Top of thread

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Harsh, but all true unfortunately.

As for 'circumstances' - that affected all non-league football teams, not just the Boro.

Even during the Covid shortened seasons the football was poor, so circumstances irrelevant

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By VS Town (VS Boro)18/11/2021 19:25Thu Nov 18 19:25:54 2021In response to Re: “Competing” - says everything Top of thread

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What are these circumstances?

Do you mean Covid (same for all clubs) and a situation where the commercial manager said something (this is 2nd hand) that "it was good for the club finances"

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By Vernon Slain18/11/2021 19:18Thu Nov 18 19:18:08 2021In response to Re: “Competing” - says everything Top of thread

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Let's not forget either that two and a half years ago we had the good fortune to have Stockport home as last game of the season.
£40,000 windfall I believe.

A poor imitation.

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Re: “Competing” - says everything

By Vernon Slain18/11/2021 18:43Thu Nov 18 18:43:21 2021In response to Re: “Competing” - says everything Top of thread

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We can't only be patient and supportive.
We can say something on the lines of..I've had enough of paying excessive entrance fees to see substandard fare and stay at home.
Tis what's been happening for some time now.

A poor imitation.

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Re: “Competing” - says everything

By VoR18/11/2021 18:46Thu Nov 18 18:46:06 2021In response to Re: “Competing” - says everything Top of thread

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I made my point about paying excessive admission prices yesterday.

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Re: “Competing” - says everything

By VS Town (VS Boro)18/11/2021 17:58Thu Nov 18 17:58:43 2021In response to Re: “Competing” - says everything Top of thread

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I think enough water "under the bridge" since Hawkins era. I also suspect its not the financial situation as players won't really care as long as they get their wages every week

Players have gone, and (as you say) they talk and most (in local area) will know each other from previous clubs.

Remember we have had Belford's "goodbye" and "InTheKnow"....... and those were public and not about any pending "crash".

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Re: 1-2 abysmal n/t

By billh17/11/2021 08:32Wed Nov 17 08:32:20 2021In response to Re: 1-2 abysmal n/tTop of thread

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Saved the club from going bust but continue to play the shite they served up last night they`ll go bust because people won`t pay to watch that.

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Re: 1-2 abysmal n/t

By Dougie817/11/2021 08:35Wed Nov 17 08:35:30 2021In response to Re: 1-2 abysmal n/tTop of thread

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A local derby with Griff only 3 seasons away.

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Re: 1-2 abysmal n/t

By Vernon Slain17/11/2021 10:44Wed Nov 17 10:44:30 2021In response to Re: 1-2 abysmal n/tTop of thread

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Might not happen if Griff got promoted whilst Boro got relegated one season.
The two,theoretically,could change over given the right circumstances.

A poor imitation.

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Re: 1-2 abysmal n/t

By Vernon Slain17/11/2021 10:44Wed Nov 17 10:44:20 2021In response to Re: 1-2 abysmal n/tTop of thread

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Might not happen if Griff got promoted whilst Boro got relegated one season.
The two,theoretically,could change over given the right circumstances.

A poor imitation.

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Re: 1-2 abysmal n/t

By VS Town (VS Boro)17/11/2021 08:32Wed Nov 17 08:32:07 2021In response to Re: 1-2 abysmal n/tTop of thread

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Yes - the match day hospitality looks great;

The club does seem to be a youth/junior club that also runs a 1st team.
I hope the former is self sufficient and does not take any resources/focus from what should be the focus of a towns primary football club.

WRT income - Can anyone explain why the club has dropped adult prices from £12 to £10 (if bought on-line)?

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Re: 1-2 abysmal n/t

By MJNB17/11/2021 16:11Wed Nov 17 16:11:30 2021In response to Re: 1-2 abysmal n/tTop of thread

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The matchday hospitality looks great, but I do wonder (I hope I'm wrong) how many are paying for it/ how many are 'guests'?

The hospitality used to be for people sponsoring the game etc, and they'd get tables. It seems to be the same people (from pictures/videos) seen quite regularly.

If they pay for that, brilliant, but I do wonder how much it brings in. Hopefully lots.

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Re: 1-2 abysmal n/t

By joetowny (Joe)17/11/2021 16:33Wed Nov 17 16:33:39 2021In response to Re: 1-2 abysmal n/tTop of thread

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i was informed rightly or wrongly
that it was £30 + . plus vat !!! last night
as you rightly say though how many actually pay and how many
are the guests of the sponsors.

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Re: 1-2 abysmal n/t

By MP2317/11/2021 08:48Wed Nov 17 08:48:33 2021In response to Re: 1-2 abysmal n/tTop of thread

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The point of trying to be a community club seems to be that they think by having loads of kids teams it will attract more support for the first team from the kids and their parents, what they seem to be failing to realise is it’s a good first team on the pitch that attracts the supporters

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Re: 1-2 abysmal n/t

By VS Town (VS Boro)17/11/2021 08:54Wed Nov 17 08:54:57 2021In response to Re: 1-2 abysmal n/tTop of thread

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It also a nice sound-bite.

I believe the kids also get free entry to games...... rarely have I see many/any.
I have no idea what the parents pay as "subs", what match day-subs are or how kit is funded etc, etc.

In 2021 these kids want to play football and support their Man United & Liverpools..... standing on a deserted terrace watching crap is not attractive.

Edited by VS Boro at 08:55:29 on 17th November 2021

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Re: 1-2 abysmal n/t

By Vernon Slain17/11/2021 08:37Wed Nov 17 08:37:45 2021In response to Re: 1-2 abysmal n/tTop of thread

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The price drop could be down to embarrassment. Embarrassed by the fact that Boro are 50% more expensive than the majority of the rest of the division.
£8 at most,£7 at some....£12 at the Boro.

Or.

It is a fire sale. When it's gone it's gone sort of thing.

A poor imitation.

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Re: 1-2 abysmal n/t

By VoR17/11/2021 09:01Wed Nov 17 09:01:35 2021In response to Re: 1-2 abysmal n/tTop of thread

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Maybe the average attendance of 463 being above their budget of 400 is giving them some scope to reduce prices & it's a gamble worth taking to increase support thro' the turnstiles?

I would expect there to be a good gate for the Hednesford game.

We can all relate to playing a club like Hednesford.

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Re: 1-2 abysmal n/t

By boropod (BoroughPod)27/11/2021 19:56Sat Nov 27 19:56:43 2021In response to Re: 1-2 abysmal n/tTop of thread

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Oh Dear!

worst forum poster ever

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Re: 1-2 abysmal n/t

By VS Town (VS Boro)17/11/2021 09:06Wed Nov 17 09:06:06 2021In response to Re: 1-2 abysmal n/tTop of thread

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Where has this been promoted?

The club has to maximise income...... I see no logic in dropping prices.

Lets say 100 people purchase on-line. Thats £200 lost which would require 20 more on the gate..... do you really think 20 people have said "Im not paying £12 to watch that crap, but I will pay £10".

Hoping for that, is nearly as stupid as hoping for promotion to FL any time soon.

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Re: 1-2 abysmal n/t

By MP2317/11/2021 09:29Wed Nov 17 09:29:16 2021In response to Re: 1-2 abysmal n/tTop of thread

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Sometimes it’s worth speculating to accumulate, in this case it probably isn’t

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Re: 1-2 abysmal n/t

By VoR17/11/2021 09:13Wed Nov 17 09:13:51 2021In response to Re: 1-2 abysmal n/tTop of thread

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There must be a reason for it?

Someone must have done the numbers?

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By VS Town (VS Boro)17/11/2021 10:19Wed Nov 17 10:19:00 2021In response to Re: 1-2 abysmal n/tTop of thread

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where has it been advertised?

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Re: 1-2 abysmal n/t

By VS Town (VS Boro)17/11/2021 08:43Wed Nov 17 08:43:37 2021In response to Re: 1-2 abysmal n/tTop of thread

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They have hardly advertised/promoted it.

Looking around last night, the typical/average age of those present must be 60+ so the drop in income will be small.

IMO dropping prices rarely/never attracts people. Whats £2 for those who are not going anyway. Nice for those who do go regularly.

The best way to increase support is having a winner team or a team playing attractive football.....preferably both..... boro have had neither for 4 seasons.
To make it worse, boro fan base is split (but I guess 80+% of those on the terraces last night I united)

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Re: 1-2 abysmal n/t

By VoR17/11/2021 09:05Wed Nov 17 09:05:20 2021In response to Re: 1-2 abysmal n/tTop of thread

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Yes, because we are struggling we have probably lost circa 200 off the potential support if we were playing better...

I always compare our average attendance with Tamworth, they are a good marker.

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Re: 1-2 abysmal n/t

By MJNB17/11/2021 16:13Wed Nov 17 16:13:41 2021In response to Re: 1-2 abysmal n/tTop of thread

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I think more than that.

Top of this league, playing football with goals galore every week, we'd get 800.

That's no dig at Jimmy or the club, it's a fact of football/Nuneaton as a town. People watch football to be entertained, at whatever level.

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800

By Unnamed Sauce17/11/2021 16:23Wed Nov 17 16:23:17 2021In response to Re: 1-2 abysmal n/tTop of thread

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Yep. Top of The league, playing good football, no question. Anyone who scoffs at that figure, (however many thousand words of rhetoric they wish to spout and despite all protestations otherwise) , simply does not know this club as well as they claim to.

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Re: 800

By almost average 217/11/2021 17:00Wed Nov 17 17:00:01 2021In response to 800Top of thread

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We would need to be absolutely flying to get that week in at this level . In the current climate we would need a team of the level Phillips won the league with . Even when we were near the top of the Conferance our crowds were often only around 800 against the lesser teams , taking out away support .

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Top of The league would be "absolutely flying"

By Unnamed Sauce17/11/2021 18:57Wed Nov 17 18:57:40 2021In response to Re: 800Top of thread

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-Unique, even. I certainly don't recall it. (Although the occasional Stalkbook memory comes up now and again reminding me that briefly (seems so long ago now) we once flattered to deceive in The Conference.

A sustained run of us at the top, actually bloody challenging for something (anything!) ,with a realistic chance of winning promotion would put 200-300 on the gates imho.

Let's be honest, it is something a whole generation are likely to grow up with not knowing about . And zero chance of it ever happening with the current set up.

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Re: 800

By VoR17/11/2021 17:05Wed Nov 17 17:05:39 2021In response to Re: 800Top of thread

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There is a phenomenon in football, that when you build a new stadium attendances improve as a consequence.

What's running against Liberty Way is it's location.

If the new stadium was built at Manor Park, we could easily expect at least 800, maybe nearer to 1000.

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Re: 800

By The_Hullablue21/11/2021 15:43Sun Nov 21 15:43:13 2021In response to Re: 800Top of thread

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Is there? How long did it last at Hinckley? Hednesford? Corby? Grantham? Dorchester?

I'm trying to think of clubs at this level who have moved ground, and what has happened to them attendance wise.

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Re: 800

By almost average 217/11/2021 17:53Wed Nov 17 17:53:43 2021In response to Re: 800Top of thread

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Yes but it wasn't . We are at LW at least for a while . We will never go back to MP it's a housing estate . We are where we are and that's what we have got to work with , posters banging on about MP is completely pointless moving forward .

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Re: 800

By joetowny (Joe)18/11/2021 10:38Thu Nov 18 10:38:02 2021In response to Re: 800Top of thread

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plus one.

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Re: 800

By VS Town (VS Boro)17/11/2021 18:03Wed Nov 17 18:03:12 2021In response to Re: 800Top of thread

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And there is no reason to believe the crowds would be better at Manor Park.

I remember being at this level previously (eg 1988/89 season) and attendances were around the 400 mark ***

569 vs Cov Sporting on boxing day

Page 444
www.fromtowntotown.org.uk/assets/nuneaton-town-1979-1991-e-book-part-2_approved.pdf

*** not fair/possible to compare like4like between now and when Boro left MP as football has changed.

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Re: 800

By VoR17/11/2021 16:55Wed Nov 17 16:55:02 2021In response to 800Top of thread

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We charge too much for admission prices in this league.

That will impact on attendances.

The irony of that is when we were in the National League, we were charging among the lowest admission prices in the division.

So, the club know they are pushing it to the limit in these lower divisions (NLN & the SLPC) & yet faced with playing in the National, they can be more than reasonable.

Top of this league & playing well, 650 is realistic.

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Re: 800

By The_Hullablue21/11/2021 15:44Sun Nov 21 15:44:32 2021In response to Re: 800Top of thread

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Were we really that low for a terrace ticket in the National?

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