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Mitch Candlin

By MP2323/1 20:10Sun Jan 23 20:10:27 2022

Views: 1250

Former Boro loanee has left Alvechurch, headed to Boro???

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Re: Mitch Candlin

By MP2327/1 18:03Thu Jan 27 18:03:49 2022In response to Mitch Candlin Top of thread

Views: 505

Signed for Bromsgrove

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Re: Mitch Candlin

By MJNB27/1 20:37Thu Jan 27 20:37:07 2022In response to Re: Mitch Candlin Top of thread

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Like we get annoyed at Coalville etc being above us, it must be annoying for Bromsgrove fans to be signing alvechurch cast offs.

Alvechurch were a midland alliance side whilst Bromsgrove were a conference side.

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Re: Mitch Candlin

By VS Town (VS Boro)27/1 20:41Thu Jan 27 20:41:47 2022In response to Re: Mitch Candlin Top of thread

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Bromsgrove have also been a midland alliance side and alvechurch were very close to getting in the national (but ground was not upto it). They pushed both boro and Kidderminster to it.

That said - I think little doubt that Bromsgrove are the bigger club and seem to have found their identity again.

Shows how transient football is.
Both clubs have had big ups and big downs.

=== I am a 1 in 10

Edited by VS Boro at 20:44:18 on 27th January 2022

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Re: Mitch Candlin

By VoR27/1 20:54Thu Jan 27 20:54:46 2022In response to Re: Mitch Candlin Top of thread

Views: 443

Bromsgrove Sporting...17th place (currently one place above the Boro)...average attendance 742

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Re: Mitch Candlin

By VS Town (VS Boro)27/1 21:06Thu Jan 27 21:06:14 2022In response to Re: Mitch Candlin Top of thread

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Nuneaton Boro...18th place (currently one place below the Bromsgrove Sporting)...have only one attendance above 742 in the last 3 seasons (68 games).

=== I am a 1 in 10

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Re: Mitch Candlin

By MJNB28/1 10:56Fri Jan 28 10:56:49 2022In response to Re: Mitch Candlin Top of thread

Views: 405

Wow, It's not that long ago that 742 would be considered a poor crowd.

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Re: Mitch Candlin

By VS Town (VS Boro)28/1 11:40Fri Jan 28 11:40:11 2022In response to Re: Mitch Candlin Top of thread

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And only five (Stockport*, Hereford, Telford, BPA* and Guiseley) above that during last season in Conf_north.
With just one above 1000 (Stockport)
Last 1000+ (excluding stockport) was 1007 vs Tamworth 1/1/2017.

* Special circumstances.

=== I am a 1 in 10

Edited by VS Boro at 11:40:47 on 28th January 2022

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Re: Mitch Candlin

By Ken27/1 23:00Thu Jan 27 23:00:58 2022In response to Re: Mitch Candlin Top of thread

Views: 354

Lunacy sheer lunacy!

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Re: Mitch Candlin

By MP2327/1 21:01Thu Jan 27 21:01:35 2022In response to Re: Mitch Candlin Top of thread

Views: 391

Why do you keep stating the obvious?

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Re: Mitch Candlin

By VoR27/1 22:01Thu Jan 27 22:01:21 2022In response to Re: Mitch Candlin Top of thread

Views: 353

I think it shows the difference between two clubs who were once equals.

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Re: Mitch Candlin

By VS Town (VS Boro)27/1 18:27Thu Jan 27 18:27:25 2022In response to Re: Mitch Candlin Top of thread

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Had a few clubs since being released; Stafford, Hyde, Alvechurch.

I felt he did okay at boro, but nothing special. Like so many signings he did as well, if not better than contracted players and actually (at the time) offered Benbow some support.

=== I am a 1 in 10

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Ollie Bassett

By ntfcadam (nbfcadam)24/1 09:18Mon Jan 24 09:18:20 2022In response to Mitch Candlin Top of thread

Views: 1011

Is back in England after his season in Canada has ended and is not returning to Pacific FC (Not saying he wont sign for another Canadian team)

Would love him to sign on till the end of the season

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Re: Ollie Bassett

By MP2324/1 09:40Mon Jan 24 09:40:19 2022In response to Ollie BassettTop of thread

Views: 982

Suspect he won’t join another Canadian team think he would have stayed at Pacific if he wanted to continue playing in Canada

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Re: Ollie Bassett

By MP2326/1 16:30Wed Jan 26 16:30:34 2022In response to Re: Ollie BassettTop of thread

Views: 692

I was wrong he has joined a club in Ottawa

Edited by MP23 at 16:32:04 on 26th January 2022

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Ben Stephens

By almost average 224/1 06:12Mon Jan 24 06:12:32 2022In response to Mitch Candlin Top of thread

Views: 1094

I wonder if we could get this lad of Barwell , currently the divisions top goalscorer .

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Re: Ben Stephens

By Boro9024/1 14:20Mon Jan 24 14:20:23 2022In response to Ben Stephens Top of thread

Views: 901

Why would he want to come to boro ??

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Re: Ben Stephens

By almost average 224/1 15:13Mon Jan 24 15:13:40 2022In response to Re: Ben Stephens Top of thread

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Why would lads leave Alvechurch for us as an example . Bigger club if managed right with a much bigger budget ( i'm guessing ) .

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Re: Ben Stephens

By VS Town (VS Boro)24/1 16:12Mon Jan 24 16:12:11 2022In response to Re: Ben Stephens Top of thread

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If he is looking to progress in football there is absolutely no reason to see Boro' as a step up.

If he is probably contracted to Barwell (not that that means much)

=== I am a 1 in 10

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Re: Ben Stephens

By almost average 224/1 16:36Mon Jan 24 16:36:30 2022In response to Re: Ben Stephens Top of thread

Views: 758

To be honest Stephens will probably move but to someone a bit higher up the food chain than us but Boro are clearly a step up on Barwell as would Hednesford , Tamworth , Stourbridge or many teams you can name at this level be .

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Re: Ben Stephens

By VS Town (VS Boro)24/1 16:56Mon Jan 24 16:56:44 2022In response to Re: Ben Stephens Top of thread

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Not convinced Boro' or any clubs outside the top-3 would be a step up.

I would not be surprised he is waiting till close season to see what comes along.

=== I am a 1 in 10

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Re: Ben Stephens

By Boro9026/1 19:53Wed Jan 26 19:53:42 2022In response to Re: Ben Stephens Top of thread

Views: 689

I think this is a boro tinted glasses moment

But personally don’t think boro are a step up from Barwell currently either.

We aren’t better set up than them off the field and behind the scenes, I would swap managers with them in a heartbeat and they have performed better than us for 3 seasons.

If I wasn’t a boro fan but knew local football I would describe Nuneaton as a total mess going from one disaster to another with a poor manager and the fact we have used so many players no ideas either.

We aren’t currently attractive at all and that is why our attendances have dropped and long term fans like me don’t bother going anymore or don’t miss it.

Just my opinion but I’m a bitter 30 something year old fed up of the club :)

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Re: Ben Stephens

By VoR27/1 12:03Thu Jan 27 12:03:10 2022In response to Re: Ben Stephens Top of thread

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I think a lot of supporters (myself included) are struggling to come to terms with the situation we now find ourselves in at the Boro...

We have always been used to a rollercoaster ride with ownership but we have always responded to any situation with good performances on the field, so we have always been encouraged.

This present situation is different.

We no longer own the Stadium, we are at the behest of the landlord, performances on the field have gone alarmingly in the opposite direction & the future looks un-nervingly uncertain.

All of that said, the approach taken by JG/JD is to forge ahead by creating a ''Community' club & to pay off outstanding debts, with the intention that over a 5-year period we will be a sustainable football club, whereby the club is self-financing...we appear to be in the second year of that 5-year plan.

The only way that dynamic will change is if a new owner appears one morning, knocks on Jimmy's door & makes him an offer he can't refuse & is prepared to buy a club that doesn't own its Stadium, with all of the uncertainties that entails.

It is a very disappointing situation for all of us to face but it is what it is & all we can do is hope for better times ahead for our proud club.

Only the future will give us the outcome.

In the meantime, the Champions-elect visit Liberty Way on Saturday, giving us a measure of what we need to produce on the field to win this league.

The weather forecast is good, so cheer up everyone.

UTB.

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Re: Ben Stephens

By Boro9027/1 13:55Thu Jan 27 13:55:40 2022In response to Re: Ben Stephens Top of thread

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Difference is though VOR I think JG is doing a terrible job, I’m not in love with him like you are.

I don’t care about youth teams or community club I care about what on the pitch, first team is all I care about.

You say he is clearing the debt, is he ????? Cause we been told it cleared before.

The ground not ours is also our fault, past people are to blame, if you don’t own your ground you always in trouble.

You keep going on about a 5 year plan I don’t want JG in charge of boro for 5 years the last 3 have been a embarrassment, if he stays in charge for 5 more years we will not progress past the level we are now but we can certainly play at a lower level.

I will say again and again till I’m blue in the face JG gets a free pass with some boro fans cause he is JG no other reason. If any other human being on this planet was manager they been sacked long time ago, if any other person on this planet was owner he would be getting questions asked of him, but no to some fans he can’t do no wrong to people inside the club he can’t do no wrong and that is why we are in the mess that we are.

Champions elect so get excited and come down ????? Why do we support Banbury now I don’t give two monkeys how good Banbury look, but again I bet Banbury have a smaller budget than us so why they so much better, is it cause of the manager ??????

Edited by Boro90 at 13:56:00 on 27th January 2022
Edited by Boro90 at 13:56:43 on 27th January 2022

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Re: Ben Stephens

By Jebbs27/1 16:29Thu Jan 27 16:29:05 2022In response to Re: Ben Stephens Top of thread

Views: 420

first team is all I care about.

But don't go games and want the club to go bust...............

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Re: Ben Stephens

By Boro9027/1 18:43Thu Jan 27 18:43:44 2022In response to Re: Ben Stephens Top of thread

Views: 460

Personal choice can’t support the manager anymore after 3 years of huff ball am I not entitled to my choice after 20+ years of missing a handful of games home and away

Been told he will never walk away so going bust might be only chance at a change in direction

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Re: Ben Stephens

By Jebbs27/1 19:36Thu Jan 27 19:36:31 2022In response to Re: Ben Stephens Top of thread

Views: 445

Pathetic

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Re: Ben Stephens

By MJNB27/1 20:34Thu Jan 27 20:34:13 2022In response to Re: Ben Stephens Top of thread

Views: 364

Personally, I think those of us who are totally disengaged with it all are best staying quiet and leaving those who are still loving it to it.

Those disappointed/angry/annoyed/fed up/forced out/disengaged or whatever else you want to describe them/us as won’t get anywhere griping about the shite.

It’s not gonna change anything. Like some were against the Thorn ‘model’, some were against IN, some don’t enjoy the JG/JD regime and that’s that. No amount of moaning about it or saying x y z is gonna change that. It’s Jimmys (as much as Jason is chairman) to do as he pleases and I really don’t think he gives a shit if 100/200 former regulars no longer watch.

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Re: Ben Stephens

By Gustavus27/1 22:22Thu Jan 27 22:22:02 2022In response to Re: Ben Stephens Top of thread

Views: 422

Very good post.

I think Club identity changed when it became the plaything of various autocrats.

It lost its soul when the stadiasafe Board went down.

Since then dependent on the whims of various strange individuals.

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Re: Ben Stephens

By VoR27/1 14:09Thu Jan 27 14:09:01 2022In response to Re: Ben Stephens Top of thread

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I don't know the bloke Boro90, I have never met him but I respect his willingness to take up the challenge of keeping the club alive.

We have been going on about wanting information/better communications from the club for a very long time & now we are getting that information...that's a step forward in my book.

I have always explained to my mates, that I get enjoyment out of watching other teams play, if they are better than us on the day. I am not one-eyed & never have been. It was a real treat when we were in the National & the NLN to pit ourselves against the bigger clubs, with the atmosphere a good away following brings to the occasion.

My real disappointment now is the lack of entertainment value being served up on the field.

Don't give up...if you need a break, take one & you will come back stronger.

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Re: Ben Stephens

By VS Town (VS Boro)27/1 15:53Thu Jan 27 15:53:53 2022In response to Re: Ben Stephens Top of thread

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I respect his willingness to take up the challenge of keeping the club alive.
Did you feel the same about Hawkins... many did at the time.

What has JG actually done? Yes, the corporate and sponsorship have improved to a level that should be expected, but what else?
Has he put his own money in? (loan/donation). He is taking money our (rightly) by being 1st team manager.

t I get enjoyment out of watching other teams play, if they are better than us on the day

You must have had a hell of a lot of enjoyment over the last 4 seasons then.

=== I am a 1 in 10

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Re: Ben Stephens

By VoR27/1 16:00Thu Jan 27 16:00:27 2022In response to Re: Ben Stephens Top of thread

Views: 431

This league is a poor standard.

Most of the teams are playing at their highest level & some of them are playing above their level.

Then you have the former National League teams...the Boro, Tamworth, Hednesford Town & Bromsgrove Sporting (formerly Rovers) & arguably AFC Rushden & Diamonds, who are all hoping for better things...the entertainment value is very poor.

I have been taking an interested in the transfer news on the Football Web pages for the SLPC in recent days.

Most of these players who are on this 'non-contract/7 days notice' churn, have had at least 6 previous clubs, some as many as 8 or even 10...even young players have had 4 or 5 previous clubs by their early-20's.

What is very noticeable, is the number of players who go back to previous clubs two or three times over...

Is that what we can expect to see at the Boro more regularly, as we plough our furrow in this league?

Edited by VoR at 16:17:53 on 27th January 2022

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Re: Ben Stephens

By Boro9027/1 14:36Thu Jan 27 14:36:36 2022In response to Re: Ben Stephens Top of thread

Views: 511

Can I ask

How are communications better from the club ?

They rarely say anything and even takes them two-three days to announce departures and signings.

I don’t know you VOR but you are also a problem with the club at the moment you always have a comeback when you are wrong and you always have a excuse. Always defending the indefensible in my opinion.

24ish league wins in 38 months is not defendable, a win rate of around 25% is not defendable but go on give it a go tell me how we have the worse managerial record in the league last 2 years but we haven’t made a change when others have

Edited by Boro90 at 14:37:18 on 27th January 2022

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Re: Ben Stephens

By mark-nbfc27/1 16:30Thu Jan 27 16:30:58 2022In response to Re: Ben Stephens Top of thread

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"They rarely say anything and even takes them two-three days to announce departures and signings."

Good heavens!

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Hope is not a plan.

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Re: Ben Stephens

By Jebbs27/1 16:32Thu Jan 27 16:32:34 2022In response to Re: Ben Stephens Top of thread

Views: 454

Good heavens!

Damn those volunteers!

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Re: Ben Stephens

By Boro9027/1 19:02Thu Jan 27 19:02:39 2022In response to Re: Ben Stephens Top of thread

Views: 373

Don’t want to be rude to volunteers fair play to them but surely if they volunteering to do a job but don’t have the hours to do it the club should be replacing them.

I have to do that at my job.

Like having a turnstile operator taking the money turn round say I’ll do that but can’t work before 3 on a Saturday and 19.45 on a Tuesday.

But I don’t know situation only going on what I have to do in my life

Edited by Boro90 at 19:02:51 on 27th January 2022

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Re: Ben Stephens

By MP2327/1 19:05Thu Jan 27 19:05:51 2022In response to Re: Ben Stephens Top of thread

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“ The club should be replacing them” who with exactly? People volunteer because they want to help the club, this doesn’t mean they are at the clubs beck and call 24/7, they help as and when they can, get reall

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Re: Ben Stephens

By Boro9027/1 19:11Thu Jan 27 19:11:32 2022In response to Re: Ben Stephens Top of thread

Views: 381

That’s for club to find out I’m just staying experience from my role.

To be honest I volunteered multiple times at the club with my experience and knowledge offered to build them a web site for free and even offered to do all their Twitter and social media as it something I could do and offered again to do it all for free - club said no

Maybe they didn’t want me involved LOL wish decision

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Re: Ben Stephens

By MJNB27/1 20:35Thu Jan 27 20:35:51 2022In response to Re: Ben Stephens Top of thread

Views: 365

They don’t want anyone involved who isn’t 100% positive about the club.

Volunteer/get involved, you have to pretend everything is rosey and tow the club line.

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Re: Ben Stephens

By Vernon Slain28/1 06:45Fri Jan 28 06:45:44 2022In response to Re: Ben Stephens Top of thread

Views: 356

A bit like ' The Emperor's New Clothes ' then ?

51--8--8--35 = 32/153

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Re: Ben Stephens

By VS Town (VS Boro)27/1 20:39Thu Jan 27 20:39:15 2022In response to Re: Ben Stephens Top of thread

Views: 400

I have no idea how many took up the plea to help, but perhaps it says something about the club now (and the history) that the club need to ask.

=== I am a 1 in 10

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Re: Ben Stephens

By VS Town (VS Boro)27/1 17:30Thu Jan 27 17:30:41 2022In response to Re: Ben Stephens Top of thread

Views: 515

There are many paid employees of the football club (manager, Assistant manager, coach, secretary and others PLUS a full time chairman)

A volunteer can't make things up so either the volunteer is not updating social media or (as I suspect) they are not being given the information.

Other (smaller) clubs in this league seem to manage, and JD did acknowledge it needs improvement.

=== I am a 1 in 10

Edited by VS Boro at 17:31:10 on 27th January 2022

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Re: Ben Stephens

By VS Town (VS Boro)27/1 12:20Thu Jan 27 12:20:12 2022In response to Re: Ben Stephens Top of thread

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The current incumbent has owned the club for 3 years now. We are told debts are paid off then hear new debts found.

The ground has not been technically owned by Boro-Leisure since 2014, with transfer over 2 years ago.

I again don't see how the sound bite of "community club" helps the main business of the club and where most income comes from.
I would love to know how financed. Pitches, kit, referees & registrations take money. If parents are paying for all of this then great.
The club have no assets that can be used by the community other than perhaps the social club.

Is the 1st team part of this "community club" because nothing has been heard from the manager for weeks (other than an article in the non-league paper).
Many fans have become disfranchised with the first team, and this is not just down to league position.
Its going to take a hell of a lot to restore this.

Fans are (understandably) grabbing onto any hope (eg new coach) whilst the fail management team carry on. What exactly do they do?
Think of this....... supporters are excited at beating a team who are bottom of the league and the result of 2 teams that I would struggle to pin-point on a map.
The arrival of Banbury is supposed to get supporters excited!!!!!!!!

Others are saying the club should look at building a 1000 seat stand (whilst there appears to be no money, bad management and a terrible team).

As for the 5-year-plan....... unless a relegation battle was predicted the plan is not going well. At best a bottom 5 finish and crowds regularly down to between 300 and 400.

=== I am a 1 in 10

Edited by VS Boro at 12:21:52 on 27th January 2022

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Re: Ben Stephens

By MP2327/1 13:39Thu Jan 27 13:39:27 2022In response to Re: Ben Stephens Top of thread

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As far as I can see the problem with the “Community Club” thing is that it seems one of the aims of running all these junior teams was that it would increase interest and support for the first team, that clearly is not working.

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Re: Ben Stephens

By joetowny (Joe)27/1 13:24Thu Jan 27 13:24:10 2022In response to Re: Ben Stephens Top of thread

Views: 507

ok VS.
easy to knock others.
hindsight ! ! ! wonderful tool
so just out of interest
WHAT US YOUR PREDICTION FOR THE FUTURE
im ( and many others i suspect ) are all ears.

btw, i admit i dont know , , , , im not nor profess to be that clever where football is concerned
1yr 3yrs 5yrs time ? i simply dont know, i just go by what i witness
........... hence its over to you

Edited by Joe at 13:26:12 on 27th January 2022

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Re: Ben Stephens

By VS Town (VS Boro)27/1 13:32Thu Jan 27 13:32:09 2022In response to Re: Ben Stephens Top of thread

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Without information one can only guess. What the 5-year-plan is would be nice (starting from year-1).
Having a plan is one thing; having a clear way to achieve that is another. There does not appear to be a plan (or plans) with what to do about the lease.

Given what I have seen and heard I suspect that relegation will be avoided (just) and next season will be (a bit) better.
Unless JG steps down (in both roles) I don't see any medium/long term optimism and we know thats unlikely.

Personally (like Boro90) I have got fed up with it all and hence my attendance now is down to nothing better to do. I can't see that changing.
Its only about 3 seasons where I only missed a few games (home or away).

=== I am a 1 in 10

Edited by VS Boro at 13:32:36 on 27th January 2022
Edited by VS Boro at 13:34:10 on 27th January 2022

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Re: Ben Stephens

By VoR27/1 12:35Thu Jan 27 12:35:45 2022In response to Re: Ben Stephens Top of thread

Views: 483

This is the decision JG/JD have taken, whether supporters agree with it or not...it's not going to change anytime soon.

When you start on a project that is going to take 5 years to complete, that is a conscious business decision.

That is what we are all looking at...it is what it is!

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Re: Ben Stephens

By MP2327/1 12:50Thu Jan 27 12:50:02 2022In response to Re: Ben Stephens Top of thread

Views: 459

Do you really believe that whatever the 5 yr plan is it will be achieved???

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Re: Ben Stephens

By VoR27/1 12:53Thu Jan 27 12:53:49 2022In response to Re: Ben Stephens Top of thread

Views: 437

The only information that we have been given by JD about the 5-year plan, is that it is the intention for the Boro to be a sustainable football club, self-financing, at the end of the 5 years.

I've no idea if there is anything more than that in their business planning.

JD referred to building infrastructure & seemed very interested when a 4G pitch was mentioned.

The only infrastructure they have at the Stadium at the moment, to bring in revenue, is the Sports Bar & the Hospitality areas.

Edited by VoR at 12:57:42 on 27th January 2022

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Re: Ben Stephens

By VS Town (VS Boro)27/1 13:15Thu Jan 27 13:15:22 2022In response to Re: Ben Stephens Top of thread

Views: 510

is that it is the intention for the Boro to be a sustainable football club, self-financing

name a football club that does not start with that intention.

There are many ways to achieve this, but not all are palatable to the paying customer.

=== I am a 1 in 10

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Re: Ben Stephens

By Vernon Slain27/1 13:04Thu Jan 27 13:04:21 2022In response to Re: Ben Stephens Top of thread

Views: 454

For VoR.
Has this current five year plan actually started or is it one for the future.
It's not my original quote,but it has been said to follow the money.

51--8--8--35 = 32/153

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Re: Ben Stephens

By VoR27/1 13:05Thu Jan 27 13:05:55 2022In response to Re: Ben Stephens Top of thread

Views: 476

JD said in his interview that we are well into the second year.

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Re: Ben Stephens

By Vernon Slain27/1 13:06Thu Jan 27 13:06:45 2022In response to Re: Ben Stephens Top of thread

Views: 462

Thanks. I haven't seen quoted interview.

51--8--8--35 = 32/153

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Re: Ben Stephens

By VoR27/1 13:09Thu Jan 27 13:09:53 2022In response to Re: Ben Stephens Top of thread

Views: 459

It's on the forum (Boro TV).

I think it's under the thread 'Chairman's interview' (with Dave Sharpe).

It's 55 minutes long, so find yourself a comfy chair!

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Re: Ben Stephens

By VS Town (VS Boro)27/1 12:38Thu Jan 27 12:38:19 2022In response to Re: Ben Stephens Top of thread

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so, at the end of this 5-year plan where do you expect the club to be and how will this be achieved?

=== I am a 1 in 10

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Re: Ben Stephens

By VoR27/1 12:42Thu Jan 27 12:42:38 2022In response to Re: Ben Stephens Top of thread

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Ask the club.

JD has given two interviews to date.

I am sure he will continue to give regular updates as time progresses...

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Re: Ben Stephens

By VS Town (VS Boro)27/1 13:13Thu Jan 27 13:13:17 2022In response to Re: Ben Stephens Top of thread

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Two interviews and i am still at a loss to know what it is.....other than the sound bite "community club".

The last interview was very good (well done Dave Sharp) but it also raised lots of questions.

=== I am a 1 in 10

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Re: Ben Stephens

By VoR27/1 13:37Thu Jan 27 13:37:17 2022In response to Re: Ben Stephens Top of thread

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We are FA Charter Standard.

I think there will always be a suspicion among some Boro supporters, that the 'Community' side of the business is taking away funds from the first team.

The only way around that is to establish a Community Trust, like that at Burton Albion, which is a separate venture...a Charitable Trust, a non-profit making organisation.

Edited by VoR at 13:55:27 on 27th January 2022

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Re: Ben Stephens

By MP2327/1 14:06Thu Jan 27 14:06:38 2022In response to Re: Ben Stephens Top of thread

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Nobody thinks that , JD said the community sides are self sufficient and have their own accounts

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By VS Town (VS Boro)27/1 15:46Thu Jan 27 15:46:55 2022In response to Re: Ben Stephens Top of thread

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Not sure its ever been said "self sufficient".

JD said "they have own bank accounts", but money needs to go in.

=== I am a 1 in 10

Edited by VS Boro at 15:49:04 on 27th January 2022

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Re: Ben Stephens

By VoR27/1 14:14Thu Jan 27 14:14:40 2022In response to Re: Ben Stephens Top of thread

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He also said that there was a cost to set it all up.

If it is self-supporting, all well & good.

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Re: Ben Stephens

By Vernon Slain27/1 12:28Thu Jan 27 12:28:04 2022In response to Re: Ben Stephens Top of thread

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What kind of tenant,in all honesty,would spend their own money to improve the infrastructure and amenities they rent for the advantage and benefit of its landlord ?

51--8--8--35 = 32/153

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Re: Ben Stephens

By VoR27/1 12:40Thu Jan 27 12:40:15 2022In response to Re: Ben Stephens Top of thread

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A tenant who has a good working relationship with their landlord, with long-term security of tenure.

I give you Coventry Rugby Club with their landlord Coventry City Council.

If we found ourselves in the position that Bedworth United find themselves in at the Oval, with NBBC as the landlord, we could plan ahead with confidence.

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By VS Town (VS Boro)27/1 13:12Thu Jan 27 13:12:00 2022In response to Re: Ben Stephens Top of thread

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Comparing with a council is totally different to that of a private owner.

=== I am a 1 in 10

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Re: Ben Stephens

By joetowny (Joe)27/1 06:28Thu Jan 27 06:28:53 2022In response to Re: Ben Stephens Top of thread

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Hi Boro 90
its Boro 79 here, a mere kid :-)
ref your last line ; been there seen it done it
got the T Shirt. mate.
walked away twice vowing never to return !!!! . . . . . . .guess wot ????
YUP still hanging about. since 1952/3 season ( first game ) my dad took me
350 miles round trip. home game !! work that one out.
had to change trains 4 times to reach Nuneaton in those days.

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Re: Ben Stephens

By VS Town (VS Boro)26/1 20:54Wed Jan 26 20:54:57 2022In response to Re: Ben Stephens Top of thread

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I agree, and I can add {{cough}} years to your 30.

Yes, the club now has sponsorship.
Yes, the corporate side seems to be doing well.
But are these not what should be expected?
Are they any better than any other club?
Fair play to those involved, but these were badly neglected by the previous incumbent.

The fan base is divided.

The first team seems to be a side-show, with the number of other teams being a pointer to how well the club is doing.
When was the last time anyone heard from the manager or assistant?

=== I am a 1 in 10

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Re: Ben Stephens

By MP2324/1 16:52Mon Jan 24 16:52:34 2022In response to Re: Ben Stephens Top of thread

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Barwell right back turned us down a week or so back

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Re: Ben Stephens

By MP2324/1 15:44Mon Jan 24 15:44:38 2022In response to Re: Ben Stephens Top of thread

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Don’t think that counts for much these days, he has said he is happy at Barwell and enjoying playing for Hadland

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Re: Ben Stephens

By almost average 224/1 16:41Mon Jan 24 16:41:35 2022In response to Re: Ben Stephens Top of thread

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Players say a lot of things . What's he going to say i'm just at this club until something better comes along .

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Re: Ben Stephens

By MP2324/1 16:51Mon Jan 24 16:51:17 2022In response to Re: Ben Stephens Top of thread

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There has been interest from clubs at our level and higher so it seems he genuinely means it, watch the interview on Barwell Twitter

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Re: Ben Stephens

By VS Town (VS Boro)24/1 16:58Mon Jan 24 16:58:17 2022In response to Re: Ben Stephens Top of thread

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There has been interest from clubs at our level and higher

Same could be said for just about every JG signing :)

=== I am a 1 in 10

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Re: Ben Stephens

By Boro9024/1 15:36Mon Jan 24 15:36:59 2022In response to Re: Ben Stephens Top of thread

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“Bigger club”

How many points that worth cause Barwell have out performed us since JG arrived by about 25 points

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Re: Ben Stephens

By MJNB24/1 16:05Mon Jan 24 16:05:39 2022In response to Re: Ben Stephens Top of thread

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AA is right though, players move for cash. £50/100 extra per week tots up to anyone for doing the same thing.

Loyalty in non league football is mostly irrelevant and long gone.

I think we could still approach the vast majority of players from 'smaller' clubs and they'd jump at playing in front of more fans for a few quid extra.

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Re: Ben Stephens

By MP2324/1 16:13Mon Jan 24 16:13:17 2022In response to Re: Ben Stephens Top of thread

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Not so sure in our case otherwise I think we would have got a decent striker in by now

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Re: Ben Stephens

By ntfcadam (nbfcadam)24/1 08:38Mon Jan 24 08:38:15 2022In response to Ben Stephens Top of thread

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Staying at Barwell after turning down multiple offers from teams higher up the pyramid

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Re: Ben Stephens

By MP2324/1 08:11Mon Jan 24 08:11:43 2022In response to Ben Stephens Top of thread

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He has said he is staying at Barwell he made that clear in interview after their win on Saturday

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Re: Ben Stephens

By almost average 224/1 15:05Mon Jan 24 15:05:45 2022In response to Re: Ben Stephens Top of thread

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em until the right club come knocking . If a Solihull or Brackley came calling offering to triple his wages he'd be gone .

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By joetowny (Joe)24/1 07:55Mon Jan 24 07:55:04 2022In response to Ben Stephens Top of thread

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it is one of the area's we have been sorely lacking in.
tbf though most clubs are after proven strikers at any given level
rightly or wrongly i feel the club is at the crossroads.
ie. no more crap no more revolving doors no more excuses
no more blaming everyone else/bad luck etc etc etc.
we have to pin our hopes on the new guy, there is no alternative / no hiding place.
the old guard has failed miserably. to disagree is delusional.
no one man is bigger than the club ?????
ego's need binning....... nuff said.

onward and hopefully upwards

UTB.

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Re: Ben Stephens

By mark-nbfc24/1 08:03Mon Jan 24 08:03:41 2022In response to Re: Ben Stephens Top of thread

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Dwyer keeps scoring and Benbow played around 50/60 mins on Saturday and scored.

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Hope is not a plan.

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Re: Ben Stephens

By MJNB24/1 09:00Mon Jan 24 09:00:48 2022In response to Re: Ben Stephens Top of thread

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Our goalscoring record isn't actually that bad.

Only Barwell in the bottom half have scored more.

Scored more than Rushden who are pushing for the playoffs.

Scored as many as Alvechurch who are in the playoff spots, in one game less than them!

In fact, only the top 4 have scored more than 5 goals more than us.

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By joetowny (Joe)24/1 09:00Mon Jan 24 09:00:31 2022In response to Re: Ben Stephens Top of thread

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so all is fine in this department ?
ok my mistake
ps can you tell me who the leading goalscorer is as i have no idea.
also how many has Benbow contributed ?
think i must be living in some sort of a time capsule
not trying to be clever just asking the question like
as i must be out of touch

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Re: Ben Stephens

By MJNB24/1 09:01Mon Jan 24 09:01:25 2022In response to Re: Ben Stephens Top of thread

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Our goalscoring record isn't actually that bad.

Only Barwell in the bottom half have scored more than us.

We've scored more than Rushden who are pushing for the playoffs.

Scored as many as Alvechurch who are in the playoff spots, in one game less than them!

In fact, only the top 4 have scored more than 5 goals more than us.

Our defence has been the worse problem- only two teams conceding more than us. Clean sheets recently have seen us pick up points!

Dwyer has 11 league goals I believe.

Edited by MJNB at 09:03:58 on 24th January 2022
Edited by MJNB at 09:04:49 on 24th January 2022

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Re: Ben Stephens

By joetowny (Joe)24/1 09:09Mon Jan 24 09:09:59 2022In response to Re: Ben Stephens Top of thread

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ok im wrong on this one ( accepted )
actually 11 lge goals is good for the position of the club.
i must try harder.
but i stand by my overall generalization

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Re: Ben Stephens

By MJNB24/1 09:17Mon Jan 24 09:17:05 2022In response to Re: Ben Stephens Top of thread

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I don't think you're wrong at all Joe, 39 goals in 27 games isn't great by any stretch, just must be quite a low scoring league if that's par.

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Re: Ben Stephens

By joetowny (Joe)24/1 12:07Mon Jan 24 12:07:11 2022In response to Re: Ben Stephens Top of thread

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with Benbow being out i must admit i did not realize we had a goalscorer in double figures.
staying on the striker situation, still think we need to bring one in though.
dont know if im wrong here but im ignoring Perry. not wishing him any ill will
football is simple in some respects
if you cant score you cant win, if you dont concede you cant lose.
the two basics of the game.

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Re: Ben Stephens

By MP2324/1 09:06Mon Jan 24 09:06:53 2022In response to Re: Ben Stephens Top of thread

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Amazed to see St Ives who are above us have already conceded 70 goals

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