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Bloody Hell - This Forum is as depressing as the National League itself!

Discussion in 'Non-League Football' started by Cartman, Apr 17, 2019.

  1. Cartman

    Cartman Registered User

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    what a shite year visiting such footballing hot beds as ****ing Braintree and Boreham ****ing Wood

    Having to play against Train Stations in Kent and go places I've never heard of

    Having to watch Dinosaur Allen's brand of 'football' and lose against teams made up of useless non league cloggers

    Oh well, we'll win the league next year and be rid of this non league nightmare!
     
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    I remember you Cartman you miserable fecker!

    The first year is a depressing experience, we lost half our home games last season and all of them to the most tinpot outfits the league has to offer.

    You better get it right next year or you'll be here for many years like we will be as the parachute payments run out and non-entities with 300 fans buy the league.
     
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  3. Cartman

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    And every where is down South

    Being charged £19 to get in at Braintree was a ****ing joke an all

    Gateshead on Friday mind, one of the few attractive away trips in this god awful division
     
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    Dez Likely to cause offence.

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    :laugh::laugh::laugh:

    It's the hope that kills you
     
  5. Cartman

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    To be fair, the fact that we at least had a few decent aways in this car crash of a league is all that's kept me going to games - Wrexham being one of them

    Losing at Boreham Wood in a league game and being part of a sub 500 crowd at Braintree are two of my lowest points in 30 years of supporting CFC

    It can't get any worse, can it?
     
  6. Soup Ladle

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    You haven't lost at home to Guiseley yet. Or lose on live TV to Maidenhead.

    Or knocked out of the Trophy by Workington.

    Or you could go the way of Stockport & York.

    So yes it could get worse.
     
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    Dez Likely to cause offence.

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    Going the way of Stockport, York, Kidderminster or Chester (:laugh:) is pretty bad, but getting knocked out of the Trophy is no bad thing, it's a pointless distraction to the ultimate goal of escaping this f**king shit league.
     
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    Kidderminster are a traditional non league club though so not really a fall for them. Agree on the trophy but Workington though? That was a bit crap when it happened. Our 10 home defeats last season, almost going bust and losing 4-0 at Dover amongst others are bigger lows. The only one we haven't managed so far is not qualifying for the FA Cup. There'll be more lows to come but I'm getting desensitised to these things, I now just expect to be timewasted/reffed/scheduled out of games. We haven't been good enough to adapt to the tactics teams use down here to gain an advantage and that's where we're going wrong.
     
  9. Tigerferry

    Tigerferry Hull City is our name

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    Non-league remmers and their cute ambition
     
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    I'm sure Chesterfield will be back in a few years, at least they weren't replaced by Boreham Wood last season.

    The older fans may still see Workington as a traditional league club, if only to make themselves feel better about losing to them.
     
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    The train station in Kent looks likely to not be a destination next season for Chesterfield - Ebbsfleet are looking likely to ask for demotion to the Isthmian league as their owner is not bothering anymore.
    I know some of their players so I'll ask what's occurring.
    The biggest thing will be bearing it will have on 21st place, cos if they do go they'll be a reprieve. Havant, Aldershot or Braintree could be about to get very, very lucky.
     
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    Super_horns WATFORD Till I Die
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    Top spot going to come down to the Orient v Solihull Moors game ?
     
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    Surely it will be Havant who finished in the highest position out of the bottom 4.
     
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    3 points separating Havant, Aldershot and Braintree with 2 games to play, suddenly something to play for with the Ebbsfleet news.

    Cartman will be really pleased if Concord can get in and win the South playoffs, they're not even the biggest team on Canvey.
     
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    Havant are playing the Shots at the Rec (sorry The Electrical Services Stadium) for that Get-Out-Of-Jail 21st place on Monday.
     
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    Not only Ebbsfleet but the Heed and I'm hearing Eastleigh could also be ****ed. Then we keep hearing about Coventry (but they'll never allow that to happen).

    Could be that both 21st & 22nd get a reprieve.
     
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    Taffy C'mon you reds.

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    Been saying that every season for over ten years. Once here you never escape.
     
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    I do wonder if it'd be better to merge League Two and National League into regional north and south, feeding into the national north and south below it. It'd make for better away days, bigger away crowds, bigger attendance and less running costs for all the overnight stays into Essex and Kent from the north of England (and vice versa)
     
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    Sounds good superficially, especially if you're in Kent or Cumbria, but for us in Middle England you'd be giving up local derbies just up or down the road like Northampton or Colchester for away trips to rubbish clubs like Gateshead and Truro in the far North and South West. You'd also be jumping between North and South on a regular basis, as happens now in the regional leagues.

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    Ironic that Eastleigh's money men left and now they look like they'll actually make the playoffs. Don't know what will happen in Ebbsfleet sneak into them, the owner might have a change of heart.
    Don't think Cov are on the brink of collapse, just ground issues for them. It's Port Vale that are the potential basket case if the owner sticks to his word and can't find a buyer.

    As for the regionalisation, it was binned in the 60's for many reasons and nobody's ever thought it a good idea to bring it back. The bigger attendances is a fallacy, it was one of the main reasons for moving to a Div 3/4 - everyone got bored of playing the same teams year after year and as such people didn't turn up to games. If it hadn't been for WW2 and the subsequent post war boom Div 3 S/N regionalisation would have gone long before the 60's.
    The lowering of costs is also - Southend's 2nd longest trip this season is Plymouth but it actually takes longer to travel there than the longest trip, Sunderland, due to the shitty roads. Getting West costs more money for the club than getting North. It would be better for the likes of Southend to have an East/West split than North/South.
     

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