1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Most tinpot thing I ever heard (tinpot thread)

Discussion in 'Non-League Football' started by DontBringBertie, Feb 17, 2022.

  1. Myblueheaven

    Myblueheaven Registered User

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2022
    Messages:
    38
    Likes Received:
    20
    Location:
    West Cumbria
    Supports:
    Oldham
    I understand your theory but I have to disagree. Wrexham are in a different position than us, they are on the up, new famous owners, much publicity too and buying good players for the level will generate the buzz and increase in crowds.
    We are the opposite, years of decline, bad ownership and no community focus.
    But we do have the potential, our population is much bigger, the outer areas to have huge population to be tapped into, more than enough to support all the local clubs in the area.
    We saw 6/7000 home fans turn up at the bottom of league two under shez..... if under our new owners we tap into all of the greater manchester area aswell as Oldham itself, invest into the squad and improve facilities we would quite easily get 8000 plus in BP. But football isnt all about who gets the biggest attendances, look at Utd just now.
    Anyway its a debate that goes on and on between all us fans.
    Good luck to wrexham tho.... proper old club.
     
  2. GTFCfish

    GTFCfish Registered User

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2019
    Messages:
    2,265
    Likes Received:
    1,861
    Location:
    Grimsby
    Supports:
    Grimsby Town
    Ooh Aah Paskin, M D and EnglishRed like this.
  3. Pendafad

    Pendafad Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2022
    Messages:
    53
    Likes Received:
    49
    Location:
    Wrexham
    Supports:
    Wrexham
    for a bit of perspective here re attendance, pre take over/ COVID we also averaged more than you for 4 out the 5 seasons despite the bigger away following in L1/L2 and us being stuck in this league. 19/20 to 15/16 season.
     
  4. GTFCfish

    GTFCfish Registered User

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2019
    Messages:
    2,265
    Likes Received:
    1,861
    Location:
    Grimsby
    Supports:
    Grimsby Town
    You say about potential but Wrexhams potential is huge, even when they have been turd in non league they’ve still always got really good gates.

    IMO it goes
    1, Notts
    2, Wrexham
    3, Oldham/Southend/Chesterfield
     
    Ooh Aah Paskin likes this.
  5. Myblueheaven

    Myblueheaven Registered User

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2022
    Messages:
    38
    Likes Received:
    20
    Location:
    West Cumbria
    Supports:
    Oldham
    Like i said its all opinions, mine differs from yours.
    Wrexham may be deemed bigger at present by some but historcally like I said oldham & notts the biggest two clubs.
    We will all differ in opinions like I said.... and it doesnt really matter as long as we all have clubs to support.
     
  6. EnglishRed

    EnglishRed Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2022
    Messages:
    1,168
    Likes Received:
    815
    Location:
    Flintshire
    Supports:
    Wrexham
    Argueing about who is bigger based on ancient history is something you'll get used to down here. Really for a lot of the time it's all we've got and helps us to feel better about being on the same level (and quite often worse) than historic Non league teams like Woking and Altrincham (no offence to those fine teams).

    The only thing that really matters is that despite all of our current relative league positions your Wrexham/Oldham/Notts/Chesterfields are all bigger than Bournemouth.
     
    Ooh Aah Paskin likes this.
  7. SELatic

    SELatic Registered User

    Joined:
    May 8, 2022
    Messages:
    97
    Likes Received:
    65
    Location:
    Manchester
    Supports:
    Oldham Athletic
    That’s true but you were also winning games for most of that. We’ve not finished top half in any league since 2009! ‘Size’ is subjective and somewhat irrelevant unless you have your shit together but, assuming your owners stick around and you go up this year, I fully expect to see Wrexham in the championship within a few years
     
    Ooh Aah Paskin and EnglishRed like this.
  8. EnglishRed

    EnglishRed Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2022
    Messages:
    1,168
    Likes Received:
    815
    Location:
    Flintshire
    Supports:
    Wrexham
    We did get an average of 4k when we finished 19th in the National League in 2019/20. We've done pretty well with attendances during the NL years to be fair even before the obvious bump we've had since the takeover.

    Wrexham itself isn't very big but we have the potential to draw across the entirety of North Wales. If we can keep this going and get into L1 while also building the new Kop there is no reason we can't sell out the ground with 15k each game. This gravy train can't run forever so we need to grab people's attention while we can- we've currently got a whole generation of fans who have never seen us play in the league.
     
    Ooh Aah Paskin and Myblueheaven like this.
  9. SELatic

    SELatic Registered User

    Joined:
    May 8, 2022
    Messages:
    97
    Likes Received:
    65
    Location:
    Manchester
    Supports:
    Oldham Athletic
    That was my point earlier around not having many local clubs around you. Not dissimilar (although on a smaller scale) to what Brighton have done. I’m sure a statto will correct me but I’d be surprised if they were getting more than 5/6k in the awful Withdean. But a bit of momentum and a new stadium and they managed to get 20k+ each week in part due to having a huge catchment area
     
  10. M D

    M D Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2022
    Messages:
    831
    Likes Received:
    675
    Location:
    Wrexham
    Supports:
    The Natural Order
    Nice Brotherhood debate here, love to see it. Oldham are huge historically, they've played in the Prem which no club that has been in this league has ever done. That alone makes them huge for this level IMO.
     
  11. Son of Cod

    Son of Cod Registered User

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2017
    Messages:
    822
    Likes Received:
    539
    Location:
    London
    Supports:
    Grimsby Town
    Came here to say this. Also though, that slide all the way down puts them alongside us (double droppers) and you (institutionalised) for most shameful drops into non-league.
     
  12. karlready

    karlready Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2022
    Messages:
    395
    Likes Received:
    131
    Location:
    Aldershot
    Supports:
    Aldershot ( and Boreham Wood, apparently..)
    8A08BAB0-206B-4E23-BDF6-7FC3FE076577.gif

    We’re all non-league tin-potters :love:
     
  13. doveranddover

    doveranddover Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2022
    Messages:
    290
    Likes Received:
    149
    Location:
    DOVER
    Supports:
    DOVER ATHLETIC
    is there a forum where the Scottish BELT's like East Stirling, Brechin, Berwick, Cowdenbeath go?
     
    #533 doveranddover, Aug 10, 2022
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2022
  14. GlynTheMilk

    GlynTheMilk Registered User

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2022
    Messages:
    84
    Likes Received:
    91
    Location:
    Wrexham
    Supports:
    Wrexham
    It is all opinions if you ignore facts; you stated Askey got his facts wrong, then somebody gave you some facts, which you ignored, and now it's "all opinions".

    Anyway, have you even *seen* the size of our floodlights? Case closed.

    For the record, I've done some research, and Notts are bigger than everyone in this league by every metric available. The rest of us are jostling to be the first of the losers. I think Oldham take it, personally. Wrexham, Chesterfield, Scunny, Sarfend, Torquay and York are all interchangeable, in that all that any of them have ever achieved is the square root of f*** all. I'd mention Wrexham's European Cup Winners' Cup exploits, but I think that's an unfair advantage we had, so I don't think it counts.

    Fans of shit football teams arguing about who is the least shit; innit marvellous?
     
  15. BiteYourNoseOff

    BiteYourNoseOff Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2022
    Messages:
    276
    Likes Received:
    69
    Location:
    London
    Supports:
    Chesterfield
    Wigan have been in the Prem,they are still tiny club. Same applies to Oldham, they haven't been relevant for 30 years.
     
  16. Son of Cod

    Son of Cod Registered User

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2017
    Messages:
    822
    Likes Received:
    539
    Location:
    London
    Supports:
    Grimsby Town
    Here's my take on this hot topic:

    Notts
    Wrexham--Oldham--Southend
    Chesterfield
    Scunny--Torquay--York
    Daggers--Yeovil--Barnet
    Aldershot--Halifax
    Woking--Altrincham
    Maidenhead--Eastleigh--Gateshead--Maidstone--Solihull
    Bromley--Borehamwood--Wealdstone
    Dorking
     
  17. OneDecentLester

    OneDecentLester Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2022
    Messages:
    741
    Likes Received:
    321
    Location:
    Chesterfield
    Supports:
    Chesterfield FC
    Erm I’ll have you know we’ve won the world renowned League Two title a record breaking 4 times, more than any other club… :whistle

    Basement specialists :coat
     
    JPOYNTER and GlynTheMilk like this.
  18. Seventyseven

    Seventyseven Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2022
    Messages:
    102
    Likes Received:
    131
    Location:
    Kent
    Supports:
    Torquay United, The Angels and The REAL Brotherhood
    'Scuse me! We were runners-up in the Sherpa Van Trophy Final in 1989. And, we've played at Wembley (old or new) more times than E*eter and Argyle combined!... :cheers:
     
  19. Jerry

    Jerry Registered User

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2019
    Messages:
    359
    Likes Received:
    246
    Location:
    Torquay
    Supports:
    Torquay United
    And we hold the world record for the fastest own goal ever scored! Let's see anyone beat 6 seconds!
     
  20. Seventyseven

    Seventyseven Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2022
    Messages:
    102
    Likes Received:
    131
    Location:
    Kent
    Supports:
    Torquay United, The Angels and The REAL Brotherhood
    ...and I remember it well... 3rd Jan 1977...standing down the Babbacombe End and hearing the ref's whistle for kick off....then just SIX seconds later deathly silence and the look of disbelief on everyone's faces as the Cambridge Utd players celebrated Pat Kruse's header past a bewildered Terry Lee...ah, the good ol' days...jumpers for goalposts...baked beans on toast for tea.
     
    Ooh Aah Paskin likes this.

Share This Page