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  1. EEEP from a players perspective!

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/41839083 I found this an interesting. I initially clicked on it because I thought 'It really is, Finley Burns cost £175k' but it wasn't what I thought at all. If a player needs to move to a lower category academy for whatever reason, the new club could be...
  2. Rattus Norvegicus

    Sign players early ......... or play a waiting game

    With the squad decreasing each week Brown, Horton and co will be working away looking at signing new players for the coming season. Now, we all like to see some quick signings - it suggests that the club is a desirable place to be, the finances are in order and that we are taking our pick from...
  3. Kevin Hogg

    Does the pyramid system change much?

    The pyramid system certainly makes football more exciting and gives non-league clubs hope of the Football League dream. HOWEVER, it changes very little. Non league clubs remain non league style clubs playing in the Football League..in general. Look at the lowest attendances in League 2 last...
  4. Mad Cyril

    Pyramid schemes and high pressure direct sales.

    Anyone got any stories. I have just got back from a visit to someone's house under the guise of a social event hosted by the parents of my young nephew. I thought something was odd when I spotted some leaflets for cookware on the coffee table and sure enough a 'friend' arrived to cook some...
  5. Tommy2holes

    Where do you see the club

    It's a simple poll. Where do you feel blues fit in the football pyramid?
  6. Tommy2holes

    Pre-Match Thread Southend United v Portsmouth

    I'll start this one early. A few years ago this would have been a mammoth task against top premier league opposition, but pompey are now a club in crisis having drop down the football league pyramid like a stone. I don't think pompey will go down but it will be a huge disappointment to there...
  7. Ian Hollaway legend

    just finished watching cov pne game on sky after the game the Interviewer remarked that aston villa need to rebuild after the defeat against bradford.His reply.. rebuild they nick all the talent from the lower leagues.. 'When i was at bristol rovers they nicked scott sinclair at 16 for 200k...
  8. Crawliano

    Memory Lane A nod to last year's unfortunately relegated superstars...

    They were too good to go down and merely relegated because the nasty chairman wouldn't pay them, so with the season go, let's look at each player and how they've done since obviously going off to better things as they were so good... 1. Steve Mildenhall - Millwall, appearances 0, enjoying...
  9. Napster

    Ian Benjamin

    Currently taking his son to a match in Bedford. As told to me by his wife.
  10. Kenny

    Pompey - Liquidation!

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/p/portsmouth/9120108.stm My Dad always says to me it will be like a pack of cards, if one club is allowed to fold then the deck will start to fall.... Should mean extra promotion places up for grabs filtering down the pyramid if this does happen?
  11. Tommy2holes

    Pre-Match Thread Southend united v Gillingham JPT trophy 1st round

    Well what a difference a year makes. This time last year we would have been not overly bothered about this tournemant and would have been eyeing up another shot at the play-offs and a route back into the championsip. Gillingham respectively would have been looking to finish comfortably...
  12. TrueBlue

    Durham City FC

    http://unibondleague.pitchero.com/tables.php Played 38 games won 2 drawn 0 lost 36 but they have 0 points because they had 6 deducted!!! They were Northern League champions in 1994 and again in 2008, gaining entry to the Northern Premier League First Division North. They won that division at...
  13. Breaking News Jean-Francois Christophe: I will get back to Premier League

    He's experienced life once as a Premiership footballer and Jean-Francois Christophe is determined to do so again. A star now with Southend United, the charismatic Frenchman is confident he can again prove to managers higher up the Football League pyramid why Harry Redknapp took a chance on him...
  14. Thorpe Groyney

    If You're In Any Doubt About Who You Want To Go Down ...

    Just bear in mind this BBC News report from 29 November 2004: - Large and financially successful football clubs should not be concerned about those struggling at the lower end of the industry, according to Freddy Shepherd, chairman of Newcastle United. Speaking at the Soccerex...
  15. Napster

    Neil Campbell

    Has moved from Northallerton Town to Horden CW, in the Division Two of the Skilltrainingltd Northern League, level 10 of the football pyramid.
  16. Magnum PI

    Barrington Belgrave

    I have been trying to track this man down recently, who slipped off my scouting radar quite early in the season. Have finally found him plying his wares for Blunham in the Bedford Football League Premier Division. He scored on his debut, but sadly even Magnum doesnt stoop this low down the...
  17. Breaking News Ron's blog 24/02/09

    Whilst the rest of us were watching the match, Ron was emailing us his latest thoughts: I want to begin this week by thanking all our supporters who were able to attend the match at Colchester this weekend. The 1800 or so who made the journey across Essex showed, once again, what passion is...
  18. Somerset Ex-TTB

    When are most Shrimperzones going to wake up and smell the coffee

    Before I start this is not an anti Tilly thread, nor a sack the manager / board rant either. What I want to do is to open a discussion regarding the current state of the club and the direction it is going in. I have been supporting the club since 1986, so I am not one of the new fan's that is...
  19. Pale Blue Dot

    enough is enough

    now, i have sat back dring the last 7 games, careful not to be one of the voices of decent. however, after spending my friday evening listening to that, in my humble opinion it is time for a change. i do not profess to have the answers but in my defence, i am not paid to make these kind of...
  20. Slipperduke

    Chelsea Fall To Resurgent Roma

    This wasn't in the script. Chelsea were supposed to go to Italy, ease their way past a struggling Roma side and secure their place in the knock-out stages with two games to spare. The side that had suffered five consecutive defeats and were hovering above Serie A's relegation zone were supposed...