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News & Rumours

By SteveHFC27/4 22:00Thu Apr 27 22:00:36 2017

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First up - tonight's play off semi finals saw Bognor beat Wingate 2-1 and Dulwich beat Enfield 4-2. Crowds were 1001 and 2517 respectively. Final on Monday therefore is Bognor v Dulwich at Nyewood Lane. Wouldn't like to call that one.

Billericay's new meglomanic manager/owner has let 7 players go. Ollie Sprague wasn't one of them - he's still there at the moment.

Wealdstone are not eligible for the Conference South play-offs if they finish 7th (Poole and Hungerford are also ineligible for ground grading reasons - National League will allow clubs in 6th and 7th to enter play offs if they have sufficient ground grading and higher clubs don't) as they didn't get enough seats installed by the 31st March deadline. Conference and the FA say they had no idea the Stones had installed the seats until they asked for an informal ground inspection on April 21st. Reading their forum, some thought that the club had let the authorities know they were going ahead but had been let down by a supplier. Either the FA & League are lying or their directors are lying. Be interesting to find out which it is!

Rumour, and emphasis on rumour, is that Harrow Borough may have a lifeline and gain a reprieve. Gosport Borough who were relegated from Conference South last week are struggling financially and are considering taking a further two level voluntary demotion back to the Wessex League. If this happens, Harrow stand to gain the reprieve for having the best points per game record of the clubs finishing 21st at Step 3. We'll have to wait and see on that one.

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Re: News & Rumours

By richhend23/6 17:39Fri Jun 23 17:39:47 2017In response to News & RumoursTop of thread

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The link below is to a lengthy blog by Nikki Bull the former Margate goal keeper and manager covering the goings on at the club during their promotion season and afterwards.

https://footbullworld.com/2017/05/16/my-time-at-margate-where-do-i-start/

Two interesting points strike me; the suggestion that the Margate promotion team underperformed - some players just there for the money?

Second, Bull reckons that the Billericay bloke has got things right by simultaneously developing the off-field infrastructure to take the club forward in addition strengthening the team.

In other news Leatherhead look to be spending the Kingstonian rent money on a raft of ex-football league and conference players.

I did read part of the discussion on the Leatherhead forum a while back. The situation seemed to be that the club directors had blown the money on the playing budget and we're seeking to relocate the club to a new site much to the disgust of the supporters. Not sure what the current situation is by I imagine both Leatherhead and the Ks must be praying for a dry winter.

Judging by the signings, Margate appear to have acquired a fresh pile of cash.

Lastly, I see the old Enfield manager has moved to Braintree and taken half the Enfield team with him. Thought that sort of thing had disappeared with the abolition of the old amateur status.

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Re: News & Rumours

By John Rogers23/6 17:48Fri Jun 23 17:48:30 2017In response to Re: News & RumoursTop of thread

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I can kind of see what Bull means about the guy at Billericay, he does seem to be spending plenty on getting the infrastructure sorted as well as spending way more than is necessary on the team.

Enfield Town have announced the signing of Joe Wright as their new keeper.

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Re: News & Rumours

By BryanR28/4 15:46Fri Apr 28 15:46:55 2017In response to News & RumoursTop of thread

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Bi££ericay have just published their season ticket prices. Pretty expensive all things considered, even for the inevitable champions. Hope we maintain our affordability next season.

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Re: News & Rumours - Harrow B.

By rwakeley12/5 16:50Fri May 12 16:50:11 2017In response to Re: News & RumoursTop of thread

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Developments today concerning Worcester City - demoted 3 divisions into the Midland League. That's a cliff drop, compared to the Conference North. Probably not wise to raise expectations up the road at Earlsmead, but I would imagine a few ears were pricked up.
We may well get our annual Boxing Day bonanza back - worth keeping an eye on.
Trust everybody is well.

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Re: News & Rumours - Harrow B.

By geemickey12/5 17:07Fri May 12 17:07:25 2017In response to Re: News & Rumours - Harrow B.Top of thread

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Fingers crossed for Borough.
It may be better if they get transferred to the Southern Premier, but nothing lost if they don't

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Re: News & Rumours - Harrow B.

By embee12/5 21:47Fri May 12 21:47:37 2017In response to Re: News & Rumours - Harrow B.Top of thread

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What about if Leyton Orient are demoted to the Ryman Premier? Would York be reprieved, with Orient taking Worcester's place at our level?

Would give Gary the chance for 1997 style Heroics all over again.

But then maybe we'd be off to the Southern League!

And if Gosport fold as some predict (they withdrew from their County cup final unable to field a team) that's another spot at our level.

All speculation of course but good fun to occupy these quiet weeks!

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Re: News & Rumours - Harrow B.

By David B14/5 11:36Sun May 14 11:36:09 2017In response to Re: News & Rumours - Harrow B.Top of thread

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Worcester City, according to their website’s news story issuing a press release from club directors, they have been demoted to the Midland League (Step 5).

If Leyton Orient go out of business then the FA regulation is that a new club would start at Step 5, in their case the Essex Senior League. However, there is a thought that the Os would be put in Step 4, Ryman North.

I haven’t been able to find anything definitive about Gosport Borough, but everything will become clear after the various league AGMs – but there is talk of a winding up order going to court next week.

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Re: News & Rumours - Harrow B.

By SteveHFC14/5 14:08Sun May 14 14:08:36 2017In response to Re: News & Rumours - Harrow B.Top of thread

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Link to the FA's document of the league allocations is now on the website. Harrow's reprieve is officially confirmed.

It's all gone quiet at Gosport in the past few weeks, been following that on the Portsmouth Evening News website, so hopefully they are managing to get things sorted.

Two new clubs for us to play next season - Brightlingsea Regent and Dorking Wanderers.

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Re: News & Rumours - Harrow B.

By PF16/5 12:06Tue May 16 12:06:41 2017In response to Re: News & Rumours - Harrow B.Top of thread

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Good for Harrow. Didn't deserve relegation. Also only one team getting relegated next season. The Greens should just about be able to avoid that he says... :-) Though it does make the season a little less exciting unless of course you are challenging at the top! Haha!

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Re: News & Rumours - Harrow B.

By SteveHFC16/5 22:24Tue May 16 22:24:26 2017In response to Re: News & Rumours - Harrow B.Top of thread

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Gosport Borough have had their case dismissed by the courts and will be playing in the Southern League Premier next season.

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Re: News & Rumours - Harrow B.

By John Rogers19/5 17:19Fri May 19 17:19:42 2017In response to Re: News & Rumours - Harrow B.Top of thread

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Enfield Town have lost their manager - Bradley Quinton has gone to another of his former clubs where he was for many years in the guise of freshly relegated from the National League Premier Division, Braintree Town.

Would be lovely if the Towners would appoint a manager that let us beat them in the league now.

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Re: News & Rumours - Harrow B.

By Mike Cox20/5 14:08Sat May 20 14:08:06 2017In response to Re: News & Rumours - Harrow B.Top of thread

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If only!

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