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More adverse fall-out from the league reallocations

By richhend6/7 16:00Fri Jul 6 16:00:09 2018

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Posted by Fleet Town FC on Twitter

We cannot afford to play in the Southern league but have been given no choice as we could be heavily fined by the league for resigning. We will keep going with a side mainly made up of youth players to save costs but we would welcome any help from local business and the community

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Re: More adverse fall-out from the league reallocations

By Morgs10/7 10:31Tue Jul 10 10:31:55 2018In response to More adverse fall-out from the league reallocationsTop of thread

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Becoming a youth set-up (you know: a resource for the local kids) and putting "investors'" money back into "the community" (rather than into the pockets of seventh-rate, carpetbagging, blow-in, failed players) isn't forbidden under FA / UEFA / FIFA regulations. Well, not yet.
One wonders why these clubs operate semi-pro XIs.

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Re: More adverse fall-out from the league reallocations

By embee10/7 11:55Tue Jul 10 11:55:09 2018In response to Re: More adverse fall-out from the league reallocationsTop of thread

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They've appointed a new local and experienced manager so hopefully will put their toys back in the pram and build a team commensurate with their budget.

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Re: More adverse fall-out from the league reallocations

By rwakeley10/7 15:28Tue Jul 10 15:28:32 2018In response to Re: More adverse fall-out from the league reallocationsTop of thread

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Choo Choo tickets purchased for this Saturday - still feels like the middle of summer. One thing about all this is gnawing away at me. That's my perception of the availability of players and any reluctance to come into this league. I can't grasp if it is a factor or if it is how restrictive it is.
Just read an article from the Dorset Echo. Dorchester gaffer be-moaning he has only 8 signed up and players not wanting to indulge due to 'logistics'. I'm wondering if our recruitment corridor has been geographically gone west - for a better narrative. The player-pool and catchment area has to have altered. If it has, this could be Hendon's biggest hurdle to overcome. Interested to hear the gaffer's thought's on that one.
Off topic, I've been thinking how last season's squad would have coped this time around. I have my own thoughts on that one. The Met's gaffer has recently stated he believes you have to adopt your style to that of the division - I agree with that one. I can't help thinking of our FAT group of death last season - Us, Margate and Sluff. Slough were probably one of the few teams at our level to do better. This time around, I can't help thinking that's the kind of template for this division. Weymouth, look to be strong physically, watching the vids of Slough prior to the cup-tie showed what a great job they had done. The midfield were tenacious and creative. This division may actually be a blessing in disguise.

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Re: More adverse fall-out from the league reallocations

By embee10/7 16:16Tue Jul 10 16:16:24 2018In response to Re: More adverse fall-out from the league reallocationsTop of thread

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I had an interesting chat with someone who has managed in this league before who's son has played in this league for the last couple of years.
He reckons that if we get the logistics right (realistically a coach to most away matches) then recruiting youngsters shouldn't be an issue from relatively close to our home.
Whilst they may prefer the isthmian away days if the transport is being laid on then the shop window of first team football will be enough of a carrot.
Maybe the gaffer's strategy is a few bigger name signings and filling the squad with the youngsters looking for their next step up.
One thing's for certain, it's going to be a very different sort of season ahead.

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