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Posted By: mr lamb.
Subject: boston
Date Posted: 25 Aug 2014 at 3:55pm
0-0 half time. Shocking in front of goal again. Cannot keep missing all the chances created.



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Posted By: SCAMP
Date Posted: 25 Aug 2014 at 4:39pm
0-1 Unhappy


Posted By: SCAMP
Date Posted: 25 Aug 2014 at 4:43pm
1-1 Jackson 87mins


Posted By: CG RED
Date Posted: 25 Aug 2014 at 5:23pm
If we could get the final ball sorted, we will be fine. That is our main problem.

Not too worried just yet.

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Posted By: Grauniad
Date Posted: 25 Aug 2014 at 5:24pm
Well, home from the game. Weather didn't help, but no excuse. Tactics poor. Passing poor. Too much head tennis. Inability to pass to a red shirt. Goalie MOM. Hate the fact, there are no names on shirts at this level. Our number 9. What is he all about? Number 12. Thought he looked the biz in earlier games. Disappeared the moment he came on.
Buck up Tamworth. This is not selling the club to the fans.


Posted By: Mr Staffordshire
Date Posted: 25 Aug 2014 at 5:31pm
Was not at the game today. I was told Boston brought 300 fans and only just over crowd of 700. I understand the weather isn't helping but that was shocking crowd given it's Bank Holiday today..


Posted By: Get real 2
Date Posted: 25 Aug 2014 at 5:44pm
Final ball was the problem today, their keeper had one save to make today and gifted us a goal....very lack lustre and similar to the Stockport game.

Have to say not sure if Dale actually knows what he's doing or has the ability to find a solution , the crowd was small and as predicted on here the end of last season if it's more of the same the crowds will become even smaller.

Total turnoff today and at £14 I think is very poor value for money in fact I'd go as far as its daylight robbery!


Posted By: abcdefg
Date Posted: 25 Aug 2014 at 6:18pm
Crap weather, Crap result, Crap performance, Crap tactics! Belford will no doubt praise work ethic and commitment and once again tell us we are heading in the right direction. We are not! Not one player could put a final ball in, we were all over the place second half, Mettam up front was once again awful and we were over run in midfield time and again.


Posted By: tamufflad
Date Posted: 25 Aug 2014 at 7:50pm
Originally posted by Get real 2 Get real 2 wrote:

Final ball was the problem today, their keeper had one save to make today and gifted us a goal....very lack lustre and similar to the Stockport game.

Have to say not sure if Dale actually knows what he's doing or has the ability to find a solution , the crowd was small and as predicted on here the end of last season if it's more of the same the crowds will become even smaller.

Total turnoff today and at £14 I think is very poor value for money in fact I'd go as far as its daylight robbery!


Completely agree, tactics are dreadful and i only have Dale to blame.

Pricing is also a joke, the club is getting incredibly poor press for the prices; and in a ground that isnt close to being as high standard as some of the others in this league.

I feel the squad is  too talented to be relegated however we wont be finishing close to the top 5 if these tactics continue. Failure to get a win on saturday then serious questions will start being asked.


Posted By: Grauniad
Date Posted: 25 Aug 2014 at 8:09pm
Before the game started. Watched FGR v Bristol Rovers. Crowd understandable for a derby, but quality setting. I know FGR are bankrolled. But O2 at The Lamb is woeful. Especially the pricing. Feel sorry for people eating food in the rain.


Posted By: SCAMP
Date Posted: 25 Aug 2014 at 8:18pm
Looking at Kidderminster's ground on Saturday hits home how bad our facilities really are....
The amount of advertising boards in their ground.... We just haven't got a clue!


Posted By: Get real 2
Date Posted: 25 Aug 2014 at 8:40pm
Perfect opportunity for a new ground on the Golf Course but it will never happen as The Directors I feel probably don't have the appetite and never will have.

Said I'd give Dale 6 games so not long to go


Posted By: abcdefg
Date Posted: 25 Aug 2014 at 8:41pm
Not only is the ground old, it is falling apart and embarrassing.  Floodlights went again today.  The Chairman was driving out the ground at 2pm to buy new lights for the back of house areas after they failed, and the shower room floor in the away dressing room fell through when Gloucester were showering after our match.  Surely we can afford a new portacabin at least?   I mean, the Everton Money, The Bristol City Money, Adam Cunnington Fee, Woollery Fee.  Where did it all go?


Posted By: Get real 2
Date Posted: 25 Aug 2014 at 8:43pm
Turpins fella!


Posted By: Grauniad
Date Posted: 25 Aug 2014 at 8:59pm
If you are counting money. Stoke City, Nowich City, TV, advertising hoardings. All gone. Into the bottomless pit of wages, taxes, VAT, loan repayments. Just to name a few.
Same old discussions.


Posted By: nicktfc
Date Posted: 25 Aug 2014 at 9:52pm

Did someone really just question Hibbert? thought he ran his socks off today, and looks a threat, considering he gets no service.

 
We need proper wingers on the pitch, playing hildrith on the wing is just stupid, he should be in the middle with jon adams - who ran the show until he got injured.
 
I dont think we are that far away from being a good team, just need a winger and little more time to gel imo.


Posted By: Pricey2
Date Posted: 25 Aug 2014 at 10:14pm
Completely agree with Nick. Hibbert worked hard today and has done every game. He won't be a prolific goalscorer but he'll run himself into the ground, cause problems and create chances for anyone pushed up to play alongside him and he will chip in with a few goals.

Hildreth was much improved today compared to Saturday when I thought he had a stinker but playing largely wide right is not a role that suits him and won't get the best out of him. I also think Adams is probably our best option in central midfield. He has decent feet and a bit of vision.

A naturally left sided midfielder to help Danny Sleath or a left back to allow Danny Sleath to play further forward would also be helpful. He's trying to do the work of two blokes.

We weren't terrible today but again we weren't great and a point was probably about right. We do need to find a way to trouble opposition keepers more regularly though without a doubt.


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Posted By: Scot TFC
Date Posted: 25 Aug 2014 at 11:53pm
Agree with Nick and Pricey. Need constant service from the wings to feed Hibbert and Mettam. Sleath is ideal and looked to go forward but couldn't as he would have left us short at the back. Thought Trainer was poor today looks off the pace.

On the whole thought we were pretty secure at the back but playing hoof ball up to Hibbert is doing us no favours. Surprised we didn't use the conditions more and fire more shots at their keeper, our goal came from their keeper spilling it. Probably a fair result in the end.



Posted By: LarryLamb
Date Posted: 26 Aug 2014 at 8:50am
Thank god we have fans like TFC Nick and Pricey because some of the chat from other fans is an absolute joke.
I don't know what people's expecatation levels were before the season  started but this was never going to be a walk in the park.
In many ways, I actually think we need a season at this level anyway, like under Gary Mills.
To say 'I will give  Belford  six games' is ridiculous.
No teams should be judged  on the  first five or six games, especially when you have a whole new team.
the likes of Trainer, Thornton and Mettam didn;t have a pre-season  so it will take time to get up to speed.
And let's not forget, we have only lost once and shouldn't have lost that!


Posted By: Footy Dave
Date Posted: 26 Aug 2014 at 10:35am
TFC Nick & Pricey are bang on except for the comments on Hildreth, I thought he had a poor game yesterday, but feel he plays better in midfield not out on the wing as he seemed to be yesterday as he doesn't have the pace . Also agree with Scott TFC, we need to play wingers to get the service into the likes of Hibbert & Mettam .Still think its too early to panic, as has been said before, one or two players don't seem fit enough yet, a win against Hyde will make all the difference. 

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Posted By: abcdefg
Date Posted: 26 Aug 2014 at 12:07pm
Originally posted by LarryLamb LarryLamb wrote:

Thank god we have fans like TFC Nick and Pricey because some of the chat from other fans is an absolute joke.
I don't know what people's expecatation levels were before the season  started but this was never going to be a walk in the park.
In many ways, I actually think we need a season at this level anyway, like under Gary Mills.
To say 'I will give  Belford  six games' is ridiculous.
No teams should be judged  on the  first five or six games, especially when you have a whole new team.
the likes of Trainer, Thornton and Mettam didn;t have a pre-season  so it will take time to get up to speed.
And let's not forget, we have only lost once and shouldn't have lost that!

I shall tell you about my expectation levels.  Firstly, and bearing in mind I could get in to Burton Albion and watch professional league football for £10, in a tidy/relatively new ground, I expect a stadium where at least the floodlights work and the shower floor does not fall through on the away team if I am paying the same or more at TFC.  I would suggest this is a bare minimum level of expectation!

On a footballing front, the easiest excuse in the world to say the players need time to gel, that they are getting used to each other and so.  I dont see North Ferriby using this as an excuse, or Eastbourne Borough in the Conference South.  Having been to watch the majority of our pre-season friendlies these games were used to look at trialists more than train first team players, Belford was even quoted as saying he didnt need to see his signed up players play!!   So if they lack game time whose fault is that??, of course I understand Mettam, Thornton and Townsend were injured.  But after 5 league games I expect to at least see players who are able to cross a ball into the box, a absolute basic skill in a footballer, so again, my expectations are not high. 

 



Posted By: nicktfc
Date Posted: 26 Aug 2014 at 12:21pm
Comparing the price of watching TFC with other teams is a stupid thing to do. I'm sure 99% of tamworth fans dont follow the club because of the great footballing ability of the team, nor do they follow the club because of the great facilities, we do it because we love OUR club.
 
Is £14 a price I am willing to pay to watch my team? yes, is it a price I am willing to pay to watch any other conf north, conference or league 2 team? not really I have better things to spend my money on.
 
Yes the floodlight situation needs sorting, as does the old away end bar, but other than that ground is tidy and has everything we need - apart from a social club outside the ground.
 
As dar the footballing side of things, I thought we passed the ball well enough, and defended well, as I've said previously, a couple of decent wingers and we'll do just fine.
 
 


Posted By: happy red
Date Posted: 26 Aug 2014 at 1:14pm
I say it and keep on saying it. No ground improvements no future. Bob Andrews has got to go now, or there will be no Tamworth F C left to support. I have job at a good rate of pay, £14 to watch semi pro football is a joke and I am not paying, it hurts me not going. Burton at £15 is my best bet, i know I will hate it. Bob Andrews has priced me out of the club, and now even more leaving feed up with bad value for money. I am warning you the end is coming, change at the top has got to come.


Posted By: abcdefg
Date Posted: 26 Aug 2014 at 1:25pm
Originally posted by nicktfc nicktfc wrote:

Comparing the price of watching TFC with other teams is a stupid thing to do. I'm sure 99% of tamworth fans dont follow the club because of the great footballing ability of the team, nor do they follow the club because of the great facilities, we do it because we love OUR club.
 
Is £14 a price I am willing to pay to watch my team? yes, is it a price I am willing to pay to watch any other conf north, conference or league 2 team? not really I have better things to spend my money on.
 
Yes the floodlight situation needs sorting, as does the old away end bar, but other than that ground is tidy and has everything we need - apart from a social club outside the ground.
 
As dar the footballing side of things, I thought we passed the ball well enough, and defended well, as I've said previously, a couple of decent wingers and we'll do just fine.
 
 

Sorry Nicktfc, I dont believe comparing prices is at all stupid, it gives perspective.  Clearly I wont be going to watch any other team, I am a TFC supporter and pay my ticket money because of this.  However this does not stop me expecting the most basic things others supply for less!


Posted By: CG RED
Date Posted: 26 Aug 2014 at 1:29pm
I just dont get it.
 
I am a Tamworth fan of over 35 years now and I would never dream of going anywhere else. There may be times when the football I watch is poor (the hoofball of the last few years) but I feel this season has been better. They have played the ball around and, like has been said many times, if the final ball into the box had been better, we would have been top 5. If we are 13th or 14th by Christmas then I would be concerned. Instead of attacking everyone and everything, lets look at the positives. We have a team who are trying to play good football. After 5 games, we have the 2nd best defensive record, have only lost 1 game and are the only team to beat Gloucester. We have played 4 teams who were expected to be there or thereabouts at the end of the season and have only lost to one of them. This maybe rose tinted spectacles but I believe that come the end of the season, we will be one of the challenging teams.


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Posted By: nicktfc
Date Posted: 26 Aug 2014 at 2:57pm

abcdefg - think you missed my point, we have two options, pay more or expect less. Bob might get a lot of stick, but he has put money into the club and ran a steady ship. You have to remember, Burton had there ground paid for by the sale of the Eaton Road ground, so if we want a decent playing squad, and facilities as good as Burton, we will need to be paying at least £25 a game based on our 600 home fans.

 
Also, remember how far we have come over the past 25 years.


Posted By: The dosthill lamb
Date Posted: 26 Aug 2014 at 3:32pm
Like you CG Red i have been watching Tamworth for 50 yrs now.At times last season i was so disillusioned that i told myself i wasnt going to bother this season, but i simply couldnt gain enjoyment watching any other team.Tamworth for me is the ONLY team i want to watch. In the few games we have played so far this season i see the positives as being a pretty sound defence. and a very useful goalkeeper. All successful sides are based on solid defence as a rule.Although i have not been a real Belford supporter, credit should i feel be given to the signings of Green and Purdie in particular. Preston has also performed well. Up front Hibbert works his socks off,but isnt and wont be a prolific scorer with our style of play as i see it. Thornton is a classy player and if Hildreth had pace he could play at a higher level.Whilst we pass the ball around nicely it ultimatly means nothing however if there is no end product. Like others have said we need width and an ability to get quality ball in from the flanks for Hibbert and Mettam. Whilst we have good midfield players we do seem to lack a bit of pace there. That said i think we are only a couple of quality players short of being a useful side however. Dale seems to have realised that playing Jackson and Daniels both out wide at the same time doesnt really work as neither are particularly strong and dont offer a great deal defensively when they havent got the ball. Jackson at this stage is best used i believe coming on as a sub in the last 20-25 mins when defences are tiring and using his pace down the middle. Not sure what others think but perhaps playing Danny Sleath in a wide role with James and Purdie as the full backs might be worth a try? These are my observations which i appreciate wont be shared by everyone, but whilst we maybe havent set the world alight so far, there is perhaps at least more reason to be optimistic than pessimistic at this stage.   


Posted By: CG RED
Date Posted: 26 Aug 2014 at 3:39pm
Originally posted by The dosthill lamb The dosthill lamb wrote:

Like you CG Red i have been watching Tamworth for 50 yrs now.At times last season i was so disillusioned that i told myself i wasnt going to bother this season, but i simply couldnt gain enjoyment watching any other team.Tamworth for me is the ONLY team i want to watch. In the few games we have played so far this season i see the positives as being a pretty sound defence. and a very useful goalkeeper. All successful sides are based on solid defence as a rule.Although i have not been a real Belford supporter, credit should i feel be given to the signings of Green and Purdie in particular. Preston has also performed well. Up front Hibbert works his socks off,but isnt and wont be a prolific scorer with our style of play as i see it. Thornton is a classy player and if Hildreth had pace he could play at a higher level.Whilst we pass the ball around nicely it ultimatly means nothing however if there is no end product. Like others have said we need width and an ability to get quality ball in from the flanks for Hibbert and Mettam. Whilst we have good midfield players we do seem to lack a bit of pace there. That said i think we are only a couple of quality players short of being a useful side however. Dale seems to have realised that playing Jackson and Daniels both out wide at the same time doesnt really work as neither are particularly strong and dont offer a great deal defensively when they havent got the ball. Jackson at this stage is best used i believe coming on as a sub in the last 20-25 mins when defences are tiring and using his pace down the middle. Not sure what others think but perhaps playing Danny Sleath in a wide role with James and Purdie as the full backs might be worth a try? These are my observations which i appreciate wont be shared by everyone, but whilst we maybe havent set the world alight so far, there is perhaps at least more reason to be optimistic than pessimistic at this stage.   
 
Totally agree. I think Sleath pushing forward in midfield and James at full back is a positive move. Play down the flanks instead of through the middle relying on flick ons from Hibbert.
 
I have watched them in training this season and when the ball was crossed in from out wide, Hibbert was unplayable.


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Posted By: happy red
Date Posted: 26 Aug 2014 at 3:44pm
Tamworth win the league that's being optimistic, then what? That's being pessimistic.


Posted By: CG RED
Date Posted: 26 Aug 2014 at 4:44pm
Originally posted by happy red happy red wrote:

Tamworth win the league that's being optimistic, then what? That's being pessimistic.
The we consolidate. I would say the current squad are capable of staying up in the Conference National, especially with 1 season together behind them. My 1 wish for the end of the season is that the revolving door of players out and players in stops.
 
I actually think this squad is better than the ones we have had in previous years.


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Posted By: Get real 2
Date Posted: 26 Aug 2014 at 8:34pm
CG Red I agree this is the best team for a while but when you are benchmarking against absolute rubbish in the past the only way is up.

I will give Dale more time as I think defensively we are sound and way better than the tripe last year. It's the last third for me that isn't working and I wish the players would shoot on sight yesterday but for some reason they don't seem to have the confidence. The chap that impressed me was Adams, the left back who had bugger all support all game and Hibbert who worked his socks off!

I still think £14 is taking the pee but I feel like someone who smokes, I know I want to give up but I just can't stop myself and I would rather support my local club with rain peeing down than watch t**sers in the premier league who don't share a penny of income developing talent from Britian in the lower leagues where young guys play football and hold down a day job. That's commitment and we should applaud all non league clubs for that!

Give Dale the money LVG has just spent and I'm sure he'd do a cracking job as well.


Posted By: Hallam90
Date Posted: 26 Aug 2014 at 10:29pm
£14 is the issue for me, and we have now peed Boston and Stockport off by increasing the price for their games! To me one rate should suit whoever we play.

My main issue is if I'm paying £14 then I want to see good football, Stockport were awful.
At least when playing on the conference some of the top teams ( and us on occasion!), played good entertaining football, I don't mind paying to watch entertainment, just not drivel


Posted By: Pricey2
Date Posted: 26 Aug 2014 at 11:01pm
I think there's just the Hednesford game left now that will be £14. All the others are £12 I think from looking at the website and that is about par for the course in this league. We paid £13 on Saturday to watch Worcester at Kiddy.


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Posted By: Footy Dave
Date Posted: 27 Aug 2014 at 9:38am
Don't understand all this moaning about prices, certainly not from Stockport fans, £15 to watch them according to their website!!. I know we have dropped a division, but category A games were £14 last season, TFC's costs wont have dropped by that much, just because were saving a bit on wages.
What do you get entertainment wise these days for 14 quid !.


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Posted By: abcdefg
Date Posted: 27 Aug 2014 at 11:42am
I think its more a question of value than cost !   


Posted By: CG RED
Date Posted: 27 Aug 2014 at 12:27pm

If you check the results (pre-season included), we have now played 12 games, have only lost 2 and are yet to concede 2 goals in any game. It looks to me like Dale has started building from the back and is getting it right. I'd like to think we have the divisions best keeper and in my opinion, he will turn out to be our best summer buy. He has probably earned us 50% of our points with his saves.

Why is it so difficult for supporters to get behind the team. We are competitive, play good football (just need to get the final ball sorted out) and are still in contention. The season is a marathon not a sprint.


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Posted By: nicktfc
Date Posted: 27 Aug 2014 at 12:34pm
Well said Mr CG RED!


Posted By: happy red
Date Posted: 27 Aug 2014 at 12:39pm

Your right it is about value. I can afford the £14 at the moment, what about students, families, do they stop coming to the Lamb. Stockport I think is all seated so at £15 is cheaper on the day than Tamworth seated. Value for money means you can watch the game in the comfort, a stadium that can pass in football league eg.  Lets keep it local Keys park, JDRF James Parnell Stadium. The O2 Lamb can you not see that you cannot charge top rate for s**t. Nearly ten years we played top level non league football who are you going to blame for down fall Dale Belford, I don't think so. Don't you think after all the years at the top it should be better?




Posted By: CG RED
Date Posted: 27 Aug 2014 at 1:08pm
If I was Chairman, away teams would get cold water and a scourer !!!  LOL

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Posted By: nicktfc
Date Posted: 27 Aug 2014 at 1:11pm
I'd put seats in the away end and charge them all £16 a game.


Posted By: happy red
Date Posted: 27 Aug 2014 at 1:28pm
Why not bring your own seat and charge £16, umbrella to keep your pie dry at £1. Waste bucket £2 no solids please.


Posted By: Black Sheep TFC
Date Posted: 27 Aug 2014 at 1:45pm
Originally posted by nicktfc nicktfc wrote:

abcdefg - think you missed my point, we have two options, pay more or expect less. Bob might get a lot of stick, but he has put money into the club and ran a steady ship. You have to remember, Burton had there ground paid for by the sale of the Eaton Road ground, so if we want a decent playing squad, and facilities as good as Burton, we will need to be paying at least £25 a game based on our 600 home fans.

 
Also, remember how far we have come over the past 25 years.

Nick, the problem is, some at the club still think we're in 1989. newsflash - we're not. 
The worlds moved on. Football fans demand higher standards on and off the pitch for their hard earned buck.

Sod Burton, when I walk into the Lamb I don't want it to look overgrown and run down, mounds of mud & debris in the carpark, broken old garden furniture & crash barriers etc etc



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Posted By: Footy Dave
Date Posted: 27 Aug 2014 at 2:18pm
Don't know how true it is, but I heard a rumour that Gloucester City players flooded the away changing rooms, maybe that's why the floor gave way!.
Agree about the state of the car park though, it does look shabby & its the first thing visitors see. 

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Posted By: nicktfc
Date Posted: 27 Aug 2014 at 3:12pm
It's only my opinion but I really dont think the facilities are that bad. The ground is 100 times better than it was in 1994, so we have progressed. I'd watch TFC at Rene Road and pay £14 to do so, because its my team, I really couldnt care about facilities (apart from ones that generate income i.e. social club outside the ground).


Posted By: CG RED
Date Posted: 27 Aug 2014 at 3:15pm
I know once there were plans mooted to lift the Main Stand and build facilities underneath it.
 
Maybe someone could say if these are still on the table ?


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Posted By: NWL
Date Posted: 27 Aug 2014 at 10:38pm
Having a good team at this level beats facilities, move up a level, you need better facilities, move up again, you
Need both, keep dreaming.


Posted By: Black Sheep TFC
Date Posted: 28 Aug 2014 at 8:40am
Originally posted by CG RED CG RED wrote:

I know once there were plans mooted to lift the Main Stand and build facilities underneath it.
 
Maybe someone could say if these are still on the table ?

that'll be those plans that were ready to go "in 3 months" and we have 50% of the financial backing in place already that were announced by the directors at the evening in the clubhouse when they announced the cheap appointment of Des Lyttle as manager.

Talk about sugar coating it!


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Posted By: Black Sheep TFC
Date Posted: 28 Aug 2014 at 8:57am
Originally posted by NWL NWL wrote:

Having a good team at this level beats facilities, move up a level, you need better facilities, move up again, you
Need both, keep dreaming.

You've been around long enough to know that better facilities attract more punters, more punters through the gate attracts sponsors, attracts bigger income streams, attracts better players, attracts better football, attracts winning mentality......

We've had a few seasons of downward decline on and off the pitch, and last season was painful, and unsurprisingly people have voted with their feet.

I honestly think making major improvements to the ground & staff is the only true legacy Bob can leave the club now, if he's ever to get people excited enough to come back through the door to take a fresh look. 

Even if the team were winning every week this season, it might only bring back crowds to c800-1000 at £14 a pop. 


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Posted By: nicktfc
Date Posted: 28 Aug 2014 at 10:29am
Or spending millions on ground improvements could send us the same way as so many other clubs??


Posted By: Black Sheep TFC
Date Posted: 28 Aug 2014 at 12:14pm
Originally posted by nicktfc nicktfc wrote:

Or spending millions on ground improvements could send us the same way as so many other clubs??

Who said anything about millions?

some smart contra deals on surfacing the carpark (oh wait, one of our directors runs a successful surfacing company, if his company couldnt do it, he must know someone who could?)  

local skip hire company (one 1/4 a mile up the glascote Rd) to clear away the pheonix club and that hideous mound of waste by the clubhouse

painters & decorators, fencing companies,  etc etc - offer them something by return - its not rocket science. 

The whole place has a very, temporary 'on hold' feel about it, broken fencing along the carpark, potholes, poor lighting, overrun with weeds, waiting for a revolutionary overhaul, when infact its never going to happen 


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Posted By: abcdefg
Date Posted: 28 Aug 2014 at 12:20pm
Originally posted by Black Sheep TFC Black Sheep TFC wrote:

Originally posted by nicktfc nicktfc wrote:

Or spending millions on ground improvements could send us the same way as so many other clubs??

Who said anything about millions?

some smart contra deals on surfacing the carpark (oh wait, one of our directors runs a successful surfacing company, if his company couldnt do it, he must know someone who could?)  

local skip hire company (one 1/4 a mile up the glascote Rd) to clear away the pheonix club and that hideous mound of waste by the clubhouse

painters & decorators, fencing companies,  etc etc - offer them something by return - its not rocket science. 

The whole place has a very, temporary 'on hold' feel about it, broken fencing along the carpark, potholes, poor lighting, overrun with weeds, waiting for a revolutionary overhaul, when infact its never going to happen 

Completely agree, carpark, tidy up, fix the floodlights and maybe a new portacabin for the dressing room.   Is that too much to ask for ?


Posted By: Black Sheep TFC
Date Posted: 28 Aug 2014 at 1:14pm
Originally posted by abcdefg abcdefg wrote:

Originally posted by Black Sheep TFC Black Sheep TFC wrote:

Originally posted by nicktfc nicktfc wrote:

Or spending millions on ground improvements could send us the same way as so many other clubs??

Who said anything about millions?

some smart contra deals on surfacing the carpark (oh wait, one of our directors runs a successful surfacing company, if his company couldnt do it, he must know someone who could?)  

local skip hire company (one 1/4 a mile up the glascote Rd) to clear away the pheonix club and that hideous mound of waste by the clubhouse

painters & decorators, fencing companies,  etc etc - offer them something by return - its not rocket science. 

The whole place has a very, temporary 'on hold' feel about it, broken fencing along the carpark, potholes, poor lighting, overrun with weeds, waiting for a revolutionary overhaul, when infact its never going to happen 

Completely agree, carpark, tidy up, fix the floodlights and maybe a new portacabin for the dressing room.   Is that too much to ask for ?

Why more portacabins? why always so temporary? why always a sticking plaster.....




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Posted By: happy red
Date Posted: 28 Aug 2014 at 1:30pm
Fantastic, marked out parking bays would be nice. Bob move aside me and Black Sheep are coming, quick tidy up outside plus my idea for fully roofed all seated stadium, with your own toilet, champions league awaits. I have even thought of an idea of putting the waste out your own personal toilet to good use.


Posted By: Ant - H
Date Posted: 28 Aug 2014 at 4:54pm
I think some of you live in cloud cuckoo land - although I will concede the car park should be better I'me sure the money taken at car park entrance would cover that - as for some of the other things suggested are extreme , although would be nice , we just ain't got the money and believe me the only thing that attracts a football crowd is a GOOD TEAM forget the rest , I'me sure some don't realise how much it takes to run a football club .


Posted By: CG RED
Date Posted: 28 Aug 2014 at 5:38pm

Getting the car park done would make a huge difference to the place. Are we still letting the snowdome park on it ?

I'd also like to see some sort of covered accomodation down the bottom end but we need to walk before we can run, financially speaking. Maybe that is something to look at when we get promoted next. I know there are plans to give the 2 programme sellers a little booth to sell out of so lets see what happens next.

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Posted By: SCAMP
Date Posted: 28 Aug 2014 at 8:56pm
Originally posted by Black Sheep TFC Black Sheep TFC wrote:

Originally posted by abcdefg abcdefg wrote:

Originally posted by Black Sheep TFC Black Sheep TFC wrote:

Originally posted by nicktfc nicktfc wrote:

Or spending millions on ground improvements could send us the same way as so many other clubs??

Who said anything about millions?

some smart contra deals on surfacing the carpark (oh wait, one of our directors runs a successful surfacing company, if his company couldnt do it, he must know someone who could?)  

local skip hire company (one 1/4 a mile up the glascote Rd) to clear away the pheonix club and that hideous mound of waste by the clubhouse

painters & decorators, fencing companies,  etc etc - offer them something by return - its not rocket science. 

The whole place has a very, temporary 'on hold' feel about it, broken fencing along the carpark, potholes, poor lighting, overrun with weeds, waiting for a revolutionary overhaul, when infact its never going to happen 

Completely agree, carpark, tidy up, fix the floodlights and maybe a new portacabin for the dressing room.   Is that too much to ask for ?

Why more portacabins? why always so temporary? why always a sticking plaster.....



Sadly it is rocket science to somebody who has been running the club 25/30 years now!

No ambition,  no drive, no idea... The commercial side of the club is very poor...

What has been done to get supporters to return this season?


Posted By: abcdefg
Date Posted: 28 Aug 2014 at 9:37pm
Bob Andrews is no mug, you dont become the successful businessman he was by being thick.  I appreciate he is running the club in line with its financial restrictions, and he is clearly not making money out of it.  Clearly, as another poster mentioned earlier, I have no more idea than the next fan the actual costs involved in running a football club, I can only speculate like most of us do.  However, this does not stop me hoping for even the most minor improvements in the stadium !


Posted By: nicktfc
Date Posted: 29 Aug 2014 at 9:23am
Originally posted by SCAMP SCAMP wrote:

Originally posted by Black Sheep TFC Black Sheep TFC wrote:

Originally posted by abcdefg abcdefg wrote:

Originally posted by Black Sheep TFC Black Sheep TFC wrote:

Originally posted by nicktfc nicktfc wrote:

Or spending millions on ground improvements could send us the same way as so many other clubs??

Who said anything about millions?

some smart contra deals on surfacing the carpark (oh wait, one of our directors runs a successful surfacing company, if his company couldnt do it, he must know someone who could?)  

local skip hire company (one 1/4 a mile up the glascote Rd) to clear away the pheonix club and that hideous mound of waste by the clubhouse

painters & decorators, fencing companies,  etc etc - offer them something by return - its not rocket science. 

The whole place has a very, temporary 'on hold' feel about it, broken fencing along the carpark, potholes, poor lighting, overrun with weeds, waiting for a revolutionary overhaul, when infact its never going to happen 

Completely agree, carpark, tidy up, fix the floodlights and maybe a new portacabin for the dressing room.   Is that too much to ask for ?

Why more portacabins? why always so temporary? why always a sticking plaster.....



Sadly it is rocket science to somebody who has been successfully running the club 25/30 years now!

No ambition,  no drive, no idea... The commercial side of the club is very poor...

What has been done to get supporters to return this season?
 
Fixed it for you ;o)


Posted By: Black Sheep TFC
Date Posted: 29 Aug 2014 at 1:13pm
Originally posted by CG RED CG RED wrote:

I know there are plans to give the 2 programme sellers a little booth to sell out of so lets see what happens next.

Be still our beating hearts.


We ought to inform this website of this huge development news at the Lamb


http://www.footballgroundguide.com/developments.htm



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Posted By: NWL
Date Posted: 29 Aug 2014 at 9:22pm
Originally posted by Black Sheep TFC Black Sheep TFC wrote:

Originally posted by NWL NWL wrote:

Having a good team at this level beats facilities, move up a level, you need better facilities, move up again, you
Need both, keep dreaming.


You've been around long enough to know that better facilities attract more punters, more punters through the gate attracts sponsors, attracts bigger income streams, attracts better players, attracts better football, attracts winning mentality......

We've had a few seasons of downward decline on and off the pitch, and last season was painful, and unsurprisingly people have voted with their feet.

I honestly think making major improvements to the ground & staff is the only true legacy Bob can leave the club now, if he's ever to get people excited enough to come back through the door to take a fresh look. 

Even if the team were winning every week this season, it might only bring back crowds to c800-1000 at £14 a pop. 
        yes I have been around to long, but better facilities attract more punters, no, most would prefer to stand annyway, and yes better dry than wet would suit, nice ground sh*t team, Hinckley, Ruston and dipsticks, players are on a bit grass, happy be in a ground that holds 4k with 2k support than a ground that hols 10k and have only 1500 rattling around in comfort.


Posted By: Black Sheep TFC
Date Posted: 03 Sep 2014 at 12:48pm
when did we last have 2k at the Lamb, even with a full away support?

I know when going on the road visiting grounds, yes we tick new ones off, but less likely to return there if its a dump, true?


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Posted By: CG RED
Date Posted: 03 Sep 2014 at 12:51pm
Bristol City in the cup in December for a guess.

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