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Topic: Luton Away
Posted By: Coton Green Lamb
Subject: Luton Away
Date Posted: 31 Mar 2014 at 6:25pm
Hi all

Firstly just want to say well done for the new forum its superb :)

Secondly I have had to re-register I was previously Paint the Town Red.

Finally and most importantly if no coach is running to the Luton game on the 8th april I can offer a lift to 4 possibly 5 people. If anybody is interested please inbox me or e-mail me ajcsmit@hotmail.co.uk.

Smile

P.S Some of you will know me now I am Andy Smith.

Also just to confirm if a coach is running I will be using the coach :)



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Posted By: TFC ON TOUR
Date Posted: 31 Mar 2014 at 7:09pm
Is that the correct email address ?


Posted By: Coton Green Lamb
Date Posted: 31 Mar 2014 at 7:32pm
Yes.

ajcsmit@hotmail.co.uk.


Posted By: Coton Green Lamb
Date Posted: 31 Mar 2014 at 10:16pm
Update

I can take 5 :)


Posted By: Grauniad
Date Posted: 31 Mar 2014 at 10:42pm
You can find 5 Tamworth supporters willing to chuck bad money at poor players away. Chucking bad money at home is enough.You are either mad, bad or dangerous. Good luck. Waiting on last 2 home games. Thinking about buying matchsticks and glue as a new unfulfilling pastime.


Posted By: Sean of the Shed
Date Posted: 02 Apr 2014 at 9:01am
Originally posted by Grauniad Grauniad wrote:

You can find 5 Tamworth supporters willing to chuck bad money at poor players away. Chucking bad money at home is enough.You are either mad, bad or dangerous. Good luck. Waiting on last 2 home games. Thinking
about buying matchsticks and glue as a new unfulfilling pastime.

Arson and solvent sniffing? That's two pastimes.


Posted By: Grauniad
Date Posted: 02 Apr 2014 at 2:50pm
Originally posted by Sean of the Shed Sean of the Shed wrote:

Originally posted by Grauniad Grauniad wrote:

You can find 5 Tamworth supporters willing to chuck bad money at poor players away. Chucking bad money at home is enough.You are either mad, bad or dangerous. Good luck. Waiting on last 2 home games. Thinking
about buying matchsticks and glue as a new unfulfilling pastime.

Arson and solvent sniffing? That's two pastimes.


Ha! Ha! Clever put like that. Thinking of Hobbies to be honest.


Posted By: Coton Green Lamb
Date Posted: 07 Apr 2014 at 10:13pm
I still have 3 seats available for tomorr ow if interested. I am looking at leaving at 445 from The Lamb


Posted By: Get real 2
Date Posted: 08 Apr 2014 at 8:06am
Given the performance on Saturday you will probably put in a better performance than that shower on Saturday !


Posted By: Footy Dave
Date Posted: 08 Apr 2014 at 8:56am
Although we conceded 3 goals late on, I was led to believe we played quite well up to that point.

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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 08 Apr 2014 at 10:24am
Originally posted by Footy Dave Footy Dave wrote:


Although we conceded 3 goals late on, I was led to believe we played quite well up to that point.



Your right we did , was never a 5 nil game .

Story of our season


Posted By: Get real 2
Date Posted: 08 Apr 2014 at 1:05pm
Sorry but you must be watching a different side to me and the only comparable season for me is the first season in the conference north a number of years ago.

What been dished up this season has been very poor football and ditto on the management front as well.


Posted By: The dosthill lamb
Date Posted: 08 Apr 2014 at 2:32pm
Like you Get Real 2 i really cant believe how some people on here will try and make relegation seem like some sort of success story. The "story of our season" is that we seem to have been "unlucky" on 24 occasions already!!.  If you take Hyde out of the equation we have both the worst goals scored and conceded record in the division!. Since 16th November we have played 23 league games and  taken 13 points from a possible 69. That is pretty pathetic,and yet our board have sat on their arses and done nothing to try and change it. When other teams like Southport and Chester halfway through the season realised change was needed and brought in experienced managers,what did we do! I keep hearing that its down to the budget, well if thats the case can someone tell me why we paid top dollar for someone who hasnt been able to hit a cows arse with a banjo, and also why we signed Ebanks and Hattersley on contract for them never to start a league game. Also Jones who was bombed out after a month. If you have a small budget then surely its imperative that its not wasted,and that comes down to the management. Whilst i have nothing against Dale,it was an awful appointment. He had no track record over the course of a season,having previously been number two to what was deemed to be by the board as failure under Marcus Law. The silence from our board is deafening. They should be seriously looking NOW at who they want and who may be available at the end of the season,with experience to take over. Things have to change otherwise we will be nothing more than lower to mid table in The Conference North. For people to say no-one will want the job with a small budget is crap. Advertise the job and see. Nuneaton seemed to have done pretty well with a relatively small budget. I have followed this club for 50 yrs and watched them in the bad old days of Northern Premier League and winning only two games one season in the Southern League so cannot be accused of not following them through thick and thin. I can also accept relegation even though it hurts. However some sort of message from the board to the fans as to the clubs future aspirations would be welcome!        


Posted By: Get real 2
Date Posted: 08 Apr 2014 at 2:55pm
Fantastic post....Andrews take note and do something positive, we don't deserve this !


Posted By: Get real 2
Date Posted: 08 Apr 2014 at 2:57pm
By the way where did the Bob Andrews Interview post go? Why was it removed?



Posted By: The dosthill lamb
Date Posted: 08 Apr 2014 at 4:01pm
Didnt see or hear it myself although from a post by someone else i seem to recall that he was interviewed on Touch FM and poster said he attributed the reason for a poor season to the budget and bad luck!! Nothing to do with their appointment of manager then! He also said at the time of the appointment that "the club was in safe hands" with the manager, who himself said in a post match interview recently that the club would definitely reach 49 points!!.  


Posted By: Amington Lamb 2
Date Posted: 08 Apr 2014 at 4:02pm
That's the best post on this forum bar none ( my own included ) it's time someone got it right and says it as it is , we don't want to go down but we know it's inevitable , but at least have some ambition and do our very best to get back, there are too many people just accepting it as that is how it is ah well - RUBBISH - so come on board members show us you mean business look for a new manager now - get your heads out of the sand sack the Idiot move on and have good go next season .


Posted By: The dosthill lamb
Date Posted: 08 Apr 2014 at 4:21pm
Have to say that i do feel sorry for Dale. i am certain that he has the club at heart and has really tried his best in difficult circumstances. Thats nothing to be ashamed of. Thats why my anger is with the board and not him.They dont seemed to have learned any lessons from the time Des Lyttle was given the job. Had Dale have had some experience and success say at Conference North level you could have understood it but i think most supporters with any knowledge realised what the outcome would be. Only the eternal optimists would now think we could escape relegation. I would have been very happy indeed to have been proved wrong though and lets not forget that Dale was pretty instrumental in us winning the vase in 89 producing some great saves. My criticism is purely from a football perspective and wanting my football club to continue to be successful. I dont think he deserves some of the personal abuse that he has had however   


Posted By: NWL
Date Posted: 08 Apr 2014 at 7:20pm
I've stuck a fiver on us winning tonight


Posted By: Amington Lamb 2
Date Posted: 08 Apr 2014 at 7:34pm
Dosthill Lamb - I suppose you are right it's the board to blame and Dale has taken a lot of stick lately all because he was put in a job he didn't know his way around , he has been in and around T F C for a good many years now so I suppose it would be a shame to see him leave the club but then that is down to the new manager!!!
Frankly I think the board will leave him in the job because I think the conference north is where they want to be which is why they ain't done anything up to now as they hope it will all go away and blow over.


Posted By: The dosthill lamb
Date Posted: 08 Apr 2014 at 7:44pm
Have to say i think you are right Amington Lamb. If conference north football was the desire of the board, why cant they at least have had the balls to be up front with the supporters. However it will be no good the board moaning when gates drop even more next year because the football on display is crap. I foresee that the current regime will remain and if as i suspect when things are just as bad after 10 or so games next season,only then will the penny drop with this board. What i dont understand is why then was Marcus Law sacked,given that his record was better than at present? Why not persevere with him? The worrying thing also, is the number of people i have spoken to who have been long term fans and who have said they arent going to bother next season if its still the same.  


Posted By: thekingsburylamb
Date Posted: 08 Apr 2014 at 8:40pm

The writing was on the wall in January and I said that we needed a change then. If the current manager was unable to find a striker to score goals in the Conference why should it be any different in the league below. Fans will only come back to support the side if they see us scoring goals and getting value for money. I wonder how much they will hide behind the fact that we have had an above average injuries, I believe this has come about from the fact we had two good runs in the cup competitions and so had to play twice a week from the beginning of February and did not have a big enough squad to compete. I agree with Dosthill Lamb that the small budget was not managed properly and wasted on certain players.

The Directors will not get the backing from fans and prospective sponsors unless there is a change in manager.



Posted By: The dosthill lamb
Date Posted: 08 Apr 2014 at 9:18pm
Either they dont see that there is a problem,or are too arrogant to admit it. Last i heard we were losing again tonight. Its painful to keep either seeing them or hearing that they have lost.What will it take for heavens sake to make them realise change is needed! I keep reading from some posts how well we have played blah blah blah. Thats irrelevant.we are losing football matches and dont look capable of winning.


Posted By: bolehall man and son
Date Posted: 08 Apr 2014 at 9:26pm
the silence from the board this season has been deafening. All we hear is that we're unlucky week in week out. Being unlucky means you lose a couple of matches getting knocked out of a cup. You cannot be unlucky for a whole season!


Posted By: The dosthill lamb
Date Posted: 08 Apr 2014 at 9:39pm
After tonights game that makes it 13 points from a possible 72! Why change things!!


Posted By: thekingsburylamb
Date Posted: 08 Apr 2014 at 9:43pm

We've just been unlucky and not had the rub of the green LOLLOL

and had injuries at the wrong time.



Posted By: Get real 2
Date Posted: 08 Apr 2014 at 9:46pm
Belford has to go....worst points tally....worst back five I've seen in ten years, clueless in midfield and strikers well enough said. This is Belfords team and they are dross only player worth note is Lloyd Kerry ...the rest, well phone Bennetts and I'll pay for the taxis to drop these bunch of muppets on the fast lane of the motorway..

2-0 loss is actually a result but the stats on points tally is appalling, Andrews you should be ashamed to call yourself the chairman...fact, nothing short of a disgrace


Posted By: bolehall man and son
Date Posted: 08 Apr 2014 at 9:51pm
And the lack of action in the dug out shows Dale' s out of his depth. Subs never even got off the bench and warmed up in second half the other week at home even though we needed the win and again tonight only 1 sub until the 90th minute and then only because of an injury. Dale is not a proactive manager he's hardly even a re-active one with his tactics during the games


Posted By: tamufflad
Date Posted: 08 Apr 2014 at 10:04pm
Thats it lads, we have now officially been relegated, would like to congratulate Bob and the board for successfully achieving their objective of reaching the conference north

To all the fans who wanted us to be in the conference north i hope you're happy, because I know the majority are sick of the sh*te thats been thrown in front of us, and whoever is blaming luck and injuries get a grip, Dale and Bob have a alot of of explaining to do and I expect to see a lot of change at all levels for next season starting with Dale leaving, he's a nice guy with the club at heart but results speak for themselves.

See you all at Gloucester & Worcester City away next season.


/rantover


Posted By: Get real 2
Date Posted: 08 Apr 2014 at 10:13pm
Wonder what excuse the sunshine bubble blowers will provide!


Posted By: Shiny Disco Balls
Date Posted: 08 Apr 2014 at 11:45pm
Not quite official yet but good as. Certainly big changes needed and I think the sooner the better. Don't wait until the end of the season. Make it clear Dale is off come last game and put the job out there.
The club desperately needs to reconnect with the fans as well. We need something to buy into,a vision/goal if you like. That starts at the top and again, sooner the better.


Posted By: Seats are evil
Date Posted: 09 Apr 2014 at 12:45am
Been no leadership what so ever from the chairman , he more interested in his bloody new cafe business.

He god from hero to villan in many peoples minds #lostrespect


Posted By: Administrator
Date Posted: 09 Apr 2014 at 6:21am
Does appear that Bob has taken his eye off the club lately. There are other directors though.
Recently, the only one you see regularly, albiet from the directors side has been Mr S Lathbury.
No big games so others don't show up.


Posted By: BevC
Date Posted: 09 Apr 2014 at 6:36am
I hear fromthe lads the pain they are feeling from relegation and although I've not been able to go much I too feel sorry for the club. However, i don't feel sorry for the board and the players, neither have listened, neither have acted and neither seem to have the pride and the passion to wear the badge.

The board need to close that portakabin across the pitch and bring the club back together. Everything always seems Rosie over there and whys that, because the fans who have the club at heart are in the heart of the club, the club house all hurting together. But you could put money on it that it won't happen and the fans and the club and players get further and further away from each other until there is no more. Tamworth from when I started following them were the most friendly club, amazing that everyone ate and drank in the same place including the players, the fact the players came in and were prepared to take criticism was amazing and please bear in mind some of these days were bad and a lot of criticism. But they saw the passion of the people who paid their wages and wanted to do their best and went out and you could see them trying. But now the clubs heart is split in two by the pitch. Personally until someone actually wakes up and realises we are none league and need to get some personality back then whatever is done elsewhere is like a plaster that keeps falling off


Posted By: mr lamb.
Date Posted: 09 Apr 2014 at 7:52am
Feel the same. Kerry is the only player i would keep. Yet knowing what this club is like he will be the first to go.


Posted By: LukeTFC
Date Posted: 09 Apr 2014 at 5:09pm
Originally posted by Shiny Disco Balls Shiny Disco Balls wrote:

Not quite official yet but good as. Certainly big changes needed and I think the sooner the better. Don't wait until the end of the season. Make it clear Dale is off come last game and put the job out there.
The club desperately needs to reconnect with the fans as well. We need something to buy into,a vision/goal if you like. That starts at the top and again, sooner the better.
It is official due to Aldershot having to play Hereford so both of them can't lose which means mathematically it is impossible


Posted By: Pricey2
Date Posted: 09 Apr 2014 at 5:56pm
Relegation isn't that surprising. It is disappointing but we are always going to be in the lower reaches of this division and if that's the case every year, then one year you will go through the trapdoor. What has been painful is the manner of it. It's looked tough all season but after the win at home to Aldershot, there was plenty to fight for. Since then, we've taken one point from eight games in which we've scored a total of four goals.

Having Duane Courtney and Nick Chadwick injured didn't help admittedly and although I didn't go last night, losing two nil at Luton is not any worse than most clubs in this league will do but the damage has been done prior to that.

Next year, we need to bite the bullet, compete for the best part-time players around and attempt to build a core for more than one (or less than a whole one as has been the case this year) season at a time. No successful team replaces upwards of two thirds of it's playing staff every season. This season we probably will have to yet again with the change of division and I'll be staggered if our better players (Courtney, Kerry) or our promising younger players (BRE, Peniket) hang around but the planning then must be for at least the medium term. Our squad recruitment since returning to the Conference has been like someone putting together a fantasy football team in terms of continuity. You might keep one or two from the previous season but basically you start afresh. If this is for a newspaper or online competition it's fine, but if it's to actually compete in a division on the pitch then it won't work.

Whatever we come up with over the summer, it must be given some time. If we start well, it'll be easy to maintain this view but if we don't, it's no good throwing toys out of the pram and starting again before Christmas. Of the top seven in the Conference, every club bar Gateshead (who have given Millsy a longer term contract) had the same manager at the end of last season as they have now. In the case of Law at Alfreton and Devonshire at Braintree (similar size clubs to us) they've been there several seasons. This isn't coincidence. Long term planning works. Squads assembled between June and August and endlessly tinkered with thereafter, don't.


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The bad news is time flies. The good news is we are the pilots


Posted By: The dosthill lamb
Date Posted: 09 Apr 2014 at 7:42pm
The above named people you mention Ian all have what i believe to be that vital ingredient at this level,namely experience and of course the requisite ability!


Posted By: Get real 2
Date Posted: 09 Apr 2014 at 8:42pm
Of which Belford has sweet FA!


Posted By: Get real 2
Date Posted: 10 Apr 2014 at 10:05pm
Yes let's bite the bullet and shoot the current manager out of canon from the lamb', hopefully the toss pot will land on the bonnet of Andrews and the twat with the Nissan garage...Mr Fuc sung


Posted By: Shed-Frank
Date Posted: 12 Apr 2014 at 12:01am

I wouldn't keep one player from this season, no world beaters, very little talent as has probably shown to those unfortunate enough to have witnessed it this season. The fans once again are the ones who are losing out here, those who have regularly turned up and paid money to be served up sh*t week in, week out.

This will not change next season, we'll have the same bullsh*t we've had this season. Need I remind people just how awful we were under Mills the first season in the Conf North? That was with a manager who actually had integrity, talent and knowhow. We're in for a rough few season if this bunch of clowns are left with the reigns, right from the very top to the bottom this club needs a massive shake up. If we're as bad next season as we have been this season I can see a lot of fans getting fed up very quickly.

This could be an opportunity for the club, to rebuild, redevelop and evolve, embrace the modern world, learn how to utilise technology, make much better use of PR rather than the prehistoric ramblings on Twitter that we currently have. Explore new avenues of revenue, new interest streams and find a way of building the clubs stature in the long term, all of which could have been done last time we were in the Conf North. This, like last time wont happen, the club wont learn and if or when we're next in the conference it will be the same old story. I wont be holding my breath for positive change.



Posted By: Get real 2
Date Posted: 12 Apr 2014 at 8:49pm
Well said Frank...totally agree



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