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Topic: AFC Manchester
Posted By: Argus9
Subject: AFC Manchester
Date Posted: 22 Sep 2016 at 5:35pm
Sorry guys - a must win for us just to keep up with title of belting teams currently below us and getting belted by teams above us - strange days even for TFC football - going for 3-1 Newton brace and Deeney free-kick - 1201 attending - Mrs Argus says yes again and again a Desmond - gate 980. Come on you Lambs!



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Posted By: NWL
Date Posted: 22 Sep 2016 at 8:19pm
First game of the season, 5 -3 with 1119, first look at the new pltch, not sure what to make of it yet


Posted By: Pilgrim Pod
Date Posted: 23 Sep 2016 at 9:35am
I hope I'm wrong but I'm not feeling positive about Saturday. AM questioning the desire of some of his squad is going to go one of two ways, fire them up or tick them off and I fear the latter. We know they'll bring a few fans with them so I think a crowd north of 1100 wouldn't be unrealistic.

Hope the team proves my fears wrong and we take at least a share of the spoils. COYL!


Posted By: Argus9
Date Posted: 23 Sep 2016 at 6:28pm
Worst fear - we play five centre backs and two wing backs - sorry guys almost a joke from me but you never know at moment with AM - oh hum!


Posted By: Argus9
Date Posted: 23 Sep 2016 at 6:52pm
PIlgrim Pod - getting me slightly worried now - the fact surrounds fact that Kiddy averaged just 1.7 league goals a game before playing us - thought they were best team we played against in years - HOWEVER - how bad were we and how good were they! - simple turn up tomorrow and let's find out-


Posted By: TFCJames
Date Posted: 23 Sep 2016 at 7:15pm

Originally posted by Argus9 Argus9 wrote:

PIlgrim Pod - getting me slightly worried now - the fact surrounds fact that Kiddy averaged just 1.7 league goals a game before playing us - thought they were best team we played against in years - HOWEVER - how bad were we and how good were they! - simple turn up tomorrow and let's find out-
Though speaking to their fans, they had been threatening those kind of wins all season, just had been finishing their chances



Posted By: Pricey2
Date Posted: 24 Sep 2016 at 11:40am
I know this won't be the same for those of you that actually live Tamworth way and have Nuneaton supporting friends. Living in Cannock, we have our fair share of United fans (they're basically like dogsh*t I know so you find some of them in every town) and they all have a soft spot for this lot so I would say I dislike them more than I dislike any other club in this division.

If we play like we did v Gloucester at home we'll win this but whether that's possible after those disasters at Kiddy I'm not certain so I'll plump for a 1-1 (which would be better if it involved Danny Newton knocking in a last minute equaliser right in front of their fans again).

In fairness to FCUM, Salford are catching them up with the BBC constantly providing yet another platform to that irritating self important, braindead chimp Neville to spout all he "knows" about football (ask Valencia fans I say).


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Posted By: Argus9
Date Posted: 24 Sep 2016 at 6:34pm
Ok - start it off again - many positives today - we have laid the rot to rest - we'll certainly for this week-end. Had shape for this almost like cup-tie not unlike last years game when it was just as frenetic - liked Briscoe starting but not Jed D being replaced by the complete out of form Clarke - can and able to push on - interesting to hear from NWL - not seen us for a bit - what do you reckon - interesting to get an almost independent view and sometimes that helps.









Posted By: Womble12
Date Posted: 24 Sep 2016 at 8:06pm
The results for Tamworth do not really affect my weekend. As long as I am watching competitive football is the reason why I brought a season ticket. There are a number of players I would quite happily play with out, even if it means us playing with only ten men, joe Clarke is one those guys. He can not pick a pass, doesn't break the play up, he offers no substance at all.

The chat for me in the bar was the discussions about how much other clubs charge to get in. Someone I know has paid £204 to go watch blues for the season. I know it's Blues but you can still watch the opposition and blues getting beat. Jokes aside Tamworth charge too much.

Solihull moors was £7, Salford city is £7. When you are grass roots playing grass roots football then you should not charge premiership/championship prices.

blues did kids for a quid, villa quite often charge £20 a game. Yes it's £8 more quid than Tamworth but like I said even if you watch the opposition it is worth it.

Could the crowds attendance being so low be a result of these prices. If they dropped the adult prices to £10 and offered kids for a quid it would not effect the amount people have paid for a season ticket. They could also offer a raffle on the old season tickets so you could win a new season ticket for the next year after this season as finished.


Posted By: happy red
Date Posted: 25 Sep 2016 at 11:43am
£8 I would come back. £12 is too much for me. Let's face it not far off watching Atherstone or Bolehall Swifts.
Now £20 to watch championship football.
After my holiday I am going to give it go.


Posted By: Gregorios
Date Posted: 25 Sep 2016 at 1:34pm
Wasn't too bad a performance considering recent form. Poor goal to give away though.

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Posted By: mmaybury
Date Posted: 25 Sep 2016 at 4:21pm
Based on a few comments I thought it would be useful to look at the prices charged by each club in our league. These are for the cheapest adult admission charge at the gate. Salford and FC United both below £10, but 17 other clubs the same or more expensive than Tamworth.
ClubCheapest Adult Price
AFC Fylde£12
AFC Telford£14
Alfreton Town£14
Altrincham£14
Boston United£13
Brackley Town£12
Bradford Park Ave£11
Chorley£10
Curzon Ashton£12
Darlington 1883£12
FC Halifax Town£15
FC United of Manchester£9
Gainsborough Tinity£12
Gloucester City£13
Harrogate Town£13
Kidderminster Harriers£13
Nuneaton Town£14
Salford City£7
Stalybridge Celtic£12
Stockport County£15
Tamworth£12
Worcester City£13


Posted By: Argus9
Date Posted: 25 Sep 2016 at 5:55pm
And disgracefully Nuneaton are the only team l have ever known not to do concessions for the over 65s (apart for their own fans in terms of season tickets) - however some even do it for the over 60s - are you listening TFC?






Posted By: Highrise bert
Date Posted: 25 Sep 2016 at 7:04pm
Hold on a minute Mr mmaybury that is the standing prices atTFC you forgot to mention that you have to pay an extra £2 to sit down,i don't know of any other team in our league that charges extra to sit down and I've been on most of them.


Posted By: Argus9
Date Posted: 25 Sep 2016 at 7:56pm
Yep- MB - not knocking you coming out so quickly on the side that employes you in whatever guise - however it would be really helpful for likes of Bert and me for you to update the list you gave above us - with that extra few pounds some charge and so many don't - and whilst l know we are no where near the most expensive - don't patronise us or maybe l am doing you a seriously wrong? Just maybe you overlooked the seat additions in price that some give and others don't?




Posted By: mmaybury
Date Posted: 25 Sep 2016 at 7:57pm
Yes they do Highrise Bert - I have just had a look at Boston, Kiddy and FC Halifax (who already charge more than the Lambs to stand) and they add extra on top of what I have stated. I tried to keep the info simple so people can see what the cheapest admission price is for home fans. As a matter of interest in the Vanarama National League you can pay as much as £21 to watch Dagenham and Redbridge!!


Posted By: mmaybury
Date Posted: 25 Sep 2016 at 8:04pm
Yep- MB - not knocking you coming out so quickly on the side that employees you in whatever guise ????????? 

Not an employee in any guise apart from volunteering my time, so I'm not too sure what you are getting at? I was just providing some additional info for those that were chatting about the price of getting into grounds. I thought I would have a look too and posted the info I found out for the benefit of people that use the forum. Sorry if you saw more into it than I did. 


Posted By: Argus9
Date Posted: 25 Sep 2016 at 8:13pm
MM - What the heck is the Redbridge and D (they took over my club after all) - to do with the prices we are paying at the level we are at - not moaning really about prices I'm paying but really suggest you report a more accurate picture and not quote R&D - remember a number of refused to go to Barnet a few seasons back as they were charging £22 to get in.


Posted By: mmaybury
Date Posted: 25 Sep 2016 at 8:14pm
I give in - everything I have quoted is accurate!
Feel free to continue to criticise me but like a number of other people I will not be contributing anymore to the forum. I thought I was being helpful but obviously not.


Posted By: Highrise bert
Date Posted: 25 Sep 2016 at 8:16pm
I think you had better look at Kiddy again Mr Mmaybury,i went there twice recently and they charged me £7 concession and my friend £13adult for the most perfect seat and view that I could wish for,even the 60s music was better at half time.


Posted By: Pilgrim Pod
Date Posted: 26 Sep 2016 at 8:45am
I think walking home disappointed with only a point is testament to how well I thought we played. Jones had a solid debut at the back, constantly talking and gesticulating to those around him and I can't recall him losing any tackle he went in for. Be interesting to know why Tomassen was completely dropped from the team sheet.

Was gutted to concede such a simple goal due to a lack of concentration. Who should have been marking the free player who scored? My first thoughts were Morley as it came from the left backs position but on reflection I think a midfielder dropped the ball there... Gifted them a point.

Super impressed with how Jed is developing since coming into the starting eleven. Was nice to hear someone near me echo my thoughts on the similarities between him and a certain Mr Durrell.

I agree with the comments about Clarke; doesn't do anywhere near enough. The same can be said for Mills. I find him utterly frustrating to watch as his pace offers a real threat but he disappears in games too much for me. We know he can score goals but for me right now he is the non league Gabby Agbonlahor... I think he'll come good for us though.

On a side note it's funny when you realise the more games you are going to the more invested you are becoming. Roll on next home game!


Posted By: WilnecoteLamb
Date Posted: 26 Sep 2016 at 2:21pm
Tomassen was axed due to poor performances  


Posted By: Pilgrim Pod
Date Posted: 26 Sep 2016 at 3:20pm
Originally posted by WilnecoteLamb WilnecoteLamb wrote:

Tomassen was axed due to poor performances  
That I can believe.


Posted By: Argus9
Date Posted: 26 Sep 2016 at 5:44pm
Thought Toms had a great season last year - but had DP looking after him - Lane couldn't - neither could command that back line - but to be fair he was not only player who let themselves down over the Kiddy slaughter sequence - but at end of day thought it was going to be Toms who was going to be dropped




Posted By: Pricey2
Date Posted: 26 Sep 2016 at 7:18pm
Was Tommo not suspended??

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Posted By: Pricey2
Date Posted: 26 Sep 2016 at 7:23pm
I vaguely remember that for a reason I don't understand, bans kick in after 14 days in this league so Tommo was sent off v Glos, played v Curzon and Kiddy and then was banned for this week. Will happily stand corrected if he was dropped and I also thought Jones did ok.

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Posted By: TFCJames
Date Posted: 26 Sep 2016 at 7:47pm
Originally posted by Pricey2 Pricey2 wrote:

I vaguely remember that for a reason I don't understand, bans kick in after 14 days in this league so Tommo was sent off v Glos, played v Curzon and Kiddy and then was banned for this week. Will happily stand corrected if he was dropped and I also thought Jones did ok.
He had his ban rescinded. Was dropped due to poor form, Morrell quoted on-line on Herald site


Posted By: Argus9
Date Posted: 26 Sep 2016 at 8:08pm
Ok - what's the view out there - thought Toms was outstanding in an outstanding back 4 last season - but not the key element - that said AM made the easier choice for him by dropping him over Lane - managers after all seem to support recent signings over whose who have delivered in the past? - views welcome? To be fair not sure?



Posted By: Pricey2
Date Posted: 26 Sep 2016 at 8:28pm
Fair enough TFCJames.

As for views, mine is a bit hampered by having seen neither of the Kiddy games but prior to that I thought Tommo and Lane had both done ok with Tommo maybe fractionally the better.

Hand on heart though, Dan Preston or Dom Smith would replace either of them for me.


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Posted By: Bolehall Youth
Date Posted: 26 Sep 2016 at 9:18pm
Originally posted by Highrise bert Highrise bert wrote:

I think you had better look at Kiddy again Mr Mmaybury,i went there twice recently and they charged me £7 concession and my friend £13adult for the most perfect seat and view that I could wish for,even the 60s music was better at half time.


Bert under the FA League admission rules for away fans are entitled to purchase tickets at the cheapest price offer to home fans, which means if they do not offer you standing they have to sell you seating at the standing prices which make TFC cheaper ! Sorry to p__s on your chips


Posted By: NWL
Date Posted: 26 Sep 2016 at 10:07pm
First visit of the season, game and home support one word, Sterile, a very long way back to the Conference prem, hope to appear now and again, but probably with less expectations, the left backs sky rocket clearance when under know pressure was a cracker, both sides on this evidence will be no more than mid table at best.

As for the new pitch frome the castle end still loooks to have a slope, unless my pre match drinks impaired my vision

The joys of be a TFC supporter


Posted By: happy red
Date Posted: 27 Sep 2016 at 3:13pm
F A rules they have to offer seats at standing prices if no standing is offered to away fans but offered to home fans at a cheaper cost.
Is that a new rule. Because I'm thinking of Rushden Diamonds. There no standing there for away fans but there was for home fans. I am old so l am getting absent minded, but I am sure Tamworth fans had to pay a premium to sit down.


Posted By: Argus9
Date Posted: 27 Sep 2016 at 6:17pm
NWL - Mid table at best comment will sit uncomfortably with several on here - maybe more? - but it's where we are and what a number of us predicted when squad assembled at start of season - sterile home support comment not surprising at all - have been saying on here for many seasons after the initial shouting of support for the team which l hope we all do - TFC have to give us something to shout about and again what ever the stats say - the actual home performances have actually been worse over what 5 or so seasons in terms of playing open and attractive football - the joys indeed of being a TFC supporter.






Posted By: Pricey2
Date Posted: 27 Sep 2016 at 7:52pm
You're right about the slope. George showed me round a bit when I picked up my season tickets and told me the slope had been reduced but not removed so you hadn't had too many.

In fairness, for those who like to criticise the club, this summer has been by far the most proactive in terms of improving facilities that I can remember. I don't think we have a promotion looking squad but if we've set up a better infrastructure that can generate non matchday income then that has to be positive long term.


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Posted By: NWL
Date Posted: 27 Sep 2016 at 8:47pm
Originally posted by Pricey2 Pricey2 wrote:

You're right about the slope. George showed me round a bit when I picked up my season tickets and told me the slope had been reduced but not removed so you hadn't had too many.

In fairness, for those who like to criticise the club, this summer has been by far the most proactive in terms of improving facilities that I can remember. I don't think we have a promotion looking squad but if we've set up a better infrastructure that can generate non matchday income then that has to be positive long term.


If the criticism was aimed at my post , hold on I've lived with that slope all my 50 odd years as a supporter and had know problem with it, but as for improving facilities for fans that not greatly changed has it.

Long term is great if the money is there, few years back we had a good youth teams only to disbanded to pay for a better first team , did that happen , no, but irrespective of what happens my loyalty to the club doesn't change, onwards and upwards.


Posted By: Argus9
Date Posted: 28 Sep 2016 at 10:23am
Happy with money invested in club in terms of pitch and possibly the evental extra funding stream - but the £1m Sir Bob paid without any grants l understand will take what several years to break even on investment - and yes endorse the new youth set up but again it will take several years before we see any impact to hit the first team if indeed it does -Yep hope for the future. BUT - it's the here and now that's got to be addressed and next what 2/3 seasons - we cannot stagnate on pitch - whilst this season is not over mid table is looking more than likely. Unless AM can get right balance on pitch and we start playing a brand of football which touches on 'attractive' ' home gates will drop - last 2 seasons we had play-off places to keep interest.


Posted By: Pricey2
Date Posted: 29 Sep 2016 at 9:29pm
NWL - not sure how you interpreted that as a criticism of your post. I was just saying you were right about there still being a slope in all honesty.

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Posted By: Pricey2
Date Posted: 29 Sep 2016 at 9:43pm
Originally posted by Pricey2 Pricey2 wrote:

NWL - not sure how you interpreted that as a criticism of your post. I was just saying you were right about there still being a slope in all honesty.

The rest of it was "aimed", if that's the right word, at those who pop up wanting AM sacked every time we have two disappointing results which was half the reason I've been on far less often - he's the first manager I can remember who's been involved in hugely altering the infrastructure of the club for the long term benefit. I'm under no illusion that he's Pep Guardiola but I don't think we are going to have a queue of people better than him lining up for the job if we got rid.

I, for one can put up with a midtable season (which I don't think is necessarily the best we're capable of but acknowledge could happen) given that we have our own academy and a load of kids using the pitch for training which wasn't happening when he arrived.

The Stan Petrov shout is a weird one too - tremendous player in his prime and deserves massive admiration for how he's battled cancer (my old man is a cancer survivor too from an age not much above Stan's when he got it) and I wish him all the best wherever he goes but the idea a 37 year old bloke who's been through what he has and hasn't kicked a ball above Sunday league level for the last 3 years is inevitably going to boss it in this league is a bit fanciful I fear. Don't take that as knocking him in any way. It isn't. I'm just thinking realistically.


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Posted By: Bolehall Youth
Date Posted: 30 Sep 2016 at 12:06am
Under 21's are playing tomorrow at the GTS Gas Services Stadium, at the Lamb Ground 2pm kick.


Posted By: Argus9
Date Posted: 30 Sep 2016 at 12:04pm
Heard the middle/end of a sports radio bulletin yesterday that someone was talking about a coaching non-playing role with Nuneaton - assume that was Mr Petrov - and it would make sense on the playing side - why would he want to put his body through hell at such a combative level at his age.



Posted By: NWL
Date Posted: 30 Sep 2016 at 8:24pm
Originally posted by Pricey2 Pricey2 wrote:

NWL - not sure how you interpreted that as a criticism of your post. I was just saying you were right about there still being a slope in all honesty.


I really should read more slowly, and drink less, or better still stop posting, or stop drinking, old age is a wonderful thing


Posted By: Argus9
Date Posted: 30 Sep 2016 at 9:29pm
but really hope it's real ale!


Posted By: NWL
Date Posted: 01 Oct 2016 at 11:01am
Originally posted by Argus9 Argus9 wrote:

but really hope it's real ale!


Is there anything else, it brings a to my eye, makes me brings the in me out, and for some of our proformances leaves me feeling but over all its a


Posted By: Highrise bert
Date Posted: 01 Oct 2016 at 12:57pm
Can't stand chips youth,i'm a curly fries man.


Posted By: NWL
Date Posted: 01 Oct 2016 at 9:50pm
Originally posted by Highrise bert Highrise bert wrote:

Can't stand chips youth,i'm a curly fries man.


How high are you up Bert, but still I'm more of a crinkle chip man myself


Posted By: Highrise bert
Date Posted: 03 Oct 2016 at 8:14am
Put it this way NWL if it wasn't for the monstrous snowdome I'd be able to see inside the whole of the GTS GAS SERVICES STADIUM AT THE LAMB (did you like that Bolehall youth?)


Posted By: Bolehall Youth
Date Posted: 03 Oct 2016 at 4:10pm
No !, I Loved It!! Lol


Posted By: Highrise bert
Date Posted: 03 Oct 2016 at 6:09pm


Posted By: Argus9
Date Posted: 06 Oct 2016 at 5:40pm
One of the funniest chants I've heard following TFC was a few years back away to Alty away directed at us - it was pouring with rain and soaked through to the core - don't think we even won - but when the chant ended lt made the day - and sorry BERT you are to blame - it went along lines ' put your hands up if you own a garden'







Posted By: Highrise bert
Date Posted: 06 Oct 2016 at 8:40pm
I think I was at that game Argus and I'll tell you what, I've got a balcony that's like a garden,its full of tomatoe plants,green beans and sweet peas,i want to grow an apple tree but council won't let me,if you're at Gainsborough on Saturday I'll put a tomatoe in your pocket. I've got a feeling the LAMBS are gonna go on a winning streak,i reckon 2_0 on Saturday.


Posted By: Argus9
Date Posted: 06 Oct 2016 at 9:11pm
Sorry Burt - no one will ever put a tomatoe in my pocket - how dare you Sir! -and secondly the apple tree idea - the local council has obviously a core problem in your argument!




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