Have many of you see the news about this new owner at Billericay pumping big money into the club - they're reportedly due to sign Paul Konchesky this evening. A squad already containing Julian, Swaine and Cunnington (all signed from Bromley), Billy Bricknell's down there and they've just signed the winger McLeod from Eastleigh too.
Do clubs ever learn?! Wonder if they'll end up like Canvey/Grays/Hornchurch and the like from yesteryear.
Billericay's new owner, Glenn Tamplin, was last year leading a consortium that was trying to take over Dagenham & Redbridge. After a certain amount of agonising, D&R's Board decided they didn't want his money and so he's taken it to a different part of Essex.
We'll have to see how this pans out. Billericay are currently tenth in the Ryman Premier, seven points off a play-off spot, with twelve league games left to play. They've won seven of their last eight matches (two of those in the League Cup) including a 7-0 and a 6-0.
That's the thing - when these people get bored or don't see a return on their investment, that club normally spirals down and sometimes they are left with nothing. That doesn't happen in the Premier League.
Grays, Hornchurch, Canvey are some but you can add Salisbury, Weymouth, Lewes, Histon, Rushden and Diamonds, Darlington, Hereford....the list is almost endless...
So sad what happened to Gretna FC, they were effectively bankrolled by a benevolent philanthropist (Brooks Mileson) who was also a passionate devotee of non-league football. When he died, the club the died with him.
Give me a sustainable model of collective ownership any day of the week.
georgieboy: Brilliant result especially after travelling up on day. Well done all.
Jan 6, 2018 22:11:33 GMT
moatsider29: is the match tonight on media?
Feb 27, 2018 20:10:47 GMT
dos: Alright pal buzzing about Sutton need to up the atmosphere
Mar 25, 2018 4:11:24 GMT
davef: 28th April v Aldershot Town: TICKETS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE ON THE DAY. Season tickets are valid but if you need to buy a match ticket it MUST be purchased in advance.
Apr 12, 2018 9:07:23 GMT
tangerinedub: I live close to bohemians ground in Dublin and am a Blackpool supporter (used to live there) and Bohs are my Irish team.
Sept 12, 2018 14:41:42 GMT
tangerinedub: I can give you any info you want if travelling, pubs, food etc just let me know.
Sept 12, 2018 14:42:57 GMT
tangerinedub: hope you guys enjoy your trip to Dublin.
Oct 2, 2018 14:41:34 GMT
merchandiser: You guys make me laugh, have you been to many away grounds, I don't think so. When we travelled up north for most of the trophy rounds last season, you would not believe, it was like going back to the seventies.
Dec 13, 2018 17:28:58 GMT
scorpioeyes: It's time to scrap play-offs,they are ridiculous.
Apr 29, 2019 20:55:21 GMT
Stewart: The NL season starts on 3rd August The fixtures are due to be released on 3rd July.
May 21, 2019 13:01:32 GMT
scorpioeyes: I predicted a relegation struggle with a totally inexperienced manager. Hope I am wrong, but it doesn't look like it. MG is out of his depth,that's obvious.
Sept 3, 2019 22:59:54 GMT
ggl: So are we now saying we have a manager who is not in favour of bringing in loan players and if the board decided to part company with him they cannot afford to do so ?
Oct 23, 2019 8:21:42 GMT
historyboy: So sorry to hear about the passing of Eddie Clack. I Remember him well.
Oct 24, 2019 17:13:12 GMT
historyboy: Sad to hear of the passing of Eddie Cack, I remember him well. I think that the said photograph publishsed by the club, of him sitting next to Dave Hermitage, isn't him at all; I think the picture shows Micky Goodall. Compare other pictures of both.
Oct 24, 2019 17:27:34 GMT