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29th July 2003
Season ticket information
The very latest picture supplied by our Press Officer shows that the perimeter wall is being constructed along the far side of the ground. You can also see that the small stand has been stripped and this will be moved forward towards pitchside soon.
26th July 2003
After their epic walk of 176 miles along the Offa's Dyke Path to raise nearly £1,000 for the care and treatment of Luke Dollemore, the disabled son of Enfield Town steward Dave, Eric Allen and Keith Knight received a cash boost from an unexpected source on Saturday 26 July during Enfield Town's visit to Ryman League Arlesey Town for a friendly match. Having found out about the walk on the Enfield Town website, Arlesey obviously thought the cause worthy of support for they gave the entire proceeds from their matchday raffle to Keith Knight after the game. Keith is pictured receiving the money from Arlesey Town manager Nicky Ironton after the match.
Enfield Town put on a better show for their supporters today, as they strove to overcome the humbling defeat of last Tuesday. Jim Chandler gave trialist Wayne Grant a position in the starting line-up, the newcomer partnering Peter Ulatowski up front. With eight regulars missing though it was very much a case of fielding what he had available rather than trying out different permutations. more...
24th July 2003
The very latest picture supplied by our Press Officer shows the perimeter wall in construction alongside the Brimsdown side of the pitch early this week. More progress pictures to follow as they become available.
Enfield Town travel to Arlesey on Saturday for a pre-season friendly game. Our hosts have given us detailed directions to the ground Arlesey info page
22nd July 2003
After a promising start Town found themselves swamped by their Ryman Premier opponents tonight. A Stuart Snowden penalty put them in front after only 11 minutes, the spot-kick being awarded after Peter Ulatowski has been fouled by the Blues veteran goalkeeper Desborough. The lead didn't last long however more...
20th July 2003
The club will be running a coach to the friendly at Long Melford on Saturday 9th August. Supporters are asked to check the details on the FANZONE section of the site for more details.
19th July 2003
Despite the adverse scoreline this was a good game for Enfield Town this afternoon, as the pre-season build-up continues to gain momentum. Once again, Jim Chandler's starting eleven showed great strength at the back and not a little ingenuity in midfield, while up front they did enough to worry the 'Wood' rearguard. more...
18th July 2003
Enfield Town travel to Ryman Division One North side Boreham Wood tomorrow (Saturday) in their second pre-season friendly game. Point your browsers towards the Boreham Wood info page on this website for directions to Broughinge Road or visit their club website for further information.
17th July 2003
Jim Cantle appeared on his third C4 Countdown show this afternoon and, after winning the previous two on the 'Countdown Conundrum', Jim surprised even himself with an easy win today. Jim said last night that he had taken risks in the first few days and that in his appearances afterwards he played a safety game. You can't knock his record on the numbers game where he has kept Carol Vorderman from showing how to calculate to the random totals every time but once (an unsolvable total). Richard Whiteley was very careful to remember the 'Town' in Enfield Town throughout the show. 64+77+83 points totals so far. Points mean parties for the JETS!
Meanwhile, the image below is the site of the stand that will follow after the perimeter wall of the ground is completed.
16th July 2003
Two vastly changed teams took the field tonight, with Brimsdown Rovers looking completely different from last season since new management duo
Tony Faulkner and Dean Cole took over, while Enfield Town started the match with a much more physical looking team than has been the norm. report...
Matthew Negus (right) tried out the new Enfield Town kit tonight and instantly gave a thumbs up to the design. This is the first design change in our kit since the club formation in 2001. The adult size is £30, whilst the kids version is available at £22. Get yours now!
The very latest on the ground is that the concreting has been completed on the clubhouse and goal end of the ground. In the next few days the perimeter wall will go up to enclose the ground.
15th July 2003
Enfield Tigers voted unanimously at their A.G.M. to change their name to Enfield Town Tigers, reflecting the ever-strengthening link between the clubs. The 'Town Tigers are on the lookout for new players at under-13 and under-14 level. If you're interested then get in touch with Paul Culligan at email@example.com
Meanwhile, Enfield Town get their season underway against Brimsdown in Wednesday night's friendly. Jim Chandler has added several players to last season's League Championship-winning squad, including ex-Enfield player Jason Geraghty. The action takes place on the no. 2 pitch at Brimsdown, with an early kick-off at 6:45pm. Admission is £3 for Adults and £1 for concessions.
13th July 2003
The kick off time for our opening friendly of the season has been bought forward to 6.45pm and we will now be playing the match on Pitch no.2 (this is the main field, and not the Downs).
Enfield Town supporter Jim Cantle appears on Channel Four's 'Countdown' tomorrow (Monday). Jim, you may recall, sought sponsorship for his efforts in order to raise funds for the J.E.T.S. Christmas Party. If you were one of his sponsors it may be worth watching the programme to see how well he did - and how much you owe him!
12th July 2003
Enfield Town start their season as defending Essex Senior League champions at home to Basildon United on the 16th August. Full details for the following month are now on FIXLIST
On 21 July a book is being published that will certainly strike a chord with many Enfield Town supporters. The book in question is 'The Capital Crimes', Volume Two in the 'Clubs in Crisis' series, and apart from the AFC Wimbledon saga, and a section on Barnet, there is a very emotive version of the Enfield Town story as told by Wayne Gumble. Wayne's account of the fall of Enfield FC and the rise of The Town, not only draws from his own feelings during that difficult transition period but also accurately records the never-ending tussle between the Club, the supporters action group and the local council. It's a story that we've all lived through, but one that has never been covered so thoroughly as it has in this book. 'Capital Crimes' will be available for purchase at the Enfield Town versus Hendon friendly on Saturday August the 2nd. Priced at £7.99, this is one book that every Enfield Town supporter will want to add to their collection.
9th July 2003
After walking 176 miles from Chepstow to Prestatyn, Eric and Keith have completed their walk and are now having a good earned rest at their destination. Well done to the lads for their efforts in raising cash for the care and treatment of Luke Dollemore, the disabled son of Town steward Dave. Hopefully, a few quotes will follow later tonight.
8th July 2003
The lads are now feeling the strain. Keith thinks he may have a very bad calf muscle (this is in his good leg). The boys target today was the Clywd range, then for the final push to see the pub at Prestatyn. At least it is downhill all the way now. Bubbles will collect them on Wednesday evening and he thinks that the only thing keeping them going is the thought of a decent pint at the end of the journey in Prestyan.
7th July 2003
140 out of 176 miles now completed and the walk is beginning to tell on our walkers. Eric has a bit of a strained back, and Keith has a strained calf muscle. The lads are tired but cannot wait to dip their feet in the sea at Prestyan on Wednesday and have decent pint.
6th July 2003
5th July 2003
Enfield Town's opponents in the F.A.Cup Preliminary Round will be Clacton Town of the Eastern Counties Premier League.The date scheduled for this match is Saturday 30th August.
The winners of this tie will be away to Edgware Town or Clapton in the 1st Qualifying Round on Saturday 13th September.
In the F.A.Vase we are exempt till the 1st Round proper, which we enter on Saturday 18th October.
Clacton Town website...
Just to confuse the webmaster, Eric, Keith and our Press Officer Peter Coath have conspired to submit a non-existent place name as a stop over point! Tonight the resting place will be Trefonen (please note the spelling Mr C). It was said to be customary for the Welsh to hang every Englishman whom they found to the west of Offas Dyke, but our walkers have managed to remain unscathed throughout their journey...
4th July 2003
At their meeting on Wednesday the Board considered the implications of the verdict in the recent High Court case. The Board are very aware of the concerns supporters will have and have produced a list of questions and answers which may help alleviate some of these concerns. A meeting of the Society members has also been arranged for Monday 21st July at 7.30pm at the Downs, Brimsdown Sports & Social Club. The Non League Forum attributed to Enfield Town remains suspended to protect both the Club and those supporters who contribute to it from any ramifications.
Q Why was the Club involved in litigation in the High Court
A A claim was brought by Costas Sophocleous against ETFC Ltd, the company that operates Enfield Town FC, and Roger Reed, the Club Secretary alleging letters written on behalf of the club were libellous. The Club did not initiate the litigation.
Q What was the result?
A The Jury found for the claimant and awarded damages of £5,000 Plus costs.
Q Who at the Club gave evidence?
A The Chairman David Bryant, Vice Chair Paul Millington, Club Secretary Roger Reed, and Directors Scott Reed and Derek Robinson.
Q Could the litigation and expense have been avoided by the club?
A Only by the Club and Roger Reed accepting the claim.
Q Did the Club take legal advice?
A Yes, the Club instructed Vanderpump & Sykes a leading local firm of solicitors. They, at the appropriate time, instructed barristers with particular expertise in the area of law which was the subject of the claim.
Q Did the Club ever receive advice that the defence was likely to fail?
Q Did the Club attempt to settle the dispute prior to its reaching the High Court?
A Yes, proposals to settle were made by our solicitors.
Q How will the costs and damages be funded?
A Contingency plans are being put in place by the directors of ETFC Ltd.
Q Are members of the Society liable?
Q Does this judgement affect the Clubs plans for ground improvements?
A Work has already started and will be completed to reach the required standard for promotion.
Q Does the judgement affect the Clubs ability to retain a squad Able to win the Championship?
Members are asked to note that the law is very strict about any Repetition of a libel. The Society, its directors, the directors of ETFC Ltd and everyone associated with Enfield Town FC will not do so. The Society cautions all members, in their own interests, not to do so.
Over halfway to their target and Forden was today's base for Eric and Keith. From here to Trefowen lies Long Mountain and a steep acent to 550 metres.
3rd July 2003
Our walkers traveled seven miles today, passing through Llanfairwaterdine on their way to Newcastle. The ascent was from 200 metres to 450 metres, hence the shorter distance. With 30-35lb on your back, you would want an easy day too!
2nd July 2003
At the meeting this evening the Directors drafted a statement which will now be considered by its legal team and we hope that this will be published in the near future. A meeting of the Society members has been arranged for Monday 21st July at the Downs, Brimsdown Sports & Social Club. The forum will remain suspended for the time being to protect both the club and those supporters who contribute to the forum from any ramifications.
Despite constant interruptions from the rain, the contractors have made steady progress at Goldsdown Road and the way is now clear for the pitch-side concrete path to be laid.
After discoing through Discoed, Eric and Keith have arrived at Knighton, a town of 13th century origin. They are midway through their journey to Prestatyn and tomorrow sees them press on towards Newcastle. On the injury front, Eric has a bruised toe while Keith is suffering from cramp. Both are currently drying out after the constant soaking received on the way to Kington and both are missing their beds!
Enfield Tigers currently play in the Waltham Forest league at Under 13 & Under 14 level. The standard of football played is high, with the majority of opponents being involved with professional clubs. Therefore, finishes of 4th and 7th out of 11 clubs was very respectable considering the quality of opposition.
The Tigers are developing a close relationnship with Enfield Town and would be interested in new players for the coming season. If you are interested contact Paul Culligan at firstname.lastname@example.org
1st July 2003
Still with us? Today our travellers made it all the way to Kington or, to be more accurate, 'Tref-y-Clawdd' the Town on the Dyke. The walk took them over Hergest Ridge, which is supposedly the inspiration to Mike Oldfield's record of the same name. So that's 68 of the 177 miles now covered. Tomorrow is a thirteen mile walk so let's hope they find a good pub tonight!