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Re: Former Players

Post by BartonRaz » Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:53 pm

AFCRD_Dan wrote:
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BartonRaz wrote:
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Lewis Wilson
Stevo, Ollie B-H (both on the day Oadby won the league)
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One of the more memorable ones given the way he left the club - Lance Allen.
I was disappointed when he left.

Wasn't there stuff on twitter between him and Nat Liburd regarding their lack of playing time and venting at the club? Nat seemed to be a bad influence on him, if I remember correctly?

I can recall Lance being an unused sub for one away game, I think it may have been his last for the club. Where he left the bench rather than stay with the rest of the team until the final whistle.
Not quite how I remember it but certainly two of the more memorable departures. We had quite a few players in the squad at that time who used to vent their frustrations on Twitter when they weren’t picked. It wasn’t right, but those two seemed to be singled out and made an example of on the basis they weren’t regulars. Lance Allen was repeatedly being given about 30 seconds at the end of games under Starmer.

I’d like to think the club has moved on a lot since then on and off the pitch. We have a squad that’s a lot more professionally minded these days whereas the team had a very amateur feel to it back then. The players weren’t used to playing in front of large crowds and probably craved that to a certain extent, so things boiled over. I couldn’t imagine the likes of Liam Dolman, Sam Brown and the other senior players allowing that sort of thing on their watch.
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Re: Former Players

Post by AFCRD_Dan » Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:58 pm

BartonRaz wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:53 pm
AFCRD_Dan wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:21 pm
BartonRaz wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:51 pm


One of the more memorable ones given the way he left the club - Lance Allen.
I was disappointed when he left.

Wasn't there stuff on twitter between him and Nat Liburd regarding their lack of playing time and venting at the club? Nat seemed to be a bad influence on him, if I remember correctly?

I can recall Lance being an unused sub for one away game, I think it may have been his last for the club. Where he left the bench rather than stay with the rest of the team until the final whistle.
Not quite how I remember it but certainly two of the more memorable departures. We had quite a few players in the squad at that time who used to vent their frustrations on Twitter when they weren’t picked. It wasn’t right, but those two seemed to be singled out and made an example of on the basis they weren’t regulars. Lance Allen was repeatedly being given about 30 seconds at the end of games under Starmer.

I’d like to think the club has moved on a lot since then on and off the pitch. We have a squad that’s a lot more professionally minded these days whereas the team had a very amateur feel to it back then. The players weren’t used to playing in front of large crowds and probably craved that to a certain extent, so things boiled over. I couldn’t imagine the likes of Liam Dolman, Sam Brown and the other senior players allowing that sort of thing on their watch.
Found this from when it happened.

http://www.afcdiamonds.com/lance-allen- ... ave-afc-rd

Also the reaction on this forum at the time
viewtopic.php?t=6296&start=50

I remember them spouting on the UCL Facebook page, of course the inhabitants of that page were lapping it up, any excuse to paint us in a bad light.
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Re: Former Players

Post by sussexdiamond » Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:18 pm

Interesting match on Saturday for Richard Bunting as he lines up in a top of the table clash v Newport Pagnell. Nearly every NP player has at sometime played for AFC RD.

Bunting scored for Wisbech last week in their big 11-0 win against Sileby.

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Re: Former Players

Post by BartonRaz » Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:23 pm

Chester have this evening held a fans forum with some ominous looking updates being provided via their local rag:

https://www.chesterchronicle.co.uk/spor ... ssion=true

£200k in the red and players set to leave. This is a club that only restarted at Step 4 in 2010 after going to the wall during the year we made the play-offs.

Marcus Bignot is the manager. Tom Shaw, who was Caretaker Manager earlier in the season, returned to Tamworth last week.
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Re: Former Players

Post by Pressman » Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:49 pm

Lee Tommo Cardiff to Nottingham Forest loan
Simeon Jackson Walsall to Grimsby loan

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Re: Former Players

Post by sussexdiamond » Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:35 pm

Pressman wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:49 pm
Lee Tommo Cardiff to Nottingham Forest loan
Simeon Jackson Walsall to Grimsby loan
Jackson scores after 3 mins on debut.

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Re: Former Players

Post by sussexdiamond » Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:07 pm

Fernando Bell Toxtle scored twice for Basford on Saturday and has been playing a significant part in their success this season according to article in last weeks NLP. I fully understand why he left but I really rated him and was willing him to do well for us. Maybe we will come up against him next season.

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Re: Former Players

Post by Trek » Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:17 pm

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Maybe we will come up against him next season.
I doubt that as I think Basford United are a nailed on certainty to be playing in the Northern Premier and I think we will regard ourselves to be rather unlucky if we get placed in that league rather than the Central Premier if we are promoted.

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Re: Former Players

Post by BartonRaz » Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:36 pm

Max Porter now playing at our level having signed for Maldon & Tiptree of the Bostik North, having previously been at Chelmsford City in Conference South.
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Re: Former Players

Post by Brownie » Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:07 am

Tommy Berwick signs for BPW, guess he must be missing football but not sure what his fitness level will be like. Good luck to him he’s been away from the game for to long.

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