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What's new then?

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Topic: What's new then?
Posted By: Black Sheep TFC
Subject: What's new then?
Date Posted: 25 Jul 2014 at 1:34pm
Afternoon all,

Been elsewhere for a few months, after the dross of last year. Not taken any interest in / seen much close season activity.

So what's new?

Any change in personnel at the club?

Any signs of ground development? Surely the only real legacy Bob can leave now ?

What's the squad looking like - are we going part time? 

My Boston supporting colleague thinks we're putting together a half decent squad on paper, and should be in the mix, with a fair few others, Solihull were muted too, but Harrogate are chucking cash around, and are the ones serious about going up this year - any thoughts?

Are we full of renewed optimism and talk of "bouncebackability" or is everyone still a bit "meh" ?






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Posted By: Pricey2
Date Posted: 25 Jul 2014 at 3:21pm
Barrow have even deeper pockets than Harrogate so I'll take them to win the league. Harrogate won't be far away so play offs likely for them I reckon and then perm three from us, Boston, Stockport, Guiseley, North Ferriby and as a more outside bet, maybe AFC Fylde (28/1 - quarter the odds top 3) riding the promotion wave and with a few quid of their own to make up the play offs.

The return of Greeny looks the best signing to me although the Nuneaton tribe could do alright. First half dozen games will be crucial to set the mood I think. Harrogate away is a tough start and then our second home game (after Glos) is Stockport which won't be easy as they'll probably bring the biggest away following of the season.

I think if we are in double figures points wise after our first six then that will have been a decent start.


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Posted By: Black Sheep TFC
Date Posted: 25 Jul 2014 at 5:29pm
Completely forgot about Stockport! You'd hope they'd have stopped the rott by now and would be back on the up now. Feel for their fans, what's left of them.

Boston supporting colleague is playing down their chances, and he's a smart bloke so value his knowledge of this league and players at this level.

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Posted By: Pricey2
Date Posted: 25 Jul 2014 at 5:56pm
I think it's impossible for Stockport to continue to get worse and they seem to have had a relatively stress free (by their recent standards) close season. They'll be up there somewhere I'd have thought this year.


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Posted By: Coops
Date Posted: 26 Jul 2014 at 7:30pm
Originally posted by Black Sheep TFC Black Sheep TFC wrote:

Completely forgot about Stockport! You'd hope they'd have stopped the rott by now and would be back on the up now. Feel for their fans, what's left of them.

 

Their fans have stuck with them by and large, good crowds last season and in their pre-season games.


Posted By: Black Sheep TFC
Date Posted: 28 Jul 2014 at 5:20pm
Playing them will be a good indicator of how we'll fair this season I reckon

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Posted By: LukeTFC
Date Posted: 28 Jul 2014 at 5:33pm
I think the first game away at Harrogate will be more of an indicator on how we'll fair this season. Can't see Stockport finishing any higher than 8th


Posted By: Black Sheep TFC
Date Posted: 30 Jul 2014 at 11:18am
Sorry, but fully expect us to get beaten at Harrogate, given they're already established in this league, and been splashing the cash, home advantage, our teams first game nerves/need time to gel etc. Could be a six pointer come end of the season if we are truly expected to be up there with them. Hope I'm proven wrong though.

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Posted By: abcdefg
Date Posted: 30 Jul 2014 at 1:42pm
Originally posted by Black Sheep TFC Black Sheep TFC wrote:

Sorry, but fully expect us to get beaten at Harrogate, given they're already established in this league, and been splashing the cash, home advantage, our teams first game nerves/need time to gel etc. Could be a six pointer come end of the season if we are truly expected to be up there with them. Hope I'm proven wrong though.

After the last couple of seasons I entirely understand your pessimism :-)


Posted By: CG RED
Date Posted: 30 Jul 2014 at 3:23pm
Harrogate havn't done too well pre-season.

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Posted By: thekingsburylamb
Date Posted: 01 Aug 2014 at 11:10pm

But the difference with Harrogate's pre season warm up is they have been playing opposition that is stronger than themselves and we have been playing teams with the exception of Rotherham all below us. Does this really test our defence ?

Also well done to Harrogate kids for a quid in the first home game against us, get them interested in the club early in the season and who have spent money improving the grounds facilities. Tamworth take note.



Posted By: Up the Lambs
Date Posted: 02 Aug 2014 at 11:02am

When you have the 25th richest man in the country owning the club you can do all sorts of things, The club did not see much take up of the £1 offer for the Swansea fixture. Junior Season tickets are available at £40 and for those who purchased earlier they got the friendlies free.

Would be interested to see how you can run a club without taking a gate, even from a pound the club only get 80p as the taxman takes his 20%.

We have moved away from WML football, a trip to Brereton last week puts our progress into perspective. To think were playing them once in the same league and we have gone on to even have topped the Conference at one stage, you cannot do that for a £1. 




Posted By: thekingsburylamb
Date Posted: 02 Aug 2014 at 10:58pm

As advertised on Tamworth FC main website  the Swansea game admission prices were as follows 5-15 year olds £3, 16-17 year olds £5. Junior season ticket of £40 is for 5 and under, £70 for 6 - 15's, £170 for 16 & 17 year old's.

Harrogate Town FC admission prices for next weeks game - under 18's £1,

Season tickets all under 18's £40, If I purchased a terraced season ticket today at Tamworth for myself and my two sons 17 and 12 TOTAL COST £380, Harrogate  £270 - that's  £110 difference. Tamworth take note

And they smashed Worksop 5-0 today.



Posted By: abcdefg
Date Posted: 02 Aug 2014 at 11:07pm
Even if TFC charged exactly the same as Harrogate I doubt it would have little, if any, affect on the attendances at The Lamb (sponsored by O2 Tamworth if course).


Posted By: Black Sheep TFC
Date Posted: 11 Aug 2014 at 12:21pm
Originally posted by Pricey2 Pricey2 wrote:

Barrow have even deeper pockets than Harrogate so I'll take them to win the league. 

My Boston supporting colleague is very pleased to have beaten Barrow on Saturday.

barrow took c150-170 travelling support he reckons, great turn out by them.


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