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Tom Bowen is currently offline Tom Bowen
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Players leaving    Message 50205Sun, 17 November 2019 17:38  Go to next message

Two more players left the club today having been released.

Charlie Ten Grotenhuis
Mitchal Gough

I feel they're dropping like flies at this rate, what do we do?

So far we've had:

Charlie TG
Mitchal Gough
Marc Charles Smith
Chris Flood

And that's just this season!

Also not to forget that CTG joined us just 3 weeks ago, and now he's being released???

Something doesn't add up here.

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TheBoroWalk is currently online TheBoroWalk
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Re: Players leaving    Message 50206 is a reply to message 50205Sun, 17 November 2019 18:57  Go to previous messageGo to next message

You're new here aren't you Tom?


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Farnboroughfan1 is currently offline Farnboroughfan1
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Re: Players leaving    Message 50207 is a reply to message 50205Sun, 17 November 2019 19:23  Go to previous messageGo to next message

This has been happening for last few seasons.
The budget disappears around Christmas and players that arrive during preseason tend to be released..

Maybe it improve if the club could try and harness a cup run in the fa competitions that provides decent prize money..

Failing that, sign a better balanced squad to start with.

That doesnt happen and we will see another 70 odd players through the revolving door

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Tom Bowen is currently offline Tom Bowen
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Re: Players leaving    Message 50208 is a reply to message 50207Sun, 17 November 2019 19:41  Go to previous messageGo to next message

We're already losing some talented players, and there is no way we can afford to lose any more. People like Connor and Reggie and Liam are integral to the squad and I doubt we would lose them, but if we did, then we would have a huge problem on our hands.
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Bob Perry is currently offline Bob Perry
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Re: Players leaving    Message 50211 is a reply to message 50208Sun, 17 November 2019 23:28  Go to previous messageGo to next message

Tom, as was mentioned earlier, this pattern of player turnover has been going on for several seasons now, and doesn't ever look like changing.

It's a Management style of 'I don't know how to deal with it, lets throw it away and start again'.
Keep repeating the same mistakes and never learning, but I know best!
It's my Company anyway, and I'm in charge!! despite what is reported)

I also get the feeling that opinions from players who have played at higher levels, and coaches, does not go down too well either, which doesn't help!!

So what is the answer?
Well in most other Clubs heads would have rolled a long long time ago, but this is a very different scenario, that doesn't seem to appear anywhere else, except maybe in a Glen Tamplin world, and there's no way I would ever wish that upon Farnborough!!
We've been in a similar situation with Westley remember, so we have to put up with what we have.

Options? Walk away, which so many have already done, or stay and accept that things will never change, and just enjoy a game of football on a Saturday.

There are still a few of us that care enough to stay around, because we love OUR club, and in the off chance of a miracle happening, but it's an ageing and decreasing band!

We make our points of view known, but it only helps to relieve the frustration really, no one really listens, or seems to care, from above!!
You get the impression that it's shut up and be grateful, but why should we??








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Re: Players leaving    Message 50212 is a reply to message 50211Mon, 18 November 2019 08:02  Go to previous messageGo to next message

Wasnt Charlie TG only on loan for us?
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City Gent is currently offline City Gent
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Re: Players leaving    Message 50213 is a reply to message 50211Mon, 18 November 2019 11:12  Go to previous messageGo to next message

Well said Bob. For many years I used to go to all home games and many away games (when not travelling on business) but over the last few seasons it has become harder to turn up each week not knowing the names / new faces playing that particular week for the Boro. The club has no real chance of building back up regular attendances whilst it continues with such a high turnover of players and lack of any progress in the cup competitions each season.
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BillM
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Re: Players leaving    Message 50214 is a reply to message 50211Mon, 18 November 2019 16:48  Go to previous messageGo to next message

With respect to someone smarter than me :-)


"There's no "I" in team but there's no "us" either, just "me"

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Bob Perry is currently offline Bob Perry
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Re: Players leaving    Message 50215 is a reply to message 50214Mon, 18 November 2019 17:46  Go to previous messageGo to next message

Welcome back Bill, nice to hear from you again.



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Re: Players leaving    Message 50266 is a reply to message 50215Sat, 23 November 2019 16:39  Go to previous messageGo to next message

Gough noted for Merstham today and Perry Coles scored for Knaphill against Badshot Lea.
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JH is currently offline JH
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Re: Players leaving    Message 50280 is a reply to message 50266Sat, 23 November 2019 17:23  Go to previous messageGo to next message

Shottermiller wrote on Sat, 23 November 2019 16:39
Gough noted for Merstham today and Perry Coles scored for Knaphill against Badshot Lea.

Perry Coles has not left. On loan.

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Lady 18yarder is currently offline Lady 18yarder
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Re: Players leaving    Message 50326 is a reply to message 50211Mon, 02 December 2019 10:47  Go to previous messageGo to next message

I am very sad to write this but when somebody like me, who has watched the club since 1985, decides enough is enough, the club has a real problem. I watched Boro home and away and rarely missed a game. I got very involved with the Club at one point, doing raffles and running quizzes. I helped to start FaST and Farnborough FC was my passion.

However when I come to a game and there are 6 different players from the week before and I only recognise 2 players on the pitch, and this happens week after week, the fire in your soul slowly dies. I came to the first game of this season and it was great to catch up with everyone but after I got home I realised that I had spent 80% of my time with my back to the pitch (nothing entertaining to see out there) as I was talking with people. The game (what I saw of it) was dire and I felt no connection to the team at all. It was a sad realisation.

Maybe it is because I have supported the Club through thick and thin with the associated highs and lows, that the current regime's attitude to the fans bears such a stark contrast to what we used to have. It is sucking the lifeblood (the fans) out of the Club.

I am now a season ticket holder at Brentford (where I first started watching football in the 60's) and look forward to every game. It also costs me about £13 a game compared to Boro's £10 senior rate and I know where I am getting better value for money. It truly saddens me to write this but I can be sure that I am not the only established fan who feels like this.

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gonzo441 is currently offline gonzo441
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Re: Players leaving    Message 50327 is a reply to message 50326Mon, 02 December 2019 15:03  Go to previous messageGo to next message

Lady 18yarder wrote on Mon, 02 December 2019 10:47


However when I come to a game and there are 6 different players from the week before and I only recognise 2 players on the pitch,



But this is a complete myth Linda. From this Saturday's starting lineup, only two players didn't start a match last season, Bradley Keetch and Jordan Allowade-Williams.
The management re-engaged every one of last seasons players, two of whom got moves to higher clubs, and a few decided that travelling to matches as far as Truro, Tiverton, Taunton, Western etc etc was just too much and moved back to Isthmian territory.
We've brought in exciting talent in the form of Jordan and Malakai to team up with the existing talents of Reggie,Connor, AJ, John Oyenuga, Tom, and many more.
So I'm sorry you feel you need to go elsewhere to get a football fix after being such a great servant to the club, but please don't say the players are unfamiliar or dull.

Phil M

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Lady 18yarder is currently offline Lady 18yarder
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Re: Players leaving    Message 50328 is a reply to message 50327Mon, 02 December 2019 16:10  Go to previous messageGo to next message

Sorry Phil but I wasn't referring to this season but the revolving door policy last season. That was when I decided to go back to my roots for football.
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Bob Perry is currently offline Bob Perry
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Re: Players leaving    Message 50329 is a reply to message 50326Mon, 02 December 2019 23:27  Go to previous messageGo to next message

Hi Linda, good to hear from you again, and we do miss you and Andy at the Boro.

The 18 yarders section is very sparse these days. The reasons for which are many and varied but, regrettably, there is some merit in what you say from seasons past, re the recruitment/retention ( some call it the revolving door!!) policy which drove many supporters away!

Why it happens, or for what reasons, are a mystery to everyone outside the inner sanctum, and the question you used to hear most matchdays was "who we got out there to day then?" "Who's number 2,6 or whatever?"
It's very wearing on supporters, and it showed by the downturn in support.

Saying that though, I have to say that this season has been a lot better overall, so far!!, and there have been just a trickle of players here today and gone tomorrow!!

There have been some good updates from time to time by JR, Spencer's No 2, and they are always welcome, which is good, but we get very little PR in between, and that's when rumours/stories start and supporters make up there own agendas.
Not good for a 'CLUB' perspective.

Everything is geared to Twitter and Facebook which, to my mind, can be very dangerous places, but that's another story!!

I think the 'Club' aspect disappeared a long time ago!!

Anyway, thanks for all you did for Farnborough and FaST in particular, and hope you enjoy your time at Brentford.
Lets hope we get to meet again sometime.

All the best to you and Andy.




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Re: Players leaving    Message 50375 is a reply to message 50329Tue, 10 December 2019 12:26  Go to previous messageGo to next message

Whilst the turnover of players gets boring I do think that people should be realistic. The last two updates from the League website are below. You'll note that Farnborough do not appear where as other teams are signing multiple players. The revolving doors are standard at this level.

AFC Dunstable Ben Andrews
Alvechurch Joseph Hull
Alvechurch Kieran Cook
Barton Rovers Michael McCormack
Beaconsfield Town Callum Webb
Bideford Joseph Charles
Blackfield & Langley Mitchell Speechley-Price
Blackfield & Langley Tom Hanfrey
Bristol Manor Farm Alan Griffin
Bromsgrove Sporting Max Beardmore
Chesham United Zak Joseph
Evesham United Henry Eze
Gosport Borough Benjamin Dudzinski
Gosport Borough Daniel Strugnell
Hendon Edward Oshodi
Highworth Town Harrison Edwards
Highworth Town Jonah Beer
Highworth Town Tom Rejek
Hitchin Town Jamie Jellis
Hitchin Town Joshua Coldicott-Stevens
Kempston Rovers Finlay Brennan
Kempston Rovers Jacob Williamson
Leiston Jake Hutchings
Leiston Thomas Debenham
Mangotsfield United Josh Bennett
Metropolitan Police George Frith
Metropolitan Police Lewis Beale
Metropolitan Police Zackary Chislett
Moneyfields Ellis Grant
North Leigh Aaron Heap
Nuneaton Borough David Bremang
Paulton Rovers Marcus Day
Redditch United Gratias Katega
Redditch United Jaden Owusu-Nepaul
Redditch United Kobe Chong
Redditch United Mason Birch
Redditch United Ray Wilson
Redditch United Richard Lane
St Ives Town Edmund Hottor
Tamworth Douglas Tharme
Taunton Town Harry Kite
Tiverton Town Alex Fletcher
Tiverton Town Jordan Dyer
Tiverton Town Michael Peck
Wantage Town Sydney Ibie
Welwyn Garden City Stuart Zanone
Weston-super-Mare Bradley Ash
Wimborne Town Ashley Wells
Wimborne Town Robert Bradley

AFC Totton Callum Chugg
Alvechurch Archie Brennan
Alvechurch Jadyn Mundle
Alvechurch Jazz Luckie
Alvechurch Theo Llewellyn
Barnstaple Town Billy Hopcroft
Barnstaple Town Bradley Kuazeni
Barnstaple Town Kingsley Burrows
Barnstaple Town Oliver Gardner
Barnstaple Town Ryan Beattie
Barton Rovers Joshua Mollison
Barwell Tristan Dunkley
Basingstoke Town Bradley Wilson
Basingstoke Town Durell Brown
Basingstoke Town Huw Holliman
Basingstoke Town Sonny Wheeler
Beaconsfield Town Kezie Ibe
Bedford Town Connor Calcutt
Bedford Town Daniel Olaoye
Berkhamsted Luca Wrightman-David
Berkhamsted Max Hercules
Berkhamsted Moroyin Omolabi
Bideford Ben Wood
Biggleswade Henry Langley
Biggleswade Kye Andrews
Biggleswade Town Charlie Pattison
Biggleswade Town Corey Panter
Biggleswade Town Jake Kerins
Biggleswade Town Kyle Forster
Biggleswade Town Treymayne Charles
Blackfield & Langley Christos Papakonstantou
Bristol Manor Farm Olly Mehew
Bromsgrove Sporting Jak Hickman
Bromsgrove Sporting Jake Marsden
Bromsgrove Sporting Samuel Collins
Chesham United Christopher Doyle
Cinderford Town Frank Pemberton
Cinderford Town Jack Chaplin
Cinderford Town James Martin
Cinderford Town Rhys Davies
Coalville Town Saul Deeney
Coleshill Town Callum Woodward
Coleshill Town Nyeko Sinclair
Coleshill Town Sammy Leonard-Mould
Corby Town Owen Montgomery
Corby Town Robert Parsons
Corby Town Ryan Robbins
Daventry Town Sidik Atcha
Didcot Town Jack Longford
Evesham United Callum Stokes
Evesham United Jordan Staten
Evesham United Morgan Childs
Harrow Borough Leo Donnellan
Harrow Borough Marc Charles-Smith
Hayes & Yeading United Aaron Mccreadie
Hayes & Yeading United Afolabi Coker
Hendon Joe Howe
Hendon Joseph Felix
Hendon Kieron Forbes
Hendon Kingsley Eshun
Hendon Liam Brooks
Hendon Luca Allinson
Hendon Lucas Perry
Hendon Patrick Ohman
Hendon Rihards Matervics
Hendon Soloman Sambou
Hendon Thomas Smith
Hendon Tommy Brewer
Hitchin Town Jacob Hutchinson
Hitchin Town Kai Phelan
Kempston Rovers John Freeman
Kings Langley Jordan Parkes
Kings Langley Saul Williams
Larkhall Athletic Thomas Hillman
Leiston Callum Pearce
Leiston Drew Connick
Leiston Grant Overett
Leiston John Sands
Leiston Oliver Saunders
Leiston Owen Andrews
Leiston Samuel Donkin
Leiston Thomas Bak
Lowestoft Town Dylan Ruffles
Melksham Town Albert Hopkins
Melksham Town Harry Rutty
Moneyfields Jordan Sullivan
North Leigh Freddie Lapworth
North Leigh Scott Isherwood
Nuneaton Borough Daniel Dubidat
Nuneaton Borough Jamie Towers
Paulton Rovers Aaron Sainsbury
Paulton Rovers Luke Seviour
Peterborough Sports Adburamane Mamadu Sano Sani
Poole Town Mark Childs
Redditch United Callam Mendez-Jones
Salisbury Owen Howe
Salisbury Thomas Leak
Sholing Raheem Kelson
St Ives Town Alfie Powell
St Ives Town Ben Toseland
St Neots Town Adrian O'Hara
St Neots Town Joe Massaro
St Neots Town Nick Harrison
St Neots Town Thomas Boxer
Stratford Town Daniel Atkins
Stratford Town Jarrell Hylton
Stratford Town Jordan Clement
Stratford Town Sacha Everard
Swindon Supermarine Alex Henshall
Swindon Supermarine Oliver Rejek
Tamworth Chris Lait
Taunton Town Jake Jackson
Taunton Town Joseph Charles
Taunton Town Josiah Dunstan
Taunton Town Nicholas Grimes
Taunton Town Owen Windsor
Truro City George Tucker
Walton Casuals Joseph Wright
Walton Casuals Sami Nabbad
Walton Casuals Wayne Brown
Wantage Town Dylan Broadley
Wantage Town Kyreece Martei
Wantage Town Shirnash Shakti
Welwyn Garden City Brandon McKenna
Welwyn Garden City Callum Taylor
Weston-super-Mare Archie Heal
Weston-super-Mare Bailey Kempster
Weston-super-Mare Ethan Reed
Weston-super-Mare Ethan Williams
Weston-super-Mare Harry Palmer
Weston-super-Mare Jake White
Weston-super-Mare Joe Creese
Weston-super-Mare Joshua Pitt
Weston-super-Mare Scott Timberlake
Weston-super-Mare Tom Underhay
Weston-super-Mare Tommy-Lee Kendall
Weston-super-Mare William Lee-Harvey
Wimborne Town Addwell Chipangura
Winchester City Domenico Panesar-Dower
Yate Town Lewis Bamford


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Carl D is currently offline Carl D
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Re: Players leaving    Message 50376 is a reply to message 50375Tue, 10 December 2019 13:16  Go to previous message

I note with interest that Joe Felix is on that list having signed for Hendon, didn't he leave us as he wanted to play higher up the pyramid? Worked out well then!!
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