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Reasons to love the club

By Elkding30/12/2017 16:40Sat Dec 30 16:40:51 2017

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I'm struggling...

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By NickG31/12/2017 16:31Sun Dec 31 16:31:20 2017In response to Reasons to love the clubTop of thread

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Beasting virtually ever opposion during that 90-91 season.
3 promotons in 4 seasons.
Byrom's goal away to Kiddy.
Beating Newcastle 3-1 in the cup.

These are few reasons to love the club, of the top of my head.

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By Sev31/12/2017 16:38Sun Dec 31 16:38:24 2017In response to Re: Reasons to love the clubTop of thread

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I was looking at this boroguide page yesterday

http://www.boroguide.co.uk/seasons.php

I only started following us in 95/96 so didnt experience before that and therefore my knowledge of it is limited. But I found it interesting to see where we finished each season and how quickly we got promoted, with one relegation thrown in but soon bounced back. Seemed to adjust well to each level. Even the conference we finished 5th in our first year.

Proud of our past and still love the club. Always will. Even if we are shit. And games are boring.

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By Bankerbob31/12/2017 17:17Sun Dec 31 17:17:32 2017In response to Re: Reasons to love the clubTop of thread

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Exactly so, Sev. With you all the way on that. A Football Club isn't just for Christmas etc etc.

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Re: Reasons to love the club

By NickG31/12/2017 16:48Sun Dec 31 16:48:53 2017In response to Re: Reasons to love the clubTop of thread

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Aye, I remember that 5th place finish. If I recall correctly, that was only due to a poor start.

By the end of season, we were well up to speed with conf football. Wouldnt have bet against us winning playoffs if they were around back then.

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Re: Reasons to love the club

By Junction 731/12/2017 13:46Sun Dec 31 13:46:45 2017In response to Reasons to love the clubTop of thread

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I’ve fallen out of love with Boro the passion and pride as gone from our club the family feel is lost now and the club seems all about bringing the youth players through to sell on in the future .. yes that’s all well and good but I buy a season ticket every year to see my team okay good football and challenge if I wanted to watch kids play I’d watch the youth team but I don’t i want to watch a good strong experienced team that will get results


Standby for slagging off and people calling me a miserable old man >>>>

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By Lock1331/12/2017 15:17Sun Dec 31 15:17:56 2017In response to Re: Reasons to love the clubTop of thread

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My thoughts too . I buy a season ticket every year . I am fed up watching this lacklustre shit - if Wallace and Dinsey allow this to continue into next Year I will seriously think about buying another next year. I will just go when it suits rather than building my Saturdays around it.

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By Sev31/12/2017 15:33Sun Dec 31 15:33:02 2017In response to Re: Reasons to love the clubTop of thread

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On the contrary a season ticket is the perfect way to support the club for me. Means I don't have to go every week (I'm not going tomorrow) but I'm not letting my club die as they've already got my money. Plus you can miss a number of games and you're still better off.

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By Ratman4631/12/2017 16:36Sun Dec 31 16:36:01 2017In response to Re: Reasons to love the clubTop of thread

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I've not got one and the club gets more money from me because of it over the course of the season, mix of ET and Hospitality.

You need a mix of both, need a match day income from regulars who buy on the day and stragglers.

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Re: Reasons to love the club

By Sev31/12/2017 16:40Sun Dec 31 16:40:30 2017In response to Re: Reasons to love the clubTop of thread

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True but I think clubs like the certainty of season ticket income. They know up front what the budget ifnthey have. People who pay each week are not guaranteed.

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By Owen31/12/2017 16:43Sun Dec 31 16:43:54 2017In response to Re: Reasons to love the clubTop of thread

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It's a choice. There's options for different ways to buy tickets. I don't see it as a duty to buy a season ticket, I'll buy a match ticket if I can go and reserve the right not to go.

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By Ratman4631/12/2017 16:43Sun Dec 31 16:43:07 2017In response to Re: Reasons to love the clubTop of thread

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Aye, I did have one for 2 seasons and still keep thinking about it as it would be cheaper for me in the long run even when I miss games.

Edited by Ratman46 at 16:43:31 on 31st December 2017

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By NickG31/12/2017 15:50Sun Dec 31 15:50:54 2017In response to Re: Reasons to love the clubTop of thread

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That's the wrong attitude Sev.

Far better to stamp your feet and jump up and down whenever we don't win.

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Re: Reasons to love the club

By Lock1331/12/2017 17:01Sun Dec 31 17:01:39 2017In response to Re: Reasons to love the clubTop of thread

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We're not talking about your reaction to the referendum Nick :)

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By Lock1331/12/2017 15:45Sun Dec 31 15:45:40 2017In response to Re: Reasons to love the clubTop of thread

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There's an idea I could buy one and not go at all

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By Sev31/12/2017 16:01Sun Dec 31 16:01:27 2017In response to Re: Reasons to love the clubTop of thread

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Exactly. Like the Emirates. Attendances announced as 60000 each week but only 40000 turn up.

Edited by Sev at 16:01:37 on 31st December 2017

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By BaldockBoro (Balders)31/12/2017 16:18Sun Dec 31 16:18:47 2017In response to Re: Reasons to love the clubTop of thread

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If the club reduce adult ST prices by £25 on the proviso that all the ST holders bought an extra kids one for £25 that they didn't need we could add 1000 to our attendance every week.

Bloody hell, knock £75 quid off and make us buy 3 each and we'll top 5k every single week. Think of what we could do with all the extra money

Why didn't Phil think of this.

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By Northlondonboro (Northlondonboro)31/12/2017 14:35Sun Dec 31 14:35:58 2017In response to Re: Reasons to love the clubTop of thread

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Do people really feel that we’ve changed as a club? Aren’t we just in poor form? Regardless of whether Sarll goes or not, isn’t all the (justified) whinging a reflection of being a bit shit rather than a cultural change at Boro?

Passion, Pride, Ambition was a Webberism anyway. Clown.

This feels like a lot of the conference years to me. Not the ones where we challenged for playoffs.

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By Cruffers31/12/2017 15:48Sun Dec 31 15:48:32 2017In response to Re: Reasons to love the clubTop of thread

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I haven’t seen much passion, pride or ambition this season.

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By Lock1331/12/2017 15:21Sun Dec 31 15:21:01 2017In response to Re: Reasons to love the clubTop of thread

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I don't understand your second sentence ? you reference a saying that was not referenced in the original post and then call him a clown

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By Northlondonboro (Northlondonboro)31/12/2017 15:36Sun Dec 31 15:36:45 2017In response to Re: Reasons to love the clubTop of thread

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As Sev says I was calling Webber a clown, not Boycie.

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By Lock1331/12/2017 15:43Sun Dec 31 15:43:41 2017In response to Re: Reasons to love the clubTop of thread

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Soz - should have realised if you were referring to Boycie you would have used ' complete clown'

only kidding Boycie :)

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By Sev31/12/2017 15:33Sun Dec 31 15:33:57 2017In response to Re: Reasons to love the clubTop of thread

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He's calling Webber a clown.

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By Pete (PeteH)31/12/2017 15:18Sun Dec 31 15:18:39 2017In response to Re: Reasons to love the clubTop of thread

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I agree. It's like the years we treaded somd water as the likes of Burton, Accrington and Cheltenham came up from below and went on.

Edited by PeteH at 15:18:50 on 31st December 2017

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By Sev31/12/2017 14:58Sun Dec 31 14:58:31 2017In response to Re: Reasons to love the clubTop of thread

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I agree. The fans have changed more than the club. But they are a big part of the club so it's self fulfilling.

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By BaldockBoro (Balders)31/12/2017 13:52Sun Dec 31 13:52:51 2017In response to Re: Reasons to love the clubTop of thread

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I get what you're saying, you are a miserable old sod, but I get it.

You'll still be there next season though. You may not love it as much, but you still wouldn't be without it. Same as most of us.

Those family friendly, small club days are forever gone, we ain't tinpot anymore. That change happened one glorious afternoon at Kidderminster. It's what we all wanted. To be a 'proper' League club.

Careful what you wish for eh.

(Ok we are still tinpot in some respects before you mention the scoreboards)

Edited by Balders at 13:53:33 on 31st December 2017

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By Lock1331/12/2017 13:36Sun Dec 31 13:36:06 2017In response to Reasons to love the clubTop of thread

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it is within walking distance of my house

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By Boromatt30/12/2017 23:31Sat Dec 30 23:31:45 2017In response to Reasons to love the clubTop of thread

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Sod it, might be doing appallingly, but will always love the club! ;)

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By Sev30/12/2017 23:39Sat Dec 30 23:39:45 2017In response to Re: Reasons to love the clubTop of thread

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The club is like your child.

They might let you down every now and then, they might disappoint you. They might not turn into what you had hoped. But you'll still love them.

And they'll take all your money.

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By Rob SBFC (Big Robbie (SBFC))30/12/2017 17:04Sat Dec 30 17:04:07 2017In response to Reasons to love the clubTop of thread

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The club? I loved the club when Victor Green was burying it’s reputation. And when PW soiled it with You’re the Manager and letting Westley fuck Farnborough over on visit number 1. Did you mean club? PW’s appointments over the years are fucking hard to love. Sheringham was a joke, but there have been so many since he sacked Fairclough.

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By Elkding30/12/2017 17:06Sat Dec 30 17:06:41 2017In response to Re: Reasons to love the clubTop of thread

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The first thing I want for the club is to be successful. It feels like we've lost our way massively, I don't know how to get it back.

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By Junction 730/12/2017 17:15Sat Dec 30 17:15:48 2017In response to Re: Reasons to love the clubTop of thread

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Get rid of

Sarl
Gorman
Pett
Smith
Kids he feels the need to play or bench

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By Rob SBFC (Big Robbie (SBFC))30/12/2017 17:09Sat Dec 30 17:09:43 2017In response to Re: Reasons to love the clubTop of thread

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I agree, but if we get relegated in the next 5 years, to me the most important thing is that the club doesn’t go out of business. If PW sticks around we’ll be ok presumably- but I wouldn’t blame him if he didn’t

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I love the club

By WASP (Original Mr Wasp)30/12/2017 16:56Sat Dec 30 16:56:19 2017In response to Reasons to love the clubTop of thread

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Not too Keen on the manager.

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By Mercury 8830/12/2017 16:46Sat Dec 30 16:46:16 2017In response to Reasons to love the clubTop of thread

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You should always stick by your team regardless the performance or of it's that bad for you there's plenty of other teams to follow.

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By Elkding30/12/2017 16:54Sat Dec 30 16:54:45 2017In response to Re: Reasons to love the clubTop of thread

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Let me be transparent. I have supported the club since 2001. Distance from where I now live makes it impossible for me to get to games, but I would go as and when if I saw something in the club to want to match progressive values we once showcased.

Regardless of finances and size, there is a romance to football that dictates no matter how small you can compete and show ambition to be better; to aim for something attainable even if it is largely unrealistic.

What has changed from those days when we were pitching ourselves to be a small, under-weight Championship contender? I don't see how financially anything horrific has happened that makes that less likely now than it was in previous years. It just feels like now we are a 'we should be thankful to be in League 2 and our aim is bumble along season after season'.

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By Freemo30/12/2017 19:50Sat Dec 30 19:50:40 2017In response to Re: Reasons to love the clubTop of thread

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What has changed from the Championship ambitions is that we got to that point through the happenstance of having the manager and a number of players click at the same time and produce something remarkable.

Before that we failed promotion from the Conference year on year in spite of numerous factors in our favour. Our progressive values meant fuck all when Taylor was manager. Stimmo put something together and then reality hit home when Gillingham took the job lot.

Football League status is and was always the be all and end all.

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By Sev30/12/2017 20:04Sat Dec 30 20:04:51 2017In response to Re: Reasons to love the clubTop of thread

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I think what also happened is some may have realised *cough* Wallace, which others knew all along, *cough* Hollis, that even when we were flying high in League One attendances weren't all that high and if we ever get to the Championship we'll still only average about 3,000 home fans. There just isn't the appetite for it in the town. And so we've reassessed our ambitions to be sustainable.

Maybe that's all bollocks but it feels like that.

I feel we are a club now who is happy to remain in League 2. Not a club who sees itself in the Championship in 5 years like Luton or even Lincoln could feasibly hope for.

Is that a bad thing? Not if compared to being a conference club for two decades. But if compared to that dream we once had maybe that's why people are losing interest.

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By Ogs (Geoff Wode)30/12/2017 20:26Sat Dec 30 20:26:42 2017In response to Re: Reasons to love the clubTop of thread

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Is that why Wallace gave the orders towards the end of last season for Sarll to fuck up our bid for the play-offs? Did Wallace sack Westley cos he nearly got us promoted back to League 1? Did Wallace sign Sheringham on the explicit instructions to keep us in League 2 but he had to be sacked when it became apparent he was a clueless fuckwit? It all now makes sense.

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By Sev30/12/2017 20:39Sat Dec 30 20:39:02 2017In response to Re: Reasons to love the clubTop of thread

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Obviously being promoted isn't a bad thing. If it happened we wouldn't dislike it. But whereas before not getting promotion would be a failure, now it wouldn't be a reason to get rid of a manager.

The aim will always be to finish as high as possible.

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By Deano (deanos13)30/12/2017 23:11Sat Dec 30 23:11:01 2017In response to Re: Reasons to love the clubTop of thread

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I don't like to refer back to GW but he was convinced after Southend he'd have taken us up with 2-3 signings.

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By BaldockBoro (Balders)31/12/2017 00:29Sun Dec 31 00:29:43 2017In response to Re: Reasons to love the clubTop of thread

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I don't like to refer back to GW

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By Jonnym830/12/2017 23:43Sat Dec 30 23:43:41 2017In response to Re: Reasons to love the clubTop of thread

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We were on to something good. The belief and passion was back amongst the fans. I genuinely believe that not renewing his contract for non footballing reasons a major contributor to people’s frustrations and lack of enthusiasm over the last couple of years.

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By Lock1331/12/2017 11:13Sun Dec 31 11:13:20 2017In response to Re: Reasons to love the clubTop of thread

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Me too let's bring him back to get us out of this mess . He knows how to manage a club and would command respect . my way or the highway - I like his style

Bring back Westley

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By Puds (Chuds)31/12/2017 11:25Sun Dec 31 11:25:26 2017In response to Re: Reasons to love the clubTop of thread

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Feck orf!

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By Ratman4631/12/2017 13:38Sun Dec 31 13:38:08 2017In response to Re: Reasons to love the clubTop of thread

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If he did get the boot who would you go for?

I agree we shouldn't go back to GW

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By Lock1331/12/2017 11:38Sun Dec 31 11:38:10 2017In response to Re: Reasons to love the clubTop of thread

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I m nipping out to get materials for my banner now 😋

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By Puds (Chuds)31/12/2017 12:39Sun Dec 31 12:39:39 2017In response to Re: Reasons to love the clubTop of thread

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The year is 2063 and Stevenage are facing relegation out of the Football League now Kings Langley and Dulwich Hamlet have started to find a bit of form.

A 95 year old Graham Westley gets hired for his 12th spell in charge of the club after much clamour from the fans who refuse to consider there may be other managers in the footballing world who could create success and that the club doesn't always have to look backwards to the past in an attempt to recreate something that was a one-off magical period where everything happened to fall into place.

Boromatt cannot wait for Saturday. COYB!

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By NickG31/12/2017 17:02Sun Dec 31 17:02:10 2017In response to Re: Reasons to love the clubTop of thread

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Club owner Lock13 , who purchased the club in 2058 after winning a 4-0 bet away to Luton would not be drawn on speculation that Westley had already been approached reharding the position.

Another leading contender, AgentEves, who led Stevenage to Champions League glory on Football Manager 2057 with his superior footballing knowledge, was unavailable for comment.

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By Lock1331/12/2017 17:03Sun Dec 31 17:03:47 2017In response to Re: Reasons to love the clubTop of thread

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lol - I'm leading a consortium next year .

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By Sev31/12/2017 17:21Sun Dec 31 17:21:43 2017In response to Re: Reasons to love the clubTop of thread

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Can I have 1 share please?

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By Lock1331/12/2017 17:52Sun Dec 31 17:52:24 2017In response to Re: Reasons to love the clubTop of thread

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You are one of our trusted advisors you know that

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By Lock1331/12/2017 13:25Sun Dec 31 13:25:42 2017In response to Re: Reasons to love the clubTop of thread

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The Year is 2018 and Stevenage are facing relegation out of the football League.

A 49 year old Graham Westley gets hired and leads the club to a play-off spot.

There fixed it for you Chudley :)

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By Owen31/12/2017 12:54Sun Dec 31 12:54:01 2017In response to Re: Reasons to love the clubTop of thread

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... hired for his 12th spell in charge of the club after much clamour from the fans who refuse to consider there may be other managers in the footballing world who could create success...

This is primarily because many fans think his sacking/non renewal of contract was barking mad. Especially I what transpired under Teddy afterwards. If things had run their natural course, I'm not sure it would be the general consensus that GW should come back again.

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By Puds (Chuds)31/12/2017 12:58Sun Dec 31 12:58:24 2017In response to Re: Reasons to love the clubTop of thread

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It happened, deal with it, move on, look forward.

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By Owen31/12/2017 12:59Sun Dec 31 12:59:55 2017In response to Re: Reasons to love the clubTop of thread

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I never said it was my opinion. I just proffered an explanation for it.

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By Puds (Chuds)31/12/2017 13:26Sun Dec 31 13:26:15 2017In response to Re: Reasons to love the clubTop of thread

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And I offered a rebuttal to that :).

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By Owen31/12/2017 13:30Sun Dec 31 13:30:02 2017In response to Re: Reasons to love the clubTop of thread

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Haha. Just so we're both clear! ;)

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By Puds (Chuds)30/12/2017 23:58Sat Dec 30 23:58:30 2017In response to Re: Reasons to love the clubTop of thread

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I believe people should get over it, move on and focus on supporting the team.

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By Mercury 8830/12/2017 16:59Sat Dec 30 16:59:49 2017In response to Re: Reasons to love the clubTop of thread

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I live a lot nearer to Stevenage now but have no enthusiasm of attending games.

When I lived in Derbyshire 137 miles away I was sad that I couldn't attend games.

Enough is enough he's been given enough time and nothing is fucking improving.

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By Sev30/12/2017 16:43Sat Dec 30 16:43:08 2017In response to Reasons to love the clubTop of thread

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Best fans in the league.

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By argee30/12/2017 16:57Sat Dec 30 16:57:32 2017In response to Re: Reasons to love the clubTop of thread

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We seem to have a clown as a manager. I listened to that on 3 Counties, the team sounded really bad. Thankfully I did not go today.

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