So called ‘bankrolled clubs’

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Birdman
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So called ‘bankrolled clubs’

Post by Birdman » Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:34 pm

We hear a lot about bankrolled clubs here in The Conference but here’s a question. From when we were reformed back in ‘92 until we joined The Conference in 2003 were there any ‘bankrolled clubs’ that we met in that period? The only one that instantly comes to mind is Newbury Town. Can you think of any others?

CH
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Re: So called ‘bankrolled clubs’

Post by CH » Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:41 pm

Off the top of my head

Farnborough under Westley in the Ryman Premier

Canvey Island under Jeff King

Grays Athletic

Weren't Purfleet pretty much existing on one man's money "Gretna style" and disappeared as soon as he pulled the plug?

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Re: So called ‘bankrolled clubs’

Post by redandbluescb » Wed Feb 17, 2021 8:09 pm

Birdman wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:34 pm
We hear a lot about bankrolled clubs here in The Conference but here’s a question. From when we were reformed back in ‘92 until we joined The Conference in 2003 were there any ‘bankrolled clubs’ that we met in that period? The only one that instantly comes to mind is Newbury Town. Can you think of any others?
Chertsey.

Bob
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Re: So called ‘bankrolled clubs’

Post by Bob » Wed Feb 17, 2021 8:37 pm

Don’t recall purfleet becoming rich and wasn’t grays a little bit after 2003? Definitely farnborough and canvey island, going back further 2 clubs spring to mind, colne dynamos and wivenhoe

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Re: So called ‘bankrolled clubs’

Post by chimpster99 » Wed Feb 17, 2021 8:55 pm

Rushden obviously
Salisbury seemed a bit flush when we first played them

Old Bob
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Re: So called ‘bankrolled clubs’

Post by Old Bob » Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:10 pm

Birdman wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:34 pm
We hear a lot about bankrolled clubs here in The Conference but here’s a question. From when we were reformed back in ‘92 until we joined The Conference in 2003 were there any ‘bankrolled clubs’ that we met in that period? The only one that instantly comes to mind is Newbury Town. Can you think of any others?
And where are Newbury now? :wink:

And whatever happened to that Faraday Road ground ? https://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/new ... uncil.html The last time I went there we lost 0-1 in a Diadora Division 1 game, probably 1994/5.

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Re: So called ‘bankrolled clubs’

Post by Bob » Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:15 pm

Old Bob wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:10 pm
Birdman wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:34 pm
We hear a lot about bankrolled clubs here in The Conference but here’s a question. From when we were reformed back in ‘92 until we joined The Conference in 2003 were there any ‘bankrolled clubs’ that we met in that period? The only one that instantly comes to mind is Newbury Town. Can you think of any others?
And where are Newbury now? :wink:

And whatever happened to that Faraday Road ground ? https://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/new ... uncil.html The last time I went there we lost 0-1 in a Diadora Division 1 game, probably 1994/5.
December 10th 1994 Senior Robert

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Re: So called ‘bankrolled clubs’

Post by Old Bob » Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:27 pm

Bob wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:15 pm
Old Bob wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:10 pm
Birdman wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:34 pm
We hear a lot about bankrolled clubs here in The Conference but here’s a question. From when we were reformed back in ‘92 until we joined The Conference in 2003 were there any ‘bankrolled clubs’ that we met in that period? The only one that instantly comes to mind is Newbury Town. Can you think of any others?
And where are Newbury now? :wink:

And whatever happened to that Faraday Road ground ? https://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/new ... uncil.html The last time I went there we lost 0-1 in a Diadora Division 1 game, probably 1994/5.
December 10th 1994 Senior Robert
That would be it, Bob. I remember it was bloody cold. I also remember Steve Wignall getting a lot of grief from certain supporters after the game, telling him he was "useless". Within a matter of days, the "useless" Steve Wignall was appointed manager of Colchester United.

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Re: So called ‘bankrolled clubs’

Post by Bob » Wed Feb 17, 2021 10:09 pm

Old Bob wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:27 pm
Bob wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:15 pm
Old Bob wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:10 pm


And where are Newbury now? :wink:

And whatever happened to that Faraday Road ground ? https://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/new ... uncil.html The last time I went there we lost 0-1 in a Diadora Division 1 game, probably 1994/5.
December 10th 1994 Senior Robert
That would be it, Bob. I remember it was bloody cold. I also remember Steve Wignall getting a lot of grief from certain supporters after the game, telling him he was "useless". Within a matter of days, the "useless" Steve Wignall was appointed manager of Colchester United.
4 of us slept in the waiting room at the train station that night and I remember it being quite mild that Sunday morning, wouldn’t fancy doing that these days !

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Re: So called ‘bankrolled clubs’

Post by CH » Thu Feb 18, 2021 9:07 am

I dont think Purfleet were 'rich' no, but certainly operating above their level, on one owners bank account, and as soon as he had had enough, the club (then Thurrock) disappeared overnight.

Were only getting crowds of 150-200 in NLS/Ryman Premier when they stopped I believe.

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Re: So called ‘bankrolled clubs’

Post by hepcat » Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:51 pm

Surely "Project promotion" Crawley . Hornchurch were bankrolled for a time-don't think we ever played them. Another side to this is how many of these bankrolled clubs ended up back where they came from ?! Still hoping Crawley launch a "Project obscurity" one of the bank rolled I never could stand.

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Re: So called ‘bankrolled clubs’

Post by CH » Thu Feb 18, 2021 4:15 pm

Other than 1 FA Cup game, we didn't come up against Crawley until our conference days, Hornchurch we faced in our first season 92-93, before the bankrolling started.

Agree vs Crawley. My hatred for them, stemming from the Steve Evans/Majeed days and a particularly bad experience on an away day down there once, is probably more than Woking

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Re: So called ‘bankrolled clubs’

Post by karlready » Thu Feb 18, 2021 4:39 pm

redandbluescb wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 8:09 pm
Birdman wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:34 pm
We hear a lot about bankrolled clubs here in The Conference but here’s a question. From when we were reformed back in ‘92 until we joined The Conference in 2003 were there any ‘bankrolled clubs’ that we met in that period? The only one that instantly comes to mind is Newbury Town. Can you think of any others?
Chertsey.
Chertsey away. Special train from Aldershot, stopped the traffic in Chertsey High St.,police escort through the town. Great day out, even my old mum went. Think we drew...?

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Re: So called ‘bankrolled clubs’

Post by Bob » Thu Feb 18, 2021 5:31 pm

karlready wrote:
Thu Feb 18, 2021 4:39 pm
redandbluescb wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 8:09 pm
Birdman wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:34 pm
We hear a lot about bankrolled clubs here in The Conference but here’s a question. From when we were reformed back in ‘92 until we joined The Conference in 2003 were there any ‘bankrolled clubs’ that we met in that period? The only one that instantly comes to mind is Newbury Town. Can you think of any others?
Chertsey.
Chertsey away. Special train from Aldershot, stopped the traffic in Chertsey High St.,police escort through the town. Great day out, even my old mum went. Think we drew...?
December 4th 1993 lost 3-2

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Re: So called ‘bankrolled clubs’

Post by Kidderminster Shots » Thu Feb 18, 2021 5:42 pm

Bob wrote:
Thu Feb 18, 2021 5:31 pm
karlready wrote:
Thu Feb 18, 2021 4:39 pm
redandbluescb wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 8:09 pm

Chertsey.
Chertsey away. Special train from Aldershot, stopped the traffic in Chertsey High St.,police escort through the town. Great day out, even my old mum went. Think we drew...?
December 4th 1993 lost 3-2
I remember Rory Gleason to this day and I was only 10! Centre half from hell and a proper baddie. Good memories.


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