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I’ve been to watch Gills at your place a few times but mostly in the mid 90’s. Your away end toilets were quite, erm, special back in those days.

Ah yeah, we got told frequently they were a little, basic.

Times and stands have changed now thankfully
 

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Interesting that only Port Vale & Bradford took more fans to us than we took to them. Which both were on the first and last game of the season, which probably explains those two oddities. Clearly, we are far too good for this league support wise.
 

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Ah yeah, we got told frequently they were a little, basic.

Times and stands have changed now thankfully
It was basically an open air wall on a slope with a drain at the bottom end. I’d never seen the like but apparently a common set up back in the old days.
 

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Interesting that only Port Vale & Bradford took more fans to us than we took to them. Which both were on the first and last game of the season, which probably explains those two oddities. Clearly, we are far too good for this league support wise.
Maybe you should be more concerned about only being able to scare up just over 5,000 home fans.
 

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Interesting that only Port Vale & Bradford took more fans to us than we took to them. Which both were on the first and last game of the season, which probably explains those two oddities. Clearly, we are far too good for this league support wise.

Indeed, support that is fit for champions… oh wait…
 

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Imagine having an open top bus parade for finishing 2nd In L2 behind a village team....
 

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Imagine having an open top bus parade for finishing 2nd In L2 behind a village team....
Could be worse, we could deliberately stop a football game via a pitch invasion so we can see how many goals we need to score / the oppo to let in thanks to a premeditated agreement that they were happy to oblige on thanks to an undisclosed promotion clause implemented on a players contract at said club. Now that would be fucking embarrassing.

You also finished third, two places behind a village team. Said village teams budget was over double ours, and to think they finished level on points with us after an 18 point lead is some embarrassment to the sanctimonious c*** of a manager. And imagine have your budget and finishing comfortably behind us, LMFAO.
 

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Could be worse, we could deliberately stop a football game via a pitch invasion so we can see how many goals we need to score / the oppo to let in thanks to a premeditated agreement that they were happy to oblige on thanks to an undisclosed promotion clause implemented on a players contract at said club. Now that would be fucking embarrassing.

You also finished third, two places behind a village team. Said village teams budget was over double ours, and to think they finished level on points with us after an 18 point lead is some embarrassment to the sanctimonious c*** of a manager. And imagine have your budget and finishing comfortably behind us, LMFAO.
Oooh someone's triggered. Open bus tour...cringe

As always most of your post was pure bollox
 

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Interesting that only Port Vale & Bradford took more fans to us than we took to them. Which both were on the first and last game of the season, which probably explains those two oddities. Clearly, we are far too good for this league support wise.
Maybe your away end is a lot smaller than most other teams in the 4th division. What was your home/away average crowds again ??? I think we beat you on both accounts.
 

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Could be worse, we could deliberately stop a football game via a pitch invasion so we can see how many goals we need to score / the oppo to let in thanks to a premeditated agreement that they were happy to oblige on thanks to an undisclosed promotion clause implemented on a players contract at said club. Now that would be fucking embarrassing.

You also finished third, two places behind a village team. Said village teams budget was over double ours, and to think they finished level on points with us after an 18 point lead is some embarrassment to the sanctimonious c*** of a manager. And imagine have your budget and finishing comfortably behind us, LMFAO.
Don't think you've got enough fans to have a pitch invasion.
 

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Of the current top 7 in National League, five of them top attendance table; - Stockport, Wrexham, Notts Co, Grimsby & Chesterfield by over 2,000 from best of the rest.

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Therefore pray Solihull Moor 1,779 or Halifax 2,130 don't make the cut.
 

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Of the current top 7 in National League, five of them top attendance table; - Stockport, Wrexham, Notts Co, Grimsby & Chesterfield by over 2,000 from best of the rest.

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Therefore pray Solihull Moor 1,779 or Halifax 2,130 don't make the cut.
one thing that does show is that there is life after getting relegated to the NL. It's not like you've dropped into total obscurity - you see almost as many teams you've played before as you do in L2 after you've come down from L1 after 2 or 3 seasons away
 

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one thing that does show is that there is life after getting relegated to the NL. It's not like you've dropped into total obscurity - you see almost as many teams you've played before as you do in L2 after you've come down from L1 after 2 or 3 seasons away
Said it many a time, is it now time to make it a League Three and bring it into the EFL with all the big clubs and finance in that level now.
 

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Said it many a time, is it now time to make it a League Three and bring it into the EFL with all the big clubs and finance in that level now.

I’m not against the idea but you also have to consider the shit at the bottom end of table, Dover lucky to finish the season with any points at all after refusing to play last season.
 

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I’m not against the idea but you also have to consider the shit at the bottom end of table, Dover lucky to finish the season with any points at all after refusing to play last season.
True but similar has happened in L1 and L2 with Bury and Macclesfield for instance.
 

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Said it many a time, is it now time to make it a League Three and bring it into the EFL with all the big clubs and finance in that level now.
yep and 3 of the 4 teams that made the NLN play off semi finals were ex-EFL too;- York, Boston and Kidderminster - so there's likely to be more ex-League clubs in it going forward. it won't be many years before 20 of the 24 teams in it will be ex EFL or phoenix clubs - Scarborough are NLN next season, Macclesfield probably in a year or 2 and Bury soon after that. They'll all be pushing for getting to the NL and back to the EFL
 

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I’ve always suggested either 3 up 3 down or integrating the conference into the league.

The thing is clubs will eventually find their natural level again, nothing against them but you’ll see FG back in the conference or the the conference south again in a decade, it’s happened to sides before and will again.
 
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Maybe your away end is a lot smaller than most other teams in the 4th division. What was your home/away average crowds again ??? I think we beat you on both accounts.
No they had at least an extra 2000 in our home end. Devon_lad was there :fl:
 

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stockport have 1 foot and 4 and a half toes in league 2
 

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OK we are getting there now;-

Confirmed
Barrow
Bradford
Carlisle
Crawley
Crewe
Colchester
Doncaster
Gillingham
Harrogate
Hartlepool
Leyton Orient
Newport
Rochdale
Salford
Stevenage
Stockport
Sutton
Tranmere
Walsall
Wimbledon

Plus 3 from
Mansfield
Northampton
Port Vale
Swindon

Plus 1 from
Chesterfield
Grimsby
Halifax
Notts County
Solihull
Wrexham

Playoff Eliminators: Notts County v Grimsby, Halifax v Chesterfield
Playoff Semi-Finals: Wrexham v Notts County or Grimsby, Solihull Moors v Halifax or Chesterfield
 
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yep and 3 of the 4 teams that made the NLN play off semi finals were ex-EFL too;- York, Boston and Kidderminster - so there's likely to be more ex-League clubs in it going forward. it won't be many years before 20 of the 24 teams in it will be ex EFL or phoenix clubs - Scarborough are NLN next season, Macclesfield probably in a year or 2 and Bury soon after that. They'll all be pushing for getting to the NL and back to the EFL
I doubt we’ll make it past conference north for a fair few years if not longer to be honest. Even then it won’t be plain sailing for us there are some decent teams in non league now that spend money.
 

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I doubt we’ll make it past conference north for a fair few years if not longer to be honest. Even then it won’t be plain sailing for us there are some decent teams in non league now that spend money.
yeah Barrow's 2nd club - Holker Old Boys pushed you hard this season then got robbed in the play off final (i was at the game)
 

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Please not Solihull. As friendly a club as they are, our tin pot quota is full
Solihull Moors (or moor green as i remember them from our non league days) are the form team going into the playoffs, 15 points from their last 5 games so we could very well see them joining us next season, and if swindon win the playoffs that would make solihull our closest away trip along with walsall, its going to be an expensive season for us next season.
 

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Solihull Moors (or moor green as i remember them from our non league days) are the form team going into the playoffs, 15 points from their last 5 games so we could very well see them joining us next season, and if swindon win the playoffs that would make solihull our closest away trip along with walsall, its going to be an expensive season for us next season.
Right next door to Birmingham Airport isnt it? Be a nice one for me in NW Leicestershire that, literally 35 minutes.
 

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Solihull Moors (or moor green as i remember them from our non league days) are the form team going into the playoffs, 15 points from their last 5 games so we could very well see them joining us next season, and if swindon win the playoffs that would make solihull our closest away trip along with walsall, its going to be an expensive season for us next season.

Aye a couple of links with them from their Moor Green days as we signed a couple of players who went on to have really good careers in Ian Taylor and Stuart Talbot. Think they have our old keeper Ryan Boot at the club as well.

They’d be my second preference after Notts to come up help beef up the Midlands representation in this league if we remain here.
 

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