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Farewell Mitcham

By Taimour (WeHateWombles)20/4 10:28Sat Apr 20 10:28:37 2024

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Final match at Mitcham today. The move to Imperial Fields was surely among the worst and most complacent decisions ever taken by the Board, including Yioryios who, lest we forget, fully supported it. The era ends with crowds down by 2/3, limp relegation and a mass departure of club volunteers.

See you at Hornchurch. And then RPV....

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Re: Farewell Mitcham

By supahoops720/4 21:03Sat Apr 20 21:03:17 2024In response to Farewell MitchamTop of thread

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Yes, a bad decision. Good luck to T&M's volunteers and supporters for next season. Strange as it may seem, I'd love to pick up Imperial fields, paint it Red and plonk it in Kingston.
Its a vast stadium, even for level 3.

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Re: Farewell Mitcham

By PlayupKs20/4 17:22Sat Apr 20 17:22:54 2024In response to Farewell MitchamTop of thread

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So that’s it, our Imperial Fields nightmare is over… conceding our 100th goal in the league seems a fitting way to end it.

A few stats of our torrid time (all based on league games only).

Our record:

Actually better than I thought it would be… still dreadful, but not as dreadful as I would have guessed.

23.8% win rate
10wins, 5draws, 27 losses (across 2 seasons)

If we kept that form away… we’d still be going down, but with a more rosey 32 point total.


Most Imperial Fields appearances

No surprises here, the obvious man when any sort of Kingstonian appearance records are mentioned… the main man Rob Tolfrey

Despite some obvious injury issues across the last two years Tolfrey still managed an impressive 31 appearances across 2 seasons (74% of available league games)


Most Imperial Fields goals

Again no shock… 63% of Eddie D’sane’s 19 league goals have come at ‘home’. (12 goals for those of you needing a little help 😉)


Things we’ll miss about Imperial Fields… (some of these may be tongue in cheek)

1. Pitch. Hayden Bird said the quality of the pitch would allow us to play our best football. Whilst the that certainly wasn’t the case and Hayden sadly wasn’t around to implement it, the pitch is fairly good for this level.

2. The promised fantastic acoustics in the boardroom which allowed us to have all those regular board meetings… a big draw of the move! (Who remembers that haha)

3. A mound outside the stadium to watch for free… because our football was certainly not worth paying for.

4. The 22/23 Shack (RIP to previous ownership)


Things we won’t miss about Imperial Fields

1. Travel
2. Waiting 25mins for a tram (Ollie can confirm the record wait)
3. Lifeless atmosphere
4. Despite rarely more than 100 fans, also a struggle for a car parking space
5. The football
6. The Shack 23/24… the surprise that there was a football game going on every week, which they never managed to cater for, a 20min wait. Never has a venue been more ill prepared to cater for fans


Now that’s enough negativity… I think 6 points must still mean I’m safe from a ban given how many more there should be. You might even call it toxic positivity 😉

Edited by PlayupKs at 17:51:37 on 20th April 2024

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Re: Farewell Mitcham

By SDG (SDG (Ks))20/4 17:57Sat Apr 20 17:57:14 2024In response to Re: Farewell MitchamTop of thread

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Here's another stat: unless we beat Hornchurch 9-0 to overtake the 78/79 team, the class of 2023/24 will officially go down as the worst to ever wear the famous red and white hoops.

https://fchd.info/KINGSTON.HTM

It's felt like a few seasons recently have been 'utterly miserable' (17/18, 18/19, 22/23) but this one trumps the lot of them. Good riddance and hopefully things are better in August.

Edited by SDG (Ks) at 17:57:24 on 20th April 2024
Edited by SDG (Ks) at 17:57:35 on 20th April 2024

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Re: Farewell Mitcham

By jon tolley20/4 16:19Sat Apr 20 16:19:01 2024In response to Farewell MitchamTop of thread

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I’d say the decision to *remain* at Imperial fields was the real bad decision

It was clearly going wrong.
fans said so
fans were ignored

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Re: Farewell Mitcham

By Nick Garland21/4 11:57Sun Apr 21 11:57:42 2024In response to Re: Farewell MitchamTop of thread

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But where would the club have gone instead? Even now we still haven’t found a level 3 compliant ground to share that’s closer to Kingston which is why the club effectively took voluntary relegation to secure the ground share at Raynes Park Vale.

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Re: Farewell Mitcham

By OptimisticK21/4 14:18Sun Apr 21 14:18:23 2024In response to Re: Farewell MitchamTop of thread

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Correct Nick! Board doing their best but somehow that's not enough for some people.

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Re: Farewell Mitcham

By Chas21/4 15:00Sun Apr 21 15:00:26 2024In response to Re: Farewell MitchamTop of thread

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Yioryos Vasilaras only does what's best for him.

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Re: Farewell Mitcham

By jon tolley21/4 14:00Sun Apr 21 14:00:12 2024In response to Re: Farewell MitchamTop of thread

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Hampton / Met Police / Cor-Cas / Leatherhead?

we don’t know what conversations were had. but I don’t believe nothing was doable. just like I didn’t believe Lovelace. just like we know there were deceptions about the escrow account

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Re: Farewell Mitcham

By KsOllie21/4 18:58Sun Apr 21 18:58:54 2024In response to Re: Farewell MitchamTop of thread

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Hampton / Met Police / Cor-Cas / Leatherhead?

we don’t know what conversations were had. but I don’t believe nothing was doable. just like I didn’t believe Lovelace. just like we know there were deceptions about the escrow account


From what I’ve heard from other people weather it’s correct or not, take it with a pinch of salt
Hampton - a council issue of wanting to use the new 3G pushing
Met police / Leatherhead (nothing been said about it)
Cor cas - Epsom are there plus I some fans went to their board pushing against its returning.

Hope that helps

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Re: Farewell Mitcham

By jon tolley21/4 19:44Sun Apr 21 19:44:36 2024In response to Re: Farewell MitchamTop of thread

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Let’s assume this is true…

none of these are bigger obstacles than a horse field in Chessington which we claimed we were gonna love into in a couple of years.

I can’t understand why they weren’t serious considerations

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Re: Farewell Mitcham

By DaveK (Haver of thoughts)21/4 16:38Sun Apr 21 16:38:38 2024In response to Re: Farewell MitchamTop of thread

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With Hampton is there some issue with the 3g pitch and which would mean we can't/couldn't share? Or have I imagined that.

It seems like the Met has been trying to wind down Met Police for a while (not unreasonably in my opinion). I've had thought there was potential there and possibly for the future.

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Re: Farewell Mitcham

By OptimisticK21/4 16:43Sun Apr 21 16:43:56 2024In response to Re: Farewell MitchamTop of thread

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Think big issue with Met Police in the past was a concern that lots of players would leave the club if the Ks had to play in Southern League.

Edited by OptimisticK at 16:44:17 on 21st April 2024

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Re: Farewell Mitcham

By KsOllie21/4 13:19Sun Apr 21 13:19:01 2024In response to Re: Farewell MitchamTop of thread

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But where would the club have gone instead? Even now we still haven’t found a level 3 compliant ground to share that’s closer to Kingston which is why the club effectively took voluntary relegation to secure the ground share at Raynes Park Vale.

Apparently the intention to go wasn’t to down according to the chairman lay last night end of season awards. Question is, was RPV ground up to step 3 standards. They’ve been improving it but was up to the standard by the cut of point in March.

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Re: Farewell Mitcham

By Nick Garland21/4 13:32Sun Apr 21 13:32:57 2024In response to Re: Farewell MitchamTop of thread

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If K’s should have left Mitcham at the end of the 22/23 season then the question is where to? RPV were still in the Combined Counties League this time last year so there would have been no chance of going there and retaining step 3 status.

Edited by Nick Garland at 13:35:27 on 21st April 2024
Edited by Nick Garland at 13:39:19 on 21st April 2024

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Re: Farewell Mitcham

By Taimour (WeHateWombles)20/4 16:20Sat Apr 20 16:20:50 2024In response to Re: Farewell MitchamTop of thread

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Yiorg probably wasn't in a position to influence the renewal given he was only in charge of marketing, football operations, day to day administration and strategic planning.

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Re: Farewell Mitcham

By Taimour (WeHateWombles)20/4 10:29Sat Apr 20 10:29:54 2024In response to Farewell MitchamTop of thread

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Best Mitcham moment: watching a match from outside the ground.

Worst Mitcham moment: watching a match from outside the ground.

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Re: Farewell Mitcham

By ollie20/4 12:06Sat Apr 20 12:06:29 2024In response to Re: Farewell MitchamTop of thread

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25 years ago today, The Grass Is Green song was born. I'd be surprised if there was anyone there willing to give it a rendition today. This board is killing this club.

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Re: Farewell Mitcham

By Taimour (WeHateWombles)20/4 16:14Sat Apr 20 16:14:54 2024In response to Re: Farewell MitchamTop of thread

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Official attendance today: 165

Well done all.

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Re: Farewell Mitcham

By Filipo20/4 16:49Sat Apr 20 16:49:40 2024In response to Re: Farewell MitchamTop of thread

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Unofficial/real attendance is about half of that so I’ve heard/seen!

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Re: Farewell Mitcham

By Suom Ynona20/4 17:42Sat Apr 20 17:42:20 2024In response to Re: Farewell MitchamTop of thread

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I genuinely think there was around 50 fans there today.

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Re: Farewell Mitcham

By Cardiff Ks (reximus)20/4 18:25Sat Apr 20 18:25:35 2024In response to Re: Farewell MitchamTop of thread

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I'm told there are more players than fans at the awards tonight…

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Re: Farewell Mitcham

By PlayupKs20/4 18:56Sat Apr 20 18:56:28 2024In response to Re: Farewell MitchamTop of thread

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I'm told there are more players than fans at the awards tonight…

That is sad for the team after such a torrid season and a bunch of U18s there as well, some(D’sane, Tolfs, Mason) deserve better…

But hopefully it sends a message to the board about the state of things and our thoughts on the latest atrocious statement.

Again it’s also an example of ridiculous decision making as well yet again, after such a terrible season one online fan voted player of the year would have done. Instead the chairman scraped a fans voted award, created his own awards to try make it about himself and tried to create an unneeded event, which given the season was always going to be poorly attended regardless of his statement.

Unfortunately, I don’t think it’s malicious. I think he’s beyond naive, out of his depth and being advised poorly (or has no one left to advise him), which is even worse than malicious as he lacks the skills to turn it round even if he wanted to

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Re: Farewell Mitcham

By OptimisticK20/4 18:20Sat Apr 20 18:20:09 2024In response to Re: Farewell MitchamTop of thread

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Thank you Mitcham!

Excellent facilities compared to Corinthian Casuals with a super boardroom to welcome sponsors/visiting officials and a nice spacious car park providing easy access for all.

I for one will miss the place after a pleasant two years. If only the players hadn’t let the directors down quite so much who knows what might have been?

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Re: Farewell Mitcham

By FOLEY20/4 19:48Sat Apr 20 19:48:51 2024In response to Re: Farewell MitchamTop of thread

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Please all give it a rest we are out of there

Thank you mitcham though for letting us play there.

Edited by FOLEY at 19:49:14 on 20th April 2024

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Re: Farewell Mitcham

By Damo20/4 20:51Sat Apr 20 20:51:47 2024In response to Re: Farewell MitchamTop of thread

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Shut up Foley. People like you have been up the board’s arse while they have done their best in giving us the worst season in Ks history.

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Re: Farewell Mitcham

By FOLEY20/4 23:06Sat Apr 20 23:06:16 2024In response to Re: Farewell MitchamTop of thread

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That's right

But the board are going no where.

So we have a Mexican stand off

Edited by FOLEY at 07:19:02 on 21st April 2024
Edited by FOLEY at 11:05:19 on 21st April 2024

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Re: Farewell Mitcham

By BUTLER$ Naked Butler (BUTLER$ Naked Butler)21/4 21:48Sun Apr 21 21:48:06 2024In response to Re: Farewell MitchamTop of thread

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That's right

But the board are going no where.

So we have a Mexican stand off



This is an an interesting reply to being accused of being up the boards arse, no sniff of denial from you Foley? If you come home to find someone in bed with your better half, do you simply say “ah well, he’s under the duvet now, let’s leave him there as I can’t be bothered to have a Mexican stand off?”

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Re: Farewell Mitcham

By Damo21/4 18:22Sun Apr 21 18:22:06 2024In response to Re: Farewell MitchamTop of thread

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Foley, you really need to stop loitering around the board and absorbing their bullshit. You and your mate Acton believe everything they tell you and it’s embarrassing.
Almost as embarrassing as the reply you sent last night, which I get email replies to my post. You then, clearly, wised up and deleted your original reply, which was probably for the best.

This club can run without the current board.
This club can not run without its supporters.

I’d like the board to change because they’re fucking useless and rely on useful idiots like you, Acton and Rosey to believe that they are doing a good job. I’d like to know what part of bottom of the league and 100 goals conceded, players leaving in droves, fans staying away and still no closer to a home ground that you and your fellow idiots think is doing a good job..

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Re: Farewell Mitcham

By PlayupKs20/4 19:52Sat Apr 20 19:52:26 2024In response to Re: Farewell MitchamTop of thread

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Please all give it a rest we are out of there

Thank you mitcham though for letting us play there.


To confirm are you saying we should be making no further comments on this matter both now or in the future?

Edited by PlayupKs at 22:54:18 on 20th April 2024
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Re: Farewell Mitcham

By BUTLER$ Naked Butler (BUTLER$ Naked Butler)21/4 21:45Sun Apr 21 21:45:32 2024In response to Re: Farewell MitchamTop of thread

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Please all give it a rest we are out of there

Thank you mitcham though for letting us play there.


To confirm are you saying we should be making no further comments on this matter both now or in the future?



He doesn’t even know himself, he seems to just spout nonsense.

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