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In the news

By Mike (KsMikey)25/4 09:29Thu Apr 25 09:29:32 2024

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“I has made made multiple attempts to contact Vasiliras but had no response”

Own goal - or rather a chance to put his point across and he doesn’t even communicate in this damning report

https://inews.co.uk/sport/football/kingstonian-fc-homeless-club-chelsea-bought-stadium-3019586

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By ollie27/4 13:10Sat Apr 27 13:10:58 2024In response to In the newsTop of thread

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40k will be watching Chelsea Women at Stamford Bridge this evening. Them outgrowing Kingsmeadow football ground was always a realistic possibility.

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By Cardiff Ks (reximus)27/4 13:17Sat Apr 27 13:17:30 2024In response to Re: In the newsTop of thread

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Which begs the question: what is Kingsmeadow actually being used for these (Satur)days?

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By Ks Supporters Club (K Supporters Club)27/4 12:30Sat Apr 27 12:30:23 2024In response to In the newsTop of thread

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That article in the i prompted one reader (a fan of both Chelsea & Ks) to get in touch, with memories of a motion that he tabled at the Chelsea Supporter's Trust AGM back in 2017. Essentially, the group were very much in favour of helping Ks wherever possible:

"The Trust should liaise with Chelsea Football Club to ensure that an open and transparent dialogue is conducted with Kingstonian FC in preparation (and for the aftermath) of the agreed purchase of Kingsmeadow from AFC Wimbledon"

The motion was passed -
Yes: 94.24%
No: 5.76%

Steve included an email exchange with the Chair of the Chelsea Supporter's Trust, which includes "I also understand from our contacts at AFC Wimbledon that all parties (Chelsea, Wimbledon & Kingstonian) are happy with all the forthcoming arrangements."

What a shame that Ks never asked Chelsea if we could remain at Kingsmeadow whilst we looked for a new ground, choosing instead to jump off a cliff.

Kingstonian Supporters Club

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By Nick Garland27/4 13:03Sat Apr 27 13:03:17 2024In response to Re: In the newsTop of thread

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There were conflicting accounts in the Guardian article at the time as to whether Chelsea were approached by Kingstonian about staying or not.

“Anderson says that earlier this year the club asked Chelsea, via Wimbledon, if they could continue using the stadium; the response was apparently a “flat no”.

Wimbledon have told the Guardian that “it is not true Kingstonian asked for an extension to continue playing here” and perhaps it is simply crossed wires between two clubs that, both stress, have enjoyed an “excellent” relationship at boardroom level.”

https://amp.theguardian.com/football/2017/apr/25/kingstonian-kingsmeadow-lost-stadium-chelsea-afc-wimbledon

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Re: In the news

By ollie27/4 13:07Sat Apr 27 13:07:28 2024In response to Re: In the newsTop of thread

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I'm not surprised they shared a good relationship when Anderson openly told the world that it was in our best interests to leave, absolving AFCW of any further responsibility from what has now transpired.

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Re: In the news

By Korky17/5 14:48Tue May 7 14:48:13 2024In response to Re: In the newsTop of thread

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AFC offered help ,it was refused by Anderson and co

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By Nick Garland27/4 13:23Sat Apr 27 13:23:19 2024In response to Re: In the newsTop of thread

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The point was there are conflicting accounts as to whether there were any overtures towards Chelsea about K’s staying or not from the club. It isn’t a documented fact either way as far as I’m aware.

Edited by Nick Garland at 13:24:32 on 27th April 2024
Edited by Nick Garland at 13:25:05 on 27th April 2024

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Re: In the news

By Korky17/5 14:55Tue May 7 14:55:41 2024In response to Re: In the newsTop of thread

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Be aware ,it's documented in Eric Samuelson's book All Together Now ,Anderson is banking on nobody reading it.

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Re: In the news

By Filipo27/4 14:01Sat Apr 27 14:01:49 2024In response to Re: In the newsTop of thread

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Sorry it’s clear the club did not ask Chelsea. Your quotes prove that.

Why would the club ask AFCW to ask Chelsea and not approach Chelsea themselves. Your quotes prove there was no direct approach to Chelsea.

Regardless, in a meeting with Mark a few months ago which I already posted about on here, the decision to leave KM early was purely due to the sum of over a million pounds being given to the club. Had the club decided to sue for a breach of contract, we may have only been given around £300k in compensation.

There was no talk of staying on at KM.

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By jon tolley27/4 14:49Sat Apr 27 14:49:43 2024In response to Re: In the newsTop of thread

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asked Chelsea *via Wimbledon*

didn’t go direct. either couldn’t be bothered or couldn’t type. it’s a scandal. if the answer after repeated conversation / negotiation was no, then so be it.

this was just another irresponsible and indefensible action that has helped kill Kingstonian FC as we know it

I used to think Ando was the clever one. the one who knew how things worked. maybe even the one with a plan. I was so wrong

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By Korky17/5 15:03Tue May 7 15:03:25 2024In response to Re: In the newsTop of thread

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F you mean Anderson he's clever he knows how things work,that's why they have all walked away.

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By SDG (SDG (Ks))27/4 16:11Sat Apr 27 16:11:11 2024In response to Re: In the newsTop of thread

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Makes you wonder how much repeated conversation / negotiation there actually was over a lot of the things or people we lost or were told were impossible to get. Groundshares at Casuals, Met or Hampton. Keeping Dowse, Craig, Hayden. Sponsors and volunteers who walked. The youth setup. The previous women's team. The different permanent ground options that haven't got off the ground.

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By Korky17/5 15:04Tue May 7 15:04:37 2024In response to Re: In the newsTop of thread

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Pie in the sky.

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Re: In the news

By Cardiff Ks (reximus)26/4 12:46Fri Apr 26 12:46:37 2024In response to In the newsTop of thread

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Whilst we're in a reflective mood, this came up in my Facebook 'on this day in history' feature yesterday. John & Denise Turner's video "Kingstonians last ever game at Kingsmeadow - 22/04/17 v Havant and Waterlooville FC".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4P_QgOcwM8s

Also, in a similar vein, a film from #NonLeagueVlogs called "Kingstonian FC: The Club Who Lost Their Home!"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TKb4x5oq1k

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By Mike (KsMikey)26/4 16:39Fri Apr 26 16:39:10 2024In response to Re: In the newsTop of thread

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… when we had crowds

And there’s a couple of shots of Patrick (Stokes) too. RIP

Quite melancholic to see it. A life time away almost

Thank you

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By DaveK (Haver of thoughts)25/4 12:32Thu Apr 25 12:32:23 2024In response to In the newsTop of thread

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Good article but the picture used to illustrate Raynes Park Vale"s setup is misleading. The ground simply doesn't look like that.

I'd also advise refering to it as a "cow field" probably inadvisable. Acting the big I am as a homeless club with dwindling support is quite unseemly really.

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Re: In the news

By OptimisticK25/4 12:24Thu Apr 25 12:24:27 2024In response to In the newsTop of thread

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Yioryos likely cautious that dark forces might try to use his words against him.

Great to have the national press shining a light on the club’s plight though. Hopefully this can inspire some local businesses to invest and back the new directors!

KINGSTONIAN NEEDS YOU!!!

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Re: In the news

By KingAran25/4 10:54Thu Apr 25 10:54:35 2024In response to In the newsTop of thread

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A great read and very insightful

A.

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By Cardiff Ks (reximus)25/4 09:52Thu Apr 25 09:52:00 2024In response to In the newsTop of thread

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Also in the print version, price 90p.

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Re: In the news

By Korky127/4 10:13Sat Apr 27 10:13:10 2024In response to Re: In the newsTop of thread

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It shouldn't be "the club who lost their home" it should be " the club that had it's home sold from under them by their directors" .

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By Newt (newt1)27/4 22:48Sat Apr 27 22:48:02 2024In response to Re: In the newsTop of thread

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Yes, a person by the name of Kholsa!

COME ON YOU Ks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Newt

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By Korky17/5 13:37Tue May 7 13:37:06 2024In response to Re: In the newsTop of thread

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Not Khosla Newt,Anderson ,Winwright and Fenwick.

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By Newt (newt1)7/5 13:46Tue May 7 13:46:20 2024In response to Re: In the newsTop of thread

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So, Korky, you're saying that "Anderson, Winwright and Fenwick" sold the Kingsmeadow lease to AFC Wimbledon?

COME ON YOU Ks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Newt

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Re: In the news

By Fairfield_K25/4 15:35Thu Apr 25 15:35:31 2024In response to Re: In the newsTop of thread

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Read it, thought it was a good piece and then went out to buy the paper to support it.

Was at RPV last week. The way I look at it is that they're having to think creatively about ways to meet ground-grading requirements and improve the fan experience within a budget. They've grown their fan base from the trickle that was there during lower-table Combined Counties days. There's a fair bit to appreciate and learn from for when/if we get our own place and have to work out how we spend the remainder of the Wombles budget.

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By jon tolley25/4 16:03Thu Apr 25 16:03:10 2024In response to Re: In the newsTop of thread

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not the substantive part of the piece, but I too really like going to Raynes Park

and as a sponsor I feel appreciated.

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By FOLEY25/4 19:48Thu Apr 25 19:48:07 2024In response to Re: In the newsTop of thread

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I also agree was a very good insight and good read.

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By Filipo25/4 20:57Thu Apr 25 20:57:32 2024In response to Re: In the newsTop of thread

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Thanks Foley, can you give the chairman a nudge? Let him know we are all waiting to hear from him please!

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By FOLEY25/4 21:01Thu Apr 25 21:01:51 2024In response to Re: In the newsTop of thread

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I can only try Phil

As said I do not agree with everything he has done ie you cannot ban supporters I don't agree with that.

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By JamieB (JBreeze)26/4 00:15Fri Apr 26 00:15:43 2024In response to Re: In the newsTop of thread

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Is every fan quoted in the article going to get banned 😂

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