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by Bradfordpaul
30 Sep 2021, 11:58
Forum: Clapton Community FC
Topic: AGM PROPOSAL: financing the renovation of the Old Spotted Dog Ground
Replies: 6
Views: 5435

Re: AGM PROPOSAL: financing the renovation of the Old Spotted Dog Ground

Apologies to Frank Skinner. For Birmingham City, read West Bromwich Albion
by Bradfordpaul
21 Sep 2021, 19:54
Forum: Clapton Community FC
Topic: AGM PROPOSAL: financing the renovation of the Old Spotted Dog Ground
Replies: 6
Views: 5435

Re: AGM PROPOSAL: financing the renovation of the Old Spotted Dog Ground

Would it be possible to organise a benefit show for Clapton CFC at, say, Theatre Royal Stratford East? It holds 460, which should sell out if we recruit some football-loving comics and musicians. Some suggestions might be; Kevin Day, Eddie Izzard, Jo Brand (Crystal Palace), David Baddiel (Chelsea)/F...
by Bradfordpaul
11 Aug 2021, 17:17
Forum: Clapton Community FC
Topic: Dulwich Hamlet
Replies: 3
Views: 6302

Re: Dulwich Hamlet

Don't see what the problem is. They've achieved something very similar to Clapton CFC; got the ground back after it looked doomed, and boosted crowds to levels not seen since the 40s/50s. 'Hating' Dulwich Hamlet is a total waste of energy. Focus on Clapton CFC instead.
by Bradfordpaul
19 Jul 2021, 17:42
Forum: Clapton Community FC
Topic: Should M1T transfer to Essex Alliance League?
Replies: 3
Views: 3199

Re: Should M1T transfer to Essex Alliance League?

This might be a good idea once the renovations to the Dog are finished and CCFC is established there.
by Bradfordpaul
12 Jan 2021, 18:09
Forum: Clapton Community FC
Topic: AGM PROPOSAL: financing the renovation of the Old Spotted Dog Ground
Replies: 6
Views: 5435

Re: AGM PROPOSAL: financing the renovation of the Old Spotted Dog Ground

This may have been suggested before, but is the club running a standing order / direct debit scheme, so supporters can contribute funds towards the loan repayments? With support running into the hundreds, the club could use this to cover the immediate costs.
by Bradfordpaul
21 Sep 2020, 11:45
Forum: Clapton Community FC
Topic: Groundsharers at the OSD?
Replies: 3
Views: 4137

Re: Groundsharers at the OSD?

Unless it's on a municpal ground (ie, owned by an independent third party), ground sharing is a no-no in my book. With a few exceptions it leads to the dominant club (possibly the one that flogged their ground to pay off debts) moving in on a struggling neighbour who need the groundshare to pay off ...
by Bradfordpaul
04 Apr 2020, 18:23
Forum: Clapton Community FC
Topic: Welcome!
Replies: 43
Views: 69675

Re: Welcome!

Hello. I'm writing to introduce myself and ask some advice. I was programme editor/press officer/bookeeper/barman in the late 80s and early 90s, and still follow the Tons' fortunes despite now living in West Yorkshire. I'm very encouraged by the possibility of Clapton returning to Forest Gate and th...