North/South Playoffs

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Re: North/South Playoffs

Post by aldershot-jg » Fri May 13, 2022 9:24 am

Updated look at the playoff fixtures

National League North
Brackley Town vs York City / Sat May 14th 15:00 (2nd vs 5th)
AFC Fylde vs Boston United / Sun May 15th 15:00 (3rd vs 7th)

National League South
Dorking Wanderers vs Oxford City / Sat May 14th 15:00 (2nd vs 5th)
Ebbsfleet United vs Chippenham Town / Sun May 15th 15:00 (3rd vs 7th)

Finals to be played Sat May 21st
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Re: North/South Playoffs

Post by South Coast Shot » Fri May 13, 2022 10:29 am

AdeShot wrote: ↑
Fri May 13, 2022 9:13 am
South Coast Shot wrote: ↑
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York and Oxford city will do me
I've heard talk of Dorking not being allowed into NL owing to their ground specs?
No - capacity is currently 1k below what's needed in National League, but you get until Spring the following year to implement. Plans already in place apparently for some more quick build terracing to go around the flat standing areas.
Personally I'm all for Dorking.

It's another slice of Surrey / Hants rivalry and just 26 miles apart, though by train πŸ€” what lines it on? Change at Guildford maybe?

Apparently their away end isn't up to scratch but as you say, they can function while work is being done - if we do go to Dorking I hope we will be allowed percussion, unlike Bowers & Pitsea.

As Jim Reeves said - Let there be drums.
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Re: North/South Playoffs

Post by CH » Fri May 13, 2022 10:34 am

If the ground wasn't up to scratch, they wouldn't be allowed in the playoffs, it happened a couple of years back but I cant remember which team it was, maybe Hungerford or Concorde?

Edit it was Hungerford, Poole and Darlington in 2017

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Re: North/South Playoffs

Post by AdeShot » Fri May 13, 2022 10:39 am

South Coast Shot wrote: ↑
Fri May 13, 2022 10:29 am
AdeShot wrote: ↑
Fri May 13, 2022 9:13 am
South Coast Shot wrote: ↑
Fri May 13, 2022 8:26 am


I've heard talk of Dorking not being allowed into NL owing to their ground specs?
No - capacity is currently 1k below what's needed in National League, but you get until Spring the following year to implement. Plans already in place apparently for some more quick build terracing to go around the flat standing areas.
Personally I'm all for Dorking.

It's another slice of Surrey / Hants rivalry and just 26 miles apart, though by train πŸ€” what lines it on? Change at Guildford maybe?

Apparently their away end isn't up to scratch but as you say, they can function while work is being done - if we do go to Dorking I hope we will be allowed percussion, unlike Bowers & Pitsea.

As Jim Reeves said - Let there be drums.
20 mins from Guildford on the line towards Redhill. 5 mins walk from station.
Percussion won't be a problem, actively seem to encourage plenty of good away support, very friendly place, own bar welcomes away fans. Gave Maidstone 900 tickets of the 3,000 capacity, mostly flat standing spread around half the ground so I think the view was ok.

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Re: North/South Playoffs

Post by aldershot-jg » Fri May 13, 2022 10:50 am

Believe it’s on the Reading to Redhill/Gatwick train route. Depending where you start from you can get on at Ash or Guildford to Dorking Deepdene, although it goes through Guildford more regularly than Ash.

A quick look on Google maps apparently from the station it’s a 10 minute walk to the ground.

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Re: North/South Playoffs

Post by South Coast Shot » Fri May 13, 2022 11:11 am

AdeShot wrote: ↑
Fri May 13, 2022 10:39 am
South Coast Shot wrote: ↑
Fri May 13, 2022 10:29 am
AdeShot wrote: ↑
Fri May 13, 2022 9:13 am


No - capacity is currently 1k below what's needed in National League, but you get until Spring the following year to implement. Plans already in place apparently for some more quick build terracing to go around the flat standing areas.
Personally I'm all for Dorking.

It's another slice of Surrey / Hants rivalry and just 26 miles apart, though by train πŸ€” what lines it on? Change at Guildford maybe?

Apparently their away end isn't up to scratch but as you say, they can function while work is being done - if we do go to Dorking I hope we will be allowed percussion, unlike Bowers & Pitsea.

As Jim Reeves said - Let there be drums.
20 mins from Guildford on the line towards Redhill. 5 mins walk from station.
Percussion won't be a problem, actively seem to encourage plenty of good away support, very friendly place, own bar welcomes away fans. Gave Maidstone 900 tickets of the 3,000 capacity, mostly flat standing spread around half the ground so I think the view was ok.
Then what's not to love? Sure, I've got form for being anti some of the new-fangled clubs but these are largely the bank-rolled affairs like FGR and Harrogate. In Dorking's case from what you and others have had me learn on this board, it sounds as though ATFC could learn a thing or two from Dorking about connection with supporters and overall progression. I'm even tempted to go and have a look tomorrow and cheer them on.
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Re: North/South Playoffs

Post by AdeShot » Fri May 13, 2022 11:19 am

South Coast Shot wrote: ↑
Fri May 13, 2022 11:11 am
AdeShot wrote: ↑
Fri May 13, 2022 10:39 am
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Fri May 13, 2022 10:29 am

I'm even tempted to go and have a look tomorrow and cheer them on.
Sold out mate. At least for Dorking fans. You've got about 40 mins to purchase one for the Oxford end though....good luck.

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Re: North/South Playoffs

Post by AdeShot » Fri May 13, 2022 11:23 am

South Coast Shot wrote: ↑
Fri May 13, 2022 11:11 am
AdeShot wrote: ↑
Fri May 13, 2022 10:39 am
South Coast Shot wrote: ↑
Fri May 13, 2022 10:29 am

Then what's not to love? Sure, I've got form for being anti some of the new-fangled clubs but these are largely the bank-rolled affairs like FGR and Harrogate. In Dorking's case from what you and others have had me learn on this board, it sounds as though ATFC could learn a thing or two from Dorking about connection with supporters and overall progression.
Yeah this is what I've been banging on about last few days. The connection is superb, right from the social media side through to the comms from the manager/owner Marc White (weekly update at midday every Friday via YouTube - worth a watch if you're interested) and the match day set up.

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Re: North/South Playoffs

Post by South Coast Shot » Fri May 13, 2022 11:49 am

AdeShot wrote: ↑
Fri May 13, 2022 11:19 am
Sold out mate. At least for Dorking fans. You've got about 40 mins to purchase one for the Oxford end though....good luck.
That's not so bad Ade. I've got a stinking head cold anyway. But I might be better tomorrow, who knows.

Some folk I've read on here wouldn't mind Oxford City. Now I have seen their ground, it was on TV in the FAC either this season or last.

Chippenham could be a good day out. As for the north, yes I really would like York.

Traditionalist view again but like us at least they're rich in football league history.

Unlike Maidenhead. A fan was larging it up on social media calling our ground a shambles and about how they finished higher than us.

I said come back to me when your club has actually ever achieved anything and BTW, we have away support that a club like yours could only dream of.
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Re: North/South Playoffs

Post by South Coast Shot » Fri May 13, 2022 11:52 am

AdeShot wrote: ↑
Fri May 13, 2022 11:23 am
Yeah this is what I've been banging on about last few days. The connection is superb, right from the social media side through to the comms from the manager/owner Marc White (weekly update at midday every Friday via YouTube - worth a watch if you're interested) and the match day set up.
Must take a look. I mean, Eastbank Weekly - what happened with that. 😐
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Re: North/South Playoffs

Post by Accurate Shot » Sat May 14, 2022 5:08 pm

Dorking Wanderers 3 Oxford City 0 . :D .Could face Ebbsfleet next Sat, who they whipped 5-1 at home in the league encounter.

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Re: North/South Playoffs

Post by aldershot-jg » Sat May 14, 2022 7:10 pm

Accurate Shot wrote: ↑
Sat May 14, 2022 5:08 pm
Dorking Wanderers 3 Oxford City 0 . :D .Could face Ebbsfleet next Sat, who they whipped 5-1 at home in the league encounter.
Also York City into the North playoff final, after a 1-0 at Brackley Town.

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Re: North/South Playoffs

Post by Chalkie » Sat May 14, 2022 10:40 pm

aldershot-jg wrote: ↑
Sat May 14, 2022 7:10 pm
Also York City into the North playoff final, after a 1-0 at Brackley Town.
Brackley Town are destined to never go up via the Play Offs.
5 attempts, 5 fails.
05/06 - Lost Final
09/10 - Lost Semi Final
12/13 - Lost Final
17/18 - Lost Final
21/22 - Lost Semi Final
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Re: North/South Playoffs

Post by Bob » Sun May 15, 2022 8:24 am

Chalkie wrote: ↑
Sat May 14, 2022 10:40 pm
aldershot-jg wrote: ↑
Sat May 14, 2022 7:10 pm
Also York City into the North playoff final, after a 1-0 at Brackley Town.
Brackley Town are destined to never go up via the Play Offs.
5 attempts, 5 fails.
05/06 - Lost Final
09/10 - Lost Semi Final
12/13 - Lost Final
17/18 - Lost Final
21/22 - Lost Semi Final
These things happen unfortunately, think Preston had a dreadful play off record until they beat someone 3-0 7/8 years ago

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Re: North/South Playoffs

Post by CH » Sun May 15, 2022 10:41 am

Ours isn't wonderful....

2004 Hereford (H) Draw, Hereford (A) Draw, Shrewsbury (N) Draw
2005 Carlisle (H) Win, Carlisle (A) Lose
2010 Rotherham (H) Lose, Rotherham (A) Lose
2017 Tranmere (H) Lose, Tranmere (A) Draw
2018 Ebbsfleet (H) Draw

Over 90 mins our record is Pld 10 Won 1 Drawn 5 Lost 4.

I seem to recall Chelmsford City also regularly making the South playoff and never coming through them


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