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Autumn League 2019 Preview — 6 Comments

  1. “Nash Amblers and Denton Walking Football only select HEYWOOD players for the G.M.W.F.league from within our own groups who play weekly with us at Denton, or Curzon Ashton. We do not look beyond our own regulars nor seek, or invite players from other ‘clubs’ or groups to join us.” Some selective quoting going on here Bill. Let’s keep the record straight. The F.P.L. is a completely different kettle of fish to Heywood. Vive la difference.

  2. I don’t do ‘sly’ and I don’t do ‘perfunctory’ As many of our players have established cordial relations with some opponents over the last five seasons I thought it appropriate to elaborate a little upon our absence. Competition sits well enough with me but winning is not everything. Taking part is, and I was explaining why we were no longer doing that Mr.Murney. Finally, I did not accuse you of ‘poaching’ players. We have had that conversation before and you clarified the reason why so many players from other groups have joined your teams. Good luck to them.

    • From your original comment –
      “We do not look beyond our own regulars nor seek, or invite players from other ‘clubs’ or groups to join us. If we are short of numbers or talent then we resign ourselves to the ‘it’s the taking part that counts’ ethos.”

      From your Facebook page –
      Tameside Striders have approached a goalkeeper – Alan Butler – from Much Hoole near Preston to plug the gap Party will leave (impossible) during September’s FPL.

  3. We at the Nash Amblers felt a more expansive word on our departure from the Over 60’s league is necessary, after the perfunctory terms in which our leaving the Over 60’s league was explained.

    The Nash Amblers were founder members of this league and managed to finish in second place in our first three seasons. No mean achievement. We have enjoyed playing most of the teams we have been up against and many of our players will miss the monthly involvement at Over 60’s level.

    Unfortunately time has moved on for too many of our players who now qualify for the Over 65’s league, and the Over 70’s set up. These will be playing with our closely associated partner group, Denton’s Tameside Striders in the upcoming season.

    Nash Amblers and Denton Walking Football only select Heywood players for the G.M.W.F.league from within our own groups who play weekly with us at Denton, or Curzon Ashton. We do not look beyond our own regulars nor seek, or invite players from other ‘clubs’ or groups to join us. If we are short of numbers or talent then we resign ourselves to the ‘it’s the taking part that counts’ ethos.

    However, though we have grown slowly in numbers over the years, the simple truth is that players aged 60-65 have become quite scarce in our set up. This is the only reason we have decided to withdraw from the Over 60’s league.

    We wish old opponents, those who are taking our place, league administrators and Referees a successful, enjoyable season of walking football at Heywood.

    • Well, that comment certainly wasn’t perfunctory! At least you have cleared up the reason Nash Amblers have withdrawn, as I would guess all the people who read these pages must have been really concerned as to the reason why.

      Having a sly dig at my club there Mr Richards? I make no apology for being involved in a winning team(s). Friendly social session have their place in walking football as does serious competition. The growth of all the leagues and tournaments nationwide is testimony to that fact.

      I realise competition doesn’t sit well with you but thankfully you are in a minority. Anyone playing any sport surely plays to win, if not what’s the point?

      As I have told you previously, I have never poached any player. They have either joined of their own accord, been asked by my current players, or simply just want to play the sport at a higher level.

  4. Really looking forward to getting going again in the GMWFL. Looks like it’s going to be very competitive again, good luck to all the teams old & new who are playing this season.
    Mick T, Manchester Corinthians

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