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The B-Ark / Blyth Spartans .....
« on: August 10, 2022, 09:48:22 AM »

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The B-Ark / Re: Where are they now?
« on: August 06, 2022, 09:16:57 AM »
Kaine Felix to Darlington.
Didn't stay long at Peterborough Sports.

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The B-Ark / Re: New signing
« on: August 01, 2022, 03:31:13 PM »
Joe Leesley is back. This time as a permanent signing.

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The B-Ark / Re: Where are they now?
« on: July 13, 2022, 12:39:25 AM »
Jordan Keane joins AFC Halifax Town from Stockport County.

Marcus Dewhurst joins Scunthorpe United on a season long loan from Sheffield United.

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The B-Ark / Re: Departures
« on: July 05, 2022, 12:06:52 AM »
Byrne signs for Kidderminster

And the Kiddy fans on their forum are absolutely delighted.

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The B-Ark / Re: Where are they now?
« on: July 03, 2022, 11:36:55 PM »
Alex Whittle joins York City after leaving Chesterfield.

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The B-Ark / Re: Departures
« on: July 01, 2022, 11:12:58 PM »
wheres he going

Danny Elliott has signed for Boreham Wood.

Will he score as many goals for them as their previous ex-BUFC striker Kabongo Tshimanga did I wonder?

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The B-Ark / Re: New signing
« on: June 23, 2022, 03:49:17 PM »
I hope he nets us lots of goals.

Going to need to with Elliott most likely leaving.

FC Halifax Town seem to be one of the clubs interested in him given what their manager has said in the local Halifax press :-

 "Danny Elliott is a player who we admire a great deal. He's certainly young in full-time football years and has got an awful lot of potential to grow into. He's a player that we're aware of and we would be really interested in attracting to the football club. We know that he's got a lot of interest from other clubs and we're not shy about competing with those clubs when it comes to trying to meet the best interest of Halifax Town."

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The B-Ark / Re: Taunton town
« on: June 14, 2022, 12:36:24 PM »
Why are bufc bothering to travel all the way to Taunton for a pre season friendly, seems a waste of money?

I wonder if they are playing this game on the Friday, and then having a 'pre-season team-bonding weekend' whilst down there?

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The B-Ark / Re: Yet another joins the Pilgrims.
« on: June 11, 2022, 05:43:17 PM »

   Would love to have kept Marcus for another season, but was never going to happen. Hoping George Sykes-Kenworthy could be tempted back - players player & supporters player of season at BPA and talented young keeper. Or George Willis perhaps?

I see GSK has just signed a new deal with BPA.

And, with all due respect, not George Willis!!

Had a huge weakness of easily being beaten from distance during his time with us, and at Gainsborough beforehand. Lost count of the number of goals he conceded that way and, if that's still his achilles heel, then wouldn't want him back.

Agree 100% re: Marcus Dewhurst.

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The B-Ark / Re: The big screen at the ground
« on: May 23, 2022, 10:33:15 PM »
I was watching the stream at home in Kearsley, and soon realised there was a lag of quite a few seconds.

I thought I'd silenced the scores update app on my 'phone until it 'pinged' to show York's first goal. On screen the York player still hadn't taken the throw-in.

I know these lags do exist, but at least it didn't 'drop out'. Heard from a friend that a £12.99 stream of a speedway event tonight 'dropped out' and missed some races.

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The B-Ark / Re: Promotion Final tickets
« on: May 18, 2022, 05:02:20 PM »
Mine and Gatleys e mail worked then!!

I sent an email too.

So good on Wismo & Gatley Pilgrim and everyone else who emailed. Maybe there was some notice taken of the supporters - but maybe not!!

Could be the start of a trend - authorities listening to supporters on a regular basis -  but, again, maybe not!!

Should the result not go our way on Saturday at least those of us watching by stream won't have the long ride home to endure. Just go outside, kick the wheelie bins and get on with the rest of the day. If only!!

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The B-Ark / Re: Promotion Final Tickets
« on: May 18, 2022, 02:38:41 PM »
Football hierarchies are really not friends of the football match-going supporter at all.

See some Rangers fans complaining about the choice of venue for the EUFA Europa League Final in Seville. The stadium has a capacity of 42,700, yet there's another stadium in Seville that holds 60,700.

The same thing happened to Rangers a few years ago when the EUFA Cup Final was played in Manchester. It was at the Etihad Stadium which then had a capacity in the mid 40,000s. Old Trafford holds 75,000!! Manchester was simply taken over by thousands and thousands of ticketless Rangers fans that day. Streets were virtually impassable, all buses were either delayed or cancelled and some trains delayed. My usual 45 minutes bus journey home after work took almost 3 hours!!

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The B-Ark / Re: Promotion Final tickets
« on: May 18, 2022, 01:56:47 PM »
Further to the comments on York City having identified tickets bought by Boston United supporters and in the are in the process of cancelling them.

How have these tickets been identified? Presumably, the ticketing system payment process has identified the address of the payment card, and also that the purchaser may well have been a recent ‘sign-up’ on the system?

I wonder, though, if the York ticketing system would be ‘intelligent’ enough for it to recognise that someone who has a Boston area address, but has been registered on the ticketing system a long time and has a previous purchase history, is more than likely a genuine York City fan?

In and around where I live in Greater Manchester there must be fans of different clubs living all over the place in the different neighbouring close-by towns.

As an example, I know a Wigan Athletic fan who lives near me in Bolton. He goes to all the Wigan home matches but not sure if he, having a Bolton address, had an issue getting a ticket for the Wigan v. Bolton game from the Wigan website. The towns are just 8 miles apart with the council borders being just about 4 miles from each town centre, so both clubs may well have a number of fans living in each other’s town boroughs.

And, before they went bust, I wonder what would have happened for Bury FC fans living in Bolton (6 miles apart) trying to buy tickets for Bolton v. Bury from the Bolton website. Both Bury and Bolton share ‘BL’ postcodes.

I mentioned on another thread that I only purchase tickets for our away matches from the opponents’ ticketing system if I know the away fans are assigned areas behind the goal or in the corner of the pitch. I just cannot get on with watching a game from those positions.

As a Boston United fan living in Greater Manchester, I’ve never had any difficulty obtaining tickets this way. Someone with a Bolton postcode buying tickets for AFC Fylde v. Boston United (as I did for last Sunday’s game) does not probably ‘flag-up’ any issues.

Well, I say ‘never’ – I didn’t actually get tickets yesterday afternoon from the York website. I had two tickets in my basket for along the touchline, paid for them and had a message to say that the tickets would be in my InBox within 2 hours. Not so long afterwards I had another message to say that there was a subsequent error on the payment process authorisation and I needed to repeat the purchase. Of course, by then, the tickets had disappeared from my basket and it was ‘sold out’.

And, I’ve found out this morning that the exact same thing happened to a York City supporter who lives a few miles away from me in Ashton-Under-Lyne. He’s an ex-work colleague of mine at Manchester City Council and we have kept in touch from time-to-time since we both retired. I called him this morning – and he was even more livid than I was that this had happened.  Another problem to add to the list shown in one of those two earlier links to articles I posted.

He's only missed three games home-and-away all season and wasn’t able to get a ticket for the Brackley v. York game either last Saturday when their 2,000 allocation was reduced by 1,400 to 600. He's also livid with the York City fans that have caused all the reduced capacity issues.

And, for those 878 fans who get tickets for the away end on Saturday, I’ve just read this on the National League Fans Forum. Enjoy the experience, but please be prepared and careful.

One poster wrote:- “Why did York City build the away end so small? It looks disproportionately smaller than all the other stands. Built the same it could have taken the capacity to between 9500-10k.”

A Chester fan replied:- “There will be an accident in that away end at York one day, ridiculously uncomfortable and there were crushes going on when we went and we hardly filled it either but were made to be clustered up together. Horribly designed.”

And from a Darlington fan:- “Agreed, we had over 600+ there on a Tuesday night and it was really uncomfortable. Everyone was so close together being squeezed in by the police.”

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