Week 1 (w/c 3rd December 2012)

Matches: Tuesday: Home v Weymouth / Sunday: Away v Kettering (at Corby)

Confusion still reigns. Are we going for promotion or are we throwing in the proverbial towel on the league season; slashing the playing budget, clearing the debt, building for a title push next season?… or is that just all clichéd tosh that everyone wants to hear because we all like to look at the clubs that are going bust, tut-tutting to ourselves that it is inconceivable that they could get themselves into such debt? When in reality, the steps towards becoming that next club are all too welcoming, and you never know who will be the next to tread that path. Continue reading “Week 1 (w/c 3rd December 2012)”

Glad it isn’t me!

What a crazy weekend, the old cliche about England grinding to a halt as soon as we get a little bit of snowfall so true once again…but then why wouldn’t it? How much should we spend preparing for something that seems to happen once every two or three years? Anyway, enough of that, for me it just meant a busy sporting weekend became a quiet one…and then the repercussions.
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More than one way to skin a cat

I never dreamt that one day I would ever be jealous of a football team that play in pink.

Back in my Chesham United supporting prime, my early 20’s – no responsibilities, no family to support and no kids to bring up – we had some fantastic days. At times my views and opinions, especially in some of the fanzines produced, did not go down particularly well, but as supporters I think we forged some pretty good relationships that epitomised non-league football.

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Big Ron is coming to town…

Chesham United are delighted to be welcoming Big Ron Atkinson to the newly refurbished The Chess Suite on the evening of Thursday 20th April 2017.

Without a doubt these are excellent evenings, whoever the speaker is, so when we get an absolute legend like Big Ron, it is simply not to be missed!

Ron Atkinson is an English footballing legend. Not short of an opinion, ‘Big Ron’ mixes the funny side of football with advice from a career that saw him play over 500 games for Oxford United before starting his managerial career at Kettering Town. From there he went on to manage WBA, Manchester United, Atlético Madrid, Sheffield Wednesday, Aston Villa, Coventry City and Nottingham Forest. As a TV pundit Big Ron became renowned for developing his own language that became known as ‘Ronglish’ – A witty and humorous night is guaranteed in the newly refurbished clubhouse at Chesham United FC.

Although these events are fundraisers for the club, there is an element of risk as, bluntly, to get great names like Ron Atkinson, does involve a financial commitment, so we are really looking for bums on seats, and once we have that, the evening looks after itself. A big thank you to those that help out behind the  scenes – It can’t happen without you!

Compering and entertaining throughout the evening will be the amazing comedian Jed Stone – Jed was our host for the Graham Gooch dinner a few years back and did a cracking job, he could not be more helpful to us as organisers (our PA was broken and, like magic, he pulled one out of the boot of his car!), and was absolutely hilarious on the night.

To book your place call the club on 01494 783964 or you can email me at  alan.calder@cheshamunited.co.uk. Tickets are £55, or you can book a table of 10 for a discounted £500.

Guess what? We have already sold three tables and the event was only booked today!

The Divorce Has Come Through

It’s been a while….and quite a lot has changed.

Throughout the season I referred to the fact that the threat of the other woman – rugby, in particular Saracens – was in danger of coming between myself and a lifetime love affair with Chesham United. Surely it is impossible to comprehend that the passion, the pride and the raw emotion that is felt watching Chesham could be replicated when watching a load of huge blokes chase around an egg-shaped ball following more overscrupulous game rules than anyone could possibly ever pretend to understand? Continue reading “The Divorce Has Come Through”