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CLAPTON v

SOUTHEND MANOR Essex Senior League Saturday 16TH November 2013 Kick Off 3.00pm

CLAPTON FC – VIRTUALLY THE BEST TEAM IN LONDON


Clapton Football Club HONOURS LIST Formed as ‘Downs FC’ in 1877. Re-named Clapton Football Club in 1878. Founder members of the Southern League. Founder members of the Isthmian League (now Ryman League). The First English Club to play on the Continent. (1890) FA AMATEUR CUP WINNERS ISTHMIAN LEAGUE CHAMPIONS ESSEX SENIOR CUP WINNERS LONDON SENIOR CUP WINNERS ESSEX SENIOR TROPHY WINNERS ESSEX THAMESIDE TROPHY WINNERS A.F.A. INVITATION SENIOR CUP WINNERS

1906/07, 1908/09, 1915/15, 1923/24. 1924/25 Runners Up 1904/05 1910/11, 1922/23 Runners Up 1905/06, 1907/08. 1909/10, 1924/25 Division Two Champions 1982/83 1890/91, 1924/25, 1925/26, 1954/55, 1983/8 1888/89. 1908/09, 1910/11 Runners Up 1988/89 1988/89 1982/83, 1983/84 1965/66

Founded by W.R. Davies, at a meeting in his father’s house at 11 Queensdown Road, Clapton E5, August of 1877, Downs FC started playing on Hackney Downs. Three years later in 1880, and with a name change to Clapton Football Club, the Tons moved the short distance to North Mill Field, Leyton. Later that year the Tons were offered their first private enclosure at Elm Farm with a rental of £10 per year. They moved once more before settling at the Dog, to Pilgrims Farm, Walthamstow. It was the founding of the London FA that introduced Clapton FC to the Spotted Dog, The Tons played an LFA Cup match against City Albion who had a pitch in the field just north of the Dog. The tenants of the Dog were St Bartholemews Hospital who were about to vacate, so Clapton obtained a lease from the owner, Mrs Vause. It was a bold step, the rent was £35 a year, whilst the club’s annual income amounted to £40. The opening game at the Dog took place on the 29th September 1888 and the Clapton team beat a team from Old Carthusians by a goal to nil. The scorer was J.S. Sellars. The ground was a roped enclosure and the players changed in a barn in Upton Lane. Many games drew crowds of 4,000 or more, and several notable Ton’s players were recruited from those watching when numbers were short. In 1982 a Southern League game was the first league match ever to be played at the Dog. Before this, only friendly and cup matches had taken place. The brewers, Watneys took over the freehold of the ground and during the second world war the Dog became an anti-aircraft station. During these five years, Clapton played at Newbury Park, the home of Ilford FC. A crowd of 12,000 watched Clapton play Spurs in a cup tie in 1898 which resulted in a 1-1 draw. In more ‘recent’ times, a crowd of 2,000 witnessed an FA Amateur Cup match against Barnet in 1964. In 1992, the Clapton Trust managed to negotiate and finally secure, in 1995, a 99 year lease on the ground. This achievement should have secured the club’s future at the Old Spotted Dog, however, recent events and mismanagement have placed this security in jeopardy and these issues will need to be addressed to secure the club’s future once more.

JOIN THE FRIENDS OF CLAPTON FC Whilst the primary objectives of the Friends of Clapton FC was to help those who run, administer and play for the Tons, the entity that claims to be Clapton FC has neither acknowledged or accepted that the Friends group have a role to play in the future of the club and would prefer to continue in it’s present shambolic state. In the meantime, the Friends of Clapton remain vigilant as to any perceived problems, and of issues, such as tenure on the ground, that are not addressed by the ‘club’. For example, earlier this year, the lease on the ground was only weeks away from forfeiture, due to mal administration by the self proclaimed 'club owner’. (Not filing accounts) The continuance and well-being of the club, the security of tenure at the Old Spotted Dog Ground and promotion of Clapton FC's activities in an open and forthright manner would re-establish the club in the world of football as well as the local community. However, this is not currently on the ‘club’s agenda’. We believe that Clapton Football Club is deserving of support and whose survival is important, not only to the local area, but also to the sport of association football, the development of which, owes much to the Clapton players, officials and supporters of yesteryear. Please join us and bring about change at Clapton FC by clicking here Any questions or enquiries to secretary@friendsofclaptonfc.org


CLAPTON v SOUTHEND MANOR Essex Senior League Saturday 16th November 2013 This afternoon we welcome the players, officials and supporters of Southend Manor FC to the Old Spotted Dog. This match replaces the scheduled game against Great Wakering Rovers who are engaged in the FA Vase. Nonetheless, today’s match will undoubtedly be keenly contested, and the Tons will be looking to avenge a 2-1 defeat at Manor’s Southchurch Arena, just a couple of weeks ago. Well, fingers crossed for today’s match. As well as the matches that were postponed for floodlight problems, we are also aware that London Bari’s match at the Dog last Saturday was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch. So these notes are compiled with one eye on the weather forecast. Ironically, the lay off due to the weather and the floodlights may well have brought more players back in contention for a first team place this afteroon. Chris Wood’s ability to recruit a good, all round squad has undoubtedly helped in our maintaining our league position rather than slide doen the table whilst these injuries have played a part. As ever, the lads who are pulling on the Clapton shirt deserve your encouragement and full support and I have no doubt, they will get this from the best supporters in the Essex Senior League. Clapton supporters will indeed have lot of catching up to do as many of the postponed matches have been recheduled. A fixyture list is reporoduced elsewherein this iProg. However, it looks like we are busy on Saturdays and Tuesdays (weather and floodlights permitting) for the next few weeks. Next Saturday we are away at Enfield 1893 FC. Enfield play at the old Brimsdown Rovers ground in Goldsdown Road which is best accessed via British Rail from Liverpool Sreet. Don’t turn up at Enfield Town’s ground by mistake, you wil look a plank if you do. A map and directions are in the fixture list. Last Thursday we were scheduled to play Eton Manor in the Gordon Brasted Memorial Trophy. These notes went to press before the game but let’s hope that we continued our progress in the competition. Elsewhere in this programme, you will see a competition run by Capital One to win a makeover for 11 football grounds around the country. We know that the Old Spotted Dog needs depsperately defleaing, and therefore we ask that you get on Facebook and nominate our ground to be one of the lucky winners. Today we feature an article from Mark Barlow on his footballing experiences in Malta. If you are an aspiring journalist or blogger why not drop us a line to info@claptonfc.info to have your say in the iProg. We welcome all contributions. On the same website you can find all the previous issues of the iProg, includeing the postponed games. Finally, the bestplace for news about Clapton FC, fixtures and articles etc is www.friendsofclaptonfc.info. So it’s matchday again and as Clapton supporters, you know that you are the twelfth man this afternnoon. Messrs Wood and Day will be expecting you to pull your weight and get behind the team. To all the players and fans - Make It Count This Afternoon !


OUR VISITORS

SOUTHEND MANOR F.C. Gilbert and Doris Medcalf lived in the East End of London before, during, and after the Second World War. When Gil and Doris “emigrated” to Southend in 1955 they set up a boy’s football club, drawn mainly from young lads of 10 and 11 years of age living in the Southchurch Area of Southend on Sea. Gil had played his football both before and after the War for his local club, Eton Manor F.C so, as a direct result of this, his newly formed club carried part of their name and became Southend Manor Football Club. In 1959 Manor entered the Southend Youth League in the lowest division and in their first year finished in bottom place. Steady improvements were made in the Youth league and when players became too old to play in Youth Football the Club applied for membership of the Southend Borough Combination and was accepted into division five in 1964, reaching the premier division of that competition in 1969. The Club made it’s mark in local football history during the 70’s and early 80’s by becoming one of the Borough Combination’s most successful clubs winning the Premier Division no fewer than six times, and runners up three times in twelve seasons. Although with this pedigree the Club found it difficult to progress to a higher standard of football as it used Council pitches which were only available for a limited part of each season. In 1985, due largely to the enthusiasm and perseverance of it’s then Chairman, the late Malcolm Frost, the Club was accepted into the Essex Senior League where it has played since 1989. Around 15 years ago the Club fielded only three teams. In the ensuing years the Club has grown to the extent that a total of twenty two teams take the field each weekend. This has been largely due to the collective decision which was taken at the end of the 90’s to establish a Youth Section. Full F.A. Charter Standard status was awarded to the Youth Section of the Club in 1995 and the Club continues to be a major player in the local football scene and in the Community in general. In Season 2003 Manor formed an twinning association with Charleville Football Club and with Mallow Football Club in County Cork, a relationship which continues to exist with annual exchange visits taking place. Southend Manor has made excellent progress from such humble beginnings, its Youth Policy is strong, and notwithstanding the ongoing financial constraints, the Club will continue to consolidate its position in the Essex Senior League and potentially beyond. CLUB HONOURS Southend Borough Combination

Winners: 1971-72,1973-74,1978-79,1979-80,1980-81,1981-82 Runners up: 1970-71,1972-73,1977-78

Southend & District Alliance

Winners: 1983-84,1984-85 Runners up: 1982-83 Div 1 South Winners: 1986-87 Runners up:1985-86 Div 1 Winners: 1987-88 Essex Senior League Winners: 1990-91 Runners up: 1999-2000, 2011-12 Winners: 1987-88,1989-90,2000-01 Runners up: 1985-86,1990-91,1995-96,1999-2000 Winners: 1992-93 Winners: 1990-91,1992-93 Runners up: 1991-92, 2011-12 Winners: 2002-03

Essex Senior League

Essex Senior League Cup

Essex Senior Trophy Memorial Trophy Essex Floodlit Cup


DE-FLEA THE OLD SPOTTED DOG The Capital One Competition on Facebook . The Capital One competition on Facebook offers to give 11 football grounds a makeover. I am asking you to nominate the Old Spotted Dog Ground. Notwithstanding the failings of the lease holders, Mr McBean etc, it can only be helpful to the players and fans and, consequently, the club, if the ground has a facelift. The link to the relevant page is http://on.fb.me/1frCqD6 If you need some photographs of the ground to attach to your nomination, go to www.claptonfc.info/osd/pics/1.htm Some points you may wish to raise in your nomination are :   

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Clapton have played there since 1888 The Old Spotted Dog Ground is the oldest senior Football Ground in London It is one of the few senior amateur football ground in East London and West Essex that has survived the property speculators in the past 30 years. (see Walthamstow Avenue, Leytonstone, Ilford, East Ham United, Beckton United, Leyton, Collier Row, Rainham Town etc etc) Despite playing in semi professional football, the Clapton team maintain the traditional amateur status of this famous old club. Two Essex Senior League teams now play their home matches at the Old Spotted Dog ground. The charity who hold the lease have failed to maintain it The ground is an oasis in the middle of cosmopolitan East London The pitch is terrible and is frequently criticised by home players and opponents The dressing rooms are unbefitting of this level of football. The terracing and pitch surrounds are overgrown and neglected Residents of the London Borough of Newham have the lowest average income in London The Charity running the ground have reported that they have only £4 in the bank and are therefore incapable of financially or practically of managing it to an acceptable standard.

Can you also pass this to any other football fans / friends and ask them to do the same. Up the Tons ! Thanks to The Onion Bag for providing the front cover photos. onion-bag.blogspot.co.uk @TheOnionBag1


The Malta Experience with Mark Barlow Maltese FATrophy day, and I went to Ta' Xbiex v Pembroke Athleta. Ta' Xbiex play in the Third Division (4th tier), with a league record of 0-1-5. Pembroke are near the top of the Second Division. All weather pitch, with three rows of seats along one side, with a massive fence in the middle for the segregation of the fans (which was in use). As per all Maltese Club Grounds, the other three sides were just high mesh fencing, with two for the side you could watch from outside the ground. Last time I watched Ta' Xbiex, I likened them to a lowly Sunday football team (similar to Decorative Treatments without Paul Murphy, and with Chris Fletcher in goal (sorry Chris))r This match was more like watching a 10th v 9th tier English game (Wessex 1 v Wessex Prem or NWC 2 v NWC 1. The crowd 5 minutes before kick off was 4, which increased to 11 at kick off, then peaked about 22. Didn't count the players from the second game on the same pitch that were sitting at the back and not really watching! Also didn't count the two police that were the in case it all kicked off. Pembroke were the better side, and comfortably won 60. The police had a quiet day; there were no streakers, flares or racist chants (or indeed chants of any sorts). In fact there was far more aggro on the local bus home after when it failed to stop at a bus stop and some women let off a load of abuse in Maltese to the driver. The police official’s sole duty was to escort the match officials off the pitch at the end of each half, again in case it all kicked off. It didn't. After all that, I couldn't face the second game which was between two lowly Second Division sides - probably will find out later that it finished 8-7. Mark Barlow is a member of the Friends of Clapton FC. His blog from Malta can be found at http://maltamark.blogspot.co.uk

SAVE THE OLD SPOTTED DOG CAMPAIGN FUNDRAISING CONCERT As you may know, the pub next door remains closed and apparently abandoned by it’s owners. The action group who are involved in trying to save the Old Spotted Dog pub are holding a benefit gig on Friday 29th November 2013 at The Red House (St Anthony’s Catholic Club) from 8pm. On the bill are the superb songwriter John Ellis and jazz duo Jeff Green (Stephane Grapelli & Nigel Kennedy) & Mike Edmonds. Also on the bill is Chris Tymkow, a local singer/songwriter and a member of the friends of Clapton FC. Tickets are on sale now at £10 (any remaining tickets will be sold on the night at £12), which is an absolute bargain! Go to savethespotteddog.org and click the ‘add to cart’ button on your left. Thereafter, follow the instructions to be sure of your tickets as this was a very popular event last year and sold out ! This group, like us, are fighting for the survival of a local institution. So, in the words of Fred Pontin – book early!)


THE DAY THE GAME STOPPED On Saturday 17th April 1915, some ten months after the commencement of the first world war, a mighty clash took place at Millwall FC’s ground in New Cross London, when two of the most successful amateur teams me in the FA Amateur Cup Final. Clapton had won the trophy on two occasions in the past eight years whereas Bishop Auckland were the holders of the cup and had already won the competition on three occasions in six final appearances. In the previous year, the ‘Bishops’ had accounted for Clapton in the fourth round, by beating them 3-1, at the Old Spotted Dog in front of 3,000 spectators. At New Cross, over 7,000 saw W. Sherwood score the winning goal for Clapton and then the Bishops missed a penalty, leaving the Tons to pick up the Cup for the third time in their history. The Clapton captain on that day was Edwin (E) Sharpely whose son, John, is a member of the Friends of Clapton FC. At the end of the game the cup was presented to Mr Sharpely Snr by FA Vice president Mr Charles Crump, who announced that football would be suspended on the 1st May 1915. For winning the trophy, the Clapton club received £24.12 shillings. (£24.50p) Remarkably, this was less than that received by their vanquished opponents, £26.16 shillings and 1 penny (£26.81p), but this amount probably included It was not until December 1918 that Mr H. Parkinson revived the club and Clapton took part in a four month Isthmian league competition, and due to the Spotted Dog being unavailable, used the grounds of Leytonstone and Ilford.

The Victorious Clapton team


ESSEX SENIOR LEAGUE TABLE – UP TO AND INCLUDING 11/11/13 P 14 13 12 14 14 12 13 12 14

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D 1 2 1 2 3 2 1 2 2

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Great Wakering Rovers Enfield 1893 Tower Hamlets Takeley FC Romania Haringey Borough Basildon United Barking Sawbridgeworth Town

Sporting Bengal United Hullbridge Sports London APSA Eton Manor Greenhouse London Stansted London Bari

Today’s matches – Saturday 16th November 2013. Basildon United v Sporting Bengal United Bowers & Pitsea v London APSA Clapton v Southend Manor FC Romania v Eton Manor Greenhouse London v Stansted Ilford v London Bari Tower Hamlets v Sawbridgeworth Town

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PLAYER PROFILE - BILLY WISE Name: William (Billy) Wayne Wise Where do you live: Newham Married /Single etc? : Living with my partner Occupation: Housing manager with Pinnacle psg Position: Right Wing/Left Wing Previous Club(s): Leyton Orient, QPR, Chelsea, Stansted, Newham United Why did you come to Clapton? - I came because the club has a great history and I felt that I could excel here. What are your impressions of the team for this season? - Well, seeing as its the best Clapton team that I’ve seen or played in, Yes, I’m happy with our progress How do you or the players respond to the wave or renewed interest in the club and the support from the Scaffold? It’s a new experience and is one that me and the rest of the players could get used to. It’s definitely a boost to all those on the pitch. Have you any advice for the fans? – Always believe Is there anything you would like to see at Clapton? – More trophies, more fans. Which pro team do you support? – West Ham Your favourite player? – It’s between Wayne Rooney for his ability to be strong but neat at the same time and Dwight Gayle for his belief and determination to make it to the top flight Your favourite ground? –West Ham Memorial Ground which is opposite the cemetery where my Uncle is buried. He was my idol as he played football but sadly died young. Your favourite meal? – A roast. Favourite music/bands? – Michael Bublé, Phil Collins, Johnny Cash, Michael Jackson , Inspirational Music, England songs Favourite holiday destination? – Mexico Favourite film? – The Dark Knight Favourite TV programme? – Match of the Day Who do you follow on Twitter, and why? – Clapton Ultras because they are the best fans ever.

Ok, Billy, tell us about the tattoos - One of my arms is a memorial for my uncle and the other arm is representation of my gamble at living independently at a young age and the thrill of success. The Chinese symbols near my eye say “Love, Family, Life” and it can be said separately or as a sentence. The Tribal tattoo on my face was a tattoo I got whilst I worked at a tattoo shop. It was a mark of acceptance into the tattoo industry and a symbol of a new road I was taking in life.

CAN YOU HELP ? The Friends of Clapton are currently trying to contact as many former players, officials and supporters of our great old club. If you are a former player, offical or suppporter, or you know how or where we may contact one, please let us know at info@friendsofclaptonfc.info


Southend Manor 2 Clapton 1 Today’s teams met at Manor’s Southchurch Park ground just two weeks ago. On that afternoon, Manor ran out 2-1 winners thanks to two early strikes that rocked Clapton’s day out at the seaside. Both clubs reported the game on their respective websites. Here are the reports. CLAPTON A game of two different halves, with a strong wind blowing in off the seafront, Tons started really badly in the opening minutes going 2-0 down – both goals from mistakes as Southend made a great start to the game. It took a superb Jarriette goal from fully 30 yards early in the second half to get Tons back in the game, but with the wind behind Clapton and a much improved display, Manor held on to claim the points.

SOUTHEND MANOR Manor entertained Clapton in a league match looking to bounce back from the 5-0 hammering they received at Haringey Borough on Tuesday. Manor raced out of the blocks and were two goals up in 5 minutes. The first goal came from Dan Williams when after being put one on one with the keeper produced a neat finish to make it 1-0 on 2 minutes. In the 5th minute Will Peck rose to head home from a corner into the far side of the goal for 2-0. Sisson smashed against the bar for Manor on 10 minutes and Williams rattled the bar again on 20 minutes from a header as Manor threatened to run riot. On 52 minutes Sisson missed an easy chance but Clapton then pulled a goal back in the 54th minute with a long range shot from Jerry Jairette to make it 2-1. Manor had another couple of chances, notably when Danso was put clear but was fouled on the edge of the Clapton area. So Manor bounced back well and will look to start to pick up points again starting with their trip to Cheshunt next Saturday to take on FC Romania.

World War 1 had disastrous effects on all football clubs and Clapton was no exception. From 1914 to 1919 every member of the club took part and the following made the supreme sacrifice.

H. CAMERON B.C. COAKLEY L.S. DUMBELL B.F. PACKER B.W. PAGE C.T. SNOW W.F. TIMSON


THE LINE UPS CLAPTON FC

SOUTHEND MANOR FC

Red Shirts, White Shorts, Red Socks Manager ; Chris Wood Assistant : Neil Day

Yellow and Black Manager : Leon Woodford Assistant : Damian Keane Coach : David Thompson

THE TONS PEPE DIAGNE SAM NAYLOR PETER MOORE MATT TACEY JAMIE POOLEY CRAIG GREENWOOD JAMES BRIGGS BEN LOWES BILLY WISE NICK READ STEVE PARKER TOM JEFFES JUSTIN MAYNARD JEROME MARTELLI RAFEAL DUYILLE JERRY JARRIETTE BORJA CAMACHO

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MATCH OFFICIALS : REFEREE – Ray Wells LINOS :- Brett Grant, Adam Humphreys

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CLAPTON v LONDON APSA ESSEX SENIOR LEAGUE KICK OFF 3.00PM AT THE DOG

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CLAPTON v BARKING

ESSEX SENIOR LEAGUE KICK OFF 3.00PM AT THE DOG

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