Runcorn Football Club/ Runcorn Town - the way forward

Runcorn Football Club/ Runcorn Town - the way forward

Trevor
Trevor

August 3rd, 2006, 12:17 pm #1

The way forward, is for Runcorn Linnets FC, to adopt Runcorn Town as their reserve and youth teams.
This would allow a structure of one main team, a reserves and a youth team.
Runcorn is not big enough to substain 2 seperate identities and this would help both clubs with sponsorship and the ability to get a new stadium in the town.

It might mean a few people having to swallow their own pride (self interest), but its the best way forward for both clubs.
It can help to develop a stronger team, competing at the highest possible level.
Resources can be pooled and knowledge and experience shared.
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Anonymous
Anonymous

August 3rd, 2006, 12:42 pm #2

Runcorn Town might have something to say on the subject. Let's face it, they've had a continuous presence in the town for years and years and might not want to become involved with a set of 'Johnny-come-lately's' from Witton.
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anon
anon

August 3rd, 2006, 12:49 pm #3

The way forward, is for Runcorn Linnets FC, to adopt Runcorn Town as their reserve and youth teams.
This would allow a structure of one main team, a reserves and a youth team.
Runcorn is not big enough to substain 2 seperate identities and this would help both clubs with sponsorship and the ability to get a new stadium in the town.

It might mean a few people having to swallow their own pride (self interest), but its the best way forward for both clubs.
It can help to develop a stronger team, competing at the highest possible level.
Resources can be pooled and knowledge and experience shared.
good idea in practice,linnets never had reserve youth team{just pulled players in when they struggled}pitch share,reserve in west ches,youth in west ches,make for one stronger team,only prob is,committe members like their own little club,who would be in charge of it all?to many conflicts,think people forget it not the prem!but some are power freaks,even if thet are lower league clubs,but who knows,maybe one day eh.
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Daz
Daz

August 3rd, 2006, 2:05 pm #4

Runcorn Town are trying to cash in on the demise of Runcorn FC, they changed their name last year due to Runcorn Fc playing in Prescott.
I bet they hate the thought of Runcorn FC returning to Runcorn.
A merger would benefit both clubs.
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alan
alan

August 3rd, 2006, 2:19 pm #5

I never here anyone from town knocking runcorn linnets
I cannot see them being bothered whether the linnets return or not
think you will find they are slowly building up their club
of course they need help, if they get it then watch out
by the way where are the linnets returning to ?
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bill
bill

August 3rd, 2006, 2:22 pm #6

The way forward, is for Runcorn Linnets FC, to adopt Runcorn Town as their reserve and youth teams.
This would allow a structure of one main team, a reserves and a youth team.
Runcorn is not big enough to substain 2 seperate identities and this would help both clubs with sponsorship and the ability to get a new stadium in the town.

It might mean a few people having to swallow their own pride (self interest), but its the best way forward for both clubs.
It can help to develop a stronger team, competing at the highest possible level.
Resources can be pooled and knowledge and experience shared.
well said trevor don't think anyone will realise what a good point that was
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anon
anon

August 3rd, 2006, 3:21 pm #7

Runcorn Town are trying to cash in on the demise of Runcorn FC, they changed their name last year due to Runcorn Fc playing in Prescott.
I bet they hate the thought of Runcorn FC returning to Runcorn.
A merger would benefit both clubs.
a merger would benefit both clubs,financialy,support wise,own ground,1st team,reserves,youth etc,only prob is,theres a few who want their own club,and to be in control of it,weve got linnets in nwc.town &halton in west ches 2,town reserves in west ches 3,to many teams for runcorn,sure their good be a great team if there was only one,strong reserve team,greater support,but will it ever happen,forget history,thats gone now,u need to build for future,and create your own history,town,linnets,or watever,dont get carried away with names,chems changed to halton,mond to town,fc halton to linnets,the important thing is <runcorn>,4 teams vying for the same thing,will it work?
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FALLON
FALLON

August 3rd, 2006, 3:25 pm #8

Runcorn Town are trying to cash in on the demise of Runcorn FC, they changed their name last year due to Runcorn Fc playing in Prescott.
I bet they hate the thought of Runcorn FC returning to Runcorn.
A merger would benefit both clubs.
Everyone at Runcorn Town wishes Runcorn Linnets all the best, and hope that they can return to Runcorn one day.

Also the name change from Mond Rangers to Runcorn Town was nothing to do with Runcorn FC Halton moving to Prescot. It was to do with 1) sponsorship opportunities and 2) making the club eligible for certain grants as in most cases, the name of the club must reflect the area in which you play.

Dont post innaccurate information on something you know nothing about. Or at least put "In my opinion" before what you type.

And whilst you are here, please tell me how a merger would benefit Runcorn Town?
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Runnerglyn
Runnerglyn

August 3rd, 2006, 4:09 pm #9

well said trevor don't think anyone will realise what a good point that was
As a supporter and a Trust Member of Runcorn Linnets FC (like a lot of other people might i add) i thought the silly kind of cheap points scoring on this subject had gone away for the time being(well about 5 days or so)Runcorn Linnets and the fans and officials(or seemingly) the vast majority wish Runcorn Town the very best for the coming season especially as the club is now being managed by (one of our own ) Tony Murphy, why dont we just get on with starting the season and stop the seemingly stupid comments on this site that are upsetting some people connected with both clubs we are always going to look out for each others scores and how each are getting on, and in reverse im sure Tony Murphy himself will be hoping The Linnets do well having served the club well himself, so lets get on 2 teams playing in not much different leagues and if im honest talks are mergers and feeder teams are way off the mark, Im sure The Linnets and Town want to succeed in there own rights at all levels
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Tufty
Tufty

August 3rd, 2006, 4:09 pm #10

well said trevor don't think anyone will realise what a good point that was
As Trevor has stated, a merger would allow "One Club" to:
* develop stronger sponsorship links.
* One name and one umbrella to sell the club under.
* Combined purchasing power on kits, medical equipment etc.
*It would have a greater selling power to develop a new stadium/facility in the town. (Not 3 clubs looking for 3 different sites and grants)
*It would allow for a reserve side playing regular competitive football at a level with less of a gulf.
*A youth team that could feed into both sides and be developed into under 14's, under 9's etc.
* Accumilation of a larger fanbase and benefits from social fundraising events.

These are just a few examples.
In truth, Runcorn Fc should have developed stronger links with gen Chems years ago, when they wre both much bigger clubs than they are now. Gen Chems fed through players such as Jacques and Arthur Williams, it could have been utilised a lot more.

Can you see Runcorn Town achieving a higher status than it is now? Will NWCL2 admit another Runcorn based team now that the Linnets are in the league?
Will the council back Runcorn Town for a new facility if they provide funding to Runcorn Linnets and vice-versa?

Wouldnt it be better to have one club playing in the highest possible level of football (Conference, Conference North or even Football League), than have 3 teams playing at nothing more than NWCL2?
Todays football successes are all about the structures below and money. One King will always win over 3 peasants!
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