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05/7/2017 9:40 am  #1

Double Celebration

2017 is a year double celebration for the  Terrors.  60 years after our first season in the Isthmian League we are now back where we started, albeit under a different league name re-branding.   

Secondly, 130 years ago in 1887 Tooting Graveney were formed. Contrary to  some comments, without  Tooting Graveney there would not be Tooting And Mitcham United Football Club or even the current  home venue of Imperial  Fields.  Tooting Town, As they eventually became known, owned the freehold to  Sandy Lane, thus enabling the club to  continue,  and being able to  integrate neighbours Mitcham Wanderers. Both clubs had dire financial issues,  and the Wanderers had just lost their ground.

We have to  be really grateful to  all those fans and  committee members who saved the club, and went on to develop one of the most successful amateur clubs in the country.  Football today is totally different in the way it operates from "Yester Year",  with teams being able to  have dreams of making the Premier League from whatever level they currently participate in!

Getting back to reality, with only one club being relegated  this season from the Isthmian  League  Premier Division, now known for the next few years as the Bostik League, and will provide some breathing space for the club.  This is now a very competitive league, with many club's making significant signings in the close season.  The Terrors will have to adjust to this level of Football, whether  its playing staff, financial commitment, and extra travel and costs.  Only time will tell if the Terrors make the grade in all aspects of this new venture.  This is not the same league we left in disgrace during in 2012, when not winning any of our last 16 games. Please not a repeat of this total mess and shambles!


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