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01/1/2022 3:09 pm  #1

January - Warm / Cold Forecast for the New Year

After picking up 9 face saving points in December, which hopefully will avoid the drop into oblivion which included  the expected wins over the other below average clubs in this league, but what proved to be the last fixture of the month was a disastrous loss to Staines Town.

January’s fixture has a similar feel of both hot and cold about them as the December fixtures. A real mixture of matches hopefully should result in Tooting heading up the best of the “Bad Bunch.”

Fixtures are based as at 1st January, and subject to  any cancelled matches being re-scheduled.

3/1/22 – Home to Hanwell Town
The Geordie stripes 6th in the league visit Imperial Fields in search of victory in their play-off promotion challenge. Tooting will do well to gain a point.
8/1/22 – Away to Bedfont Sports
Bedfont are on the same points as Hanwell and are also chasing a possible play-off place.  Tooting will do well to take any points from this tough fixture.
11/1/22 – Home to Haringey Borough
This totally meaningless London County Cup fixture interrupts the league programme.
15/1/22 – Home to Guernsey
A chance of the first double of the season after the shock victory in the away game. You would expect 3 points from this fixture.
18/1/22 – Home to Balham
The less said about this meaningless Surrey County Cup Fixture the better!

22/1/22 – Away to Chipstead
On paper this should be an away win.
29/1/22 – Home to South Park
Another home win predicted.



05/1/2022 11:21 am  #2

Re: January - Warm / Cold Forecast for the New Year

Frosty start to the New Year.Not my opinion, but quotes from other fans.

"Men playing boys, experience players who knew each other and knew their ositions, smothering our midfield as if it didn’t exist (which it didn’t) and taking their chances when the opportunity presented."

 "Our goalkeeper played a blinder, our defence was good apart from the two goals we conceded."

"Danny was left alone upfront, and never got a shot on goal throughout the match but worked tirelessly on his own. There was no support from our mid-field."

 "Hanwell where a well-disciplined side, knew each other well, and worked well together."
 "Our star players were No.12 (Nikolai)  & No.16 (Marco – one to watch for the future!)  & Daly – No.5. "

"Unless we sort out =our mid-field,  we will never score goals and continue to slip down the greasy pole to relegation. Another dismal failure by the Chuckle Brothers." 

Last edited by Mikem (05/1/2022 11:23 am)

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05/1/2022 11:59 am  #3

Re: January - Warm / Cold Forecast for the New Year

Apparently the chuckle brothers didnt even bother with a half time team talk and thought that it was more important to be interviewed by Sky Sports what a joke those two are becoming


08/1/2022 5:35 pm  #4

Re: January - Warm / Cold Forecast for the New Year

I just checked in on today's match against Bedfont and wished that I hadn't.  We went from 3 nil up to lose 5-4, also being 4-2 up along the way.  Bedfont were only in the lead once: when they scored their fifth.

Another great day for the Chuckle Brothers.


08/1/2022 5:55 pm  #5

Re: January - Warm / Cold Forecast for the New Year

was watching football web pages i too saw 3- 0 at half time wont say i was that surprised that we got beat 
4-5 when you cant close a game down from 3-0 and then 4-2 that says it all about our poor side and 
incidentaly we have now used 56 players this season when are you going to send these 2 managers packing Mr Adkins presumably when were in the combined counties !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


08/1/2022 9:08 pm  #6

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Hi Dan,
Nothing is going to happen to the “Chuckle Brothers his pathetic statement he quotes the following:
“​I am already speaking to Ashley and Cornelius about next season, and we want to start it with strong intent.  Now the planning has been achieved I want to be sure that the Club is in the best possible shape for its future. “
They are too expensive to his plans, especially the Academy set up, plus he only plays lip service to the team. However,  I must admit it's the first time he's ever mentioned the team and any ambitions, we all await with baited breath. In the meantime lets hope they start well in the Combined Counties League! 

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09/1/2022 8:45 am  #7

Re: January - Warm / Cold Forecast for the New Year

That was the part of the Adkins' statement that summed the the club up to me.  He is saying that even if we are relegated the Chuckle Brothers are safe, as relegation or promotion or mid table mediocrity makes no difference to what he wants; which does not seem to first team progression.


14/1/2022 10:26 am  #8

Re: January - Warm / Cold Forecast for the New Year

With half the season completed, All South-Central teams from Tooting 11th   to the bottom 19th position average less than one point per game. All these teams potentially could be drawn into a relegation battle towards the end of the season.  Thankfully the 9 points collected by Tooting in December lifted them to 11th position, otherwise they would have been equal bottom.  With 3 games (1 cup) played so far in this New Year have all been lost. However, there are a number of teams not performing well, including Sutton Common Rovers, Chalfont St Peter, Staines Town and Northwood.

 Staines Town who were hammered at home losing 12-0 on Tuesday evening look in serious trouble. This after beating Tooting 2-0 during the last game of December, and I understand the Staines players celebrated in the home changing room as if they had won the FA Cup. Their problems are not just confined to their playing form, but as Tooting fans are aware they have problems with facility restrictions at the Wheatsheaf ground.

Guernsey who are currently equal bottom of the league have numerous games in hand of everyone, and they meet Tooting at Imperial Fields on Saturday with 8 games to spare on the home club. After shock win against Guernsey away, Tooting now need to repeat this fete, which would alleviate a serious situation and lift the team over the 1 point per game average.


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14/1/2022 7:00 pm  #9

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A must win for the Chuckle Brothers after a our shock cup defeat midweek.  Mid table mediocrity is at stake, though the push for relegation is still an option.

Nail biting stuff 😱


14/1/2022 7:34 pm  #10

Re: January - Warm / Cold Forecast for the New Year

ev you are such a tease


15/1/2022 6:00 am  #11

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I know Dan.  But really, our goal difference is piss poor compared to Chalfont, Staines, Northwood and Sutton and I cannot see us letting enough goals in.  So if we really want to go down we will need to do it on points.


Today 12:28 pm  #12

Re: January - Warm / Cold Forecast for the New Year

Without a win since the 18th December 2021, with a Record of 5 loses and one draw, Tooting are having a grim time. The match away to Chipstead this Saturday really has no relevance apart from trying to avoid relegation! Probably the lowest the club has been in terms of combined league position and playing ability in its history. What should have been an opportunity to move on this season and get out of this dreadful level of Football, has proved a great disaster in terms of team’s performances and the completes shambles, humiliation and embarrassment of a structure that surrounds it all! 
I repeat the words to this song which about typifies surrounds the change of hands for the control of the Football Club some 20 plus years ago.
Well, we know where we're goin'
But we don't know where we've been
And we know what we're knowin'
But we can't say what we've seen
And we're not little children
And we know what we want
And the future is certain
Give us time to work it out
We're on a road to nowhere
Come on inside
Takin' that ride to nowhere
We'll take that ride

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Today 7:17 pm  #13

Re: January - Warm / Cold Forecast for the New Year

Mike.  Are you trying to say that you don't think we are going to be promoted this season?😨


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