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The FA Cup is back in town.

On 6 Oct 2010 at 1:45pm Rookie wrote:
Saturday's FA Cup encounter with Thurrock is a big deal for both sides.
With a place in the 4th Qualifying round at stake, Lewes will need to call on all resources to gain an advantage and we are asking for the help of the kids again.
As with the game against Chelmsford, the football club will form another children's Guard Of Honour to welcome the players onto the Dripping Pan pitch.
The invitation is open to any child under 16 to come onto the pitch - just as long as they are either in a Lewes shirt or wearing any combination of red and black.
Children wishing to take part should gather below the Portakabin from 2.45pm before lining up on the pitch.
Admission to the game for adults, including season ticket holders, is £10 whilst we are able to extend our great Kids go Free offer again for this game..
On 6 Oct 2010 at 5:27pm Shaymus wrote:
Saw my first game at the Pan against Harlow and the 2 - 0 win. You'll be glad to know Rookie that I happily swelled the club's coffers by purchasing a shirt, which I wore, a couple of pints (change in the club's kitty), and thoroughly enjoyed the game. Best of luck - COYRs.
On 6 Oct 2010 at 6:24pm Rookie wrote:
Well done and thank you Shaymus. A lot of "new" people have been coming the Pan this season to see what it's all about. Obviously the publicity is working! It seems that everyone is enjoying their visits and realising what a great place it is to spend a couple of hours on a Saturday afternoon. I know people who regularly attend who don't really go for the football but they enjoy the social aspect as, Lewes being the town that it is, there are always people you know at the game to chat to. The only problem at the moment is that the results are not as good as we hoped. But the more support the club gets then the better the team will become.
On 6 Oct 2010 at 6:32pm Rookie wrote:
This is good stuff. A taste of the atmosphere in this preview..........
On 6 Oct 2010 at 8:22pm Football Fan wrote:
is £10 to watch Lewes a little expensive to be affordable every week? I have been to games and enjoyed, but do not feel it is value for money
On 6 Oct 2010 at 10:27pm Rookie wrote:
I believe Football is too expensive everywhere at every level. £60 to watch England? £30 to £40 to watch Premiership? Ridiculous. £10 is a lot too, but as someone who goes to away games I can safely say that Lewes is one of the cheapest clubs to get into in the league, and the kids go free scheme is almost unique. Some clubs even charge more for seating too.
On 7 Oct 2010 at 9:57am Kev wrote:
The only reason it is the cheapest Rookie is because Lewes are the worst team in the league, but why they think £10 is the right amount to ask for. For a club that is sinking to the bottom without a trace.
Compared to teams in the area,
Brighton League One on the possible road to promotion - 27.50 - 21.00
Eastbourne Borough Conf Prem - 14.00
Burgess Hill Ryman only 2 leagues below Lewes but trust me is a better game then watching Lewes 8.00
Im sorry but for what you get at Lewes it is not worth £10, who ever though it would be a good idea to build a stand when you cant even see the corner of the pitch due to the bar area. As well as building a new stand as well as paying players ridiculous amounts and then nearly folding due to debt the season after.
For what is a team filled with County league players admission should be set by the quality of the fooball.
My hard earned money is being saved for a season ticket at Falmer next year, following a team that has a future.
On 7 Oct 2010 at 10:21am Shaymus wrote:
I feel sorry for you Kev. Unfortunately, I live hundreds of miles from Lewes, but the club is one that the town should be fiercely proud of. You are 125 YEARS in existence. That in itself should be enough to draw the good people of Lewes to support your club. And actually I thought Lewes FC played with assurance and not a little skill by the way.
On 7 Oct 2010 at 2:00pm Down and Out wrote:
This is the sort of thing you should expect in non-league football.

Watch the video »
On 7 Oct 2010 at 2:07pm Down and Out wrote:
That was a joke BTW.

Idiotic comments, Kev. Are you suggesting a team should change the entry fee every week to suit the league position? The current set-up is running the club well, and it's time to forget the financial errors of the past.

And Brighton are going nowhere. If they get promoted, Poyet will leave to go to a properly supported team, and Brighton will be relegated immediately.
On 7 Oct 2010 at 3:22pm Kev wrote:
Not change them on their league position, Lewes would be charging nothing if this was the case.
I think the fact they only just survived last season with a fairly poor side and over the summer they didnt nothing to strengthen the side and have infact gone out this season with a much weaker side then last year was inevitable that they would be bottom and they will most definately be relegated.
There is no one intrested in the club hence why the fans are basically now running it and the manager regardless of how respected he is, he is not a manager up to the task of keeping Lewes at this level, he fails at attracting the right players to the club and he fails at getting the club to progress and staying in the league. Furthermore its hard to forget about the financial problems as they are still suffering from them and aren't exactly on easy street yet.
and in response "Idiotic comments" Down and out, I think Brighton's league position says it all. I think top of the league means they are going somewhere, maybe being a realist, it is unlikely they will gain automatic promotion this year but they look like one of the stronger teams in the league and they should be proud of what they have achieved.
Unlike you "down and out, (Must be a Lewes Supporter with that name)" I know what is happenening in the background at BHAFC and with this in mind they are over excelling and should be extremely proud of what they have down.

On 7 Oct 2010 at 3:23pm Seagull! wrote:

On 7 Oct 2010 at 3:47pm Down and Out wrote:
OK then Kev, if you're a diehard Seagull why are you on here bitching about Lewes FC? If you'd rather support Brighton, then who cares what your opinion about the price at Pan is?
Whatever the prices at Brighton are, you're currently paying to attend the worst stadium in the entire Football League, yet you've got the gall to criticise the Pan! And then you moan about past financial history too. Is there a club with a worse historical financial record than BHA? By your own logic, fans should be paid about fifty quid to go to the Withdean.
On 7 Oct 2010 at 4:34pm Gooner wrote:
Well done Kev. Absolutely spot on. Lewes are a joke club and anyone who pays 10 quid to watch rubbish in a rubbish ground must want their heads tested. Pro football might be more expensive but you get a 100 times better football and entertainment. Whoever put in the money to save the club should have kept their money in their pocket and let the club follow its natural path to extinction instead of flogging a dead horse. So stop boring everyone with your posts Rookie. No one cares.
On 7 Oct 2010 at 4:55pm Shaymus wrote:
Gooner. You just have to be a philistine with that label. "Joke club(s)" don't play football for 125 YEARS. Why don't you sit in peace and reflect on all around you instead of ignoring your history?
On 7 Oct 2010 at 5:12pm Brixtonbelle wrote:
Well I love the atmosphere down the Pan OK the football isn't great, but I've been to see Chelsea/ Man U etc and always felt quite threatened at all of them - the tone of the supporters is far more vicious and unforgiving even if the standard of football is better (although I've seen some dreary and woeful matches that shame those premier league clubs).
The Rooks are cheap, cheerful, try hard and are fun. You can't really compare the two at all - why not just accept both have their place?
On 7 Oct 2010 at 7:55pm Peter wrote:
Apologies but FA is happeninmg in my world at the mo Beat, Peter
On 7 Oct 2010 at 11:13pm Support Your Local Club wrote:
another great post from Brixtonbelle a welcome addition to this forum
On 7 Oct 2010 at 11:21pm Regular. wrote:
Agreed SUYC...Brixtonbelle has more balls than me who has gone undercover recently.
Along with the delectable Peter,who I now trust and no longer think is A) A twat B) A certain Lewes resiiding 'author',C) A wierdo.
PS.Tabac is my most favourite male scent Peter.I used to buy it for my ex in the 70s...And I used to wear it too.
On 7 Oct 2010 at 11:52pm Kev wrote:
I was born in Brighton but live in Lewes, so I am technically supporting my local club by supporting Brighton.
On 8 Oct 2010 at 9:43am Down and Out wrote:
Funny thing about Gooney the Looney: he only ever pops up on threads related to Lewes FC, but he's there like a shot as soon as one appears so he obviously checks the board regularly. This leads me to conclude that he's one of the other regular contributors in disguise.

Wonder who it is then?
On 13 Oct 2010 at 4:32pm Peter Byron wrote:
Well there has been FA in my cup recently, off to have a pint of Harveys and a few cigs and all will be well with the world afterwards, cheers, Peter
On 13 Oct 2010 at 11:13pm Brixtonbelle wrote:
Get thee to the Pan this Saturday Peter. You can get a pint of Harveys as well.

ps - thanks for the thumbs ups guys, its easy to be ballsy on an anonymous forum !
On 14 Oct 2010 at 10:47pm Peter Byron wrote:
Will be there or be square my girl. Love Peter xxx

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