Time For The Fish To Come Home: The Return Of Fisher FC

Ian

Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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3 Responses

  1. Dan says:

    Thanks for this piece Ian, the last few years very neatly summed up! We will have had over a decade of being absent from our community by the time we get back. There is still an astonishing amount of goodwill locally, which we are grateful for, but loads of work to do to prove that we will now be a positive contributor – even when Fisher Athletic still played in SE16, the focus was on the first team to the detriment of youth and community programmes. We cannot make that mistake again.

    It’s been a struggle on the pitch mostly because all of our income (gate money plus bits and pieces of sponsorship and donations) goes on paying the rent to play matches and to train. We are one of a very few clubs in our division who do not pay our players (not even “expenses”). Obviously that makes it tough to compete, but we’re playing some excellent football – in a league that tends towards the hoof – and there are plenty of goals in our games, so we’re worth watching!

  2. kentrebel says:

    As the M25 prevented me watching my own team last saturday I went to Corinthians v Fisher and was very impressed by their vocal support from around 15 travellers, a large number at County level. As a previous long term Bermondsey resident I wish them all the best in their hoped for return to Surrey Docks

    Pre season friendly v Clapton with their ultra fans looks like a good idea

  3. wish Fisher well, and hope they get their ground in their heartland. One point though…It’s SOUTH London & NOT east!

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