The Life and Times of Ahmet Rifat

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by Four Of Clubs » 21 Sep 2014 14:58

3points wrote:Anyone seen James Harper recently? Does he now have hair?


... Harps was on BBC Baaarks last Tue night pre-Millwall nattering - just as manic off the pitch - from what he said - he's living locally but w/o a club - presumably released by Barnet last season.

I think Simeon Howell was at Marlow until very recently (early 2013) - not sure where he's gone this season. Back in season 10/11 he flitted from Hartley W to Abingdon Utd (most likely via Thatcham where the HW squad went en masse with Neville Roach) previously cropping up at Fleet Town - featured in a Play Off defeat for them vs Uxbridge - so he's evidently still got enough to be in and out of sides at STEPS 4-6.

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by 3points » 21 Sep 2014 17:14

Pretty sure I saw Harps lining up at the start of the Swallowfield duathlon. Have never seen him with hair, which threw me a bit, but I'm pretty sure it was him as he was wearing a pair of numbered Hull City shorts.

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by AthleticoSpizz » 21 Sep 2014 18:56

subtle, very subtle

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by Royal Rother » 26 Nov 2016 19:57

Ahmet Rifat scored for Wingate and Finchley today against Slough Town in the Trophy.

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by Sutekh » 26 Nov 2016 20:13

General Football


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Re: The Life and Times of Ahmet Rifat

by Winston Smith » 26 Nov 2016 21:14

genome wrote:Ah, Matt Partridge

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This utterly horrible c**t was released by Newport last season and i believe has no club now. What a shame.

Any chance someone can tweet that picture at him? :lol:

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by double d » 29 Nov 2016 06:26

This has potential to be a great thread

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by kwik-silva » 29 Nov 2016 09:48

Winston Smith wrote:
genome wrote:Ah, Matt Partridge

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This utterly horrible c**t was released by Newport last season and i believe has no club now. What a shame.

Any chance someone can tweet that picture at him? :lol:


Seems to be playing for Basingstoke

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Re: The Life and Times of Ahmet Rifat

by Royal Rother » 24 Feb 2018 13:43

Ahmet Rifat has now made over 400 appearances for Wingate and Finchley.


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Re: The Life and Times of Ahmet Rifat

by double d » 24 Feb 2018 13:54

He was one of readings best ever players

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by Tilehurstsouthbank » 27 Feb 2018 16:31

double d wrote:He was one of readings best ever players


From any other poster I'd say that was sarcasm but you probably believe that... :roll:

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Re: The Life and Times of Ahmet Rifat

by Denver Royal » 27 Feb 2018 18:31

From Despair To Where? wrote:There was definitely a lost batch of promising youngsters. I think the club grew to fast for them. Baucard got a couple of seasons at Peterborough but that's about it.

Compare that to Stuart Beavon Jr. He's made a decent career in the football league for himself for the past 8 years having taken the non league route with Didcot. I don't even know if the club ever took any serious interest in him.


Yes, indeed. I always wondered whether we ever had an interest, too. 32 now, and on Coventry City's books in League 2. Played in Champ for Burton last season, too.

https://www.ccfc.co.uk/teams/first-team ... rt-beavon/

His dad, of course, played 400 games for us. And his grandad, who just recently passed away, was also a pro.

https://www.theleaguepaper.com/featured ... s-1983-84/

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Re: The Life and Times of Ahmet Rifat

by Ranty McRantface » 27 Feb 2018 19:31

Boucad had a lot of disciplinary issues. Even before he was at Reading. The lad was plying his trade for Henley Town and owed them thousands in fines for red cards and breach of rules. He had massive attitude problems, didn't really take training seriously but there was no mistaking his talent. I saw him play when I was on trial at Henley and got some info on him from the players there

Shame really and I sure he regrets being such a bellend in his early years as he had the ability to play in the Prem.


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by strap » 28 Feb 2018 01:20

Ranty McRantface wrote:Boucad had a lot of disciplinary issues. Even before he was at Reading. The lad was plying his trade for Henley Town and owed them thousands in fines for red cards and breach of rules. He had massive attitude problems, didn't really take training seriously but there was no mistaking his talent. I saw him play when I was on trial at Henley and got some info on him from the players there

Shame really and I sure he regrets being such a bellend in his early years as he had the ability to play in the Prem.


But that is a relatively common problem isn't it? James Lambert was another who had talent and potential to burn yet believed in his own hype. Always remember John Halls we bought from Stoke for £250k. Clearly had a bit about him for SSC to buy him, but was a Billy Big Bollux. l'll always remember walking up to the Mad Stad before a game and Halls drove down Northern Way in a gold Baby Bentley giving it large!! My boys and I could't believe what we were seeing - a 2-bit footballer who couldn't give a proverbial! Wasn't even in the 1st team squad and clearly couldn't give a shit.

Sad when these players simply don't realise what they've got, and that most of us fans would give our eye teeth to play for the club we love - I guess that's why we fans take to home grown talent more than pricey blow-ins?

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Re: The Life and Times of Ahmet Rifat

by ayjaydee » 28 Feb 2018 08:48

strap wrote:
Ranty McRantface wrote:Boucad had a lot of disciplinary issues. Even before he was at Reading. The lad was plying his trade for Henley Town and owed them thousands in fines for red cards and breach of rules. He had massive attitude problems, didn't really take training seriously but there was no mistaking his talent. I saw him play when I was on trial at Henley and got some info on him from the players there

Shame really and I sure he regrets being such a bellend in his early years as he had the ability to play in the Prem.


But that is a relatively common problem isn't it? James Lambert was another who had talent and potential to burn yet believed in his own hype. Always remember John Halls we bought from Stoke for £250k. Clearly had a bit about him for SSC to buy him, but was a Billy Big Bollux. l'll always remember walking up to the Mad Stad before a game and Halls drove down Northern Way in a gold Baby Bentley giving it large!! My boys and I could't believe what we were seeing - a 2-bit footballer who couldn't give a proverbial! Wasn't even in the 1st team squad and clearly couldn't give a shit.

Sad when these players simply don't realise what they've got, and that most of us fans would give our eye teeth to play for the club we love - I guess that's why we fans take to home grown talent more than pricey blow-ins?

Certainly not uncommon. I used to watch a fair bit of non league football and Sunday League and without a doubt the most talented player I ever saw on the local circuit was Nevada Phillips. He was on Spurs books as an apprentice, they let him go. He came to us and we let him go. Well known in local football circles that he had real attitude issues. Another that springs to mind is Andy Parr, a West Ham junior who ended up in an Aussie prison for drug smuggling.

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