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Oh how the Mighty Mariners have declined over the last few years, now punching below our weight. But it's even harder to take when you watch pish potty clubs progress and start to realistically compete with Town.

http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/sport/football/eastleighfc/11822323._/?


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Shows how far we've fallen etc


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you heard it here first...they're on their way to the Champions' League

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It helps if 1 organisation buys 2000 tickets and gives them away. We could fill Blundell Park if someone did that here.
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It helps if 1 organisation buys 2000 tickets and gives them away. We could fill Blundell Park if someone did that here.


2000 free tickets given out to local junior football teams, forward thinking by attracting fans of the future.



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Worst thing of all is that their 26 portaloos will be better and more modern than all our toilets.  
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2000 free tickets given out to local junior football teams, forward thinking by attracting fans of the future.



Yes, but whenever we try anything remotely like that Town put in the worst performance of the season and scare the poor buggers off


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It's amazing what you can achieve with shitloads of cash.
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2000 free tickets given out to local junior football teams, forward thinking by attracting fans of the future.



The club have given away loads of tickets to schools and hardly anyone bothers to use them!

Lead a horse to water........
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Yeah, I wouldn't say that Eastleigh are punching above their weight. Instead (and similar to the likes of Crawley, Fleetwood and FGR), they are simply spending above their weight.

In this day and age it seems that few teams get promoted by simply investing reasonably in players and building a team from there. Even at Conference level, we've seen the Champions each season (Crawley, Fleetwood, Luton as well as Mansfield to a lesser extent) being the ones who are spending the most money.

Makes it kind of understandable why we haven't been challenging at the top every season, really, though we should certainly be doing better as part of the following pack.
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