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Unless you play down your local park, you have to pay to use the facilities of a venue.
Normally you ring up each week and book a pitch. Sometimes though you can book a pitch for a set number of weeks. This is a block booking.
When someone creates an account on toepoke they receive an email to confirm their email address.
If someone fails to confirm their account, their activity is limited. They won't receive invites to matches for instance.
In addition, once the deadline has passed we'll tell the manager(s) whenever someone drops out, or puts their name down. That way you can keep on top of things.
The diary shows all the matches you have coming up, ones you've played and any that have been cancelled.
Play 2, 3 times a week? All your matches are shown in one convenient place.
Fed up of collecting £5 off 10 people every week? Who's paid, who hasn't, who's paying tomorrow, who wants a PayPal link ...
Ease the pain by collecting your player's share of the pitch with Direct Debit payments.
*Each player will have additional fees applied. You receive the full pitch share cost.
This feature is yet to be completed.
Paying by Direct Debit does incur additional fees over an equivalent cash payment.
The following table gives an illustration of what these additional costs may look like:
|Pay By Cash||Pay By Direct Debit|
|Pitch hire||Number players||Player's share||You receive||Admin FeeCurrently £0.30.||GoCardless FeeVariable according to player's share payment.||Player pays||You receive|
The following table gives an illustration of what these additional costs may look like when your venue costs £50.00.
|Number players||Player's share||Player pays||You receive|
Prices correct at time of publication (1st, September 2019). Review current pricing at GoCardless.
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toepoke.co.uk was designed to tell you all you need to know to give you the best chance of your match going ahead. However this can result in a few e-mails being sent to you through the week (particularly for managers who need to be kept in-the-loop).
If you find you're getting more e-mails than you'd like, you can change your e-mail preferences:
As it says on the tin ... all the e-mails you get now you will continue to get.
We'll stop sending you any e-mails until you update your preferences again. Useful if you're going on holiday.
Preferences only refer to e-mails for organising your matches. You will still receive other website management e-mails like password resets (otherwise how would you reset your password 😉).
Whether you play every week, every month or even the 3rd Friday of every month toepoke.co.uk will work out the best way to manage your matches.
Sometimes e-mail isn't practical for some. They may not have access to e-mail at work, or they may not be internet savvy, or just too stubborn to help you lose the faff!
At the end of each season the player with the most goals is awarded the Golden Boot.
If one of your mates sends you an invitation to play each week we'll e-mail a unique code. You can use this to join a squad.
Simply, this is the match that will be played next 😄.
A past match is one you've already played. You can still access a match in the past so you can add reviews, or check who played, etc.
Past matches are deleted after 3 months to keep the site tidy and performant.
At toepoke we reckon the best matches are the close games, those with the most even sides.
After each match has finished you'll be invited to rate the players on your side. We'll let the manager know the average votes to help them pick fairer sides in the future.
Whilst it's nice to thrash the opposition 10-1 now and again; at the end of the day we're all chipping in to pay for the pitch, so we should aim for everyone to have a good game. So help your manager by telling them who works hard and who's just a poacher.
Download a poster to advertise your squad at work*, or where you play* and get the word out!
* Naturally we'd advise asking them for permission first 😊!
Sadly, playing football isn't free; Typically there's someone who collects the cash together to pay for the pitch.
On toepoke this very kind and thankless task is carried out by the Collector.
A regular collector is assumed to be the collector of the monies, if one is setup.
If your players pay their share directly to the venue you won't have a regular collector.
A reminder is kind of what it says on the tin! When organising a game you need to do certain things at certain times. For instance if your game is on a Thursday night, toepoke will:
Reminders are just one way toepoke loses the faff.
Play a small season every 5, 10 or 15 weeks. Marvel at your MOTM votes; Brag about your goal scoring prowess and follow your form.
Play your own Premier League!
To ensure you never miss out and what's happening in your game, you can regsiter a second email address. This can be useful to receive communications both at your work and home email addresses.
Your secondary email address follows any email preferences you have configured.
You can only use your main email address for signing into the website.
small sided football is a collective term for 5-a-side, 6-a-side, 7-a-side ... well basically anything under 11-a-side.
Your squad is a list of everyone who's gets an invite to your matches.
Your account can become suspended if there is a problem with your e-mail address. We actively monitor errors that come from e-mail servers flagging problems with accounts of our users.
Often these are temporary problems, like an out-of-office alert has been created whilst someone is on holiday. Sometimes the issue can be a little more permanent, for instance:
Whatever the reasons it's not good for toepoke to continue to send an e-mail to an unresponsive account. For this reason we may mark an account as suspended whilst issues with the e-mail address are resolved.
If your account is suspended, we'll try our best to have someone in your squad tell you by some other reliable means, so you know the problem exists.
We've tried to make it as simple as possible to fix.
Where your football games are played.
The venues we show are taken from Google Places and so coverage is really quite extensive.
If you can't a venue near you, the Football Foundation Pitch Finder is an excellent resource, or try a local school, who often hire out their facilities after school hours are over.
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