Day: April 21, 2010

The Blue Square South Bottleneck

In the Blue Square Premier this season, there is only one round of matches left to play and many of the awards and trinkets have already been tidied up. Stevenage Borough are the champions after their win at Kidderminster Harriers last Saturday, and will take their place in the Football League next season just thirty-four years after they were formed. Meanwhile, Luton Town and Oxford United will play Rushden & Diamonds and York City in the play-offs. Only which of the first two of those clubs will play which of the latter two clubs remains to be decided on Saturday afternoon. The winners of these two semi-finals will, of course, play at Wembley for a place alongside Stevenage in the League next season. At the bottom of the table, however, there is still all to play for. Chester City’s expulsion has only left three relegation places, one of which has already been filled by Grays Athletic, whose utter decimation as a club will be the subject of a write-up on here in the next few days. This leaves two relegation places and there are several contenders for these spots. Ebbsfleet United have to win at Tamworth to stand any chance of staying up, and Gateshead have to do likewise at home against an out of form Wimbledon. Should either of these two teams win, however, Eastbourne Borough, Forest Green...

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Smith steps down from SFA

Gordon Smith’s resignation this week, after nearly three years as Chief Executive at the Scottish Football Association, came initially as a surprise, though it seems rather less of one now that the idea has sunk in.

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