Day: September 4, 2011

Non-League Videos Of The Week: Non-League Day Special

It was Non-League Day this weekend, as you will all now be thoroughly aware, so to close up on this it’s time for this week’s Non-League Videos Of The Week, this week featuring no fewer than six matches, from the Blue Square Premier, the Blue Square South, the Northern Premier League, the Southern League and the FA Cup. We’re not going to waste your time with any spiel on the matches, so here is a brief run-down of what we’ve collected together for you. First up is the Blue Square Premier match between Wrexham and Kidderminster Harriers. Next up is the Blue Square South match between Basingstoke Town and Dartford. Then we have a match from the Northern Premier League between FC United of Manchester and Rushall Olympic, then the goals from the match between Weymouth and Evesham United, and finally a brace of matches from the Preliminary Round of the FA Cup, as Badshot Lea play Chertsey Town and Stotfold play Enfield Town. Our thanks go to all of those that take the time to record and edit these matches.             You can follow Twohundredpercent on Twitter...

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Fan’s Re-United Day: Home Park, 24.09.11

Regular readers of this site will be all too aware of the recent problems that have beset Plymouth Argyle Football Club. Plymouth’s supporters, in conjunction with whose of Brighton & Hove Albion, are now planning a protest on the twenty-fourth of September to which supporters of all clubs will be welcome. Here’s Argyle supporter Dan Greet with a little background behind the protest, and an explanation as to why this isn’t just an issue that affects their club. As I am sure anyone with more than a passing interest in football is aware, Plymouth Argyle are and remain in trouble – real trouble. The imminent danger of liquidation has come to dominate all discussion at Home Park these days. Stories of players not being paid, staff being paid by the manager out of his own pocket, administration, debt and the delays securing the new owners have dominated all news relating to Argyle since March of this year. This nearly came to a head this week when there was talk of the players and staff going on strike and refusing to play today’s game at Burton. Fortunately, strike action was averted when the players and staff agreed to receive forty per cent of the wages that they are now owed for last month with the remainder to be paid upon completion of the long overdue takeover by Bishop International Ltd,...

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Match Of The Week 1: Hastings United 0-2 Carshalton Athletic

It is impossible to walk through the centre of Hastings in East Sussex without thinking of the 1996 Animals That Swim song, “Faded Glamour”. From certain angles, the town, overlooked by the remains of its eleventh century castle, retains the handsome ruggedness which drew day-trippers and holiday-makers towards it from the Victorian era on. From others, though, paint is peeling and concrete is starting to crumble. As it is with Hastings town centre, so it is with The Pilot Field, the home of Hastings United Football Club. A mile and a half from the town centre, this is a football ground that time forgot, with a large seated stand of the type that used to be commonplace at British football grounds the length and breadth of the country and a large covered terrace at one end of the ground. The club is, apparently, keen to leave its home and build a new one which isn’t as ruinously expensive to maintain. Sad though it would be to lose such an idiosyncratic venue, the thinking behind such wanderlust is understandable. Hastings have won one and drawn one of their four matches so far this season and go into the match above the relegation places, though not by much. A sense of understated gloom extends to the match-day programme, which notes that “Clubs are becoming concerned at the dramatic drop in attendances so...

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