Day: September 22, 2011

A Winding Up Order For Truro City

The London Gazette can be a treasure trove of information. The official journal record of the British government contains years and years of official information and one notice, published yesterday, really caught the eye – a winding up order issued against Truro City Football Club Limited. This story, which may yet end up turning out to be a case of much ado about nothing – specific details regarding the amount owed are somewhat thin on the ground at present – will be of particular interest to the supporters of Plymouth Argyle, of course, since the club’s owner, Kevin Heaney, has been at the centre of what is increasingly looking like a failed bid to buy Plymouth’s Home Park, with the former Leeds United chairman Peter Ridsdale being set to take over the running of the club. Perhaps the question that supporters of both Plymouth and Truro will be asking today is that of whether Heaney’s money, which has propelled Truro up from the South-Western League to the Blue Square South over the last few years, has run out, or whether there is more to this story than meets the eye. There was a time when the story of Truro City might have been regarded by some – or even many, perhaps – as a fairytale, but the days of most neutrals standing back and passively admiring the noblesse oblige...

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Ugly Goes Underground

Voices floating over Hadrian’s Wall after Sunday’s Old Firm derby sounded curiously, positive. Curiously positive in the sense that, with so much about Scottish football being accompanied by the sound of a death knell of late, hearing something good about two SPL clubs struck a more upbeat note. Rangers and Celtic gave those in attendance at Ibrox, along with those watching abroad, a fierce display of quality football for the majority of the ninety minutes, showcasing much of the skill and drama that draws us to this game. As opposed to previous iterations where fans might have thought they were attending a fight and a game of football broke out, Sunday’s affair gave us a match that was purely about the football and little else. There was that peach of a goal from Celtic’s Gary Hooper to level the match in the 34th minute, followed by Scotland’s No. 1 producing a howler that would have made Robert Green nostalgic if he were watching, and gave Hoops the halftime lead. Ally McCoist then answered some questions about him that have been asked since his appointment as Rangers manager, weaving into this particular match’s narrative his personal story of redemption. Having set his halftime hairdryer to the appropriate setting as well as correctly adjusting his tactical schemes to overturn the shock deficit, McCoist provided his squad the better plan with which...

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Non-League Videos Of The Week: 11-09-11

This week’s non-league videos of the week come from the top of the Blue Square South, the Southern League Division One South and West and the FA Vase. Our first two matches feature two clubs that have had an excellent start to the season in the Blue Square South. Dartford sit in the play-off places in the division, and they are at home against struggling Eastleigh, while leaders Welling United faced a long trip south-west for a tricky match against another team that has made an inconsistent start to the season, Dorchester Town. In the Southern League Division One South and West, meanwhile, struggling Wimborne made a trip to Paulton Rovers, and finally, in the north-east, Bedlington Terriers started their FA Case campaign with a match against Stokesley. Our most sincere thanks, as ever, go to those that go to the trouble of recording, editing and uploading these matches – four matches which contain no less than twenty-five goals.         You can follow Twohundredpercent on Twitter by clicking...

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Midweek Non-League Videos: The Blue Square South Title Race

There was a full round of matches in all three divisions the Football Conference this week, and it looks like being a very tight season in the Conference South. Today, there are just ten points between the team at the top of the table and the team in fourteenth place, and there seems little between the top three sides, with others lower down the table looking more than capable of joining them. We have four matches for you from Tuesday night, and three of them feature the sides at the very top of the table. First up is the match between Bromley, who are sitting just below mid-way in the table, and Woking, who went into the match in second place in the table if they could win and the leaders, Welling United, failed to beat Boreham Wood, which is our second match. Boreham Wood went into the match in the relegation places in the division. The third match is also from the very top of the table, between Dartford and struggling Staines Town. Finally, we have a first appearance on this site for a club that may yet feature in the battle for a place in the play-offs come the end of the season: Salisbury City. They were at home on Tuesday night against Basingstoke Town having been promoted at the end of last season, while Basingstoke hold...

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