Day: January 2, 2012

Non-League Videos Of The Week: The Last Of The Bank Holiday Rush

Normal service is now to resume after the somewhat chaotic Christmas and New Year matches, but we’re going to spend a little time catching up with the last of the festive highlights from over the course of the last three days or so. We have six matches lined up for you this evening. From the Blue Square Premier, we have highlights of the matches between Wrexham & AFC Telford United and Forest Green Rovers. In the Blue Square South, we have highlights of another derby match, this time between Tonbridge Angels & Bromley, and this is followed by two matches from the Southern Football League, between Fleet Town & Slough Town, and Cambridge City & Oxford City. Finally, we have a match from the Northern League, between North Shields & Alnwick Town. Our thanks go to those that take the time to record, edit and upload these matches. You can follow Twohundredpercent on Twitter by clicking...

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An Unhappy New Year At Darlington

A new year may have begun, but familiar problems are already starting to make themselves clear with conflicting stories concerning the well-being of Blue Square Premier club Darlington. A club that has already had two spells in administration in the last decade could well be headed for further trauma following reports in the local press during the break between Christmas and the new year, but upon what were these initial reports based, and can a consortium group which has since announced itself get the assent of the club’s current owner to take over a football club that has been shipping money left, right and centre for longer than most people care to remember? It was on the twenty-ninth of December that the Northern Echo dropped a wearyingly familiar bombshell on the club’s long suffering support in the form of a story titled “Singh To Put Darlington Football Club Into Administration, Sources Claim”. It stated that the players were not going to be paid in full for December and that the players “have been told to prepare for administration”. The timing of the story was curious, if nothing else. Owner Raj Singh had been out of the country on business, and the club itself could only reply with a cursory public statement which will have done little to allay the fears of the more pessimistic element of the clubs support....

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