Day: November 26, 2012

Non-League Videos Of The Week: The FA Trophy First Round Proper

Last weekend saw the First Round of this years FA Trophy, and this evening we have four matches from the weekends matches, as well as a match from the Northern League and a match from Scotland. Our first three matches see Blue Square Bet Premier clubs travel to lower division opposition, as third placed Newport County travel to Welling United of the Blue Square Bet South, Dartford travel to Kingstonian of the Ryman League Premier Division and Southport travel to Stafford Rangers of the Blue Square Bet North. We then have the match from Division One of the Northern League between West Allotment and Northallerton, and we finish off with a match in the junior leagues in Scotland between Kirkintilloch Rob Roy and Clydebank. Our thanks, as ever, go to those who take the time to record, edit and upload these matches. You can follow Twohundredpercent on Twitter by clicking...

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Tarred By A Minority: On West Ham United At White Hart Lane Yesterday

There seldom seems to be a weekend go by which doesn’t end up revolving around something which has nothing to do with what has been occurring on the pitch, and this weekend has been no exception. For all of the events of Stamford Bridge yesterday afternoon, though, it seems likely that the majority of tomorrows newspaper headlines will be taken up with the antics of a proportion of the West Ham United supporters at White Hart Lane this afternoon for their match against Tottenham Hotspur. The match was marred by a series of songs from amongst the travelling support which seemed to be revelling in the stabbing of two Spurs supporters during the week, as well a somewhat more familiar and general antisemitism which has been following these matches around like a bad odour for some time now but felt all the more jarring this weekend considering that the events in Rome of last Wednesday night have been widely rumoured to have an antisemitic edge to them. This, however, probably isn’t the best of times to be tarring all West Ham supporters with the same brush and consigning the club to the naughty corner to think about what it has done, no matter how convenient it may be for a press which doesn’t particularly like nuance or shades of grey. The truth of the matter is that a majority...

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