Posts by Ian

Chester FC & Northwich Victoria: Poles Apart In The Same Division

By on Apr 10, 2012 in Finance, Latest, Non-League | 5 comments

End of season title deciders in non-league football have a tendency to bring out vastly inflated crowds which hint at the potential of a club were it to be playing at a higher level, and this weekend was no exception with a crowd of 5,009 people turning out at The Exacta Stadium in Chester to see Chester FC draw 1-1 with Northwich Victoria to lift the Premier...

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Is The Evans Effect Set To Move From Crawley To Rotherham As Well?

By on Apr 9, 2012 in English League Football, Latest | 5 comments

There is, perhaps, little to surprised about regarding the decision of Steve Evans to leave promotion-chasing Crawley Town for Rotherham United this morning. Rumours had been circulating for the last few days that Rotherham were interested in taking him and his baggage on and even the timing – with six games of the season left to play and Crawley Town two...

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The Other, Other, Other Varsity Match

By on Apr 9, 2012 in Latest, Non-League | 0 comments

While the Varsity Boat Race on Saturday afternoon was giving the security staff present a busier afternoon than they might have been expecting, there was another meeting of Oxford and Cambridge courtesy of the humorists at the Southern Football League, who scheduled the match between Oxford City and Cambridge City. Andrew Cherrie travelled down to the Oxford City...

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Non-League Videos Of The Week: 08-04-2012

By on Apr 8, 2012 in Latest, Video | 0 comments

The Easter weekend is important across the whole of football, but in the non-league season, which starts earlier than some professional leagues, it can be make or break time for the whole season of a club. This weekend, we’ve got matches from the Blue Square Premier, the Blue Square South, the Northern Premier League and the Northern League. First up is the...

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Port Vale In Administration: The End Of The Beginning

By on Apr 8, 2012 in English League Football, Finance, Latest | 1 comment

“It will be the perfect administration, if true,” wrote the BBC’s Matt Slater on March 19th, in response to Port Vale joint administrator Gerald Krasner’s prediction of getting a deal with creditors signed off by the end of April. Krasner, to the surprise of no-one with experience of the self-confident Leeds United ex-chairman, was being somewhat bullish. But Vale’s...

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