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Pants And Publicity For Bath City

By on Sep 28, 2011 in Latest, Non-League | 3 comments

How often does an FA Youth Cup game get national coverage? I’m not talking ages old clips of a young Wayne Rooney or David Beckham or John Terry replayed in some ‘before they were famous’ programme while non-entity talking heads try to be witty, I mean actual coverage of the events of a game. Today various tabloids carried reports on Newport...

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Port Vale – Bullet The Blue Sky

By on Sep 28, 2011 in English League Football, Latest | 0 comments

After months of turmoil – preceded by years of worry and struggle – Port Vale’s tale could be nearing a happy ending, provided the right protagonists hold their nerve and the decision-makers do something like ‘the right thing.’ When last we were in Burslem, boardroom changes were afoot, with the prospect of two new directors, both popular with supporters campaigning...

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A Rocky Start For Kettering

By on Sep 28, 2011 in Latest, Non-League | 2 comments

There is something awry in Northamptonshire. The start of the new season was supposed to be the start of a new era for Kettering Town. Having moved from Rockingham Road to Nene Park, the former home of the late Rushden & Diamonds, perhaps the least that Kettering supporters might have expected would have been for the aura of soap opera that has hung over the...

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Cupset In The South West: Mangotsfield And Chippenham’s Early Exit

By on Sep 27, 2011 in Latest, Non-League | 1 comment

The FA Cup hasn’t even reached the second qualifying round yet but already a second club in the South West has been kicked out of the competition. Mangotsfield United, who play in the Southern League Division One South and West, are already out – thanks to player ruled ineligible due to a a fine from a previous club,  a fine which the club were not made...

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Football, Television And Sir Alex

By on Sep 27, 2011 in English League Football, Latest | 0 comments

Perhaps we are now so used to the gamesmanship of Sir Alex Ferguson in press conferences and interviews that we now look for subliminal messages in everything he says without even thinking about it. His comments yesterday on the nature of the relationship between football and television have certainly provoked debate, though, not least from those that have chosen to...

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Match Of The Week: Norwich City 2-1 Sunderland

By on Sep 26, 2011 in English League Football, Latest | 1 comment

What a difference a couple of weeks can make. Fifteen days ago, there was a tangible feeling of gloom around Carrow Road as Norwich City lost by a single goal to a West Bromwich Albion team which had hitherto hardly been setting the Premier League itself. This, we might have rationalise, was exactly the sort of match that Paul Lambert’s team needed to be...

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A New Beginning – At Last – For Wrexham Football Club

By on Sep 26, 2011 in Finance, Latest | 2 comments

Patience brings its own rewards, and the press release issued this afternoon confirming that agreement has now been reached to ensure the take-over of Wrexham Football Club by the Wrexham Supporters Trust is certainly news that has been worth waiting for. Over the last year or so, this club has been the source of one of British football’s hardest soap operas,...

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Non-League Videos Of The Week: 25-09-2011

By on Sep 25, 2011 in Latest, Video | 0 comments

This week’s non-league videos of the week come from a variety of different competitions, including the Second Qualifying Round of the FA Vase. First up, though, is the match between Cambridge City and Banbury United in the Southern League Premier Division. Cambridge were beaten in the play-offs in this league last season, and are hoping to go one better than...

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