Not A Terribly Happy New Year At Nuneaton or Tilbury

By on Jan 3, 2011 in Latest, Non-League | 0 comments

It only took two days for a familiar old boil that has never been properly lanced to rear its head in non-league football this year, as crowd trouble marred two non-league matches afternoon. These incidents occurred at Liberty Way, at the Blue Square North match between Nuneaton Town and AFC Telford United, and at the Ryman League match between Tilbury and Grays...

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Spare A Thought At The New Year For Ryton FC

By on Dec 31, 2010 in Finance, Latest, Non-League | 0 comments

First of all, we would quickly like to take to opportunity to thank everybody that has stopped by at this site during 2010, and to wish you all a very happy and prosperous 2011. To finish off this year, we’re grateful to Michael Hudson, who is reporting for us on the subject of ongoing financial problems at Ryton FC of the Northern League. Hopefully we...

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The Twohundredpercent Vault: Chasing The Argonauts

By on Dec 23, 2010 in English League Football, Latest, Non-League | 3 comments

In the name of progress, we continue to be reminded about the dangers of franchising in football, and we continue to be right to stay vigilant against attempts to parachute teams into the Football League or senior non-league football. The fundamental principle of the entire pyramid system in England is that, subject to concerns over the health and safety of large...

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Welling United Saved, But Non-League Football May Yet Need Saving From The Weather

By on Dec 21, 2010 in Latest, Non-League | 4 comments

It is oft-repeated within football that smaller clubs may mean more to their supporters than larger ones do. Whether this is an accurate summation of the relationship between clubs of different sizes with their supporter bases is debatable, but there can be little question that the work done by supporters of Blue Square South club Welling United over the last few...

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Mansfield Are Going Home

By on Dec 16, 2010 in Finance, Latest, Non-League | 10 comments

It has been a week of conflicting news for Mansfield Town but, after it looked as if their future may be hanging in the balance, there has finally been some good news for supporters of the Blue Square Premier club. As regular readers of this site will already be aware, Mansfield were evicted from their ground, Field Mill, for non-payment of rent by their former...

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Dale Roberts: 1986-2010

By on Dec 14, 2010 in Latest, Non-League | 4 comments

The news of a death always comes as something of a shock, but the news of a death of a footballer usually seems to be more shocking than most. We already know that these are young men living lives that us mere supporters would have given almost anything to have had the chance to do and that they are in the peak of their physical condition. No matter how many times...

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Pulling Together To Save Kidderminster Harriers

By on Dec 14, 2010 in Finance, Latest, Non-League | 5 comments

A week and a half before Christmas could scarcely be a worse time of the year to be put in this position, but Blue Square Premier club Kidderminster Harriers have taken a double body-blow over the last few days which don’t only threaten to completely derail the club’s encouraging first half of the season on the pitch, but may even place the future of the...

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Match Of The Week 2: Eastleigh 1-1 Sutton United

By on Dec 13, 2010 in Latest, Non-League | 0 comments

Sutton United will always be introduced as the team who knocked Coventry out in the Third Round of FA Cup  in 1989. For non-league clubs, it was a giant-killing escapade towers above all other results and achievements;  The promotions which have been ground out over a whole season, or worked on for  years, the spectacle of the play-offs,  the hurt of relegations, or...

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