Kettering Town Face The Gallows Pole

By on Oct 30, 2012 in Finance, Latest, Non-League | 10 comments

Such is the extent to which it has become a horror story over the last twelve months or so, it seems somewhat appropriate that the next day of reckoning for Kettering Town Football Club should be Halloween. Last Wednesday, the Southern Football League adjourned without reaching a final decision over whether to expel the club from its league and allowed the club a...

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Why Yate Towns FA Cup Achievement Cannot Be Understated

By on Oct 24, 2012 in Latest, Non-League | 5 comments

We haven’t reached the First Round Proper of the competition yet, but it is possible that we will not see a bigger surprise in the rest of this years FA Cup than was seen this evening at Rodney Parade when Yate Town of the Southern League Division One South & West beat Newport County by three goals to one in their Fourth Qualifying Round replay. Eyebrows...

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100 Owners: Number 80 – Brian York & Arthur Eastham (Cambridge City)

By on Oct 22, 2012 in Finance, Latest, Non-League | 4 comments

The story of a non-league football club sitting on a valuable piece of land but vulnerable to take-over by those with less than honorable intentions has become something of a morality tale in modern football, but few clubs have fallen prey to it in such a protracted manner as Cambridge City of the Southern League. The story of how this particular club found itself...

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Truro City FC Takes Its Final Steps Towards The Gallows

By on Oct 19, 2012 in Finance, Latest, Non-League | 5 comments

They were the trailblazers, the team from the wilds of Cornwall who could afford to fly to games and who rose quickly from nowhere with ambitions of flying straight up to the Football League. But Truro City wanted too much, too soon and found that ambition without solid financial foundations burns far more quickly than the sun. Today, however, a club with 123 years...

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Hereford United & The Costs Of Relegation

By on Oct 18, 2012 in Finance, Latest, Non-League | 5 comments

The end of Hereford Uniteds last stay in the Football League didn’t come without a fight. A four game unbeaten at the end of the season run saw the club finish just two points from the safety zone in League Two at the end of last season, with a win on the final day against Torquay United in front of a crowd of over 5,000 people not being enough to help them...

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Five Days To Take The First Steps Towards Saving Truro City

By on Oct 14, 2012 in Finance, Latest, Non-League | 3 comments

It went to the wire and it would be a stretch to say that the club has been saved yet, but Truro City of the Blue Square Bet South were at least given a stay of execution at the end of last week when the Football Conference allowed the club a further seven days in order to find a £50,000 bond in order to ensure its membership of the league. The club had been...

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An American Learns to Appreciate Non-League Day

By on Oct 12, 2012 in Latest, Non-League | 2 comments

This years Non-League Day falls tomorrow, and it is receiving unprecedented media coverage. Such global coverage will inevitably draw interest in abroad, and we’re delighted to welcome back Futfanaticos Elliott Turner for a little perspective on tomorrow from the other side of the Atlantic ocean. For Brits sick of the commercialization and exportation of the...

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The Lights Go Out At Nene Park

By on Oct 9, 2012 in Finance, Latest, Non-League | 5 comments

The twitching corpse of the club remains with us for now, but death rattle is now clearly audible. Kettering Town were due to travel to Leamington this evening in the Southern League Premier Division, with the club having apparently given assurances that they can raise a team for this fixture. We found out this morning whether such assurances were worth as much as...

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