Non-League

Time For The Fish To Come Home: The Return Of Fisher FC

Time For The Fish To Come Home: The Return Of Fisher FC

By on Dec 12, 2013 in Latest, Non-League | 3 comments

For a long time, the Surrey Docks Stadium in Bermondsey has been one of East London’s sorrier sights. Although only built in 1982, it fell vacant when the football club that called it home, Fisher Athletic, moved away in 2004 to ground-share at Dulwich Hamlet, and the fortunes of the club and its former home came to mirror each other over the subsequent years....

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The FA Cup Second Round: Death Or Glory

The FA Cup Second Round: Death Or Glory

By on Dec 5, 2013 in Latest, Non-League | 0 comments

Kingstonian’s recent FA Cup record, a dictionary definition of ‘dismal’, has instigated a little ritual in the Non-League Paper offices where I work on Saturday evenings as a sub-editor. “Could you do an FA Cup page, Mark?” my boss will ask. And if it is any time after the second qualifying round, I will feign some sort of visual or audible surprise that the...

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A Decade On, Boston’s Rehabilitation Nears Its End

A Decade On, Boston’s Rehabilitation Nears Its End

By on Nov 30, 2013 in Latest, Non-League | 0 comments

You can still find the plans on the internet, lurking out there hidden with all the other forgotten, abandoned detritus. There are images, architectural conceptions. There’s a picture of the plans being delivered, folder by folder, to the local council. I have a copy of the blueprints somewhere, gathering dust in a long forgotten heap of paperwork in a drawer I...

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FA Cup First Round Week: “Might We Run Into Rupert The Bear In Shortwood?”

FA Cup First Round Week: “Might We Run Into Rupert The Bear In Shortwood?”

By on Nov 6, 2013 in Latest, Non-League | 0 comments

Some phrases, it seems, stick with you for life. In the August 1990 edition of When Saturday Comes, Newport County supporter Phil Tanner posed the above question in relation to the death of his football club and its rebirth in the Hellenic League, travelling around the southern and western outposts of the non-league game, playing clubs of which he and the vast...

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Halifax Town: Finally Competitive, Finally Solvent…

Halifax Town: Finally Competitive, Finally Solvent…

By on Oct 26, 2013 in Latest, Non-League | 5 comments

Since reforming in 2008 Halifax Town have been making strong progress towards returning to the Football League, but a bid to take the club’s into private ownership may yet come to threaten the club’s future, as Rob White reports. Recent history has treated the Halifax Town AFC very well. Following the heartbreak of The Shaymen’s demise and a shaky...

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A Home Of Their Own For FC United Of Manchester

A Home Of Their Own For FC United Of Manchester

By on Oct 24, 2013 in Latest, Non-League | 0 comments

The comment assent to the news that FC United of Manchester finally to now have the green light to start building their brand new stadium in the Moston area of the city seems to have been something along the lines of, “And about time, too.” It was in March of 2010 that the club first announced its plans to build a ground of its own in Newton Heath, but...

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