The AGM Cup: Or How To Avoid Relegation, The Non-League Way

By on Apr 4, 2011 in Finance, Latest, Non-League | 3 comments

With the AGM Cup looking set to decide the non-league pyramid’s final placings once again, Jenni Silver looks at some of this year’s possible contenders. It should be the most exciting time of the season, promotions, play-offs and relegation dog-fights, the glorious month which ends the football season. But forgive me for not really feeling it this year....

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Home Again? Enfield Town, Enfield 1893 And The QEII

By on Mar 29, 2011 in Latest, Non-League | 7 comments

The football situation in Enfield, North London, has been confused and fractured for several years. Jason LeBlanc writes on the present and the future of football in the borough. The Prime Minister will be aware that there are two great football clubs in north London, Tottenham Hotspur and Enfield Town. —Labour MP David Lammy (Tottenham) When Mr. Lammy began a...

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Match Of The Week: Sutton United 2-0 Canvey Island

By on Mar 27, 2011 in Latest, Non-League | 2 comments

England are playing today, apparently, although you wouldn’t necessarily know this from a trip to Gander Green Lane this afternoon. The intuitive thing to think would be that the pull of sitting (or, on an afternoon like this, more likely standing) in a pub watching England play out their match against Wales would might have had a calamitous effect on...

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Bruce Winfield

By on Mar 23, 2011 in Latest, Non-League | 2 comments

The death of Bruce Winfield on Monday at the age of sixty-one marks the end of a short spell as the co-owner of Crawley Town, but supporters of the club are paying lavish tribute to a man that reinvented the club in the last months of his life. After several years of seemingly perpetual financial crisis, Winfield’s revolution began at the start of July. Since...

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Exit Fodboldselskabet: Another Set-Back In Croydon Athletic’s Nightmare Season

By on Mar 19, 2011 in Finance, Latest, Non-League | 3 comments

It has been another busy week for Croydon Athletic of the Ryman League Premier Division. This is a club which has had, in all the wrong ways, a quite extraordinary season and their supporters could be forgiven for wondering whether fate is conspiring against their club. Following their promotion from Division One South of the league at the end of last season, it has...

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As Stephen Vaughan Goes To Prison: Chester FC, One Year On

By on Mar 16, 2011 in Latest, Non-League | 2 comments

Revenge, it is said, is a dish best served cold and, while the imprisonment of Stephen Vaughan for fifteen months at the North Liverpool Community Justice Centre yesterday was an incident unrelated to his involvement in football, there may be some people in Chester that will regard this sentence as some degree of providence, held over for what he did to their club....

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Bath City’s Bridge-Building Initiative

By on Mar 15, 2011 in Latest, Non-League | 11 comments

Like most non-league football clubs, Bath City of the Blue Square Premier live a hand to mouth existence. Indeed, Bath are in what could easily be described as a uniquely devilish position. Not only are they a semi-professional club playing in a league in which the majority of clubs are now full-time, but the city of Bath itself may also be considered something of a...

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Northern Soul: Hyde’s Turbulent Week

By on Mar 11, 2011 in Latest, Non-League | 1 comment

Comings and goings and rumours of financial woe have dogged Hyde this week, Jenni Silver looks at the goings on at Ewen Fields. Hyde recorded their biggest victory in eight years when they beat Stafford Rangers 5-0 last Saturday, a decent enough win to buy the Manchester side a bit of Blue Square North breathing space. This win, however, is now but a distant memory...

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