Non-League

Farnborough FC Takes Just Six Years To Hit Administration Again

By on Apr 26, 2013 in Finance, Latest, Non-League | 2 comments

It was in March 1992 that Aldershot Football Club became the first Football League club since Accrington Stanley in 1962 to close its doors in the middle of a season, and now the man that was responsible for that is involved at another club that is set to enter into administration. He was known as Spencer Trethewy at the time and made enough headlines when, in 1990,...

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It’s Time For Three Up Three Down Between League Two And The Football Conference

By on Apr 6, 2013 in Latest, Non-League | 10 comments

With just a handful of matches left at the end of this season, there is something of a bottleneck starting to form between the bottom of the Football League and what we call, increasingly euphemistically, the top end of the non-league game. At the foot of League Two, just four points separate bottom of the table – at the time of writing – Aldershot Town...

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Divided They Fall: The Fight For Gainsborough Trinity’s Northolme

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

This year is supposed to be a special one for Gainsborough Trinity Football Club, marking, as it does, the one hundred and fortieth anniversary of a club which spent sixteen years in the Football League between 1896 and 1912 but now resides in the Blue Square Bet North, two divisions below League Two but a comfortable distance from the one man and a dog territory...

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Woodford United’s Nightmare Season Reaches Its Conclusion

By on Apr 1, 2013 in Latest, Non-League | 12 comments

We’re approaching the end of the domestic season, and attention will inevitably turn to who will win which trophy and who will earn themselves promotion. Football, however, isn’t always about winning and there will be considerably more clubs left with nothing to celebrate at the end of this season than there will be shaking up bottles of champagne and...

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The 2013 FA Trophy Final: Grimsby Town vs Wrexham

By on Mar 25, 2013 in Latest, Non-League | 1 comment

Yesterday afternoon in London was one for extra layers. As the Metropolitan Line train rolled out of Baker Street underground station and north towards Wembley Stadium, the slate grey sky darkened, the temperature dropped, occasional flurries of snow lacerated the roof tops and the feeling grew that perhaps we were here on the wrong day of the year. Cup final days...

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The 2013 FA Trophy Final: A Chance For Wrexham Supporters To Celebrate Their Club

By on Mar 21, 2013 in Latest, Non-League | 1 comment

This weekend, Wrexham play Grimsby Town at Wembley in the final of the 2013 FA Trophy. Both of these two clubs are former stalwarts of the Football League for whom promotion back from the Blue Square Bet Premier remains a still attainable target for the end of this season, but both are also clubs that have had difficulties in recent years and for whom this...

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Killing The Old Spotted Dog: The Battle To Save Clapton FC

By on Mar 17, 2013 in Finance, Latest, Non-League | 8 comments

The Essex Senior League is eight divisions from the Premier League, but the world of its clubs is so far removed from the glamour and glitter of the elite that they may as well inhabit different universes. This is football as a hand to mouth existence, where players are seldom paid much more than expenses and clubs subsist on crowds that often fail to even reach...

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