Wimbledon vs …them: Not Something To Get “Excited” About

By on Nov 8, 2010 in English League Football, Latest, Non-League | 13 comments

Most people know the way that Milton Keynes obtained their football club. It was wrong then and it is still wrong now, which makes this fixture very painful for us. However, when we entered the FA Cup we understood that this might happen and we will go about our business professionally and complete the fixture. But we would have preferred that it hadn’t happened. We...

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FA Cup Match Of The Week Part Three: Southport 2-5 Sheffield Wednesday

By on Nov 7, 2010 in English League Football, Latest, Non-League | 0 comments

It’s Sunday morning, and some of those that have travelled from South Yorkshire to the Lancashire coast could be forgiven for nursing sore heads. In Sheffield Wednesday’s recent history there hasn’t been a great deal to smile about, and things may yet get more difficult for the club before they get any easier. They could well be in administration...

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FA Cup Match Of The Week Part Two: Brighton And Hove Albion 0-0 Woking

By on Nov 6, 2010 in English League Football, Latest, Non-League | 0 comments

The dark clouds on the horizon look threatening and not just in the sense that, in the uncovered South Stand at the Withdean Stadium, we’re going the get soaked to the skin at some point this afternoon. Ticket prices have been cut to just ten pounds and this has pushed the crowd for this match up to almost 6,000, but the nagging suspicion is that only the 900...

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FA Cup Match Of The Week Part One: Rochdale 2-3 FC United of Manchester

By on Nov 5, 2010 in English League Football, Latest, Non-League | 7 comments

The result, no matter how it ends up, is only ever going to be part of the story of tonight. The broader issue – that of the coming of age, the arrival, the moment and the principle – will remain unbattered and unbowed no matter what happens at Spotland tonight. These are the days that money can’t buy, an evening that will live with the supporters...

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Throwing The Terriers A Bone: The Billionaire And Bedlington

By on Nov 4, 2010 in Latest, Non-League | 0 comments

Sometimes, providence can find its way to a football club by the most unusual routes. When the 488th richest man in the world, the 69 year old chairman of the Rich Products Corporation, Robert Rich Jr (a name which in itself may have sent some people off to checkon their calendar that it isn’t April Fools Day already) started tracing his family tree, it set in...

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FC United’s FA Cup Dilemma

By on Oct 26, 2010 in Latest, Non-League | 18 comments

When the dust settled after a weekend of FA Cup Fourth Qualifying Round matches that were watched by over 40,000 people, one tie from the First Round draw stood out from the rest: Rochdale vs FC United of Manchester. It could hardly more apposite that FCUM earned their first appearance in the competition proper of the FA Cup in this of all months. The name of...

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Videos Of The Week: FA Fourth Qualifying Round Highlights

By on Oct 25, 2010 in English League Football, Latest, Non-League | 2 comments

We’ve got something a little different for our Video Of The Week this week. Match Of The Eighties will be back later on in the week, but for now it seems like as good an idea as any to ease ourselves into Monday morning with some highlights from this weekend’s FA Cup Fourth Qualifying Round matches from the weekend just passed. We’re starting off...

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Match Of The Week: Luton Town 4-0 St Albans City

By on Oct 24, 2010 in English League Football, Latest, Non-League | 1 comment

It was in March 1983 that I first went to Kenilworth Road. Parents of the children junior school that I had starting attending had recently knitted what they believed to be the world’s longest ever football scarf and we were invited to show it off on the pitch before Luton’s First Division match against West Bromwich Albion, which then featured on Anglia...

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