Kettering Towns Torment Continues

By on Aug 22, 2012 in Finance, Latest, Non-League | 3 comments

Their brave new world wasn’t meant to turn out like this. When Kettering Town moved out of their Rockingham Road ground to the then recently vacated Nene Park, the former home of near rivals Rushden & Diamonds, the aim was surely for a place in the Football League. Last night, however, the club played its first home match of the season in the Premier...

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Numbers And Satisfaction On The Opening Day Of The Season

By on Aug 20, 2012 in Finance, Latest, Non-League | 2 comments

Perusing acres of statistics that can be found in newspapers on the opening weekend of the football season can be a most enlightening way to pass the couple of hours, even if focusing on the attendance figures rather than the results themselves does require a certain degree of furtiveness. At the top end of the game, there are few surprises to be found. Most Premier...

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Match Of The Week: Lewes 1-2 Enfield Town

By on Aug 19, 2012 in Latest, Non-League | 1 comment

It feels as though the new football season has started a little too soo this afternoon. A summer which had rather looked as if it might not arrive at all has settled to a ninety degree heat from which there is no respite, even in the shade. Even by the coast in Brighton, this is weather that simply makes you want to curl up and fall asleep. A handful of miles inland...

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100 Owners: Number 88 – Tony Lazarou (Enfield FC )

By on Jul 18, 2012 in History, Latest, Non-League | 3 comments

In November of last year, a non-league football club made its first appearance at its new home ground. This in itself is nothing truly remarkable. After all, football clubs relocating has been a common enough sight over the last quarter of a century or so. For this particular club, though, the move was a special one, bringing, as it did, to an end twelve years of...

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Northwich Victoria’s Summer Of Discontent

By on Jul 15, 2012 in Finance, Latest, Non-League | 1 comment

It has been a difficult summer for Northwich Victoria Football Club, two months of ongoing rancour which remains seemingly destined to end in the eventual closure of a club that is two years shy of celebrating its one hundred and fortieth anniversary but has been kicked from pillar to post so much over the last ten years or so that it is difficult to imagine any...

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100 Owners: Number 90 – Jim Thompson (Maidstone United & Dartford)

By on Jul 9, 2012 in History, Latest, Non-League | 6 comments

It was, as you will no doubt be aware by now, the twentieth anniversary of the start of the Premier League next month, but what will likely be forgotten in the slew of retrospectives is the fact that just three days after the behemoth which has come to eat English football in that intervening two decades the Football League saw its last – to date –...

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George Rolls Out Of Kettering Town

By on Jul 6, 2012 in Finance, Latest, Non-League | 5 comments

Farewell for now, then, George. At six o’clock this evening, the Football Association issued a statement confirming that George Rolls, the former chairman of Cambridge United and Weymouth, latterly of Kettering Town, had been found guilty of over 3,000 charges of their rules relating to betting, along with a small number of charges of “Misconduct...

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Three Up, Three Down & The Stigma Of Non-League Football

By on Jun 30, 2012 in Latest, Non-League | 6 comments

Earlier this week, a curious Early Day Motion was presented to parliament. Early Day Motions are one of the more endearing quirks of our antiquated parliamentary system, allowing Members of Parliament the opportunity to get whatever may have been on their minds of late which couldn’t be considered of national importance out there in the open. They tend to err...

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