Non-League

Weymouth FC & The Nature Of A “Community Club”

Weymouth FC & The Nature Of A “Community Club”

By on Oct 14, 2013 in Latest, Non-League | 0 comments

There have been few phrases that have slipped more perniciously into the lexicon of British football in recent years as “community club”. It is a phrase that rolls off the tongue easily, which offers a comforting mental image of a football club doing precisely what it should do, engaging with its community, playing a positive role with local people and,...

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Atherstone Town’s Dereliction Of Duty

Atherstone Town’s Dereliction Of Duty

By on Oct 13, 2013 in Latest, Non-League | 0 comments

Weekends when international matches take centre stage tend to be slow ones on the sports desks of our national newspapers. With no football matches being played in the Premier League or the Football League Championship, there are slim picking for those who want their weekend editions to be covered with the national game and, as such, it is perhaps unsurprising that...

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The Death Of Hinckley United?

The Death Of Hinckley United?

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

Yesterday afternoon at Meadow Park in Chesham, Buckinghamshire, Chesham United defeated Hinckley United by three goals to nil in the Premier Division of the Calor Gas Southern Football League. Under different circumstances, it would have been the most unassuming of matches. Chesham United are chasing promotion at the top of the table, while their visitors are just...

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Non-League Day 2013: Lewes FC Are Caught By The Fuzz

By on Sep 9, 2013 in Latest, Non-League | 0 comments

As the pleasingly basic scoreboard tucked away near one corner of the pitch ticked over ninety minutes at The Dripping Pan on Saturday afternoon, there was a hint of quiet satisfaction in the air. Leading by two goals to nil and with the home defence having seldom been threatened all afternoon, it looked just about certain that the biggest Ryman League crowd of the...

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In Praise Of The Older Footballer

By on Sep 7, 2013 in Latest, Non-League | 0 comments

As you get older, one of the many things that you start to realise that you hadn’t done before is that there comes a point when you start to become older than the footballers that you watch kicking a ball around of a Saturday afternoon. It shouldn’t surprise you to realiseĀ  that by the time you hit your mid-thirties you’re older than ninety-five...

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Non-League Week: No End In Sight For Stockport County… Just Yet

Non-League Week: No End In Sight For Stockport County… Just Yet

By on Sep 4, 2013 in Latest, Non-League | 0 comments

On Saturday afternoon at the foot of the Conference North, something has to give. Gainsborough Trinity have lost their opening five matches of the new season but may well be forgiven for believing that their best chance of getting themselves up and running comes with a trip to play the team one place above them in the table, a team with just one point from their...

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