Ilkeston Town FC: A Small Club For A Big Society?

By on Oct 21, 2010 in Finance, Latest, Non-League | 1 comment

The battle for the future of football in Ilkeston is now on. Ben Shave reports on what has been going on since the old club in the town was liquidated. Since becoming Prime Minister, David Cameron has consistently referred to his ‘Big Society’, describing it as his “passion.” Emphasising the collective role that communities can play in their progression and...

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Something Personal About Colin Lippiatt

By on Oct 18, 2010 in Latest, Non-League | 3 comments

We didn’t quite realise just how much of an event it was until we arrived at the ground itself. St Albans City had finished in second place in the 2005/06 Blue Square South table behind big-spending Weymouth, but the team had hardly set the local populace alight (the average home crowd for that season remained less than 600 and the club didn’t record a...

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Twohundredpercent Daily Links: 12/10/2010

By on Oct 12, 2010 in English League Football, Finance, History, Latest, Non-League | 0 comments

Among the new features that our new Tumblr page allows us is the option to post up links with the greatest of ease. So, from now on we will be putting up a handful of links each day for your perusal and enjoyment. This evening’s, which you can watch to prevent yourselves from nodding off during tonight’s international match between England and...

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League Two And The Blue Square Premier: The Blurring Of The Lines

By on Oct 11, 2010 in English League Football, Latest, Non-League | 22 comments

In 1979, when the Alliance Premier League was founded between clubs from the Northern Premier League and the Southern Football League, there was a fairly clear line in the stand. There was no automatic promotion and relegation between it and what was then known as Division Four. Clubs in the bottom four of the Football League stood for re-election against the most...

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The Khoslas & Kingstonian: Out Of Administration And Into The Fire

By on Oct 9, 2010 in Latest, Non-League | 5 comments

Until two days ago, I was viewing this article as an exercise in exorcism, writing about Kingstonian’s post-administration travails and my inglorious part in them. Handily, it was also going to be an article that didn’t require much research as I was, largely, “there at the time.” But the end of Kingstonian’s first post-administration ownership regime had parallels...

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Hayes & Yeading United Prepare For A Change Of Venues

By on Oct 7, 2010 in Latest, Non-League | 2 comments

So many of the great non-league football grounds of London have been lost that it is becoming difficult to keep count of those that have been razed to the ground. Enfield, Wealdstone, Leytonstone, Ilford, Walthamstow Avenue, Hendon, Edgware Town, we could go on. It is starting to become quicker to name those that have survived. In a couple of years, another one...

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Baldock Stare Down The Barrel Of A Gun, Again

By on Sep 30, 2010 in Finance, Latest, Non-League | 5 comments

When a football club folds, it requires a lot of hard work from a lot people to get a new club up and running. The excellent work of Supporters Direct and the still rapidly growing supporters trust movement has been invaluable in providing a network of people with practical experience that can help those that are starting again from scratch to negotiate their way...

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