Chester’s Difficult Start To The Season

By on Aug 28, 2013 in Latest, Non-League | 0 comments

Since the liquidation of Chester City Football Club at the start of 2010, the fortunes of the game in the city which had its club effectively taken from it by its last owner has been on a largely upward trajectory. When the club’s supporters trust took ownership of the lease for The Deva Stadium, the council-owned stadium that was the key to getting the...

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Tentatively Upwardly Mobile: Lincoln City Face The New Season

By on Aug 21, 2013 in Latest, Non-League | 0 comments

The start of the new season sees Lincoln City play their third season back in the Football Conference and after three years of difficulties on the pitch, there are signs at the start of this season that a corner might be at the point of being turned, although there are still… issues to be resolved behind the scenes at the club, as Keith Duncombe reports. We’re...

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Enfield Town Host Beveren For The Supporters Direct Cup

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

The first breakaway club, Enfield Town, play Beveren on Saturday in this year’s Supporters Direct Cup match. Here’s Nigel Howard on two clubs from different countries who have both found a viable future under the ownership of their supporters. On Saturday 27th July 2013, North London-based Enfield Town, of Ryman League Premier Division – the...

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Disunity & Mistrust: Another Typical Summer In The Weymouth Boardroom

By on Jul 15, 2013 in Latest, Non-League | 1 comment

A club that has never been far from the radar of this site for the entirety of its existence, the ongoing travails of Weymouth Football Club has been one of the more enduring stories in non-league football circles of the last ten years or so. The story of what has happened to this club since its boom and bust years of the middle part of the last decade are too...

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Lessons Must Be Learned From The Shaun Tuck Case

By on Jul 11, 2013 in Latest, Non-League | 4 comments

It proved, as things turned out, to be a very expensive night on the ale for Shaun Tuck. Yesterday in court at Liverpool, Tuck was sentenced to twelve weeks in prison over a series of racist and offensive tweets that the Witton Albion striker sent in the immediate aftermath of the murder of drummer Lee Rigby earlier this summer. Tuck had pleaded guilty to the...

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Aldershot Town: When Is A Deadline Not A Deadline?

By on Jul 6, 2013 in Finance, Latest, Non-League | 3 comments

The pre-season is slowly but surely starting to rumble to life, but down in Hampshire there is one football club for whom supporters might well be wondering whether it is all worth it this weekend. Aldershot Town’s relegation from the Football League, which was swiftly followed by entering into administration following months of financial mismanagement and...

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The State Of The Union 2013/14: Non-League Football

By on Jun 27, 2013 in Latest, Non-League | 1 comment

It’s easy, of course, to look at the statistics and be concerned. If we look across the average attendances of clubs across the myriad of leagues that make up senior non-league football,  attendances at many were down last season and this is a concern that is considerably greater in the non-league game than it would be in the Football League. After all, other...

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Tales From The Old Spotted Dog: What Clapton FC Means

By on Jun 25, 2013 in Finance, Latest, Non-League | 0 comments

Forest Gate in East London is an unlikely setting for a football revolution, but the last twelve months have proved a life-affirming period for one of English football’s most historic clubs. Formed in 1878, Clapton FC forged a reputation as one the country’s leading amateur sides, winning the FA Amateur Cup five times and twice claiming the Isthmian League title....

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