Posts made in February, 2008

Casual Acquaintances

By on Feb 21, 2008 in Non-League | 5 comments

There has been high excitement in parts of south-west London and Surrey this week, with the announcement of ticket details for the Corinthian-Casuals’ 125th anniversary match against AFC Wimbledon at Wembley on April 13th. The Casuals occupy a unique place in the history of English football, and it is no overstatement to say that their influence as a club has...

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Northern Lights

By on Feb 20, 2008 in Finance, Non-League | 1 comment

The Northern League is the second oldest football league in the world, and they are exceptionally (and rightly) proud of the fact. Even though non-league football’s big reorganisation of 2004, in which two regional “second” divisions were added to the Football Conference, pushed it a step down the ladder, it remains a league that is fiercely proud...

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…And Chelsea Will Play…

By on Feb 19, 2008 in Latest | 1 comment

There has been a mixed reaction to last weekend’s FA Cup results. The split seems to have been something like 50/50. On the one hand, there are those like James Lawton of The Independent, who regarded Arsenal’s performance at Old Trafford on Saturday evening as a portent of doom for the FA Cup. He seems, in his article, to live in a different world to...

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"I’d Like To Thank Mum & Dad… God…"

By on Feb 19, 2008 in Latest | 4 comments

Well, hooray! We won an award! As some of you may recall, this little blog was nominated for a couple of gongs at the Soccerlens 2007 Football Blog awards. Well, it managed second place in the two categories for which it was nominated, but managed to win the Editor’s Choice for “The Best Blog That You’ve Never Heard Of”. Firstly, I’d...

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Eastbourne Borough 4-0 St Albans City

By on Feb 18, 2008 in Non-League | 1 comment

It had, I have to say, been a long time. Since moving to Brighton two years ago, I had neglected St Albans City, but in the meantime they have done a pretty good job of neglecting themselves, too. Two years ago, the story couldn’t have been much more different. Under the tutelage of Colin Lippiatt, they chased full-time Weymouth all the way in the Conference...

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