Posts made in April, 2008

AFC Wimbledon 3-1 AFC Hornchurch

By on Apr 30, 2008 in Non-League | 2 comments

It would probably be fair to say that, for AFC Wimbledon, this season has been a story of “two steps forward, one and seven-eighths of a step back”. It started with quiet optimism that, having stalled in the Ryman League Premier Division for the previous couple of seasons, this year would be the year in which they finally took another small step on the...

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Tuesday Night Fever

By on Apr 28, 2008 in Non-League | 1 comment

The Premier League has two weeks to play and the Football League finishes next weekend, but for the semi-professional clubs that make up the sprawling pyramid of the non-league game, the normal league season has already ended and the play-offs are about to start. First introduced in 2004, the non-league play-off system has been highly successful, pushing up crowds...

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The Hype Factory

By on Apr 28, 2008 in English League Football | 4 comments

Such, it would appear, is the level of antipathy between Manchester United and Chelsea at the moment that the Manchester United players are now incapable of warming down on the pitch after a match at Stamford Bridge without some sort of fight breaking out. The arguments over who did what to whom and who threw the first punch aren’t particularly edifying, and...

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Lewes 3-0 Weston-Super-Mare

By on Apr 27, 2008 in Non-League | 2 comments

It has probably been the strangest seven days in the history of Lewes FC. The club won the Conference South last Saturday in front of a crowd of 1,700 and it must have felt, to their regular supporters, as if the sky was the limit. The events of the last week, however, have plunged the club into something approaching a crisis at what should be the happiest time in...

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Bluebirds Into Europe?

By on Apr 25, 2008 in Latest | 2 comments

It was always likely to cause something of a shit storm, and now it’s likely to get completely out of hand. All of this is happening, as well, whilst the likelihood of it even mattering is still arguably less than fifty per cent. The fact of the matter is that Cardiff City will start the 2008 FA Cup Final as underdogs, but the small issue of whether they...

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