Monthly Archive: February 2009

Spurs, Aston Villa & The UEFA Cup 0

Spurs, Aston Villa & The UEFA Cup

Much as it was unsurprising, it was still a fairly depressing spectacle. On Thursday night, Aston Villa and Spurs put out reserve teams for their UEFA Cup matches against CSKA Moscow and Shakhtar Donetsk,...

The Non-League Primer 4

The Non-League Primer

Many of the idiosyncracies of non-league football remain a mystery to those that don’t watch it very often. To the average viewer of Premier League football, the nature of the non-league game often seems...

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Shit Shot Mungo – Episode 4

Well, yes. It’s Thursday night, so it’s time for a break from all this depressing stuff about football clubs going bust and time for another episode of “Shit Shot Mungo”, the cartoon which features...

And This Week’s Crisis Club Is… Darlington 4

And This Week’s Crisis Club Is… Darlington

The most surprising thing about Darlington’s announcement of insolvency today is twofold. Firstly, it’s surprising that they are the first Football League club to have sunk this far this season. After all, it is...

Brighton & A Media Scrum 0

Brighton & A Media Scrum

As my train from work pulled into Brighton railway station, the weather felt unseasonably warm. It was the hot air produced in the local press over the last forty-eight hours regarding the replacement of...

Match Of The Week: Weymouth 0-9 Rushden & Diamonds 6

Match Of The Week: Weymouth 0-9 Rushden & Diamonds

“This was not a football match”, wrote The Non-League Paper’s Chris Dunlavy this morning, “this was a snuff movie”, and never have truer words been spoken. Weymouth Football Club, battered and broken, were forced...

Ebbsfleet United: “I Told You So”, Part Two 16

Ebbsfleet United: “I Told You So”, Part Two

It’s difficult to imagine anything that more succinctly captured the perils of the modern game than the MyFootballClub takeover of BSP club Ebbsfleet United. The takeover, which was completed this time last year to...