We don’t usually post up videos like this on here, but sometimes they’re too good to pass up. Rocky Baptiste of Ryman League club Harrow Borough shows us the ups and downs of being a non-league footballer in the space of one YouTube video.
Monthly Archive: November 2009
Would you believe it, the Football Conference has deferred a definite decision on the future of Chester City Football Club until Thursday now, meaning that the club plays Cambridge City in what may just turn out to be one of the most pointless football matches of all time.
This week’s Video Of The Week is the second in the series of “Match Of The Seventies” videos, and features Brian CLough hitting national headlines for the first time, Rodney Marsh upsetting the balance at Manchester City and West Germany (not for the first time) tearing England a new hole.
Kettering Town, according to their chairman, have only six weeks to live unless the council help them find a new stadium, and they used their FA Cup match against Leeds United to highlight their current predicament to the nation. Is this, however, the whole story, or is there something else going on?
The death of Chester City Football Club won’t come without a fight, and the supporters took the fight to the club and the game’s authorities when they managed to get their match against Eastbourne Borough called off with a pitch invasion during the second half. And who can blame them?
Weymouth Football Club have a new owner, just a couple of weeks after it was announced that they would have to enter into administration. Will the arrival of the former Cambridge United chairman George Rolls at The Wessex Stadium finally end to cycle of misery that has been gulfing the club?
The more anybody digs, the murkier it all gets. Rumours currently doing the rounds in motor racing circles seem to be confirming that the proposed QADBAK Investments take-over of the BMW-Sauber formula one racing team is on the point of collapse. Where are all these middle eastern investors, then?
Kings Lynn Football Club were wound up in the court today, giving them seven days to pay a debt to HMRC of £65,000. A club of their size isn’t just going to disappear overnight unless the supporters give up the ghost and walk away from it, even if they have to restart at a lower level next season.
England’s bid for the 2018 World Cup is back on the ropes following the resignation of Dave Richards, but how much of this is to do with hysterical stories in the media and the Premier League following up on their apparent vendetta against Lord Triesman of the Football Association?
Portsmouth’s decision to sack Paul Hart hasn’t exactly been a surprise, but the paucity of high calibre names being chosen to replace him betrays their current position. Will they go for someone that lasted just a season at Chelsea or a manager who couldn’t cope with life in the Championship?
One of the great names in amateur football has been living out of a suitcase since 2002 but, after numerous delays and hurdles, Bishop Auckland Football Club will now be returning to its hometown next year. It’s the end of a fifteen year quest to get a new stadium of their own.
This week’s “Video Of The Week” is the start of the BBC’s “Match Of The Seventies”, featuring the 1970/71 season. Hosted by Dennis Waterman, it has just enough attention to detail and access to the BBC archive alone means that this series is a cut above the rest.
It’s Chester City time again. That lovable rogue Stephen Vaughan Senior has been giving conflicting interviews in the media, but it’s not difficult to read between the lines of what he is saying. Still, if the club doesn’t pay it football creditors by the 30th November, it will all be irrelevant.
Spurs have scored nine goals before in front of the “Match Of The Day” cameras, against Bristol Rovers in the Second Divison in 1977. This, however, was a different kettle of fish, and it’s a result that casts doubt over Wigan Athletic’s ability to keep their heads above water this season.
The news that a major match-fixing ring has been uncovered in Germany should come as no great surprise, particularly as two of the accused have been involved in this sort of thing before. Everybody in the game, however, from those that run it to those that play it (and even those of us that watch it), has ensure that football isn’t rigged.