September 3, 2010

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Non-League Week: Bromsgrove Get A Sporting Chance

As we get ready to enter Non-League Day, we are nearing the beginning of the end of a farcical ten month period in the history of football in the Worcestershire town of Bromsgrove. Recent years have seen a number of long standing clubs cease to exist, and in most cases a new club has been…

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September 3, 2010
Ian

Non-League Week: A Cautionary Tale – Kingstonian, Adminsitration Trend-Setters

It was the blind leading the blind when a local radio station called on me one autumn Friday in 2001 to comment on my club Kingstonian’s descent into “administration.” Much of the interview through which I semi-bluffed my way centred on how administration did not equate to liquidation. If only I knew then what I…

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September 3, 2010
Mark

Non-League Week: Scottish Junior Football

The first round draw for the Scottish Cup, made this week, threw up one intriguing though rather unfortunate tie: Beith Juniors v Linlithgow Rose. The significance might not be obvious to ther casual observer, but these are two of the four Junior sides – and the best two at that – to be allowed into the Cup this year. It’s only the fourth season in which any Junior sides have been allowed into the Cup at all, and both of these two will have fancied their chances to show the some of the senior sides what they can do. Only one will now get the chance.

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September 3, 2010
Ian
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