Monthly Archive: June 2011

The Rise, Decline & Fall Of Dudley Town 8

The Rise, Decline & Fall Of Dudley Town

Following his quite excellent piece for us about non-league videos a couple of days ago, we are pleased to welcome Mike Bayly back from the Non-League Day initiative. Mike wrote a book called “Changing...

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Thursday picture: Women’s World Cup VI

On the 26th June, the sixth Women’s World Cup kicks off in Germany. It is twenty years since the tournament started, during which time the women’s game has come on significantly, particularly in terms...

Down The Southern Road: A Tactical Adjustment 2

Down The Southern Road: A Tactical Adjustment

To put things bluntly, Baton Rouge have stumbled mightily at the start of this summer’s Premier Development League campaign. Although the capital club is not alone, with 2010 champions Portland U-23 finding themselves nine points...

Port Vale’s Harsh Lesson In Realpolitik 2

Port Vale’s Harsh Lesson In Realpolitik

“Even if the voting is clear on June 1st, Port Vale’s future remains anything but”, was where we left Vale’s ownership soap opera last month. But the voting on June 1st – at an...

Doing It For A Good Cause – 08/06/2011 0

Doing It For A Good Cause – 08/06/2011

From now on, we will be trying to give a little room to charities, volunteer organisations and others that need your help in some way or another that are related to football and are...

In Search Of Non-League Videos 3

In Search Of Non-League Videos

Self-produced videos, as featured here during the regular season, have become part and parcel of the way that many smaller clubs can market themselves to a wider audience. The brains behind Non-League Day, Mike Bayly,...

1860 Munich Appear In the Clear, But Is 50+1? 2

1860 Munich Appear In the Clear, But Is 50+1?

It has come to pass, then, that German football sees its first Arab investor with last week’s announcement that Hasan Ismaik bought a 49% ownership stake in 1860 Munich. The thirty-four year old Jordanian reportedly signed away €18...

Those We Have Lost: Dean Court, Bournemouth 1

Those We Have Lost: Dean Court, Bournemouth

Losing a ground doesn’t always mean moving to a new venue. AFC Bournemouth bulldozed Dean Court, spun it around ninety degrees, and rebuilt it as a three-sided ground. For Andy Smith, it might never...