Monthly Archive: June 2011

Is It Time To Re-Organise Non-League Football Again? 10

Is It Time To Re-Organise Non-League Football Again?

The events of the weekend in the Football Conference have re-opened a debate within non-league football that has lain dormant for several years, in spite of increasingly contradictory geographical arrangements starting to become more...

Supporters Direct Lose Their Funding 25

Supporters Direct Lose Their Funding

Football is a passionate sport. It’s played by passionate people, and followed by passionate people, and without such people, the sport would not thrive the way that it does – as Jock Stein famously...

Hopelessly Romantic: Remembering Works Teams 4

Hopelessly Romantic: Remembering Works Teams

When a football legend parts from the game either through retirement or death, ink splatters as tributes are furiously written to consider the man’s style of play, his memorable moments on the pitch, his connections with his...

The (Conference) North/ South Conundrum 11

The (Conference) North/ South Conundrum

When is Worcester further south than Gloucester? When did Bishops Stortford become a northern town? How is it right for a part-time football team to travel 8,000 miles a season? Welcome to a geography...

Ups And Downs At Livingston 3

Ups And Downs At Livingston

Franchise or Brave New World? It’s now sixteen years since Livingston moved from the Meadowbank Stadium, changed their name and their town. Alasdair Sim writes on a rollercoaster ride. The ‘death knell’ for Livingston...