January 2012

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For How Much Longer Can Kettering Town Continue Like This?

While Darlington have grabbed most of the recent headlines in the race to the financial bottom that the bottom of the Blue Square Premier seems to consist of this season, Kettering Town remains in a critical condition itself.

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January 16, 2012
Ian

Non-League Videos Of The Week: 15/01/2012

This week’s non-league videos of the week features four matches from the Second Round of the FA Trophy. With only thirty-two teams left in the competition at this stage, the scent of a Wembley final is starting to drift into the air, and our four matches tonight feature twenty-five goals.

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January 15, 2012
Ian

Match Of The Week: Lewes 1-1 Kingstonian

It has been a difficult week for those running Lewes Football Club. The arrival of former manager Steve King back at The Dripping Pan raised an eyebrow or two when he returned to the club during the summer, but the owners of the club have – rightly – remained tight-lipped over what King may or…

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January 15, 2012
Ian

Rifts & Distrust Threaten To Kill Darlington For Good

It is very much a sign of the times that £50,000 is not a great deal of money to a football club in trouble playing in the fifth division of the English league system these days. An ongoing debate over the eventual destination of precisely this amount of money, however, seems to be throwing a…

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January 14, 2012
Ian

Blackburn Rovers: When Owners Turn Chicken

One emerging problem with the “benefactor model” of club ownership is “what happens next?” Blackburn Rovers have struggled with this problem since their 1990s benefactor, steel magnate Jack Walker, died in 2000. And current owners Venky’s are not, yet anyway, the solution.

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January 13, 2012
Mark

Spurs Supporters Dare To Dream

At White Hart Lane last night, Tottenham Hotspur beat Everton by two goals to nil. There was nothing particularly unusual about this result – apart from the fact that Spurs have occasionally struggled to break Everton down in recent years – but this was a result that may just prove to be one of the…

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January 12, 2012
Ian

Mixed Signals & Bad News From Darlington

There may only be a couple of days left to go. Darlington FC continue to stare into the abyss and the comments of the club’s joint administrator, Harvey Madden, in an interview with BBC Radio Tees this evening will have offered no comfort to those of the opinion that it is now only a matter…

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January 10, 2012
Ian
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