Dover Soul – The Fall & Rise Of Dover Athletic

Ian

Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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7 Responses

  1. Badly Stained Boy says:

    Another good piece…they will do well next season. Look forward to visiting Dover with Lewes next season….oh and I’m sure you no doubt mean ‘When Dover take their place in next year’s Blue Square SOUTH’?

  2. Simon Cope says:

    *cough* *cough*”

    I’m disappointed that you have not considered Scarborough Athletic FC for the prestigious Football Steamroller” award. We clinched promotion from the Northern Counties East League Division One on 21st March, and wrapped up the title the following Tuesday (24th). We’ve currently got a goal difference of +95 with 2 league games left to play, and have scored 160 goals in all competitions to date.

    Seriously – it’s great to see Dover back up there again!

  3. Martin Drake says:

    I wonder who’s paying for it this time?

  4. Mark Andrews says:

    Tosspot Drake, you know nothing about what happened before so keep your snide comments to yourself.

  5. Lily White says:

    Poole Town haven’t done badly this season, either.

    WHITE ARMY!

  6. Simon,

    Yes Scarborough have had a great seaon as well, and whilst wishing you all the best I still have to grate my teeth at the handball on the line from your defender that the ref let play on… That effectively killed us off in our last conference season (well that and a whole lot more!!).

    Martin,

    Yes, the club has had financial problems in the past and yes we did enjoy a level of football we couldn’t sustain. Funny thing is though that we never “bought” promotion as some say. We got into the conference on merit and without debt but couldn’t sustain that level once two important backers pulled out. Anyways, in answer to your question and according to the club chairman the club is now self financing.

  7. OLED the Slayer says:

    Great report, it’s been a fantastic season for Dover Athletic

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