Gone But Not Forgotten (Part 5)

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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5 Responses

  1. sp3ktor says:

    Rake Lane – excellent

  2. Anonymous says:

    Please keep up these articles on forgotten teams. I particularly enjoyed the Gateshead and New Brighton ones. Any photos of the Tower Grounds by the way?

  3. Joe says:

    Good stuff, again. To be perfectly honest, I’d rather spend five minutes reading about the demise of New Brighton online than watching a whole England game at the moment (I only managed ten minutes on the radio last night before deciding that even work was preferable).

    What I think is interesting about this is the underlining of the fragility of any team’s status. I can see the same article in 25 years time talking about Bury, Torquay and Brentford in lieu of new league “regulars” Truro, Dartford and (I wish) Blyth Spartans. It would do the Premier League good to realise that today’s, erm, “Big Clubs” are just an arrested Abramovich away from the Combined Counties League…

    Joe

  4. Anonymous says:

    Well I’ve certainly been enjoying these articles- hope you continue writing them!

  5. Dave Harding says:

    Just browsing and came across this site. Lovely to see that the old teams that graced so many leagues have not been completely forgotten. I played for New Brighton for a couple of seasons, about 1965-67 before moving to South Liverpool in the newly formed Northern Premier league. Still remember some great times with lads like Tommy Harper, Frankie Gilmore, Arthur Thomas, Bobby Reason, Johnny Williams, Dave Hughes, Ronnie Doughty and many more. Would love to hear from any old-timers who are still around, chasing their lost youth, like me, through sites like this.

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