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Ugly Scenes: A Bad Day In The Conference North

Remember, remember the fifth of November – well, some Conference North fans would probably rather not remember a Saturday speckled with nasty incidents which hardly cover the league in glory.

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November 6, 2011
Ian

Non-League Videos Of The Week: The Blue Square Premier & The FA Cup

This weekend’s non-league videos of the week come from the Blue Square Premier and the Second Qualifying Round of the FA Cup. In the Blue Square Premier, AFC Telford United have reacted positively to their promotion from the Blue Square North at the end of last season and sit in mid-table in the division at…

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October 2, 2011
Ian

The Twohundredpercent Pre-Season Predictions: Conference North

Last year was pretty clear cut in the Conference North, Alfreton were pretty much definitely going up despite having a ridiculous backlog of games, the play-off places were fairly clear early on and Redditch were dropping like a stone from around February time, but this season it looks set to be a bit closer at…

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August 11, 2011
Ian

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 lesson, Conference style. The outpouring of angst over Bishops Stortford being shifted from the Blue Square North from the South has…

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June 12, 2011
Ian

Northern League Day: Blyth Spirit: Spartans And The 1978 FA Cup

It’s Northern League Day today, a chance to celebrate the second oldest football league in the world. With this in mind, we have reached back into the archives for the story of a Northern League club that came within a whisker of making the quarter-finals of the FA Cup, all the way back in 1978…

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April 9, 2011
Ian

Non-League Videos Of The Week

We have got four matches for you as our non-league videos of the week selection tonight. First up is a match between two teams chasing play-off places in the Blue Square South, Woking and Farnborough FC. Farnborough started the day in third place, but knew that anything other than a win could see Welling United…

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March 8, 2011
Ian

Generous George And Other Acts Of Random Football Kindness

It sounds like a plotline one of those football films – the non-league minnows, who are playing for free, have their coach trip for a huge away trip to the other side of the country paid for by a generous stranger. But that is just what happened to Redditch United this week. Generous stranger, and…

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February 27, 2011
Ian
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