Posts Tagged "Clapton"

Tales From The Old Spotted Dog: What Clapton FC Means

By on Jun 25, 2013 in Finance, Latest, Non-League | 0 comments

Forest Gate in East London is an unlikely setting for a football revolution, but the last twelve months have proved a life-affirming period for one of English football’s most historic clubs. Formed in 1878, Clapton FC forged a reputation as one the country’s leading amateur sides, winning the FA Amateur Cup five times and twice claiming the Isthmian League title....

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Killing The Old Spotted Dog: The Battle To Save Clapton FC

By on Mar 17, 2013 in Finance, Latest, Non-League | 8 comments

The Essex Senior League is eight divisions from the Premier League, but the world of its clubs is so far removed from the glamour and glitter of the elite that they may as well inhabit different universes. This is football as a hand to mouth existence, where players are seldom paid much more than expenses and clubs subsist on crowds that often fail to even reach...

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