The collection tin rattling outside a football ground was, for some years, the clarion call of the truly desperate club. They were at their loudest at Notts County in 2004, who have also caught the zeitgeist by grabbing some millionaire owners from the, ahem, “Middle East”.
Hyde United supporters will be outside the City of Manchester Stadium for tonight’s Premier League match between Manchester City and West Ham United, collecting to stave off the winding up order brought against them by HMRC.
Blue Square North side Hyde United have been wound up in court this week, and the closure of a smaller club is no great surprise. What now, then, for the descendants of the club that once lost 26-0 in the FA Cup?
There was a good reason why, when Parker Brothers were deciding upon a UK-wide version of the board game “Monopoly”, they chose St Albans to represent the coveted Mayfair spot. The Hertfordshire city has become one of the most become one of the most expensive cities in the south of England, with housing prices said…