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Alan Dowson: A Manager To Remember

Alan Dowson: A Manager To Remember

Yes… yes… Murphy’s on about bloody Kingstonian again. But this one’s important. No…really… It may not seem like much of a legacy, I grant you. But when Isthmian League Kingstonian played out a nothing final game of the 2011/12 season, it highlighted just how few such games there had been in manager Alan Dowson’s seven-and-a-bit…

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May 19, 2014
Mark
Promotion Play-off Places – The Ryman Race

Promotion Play-off Places – The Ryman Race

The EPL and La Liga may be going down to the proverbial “wire” but they’ve had nothing on the race to follow Wealdstone into the Conference South. Here, Mark Murphy offers a Kingstonian perspective on the titanic tussle to leave the Isthmian League behind… at least for a bit. It was a confusing text. Where…

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April 24, 2014
Mark
The FA Cup Second Round: Death Or Glory

The FA Cup Second Round: Death Or Glory

Kingstonian’s recent FA Cup record, a dictionary definition of ‘dismal’, has instigated a little ritual in the Non-League Paper offices where I work on Saturday evenings as a sub-editor. “Could you do an FA Cup page, Mark?” my boss will ask. And if it is any time after the second qualifying round, I will feign…

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December 5, 2013
Mark

Tales From A Mickey Mouse Cup

The London Senior Cup doesn’t quite have the stature that it used to have, but it still stirs up something primeval in the supporters of the teams that make it to its final.

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May 2, 2013
Mark
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