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Keith Alexander: 1956-2010

At the time of writing, England are about to kick off against Egypt in their first friendly match of 2010. This is football as a peculiar mix of Hollywood and pantomime, a story that often seems to have very little to do with what goes on during the matches themselves. It’s a world that frequently…

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March 3, 2010

Match Of The Week: Northwich Victoria 1-0 Charlton

Charlton were in the Premier League not so long ago, but their decline has been into sharp focus by a trip to Northwich Victoria in the FA Cup this afternoon. Northwich, meanwhile, have endured a hideous twelve months and their continuing existence is little short of a miracle.

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November 8, 2009

Vics Back From The Brink. Again.

Football supporters perusing the website of the commercial and retail property company GVA Grimley might have recently spotted something that would take their fancy. “The property comprises a purpose built non-league football stadium. The stadium, its immediate surroundings and surfaced car parking stand on 1.93 hectares (4.78 acres) of the site. The remainder being currently…

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June 8, 2009

Sitting Tenants

It was one of those facts that everyone knew. The Drill Field, home of Northwich Victoria, was the oldest continually used football stadium in the world. Indeed, the Vics even managed a couple of years in the Football League there in the 1890s. However, they decided to leave for a new stadium, The Victoria Stadium,…

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January 17, 2009
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