Posts Tagged "Rushden & Diamonds"

Numbers And Satisfaction On The Opening Day Of The Season

By on Aug 20, 2012 in Finance, Latest, Non-League | 2 comments

Perusing acres of statistics that can be found in newspapers on the opening weekend of the football season can be a most enlightening way to pass the couple of hours, even if focusing on the attendance figures rather than the results themselves does require a certain degree of furtiveness. At the top end of the game, there are few surprises to be found. Most Premier...

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The Noose Tightens Around Rushden

By on Jul 7, 2011 in Finance, Latest, Non-League | 1 comment

There was always something faintly ridiculous about the decision of Rushden & Diamonds FC try and appeal against their expulsion from the Football Conference. Leagues have their rules and, if clubs don’t abide by them, they are likely to run into problems and, whilst the Conference has got many things wrong in recent years, one thing that they have managed...

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A Deeply Flawed Solution: Rushden Out And Kettering In At Nene Park

By on Jun 18, 2011 in Finance, Latest, Non-League | 7 comments

It is the Annual General Meeting of the Southern Football League today, at which the ratification of the constitution of the league for next season will take place. One of the teams that is supposed to be starting the new season, however, Rushden & Diamonds, is now almost certainly not going be starting the new season at the end of a week that seems likely to...

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Rushden Expelled From The Football Conference

By on Jun 11, 2011 in Finance, Latest, Non-League | 28 comments

The non-league football AGM cup had been eagerly awaited, but the early results have still come as a bit of a shock. Rushden & Diamonds were expelled from the Football Conference this morning, a decision that will have ramifications throughout the non-league game. Southport, who finished in fourth from bottom place in the league and were to be relegated into the...

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Diamonds Aren’t Forever? Rushden In A Critical Condition

By on May 10, 2011 in Finance, Latest, Non-League | 18 comments

Non-league football is often described as a family, and one of its more recurring themes is that certain names have a tendency to turn up over and over again, like half-forgotten uncles at a reunion. Take, for example, Gary Calder. Calder was the chairman of Hornchurch FC when their money suddenly ran out towards the end of 2004 and he pitched up some time after...

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