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One Of The Richest Cities In England And One Of The Poorest Clubs

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…

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June 3, 2009

Match Of The Week – AFC Wimbledon 3-0 St Albans City

In the morning came the doubts and the what ifs. What if half-time comes and Hampton are five up at Maidenhead? However unlikely it seemed, there was no mathematical certainty to Wimbledon’s promotion into the BSP until five o’clock but, back in the real world, everyone knows that the game is already up. On a…

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April 26, 2009

Match Of The Midweek: St Albans City 0-0 AFC Wimbledon

The stutter, then, is becoming a full-blown wobble. A couple of weeks ago, it looked as if the championship race in the Blue Square South was all but over, but AFC Wimbledon have now drawn their last three matches, scoring just one goal in that time, and have away matches against second placed Hampton &…

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March 11, 2009

In Praise Of… “The Beautiful Game? Searching For The Soul Of Football”, by David Conn

In November 2001, I (as was my wont at the time) made the short journey from my flat in the centre of St Albans to Clarence Park to watch The Saints play Basingstoke Town in the Ryman League Premier Division. It was an uninspiring match – a flattering 3-1 win – but more concerning was…

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January 23, 2009

Living Vicariously Through The FA Cup

As I hurtle unstoppably towards my late thirties, I tend to find that there is less and less to look forward to. Birthdays long ago became a cause for reflection and with an ever increasing desire to be able to say, “Whoaah! No more of these! Can’t we just stop right where we are?”. Without…

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November 8, 2008

In Praise Of… The St Albans City Club Video (1991/92)

It seems almost difficult to believe now, but there was a time when, if you saw the football on the television, that was it. You’d see the goals once, maybe twice, and then they’d disappear into the vaults of the BBC and ITV, only to resurface once or twice at random intervals on the likes…

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September 19, 2008

Match Of The Week – St Albans City 1-2 Chelmsford City

Throughout my youth, going to watch St Albans City play wasn’t something that ordinarily provoked the senses very much. The Saints were experts at finishing somewhere between sixth and seventeenth in the league never unduly troubling the top or bottom of the table. I don’t really know how I would have coped with going week…

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August 25, 2008
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