Tag: Halesowen Town

Fear & Loathing At Coronation Park: What Is Going On At Eastwood?

Something may or may not be going on at Eastwood Town Football Club but it’s increasingly difficult to make any sense of the situation. To quote Donald Rumsfeld: “There are known knowns; there are things we know we know. “We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. “But there are also unknown unknowns – the ones we don’t know we don’t know.” He might have been on about weapons of mass destruction or the war on terror or something but it could easily be applied to recent events surrounding Coronation Park and it seems fans at the Nottinghamshire club are fast running out of patience with rumours and speculation about the ownership. Last Thursday’s announcement from former Nottingham Forest defender Nigel Jemson that he is NOT involved in a takeover follows a similar (initial) rebuff from Halesowen investor Steve Lynch after it was reported in the local press (and briefly on the club’s official website) that he had become the majority shareholder at Eastwood. It was followed by another statement from owner/manager Jamie Brough that he and his directors were preparing to walk away from the club. He told the Eastwood Advertiser that Lynch was heading another consortium which was buying the club, which Lynch has since confirmed, despite the fact he also owns a big...

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Non-League Videos Of The Week: The Blue Square South

There are just four weeks left to go of the season in the Blue Square South, one of the two feeder leagues to the Blue Square Premier, and there is still all to play for at the top of the table. This week’s Non-League Videos Of The Week features six of the top eight in the league, and with the battle for the title and for the four play-off places still wide open, there is still all to play for. At the very top of the table, there was just one point between the leaders, Braintree Town, and second-placed Farnborough. In our first match, Braintree have a golden chance to win three points against Dorchester Town, who are sitting just above the relegation places but have probably just about done enough to secure their place in the division for next season. Meanwhile, at Cherrywood Road Farnborough FC were at home against Bromley. Farnborough have trimmed Braintree’s lead at the top of the table down to a single point at the top of the table, whilst Bromley are in mid-table, probably a little too far from the play-off places to be able to launch a challenge of their own. Still, with the nerves starting to jangle as the end of the season looms on the horizon, there are no matches for clubs at the top of the table that can...

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Halesowen Town Back On The Edge

It had been hoped that, when Halesowen Town of the Zamaretto League Premier Division entered into administration in September of 2009 that their problems might finally be starting to come to an end. The club exited administration after having been bought by the brothers Graham and Godfrey Ingram (Godfrey was a former player with Luton Town, just in case the name is ringing any bells) and the Supporters Trust, which had been boycotting thee club on account of the mismanagement of previous owner Morrell Maison, cautiously ended the boycott of the club that had seen crowds slump by 70% to only around the 100 mark. Perhaps we shouldn’t be too surprised by the fact that it has only taken around fifteen months for Halesowen to find themselves back in a familar position again. The financial crisis of 2009/10 seemed to galvanise the players and the club finished in eighth place in the Zamaretto League Premier Division, having lost just four matches all season. That ten point penalty for entering into administration hit them hard – had they not suffered it, they would have finished the season in third place in the table, comfortably in the play-off places and with eighty points. This season, however, a familiar gloom has descended over The Grove and, at the time of writing, the Yeltz sit at the bottom of the table with just...

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Chaos At Halesowen

With a fans’ boycott and the fraud squad hanging around, this season couldn’t have started more chaotically for Halesowen Town of the Southern League.

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