Tag: Kettering Town

Non-League Videos Of The Week: 22/01/2012

We have five matches for you this evening, from the Blue Square Premier to Division One Central of the Southern League, and finishing off with the Premier Division of the Super League in Scotland. First up is a match that we have already mentioned on this site today, the Blue Square Premier match between Wrexham and Kettering Town. Next up, we’re staying in the Blue Square Premier with the match between AFC Telford United and Cambridge United. Following this is a match from the FA Vase, with Kent club Herne Bay facing an arduous trip north to play Newcastle Benfield. Our fourth match is from the Southern League, and is between Bedfont Town and Barton Rovers, and finally we’re off to Scotland for the match between Petershill and Clydebank. Our thanks, as ever, go to those that take the time to record, edit and upload these matches. You can follow Twohundredpercent on Twitter by clicking...

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Top Versus Bottom In The Blue Square Premier

Two matches in the Blue Square Premier brought together four clubs from directly opposite ends of the football spectrum yesterday and, while the results of those matches were hardly unexpected, it was difficult not to feel at the end of this week that these were not as important as the fact that the matches had taken place in the first place. The matches were, of course, between Darlington and Fleetwood Town, and between Wrexham and Kettering Town. Darlington’s plight has been thoroughly documented on these pages over the last seven days. That they were playing at all yesterday afternoon was a testament to the hard work put in last week by many, many people. That they should have been playing against the financially-plumpened Fleetwood Town, who continue to agitate at the top of the table, is an irony that will not have been lost on many. Meanwhile, in north Wales, Kettering Town travelled to play Wrexham. Kettering Town found themselves in the dock last week over the non-payment of football-related debts. The supporters of Wrexham will be more than aware of this feeling of financial difficulties starting to spiral out of control. Wrexham battled to stay alive throughout most of last year before the club’s supporters trust took ownership of it in October. Somehow or other, player-manager Andy Morrell has managed to keep his side winning and they went...

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For How Much Longer Can Kettering Town Continue Like This?

While Darlington have grabbed most of the recent headlines in the race to the financial bottom that the bottom of the Blue Square Premier seems to consist of this season, Kettering Town remains in a critical condition itself.  On Saturday, their home match against Forest Green Rovers was called off at lunchtime, which is unlikely to have done the stricken clubs bank account a great deal of good, and this morning the Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph, a local newspaper which has been criticised by some supporters as being too ready in the past to toe the Ladak party line, also stepped off the fence to deliver its viewpoint of the recent difficulties that the club has faced. The article, entitled “Time Is Almost Up So Do The Right Thing And Move Aside”, is unlikely to make comfortable reading for Imraan Ladak, the increasingly discredited and embattled owner of the club. It asks the question of, “why would Ladak want to remain in a mess that so many are blaming him for?”, and states that, “Imraan Ladak’s time would appear to be up”, drawing particular attention to the £3,000 that the club still owes to Essex Senior League club Southend Manor for gate receipts from their FA Cup match at Nene Park at the end of October. There can be no questioning the importance that this amount of money would have for a club...

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A Kettering New Year

Often, when push comes to shove in radicalising a group of football supporters, it will take one, symbolic moment to push those that might otherwise have merely got on with the job of watching their team to realise that the time  for action is now.  For those that follow the ailing Blue Square Premier club Kettering Town, that moment may have come at any of three or four different occasions over the last month or so, but the tipping point for many may have cone with twin five-goal defeats at the hands of Luton Town over Christmas and the New Year (results which plunged the club back into the thick of the relegation places at the bottom of the table), it with the release of an official club statement which sought, unsurprisingly enough, to place the blame for the club’s woes at the foot of everybody but those with the overall responsibility for managing its finances. The Luton matches were, perhaps, more symbolic in their effect than anything else. Luton Town have started to move into ominous form of late, and that they should hand out two thorough pastings to a team near the foot of the table was no great surprise in itself. The timing if the two defeats, however, was unfortunate for those clinging to the hope that Kettering’s problems are a mere flash in the pan....

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The Bailiffs Cometh: Kettering Town’s Final Hurrah At Rockingham Road

On the pitch, Kettering Town have picked up a little of late. Two consecutive draws have lifted them just out of the relegation places in the Blue Square Bet Premier and, even though the club’s transfer embargo remains in place, they even managed a full substitutes bench their match against on Tuesday night. However, while manager Mark Stimson may be be getting somewhere close to achieving alchemy on the pitch, the club’s financial situation continues to be a source of major concern going into the new year and, whilst a home league match against Luton Town on New Years Day, the question of whether or how Kettering Town will able to survive above or beyond the end of this season while playing at Nene Park remains a depressingly valid one. Chairman Imraan Ladak has claimed that the club’s transfer embargo – in place over non-payment of money to Crawley Town over two players that were loaned to the club during less fallow times – will be lifted next month, but it doesn’t seem as if too many of the club’s support believes a single word that comes out of his mouth any more. Ladak also claims that the club’s financial difficulties would be essentially resolved if “two sums of £48,000 and £158,000 that we believe are outstanding” were paid by sponsors of the club, but it seems again that...

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