Tag: St Neots Town

Non-League Videos Of The Week: 13-11-2011

Well, it’s very late on a Sunday evening, so it’s time for a round-up of non-league videos from over the course of this weekend. We kick off with a match from the First Round Proper of the FA Cup, between Chelmsford City of the Blue Square South and AFC Telford United of the Blue Square Premier. Next up is a match from the Ryman League Premier Division between two of the pre-season promotion favourites, Lewes and Bury Town, and this is followed by a match from the Southern League Division One Central between Slough Town and St Neots Town. This is followed by a match from Division One South of the Ryman League Premier Division between Maidstone United and Ramsgate, and we’re finishing off with a match from the Northern League, between Bishop Auckland and Penrith. As ever, our thanks go to those that take the time to record, edit and upload these videos. You can follow Twohundredpercent on Twitter by clicking...

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Meet The Upwardly Mobile St Neots Town

Mike Bayly went to meet a football club that is potentially at the start of a journey up through the divisions. Non-League supporters are the Bill Brysons of the football world. Whereas a trip to most Football League grounds comes packaged with the familiarity of large urban conurbations, the grass roots experience can lead a man (and for the sake of parity one had better add ‘woman’) into the wilds of the British provinces. In some cases, the journey takes on greater significance than the match itself, particularly when left to the vagaries of public transport. Anyone who has ventured out to the isolated backwaters of Woodford United armed with just a bus pass will know how Odysseus felt in Homer’s Odyssey. There are myriad towns and villages scattered across the county where association football is the only tourist board; the early qualifying stages of the FA cup are a potential goldmine of unchartered exploration, throwing up salivating away days to places such as Walsham Le Willows, Bugbrooke St Michaels or Thurnby Nirvana. It is safe to assume that pending work or family ties, these are places one would rarely venture to, yet marching into unchartered territory remains the elixir of football culture. Unfamiliarity breeds excitement; as John Sullivan once observed, who needs another trip to Buckingham Palace when you can go for a walkabout in Croydon? The Cambridgeshire...

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