The Death Of Windsor & Eton

With barely a whimper, as quietly as a mouse, a football club died today at the High Court in London. It might not matter that much to many people that Windsor & Eton Football Club should have slipped from consciousness today, but it matters to some – the couple of hundred or so people that supported them, those that played for them, were amongst the backroom staff and the volunteers that ran the club through well over a century of history, for example. There was and will continue to be a short mourning period for another non-league club that has fallen by the wayside but life, we can safely assume, will then continue as per normal. No lessons learnt, no-one held culpable and no change from the headlong rush towards insanity in which we find our game. Founded as Windsor & Eton Temperance FC in 1892, this was not a club accumstomed to creating headlines. Members of the Athenian League until 1981, promotion into the Premier Division of the Isthmian League was rapid and, in the autumn of 1983, they held Harry Redknapp’s AFC Bournemouth in the Second Round proper of the FA Cup. The opposition for the replay was already known to be Manchester United in the Third Round and, after Bournemouth won the second match by two goals to nil at Dean Court, Windsor’s opposition went on...

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