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Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 12, 2009, 07:55:26 PM
After speaking to Dave Cooper yesterday I've decided to start this thread.

Put all non-league related musings in here.

I have some questions to ask regular non-leaguers. I tend to support all local teams but are there any that I shouldn't follow? For example are there any that sing 'shit on the Villa'? Solihull Moors are probably the closest to me but I imagine they're all Noses, apologies if I'm wrong.

Are non-league sides able to request to rotate home fixtures with local league clubs to maximise attendances or do they have to put up with whatever fixtures they're given?

Do all non-league sides treat the various cups seriously or do some play reserve teams in them? Do they have squads big enough to have reserve teams?

Has the implementation of the Conference North/South divisions been a good or bad thing?

Who are the best and worst non-league fans (if Man Ure fans are anything to go by I imagine FC Ure must be scummers) and which are the best and worst non-league grounds people have visited?

Finally, I hear Stefan is scoring ten goals a week at the moment, how are any other ex-Villa/clubs of local interest players getting on?



Apologies for the long post...
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: shaunyh on September 12, 2009, 08:07:22 PM
Tamworth's captain is Chris Smith.

:-)
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on September 13, 2009, 12:30:06 PM
If I may!

Quote from: "cdvillafan"
After speaking to Dave Cooper yesterday I've decided to start this thread.

Put all non-league related musings in here.

I have some questions to ask regular non-leaguers. I tend to support all local teams but are there any that I shouldn't follow? For example are there any that sing 'shit on the Villa'? Solihull Moors are probably the closest to me but I imagine they're all Noses, apologies if I'm wrong.


Blues play their reserve games there but their fans aren't all noses. It's worth a visit for their clubhouse which is possibly the best in their league (Conference North). They do lovely burgers as well.


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Are non-league sides able to request to rotate home fixtures with local league clubs to maximise attendances or do they have to put up with whatever fixtures they're given?


In the Birmingham Senior Cup (which we don't bloody enter) the non-league sides can request that the game is played at their ground, but in recent years the Brum FA have made sure the league clubs are drawn away anyway.
In the FA Cup the teams must play as they are drawn.

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Do all non-league sides treat the various cups seriously or do some play reserve teams in them? Do they have squads big enough to have reserve teams?


It depends really, if a tinpot cup game falls between a big run of games than 'fringe' players will be used, at Tamuff we generally take the cups seriously.
Most clubs have reserve teams, usually full of youngsters.


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Has the implementation of the Conference North/South divisions been a good or bad thing?


This is purely my opinion.
Bad. Football should be regionalised at League 2 level, it's madness to have a national league at level five, and to expect a team like Gloucester at level six (Conf North) to travel to places like Blyth and Workington is just daft.
There should be four divisions at level six and two at level five feeding into the league.

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Who are the best and worst non-league fans (if Man Ure fans are anything to go by I imagine FC Ure must be scummers) and which are the best and worst non-league grounds people have visited?


FC United fans believe they invented non-league football! They sing Man Utd songs throughout the game as well.
Best? Again just my opinion but Barrow are great, they travel in good numbers huge distances.
Stourbridge if only for their amazing collection of complete wierdos.
Can I nominate Tamworth? Voted most drunk away fans in Conference North two years running!

Worst?
AFC Telford have a large collection of scumbags, as do Merthyr.
Stafford hate us so we sometimes have bother up there but most other clubs don't apparently.
Other than that, can't say I have had much bother, we are a friendly bunch down here in the wilderness!

Grounds: I'll do the local ones only.

Best - Worcester City, superb old style stadium, visit it before it goes (they will be in a new stadium soon).
Darlaston - marvel at the slope!
Bilston - bizarre wine bar style clubhouse and padded seats in the stand.
Stourbridge - full of character (and characters!)
Pilkington - a fine example of an old Birmingham Works League ground.


Worst - Tipton Town - horrible athletics stadium.
Willenhall - coldest place on earth, even in a heatwave.

I'll add others as I think of them!


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Finally, I here Stefan is scoring ten goals a week at the moment, how are any other ex-Villa/clubs of local interest players getting on?


John McGrath is doing well at Burton (okay, not non-league but they should be).
Stephen Cooke is also at Halesowen.
Other than that, can't think of any.
Oh, Adam Rachel is still scaring the kids at Solihull.

Any other questions?



Apologies for the long post...[/quote]
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on September 13, 2009, 01:23:16 PM
Quote from: "Dave Cooper"
Stourbridge if only for their amazing collection of complete wierdos.


Oh yes.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: PeterWithesShin on September 13, 2009, 02:25:53 PM
The mighty Bromsgrove Rovers drew with Stourbridge yesterday in the FA Cup.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 13, 2009, 02:25:57 PM
Quote from: "Dave Cooper"


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Are non-league sides able to request to rotate home fixtures with local league clubs to maximise attendances or do they have to put up with whatever fixtures they're given?


In the Birmingham Senior Cup (which we don't bloody enter) the non-league sides can request that the game is played at their ground, but in recent years the Brum FA have made sure the league clubs are drawn away anyway.
In the FA Cup the teams must play as they are drawn.



Sorry I meant do teams rotate their home league fixtures to avoid clashing with league teams? For example like Villa and Blose never play at home in the same week.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on September 13, 2009, 02:42:01 PM
Quote from: "cdvillafan"

Sorry I meant do teams rotate their home league fixtures to avoid clashing with league teams? For example like Villa and Blose never play at home in the same week.


Ah!

In that case, not really.
Games will be moved to avoid big games on the telly, a lot of clubs will play games at 1pm on a Saturday if England are playing at 3pm for instance, that way they can keep fans in the clubhouse afterwards to watch the England game.
I know that clubs can ask the fixture secretary to move games on certain days if they clash with a big event in their town and we (Tamuff) have been told we have to play our game against Luton on a Sunday by the police because they won't have the manpower to police our game and the games at Stoke and Burton.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on September 13, 2009, 03:06:50 PM
Quote from: "PeterWithesShin"
The mighty Bromsgrove Rovers drew with Stourbridge yesterday in the FA Cup.


Replay Tuesday night, which will be Stour's first game at the Estadio del Amblecote this season.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: peter w on September 14, 2009, 12:08:04 AM
With Pilkington looking likely to close I wonder if the old Triplex will lose their ground.

Best pitch by far at that level was at Cadbury before they had to share with Triplex (Pilkington). I've played for both and it was always a source of contention that the Cadbury board (not the football club) would never erect lights so the club could never gain promotion to the Midland Comg conference. So, they eventually decided to share with Triplex (Pilkington). Although, they were also pushed.

In a nice link I was playing for Triplex U-13 or U-15 when the lights were first installed.

Surprised to see you leave Leamington out Dave regarding their travelling support. Is it still as large as it was about 3 or 4 years back. Although I guess Barrow do have further to travel so fair play to them.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on September 14, 2009, 12:15:26 AM
Quote from: "peter w"
With Pilkington looking likely to close I wonder if the old Triplex will lose their ground.

Best pitch by far at that level was at Cadbury before they had to share with Triplex (Pilkington). I've played for both and it was always a source of contention that the Cadbury board (not the football club) would never erect lights so the club could never gain promotion to the Midland Comg conference. So, they eventually decided to share with Triplex (Pilkington). Although, they were also pushed.


Yes, Cadbury's ground is superb and it is a pity that it can't have floodlights, Cadbury reserves still play there though.
I played on that ground for Polesworth North Warwick in a Midland Combination Presidents Cup match in 1983, we won 3-0 I think.

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Surprised to see you leave Leamington out Dave regarding their travelling support. Is it still as large as it was about 3 or 4 years back. Although I guess Barrow do have further to travel so fair play to them.


Never been to Leamington since they reformed and never seen them play away either, they do travel though, attendances are higher at any game they are at.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on September 14, 2009, 12:19:39 AM
We ought to sort a game out when Villa have a blank Saturday to meet up and give a Combination/WML team a boost to their attendance.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: PeterWithesShin on September 14, 2009, 12:27:14 AM
I'd be up for that providing it's not someone like Redditch and I can afford it/get there.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 14, 2009, 12:38:37 AM
What about Pelsall Villa? I've always liked their name.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on September 14, 2009, 12:39:49 AM
Quote from: "PeterWithesShin"
I'd be up for that providing it's not someone like Redditch and I can afford it/get there.


Somewhere close to a station, with a bar, and preferably who only get about 30 or 40 watching them anyway so we can make a real difference to the crowd. Any ideas Coops?
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 14, 2009, 12:42:47 AM
I know a team in Small Heath who have great difficulty attracting crowds.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 14, 2009, 12:43:58 AM
What about Romulus they have produced lots of Villa players over the years?
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: PeterWithesShin on September 14, 2009, 01:12:54 AM
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
I know a team in Small Heath who have great difficulty attracting crowds.


I know I shouldn't, but LOL.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: peter w on September 14, 2009, 01:13:46 AM
How about when Tammuth are away at Wimbledon? As long as Villa aren't playing. Or Grays, that's not too far from me.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on September 14, 2009, 10:03:57 AM
Quote from: "dave.woodhall"


Somewhere close to a station, with a bar, and preferably who only get about 30 or 40 watching them anyway so we can make a real difference to the crowd. Any ideas Coops?


Bilston is handy for The Metro.

Pilkington is five minutes from Kings Norton station - no really good pubs though.

Dosthill Colts / Bolehall Swifts are a shortish stroll from Tamworth station.


Droitwich Spa are five minutes from the station and there's a pub next door (The Castle?).

Shirley Town are opposite Whitlock's End station, pub in the village is okay.

Chelmsley Town are walkable from Marston Green, don't know about pubs though.

Lichfield City are ten minutes from Lichfield Trent Valley, nice pub next to the station.

I reckon Clements '83 ay Mackadown is close enough to Lea Hall station, again, don't know about pubs. (This would be good because I need this ground!)

That's off the top of my head, plenty of others would require a short bus journey but I know some of you don't do buses!
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on September 14, 2009, 10:05:57 AM
Quote from: "peter w"
How about when Tammuth are away at Wimbledon? As long as Villa aren't playing. Or Grays, that's not too far from me.


I think Dave is talking about smaller clubs who would be very grateful for the income from a group of us, Wimbledon get 4,000 crowds, they wouldn't care!
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Bosco81 on September 14, 2009, 12:45:50 PM
Quote from: "Dave Cooper"
Droitwich Spa are five minutes from the station and there's a pub next door (The Castle?).


A new innvoation at Droitwich this year, we sell cans of coke and crisps !!!!
 The programme is excellent as well.

You'd struggle to walk to a pub near by though, the Castle is a taxi/drive away, although we drink in the Pillar of Salt after a game now which is a little bit closer.

The best ground I have seen at Midland Com level is Heather, lovely little groud, but that is in Leicestershire, I had a lovely Shepherds pie after one game there, marvellous
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on September 14, 2009, 12:49:56 PM
From what Dave says either Pilkington or Bilston would be best, although as we all know Brummies get nosebleeds once they pass the M5.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on September 14, 2009, 12:55:45 PM
Quote from: "Bosco81"
Quote from: "Dave Cooper"
Droitwich Spa are five minutes from the station and there's a pub next door (The Castle?).


A new innvoation at Droitwich this year, we sell cans of coke and crisps !!!!
 The programme is excellent as well.

You'd struggle to walk to a pub near by though, the Castle is a taxi/drive away, although we drink in the Pillar of Salt after a game now which is a little bit closer.



Is it? Don't know which ground I'm thinking of then!.
Droitwich is on a little collection of pitches on a playing field near a river isn't it?
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Bosco81 on September 14, 2009, 01:12:05 PM
Quote from: "Dave Cooper"
Is it? Don't know which ground I'm thinking of then!.
Droitwich is on a little collection of pitches on a playing field near a river isn't it?


That's the one, more of a canal than a river though
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Olneythelonely on September 14, 2009, 01:53:13 PM
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
What about Romulus they have produced lots of Villa players over the years?


And me.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Chris Smith on September 14, 2009, 02:08:27 PM
Quote from: "Bosco81"
Quote from: "Dave Cooper"
Is it? Don't know which ground I'm thinking of then!.
Droitwich is on a little collection of pitches on a playing field near a river isn't it?


That's the one, more of a canal than a river though


Is that King George playing fields? I used to play there many moons ago.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: peter w on September 14, 2009, 02:55:14 PM
Quote from: "dave.woodhall"
From what Dave says either Pilkington or Bilston would be best, although as we all know Brummies get nosebleeds once they pass the M5.


As for pubs is probably best to go into Cotteridge and either go to one of the working men's clubs as they are free entry for all on a Saturday. The pubs aren't that much cop. The one closest the ground is The Camp and is crap.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Bosco81 on September 14, 2009, 03:49:32 PM
Quote from: "Chris Smith"
Quote from: "Bosco81"
Quote from: "Dave Cooper"
Is it? Don't know which ground I'm thinking of then!.
Droitwich is on a little collection of pitches on a playing field near a river isn't it?


That's the one, more of a canal than a river though


Is that King George playing fields? I used to play there many moons ago.


It is indeed, Droitwich get sole use of the first pitch now, and we have put posts up and a little stand (more like a big bus stop).
We have got no chance of promotion as we have no floodlights (and we've lost 6 out of 7 this season), all our players still pay £5 subs which hardly attracts players to the club.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on September 14, 2009, 11:31:11 PM
Just thought of another possible:

Lye Town, very close to the station and with The Windsor Castle practically next door.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: peter w on September 14, 2009, 11:43:08 PM
There's a club bar at Northfield Town isn't there? Are they called Town?
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on September 14, 2009, 11:45:51 PM
When are we planning to go to this match?

If there is a team playing at home on the weekend of the 10th of October I don't think there is a Villa match on. I imagine most people get paid at the end of the month so that shouldn't be too much of an issue around that date. Even I still have cash left 10 days after pay day.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: PeterWithesShin on September 15, 2009, 12:07:00 AM
Quote from: "peter w"
There's a club bar at Northfield Town isn't there? Are they called Town?


Gets my vote, nothing to do with how close Northfield is to me, honest.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on September 15, 2009, 12:24:40 AM
October 3rd would be better, with Villa playing Monday night. I'll find the fixtures out from somewhere.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 15, 2009, 02:02:55 AM
Oct 3rd no good for me. Do we need to pick a week when Villa aren't playing AND Tamworth are away/not playing?
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Nev on September 15, 2009, 09:03:42 AM
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Replay Tuesday night, which will be Stour's first game at the Estadio del Amblecote this season.


And if you can't make it to The War Memorial listen to every kick on Stourbridge's very own community radio station, The 'Bridge. Live commentary from 7.45pm on 102.5 FM in the southern black country and on line at www.thebridgeradio.net.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Yeltzer on September 15, 2009, 12:59:02 PM
Halesowen Town have gone into administration as of yesterday. Forking typical - you have a flying start to the season and bam there goes 10 points. Gutted.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on September 15, 2009, 02:12:11 PM
Quote from: "Yeltzer"
Halesowen Town have gone into administration as of yesterday. Forking typical - you have a flying start to the season and bam there goes 10 points. Gutted.


And there is a meeting today to try and get the owner to bugger off so I gather? Apparently he was spending much more money than was coming back into the club.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 15, 2009, 06:31:33 PM
Does this mean £250,000 a week Stefan will be off?
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: SoccerHQ on September 15, 2009, 08:18:03 PM
Really enjoyed this thread so far.

Might aswell light the touchpaper so...

AFC Wimbledon. Discuss...
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: greenwichvilla on September 15, 2009, 09:58:12 PM
Quote from: "SoccerHQ"
Really enjoyed this thread so far.

Might aswell light the touchpaper so...

AFC Wimbledon. Discuss...


I used to live opposite their ground
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: peter w on September 15, 2009, 10:41:57 PM
I hope they get back.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: SoccerHQ on September 15, 2009, 11:01:24 PM
Me too.

Has Cooper's 5000 word essay been finished yet?
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 15, 2009, 11:12:18 PM
I'm waiting for it to come out in paperback.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on September 15, 2009, 11:16:21 PM
Quote from: "SoccerHQ"
Me too.

Has Cooper's 5000 word essay been finished yet?


I have nothing to say about AFC MK Dons.

Except that for a club that prides itself so much on being "for the fans" they couldn't wait to jump into bed with one of the biggest crroks in non-league football and shaft Kingstonians at the same time.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on September 15, 2009, 11:20:12 PM
Quote from: "Yeltzer"
Halesowen Town have gone into administration as of yesterday. Forking typical - you have a flying start to the season and bam there goes 10 points. Gutted.


And then were immediately sold to one of Morrel Maison's mates!!
You couldn't make it up.
Halesowen will not last out the season, and while it's mainly Maison's fault the Supporters Trust haven't helped by their hamfisted attempt to outmanouvre him by buying shares and not taking decent legal advice.

Who owns the social club and the land around it?
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 15, 2009, 11:21:03 PM
I don't really know much about it elaborate please who is the crook? Can't be any worse than the players they used to have playing for them.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: davevillan on September 15, 2009, 11:41:16 PM
The Conference north & south has been a good idea.
It was formed to help the clubs bridge the widening gap between the conference national and the southern, isthmian and northern leagues. These clubs were getting promoted and struggling because most teams in the conference were full time, and the teams coming up were part time.
Since the formation of the north and south divisions the standard of football at that level has increased as the clubs have become more professional and can attract better players.
Its unfortunate about Gloucester, but as always there are winners and losers when change happens, depending on who comes up or down, they may find themselves back into the southern division next season. There were similar problems before this, for example Burton Albion went from the Southern League to the Northern League.
With how the pyramid system works i dont think there can be a better way, and remember, this is what the clubs themselves wanted. When you have a north/south split, there will always be someone on the border who will be unlucky.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on September 15, 2009, 11:41:42 PM
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
I don't really know much about it elaborate please who is the crook? Can't be any worse than the players they used to have playing for them.


I'll keep it short!

When AFC Wimbledon formed they needed a ground, ideally they wanted to play in the Borough of Merton but there was nowhere available, so they set up a groundshare at Kingstonians.
 Kingstonians were, at the time, being systematically ruined and run into the ground by Rajesh Khosla, a man with a lot of previous, enough said!
 Wimbledon gave Khosla a sum believed to be in the region of £2.5 million to buy the ground and throw Kingstonians out of thier own ground, although they have kindly allowed them to pay rent to play their since.

 I have absolutely no liking for MK Dons and what they did, but it's funny to see the AFC fans on their high horses when they have proved that they don't have morals much higher when it comes to getting what they want.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 15, 2009, 11:50:25 PM
Oh, I always assumed Wimbledon paid rent to Kingstonian. D'oh!

Any idea roughly how many teams are professional outside the league?
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 15, 2009, 11:51:21 PM
Another thing... If AFC W do get a new ground in Merton where will Kingstonian play?
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on September 16, 2009, 12:00:35 AM
Quote from: "davevillan"
The Conference north & south has been a good idea.
It was formed to help the clubs bridge the widening gap between the conference national and the southern, isthmian and northern leagues. These clubs were getting promoted and struggling because most teams in the conference were full time, and the teams coming up were part time.
Since the formation of the north and south divisions the standard of football at that level has increased as the clubs have become more professional and can attract better players.


Do you watch much of it?
This isn't meant to sound condescending by the way, it's just that up until this season when we got promoted, I was watching it most weeks, and I can tell you that the standard of football is generally no better than when we were in The Southern League. New name, same teams, same level, same standard, more travelling.
 Three of the four teams promoted to Conference National this season stayed part-time anyway (I can't vouch for Wimbledon, but they have pots of cash due to big crowds anyway). The reason we (Tamuff) are doing okay is less to do with coming through a better league this time and more to do wth the standard in Conference National being lower as a majority of the clubs have slashed wage budgets due to the recession and the fact that Setanta pulled out of the TV deal.
 Clubs are going bust all over the place, many more are on the brink, non-league football (and indeed the lower reaches of the league) needs more regionalisation, not less.

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Its unfortunate about Gloucester,
*SNIP*
With how the pyramid system works i dont think there can be a better way, and remember, this is what the clubs themselves wanted. When you have a north/south split, there will always be someone on the border who will be unlucky.


True, but it makes no sense to have Worcester and Glucester travelling past each other every week does it?
Several more sensible ways were discussed on various non-league forums but The Conference chose the easiest and condemned Gloucester (who actuall play even further south at Cirencester) to trips north that can't be helping their finances which are already dire after they lost their own ground in the Great Flood of 2007.

 BTW, I can't remember the clubs ever getting a vote on the formation of Conference North and South, I know Tamworth would have voted against it because as a shareholder I was there when it was discussed.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on September 16, 2009, 12:04:04 AM
Quote from: "cdvillafan"

Any idea roughly how many teams are professional outside the league?


About 16 out of the 24 Conference teams and a smattering of clubs below that, most of which have sugar-daddies in charge.

Of course quite a few other clubs are part-time but have players on their books whose only source of income is football (Tamworth have at least five I think).
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on September 16, 2009, 12:06:44 AM
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
Another thing... If AFC W do get a new ground in Merton where will Kingstonian play?


Dunno. I would assume AFC W would have to sell Kingsmeadow to finance a new ground so whether they would then do the right thing by Kingstonians remains to be seen.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on September 16, 2009, 12:31:12 AM
Quote from: "Nev"
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Replay Tuesday night, which will be Stour's first game at the Estadio del Amblecote this season.


And if you can't make it to The War Memorial listen to every kick on Stourbridge's very own community radio station, The 'Bridge. Live commentary from 7.45pm on 102.5 FM in the southern black country and on line at www.thebridgeradio.net.


Stourbridge 3 Bromsgrove 1. And a first goal that would have graced any Premier League game.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: davevillan on September 16, 2009, 12:57:51 AM
Dave,
I can see where you are coming from, and to answer your question i have seen a fair bit of conference south football, as well as southern and isthmian league.
One of the problems about clubs going bust is due to the fact that a lot live beyond their means and have sugar daddys who use clubs like a toy. Players go where the money is, and when the money dries up, they move on. Or when the sugar daddy decides to go to another club!
Remember Hornchurch, they were paying silly money, then the backers went bust and they had to reform down in the isthmian lower leagues.
Why do you think Weymouth are in so much trouble, when Claridge was there, the rumour was he was on £100k a year, thats when they were in Conference south. Thats crazy by anyones reckoning.
When you say it should be regionalised, at what level?
Below the conference north/south you have 3 feeder leagues, southern/northern/ isthmian, then you have the supply leagues all over the country to feed into them so it is regionalised atm.
The leagues ive been involved in are all the same, the teams at the top pay money, ones at the bottom dont.
Over all, i think the pyramid system works well most of the time, but there will always be times when someone gets a raw deal.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on September 16, 2009, 02:22:36 AM
Can't argue with too much of that DV. Especially sugar daddies and over-ambitious chairmen.

As for regionalisation, personally I would start it at League Two level, go North/South there and have three feeder leagues below that at the top level of non-league. Northern, Southern and Midland.
This way a club like Gloucester, even if they were unable to enter a full Southern league, would still only have to travel to, say North Staffordshire or maybe Manchester rather than Blyth and Workington.

 The main reason the Conference was originally formes (As the Alliance Premier in 1979) was to create a single non-league champion to help put pressure on the league to scrap the election process (where the old boys network usually kept the status quo) and get automatic promotion.
 This was achieved and won't be scrapped, especially with the amount of ex-league clubs in n on-league these days! Conference North / South were created because The Conference wanted more clubs to rule over, and in forming they pushed every other more established league down yet another level.

Oh, and football these days cannot sustain 100+ professional clubs, it cannot realistically sustain the 92 in the league, we are the only country that has anything like this number, even countries like Germany and Spain, who also draw reasonable attendances, have few professional clubs (and also regionalise their leagues) below tier three.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: adrenachrome on September 16, 2009, 02:29:24 AM
That reminds me, Dave.

A long time ago you assured us that Crawley were going under and yet they are still alive and kicking in the Conference.

What do you have to say for yourself?
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on September 16, 2009, 02:44:58 AM
Quote from: "adrenachrome"
That reminds me, Dave.

A long time ago you assured us that Crawley were going under and yet they are still alive and kicking in the Conference.

What do you have to say for yourself?


I can't always be right!

As recently as 2007 they had debts of £1.5 million and had gone into administration for the second time in as many years. But they managed to find someone to take on the debt and got away with it.
The breakthrough came when the new owners won a court case against the previous owners (the Majeed brothers) who had been claiming that the club still owed then nearly a million quid, they were told to do one.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Yeltzer on September 16, 2009, 08:45:47 AM
Quote from: "Dave Cooper"
Quote from: "Yeltzer"
Halesowen Town have gone into administration as of yesterday. Forking typical - you have a flying start to the season and bam there goes 10 points. Gutted.


And then were immediately sold to one of Morrel Maison's mates!!
You couldn't make it up.
Halesowen will not last out the season, and while it's mainly Maison's fault the Supporters Trust haven't helped by their hamfisted attempt to outmanouvre him by buying shares and not taking decent legal advice.

Who owns the social club and the land around it?


I believe the Yeltzbar is not owned by HTFC but I think the field immediately between the watering hole and the ground is.

How a company can go into administration and be bought out by one of the previous regime's mates within minutes is beyond me. I'd have thought it would at least go out for offers first. It royally stinks the lot of it.

I take your point about the trust though. They messed up their previous attempt to get control because they didn't give enough notice of the EGM where Maison was to be kicked out!

Up the Yeltz
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: davevillan on September 16, 2009, 09:27:25 AM
You make some valid points DC, the amount of non-league clubs going full time in recent seasons is daft, especially when its on the whim of a rich mans plaything.
The non-league game at all levels is littered with clubs who had a succesful spell under owners paying silly money, they get fed up and move on, the money is no longer there and the clubs either go under, reform lower down the pyramid or just get relegated. Some of these characters are shall we say unsavory.
You make some sensible points on regionalisation, however since when did that come into the equation.
We both know there are so many politics involved in football, and certain members of county FA's, leagues etc have been involved for many years, and they like their little bit of power. To have change would mean losing that power, a bit like turkeys voting for christmas!
I dont think you will ever have an ideal system that works to the liking of everyone, but ive been involved in the non league game for over 10 years now, and i believe its stronger and better now then it was then.
With the Bosman ruling, you have more league players playing at the higher level of non league, which has a knock on effect.
Also, dont forget when Conference North/South were formed, it was with the top clubs from the 3 leagues below, so therefore it is a stronger league the say the southern prem was.
I congratulate you on your knowledge, you know what you are talking about.
Thats said in a complimentry way btw.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on September 16, 2009, 12:06:25 PM
Quote from: "Yeltzer"
I believe the Yeltzbar is not owned by HTFC but I think the field immediately between the watering hole and the ground is.

How a company can go into administration and be bought out by one of the previous regime's mates within minutes is beyond me. I'd have thought it would at least go out for offers first. It royally stinks the lot of it.

I take your point about the trust though. They messed up their previous attempt to get control because they didn't give enough notice of the EGM where Maison was to be kicked out!

Up the Yeltz


I think the supporters club own the bar (and the probably debts thereof) and the land is owned by the trust who own the ground. That's trust rather than Supporters Trust, if you get me.

I'm starting to wonder if Morrell's mate hasn't bought the club to let them be run down and get some revenge on the fans who've pissed him off.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: PeterWithesShin on September 16, 2009, 03:28:12 PM
Quote from: "dave.woodhall"
Quote from: "Nev"
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Replay Tuesday night, which will be Stour's first game at the Estadio del Amblecote this season.


And if you can't make it to The War Memorial listen to every kick on Stourbridge's very own community radio station, The 'Bridge. Live commentary from 7.45pm on 102.5 FM in the southern black country and on line at www.thebridgeradio.net.


Stourbridge 3 Bromsgrove 1. And a first goal that would have graced any Premier League game.


We didn't want a cup run anyway, we're concentrating on the league.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on September 16, 2009, 10:36:57 PM
Cheers DV, but we're probably boring the arses off nearly everyone else!

Yeltzer - any truth in the rumour I heard tonight that the fraud police have been called in to investigate the clubs finances?
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 16, 2009, 10:42:02 PM
Do non-league players drink with supporters after games or is that frowned upon?
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on September 16, 2009, 11:31:17 PM
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
Do non-league players drink with supporters after games or is that frowned upon?


At most clubs it's compulsory.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: PeterWithesShin on September 17, 2009, 12:38:13 AM
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
Do non-league players drink with supporters after games or is that frowned upon?


A lot of the away games I went to with Bromsgrove Rovers we were on the same coach as the players and during long trips and would have raids stealing each others beer etc.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Yeltzer on September 17, 2009, 08:01:28 AM
Quote from: "Dave Cooper"


Yeltzer - any truth in the rumour I heard tonight that the fraud police have been called in to investigate the clubs finances?


unfortunately it would appear so although there is very little info available at the moment. And just to add to the whole debacle our ex-CEO is in the dock accused of evading tax on £3m worth of fake ciggies!!
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: davevillan on September 17, 2009, 08:23:14 AM
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
Do non-league players drink with supporters after games or is that frowned upon?

At Conference South, Southern League etc they all go for a drink in the main clubhouse bar after.
There are certain requirements that the home club has to meet regarding hospiltality.
Having said that, i know of a couple of occasions when the game has got a bit heated (to put it mildly) and the away side has buggered off after the final whistle!
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: damon loves JT on September 17, 2009, 08:26:56 AM
It's nice to be able to buy the opposing goalkeeper a drink and apologise for calling him a wanker.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: davevillan on September 17, 2009, 09:26:44 PM
Quote from: "damon green"
It's nice to be able to buy the opposing goalkeeper a drink and apologise for calling him a wanker.

Sometimes they buy the officials and drink and apologise for calling them a wanker(thats when they are being polite)!
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 17, 2009, 11:31:15 PM
Do the home teamstill turn up for a drink if they've played shite and the supporters are baying for blood?
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on September 18, 2009, 01:02:18 AM
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
Do the home teamstill turn up for a drink if they've played shite and the supporters are baying for blood?


When Tamworth were having a 'mare two seasons ago the players were understandably reluctant, the manager Gary Mills told them they had to go into the clubhouse to face us.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on September 18, 2009, 09:59:35 AM
What's this about you stealing players away on your team coach Dave Cooper?

I refer to Jermaine Johnson, of Stafford Rangers.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on September 18, 2009, 02:02:45 PM
Quote from: "ADVILLAFAN"
What's this about you stealing players away on your team coach Dave Cooper?

I refer to Jermaine Johnson, of Stafford Rangers.


Most amusing yes.

For those who don't know what AD is on about, here's what happened in Tamworth's Bradley Pritchard's own words:

Quote
There were a few highlights from the game on Tuesday, one being the performance of Seb Gas Leakin [Lake-Gaskin], but for me the real highlight of the trip wasn't on the pitch, but during the build-up. Earlier we met at a hotel on the M6 for a pre-match meal.

While in the car park a lad dressed in Derby County gear came up and introduced himself to us as JJ. Apparently he was just starting a month's loan from the Rams, so we just assumed the gaffer had brought in someone. He then joined us in the canteen.

A bit of small talk and couple of slices of toast later he felt a bit more acquainted with everyone. Even the gaffer came over and introduced himself but he thought it was a friend of one of the players so didn't question it too much.

Then JJ [Jermaine Johnson] got a call, "Yeah I'm here with the guys…", he paused then realised that he was with the wrong team. He got up quietly, took his bags and left without a word.

Apparently he was in fact on loan at Stafford Rangers, and when he saw us he assumed that's who we were. Whether he just fancied a free meal or didn't see the large Tamworth Football Club badges on our tracksuits I'm not sure. It's a shame because I think he and big Trev [Trevor Benjamin] really hit it off.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Bosco81 on September 18, 2009, 02:17:43 PM
I remember something similar happening to us (Droitwich) in the Worcester League years ago, we were waiting at the roundabout on the M5 junction 6 waiting to go in convoy to Ross which is a good 50 mile away, and this car turned up, flashed his lights and we drive off.

We assumed this guy was a new signing, when we go to Ross this guy got out of the car, and said "Are you Bishampton ?", when we told him who we were, he had to get back on the road to go to Tewkesbury, who Bishampton were meant to be playing, not sure if he ever did get there.

How did we cope before sat navs and mobile phones.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 18, 2009, 05:42:50 PM
The mix-up seems more understandable, if you read this linky (http://www.offthepost.info/2009/09/derby-countys-jermaine-johnson-hooks-up-with-wrong-club-for-loan-move/).

Both clubs have got a picture of a pretzel on their badge, you see.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on September 19, 2009, 01:02:42 AM
Stourbridge once went to a match at Dover and when they got there remembered they were supposed to pick up the manager on the M40.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on September 20, 2009, 06:13:33 PM
Next month's fixtures are out now, so would we prefer 3rd or 10th October?
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 20, 2009, 06:44:22 PM
I would only be able to attend on the 10th. I guess my bro would only go if I go so that's two votes for 10th!
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on September 21, 2009, 12:59:29 PM
I can only do the 10th, although it's Tamworth v Histon that day as well and I may be meeting some Gateshead fans.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Bosco81 on September 22, 2009, 02:48:04 PM
Has anyone seen Gabby's brother, Charisma play ?

Just seen he now plays for Thimblemill in Div 1 of the Mid Com and has got 6 goals this season already.

Our lot lost 3-1 to them at the start of the season but I think he was with Castle Vale at the time.

Marvellous name if nothing else.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: PeterWithesShin on September 22, 2009, 03:17:51 PM
Dollars permitting, I can do the 10th as well.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on September 22, 2009, 04:33:00 PM
Quote from: "Bosco81"
Has anyone seen Gabby's brother, Charisma play ?

Just seen he now plays for Thimblemill in Div 1 of the Mid Com and has got 6 goals this season already.

Our lot lost 3-1 to them at the start of the season but I think he was with Castle Vale at the time.

Marvellous name if nothing else.


Yes, saw him play (and score) for Castle Vale V Pelsall Villa in the FA Vase last season.
Didn't look that good though but did seem to have his brothers way with the ladies, there were about four of them waiting for him after the match.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Bosco81 on September 22, 2009, 04:39:30 PM
Quote from: "Dave Cooper"
Quote from: "Bosco81"
Has anyone seen Gabby's brother, Charisma play ?

Just seen he now plays for Thimblemill in Div 1 of the Mid Com and has got 6 goals this season already.

Our lot lost 3-1 to them at the start of the season but I think he was with Castle Vale at the time.

Marvellous name if nothing else.


Yes, saw him play (and score) for Castle Vale V Pelsall Villa in the FA Vase last season.
Didn't look that good though but did seem to have his brothers way with the ladies, there were about four of them waiting for him after the match.



They were probably chasing up maintenance payments
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on September 27, 2009, 06:49:46 PM
FA Cup 2nd qualifying round:

Evesham 0 Stourbridge 1.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 27, 2009, 06:51:04 PM
Two more rounds to go and they could be off to Elland Road.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Nev on September 28, 2009, 02:05:51 PM
Quote
FA Cup 2nd qualifying round:

Evesham 0 Stourbridge 1.

Quote


They've got just reward for a hard fought win yesterday, a home tie against "Mick" Hucknall Town.

Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Nev on September 28, 2009, 02:06:29 PM
F***** technology!
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on September 28, 2009, 02:06:36 PM
Quote from: Nev
Quote
FA Cup 2nd qualifying round:

Evesham 0 Stourbridge 1.

Quote


They've got just reward for a hard fought win yesterday, a home tie against "Mick" Hucknall Town.



A few quid gate money even if they get no further.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: SoccerHQ on September 28, 2009, 04:40:20 PM
Sutton Coldfield in 3rd qualifying round aswell.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: PeterWithesShin on September 28, 2009, 06:53:39 PM
So far Stourbridge have beaten my team Bromsgrove, Evesham which is a few mins from where my best mate lives and now they play Hucknall which is where my second best mate lives.

Completely meaningless, but I found it QI.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 28, 2009, 07:10:09 PM
When do the rounds stop being regionalised?
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on September 29, 2009, 09:54:21 AM
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
When do the rounds stop being regionalised?


They seem to change it every year!
Last season the 4th qualifying round (the last one before the league teams come in) was split north/south, and I believe that's the plan this year as well.
In previous years they have not bothered to regionalise the 4th qualifying round at all and sometimes they have split the 1st round Proper into north/south as well.

I think they throw a dice.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on September 29, 2009, 01:24:31 PM
I assume Tamworth go in at the 4th Qualifying Round stage and then it is the 1st Round?
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: damon loves JT on September 29, 2009, 01:27:50 PM
Tamworth go straight in at the lucrative group stage
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: peter w on September 29, 2009, 01:29:39 PM
Quote from: "PeterWithesShin"
So far Stourbridge have beaten my team Bromsgrove, Evesham which is a few mins from where my best mate lives and now they play Hucknall which is where my second best mate lives.

Completely meaningless, but I found it QI.


Your 2nd best mate lives with Mick? Well I never. The rumours are true after all. He must be good at football though to get this far on his own. Has he ever played that Keith bloke in Scotland because he tends to be okay on his own, also. Not team players though.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on September 29, 2009, 02:57:46 PM
Quote from: "ADVILLAFAN"
I assume Tamworth go in at the 4th Qualifying Round stage and then it is the 1st Round?


Yes.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: PeterWithesShin on September 29, 2009, 06:53:54 PM
Quote from: "peter w"
Quote from: "PeterWithesShin"
So far Stourbridge have beaten my team Bromsgrove, Evesham which is a few mins from where my best mate lives and now they play Hucknall which is where my second best mate lives.

Completely meaningless, but I found it QI.


Your 2nd best mate lives with Mick? Well I never. The rumours are true after all. He must be good at football though to get this far on his own. Has he ever played that Keith bloke in Scotland because he tends to be okay on his own, also. Not team players though.


To be pedantic, I think you'll find that the town of Hucknall was named after the ginger tosser, rather than the ginger lives there.

Weird bunch these East Midlanders.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 12, 2009, 09:26:48 PM
The FA Cup lastest qualifying round draw has been made... have highlighted some of local / Villa / sentimental interest.

Saturday, 24/10/2009

1 Hinckley United  v Histon
2 Nuneaton Town v Guiseley AFC or Kendal Town
3 FC Halifax Town v Wrexham
4 Gateshead v Alfreton Town or Southport
5 Workington v Rushden & Diamonds
6 Mansfield Town v Altrincham
7 Buxton v Stourbridge or Hucknall Town
8 Salford City or Blyth Spartans AFC v AFC Telford United
9 Ilkeston Town or Eastwood Town v Tamworth
10 Lincoln United or Frickley Athletic v Cambridge United
11 Kettering Town v Redditch United
12 Northwich Victoria v FC United Of Manchester or Stalybridge Celtic
13 Barrow v Chester City
14 Kidderminster Harriers v Fleetwood Town
15 York City v Bedworth United
16 Hendon or Ashford Town (Middx) v Woking
17 Gloucester City v Lowestoft Town
18 Heybridge Swifts or Farnborough v Salisbury City
19 Truro City or Mangotsfield United v Forest Green Rovers
20 Crawley Town v AFC Wimbledon
21 Oxford City v Bury Town or Bedford Town
22 Bromley v Ebbsfleet United
23 Chelmsford City v Stevenage Borough
24 Aylesbury v Wealdstone
25 Dover Athletic v Eastleigh
26 Hayes & Yeading United v Staines Town
27 Luton Town v Grays Athletic
28 Oxford United v Thurrock
29 Bath City v AFC Totton
30 Paulton Rovers v Chippenham Town
31 Tooting & Mitcham United v Eastbourne Borough
32 Hampton & Richmond Borough or Aveley v Sutton United
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: SoccerHQ on October 12, 2009, 10:30:02 PM
Dare I ask how Sutton got on tonight?
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 12, 2009, 11:16:32 PM
They lost, as did Bradford (Park Avenue) and Worcester. Draw suitably amended above.

EDIT: assuming you meant Sutton Coldfield Town not Sutton United.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on October 13, 2009, 12:14:43 AM
We've got Ilkeston or Eastwood away, don't want Ilkeston their supporters put Small Heath to shame for wankerness. Never been to Eastwood, so I hope they win the replay.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on October 13, 2009, 12:17:04 AM
cdvillan, can I just ask what the sentimental or otherwise interest is for Fleetwood and Bedford Town?
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 13, 2009, 01:37:44 AM
I didn't mean to highlight Bedford, got them mixed up with Bedworth who are local. Alan Wright Wright Wright plays for Fleetwood (I think). Deano manages Wrexham and the other non-local highlighted teams knocked either Blose or Olbiyun out of the Cup.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: peter w on October 13, 2009, 09:01:43 AM
Well its Paulton Rovers for me as they sound like a Sunday league team.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Simon Ward on October 13, 2009, 09:47:43 AM
FC Halifax Town v Wrexham should be a good scrap. And I don't just mean on the pitch!
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on October 14, 2009, 02:42:46 AM
Today's results:

Hucknall Town 1 Stourbridge 6 (SIX).
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on October 14, 2009, 08:48:24 AM
We're going to Ilkeston, anyone got a spare banjo?
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: serbentoflight on October 14, 2009, 11:06:37 AM
Quote from: "dave.woodhall"
Today's results:

Hucknall Town 1 Stourbridge 6 (SIX).


That result just takes the Mick...
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: serbentoflight on October 14, 2009, 11:06:58 AM
...see what i did there....
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: damon loves JT on October 14, 2009, 11:52:26 AM
Quote from: "serpentoflight"
...see what i did there....


I didn't actually. I simply read what you wrote and it makes no sense
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Olneythelonely on October 14, 2009, 12:01:11 PM
Quote from: "damon green"
Quote from: "serpentoflight"
...see what i did there....


I didn't actually. I simply read what you wrote and it makes no sense


I'm saying it loud and holding back my ears and I still don't get it.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on October 14, 2009, 06:15:34 PM
Who's Mick Stourbridge?
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 14, 2009, 11:16:38 PM
I dunno but I bet he sounds better than Simply bloody Red.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: lovejoy on October 15, 2009, 09:08:31 PM
We (Glos City) are at Conference level for the first time and the players are a lot physically stronger than at Southern league level.
As mentioned on earlier pages it is a farce we travle up to Manchester and beyond most weeks but there you go. Many players are from Briz and so have even longer to travel.
The reason for this farce is the league pandering to the London teams so that the 3 feeder leagues (London, Southern and Northern) are flooded with southern teams.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: sali,salifou on October 16, 2009, 10:08:59 AM
Went to see Kingstonian v Cray Wanderers on sat.
Points for anyone who can name Kingstonian's assistant manager
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Drummond on October 16, 2009, 11:06:49 AM
Hallam FC are the closest non-league team to where I live. They are the second oldest club in the world and were formed in 1860, three years after local rivals Sheffield FC. They have played at their home ground since they started and are in the Guinness Book of Records as having the oldest ground in the world.

They haven't really had the best of starts this season although they won their opening game (away) 9-1 against Brodsworth who are currently bottom after 8 games with a -51 goal difference.

Hallam have played 8 games with one win and 3 draws. 7 games have been away from home!

They got knocked out of the FA Cup but have made it through to the 2nd round of the FA Vase and the Sheffield Senior Cup.

Tomorrow sees them play Armthorpe Welfare in the Sheffield Senior Cup.

Unfortunately, like the Villa in Birmingham, neither Sheffield United or Wednesday enter their local competition. The final has been at Hillsbrough for a number of years.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Drummond on October 16, 2009, 11:09:37 AM
When I said Sehffield Senior Cup, it's actually the Sheffield and Hallamshire Senior Cup.

It's a county cup competition involving teams within the Sheffield and Hallamshire County Football Association. Originally named the Sheffield Challenge Cup, it is the 3rd oldest surviving cup competition in the world, after the FA Cup (1871-72) and Scottish FA Cup (1873-74).

The Wednesday (as they were known back then) beat Heeley in the first final in the 1876-77 season.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: SteveN on October 16, 2009, 12:10:50 PM
Quote from: "sali,salifou"
Went to see Kingstonian v Cray Wanderers on sat.
Points for anyone who can name Kingstonian's assistant manager


Well...I'm told the answer is Mark Hams as I work with an AFC Wimbledon fan who knows these things.

Mark Hams - who he?  Should the name mean something to us?
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: sali,salifou on October 16, 2009, 12:17:14 PM
Nope, not him....
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Drummond on October 16, 2009, 12:51:57 PM
The Assistant Coach is Martin Tyler.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: sali,salifou on October 16, 2009, 01:16:51 PM
Yes, yes it is.
I actually gained a little bit of respect for him because of it
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on October 16, 2009, 02:18:11 PM
Quote from: "lovejoy"
We (Glos City) are at Conference level for the first time and the players are a lot physically stronger than at Southern league level.
As mentioned on earlier pages it is a farce we travle up to Manchester and beyond most weeks but there you go. Many players are from Briz and so have even longer to travel.
The reason for this farce is the league pandering to the London teams so that the 3 feeder leagues (London, Southern and Northern) are flooded with southern teams.


In what way is the league "pandering to London teams"? Indeed which league would this be as the Isthmian, Zamoretto and Unibond are all seperate leagues run by different people.

There are more Southern teams in the Blue Square because...well...there are more teams in the Southern half of England than in the North, and that's because more people live there, simple demographics.

 Besides Gloucester got screwed because Worcester were promised that they would not be shifted from South to North for at least three seasons, therfore the only space for you was oop north.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: sali,salifou on October 16, 2009, 02:20:41 PM
The Worcester Gloscester situation is a farce, the authorities kind of screwed themselves over on that one
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: PeterWithesShin on October 18, 2009, 03:47:40 AM
Whatever happened about a H&V collective going to a game?
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on October 18, 2009, 11:56:17 AM
Quote from: "PeterWithesShin"
Whatever happened about a H&V collective going to a game?


Apathy probably!
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 18, 2009, 12:00:48 PM
I forgot all about it, still up for it... maybe next international week-end?
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: not3bad on October 18, 2009, 05:46:12 PM
Quote from: "Dave Cooper"
When AFC Wimbledon formed they needed a ground, ideally they wanted to play in the Borough of Merton but there was nowhere available, so they set up a groundshare at Kingstonians.
 Kingstonians were, at the time, being systematically ruined and run into the ground by Rajesh Khosla, a man with a lot of previous, enough said!
 Wimbledon gave Khosla a sum believed to be in the region of £2.5 million to buy the ground and throw Kingstonians out of thier own ground, although they have kindly allowed them to pay rent to play their since.

 I have absolutely no liking for MK Dons and what they did, but it's funny to see the AFC fans on their high horses when they have proved that they don't have morals much higher when it comes to getting what they want.


Out of curiosity, I did a little search on this topic, and came across this thread:

http://www.thefootballforum.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=98530

Here is the viewpoint of an AFC Wimbledon fan:

The situation is not a perfect one - ground sharing never is - but it is the best that either club could hope for given the situations they were both in.

Wimbledon re-formed in the summer of 2002 and needed somewhere to play. Naturally there was no empty ground to be had - Plough Lane being in the hands of property developers - so ground sharing schemes had to be looked at. Tooting and Mitcham was a possibility, but in the end an agreement was made with the owner of Kingstonian, Rajesh Khosla. I believe Wimbledon were paying around £45,000 in rent for that first season.

It's important to remember that at this stage Kingstonian had been under Khosla's ownership for some time, had fallen away from the heights of being in the Conference and winning consecutive FA Trophies, their gates had reduced and Khosla had already separated the club from ownership of Kingsmeadow. Kingstonian was in big trouble before Wimbledon came on the scene. All this takes place before AFC Wimbledon has even been formed, so some of the wild accusations made here really are very silly indeed.

During the first season discussions took place with Khosla about buying the long leasehold to Kingsmeadow (as previously stated the council own the freehold and there is no way Wimbledon can sell the land for property development, that accusation is simply a lie). An agreement was reached and Wimbledon began the process of paying off around £3m. Now, I was not party to the discussions, but one of the motivating factors was the threat of increasing rent from Khosla and of course the desire to own a ground that could not be taken away from Wimbledon without the fans approval. It's also important to note that because of Kingstonian's existing position they were not in a position to buy the ground back off Khosla.

Kingstonian got a rental deal that costs them about £10,000 per year (far less than Wimbledon had been paying) and which is largely covered by receipts from a yearly pre-season friendly between the two sides. Basically, it is about the most favourable deal for Kingstonian that a club could ever have and it recognises that Kingsmeadow is Kingstonians home ground and that Wimbledon have a duty of care towards the club. Kingstonian maintain a strong 'branding' presence within the ground, despite the two clubs playing in very different colours.

That's the basics. It is a less than perfect situation as I have said and there are tensions on both sides. Kingstonian fans understandably hate being tenants in their own ground, but the alternative was that both clubs would have been tenants and paying Khosla far greater rent than either does now. It was also a bitter pill to have to pay Khosla a lot of money to own the ground, but again, which was the worse case scenario - to save the ground for both clubs or to leave it in the hands of a man who had neither clubs interests at heart?

There are more questions and dilemmas and these have been done to death on both the Kingstonian and Wimbledon forums. You will find extreme views from both camps, but if you talk to the people in the know at both clubs, you will find agreement, acceptance and a desire to work together to achieve good things for both clubs.


It's on page 4 of the thread.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on October 18, 2009, 06:20:13 PM
There are so many, well not say lies, how about 'mistruths' in that post that it's hard to know where to begin!

I'll just throw one in for starters - where do you think the fan owned fledgling club AFC Wimbledon found three million quid to buy out Khosla?

And another, why did a club with such apparently high morals go into business with Khosla in the first place?
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: not3bad on October 18, 2009, 10:54:13 PM
Guess you'd have to ask that dude these questions.  To be fair to him he seemed to be convinced of what he was saying.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on October 18, 2009, 11:30:37 PM
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
I forgot all about it, still up for it... maybe next international week-end?


November 14th, anyone?
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: peter w on October 18, 2009, 11:48:26 PM
As long as you can make it South London.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 19, 2009, 01:18:43 PM
I'm up for November 14th... not in Landan Taan though!
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on October 19, 2009, 10:56:29 PM
Quote from: "dave.woodhall"
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
I forgot all about it, still up for it... maybe next international week-end?


November 14th, anyone?


Guess I could miss Chester City at home if I had to.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: peter w on October 19, 2009, 11:42:32 PM
Quote from: "Dave Cooper"
Quote from: "dave.woodhall"
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
I forgot all about it, still up for it... maybe next international week-end?


November 14th, anyone?


Guess I could miss Chester City at home if I had to.


What a quandary...
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: PeterWithesShin on October 21, 2009, 03:50:45 AM
I'm up for it, as long as dollars permit. Must admit, the idea of a bunch of fans in Villa shirts turning up at some non league ground quite tickles me. Then again, I am easily pleased.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on October 21, 2009, 11:56:32 PM
November 14th it is then. Venue to be discussed.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on October 21, 2009, 11:56:32 PM
November 14th it is then. Venue to be discussed.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 22, 2009, 12:08:39 AM
Here (http://full-time.thefa.com/ListPublicFixture.do?selectedDivision=151285&selectedTeam=&selectedCompetition=&selectedDate=&selectedFixtureStatus=&selectedFixtureDateStatus=1&selectednavpage1=2&navPageNumber1=2&navnextpage1.x=0&navnextpage1.y=0) are the West Midlands Premier Fixtures for that day.

Here (http://full-time.thefa.com/ListPublicFixture.do?selectedDivision=7248658&selectedTeam=&selectedCompetition=&selectedDate=&selectedFixtureStatus=&selectedFixtureDateStatus=1&selectednavpage1=3&navPageNumber1=3&navprevpage1.x=5&navprevpage1.y=6) are the West Midlands Regional League Division One games.

Here (http://full-time.thefa.com/ListPublicFixture.do?selectedDivision=7582798&selectedTeam=&selectedCompetition=&selectedDate=&selectedFixtureStatus=&selectedFixtureDateStatus=1&selectednavpage1=2&navPageNumber1=2&navprevpage1.x=5&navprevpage1.y=1) are the Division Two games (there is one more fixture if you click 'next page').

Does anyone have a preference or is there another league I should be looking at? I assumed they would be the closest.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on October 22, 2009, 12:16:26 AM
Try the Midland Combination, as they're Birmingham-orientated whereas the WML are more Black Country & Shropshire.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 22, 2009, 12:17:43 AM
Ah...ok. Give me a minute.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 22, 2009, 12:23:31 AM
Midland Combination Premier (http://www.midcomb.com/web/public/matches/premier?p_p_id=combresultsdivprem_WAR_combresultsdivpremportlet_INSTANCE_igU2&p_p_lifecycle=0&p_p_state=normal&p_p_mode=view&p_p_col_id=column-1&p_p_col_count=1).

Division One (http://www.midcomb.com/web/public/matches/division1?p_p_id=combresultdiv1_WAR_combresultdiv1portlet_INSTANCE_jV8D&p_p_lifecycle=0&p_p_state=normal&p_p_mode=view&p_p_col_id=column-1&p_p_col_count=1).

Division Two (http://www.midcomb.com/web/public/matches/division2?p_p_id=combresultdiv2_WAR_combresultdiv2portlet_INSTANCE_5KfA&p_p_lifecycle=0&p_p_state=normal&p_p_mode=view&p_p_col_id=column-1&p_p_col_count=1).

Division Three (http://www.midcomb.com/web/public/matches/division3?p_p_id=combresultdiv3_WAR_combresultdiv3portlet_INSTANCE_Zv6e&p_p_lifecycle=0&p_p_state=normal&p_p_mode=view&p_p_col_id=column-1&p_p_col_count=1).

I wouldn't mind seeing Pelsall Villa but maybe we should limit ourselves to matches where there is no chance of the fixture being moved due to cup matches? Anyone know anything about Fairfield Villa?
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 22, 2009, 12:25:21 AM
A bit of research tells me they play in Bromsgrove... is that any good? Their nickname is the Villians (sic).

EDIT: they do seem a bit of a trek from the nearest train station though. :-(
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on October 22, 2009, 12:27:47 AM
Pilkington would be good. They're close to Kings Norton station, there's a pub nearby and a bar.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 22, 2009, 12:29:25 AM
But they're not called Villa!

They would be fine though... I reckon I could get to Kings Norton fairly easily.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 22, 2009, 12:50:58 AM
For those that know more about these things than I do... what ticket price are they likely to charge? Will there be a terrace so I can stand like the olden days? Can I drink during the match?
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on October 22, 2009, 12:54:04 AM
About £3 tops. Do you really think it's all-seater in the Midland Combination? If you must.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on October 22, 2009, 12:54:33 AM
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
For those that know more about these things than I do... what ticket price are they likely to charge? Will there be a terrace so I can stand like the olden days? Can I drink during the match?


Assuming we are talking about Pilkington:

About £3 for Mid Comb Premier

Yes there is a terrace, and some seats. and a smashing grass bank behind one goal to revive memories of The Witton End (except this one faces the pitch).

There is a large Social Club, I doubt they would stop you supping within view of the pitch.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 22, 2009, 12:58:05 AM
Cheers Daves. Perhaps I will decide which end to go in depending on what the weather's up to.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on October 22, 2009, 12:59:28 AM
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
Cheers Daves. Perhaps I will decide which end to go in depending on what the weather's up to.


Both "ends" are open to the elements, there is one small stand on the far side, hang about, I should have a picture somewhere.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on October 22, 2009, 01:02:48 AM
It's grass all around except for a bit of open terrace at one corner and a small stand where you can stand or sit.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on October 22, 2009, 01:03:57 AM
Here you go - Pilkington XXX:

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_fDMIk7sCH98/RwfwATnrQsI/AAAAAAAAADw/lvqMU247QYY/s320/pilk3.jpg)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_fDMIk7sCH98/RwfxCjnrQvI/AAAAAAAAAEI/cug9CucCD5A/s320/pilk5.jpg)
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on October 22, 2009, 01:06:49 AM
You can also have a link to my (now sadly neglected) Blog with a report of one of my visits.

Beware, it contains a picture of Beelzebub Jnr!

Linky (http://coops1989.blogspot.com/2007/10/bewdley-have-xxx-factor-pilkington-xxx.html)

And another (http://coops1989.blogspot.com/2007/10/careless-wispa-cadbury-athletic-1.html)
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 22, 2009, 02:06:46 AM
Cheers Dave. I think I will bring a jumper!

Just one thing... on the page of "teams visited 2009/10" you had Birmingham City listed above Aston Villa. Please amend this glaring error!
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on October 22, 2009, 03:54:44 AM
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
Cheers Dave. I think I will bring a jumper!

Just one thing... on the page of "teams visited 2009/10" you had Birmingham City listed above Aston Villa. Please amend this glaring error!


Sorry. they are in order of when they were seen, Blooz were one of Tamuff's first pre-season friendlies.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: AV1874 on October 22, 2009, 04:20:34 AM
This thread is great, I love reading about the non league teams!

Make sure you guys take plenty of snaps on your "away" trip.

Bit hard to join you from over here!
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on October 23, 2009, 06:20:00 PM
Looks like Chester are in trouble again:

CHESTER City are again facing expulsion from the Football Conference, it emerged last night.

The crisis-hit Blues have failed to comply with the terms of a compromise agreement which allowed them to take their place in this season’s Blue Square Premier.

Conference officials have given City only until Monday to meet the terms of that agreement – and if they don’t come up with the necessary payments, they could be kicked out of the league.

City have failed to pay border rivals Wrexham money owed for away ticket sales following last month’s derby at the Racecourse.

They have also missed a deadline for paying Vauxhall Motors for striker Paul Taylor, who had a loan spell at the Deva Stadium last season.

A transfer embargo has now been placed on City, scuppering manager Jim Harvey’s bid to bring in a striker before Saturday’s match at Barrow.

The Football Conference posted news of the expulsion threat on their official website last night and will not be making any further statement on the matter.

They claim Chester “face the threat of expulsion from the Football Conference” if they fail to pay up by 5.30pm on Monday.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on October 23, 2009, 07:12:19 PM
I know, we'll lose three points if they chucked out.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 23, 2009, 07:16:28 PM
So many teams seem to be going under and forced to 'reform' at lower level these days.

Any non-league experts think of ways the authorities could stop or at least limit this problem?
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on October 23, 2009, 07:40:16 PM
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
So many teams seem to be going under and forced to 'reform' at lower level these days.

Any non-league experts think of ways the authorities could stop or at least limit this problem?


Make the game amateur or semi-professional below League One.

Also regionalise the leagues below League One, it makes no sense for a club as cash strapped as Darlington to be travelling to Torquay, likewise Barrow to Eastbourne in The Conference or Gloucester to Blyth on Conference North.
Let alone half these clubs paying players enough for them not to have to have another job just so they can somehow survive at this level.

Have a proper set of guidelines for how much a club can pay in wages as a percentage of proper income, not how much the deluded sugar-daddy can afford. This will be difficult to enforce but is crucial when you look at the amount of clubs that have gone under due to one person's misguided ambitions.

That's for starters.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 23, 2009, 07:46:22 PM
I see the logic in all that Dave, but I don't see how you can force a team to change to semi-pro/amateur. The teams that stay professional will probably be the ones that challenge for promotion... encouraging the rest of them to chase success by going pro too.

Quite like the regionalised leagues idea.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: peter w on October 23, 2009, 08:01:16 PM
Quote from: "dave.woodhall"
Pilkington would be good. They're close to Kings Norton station, there's a pub nearby and a bar.


The pub is The Camp and is really an avoid type place. Walk into Cotteridge or go to the Kings Norton Green for better pubs. If you know a definite date I'll come if I'm in Brum. Sadly I can't do 14th.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on October 24, 2009, 07:17:03 AM
Quote from: "peter w"
Quote from: "dave.woodhall"
Pilkington would be good. They're close to Kings Norton station, there's a pub nearby and a bar.


The pub is The Camp and is really an avoid type place. Walk into Cotteridge or go to the Kings Norton Green for better pubs. If you know a definite date I'll come if I'm in Brum. Sadly I can't do 14th.


You're right about The Camp, horrible place. The Triplex Social Club is fine for a pre-match beer though.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on October 24, 2009, 07:22:01 AM
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
I see the logic in all that Dave, but I don't see how you can force a team to change to semi-pro/amateur. The teams that stay professional will probably be the ones that challenge for promotion... encouraging the rest of them to chase success by going pro too.



Sadly you probably can't, but you can wage cap to prevent these clubs paying way beyond what they could ever realistically make through normal footballing channels.

There is supposedly a wage cap in the Blue Square leagues but it's a load of bollocks as it can be skewed by a sugar-daddy giving the club a load of money as "sponsorship" for instance.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 24, 2009, 02:55:53 PM
Isn't there some sort of cap in the Football League whereby clubs can only spend a percentage of their income on wages? I have never heard of a team being punished for breaching it though so don't know how effective it is.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on October 24, 2009, 05:28:15 PM
I'll let Dave talk you through this afternoon's events.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on October 24, 2009, 10:11:36 PM
Buxton 0 Magnificent Glassboys 4.

Bring on Leeds.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 24, 2009, 11:18:53 PM
So when you said you'll let Dave talk us through it you meant yourself? That's very egocentric, tut tut.

When's the draw for the next round and is it on telly?
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on October 24, 2009, 11:20:20 PM
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
So when you said you'll let Dave talk us through it you meant yourself? That's very egocentric, tut tut.


I meant Cooper and I was referring to the match we attended, where a third of the crowd were threatened with ejection and/or violence.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 24, 2009, 11:31:29 PM
I assumed you meant Mr Cooper. Were you at Ilkeston, Buxton or elsewhere and what started the trouble?
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on October 24, 2009, 11:44:45 PM
We were at Clements 83 and Mr Cooper can tell you the rest.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on October 25, 2009, 01:47:59 AM
Clements '83 - fucking fantastic! An anorak's heaven, planes flying about fifty feet above your head as they land at Brum airport, the main train line running behind the left hand goal...I believe I also saw a kestrel, although Dave W thought it was a blackbird.
 Tea in a proper mug as well.

 Anyhow, midway through the first half and the visitors (Dosthill Colts Reserves) are awarded a penalty as their young midfielder is apparently brought down by the Clements keeper just as he about to shoot. The home team accuse the youngster of diving, we are stood next to said youngster's Dad who shouts something like "Rubbish, he wouldn't dive."

Now I have no real idea whether it was a penalty or not, but the Clements keeper does, he launches into an impressive tirade of swearing aimed at where we are stood, basically the players dad is a fucking bald twat and his wife is a slut and we are all offered out after the game, some anger management problems I reckon.

 The home team coach was the one who said we should leave for apparently goading his players!

 Now, think on this, the ground is the rather less salubrious surroundings of Kitts Green and they are an offshoot of The Clements pub in Brum and maybe it becones clear?

This is not a ground I will be rushing back to.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on October 25, 2009, 01:50:55 AM
Oh, and tomorrow, look out for Stourbridge in the draw for the first round proper of the FA Cup, they have never been this far before and I hope they get a cracker of a draw.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 25, 2009, 01:28:02 PM
Stourbridge v Walsall!
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on October 25, 2009, 01:43:03 PM
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
Stourbridge v Walsall!


Probably be switched to The Bescot.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 25, 2009, 01:52:34 PM
How many does Stourbridge hold then?
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: peter w on October 25, 2009, 02:45:04 PM
Quote from: "Dave Cooper"
Quote from: "peter w"
Quote from: "dave.woodhall"
Pilkington would be good. They're close to Kings Norton station, there's a pub nearby and a bar.


The pub is The Camp and is really an avoid type place. Walk into Cotteridge or go to the Kings Norton Green for better pubs. If you know a definite date I'll come if I'm in Brum. Sadly I can't do 14th.


You're right about The Camp, horrible place. The Triplex Social Club is fine for a pre-match beer though.


Its okay but I don't like their lager.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: damon loves JT on October 25, 2009, 02:56:05 PM
Quote from: "peter w"
Quote from: "Dave Cooper"
Quote from: "peter w"
Quote from: "dave.woodhall"
Pilkington would be good. They're close to Kings Norton station, there's a pub nearby and a bar.


The pub is The Camp and is really an avoid type place. Walk into Cotteridge or go to the Kings Norton Green for better pubs. If you know a definite date I'll come if I'm in Brum. Sadly I can't do 14th.


You're right about The Camp, horrible place. The Triplex Social Club is fine for a pre-match beer though.


Its okay but I don't like their lager.


But lager is by its nature invariable. Like, I dunno, sand or something.

Unless they serve it piping hot. Do they serve it piping hot?
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 25, 2009, 03:18:39 PM
Lager's not invariable, Damon. Sometimes if has a nice head sometimes it is flat and eggy-tasting.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: damon loves JT on October 25, 2009, 03:22:30 PM
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
Lager's not invariable, Damon. Sometimes if has a nice head sometimes it is flat and eggy-tasting.


The only thing that should be flat and eggy tasting is a fried egg. Just my opinion, of course.

I am not a real ale snob but I thought you had to try pretty hard to mess up a pint of Carlsberg.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 25, 2009, 03:25:46 PM
Carlsberg is always messed up, I'm sure they do fry eggs in it. Carling's the way to go.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Yeltzer on October 25, 2009, 03:28:31 PM
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
Carlsberg is always messed up, I'm sure they do fry eggs in it. Carling's the way to go.


Carlsberg..... probably the shittest lager in the world
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on October 25, 2009, 04:42:03 PM
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
How many does Stourbridge hold then?


Dunno, the problem is it's a three-sided ground with the other side being a cricket pitch, you could possibly put a temporary stand on that side but otherwise no-one can stand there,
 The other problem is, as Woodhall said yesterday, there's no way they can segregate the fans, now I know Walsall are not renowned for their Firm but Walsall can't be more than 10 miles from Stourbridge so the police will almost certainly get involved.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 25, 2009, 04:54:44 PM
Maybe it'll be on the box and they can use the TV money to put up temporary seating?
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on October 25, 2009, 04:59:46 PM
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
Maybe it'll be on the box and they can use the TV money to put up temporary seating?


It won;t be on telly, Leeds, Southampton and Charlton have that sewn up.

If they are looking for a bit of "FA Cup romance" they will pick Paulton Rovers v Norwich.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 25, 2009, 05:44:57 PM
I would pick Paulton, Northwich and Stourbridge. First two rounds of the cup are about non-league clubs. Fuck Dirty Leeds. You're right they will probably pick them though.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: damon loves JT on October 25, 2009, 05:50:00 PM
Leeds United as the plucky cup underdogs. How times change.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: peter w on October 25, 2009, 05:51:03 PM
And a proof that times may have changed for the good.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: damon loves JT on October 25, 2009, 05:59:56 PM
it's like Darth Vader pretending to be an Ewok
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on October 25, 2009, 06:05:55 PM
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
I would pick Paulton, Northwich and Stourbridge. First two rounds of the cup are about non-league clubs. Fuck Dirty Leeds. You're right they will probably pick them though.


They will pick one plucky small club and then chase the ratings. Leeds have lots of fans.

Millwall v AFC Wimbledon (if they win their replay against Crawley) might be a good one.
Hereford V Sutton for those that remember the Coventry game.
And yes, Northwich V Charlton is probably a banker,
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: pdiddybaby on October 25, 2009, 06:51:56 PM
Quote from: "Dave Cooper"
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
Stourbridge v Walsall!


Probably be switched to The Bescot.


It is allowed to be, I thought if a ground was unsuitable they would have to move to the nearest most suitable one, which the only one I can think of is West Brom I guess
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on October 25, 2009, 08:08:03 PM
Quote from: "pdiddybaby"
Quote from: "Dave Cooper"
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
Stourbridge v Walsall!


Probably be switched to The Bescot.


It is allowed to be, I thought if a ground was unsuitable they would have to move to the nearest most suitable one, which the only one I can think of is West Brom I guess


Kidderminster is closer.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on October 25, 2009, 09:29:51 PM
Quote from: "pdiddybaby"
Quote from: "Dave Cooper"
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
Stourbridge v Walsall!


Probably be switched to The Bescot.


It is allowed to be, I thought if a ground was unsuitable they would have to move to the nearest most suitable one, which the only one I can think of is West Brom I guess


You are correct I think, a daft rule bought in to stop non-league clubs having the temerity to want to make as much cash from their cup run as possible.

Halesowen would be the closest surely?
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: SoccerHQ on October 25, 2009, 09:44:34 PM
Main problem is no other TV channel has picked up the batch of matches Setanta had.

Stourbridge-Walsall should be on the tele but I can't see ITV 1 showing more than two of the first round games.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 25, 2009, 09:49:18 PM
According to their website they are looking to play at home if possible. They should know by Wednesday morning.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: greenwichvilla on October 29, 2009, 02:58:31 PM
This thread has inspired me to go and watch some non-league football. Some internet research has told me my local team is Dulwich Hamlet (after the demise of Fisher Athletic)
Does anyone know if they're worth watching? And at £8, is it a bit steep?
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Bosco81 on October 29, 2009, 03:05:39 PM
Quote from: "greenwichvilla"
This thread has inspired me to go and watch some non-league football. Some internet research has told me my local team is Dulwich Hamlet (after the demise of Fisher Athletic)
Does anyone know if they're worth watching? And at £8, is it a bit steep?


Do they play anywhere near Dulwich Park, I was there on saturday and heard lots of anguished shouts coming from near by.

£8 to a local club or £8 on a few pints watching soccer saturday, get your coat on and fill that flask.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on October 29, 2009, 03:44:08 PM
Quote from: "greenwichvilla"
This thread has inspired me to go and watch some non-league football. Some internet research has told me my local team is Dulwich Hamlet (after the demise of Fisher Athletic)
Does anyone know if they're worth watching? And at £8, is it a bit steep?


Ask Damon, he's a Dulwich fan.

Eight quid is about average for their level, try it a couple of times and make your own mind up if it's worth it.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: PeterWithe on October 29, 2009, 03:45:08 PM
Quote from: "Dave Cooper"
Clements '83 - fucking fantastic! An anorak's heaven, planes flying about fifty feet above your head as they land at Brum airport, the main train line running behind the left hand goal...I believe I also saw a kestrel, although Dave W thought it was a blackbird.
Tea in a proper mug as well.

Etc.

Now, think on this, the ground is the rather less salubrious surroundings of Kitts Green and they are an offshoot of The Clements pub in Brum and maybe it becones clear?

This is not a ground I will be rushing back to.


My mate, the brother of a poster off of here, would have been playing for Clements in that.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on October 29, 2009, 03:48:47 PM
Quote from: "Bosco81"

Do they play anywhere near Dulwich Park, I was there on saturday and heard lots of anguished shouts coming from near by.



They play pretty close to East Dulwich train station if that's any use.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: greenwichvilla on October 29, 2009, 08:08:49 PM
Quote from: "Bosco81"
Quote from: "greenwichvilla"
This thread has inspired me to go and watch some non-league football. Some internet research has told me my local team is Dulwich Hamlet (after the demise of Fisher Athletic)
Does anyone know if they're worth watching? And at £8, is it a bit steep?


Do they play anywhere near Dulwich Park, I was there on saturday and heard lots of anguished shouts coming from near by.

£8 to a local club or £8 on a few pints watching soccer saturday, get your coat on and fill that flask.


I'm going to go to the game next weeken against Fleet Town. I've seen Kingstonians once before, when I was a student, it was a lot of fun.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: davevillan on October 30, 2009, 11:42:08 PM
Id recommend anyone to go and watch a non league game.
The games at Ryman or Southern League level are a good standard. Its semi-pro level, and if you havent seen a game a that level before, you will be pleasantly surprised
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on October 30, 2009, 11:51:17 PM
Quote from: "PeterWithe"




My mate, the brother of a poster off of here, would have been playing for Clements in that.


He isn't their goalkeeper is he?
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: PeterWithe on October 31, 2009, 09:46:46 AM
Not unless he's grown eighteen inches since I last saw him. I'll see him at the Burnley game, that gives Dave plenty of time to get the money together to stop me passing his address on.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on November 08, 2009, 01:19:16 AM
A quick bump.

Are we doing this day out at Pilkington then?

14th November - international weekend.

Pilkington XXX v GSA Sports

Top of the table clash!
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on November 08, 2009, 01:30:18 AM
I will.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on November 08, 2009, 05:04:55 AM
Me and advillafan will tag along if its ok
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: peter w on November 08, 2009, 05:27:01 PM
There's a 50/50 chance that Ill be in Brum this weekend. If so I'll come up.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on November 08, 2009, 09:16:18 PM
That makes four (possibly 5) of us, a few more and we'll double the crowd.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: OldUser on November 08, 2009, 11:30:54 PM
Some of us are going to watch the (not non-League) Saddlers next weekend.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on November 09, 2009, 08:06:56 PM
Changed the thread title, now for a quick... BUMP
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: UK Redsox on November 09, 2009, 08:22:41 PM
This thread should be in the main section because its not really "Off Topic", its just "0% Villa".
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on November 09, 2009, 08:26:46 PM
Maybe. If a mod wants to move it I don't mind.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: UK Redsox on November 09, 2009, 08:32:41 PM
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
Maybe. If a mod wants to move it I don't mind.


Just thought it might attract more people to the N&V non#league jaunt.


I keep meaning to go to see Forest Green Rovers play. Their ground's less than ten miles from me. Unfortunately, there's the River Severn in the way, meaning it would be an hour plus drive.

I'll probably stick with Bristol Rovers for my lower league fix.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on November 09, 2009, 08:48:52 PM
Can't you swim?
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on November 09, 2009, 11:03:25 PM
Moved over here for extra publicity.

H&V afternoon out: Pilkington XXX v GSA Sports on Saturday.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Villa'Zawg on November 09, 2009, 11:11:14 PM
What's the beer like?
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Mitcham on November 09, 2009, 11:19:01 PM
Tooting and Mitcham went close in the FA Cup, only going down 5 - 0 at Stockport.

Oh well, perhaps next year.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Chico Hamilton III on November 10, 2009, 09:25:04 AM
Quote from: "Mitcham"
Tooting and Mitcham went close in the FA Cup, only going down 5 - 0 at Stockport.

Oh well, perhaps next year.


I used to live on Tooting Broadway ( about 7-8 years ago) and made several trips down the road to watch T&M - "The Terrors" - play at Sandy Lane. They've moved to a new "out of town" stadium now in Morden ( in zone 4, the end of the earth for God's sake....)

Bit of triv for you, Sandy Lane was the venue used as a backdrop by Danny Baker in the Match of the 70s series.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Kingthing on November 10, 2009, 09:44:42 AM
If any one gets a chance to watch AFC Wimbledon get down there, full house's of passionate supporters and a club on the way up, I remember when they were formed they had an open to all training session to sign up players, thousands turned up.

And there's a strip club 200 yards down the road, so I've been told.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Chris Smith on November 10, 2009, 09:47:40 AM
Quote from: "dave.woodhall"
Moved over here for extra publicity.

H&V afternoon out: Pilkington XXX v GSA Sports on Saturday.


As it's in my neck of the woods I might piss you all off by turning up. Where are you meeting?
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on November 10, 2009, 10:36:30 AM
Quote from: "Chris Smith"
Quote from: "dave.woodhall"
Moved over here for extra publicity.

H&V afternoon out: Pilkington XXX v GSA Sports on Saturday.


As it's in my neck of the woods I might piss you all off by turning up. Where are you meeting?


Good question, the nearest pub (The Camp) is shite and I don't know the area at all, unless someone can come up with an alternative the best bet is the actual ground and a pint in the Triplex Social Club.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Chris Smith on November 10, 2009, 10:43:37 AM
Quote from: "Dave Cooper"
Quote from: "Chris Smith"
Quote from: "dave.woodhall"
Moved over here for extra publicity.

H&V afternoon out: Pilkington XXX v GSA Sports on Saturday.


As it's in my neck of the woods I might piss you all off by turning up. Where are you meeting?


Good question, the nearest pub (The Camp) is shite and I don't know the area at all, unless someone can come up with an alternative the best bet is the actual ground and a pint in the Triplex Social Club.


There isn't really anywhere decent within sensible walking distance of the pitch so you're probably right with the Social Club.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cheltenhamlion on November 10, 2009, 11:05:37 AM
I am free on Saturday but have absolutely no idea where this is.

Any assistance as to how I may get there from town as I will be popping into the office in the morning?
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Chris Smith on November 10, 2009, 11:23:45 AM
Quote from: "cheltenhamlion"
I am free on Saturday but have absolutely no idea where this is.

Any assistance as to how I may get there from town as I will be popping into the office in the morning?


Train to Kings Norton.

As you come off the platform go right through the car park, at the gate go left down Station Street and The Camp is on your right at the bottom, go past that and the entrance to the factory is just round the bend on your right and the pitch is a few yards up on the right.

If not 45/47 bus but the train is much quicker.

If you're driving go down the Pershore Road, left at Cotteridge island and then turn right at the garage a couple of hundred yards down the hill you'll then see The Camp pub as mentioned above.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Archbishop Herbert Cockthrottle on November 10, 2009, 11:26:05 AM
H&V 'outing'

Camp pub.

Is there something we should be told?
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cheltenhamlion on November 10, 2009, 11:32:00 AM
Cheers Chris
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: joe_c on November 10, 2009, 01:15:36 PM
I've just Googled Pilkington XXX and fallen foul of our in-house webwasher. *P45*
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Chico Hamilton III on November 10, 2009, 01:26:18 PM
I played in ( and won) a cup final at the Triplex ground. The Birmingham Major Cup final, under 14s, many many moons ago

It is truly the Wembley of Works' pitches
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: greenwichvilla on November 10, 2009, 04:24:35 PM
Quote from: "Kingthing"
If any one gets a chance to watch AFC Wimbledon get down there, full house's of passionate supporters and a club on the way up, I remember when they were formed they had an open to all training session to sign up players, thousands turned up.

And there's a strip club 200 yards down the road, so I've been told.


Aah, the Kingston Peel, go round the back. Quite cheap in there too...So I've been told....
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on November 11, 2009, 03:37:33 PM
Quote from: "joe_c"
I've just Googled Pilkington XXX and fallen foul of our in-house webwasher. *P45*


I noticed that too. There is a page for them on about the third site listed. It was also the only place that I could find the league table listed; it's first against third.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on November 11, 2009, 06:09:33 PM
Quote from: "ADVILLAFAN"
Quote from: "joe_c"
I've just Googled Pilkington XXX and fallen foul of our in-house webwasher. *P45*


I noticed that too. There is a page for them on about the third site listed. It was also the only place that I could find the league table listed; it's first against third.


For all your Midland Combination needs (http://www.midcomb.com/web/public/home)

The Premier Division table (http://www.midcomb.com/web/public/tables/tables/premier)

Directions to Pilkington Hardcore Sex (http://www.midcomb.com/web/public/clubs/contacts/premier)

The bloke selling the programmes will be Ian McDonald, a real non-league anorak but a very nice bloke.
EDIT - Pilkington's website (http://www.clubwebsite.co.uk/pilkington/)
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Villa'Zawg on November 11, 2009, 10:03:18 PM
The reverse fixture in September

G.S.A. Sports   5 - 5   Pilkington X.X.X.   

Att. 19
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: exigo on November 11, 2009, 10:55:33 PM
Quote from: "Chico Hamilton III"
Quote from: "Mitcham"
Tooting and Mitcham went close in the FA Cup, only going down 5 - 0 at Stockport.

Oh well, perhaps next year.


I used to live on Tooting Broadway ( about 7-8 years ago) and made several trips down the road to watch T&M - "The Terrors" - play at Sandy Lane. They've moved to a new "out of town" stadium now in Morden ( in zone 4, the end of the earth for God's sake....)

Bit of triv for you, Sandy Lane was the venue used as a backdrop by Danny Baker in the Match of the 70s series.


I lived in Tooting for a while after they'd moved to their new ground. Many a happy Saturday watching decent football in a very nice new ground. Still keep an eye out for them as well as Coleshill.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: VillaZogmariner on November 12, 2009, 07:11:23 AM
Quote from: "Chico Hamilton III"
I played in ( and won) a cup final at the Triplex ground. The Birmingham Major Cup final, under 14s, many many moons ago

It is truly the Wembley of Works' pitches


With as old as you are now I'd guess that game was played before Villa were formed!
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: peter w on November 12, 2009, 09:20:51 AM
Quote from: "Chico Hamilton III"
I played in ( and won) a cup final at the Triplex ground. The Birmingham Major Cup final, under 14s, many many moons ago

It is truly the Wembley of Works' pitches


I used to play for Triplex up to U-17 so know the place well. It was during the U-13 time that the floodlights were installed for the first time.

My sister used to be secretary of Pilkington up until a couple of years ago and her and her other half were both made redundant from there in September.

Small world.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Chico Hamilton III on November 12, 2009, 09:34:52 AM
Quote from: "VillaSubmariner"
 
With as old as you are now I'd guess that game was played before Villa were formed!


before the Villa were formed? I'm talking about a time before the council had even installed gas lamps in Heathfield Road
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on November 12, 2009, 11:05:07 AM
Quote from: "Dave Cooper"
Quote from: "ADVILLAFAN"
Quote from: "joe_c"
I've just Googled Pilkington XXX and fallen foul of our in-house webwasher. *P45*


I noticed that too. There is a page for them on about the third site listed. It was also the only place that I could find the league table listed; it's first against third.


For all your Midland Combination needs (http://www.midcomb.com/web/public/home)

The Premier Division table (http://www.midcomb.com/web/public/tables/tables/premier)

Directions to Pilkington Hardcore Sex (http://www.midcomb.com/web/public/clubs/contacts/premier)

The bloke selling the programmes will be Ian McDonald, a real non-league anorak but a very nice bloke.
EDIT - Pilkington's website (http://www.clubwebsite.co.uk/pilkington/)


Ooo facts and stat's, my favourite. But then I am a sad git. I recently tried to list every club from Premier to Conference with their ground and nickname/s....
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Chico Hamilton III on November 12, 2009, 11:07:12 AM
Quote from: "ADVILLAFAN"
  I recently tried to list every club from Premier to Conference with their ground and nickname/s....


Arsenal, The Emirates Stadium, The Gunners
Aston Villa, Villa Park, The Villans
Birmingham City, The Sty, The Blues

etc
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on November 12, 2009, 11:30:03 AM
Quote from: "Chico Hamilton III"
Quote from: "ADVILLAFAN"
  I recently tried to list every club from Premier to Conference with their ground and nickname/s....


Arsenal, The Emirates Stadium, The Gunners
Aston Villa, Villa Park, The Villans
Birmingham City, The Sty, The Blues

etc


It put me right off Crawley Town - The Red Devils! Boooooooo

And there are six million teams nicknamed 'The Robins'.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on November 12, 2009, 12:06:38 PM
By the way, GSA Sports are a "Franchise" team, they were Barnt Green Spartak (playing in Alvechurch) until a new owner bought them, renamed them and moved them to Bloxwich.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: peter w on November 12, 2009, 08:02:07 PM
Sadly only here for one night.
Title: H & V Outing
Post by: Oh Andy on November 12, 2009, 10:23:13 PM
I may pop down myself.
Was playing for them up to 2005/06.

The club house is bang on and only £2.10 a pint last time I was there a couple of months ago......The Small Heath v Villa game to be precise.

Their manager, Smudger, top bloke and a Villa fan to boot.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on November 13, 2009, 11:14:12 AM
It looks like we are going to get wet at the game, but no matter.

Come on Pilks!
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: PaulTheVillan on November 13, 2009, 11:22:09 AM
Quote from: "Chris Smith"
Quote from: "cheltenhamlion"
I am free on Saturday but have absolutely no idea where this is.

Any assistance as to how I may get there from town as I will be popping into the office in the morning?


Train to Kings Norton.

As you come off the platform go right through the car park, at the gate go left down Station Street and The Camp is on your right at the bottom, go past that and the entrance to the factory is just round the bend on your right and the pitch is a few yards up on the right.

If not 45/47 bus but the train is much quicker.

If you're driving go down the Pershore Road, left at Cotteridge island and then turn right at the garage a couple of hundred yards down the hill you'll then see The Camp pub as mentioned above.


Not far from my flat :)
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on November 13, 2009, 02:58:06 PM
Looked at the match report from the last time they met and Pilkington have a player called Danny Deehan.

I assume he's not a relation of our first ever European goalscorer?
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: sali,salifou on November 13, 2009, 03:01:55 PM
Quote from: "greenwichvilla"
Quote from: "Kingthing"
If any one gets a chance to watch AFC Wimbledon get down there, full house's of passionate supporters and a club on the way up, I remember when they were formed they had an open to all training session to sign up players, thousands turned up.

And there's a strip club 200 yards down the road, so I've been told.


Aah, the Kingston Peel, go round the back. Quite cheap in there too...So I've been told....


The mighty Kingstonian play at the same ground, they originally owned it in fact.
Had a great afternoon there a few weeks ago
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Chico Hamilton III on November 13, 2009, 03:05:58 PM
Quote from: "ADVILLAFAN"
Looked at the match report from the last time they met and Pilkington have a player called Danny Deehan.

I assume he's not a relation of our first ever European goalscorer?


Ray Graydon?
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on November 14, 2009, 12:12:47 AM
A reminder:

Pilkington v GSA Sports tomorrow.

Ground: Triplex Sports Ground, Eckersall Road, Kings Norton , Birmingham , West Midlands , B38 8SR

Directions: From Cotteridge A441 through and past Kings Norton Station, 150 yards turn right across dual carriageway at petrol station, approximately 300 yards there is a sharp bend, turn right. Ground is on right.

Yes, there's a bar.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: pauliewalnuts on November 14, 2009, 12:33:15 AM
Quote from: "Dave Cooper"
By the way, GSA Sports are a "Franchise" team, they were Barnt Green Spartak (playing in Alvechurch) until a new owner bought them, renamed them and moved them to Bloxwich.


I've never really had much of a thing for non league football, but that's the kind of thing that makes me think I'd be better of watching it than PL football.

"Barnt Green Spartak". Superb
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: peter w on November 14, 2009, 09:56:17 AM
Quote from: "dave.woodhall"
A reminder:

Pilkington v GSA Sports tomorrow.

Ground: Triplex Sports Ground, Eckersall Road, Kings Norton , Birmingham , West Midlands , B38 8SR

Directions: From Cotteridge A441 through and past Kings Norton Station, 150 yards turn right across dual carriageway at petrol station, approximately 300 yards there is a sharp bend, turn right. Ground is on right.

Yes, there's a bar.



Small bar, mind. So get your beers in quick and get straight to the bar after the game.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on November 14, 2009, 02:32:28 PM
We're in the bar.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on November 14, 2009, 08:38:52 PM
Pilkington 1 GSA 4. Chris Smith got the drinks in.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on November 14, 2009, 09:25:44 PM
Quote from: "dave.woodhall"
Pilkington 1 GSA 4. Chris Smith got the drinks in.

Hardly surprising. I'd imagine he's finally found his ideal type of football.
Is it true he was giving abuse to the XXX centre half, constantly screaming at him to "Hoof it yer bastard"?
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on November 14, 2009, 09:45:33 PM
Prepare to be shocked... Dave bought a round.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: PaulTheVillan on November 14, 2009, 09:49:08 PM
I heard the game on as i passed, nearly popped in.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on November 14, 2009, 09:51:18 PM
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
Prepare to be shocked... Dave bought a round.


I TOLD YOU TO KEEP THAT QUIET!!!!!!!
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: NatP on November 15, 2009, 12:11:19 PM
Just browsing the non leage results, nice to see Redditch on the wrong end of an 8- 0 scoreline against Fleetwood.

With a certain Alan Wright amongst the goal scorers! Had no idea he was still playing.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Chris Smith on November 15, 2009, 12:46:50 PM
Quote from: "Mark Kelly"
Quote from: "dave.woodhall"
Pilkington 1 GSA 4. Chris Smith got the drinks in.

Hardly surprising. I'd imagine he's finally found his ideal type of football.
Is it true he was giving abuse to the XXX centre half, constantly screaming at him to "Hoof it yer bastard"?


You'd have hated it, the players ran and tackled and there were no passages of 45 passes only for the ball to end up back where it started.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on November 15, 2009, 01:02:49 PM
Quote from: "NatP"
Just browsing the non leage results, nice to see Redditch on the wrong end of an 8- 0 scoreline against Fleetwood.

With a certain Alan Wright amongst the goal scorers! Had no idea he was still playing.


I bet it was a screamer, he never scores tap-ins.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on November 15, 2009, 01:39:37 PM
Quote from: "Chris Smith"
Quote from: "Mark Kelly"
Quote from: "dave.woodhall"
Pilkington 1 GSA 4. Chris Smith got the drinks in.

Hardly surprising. I'd imagine he's finally found his ideal type of football.
Is it true he was giving abuse to the XXX centre half, constantly screaming at him to "Hoof it yer bastard"?


You'd have hated it, the players ran and tackled and there were no passages of 45 passes only for the ball to end up back where it started.

Yeah, I heard you put in a 40 minute defence of the Pilkington manager after the game.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: peter w on November 15, 2009, 03:52:34 PM
Quote from: "Chris Smith"
Quote from: "Mark Kelly"
Quote from: "dave.woodhall"
Pilkington 1 GSA 4. Chris Smith got the drinks in.

Hardly surprising. I'd imagine he's finally found his ideal type of football.
Is it true he was giving abuse to the XXX centre half, constantly screaming at him to "Hoof it yer bastard"?


You'd have hated it, the players ran and tackled and there were no passages of 45 passes only for the ball to end up back where it started.


I bet you still think the Pilkington manager should have until christmas to sort it out.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Villa'Zawg on November 15, 2009, 04:32:37 PM
Quote from: "peter w"
Quote from: "Chris Smith"
Quote from: "Mark Kelly"
Quote from: "dave.woodhall"
Pilkington 1 GSA 4. Chris Smith got the drinks in.

Hardly surprising. I'd imagine he's finally found his ideal type of football.
Is it true he was giving abuse to the XXX centre half, constantly screaming at him to "Hoof it yer bastard"?


You'd have hated it, the players ran and tackled and there were no passages of 45 passes only for the ball to end up back where it started.


I bet you still think the Pilkington manager should have until christmas to sort it out.


It was a poor result, ergo he should be sacked.

The fact they are top of the table with a couple of games in hand is immaterial, Kelly has spoken.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on November 15, 2009, 05:06:42 PM
Don't know if anybody cares... but Pilkington are actually going to have three points deducted for fielding an ineligible player in yesterday's hammering.

Whoever he was, he obviously wasn't worth it.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on November 15, 2009, 05:39:56 PM
Sorry I missed this, unfortunately everything that could go wrong yesterday, did.
For a while I thought I was Legion.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on November 15, 2009, 10:48:37 PM
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
Don't know if anybody cares... but Pilkington are actually going to have three points deducted for fielding an ineligible player in yesterday's hammering.

Whoever he was, he obviously wasn't worth it.

My money is on that centre half Chris was lambasting for trying to play it out of defence. It wouldn't surprise me if it was Chris that reported him.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Chris Smith on November 16, 2009, 09:00:43 AM
Quote from: "Mark Kelly"
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
Don't know if anybody cares... but Pilkington are actually going to have three points deducted for fielding an ineligible player in yesterday's hammering.

Whoever he was, he obviously wasn't worth it.

My money is on that centre half Chris was lambasting for trying to play it out of defence. It wouldn't surprise me if it was Chris that reported him.


Typical of Tony Mowbray's love child that he'd think a defender on the receiving end of a 4-1 drubbing wouldn't deserve lambasting. If this had been on Sky the possession stats would have been about 60:40 to Pilkington which would have been enough to send you home happy.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on November 16, 2009, 09:48:20 AM
79 people in attendance means you owe me a pound Chris. Their biggest league attendance this year, presumably because the top 2 leagues weren't playing.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on November 16, 2009, 10:58:37 PM
Quote from: "dave.woodhall"
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
Prepare to be shocked... Dave bought a round.


I TOLD YOU TO KEEP THAT QUIET!!!!!!!


So as to save Dave's reputation a bit I should say he did help himself to a free bit of the away team's buffet.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: peter w on November 16, 2009, 10:59:20 PM
Chip sandwich then.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Bosco81 on November 17, 2009, 08:50:13 AM
Quote from: "peter w"
Chip sandwich then.


Like at Northfield Town, you finish the game and there are trays of chippy chips waiting for you in the dressing room, nothing like wolfing down 3 chip butties before having a shower to give you chronic indigestion.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cheltenhamlion on November 17, 2009, 01:22:48 PM
Apologies for missing this chaps. The couple of hours in the office turned into most of the day.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on November 23, 2009, 11:51:41 AM
Back where it belongs for this one.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on January 25, 2010, 11:00:54 PM
It's all gone a bit quiet on this thread.

Anyone been to any games later or has the Arctic Winter cancelled all of them?

I noticed Gainsborough (Brian Little's team) were up against Tammurf the other day. Do they look any good since he's taken over?
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on January 26, 2010, 12:01:08 AM
Next free Saturday we have, we should do it again. I'd be up for Lye next time.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on January 26, 2010, 10:15:22 AM
Quote from: "cdvillafan"


I noticed Gainsborough (Brian Little's team) were up against Tammurf the other day. Do they look any good since he's taken over?


Replay tonight at The Lamb.

Didn't go to the first game but I am reliably informed that Gainsborough were "shite".
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on January 26, 2010, 12:42:25 PM
Quote from: "dave.woodhall"
Next free Saturday we have, we should do it again. I'd be up for Lye next time.


Sounds good to me.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Pete on January 26, 2010, 01:07:30 PM
Quote from: "Dave Cooper"
Quote from: "cdvillafan"


I noticed Gainsborough (Brian Little's team) were up against Tammurf the other day. Do they look any good since he's taken over?


Replay tonight at The Lamb.

Didn't go to the first game but I am reliably informed that Gainsborough were "shite".


Looking at the league table, they are in the Conference North relegation zone. P23, W4, D6, L13. So, not too good.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on January 26, 2010, 05:07:32 PM
Quote from: "ADVILLAFAN"
Quote from: "dave.woodhall"
Next free Saturday we have, we should do it again. I'd be up for Lye next time.


Sounds good to me.


When's the next international week-end? That would be ideal.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on January 26, 2010, 05:41:34 PM
We're free on Feb 20th but there's not much choice - Pilkington again, Henley Forest (about a mile from the station) or maybe Stourbridge if you want something higher up the pyramid.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on January 26, 2010, 09:00:19 PM
Chelmsley Town? Only 10 minutes from Marston Green station.

Hang fire though, there will be a flurry of changes as obscure cup games are rescheduled.

If you are willing to lower yourselves to use a bus there's also Oldbury Athletic (at Halesowen so plenty of good ale options), Darlaston (fantastic slopey pitch) and WM Police.
Highgate isn't far from a station either, but it's shit!

Cadbury Reserves are at home, handy for the station but no beer!
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: PeterWithe on January 26, 2010, 10:00:48 PM
I've no real interest in non-league football but I do like beer so it's only fair to warn you that the beer at Chelmsley is crap, and expensive from what I remember.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on January 26, 2010, 11:10:50 PM
Chelmsley's a horrible ground though - a parks pitch with a rail around it and no facilities worth the name. If you can bear the bus ride Oldbury at Halesowen would be the best bet.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on January 27, 2010, 01:17:42 AM
Quote from: "dave.woodhall"
If you can bear the bus ride Oldbury at Halesowen would be the best bet.


The No.9 from Brum drops you right outside the Waggon and Horses.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Bungle on January 30, 2010, 10:10:51 PM
I may be interested in coming along to a fixture sometime (money and dates permitting).  I've not seen non league for a long time.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Nev on January 30, 2010, 10:22:50 PM
I went to Cradley Town today.

Tea in china cups served in the boardroom, "famous" faces in attendance due to other fixtures falling foul of the weather and the floodlights being switched on at the very last moment possible.

Wonderfull.

Oh yeah, the home side were thumped 0-4 by Causeway United.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on January 30, 2010, 10:30:33 PM
Quote from: "Nev"
I went to Cradley Town today.

Tea in china cups served in the boardroom, "famous" faces in attendance due to other fixtures falling foul of the weather and the floodlights being switched on at the very last moment possible.

Wonderfull.

Oh yeah, the home side were thumped 0-4 by Causeway United.


You got the floodlights switched on? Bloody luxury!
At Bilston we were peering through the gloom by quarter to five, the linesman on the stand side was openly admitting that he was just sticking his flag up at random for throw-ins toward the end.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on January 30, 2010, 10:35:21 PM
Cradley are the only club in the history of the Midland Alliance to have category A games, or rather Category A game - Stourbridge.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: PeterWithesShin on January 31, 2010, 03:27:24 AM
Quote from: "dave.woodhall"
Cradley are the only club in the history of the Midland Alliance to have category A games, or rather Category A game - Stourbridge.


A year or so before I stareted following Rovers, Stourbridge fans were apparently (I say apparently as I wasn't there, but was a decent source) lobbing acid bombs over a wall into the Rovers ground. So can't say i'm surprised.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: villa1 on January 31, 2010, 11:04:50 AM
From what I gather it always used to be fun when Stourbridge and Halesowen met too!
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: villa1 on January 31, 2010, 11:06:16 AM
Quote from: "dave.woodhall"
Next free Saturday we have, we should do it again. I'd be up for Lye next time.


make sure it's Lye and not Two Gates that are playing though!
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on January 31, 2010, 02:28:57 PM
Quote from: "Dave Cooper"
Chelmsley Town? Only 10 minutes from Marston Green station.

Hang fire though, there will be a flurry of changes as obscure cup games are rescheduled.

If you are willing to lower yourselves to use a bus there's also Oldbury Athletic (at Halesowen so plenty of good ale options), Darlaston (fantastic slopey pitch) and WM Police.
Highgate isn't far from a station either, but it's shit!

Cadbury Reserves are at home, handy for the station but no beer!


Don't fancy going to Quakerville or cheering on the polis. Am happy to go wherever most people want to go though. Quite fancy the slopy pitch, mind. Where is Darlaston though?
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on January 31, 2010, 04:39:47 PM
Quote from: "cdvillafan"


 Quite fancy the slopy pitch, mind. Where is Darlaston though?


There be dragons!

It's between West Brom and Wolverhampton, you'd need to get a bus. Fantastic old ground though.

Check the blue wall at the bottom of the stand for evidence of the slope.

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_fDMIk7sCH98/R8bw-64mvWI/AAAAAAAAALY/OL82Z1XvJe0/s320/Wednes2.jpg)
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on January 31, 2010, 06:31:31 PM
That looks good to me. I reckon we should go there.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on January 31, 2010, 08:06:37 PM
Quote from: "PeterWithesShin"
Quote from: "dave.woodhall"
Cradley are the only club in the history of the Midland Alliance to have category A games, or rather Category A game - Stourbridge.


A year or so before I stareted following Rovers, Stourbridge fans were apparently (I say apparently as I wasn't there, but was a decent source) lobbing acid bombs over a wall into the Rovers ground. So can't say i'm surprised.


It must have been a long, long time ago. In the 20-odd years since I've been watching them Stour supporters have been nothing but peaceable.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: OldUser on January 31, 2010, 09:28:20 PM
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
That looks good to me. I reckon we should go there.


That has to be the first time anyone has ever said that about the prospect of a trip to Darlo.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: exiled on the wirral! on January 31, 2010, 10:02:43 PM
Rushall Olympic is great for a piss up, 2 pubs next to the ground plus a cracking little club house and not a bad team!
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on February 01, 2010, 10:07:47 AM
Quote from: "exiled on the wirral!"
Rushall Olympic is great for a piss up, 2 pubs next to the ground plus a cracking little club house and not a bad team!


Not the easiest place to get to by public transport though.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: PeterWithesShin on February 01, 2010, 07:15:52 PM
Quote from: "dave.woodhall"
Quote from: "PeterWithesShin"
Quote from: "dave.woodhall"
Cradley are the only club in the history of the Midland Alliance to have category A games, or rather Category A game - Stourbridge.


A year or so before I stareted following Rovers, Stourbridge fans were apparently (I say apparently as I wasn't there, but was a decent source) lobbing acid bombs over a wall into the Rovers ground. So can't say i'm surprised.


It must have been a long, long time ago. In the 20-odd years since I've been watching them Stour supporters have been nothing but peaceable.


It was a depressingly long time ago that I went to my first Rovers match, around 1984. So the incident would have been 1-2 years before then.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: OldUser on February 01, 2010, 08:37:30 PM
Quote from: "Dave Cooper"
Quote from: "exiled on the wirral!"
Rushall Olympic is great for a piss up, 2 pubs next to the ground plus a cracking little club house and not a bad team!


Not the easiest place to get to by public transport though.


Piece of piss! Loads of buses to Aldridge, off at the White House, 5 minute walk. Ditto buses from Walsall to Brownhills/Cannock/Lichfield, off at McDonalds, 5 minute walk. Or you could get a bus to Rushall, of course! ;)
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on February 01, 2010, 09:04:27 PM
Quote from: "PeterWithesShin"
Quote from: "dave.woodhall"
Quote from: "PeterWithesShin"
Quote from: "dave.woodhall"
Cradley are the only club in the history of the Midland Alliance to have category A games, or rather Category A game - Stourbridge.


A year or so before I stareted following Rovers, Stourbridge fans were apparently (I say apparently as I wasn't there, but was a decent source) lobbing acid bombs over a wall into the Rovers ground. So can't say i'm surprised.


It must have been a long, long time ago. In the 20-odd years since I've been watching them Stour supporters have been nothing but peaceable.


It was a depressingly long time ago that I went to my first Rovers match, around 1984. So the incident would have been 1-2 years before then.



Even so it's difficult to believe and I've certainly never heard anyone talk about it.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Bungle on February 01, 2010, 09:04:37 PM
Talking of easy access, I don't know where the ground is in Darlo; but Darlaston is not very easy to get to from Brum.  I am guessing that the easiest would be Metro or train to Wolves then the 79 bus.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on February 01, 2010, 09:58:42 PM
Quote from: "Bungle"
Talking of easy access, I don't know where the ground is in Darlo; but Darlaston is not very easy to get to from Brum.  I am guessing that the easiest would be Metro or train to Wolves then the 79 bus.


Metro to Bilston, get waylaid by The Olde White Rose and 79 from there to Darlo Asda, five minute walk from there.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: PeterWithesShin on February 02, 2010, 01:04:57 AM
Quote from: "dave.woodhall"
Quote from: "PeterWithesShin"
Quote from: "dave.woodhall"
Quote from: "PeterWithesShin"
Quote from: "dave.woodhall"
Cradley are the only club in the history of the Midland Alliance to have category A games, or rather Category A game - Stourbridge.


A year or so before I stareted following Rovers, Stourbridge fans were apparently (I say apparently as I wasn't there, but was a decent source) lobbing acid bombs over a wall into the Rovers ground. So can't say i'm surprised.


It must have been a long, long time ago. In the 20-odd years since I've been watching them Stour supporters have been nothing but peaceable.


It was a depressingly long time ago that I went to my first Rovers match, around 1984. So the incident would have been 1-2 years before then.



Even so it's difficult to believe and I've certainly never heard anyone talk about it.


As I said Dave, I wasn't there so can't swear to it being true, however I heard it from a few different people none of whom ever gave me a reason to think it was anything but true as they weren't prone to bullshitting.

I also remember around 85/86 Rovers were due to play Stourbridge at home and there was a number of local "hoolies" planning to go to the game and they were carrying and they only ever turned up if there was a reason to. The reasons usually being revenge or when playing Redditch. The match was actually called off IIRC, and for the life of me I can't remember anything about it when it was played.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Bungle on February 04, 2010, 08:34:45 PM
Hi, I don't know if you folks are aware of what is going on at Bromsgrove. But I will explain briefly:

The club has been running in administration, there were two parties interested in buying up the rights of ownership. One individual named Mike Ward and a supporters group going under the banner of "Bromsgrove Sporting".  

Mike Ward has won the competition and there is speculation that the old Chairman Tom Herbert may be involved in some form or other.

Any way on to the reason for this post Bromsgrove Sporting are intending setting up a team to compete in the league next season.  They are holding a public meeting about it on Friday next week (12th February at 8.00 pm.  The venue is The Lickey End Working Mens Club.  Doors Open @ 7pm.
   
More details can be found here: http://www.bromsgroverovers.org.uk/

Hope to see some of you there.

Thanks.



T
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: PeterWithesShin on February 04, 2010, 09:39:48 PM
Really saddens me how Rovers have dropped since I was going to watch them regular. Wonder what Chris Hanks and Malcolm Dunkley are doing these days, get them two back up front!
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Bungle on February 04, 2010, 10:12:34 PM
Same here, when I first saw them they were in the confernce with Bobby Hope as manager. Unfortunately from what I have read that was the beginning of the problems.  I seem to remember stories of them dipping in to the pot put aside for the Taxman to fund the team.  But not sure if that the case.  From there it has been a one way slide.

Apparently Tom Herbert had enquiries about selling his shares after quitting. He replied no as he still wanted a say in the club.  Then Mike Ward (Mr mysterious),  won't confirm whereabouts he lives, or the names of his associates.  

Hence the rumours of Herbert coming back.

BTW what is it with troublesome HERBERTS?  They seem to get everywhere.  *smiley thing*
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: PeterWithesShin on February 04, 2010, 10:24:04 PM
Quote from: "Bungle"
Same here, when I first saw them they were in the confernce with Bobby Hope as manager. Unfortunately from what I have read that was the beginning of the problems.  I seem to remember stories of them dipping in to the pot put aside for the Taxman to fund the team.  But not sure if that the case.  From there it has been a one way slide.

Apparently Tom Herbert had enquiries about selling his shares after quitting. He replied no as he still wanted a say in the club.  Then Mike Ward (Mr mysterious),  won't confirm whereabouts he lives, or the names of his associates.  

Hence the rumours of Herbert coming back.

BTW what is it with troublesome HERBERTS?  They seem to get everywhere.  *smiley thing*


The Conference season was the last I went with anything like regularity. My era was about 84-Conference. Halcyon days for the club in hindsight.

Blame me, I was a good luck charm for them and as soon as I stopped going they have dropped like a stone.

I should really keep up more with what goes on there, but just never seem to have the time or get round to it. Fingers crossed they get themselves sorted again.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on February 04, 2010, 11:24:17 PM
Quote from: "PeterWithesShin"


The Conference season was the last I went with anything like regularity.


Gloryhunter.

Bungle, is the merger with Redditch dead in the water now then?
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: PeterWithesShin on February 04, 2010, 11:45:58 PM
Quote from: "Dave Cooper"
Quote from: "PeterWithesShin"


The Conference season was the last I went with anything like regularity.


Gloryhunter.

Bungle, is the merger with Redditch dead in the water now then?


How is starting to go less during their most succesful league season gloryhunting? <winky>

The Cow Shed.

Mooooooooo.

Oh happy days.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Bungle on February 05, 2010, 07:22:36 AM
Quote from: "Dave Cooper"
Quote from: "PeterWithesShin"


The Conference season was the last I went with anything like regularity.


Gloryhunter.

Bungle, is the merger with Redditch dead in the water now then?


As far as I know Dave it didn't really get much further than a rumour.  Their board provided the capital necessary to save them within the tim-frame.

BS maybe doing a ground-share with them, from what I have picked there seem to be 3 alternatives regarding groounds

1) Victoria Ground.  The current lease expires in August and it seems that  the council are not fans of the new owners; as they voted against the settlement plan that was offered.

2) Sharing at Lye Meadow.  I am not in favour of this as there is no public transport from Alvechurch after 8pm.  I have pointed this out to the organisers, although I have not say in the matter.

2) Ground sharing at Redditch My favoured option if VG is not available.  As the transport links are better than Alvechurch (there are trains back to Birmingham untill fairly late.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: PeterWithesShin on February 05, 2010, 04:11:50 PM
I can't imagine Rovers not playing at the Vic, I remember in the mid 80s sneaking in through a hole in the fence behind the seats. It was like a military operation us sneaking up the driveway of the vets (which led to the fence with the hole). All to save 60p admission fee, I think it was.

I'm sure it was 100 years ago this year that Rovers first started using the Vic.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on February 05, 2010, 04:15:22 PM
Quote from: "PeterWithesShin"
I can't imagine Rovers not playing at the Vic, I remember in the mid 80s sneaking in through a hole in the fence behind the seats. It was like a military operation us sneaking up the driveway of the vets (which led to the fence with the hole). All to save 60p admission fee, I think it was.



When Stour played Walsall they were doing a quick tour of the ground to make sure there was nowhere anyone could sneak in without a ticket and came across a well-disguised hole in the fence that had been used for years.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: PeterWithesShin on February 05, 2010, 06:25:11 PM
Sometimes the sheer innocence of non league football is a pleasure, if that makes sense.

The hole in the fence at Rovers was there at least a year, some of us paid in, those that didn't have the money used the hole. Not sure how the club never worked before that why groups of kids kept appearing from behind the seated stand. And I often wonder if anyone in the vets ever wondered why groups of kids were so interested in their car park.

It's also weird the things you suddenly remember as you think back, I remember there used to be occasional charity matches at the Vic. "Stars" of soaps etc (I def remember Ian Beale and that Kevin bloke from Corrie playing there) always played on a Sunday and in those days you couldn't pay to go into a game on a Sunday. Admission by programme only, those were the days.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on February 05, 2010, 07:10:12 PM
Can't be arsed with Sours tomorrow, debating now the joys of Henley Forest or maybe the train to Stour and a Bathams tour before.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: NatP on February 06, 2010, 01:30:17 PM
Quote from: "PeterWithesShin"
I'm sure it was 100 years ago this year that Rovers first started using the Vic.


It is, Bromsgrove Rovers Supporters Society have produced a book to mark the occasion which is due soon.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: sali,salifou on February 06, 2010, 08:55:51 PM
Kingstonian continue their mighty march to the conference south. (possibly)
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: PeterWithesShin on February 07, 2010, 04:15:58 AM
Quote from: "NatP"
Quote from: "PeterWithesShin"
I'm sure it was 100 years ago this year that Rovers first started using the Vic.


It is, Bromsgrove Rovers Supporters Society have produced a book to mark the occasion which is due soon.


Any info on it, or a link please?
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Bungle on February 07, 2010, 12:39:18 PM
PW's Shin

You will have to hope that no-one connected with the current BRFC regime has had any input in putting it together.  The spelling in recent communications has bee horrendous.  Apparently when Mike Ward (the new owner) registered his new company the name he gave was Bromsgove Rovers.

The official website is the poorest one I have ever seen, there is not even a fixture list on there.  I would suggest that you make enquiries through the forum on this site.  You will probably get more sense there than at the club, who seem very reluctant to communicate with people.

http://www.bromsgroverovers.org.uk/
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on February 07, 2010, 12:51:34 PM
Quote from: "Bungle"
PW's Shin

 The spelling in recent communications has bee horrendous.  


*Thumbs-up emoticon*
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Mike Jeffries on February 07, 2010, 01:02:00 PM
Two 5-1 wins on the bounce for AFC Telford (Yes the first one was against the bottom team in conference North granted), what have they put in the water at the Bucks Head?
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on February 07, 2010, 01:10:24 PM
Nice to see some Midlands teams doing well. Good win for Tammurf yesterday too.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on February 07, 2010, 01:11:48 PM
Tamworth beat the league leaders.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on February 07, 2010, 01:13:20 PM
Still a sneaky chance of the play-offs Dave?
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Mike Jeffries on February 07, 2010, 01:15:18 PM
Quote from: "Dave Cooper"
Tamworth beat the league leaders.


I did think of you with a smile on your face and pint in hand when I saw that.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on February 07, 2010, 01:22:54 PM
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
Still a sneaky chance of the play-offs Dave?


Can't see it. Just like the Villa, we can beat Satanage and Oxford one week and lose to Eastbourne or Hayes & Yeading the next, also just like Villa our defence is superb but we need a goalscorer, we did pick one up from the mighty Shepshed Dynamo but he'll need time to adjust to the step up.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on February 07, 2010, 01:27:11 PM
In fairness Hayes and Yeading are two teams so it's no disgrace losing to them.

Could Tammurf not have poached Stefan Moore to solve their goalscoring problems, is he still banging them in for the Yeltz?
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on February 07, 2010, 01:46:26 PM
Quote from: "cdvillafan"


Could Tammurf not have poached Stefan Moore to solve their goalscoring problems, is he still banging them in for the Yeltz?


We can't afford his wages! Honest.
I have no idea how the apparently destitute Halesowen are paying Stefan Moore.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: NatP on February 07, 2010, 07:11:39 PM
Quote from: "PeterWithesShin"
Quote from: "NatP"
Quote from: "PeterWithesShin"
I'm sure it was 100 years ago this year that Rovers first started using the Vic.


It is, Bromsgrove Rovers Supporters Society have produced a book to mark the occasion which is due soon.


Any info on it, or a link please?


It was mentioned in the Bromsgrove Advertiser last week, and is also on the Advertiser website:

Quote
As many of you may be aware Charlie Rudge (the vice-chairman) has almost finished his book – a social history to celebrate 100 years since the Rovers moved from Wells Lane to the Victoria Ground.

It will also be their 125th anniversary since they were founded in 1885.

If anyone is interested in purchasing a book you can telephone Pete O’Connell, the chairman, on 01527 879601 or make an inquiry through our website at www.brss.org.uk
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on February 13, 2010, 12:46:06 PM
Anyone going anywhere this afternoon? I can't decide between Hampton in the Midland Com or comfy chair in front of the fire.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Nev on February 13, 2010, 09:25:47 PM
Didn't make a game today but Stefan Moore scored twice as The Yeltz beat Truro 3-2 and the Glassboys drew 2-2 at Swindon Supermarine (boy).

I will be at the War Memorial on Tuesday for the BCS QF, the visit of Sutton Coldfield Town.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Nev on February 13, 2010, 09:27:06 PM
BCS standing for the Birmingham Cup D'Senior of course.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on February 13, 2010, 09:33:31 PM
Quote from: "dave.woodhall"
Anyone going anywhere this afternoon? I can't decide between Hampton in the Midland Com or comfy chair in front of the fire.


Hampton it was, 5-0 with a crowd of 19.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on February 14, 2010, 08:07:21 AM
Quote from: "Nev"


I will be at the War Memorial on Tuesday for the BCS QF, the visit of Sutton Coldfield Town.


Woodhall - you free on Tuesday?
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: VillaZogmariner on February 15, 2010, 12:47:22 AM
When has Dave ever been free!?
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on February 15, 2010, 03:59:27 PM
Quote from: "Dave Cooper"
Quote from: "Nev"


I will be at the War Memorial on Tuesday for the BCS QF, the visit of Sutton Coldfield Town.


Woodhall - you free on Tuesday?


'Fraid not.

Who's for a game on Saturday?
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on February 15, 2010, 04:01:09 PM
I wouldn't mind going to a game - not sure if my brother has any plans though.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on February 15, 2010, 10:28:25 PM
Can probably go if it's somewhere cheap, or if the previous poster fancies lending me some money till pay day ;-)
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on February 16, 2010, 10:15:08 AM
I'm working Saturday, can't get out of it either, sory.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on February 17, 2010, 10:24:14 AM
Last night:

Warley Development 4-1 Bilston Town

Attendance of around 25.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on February 17, 2010, 10:58:34 AM
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
Can probably go if it's somewhere cheap, or if the previous poster fancies lending me some money till pay day ;-)


The previous poster agrees
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Mike Jeffries on March 19, 2010, 10:32:01 PM
Just noticed that Andy Blair's son Matt Blair has moved from Redditch to AFC Telford.

Any other former players offspring ended up in football boots at any level, that we know of?

Oh and by the way the Telford website heralded this news with the headline "We've got Brown (Andy - top scorer this season) now Blair joins" or someting equally lousy, but kinda good because it's so bad.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on March 19, 2010, 11:15:33 PM
Quote from: "Mike Jeffries"
Just noticed that Andy Blair's son Matt Blair has moved from Redditch to AFC Telford.

Any other former players offspring ended up in football boots at any level, that we know of?

Oh and by the way the Telford website heralded this news with the headline "We've got Brown (Andy - top scorer this season) now Blair joins" or someting equally lousy, but kinda good because it's so bad.


Peter Withe's lad started at the Albion, bettered himself and became manager of Knowle.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: PeterWithe on March 20, 2010, 10:02:40 AM
Quote from: "Mike Jeffries"
Any other former players offspring ended up in football boots at any level, that we know of?


I used to play with Andy Gray's son and Sid Cowans brother, does that count?
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Mike Jeffries on March 21, 2010, 07:27:18 AM
Quote from: "PeterWithe"
Quote from: "Mike Jeffries"
Any other former players offspring ended up in football boots at any level, that we know of?


I used to play with Andy Gray's son and Sid Cowans brother, does that count?


Yeah why not? It's certainly a better claim than I can make.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on March 21, 2010, 12:00:53 PM
Quote from: "Mike Jeffries"


Any other former players offspring ended up in football boots at any level, that we know of?



Gabby's brother Charisma (yes, Charisma) plays for Castle Vale JKS.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: PeterWithe on March 21, 2010, 01:36:48 PM
Quote from: "Mike Jeffries"
Quote from: "PeterWithe"
Quote from: "Mike Jeffries"
Any other former players offspring ended up in football boots at any level, that we know of?


I used to play with Andy Gray's son and Sid Cowans brother, does that count?


Yeah why not? It's certainly a better claim than I can make.


Not much of a claim, we were all pretty hopeless.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Bent Neilsens Screamer on March 23, 2010, 03:22:11 PM
Quote from: "PeterWithe"
Quote from: "Mike Jeffries"
Quote from: "PeterWithe"
Quote from: "Mike Jeffries"
Any other former players offspring ended up in football boots at any level, that we know of?


I used to play with Andy Gray's son and Sid Cowans brother, does that count?


Yeah why not? It's certainly a better claim than I can make.


Not much of a claim, we were all pretty hopeless.


You're forgetting my cup final winning wonder goal as a starry eyed 15 year old I take it?
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: SoccerHQ on March 23, 2010, 07:45:09 PM
Just noticed Tamworth v Luton is on Sunday 11th I think, might pop to that one.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on March 23, 2010, 09:02:12 PM
Quote from: "SoccerHQ"
Just noticed Tamworth v Luton is on Sunday 11th I think, might pop to that one.


It's all-ticket (honest!), so get there before 2:30 and purchase one in the club shop (outside the home entrance) otherwise you won't get in. Or I could get you a ticket I suppose.

All-ticket because we can only fit 888 Luton fans in the away end.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: NatP on April 02, 2010, 08:38:54 PM
Stourport Swifts v Bromsgrove for me tomorrow. Hopefully anyway, their midweek game was off due to the rain.

Getting my priorities right, can anyone recommend a pub?
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on April 02, 2010, 11:22:24 PM
Quote from: "NatP"
Stourport Swifts v Bromsgrove for me tomorrow. Hopefully anyway, their midweek game was off due to the rain.

Getting my priorities right, can anyone recommend a pub?


Depends what you want from a pub.

I doubt you'll get a "Great pub, full of Bromsgrove.", but do you like sport on the TV? Real ale? Pool tables? Loud music?

Personally, as a bit of an ale fan I'd recommend The Bird In Hand down on the canal or The Holly Bush which is just up from the river.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on April 02, 2010, 11:45:32 PM
You can get a free massage at Stour tomorrow.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on April 02, 2010, 11:47:48 PM
Quote from: "dave.woodhall"
You can get a free massage at Stour tomorrow.


If only Tamuff's game weren't so crucial.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: sali,salifou on April 03, 2010, 10:22:39 AM
Off to see Kingstonian Vs Sutton later. local derby, second Vs third, should be a cracker
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: NatP on April 03, 2010, 12:00:10 PM
Quote from: "Dave Cooper"
Quote from: "NatP"
Stourport Swifts v Bromsgrove for me tomorrow. Hopefully anyway, their midweek game was off due to the rain.

Getting my priorities right, can anyone recommend a pub?


Depends what you want from a pub.

I doubt you'll get a "Great pub, full of Bromsgrove.", but do you like sport on the TV? Real ale? Pool tables? Loud music?

Personally, as a bit of an ale fan I'd recommend The Bird In Hand down on the canal or The Holly Bush which is just up from the river.


Thanks Dave. Sport on tv and/or real ale will be perfect so I'll try and find one of those.

Not expecting a large away following give the problems at the club this season. That said, is probably the closest away game so may get a few travelling.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: sali,salifou on April 03, 2010, 10:07:45 PM
2-1 Kingstonian, last minute winner for the second week in a row and awards for both miss and comedy own goal of the season. Lovely stuff
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on April 03, 2010, 10:13:08 PM
Tamworth were rubbish today but won 3-0.
We are staying up, said we are staying up.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on April 03, 2010, 10:27:54 PM
Stour beat Leamington 2-1 and are seventh.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: NatP on April 04, 2010, 12:50:59 AM
Stourport 5 Bromsgrove 1

7-1 and 5-1 defeats for my two teams in back to back games :(  

Cold and wet, I have never been that cold at a game in April before!

Town and pubs very nice, would go again if Bromsgrove still exist next season.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on April 04, 2010, 10:49:23 AM
Bromsgrove have all but gone haven't they?

I was speaking to someone a couple of weeks ago that was part of 'Sporting Bromsgrove' who hope to form a new club to take over once the inevitable happens, trouble is they don't have a ground at the moment apparently.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: NatP on April 04, 2010, 03:47:28 PM
Sporting were going for the lease of the Victoria Ground (Rovers home) but I gather they are not persuing this as the deadline for registering a ground with the FA is before the local council will confirm if they have been successful with the application.

I think it is critical that Sporting play home games in the town but that is now looking unlikely.

Rovers shouldn't get relegated. The two teams below are well adrift. They may still be placed two divisons lower for being in administration. Seems you can only get away with these things in Portsmouth!

The heady days of 1993 seem a long way off!
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on April 04, 2010, 03:58:37 PM
Quote from: "NatP"
Sporting were going for the lease of the Victoria Ground (Rovers home) but I gather they are not persuing this as the deadline for registering a ground with the FA is before the local council will confirm if they have been successful with the application.

I think it is critical that Sporting play home games in the town but that is now looking unlikely.

Rovers shouldn't get relegated. The two teams below are well adrift. They may still be placed two divisons lower for being in administration. Seems you can only get away with these things in Portsmouth!

The heady days of 1993 seem a long way off!


You don't get relegated for going into administration as Portsmouth have. If a club ceases to exist and a new AFC-style set-up starts it has to be two levels lower than the old club while a breakaway can begin wherever they're allowed. In this case either way it looked like the WML or Midland Comb for Bromsgrove next season.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: exiled on the wirral! on April 04, 2010, 04:38:34 PM
I cant believe such another famous old non-league club like Bromsgrove are going bust, why are so many going under, it cant be just the reccesion, they have survived them before.Its very sad how so many are dissapearing off the football map.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on April 04, 2010, 05:19:22 PM
Quote from: "exiled on the wirral!"
I cant believe such another famous old non-league club like Bromsgrove are going bust, why are so many going under, it cant be just the reccesion, they have survived them before.Its very sad how so many are dissapearing off the football map.


A combination of many things - the amount of live matches on TV, the obsession with the Premier League which means everyone 'has' to support a big team, the Lottery making it harder for clubs to run their own fundraisers, changing social habits reducing bar takings.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on April 04, 2010, 05:28:05 PM
It might be the fact that the Premier/Football League are now so expensive. Supporters can't afford to support two teams now.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on April 04, 2010, 05:39:41 PM
On a purely selfish basis I was hoping the high prices in The Premier League would drive a few of the locals to watch Tamworth, but it's not happening, even if we stay up this season we can't survive in The Conference on gates of 800.

It seems that those who have stopped watching the "big" clubs have stopped going to football altogether in the main.

The average age of a non-league football fan is rising alarmingly, there are very few "new" fans going to games, too many other distractions I suppose.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on April 04, 2010, 10:46:08 PM
Quote from: "Dave Cooper"

It seems that those who have stopped watching the "big" clubs have stopped going to football altogether in the main.



A survey was once done about what happened to Third Lanark supporters after their team went out of business. A few started supporting smaller clubs such as Hamilton or Clyde, some watched non-league but most just packed in altogether.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: SoccerHQ on April 04, 2010, 11:37:00 PM
Quote from: "Dave Cooper"
On a purely selfish basis I was hoping the high prices in The Premier League would drive a few of the locals to watch Tamworth, but it's not happening, even if we stay up this season we can't survive in The Conference on gates of 800.

It seems that those who have stopped watching the "big" clubs have stopped going to football altogether in the main.

The average age of a non-league football fan is rising alarmingly, there are very few "new" fans going to games, too many other distractions I suppose.


What were Tamworth getting last time they were up in the conference last time they were up? Just over 1k? Not sure if that's par given Walsall only get just over 3k for their games in league one nowadays.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on April 05, 2010, 02:02:18 AM
Quote from: "SoccerHQ"


What were Tamworth getting last time they were up in the conference last time they were up? Just over 1k? Not sure if that's par given Walsall only get just over 3k for their games in league one nowadays.


We averaged close to 1500.

The problem is the home support, last time we were in the Conference we could rely on about 900 home fans turning up every match, and without any real away fans we got an average of over 800 per game in Conf North.

Oxford were only allowed 880 tickets a couple of weeks ago, they still easily outnumbered the home support, it will be the same against Luton on Saturday.

Tamworth has a population of something like 80,000, 99.9% of them don't care about their local team.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on April 05, 2010, 03:10:30 PM
Quote from: "dave.woodhall"
Quote from: "Dave Cooper"

It seems that those who have stopped watching the "big" clubs have stopped going to football altogether in the main.



A survey was once done about what happened to Third Lanark supporters after their team went out of business. A few started supporting smaller clubs such as Hamilton or Clyde, some watched non-league but most just packed in altogether.


Small teams? Clyde? How dare you
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: PeterWithe on April 05, 2010, 04:10:45 PM
Quote from: "Dave Cooper"
On a purely selfish basis I was hoping the high prices in The Premier League would drive a few of the locals to watch Tamworth


How much is it to watch Tamworth?
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on April 05, 2010, 04:42:05 PM
I think Halesowen is £8, not sure about Tamworth.

Decent game today, 4-2 up against Forest Green Rovers with 10 minutes to go. Wonder if Dave is at the game.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on April 05, 2010, 05:54:33 PM
Quote from: "PeterWithe"
Quote from: "Dave Cooper"
On a purely selfish basis I was hoping the high prices in The Premier League would drive a few of the locals to watch Tamworth


How much is it to watch Tamworth?


Twelve quid, which is joint cheapest in the league but far too much for fifth divison football. At Luton and Kettering we have had to pay eighteen pounds.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on April 05, 2010, 05:56:06 PM
Quote from: "ADVILLAFAN"


Decent game today, 4-2 up against Forest Green Rovers with 10 minutes to go. Wonder if Dave is at the game.


Not today, had to do some errands in the morning so wouldn't have made it.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on April 05, 2010, 08:58:32 PM
Went to Henley Forest 2 Leamington 3 (0-3 at half time) which featured a very impressive 21 man fight with both benches involved and Blackwood 6 Chelmsley reserves 1.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Bungle on April 05, 2010, 10:02:35 PM
The situation at Bromsgrove is that the deadline for submitting bids on the Victoria Ground has been extended.  Sporting have withdrawn their bid with the intention of taking advantage of the extra time fine tuning it.  Also probably getting an update on league deadlines.

There is talk of the ex-chairman Tom Herbert still being in the mix, but nothing has been established yet.

In the programme last week Mike Ward (the current owner*), was talking about Bromsgove compiling plans for next season.

*The query is because the administrators are still involved despite having sold things to him.

But according to public opinion that maybe optomistic as many folks think that the club is just drifting along to fulfill the season.  As you have probably read elsewhere John Snape and his assistant were sacked and replaced by Steve Daniels and Shaun Cunnington, the latter has since departed.  Each match the team has new players;  (over 60 used this season so far with 5 more fixtures remaing.

If BRFC are to play next season they first of all face a tough task, in convincing the Council that they should be awarded another lease.  This after apparently defaulting on the payments  for the current one.

Then of course they have to get a competitive team together; the last time they won was against Marlow under John Snape.

Something else to add into the mix: although apparently he has made assurances that he would no longer be involved after his withdrawal earlier in the season the ghost of Tom Herbert is still hovering.  He has been observed both at the Victoria Ground and at away matches.

So overall things do not look good for Rovers, but Sporting are still making plans for next seasons launch.

Interesting times lie ahead.

Up to date info and speculation can be found here:
http://www.bromsgroverovers.org.uk/forum/index.php
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on April 05, 2010, 10:19:53 PM
Quote from: "Bungle"
As you have probably read elsewhere John Snape and his assistant were sacked and replaced by Steve Daniels....


You're doomed.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Bungle on April 05, 2010, 10:45:22 PM
That is what many of us think Dave, the Bromsgrove football forum is almost entirely anti Ward/Herbert and has very little faith in the current regime.  What doesn't help matters is that Mike (private & confidential) Ward seems to have along record of being involved in failed companies.

There may actually not be any relegation from that division this year as Rothwell Town are in a worse situation than Bromsgrove.  They have more pressing debts which have to be paid within a couple of weeks.   Their solution has been to abandon the first team and promote the Yoof.  It seems that they will either fold or combine with their local rivals Corinthians.  (Imagine the fall out if that was suggested with us and SHA)?

So it looks as though the final match of the season (coincidentallly) Rothwell v Bromsgove (the new owner mis-spelt the name on the application to register the new company)  may be a wake for both parties.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on April 05, 2010, 10:51:20 PM
Quote from: "Bungle"
That is what many of us think Dave, the Bromsgrove football forum is almost entirely anti Ward/Herbert and has very little faith in the current regime.  What doesn't help matters is that Mike (private & confidential) Ward seems to have along record of being involved in failed companies.

There may actually not be any relegation from that division this year as Rothwell Town are in a worse situation than Bromsgrove.  They have more pressing debts which have to be paid within a couple of weeks.   Their solution has been to abandon the first team and promote the Yoof.  It seems that they will either fold or combine with their local rivals Corinthians.  (Imagine the fall out if that was suggested with us and SHA)?

So it looks as though the final match of the season (coincidentallly) Rothwell v Bromsgove (the new owner mis-spelt the name on the application to register the new company)  may be a wake for both parties.


Best of luck, and with Daniels involved you'll need it.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: NatP on April 08, 2010, 08:12:04 PM
For those who were interested in the Bromsgrove Rovers / Victoria Ground book, more details are now on the Supporters Society website.

Bit steep at £35, but only 100 copies so not much time to mull it over... will look good next to Villa Park 100 Years!

www.brss.org.uk
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave on May 09, 2010, 10:27:38 PM
Bath City promoted to the Conference today.

So well done them.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on May 10, 2010, 07:17:21 AM
Quote from: "Dave"
Bath City promoted to the Conference today.

So well done them.


I'm happy with that, always a good day out down there.
Decent set of fans too, at their best when being goaded with "Team Bath" chants but that's no longer applicable of course.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: VillaZogmariner on May 11, 2010, 01:55:49 AM
Over the weekend I was treated to Sydney Olympic v Marconi Someoneorother in the NSW Premier League. (It's around Conference standard).

Unsure who I would "support" for the game, my mind was made up by Olympic having some "Ultras" with a drum, and also the need to play music when they scored. (That and they played in Blue/White stripes).

Well Olympic were winning 2-0 at half time, but a crazy 5 minute period in the second half saw them turn that around to 3-2 down. (This included 2 penalties and a sending off for the keeper).

Attendance was around 500
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on May 11, 2010, 09:59:08 AM
If anyone is missing football and at a loose end, the Midland Alliance League Cup final is on at The Bescot tonight at 7:30.

Coventry Sphinx v Westfields
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Mike Jeffries on May 27, 2010, 08:51:59 PM
Any informed (or not actually) thoughts, about Andy Sinton getting the managers gig at AFC Telford? Obviously remember him as a player, but other than being at Fleet up till now, I know literally nothing about his management abilities.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on May 27, 2010, 11:11:39 PM
Cheating, diving bastard is how I remember him. Shame as I like to see Midlands teams do well but will now be forced to hope the Bucks lose.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on May 28, 2010, 09:29:44 AM
Quote from: "Mike Jeffries"
Any informed (or not actually) thoughts, about Andy Sinton getting the managers gig at AFC Telford? Obviously remember him as a player, but other than being at Fleet up till now, I know literally nothing about his management abilities.


Strange one, I would have thought Telford would have gone for someone with experience at Conf North level or above, they must be desperate to get out of that division by now.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Mike Jeffries on May 28, 2010, 09:36:51 AM
Quote from: "Dave Cooper"
Quote from: "Mike Jeffries"
Any informed (or not actually) thoughts, about Andy Sinton getting the managers gig at AFC Telford? Obviously remember him as a player, but other than being at Fleet up till now, I know literally nothing about his management abilities.


Strange one, I would have thought Telford would have gone for someone with experience at Conf North level or above, they must be desperate to get out of that division by now.


On the face of it yeah, that's pretty much what I thought Dave.

Lee Carter the chairmen has stated before that he'd step down once they made it back into Conference Prem as he would have done the job asked of him basically, so I think there is a general desperation to get back to that level (he does seem a nice bloke by the way, though a lot of that is based on the highly scientific - he lives on the estate I grew up on and was very good to talk to in the club bar, after the last Telford game I went to, which is er, four seasons back I think).
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on May 28, 2010, 10:24:51 AM
You'd think with the population of Telford, they should have a league side.

I assume that most people in the town have moved there though and already support somebody else.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on May 28, 2010, 11:07:18 AM
Quote from: "ADVILLAFAN"
You'd think with the population of Telford, they should have a league side.

I assume that most people in the town have moved there though and already support somebody else.


They might have had one by now if Andrew Shaw hadn't tied up the previous Telford club's finances into his own company, when that went bust so did Telford!
The ground is good enough, the gates are still healthy despite the club fucking up every attempt they have to get promoted and they have a lovely real ale pub just up the road (the delightfully named Cock Inn).
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Mike Jeffries on May 28, 2010, 03:30:00 PM
Quote from: "Dave Cooper"
Quote from: "ADVILLAFAN"
You'd think with the population of Telford, they should have a league side.

I assume that most people in the town have moved there though and already support somebody else.


They might have had one by now if Andrew Shaw hadn't tied up the previous Telford club's finances into his own company, when that went bust so did Telford!
The ground is good enough, the gates are still healthy despite the club fucking up every attempt they have to get promoted and they have a lovely real ale pub just up the road (the delightfully named Cock Inn).


Yeah all true, and yes AD a lot of folks did move there supporting someone else already (our mom & dad for a start).  But we are on to grand children of the son's and daughters of those folks by now and as I was growing up there, loads of us at least went to the Bucks Head a few times a season and it has to be better than watching Wolves!
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cheltenhamlion on May 28, 2010, 04:45:24 PM
We will have to arrange a non league day out in the early part of next season. We could do a pre season friendly as well I suppose.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on May 28, 2010, 05:23:47 PM
Quote from: "cheltenhamlion"
We will have to arrange a non league day out in the early part of next season. We could do a pre season friendly as well I suppose.


Saturday 24th July - Boldmere St michaels v Stourbridge.

Easy walk from Chester Road station, decent clubhouse, nice ground and the Stourbridge nutters will be out in force.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Mike Jeffries on May 29, 2010, 11:43:50 AM
Quote from: "Dave Cooper"
Quote from: "cheltenhamlion"
We will have to arrange a non league day out in the early part of next season. We could do a pre season friendly as well I suppose.


Saturday 24th July - Boldmere St michaels v Stourbridge.

Easy walk from Chester Road station, decent clubhouse, nice ground and the Stourbridge nutters will be out in force.


You mean there are some others apart from the ones on here?
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: VillaZogmariner on May 29, 2010, 12:00:54 PM
I'm being treated to a game tomorrow (can't remember who is playing, but it's at Seymour Shore) where they have a clubhouse on site.

AV1874, of this parish, introduced me this afternoon to the manager of said bar, and told him I am touring Australia watching non-league football and writing blogs about how good the bars are. He was also told that the more free booze I got, the better the blog!
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Mike Jeffries on May 29, 2010, 12:03:45 PM
Quote from: "VillaSubmariner"
I'm being treated to a game tomorrow (can't remember who is playing, but it's at Seymour Shore) where they have a clubhouse on site.

AV1874, of this parish, introduced me this afternoon to the manager of said bar, and told him I am touring Australia watching non-league football and writing blogs about how good the bars are. He was also told that the more free booze I got, the better the blog!


We're all doomed!
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: VillaZogmariner on May 29, 2010, 12:07:39 PM
As I've mentioned before -

Half Man Half Biscuit
Non League Football
Real Ale

I am slowly turning into Dave Cooper!
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Mike Jeffries on May 29, 2010, 12:18:36 PM
Quote from: "VillaSubmariner"
As I've mentioned before -

Half Man Half Biscuit
Non League Football
Real Ale

I am slowly turning into Dave Cooper!


You're Dave's reflection on the upside down bit of the world.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on May 29, 2010, 01:05:33 PM
Quote from: "Mike Jeffries"
Quote from: "Dave Cooper"
Quote from: "cheltenhamlion"
We will have to arrange a non league day out in the early part of next season. We could do a pre season friendly as well I suppose.


Saturday 24th July - Boldmere St michaels v Stourbridge.

Easy walk from Chester Road station, decent clubhouse, nice ground and the Stourbridge nutters will be out in force.


You mean there are some others apart from the ones on here?


You haven't seen nutters until you set eyes on the Stour faithful, merely explaining them on here would never suffice, you have to see them in the flesh to truly appreciate them.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: VillaZogmariner on May 30, 2010, 09:08:08 AM
Sutherland Sharks (Aus) v Easy Coast Bays (NZ) in the final of the Manchester United Cup. The prize for the winners - taking part in the tournament in Manchester later this year, as part of an U15 World Club Cup.

The Sharks won 3-0, and deserved it overall. However they were helped by some bias from the referee. They will now fly over to Manchester at some point for the finals of the tournament (Man Utd & Newcastle are the English representatives for it).

As for the "Bar", they opened it for a whole 5 minutes, with a choice of VB (Can) or Corona (Bottle). So wasn't impressed at all. They also closed the canteen straight after this match, so we had to sit through the final 2 matches of the day (Womens football) without refreshments.

Some nice tight shorts on display in the female games though! (And also a chance to see that hotty from the Marconi/Sutherland match from the other week!)
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: VillaZogmariner on May 30, 2010, 09:18:39 AM
Special mention also to whoever thought it would be funny to play the Chelsea song (Blue is the Colour) a couple of times!
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cheltenhamlion on June 02, 2010, 01:41:35 PM
Quote from: "Dave Cooper"
Quote from: "cheltenhamlion"
We will have to arrange a non league day out in the early part of next season. We could do a pre season friendly as well I suppose.


Saturday 24th July - Boldmere St michaels v Stourbridge.

Easy walk from Chester Road station, decent clubhouse, nice ground and the Stourbridge nutters will be out in force.


Will have to see Dave. Sounds like a plan but I have a kid due that day so will see whether he interupts things!
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on June 02, 2010, 02:19:41 PM
Quote from: "cheltenhamlion"


Will have to see Dave. Sounds like a plan but I have a kid due that day so will see whether he interupts things!


Tch! Any excuse.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: VillaZogmariner on June 03, 2010, 07:27:50 AM
Quote from: "Dave Cooper"
Quote from: "cheltenhamlion"


Will have to see Dave. Sounds like a plan but I have a kid due that day so will see whether he interupts things!


Tch! Any excuse.


He's already used the kid excuse about coming over for the Ashes this Christmas, personally it doesn't wash! ;)
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cheltenhamlion on July 02, 2010, 02:56:47 PM
More like you don't wash.

He hasn't showed any sign of turning up just yet so if she hangs on for a few more weeks I might well go.

I would have to support my local team of course. According to the Stourbridge website they also have a friendly with Bartley Green on the 10th.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on July 02, 2010, 04:41:05 PM
Quote from: "cheltenhamlion"


I would have to support my local team of course. According to the Stourbridge website they also have a friendly with Bartley Green on the 10th.


Not so easy to get to, but a cracker of a ground if you can.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cheltenhamlion on July 02, 2010, 04:51:14 PM
I used to live near there. It would be a bus from town job. 22 or 23 I believe.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on July 02, 2010, 06:38:14 PM
Quote from: "cheltenhamlion"
I used to live near there. It would be a bus from town job. 22 or 23 I believe.


Long walk up the hill from the main road but a nice set-up.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 13, 2010, 05:02:30 PM
Villa's under-17 World Cup winning keeper Ben Siegrist has gone to Tammurf for a bit of match experience.

Lamby Linky. (http://www.thisistamworth.co.uk/tamworthfc/Lambs-Aston-Villa-keeper/article-2410023-detail/article.html)

I expect regular updates Mr Cooper!
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on July 13, 2010, 05:45:24 PM
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
Villa's under-17 World Cup winning keeper Ben Siegrist has gone to Tammurf for a bit of match experience.

Lamby Linky. (http://www.thisistamworth.co.uk/tamworthfc/Lambs-Aston-Villa-keeper/article-2410023-detail/article.html)

I expect regular updates Mr Cooper!


He should play at Leamington tonight, but I'm not going to that game, I'll get a report though.
I will be at the friendly at Rugby Town on Saturday, full report on here if he plays.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on July 13, 2010, 09:33:40 PM
No news on how Siegrist is playing but it is Leamington 1-3 Tamworth at the moment, our first goal scored by ex-Faroe Islands international Claus Jorgensen, I'll have to tell Edvard!

We also have another Villan on trial, Daniel Bradley, defender. Not sure if he's been released by Villa but apparently he looks good at this level.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on July 17, 2010, 02:01:11 PM
Bromsgrove v Stour. The season starts here.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Gareth on July 17, 2010, 09:07:14 PM
Quote from: "dave.woodhall"
Bromsgrove v Stour. The season starts here.


Did Rovers manage to find 11 players Dave?  I'm guessing Stour will have  won comfortably
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: villa1 on July 17, 2010, 09:29:53 PM
Quote from: "cheltenhamlion"
More like you don't wash.

He hasn't showed any sign of turning up just yet so if she hangs on for a few more weeks I might well go.

I would have to support my local team of course. According to the Stourbridge website they also have a friendly with Bartley Green on the 10th.


They do indeed. Possibly Cradley too?
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: villa1 on July 17, 2010, 09:32:01 PM
Quote from: "dave.woodhall"
Quote from: "cheltenhamlion"
I used to live near there. It would be a bus from town job. 22 or 23 I believe.


Long walk up the hill from the main road but a nice set-up.


Indeed it is. Although the road down to it is a bugger to drive down. They're hoping to build a new clubhouse and changing rooms alongside the pitch on the half way line too, although i think they're struggling to match funding for a grant.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on July 17, 2010, 09:35:27 PM
Quote from: "Gareth"
Quote from: "dave.woodhall"
Bromsgrove v Stour. The season starts here.


Did Rovers manage to find 11 players Dave?  I'm guessing Stour will have  won comfortably


4-1 to Stour, crowd of 100-odd with Stour fans making up half of it.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on July 18, 2010, 06:09:01 PM
Anyone for Boldmere V Stourbridge on Saturday?

I'm sure we mentioned it as a possible H&V non-leaguer a while ago.

I was at Rugby Town v Tamworth yesterday, about 250 there, Rugby's ground is superb for the level they are at but then again they used to be a massive club in non-league circles (as VS Rugby) until they kept going bust.

Funniest thing was the hoarding with the town slogan on it:

Rugby - More than just cement

Way to sell yourselves.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on July 18, 2010, 11:14:29 PM
Quote from: "Dave Cooper"
Anyone for Boldmere V Stourbridge on Saturday?

I'm sure we mentioned it as a possible H&V non-leaguer a while ago.


Count me in.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on July 19, 2010, 10:34:32 AM
Did you know:

Peter Withe's (the player not the poster) son has just become director of football at Southam United.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: OldUser on July 19, 2010, 11:48:11 AM
The ex footballer one or the one who wanted to be on Top of the Pops?
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 20, 2010, 01:38:45 AM
Here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jason_Withe) is his wiki page.

If you look at the history of the page you will see that he seems to have written half the article himself... probably why the 'qualifications' paragraph reads like a CV.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: PeterWithe on July 20, 2010, 01:09:52 PM
Villa Old Boys are playing at Boldmere on 1st August, 2.00 kick off.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 20, 2010, 05:54:30 PM
We were just talking about you!
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on July 20, 2010, 06:58:31 PM
Quote from: "PeterWithe"
Villa Old Boys are playing at Boldmere on 1st August, 2.00 kick off.


12:00 according to their website.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on July 26, 2010, 04:11:52 PM
Anyone fancy an H&V Day Out to Worcester v AFC Liverpool on Saturday?
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on July 26, 2010, 06:15:22 PM
Quote from: "dave.woodhall"
Anyone fancy an H&V Day Out to Worcester v AFC Liverpool on Saturday?


I do. But then you knew that.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on July 26, 2010, 06:23:33 PM
That's two of us. Any more?
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Bungle on July 26, 2010, 06:56:29 PM
I had a very good day out at Stratford on Saturday to see the Birth of Bromsgrove Sporting FC.

They have been formed after a supporters group tried to buy-up the remains of Bromsgrove Rovers, but were rebuffed by the administrator. This despite putting in a bigger bid than the eventual winner.

Any way the team acquitted themselves well, competing on equal terms untill the break when tiredness set in and the difference in quality between the teams started to show.  (Stratford Town are 4 levels above the Mid Com Division 2 where Sporting will be playing.

The half time score was 1-0 to Stratford, full time 4-0.  Despite this the signs are encouraging and a good day was had by all.  (Except maybe a group of 3 or 4 Rovers fans who travelled over to celebrate the Stratford win).

It was what football should be about, but hasn't been at Bromsgrove for many years: no animosity just people enjoying themselves.

Next match is Rossers v Rouslers at Tally Ho Tuesday 18.45 kick off.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on July 26, 2010, 08:24:56 PM
Quote from: "Bungle"
(Stratford Town are 4 levels above the Mid Com Division 2 where Sporting will be playing.



Actually it's three levels.

But that's nit picking. How is the split between the Rovers supporters? How many are going to support Sporting this season rather than Rovers?
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 26, 2010, 08:54:02 PM
Sorry I'm off to a wedding this Saturday, otherwise would stroll along.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Bungle on July 27, 2010, 12:40:59 AM
Well as regards the Sporting/Rovers split, there is no problem from the Sporting end.  
But Rovers are full of malice, the general opinion is that Mike Ward the current Rovers owner is trying to blame everything that goes wrong on to Sporting, and is distorting the facts.  

For instance he went on facebook Friday night/Saturday morning proclaiming that Rovers had got permission to play at the Victoria Ground during the coming season.  Whereas all he has is a letter from Sporting which confirms tot the Southern League that he is in the process of negotiating a deal, subject to certain conditions being met.

At the match on Saturday 3 or 4 of the BRFC associate directors turned up wearing green and white, stood behind the Sporting goal and celebrated the Stratford goals.  How sad is that?  After the match they were in the bar and one of them was trying to coax us back into the fold. (He was not succesful).  From what I have seen so far we can expect an acrimonious partnership at the Victoria Ground. Earlier this week apparently the Council officials were denied access to the ground which they needed to issue a safety certificate.

There is also a match at Cradley Town on Friday night.

By the way Dave thanks for correcting my error on the difference in status.  Do you happen to know of a website that shows the structure of the non league pyramid?  Before it was re-arranged I knew how it worked but now I haven't a clue.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on July 27, 2010, 02:03:55 AM
Quote from: "Bungle"


There is also a match at Cradley Town on Friday night.

By the way Dave thanks for correcting my error on the difference in status.  Do you happen to know of a website that shows the structure of the non league pyramid?  Before it was re-arranged I knew how it worked but now I haven't a clue.


Cradley on Friday? Might make that!

Thanks for the info on the Sporting/ Rovers stuff, it's horrible and fascinating at the same time, I think most of us know that Rovers are doomed but they just won't go quietly!

Mike Avery's excellent site is your best bet for all things Pyramid related, well ever since the much missed Tony Kempster passed on anyway.
Linky (http://www.mikeavery.co.uk/)
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 28, 2010, 07:46:05 PM
The 'pyramid' is explained quite simply on wiki from Premier down... scroll down the page a bit.

Link (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_football_league_system)
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on July 28, 2010, 10:12:02 PM
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
The 'pyramid' is explained quite simply on wiki from Premier down... scroll down the page a bit.

Link (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_football_league_system)


Not bad, a couple of mistakes down the lower reaches but it would be too geeky to point them out, so I won't.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on August 02, 2010, 12:18:09 PM
On the weekend of 4th September because of internationals there will be no Premiership or Championship games in England, to that end there is a movement to make that day Non-league day to try to encourage people who would normally just go to the pub or be forced out shopping to attend a non-league game instead.

Linkies:


Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/...?eid=134874129885673)

Twitter (http://twitter.com/non_league_day)

Anyone up for a H&V non-league day out? I'll look for suitable games (i.e easy for public transport) in a bit.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on August 02, 2010, 12:42:58 PM
I'd be up for that Dave - I hate International friendlies and quite enjoyed watching Pilkington XXX last season.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on August 02, 2010, 03:44:36 PM
That day is FA Vase first round day, and I've already seen a stand-out match:

Dudley Sports v Ashby Ivanhoe

Yes, Ivanhoe!
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on August 02, 2010, 04:27:39 PM
Easy to get to by public transport - Boldmere, Pilkington, Tividale or Causeway (who play at Stourbridge).
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on August 02, 2010, 04:53:24 PM
Also Romulus (at Sutton Coldfield) and, if we want to go really down the leagues, JDG Alliance who play at Moor Lane, pretty close to Villa Park.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 02, 2010, 06:13:16 PM
Sounds good. Just after pay day too.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on August 03, 2010, 11:34:47 PM
Quote from: "Bungle"
Well as regards the Sporting/Rovers split, there is no problem from the Sporting end.  
But Rovers are full of malice, the general opinion is that Mike Ward the current Rovers owner is trying to blame everything that goes wrong on to Sporting, and is distorting the facts.  

For instance he went on facebook Friday night/Saturday morning proclaiming that Rovers had got permission to play at the Victoria Ground during the coming season.  Whereas all he has is a letter from Sporting which confirms tot the Southern League that he is in the process of negotiating a deal, subject to certain conditions being met.



And the latest is that Rovers are refusing to leave the ground when the lease runs out this week. Their argument is that a company in administration is entitled to stay in its trading premises when a lease expires. I can really see the Southern League allowing that.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on August 04, 2010, 08:57:34 AM
They going to have a sit-in, chain themselves to the floodlights?
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on August 04, 2010, 08:59:28 AM
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
Sounds good. Just after pay day too.


Sounds good, just after his pay day too :-D
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Bungle on August 04, 2010, 01:17:56 PM
The problems are growing for Rovers they got slammed 6-0 by Merthyr at home last Saturday.  Also last night's match against Evesham at the Victoria Ground was called of due to a dangerous pitch.
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 05, 2010, 12:33:30 AM
Dangerous pitch in August? What have they been doing on it?
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on August 05, 2010, 05:51:25 PM
Another club still in trouble

http://www.halesowennews.co.uk/sport/football/htfc/8314641.Yeltz_at_war__Star_player_slams_owners_after_they_turn_on_supporters__Trust/?ref=mr
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Chico Hamilton III on August 06, 2010, 10:55:05 AM
Didn't the former halesowen ownber recenetly get sent down for illegally smuggling millions of cigarettes into the country
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on August 06, 2010, 11:40:46 AM
Quote from: "Chico Hamilton III"
Didn't the former halesowen ownber recenetly get sent down for illegally smuggling millions of cigarettes into the country


Yep.

Linky (http://www.birminghampost.net/news/west-midlands-news/2010/06/15/former-halesowen-town-fc-chief-jailed-for-smuggling-cigarettes-into-uk-65233-26655537/)
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: AV1874 on August 07, 2010, 02:24:35 AM
There'll be an exciting write up on a major semi final in the NSW WPL I am reffing tomorrow from VSM if he drags his lazy arse out of bed to come along and watch.

No write up about the ref though!!!
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: VillaZogmariner on August 07, 2010, 02:27:57 AM
I could do the write up about the ref now though.

Never left the centre circle, constantly ignoring her assistants, taking out players as they are on the attack by "accidentally" running into them and her arse looking big in them shorts!
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: AV1874 on August 07, 2010, 02:34:24 AM
Harsh, but accurate.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: VillaZogmariner on August 08, 2010, 12:14:21 PM
New South Wales Woman's Premier League Semi Final

Illawara Stingrays v Manly United

JJ Kelly Park, Wollongong.

Attendance

Humans - 293
Dogs - 9
Ponies - 9
Monkeys - 8
Horses - 4
Lions - 4

Not the greatest ground in the world, with no stands at all just grass mounds with wooden/metal benches on. However a lovely view of Mt Keira in the background, especially nice with the Sun setting behind it.

The match itself kicked off 8 minutes late. This can be blamed on a combination of 3 things. Firstly the failure of the referee to follow the 6 P's, meaning she arrived at the ground with half her kit missing. Secondly, the habit of said referee to colour her football boots in. The third, and chief reason, was the fact that she couldn't get her spike 'just' right. This shoddy behaviour, and distinct lack of effort, clearly rubbed off onto the players as the first 30 minutes were quite boring, with just 1 goal scored by Stingrays after about 10 minutes. The final 15 minutes of the half picked up, with a couple of goal mouth scrambles and a second goal for Stingrays which was a cracking volley with the outside of the right foot after a flowing move down the right flank. There was, however, a bit of a talking point just before half time when the referee handed out a dubious yellow card (eventually at least after fumbling it) which was met by cries from the crowd of "You've having a laugh", "You must be kidding", and my favourite (as shouted on the far side of the pitch) being "You're rubbish ref!" (Clearly that person has seen this referee before). The reaction of the offending player was to throw the ball at the referee, and I was expecting a red card to be brandished, but that wasn't to be.

The second half started brightly for Manly, but within 5 minutes they were 3 goals down after another goalmouth scramble. From then on Stingrays took their foot off the gas. Manly did manage to pull a goal back on the hour mark after a soft penalty was awarded in their favour. From then on the only excitement came when the Stingray's Number 9 (the player who was lucky to be on the pitch after her yellow card in the first half) committed the most deliberate of deliberate handballs. All I can say is that the Ref should've gone to Specsavers!

Off the field, if you thought the twat with the bell was annoying at Portsmouth you need to experience the fan club at Stingrays. They come complete with people in fancy dress, drums, horns, tambourines and vuvu-bastard-fucking-zelas. We then had the fun of the announcements over the tannoy whilst the game was being played. These included the winners of the raffle, the fact that there was now Bacon and Egg Sandwiches available from the canteen and the fact that the coffee van was now leaving as it had sold out.

I did try and get an exclusive interview for H&V with the referee after the match, however all I managed to get was "nom nom nom nom" as she stuffed her face with chocolate.

EDIT - the reason for the animals was the Circus being in the field next to the pitch. All these animals did have views of the pitch!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: AV1874 on August 10, 2010, 07:20:23 AM
Wow, you do make me sound like Phil Dowd there. :p
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cheltenhamlion on August 17, 2010, 04:53:19 PM
I am up for some non league action in early September
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on August 18, 2010, 12:06:45 AM
Stourbridge 3 Didcot 1.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on August 18, 2010, 01:00:25 PM
I am up for some non league action in early September

4th September wasn't it? Stourbridge FC?  I'm up for it anyway.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on August 18, 2010, 05:29:32 PM
I am up for some non league action in early September

4th September wasn't it? Stourbridge FC?  I'm up for it anyway.

Stour are away but Causeway will be playing at Amblecote. For a decent day out it's the best option we've got.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Bungle on August 19, 2010, 12:41:00 PM
I am up for some non league action in early September

4th September wasn't it? Stourbridge FC?  I'm up for it anyway.

Stour are away but Causeway will be playing at Amblecote. For a decent day out it's the best option we've got.

Or alternatively Bromsgrove Sporting are playing against Chelmsley Town at Studley.  (I am biased though being a Sporting fan).

The situation at Bromsgrove is still very messy: Rovers are still squatting at the Victoria Ground, with the Council going through the evictions procedure (trying to talk them out).  Rovers were also thrown out of the Southern League at Midnight Monday last week, having not arranged a ground share.  They have put in a appeal against this which puts things on hold for 14 days.  There are unconfirmed rumours that they have a ground share lined up with Halesowen, but on their fans forum nothing is known of this.

On the football front things do not look good for Rovers either having shipped 13 goals in their last 2 matches and scored only 2.  Also the last home friendly was called off due to a dangerous pitch.

Unlike Rovers Sporting (the new lease holder for the Victoria Ground) do have a plan B; which is to play at Studley untill the VG is back up and running.



Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on August 19, 2010, 02:00:29 PM
I am up for some non league action in early September

4th September wasn't it? Stourbridge FC?  I'm up for it anyway.

Stour are away but Causeway will be playing at Amblecote. For a decent day out it's the best option we've got.

Causeway Utd host Coventry Sphinx on the 4th September. I not sure about Sporting Bromsgrove.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 19, 2010, 10:45:42 PM
According to Wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010%E2%80%9311_FA_Cup_Qualifying_Rounds) the original Bromsgrove are away to Pilkington XXX in the next round of the cup. Do 'old' Bromsgrove still exist or will Pilks (I can call them by their nickname having seen, err... one game) get a bye?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Bungle on August 20, 2010, 01:26:57 PM
The situation as far as I can make out is that Bromsgrove Rovers have been thrown out of the Southern League as they did not have a ground to play on, but Rovers have put in an appeal against this.  They have no ground and are illegally occupying the Victoria Ground while the Council take steps to remove them.  As to what happens about the cup match is anyone's guess, but as far as I know you have to be in the league system to take part and BR are not.  Their team manager (Steve Daniels) has resigned and told the players to look for other teams.

Knowing what is actually going on is difficult with this situation as only 3 of the 4 parties are actually communicating with the public:  Bromsgrove Council, Bromsgrove Sporting, and the  Southern League.  All we get from Bromsgrove Rovers is smoke and mirrors.  For instance when Bromsgrove Sporting gave them a letter confiriming that Rovers were in negotiation with Sporting over a ground share (subject to conditions being met).  It mysteriously morphed into a document proving that Rovers HAD AGREED to ground share, by the time it reached Mike Ward.  Although no such agreement had been made as apparently Rovers could not afford the rental.

Last year a group of ex-Rovers directors got together to form a bid aimed at buying the remains of the Rovers club.
This was rejected by the administrator despite being a larger offer than the eventual owneer's.  They offered to help the new owner (Mike Ward) but that was rejected as well.

As a result they decided to start a new club, with a different ethos to that of the current one....a community club, run by the community (all the officials either live or do business in the Bromsgrove area) for the community.

Sporting applied to join the non-league pyramid and were allocated a place in the Midland Comb Division 2, their first competitive match is tomorrow at Coventru Sphinx ground  Young Warriors v Sporting.  Due to the Victoria Ground having squatters and no safety certificate Sporting will be playing at BKL Studley's ground untill further notice.

The club website is www.bromsgrovesporting.co.uk  or the forum www.bromsgroverovers.org.uk

For those of you on facebook there is a page dedicated to saving Bromsgrove Rovers, which is quite illuminating what with the lack of answers from management to pertinant questions.

I hope some of you will give Sporting a try at sometime (admission is an extortionate £3) .




 
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on August 21, 2010, 07:22:28 PM
Bromsgrove Sporting lost their first league game 5-2 away at Young Warriors today. A crowd of approx. 100 included around 70 visitors.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Yeltzer on August 21, 2010, 07:25:18 PM
Three successive 0-0s for the mighty Yeltz. So that's what administration does for you....
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Nev on August 21, 2010, 09:30:49 PM
Three successive 0-0s for the mighty Yeltz. So that's what administration does for you....

And it was bleedin' desperate today. Bad boy Stefan Moore fully fit but left out of the squad despite playing in midweek and hitting the woodwork, never a dull moment etc etc.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on August 21, 2010, 10:20:31 PM
Have they paid their bills yet?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Nev on August 22, 2010, 08:10:49 AM
Have they paid their bills yet?

God knows. It's now a tenner to get in though, it will be interesting to see the crowd for the Banbury game on Tuesday night.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 22, 2010, 11:35:47 AM
Will Stefan be at Tamuff by the end of the month or does the transfer window not apply to the Conf... sorry, Blue Square Leagues?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dr Butler on August 24, 2010, 03:22:48 PM
Come on the mighty U's tonight away at Tamworth !!    :)
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 25, 2010, 12:35:51 AM
FAO Non-League Officianados... when you have a spare 12 minutes try this quiz (http://www.sporcle.com/games/statto/english_conference). You have to name all the Conference teams from 1979-present.

I managed to name 57/92.

I bet Dave Cooper has probably visited more than 57.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: VillaZogmariner on August 25, 2010, 01:03:43 AM
54 for me.

Missed a couple of obvious ones.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 25, 2010, 01:08:01 AM
I've learned a few new ones. As well as how to spell 'aficionados'.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: VillaZogmariner on August 25, 2010, 01:37:53 AM
I've learned a few new ones. As well as how to spell 'aficionados'.

Yeah, there are a few that are on there that I didn't even realise had played in the conference!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on August 25, 2010, 01:06:12 PM
I got 66.

Partly due to sad geographical knowledge.

Could not remember the name of the team who used to play at the Crazy Gang's current ground, even though I remembered the first 5 letters of their name nad could picture their kit.

Also forgot a team who knocked Birmingham out of the FA Cup and are still in the Conference (but remembered the other one).
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dr Butler on August 25, 2010, 03:56:59 PM
43 disgraceful......
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: The Situation on August 27, 2010, 12:43:21 AM
My Great Granfather was once the Mayor of Tamworth and my Grandfather was also born there... is that enough of a reason to follow Tamworth FC?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on August 27, 2010, 07:56:43 PM
I got 72.

I have visited (I think) 61 of them.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: VillaZogmariner on September 01, 2010, 08:24:09 AM
It was "Grand Final" weekend this past weekend over here.

To say it got a bit tasty was is an understatement. The referee I was there to "cheer on" took me to the ground nice and early so I could see the U16 Final between Banksia and Connell's Point. However, when we arrived we were told that the final over the road (I think C grade?) between Banskia and Arncliffe was getting a bit fiery, so we headed over to watch that. Within 10 mins we noticed not a lot was happening, and wasn't the best of games, so headed back to watch the U16's. However when we got there the game had been abandoned due to a few spectators running on the pitch to start a fight (not happy about a tackle) so we missed the fun. A few minutes after that (whilst stood on the sidelines watching the aftermath and trying to find out what happened) someone told us that the final over the road had also now been abandoned. (Someone had been sent off for elbowing an opponent. This opponents Father took exception to this, ran across from the far side of the pitch - over the pitch - and blind sided the player sent off!) So 2 mass brawls and we missed them both.

The "main event" (Reserve Grade Final) went off without much incident with Hurstville beating Kogarah 2-1. I wish I could say that the referee had a mare, but if I did I'd be lying. Everytime it looked like something might be brewing she managed to calm it all down and managed to get every call right from what I could see. With performances like that I think the W League would do well to appoint her!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: peter w on September 03, 2010, 03:01:46 PM
Good to see these are back

http://www.thelinnets.co.uk/
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 10, 2010, 03:23:50 PM
We're off to Tammurf v Grimsby tomorrow.

Also noticed that Tammurf have got Small Heath on Tuesday in the Brummie Senior Cup, hope they kick a few of them!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on September 10, 2010, 03:35:59 PM
We're off to Tammurf v Grimsby tomorrow.

Also noticed that Tammurf have got Small Heath on Tuesday in the Brummie Senior Cup, hope they kick a few of them!

Enjoy, I'm working.

Might be there on Tuesday though, depends if I finish some stuff I have to do first. It'll be SHA's yoof team so we might go easy on the poor little things.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: villaross on September 10, 2010, 04:12:43 PM
Good stuff
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 12, 2010, 02:30:58 PM
Match Report for Dave Cooper...

Tammurf 2 Grimsby 1

The Lambs started off well on top and scored early when bearded target man Kyle Perry headed down for Alex Rodman to score. Perry was a handful all game and got Grimsby's big lump number 5 booked for persistant fouling. He scored the second with a good finish.

Grimsby much improved after break and hit crossbar before scoring. Tammurf were moaning about something, possibly offside, but it looked ok to me.

The affore-mentioned big idiot number 5, Darran Kempson, got his second booking for a cynical hack. He tried to wind up The Shed on his way off but they enjoyed waving cheerio to him.

Despite the man advantage Tammurf were still hanging on. There was a tasty little ruck involving about twenty players near the end when a Mariner went in a bit too hard on the keeper.

Relief all round at the final whistle. Coincidentally, or perhaps not, all three goals came for the team shooting down the hill.

Was impressed by Perry, Danny Thomas (who got man of the match) and (former Villa Yoofer) Jay Smith.

Gate 1,600-odd including 600 from Grimsby.

A bit disappointed by the lack of decent pubs in Tammurf... maybe we were looking in the wrong place?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on September 12, 2010, 03:39:39 PM

Grimsby much improved after break and hit crossbar before scoring. Tammurf were moaning about something, possibly offside, but it looked ok to me.

According to my phone contact at the game the ball was out of play just before he scored.


Quote
A bit disappointed by the lack of decent pubs in Tammurf... maybe we were looking in the wrong place?

Depends where you went!
Actually yes, the very centre of town is pretty shite, you need to be around the edges so you probably need to know where to go.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 12, 2010, 03:43:25 PM

Grimsby much improved after break and hit crossbar before scoring. Tammurf were moaning about something, possibly offside, but it looked ok to me.

According to my phone contact at the game the ball was out of play just before he scored.


Ah, ok. Missed that.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on September 13, 2010, 01:04:32 PM
Are all Tamworth's games played in glorious sunshine Dave?

It was a pretty good game and only took 15 minutes from New Street station (although the train station at Tamworth is voodoo).
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on September 13, 2010, 01:54:30 PM
Are all Tamworth's games played in glorious sunshine Dave?


Yes.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 14, 2010, 12:42:51 AM
FA Cup Second Qualifying Round Draw...

FC United of Wankchester v Gainsborough Trinity.

Give 'em Hell, Sir Brian!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: peter w on September 16, 2010, 02:06:48 PM
I thought he'd left.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on September 16, 2010, 06:04:51 PM
No, Sir Brian is still manager of Gainsborough.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: VillaZogmariner on September 17, 2010, 12:12:49 AM
Wheeliebin Aggro At Sheffield FA Cup Tie


Forget the fans of Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday when it comes to a show Sheffield FC`s home end knows how to put the rubbish out.

Last night the world`s oldest club Sheffield FC played Woodley Sports in the FA Cup first preliminary round. With pulses racing The Steelmen take the lead, through and here is the Macc connection, Christian Dennis.

The hosts equalise and then miss a penalty when the lad who is felled is also sent off for some choice terminology. Sheffield then miss the penalty but score what ends up being the winner late in the game. But that was after a large amount of injury time due to one of the funniest pieces aggro ever witnessed at a game.

Initially starting as a melee between the dugouts, one of the Woodley Sports subs is sent off. He then walks along the pitch exchanging pleasantries as he makes for the changing rooms behind the goal. There is then an exchange between the player and a pensioner, who proceeds to make the lad wear the wheelie bin.

That`s right he literally lifted the lid put it on his head and watched the lad waddle about waste pouring onto the pitch as he struggled to get it off.

Keep the Premiership the FA Cup has still got its magic moments - this one would have been cheap at double the price


Story here (http://www.macclesfield.vitalfootball.co.uk/article.asp?a=213290#ixzz0zjkr1K2x)
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: AV1874 on September 20, 2010, 12:35:57 AM
I'm trying to convince VSM to come and watch some NSW Super & Premier League Futsal which I am starting to referee, but he's not obliging.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: VillaZogmariner on September 20, 2010, 12:57:08 AM
Futsal isn't proper football though. It's just fancy 5 a side and all about doing shitty tricks. I want to see people get booted into the air.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: AV1874 on September 20, 2010, 01:12:49 AM
You needed to watch some last night, there was nearly an all in brawl.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: VillaZogmariner on September 20, 2010, 01:19:44 AM
It's still not proper football though is it!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: AV1874 on September 20, 2010, 01:32:55 AM
It's faster and you do need a lot more skill to get the ball around compared to normal football.

It's more of a sport compared to some of the shit you see in the Olympics and such.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: VillaZogmariner on September 20, 2010, 01:45:42 AM
It's faster and you do need a lot more skill to get the ball around compared to normal football.

It's more of a sport compared to some of the shit you see in the Olympics and such.

Playing FIFA on the PS3 is more of a sport than some of the shit at the Olympics!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: VillaZogmariner on September 20, 2010, 01:50:57 AM
Gainsborough lose points as Ilkeston go under (http://www.thisislincolnshire.co.uk/sport/Falling-Trinity-lose-points/article-2658785-detail/article.html)


GAINSBOROUGH Trinity have sunk to fourth-bottom in Blue Square Bet North after Ilkeston Town's results were finally wiped from the record.

The Blues recorded one of their two wins this season against the Derbyshire club, who were liquidated this week.

Trinity's 5-2 victory at the New Manor Ground in August will now count for nothing, meaning Brian Little's side have dropped from 16th to 19th ahead of today's clash at Stafford Rangers (3pm).

However, Ilkeston's demise means only two sides will be relegated from the division, rather than three.

Lost 3-1 to Stafford.

I think he who walks on water may be out of work this week (http://www.gainsboroughtrinity.com/latest-gainsborough-trinity-news/peter-swann-disappointed.html)


Peter Swann says he is 'disappointed' with the way some players are treating the club, and he will be working hard this week to enforce a solution.

Apart from the poor form of the team I am even more disappointed in the way some players are treating the club and will be taking action this week.

The Gainsborough Chairman believes that previous disappointment will be history come the weekend and he want to come away from the match against united with his head held high, rather than bowed with embarrassment, as it has been recently.

A small part of the club are going to be continually wanting the manager out, the Chairman does understand their frustration, but at this moment in time he and the players have a responsibility to get us out of this mess and no one else, Peter Swann will quite happy take a certain amount of stick as will the manager and his team, they deserve it at the moment. However Peter won’t accept a vile and aggressive approach from certain fans.

On a separate note the club would like to welcome new signing Ryan Kendal to the club, he is a quality young striker, another young lad for the squad to try and shape things up. He signed for the club from Harrogate Town.

 The club are happy to say that anybody travelling to FC United on Saturday, the club will be subsidising the cost of the coach, and if anybody would like a seat to contact Trevor Bland or Paul Barley (Numbers on homepage)
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on September 25, 2010, 07:54:45 PM
Bilston 1 Wellington Amateurs 3. 24 minutes of stoppage time, mainly caused by an injury to the Bilston keeper which needed an ambulance and lengthy treatment on the pitch, under the supervision of a man wearing a butcher's hat and another man wearing an orange hi-vis suit with BILSTON ORANGE ARMY on the back and a trilby with a feather.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on September 26, 2010, 12:10:42 AM
Did you last the whole 24 minutes?
Chuffed I didn't miss a goal though.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on September 26, 2010, 01:12:15 AM
Every single second, and I wonder how much debate would be generated by a goalkeeper being injured in a challenge that led to a  goal for the oppositon and 20 minutes of treatment for him in the Premier League.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on September 27, 2010, 04:30:35 PM
Any thoughts as to who we can go and watch on the 9th October?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on September 27, 2010, 06:20:00 PM
Any thoughts as to who we can go and watch on the 9th October?

The runners and riders are:

Black Country Rangers V Wolves United - At Tividale. Low crowd potential, will need to catch buses!

Boldmere v Biddulph - Nice clubhouse, nice ground,fairly easy walk from Chester Road station but no pubs en route.

Redditch v Hinckley - FA Cup, probably have to have a pint in Wetherspoons as Redditch is shite unless anyone knows better, easy walk from the station.

Pilkington v Bartley Green - Handy for trains, no decent pubs.

Stourbridge v Tiverton - Back to The Dukes and a chance to spot the nutters.

Romulus v Market Drayton - Beer at The Station, a stroll to the ground.

There may be others depending on cup games etc, but if any of those appeal then just say.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on September 27, 2010, 09:42:36 PM
I'm on holiday, but nobody should ever miss out on a chance to go to Stour.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cheltenhamlion on September 28, 2010, 12:08:01 PM
I am in the Forest of Dean that weekend
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on October 01, 2010, 12:05:35 PM
My brother can't make the 9th October match.

I am happy to go to Stourbridge V Tiverton if anyone fancies it?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on October 01, 2010, 12:51:42 PM
Well, given the huge interest from everybody else, see you in The Dukes about one o'clock then!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on October 01, 2010, 01:00:28 PM
Sounds good to me Dave. Hope the weather is better than today though  :-\
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on October 03, 2010, 12:23:30 PM
Stefan Moore has been sold by Halesowen for a reputed £10k to St Neots of the UCL Premier League - the equivalent of the Midland Alliance and two grades lower than he was playing in. They must be paying him a comparative fortune to drop down to that level. 
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: PeterWithe on October 03, 2010, 12:29:24 PM
Boldmere v Biddulph - Nice clubhouse, nice ground,fairly easy walk from Chester Road station but no pubs en route

You have to walk past the Boldmere Oak.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on October 03, 2010, 12:32:33 PM
The owner that took Kings Lynn to bankruptcy has bought a stake in St Neots.
Fair to say they are looking to buy their way through the leagues.

Stefan scored after 120 seconds of his debut.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on October 03, 2010, 12:36:17 PM
He scored four and they won 11-0.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on October 07, 2010, 02:36:36 PM
Well the 2 Daves. I am going to get the train from Acocks Green to Stourbridge Junction on Saturday. Should I get the 12.42pm train which arrives in SJ at 13.19pm or the 13.00pm train which would arrive at 13.38pm?

This is assuming that you're definitely going.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on October 07, 2010, 05:39:44 PM
Makes no real odds. I'm on me 'olidays so have a nice time.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on October 07, 2010, 08:28:33 PM
Well the 2 Daves. I am going to get the train from Acocks Green to Stourbridge Junction on Saturday. Should I get the 12.42pm train which arrives in SJ at 13.19pm or the 13.00pm train which would arrive at 13.38pm?

This is assuming that you're definitely going.

Get the early one, I should manage to pick that up at The Yawnthorns.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on October 21, 2010, 09:12:39 PM
The Halesowen saga continues:

www.yeltz.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=4445.0
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 22, 2010, 12:51:47 AM
The response from the board (http://www.halesowentownfc.co.uk/Article/244/Club-Statement) was short but not very sweet. I wouldn't be surprised to see another breakaway club before long, like Bromsgrove Sporting.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Bungle on October 22, 2010, 01:01:50 PM
The situation at Bromsgrove was slightly different though.  The club that is now Sporting was set up with the intention of taking control of Rovers after they went into admin.  For reasons best known to the administrator a lower bid was accepted and the new owner rebuffed all offers of help.  As a result the group decided to set up a new club.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Yeltzer on October 22, 2010, 02:18:32 PM
The Halesowen saga continues:

www.yeltz.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=4445.0

Relegation certainties unless something happens quickly.......
:-(
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on October 24, 2010, 05:26:27 PM
Tipton Town drew at Sheffield in the FA Cup 4th qualifying round. If they win the replay they're at Carlisle in the first round proper.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 24, 2010, 05:46:34 PM
Wouldn't be amazed to see Fleetwood turf Walsall out on current form.

Here's the full draw...

Colchester United v Bradford City

Corby Town v Luton Town

Harrow Borough v Chesterfield

Notts County v Gateshead

Stevenage v MK Dons

Southport v Sheffield Wednesday

Rotherham United v York City

Havant & Waterlooville v Droylsden

Bury v Exeter City

Cheltenham Town v Morecambe

Hayes & Yeading v Wycombe Wanderers

Dagenham & Redbridge v Leyton Orient

AFC Wimbledon v Ebbsfleet United

Lincoln City v Workington or Nuneaton Town

Mansfield Town v Torquay United

Hereford United v Hythe Town

AFC Bournemouth v Tranmere Rovers

Carshalton Athletic or Chelmsford City v Hendon or Metropolitan Police

Swindon Supermarine or Bath City v Eastwood Town

Rushden & Diamonds v Yeovil Town

Southampton v Shrewsbury Town

Cambridge United v Huddersfield Town

Burton Albion v Oxford United

Gillingham v Farnborough or Dover Athletic

Tamworth or Grimsby v Crewe Alexandra

Darlington v Bristol Rovers

Guiseley v Crawley Town

Brighton & Hove Albion v Woking

Macclesfield Town v Southend United

Rochdale v FC United of Manchester

Carlisle United v Sheffield or Tipton

Leiston or Dartford v Port Vale

Forest Green Rovers v Northampton Town

Fleetwood Town v Walsall

Barnet v Charlton Athletic

Plymouth Argyle v Swindon Town

Accrington Stanley v Oldham Athletic

Hartlepool United v Vauxhall Motors

Stockport County v Peterborough United

Brentford v Aldershot Town

Ties to take place on weekend of 6/7 November



Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on November 05, 2010, 08:19:37 PM
Normally am very much in favour of plucky non-League sides knocking League teams out of the FA Cup. Happy to make an exception tonight. Come on Rochdale!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on November 05, 2010, 10:19:09 PM
Oh God, we're not going to here the last of this, the fans that invented non-league football beating a league side...bollocks.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on November 05, 2010, 10:47:31 PM
Just posted they invented non-league football on the 'Other Games' thread! Watched it on a dodgy feed can't decide whether their winning goal should've stood. The keeper may have had control of the ball, but he still should've kept hold of it the Big Jessie.

I will settle for them getting away with that if Carew/Heskey/Benzema gets away with a 'McParland' tackle on Van der Sar when we beat the other Man U in the Final. It's Our Year, as you know.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on November 05, 2010, 10:57:13 PM
Tamuff have Crewe tomorrow at The Lamb, it's been amusing to read the Crewe forums and see them getting all uppity because we don't see this as "our biggest game ever".
We have played the likes of Luton, Grimsby and Wrexham this season already. We've beaten Bournemouth and Hartlepool in the cup, battled against Norwich and took Stoke to penalties, forgive us if we don't all get erections because fucking Crewe are coming to town.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on November 05, 2010, 11:02:25 PM
Good luck Tammurf. Don't mind Crewe actually. My Dad claims that when we came from two down to beat them 3-2 in the Cup (about 1988?) their Chairman went round the away end afterwards congratulating us, even though he must have been gutted, and wishing us all the best for the rest of the competition.

Of course we went out in the next round but it was still a nice gesture.

Full house tomorrow, DC?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on November 05, 2010, 11:06:57 PM
Always liked Crewe, mainly because it used to be a good Saturday night train stop off for an hour. 
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on November 05, 2010, 11:10:31 PM


Full house tomorrow, DC?

Doubt it.
As I say, there isn't the excitement about this game that a 1st round game against a league club would have had say 10 years ago when we were battling to get out of the Southern League. Back then we got Exeter in the cup and easily sold out (2-2 draw, lost the replay). These days we are playing teams as big or bigger than Crewe every few weeks, I doubt we'll get over 2500 for this. Crewe have sold 680 tickets as of tonight.

Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on November 07, 2010, 01:58:53 PM
Stourbridge 7 (SEVEN) Weymouth 2.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: PeterWithe on November 08, 2010, 09:59:32 PM
Good luck Tammurf. Don't mind Crewe actually. My Dad claims that when we came from two down to beat them 3-2 in the Cup (about 1988?) their Chairman went round the away end afterwards congratulating us, even though he must have been gutted, and wishing us all the best for the rest of the competition.

The game where apparently, SGT's half time team talk, at 2-0 down, was simply, 'you got us into this mess, now you get us out of it'.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on November 09, 2010, 08:58:33 AM
Stourbridge 7 (SEVEN) Weymouth 2.

I saw that in the paper. Was bloody 0-0 when I watched Stour....
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cheltenhamlion on November 09, 2010, 01:34:10 PM
Has Stefan Moore scored another billion goals for St Neots yet?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Simon Ward on November 09, 2010, 03:12:34 PM
http://www.tyersalfc.com/

Our local non-league outfit, closest club to where I live. Unsurprisingly it is free to watch them play!


http://www.farsleyceltic.net/

Closest non-league club to where I work.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on November 13, 2010, 10:45:30 AM
Article on Stefan Moore here (http://www.thefa.com/TheFACup/FACompetitions/TheFAVase/NewsAndFeatures/2010/2RPNeotBurn).
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on November 13, 2010, 10:46:28 AM
The picture is of Luke Moore though, racist bastards.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on November 24, 2010, 11:58:03 PM
Birmingham Senior Cup:

Magnificent Stour 4 That Lot from Smethwick 1.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on November 29, 2010, 01:51:30 AM
Well, no more non-league matches for the next couple of weeks at least!
This cold snap makes a bit of a nonsense of the theory of a winter break in December / January!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: AV1874 on December 02, 2010, 11:58:11 PM
Shame VSM is off on that boring game tour thingy that he keeps harping on about like a broken record because our season trials have started woohoo!
My first football game back and I have double assistant referee duties on the Premier Youth League tonight U16's and U18's. :-D
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on December 03, 2010, 08:10:36 AM
Here's one for VillaSub:

Mansfield locked out of their own ground! (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-11899045)
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: VillaZogmariner on December 03, 2010, 09:54:58 AM
I know I shouldn't but...

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cheltenhamlion on December 03, 2010, 02:02:27 PM
Why does he hate Mansfield? Other than the fact it's a shithole.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on December 03, 2010, 02:48:57 PM
Why does he hate Mansfield? Other than the fact it's a shithole.

VillaSub?
Something to do with being dumped by a girl for a Mansfield footballer I think.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: VillaZogmariner on December 04, 2010, 01:05:41 PM
Dave is quite correct. Hope the bastards drop down to below Sunday League level!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on December 14, 2010, 10:01:55 PM
Clyde are on the move again.

God knows where we will end up. Possibly merging with East Kilbride Thistle has been mentioned. Watch out Barcelona.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on December 14, 2010, 10:56:11 PM
I've been to East Kilbride's ground, it's lovely!

(http://www.nonleaguescotland.co.uk/region/west/westgrounds/Eastkilbridethistle2.jpg)
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on December 14, 2010, 11:01:54 PM
But has it got as much character and charm as Broadwood?

** Shudders **
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on December 14, 2010, 11:33:20 PM
It has got a certain, err, 'charm' to it.

When I went ( a game last season against Cumbernauld United, who play in claret and blue by the way) there was about fifty empty bottles of Buckfast and at least four huge splats of vomit behind one of the goals, the main (only!) stand had a huge cock drawn on it and you could watch the game from the doorless shitter if you had a mind to.
But saying that, the bridies from the pie stall were marvellous and the social club was very friendly and sold Deuchars IPA.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on December 15, 2010, 11:58:25 PM
I've been to East Kilbride's ground, it's lovely!

(http://www.nonleaguescotland.co.uk/region/west/westgrounds/Eastkilbridethistle2.jpg)

Well, the main stand looks a bit small even for Clyde....
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on January 01, 2011, 08:18:24 PM
A score to warm the cockles of Villasub's heart from the BS Premier today:

Grimsby 7 (seven) Mansfield 2
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: VillaZogmariner on January 01, 2011, 10:49:32 PM
A score to warm the cockles of Villasub's heart from the BS Premier today:

Grimsby 7 (seven) Mansfield 2

What a fucking brilliant start to the new year!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on January 03, 2011, 11:32:44 PM
Halesowen 0 Stourbridge 3.

Can't even get worked up about it; Halesowen were awful and Stour should have had seven.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: bertlambshank on January 04, 2011, 01:09:25 AM
Nuneaton's fans have been up to their tricks again,including 2 pitch invasions smashing up Telford's fans coaches,and throwing bricks and tyres at anybody around.It was that bad the police helicopter was called.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on January 04, 2011, 01:30:40 AM
Grimsby (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_conf/9313955.stm)

Grimsby have now scored 13 goals in two games.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on January 04, 2011, 02:09:16 AM
Halesowen's annoying little chav battalion ran at a fence twice and later walked menacingly past the bus stop to Stourbridge. It made them happy.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: bertlambshank on January 04, 2011, 02:20:54 AM
Halesowen's annoying little chav battalion ran at a fence twice and later walked menacingly past the bus stop to Stourbridge. It made them happy.
Most of Nuneaton's were under16 and pissed.The club will serve anyone.Never again.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cheltenhamlion on January 04, 2011, 01:11:54 PM
Bugger. I forgot about the Halesowen match. I was going to go to that.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Nev on January 05, 2011, 12:36:47 AM
Bugger. I forgot about the Halesowen match. I was going to go to that.

It was bleedin' cold. The chavs were running about to keep warm I think.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on February 03, 2011, 11:56:20 PM
Things seem to be going from bad to worse on the local scene. Redditch's management team have resigned after their playing budget was cut to zero, Halesowen are losing just about every game and struggle to find a full complement of subs, and Kiddie are in trouble http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/k/kidderminster_harriers/9386796.stm
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: bertlambshank on February 04, 2011, 12:03:32 AM
Dale Belford has left Atherstone and most of the players have dropped down the league's, so they can get a wage.Atherstone have no playing budget.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on February 04, 2011, 12:14:36 AM
After doing a bit of research I have decided to join Dave Cooper in his hatred of Crawley Town. I still don't particularly hate AFC Wimbledon though.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on February 04, 2011, 09:17:52 AM
After doing a bit of research I have decided to join Dave Cooper in his hatred of Crawley Town. I still don't particularly hate AFC Wimbledon though.

Good man!
AFC MK Dons (they hate it when you call them that) just have a good press that's all, because they were royally shat on when Wimbledon were allowed to move they got nothing but sympathy from everyone and consequently all the nasty little things that have done on their way back up the leagues have been brushed under the rug.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on February 04, 2011, 09:19:06 AM
Dale Belford has left Atherstone and most of the players have dropped down the league's, so they can get a wage.Atherstone have no playing budget.

Atherstone are voluntarily dropping into the Midland Alliance next season anyway.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on February 04, 2011, 12:52:58 PM
After doing a bit of research I have decided to join Dave Cooper in his hatred of Crawley Town. I still don't particularly hate AFC Wimbledon though.

I'll still be supporting Crawley in the next round of the Cup though
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: VillaZogmariner on February 05, 2011, 08:57:10 AM
What nasty things have AFC Wimbledon done?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cheltenhamlion on February 05, 2011, 09:44:56 AM
They had that prick from the So Solid Crew playing for them for starters.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on February 05, 2011, 10:47:19 AM
Seeing as I can't get tickets for Blackpool I am off to watch Kidder-Altrincham next Saturday instead, seeing as I have been planning on visiting Aggborough for a while and especially now that they are in the financial shit. By happy coincidence, they will be playing another of the FA Cup's famous "Sleeping Giant(TM)"-Slayers. Anyone fancy going?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on February 05, 2011, 08:34:17 PM
What nasty things have AFC Wimbledon done?

Ask Kingstonians.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on February 06, 2011, 02:42:16 PM
As I understand it Kingstonian didn't own their ground before Wimbledon moved in. It was in the hands of a cowboy chairman who may have chosen to sell it for flats or to be turned into yet another Tesco. Wimbledon have bought the stadium. While it might not be ideal to be tenants at your own ground at least Kingstonian know there is no short-term chance of the stadium's owners selling it off as they need it themselves to play on.

I don't know about any other misdemeanours Wimbledon may have done though.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cheltenhamlion on February 07, 2011, 08:29:44 AM
Have we any more Stefan Moore updates?
Title: Non league
Post by: cdbullyweefan on February 07, 2011, 08:33:49 AM
Never mind that, have you thought of new words for your Fernando Torres song yet?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cheltenhamlion on February 07, 2011, 10:09:58 AM
I will do a rehash in the summer in light of his recent transfer
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on February 07, 2011, 05:47:45 PM
Have we any more Stefan Moore updates?

Still playing for St. Neots Town where he has scored something like 20 goals in 15 games, they are joint favourites for the FA Vase but unfortunately for them they are drawn against one of the other clubs at that level with support and money, Kings Lynn.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: VillaZogmariner on February 07, 2011, 11:00:39 PM
Fernando proved his not a Red,torres Torres!!
the Money went straight to his head Torres Torres!!
go to Chelsea,ruin Your life,we hope John Terry fucks your wife.

Fernando Torres, Carroll is our no 9.


That is the new Liverpool version of it.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on February 07, 2011, 11:06:06 PM
Not bad.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cheltenhamlion on February 07, 2011, 11:58:10 PM
First draft

Nando is a Chelsea lad, Torres, Torres,
He thinks King Kenny is a c***, Torres, torres,
He loves Fat Frank and Drogbas knob,
He'll take John Terry inside his gob,
Fernando Torres, more cock than a drunken bum!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on February 08, 2011, 12:08:43 AM
Good... but I think 'lad' and 'c***' need to be changed to words that rhyme... so it fits like the original version.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cheltenhamlion on February 08, 2011, 08:31:02 AM
By the way, your plans for Saturday may be scuppered depending on what happens in court today. Kiddy could be out of business by lunchtime.
Title: Blackpool
Post by: cdbullyweefan on February 08, 2011, 08:37:08 AM
I know will keep an eye on what happens.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on February 08, 2011, 09:01:36 AM
I was watching the Midlands Today story about Kidder with interest.

Let's hope the game goes ahead. Two teams I have a soft sport for.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: darren woolley on February 08, 2011, 09:53:01 AM
I see Rushall Olympic are doing well in the Evo Stick league after beating one of there rivals kidsgrove at the weekend 2-0.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cheltenhamlion on February 08, 2011, 10:44:26 AM
The first live football match I ever saw was Cheltenham Town v Altrincham in the Gola League. We won two nil and Stuart Cornes broke his leg.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on February 08, 2011, 11:43:51 AM
By the way, your plans for Saturday may be scuppered depending on what happens in court today. Kiddy could be out of business by lunchtime.

Shouldn't come to that unless the board, for some inexplicable reason, decide not to accept a CVA.
Should be a ten point deduction and possibly forced relegation at the end of the season.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on February 08, 2011, 12:57:21 PM
Strange that Kidderminster are only just outside the play-offs really, having not paid their players and staff regularly all season.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: VillaZogmariner on March 11, 2011, 12:32:34 PM
Any games planned for tomorrow?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on March 11, 2011, 12:34:36 PM
Any games planned for tomorrow?

Not non-league, but I'm thinking of going to Port Vale V Oxford United tomorrow.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on March 16, 2011, 12:00:01 AM
Stour 4 Leamington 3. 2-0 up and cruising at half-time, 3-2 down with 15 minutes to go. A player sent off, a penalty mised then scored on the rebound, a 96th minute winner with Dave Cooper smacked in the mouth when the players ran straight towards us and a horde of indolent youth jumped on them, and us. Plus Stour's chcken curry is the best football ground food, ever.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on March 16, 2011, 12:02:50 AM
Stourbridge 4-3 Leamington

The best game I have been to for a long, long time, it had everything.
Stour took a 2-0 lead and were cruising, although Leamington were starting to look dangerous by HT.
The second half was just mad, Leamington ripped Stour apart, took a 3-2 lead, then Stour had a man sent off for a fairly innocuous tackle, game over.
Nah! The ref decided to even things up by awarding Stour a very dodgy penalty, it was saved but the rebound was put away and then in what must have been the 96th minute a hopeful punt forward was controlled well by the Stour forward who then chipped the keeper superbly and decided to celebrate by running into the crowd behind the goal, right where me and Woodhall were standing! I've not had a terrace melee like that for ages (Tamworth don't do excitement very often), and I got a blow on the jaw for my troubles, still hurts.
Great fun, the sort of game that could convert a neutral.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: villa1 on March 20, 2011, 09:54:15 PM
And I hear a friend of mine scored the winner.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on March 21, 2011, 07:13:57 AM
And I hear a friend of mine scored the winner.

Ben Billingham?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on March 21, 2011, 07:15:35 AM
Anyway, it's International weekend again, no Villa, Tamworth are in Grimsby (once is enough, not going again this season), and no one watches England.
Anyone up for some non-league obscurity somewhere?
Title: Non League
Post by: cdbullyweefan on March 21, 2011, 08:39:32 AM
I'm busy in London protesting against Risso's cuts, sorry.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on March 21, 2011, 09:00:11 AM
My mate's birthday, so I'm Birmingham bound.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on March 21, 2011, 09:48:35 AM
I'll go myself then, I quite fancy Malvern v Tipton, it's at Worcester City so a chance of beer in The Dragon, which is a marvellous pub.

I would go and chant at Cameron but if there's any kettling going on I won't be back in time to let the missus out for the evening. Vive la revolution and all that but I also want to hold onto my gonads.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: VillaZogmariner on March 21, 2011, 10:16:43 AM
I'll check my cash situation later this week, but if I have some of the Queen's paper in my pocket I'll be up for it.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cheltenhamlion on March 23, 2011, 05:17:43 PM
I am away this weekend so if you fancies somewhere near Brean for a game then I could pop along!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on March 23, 2011, 05:37:45 PM
Is there anything near Brean?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cheltenhamlion on March 23, 2011, 06:46:10 PM
Weston have a team
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on March 23, 2011, 06:51:27 PM
I hear they're super, but last week they had a bit of a mare.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cheltenhamlion on March 23, 2011, 06:56:07 PM
I am intending to explore the new pier whilst there
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: villa1 on March 27, 2011, 10:41:35 PM
And I hear a friend of mine scored the winner.

Ben Billingham?

Yes.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on March 27, 2011, 10:44:26 PM
Racing Club Warwick 2 Bartley Green 3.
Att: 32 (according to me), 44 (official).
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cheltenhamlion on March 28, 2011, 04:14:06 PM
The new pier is much better than the old one and they are spending a fortune improving Brean Leisure Park. The Beachcomber is due to complete a major refurb soon also.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: AV82EC on March 29, 2011, 10:13:09 PM
Altrincham 1 Southport 1 - good night out cracking game, 1 man sent off per side, ref was worse than Phil Dowd, alty should have cantered it as they hit the post, goal disallowed and a few other clear cut chances.  Alty out of the relegation zone I think for the first time this season.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cheltenhamlion on April 11, 2011, 07:55:46 PM
Have you finished celebratory pints and furious wanking over Crawley getting promoted yet then Dave?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on April 11, 2011, 09:25:50 PM
Have you finished celebratory pints and furious wanking over Crawley getting promoted yet then Dave?


Well, in as much as we'll hopefully never have to play the fuckers again, especially when the money runs out and they are back in the Combined Counties League as AFC Crawley playing in front of 50 spectators while groundsharing at Wallingford then no, not yet.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cheltenhamlion on April 12, 2011, 08:40:58 AM
Ha, ha. I thought of you on Saturday when I saw they had gone up. Then I saw where it was...
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on April 12, 2011, 10:14:22 AM
Yes, it just had to be didn't it!
We just spent 90 minutes ripping into Steve Evans.
Title: Non league
Post by: cdbullyweefan on April 16, 2011, 12:27:27 PM
We were parked by the AFC Wimbledon team coach. Was tempted to get autographs for Dave Cooper who I know has a soft spot for them but didn't have a pen.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on April 16, 2011, 08:02:56 PM
Tamuff won. Might survive yet.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: JD on April 17, 2011, 03:20:15 AM
Tamuff won. Might survive yet.

Good win for them today Dave and I keep an eye out for their results, as I know you support them. Hopefully after today they will be safe.   
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: VillaZogmariner on April 17, 2011, 10:18:02 AM
Aye - a good win at York.

I hadn't realised that the manager resigned in the week though.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on April 17, 2011, 08:22:10 PM
Aye - a good win at York.

I hadn't realised that the manager resigned in the week though.

Pushed.
He wasn't under contract anyway and was clearly out of his depth
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on April 18, 2011, 05:34:54 PM
Shame, they looked very good early this season (on the basis of the one match I watched anyway). Hopefully the win at the KitKat will give them the break they need to stay up.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on April 18, 2011, 05:50:12 PM
Shame, they looked very good early this season (on the basis of the one match I watched anyway). Hopefully the win at the KitKat will give them the break they need to stay up.

Massive game on Saturday, home against Southport, win that and we should be safe.
Mind you, there are now doubts about the finances of possibly seven or eight Conference clubs, we might make the play-offs!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on April 18, 2011, 07:18:38 PM
Even a draw would probably be alright. Unless Altrincham beat Newport you'd still be four points clear with two games to go.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on April 18, 2011, 07:20:30 PM
Elsewhere, Ebbsfleet are cosidering changing their name back to Gravesend and Northfleet (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_conf/9461373.stm). Hopefully this will mean we can draw them in the cup again and avoid fucking Manchester clubs.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cheltenhamlion on April 25, 2011, 05:28:58 PM
Ah, Mr Cooper. Are you going Saturday? I can't be in the vicinity of my neck of the woods for fear of going ten rounds with Olbiyun fans. But my old pals from in another relegation scrap? Interesting. They are to Cheltenham Town what Walsall are to the Villa. It sounds like a fine excuse for a game of football and a bunch of beer. I will be supporting the backwards ones though.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: exiled on the wirral! on April 25, 2011, 07:04:46 PM
The reborn Chester FC all but sealed promotion from the evostick division 1 today. They got nearly 3500 for their final home game on saturday which is pretty amazing for a team at level 7 of the football pyramid. Good to see the club starting there way back up the football ladder after been totally destroyed by their last owner.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on April 25, 2011, 07:46:51 PM
Ah, Mr Cooper. Are you going Saturday? I can't be in the vicinity of my neck of the woods for fear of going ten rounds with Olbiyun fans. But my old pals from in another relegation scrap? Interesting. They are to Cheltenham Town what Walsall are to the Villa. It sounds like a fine excuse for a game of football and a bunch of beer. I will be supporting the backwards ones though.

No, I will be at the Olbiyun game, sorry.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on April 25, 2011, 11:05:29 PM
Leamington 3 Stourbridge 2. Another instalment of Leamington stewards v Stour fans - shouting "Shit" is now apparently enough to get you warned as to your behaviour.

Blackwood 1 Bromsgrove Sporting 0. In front of a crowd of approx 150 (about ten times their normal gate) Blackwood all but wrapped up the Midland Comb division two title.   
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on April 27, 2011, 08:37:38 AM
Stourbridge v Worcester City in the Worcester Senior Cup final at Kidderminster tonight.
Pre-match beers in The King and Castle at Kiddy station followed by the best food you'll ever eat in a football ground.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cheltenhamlion on April 27, 2011, 08:39:15 AM
You are watching Villa rather than seeing whether Tamworth stay up? Some fan you are! Is it because your son wants to watch his lot? More importantly, might you have a beer in Stour? I have to stay away from Oldswinford for fear of murdering a neighbour.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on April 27, 2011, 09:23:31 AM
You are watching Villa rather than seeing whether Tamworth stay up? Some fan you are! Is it because your son wants to watch his lot? More importantly, might you have a beer in Stour? I have to stay away from Oldswinford for fear of murdering a neighbour.

Yes, I have had some stick from the Tamworth lot but I have to be home by half five for a birthday party, I couldn't have made it back from Tamuff, I can walk it home from The Yawnthorns.


Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on April 27, 2011, 09:36:46 AM
If Southport start losing, Tammurf and Forest Green will just spend 90 minutes passing the ball to each other anyway, might be a bit dull.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cheltenhamlion on April 27, 2011, 10:51:42 AM
If I can't come up with a good excuse for escaping for the day then the wife will doubtless book me in for some crashingly dull family visiting or parent day bullshit.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on April 27, 2011, 11:17:30 AM
I'm not sure if I'm off on the piss on Friday yet. If not, I might be up for some non-league shenanigans on Saturday.

EDIT: Just remembered Dave W was on about attending Solihull v Gainsborough on Saturday, might do that.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on April 27, 2011, 01:16:46 PM
I'm not sure if I'm off on the piss on Friday yet. If not, I might be up for some non-league shenanigans on Saturday.

EDIT: Just remembered Dave W was on about attending Solihull v Gainsborough on Saturday, might do that.

Sounds good to me. Easy to get to.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: j66acd on April 29, 2011, 08:50:30 AM
went to Hednesford v Leamington last night. Very good game, which could ave gone either way. Hednesford winning 3-1 in the end. Good crowd there also, with about 50 or so Hednesford 'Youth' setting off smoke bombs everytime they scored. Heard Rushall won last night as well in their play off, final on Monday at Dales Lane. Be good to see them promoted.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on May 01, 2011, 09:04:53 PM
We are staying up, saying we are staying up:

(http://www.nonleaguematters.co.uk/images/20110430-09-web.jpg)
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: tonyh on May 01, 2011, 09:17:06 PM
I was at Solihull Moors Vs Gainsborough Trinity and we lost 2-0. Good to see some H&Vers there.

It is Solihull Moors highest ever League position and next year we will definitely be chasing promotion to the premier league
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on May 01, 2011, 10:29:08 PM

It is Solihull Moors highest ever League position and next year we will definitely be chasing promotion to the premier league

With all due respect, promotion to a division chock full of professional clubs for a club that struggles to get 300 fans per game would probably be financial suicide. It's a shame Moor Green never got this opportunity, Moorlands was a much better located ground.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: SoccerHQ on May 02, 2011, 09:14:02 PM
FC United lost their play off today....

Some tasty games in evo stick premier league next season...rushell v Chasetown and both v FC United.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on May 02, 2011, 09:29:20 PM
I was at Solihull Moors Vs Gainsborough Trinity and we lost 2-0. Good to see some H&Vers there.

It is Solihull Moors highest ever League position and next year we will definitely be chasing promotion to the premier league

They played ok without ever really looking like scoring. Gainsborough have an annoying twat fan with a siren thing. He'd get on with the Portsmouth imbecile. Nice to hear the stadium announcer give a "special welcome to Brian Little who's always popular in these parts". Good man.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on May 02, 2011, 09:37:32 PM
FC United lost their play off today....


Oh dear.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: VillaZogmariner on May 03, 2011, 06:47:02 PM
FC United lost their play off today....

Some tasty games in evo stick premier league next season...rushell v Chasetown and both v FC United.

My heart bleeds purple piss.

The mighty Northwich Victoria are in that division too.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cheltenhamlion on May 04, 2011, 08:28:22 AM
I saw that the Manure cast offs lost as well. What a shame.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Nev on May 09, 2011, 09:34:34 AM
Halesowen Town have new owners. The Ingrams have sold to a guy called Steve Lynch.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: villa1 on May 15, 2011, 02:19:33 PM
Halesowen Town have new owners. The Ingrams have sold to a guy called Steve Lynch.

They have indeed. Full support of the Trust too apparently.
Title: Non league
Post by: cdbullyweefan on May 15, 2011, 02:28:11 PM
Good luck to Telford in today's playoff final.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on May 15, 2011, 03:03:14 PM
Halesowen Town have new owners. The Ingrams have sold to a guy called Steve Lynch.

Steve Lynch has previous, he bankrupted Great Wyreley.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on May 15, 2011, 03:06:02 PM
Good luck to Telford in today's playoff final.

Don't mind who wins this one, Guiseley is a nice day out. Some decent pubs and just a quick train ride from Leeds.

Telford for Oakengates and the Cock Inn near the ground, but some idiotic supporters, always seems to be a spot of bother when Tamuff are up there.
Title: Non league
Post by: cdbullyweefan on May 15, 2011, 03:28:00 PM
That's because Mike Jeffries is always kicking off.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on May 15, 2011, 04:03:09 PM
And his missus, they are the Sid and Doris Bonkers of AFC Telford.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on May 15, 2011, 05:03:47 PM
Telford 3-2 Guisely

A trip to The New Buck's Head for me next season then.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on May 25, 2011, 11:24:14 AM
Tamworth's new manager is Marcus Law, is everybody excited?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on May 25, 2011, 01:52:43 PM
Ah! No longer 0% Villa:

Quote
At a press conference on Wednesday morning, Marcus explained his reasons for joining Tamworth citing family life and his existing work with Aston Villa as the reasons why this was now the ideal position for him and, ultimately, Tamworth Football Club.

With Tamworth moving to full time training - four days a week for the coming season Marcus will combine his new role as manager with coaching work at Aston Villa and cited the proximity of The Lamb to the Villain's Bodymoor Heath training ground as one of the influencing factors of his choice to join Tamworth.

Didn't know that.

Hmmm...loan signings ahoy!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: SoccerHQ on May 25, 2011, 09:52:28 PM
Who does he coach here?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on May 25, 2011, 09:57:54 PM
Interesting.

Do you want Stephen Ireland?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on May 26, 2011, 09:02:28 AM
Interesting.

Do you want Stephen Ireland?

Fuck no.

Soccer HQ - apparently he's part of the youth team set-up.
Title: Non League
Post by: cdbullyweefan on May 26, 2011, 09:55:24 AM
I'm suprised this is allowed to be honest. Couldn't it be a conflict of interest? I mean we COULD play Tamworth in the FA Cup. We won't, we'll play a bloody Manchester club, but we could.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on May 26, 2011, 02:40:32 PM
Right, quick heads up for anyone interested.

The next National Non-League Day will be on Saturday 3rd September 2011. For those of us who went to Causeway ('til I die) V Coventry Sphinx last year you know all about it, for those that didn't it's basically a call for football fans to go and support a local team on a day when there are no Premiership or Championship games due to Internationals (England are away in Bulgaria the night before).

 This year Macmillan Cancer Fund are on board as the official charity in honour of Tony Kempster.
Obviously there are no fixtures yet but it has been announced on Twitter @nonleagueday

More details when they come through and all that.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on May 26, 2011, 02:46:11 PM
Just after payday too. Sounds good.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on June 11, 2011, 02:16:26 PM
Rushden and Diamonds kicked out of Conference. (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/13738222.stm)
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on June 11, 2011, 03:46:38 PM
Rushden and Diamonds kicked out of Conference. (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/13738222.stm)

HaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHa
HaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHa
HaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHa
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on June 11, 2011, 03:56:40 PM
As soon as I saw someone had replied, I thought... I bet that's Dave Cooper laughing!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on June 11, 2011, 05:08:30 PM
They might not even get accepted into the Southern League, they have already had their AGM and finalised their divisions.
In fact. looking at their forum, they are making plans for AFC Rushden.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on June 11, 2011, 05:09:23 PM
Just after payday too. Sounds good.

And a lovely cause. Tony Kempster was a great man.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on June 11, 2011, 05:14:06 PM
Stockport have also been given a last warning apparently, prove they're solvent by the end of next week or they are out as well.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on June 11, 2011, 05:15:05 PM
Tamworth could finish top six at this rate!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on June 11, 2011, 05:16:18 PM
Stockport really have only got themselves to blame. It's the same every year for them.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on June 11, 2011, 05:18:05 PM
Their fans blame the Chairman and the rugby team he loves.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on June 22, 2011, 07:47:53 PM
Right, heads-up for a day out if anyone fancies it:

Tamuff have a pre-season friendly at Worcester on Saturday 6th August, it's the week before Villa kick off the season so no clashes.
Worcester is easy to get to by train, the ground is an old-style classic which may not be around much longer and there are loads of decent pubs including The Dragon on the walk towards the ground.
And my missus and child are in Scotland so I have free rein to do whatever I want, pretty sad that 'whatever I want' is a day out at a non-league friendly but there you go!
So, anyone?
Title: Non-League
Post by: cdbullyweefan on June 22, 2011, 07:54:05 PM
Might do Dave. Bump this at the end of July to remind me.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on June 22, 2011, 09:28:33 PM
Will do.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on June 25, 2011, 01:13:05 AM
Do we have to watch the football?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on June 25, 2011, 01:43:11 AM
I can't make you.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on June 25, 2011, 01:46:46 AM
There's a chance I'll be there then.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Louzie0 on June 25, 2011, 02:14:49 AM
Will there be pre-match canapes?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on June 25, 2011, 02:19:09 AM
Do scratchings count?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Louzie0 on June 25, 2011, 02:34:17 AM
Only if they're imported. The garlic quotient is higher, which is crucial in the assessment for positioning on the genuine foodie certification index.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on June 25, 2011, 06:17:11 AM
Imported scratchings?
You mean from Birmingham?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cheltenhamlion on June 25, 2011, 02:58:36 PM
I can't pretend that the game excites me but I might head into Worcester for a few jars.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on June 25, 2011, 08:00:31 PM
To be honest Stu, that's the whole point, going to a football match is just a convenient excuse that I can give to the missus without really lying to her.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cheltenhamlion on June 27, 2011, 10:20:47 AM
So you could also conveniently be over ruled by those you went with on the day that they would sooner stop in the pub than go to the match and you still wouldn't be fibbing!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on June 27, 2011, 01:44:04 PM
There's every chance of that.
Or it might rain, or be too hot, or be too foggy or something.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on June 27, 2011, 03:07:58 PM
There's every chance of that.
Or it might rain, or be too hot, or be too foggy or something.

You might get the kick-off time wrong too. Due to the, err..., time difference, or something like that.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cheltenhamlion on June 27, 2011, 04:17:53 PM
Early kick off as it clashed with the rugby?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on June 27, 2011, 04:26:47 PM
Good plan. Or the cricket. Or cancelled due to Elgar concert.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on August 09, 2011, 10:12:36 PM
Coleshill Town 1 Alvechurch 0. Att: 68 (est).

Nice chips, racist gateman.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on August 09, 2011, 11:07:09 PM
Coleshill Town 1 Alvechurch 0. Att: 68 (est).

Nice chips, racist gateman.

Attendance was 55 according to the Mid Alliance website.
We didn't miss any goals then.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on August 10, 2011, 09:14:44 PM
Clements 83 0 Aston 2. Opening goal scored by Charisma Agbonlahor, watched by his brother Gabriel.
Title: Non-League
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 11, 2011, 01:46:26 PM
Aston lost 830-2? Did they have Kiraly in goal?

Telford v Luton called off.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cheltenhamlion on August 11, 2011, 01:55:04 PM
Why?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on August 11, 2011, 08:47:53 PM
EDL march in Telford Saturday.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 11, 2011, 09:32:59 PM
I wondered if it might be something to do with them as Luton is the birthplace of the EDL. Didn't know about the march. Scummers.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cheltenhamlion on August 12, 2011, 08:15:10 AM
I found this out last night. I work with a resident of Wellington who informed me of a march through there and all the pubs being shut.
Title: Non League
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 12, 2011, 08:40:24 AM
Why are the English Defence League marching in New Zealand?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on August 12, 2011, 09:57:20 AM
Inverness City v Portgordon Victoria tomorrow. Grill League Cup Section 7.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on August 13, 2011, 07:26:38 PM
Inverness City 4-3 Portgordon Victoria

Absolute cracker of a match, Inverness always looked the better and more fluent team but couldn't score so Portgordon took advantage and were 3-0 up just after half-time. Then Inverness turned into Barcelona.
Great fun.
Attendance - about 50.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dr Butler on August 16, 2011, 03:06:49 PM
not sure if this was posted.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/14530750.stm

Sir Brian still going strong.

UTV
The Doc
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on August 16, 2011, 09:24:50 PM
Got stuffed 3-0 at Hinckley last night.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dr Butler on August 17, 2011, 08:09:59 AM
oh bollocks......should of kept my big mouth shut !  sorry Sir Brian.

UTV
The Doc
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on August 17, 2011, 11:28:36 AM
Forres Thistle 0-3 New Elgin

Played in a field with no cover in a persistent drizzle.

Attendance: 7
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cheltenhamlion on August 17, 2011, 05:45:06 PM
I see Gloucester Shitty won at the weekend.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 04, 2011, 06:28:43 PM
Too skint and hung-over to attend Non-League Day. Will be up for Telford v Stockport next Saturday though if anyone fancies watching that rather than Everton v Villa.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on September 04, 2011, 08:38:32 PM
Too skint and hung-over to attend Non-League Day. Will be up for Telford v Stockport next Saturday though if anyone fancies watching that rather than Everton v Villa.

No, no, make it Tamuff v York with the added bonus that it's also Tamworth Beer Festival as well. Not that this appeals to you as a fizzy pop drinker of course!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 04, 2011, 10:06:21 PM
Beer Festival where? There are no pubs in Tammurf!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on September 05, 2011, 12:58:08 AM
Beer Festival where? There are no pubs in Tammurf!

There are, we just hide them from you lot.
Beer festival's in the Assembley Rooms, Chas 'n' Dave played there a couple of years ago.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on September 09, 2011, 10:34:26 AM
Off to Telford tomorrow - Mike Jeffries tells me that it is the Paris of the Midlands
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on September 10, 2011, 05:50:17 PM
Blackwood 3 Northfield Town 1. For the Midland Com divisin one, Blackwood are good.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 11, 2011, 04:04:24 PM
Some comedy hooliganism before the AFC Telford United-Stockport game.

It started to kick off a bit by the entrance from the road to the beer garden where we were drinking. Basically lots of young lads doing their best "hold me back, hold me back" impressions while slowly retreating. One rapscallion decided to throw a glass out of the beer garden at one of the opposition in the road. His glass bounced off the fence and hit him in the face.

I believe youngsters refer to such events as "epic fails".
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on September 11, 2011, 08:55:19 PM
Tamworth are looking worryingly solid on yesterdays showing.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 11, 2011, 09:02:39 PM
They started last season very well too Dave!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on September 11, 2011, 09:34:58 PM
They started last season very well too Dave!

I know, but points on the board and all that.
The way we played we encouraging, on the floor and a god passing game.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Mike Jeffries on September 12, 2011, 12:06:42 AM
They started last season very well too Dave!

I know, but points on the board and all that.
The way we played we encouraging, on the floor and a god passing game.

Sounding better than AFC Telford then, not that they were bad (In fact they probably deserved all three points for the second half performance yesterday).  Stockport are no great shakes it has to be said.

The Cock Hotel remains a fine pub and the "bother" pre game was indeed the stuff of comedy legend.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on September 13, 2011, 06:25:39 PM
One for the submariner:

I would (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/14901438.stm)

Love this quote:

"I want to wake sleeping fans with a lot of different initiatives by liaising with them and finding what they want."

She can liase with me when I'm sleeping if she likes.



Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: VillaZogmariner on September 13, 2011, 06:53:38 PM
Still hate the c***s.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 13, 2011, 07:09:04 PM
She's got more than one?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: adrenachrome on September 15, 2011, 04:47:34 PM
She looks like Dirty Den's daughter so I wouldn't be surprised.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Nev on September 17, 2011, 07:54:59 PM
Kidsgrove knocked Gornal out of the FA Cup, 3-0 but Gornal gave a decent account of themselves.

I won't be rushing back to Kidsgrove again though.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: VillaZogmariner on September 18, 2011, 08:02:49 AM
That bad?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Nev on September 18, 2011, 10:57:12 AM
That bad?

Not terrible but not particularly pleasant either. The fans (average age 50 odd at a guess) near to the press area were most odd, berating almost every decision the referee made against them to the point that it was like being at Goodison. At the end of the game a bloke, who must've been 70 if he was a day, rushed to the tunnel to have a pop at the ref and had to be held back. This all happened despite the fact that they won the game 3-0 against a side two divisions below them, in comfortable style.

The fact that the Gornal manager, who had seen his side dumped out of the Cup, praised the ref said it all.

Having said all that the club secretary was most helpfull so it wasn't all bad.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dr Butler on September 28, 2011, 10:40:29 AM
mighty Cambridge United are on the up ! 6th place and beat dirty Luton !!

amber and black aarrrmmmmyyyyy
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on September 28, 2011, 12:52:17 PM
mighty Cambridge United are on the up ! 6th place and beat dirty Luton !!

amber and black aarrrmmmmyyyyy

I just don't like Luton, so I was happy.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cheltenhamlion on September 29, 2011, 08:42:04 AM
I hate Luton.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dr Butler on September 29, 2011, 08:43:13 AM
not just me then  :)

UTV
The Doc
Title: Non League
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 29, 2011, 09:08:24 AM
+1
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on September 29, 2011, 10:27:47 AM
I hate Luton.

Not as much as I do.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dr Butler on September 29, 2011, 03:02:37 PM
I hate Luton.

Not as much as I do.

what about Kidderminster ?   I have no time for that club, one of their fans punched a girl I was seeing in the face for absolutely no reason at all, after he had been enjoying our company in the pub for most of the evening. He must of been a champion 400m runner because I used to be abit swift on my toes but he left me standing still when he had to do the runner from the scene.  knocked her out, broke her jaw and nose.
just hope he got his just rewards later in life the tosser !
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on September 29, 2011, 07:41:03 PM
I can add Kidderminster to my hate list if you like, no hassle.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cheltenhamlion on September 29, 2011, 08:57:39 PM
Sounds like a challenge Dave. I hate them for a multitude of reasons from when they were a top flight club.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 29, 2011, 09:05:11 PM
I hate Luton.

Not as much as I do.

what about Kidderminster ?   I have no time for that club, one of their fans punched a girl I was seeing in the face for absolutely no reason at all, after he had been enjoying our company in the pub for most of the evening. He must of been a champion 400m runner because I used to be abit swift on my toes but he left me standing still when he had to do the runner from the scene.  knocked her out, broke her jaw and nose.
just hope he got his just rewards later in life the tosser !


Is that the only reason? Seems odd to hate a club because of one fan, no matter how vile. I've met plenty of Villa fans that were twats.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on September 30, 2011, 09:38:42 AM
Sounds like a challenge Dave. I hate them for a multitude of reasons from when they were a top flight club.

I still have to fucking go there every season.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on October 02, 2011, 12:23:20 AM
Parkfield Amateurs 5-1 Bolehall Swifts
Birmingham Junior Cup 1st round.
Played at the Coleshill Nursery Ground, Sutton Coldfield. Attendance approx. 12
Bloody hot, but they had a bar, cracking set up for a Birmingham AFA club.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dr Butler on October 03, 2011, 09:01:47 AM
I hate Luton.

Not as much as I do.

what about Kidderminster ?   I have no time for that club, one of their fans punched a girl I was seeing in the face for absolutely no reason at all, after he had been enjoying our company in the pub for most of the evening. He must of been a champion 400m runner because I used to be abit swift on my toes but he left me standing still when he had to do the runner from the scene.  knocked her out, broke her jaw and nose.
just hope he got his just rewards later in life the tosser !


Is that the only reason? Seems odd to hate a club because of one fan, no matter how vile. I've met plenty of Villa fans that were twats.

sure your right but it is the only dealings I have had with any of their support and to top it off it cost me a sure fire bunk up that night !  so yes I hate them  :)
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on October 04, 2011, 11:28:03 PM
Stourbridge 5 Banbury 0. One Stour fan was telling all & sundry he manages a brothel, another had nail varnish matching his shirt and there was a nutter on the train. 
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on October 04, 2011, 11:53:27 PM
The nutter followed me onto the tram, I shook him off at West Brom. He's from Greets Green you know.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 05, 2011, 12:11:46 AM
The nutter followed me onto the tram, I shook him off at West Brom. He's from Greets Green you know.

I thought Dave lived in Acocks Green?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on October 05, 2011, 12:15:45 AM
Dave seemed positively normal when compared to this nutjob, and half of Stour's support.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Chris Jameson on October 06, 2011, 03:12:20 PM
Hadn't been to see a match involving non league teams for 10 years until tuesday night when I took my son to an FA Cup replay between Harrogate Town and Frickley Athletic. Remembered why i've only been once to Harrogate Town, it was quite simply abysmal, we'd already decided to leave at 1-1 rather than have to face the prospect of extra time when Frickley scored a winner in stoppage time and even then there was time for Harrogate to have 2 players sent off.

The slightly biased match report I read stated that in the first half the visitors goalkeeper was by far the busiest. He had one save to make as opposed to none for the home keeper so I guess they were sort of correct. It were grim.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on October 06, 2011, 07:45:25 PM
If you only ever watch Premier League or Barca on the telly then of course you have to lower your expectations when watching non-league.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on October 07, 2011, 08:59:50 AM
If you only ever watch Premier League or Barca on the telly then of course you have to lower your expectations when watching non-league.

Unless by Premier League you mean Stoke City - then the non-league football will be considerably better.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on October 07, 2011, 10:28:05 AM
If you only ever watch Premier League or Barca on the telly then of course you have to lower your expectations when watching non-league.

Unless by Premier League you mean Stoke City - then the non-league football will be considerably better.

This is true.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Chris Jameson on October 07, 2011, 01:51:25 PM
If you only ever watch Premier League or Barca on the telly then of course you have to lower your expectations when watching non-league.

I don't watch much football these days apart from my sons under 9's team but it's fair to say it was far worse than I thought it was going to be.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Simon Ward on October 07, 2011, 03:05:31 PM
Tomorrow does Bradford vs Torquay qualify as non-league? Only going because it is fiver in!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: bertlambshank on October 16, 2011, 06:21:29 PM
ouch!
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/15322635.stm
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: exiled on the wirral! on October 17, 2011, 03:14:23 PM
Stourbridge v the mighty Rushall Olympic in the 4th qualifying of the fa cup! I might be more tempted with this than a trip to wearside with the villa on the same day.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on October 17, 2011, 03:31:08 PM
Stourbridge v the mighty Rushall Olympic in the 4th qualifying of the fa cup! I might be more tempted with this than a trip to wearside with the villa on the same day.

Tamworth have been drawn against Kings Lynn, and the bloody horrible racist idiots that follow them.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 19, 2011, 01:32:32 AM
Hanworth Villa won their replay and are now one round away from the First Round of the FA Cup... have their ever been two Villas in the Cup proper before?

(I reserve the right to call anyone saying "yes, Aston and Ricky" a twat ;-) )
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on October 19, 2011, 08:35:43 AM
Hanworth Villa won their replay and are now one round away from the First Round of the FA Cup... have their ever been two Villas in the Cup proper before?

(I reserve the right to call anyone saying "yes, Aston and Ricky" a twat ;-) )

Doubt it. I remember Pelsall making it all the way to the 3rd qualifying round back in the 90's.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on October 29, 2011, 05:33:13 PM
Stourbridge v the mighty Rushall Olympic in the 4th qualifying of the fa cup! I might be more tempted with this than a trip to wearside with the villa on the same day.

And the final score Stourbridge 5 'mighty' Rushall 0.
Title: Match
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 29, 2011, 05:44:08 PM
How did Hanworth Villa get on? Can't get fa cup scores on my phone. Also Tamworth, Kidder, Telford scores?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on October 29, 2011, 05:45:52 PM
How did Hanworth Villa get on? Can't get fa cup scores on my phone. Also Tamworth, Kidder, Telford scores?

Villa lost 3-2.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: PeterWithesShin on October 29, 2011, 05:49:24 PM
How did Hanworth Villa get on? Can't get fa cup scores on my phone. Also Tamworth, Kidder, Telford scores?

Tamworth 2 - 1 King's Lynn Town
Kidderminster Harriers 0 - 0 Corby Town
AFC Telford United 5 - 0 Gainsborough Trinity

Boo hiss!
AFC Totton 3 - 2 Hanworth Villa
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on October 29, 2011, 09:09:11 PM
Tamuff made bloody hard work of beating a team 82 places below them, but that's cup football I suppose. Still. first round draw tomorrow, quite fancy a trip to Sheffield.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on October 29, 2011, 09:17:09 PM
Tamuff made bloody hard work of beating a team 82 places below them, but that's cup football I suppose. Still. first round draw tomorrow, quite fancy a trip to Sheffield.

Funnily enough...
Title: Match
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 29, 2011, 11:50:12 PM
I fucking love the early rounds of the cup before the wankchester/London clubs come along and spoil it.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Nev on October 30, 2011, 01:02:19 PM
Stourbridge v the mighty Rushall Olympic in the 4th qualifying of the fa cup! I might be more tempted with this than a trip to wearside with the villa on the same day.

And the final score Stourbridge 5 'mighty' Rushall 0.

And they were well worth it, although a second FA Cup First round appearance in three years will prompt the usual woodwork evacuation. The draw is at 13:30 on ITV.

Continuing Woodhall's theme, the most bizarre sighting yesterday was of an elderly gentleman who in addition to bringing his dog to the match was also sporting an old ladys rain hat.

It wasn't raining.
Title: Non League
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 30, 2011, 01:53:11 PM
Pretty shit draws for most of the local teams but Stour might fancy their chances against Crisis Club Plymouth.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on October 30, 2011, 05:18:29 PM
From the Stour forum:

Report on Rushall's website is very harsh on them. Under a headline reading "Total Humiliation" it continues...

"The players of Rushall Olympic heaped complete embarrassment on their club as they suffered a 5-0 FA Cup capitulation at Stourbridge.

"Rushall Olympic offered absolutely nothing as they crashed out of the FA Cup at the Fourth Round Qualifying stage against a slick Stourbridge outfit who embarrassing punished the gutless Pics who displayed a total lack of endeavour in all departments."


It got removed shortly afterwards.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Nev on October 30, 2011, 06:01:38 PM
From the Stour forum:

Report on Rushall's website is very harsh on them. Under a headline reading "Total Humiliation" it continues...

"The players of Rushall Olympic heaped complete embarrassment on their club as they suffered a 5-0 FA Cup capitulation at Stourbridge.

"Rushall Olympic offered absolutely nothing as they crashed out of the FA Cup at the Fourth Round Qualifying stage against a slick Stourbridge outfit who embarrassing punished the gutless Pics who displayed a total lack of endeavour in all departments."


It got removed shortly afterwards.

but
The 'Pics were pretty poor it has to be said but it wasn't through a lack of desire by any means. They were beaten by a side playing at the equivalent level, who are unbeaten at home and who scored five without reply in the previous round against a similar side. Everyone I spoke to before the game expected a tight match and most predicted a draw, so the scale of the win was something of a surprise but then the Glassboys did play very well with every player putting in a performance.

I'd back them to get something at Home Park as well if they can play like that again.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on October 30, 2011, 06:04:25 PM
The reason Stour fans were apprehensive was that Rushall tend to win there and Stour win at Rushall. It was generally reckoned to be the best performance of the season, though. 

Stour did have a bit of help when they won in the 3rd qualifying - namely Evesham having two players sent off.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: exiled on the wirral! on October 31, 2011, 10:34:05 PM
Stourbridge v the mighty Rushall Olympic in the 4th qualifying of the fa cup! I might be more tempted with this than a trip to wearside with the villa on the same day.

And the final score Stourbridge 5 'mighty' Rushall 0.

A bad day at the office by all accounts, on the plus side, the pics can concentrate on a playoff push!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cheltenhamlion on October 31, 2011, 11:53:37 PM
I would have paid a lot of money to watch Cheltenham beat the peasants in the cup.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on December 11, 2011, 09:49:46 AM
Bilston Town 2-4 Warstones Wanderers

Great game, Bilston played all the decent football but their defence was shockingly poor even for this level.
Attendance - 34 or so.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: tonyh on December 12, 2011, 07:17:32 AM
Solihull moors had an excellent draw on Saturday vs York City. It was only a 93rd minute (miles offside) equaliser that got them the replay at Damson park on Tuesday Night 745pm kick off
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on December 14, 2011, 09:01:18 AM
Solihull moors had an excellent draw on Saturday vs York City. It was only a 93rd minute (miles offside) equaliser that got them the replay at Damson park on Tuesday Night 745pm kick off

What was the score in the replay last night?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on December 14, 2011, 10:44:32 AM
Solihull moors had an excellent draw on Saturday vs York City. It was only a 93rd minute (miles offside) equaliser that got them the replay at Damson park on Tuesday Night 745pm kick off

What was the score in the replay last night?

York won 3-0.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on December 17, 2011, 10:15:24 PM
Stour 2 Cirencester 1. Cold, wet and 'orrible but a nice handbags in injury time and then at the final whistle.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Karlos96 on December 27, 2011, 04:15:41 PM
Went to watch Grantham Town vs Stamford on Boxing day.  Grantham won 1-0 and go two points clear at the top of their league with a game in hand.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on December 27, 2011, 04:23:05 PM
Went to watch Grantham Town vs Stamford on Boxing day.  Grantham won 1-0 and go two points clear at the top of their league with a game in hand.

Have they still got a horrible bunch of supporters?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Karlos96 on December 27, 2011, 04:52:50 PM
Went to watch Grantham Town vs Stamford on Boxing day.  Grantham won 1-0 and go two points clear at the top of their league with a game in hand.

Have they still got a horrible bunch of supporters?

My wife's family is from Grantham so i'll probably be a bit biased but they seemed like a friendly bunch.  I've have heard things from people up there that there was trouble when they played Middlesbrough in the cup.

Last time I went there Martin O'Neill had just took the job at Villa had everyone telling me how lucky we were having him as our manager. 
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Small Rodent on December 28, 2011, 01:38:37 PM
Went to Tooting & Mitcham v Carshalton. Great game. Having lost their last 5 games, under new manager, Kenny Brown (West Ham/Millwall, managed Barry Town v Porto), went 2 - 0 up, only to be 3-2 down just after half time. But they rallied and won 4-3.

Les Sealey's son, and agent, is also helping fund the team now.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on December 28, 2011, 01:41:15 PM
Went to watch Grantham Town vs Stamford on Boxing day.  Grantham won 1-0 and go two points clear at the top of their league with a game in hand.

Have they still got a horrible bunch of supporters?

My wife's family is from Grantham so i'll probably be a bit biased but they seemed like a friendly bunch.  I've have heard things from people up there that there was trouble when they played Middlesbrough in the cup.

Last time I went there Martin O'Neill had just took the job at Villa had everyone telling me how lucky we were having him as our manager. 

They always had a reputation for having in their number a particularly obnoxious group of chavvy types.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: SoccerHQ on January 04, 2012, 06:38:12 PM
How many are Tamuff taking to Goodison?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on January 04, 2012, 07:10:23 PM
4,300 tickets sold so far (http://www.thelambs.co.uk/news/everton-ticket-info--update-1587.htm), but they are selling up to Friday then again on the day at Goodison.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on January 04, 2012, 07:26:46 PM
Close to 5,000 tickets sold now apparently, bloody glory-hunters.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on January 04, 2012, 07:52:50 PM
"Yay! Go Tamworth! Come on you Lambs! I'm so excited! What colour are we?"
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Nev on January 14, 2012, 11:24:07 AM
Anyone thinking of giving Villa V Everton the cold shoulder in favour of Stour V Hemel, don't bother.

It's off, pitch frozen.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: john e on January 16, 2012, 05:03:16 PM
Cup fever here in Newport Pags,
 FA Vase 4th round on saturday and we have a home draw against Ashington AFC from the north east, a long trip for them, and i was told  the Charlton Brothers used to play for them as did Jackie Milburn, think they might of come from the town itself.
although i dont think they will be turning out for them this weekend.

anyway everyones very excited about it and expecting a bumper crowd, maybe 200-300,
 i was down there last night and the BQ mans ordered 200 burgers from bookers, we are talking big match day sales here, and if they win its another £2500 in the coffers
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on January 16, 2012, 05:41:31 PM
Good luck to them. Love The FA Vase.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: john e on January 16, 2012, 05:51:24 PM
Good luck to them. Love The FA Vase.


thanks, i'l let you know how it goes
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: john e on January 22, 2012, 07:27:45 PM
well i know you are all waiting with baited breath for the review of the Newport Pagnell v Ashington FA vase match so here goes-

an all time record crowd of 658, with a couple of hundred at least from Ashington, who brought a man with a 'Drum'

ran out of burgers, but not beer, so all was well.

NP lost the game 2-3, the colliers [thats there nickname] went 2 nil up then the Swans [thats ours] leveled at 2 each before they got a winner, all in the first half.

cracking day, cracking atmosphere, good load of lads from up north. many in Newcastle shirts, pity about the result but good luck to them in the next round
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: greenwichvilla on February 03, 2012, 01:28:55 PM
Would you mind if I asked a question? I'm putting together a new feature for my podcast (Search 3for3 on iTunes) about non league football. Does anybody know how many teams there are in the non league pyramid? And where there might be a list o all these teams?

Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on February 03, 2012, 02:10:31 PM
Would you mind if I asked a question? I'm putting together a new feature for my podcast (Search 3for3 on iTunes) about non league football. Does anybody know how many teams there are in the non league pyramid? And where there might be a list o all these teams?

Thanks in advance.

Over to you Coop's....
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on February 03, 2012, 02:52:06 PM
Bloody hell!
It's not even as simple as just counting all the teams in all the divisions because not all leagues are part of the pyramid (The Shropshire League for instance isn't officially, but it does send clubs into the West midlands league which is).

Anyway, here's a start on the pyramid structure: http://www.thepyramid.info/asp/pyramid3.asp (http://www.thepyramid.info/asp/pyramid3.asp)

And here's a good place to find the clubs in each league without going from site-to-site: http://www.thepyramid.info/asp/pyramid3.asp (http://www.thepyramid.info/asp/pyramid3.asp)

Any further questions, just ask!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on February 03, 2012, 02:56:15 PM
Club list which I believe is correct for last season but don't quote me on this!

http://thepyramid.info/asp/showclub.asp (http://thepyramid.info/asp/showclub.asp)

You might be better only going down to about step five or six (Midland Alliance / West Mids League / Midland Combination) for any article as it gets very local and complicated below this. Good luck!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: greenwichvilla on February 03, 2012, 03:31:35 PM
Club list which I believe is correct for last season but don't quote me on this!

http://thepyramid.info/asp/showclub.asp (http://thepyramid.info/asp/showclub.asp)

You might be better only going down to about step five or six (Midland Alliance / West Mids League / Midland Combination) for any article as it gets very local and complicated below this. Good luck!

Yikes!

Thanks, Dave. Very helpful. We'll be starting the feature (it's an ongoing thing) next week if you want to check the show out.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on February 03, 2012, 03:34:48 PM
Yes, I've got you on Facebook and stuff, I'll make sure I catch it.
Only if you mention Tamuff though.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: greenwichvilla on February 03, 2012, 03:56:20 PM
Yes, I've got you on Facebook and stuff, I'll make sure I catch it.
Only if you mention Tamuff though.

I'll do my best. I'll actually name check you as a thank you for your help!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on February 03, 2012, 05:35:30 PM
I'd go down to Step five. Much lower than that round here and you're heading into the realms of clubs with no support who play on roped-off parks pitches.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: PeterWithesShin on February 03, 2012, 10:32:47 PM
I'd go down to Step five. Much lower than that round here and you're heading into the realms of clubs with no support who play on roped-off parks pitches.

Does that mean there will be coverage of small heath matches then?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on February 04, 2012, 09:04:02 AM
I'd go down to Step five. Much lower than that round here and you're heading into the realms of clubs with no support who play on roped-off parks pitches.

Does that mean there will be coverage of small heath matches then?

Not yet, but it won't be long now.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: SoccerHQ on February 04, 2012, 09:52:43 PM
You go to the Fleetwood game today Dave?

New Crawley or do they have a bit more "soul" about them?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on February 04, 2012, 10:05:05 PM
You go to the Fleetwood game today Dave?

New Crawley or do they have a bit more "soul" about them?

Didn't go today, had to work this morning.
Hard to say about the money thing, they are obviously chucking cash at getting into the league but they are being much less cuntish about it, they developed the ground first, then set about buying up the best non-league talent, this alone makes them better than Crawley, and besides, they don't have Steve 'uttercunt' Evans as manager.
I like Fleetwood, their fans seem more genuinely astonished that they are in this situation than Crawley's.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on February 16, 2012, 10:57:46 AM
You go to the Fleetwood game today Dave?

New Crawley or do they have a bit more "soul" about them?

Didn't go today, had to work this morning.
Hard to say about the money thing, they are obviously chucking cash at getting into the league but they are being much less cuntish about it, they developed the ground first, then set about buying up the best non-league talent, this alone makes them better than Crawley, and besides, they don't have Steve 'uttercunt' Evans as manager.
I like Fleetwood, their fans seem more genuinely astonished that they are in this situation than Crawley's.

Don't let Southport fans hear you say this
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: AV82EC on February 21, 2012, 06:54:28 PM
You go to the Fleetwood game today Dave?

New Crawley or do they have a bit more "soul" about them?

Didn't go today, had to work this morning.
Hard to say about the money thing, they are obviously chucking cash at getting into the league but they are being much less cuntish about it, they developed the ground first, then set about buying up the best non-league talent, this alone makes them better than Crawley, and besides, they don't have Steve 'uttercunt' Evans as manager.
I like Fleetwood, their fans seem more genuinely astonished that they are in this situation than Crawley's.

Don't let Southport fans hear you say this

Southport fans are wankers anyway.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cheltenhamlion on February 21, 2012, 08:34:45 PM
Calling Kenny Bengal to the thread. Or VillaSumariners Uncle. Who lives there. Who you all like who drink in The Bartons.

Carry on.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: bertlambshank on June 28, 2012, 02:34:48 PM
Just heard Castle Vale FC have gone bump.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on June 28, 2012, 05:32:11 PM
Just heard Castle Vale FC have gone bump.

No surprise, they ended up last season playing at Boldmere in front of single-figure crowds.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on June 29, 2012, 08:57:05 AM
Just heard Castle Vale FC have gone bump.

No surprise, they ended up last season playing at Boldmere in front of single-figure crowds.

Yeah, I was going to say, aren't they playing nowhere near Castle Vale.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on June 29, 2012, 11:10:08 AM
Non-league Day this year is September 8th by the way.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on July 29, 2012, 12:13:17 PM
Hednesford 1-2 Tamworth

Lee Hendrie played well in a deep-lying midfield role, set up both goals.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 29, 2012, 12:20:56 PM
He's at Tammurf now?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on July 29, 2012, 12:51:36 PM
He is.
Apparently he wrote to our manager Marcus Law and begged for a trial. Must have impressed in training because we've given him a years contract.
As I say, he was very good yesterday, just controlling the midfield and his passing was excellent. It's only Hednesford and only a friendly but maybe he has another year or so in him as a defensive midfielder?
He is still very, very orange.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Nev on August 04, 2012, 06:50:46 PM
Stourbridge retained the Worcestershire Senior Cup earlier today, beating Kiddie 1-0 at Aggborough.

Lee Hendrie's brother is now with Stour, played well and made the goal after his shot came back off the post and was turned in.

Over a thousand there, Kiddie didn't look up to much. Stourbridge go to Halesowen in a "friendly" next week. That'll be a laugh.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: PeterWithesShin on August 04, 2012, 07:02:52 PM
Had some great great (and not so great) trips with Rovers in the WSC. Including Aggborough. 2-0 up in the second leg (first was 0-0) against the scum who were a couple of divisions higher and the inbred fuckers jammed 3 in 10 mins. Kim Casey, what a wanker what a wanker.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on August 06, 2012, 03:20:01 PM
FA Cup starts on Friday. Lye Town v Bartley Green.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: bertlambshank on August 19, 2012, 11:37:40 PM
Pelsall Villa 0-5 Brockton. Att. 14.
That's a I was there moment.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: fredm on August 20, 2012, 10:29:05 AM
FA Cup starts on Friday. Lye Town v Bartley Green.


Already started with the Extra Preliminary Round (defeat)!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Nev on August 20, 2012, 04:15:07 PM
FA Cup starts on Friday. Lye Town v Bartley Green.


Already started with the Extra Preliminary Round (defeat)!

And continues on Saturday with Halesowen agin Dugley Town.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Andy_Lochhead_in_the_air on August 20, 2012, 05:00:55 PM
FA CUP. All the results, attendances, next two rounds draw here.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012%E2%80%9313_FA_Cup_Qualifying_Rounds#Extra_Preliminary_Round
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Nev on August 25, 2012, 08:52:53 PM
Dudley won, as did Tividale and Gornal.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on August 25, 2012, 08:56:03 PM
Lye 0 Bridgnorth 1 last night. One sent off, lost count of the bookings. Good crowd of I would guess 150+. More clubs should play on Fridays.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on August 25, 2012, 10:20:43 PM
For 16 minutes during today's games:

(http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/305251_4170067206540_644098813_n.jpg)
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Nev on August 26, 2012, 07:57:16 PM
Double header tomorrow, Halesowen against Sutton Coldfield at 3 then over to Amblecote to scare away the cricketers for Stourbridge versus Barwell.

Who says there's no football on Bank Holidays any more?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on August 26, 2012, 10:38:10 PM
Decent pub crawl between those two grounds. Wish I wasn't working now.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on August 26, 2012, 10:44:07 PM
Double-booked for tomorrow night so I'll be missing.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Nev on August 28, 2012, 04:46:57 PM
Double-booked for tomorrow night so I'll be missing.

You didn't miss much, save for the excitement generated by the appearance of two shiping containers behind the Church End goal, one of which was used as an oversized programme hut, and the new disabled enclosure next to the tunnel. The football was poor and Barwell are without doubt, the Stoke City of the Southern League.

The Yeltz won, courtesy of Ben Haseley as always seems to be the case these days and Sutton have lost all three opening games.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ACVilla on September 01, 2012, 08:22:46 PM
I've just noticed the Sutton Town chairman has stood down. Let's hope the manager, his son, decides to follow suit rapidly.

I went to the FA Cup tie last week and was shocked at how bad a side they had become since I saw them previously, three years ago.

They managed to win the match 2-1 but were very very average.

Will still probably take myself to the next round next week.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on September 01, 2012, 08:24:38 PM
Clements 83 6 Rugeley Rangers 1. Clements should have scored at least double figures.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on September 02, 2012, 12:11:15 AM
FA Vase First Qualifying Round.
Tipton 2-1 Bolehall Swifts (aet)
Dire stuff in a shit athletics stadium. Bolehall's goal was scored by ex-Tamworth legend Gareth Sheldon.
Att: 59 (I counted 41 so I have no idea where the other 18 were hiding).
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ACVilla on September 07, 2012, 09:16:56 AM
Ideal weekend to watch some non league stuff, no Villa, England tonight.

Off to watch Sutton Town v Gornal Athletic in the 1st Qualifying Round of the FA Cup. Sutton are on a roll by the looks of things, three wins out of three.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on September 07, 2012, 10:08:38 AM
Ideal weekend to watch some non league stuff, no Villa, England tonight.

Off to watch Sutton Town v Gornal Athletic in the 1st Qualifying Round of the FA Cup. Sutton are on a roll by the looks of things, three wins out of three.

Ugh, horrible plastic pitch.

Might do Black Country Rangers v Shawbury, top of the table West Midlands League clash, played at Tividale, real ale in the clubhouse.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Nev on September 07, 2012, 05:11:21 PM
I got roped into the Stourbridge Saxons V Dudley Kingswinford rugby union game. Yuck, load of public schoolboys sticking their heads up each others bottoms.

I'd rather watch a combination of bitter "never made the grade" violent, overweight thugs, wannabe gangstas and willing but limited players attempting to play football in a ground that has clearly seen better days as part of a crowd that can only be described as "disappointing".

Thank you very much.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on September 07, 2012, 05:24:35 PM
I got roped into the Stourbridge Saxons V Dudley Kingswinford rugby union game. Yuck, load of public schoolboys sticking their heads up each others bottoms.

I'd rather watch a combination of bitter "never made the grade" violent, overweight thugs, wannabe gangstas and willing but limited players attempting to play football in a ground that has clearly seen better days as part of a crowd that can only be described as "disappointing".

Thank you very much.

Sorry, Blues aren't playing either.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ACVilla on September 07, 2012, 07:47:24 PM
Ideal weekend to watch some non league stuff, no Villa, England tonight.

Off to watch Sutton Town v Gornal Athletic in the 1st Qualifying Round of the FA Cup. Sutton are on a roll by the looks of things, three wins out of three.

Ugh, horrible plastic pitch.

Might do Black Country Rangers v Shawbury, top of the table West Midlands League clash, played at Tividale, real ale in the clubhouse.
Yep, but as of this year legal in the FA Cup.

It does look a very strange pitch close up, have spoken to a few people who have played on it and they say it is fine.

As an aside Non league football is a strange thing. Sutton signed a friend of a friend for the start of the season, he played the first game, they lost 5-0 so he got dropped for the next three games so he effect off.

It must be a nightmare being a non league manager.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ACVilla on September 07, 2012, 07:49:05 PM
And the pitch is probably a must for them, they have four weekend teams paying on it plus various other games. It was probably the only option.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on September 07, 2012, 08:54:04 PM
And the pitch is probably a must for them, they have four weekend teams paying on it plus various other games. It was probably the only option.

They have that many teams play there because they have a plastic pitch!
I don't blame them, and it probably brings a decent amount of money in to keep them going.

At least these days the 3G pitches are a damn sight better than the monstrosities that were laid at Luton and QPR all those years ago.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ACVilla on September 07, 2012, 09:31:32 PM
And the pitch is probably a must for them, they have four weekend teams paying on it plus various other games. It was probably the only option.

They have that many teams play there because they have a plastic pitch!
I don't blame them, and it probably brings a decent amount of money in to keep them going.

At least these days the 3G pitches are a damn sight better than the monstrosities that were laid at Luton and QPR all those years ago.
They had as many teams before the pitch was laid.

AVFC Ladies, Sutton Town, Romulus and Grosvenor Town.

Money doesn't just rule football in thevPremier League.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on September 07, 2012, 09:56:15 PM
Did all those teams play there at the same time? I remember watching Grosvener Park at the old Red Lion Ground in Bloxwich.
Villa Ladies play at Boldmere now don't they?

Anyway, I'm being picky, I know many local clubs hire their pitches out to as many teams as they can get away with, I can see a lot more laying 3G pitches as well and I wouldn't blame them. It's just the traditionalist in me that shudders a bit!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on September 08, 2012, 08:44:50 AM


Money doesn't just rule football in thevPremier League.

There's a difference between maximising your income to get even richer and doing it to stay alive.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ACVilla on September 08, 2012, 07:54:04 PM
FA Cup 1st Qualifying Round.

Sutton Town 0 - 3 Gornal Athletic

Sutton should have been 5 - 0 up at half time but goals in the 50th, 75th and 78th minute destroyed them.

Didn't catch the attendance but looked about 120 - 130.

Sutton actually played really well just couldn't finish.

Got myself a lovely tan as well.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Nev on September 09, 2012, 01:24:52 PM
This part of the FA Cup is magic, one of the joys is the fact that the draw is made on a Monday lunchtime.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 09, 2012, 01:28:49 PM
I never liked the Monday lunchtime draws. It should be made on Sunday, or a week day evening, when most people aren't at work/school.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Mortimer's Bear on September 09, 2012, 03:17:07 PM
Coventry will be in here soon, snigger.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 09, 2012, 03:47:24 PM
They'll be back...
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Mortimer's Bear on September 09, 2012, 04:17:58 PM
They'll be back...

They'll have a nice little local derby with Nuneaton Borough soon the way they're going!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on September 09, 2012, 04:25:01 PM
They'll be back...

They'll have a nice little local derby with Nuneaton Borough soon the way they're going!

Don't bet on it if the rumours I've heard about Nuneaton's dodgy finances are true.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on September 09, 2012, 04:29:26 PM
Black Country Rangers 2-1 Shawbury.

Top of the table West Midlands League clash at Tividale FC won by an exceedingly dodgy penalty and watched in glorious sunshine by about 23 of us.
You can drink real ale on the terraces at this ground!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 09, 2012, 06:30:02 PM
They'll be back...

They'll have a nice little local derby with Nuneaton Borough soon the way they're going!

Nuneaton Town you mean. ;-)
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on September 09, 2012, 06:33:18 PM
They'll be back...

They'll have a nice little local derby with Nuneaton Borough soon the way they're going!

Nuneaton Town you mean. ;-)

Scum sucking twat-bastards you mean.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Mortimer's Bear on September 09, 2012, 06:44:01 PM
They'll be back...

They'll have a nice little local derby with Nuneaton Borough soon the way they're going!

Nuneaton Town you mean. ;-)

Scum sucking twat-bastards you mean.

No, that's Coventry.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on September 09, 2012, 06:52:47 PM
They'll be back...

They'll have a nice little local derby with Nuneaton Borough soon the way they're going!

Nuneaton Town you mean. ;-)

Scum sucking twat-bastards you mean.

No, that's Coventry.

I see you're from Tamworth.
If you supported your local team you would be well aware that Nuneaton are scum sucking twat-bastards.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 09, 2012, 07:17:43 PM
I like the insult "scum-sucking twat bastard" and I'm going to steal it. That'll teach my mum not to be late making my tea.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Mortimer's Bear on September 09, 2012, 07:30:12 PM
They'll be back...

They'll have a nice little local derby with Nuneaton Borough soon the way they're going!

Nuneaton Town you mean. ;-)

Scum sucking twat-bastards you mean.

No, that's Coventry.

I see you're from Tamworth.
If you supported your local team you would be well aware that Nuneaton are scum sucking twat-bastards.

Where I live and where I'm from are two different things. What's the beef with Nuneaton then?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on September 09, 2012, 09:09:06 PM


Where I live and where I'm from are two different things. What's the beef with Nuneaton then?

Local rivals and scum sucking twat-bastards.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: peter w on September 09, 2012, 09:14:47 PM
That old Staffs / Warwickshire rivalry eh?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on September 09, 2012, 09:23:35 PM
That old Staffs / Warwickshire rivalry eh?

It's an A5 thing.
Atherstone are Tamworth's traditional local rivals, but they keep going bust and dropping further and further down the pyramid, so we just look a few more miles down Watling Street these days.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Nev on September 10, 2012, 01:50:03 PM
Gornal host Worcester City in the next round. Leamington or Stour go to Corby, if Tividale beat Wolverhampton Casuals they go to Hinckley.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cheltenhamlion on September 10, 2012, 03:32:32 PM
Corby? What a fucking delight!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: bertlambshank on September 10, 2012, 03:49:31 PM
That old Staffs / Warwickshire rivalry eh?

It's an A5 thing.
Atherstone are Tamworth's traditional local rivals, but they keep going bust and dropping further and further down the pyramid, so we just look a few more miles down Watling Street these days.
Nuneaton are possibly the worst racist bastard fans in the world.c***s.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on September 10, 2012, 10:29:54 PM
Nuneaton are possibly the worst racist bastard fans in the world.c***s.

I take it you've never been to Kings Lynn?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: bertlambshank on September 10, 2012, 10:41:20 PM
Nuneaton are possibly the worst racist bastard fans in the world.c***s.

I take it you've never been to Kings Lynn?
Only working you could well be right.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Nev on September 11, 2012, 10:32:51 AM
Shaun Cunnington has resigned from Halesowen Town.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: nodge on September 11, 2012, 10:27:46 PM
Did you know his name is an anagram of "a c*** noshing nun" ?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on September 11, 2012, 10:32:15 PM
Fucking Leamington.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: pauliewalnuts on September 11, 2012, 10:39:07 PM
Fucking Leamington.

How very dare you!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 11, 2012, 11:11:33 PM
Fucking Leamington.

Is that a status update? If so, you must be worn out. And Mrs Woodhall won't be pleased.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: N'Rexy on September 15, 2012, 09:20:19 AM
Feel the Black and Gold Machine.  That's Leamington by the way!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on September 15, 2012, 10:40:34 AM
Wake Green Amateurs v Old Wulfrunians in the Birmingham AFA Premier League today.
I'm not a groundhopper, honest.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: peter w on September 15, 2012, 10:48:23 AM
Christ. You'll watch any old shite.

Are you just an old perv letching at the sprightly men running around in their shorts?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on September 15, 2012, 10:51:58 AM
Christ. You'll watch any old shite.

Are you just an old perv letching at the sprightly men running around in their shorts?

Errr....
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: peter w on September 15, 2012, 11:01:04 AM
Back to Jimmy Saville with you...
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Nev on September 15, 2012, 01:43:50 PM
I'm going to enjoy the sunshine in the internationally renowned resort of The Lye, where the home side welcome near neighbours Cradley Town to the Stourbridge Road Sports Complex for a FA Vase second qualifying round tie.

This "once in a lifetime" super summer of sport just doesn't seem to want to end.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ACVilla on September 15, 2012, 08:04:19 PM
I've just noticed the Sutton Town chairman has stood down. Let's hope the manager, his son, decides to follow suit rapidly.
And resign he has.

See you Chris, you won't be missed.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Nev on September 16, 2012, 10:44:54 AM
Lye 4-2 Cradley.

Lovely sunny afternoon, hilarious exchange of views between Cradley manager and Lye supporting old dear in the crowd, all in front of around 80-100 people and a Yorkshire Terrier.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on September 16, 2012, 12:01:34 PM
Wake Green 0-2 Wulfrunians.
Attendance: 18 or so.

Ground number 575 I think.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on September 18, 2012, 09:44:07 PM
I thought I wouldn't bother with Stour tonight. I've got stuff to do and they haven't been much cop at home this season. Stourbridge 8 Banbury 1.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 18, 2012, 09:56:13 PM
I bet that made you Cross.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Nev on September 18, 2012, 11:07:14 PM
Halesowen 4-1 Biggleswade 1. FA Trophy Replay, poor crowd of just 115 but amongst those were a few notable "faces" sniffing around due to the managerial vacancy.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on September 19, 2012, 10:38:08 AM
Halesowen 4-1 Biggleswade 1. FA Trophy Replay, poor crowd of just 115 but amongst those were a few notable "faces" sniffing around due to the managerial vacancy.

Morrell Maison? That would be funny.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Virgil Caine on September 19, 2012, 04:06:16 PM
As they are reasonably close to me I keep an eye out for St Neots FC, promoted last year to the Southern League Premier. As two local sides, Hithin Town and Arlesey play in the same league I will be able to watch Stefan Moore, who, I am pleased to say, is still banging them in for St Neots.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Nev on September 19, 2012, 04:43:31 PM
Halesowen 4-1 Biggleswade 1. FA Trophy Replay, poor crowd of just 115 but amongst those were a few notable "faces" sniffing around due to the managerial vacancy.

Morrell Maison? That would be funny.

I think they still have stewards whose prime duty is to watch out for him. He appears to have gone to ground since his "involvement" with Kettering.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on September 19, 2012, 05:01:06 PM
Steve Daniels?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Nev on September 19, 2012, 05:57:43 PM
Steve Daniels?

If they loose Ben Haseley they'll need Paul bloody Daniels.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on September 26, 2012, 11:17:48 AM
This is how a football club dies: www.twohundredpercent.net/?p=20558
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Nev on September 27, 2012, 11:20:52 AM
Ex Tipton Town boss John Hill in at Halesowen.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: greenwichvilla on September 29, 2012, 12:17:14 PM
I'm off to see Hitchin Town today.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on September 29, 2012, 01:42:37 PM
I'm going to Darlaston Town.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: greenwichvilla on September 29, 2012, 10:39:08 PM
Hitchin 3-1 Sittinbourne. Sittingbourne were reduced to nine men. They had a bookshop, I picked up a programme from Villa vs Dynamo Berlin in 1981 as well as autobiographies of Big Ron, Gazza, Roy Keane and George Best. An entertaining afternoon all round.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on September 30, 2012, 12:40:13 AM
Darlaston 1-4 Wolves Casuals.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: greenwichvilla on September 30, 2012, 01:10:46 AM
Yikes.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Nev on October 02, 2012, 10:50:24 PM
Studley 2-1 Halesowen in the Senior Cup. Not a great start for the new Yeltz manager and the wind and rain offered up confirmation, if it were needed, that the wooly hat and big coat will be needed from now on.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on October 03, 2012, 10:18:57 AM
Tamworth lost 5-1 to Sutton in the Birmingham Senior Cup, but we didn't play any first team players because we are a Big Club apparently.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Mike Jeffries on October 03, 2012, 11:17:07 PM
Any plans for Non-Leauge day Sat 13th Oct?

http://www.nonleagueday.co.uk/latest-news/44-non-league-day-2012

I notice AFC Telford are offering reduced prices for Wolves season ticket holders, to attend their game with Grimsby that day.  Though that may be enough to convince me to look elsewhere!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on October 03, 2012, 11:21:51 PM
Any plans for Non-Leauge day Sat 13th Oct?

http://www.nonleagueday.co.uk/latest-news/44-non-league-day-2012

I notice AFC Telford are offering reduced prices for Wolves season ticket holders, to attend their game with Grimsby that day.  Though that may be enough to convince me to look elsewhere!

Stourbridge are at home to Stefanmooresst Neots.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Mike Jeffries on October 03, 2012, 11:28:12 PM
Any plans for Non-Leauge day Sat 13th Oct?

http://www.nonleagueday.co.uk/latest-news/44-non-league-day-2012

I notice AFC Telford are offering reduced prices for Wolves season ticket holders, to attend their game with Grimsby that day.  Though that may be enough to convince me to look elsewhere!

Stourbridge are at home to Stefanmooresst Neots.

I should have read more, it's a fiver to get into Telford V Grimsby that day for any season ticket holder at a Premier Leauge or Football Leauge club (Who shows up at the club office by 2 pm with their season ticket).  Though Stour and Stefan Moore is tempting!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Nev on October 04, 2012, 07:31:52 AM
Any plans for Non-Leauge day Sat 13th Oct?

http://www.nonleagueday.co.uk/latest-news/44-non-league-day-2012

I notice AFC Telford are offering reduced prices for Wolves season ticket holders, to attend their game with Grimsby that day.  Though that may be enough to convince me to look elsewhere!

Stourbridge are at home to Stefanmooresst Neots.

Lye tek on Gornal in the Vase just dowen the rowad.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: peter w on October 04, 2012, 09:24:41 PM
miss of all time 3:16

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Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on October 05, 2012, 03:25:12 PM
Must check out the fixtures for the 13th October.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on October 09, 2012, 12:24:20 PM
Whatever game you go to on the 13th (I'm working), don't pick the one involving Kettering. Their game against Leamington tonight has been postponed as they can only field 6 players. The electricity has been turned off at their ground as well.

Never had much time for Klattering as a club but they have been royally fucked by Imraan Ladak.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: bertlambshank on October 11, 2012, 08:42:08 PM
Castle Vale JKS v Littleton for me.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Simon Ward on October 12, 2012, 11:49:15 AM
http://www.farsleyafc.co.uk/page_2710721.html

Might go here!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: lovejoy on October 21, 2012, 07:30:07 PM
So in the first round of the FA cup the mighty Coventry draw Arelsey and, more importantly, Gloucester city (there for the first time in 23 years) get home to Leyton Orient.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Virgil Caine on October 21, 2012, 09:46:35 PM
Lovejoy, I think my local team Arlesey, will give Coventry a good game and I am hoping that they can bring them back down to deepest Bedfordshire for a replay.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: PeterWithesShin on October 21, 2012, 09:54:06 PM
Full first round draw. Some interesting ties. Come on Oldham, Leyton O and Cheltenham or Yate!!

Kidderminster Harriers v Oldham Athletic
Boreham Wood v Brentford
Chelmsford City or East Thurrock v Colchester United
Metropolitan Police v Crawley Town
Luton Town v AFC Telford United or Nuneaton Town
Portsmouth v Notts County
Bishop's Stortford v Hastings United
Fleetwood Town v Bromley
Forest Green Rovers or Dartford v Port Vale
Torquay United v Hyde or Harrogate Town
AFC Bournemouth v Dagenham & Redbridge
Morecambe v Rochdale
Swindon Town v Macclesfield Town
Cambridge City v Milton Keynes Dons
Cheltenham Town v Yate Town or Newport County
Dorchester Town v Plymouth Argyle
Coventry City v Arlesey Town
York City v AFC Wimbledon
Bury v Exeter City
Chesterfield v Hartlepool United
Doncaster Rovers v Bradford Park Avenue
Gillingham v Scunthorpe United
Aldershot Town v Hendon
Lincoln City or FC Halifax Town v Walsall
Wrexham v Alfreton Town
Southend United v Stockport County
Crewe Alexandra v Wycombe Wanderers
Bristol Rovers v Sheffield United
Hereford United v Shrewsbury Town
Mansfield Town v Slough Town or Gosport Borough
Barnet v Oxford United
Rotherham United v Stevenage
AFC Fylde or Ilkeston Town v Accrington Stanley
Gloucester City v Leyton Orient
Burton Albion v Altrincham
Guiseley v Barrow
Northampton Town v Bradford City
Preston North End v Yeovil Town
Braintree Town v Tranmere Rovers
Carlisle United v Ebbsfleet United
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: lovejoy on October 21, 2012, 10:04:02 PM
Full first round draw. Some interesting ties. Come on Oldham, Leyton O and Cheltenham or Yate!!


That's an interesting set of teams to support, did your family travel around a lot?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on October 21, 2012, 10:17:22 PM
Hereford v Shrewsbury looks interesting.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: PeterWithesShin on October 21, 2012, 10:18:30 PM
Nope, I just hate Kiddy and Gloucester. And i've never forgiven the old Newport for a 1-0 win in the cup. All stems from the Rovers days.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on October 21, 2012, 11:14:40 PM
There's a joke somewhere about a bunch of unpopular, bullying, c***s being drawn away to the Metropolitan Police in there somewhere but I'm not going to make it.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 22, 2012, 01:12:27 AM
Come on you Plebs.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: lovejoy on October 22, 2012, 01:30:00 PM
Nope, I just hate Kiddy and Gloucester. And i've never forgiven the old Newport for a 1-0 win in the cup. All stems from the Rovers days.

I don't want to get into an arguement with you but genuinely interested to know why you hate Gloucester. They've won very little ever!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on October 22, 2012, 06:15:31 PM
Nope, I just hate Kiddy and Gloucester. And i've never forgiven the old Newport for a 1-0 win in the cup. All stems from the Rovers days.

I don't want to get into an arguement with you but genuinely interested to know why you hate Gloucester. They've won very little ever!

hose of us who have been watching non-league for many years will be all too aware of Gloucester City, and more specifically the horrible fans that used to follow them.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: lovejoy on October 22, 2012, 09:36:06 PM
Never saw any of that sort of thing myself apart from one incident when a goalie at Halesowen got coined and a little rough stuff against Cheltenham. Less than your average team I'd say. Any specifics Plumbutt and again I'm genuinely interested rather than trolling.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: PeterWithesShin on October 22, 2012, 09:39:57 PM
Same reason for me as Mr Cooper gave. As a Rovers fan the games pretty much guaranteed for grief were Redditch and Gloucester. Both were partial to giving it to non lads as well.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cheltenhamlion on October 23, 2012, 03:47:42 PM
You may be shocked to hear that I am not Gloucester Shitty's biggest fan either.

Still, Cheltenham, Gloucester and Forest Green in the FA Cup proper. I don't think has happened before.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 23, 2012, 10:29:21 PM
Forest Green can fuck off and take their broccoli with them.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dr Butler on October 30, 2012, 11:20:41 AM
big game for Cambridge City.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/20126903

come on you Lilywhites...
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: lovejoy on November 04, 2012, 02:40:30 PM
So I drive for four hours from Brighton to Swindon and find they've called off a match which apparently was never going to take place (Gloucester v Orient). I'm sure the Orient fans will agree these decisions should be made earlier.
Twats.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cheltenhamlion on November 04, 2012, 02:44:37 PM
Alfreton away for Gloucester Shitty if they get through. Cheltenham at home to Hereford.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: lovejoy on November 04, 2012, 02:50:50 PM
Possibly AFC vs MK dons too
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on November 16, 2012, 12:34:46 PM
Histon's game tomorrow has been called off and they're seeking "professional advice" re their finances.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: danlanza on November 16, 2012, 09:24:13 PM
I am watching my step son playing football for his local team, Puerto Del Carmen. He is playing RB and doing a fine job. Look out for Luke Mousley for our RB at Villa. He is 21 and, bias apart, he is good. Anybody got a clue how we can get him a trial at a west mids club, Villa, first option, of course. His mate, Nelson, playing CM is as fast as, and decent ball distribution.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on November 28, 2012, 12:16:17 AM
And tonight's results from the Birmingham Senior Cup:

Magnificent Glassboys 0 Striped Vermin 0 (AET Magnificent Glassboys win 6-5 on penalties).
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: bertlambshank on December 12, 2012, 06:59:19 PM
Bloxwich United gone bump.,and such a nice part of the world to go to.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on December 12, 2012, 07:20:11 PM
Bloxwich United gone bump.,and such a nice part of the world to go to.

That ground is cursed, and that must be the fifth version of Bloxwich to go bust at least.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on December 12, 2012, 11:02:38 PM
Didn't Blakenhall play there originally?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on December 13, 2012, 08:35:10 AM
Yes, and Grosvenor Park.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on December 16, 2012, 12:00:49 AM
Just thought I'd put it in here:
Tamworth fan Dave Watts today completed his 1000th consecutive game watching Tamworth FC first team games, this includes all league, FA Trophy, FA Vase, Birmingham and Staffordshire Senior Cup games and any other game that would count as a first team game.
It was marked by a rather decent beer brewed in his honour by Burton Bridge and served in the Sir Robert Peel in Tamworth called '1000 Watts'.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Woofles The Wonder Dog on December 16, 2012, 09:59:29 AM
I wish I could be like...

Though on consideration, perhaps not. But one has to admire/boggle at the dedication of all such fans.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on December 16, 2012, 10:12:21 AM
I wish I could be like...


Was played on the jukebox in The Sir Robert Peel pub as he walked in.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on December 17, 2012, 08:10:05 AM
There's a pub in Tamworth that isn't Yates'? Why was I not told this earlier?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on December 17, 2012, 10:55:33 AM
There's a pub in Tamworth that isn't Yates'? Why was I not told this earlier?

We don't let on to the tourists.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on December 19, 2012, 11:44:28 AM
Hinckley United had to cancel their game last night against Bishops Stortford as they only had 8 fit players including two goalkeepers and are under a transfer embargo so couldn't register any more.

Not long left for them I fear.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on January 02, 2013, 11:20:23 AM
You think we've had it bad?

Last two results for Hucknall Town of Northern Premier League South:

Hucknall 1-8 Rainworth Miners Welfare
Loughborough Dynamo 13-0 Hucknall
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on January 02, 2013, 11:23:58 AM
Serves the ginger bastard right.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ACVilla on January 04, 2013, 08:12:07 PM
It seems as if Sutton at own are on a mighty fine run since the Keoghs decided to leave.

Second in the league and manager of the month for December.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on January 05, 2013, 08:50:59 PM
Stefan Moore hasn't made much difference. Stourbridge 5 Leamington 1.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on January 07, 2013, 08:39:39 PM
You think we've had it bad?

Last two results for Hucknall Town of Northern Premier League South:

Hucknall 1-8 Rainworth Miners Welfare
Loughborough Dynamo 13-0 Hucknall

They're getting better:

Hucknall 1-6 Brigg Town
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Nev on January 12, 2013, 10:31:47 AM
Lye Town V Dudley Town off. Waterlogged pitch.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Leighton on January 13, 2013, 11:44:14 PM
Only just looked at this thread, so apologies if you are already following @Groundtastic on Twitter, but if not then I recommend that you begin to do so. Great pics posted each day of old stadiums. I'm sure you'll all enjoy.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on January 14, 2013, 03:26:18 PM
Tamworth have beaten Villa in the race to sack their manager, Marcus Law has been "relieved of his duties" this morning.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: bertlambshank on January 14, 2013, 04:05:09 PM
Tamworth have beaten Villa in the race to sack their manager, Marcus Law has been "relieved of his duties" this morning.
Dale Belford has taken over hasn't he?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: PGW on January 14, 2013, 04:14:43 PM
Can anyone recommend a decent non-league side to go and spend my hard earned on next season....i aint spending £600 watching championship football.
So looking for enjoyable Sat afternoon place with a bar not too far from Selly Oak easy reach on train/bus - aint gonna drive- beers!!!!!

Must say Bromsgrove Sporting looking favourite as a fair number of my Sunday players play there but open to be teased and tempted!!!!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: bertlambshank on January 14, 2013, 04:20:04 PM
XXX.
http://www.midcomb.com/teaminfo.php?teamid=14
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on January 14, 2013, 05:13:40 PM
Can anyone recommend a decent non-league side to go and spend my hard earned on next season....i aint spending £600 watching championship football.
So looking for enjoyable Sat afternoon place with a bar not too far from Selly Oak easy reach on train/bus - aint gonna drive- beers!!!!!

Must say Bromsgrove Sporting looking favourite as a fair number of my Sunday players play there but open to be teased and tempted!!!!

Do some groundhopping to start with until you find a club and ground you like.
Birmingham is a bit sparse for decent non-league grounds but if you are willing to cross the border into Yam Yam Land there's quite a few decent grounds with clubhouses for beer, including Tividale (126 bus from Brum) who have real ale!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on January 14, 2013, 05:14:50 PM
Tamworth have beaten Villa in the race to sack their manager, Marcus Law has been "relieved of his duties" this morning.
Dale Belford has taken over hasn't he?

Yep.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: bertlambshank on January 14, 2013, 05:24:06 PM
Tamworth have beaten Villa in the race to sack their manager, Marcus Law has been "relieved of his duties" this morning.
Dale Belford has taken over hasn't he?

Yep.

Hope he does well top bloke.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: SoccerHQ on January 14, 2013, 08:36:25 PM
Tamworth have beaten Villa in the race to sack their manager, Marcus Law has been "relieved of his duties" this morning.

Tamworth always start seasons on fire and then have long winless runs before just about scraping survival, this season looks like that again.

Suppose that's what is expected with the budget?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ACVilla on January 15, 2013, 09:29:17 AM
Tamworth have beaten Villa in the race to sack their manager, Marcus Law has been "relieved of his duties" this morning.
Dale Belford has taken over hasn't he?

Yep.

Hope he does well top bloke.

The ex Sutton Town 'keeper?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on January 15, 2013, 11:01:20 AM
Tamworth have beaten Villa in the race to sack their manager, Marcus Law has been "relieved of his duties" this morning.

Tamworth always start seasons on fire and then have long winless runs before just about scraping survival, this season looks like that again.

Suppose that's what is expected with the budget?

pretty much, we're never going to compete near the top of this division with average gates of 1000.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on January 15, 2013, 11:03:04 AM
Tamworth have beaten Villa in the race to sack their manager, Marcus Law has been "relieved of his duties" this morning.
Dale Belford has taken over hasn't he?

Yep.

Hope he does well top bloke.

The ex Sutton Town 'keeper?

Probably, talking to him earlier this season he reckons he's played for over a dozen local non-league clubs.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ACVilla on January 15, 2013, 11:07:27 AM
Tamworth have beaten Villa in the race to sack their manager, Marcus Law has been "relieved of his duties" this morning.
Dale Belford has taken over hasn't he?

Yep.

Hope he does well top bloke.

The ex Sutton Town 'keeper?

Probably, talking to him earlier this season he reckons he's played for over a dozen local non-league clubs.

I think he was also the 'keeper in the Villa Masters side.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on January 15, 2013, 11:40:26 AM
Started his career as an apprentice at Villa.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: bertlambshank on January 15, 2013, 01:59:09 PM
Started his career as an apprentice at Villa.
Was coach and keeper at Atherstone Town.He has some good contacts in the game.Expect Villa to do him a favour or two.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Nev on February 11, 2013, 04:35:28 PM
Just a nod to Gornal who beat Bodmin away from home to make the last eight of the Vase. The draw was made today and they have to travel in the next round to Spennymoor Town.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on February 11, 2013, 06:32:46 PM
I was hoping Gornal would play Guernsey, my wife is from there (Guernsey, not Gornal), still hoping for a trip to Wembley to watch the Green Lions.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on February 11, 2013, 06:37:58 PM
I was hoping Gornal would play Guernsey, my wife is from there (Guernsey, not Gornal), still hoping for a trip to Wembley to watch the Green Lions.

Instead Guernsey might be away at Walsall Wood.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on February 11, 2013, 06:47:33 PM
I was hoping Gornal would play Guernsey, my wife is from there (Guernsey, not Gornal), still hoping for a trip to Wembley to watch the Green Lions.

Instead Guernsey might be away at Walsall Wood.

No decent pubs there, have to get the number 10 bus from Walsall.
I'm hoping Runcorn win through, overnighter in Liverpool.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: danlanza on February 19, 2013, 09:51:04 PM
Super Kiddy Harriers could be heading back to league football if they keep on going like this. The best soup in the world at Aggborough, lovely.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Legion on February 19, 2013, 09:53:06 PM
Super Kiddy Harriers could be heading back to league football if they keep on going like this. The best soup in the world at Aggborough, lovely.

Hope so. Agreed. Absolutely delicious.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: peter w on February 19, 2013, 11:22:34 PM
Done well Kiddie. After such a poor start their season.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on February 25, 2013, 07:38:42 PM
FA Vase Quarter Final:

Walsall Wood v Guernsey - 2nd March

Guernsey are the first club from the Island to enter an English League, Walsall Wood are the lowest ranked club left in the competition. My wife is from Guernsey so I've got to take her.
Good beers in Walsall, Number 10 bus to the ground if anyone fancies it, Villa don't lose until Monday do they?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Yeltzer on February 25, 2013, 09:59:40 PM
6 wins in a row for Halesowen Town..... Playoffs here we come!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on February 26, 2013, 02:08:35 PM
FA Vase Quarter Final:

Walsall Wood v Guernsey - 2nd March

Guernsey are the first club from the Island to enter an English League, Walsall Wood are the lowest ranked club left in the competition. My wife is from Guernsey so I've got to take her.
Good beers in Walsall, Number 10 bus to the ground if anyone fancies it, Villa don't lose until Monday do they?

Mentioned it to my missus Dave, but she didn't seemed too thrilled about the idea.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on February 26, 2013, 04:14:00 PM
FA Vase Quarter Final:

Walsall Wood v Guernsey - 2nd March

Guernsey are the first club from the Island to enter an English League, Walsall Wood are the lowest ranked club left in the competition. My wife is from Guernsey so I've got to take her.
Good beers in Walsall, Number 10 bus to the ground if anyone fancies it, Villa don't lose until Monday do they?

Mentioned it to my missus Dave, but she didn't seemed too thrilled about the idea.

Why ever not? What could beat a Saturday afternoon in Walsall Wood?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on February 26, 2013, 05:53:03 PM
FA Vase Quarter Final:

Walsall Wood v Guernsey - 2nd March

Guernsey are the first club from the Island to enter an English League, Walsall Wood are the lowest ranked club left in the competition. My wife is from Guernsey so I've got to take her.
Good beers in Walsall, Number 10 bus to the ground if anyone fancies it, Villa don't lose until Monday do they?

Mentioned it to my missus Dave, but she didn't seemed too thrilled about the idea.

You don't have to take her with you.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: danlanza on February 27, 2013, 09:18:31 AM
FA Vase Quarter Final:

Walsall Wood v Guernsey - 2nd March

Guernsey are the first club from the Island to enter an English League, Walsall Wood are the lowest ranked club left in the competition. My wife is from Guernsey so I've got to take her.
Good beers in Walsall, Number 10 bus to the ground if anyone fancies it, Villa don't lose until Monday do they?

Mentioned it to my missus Dave, but she didn't seemed too thrilled about the idea.

Why ever not? What could beat a Saturday afternoon in Walsall Wood?
Eating broken glass with a samurai sword ?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: danlanza on March 02, 2013, 08:28:49 PM
Harriers win again. Hope they get promotion. Cracking little club.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Legion on March 02, 2013, 08:33:16 PM
Harriers win again. Hope they get promotion. Cracking little club.

Same here. My ex next-door neighbour used to play for them so I have a 'soft spot' where they are concerned.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: PeterWithesShin on March 02, 2013, 08:42:34 PM
Harriers win again. Hope they get promotion. Cracking little club.

Or as I believe, they are a bunch of inbred wankers and I hope they end up rotting in the 7th tier of non league football. Have I mentioned they are wankers. Or that Kim Casey was shit? Or that Paul Webb is a six fingered judas twat? Wankers the lot of them.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: PeterWithesShin on March 02, 2013, 08:42:46 PM
P.s. They are wankers.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: danlanza on March 02, 2013, 08:45:19 PM
Harriers win again. Hope they get promotion. Cracking little club.

Same here. My ex next-door neighbour used to play for them so I have a 'soft spot' where they are concerned.
I was living in Kiddy when Jan Molby got them promoted to League football. Fantastic for the town.
And we gave John Dernin a lift to Lincoln station after the away game and a few of us went on the piss with Bo Hendrickson. He smoked like a trooper and drank like a fish, that was before a game.
PWS doesn't like them by the way ;)
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Legion on March 02, 2013, 08:45:57 PM
They're one of my 'other' teams. Why the dislike?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: PeterWithesShin on March 02, 2013, 08:46:40 PM
Because they are wankers. And were rivals to my beloved Rovers.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: danlanza on March 02, 2013, 08:47:54 PM
Because they are wankers. And were rivals to my beloved Rovers.
Moooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Legion on March 02, 2013, 08:48:08 PM
But why?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: PeterWithesShin on March 02, 2013, 08:49:01 PM
Why are they wankers or why were they rivals?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: danlanza on March 02, 2013, 08:50:31 PM
First one cause the second is obvious.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Legion on March 02, 2013, 08:50:40 PM
Wankers.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: PeterWithesShin on March 02, 2013, 08:52:25 PM
Because they were rivals. And thought they were the big shots on the local non league scene. Plus Kidderminster is the cesspit of Worcestershire. And they all have 6 fingers and are related. And the list goes on.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: danlanza on March 02, 2013, 08:55:13 PM
Because they were rivals. And thought they were the big shots on the local non league scene. Plus Kidderminster is the cesspit of Worcestershire. And they all have 6 fingers and are related. And the list goes on.
You are right about the six fingers and all related bit. Oh, and the cesspit bit and i must admit you could compile a list miles long about the shit side to Fingerminster.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Nigel Macdougall on March 02, 2013, 09:18:14 PM
They knocked that lot out the F.A.Cup once !
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: danlanza on March 02, 2013, 09:22:43 PM
When Chris Brindley was playing for them i think. Cannock lad he is. Managed Hednesford Town for a while and played for them.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: walsall villain on March 02, 2013, 09:36:19 PM
Because they were rivals. And thought they were the big shots on the local non league scene. Plus Kidderminster is the cesspit of Worcestershire. And they all have 6 fingers and are related. And the list goes on.
You are right about the six fingers and all related bit. Oh, and the cesspit bit and i must admit you could compile a list miles long about the shit side to Fingerminster.
Yes but at least the Bathams beer is good at the Severn valley station pub.
I went to the first ever league game at Kiddy when they came up from the conference a while back. A half time it was announced that league regulations meant the ground couldn't be opened at half time as it used to be, so no popping to the pub for a pint then coming back in. There was an audible groan. I bet quite a few were glad of relegation
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Charlie8182 on March 03, 2013, 10:20:52 AM
I went to the Kiddly win against Ebbsfleet yesterday as they're local to me; actually I get more satisfaction these days watching this level of football than the boring and multi-millions closed shop of the Premiership.  99 times out of 100 in the Premier League if a 2nd from top team plays at home to a team 2nd from bottom then its a complete formality, but while Kiddy won 3-2, Ebbsfleet pushed them really hard and arguably deserved something for their efforts.

Another thing, while walking past the small club shop before the game I happened to walk past this limping guy on his own who I quickly recognised as Gary Shaw no less.  As he was my hero when I was a kid I wanted to get his autograph (had no pen) and say something but was completely starstruck.  I'm 40 for heavens sake - get a grip!!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Legion on March 03, 2013, 11:03:37 AM
He has that effect on me aswell.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on March 03, 2013, 11:08:44 AM
Harriers win again. Hope they get promotion. Cracking little club.

Or as I believe, they are a bunch of inbred wankers and I hope they end up rotting in the 7th tier of non league football. Have I mentioned they are wankers. Or that Kim Casey was shit? Or that Paul Webb is a six fingered judas twat? Wankers the lot of them.

At least they didn't let their club die.


Was that a bit low?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on March 03, 2013, 11:12:55 AM
Walsall Wood 0-0 Guernsey

Tough game, Walsall Wood look good for a Midland Combination side, they have some big lads but can play a bit too, apparently most of them are ex-Chasetown fringe players.
Crowd of 676 packed into a ground that mostly resembles a building site, about 100 or so Guernsey fans including the missus.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: PeterWithesShin on March 03, 2013, 01:41:56 PM
Harriers win again. Hope they get promotion. Cracking little club.

Or as I believe, they are a bunch of inbred wankers and I hope they end up rotting in the 7th tier of non league football. Have I mentioned they are wankers. Or that Kim Casey was shit? Or that Paul Webb is a six fingered judas twat? Wankers the lot of them.

At least they didn't let their club die.


Was that a bit low?

I'll remember that when Tamworth go under ;-)
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: danlanza on March 03, 2013, 04:09:58 PM
Harriers win again. Hope they get promotion. Cracking little club.

Or as I believe, they are a bunch of inbred wankers and I hope they end up rotting in the 7th tier of non league football. Have I mentioned they are wankers. Or that Kim Casey was shit? Or that Paul Webb is a six fingered judas twat? Wankers the lot of them.

At least they didn't let their club die.


Was that a bit low?

I'll remember that when Tamworth go under ;-)
Someone's hit a nerve. ;)
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: SoccerHQ on March 03, 2013, 04:11:46 PM
Walsall Wood 0-0 Guernsey

Tough game, Walsall Wood look good for a Midland Combination side, they have some big lads but can play a bit too, apparently most of them are ex-Chasetown fringe players.
Crowd of 676 packed into a ground that mostly resembles a building site, about 100 or so Guernsey fans including the missus.

Does it go to a replay then? WM said it had gone into extra time.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on March 03, 2013, 08:55:56 PM
Walsall Wood 0-0 Guernsey

Tough game, Walsall Wood look good for a Midland Combination side, they have some big lads but can play a bit too, apparently most of them are ex-Chasetown fringe players.
Crowd of 676 packed into a ground that mostly resembles a building site, about 100 or so Guernsey fans including the missus.

Does it go to a replay then? WM said it had gone into extra time.

Yes, replay next saturday in Guernsey.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Yeltzer on March 05, 2013, 04:03:42 PM
Off to the Grove tonight - Halesowen Town v Belper Town... Looking for 8 league wins on the bounce #uptheyeltz
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Nev on March 05, 2013, 06:39:05 PM
Off to the Grove tonight - Halesowen Town v Belper Town... Looking for 8 league wins on the bounce #uptheyeltz

Fingers crossed, although whatever the result it's just a pleasure watching Ben Haseley play. Credit to Hill, he appears to have got things right in a relatively short space of time, the team spirit is very good as well.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Yeltzer on March 06, 2013, 08:38:59 AM
Off to the Grove tonight - Halesowen Town v Belper Town... Looking for 8 league wins on the bounce #uptheyeltz

Fingers crossed, although whatever the result it's just a pleasure watching Ben Haseley play. Credit to Hill, he appears to have got things right in a relatively short space of time, the team spirit is very good as well.

Lost 3-1. Dodgy pen & sending off in 13th min meant 80 mins with ten men. Plus Haseley missed a pen. He was quiet last night. The match highlighted that we are not ready for promotion this season. If we went up we'd be lambs to the slaughter
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Pat McMahon on March 07, 2013, 10:50:58 PM
Apologies for jumping on here but I couldn't see a League 2 thread and I don't know how to start a thread either.

I was at the Memorial last night for Bristol Rovers v Exeter (2-0 to the Gas).

A good evening, reasonable crowd of just over 7,000 and nice to watch a game without a feeling of dread. The only donwer was when I was taking a couple of photos a steward came and told me it is all Bristol Rovers copyright and told me to stop, albeit in a friendly way. It seemed a bit pointless, particularly given the amount of photos taken at Premier League grounds, which are presumably more in demand.

On the plus side, the pasties were good.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: JD on March 08, 2013, 07:18:48 AM
Sounds like a good night Pat. Next time I'm back in the UK I can't wait to experience the same experience when I see 'The Orient'
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: peter w on March 08, 2013, 07:24:53 AM
If Barry Hearn is to be believed there won't be an Orient soon JD so you'd better get a move on.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: JD on March 08, 2013, 07:27:57 AM
Then I'll have to go and see Villa intead  ;D. Hope you and Mrs Winters are well Pete. 
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: peter w on March 08, 2013, 07:30:21 AM
Yeah, all good here, ta. Good to see you posting - the cricket given you a spring in your step? And regards back to you and yours.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on March 16, 2013, 09:53:56 PM
This sounds like a fun day out.

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-21818075
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: bertlambshank on March 17, 2013, 11:19:12 AM
Something needs doing about the Nuneaton fans.
Can you get banning orders in the lower leagues?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on March 17, 2013, 01:29:59 PM
If they keep misbehaving someone will send Danny Dyer to make a documentary about them. Let that be a warning.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Flamingo Lane on March 17, 2013, 04:11:17 PM
What was the background to that Nuneaton v Lincoln trouble?  All seems a bit bizarre.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: eastie on March 17, 2013, 06:34:21 PM
What was the background to that Nuneaton v Lincoln trouble?  All seems a bit bizarre.

I think there was a cup game between them a few years ago with a lot of fighting involved.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Charlie8182 on March 18, 2013, 08:25:35 AM
Quote
If they keep misbehaving someone will send Danny Dyer to make a documentary about them. Let that be a warning.

Sounds like Nuneaton's fans are 'pwopa nawty!!'.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on March 18, 2013, 08:58:02 AM
What was the background to that Nuneaton v Lincoln trouble?  All seems a bit bizarre.

I think there was a cup game between them a few years ago with a lot of fighting involved.

Looking at the table they're also both in a relegation battle.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: MonsXI on March 18, 2013, 09:03:59 AM
Something needs doing about the Nuneaton fans.
Can you get banning orders in the lower leagues?

Excalty not the first these have been involved with something like this. The chairmen is threatening banning those arrested from the ground but I'm sure he's a bit of a dodgy so and so Im sure he was in court for assaulting a couple or something although the case got dropped.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on March 18, 2013, 10:35:01 AM
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Officers in riot gear began making arrests at The Granby pub from 15:20. A total of 62 people were detained.

That's 20 minutes after the game kicked off in a pub a mile and a half from the ground. Not sure this had a lot to do with genuine football fans.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: PeterWithe on March 18, 2013, 02:25:45 PM
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BAR staff feared for their safety when scores of hooligans were barricaded by police inside a Nuneaton pub for four hours.

“It was like a war zone, without the bullets,” said Carl Walsh, co-owner of The Granby. “Bottles, glasses, plates and cutlery were being hurled about and it was a very frightening, dangerous situation.”

Trouble flared in the town centre on Saturday lunchtime when hoardes of local youths and men gathered to confront football fans arriving from Lincoln for a league game at Nuneaton Town.

Riot squad officers from Warwickshire, West Mercia and West Midlands Police were soon on the scene to separate rival gangs before making 87 arrests for violent conduct offences.



“My pub was packed and there was a lot of loud banter but no problems, until the police were seen escorting a group of Lincoln football fans in the street,” said Mr Walsh.

“Everyone suddenly rushed outside and that’s when it all kicked off. We tried to shut the doors but the police forced a crowd of about 150 guys back into the pub and then stood guard with their shields pressed against the front door, the windows and the rear fire escape.

"No-one was allowed to enter or leave, which left four of us behind the bar at the mercy of a large crowd of angry, agitated young men.”

Mr Walsh and his business partner Darren Slater launched The Granby – formerly known as Bilberries – in December after a £100,000 make-over, including a daily carvery restaurant area.

“We’ve now had to count the cost of about £10,000 worth of damage, plus a Saturday afternoon’s loss of takings, all because of the way the police acted,” added Mr Walsh.

“I am convinced that the police knew in advance there was likely to be trouble before the Lincoln game but we were not given any warnings. I also feel that the police used my pub as a holding point, without any consideration for the staff stuck inside.

“There was myself, Darren and two bar girls and when the hooligans, soccer fans or whatever you might call them, were forced back in we quickly switched off the beer, stopped serving, emptied the tills and tried to salvage what we could.

"But guys were coming behind the bar and helping themselves to bottles of alcohol and throwing things about.

“I am absolutely amazed that none of us were hurt and that the pub did not end up completely trashed. The police held their barricade until about 6pm, when they started to take guys out in handcuffs, one by one, and put them onto buses parked outside.



Read More http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/2013/03/18/photos-war-zone-as-riot-squad-baracades-football-hooligans-in-nuneaton-pub-92746-33011032/#ixzz2Ntx5srJC
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: danlanza on March 18, 2013, 07:17:43 PM
Nuneaton, what a shit hole.
The rugby club is good though.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on March 18, 2013, 08:33:50 PM
Does anyone else think the story above is a bit odd?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: PeterWithe on March 18, 2013, 10:42:06 PM
Not really, they were waiting for the Lincoln fans,  the coppers know that, quell the trouble then keep them there until the Lincoln fans are gone. Only strange thing is if they were going to nick anyone, why not do it straight away unless they were expecting more aggro and didn't want coppers in the station doing paperwork when they could b e helpful at the match. I an undestand the ladlord being annoyed mind.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on March 18, 2013, 10:51:11 PM
Not really, they were waiting for the Lincoln fans,  the coppers know that, quell the trouble then keep them there until the Lincoln fans are gone. Only strange thing is if they were going to nick anyone, why not do it straight away unless they were expecting more aggro and didn't want coppers in the station doing paperwork when they could b e helpful at the match. I an undestand the ladlord being annoyed mind.

So the police kept them barricaded inside a pub for four hours while they wrecked it?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: PeterWithe on March 18, 2013, 11:10:25 PM
Yup, CCTV inside the pub, video taken of the presumably known locals going in, six o'clock knock for those responsible and bollocks to the landlord and his livlihood. You did see that WMP had been drafted in, pretty standard M.O.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: PeterWithe on March 18, 2013, 11:13:07 PM
And he did say glasses and cutlery broken, he didn't make I big deal out of what had been broken just how scared he understandably was. The reference to 10k damage was probably with one eye on the insurance claim and the one he's putting in against the coppers
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: danlanza on March 20, 2013, 09:05:14 AM
Kidderminster Harriers top of the table after beating Newport last night. Marvelous.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: MonsXI on March 20, 2013, 09:38:33 AM
Does anyone else think the story above is a bit odd?

Nuneaton is a bit odd!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on March 21, 2013, 10:32:42 PM
Yup, CCTV inside the pub, video taken of the presumably known locals going in, six o'clock knock for those responsible and bollocks to the landlord and his livlihood. You did see that WMP had been drafted in, pretty standard M.O.

Standard? Tell me of one occasion where the police have allowed wholesale lawbreaking to go on inside a pub for four hours, while refusing to allow anyone to leave.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on March 22, 2013, 12:01:25 PM
If you ever hear of a footballer complaining about having to play too many games, point them in the direction of Guernsey FC's April schedule. (http://www.guernseyfc.com/matches-fixtures-and-results)
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on March 22, 2013, 12:39:29 PM
Fuck 'em, tax-dodging bastards.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on March 22, 2013, 01:04:01 PM
Fuck 'em, tax-dodging bastards.

Don't let my wife hear you saying things like that!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on March 22, 2013, 01:11:14 PM
Fuck 'em, tax-dodging bastards.

Don't let my wife hear you saying things like that!

Or Heather Watson
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: PeterWithe on March 22, 2013, 02:13:01 PM
Yup, CCTV inside the pub, video taken of the presumably known locals going in, six o'clock knock for those responsible and bollocks to the landlord and his livlihood. You did see that WMP had been drafted in, pretty standard M.O.

Standard? Tell me of one occasion where the police have allowed wholesale lawbreaking to go on inside a pub for four hours, while refusing to allow anyone to leave.

The piece says the police had drafted in officers from other forces which would indicate they were short of resources, if the fans in the pub were away fans then they would have been presumably been out on the first train out of there but they weren't so what to do with them until the away fans had gone and resources were freed up? Keep them where they are and video them, gather evidence and do the nickings later, in this case when the Lincoln fans had gone and there were coppers available to do the paperwork required. 
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: fredm on March 22, 2013, 03:12:03 PM
If you ever hear of a footballer complaining about having to play too many games, point them in the direction of Guernsey FC's April schedule. (http://www.guernseyfc.com/matches-fixtures-and-results)

Surely they can't be expected to play a home match on the Friday night if they reach the Vase final on the Saturday?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on March 22, 2013, 03:26:34 PM
I assume they'd just have to play their reserves on the Friday and take their first team to London? It seems the problem is they only played eight games in October, November and December combined. I'm guessing they had a load of postponements?

Regardless, I reckon Guernsey will be in the Football League within a decade. They have bigger gates than anyone at that level, and when they eventually get to the stage of turning professional, their tax-domicile status will give them an advantage over their peers when it comes to attracting players similar to that which Monaco have enjoyed in the French League.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on March 22, 2013, 03:48:16 PM
Yup, CCTV inside the pub, video taken of the presumably known locals going in, six o'clock knock for those responsible and bollocks to the landlord and his livlihood. You did see that WMP had been drafted in, pretty standard M.O.

Standard? Tell me of one occasion where the police have allowed wholesale lawbreaking to go on inside a pub for four hours, while refusing to allow anyone to leave.

The piece says the police had drafted in officers from other forces which would indicate they were short of resources, if the fans in the pub were away fans then they would have been presumably been out on the first train out of there but they weren't so what to do with them until the away fans had gone and resources were freed up? Keep them where they are and video them, gather evidence and do the nickings later, in this case when the Lincoln fans had gone and there were coppers available to do the paperwork required. 

Police don't have to do paperwork at the time of arrest. They certainly don't stand by and watch while the law is broken for four hours inside a building where they're preventing anyone from leaving. Just to state the most obvious reason - they're leaving themselves open to being sued by the publican, his staff and anyone caught up in what was happening.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: PeterWithesShin on March 22, 2013, 03:57:13 PM
Always makes me chuckle when professional players moan about 2 games a week as this kind thing often happens at non-league level. Not normally to this extent though.

I remember when Rovers were going for the title to get into the Conference they had to play a month or so of 3 games a week. When you consider most of the players also have full-time jobs it's crazy. One of the Rovers players worked at the wholesale markets and a couple of times (when we were away at Poole and Dover) went straight from work to the coach to the match and then straight to work when the coach got back. I'd like to see the likes of Rooney or Ashley Cole cope with that.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: PeterWithesShin on March 22, 2013, 04:02:35 PM
Just looked it up and Rovers played league matches on
March 28th, 31st
April 2nd, 4th, 7th, 11th, 16th, 18th, 20th, 23rd, 25th.

What was impressive is in that run of 11 games in less that a month we won 9 and drew 2.

There may even have been cup matches as well but my memory is far too hazy to remember.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on March 22, 2013, 04:05:38 PM
WSC this month wrote about a club three or four years ago who were scheduled to play three games on the final Saturday of the season, something like 11am and 3pm at home, then 8pm away. The 11am game was postponed due to a lack of stewards and the 3pm results meant the final game wouldn't affect the table so it was called off and they finished the season with two unplayed games.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: PeterWithe on March 22, 2013, 04:09:11 PM
But at the Rocky Lane and Uplands incidents, the police were quite content to see the law being broken, video it going on and then make arrests later when they were content they had the resources to do it. Its fruit of the same tree and must be some sort of policy not risking injuries but accept damage to property and make arrests later.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on March 22, 2013, 04:13:04 PM
But at the Rocky Lane and Uplands incidents, the police were quite content to see the law being broken, video it going on and then make arrests later when they were content they had the resources to do it. Its fruit of the same tree and must be some sort of policy not risking injuries but accept damage to property and make arrests later.

There's a difference between fights out in the open (particularly ones it could be alleged that the police wanted to encourage in order to arrest certain individuals) and taking people into private property, doing nothing to stop them and refusing to allow anyone to leave for four hours.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on March 22, 2013, 04:13:39 PM
I assume they'd just have to play their reserves on the Friday and take their first team to London? It seems the problem is they only played eight games in October, November and December combined. I'm guessing they had a load of postponements?[/qoute]

Loads and loads! Their pitch is apparently awful and used for rugby as well.

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Regardless, I reckon Guernsey will be in the Football League within a decade. They have bigger gates than anyone at that level, and when they eventually get to the stage of turning professional, their tax-domicile status will give them an advantage over their peers when it comes to attracting players similar to that which Monaco have enjoyed in the French League.

This isn't the plan as they have been set up especially to give Guernsey based players the chance to play at a decent level. All of their players must be living on the island and they have no plans to buy anyone. Of course this may change if they get a few promotions!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on March 22, 2013, 04:14:03 PM
Quote fail, can't be arsed to change it.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: PeterWithe on March 22, 2013, 04:26:14 PM
But at the Rocky Lane and Uplands incidents, the police were quite content to see the law being broken, video it going on and then make arrests later when they were content they had the resources to do it. Its fruit of the same tree and must be some sort of policy not risking injuries but accept damage to property and make arrests later.

There's a difference between fights out in the open (particularly ones it could be alleged that the police wanted to encourage in order to arrest certain individuals) and taking people into private property, doing nothing to stop them and refusing to allow anyone to leave for four hours.

This is the getting toward the thicker end of the same wedge. It took a fair bit of persuasion to get out of a pub in Bradford where I didn't want to be.

I'm not saying its right, far from it, but given evolving policing, I just didn't agree that it was particularly strange.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on March 22, 2013, 04:33:08 PM
But at the Rocky Lane and Uplands incidents, the police were quite content to see the law being broken, video it going on and then make arrests later when they were content they had the resources to do it. Its fruit of the same tree and must be some sort of policy not risking injuries but accept damage to property and make arrests later.

There's a difference between fights out in the open (particularly ones it could be alleged that the police wanted to encourage in order to arrest certain individuals) and taking people into private property, doing nothing to stop them and refusing to allow anyone to leave for four hours.

This is the getting toward the thicker end of the same wedge. It took a fair bit of persuasion to get out of a pub in Bradford where I didn't want to be.

I'm not saying its right, far from it, but given evolving policing, I just didn't agree that it was particularly strange.

The standard tactic is to keep target groups in a pub before the game, but no for four hours, and definitely not while mayhem ensues inside. Riot shields pressed against windows and emergency exits? It's a bit over-dramatic.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: PeterWithe on March 22, 2013, 05:00:52 PM
Just reading about some Stoke fans where the same thing happened, they were corralled in a pub by GMP for four hours then shoved on a coach back, GMP were quoting they had the power to do that under Section 27 of the violent crime reduction act. As a group they were awarded £200k compensation, big difference is that there is no evidence of them doing anything wrong and the publican said they were well behaved, clearly not the case here so the police think they are on firmer ground doing what they did.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on March 22, 2013, 05:11:41 PM
Just reading about some Stoke fans where the same thing happened, they were corralled in a pub by GMP for four hours then shoved on a coach back, GMP were quoting they had the power to do that under Section 27 of the violent crime reduction act. As a group they were awarded £200k compensation, big difference is that there is no evidence of them doing anything wrong and the publican said they were well behaved, clearly not the case here so the police think they are on firmer ground doing what they did.

There was no evidence of the Nuneaton supporters doing anything wrong until they were in the pub, where they were apparently allowed to run riot for four hours surrounded by police. It isn't very likely.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on March 22, 2013, 07:11:57 PM
Quote fail, cfair enoughan't be arsed to change it.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: PeterWithe on March 22, 2013, 08:30:07 PM
S27 appears to allow the police to do pretty much whatever they want in order to prevent alcohol fuelled disorder, I'm afraid you've lost me as to what 'isn't likely'.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on March 22, 2013, 10:10:34 PM
S27 appears to allow the police to do pretty much whatever they want in order to prevent alcohol fuelled disorder, I'm afraid you've lost me as to what 'isn't likely'.

Forcing them to stay in, and wreck, a pub for four hours. That isn't very likely.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: peter w on March 23, 2013, 10:04:35 AM
If you ever hear of a footballer complaining about having to play too many games, point them in the direction of Guernsey FC's April schedule. (http://www.guernseyfc.com/matches-fixtures-and-results)

Blimey. I thought Newport would have a problem playing 5 times in the next 8 days but that is something else.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cheltenhamlion on March 23, 2013, 01:40:46 PM
I remember watching Cheltenham play home games on Saturday and Sunday in the Beazer Homes League years ago.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Charlie8182 on March 23, 2013, 03:49:57 PM
Yet another win for Kiddy, this time 3-1 at Southport  ;D
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on March 24, 2013, 05:08:13 PM
Not sure if any non-league officianados are interested, but the FA Trophy Final between Grimsby and Wrexham is live on S4C... English commentary via the red button!

Currently 1-1 in first period of extra time.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Charlie8182 on March 24, 2013, 06:42:22 PM
I watched much of it, Wrexham won on penalties deservedly, they should have won it in normal time.  Its funny how I couldn't be arsed to watch England on Friday and the majority of Champions league games on TV, but watched that one.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on March 24, 2013, 07:07:16 PM
You must be as sad as me! ;-)
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: danlanza on March 25, 2013, 11:11:38 AM
Yet another win for Kiddy, this time 3-1 at Southport  ;D
Looking good for promotion now. Go on Kiddy Harriers.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on April 01, 2013, 10:03:14 PM
Bad shit at Luton:
www.kidderminstershuttle.co.uk/news/local/10326166.Harriers_fan_attacked_after_Luton_game/?ref=twtrec
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: SoccerHQ on April 01, 2013, 10:19:46 PM
I watched much of it, Wrexham won on penalties deservedly, they should have won it in normal time.  Its funny how I couldn't be arsed to watch England on Friday and the majority of Champions league games on TV, but watched that one.

I was in the same year at School as the Grimsby keeper.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on April 02, 2013, 12:01:01 AM
Bad shit at Luton:
www.kidderminstershuttle.co.uk/news/local/10326166.Harriers_fan_attacked_after_Luton_game/?ref=twtrec

Scumbags.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: danlanza on April 03, 2013, 11:40:56 AM
Bad shit at Luton:
www.kidderminstershuttle.co.uk/news/local/10326166.Harriers_fan_attacked_after_Luton_game/?ref=twtrec

Scumbags.
Nasty that. Hope the bloke is ok.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Charlie8182 on April 06, 2013, 07:14:40 PM
Happy day in the sunshine watching Kidderminster win 3-0 against Lincoln & hearing that Villa won 3-1 away at Stoke, what more could one ask  ;D
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ACVilla on April 07, 2013, 08:39:55 AM
Big win for Sutton Town yesterday, 4 points clear of Chasetown in the last play off place, Chasetown have a game in hand.

I know Sutton are going to have the annual so close yet so far.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on April 07, 2013, 10:29:25 AM
Happy day in the sunshine watching Kidderminster win 3-0 against Lincoln & hearing that Villa won 3-1 away at Stoke, what more could one ask  ;D

Leeds lost too :-)
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: richardhubbard on April 07, 2013, 05:49:00 PM
Off to see stockport next weekend
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on April 07, 2013, 07:31:43 PM
Off to see stockport next weekend

Last time I saw Stockport play, one of their fans accidentally bottled himself.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: danlanza on April 07, 2013, 08:33:09 PM
Off to see stockport next weekend

Last time I saw Stockport play, one of their fans accidentally bottled himself.
Not in a '' One man one jar'' sort of way, surely ?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: SoccerHQ on April 14, 2013, 09:22:50 PM
Off to see stockport next weekend


Looks like they're heading for Blue Square north, about 10 years ago they were in the championship. Sad to see.

And Tamworth yet again look like they'll need to escape on the last day, I'm sure that happened last year, start off well, flirt with the play offs for a bit, slip back into midtable and wake up on the last day needing something to stay up.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on April 14, 2013, 10:11:54 PM
Off to see stockport next weekend


Looks like they're heading for Blue Square north, about 10 years ago they were in the championship. Sad to see.

And Tamworth yet again look like they'll need to escape on the last day, I'm sure that happened last year, start off well, flirt with the play offs for a bit, slip back into midtable and wake up on the last day needing something to stay up.

Last season, despite an astonishing run of no wins in fifteen games, we were safe with a game to play.
This season we have already got three more points than last season with two games left, away at already relegated Ebbsfleet (so that's a defeat then!) and home to Woking (who are scoring for fun at the moment). I fear the worst, but as a Villa and Tamworth fan that's a given I suppose!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on April 15, 2013, 09:12:29 AM
Stour are in the play-offs.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on April 15, 2013, 10:18:30 AM
Stour are in the play-offs.

Yeah, but you'll hate Conference North.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on April 15, 2013, 10:25:46 AM
Stour are in the play-offs.

Yeah, but you'll hate Conference North.

Conference yes, North no.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Nev on April 15, 2013, 10:37:05 AM
Big win for Sutton Town yesterday, 4 points clear of Chasetown in the last play off place, Chasetown have a game in hand.

I know Sutton are going to have the annual so close yet so far.

But only three points clear of Halesowen Town......
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ACVilla on April 15, 2013, 01:00:48 PM
I noticed that last night. Sutton have still got to play Kins Lynn away and Chasetown have got Coalville away last game of the season so Halesowen could well snatch it. They have a big game against Samford next Tuesday which could well bring Stamford back down into the scrap.

Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on April 15, 2013, 04:24:18 PM
I hate Kings Lynn.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Nev on April 15, 2013, 04:31:21 PM
I hate Kings Lynn.

They were poor on Saturday and Halesowen should've won by more. Still, beating the top two in succesion isn't too shaby and leaves them still in with a shout, the last three games are at The Grove which helps.

The Yeltz owner is a Villa fan but has so far, rebuffed any requests to change the team colours.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on April 15, 2013, 05:05:25 PM
I hate Kings Lynn.

You hate everyone!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on April 15, 2013, 06:03:03 PM
I hate Kings Lynn.

You hate everyone!

That's not fair, I have a soft spot for Lye Town.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cheltenhamlion on April 15, 2013, 06:46:56 PM
No he doesn't. I do! Are Stourbridge allowed to get promoted again or will they be denied on account of ground size rules or some such? If they can go up then I vote we have a day out at a play off game or two.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on April 15, 2013, 08:04:44 PM
No he doesn't. I do! Are Stourbridge allowed to get promoted again or will they be denied on account of ground size rules or some such? If they can go up then I vote we have a day out at a play off game or two.

Three sided grounds are allowed now, and that was all that was stopping Stour before, they are pretty much okay on all other counts of seats, hard standing, changing rooms etc. I think. Woodhall will know more.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cheltenhamlion on April 15, 2013, 08:06:59 PM
Does that mean we could play Gloucester Shitty away next year? I hope so!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on April 15, 2013, 08:33:42 PM
Does that mean we could play Gloucester Shitty away next year? I hope so!

No, I don't think Villa will drop that many divisions in one season.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: SoccerHQ on April 15, 2013, 09:19:47 PM
Did Sutton win at the weekend or not? Couple of the nationals had them beating Lincoln United 4-3, Mail said they lost 1-3.

Will cock up in the play offs as usual if they make them anyway.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on April 15, 2013, 09:37:10 PM
Did Sutton win at the weekend or not? Couple of the nationals had them beating Lincoln United 4-3, Mail said they lost 1-3.

Will cock up in the play offs as usual if they make them anyway.

Definitely won 4-3. linky (http://evostikleague.pitchero.com/results.php)
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Chico Hamilton III on April 16, 2013, 10:11:40 AM
I hate Kings Lynn.

You hate everyone!

That's not fair, I have a soft spot for Lye Town.

A bit off topic but I remember watching Glen McGrath ( Villa fan, by the way) play crcket at Lye's ground many years ago . He actually said after the game " I like Lye". I've never heard anyone say that before.

I'm off to Aldershot v Daggenham and Redbridge on Saturday. Aldershot could very well be non-league next season.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on April 16, 2013, 01:07:19 PM

 Aldershot could very well be non-league next season.

Which would be quite funny considering the way their fans acted when they were on their way up to the league.  "Just on loan to non-league" my arse! They all seem to find their way back eventually!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on April 16, 2013, 01:09:29 PM

 Aldershot could very well be non-league next season.

Which would be quite funny considering the way their fans acted when they were on their way up to the league.  "Just on loan to non-league" my arse! They all seem to find their way back eventually!

I'm still bitter that they knocked us out of the Cup about 20 years before I was born....
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Chico Hamilton III on April 16, 2013, 01:12:33 PM
I have a soft spot for Aldershot - birthplace of our Scottish heroes, Rioch and Cropley.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ACVilla on April 16, 2013, 01:29:39 PM
Aldershot just "sounds" like a non-league club .
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ACVilla on April 16, 2013, 09:34:47 PM
Kidderminster v Stockport looks as if it will be a highly dramatic match on Saturday.

If I wasn't still having to lie horizontal I'd probably take my nipper to West Mids Safari park for the day then take in the match.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: danlanza on April 16, 2013, 10:02:59 PM
Kidderminster will win that one. Mansfield have a real tough game against Wrexham. C'mon you Harriers.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on April 16, 2013, 10:45:43 PM
When are the play-offs? If they're the midweek after this weekend there has to be a decent chance Wrexham might rest a few against Mansfield. In any case, Kidder should beat Stockport so Tammurf should be safe.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on April 16, 2013, 11:01:44 PM
I fucking hope Kiddy beat Stockport, this relegation battle is going right to the wire and I have absolutely no confidence that Tamuff will beat Woking.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on April 16, 2013, 11:20:25 PM
Kiddy might need to win by more than one to have a decent chance o going up so I reckon they'll batter them. Only problem might be if they hear Mansfield are winning comfortably and ease up.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: SoccerHQ on April 16, 2013, 11:41:09 PM
Stockport have Jon Macken upfront for them, was watching him upfront for Walsall. Could barely move but still poached a few goals.

Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: danlanza on April 20, 2013, 10:57:34 AM
Of all the games on today, if i had the choice, Kidderminster is the one i would choose to go to. Cmo'n Harriers and Wrexham !
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ACVilla on April 20, 2013, 06:20:54 PM
Sutton lost, Chasetown and Halesowen both won. All three on the same points after the same games competing for the final play off spot, three games to go. Should be a great finish to the season.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on April 20, 2013, 06:31:43 PM
Kidderminster winning but unfortunately so are Mansfield.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ACVilla on April 20, 2013, 06:37:52 PM
Kidderminster game been suspended due to a pitch invasion by Stockport fans. Punches thrown apparently.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on April 20, 2013, 06:38:16 PM
Drama... Stockport scummers have invaded the pitch at Kidderminster and the referee has taken the players off.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on April 20, 2013, 06:41:43 PM
Now Tamworth winning so, as it stands, Stockport would go down even if they win.

Match should just be awarded 3-0 to Kidder which would see them up as Champions if Mansfield fail to win.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on April 20, 2013, 07:04:10 PM
Back on at Aggborough after half hour delay. Kidderminster three-nil up after two quick goals.

Still need Wrexham to get a draw (at least) at Mansfield though.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on April 20, 2013, 07:13:42 PM
Mansfield win one-nil. Kidderminster have to settle for play-offs.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Charlie8182 on April 20, 2013, 08:53:57 PM
Kidderminster game been suspended due to a pitch invasion by Stockport fans. Punches thrown apparently.

I was there, I've been going to the Villa for 35 years and have never seen anything like that at least inside the ground at any of our games - even a Kiddy player getting wacked resulting in other players wading in; it was like Millwall had turned up, it wasn't just a few but very many and I thought the game may get abandoned at one point as the stewards couldn't cope but the old bill eventually turned up and restored some kind of order.  Interesting afternoon!!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on April 20, 2013, 08:58:51 PM
Stockport misbehaved when I saw them play too. Fleabag Mancs.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Nev on April 20, 2013, 09:15:32 PM
Yes, a strange afternoon at Aggborough. The first half was really flat but after that first goal all hell broke loose.

In 25 years following Villa I have never seen anything like that, the Stockport fans were lined up behind the hoardings in the seating section from the first whistle so were never really under any sort of control.

You can see now why the Stockport directors were told to keep away from the game and with relegation today they could be playing at Stourbridge next season.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Damo70 on April 20, 2013, 09:23:38 PM
When I was listening to the reports I was remembering a game on MOTD about thirty years ago. I think it was at Craven Cottage with promotion chasing Fulham against a Derby side going down. Fans on the touchlines with no room for players to take throws or corners. I think the ref bottled it and blew up early that day. They were saying on tut wireless that today there were over 6,000 there today including 2,000 Stockport and not enough police.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Nev on April 20, 2013, 09:34:14 PM
When I was listening to the reports I was remembering a game on MOTD about thirty years ago. I think it was at Craven Cottage with promotion chasing Fulham against a Derby side going down. Fans on the touchlines with no room for players to take throws or corners. I think the ref bottled it and blew up early that day. They were saying on tut wireless that today there were over 6,000 there today including 2,000 Stockport and not enough police.

"Not enough" is in fact none, probably a cost issue I would imagine. About 20 eventually turned up to cheers from the crowd and there were no more issues. I think they arrived on the Severn Valley Railway judging by the puffs of smoke behind the stand as they filed in.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on April 20, 2013, 09:52:36 PM
Good riddance to both sets of fans who left The Conference today, Mansfield and Stockport, won't be missed in the slightest.

Stockport might well go bust now, they are in serious trouble and their owners were talking of bailing out if they went down.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on April 20, 2013, 10:04:32 PM
VillaSubmariner is a big Mansfield fan, if my recollection is resolute.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on April 20, 2013, 10:34:09 PM
VillaSubmariner is a big Mansfield fan, if my recollection is resolute.

Yes, he loves them.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: NatP on April 20, 2013, 11:46:52 PM
Yes, a strange afternoon at Aggborough. The first half was really flat but after that first goal all hell broke loose.

In 25 years following Villa I have never seen anything like that, the Stockport fans were lined up behind the hoardings in the seating section from the first whistle so were never really under any sort of control.

You can see now why the Stockport directors were told to keep away from the game and with relegation today they could be playing at Stourbridge next season.

We were in the Kidderminster section of the East Stand. Even half an hour before kick off it looked like there were more fans in that stand than seats available, home and away. It was pay on the gate and help yourself to a seat. Looked like something went wrong with the numbers and lack of police - not that this excuses the 20 or 30 dickheads on the pitch.

Thought Harriers played really well second half and must be a good bet for the play offs.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on April 20, 2013, 11:51:10 PM

Thought Harriers played really well second half and must be a good bet for the play offs.

The problem is, to come so close and fail might play on their minds. I reckon Grimsby will go up.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on April 21, 2013, 12:49:47 AM
Had a quick look on the Stockport website and it said no tickets were available in advance you had to buy on the gate. An insane state of affairs that meant loads of supporters had to turn up without tickets and may have led to the (alleged) overcrowding in the away end.

Also surprised by lack of police presence for such a crucial game, especially with the recent nonsense with Nuneaton not too far away. When I went to Aggborough there were police at the station and plenty in the ground too.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on April 21, 2013, 01:23:38 AM
They were also selling "unallocated" tickets for the away end seats, so buy a ticket, sit where you want! Great if it's half empty, not so good when packed and loads of pissed up Mancs are all fighting for the best seats.

Kiddy have a lot to answer for despite the fact that the Stockport fans acted like twats.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Charlie8182 on April 21, 2013, 09:23:58 AM
This is about the same view as I had of yesterdays bother at Aggborough....

Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: danlanza on April 21, 2013, 10:17:46 AM
When do the play-offs start ?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Charlie8182 on April 21, 2013, 10:43:10 AM
When do the play-offs start ?

Tuesday night away to Wrexham in the 1st leg, then back at Aggborough for the 2nd leg next Sunday at 13.30.
The final (against either Grimsby or Newport) is at Wembley on Sunday 5th May.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: danlanza on April 21, 2013, 10:50:35 AM
When do the play-offs start ?

Tuesday night away to Wrexham in the 1st leg, then back at Aggborough for the 2nd leg next Sunday at 13.30.
The final (against either Grimsby or Newport) is at Wembley on Sunday 5th May.
Cheers for that. Will they be on tv at all ?Lets hope the police will be ready for the amount of people this time.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: nodge on April 21, 2013, 11:03:57 AM

Thought Harriers played really well second half and must be a good bet for the play offs.

The problem is, to come so close and fail might play on their minds. I reckon Grimsby will go up.

Had the pleasure of going in to a pub full of Grimsby supporters before the play off final against Cheltenham in Cardiff a few years ago.  Easily the weirdest looking bunch of supporters I've ever seen.  They all looked like Plug out of The Bash Street Kids.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Witton Warrior on April 21, 2013, 11:15:38 AM
Anyone know when the Stourbridge playoff games will be and what the format is?
I know they have the Cup match next and then 1 away.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on April 21, 2013, 11:18:02 AM
Anyone know when the Stourbridge playoff games will be and what the format is?
I know they have the Cup match next and then 1 away.

A week next Tuesday and the final on Bank Holiday Monday, I believe. Both at home.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ACVilla on April 22, 2013, 05:42:35 PM
Just watching SSN. I wonder what the Mansfield Chairman's missus sees in him.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Bernie on April 23, 2013, 03:35:42 PM

Thought Harriers played really well second half and must be a good bet for the play offs.

The problem is, to come so close and fail might play on their minds. I reckon Grimsby will go up.

Had the pleasure of going in to a pub full of Grimsby supporters before the play off final against Cheltenham in Cardiff a few years ago.  Easily the weirdest looking bunch of supporters I've ever seen.  They all looked like Plug out of The Bash Street Kids.
I'll second that, I've been to a couple of Grimsby away games with a Mariners supporting mate who by virtue of being intelligent and normal looks very out of place in his replica shirt. They really are an odd bunch, and have an all too vocal unashamedly racist minority too- though their most vicious bile seems to be reserved for all things Yorkshire.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Nev on April 23, 2013, 03:53:40 PM
Plenty to get your teeth into tonight, the Yeltz at home to Stamford in part one of a three part showdown with Chasetown and Sutton for the last play-off place, and Stourbridge take on Redditch in the Worcs Senior Cup. It's the second last game at St Georges Lanes which is a fine old ground and worth a visit.

Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: PGW on April 23, 2013, 08:38:21 PM
Wrexham scored in first half stoppage time.
HT Wrexham 1 - 0 Kiddy
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on April 23, 2013, 08:41:10 PM
Plenty to get your teeth into tonight, the Yeltz at home to Stamford in part one of a three part showdown with Chasetown and Sutton for the last play-off place, and Stourbridge take on Redditch in the Worcs Senior Cup. It's the second last game at St Georges Lanes which is a fine old ground and worth a visit.



0-0 and tedious.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Charlie8182 on April 23, 2013, 09:05:43 PM
Wrexham scored in first half stoppage time.
HT Wrexham 1 - 0 Kiddy

1-1 now, geddin!!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on April 23, 2013, 10:09:29 PM
Still 0-0, now ten a side.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Nev on April 23, 2013, 10:17:06 PM
Halesowen 1-1 Stamford, Yeltz the better side but couldn't get the second goal on a bone dry pitch. The penalty area at the Shed end was the worst, just sand. I kept whistling the theme tune to Lawrence Of Arabia.

Chasetown won so they have the advantage with Sutton playing tomorrow.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on April 24, 2013, 10:56:55 AM
Stour won on pens, which means they've won the trophy three years in a row and as a result now keep Worcestershire.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on April 24, 2013, 11:15:15 AM
Stour won on pens, which means they've won the trophy three years in a row and as a result now keep Worcestershire.

Commiserations.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on April 24, 2013, 12:13:30 PM
Stour won on pens, which means they've won the trophy three years in a row and as a result now keep Worcestershire.

Commiserations.

In recognition of the competitions's history, the area they now occupy is that of the county of Worcester at the time of the first final, in 1894. Which includes Yardley.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on April 24, 2013, 03:59:49 PM
They can have it. We don't have any decent pubs though. And it doesn't mean I'm going to start supporting the Pears!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Nev on April 26, 2013, 08:51:17 AM
http://www.nonleaguedaily.com/news/index.php?&newsmode=FULL&nid=93262@NonLeagueNews
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on April 26, 2013, 12:17:41 PM
There are 75 tickets left for Worcester City's final game at St George's Lane tomorrow.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on April 26, 2013, 12:19:12 PM
http://www.nonleaguedaily.com/news/index.php?&newsmode=FULL&nid=93262@NonLeagueNews

That'll be Blackwood moving in permanently then and room for another Midland Comb team to groundshare.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: damon loves JT on April 26, 2013, 05:19:41 PM
Dulwich Hamlet need a point at home tomorrow to be champions of the Ryman South.

Which is a shame because they're not my local team any more. My local team is Manchester United.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on April 26, 2013, 05:45:23 PM
Have you been transferred to the BBC?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cheltenhamlion on April 26, 2013, 07:17:54 PM
I saw Damon stood by the side of a motorway earlier. He was reporting on a minibus crash.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: damon loves JT on April 26, 2013, 07:32:54 PM
I bloody love standing by motorways.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on April 26, 2013, 10:37:18 PM
Deleted due to fuckwittedness.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Legion on April 26, 2013, 10:38:01 PM
Far too soon. One died.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on April 26, 2013, 11:24:02 PM
Far too soon. One died.

Bugger, didn't know, only caught the end of a report, post deleted due to me being a twat.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: peter w on April 26, 2013, 11:30:54 PM
You're deleting posts because you're a twat? Christ, where do i start...
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cheltenhamlion on April 27, 2013, 09:13:34 AM
Which motorway is your favourite to report from, Damon?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Damo70 on April 27, 2013, 02:10:24 PM
Dulwich Hamlet need a point at home tomorrow to be champions of the Ryman South.

Which is a shame because they're not my local team any more. My local team is Manchester United.

One of them one of the best football club names ever. Possibly made to sound even better when mentioned with and compared with the name Manchester United.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: danlanza on April 27, 2013, 09:34:57 PM
Harriers to win 3-0 tomorrow. Then win the final at Wembley, back in the league. Happy days.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on April 27, 2013, 09:37:12 PM
Cambridge  City played their last game at Milton Rd today. They won 1-0 with a goal scored by Adie Cambridge. Which was nice.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: PeterWithesShin on April 27, 2013, 09:39:04 PM
Come on WXM!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on April 27, 2013, 10:05:31 PM
Harriers to win 3-0 tomorrow. Then win the final at Wembley, back in the league. Happy days.

Is the away goals rule in operation?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: danlanza on April 27, 2013, 10:19:07 PM
Harriers to win 3-0 tomorrow. Then win the final at Wembley, back in the league. Happy days.

Is the away goals rule in operation?
Not sure TBH.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on April 28, 2013, 10:43:40 AM
Lye Town scored a last minute winner yesterday with a goal set up by a player who had already been booked twice. The ref then sent off a Wolves Sporting player for pointing this out.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: danlanza on April 28, 2013, 10:48:24 AM
So that's what Legion does when he is not selling HnV.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Legion on April 28, 2013, 02:37:39 PM
Kidderminster Harriers throwing it away.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: damon loves JT on April 28, 2013, 04:15:27 PM
I will miss the Milton Road ground at Cambridge. It's the closest I've ever stood to any goal at any ground. You could insult the visiting keeper  under your breath and he'd be able to hear you quite distinctly
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on April 29, 2013, 09:06:58 AM
I will miss the Milton Road ground at Cambridge. It's the closest I've ever stood to any goal at any ground. You could insult the visiting keeper  under your breath and he'd be able to hear you quite distinctly

Tamworth won the Southern League for the first time on that ground so it has a certain sentimental value.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ACVilla on May 04, 2013, 05:01:17 PM
Sutton miss out on the play offs thanks to a 90th minute penalty equaliser for Leek.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Nev on May 04, 2013, 05:32:36 PM
Sutton miss out on the play offs thanks to a 90th minute penalty equaliser for Leek.

Halesowen missed out too, but have had a great season. Ben Haseley scored his fifth hat trick of the season to finish on 42 goals as they beat Lincoln Utd 5-0. They couldn't have done anymore in the run in.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Yeltzer on May 04, 2013, 06:59:27 PM
Sutton miss out on the play offs thanks to a 90th minute penalty equaliser for Leek.

Halesowen missed out too, but have had a great season. Ben Haseley scored his fifth hat trick of the season to finish on 42 goals as they beat Lincoln Utd 5-0. They couldn't have done anymore in the run in.

Ay. Just need to hold onto him for next season!!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ACVilla on May 04, 2013, 07:29:29 PM
Well you did what you needed to anyway. I couldn't make the Sutton game as my back is still bad and I'm glad I didn't go because I would have been gutted.

Stamford and Chasetown were both losing as well meaning at 1 point it was Sutton and Halesowen who were in the playoffs.

Another glorious Sutoon failure.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on May 05, 2013, 03:39:05 PM
Guernsey FC have just won their third game in three days and have another one tomorrow.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on May 05, 2013, 03:44:21 PM
Should've played two in a day, the lazy bastards.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Legion on May 05, 2013, 03:44:55 PM
Bunch of part-timers.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on May 05, 2013, 05:36:24 PM
Should've played two in a day, the lazy bastards.

If they had reached the FA Vase final (played yesterday) there was a chance they might have had to.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: danlanza on May 05, 2013, 11:26:11 PM
Well done Newport County. League football next season.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: peter w on May 06, 2013, 02:17:24 PM
I like to see league sides that have gone down come back up. Well, most of them, so I'm glad to see Newport back.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on May 06, 2013, 04:28:15 PM
I like to see league sides that have gone down come back up. Well, most of them, so I'm glad to see Newport back.

You would've been happy whoever won the play-offs then?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on May 06, 2013, 08:05:29 PM
Guernsey FC have just won their third game in three days and have another one tomorrow.

Four wins in four days to secure promotion.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/22425517

Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: peter w on May 06, 2013, 08:11:01 PM
I like to see league sides that have gone down come back up. Well, most of them, so I'm glad to see Newport back.

You would've been happy whoever won the play-offs then?

I wanted Kiddie to go up. But I quite like Newport so happy to see them back.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on May 06, 2013, 08:47:42 PM
Guernsey FC have just won their third game in three days and have another one tomorrow.

Four wins in four days to secure promotion.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/22425517



Brilliant effort. Crowd of 1724 today as well.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on May 06, 2013, 08:51:35 PM
I like to see league sides that have gone down come back up. Well, most of them, so I'm glad to see Newport back.

Newport aren't back in the league, this club, formed in 1989 after the old Newport went bust, have never been in the league.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: peter w on May 06, 2013, 08:52:57 PM
I like to see league sides that have gone down come back up. Well, most of them, so I'm glad to see Newport back.

Newport aren't back in the league, this club, formed in 1989 after the old Newport went bust, have never been in the league.

yes they are.

*Blows raspberry*
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cheltenhamlion on May 07, 2013, 08:53:28 AM
I can't stand Newport after non league fun and games with Cheltenham Town.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: PeterWithesShin on May 07, 2013, 12:35:26 PM
I hate them after the original Newport County beat Rovers 1-0 in the FA Cup at the Vic after we battered them. Still one of my favourite ever games though, with Villa or Rovers. Crowd was nearly twice the size of the official capacity.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Nev on May 08, 2013, 07:18:07 AM
Lye Town scored a last minute winner yesterday with a goal set up by a player who had already been booked twice. The ref then sent off a Wolves Sporting player for pointing this out.

They lost at Wolves Casuals last night,, AFC Wulfs won at Malvern and subsequently nicked the title by a point.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: danlanza on May 08, 2013, 10:00:37 AM
Hednesford Town to play FC United of Madchester in the Evostick final. Should be a cracker. Anybody know where the final is being played ?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Nev on May 08, 2013, 10:02:14 AM
At Hednesford, Sat 3pm.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: danlanza on May 08, 2013, 10:17:48 AM
At Hednesford, Sat 3pm.
Is it 2 legs then Nev ?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on May 08, 2013, 10:38:30 AM
At Hednesford, Sat 3pm.
Is it 2 legs then Nev ?

No, the NPL play-offs are one-off games played at the ground of the team who finished highest in the league.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: danlanza on May 08, 2013, 10:58:41 AM
At Hednesford, Sat 3pm.
Is it 2 legs then Nev ?

No, the NPL play-offs are one-off games played at the ground of the team who finished highest in the league.
Cheers. Should be a capacity crowd then. 6,200 i think.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on May 08, 2013, 12:03:40 PM
Always had a soft spot for Hednesford.... 8)
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on May 11, 2013, 05:24:35 PM
NPL play-off, Hednesford 2-1 FCUM. Att: 4,412.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on May 11, 2013, 05:48:41 PM
YEEEESSS!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ACVilla on May 11, 2013, 06:23:13 PM
Good on them. They've had a tremendous season.

I remember the run they had in te FA Cup some years ago and have had a soft spot for them since.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: danlanza on May 11, 2013, 09:50:27 PM
Well done Hednesford Town. Top bollox lads. Great result.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on May 12, 2013, 11:43:58 AM
Not keen on Hednesfraud because they were one of very few clubs to segregate Tamuff fans back in our Southern League days, but given a choice between them and the self-styled founders of non-league football and I'll take Hednesfraud any time.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Nev on May 30, 2013, 09:53:38 AM
Ben Haseley is leaving Halesowen for Solihull Moors.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on June 03, 2013, 09:29:34 PM
www.oxfordcityfc.com/

That's Oxford City, of the Pretend Conference, who get 200 watching them on a good day.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cheltenhamlion on June 04, 2013, 08:18:34 AM
Florida based, Wall Street tycoon buys Oxford City. How very odd.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Nev on June 04, 2013, 08:21:15 AM
Florida based, Wall Street tycoon buys Oxford City. How very odd.

Another in the long line of deluded individuals who believe that buying an English football club of any grade is the key to untold riches.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on June 04, 2013, 09:49:27 AM
Yes, this isn't going to end in Rushden & Diamond / Telford / Canvey Island like tears at all is it?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on June 05, 2013, 11:38:42 AM
Oxford = American tourists = massive overseas interest. Stands to reason doesn't it?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on June 26, 2013, 02:45:13 PM
When they go under it won't be for lack of ambition:

www.prweb.com/releases/prweb2013/6/prweb10857436.htm
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on June 26, 2013, 05:01:42 PM
If they've got genuine money to spend they could easily get in the league like Crawley and Fleetwood. Of course there is always the chance that the owners could be a bunch of cowboys who could bleed the club dry and leave them in the shit. Oxford generally has pretty good luck with football owners though...
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: JD on June 28, 2013, 07:41:30 AM
When they go under it won't be for lack of ambition:

www.prweb.com/releases/prweb2013/6/prweb10857436.htm

Because Fiji is a football hotbed and a rich country that can invest in football....
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on June 28, 2013, 10:36:41 AM
A team formed in the same year as The Villa have gone bust.
RIP Darlaston.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on June 28, 2013, 08:18:40 PM
A team formed in the same year as The Villa have gone bust.
RIP Darlaston.

Every club's death diminisheth me.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave shelley on June 28, 2013, 08:23:50 PM
I find that quite sad that this has happened.  139 years is a long history.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on June 28, 2013, 11:40:41 PM
I find that quite sad that this has happened.  139 years is a long history.

One weeks wages of a bog standard Premier League journeyman would have saved them.
Ho hum.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: PGW on June 28, 2013, 11:50:10 PM
I know my particular club - Travellers FC a sunday side - a history of 38 years with a certain amount of success but they are also no more- i had to make the call to the Festival League only yesterday to tell them that we are folding literally only 6 weeks after winning the Festival Premier - we cant even afford the fees to keep our pitch - an hours pay of a Premier League player could have saved us!!!

That's 38 years of my life over with one phone call - bloody tragic!!!!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on June 28, 2013, 11:51:54 PM
That's horrendous. What was the problem?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: villan from luton on June 28, 2013, 11:57:31 PM
Read an article today of Iniesta saving his old club being relegated to minor division in Spain by paying players wages. Such a shame something cannot be done for some of these non league clubs, without them more and more kids will not play the game to a good standard
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: PGW on June 29, 2013, 12:00:36 AM
To be fair we had a sponsor who paid our bills and i suppose we knew that one day he would have enough - and after probably about 9 or ten years he has given up - he now has a young grand daughter and wants to spend time with her......it is disappointing as i would have liked to have kept it going for another 2 years to enable the club and my time with them to reach 40 years but i will just move on somewhere else if i can find a local side(Sunday only) that i can support or help in some way.......or i can have a lie in on a Sunday morning!!!!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: PGW on June 29, 2013, 12:04:10 AM
Read an article today of Iniesta saving his old club being relegated to minor division in Spain by paying players wages. Such a shame something cannot be done for some of these non league clubs, without them more and more kids will not play the game to a good standard
I was watching TV yesterday - the little Brazilian who played for Boro , name escapes me, has bought his local club where he started all those years ago for that very reason. He tried to maintain that winning League cup with Boro was better than winning World cup with Brazil!!!!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on June 29, 2013, 12:07:03 AM
Read an article today of Iniesta saving his old club being relegated to minor division in Spain by paying players wages. Such a shame something cannot be done for some of these non league clubs, without them more and more kids will not play the game to a good standard
I was watching TV yesterday - the little Brazilian who played for Boro , name escapes me, has bought his local club where he started all those years ago for that very reason. He tried to maintain that winning League cup with Boro was better than winning World cup with Brazil!!!!

Juninho?

That story of yours is really sad but you know you'll link up with another club. You just will.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: villan from luton on June 29, 2013, 12:11:54 AM
Read an article today of Iniesta saving his old club being relegated to minor division in Spain by paying players wages. Such a shame something cannot be done for some of these non league clubs, without them more and more kids will not play the game to a good standard
I was watching TV yesterday - the little Brazilian who played for Boro , name escapes me, has bought his local club where he started all those years ago for that very reason. He tried to maintain that winning League cup with Boro was better than winning World cup with Brazil!!!!

Juninho?

That story of yours is really sad but you know you'll link up with another club. You just will.

I think I remember Craig Gardener helping out some football teams and also boxing clubs. Not a huge amount perhaps, but it is the thought that counts and fair play to him
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on June 29, 2013, 12:21:50 AM
I know my particular club - Travellers FC a sunday side - a history of 38 years with a certain amount of success but they are also no more- i had to make the call to the Festival League only yesterday to tell them that we are folding literally only 6 weeks after winning the Festival Premier - we cant even afford the fees to keep our pitch - an hours pay of a Premier League player could have saved us!!!

That's 38 years of my life over with one phone call - bloody tragic!!!!

No! That's sad, I'm sure I watched Travellers at Northfield (I think) in the FA Sunday Cup a couple of years ago.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: PGW on June 29, 2013, 12:27:06 AM
I know my particular club - Travellers FC a sunday side - a history of 38 years with a certain amount of success but they are also no more- i had to make the call to the Festival League only yesterday to tell them that we are folding literally only 6 weeks after winning the Festival Premier - we cant even afford the fees to keep our pitch - an hours pay of a Premier League player could have saved us!!!

That's 38 years of my life over with one phone call - bloody tragic!!!!

No! That's sad, I'm sure I watched Travellers at Northfield (I think) in the FA Sunday Cup a couple of years ago.
Yeah you would have done.....we entered that competition for about the last 10 years reaching the semi's first time of asking......we wre winning 2-0 with 10 minutes to go and we had to equalise to force extra time!!!!!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on June 29, 2013, 01:26:29 AM
I know my particular club - Travellers FC a sunday side - a history of 38 years with a certain amount of success but they are also no more- i had to make the call to the Festival League only yesterday to tell them that we are folding literally only 6 weeks after winning the Festival Premier - we cant even afford the fees to keep our pitch - an hours pay of a Premier League player could have saved us!!!

That's 38 years of my life over with one phone call - bloody tragic!!!!

That's shit news. At least you can say you bowed out as Champions.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave shelley on June 29, 2013, 08:22:28 AM
 So sorry to hear that PGW.  I'm sure our path's would have crossed on the Festival.  I have a feeling I refereed them once, where was your ground?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: PGW on June 29, 2013, 10:39:31 AM
So sorry to hear that PGW.  I'm sure our path's would have crossed on the Festival.  I have a feeling I refereed them once, where was your ground?
The main pitch at Northfield Town been there approx 18 years i would imagine maybe longer.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Yeltzer on July 09, 2013, 07:19:46 PM
Ben Haseley is leaving Halesowen for Solihull Moors.

He's now changed his mind and has signed back on for the Yeltz for next season. Yeeeeeessss!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Nev on July 10, 2013, 06:06:00 PM
Ben Haseley is leaving Halesowen for Solihull Moors.

He's now changed his mind and has signed back on for the Yeltz for next season. Yeeeeeessss!

Great news and most welcome this week in particular. First PSF tonight against a Walsall XI.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cheltenhamlion on July 11, 2013, 10:14:11 PM
Potentially Stourbridge versus Causeway in the cup. Do they still ground share?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on July 11, 2013, 10:34:35 PM
Potentially Stourbridge versus Causeway in the cup. Do they still ground share?

No, Causeway are playing at Halesowen this season.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Nev on July 12, 2013, 06:26:38 AM
Potentially Stourbridge versus Causeway in the cup. Do they still ground share?

No, Causeway are playing at Halesowen this season.

There is a freindly between Halesowen and Causeway on the 30th July and it's free in.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on July 22, 2013, 02:13:30 PM
www.waste of paper.co.uk/news/local-news/pre-season-friendly-football-match-abandoned-5167237
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: PeterWithesShin on August 13, 2013, 09:46:08 PM
Bromsgrove start the season with a 4-0 away win. Come on you Greens, I mean Rouslers.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: SoccerHQ on August 13, 2013, 10:54:32 PM
Did Edgar Davids play at the Lamb tonight?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: exiled on the wirral! on August 13, 2013, 10:56:34 PM
Went to Chester v Hereford tonight, a comfortable 2-0 for Hereford..judging by tonite chester will struggle after 3 succesive promotions since reforming as they dont seem to have the legs due to them being still part time

What i found amazing was how anti welsh chester fans are despite (allegedly) half the ground being in Wales!! Constant references to Hereford fans being Sheep Shaggers and singing "ingerland" to them was odd to say the least!!.. Overall got to say ive gone off chester, mite start going back to watch Vauxall Motors on boring tuesday nites
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 13, 2013, 11:56:20 PM
Did Edgar Davids play at the Lamb tonight?

No.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on August 14, 2013, 08:45:37 AM
Went to Chester v Hereford tonight, a comfortable 2-0 for Hereford..judging by tonite chester will struggle after 3 succesive promotions since reforming as they dont seem to have the legs due to them being still part time

What i found amazing was how anti welsh chester fans are despite (allegedly) half the ground being in Wales!! Constant references to Hereford fans being Sheep Shaggers and singing "ingerland" to them was odd to say the least!!.. Overall got to say ive gone off chester, mite start going back to watch Vauxall Motors on boring tuesday nites


I believe that the team they hate the most, their Blues if you will; is Wrexham. So that probably doesn't help. Odd to sing it at Hereford though, when they're closer to Wales themselves.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: exiled on the wirral! on August 14, 2013, 10:30:41 AM
Went to Chester v Hereford tonight, a comfortable 2-0 for Hereford..judging by tonite chester will struggle after 3 succesive promotions since reforming as they dont seem to have the legs due to them being still part time

What i found amazing was how anti welsh chester fans are despite (allegedly) half the ground being in Wales!! Constant references to Hereford fans being Sheep Shaggers and singing "ingerland" to them was odd to say the least!!.. Overall got to say ive gone off chester, mite start going back to watch Vauxall Motors on boring tuesday nites


I believe that the team they hate the most, their Blues if you will; is Wrexham. So that probably doesn't help. Odd to sing it at Hereford though, when they're closer to Wales themselves.
Thats what i thought!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on August 14, 2013, 10:56:25 AM
Went to Chester v Hereford tonight, a comfortable 2-0 for Hereford..judging by tonite chester will struggle after 3 succesive promotions since reforming as they dont seem to have the legs due to them being still part time

What i found amazing was how anti welsh chester fans are despite (allegedly) half the ground being in Wales!! Constant references to Hereford fans being Sheep Shaggers and singing "ingerland" to them was odd to say the least!!.. Overall got to say ive gone off chester, mite start going back to watch Vauxall Motors on boring tuesday nites


The whole of their ground is in Wales, only part of the car park is actually in England.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 14, 2013, 04:55:16 PM
Went to Chester v Hereford tonight, a comfortable 2-0 for Hereford..judging by tonite chester will struggle after 3 succesive promotions since reforming as they dont seem to have the legs due to them being still part time

What i found amazing was how anti welsh chester fans are despite (allegedly) half the ground being in Wales!! Constant references to Hereford fans being Sheep Shaggers and singing "ingerland" to them was odd to say the least!!.. Overall got to say ive gone off chester, mite start going back to watch Vauxall Motors on boring tuesday nites


I believe that the team they hate the most, their Blues if you will; is Wrexham. So that probably doesn't help. Odd to sing it at Hereford though, when they're closer to Wales themselves.
Thats what i thought!

If I ever get rich I might buy Chester FC and change their name to "Caerlleon" for a laugh.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Nev on August 14, 2013, 05:13:44 PM
Ryan Rowe is going back to Stourbridge on a season long loan, subject to confirmation.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on August 14, 2013, 07:25:13 PM
Did Edgar Davids play at the Lamb tonight?

No.

He's not happy, apparently he thinks lowly Tamworth should have let them score some goals:

Linky (http://www.tamworthherald.co.uk/Barnet-FC-boss-Davids-blasts-Lambs-tactics/story-19656348-detail/story.html)

He won't last long in non-league, I'd put money on him fucking off before Christmas,  he was very close to snapping at some of the "banter" coming at him from The Shed, his assistant had to step in at one point when he was about to have a go at us. To be honest, what he got was mild compared with the stuff the likes of Liam Daish get.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 14, 2013, 07:46:27 PM
Well, Barnet are pretty near to Arsenal. No doubt some of the "play how we choose to let us win or it's not fair" whining has rubbed off on him.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cheltenhamlion on August 15, 2013, 09:05:48 AM
Rowe coming back would be good.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Nev on August 15, 2013, 09:11:11 AM
Rowe coming back would be good.

It's confirmed now. They never really replaced him so if he can re-create his previous form it's a significant addition. They were less than impressive when I saw them at Halesowen a couple of weeks ago, Paul McCone is a big loss and I'm not sure about Henry Eze but bringing Rowe back is a great boost for the start of the season.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on August 18, 2013, 01:54:33 AM
Totton 1 Stour 4.

Hampton 4 West Midlands Police 1. Att: 14.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dr Butler on August 19, 2013, 12:16:08 PM
christ what's going on ? the Villa at Arsenal and now the mighty Cambridge United are top of the Conference.

Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Nev on August 21, 2013, 07:02:57 AM
Sutton Coldfield Town beat the Yeltz at The Grove one nothing, highlights included:

A ref who not only had a poor game but blew the whistle for a minutes silence before the PA guy had finished announcing what it was for

A lovely full moon which helped because half the lamps are out on the floodlights

A suprisingly big crowd of over 300

Unfortunately part of that crowd included Sutton fans with musical instruments and they played The Great Escape, over and over and over and over.......
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on August 22, 2013, 01:33:09 PM
Teams to watch this season #1

Denso in the Mercian Football League Divison Two.

They have lost their first three games this season 1-4; 0-9; 1-12

Which is actually slightly better than their start to last season.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 23, 2013, 12:08:38 AM
As usual, I will be supporting anyone but EDLuton in the Conference.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on August 23, 2013, 12:13:22 AM
Sutton Coldfield Town beat the Yeltz at The Grove one nothing, highlights included:

A ref who not only had a poor game but blew the whistle for a minutes silence before the PA guy had finished announcing what it was for

A lovely full moon which helped because half the lamps are out on the floodlights

A suprisingly big crowd of over 300

Unfortunately part of that crowd included Sutton fans with musical instruments and they played The Great Escape, over and over and over and over.......

They only had a drum last season. Someone's obviously been encouraging them.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on August 24, 2013, 10:19:10 PM
Teams to watch this season #1

Denso in the Mercian Football League Divison Two.

They have lost their first three games this season 1-4; 0-9; 1-12

Which is actually slightly better than their start to last season.

They lost 7-5 today. I nominate them for the first H&V Non-League Day Out of the season.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Nev on August 26, 2013, 08:08:19 PM
Chasetown 1-3 Halesowen Town, a scorcher in Staffordshire and elsewhere Ryan Rowe hit four for Stourbridge and Tividale have won the last five games, 1-0, 2-0, 3-0, 4-0 and 5-0.

You can't beat Bank Holiday football.

Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cheltenhamlion on August 27, 2013, 12:11:57 PM
Ryan Rowe hasn't lost his touch then.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: DBTW on August 27, 2013, 12:17:32 PM
Another Rowe, Ian, has taken over at Tipton Town this season taking the wlole Gornal Athletic squad with him
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on August 31, 2013, 07:09:59 PM
Denso 0 Claverly 11. We've got to go there this season.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on August 31, 2013, 10:49:36 PM
Denso 0 Claverly 11. We've got to go there this season.

Also handy for Oakengates and all the delights therein.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on August 31, 2013, 10:51:46 PM
Oh, and I had a first on Thursday, the first time I've seen dolphins while watching a football match. Plockton Reserves 2-5 Kyleakin Reserves, attendance 6, dolphins 3.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on September 01, 2013, 01:12:04 PM
Teams to watch this season #2

And again we dip into the Mercian League, this time Division One and Moele Brace FC.
Results so far this season?

0-8
1-6
0-12
0-12

Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on September 01, 2013, 01:24:37 PM
Sadly, Tunstall Town of the Staffordshire County Senior League are failing to enter into the spirit of things. Last January they ended a run of 142 defeats with a draw and this season they've only conceded 11 goals in three games.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on September 05, 2013, 09:33:52 PM
Hinckley United have had the locks changed on their ground and owe their ex-chairman £187k.

http://www.thisisleicestershire.co.uk/Hinckley-United-s-future-doubt-club-faces-legal/story-19752936-detail/story.html#axzz2e3JScbYB
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: bertlambshank on September 05, 2013, 10:00:04 PM
Hinckley United have had the locks changed on their ground and owe their ex-chairman £187k.

http://www.thisisleicestershire.co.uk/Hinckley-United-s-future-doubt-club-faces-legal/story-19752936-detail/story.html#axzz2e3JScbYB
I can see a certain club playing in Northampton watching this and rubbing their hands.A ready made stadium with room to expand.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on September 08, 2013, 12:49:12 PM
Denso 0 Claverly 11. We've got to go there this season.

Denso lost 18-0 at home yesterday.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on September 08, 2013, 12:57:23 PM
Denso 0 Claverly 11. We've got to go there this season.

Denso lost 18-0 at home yesterday.

And next week they play Broseley, who've won six out of six.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Nev on September 10, 2013, 03:03:45 PM
Romulus at Halesowen tonight.

Anything but Fat Frank and the England mess.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Yeltzer on September 11, 2013, 02:27:21 PM
Romulus at Halesowen tonight.

Anything but Fat Frank and the England mess.

And another win for the mighty Yeltz! Is it too early to start thinking about promotion? *winky*
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cheltenhamlion on September 11, 2013, 06:12:55 PM
I hope so, you Brummie bastards.

See what I did there? I got all Woodhall on your bitch asses after hearing him talk about my now adopted home town of Stourbridge.

I guess the rivalry is based on them being the next town along as you head towards Brum.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 11, 2013, 06:31:04 PM
Don't mind Stourbridge. It's a relatively pleasant part of Greater Birmingham.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cheltenhamlion on September 11, 2013, 07:23:14 PM
Well you aren't welcome back now, bitch. Janie has a new beau after all!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 11, 2013, 08:06:07 PM
Meh, white women...
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on September 14, 2013, 10:24:58 PM
AFC Broseley 14 Denso 0. They're improving.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on September 15, 2013, 11:05:58 AM
I'm tempted to go and watch them next Saturday, they are away at unbeaten Impact United.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: bertlambshank on September 15, 2013, 03:16:12 PM
I'm tempted to go and watch them next Saturday, they are away at unbeaten Impact United.
Impact United what a great name.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Nev on September 16, 2013, 06:40:25 AM
Sir Brian is back in 'town.

Chasetown that is....

http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/chasetown/news/major-news-for-chasetown-acade-1042920.html
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Yeltzer on September 17, 2013, 05:40:15 PM
Nice local derby for the Yeltz in next round of the FA Cup vs Tipton Town
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on September 21, 2013, 09:53:53 PM
Impact United 12 Denso 2.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Louzie0 on September 22, 2013, 11:36:27 PM
Impact United 12 Denso 2.
That's an impact.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on September 23, 2013, 01:04:05 AM
Impact United 12 Denso 2.

I was going to got to that game as well, and then the wife tells me that "You have to meet your son off the train at Wolverhampton blah blah blah", and I only get to see Wolverhampton United 1-4 Trysull. He owes me nine goals.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on September 23, 2013, 01:08:27 AM
Impact United 12 Denso 2.

I was going to got to that game as well, and then the wife tells me that "You have to meet your son off the train at Wolverhampton blah blah blah", and I only get to see Wolverhampton United 1-4 Trysull. He owes me nine goals.

Good luck with that. He's owed me a stapler for ten years.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on September 23, 2013, 01:15:07 AM
Impact United 12 Denso 2.

I was going to got to that game as well, and then the wife tells me that "You have to meet your son off the train at Wolverhampton blah blah blah", and I only get to see Wolverhampton United 1-4 Trysull. He owes me nine goals.

Good luck with that. He's owed me a stapler for ten years.

Let it go, it can't be good for you to hold that much resentment for so many years.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on September 23, 2013, 01:19:31 AM
I blame the parents.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: danlanza on September 24, 2013, 09:11:35 PM
Cambridge v Nuneaton, tidy game that one.
Cmon you Harriers, 3 points needed.
Luton town, taking the piss, again
Grimsby 3 Dartford 2, sounds a good game.
Tamworth 2-1 up.
Geordie Gateshead 3-1 up.
Luton 4.
Braintree 3-2 up
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: danlanza on September 24, 2013, 09:24:20 PM
Salisbury 1-0 up
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: danlanza on September 24, 2013, 09:25:37 PM
Smelly town 3- Dartford 2.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: danlanza on September 24, 2013, 09:27:29 PM
Alfreton town loosing. Good. Hate those feckers
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: danlanza on September 24, 2013, 09:29:05 PM
Smelly town 4 Dartford 2
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: danlanza on September 24, 2013, 09:32:07 PM
Hereford 1-0 up. Still legal to shoot Welsh with a bow and arrow on a Sunday.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: danlanza on September 24, 2013, 09:35:30 PM
Cambridge 3-0 up
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: danlanza on September 24, 2013, 09:36:10 PM
Salisbury 2-0 up
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: danlanza on September 24, 2013, 09:37:08 PM
Smelly town 5-2 up
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: danlanza on September 24, 2013, 09:40:05 PM
Plenty of goals tonight in the Skrill. Good night had by all watching the live feeds. Non League Football is the best. UTV.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on September 25, 2013, 09:46:30 AM
I was one of the 19 Tamworth fans at Forest Green.
The veggie burgers are surprisingly tasty.
Great win, needed that.

Oh, and if anyone was in the Nuneaton area last night and heard a loud popping noise, that's the sound of a bubble bursting.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dr Butler on September 25, 2013, 12:08:01 PM
Cambridge 3-0 up

my home town team are flying at the moment....Amber and Black army...
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on September 27, 2013, 01:21:49 PM
Lee Hendrie's signed for Corby Town.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Damo70 on September 27, 2013, 05:23:50 PM
Surely it is now time for Tommy Docherty to hand over his beloved Jack Nicklaus joke to Lee.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: bertlambshank on September 27, 2013, 05:51:07 PM
Lee Hendrie's signed for Corby Town.
Do they play a pressing game?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 27, 2013, 05:52:49 PM
He's only there to trouser some cash.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: danlanza on September 27, 2013, 09:11:27 PM
I am all creased up laughing.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Nev on September 28, 2013, 12:38:51 PM
Yeltz V Tipton later, more sub-plots than Emmerdale, the action in the dug-outs may be better than that on the pitch.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ACVilla on September 28, 2013, 06:20:55 PM
Stourbridge 3-2 Sutton Town In The FA Cup. Outrageous 94th minute penalty for Stourbridge apparently. Anyone there to see it?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: bertlambshank on September 28, 2013, 07:25:08 PM
Atherstone Town 1-0 Colville.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on September 28, 2013, 07:57:36 PM
Stourbridge 3-2 Sutton Town In The FA Cup. Outrageous 94th minute penalty for Stourbridge apparently. Anyone there to see it?

It was perfectly fair and the result absolutely just.

Denso 1 Donnington Community Sports & Social 14.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Nev on September 28, 2013, 10:06:06 PM
Yeltz V Stour next round, you heard it here first.

I can't wait for Colin Murray's hilarious take on it.....
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on October 06, 2013, 07:14:53 PM
http://travelsinafootballworld.wordpress.com/2013/10/06/saying-goodbye-to-hinckley-united/
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: danlanza on October 06, 2013, 08:55:09 PM
Hednesford Town top of the league. Happy days.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave shelley on October 06, 2013, 09:08:42 PM
http://travelsinafootballworld.wordpress.com/2013/10/06/saying-goodbye-to-hinckley-united/

Very, very sad, and unfortunately I don't think it will be the last time we see this.  A very evocative piece.  I did the line at Hinckley many years ago in an FA Cup preliminary round and we were well looked after.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on October 06, 2013, 10:50:04 PM
I know a few Hinckley fans, including the Hinckley Knitter mentioned in that article, this has been coming for a while but it doesn't make it any easier. Yet another case of one idiot with an ego thinking he can take a non-league club to the heights before realising that you actually have to know what you are doing!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Damo70 on October 07, 2013, 09:04:30 AM
Hednesford Town top of the league. Happy days.

My cousin and his son will be chuffed. They live that way and go to most home games. Considering 'dad' is originally a nose from Northfield I think the lad had a lucky break.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: kingus on October 07, 2013, 05:12:08 PM
I hope Hinckley can rise from the Ashes.  Not only because they hosted some games for us, but because I no longer have a game to go to on New Years Day!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: bertlambshank on October 07, 2013, 08:04:38 PM
How long before Coventry City move to Hinckley?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: danlanza on October 07, 2013, 08:51:30 PM
Hednesford Town top of the league. Happy days.

My cousin and his son will be chuffed. They live that way and go to most home games. Considering 'dad' is originally a nose from Northfield I think the lad had a lucky break.
Definately  Damo. I spent my youth in Hednesford, school, fishing, first shag etc. I was living on Rawnsley Road then. Many years ago.
Good team Hednesford.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: peter w on October 07, 2013, 09:10:59 PM
Surely Lee Hendrie could have gone somewhere better than Corby?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: frankmosswasmyuncle on October 07, 2013, 09:39:28 PM
How long before Coventry City move to Hinckley?
Thought this was a better ground move than Northampton. ;-)
Or to Nuneaton Borough. That would have ruffled a feather or two!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: bertlambshank on October 07, 2013, 11:19:20 PM
How long before Coventry City move to Hinckley?
Thought this was a better ground move than Northampton. ;-)
Or to Nuneaton Borough. That would have ruffled a feather or two!
Cov were sniffing around last December,no reason not to go back now.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on October 12, 2013, 06:18:18 PM
Stourbridge 3 Curzon Ashfield 0.

Fighting at Atherstone 0 Barrow 4 - pitch invasion and Barrow players attacked.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: nodge on October 12, 2013, 07:54:46 PM
Ogogo scored for Dagenham and Redbridge against Chelt today. Shame it wasn't an o.g.
Known as Einstein in the changing room.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: bertlambshank on October 12, 2013, 07:55:52 PM
Stourbridge 3 Curzon Ashfield 0.

Fighting at Atherstone 0 Barrow 4 - pitch invasion and Barrow players attacked.
It was a Atherstone player attacked but that was no  excuse for the Atherstone fans to behave like they did.Lack of police brought it on.The Atherstone fans have been playing up for the last 2 rounds.For a club with no playing budget all the good work this season has been pissed up the wall by a few idiots.A massive fine in.non league terms is the least they can expect.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 12, 2013, 09:10:26 PM
You can say that "lack of police" is to blame but, even if everyone paid 90% income tax, you can't afford to send police to every game. Is there a history of trouble with these two?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: bertlambshank on October 12, 2013, 09:55:03 PM
You can say that "lack of police" is to blame but, even if everyone paid 90% income tax, you can't afford to send police to every game. Is there a history of trouble with these two?
History of trouble at The Snake Pit this season.The lack of police and stewards has been a concern,the Old Bill should of been over this like a rash,trouble was expected.
This was issued on the club website before today's game after the trouble in the 2nd round.It wasn't on there before.
Thursday Oct 10

All people admitted to Sheepy Road Football ground on match days are subject to the following rules and regulations which conform to Football Association guidelines. The club reserves the right to eject from the ground any person who is deemed to be in contravention and take further action as appropriate.

It is an offence to :-

Enter the ground in any way other than through official turnstiles or gates

Encroach on the field of play at any time during or after a match

Use obscene, abusive or racist language and / or behaviour, persistent swearing, likely to cause offence

Be under the influence of drink or drugs

Carry any offensive objects or throw objects onto the field of play

Smoke in prohibited areas

Bring bottles/cans or other items into the ground

The club management also reserves the right to decline admission or eject from the ground anyone who refuses to be searched by a steward or other recognised security official
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: danlanza on October 12, 2013, 10:23:53 PM
Harriers second in the league now. Good result today.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on October 12, 2013, 11:18:46 PM
You wouldn't have needed police at all if those twats behaved and http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2456277/Violence-erupts-FA-Cup-qualifier-Atherstone-Barrow-supporters-clash.html shows a Barrow sub being attacked despite the misleading caption.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: bertlambshank on October 13, 2013, 12:33:49 AM
Dave I was there,that so called fan started on the Atherstone player first,I left just after,its only the second time I have left any game because of trouble.The local twats were on about causing trouble before kick off.
I am moving to Atherstone in the next month but will be giving the Football club a wide berth until they get rid of the dicks.A player and one of the coaching staff was punched and spat at in an earlier game.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on October 13, 2013, 12:37:39 AM
Dave I was there,that so called fan started on the Atherstone player first,I left just after,its only the second time I have left any game because of trouble.The local twats were on about causing trouble before kick off.
I am moving to Atherstone in the next month but will be giving the Football club a wide berth until they get rid of the dicks.A player and one of the coaching staff was punched and spat at in an earlier game.

They've been causing problems at Midland Combination games all season. That's the Midland Combination where the crowds sometimes outnumber the players.

Why would they attack their own players?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: bertlambshank on October 13, 2013, 12:47:09 AM
Dave I was there,that so called fan started on the Atherstone player first,I left just after,its only the second time I have left any game because of trouble.The local twats were on about causing trouble before kick off.
I am moving to Atherstone in the next month but will be giving the Football club a wide berth until they get rid of the dicks.A player and one of the coaching staff was punched and spat at in an earlier game.

They've been causing problems at Midland Combination games all season. That's the Midland Combination where the crowds sometimes outnumber the players.

Why would they attack their own players?
The players and coach at the previous game was the away team,what happened today was the so called fan proberly didn't know who he.was having a go at.The trouble has been at the FA Cup games not the Mid Comp.The cup games has brought some right pissed up knows out,but I get your point.I know a few who don't go to games anymore because of what has been going on,and they have been going for years.Its a real shame that a club with no playing budget will have to pay out a lot of the money they have made out in fines.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on October 13, 2013, 12:52:18 AM
Dave I was there,that so called fan started on the Atherstone player first,I left just after,its only the second time I have left any game because of trouble.The local twats were on about causing trouble before kick off.
I am moving to Atherstone in the next month but will be giving the Football club a wide berth until they get rid of the dicks.A player and one of the coaching staff was punched and spat at in an earlier game.

They've been causing problems at Midland Combination games all season. That's the Midland Combination where the crowds sometimes outnumber the players.

Why would they attack their own players?
The players and coach at the previous game was the away team,what happened today was the so called fan proberly didn't know who he.was having a go at.The trouble has been at the FA Cup games not the Mid Comp.The cup games has brought some right pissed up knows out,but I get your point.I know a few who don't go to games anymore because of what has been going on,and they have been going for years.Its a real shame that a club with no playing budget will have to pay out a lot of the money they have made out in fines.

There's definitely been problems against Com clubs, but that might have been earlier in the cup. Their support is notorious at that level.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: bertlambshank on October 13, 2013, 12:58:26 AM
The amount of people climbing the fence to get in didn't help.Its been a problem since they Played Nuneaton who took over the ground.The local knobs think they need to give it the big one ever since.The club is in the shit money wise as it is,this won't help it one little bit.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on October 13, 2013, 02:10:25 AM
Elsewhere, Wrockwardine Wood 13 Denso 0.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: bertlambshank on October 13, 2013, 02:26:48 AM
Elsewhere, Wrockwardine Wood 13 Denso 0.
Have they hit the minus 100 goal difference yet?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 13, 2013, 09:41:04 AM
Play up, Barnstoneworth.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on October 13, 2013, 11:47:26 AM
I very nearly achieved Groundhopping Nirvana yesterday at Cresconians 4-2 Dosthill Boys Club. (Nirmingham AFA Senior Cup 1st Round)

The "crowd" at Warley RFC - 2. Me and another bloke equally annoyed that someone else had turned up!

Dosthill turned up with exactly 11 players, no subs and apparently no manager either, they had to borrow Cresconians magic sponge when one of their players went down.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on October 13, 2013, 11:47:55 AM
Oh, and Atherstone are, and always have been, a bunch of c***s.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on October 13, 2013, 11:51:18 AM
Elsewhere, Wrockwardine Wood 13 Denso 0.
Have they hit the minus 100 goal difference yet?

Yep:

1    AFC Broseley                                           10    9    1    0    55    28
2    Wrockwardine Wood                           10    8    2    0    43    26
3    Donnington Community Sports & Social    9    7    0    2    29    21
4    AFC Wellington                                    9    6    1    2    38    19
5    Market Drayton Tigers                           10    6    1    3    16    19
6    Impact United                                      8    4    2    2    13    14
7    Claverley                                               8    4    0    4    12    12
8    Spalaig Britannia                                    9    4    0    5    -25    12
9    Ludlow Town Colts                                    9    3    2    4    8    11
10    Oswestry Villa Reserves                            9    2    0    7    -22    6
11    Shrewsbury United Reserves                    9    2    0    7    -33    6
12    Highley Miners Welfare                            8    1    2    5    -8    5
13    Albrighton Juniors FC                            8    1    1    6    -22    4
14    Denso                                                   10    0    0    10    -104 0
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Nev on October 13, 2013, 12:29:18 PM
Causeway United 3-1 Shepshed Dynamo.

There was no fighting, to be honest it would have taken you an hour to find someone to start an argument with although I made something of a faux pas. A bloke came into the press box to report a car that needed to be moved. I assumed he was a local.

"I hope it's that bloke from Shepshed with the bloody drum" I said.

"That's my son" he said.

"oh right" I said and buried my head in my notebook.

Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on October 13, 2013, 01:44:43 PM
Elsewhere, Wrockwardine Wood 13 Denso 0.
Have they hit the minus 100 goal difference yet?

Yep:

1    AFC Broseley                                           10    9    1    0    55    28
2    Wrockwardine Wood                           10    8    2    0    43    26
3    Donnington Community Sports & Social    9    7    0    2    29    21
4    AFC Wellington                                    9    6    1    2    38    19
5    Market Drayton Tigers                           10    6    1    3    16    19
6    Impact United                                      8    4    2    2    13    14
7    Claverley                                               8    4    0    4    12    12
8    Spalaig Britannia                                    9    4    0    5    -25    12
9    Ludlow Town Colts                                    9    3    2    4    8    11
10    Oswestry Villa Reserves                            9    2    0    7    -22    6
11    Shrewsbury United Reserves                    9    2    0    7    -33    6
12    Highley Miners Welfare                            8    1    2    5    -8    5
13    Albrighton Juniors FC                            8    1    1    6    -22    4
14    Denso                                                   10    0    0    10    -104 0

Someone's made an error there. They've let in 114.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: PeterWithesShin on October 13, 2013, 03:38:58 PM
And scored 10? = -104 GD.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on October 13, 2013, 03:43:43 PM
And scored 10? = -104 GD.

Ah, so it is. Five of the ones they scored were in one match.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: bertlambshank on October 13, 2013, 04:01:03 PM
My new second team.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on October 13, 2013, 04:04:27 PM
This is their record. We have to have an H&V day out to see them one Saturday. http://full-time.thefa.com/DisplayTeam.do?divisionseason=278583366&teamID=121824165
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Clark Five on October 13, 2013, 07:07:05 PM
Bit about Atherstone trouble here:

http://www.football-casuals.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=329
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on October 14, 2013, 10:29:59 AM
FA Cup 4th Qualifying Round draw live on Talk Sport right now, I'm excited.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on October 14, 2013, 10:52:59 AM
Stourbridge away at Workington
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on October 14, 2013, 10:54:05 AM
Tamworth v Solihull Poors, how very boring.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on October 14, 2013, 10:59:15 AM
Stourbridge away at Workington

A nice local one....
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: danlanza on October 14, 2013, 11:08:05 AM
Bit about Atherstone trouble here:

http://www.football-casuals.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=329
Scruffy lot those Atherstone lot. Primark has a lot to answer for.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on October 14, 2013, 11:33:13 AM
Stourbridge away at Workington

A nice local one....

Great trip though, proper old school ground and a couple of cracking pubs in the town.
Takes bloody ages by train mind.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Simon Ward on October 14, 2013, 11:53:15 AM
Bit about Atherstone trouble here:

http://www.football-casuals.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=329
Scruffy lot those Atherstone lot. Primark has a lot to answer for.

Should be easy to identify the perpetrators!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Nev on October 14, 2013, 02:54:47 PM
It will all end in tears No 154:

http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/gooleafc/news/new-chairman-and-management-team-announced-1068858.html
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: peter w on October 14, 2013, 10:35:01 PM
Elsewhere, Wrockwardine Wood 13 Denso 0.
Have they hit the minus 100 goal difference yet?

Yep:

1    AFC Broseley                                           10    9    1    0    55    28
2    Wrockwardine Wood                           10    8    2    0    43    26
3    Donnington Community Sports & Social    9    7    0    2    29    21
4    AFC Wellington                                    9    6    1    2    38    19
5    Market Drayton Tigers                           10    6    1    3    16    19
6    Impact United                                      8    4    2    2    13    14
7    Claverley                                               8    4    0    4    12    12
8    Spalaig Britannia                                    9    4    0    5    -25    12
9    Ludlow Town Colts                                    9    3    2    4    8    11
10    Oswestry Villa Reserves                            9    2    0    7    -22    6
11    Shrewsbury United Reserves                    9    2    0    7    -33    6
12    Highley Miners Welfare                            8    1    2    5    -8    5
13    Albrighton Juniors FC                            8    1    1    6    -22    4
14    Denso                                                   10    0    0    10    -104 0

What kind of division can it be where Spaghetti Bolognese can be sit in 8th with a goal difference of -25!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on October 18, 2013, 09:39:08 PM
Anyone going anywhere tomorrow?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Legion on October 18, 2013, 09:41:33 PM
Walsall v Stevenage.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: exiled on the wirral! on October 18, 2013, 10:15:10 PM
Great footy weekend for me, Villa on sunday and vauxall motors v barrow in conference north tommorow.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on October 18, 2013, 10:46:24 PM
Anyone going anywhere tomorrow?

Folly Lane Old Boys v Coventry United - Birmingham Vase
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on October 19, 2013, 07:46:12 PM
Stour 3 Banbury 2. 90th minute winner in driving rain. I'd have felt sorry for the opposition manger if it hadn't been Ed Stein.

Ludlow Town Colts 13 Denso 0.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Nev on October 19, 2013, 08:28:46 PM
Halesowen Town 1-3 St Neots.

First half played on a summers day in the south of France, second half played on an October day in the Black Country.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: danlanza on October 19, 2013, 09:29:59 PM
Harriers 4-1 win. Top bollox Harriers.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on October 19, 2013, 11:58:10 PM
Folly Lane Old Boys 2-4 Coventry United

Peter Ndlovu's brother Brian was amongst the scorers and they had Brew XI in the clubhouse.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on October 26, 2013, 09:16:51 PM
Workington 1 Magnificent Glassboys 3. Bring on the Wolves.

Denso 1 Oswestry Villa reserves 1.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on October 26, 2013, 11:37:47 PM

Denso 1 Oswestry Villa reserves 1.

What??
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on October 26, 2013, 11:39:08 PM
Anyway FA Cup 1st round draw tomorrow lunchtime.

Wolves away for Tamuff please.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 26, 2013, 11:43:14 PM
Workington 1 Magnificent Glassboys 3. Bring on the Wolves.

Denso 1 Oswestry Villa reserves 10.

Fixed what I assume must have been a typo.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: lovejoy on October 27, 2013, 07:16:31 AM
Anyway FA Cup 1st round draw tomorrow lunchtime.

Wolves away for Tamuff please.

Glos city Cheltenham please (or crawley away for travelling purposes).
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 27, 2013, 02:10:20 PM
Tamworth v Cheltenham in the Cup... oi oi! Barton's aggro!

Stourbridge at home to Bigglesbigadventure, they should beat them I'd have thought.

Gloucester drew somebody leaguey but dull, might have been Fleetwood. Oh, and Alan Wright is managing Southport but I've already forgotten who they've drawn.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cheltenhamlion on October 27, 2013, 02:27:09 PM
Tamworth or Stourbridge? I might have to do go to Tamworth.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 27, 2013, 04:46:13 PM
Villa v Cardiff is the same day.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: lovejoy on October 27, 2013, 07:48:40 PM
Gloucester city vs Fleetwood Mac, last ones out of the hat.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cheltenhamlion on October 28, 2013, 10:30:43 AM
Bugger. I thought the games were the week after.

I wont be watching any then. I am on holiday.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on October 28, 2013, 10:36:41 AM
Tamworth haven't played the luckiest runners-up in Non-league history since 1977.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: lovejoy on October 28, 2013, 11:15:38 AM
Make sure you cone off an extra space for their away support.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cheltenhamlion on October 28, 2013, 12:17:25 PM
Gloucester having a dig at our away support? Oh my.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: lovejoy on October 28, 2013, 12:55:02 PM
As a proportion of the home support Glos take more away than Cheltenham do.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on October 28, 2013, 04:12:32 PM
Cheltenham are already hinting that they will sell all 850 tickets we would normally give out and have provisionally asked if we might consider moving the segregation barrier and giving them part of The Shed. Pretty impressive if so, only Luton in the last two seasons have sold out the away allocation (Mansfield were given extra space but only sold 820 tickets in the end).

I doubt we'd even bother segregating a game against Gloucester these days.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cheltenhamlion on October 28, 2013, 07:17:45 PM
In the promotion to the conference season we made an effort to put some segregation in to accommodate the visiting hordes. All 300 of them.

We took more than ten times that away on the Boxing Day that preceded the game in March at home.

Bloody Cheltenham and their shit away following.

And I reckon, Coops, we would have asked for far more if we were still in the Conference.

Our away following in non league was extraordinary. We used to take more away than the Wolves or Olbiyun tend to.

And, I promise, that isnt a joke.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 28, 2013, 08:27:33 PM
I have no preference either way in the Battle of the Wurzles, Cheltenham and Gloucester, developing on this thread.

However, the argument "our away support is better than yours if you count it as a percentage of our much shitter home support" might be one of the lamest I've ever read on here.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: lovejoy on October 28, 2013, 09:06:31 PM
In the promotion to the conference season we made an effort to put some segregation in to accommodate the visiting hordes. All 300 of them.

We took more than ten times that away on the Boxing Day that preceded the game in March at home.

Bloody Cheltenham and their shit away following.

And I reckon, Coops, we would have asked for far more if we were still in the Conference.

Our away following in non league was extraordinary. We used to take more away than the Wolves or Olbiyun tend to.

And, I promise, that isnt a joke.

That's isn't true, I was at that game (30 yard lob by Eaton?) I can assure you there wasn't 3,000 Chelt there. 1,000 tops. Also taking more away than Wolves and Albion? I don't know what you're on but can I sniff some?
And yes I was clutching at straws with the whole proportion of the away support thing. The city does have to support 15,000 rugby supporters too I guess.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on October 29, 2013, 08:57:16 AM
Yeah, but Rugby Union is rubbish (will they bite?).
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on October 29, 2013, 09:52:29 AM
Yeah, but Rugby Union is rubbish (will they bite?).

In rucks and scrums yes, as well as feeling each others bollocks and fondling backsides.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: lovejoy on October 29, 2013, 02:16:55 PM
Vinny Jones, Suarez, kissing after goals.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on October 29, 2013, 05:55:44 PM
Vinny Jones, Suarez, kissing after goals.

Did they? When was that?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Nev on October 29, 2013, 06:00:31 PM
Birmingham Senior Cup fever currentley gripping the southern Black Country where Halesowen host Wolves and Tivi playing giants Sandwell Town later this evening.

There's a Sandwell shirt in a glass picture frame in the clubhouse at The Beeches, I've always considered it to be for emergency use in case of spillage.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on October 29, 2013, 06:04:42 PM
Thought about going to Tividale tonight but then just couldn't be arsed.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cheltenhamlion on October 29, 2013, 06:43:10 PM
I cant be arsed to continue the well worn path of us not liking the tramps from down the road.

What I can say however is that I really miss following Cheltenham around when they were a non league club.

Something interesting happened every awayday and the sanitised pro club they now have is light years from what I grew up with.

For example, I remember a scared populus of Ashton Under Lyne shitting a brick because we filled most of the ground in the FA Trophy quarter final game at Ashton United.
The reason? The local rag had been running stories all week of the Neo Nazi hoardes that were set to invade. Quite bizarre. The locals were great after an initial set of suspicious looks when coach after coach decanted to local pubs.

And I saw the best comeback ever at Rushden in the year we got promoted to the league. I still have the photographs from the paper that had the scoreboard depicted.

Rushden 1-0 Cheltenham 90 Mins
Rushden 1-1 Cheltenham 90 Mins
Rushden 1-2 Cheltenham 90 Mins

It stupidly wasnt all ticket and we took that many that queues formed at the two turnstiles for away fans that stretched round the ground and back past the start by 2pm.

Taking over at Burton and an enormous pitch invasion to celebrate promotion to the conference. The team from the South West that Lovejoy follows really should have gone up that day instead.

Having a pre match drinking competition with locals at Sittingbourne where we all rocked up utterly bollocksed, and new best pals, after going through Christ knows how much tequila. Sittingbourne was a fucking long trip to not remember a bean of the game.

The coach from our local disgorging us and us being waved through the main entrance at Trowbridge as they thought we were the team and club officials. They must have found it odd that the team were almost immediately getting stuck into a subsidised bar.

Arranging a lift to London with one of the players during an injury break. He hailed from there and I was off to see a bird from that way. He was only waiting to take the throw in when it restarted.

Taking the piss out of the clubs star striker who was earning extra money in the week picking the pins back up at the clubs skittle alley. For those that dont know our way it is the pub team game of choice and "Sticking" is usually the preserve of kids for pocket money.

Playing at some really random places in the Welsh Cup.

Playing 2 days in a row because of a fixture backlog.

Finishing second year after year when trying to get promoted to the conference and then getting promoted FOR finishing second when we should have finished third.

FA cup games being a huge deal if you qualified for the first round.

Playing a rival that was meaningful as the two places dont get on rather than pretending we give a shit about Oxford or Swindon.

Playing Worcester.

Watching a friend tell Tony Pulis he is a bit of a c*** when Bournemouth turned up in the cup. Pulis was great about it. How dare he poach Lindsay Parsons from us.

Chris Price briefly involved on the coaching side.

Having a, very manly!, cuddle on the pitch with Steve Cotterill on the day he led us into the league. And the grit I had in my eye at the time.

Petioning Walkers to add to their range of renamed crisps in honour of the forthcoming world cup. They had cheese and Owen. Salt and Lineker. We wanted Prawn Cotterill.

The bloke who we used to sing the Superman theme at whose job was to find balls that had been kicked out of the ground.

It being an event to be covered by local news on a match. And taking it in turns to shark round Anna the presenter.

Taking a big flag away from home. Everyone does that right? Not a Flymo one that was stolen from a garden centre and became a lucky charm.

Heading a ball ferom behind the goal that cleared the cerossbar and the edge of the box before landing ten yards outside to both a standing ovation and songs from both sets of fans from there on out away at, maybe Gresley.

Watching Yeovil fans fight with each other as they hailed from different estates in the town and presumed they were us.

Having a soft spot for Forest Green. They were in the same league but we treated them like the Villa treat Walsall.

I could be here all night! Suffice to say, these are just a few examples as to why I dont enjoy a drawer at Rochdale with a team of players that wont last two years or have been loaned.

In fairness to Lovejoy he does recall that time with his mention of Eaton. Jason Eaton. Briefly a splitter!

They also had Dale Watkins scoring a hatful. We went up and signed him but he could have played at a higher level but for injury. He was some predator.

But I dont watch them now because it isnt like this. I follow my adopted town instead in Stourbridge.

Biggleswade? It better be a more interesting one for round two.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on October 29, 2013, 09:54:50 PM
Chippenham 0 Stourbridge 9 (Nine).
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave shelley on October 29, 2013, 10:44:27 PM
Chippenham 0 Stourbridge 9 (Nine).

Not our area I know but,  Droylsden 0 Fylde 10
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on October 30, 2013, 07:28:43 AM
Shortwood United beat Aldershot in the FA Cup last night. If you have no idea where Shortwood come from they are from Nailsworth in Gloucestershire, same place as Forest Green Rovers, who have been spending a fortune recently in a bid to get into the League. Must be gutting to spend that much and still not be the best FA Cup team in Nailsworth!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on November 06, 2013, 02:44:10 PM
Article about Gloucester City's off-field problems here (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/24802846).

Didn't realise they were sharing with Cheltenham, lucky they like each other so much.

Thinking about it, couldn't they move in with the local egg-chasing team?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on November 07, 2013, 08:29:40 PM
Well, so much for Cheltenham's "massive" away following.
Apparently only 350 tickets sold so far for the game at Tamworth and we're only expecting about 500 now.

Standard excuses on their forums.

"£14?? Far too expensive" - But still about a fiver less than their own Category 'A' prices and we are only one division below.

"Rubbish ground, uncovered away end" - Actually there is cover and 500 should just about all fit under it as well. And I don't suppose any of them can remember just how absolutely shit their ground was in their non-league days.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on November 08, 2013, 11:03:13 AM
Could be vicious in the Bartons tomorrow then, with Plumbutt and Cheltenhamlion....

Bloke at work is going to Chesterfield Vs Daventry Town in the FA Cup as his mate Mykel Beckley plays for the latter team.

I also notice so does this player Plumbutt 'Deqwon Ebanks (On loan from Tamworth)'.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on November 09, 2013, 08:57:34 PM
STOOOOWWWWEEEER-BRIDGE.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on November 10, 2013, 12:06:24 AM
Hopesgate United 8 Denso 0.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on November 10, 2013, 09:21:13 AM
Stour away next round please drawmasters.

Cheltenham were shite.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Legion on November 10, 2013, 12:45:15 PM
Soudley AFC (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/24887864)
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on November 10, 2013, 05:28:43 PM
Stevenage. Bollocks.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on November 10, 2013, 08:26:17 PM
Bristol City at home. Not bad, could be on telly.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cheltenhamlion on November 12, 2013, 03:20:44 PM
Stevenage is about the worst possible draw.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Nev on November 12, 2013, 03:35:10 PM
Bristol City at home. Not bad, could be on telly.

It is. Well ITV anyway, near enough.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: lovejoy on November 12, 2013, 04:50:03 PM
Article about Gloucester City's off-field problems here (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/24802846).

Didn't realise they were sharing with Cheltenham, lucky they like each other so much.

Thinking about it, couldn't they move in with the local egg-chasing team?

The rugby club wouldn't allow it (it hollowed turf for rugby only and The Wanted). Also no fun playing in front of 350 in a 16,000 ground, better use a small, cramped crappy old ground like Whaddon Road
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on November 12, 2013, 04:50:34 PM
£72,000.
Thank you very much.

Not sure about these Sunday kick-offs though.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: lovejoy on November 12, 2013, 04:51:07 PM
Well, so much for Cheltenham's "massive" away following.
Apparently only 350 tickets sold so far for the game at Tamworth and we're only expecting about 500 now.

Standard excuses on their forums.

"£14?? Far too expensive" - But still about a fiver less than their own Category 'A' prices and we are only one division below.

"Rubbish ground, uncovered away end" - Actually there is cover and 500 should just about all fit under it as well. And I don't suppose any of them can remember just how absolutely shit their ground was in their non-league days.
Well quite. It must be a good 45 mins up the motorway as well.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on November 12, 2013, 04:56:07 PM
Well, so much for Cheltenham's "massive" away following.
Apparently only 350 tickets sold so far for the game at Tamworth and we're only expecting about 500 now.

Standard excuses on their forums.

"£14?? Far too expensive" - But still about a fiver less than their own Category 'A' prices and we are only one division below.

"Rubbish ground, uncovered away end" - Actually there is cover and 500 should just about all fit under it as well. And I don't suppose any of them can remember just how absolutely shit their ground was in their non-league days.
Well quite. It must be a good 45 mins up the motorway as well.

524 away fans.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on November 16, 2013, 06:59:16 PM
Claverley 10-0 Denso
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on November 16, 2013, 07:38:59 PM
Claverley 10-0 Denso

Beat me to it. With luck I'm going to see them next week.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on November 17, 2013, 08:03:37 AM
Claverley 10-0 Denso

Beat me to it. With luck I'm going to see them next week.

At Albrighton? I looked at that but decided Tamworth at Kidderminster holds better beer opportunities.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on November 17, 2013, 11:42:51 AM
Why I love non-league pt 1,347.

http://www.nonleaguematters.co.uk/forum/gforum.cgi?do=post_view_flat;post=539659;page=1;sb=post_latest_reply;so=ASC;mh=25;

Read about the carnage that ensued between players and spectators at St Clements v Thurlow about 3/4 of the way down, then see the attendance.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on November 23, 2013, 07:10:35 PM
Albrighton Juniors 10 Denso 0.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Legion on November 23, 2013, 07:11:26 PM
Local Nursery School 8 Denso 0.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on November 23, 2013, 08:37:33 PM
Local Nursery School 8 Denso 0.

They've got a better record than Tunstall Town in the Staffs County Senior League division two, who have lost all 11 of their games, albeit only letting in 58 goals.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on November 24, 2013, 12:04:09 PM
Albrighton Juniors 10 Denso 0.

I was there.
Denso are a young side made up entirely from people who work in the factory of the same name. Their manager says that he buys them all a pint if they keep it to single figures, he cheered when number ten went in five minutes from the end!

Proper grass roots football team, get twatted every week but apparently he still gets at least twenty players to every training session and never has a problem fielding a team.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on November 24, 2013, 12:10:07 PM
Albrighton Juniors 10 Denso 0.

I was there.
Denso are a young side made up entirely from people who work in the factory of the same name. Their manager says that he buys them all a pint if they keep it to single figures, he cheered when number ten went in five minutes from the end!

Proper grass roots football team, get twatted every week but apparently he still gets at least twenty players to every training session and never has a problem fielding a team.

We should sponsor them.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Simon Ward on November 26, 2013, 01:02:09 PM
Albrighton Juniors 10 Denso 0.

I was there.
Denso are a young side made up entirely from people who work in the factory of the same name. Their manager says that he buys them all a pint if they keep it to single figures, he cheered when number ten went in five minutes from the end!

Proper grass roots football team, get twatted every week but apparently he still gets at least twenty players to every training session and never has a problem fielding a team.

We should sponsor them.

With you own money dave?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on November 26, 2013, 01:02:45 PM
Albrighton Juniors 10 Denso 0.

I was there.
Denso are a young side made up entirely from people who work in the factory of the same name. Their manager says that he buys them all a pint if they keep it to single figures, he cheered when number ten went in five minutes from the end!

Proper grass roots football team, get twatted every week but apparently he still gets at least twenty players to every training session and never has a problem fielding a team.

We should sponsor them.

With you own money dave?

I've sponsored football clubs before.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on November 30, 2013, 08:58:27 PM
Denso  1 Market Drayton Tigers 14.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: bertlambshank on November 30, 2013, 09:11:12 PM
Denso  1 Market Drayton Tigers 14.
Denso  1 Market Drayton Tigers 14.
Nice to see your money is working.The team had to push the team minibus the last 4 miles.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on December 03, 2013, 10:09:20 AM
When Saturday Comes has a 2 page photo spread of Stourbridge Vs Biggleswade in the FA Cup. I imagine some of H&V's posters were at that game.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on December 03, 2013, 10:15:42 AM
Unless Woodhall went (and I don't think he did) then probably not.
I was watching Tamworth muller those utter tossers from Cheltenham.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on December 03, 2013, 10:23:05 AM
Unless Woodhall went (and I don't think he did) then probably not.
I was watching Tamworth muller those utter tossers from Cheltenham.

No wonder I couldn't see either of you in the photo's then  :)
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cheltenhamlion on December 03, 2013, 10:36:21 AM
I doubt Dave went. I think it was the same day as Cardiff at home.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Witton Warrior on December 03, 2013, 05:40:50 PM
I doubt Dave went. I think it was the same day as Cardiff at home.

T13theobh and I nearly attended but it was, as you suppose, the day we played Cardiff.
Nearly went to Kiddy Harriers v Tamuff the week after but Son #1 thought it too cold - smashing 5-3 game missed there then!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cheltenhamlion on December 03, 2013, 06:42:07 PM
I missed both the victory over Cardiff and Cheltenham getting themselves knocked out of the cup by ex Army fat fuckers (that might be just be Coops) as I was on holiday.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: bertlambshank on December 06, 2013, 06:49:33 PM
Wee Alan Wright has been shown the door.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on December 07, 2013, 05:51:11 PM
Cadbury 4 Hampton 0.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on December 07, 2013, 05:52:10 PM
Highley Miners Welfare 4 Denso 3.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: SashasGrandad on December 07, 2013, 05:57:32 PM
Wee Alan Wright has been shown the door.

And he still needs to stand on a chair to reach the doorknob!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: PeterWithe on December 07, 2013, 08:33:12 PM
I took in a top of the table clash which saw Boldmere St Michaels come back from 2 down to draw with Highgate United. Great game, really enjoyed it.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on December 07, 2013, 11:48:25 PM
Shifnal Town 1-2 Black Country Rangers

Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Yeltzer on December 09, 2013, 09:40:57 PM
Romulus 0 Yeltz 2. Get in!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: frankmosswasmyuncle on December 09, 2013, 09:57:24 PM
I doubt Dave went. I think it was the same day as Cardiff at home.

T13theobh and I nearly attended but it was, as you suppose, the day we played Cardiff.
Nearly went to Kiddy Harriers v Tamuff the week after but Son #1 thought it too cold - smashing 5-3 game missed there then!
Lucky enough to be at the Kiddy/Tamuff game - divided loyalties - played for Tamuff as a youth and watched 'em when Old Donkey Bayliss used to score 50 goals a season. Took to Kiddy a few years ago when a relative was involved and followed their progress since. Great game.
And yes, #1 son right - it was soddin' freezin'!
Great pre-match pint at the King and Castle and post-match pint at the Weavers', then take-away from Balti place opposite.
A great, stress-free day!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cheltenhamlion on December 10, 2013, 08:39:31 AM
I wont be attending our game on Boxing Day. There are no trains and the has invited every man and his dog round to ours.

I cant put up with the family all day though so went hunting for local sport. Stourbridge are at home to Redditch.

I think I might go to that and take the nipper to his first match.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on December 10, 2013, 10:43:37 AM

Lucky enough to be at the Kiddy/Tamuff game - divided loyalties - played for Tamuff as a youth and watched 'em when Old Donkey Bayliss used to score 50 goals a season. Took to Kiddy a few years ago when a relative was involved and followed their progress since. Great game.
And yes, #1 son right - it was soddin' freezin'!
Great pre-match pint at the King and Castle and post-match pint at the Weavers', then take-away from Balti place opposite.
A great, stress-free day!

John Bayliss? You are old (no offence)!
The old 'uns at Tamuff still talk about that team, I am just a bit too young to remember it.

Bayliss is now a honorary vice-president at the club and gets to the odd game despite living in Devon these days.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on December 10, 2013, 12:14:41 PM
I wont be attending our game on Boxing Day. There are no trains and the has invited every man and his dog round to ours.

I cant put up with the family all day though so went hunting for local sport. Stourbridge are at home to Redditch.

I think I might go to that and take the nipper to his first match.

Hope he enjoys the day.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on December 10, 2013, 10:45:02 PM
Stour 2 Wolves 0. The future at Moulineux doesn't exactly look bright.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Chris Jameson on December 14, 2013, 04:39:28 PM
Took my son to Harrogate Town v Gloucester today, it was a quid for adults and under 18's got in for free so there was a decent crowd.

We left at half time, frozen and bored stiff. Hopefully we'll be able to get a 50p refund.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on December 14, 2013, 04:42:10 PM
Sporting 0 Smethwick Raiders 4. A moral victory for Sporting, who lost 20-0 last week.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on December 14, 2013, 05:48:46 PM
Denso 0 Albrighton Juniors 6.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: frankmosswasmyuncle on December 14, 2013, 06:08:37 PM

Lucky enough to be at the Kiddy/Tamuff game - divided loyalties - played for Tamuff as a youth and watched 'em when Old Donkey Bayliss used to score 50 goals a season. Took to Kiddy a few years ago when a relative was involved and followed their progress since. Great game.
And yes, #1 son right - it was soddin' freezin'!
Great pre-match pint at the King and Castle and post-match pint at the Weavers', then take-away from Balti place opposite.
A great, stress-free day!

John Bayliss? You are old (no offence)!
The old 'uns at Tamuff still talk about that team, I am just a bit too young to remember it.

Bayliss is now a honorary vice-president at the club and gets to the odd game despite living in Devon these days.
Yes, John Bayliss.
And yes, I am that old - about 8, 9, 10 years old when I used to go down the Lamb and chant, kicking the corrugated iron stand to keep a good, loud rhythm going!

Nostalgia is a dangerous thing but I honestly cannot remember them losing a game for ages and ages!
We were all Brummies, off the Birmingham overspill estate, but took to watching Tamuff like ducks to wotsit.
Donkey Bayliss was a legend!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Simon Ward on December 18, 2013, 10:59:33 AM
Hednesford Town 2-0 Bradford PA. Anyone go?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Chris Jameson on December 18, 2013, 11:43:10 AM
Does Grimsby Town v Kidderminster Harriers count as non league?

If so, I'm off to that one. Even if it doesn't, I'm still going.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on December 18, 2013, 02:19:25 PM
Yes it does. Anything below League Two counts I reckon.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on December 18, 2013, 10:41:58 PM
Of course it does, but it is fun to point out to fans of Grimsby, Luton, Cambridge, York, Hereford etc etc that they are non-league and in many cases will remain so for a long, long time.

Kidderminster fans aren't so bad, they were a traditional non-league club who got lucky for a few years and then dropped back to the level that most of their fans were used to.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Chris Jameson on December 20, 2013, 07:57:00 PM
Thoroughly enjoyed the game, cracking match with some great football played. Got a reàl soft spot for Grimsby Town, a real community club.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on December 21, 2013, 06:43:58 PM
Donnington Community Sports & Social 19 Denso 1.   
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on December 21, 2013, 06:47:38 PM
I heard they were robbed. Nineteen-one to the referee.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: PeterWithesShin on December 22, 2013, 02:55:57 PM
The 12th was definitely off-side. It was game over after that.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on January 10, 2014, 11:43:47 PM
Another one in trouble. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-25664301
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Damo70 on January 11, 2014, 12:51:40 PM
Hereford seem to have been teetering on the brink more often than not for years. Graham Turner actually owned them for a while didn't he? I remember the good old days when they had their own little section in the Argus.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on January 11, 2014, 11:06:48 PM
Nuneaton have made it known that their first team squad are available to buy. Much spinning from their fans but it doesn't sound great.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on January 11, 2014, 11:08:17 PM
Oh, and a disappointing game at Dawley. Spalaig Britannia 5-1 Denso.
Denso won the second half 1-0.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on January 18, 2014, 10:52:32 PM
Oswestry Villa res P-P Denso. Panel result - home win.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on January 18, 2014, 11:16:15 PM
"FAV 4
AFC Rushden & Diamonds 0 St Andrews 2
Add £6
Att 980
Prog £2
Fosters £3.10
With my planned game having bitten the dust i trained it down to Wellinborough and witnessed something of a shock with the Leics club from the EMCL running out deserved winners in front of the best part of 200 travelling fans who made lots of noise but let themselves down somewhat with a pitch invasion after the opening goal,still it was a day to remember for them and i dont think they care who they get next."

Note the invading club.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on January 25, 2014, 05:54:59 PM
Stour had their match postponed at 3.01 today.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on January 25, 2014, 08:09:16 PM
AFC Wellington 14 Denso 1.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: bertlambshank on January 25, 2014, 11:44:24 PM
He has been sacked for some reason.
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YabU2GUDLDk
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on January 25, 2014, 11:55:39 PM
I love non-league.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: bertlambshank on January 25, 2014, 11:57:41 PM
He has been sacked from 2 clubs before and was still in the car park looking for a fight an hour after the game.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: frankmosswasmyuncle on January 26, 2014, 12:07:18 AM
I love non-league.
This.


Passion!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on January 26, 2014, 10:07:03 AM
Wonder what the fan said to provoke that response? Bet he shat his pants when the player ran up the terrace!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: PaulMcGrathsNo5Shirt on January 26, 2014, 10:10:05 AM
Travelled up to Market Drayton yesterday to watch the mighty Yeltz, paid my £7 to get in and was heading to the bar as the referee called off the game at 2:25pm. Sadly, it fell victim to that hailstorm. Oh well, travel to the oldest club in the world next week Sheffield FC
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on January 26, 2014, 10:46:40 AM
Oh well, travel to the oldest club in the world next week Sheffield FC

Nice ground, lovely pub right outside as well.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Woofles The Wonder Dog on January 26, 2014, 11:10:49 AM
Oh well, travel to the oldest club in the world next week Sheffield FC

Nice ground, lovely pub right outside as well.

There must be a book inside you about this stuff Dave
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Legion on January 26, 2014, 12:01:03 PM
Wonder what the fan said to provoke that response? Bet he shat his pants when the player ran up the terrace!

Club statement (http://www.gooleafc.com/news/todays-incident-1144518.html)
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: PGW on January 26, 2014, 01:44:12 PM
It may help to understand this lad's actions when you realise that Goole manager and assistant are no other than ex-noses David Holdsworth (mgr) & Curtis Woodhouse!!!!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Nev on January 26, 2014, 02:03:48 PM
It may help to understand this lad's actions when you realise that Goole manager and assistant are no other than ex-noses David Holdsworth (mgr) & Curtis Woodhouse!!!!

The chairman is rather interesting as well.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: PGW on January 26, 2014, 07:10:25 PM
Baron Bloom isn't it - don't know anything about him....into property investment and the like isn't he.

Has he done some dastardly deeds in his past!!!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on January 26, 2014, 07:12:44 PM
I wouldn't say too much about Curtis Woodhouse. http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2013/mar/12/english-boxer-curtis-woodhouse-twitter-troll
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Nev on January 26, 2014, 07:16:40 PM
Baron Bloom isn't it - don't know anything about him....into property investment and the like isn't he.

Has he done some dastardly deeds in his past!!!

He's sniffed around a few clubs before pitching up in Goole. He's bumped up prices for visiting fans and caused a stir.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Virgil Caine on January 26, 2014, 07:48:09 PM
For those of you who follow Conference North football Stefan Moore continues his tour of every club in that league by signing for Brackley Utd from Leamington FC.

His brother Luke has been released from his Turkish club due to financial considerations and is currently looking to sign for a club back in Blighty. Leeds Utd are rumoured to be interested. In all my years at Villa I cannot recall seeing two players who promised so much but ultimately delivered so little.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: PaulMcGrathsNo5Shirt on January 26, 2014, 10:23:00 PM
I wouldn't say too much about Curtis Woodhouse. http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2013/mar/12/english-boxer-curtis-woodhouse-twitter-troll

When they came down to Halesowen earlier in the season both Curtis and Holdsworth were great, they had some good banter with us and one old fella on the terrace behind the dug out threatened to come down and whack Curtis with his walking stick if he didn't stop moaning. Curtis duely apologised with a huge smile on his face saying words to the effect of 'I don't want no trouble'. Holdsworth even offered one of us a game as his team were so poor.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: PaulMcGrathsNo5Shirt on January 26, 2014, 10:24:29 PM
Oh well, travel to the oldest club in the world next week Sheffield FC

Nice ground, lovely pub right outside as well.

Oh well, travel to the oldest club in the world next week Sheffield FC

Nice ground, lovely pub right outside as well.


The Coach and Horses ;-)
Hoping the weather holds out this week!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Simon Ward on January 31, 2014, 04:24:21 PM
Travelled up to Market Drayton yesterday to watch the mighty Yeltz, paid my £7 to get in and was heading to the bar as the referee called off the game at 2:25pm. Sadly, it fell victim to that hailstorm. Oh well, travel to the oldest club in the world next week Sheffield FC

Don't think their ground has been fit to play on since Christmas!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: fbriai on February 06, 2014, 01:29:06 PM
There are some sad photos on here for any lovers of the old St George's Lane: Curtain set to come down on football ground (http://www.worcesternews.co.uk/news/10987997.Curtain_set_to_come_down_on_football_ground/?ref=mmpg) (Worcester News)
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: PGW on February 06, 2014, 04:39:38 PM
There are some sad photos on here for any lovers of the old St George's Lane: Curtain set to come down on football ground (http://www.worcesternews.co.uk/news/10987997.Curtain_set_to_come_down_on_football_ground/?ref=mmpg) (Worcester News)
Tragic, I work part time with an old chap who is ST holder who often goes to away games with Worcester, he still has his ST and is slowly getting used to the various hostelries around Aggborough for his pre and post match tipple....he is distraught though that he will never set foot in St George's again.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on February 08, 2014, 10:11:48 PM
Denso 3 Ludlow Town Colts 14.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: bertlambshank on February 13, 2014, 09:49:24 PM
Castle Vale JKS are no more.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on February 13, 2014, 09:51:26 PM
Castle Vale JKS are no more.


The curse of that stadium.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: PGW on February 20, 2014, 03:12:31 PM
He has been sacked for some reason.
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YabU2GUDLDk
Karl Colley been banned for 9 months, until October 1st.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on February 23, 2014, 09:37:01 PM
Denso 1 Impact United 22.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Yeltzer on March 06, 2014, 07:49:09 PM
Yeltz back on top of the league! Two big wins in last two games and another on Saturday versus Belper Town
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: danlanza on March 07, 2014, 10:57:10 AM
http://www.kidderminstershuttle.co.uk/sport/harriers/11054704.Thorn_and_Knight_sacked_by_Harriers/?ref=mrs

What the hell is going on at Harriers. Members of the board resigning, managers being sacked, players having a go at supporters.
They looked a good bet for promotion a few weeks back.
What a change in such a short time.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on March 07, 2014, 11:13:36 AM
http://www.kidderminstershuttle.co.uk/sport/harriers/11054704.Thorn_and_Knight_sacked_by_Harriers/?ref=mrs

What the hell is going on at Harriers. Members of the board resigning, managers being sacked, players having a go at supporters.
They looked a good bet for promotion a few weeks back.
What a change in such a short time.

Nothing but the usual.
Over ambitious board sacking a popular manager in a knee-jerk reaction to a couple of defeats, and now people are taking sides.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on March 07, 2014, 11:17:15 AM
http://www.kidderminstershuttle.co.uk/sport/harriers/11054704.Thorn_and_Knight_sacked_by_Harriers/?ref=mrs

What the hell is going on at Harriers. Members of the board resigning, managers being sacked, players having a go at supporters.
They looked a good bet for promotion a few weeks back.
What a change in such a short time.

Nothing but the usual.
Over ambitious board sacking a popular manager in a knee-jerk reaction to a couple of defeats, and now people are taking sides.

Plus a good guy chairman resigning after being abused by supporters.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: danlanza on March 07, 2014, 11:24:30 AM
http://www.kidderminstershuttle.co.uk/sport/harriers/11054704.Thorn_and_Knight_sacked_by_Harriers/?ref=mrs

What the hell is going on at Harriers. Members of the board resigning, managers being sacked, players having a go at supporters.
They looked a good bet for promotion a few weeks back.
What a change in such a short time.

Nothing but the usual.
Over ambitious board sacking a popular manager in a knee-jerk reaction to a couple of defeats, and now people are taking sides.

Plus a good guy chairman resigning after being abused by supporters.
A good bloke the old Chairman. He and his wife gave a lot of time to that club. To abuse him is well out of order.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on March 08, 2014, 10:52:31 PM
Yet another reason why I love non-league football.

...The Baptists play in the Strathclyde Evangelical Churches AFL and are also in the last eight of the even more prestigious Scottish Amateur Cup. They’re a good side and despite going 2-0 behind, fight back to lead 3-2 before the home side equalise in injury-time. By then there’s been at least ten yellows, a red to a visitor and an ugly stramash involving virtually everyone bar me and the tea lady. When calm is restored me and the tea lady are red carded for cowardice...
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: lovejoy on March 09, 2014, 12:23:36 AM
Result of the day: Gloucester City 2 - Stockport county 0. Big scrap at bottom of Skrill North, particularly now Vauxhall Motors have bailed for next season. Interesting times.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: danlanza on March 09, 2014, 12:29:14 AM
Result of the day: Gloucester City 2 - Stockport county 0. Big scrap at bottom of Skrill North, particularly now Vauxhall Motors have bailed for next season. Interesting times.
Stockport County. Remember them being a League club ?
Bloody hell. Where are they in the Skrill North now.?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: lovejoy on March 09, 2014, 12:35:30 AM
Result of the day: Gloucester City 2 - Stockport county 0. Big scrap at bottom of Skrill North, particularly now Vauxhall Motors have bailed for next season. Interesting times.
Stockport County. Remember them being a League club ?
Bloody hell. Where are they in the Skrill North now.?

Mid table Skrill North, but took 150 today (which is a lot in comparison). Without checking this so may be wrong but I remember them playing an FA Cup semi vs Middlesbrough in the late 90s. Also (trivia alert) I think their ground is the closest one to the river mersey.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Louzie0 on March 09, 2014, 12:38:22 AM
Yet another reason why I love non-league football.

...The Baptists play in the Strathclyde Evangelical Churches AFL and are also in the last eight of the even more prestigious Scottish Amateur Cup. They’re a good side and despite going 2-0 behind, fight back to lead 3-2 before the home side equalise in injury-time. By then there’s been at least ten yellows, a red to a visitor and an ugly stramash involving virtually everyone bar me and the tea lady. When calm is restored me and the tea lady are red carded for cowardice...

I make that 3 - 3 and 3 red cards, 10 yellows.
I don't think you or the tea lady are featuring in the replay.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on March 09, 2014, 12:40:42 AM
Yet another reason why I love non-league football.

...The Baptists play in the Strathclyde Evangelical Churches AFL and are also in the last eight of the even more prestigious Scottish Amateur Cup. They’re a good side and despite going 2-0 behind, fight back to lead 3-2 before the home side equalise in injury-time. By then there’s been at least ten yellows, a red to a visitor and an ugly stramash involving virtually everyone bar me and the tea lady. When calm is restored me and the tea lady are red carded for cowardice...

I make that 3 - 3 and 3 red cards, 10 yellows.
I don't think you or the tea lady are featuring in the replay.


Not me, I was elsewhere. Quoting from another report.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave shelley on March 09, 2014, 01:10:53 AM
I love the last sentence which isn't embolded.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ACVilla on March 09, 2014, 11:23:28 AM
Result of the day: Gloucester City 2 - Stockport county 0. Big scrap at bottom of Skrill North, particularly now Vauxhall Motors have bailed for next season. Interesting times.
Stockport County. Remember them being a League club ?
Bloody hell. Where are they in the Skrill North now.?

Mid table Skrill North, but took 150 today (which is a lot in comparison). Without checking this so may be wrong but I remember them playing an FA Cup semi vs Middlesbrough in the late 90s. Also (trivia alert) I think their ground is the closest one to the river mersey.
Are you thinking of the Chesterfield v Middlesborough FA Cup Semi at Old Trafford. I remember Kevin Davies up front for Chesterfield I think. I also remember thinking Chesterfield should have won but didn't. Can't remember exactly what happened though.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: PeterWithesShin on March 09, 2014, 12:47:38 PM
Result of the day: Gloucester City 2 - Stockport county 0. Big scrap at bottom of Skrill North, particularly now Vauxhall Motors have bailed for next season. Interesting times.
Stockport County. Remember them being a League club ?
Bloody hell. Where are they in the Skrill North now.?

Mid table Skrill North, but took 150 today (which is a lot in comparison). Without checking this so may be wrong but I remember them playing an FA Cup semi vs Middlesbrough in the late 90s. Also (trivia alert) I think their ground is the closest one to the river mersey.
Are you thinking of the Chesterfield v Middlesborough FA Cup Semi at Old Trafford. I remember Kevin Davies up front for Chesterfield I think. I also remember thinking Chesterfield should have won but didn't. Can't remember exactly what happened though.

IIRC, Chesterfield went 2-0 up and Boro were down to 10 men, Boro pulled one back and then Chesterfield scored a third but it wasn't given. Boro made it 2-2 and took it to ET. Boro took the lead and Chesterfield made it 3-3 at the death. I remember the Chesterfield manager trying to keep hold of his glasses.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: lovejoy on March 09, 2014, 03:54:53 PM
Yes, Chesterfield not Stockport. My mistake.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Richard E on March 09, 2014, 03:56:55 PM
Stockport played Boro in the League Cup semis around that era too
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on March 09, 2014, 07:22:34 PM
Stockport actually managed to out-Luton Luton in their ineptness in financial affairs.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: SoccerHQ on March 09, 2014, 08:09:20 PM
Stockport were in league one as recently as 09/10 I think.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Simon Ward on March 12, 2014, 01:51:13 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/26134543

Hyde relegated already!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on March 12, 2014, 02:02:30 PM
West Midlands Police are reported to be disbanding at the end of the season.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on March 12, 2014, 03:12:01 PM
Yay! Free tellies for everyone! Oh, you meant the football team...
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: PeterWithe on March 12, 2014, 09:52:39 PM
West Midlands Police are reported to be disbanding at the end of the season.

To be reformed as Greater Birmingham Police Service?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ACVilla on March 15, 2014, 08:09:17 PM
Sutton Town lost again. Not going to make the play offs for a change.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Simon Ward on March 25, 2014, 09:54:20 AM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-26713684

Another non-league brawl!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: danlanza on March 25, 2014, 10:01:30 AM
There does seem to be a growing problem with disorder at non league football.
I wonder if it is because in the higher leagues the police have to much intelligence on potential trouble makers, so the idiots decide to have a punch up at places where they can get away with it ?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Fin Feds Dad on March 25, 2014, 10:11:36 AM
How long before we hear Danny Dyer say ' Ramsbottom vs Lancaster was pwopa nawty' ?

(The guy on the PA sounds a bit like Frank Sidebottom)

Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: PeterWithesShin on March 27, 2014, 09:19:49 PM
Quote
Manchester United greats Gary Neville, Phil Neville, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt have agreed a deal to buy Salford City Football Club, subject to Football Association and Football League approval.

The acquisition of the Evo-Stik League Division One North club is due to be completed later in the summer.

Confirmation of the deal, which has been rumoured for several weeks, comes on the same day as United rejected reports suggesting members of the 'Class of 92' could front a takeover deal at Old Trafford.

The group have strong roots in the area and they want to put something back into the community of Salford and surrounding areas.

With Giggs still an active player at United, Phil Neville on David Moyes' coaching staff and brother Gary involved with England and Sky Sports, it is not yet known precisely what role they plan to take in their new venture.

However, it is understood there will be no immediate change to the management structure at Salford City, whose home ground is on Moor Lane in Kersal.

Gary Neville said: "I had my first trial for Manchester United in Salford at age 11 and I will never forget how important that was to me.

"Salford City FC to me represents those early years, the commitment, hunger, enthusiasm, desire and spirit of football and I am very excited about this venture."

Scholes said: "We know it will be tough but we will be committed to this from the start and have some very exciting plans going forward."

Butt said: "Moor Lane's sporting heritage dates back 320 years, the oldest of its type in the Manchester area and this should be safeguarded so it becomes a lasting legacy for future generations."

Phil Neville said: "It is important to safeguard the hard work that is done in the lower leagues and it is going to be exciting to be able to feed our experience into the young players."

Giggs said: "Everyone knows how important Salford is to me, so this is an exciting acquisition that is right at the heart of what we all believe in.

"We want to engage the football community, use our football experience and knowledge to aspire and nurture young talent and being able to do that in Salford makes it even more exciting."

Salford City chairperson Karen Baird, who was instrumental in the deal, said: "It is an exciting time for Salford City FC and I believe there are many more great achievements to come for the club.

"Without a doubt this deal will result in a very bright future ahead and is a great advert for non-league football.

"The club are in full support of the group and believe it to be a very positive move both for Salford City FC and the City of Salford itself."
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on March 27, 2014, 10:05:02 PM
Sounds good, it would be nice if more millionaire footballers remembered the grass roots.
Countless clubs go under owing less than half an average PL footballers weekly wage. Bartley Green of the West Midlands League being one of the latest after they were hit with a unfair dismissal claim of £19,000 from a barmaid.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: PeterWithesShin on March 27, 2014, 10:10:26 PM
I used to live in Bartley Green, had no idea they had folded.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on March 27, 2014, 10:13:18 PM
I wonder if they'll make them change the name, like how Hyde United had to remove the "United" from their name when Man City got involved with them.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on March 27, 2014, 10:17:48 PM
I used to live in Bartley Green, had no idea they had folded.

It happened without warning although as Coops said, they were in trouble as soon as they lost the case.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: PeterWithesShin on March 27, 2014, 10:23:10 PM
At least I didn't jinx them as I never went to a game. I should have really as the Black Horse nearby was a decentish pub, with great food. Was just too lazy to walk there though.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on March 27, 2014, 10:24:23 PM
And Hereford owe HMRC another £78k. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/26758090

It's about time they took the hint.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: PeterWithesShin on March 27, 2014, 10:27:55 PM
Hereford should just rename themselves Boris the Bullet Dodger FC the amount of times they've nearly gone and managed to continue surviving.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on March 27, 2014, 10:29:21 PM
And Hereford owe HMRC another £78k. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/26758090

It's about time they took the hint.

Aye, think they have gone, just need another two Conference clubs to go bust and Tamworth can win the AGM Cup and stay up this season.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on March 27, 2014, 10:35:28 PM
They keep asking less and less people to stump up more and more money. There has to come a time when you accept that you've got a part-time club's income, reduce your wage bill likewise and if you end up in the Southern League so be it.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: PeterWithesShin on March 27, 2014, 10:37:18 PM
Even with lower gates than a few years ago, surely an average of 1600 is enough to survive in the Conference? Or at worst a division below.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on March 27, 2014, 11:48:03 PM
Even with lower gates than a few years ago, surely an average of 1600 is enough to survive in the Conference? Or at worst a division below.

The trouble is that when you drop out of the league you lose most of the TV money and a lot of other related income. Then there are so many full-time Conference clubs that if you don't do the same you have no chance of promotion back up, so your expenses are the same and your income is much lower.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on March 28, 2014, 08:50:53 AM
Even with lower gates than a few years ago, surely an average of 1600 is enough to survive in the Conference? Or at worst a division below.

Clubs like Hereford don't think like that though, they consider themselves as "on loan" to non-league football and won't accept that just surviving in The Conference is good enough for them, hence they try to budget on a par with the likes of Luton (averaging 6000+), Wrexham and Grimsby.  Yet in recent years clubs with lower gates and sensible budgets (Morecambe, Accrington, Newport) have pipped the big clubs to promotion thus proving you don't need to throw money at it.
Funny thing is, if you talk to the fans of a lot of the ex-league clubs languishing down here, most of them are happy enough to spend a few seasons touring non-league grounds if only their club would build sensibly towards getting back into the league.
 You would think by now that lessons would be learned from all the other clubs that have gone before them but it seems not.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on March 28, 2014, 09:03:05 AM
I wonder if they'll make them change the name, like how Hyde United had to remove the "United" from their name when Man City got involved with them.

They've said that there will bee no name, ground or managerial change. Presumably just enough money to secure the team in non-league.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on April 06, 2014, 12:51:01 AM
Denso 0 Wrockwardine Wood 12.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: SoccerHQ on April 06, 2014, 10:19:17 AM
Are Lerner and Faulkner on Tamworth's board, how the fook is Belford still in a job?!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on April 07, 2014, 03:27:58 PM
Are Lerner and Faulkner on Tamworth's board, how the fook is Belford still in a job?!

Tamworth just ran out of money, simple as that really. But rather than trying in vain to compete and probably going bust in a year or two they have took the sensible route and slashed the player budget, when the supporters are having to fund your loan deals through a Teambuilder scheme you know the finances are a bit dire! The relegation was inevitable, no complaints from me, at least I'll still have a club to support.
There's no comparison with Villa, it's a totally different scenario. We all know Villa should be better, and I have faith they will be absolutely fine in a couple of years, Tamworth are just dropping back to somewhere near the level their status, crowds and budget reflect. The Conference was fun, but nearly every Tamworth fan knows that we were never going to stay there forever unless someone with more money than sense bought us, and having seen the rise and demise of many a club in my time I'd rather that never happens thanks.

Bob Andrews, Tamworth's chairman, will not get a single complaint from me, that bloke saved the club in the mid-80's and he has continued to pour money in since, he's fairly well off but not in the Randy bracket! I think he'd like to sell but people aren't queueing round the block to buy Tamuff!

Finally, Belford....well he's enthusiastic I'll give him that, but totally out of his depth. He was cheap though, and that seems to be the criteria at the moment.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: SoccerHQ on April 07, 2014, 10:16:37 PM
I understand that Coops, I was mentioning it as Marcus Law was sacked last season when the situation wasn't as bad from what I remember.

Goalkeepers never really make good managers do they but who knows in a few years, the last manager to take you down from the Conference was Mark Cooper wasn't it and he's doing well for himself now at Swindon.

How much is someone like Darren Byfield on then given he was playing league football not so long ago? Barnes-Homer's been a prolific scorer around the conference aswell so surprised Tamworth haven't at least won a game or two to at least give some hope.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on April 08, 2014, 01:51:55 PM
Law at least had a workable budget largely thanks to the Everton FA Cup game, that's all gone. Latest accounts (I'm a shareholder so I've seen them) are dire. Not "club in throuble and going bust" dire, Andrews won't allow that, but more "Sort of budget a mid-table Conference North club would struggle with" dire! If the diehard fans stay with the club we'll be okay getting 4-500 gates in Conf North but that's about it.

Belford's main problem is that he panics! We were doing okay after the first three months of the season and then went on a run of six without  a win, suddenly most of the first team were out and we were drafting in loan players from everywhere. I think we have used close to fifty players this season, how they are meant to gel into a team I'll never know. Then he drafts in a decent striker like Barnes-Homer and plays without any midfielders to supply him! He won't be manager next season.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on April 14, 2014, 06:40:53 PM
Denso 1-12 Market Drayton Tigers

Meanwhile I was at Meriden Athletic 3-5 Castlecroft Rangers, and I got presented with a Castlecroft shirt and thanked personally on Twitter for turning up to watch them for the second time this season, you don't get that in the Premier League!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on April 14, 2014, 07:03:39 PM
Denso 1-12 Market Drayton Tigers

Meanwhile I was at Meriden Athletic 3-5 Castlecroft Rangers, and I got presented with a Castlecroft shirt and thanked personally on Twitter for turning up to watch them for the second time this season, you don't get that in the Premier League!

Careful. Watch them again and you'll be on the committee.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on April 16, 2014, 07:22:22 PM
Tamworth beat Hednesford 5-2 last night in the semi-final of the cup that Villa never enter anymore (despite it being their first ever trophy and having won it more than any other club, but that's another hobby horse).

We play West Brom in the final at the Yawnthorns on 29th April, anyone fancy it?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on April 16, 2014, 07:56:40 PM
Tamworth beat Hednesford 5-2 last night in the semi-final of the cup that Villa never enter anymore (despite it being their first ever trophy and having won it more than any other club, but that's another hobby horse).

We play West Brom in the final at the Yawnthorns on 29th April, anyone fancy it?

Yet again the Birmingham County FA can't be arsed to get a neutral ground for their own cup final.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on April 16, 2014, 08:43:55 PM
Tamworth beat Hednesford 5-2 last night in the semi-final of the cup that Villa never enter anymore (despite it being their first ever trophy and having won it more than any other club, but that's another hobby horse).

We play West Brom in the final at the Yawnthorns on 29th April, anyone fancy it?

Yet again the Birmingham County FA can't be arsed to get a neutral ground for their own cup final.

Most Tamworth fans aren't complaining to be fair.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: PeterWithesShin on April 16, 2014, 08:49:05 PM
That's because it's exciting to see their team play in Birmingham.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on April 17, 2014, 09:15:31 PM
There's a good chance that Chesham, from a town with a London Underground station, will be in the Conference North next season.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on April 18, 2014, 10:30:29 AM
Hopefully they'll start a Central Division.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on April 18, 2014, 10:47:26 AM
Should have been a Midlands division from the start when they formed the Conf North and South, in fact having a national division in non-league is bloody stupid anyway. Bring back Division 3 north and south I say.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: fredm on April 18, 2014, 02:43:42 PM
There should be a Premier 1 and 2. Then 2 levels of North and South Divisions, then levels split on areas basis.
Would create much more interest, more away fans would travel the shorter distances to see their teams, far less expensive for the clubs involved, etc. etc.
To me it's a no brainier but what do I know.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave shelley on April 18, 2014, 03:14:59 PM
There should be a Premier 1 and 2. Then 2 levels of North and South Divisions, then levels split on areas basis.
Would create much more interest, more away fans would travel the shorter distances to see their teams, far less expensive for the clubs involved, etc. etc.
To me it's a no brainier but what do I know.




But, that would be intelligent.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on April 18, 2014, 04:41:46 PM
There should be a Premier 1 and 2. Then 2 levels of North and South Divisions, then levels split on areas basis.
Would create much more interest, more away fans would travel the shorter distances to see their teams, far less expensive for the clubs involved, etc. etc.
To me it's a no brainier but what do I know.


It's already split into two regions the level below conference and split into three regions the level below that.

Your proposal would just lead to a lot more travelling for the teams in Premier 2.

I'd like to see the following structure to the English game...

1. Premier League
2. Championship
3. League One North and League One South (two regional divisions)
4. Conference Central, Conference North, Conference South (three regional divisions)
5. downwards... current regional structures starting with Isthmian, Northern and Southern Leagues.

Would cut travel costs, increase excitement due to more local derbies and the fact quite a few teams would be only one promotion away from the Football League.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: fredm on April 18, 2014, 05:42:14 PM
Premier 2 would be what is now the Championship. So why more travelling?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on April 18, 2014, 05:57:41 PM
Sorry, I thought you meant Conference Premier 2, as in inserting another division below the Conference. Not being very intelligent today...
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on April 18, 2014, 08:14:06 PM
I would go with yours CD but regionalise one rung lower, I would also love to see some sort of rule (probably impossible to impose) stopping non-league clubs becoming fully professional.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on April 18, 2014, 08:18:10 PM
I think if you regionalised one rung lower you'd have to introduce more clubs into the Football League. Unless you have a North and a South Division that only have twelve teams in them. I can't imagine the Football League clubs would consider that as more teams = smaller share each of the telly/sponsorship money.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on April 18, 2014, 08:34:23 PM
Depends how you do it. I reckon most Conference clubs would be happy to make up the numbers in a League Two North and South of 24 clubs each. Then have a semi-professional North and South division below that and four regional divisions below that.

Either way, it needs a shake up.

Edit *Ah I see what you're saying, more than 92 clubs = less cash, yeah, you might be right.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cheltenhamlion on April 20, 2014, 07:39:56 AM
Blimey. Stour won at Chesham.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on April 20, 2014, 04:11:10 PM
And hearty congratulations to Denso, who finished the season with one point from 24 games, having conceded 274 goals in the process. 
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Witton Warrior on April 21, 2014, 11:34:32 AM
Blimey. Stour won at Chesham.

Get up the Memorial Ground today Chelts!
I'm looking forward to it more than I do the Villa...
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Witton Warrior on April 21, 2014, 05:10:33 PM
5-0 to Stourbridge - if results stay the same in the play-offs

Banbury were very poor and Stour turned it on - hit the bar and three good saves from the keeper kept the score down.
600+ crowd and a sunny day.
Top stuff.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on April 21, 2014, 06:06:37 PM
5-0 to Stourbridge - if results stay the same in the play-offs

Banbury were very poor and Stour turned it on - hit the bar and three good saves from the keeper kept the score down.
600+ crowd and a sunny day.
Top stuff.

I was headed there until I got distracted by the promise of Solihull v Telford in the company of Coops, the Jeffries & me good lady wife. 2-2 and a pleasant afternoon's entertainment. 
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on April 21, 2014, 11:30:39 PM
Decent game at Solihull, and very pleasant company.
Telford have a drum though, I hate drums.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Yeltzer on April 22, 2014, 12:08:40 AM
If Halesowen win their final game of the season away at Belper, they are up!!!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cheltenhamlion on April 22, 2014, 12:53:21 PM
No Stour for me on Monday as I was on nipper duty. Will have to tackle the play off stuff though.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Witton Warrior on April 23, 2014, 08:17:50 AM
No Stour for me on Monday as I was on nipper duty. Will have to tackle the play off stuff though.

Keep an eye out for a chap with Stour and Villa (the ST freebie from last year) pin badges on the same lapel and we will have a pint mate.
Also use the introductory phrase "The pigeons are roosting on the Oak but not The Moorings"
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cheltenhamlion on April 23, 2014, 03:37:40 PM
If I make it I shall keep an eye out for you.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on April 24, 2014, 10:03:25 AM
Meh, bloody gloryhunters.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: UK Redsox on April 24, 2014, 10:19:55 AM
The way things are going at Bristol Rovers, I might be a regular on this thread next season.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Simon Ward on April 24, 2014, 01:06:26 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/27131350

Nice story!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Nev on April 27, 2014, 12:34:24 PM
After watching Tividale lift the Alliance Championship trophy 10 days ago, I watched Halesowen win their league at Belper yesterday. I'm thinking of making it a hat-trick by heading down to Lye on Thursday where the home side will win the West Mids Premier if they can beat Dugly Town.

It certainly makes a change from the creeping dread of following Villa.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Damo70 on April 28, 2014, 08:22:17 AM
After watching Tividale lift the Alliance Championship trophy 10 days ago, I watched Halesowen win their league at Belper yesterday. I'm thinking of making it a hat-trick by heading down to Lye on Thursday where the home side will win the West Mids Premier if they can beat Dugly Town.

It certainly makes a change from the creeping dread of following Villa.

Your on a roll. Get down the Villa on Saturday and we might win a corner.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on April 29, 2014, 10:43:45 PM
Disappointing night for Stourbridge tonight, they lost their play-off semi.

On the brightside, FC Scum also lost theirs. They conceded an equaliser in injury time, then lost to a winning goal in injury time in Extra Time. Chuckle.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on April 30, 2014, 10:50:43 AM
I'm sure Stourbridge do it on purpose every year because they don't really want to get promoted.

Tamworth lost in the final of the Birmingham Senior Cup last night to the Stripeyfilth, good game though. A last minute winner just about sums up our season really. We go again.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Archbishop Herbert Cockthrottle on April 30, 2014, 01:16:28 PM
I've never been inspired to add anything to this thread before today but will be a regular correspondent in a couple of years time when Small Heath Alliance join the ranks.

See you then.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Nev on April 30, 2014, 01:17:37 PM
After watching Tividale lift the Alliance Championship trophy 10 days ago, I watched Halesowen win their league at Belper yesterday. I'm thinking of making it a hat-trick by heading down to Lye on Thursday where the home side will win the West Mids Premier if they can beat Dugly Town.

It certainly makes a change from the creeping dread of following Villa.

Your on a roll. Get down the Villa on Saturday and we might win a corner.

It's funny you should say that.....
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: stubbsyandy on April 30, 2014, 01:29:18 PM
How did Hednesford do?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on April 30, 2014, 02:19:00 PM
How did Hednesford do?

First leg of their play-off at home against Altrincham tonight. Second leg on Saturday.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on May 01, 2014, 10:22:59 PM
Lye 9 Dudley Town 2.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on May 02, 2014, 08:21:03 AM
Lye 9 Dudley Town 2.

Which makes Lye the champions of the West Midlands League.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Nev on May 02, 2014, 11:22:27 AM
Lye 9 Dudley Town 2.

Which makes Lye the champions of the West Midlands League.

I never made it last night, looks like I didn't miss much.

Have they passed the ground grading inspection to go up?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on May 02, 2014, 11:34:50 AM
Lye 9 Dudley Town 2.

Which makes Lye the champions of the West Midlands League.

I never made it last night, looks like I didn't miss much.

Have they passed the ground grading inspection to go up?

There was no mention otherwise, so I assume so. There is a story that last time they won this league, 16 years ago, they were refused promotion because of a broken door handle.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on May 02, 2014, 11:43:51 AM

Have they passed the ground grading inspection to go up?

Yes, confirmed back in March apparently.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: UK Redsox on May 03, 2014, 07:18:53 PM
The way things are going at Bristol Rovers, I might be a regular on this thread next season.

Bugger.... see you next season on this thread
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: SoccerHQ on May 03, 2014, 10:53:10 PM
What is going on in Bristol?

Rovers are a league 1 standard team, indeed they were playing in that division as recently as 10/11. 10k saw them relegated to conference today.

Bristol City were one game away from the premier league in 07/08 and are now mid table in league one.

A city that has massively underachieved in football.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on May 04, 2014, 11:06:04 AM
The way things are going at Bristol Rovers, I might be a regular on this thread next season.

Bugger.... see you next season on this thread

Shame Tamuff went down, would have looked forward to this game.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: UK Redsox on May 04, 2014, 01:09:42 PM
What is going on in Bristol?

Rovers are a league 1 standard team, indeed they were playing in that division as recently as 10/11. 10k saw them relegated to conference today.

Bristol City were one game away from the premier league in 07/08 and are now mid table in league one.

A city that has massively underachieved in football.

It all started to go wrong for Rovers when Rickie Lambert left to join Southampton. It was a sideways more at the time, with both teams being in League 1 albeit Southampton could over him better wages.

Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: PeterWithesShin on May 04, 2014, 10:39:56 PM
Gateshead had over 8K for their play-off game today. Which is very impressive for them.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on May 05, 2014, 10:38:55 AM
I'd imagine a few Newcastle fans turned up to support them. I think Blyth Spartans got about 40,000 once for an FA Cup "home" game held at St James' Park.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave shelley on May 05, 2014, 11:13:25 AM
I was sorry to see Bristol Rovers go at the weekend.  I remember we had some tough tussels with them in the third division days.  I particularly remember the league cup quarter-final in the 1970 cup run.  We drew down there and won 1-0 at home with a goal in injury time IIRC.  Another massive night when the Holte rocked.  Ex-Albion 'keeper Rick Sheppard was their goalie at the time.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Virgil Caine on May 05, 2014, 12:06:00 PM
Agreed DS, lest we not forget that Ray Graydon came from them( in exchange for Brian Godfrey) and in my humble opinion was one of the main reasons we got out of the third division.

When I am ever travelling down the M32 I always look to the right where IKEA is now and remember the old Eastville Stadium which used to be nestled there.

The whole of the south west is becoming a football graveyard.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on May 05, 2014, 12:09:32 PM
Too much bloody egg-chasing nonsense in that part of the World.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: AV82EC on May 05, 2014, 01:39:09 PM
Too much bloody egg-chasing nonsense in that part of the World.

And glory hunters of various red varieties!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: fbriai on May 05, 2014, 03:21:13 PM
Lye 9 Dudley Town 2.

On a slight tangent, does anyone know if Dudley swimming pool has still got its little display dedicated to Duncan Edwards? I seem to remember it containing a few of his caps and medals as well as a bit of history.

Actually, does anyone know if Dudley swimming pool is still there?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on May 05, 2014, 03:28:16 PM
Lye 9 Dudley Town 2.

On a slight tangent, does anyone know if Dudley swimming pool has still got its little display dedicated to Duncan Edwards? I seem to remember it containing a few of his caps and medals as well as a bit of history.

Actually, does anyone know if Dudley swimming pool is still there?

It's now at Dudley museum in the town centre and we'll worth visiting.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: fbriai on May 05, 2014, 03:30:48 PM
Lye 9 Dudley Town 2.

On a slight tangent, does anyone know if Dudley swimming pool has still got its little display dedicated to Duncan Edwards? I seem to remember it containing a few of his caps and medals as well as a bit of history.

Actually, does anyone know if Dudley swimming pool is still there?

It's now at Dudley museum in the town centre and we'll worth visiting.

Cheers, Dave. I knew I could could count on your good self or Dave Cooper to come up with the goods!

I'll have to pencil in a visit for next time I'm over. It'll make a change to see it all without eyes full of chlorine.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on May 05, 2014, 09:02:06 PM
Lye 9 Dudley Town 2.

On a slight tangent, does anyone know if Dudley swimming pool has still got its little display dedicated to Duncan Edwards? I seem to remember it containing a few of his caps and medals as well as a bit of history.

Actually, does anyone know if Dudley swimming pool is still there?

It's now at Dudley museum in the town centre and we'll worth visiting.

Cheers, Dave. I knew I could could count on your good self or Dave Cooper to come up with the goods!

I'll have to pencil in a visit for next time I'm over. It'll make a change to see it all without eyes full of chlorine.

Give me or Coops a shout; you'll get a guided tour compete with beer and scratchings.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: fbriai on May 06, 2014, 08:23:30 AM
Lye 9 Dudley Town 2.

On a slight tangent, does anyone know if Dudley swimming pool has still got its little display dedicated to Duncan Edwards? I seem to remember it containing a few of his caps and medals as well as a bit of history.

Actually, does anyone know if Dudley swimming pool is still there?

It's now at Dudley museum in the town centre and we'll worth visiting.

Cheers, Dave. I knew I could could count on your good self or Dave Cooper to come up with the goods!

I'll have to pencil in a visit for next time I'm over. It'll make a change to see it all without eyes full of chlorine.

Give me or Coops a shout; you'll get a guided tour compete with beer and scratchings.

Good man! I likely won't be back over again until August 2015, but I'll definitely take you up on that when I'm next about. Cheers!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Nev on May 15, 2014, 07:38:15 PM
New league allocations have been announced with Halesowen resuming hostilities with Stourbridge in the Southern League. Tividale go into the Northern League Division One South.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on May 15, 2014, 07:46:25 PM
Reckon Tividale get the best deal there if your a fan who goes away.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on May 15, 2014, 11:35:49 PM
And Halesowen are not happy about it.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on May 16, 2014, 10:06:55 AM
And Halesowen are not happy about it.

Good.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dr Butler on May 16, 2014, 10:43:31 AM
off on Sunday to watch my home town team Cambridge trying to make it third time lucky in the play off final at Wembley.

Come on the U's......
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Meanwood Villa on May 17, 2014, 09:12:15 AM
What's the story with Gateshead? Average attendances below 1k but possibly coming up. I presume they have some cash behind them?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dr Butler on May 18, 2014, 10:31:19 PM
Chuffed for Cambridge.......hanging on in the end.......
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: peter w on May 19, 2014, 12:04:47 AM
I see Jack Lester scored for Gateshead answering MV's question. Scoring for fun in the league up to not-so-long ago meaning Gateshead have come into some money.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Monty on May 19, 2014, 12:14:59 AM
Chuffed for Cambridge.......hanging on in the end.......

Same Doc, delighted to see my hometown club get back into the league. Still a division below par, but it's a great step. Did you say you were there? Must have been great.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on May 29, 2014, 06:10:34 PM
Stour and the Don'twannabe Brummies have been moved into the Northern Premier.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cheltenhamlion on May 29, 2014, 06:18:31 PM
Is that a league up or the same level but a different league?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on May 29, 2014, 09:02:08 PM
Is that a league up or the same level but a different league?

Same level - step three.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on May 29, 2014, 10:50:13 PM
And another one going. http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2014/05/29/116-year-old-pelsall-football-club-at-risk-of-closure/
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: bertlambshank on May 29, 2014, 11:02:08 PM
And another one going. http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2014/05/29/116-year-old-pelsall-football-club-at-risk-of-closure/
'attendances of less than 10'.How have gone from hundreds to that?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on May 30, 2014, 08:57:29 AM
I might pop to a Pelsall game if they're in danger. Are they near a train station?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Legion on May 30, 2014, 08:59:43 AM
I went to see them on Non-League day. One of the most boring football matches I've ever witnessed. I don't know why they bothered with a midfield as the ball spent most of the time being hoofed up in the air from penalty area to penalty area. Yes, I DO mean PELSALL Villa.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: SoccerHQ on May 30, 2014, 10:46:27 AM
We used to send youth teams there for pre seasons in the mid 90s I remember. Maybe do something similar if they're really struggling.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dr Butler on May 30, 2014, 10:51:00 AM
Chuffed for Cambridge.......hanging on in the end.......

Same Doc, delighted to see my hometown club get back into the league. Still a division below par, but it's a great step. Did you say you were there? Must have been great.

yes I was and it was magic to see them so happy.....

where were you living/born ? I am a Romsey Towner :)
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dave Cooper please on June 01, 2014, 12:22:43 AM
I might pop to a Pelsall game if they're in danger. Are they near a train station?

No, it's a pain by public transport unless you love buses!

Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on June 10, 2014, 04:46:32 PM
Hereford out of the Conference.

http://www.thenonleaguefootballpaper.com/latest-news/conference-premier-step-two/10742/hereford-united-expelled-from-football-conference/
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: UK Redsox on June 10, 2014, 05:18:43 PM
That's a shame. I had a season of going to most of their home midweek games (I can be there in 45 mins from home) and really enjoyed it.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: bertlambshank on June 10, 2014, 05:36:25 PM
Hereford out of the Conference.

http://www.thenonleaguefootballpaper.com/latest-news/conference-premier-step-two/10742/hereford-united-expelled-from-football-conference/
I could never see the Football League doing this.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on June 10, 2014, 09:19:03 PM
I feel for their supporters but they've been living on borrowed time for long enough.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: bertlambshank on June 10, 2014, 09:30:12 PM
I feel for their supporters but they've been living on borrowed time for long enough.
Do clubs in the Conference have a 'golden share' like league clubs?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on June 10, 2014, 09:43:10 PM
I feel for their supporters but they've been living on borrowed time for long enough.
Do clubs in the Conference have a 'golden share' like league clubs?

I don't know, but they've had dodged this particular bullet for a long time. The basic problem is that clubs who get relegated from the Football League lose a lot in TV money - when they went down in 2012 their share went from £700,000 to £250,000 - plus their gates virtually halved yet they stayed full-time. You can't keep spending more than comes in, not paying your bills and expecting a fairy godmother to pop up every time the debts get out of control.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: bertlambshank on June 10, 2014, 10:12:12 PM
How do they work this one out will it be someone from Conference North going up?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on June 10, 2014, 10:15:55 PM
How do they work this one out will it be someone from Conference North going up?

Chester stay up.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: bertlambshank on June 10, 2014, 10:17:57 PM