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Offline Dave Cooper please

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Re: The Non-League Thread
« Reply #3360 on: October 15, 2018, 01:37:07 PM »
Been Southport a few times.  Its  still really a league ground.   Hate the way  they have segregated the stands.

Did you go anywhere in the end?


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Re: The Non-League Thread
« Reply #3361 on: October 15, 2018, 01:45:34 PM »
Me and joe c went to Stour. The opposition's assistant manager was sent off, got into at least three arguments with spectators along the touchline then had a fight with a steward.

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Re: The Non-League Thread
« Reply #3362 on: October 15, 2018, 05:14:53 PM »
Me and joe c went to Stour. The opposition's assistant manager was sent off, got into at least three arguments with spectators along the touchline then had a fight with a steward.

He'd already been warned numerous times for encroachment.  He had a spell at Small Heath as a player, not that I'm suggesting anything of course.

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Re: The Non-League Thread
« Reply #3363 on: October 15, 2018, 06:01:41 PM »

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Re: The Non-League Thread
« Reply #3364 on: October 18, 2018, 02:07:31 PM »
On the slim chance anyone wants to go, Bromsgrove are playing a memorial game for Thomas Jones who died recently. He played for Bromsgrove at junior levels. The game is at the Vic on the 16th October, 7.45KO against RAF FC.

This is about Tom

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-45720641
What an incredible evening.

It was so moving, as over 1600 people turned out to pay their respects to Tom and to support his family. What incredibly strong and dignified people his parents are.

Over 7000 was raised on the evening.

The result was unimportant but Sporting beat the RAF Senior Representative Team 2-1.


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Re: The Non-League Thread
« Reply #3365 on: October 18, 2018, 07:49:32 PM »
Me and joe c went to Stour. The opposition's assistant manager was sent off, got into at least three arguments with spectators along the touchline then had a fight with a steward.

He'd already been warned numerous times for encroachment.  He had a spell at Small Heath as a player, not that I'm suggesting anything of course.


Who was it?

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Re: The Non-League Thread
« Reply #3366 on: October 20, 2018, 09:17:00 AM »
Been Southport a few times.  Its  still really a league ground.   Hate the way  they have segregated the stands.

Did you go anywhere in the end?

Prescot Cables and ended up chatting to Alan Jackson who now lives on Merseyside.  He is a journo who unfortunately supports  the stripies.

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Re: The Non-League Thread
« Reply #3367 on: October 20, 2018, 09:20:37 AM »
Me and joe c went to Stour. The opposition's assistant manager was sent off, got into at least three arguments with spectators along the touchline then had a fight with a steward.

He'd already been warned numerous times for encroachment.  He had a spell at Small Heath as a player, not that I'm suggesting anything of course.


Who was it?

Robert Hopkins.


Not really, it was Steve Castle.

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Re: The Non-League Thread
« Reply #3368 on: October 20, 2018, 03:35:11 PM »
Me and joe c went to Stour. The opposition's assistant manager was sent off, got into at least three arguments with spectators along the touchline then had a fight with a steward.

He'd already been warned numerous times for encroachment.  He had a spell at Small Heath as a player, not that I'm suggesting anything of course.


Who was it?

Robert Hopkins.


Not really, it was Steve Castle.


I vaguely remember him. I think they got him from Plymouth. He was possibly the most nondescript player in the most nondescript Small Heath squad ever, which is quite an achievement in it's own way.

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Re: The Non-League Thread
« Reply #3369 on: November 17, 2018, 02:11:22 PM »
The peninsula stadium why did I bother - this Kak will rise through the leagues

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Re: The Non-League Thread
« Reply #3370 on: November 19, 2018, 10:38:50 AM »
I had an afternoon at Northfield Town on saturday who beat Barnt Green Spartak 2-1.
Putting together a decent little side together.

Some of the Sporting fans will know couple of players such as Sam Wills who has been back at NTFC since Paul Smith left but also signed
my mucka Andy Nicol who has scored 4 in 2 games since his return. Wasn't enjoying life at Stourport Swifts...lucky for us.
Now he's back home in a football sense have to try and get him home in a cricket sense as well....could be struggling a bit there as currently
playing in Staffs Premier league.....

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Re: The Non-League Thread
« Reply #3371 on: December 01, 2018, 01:11:46 PM »
Just back from watching my 14 year-old grandson playing football in Telford and in the labyrinth that is Telford spotted a big factory-type unit with the name Denso displayed on it.  Is that the Denso we follow in this thread does anyone know?

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Re: The Non-League Thread
« Reply #3372 on: December 01, 2018, 05:29:31 PM »
Bromsgrove were 3-1 up at HT and playing 10 men at home to Didcot. A floodlight blowing meant the game was abandoned before the second half started. I wonder if Didcot employ anyone from South Shields?

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Re: The Non-League Thread
« Reply #3373 on: December 02, 2018, 12:06:41 AM »
Just back from watching my 14 year-old grandson playing football in Telford and in the labyrinth that is Telford spotted a big factory-type unit with the name Denso displayed on it.  Is that the Denso we follow in this thread does anyone know?

It is, although they've been kicked out of the league and now have a Sunday team. In their place I give you Florence FC of the Staffs County Senior League, Premier Division. Played 17, lost 17.  Goals for 8, against 165. This afternoon they lost 15-0 to Tunstall Town.

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Re: The Non-League Thread
« Reply #3374 on: December 10, 2018, 07:31:59 PM »
Finally got to see Coleshill Town playing at level 8 for the first time, thanks to being back home for a pre-Christmas weekend, and our game being moved to Friday night.

Missing a few players, who've gone up a couple of levels; and trying to bed in a few more including Stuart Hendrie, ex of Villa's academy.

Shocking start. One down in ten minutes, before taking the game by the scruff of the neck and winning 2-1. Could have been more, especially allowing for the windy conditions and biblical monsoon at half time. Special mention to a shocking two-footed, studs-up challenge that all the officials missed; and the whinging away fan who spewed absolute shite all game.

Tucked in nicely behind the play-off places, with PeterWithesShin's Bromsgrove looking good a few places ahead. Considering Altrincham went straight up through this league at the first attempt, it rather suggests a decent standard at Midland League level.