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Postby Pansy Puff » 13 Sep 2016, 21:47

Whilst the European greats were battling it out in the first round of the Champions League, 10-man Altrincham FC fell 4-1 victims away at Nuneaton Town. Not looking good for the former giant killers. Already two wins away from safety, if Bradford Park Avenue win tomorrow Alty will find themselves bottom of the league. Hard to compete against the new money of AFC Fylde and the Neville-backed Salford, but at the moment Alty can't beat anyone.

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Re: Non league

Postby the gorton gollum » 13 Sep 2016, 21:56

K wrote:Whilst the European greats were battling it out in the first round of the Champions League, 10-man Altrincham FC fell 4-1 victims away at Nuneaton Town. Not looking good for the former giant killers. Already two wins away from safety, if Bradford Park Avenue win tomorrow Alty will find themselves bottom of the league. Hard to compete against the new money of AFC Fylde and the Neville-backed Salford, but at the moment Alty can't beat anyone.

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Re: Non league

Postby Pansy Puff » 13 Sep 2016, 22:18

No-one?
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Re: Non league

Postby the gorton gollum » 13 Sep 2016, 22:41

Anyone?

Please, there's a BCB salad-tosser in need here.
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Re: Non league

Postby the gorton gollum » 13 Sep 2016, 23:10

FFS! This used to be a place you could chin-wag about Non league. Coant and his acolytes have hounded us all Into extinction.
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Re: Non league

Postby Dr Markus » 13 Sep 2016, 23:45

Paul scholes says he prefer the lower division to the premier league. Then again he's 5% owner in Salford city.
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Re: Non league

Postby Minnie the Minx » 14 Sep 2016, 14:53

K wrote:Whilst the European greats were battling it out in the first round of the Champions League, 10-man Altrincham FC fell 4-1 victims away at Nuneaton Town. Not looking good for the former giant killers. Already two wins away from safety, if Bradford Park Avenue win tomorrow Alty will find themselves bottom of the league. Hard to compete against the new money of AFC Fylde and the Neville-backed Salford, but at the moment Alty can't beat anyone.

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It's a long time since I've seen Bradford Park Avenue - I know a couple of people who go faithfully. My next venture out to non league is likely to be to see Pickering Town. I'd like to take Mike in comparison to the games he's already seen. It's a fair old eye opener. The chips at a Pickering are meant to be ace.

I saw Chorley FC a couple of times - they were at the time managed by ex Rover Matt Jansen who had to stop playing after coming off a motorbike. Shame as he was a cracking player in the style of Le Tissier.
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Re: Non league

Postby the gorton gollum » 14 Sep 2016, 15:43

Buggar!
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Re: Non league

Postby Qube » 14 Sep 2016, 18:07

I'm an Oxford fan and the few years we were in non-league were pretty depressing to be honest. Hopefully never again!

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Postby Pansy Puff » 14 Sep 2016, 22:34

Thankfully the wonderfully named Darlington 1883 beat Bradford Park Avenue tonight so at least Alty are not bottom. Just 5 point from safety.
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Re: Non league

Postby The Red Heifer » 15 Sep 2016, 10:17

It's only September isn't it? Chin up for fucks sake.

As far as non league goes, I follow Penrith AFC on Twitter as a nod to the place my hometown is named after, and I read the Non League Paper whilst in England once, that was an interesting enough read.
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Postby bhoywonder » 15 Sep 2016, 10:38

My pal has a great new book out this month covering the non-league game, if you're interested. Barry Davies said this about it: "Not since The Football Man has a book so captured the passion of the game. The Bottom Corner is a wonderful journey through life in the lower reaches of the football pyramid. A fascinating tale of a very different world of football from that of the overpaid stars of the television age."

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Re: Non league

Postby Pansy Puff » 15 Sep 2016, 10:43

Reuben Heif Scarf wrote:It's only September isn't it? Chin up for fucks sake.

As far as non league goes, I follow Penrith AFC on Twitter as a nod to the place my hometown is named after, and I read the Non League Paper whilst in England once, that was an interesting enough read.
Yes, but what a bad September. 11 games - 4 points.
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Postby Pansy Puff » 15 Sep 2016, 10:43

bhoywonder wrote:My pal has a great new book out this month covering the non-league game, if you're interested. Barry Davies said this about it: "Not since The Football Man has a book so captured the passion of the game. The Bottom Corner is a wonderful journey through life in the lower reaches of the football pyramid. A fascinating tale of a very different world of football from that of the overpaid stars of the television age."

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Excellent. Will look for that (if Clive Gash will let me)
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Re: Non league

Postby bhoywonder » 15 Sep 2016, 10:43

I love a bit of non-league. I must have been to at least 20 times more non-league games than league stuff. I go to Bath City when they have a midweek fixture, and Keynsham Town too. Bath are reasonably good, although woefully inconsistent, and get crowds of around 500ish.

Keynsham is the other end of the spectrum, and often struggle to get 40 through the gate. 100 is a rarity. Still, it's a game, and there's nothing like going to a game. I finally won the half-time raffle once last season, after probably buying over 1,000 tickets down the years. I enjoyed that four-pack of thatchers! :D

My dad was telling me about Hereford the other day, as they were at Barnstaple Town (where my dad lives and goes to the game regularly, and where I grew up going most games). Hereford are now owned and run by the fans. They took something like 700 to Barnstaple the other week, which is probably their biggest gate there since George Best's All-Stars were there in the early 80s (I was at that game!). Barnstaple usually get 150-200, so you can imagine the boon that was to them!

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Re: Non league

Postby the gorton gollum » 15 Sep 2016, 10:52

Another sunny day in Nottingham.

I've got to say the standard of Coffee at last night's game was appalling. Thank Christ for the insulated travel cup.
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Re: Non league

Postby bhoywonder » 15 Sep 2016, 11:02

Is there anything hotter on the planet than a cup of tea or coffee at a non-league ground?

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Re: Non league

Postby Dr Markus » 15 Sep 2016, 11:05

bhoywonder wrote:Is there anything hotter on the planet than a cup of tea or coffee at a non-league ground?


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