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Pansy Puff
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Re: Non league

Postby Pansy Puff » 15 Sep 2016, 13:32

bhoywonder wrote: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!

I love it too. I may have grown up as a Man City fan but I go to see Altrincham almost every home game now. Last week (3-2 defeat to Stockport) my son got to play 5-a-side on the pitch at half time. He now trains with Altrincham juniors and they are a great family organisation.

I've only been to one away match, following Altrincham down to St Albans where Alty won 6-0. I liked the fact that we could stroll around the ground to find the best place to stand for each half.
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Re: Non league

Postby borofan » 15 Sep 2016, 16:32

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

The reconstituted Darlington FC making their way back up the pyramid after the old club went bust through 30 years of mismanagement, deluded owners and one convicted criminal owner, former safecracker George Reynolds, who made his 'legitimate' money in kitchen worktops. Took over the club, sold the old ground for housing and built a ridiculously overblown stadium on the edge of town, the final nail that killed the old club. They have been playing in Bishop Auckland for the last few years, but in a couple of months are moving back home to Darlo, sharing with Darlington RUFC.

'1883' refers to the year the original club was formed - for the usual legal reasons the supporters who formed the new club were not allowed to call it Darlington FC (and for some unknown reason were not allowed to use the standard format AFC Darlington).
We're usually skipping around the function room in our long-johns by now...

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Re: Non league

Postby Lord Rother » 23 Feb 2018, 20:01

Travelling up to Stockton to watch Windsor in the Qtr Final of the FA Vase tomorrow. Significant underdogs but then we have been for most of the rounds....

Coach sets off at 7.30am.

Long day!

I think I was first on the scene of this celebration in the last round but invisible under the scrum... it got bigger as the rest raced across the terraces, honestly! :D

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Re: Non league

Postby joklend » 23 Feb 2018, 22:29

I know someone who been considering "going non-league" for years. He's never been to a game.

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Re: Non league

Postby joklend » 23 Feb 2018, 22:34

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

The reconstituted Darlington FC making their way back up the pyramid after the old club went bust through 30 years of mismanagement, deluded owners and one convicted criminal owner, former safecracker George Reynolds, who made his 'legitimate' money in kitchen worktops. Took over the club, sold the old ground for housing and built a ridiculously overblown stadium on the edge of town, the final nail that killed the old club. They have been playing in Bishop Auckland for the last few years, but in a couple of months are moving back home to Darlo, sharing with Darlington RUFC.

'1883' refers to the year the original club was formed - for the usual legal reasons the supporters who formed the new club were not allowed to call it Darlington FC (and for some unknown reason were not allowed to use the standard format AFC Darlington).


The future speaks: They've been allowed to use their original name now.

I legit once had a dream where I was repeatedly swearing at George Reynolds.

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Re: Non league

Postby Lord Rother » 25 Feb 2018, 10:14

Stockton 2-0 Windsor

Decent performance from Windsor but Stockton were better than us in all areas. We lost all the battles really.

Big crowd but so very strange. They made not a peep all game. When they made their substitutions about 20 people capped. When they scored there was nothing much more than a momentary roar and a quiet round of applause.

We sang long and hard. Good performance from the 100+ Windsor fans. An enjoyable but ultimately disappointing day.

The Stockton fans we nattered with were all first class.

On to Woodley away (a team who can muster about 40 fans on a good day) on Monday night in the Floodlit Cup..... Yay!