While the title races across some of Europe’s top leagues are all but over before the end of January, and the pool of potential winners in national and continental cups begins to narrow, there are still some competitions in football that can’t be predicted before a ball is kicked. Take the FA Vase for example, […]Read More Losing My Favourite Game: ‘Stand and Deliver’ with Peter Dudley
“I can’t answer that. Jinxes are real.” A lifetime of supporting Bromley FC has taught writer, ad-man, programme obsessive and Alan Stonebridge superfan Dave Roberts not to take the club’s remarkable start to the season for granted. Top of the National League with just one defeat in fourteen – and that coming after first-choice ‘keeper […]Read More Oh, Bromley: Dave Roberts talks Books, Big Screens and Being Top of the League.
“This has left a huge void in the community and the wider football area in our region and I feel it really is a tragedy.” Les Hare, former Chairman of North Ferriby United The reaction of their former chairman at the news that, after eighty-five years, North Ferriby United Football Club would be liquidated was […]Read More Riders on the Storm: Assessing the Wreckage of North Ferriby United, and the Hope that Remains.
The best weekend of the season is among us, as the third round of the FA Cup arrives and with it the hopes and dreams of sixty-four teams across England’s top four leagues and beyond. To celebrate this season’s competition, we’re looking back on some of the great cup ties from years gone by. Not […]Read More FA Cup Flashback: To Have and To Havant (2007/08)
It’s the second round of the FA Cup this weekend, and forty teams across the bottom two tiers of the Football League and beyond are looking to earn their place in the hat for a potential glamour tie against English football’s big boys. To celebrate this season’s competition, we’re looking back on some of the […]Read More FA Cup Flashback: Judge Drury & Institutioners (2008/09)
“It’s Thomas who takes it…OH WHAT A GOAL MICKEY THOMAS! He’s done it! The magic little man, at the venerable age of 37, has produced a sensational goal.” Wrexham AFC are hardly rookies when it comes to the FA Cup. Though their most famous moment in the competition came at the Racecourse Ground in 1992, […]Read More No Sweat: Wrexham AFC Prepare for Grudge Match with Newport County
“And the Crazy Gang have beaten The Culture Club!” A lot of water has passed through the River Brent since Wimbledon pulled off the biggest shock Wembley Stadium had ever seen by beating the all-conquering Liverpool in the 1988 FA Cup Final. Sixteen years after Vinnie Jones’ reducer, Lawrie Sanchez’s header and Dave Beasant’s famous […]Read More Heaven N17: Haringey Borough Preparing for Friday Night Lights.