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Property developers and the death of non league football clubs


Isthmian league premier still wide open with Hamlet beating East Thurrock 2-1, still got a crowd of over a thousand just! Billericay slipped a little giving up another 2 points only 1 point ahead but still have 5 to play, Hamlet 4.

Billericay play Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Tuesday Saturday! Both teams still have Margate (5th) and Folkestone (3rd) to play indeed the season finishes on the 28th with Hamlet at home to Margate and Billeracy home to Folkestone who if they win their remaining three games and the others capitulate could still win it.

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Gate crashed to a 3-0 loss tonight whilst Salford won, so Salford 6 points to the good with only two games left. So Salford pretty much confirmed as champs.

Play offs here gate come - bye and then home draw in semis. Final will be at some club ground in league area, not sure if that will be a football league ground.

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Oh, not really right place but congrats to Accrington Stanley (who? ) on getting promoted to league one. I'll open a bottle of milk to that one



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I feel your pain Billeracy won at Dorking, Hamlet have a tough trip to Leatherhead tomorrow. I am just hoping Billeracy are cream crackered on Thursday when they play again!

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JonH wrote:

Oh, not really right place but congrats to Accrington Stanley (who? ) on getting promoted to league one. I'll open a bottle of milk to that one



-- Edited by JonH on Tuesday 17th of April 2018 10:20:27 PM



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-- Edited by JonH on Tuesday 17th of April 2018 10:21:18 PM


 Well done to John Coleman on a tiny budget. A couple of years ago he did a good job at Southport and the chairman refused to keep him on....



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Really going down to the wire in the Isthmian Premier League. Advantage Billeracy on Tuesday night with a 1-0 win. Leatherhead v Dulwich 0-0 at 89 mins last min sub, sub score in 90 th minute 1-0 Dulwich. Duce!

Billeracy go again tomorrow, your legs are feeling heavy boys, very very heavy!

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There are a few sleeping giants going upwards. Hereford are promoted. Runcorn Linnets are virtually up. Weymouth are having a good season as are Scarborough.

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Great to see Hereford on the way back, the big Hereford and Worcestershire clashes are on way of mind, probably the first game of football I remember was a Worcester Hereford game at the lane, my memory being it was so full I couldn't see.

Also good to see Weymouth also step back up, the alma mater of Sean Teale "man of steel" a southportian who made his name in non league had a full pro career ... trophies (RIP Ugo ) and everything! .... before returning to FA Trophy glory as manager of a village! Burscough. He did all this with one of the finest 70's moustaches known to man.



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Great to see Hereford on the way back, the big Hereford and Worcestershire clashes are on way of mind, probably the first game of football I remember was a Worcester Hereford game at the lane, my memory being it was so full I couldn't see.

Also good to see Weymouth also step back up, the alma mater of Sean Teale "man of steel" a southportian who made his name on non league had a full pro career ... trophies (RIP Ugo ) and everything! .... before returning to FA Trophy glory as manager of a village! Burscough. He did all this with one of the finest 70's moustaches known to man.


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No idea what is going on with Southport. Equal club record for most consecutive home wins and then lose 6 on the bounce and haven't scored in the last 4.
This despite have the leading goalscorer in the league and one of the biggest budgets in the league.

Cannot see us getting another win. Were not safe yet and Kevin Davies looks out of his depth.

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Well, Salford lost and harrogate tried in vein to keep their hopes alive by also losing. Salford champs, Harrogate should get second but Brackley can still pip them if they win both their remaining games and gate lose their last match.



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I had a lovely trip to the beach prior to Hamlet demolishing Folkestone 3-0 some mighty fine football played unfortunately Billeracy managed to come back at Margate to win 2-1. Still not over but Billeracy's to loose. One of the most enjoyable seasons I have had watching football for decades, shame about the politics.

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Well, Salford lost and harrogate tried in vein to keep their hopes alive by also losing. Salford champs, Harrogate should get second but Brackley can still pip them if they win both their remaining games and gate lose their last match.


 So Brackley lost at home and thus Harrogate are assured of second place. Which is a good spot to be in as they get a first round bye and then a home semi v 4th / 5th team in league. However, Harrogate have lost two consecutive matches and havent played well, in fact easy losses so although the last match is meaningless tomorrow, a win would be v good for confidence. 

All to play for up North. 

  



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Just listen to Danny Baker occasionally. Didn't hear the St Mirren fan. He'll have done 'well' to avoid seeing us winning this season if he's been up to watch a few times.

Speaking of attendances there were 6,172 for the clinching excitement of a 0-0 draw with second place Livingston. Big for the Championship ( since Rangers, Hearts and Hibs went back to where they belong ) but I thought that there might be more for our first home game chance to clinch the title. But then I believe a St Mirren fan in Edinburgh couldn't shift himself through to Paisley for the match.

Now talking Scottish non league ( thought I would continue this effort to be relevant ), my very local side, Spartans ( just over a mile away ) also clinched a title today, the Lowland League. In the Scottish Pyramid System ( a bit smaller pyramid up here ) they now go into a play-off against the Highland League champions, Cove Rangers. The winners of that face the Scottish League 2 bottom side, Cowdenbeath, for a place in the league.

Current League 2 side, Edinburgh City, ( the last new side into the league ) currently share Spartans ground so I could potentially have two league clubs almost on my doorstep. Not that Hibs and Hearts are exactly far.



-- Edited by indiana on Saturday 14th of April 2018 07:52:04 PM


 Good luck to Spartans! I worked with a chap called Craig Graham who was Chairman of Spartans a few years ago, may still be - certainly a board member - and so always followed them from afar!


 Yes, Craig Graham is still Chairman according to www.spartansfc.com


 Hi Indy - I exchanged emails with Craig, it was great to catch up. He has been on business in Canada and a bit of holiday in San  Fran, but came back and forth to UK to make sure he saw Spartans last couple of games. Apparently they play Cove Rangers (Highland League winners) in the first round play off (two legs?) and then the winners of that play Cowdenbeath (last in the league) in a final (not sure if that is two legs or one off?). But Craig seemed very excited and pleased for all the staff etc - I think he said Spartans had only gone full time this past season and it was really showing in their results.

Will be supporting them now in the next few matches!!

   



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Yes, Cove Rangers vs Spartans is on Saturday, return leg on Tuesday. The play-off final vs Cowdenbeath is also over two legs.

I hadn't heard and rather amazed that they are full time. Much of the existing league isn't.

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