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RE: Property developers and the death of non league football clubs


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See paulisi, we said good things would happen!

Is Southport big enough ground for spurs or would they swap it to anfield or goodison?


 You are not allowed to swap these days ....

6000 capacity, but we need to beat Tranmere first. We are expecting 3500 to 4000 for that, but it may well move for TV.



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We are all Southport fans now!

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Almost 4000 tickets sold after day 1 of general release for Tranmere game.

The winner is set to make acquarter of a million with a live Friday night game on TV v Spurs.

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Jackpot. Fingers crossed for them, rooting for them and the other non league teams left in.

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The dual nature of the FA Cup for me is one of the hidden gems in world football and a product of the depth of the English game, so many clubs have already had their cup finals and each round up until now offers another. The prize money and sharing of gate receipts is one of the few remaining ways in which the premiership success briefly drips down to the lower leagues and offers some sustenance. I do think the FA need a pat on the back for the structure they have given the cup, it is a season long competition and those contributing to the first half of it now get a much better profile and rewards no 250K bonus to the retiring chef exec from each club for this one but



What an opportunity but important to keep in perspective. A sellout against Tranmere is on one hand a hell of a boost for non league football and its profile on Merseyside and, on the other,  a payday providing fiscal reassurance for the rest of this season and a chance to recruit well for next.

A win and Spurs opens up something completely different! An opportunity to address the whole infrastructure and aspirations of the club. Lincoln to be fare have chanced on a committed and inspirational management team who have stayed because of the environment and done lots of very innovative things in respect to building their club, integrating it into the community etc ... Their extended cup run (and who knows if Spurs turn up with a weakened side) gave them the resources to remodel their training ground and literally build on the ground work already in place. The FA Cup has helped breath life into the relative football backwater of Lincolnshire (admittedly a county tennis giant!) 



-- Edited by Oakland2002 on Friday 7th of December 2018 06:38:50 AM

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Well harrogate got back into winning ways again today, 4-1 v Aldershot. Hat trick from the right back. Orient and Salford both lost and so gate are 3Rd and within touching distance again, as are 4th placed Wrexham. The top 6 are now building a gap from the rest with Solihull and fylde close behind. Going to be an interesting seasonal period. But first, York city next weekend in the trophy.

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How have Bradford Park Avenue got a ground grading for conference North.

Effectively one sided ground, (small temporary terrace behind one goal holds 150?) plus an athletics track. No idea how they will cope with a big away following -York.??

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Says it holds 3500 with 1800 seated on wiki but, yes, pictures look just as you say. York would definitely be a biggish crowd, nearly a Derby match. Be interesting as you say. I see Southport got a draw there today, did you go paulisi?

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I see Glen Tamplins house of cards at Billericay has been blown apart. I am no mystic but honestly I could have told Glen how his dream would turn out. Top scorer Jake Robinson has left for Maidstone apparently he was fed up with having to Twerk at the sugar hut on his days off and those that can find a club on similar wages will be off like a bullet. Fortunately there is a potential new owner if the wage bill drops to a level compatible with survival in National League South.

They were our principal rivals for promotion last year and their financial position false and unsustainable, the old elite players they brought in although interesting in one respect, ie. they really did not impact the game that much it was those of National league quality stepping down for a pay day that did (Robinson).

Hamlet still not back at Champion Hill (looking forward to Boxing Day) and a painful away loss to Hemel yesterday, we lack an edge up front played very well otherwise, I think it is time to go with youth in the no 9 slot. Hemel scored a cracking free kick on the cusp of half time which cut us down after wave on wave of Hamlet attacks.

All that said not a bad day out, £6 extension fare on top of my annual season ticket, shared a taxi £2:50, £14 ticket, £2 programme, £2:50 bus back and went crazy with £10 on two pints of Guinness, 3 bags of nuts and a very nice cup of vegetable soup and a roll. So a good game of footie with all the trimmings for £37 all in. I sat opposite an Arsenal fan on the train back who looked full of festive spirit (literally) and Emirates fries, he had a club shop bag filled with goodies .....I dread to think how much he had spent to watch such high quality diving .... so much better in slo mo on MOTD.



-- Edited by Oakland2002 on Sunday 9th of December 2018 10:39:52 AM

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I see all 3 of Southport, hamlet and harrogate go in the trophy next weekend, may the best teams win.

I got along last week to harrogate railway athletic playing a local derby v Knaresborough town. Railway famously got into fa cup 2 nd round in 2002/3 and also 2007/8, playing Bristol city first time and Mansfield second time. but they've fallen a long way since then and Knaresborough beat them 6-0 away from home. 400 turned up though. Hopefully they will get back on track again one day but meanwhile Knaresborough seem like a neat outfit and well run and could look to progress to national league north over the next few seasons.



-- Edited by JonH on Sunday 9th of December 2018 11:46:49 AM

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JonH wrote:

Says it holds 3500 with 1800 seated on wiki but, yes, pictures look just as you say. York would definitely be a biggish crowd, nearly a Derby match. Be interesting as you say. I see Southport got a draw there today, did you go paulisi?


 Yes - it was atrocious conditions. Heavy rain and wind, but Southport had enough chances to turn over the leaders.

No leg room in the stand....



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JonH wrote:

I see all 3 of Southport, hamlet and harrogate go in the trophy next weekend, may the best teams win.

I got along last week to harrogate railway athletic playing a local derby v Knaresborough town. Railway famously got into fa cup 2 nd round in 2002/3 and also 2007/8, playing Bristol city first time and Mansfield second time. but they've fallen a long way since then and Knaresborough beat them 6-0 away from home. 400 turned up though. Hopefully they will get back on track again one day but meanwhile Knaresborough seem like a neat outfit and well run and could look to progress to national league north over the next few seasons.


 Plenty of time for step 5 and always get a bit excited by a name underpinned by the clubs origin, Locomotiv, Railway or in my case locally Papermills! A bit of a set back this weekend we had a top of the table clash with Deal Town loosing 3-2 but still going in the FA Vase and plenty of games in hand in the Southern Counties East Premier Division. 

400 was a cracking crowd for step 5 and my (joint) first love Worcester City were well capable of that when playing Bromsgrove but a draw didnt help us yesterday and we still languish mid table in the total motion midland premier ugggh ... I have got to be honest the world feels a little off kilter with Gloucester playing in Evesham and Worcester playing in Bromsgrove, Coventry City in dire straights but all the towns have whopping Rugby Clubs Stadium but nowhere (affordable in Coventrys case) to play the National game. 



-- Edited by Oakland2002 on Tuesday 11th of December 2018 05:18:14 AM

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Ha- I've lost touch of who "we" is now, Oakland ! Dulwich hamlet, cray Valley paper mills, Worcester city, anyone else I'm forgetting good to have options I reckon!



-- Edited by JonH on Monday 10th of December 2018 06:20:11 AM

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Too right!

Funny you should say that Greenwich Borough groundshare with Cray Valley PM which is walking distance so I can also get my Isthmian league Division 1 South East ( ie Step 4 fix) should I find myself at a loose end midweek during this horrible time of year where tennis takes a break.

What I have really enjoyed over the last couple of years is going to the away games in the Isthmian League and Conference South, it takes you relatively short distances to interesting places and grounds that would otherwise pass you by. Really enjoyed trips to Brightlingsea, Folkestone and Maldon (Tiptree). A bit of sunshine always helps.

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I found a decent app/website which monitors all the grounds you have visited.
I think it is called my football grounds.
I've logged 140+ grounds although I think quite a few no longer exist.

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