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Property developers and the death of non league football clubs


Went to watch Danny Cowleys (and Nickys but he played then) non league legacy in the National League South, Concord Rangers are to Canvey Island what Tranmere are to Liverpool however after Danny Cowleys 8 year stint and 3 successive promotions from Essex League football to conference south they now sit two divisions above Canvey Island. They still have a bit of an Isthmian League North feel from a ground perspective. Very decent fans, still slightly suprised at the level of football they are watching wedged in between a sprawling caravan site and the gas works. They are still gobsmacked by the quality of coaching while the Cowleys were there and initially brought to Essex Senior football. Today they were brought down to earth today by a 0-0 draw with Hamlet in arctic temperatures.

There is a massive change between step 3 and 2 in the behaviour of the players in terms of playing for fouls and bookings, screaming in agony before contact and throwing themselves to the floor. Crowding the ref as the play roles around in agnony oblivious to the magic sponge only to rise like Lazarus after a yellow card is brandished. Still something Hamlet havent really adjusted to.

I would love to stay up as Hamlet technically and as a footballing side are one of the better teams in this league. If we can get sorted off the pitch we will have learnt from this year on the pitch and be able to build a squad that will be able to play through all the nonsense by playing football, which believe it or not is the primary reason most fans go to Champion Hill. Not much more to say on the Hamlet front (apart from get well Mishi, a non league stalwart, he is the librarian who made it to Biggleswade purely to get a second kick of Vase football on a Sunday to top up decades worth of Hamlet on a Saturday, he was missed on the terraces today)

Cray Valley Papermill secured a 3-1 win in the Vase, as mentioned in a previous post the forward line looks immense for step 5. Looking forward to the QF draw, home tie please, although I have a gut feeling we will end up playing in the North East.



-- Edited by Oakland2002 on Sunday 3rd of February 2019 06:46:40 AM

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Rather sadly, Harrogate went out of the trophy 4-2 at home to Stockport. Poor defensively, it's all about the league now and reaching those play offs!

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I saw that result and felt your pain..... a little bit. We had an 88th minute onside winner disallowed for offside. Another shot partied by the keeper onto the post onto the back of his head and out and Truro won at home Argggggh!

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Willard Rovers Away in the QF of the vase, a long trip for C V Papermills, the fixture is to be played 23 Feb, Hamlet are just a bit further down the M5 playing Torquay. Tough trips for both!

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I hear big Dulwich Hamlet news.

Signed a 6 foot 11 inch goalkeeper !

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Yep, ex player Peter Crouch eat your heart out. Simon Bloch Jorgensen is the tallest man in football. The club can no longer afford Preston Edwards parking tickets, as the song goes he parks where he wants. Last season there was a request during the match over the tannoy to move a car ..... much to everyones amusement it was Prestons. Welling at home on Saturday gutted to miss it but working.

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Harrogate won today. Quite tight at top. If gate win their match in hand, 5 points separate top 7 teams now. All to play for. So long as Salford don't go up.

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Hamlet won!!!!!!!! Whey hey.... is it a sin to be celebrating a measley National League South, South London derby win more than the Fed Cup winner ... which was fab but? Puts us 9 points off the magic 40. A good performance by all accounts and our shape has been looking much better. I cant see the new keeper displacing Preston but looks very tall on Twitter!

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Southport turned over leaders Chorley 5-3 in a very entertaining game in front of a big gate.(Chorley brought 450-only 35 mins away)
They play 3 at the back, we went for 2 towards and 2 wingers. Made the game very open.
Title opens up a bit, but two horse race between Chorley and Stockport. Expect Chorley to hang on.

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Spennymoor could slip in there, they have a game in hand over Chorley and two over Stockport so potentially 4 points of Corley and two ahead of County. They still have to play both so win those and there is a point in it.

We only got 2353 still a great gate but hopefully the novelty of being back at Champion hill has worn off a little, the ground is too small for gates of over 2800 and pretty tight at 2500. Back to the bad old days a deadly stabbing last night within 800m of the ground 200m from the promotion round about, madness!

Gutted to have missed yesterday due to work (which should never impact on playing or watching sport, indeed I have taken a number of jobs purely to faculty access to and widen my sporting exposure) and it will be the same again next weekend when we entertain Hemel Hempstead. Hopefully will manage to get to Hamlet v Brentford B in the London Senior Cup on Tuesday.



-- Edited by Oakland2002 on Sunday 10th of February 2019 06:02:54 PM

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Very impressed with Stockport's football. Despite us going 2-0 against the run of play, we were never in the match.
They are so strong in midfield, have pace and drive and pile balls into the box from wide.
If they can keep the intensity they should win the league.
They got 3,700 for a midweek fixture tonight.

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Congratulations to Cray Valley Papermills who defeated Willand Rovers to reach the vase semi final which will be over two legs, personally hoping for Canterbury to beat Biggleswade tomorrow and an all Kent SF! Northwich Victoria and Chertsey Town also won through today so congratulations to both.

Having done a lot of traveling over the last 2 weeks with work I jus couldnt face a trip to Torquay who predictably gave Hamlet a 5-2 hammering.

I decided to watch the millers rivals Corinthian take on Fisher FC and a fine afternoon it turned out to be. 1st took on 2nd in this Combined Southern Counties East Premier match up. I sat infront of the referees assessor and a reporter for Kentish football. Really enjoyed the match and the reporter slagging off the ref who to be fair dished out plenty of yellow cards and a red but hardly made a mistake. The referees assessor was equally robust in the refs defence given what was an excellent and fair performance leaving the players and fans of both side equally disgusted with it.

Robust referring allowed a game of football to be played the alternative would have been a brawl. Corinthian were just too much for Fisher down to 10 men from midway through the first half winning 1-0. A well worked free kick unpicked Fisher with little over 10 minutes to play , a great shame as defensively Fisher were outstanding.

A great day out at a lovely ground with North Kent bathed in sunshine not bad for 13 including a classy programme, pint of IPA and bag of dry roasted nuts!



-- Edited by Oakland2002 on Sunday 24th of February 2019 08:40:49 AM

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Yet another piece in the NLP on Harrogate who have committed to ripping their pitch up if they gain promotion which is obviously their ambition. Home shirts look smart too.

Each of the vase QFs got a whole page, again after a bit of compulsory watching of girls U 15 footie I couldnt resist a trip to Faversham to see the remaining QF. Biggleswade had travelled in numbers and their fans made all the noise, Canterbury City are itinerant and have been since their reformation, the local council unanimously (almost 1 for) rejected a planning application for a ground in the town In the last few weeks. I mean its the national sport and at risk of sounding chippy its a city that is much more attuned to middle class sports like tennis and hockey who bring no fans. Ironic that Biggleswade have three non league sides so City definitely second favourites here in every sense!

Right from the off Biggleswade looked a quality outfit particularly when attacking down the right, on 10 minutes such a break set up the first and the euphoric Biggleswade fans spilt onto the pitch as in celebration with the players a section of boarding came down. The locals around me were anticipating a cricket score. Canterbury didnt panic and settled with the match evenly contested until they equalised just before half time with a shot from distance. More of the same two minutes after half time and Canterbury City move one step closer to raising a middle finger at the local council, now only a semi final between them and Wembley! Another 7 well spent with a badge 10.50, plus programme 2 bag of nuts plus IPA 4:50 and half time cuppa soup 1:80. All still well under 20 (and I went crazy) for a great afternoon out in the sun and back home in time for tea.



-- Edited by Oakland2002 on Sunday 24th of February 2019 08:37:18 PM

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That's good to hear from Harrogate. They pulled themselves back into play off contention away at centerfield and it still looks all to play for among 9 clubs at the top. One team having a good run could do it.

Harrogates option was to play at the new York city stadium at monks cross. Lovely stadium but 25 to 30 miles away. Reality is town won't get promoted this year at least but it was the right call.

Haven't digested much other stuff this past few weeks due to work but will try and get back on track !

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Fair play to FC United, getting 2000 at home despite being in the relegation spots.
They brought just over 500 to Southport on Saturday and were very noisy all game.

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