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Property developers and the death of non league football clubs


Scarborough have an artificial pitch I believe, so the two promoted sides both have artificial pitches. Coincidence?

Gateshead are officially promoted. Far and away the best attacking side in the league

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Yeah, Gateshead have had a fantastic season after a few uncertain years. Lots of Newcastle links in their management / playing staff.

It's quite strange. The town has a popn of 120,000, and the wider borough over 200,000, which is a lot bigger popn than a lot of current League One sides, so you'd think they could have the foundations for a solid league club, but then the town is so connected and associated to Newcastle that it's less likely to be sustainable. People keep saying Newcastle is a one club city, but the city proper itself is a similar size to the likes of Leicester and Coventry, who never get that association, but it's basically because there's like an extra 200k in both Gateshead and North Tyneside, where there is no league club, and who's primary club will be Newcastle, and you kind of associate the likes of Gascoigne, Carroll, Steve Stone, Carrick etc. as being from 'Newcastle', rather than Gateshead or Wallsend.

I like to see them do well as a small, local club, and I was hoping they'd got promoted in to the football league ago when they lost to Cambridge U in the National playoff final about 10 years ago, but if they had a Fleetwood type owner, and got themselves into the league and pushed on, it would be quite interesting to see if there was any knock on effect for Newcastle in the years ahead.



-- Edited by Ace Ventura on Monday 2nd of May 2022 06:48:29 PM

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Looking like we will have a new arrival into the Scottish League.

The play-off final first leg ended Bonnyrigg Rose 3 Cowdenbeath 0. Cowdenbeath were not helped by having a man sent off in the first half.



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Good to see a proper ladder system in Scotland and lots of new clubs entering the pyramid.

I see Stockport are having a wobble and Wrexham ate breathing down their necks for promotion.

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Definitely, much better when the likes of Cove, Kelty etc. can genuinely compete to get into the league, rather than the likes of an Annan or Gretna filling in if a club is in trouble. Much better generally (in a competition sense, although not necessarily for the clubs) for those near the bottom of the fourth tier to have something to play for as well late on, rather than their season effectively over once the last playoff place is out of reach.

Yeah, Stockport have lost 4 of their last 6, so definitely struggling, and even a 1-0 loss today (instead of 3-0) would have been much better, but still in their hands, and hopefully they can make it. They absolutely need a positive result against Torquay next to remain in the driving seat.



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Stockport promoted
Moneybags AFC Fylde miss out in the playoffs - they must be the most hated club in non league and they are having their named dragged through the mud in the National Press over what their manager did to get sacked at Chesterfield.

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Went to my first ever women's match today, Wolves vs Flyde which is a top of the table clash in the 3rd tier. Enjoyed it although finished 0-0 there was a lot of chances. Nice to just park outside and stroll up and pay cash.


Been to about 15 games this year. After getting promoted from Tier 4 last year through "upward movement" we have won the Tier 3 Northern Premier division. Unfortunately rather disgracefully winning the league is not enough for promotion and we have play off today to get into The Championship against Southern champions Southampton, which is being dubbed "Judgement Day". It has been picked up by the BBC to be shown today.

Anyways it has been a please to watch this season. These girls mostly have full time jobs and don't get paid a dime. But the professionalism of the players and the staff despite this has been something else and we have some very good players who could easily be playing at a higher level.

Unfortunate that the losing team today will be the on their knees today, after winning a league but not getting promoted. Only 1 team out of 27 at Tier 3 goes up. Bonkers. 



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1-0 loss. Player sent off just before half time when already behind. Actually played very well with 10 in the second half and looked like they might grab something but not to be.

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York City back in the 5th tier next season after a home playoff final win over Boston United in front of almost 7,500.


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York City back in the 5th tier next season after a home playoff final win over Boston United in front of almost 7,500.


 Excellent - I went to the old ground back in 1975 to watch them play Millwall In the old division 2 and they got 3500! 

mind you, my dad went a few weeks later and they played Man Utd in front of 15000 (ground only held half that! Fans on roof, in trees!), when Man Utd went down to division 2 for a season!



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York would have had a bigger attendance, but due to significant damage to the stadium and pitch invasions in the previous round, the capacity was reduced on safety grounds.

Dorking got pro oted from the South

Bromley won the FA Trophy beating Wrexham

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Relax, any Grimsby fans, slight counting problems by BBC Sport!

Grimsby are back in the Football League after scoring a winner with 9 minutes to go in ET. Rather boring compared to their last minute efforts in their earlier play-off games.

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Decent game and fair play to Grimsby who are well supported and put out the best of the rest in the playoffs.

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How's this for Non-League signing of the season.

www.bbc.com/sport/football/62266982

Actually, how's this for signing of the season regardless of league status.

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