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  1. I see that an overwhelming majority of National North and South Club's rejected the option of loans, the unrealistic idea of the National League taking on a loan themselves, and then give Club's grants with future League central payments to Club's being reduced, is therefore now off the table. If no suitable funding is found soon the League will offer Club's a formal vote on the permanent position of this season. You have to sympathise with the League in a way however they should have had the foresight to see this coming a mile away, surely they didn't naively expect another cool £11 million j
  2. Photographs, and match report, from Wealdstone v Edgware Town in a 2015/16 Middlesex FA Senior Charity Cup Second Round tie, at Grosvenor Vale on Tuesday 13 October 2015, Wealdstone won 3-2 after Edgware Town had led 2-0 at the break: stonesnet forum • View topic - Stones 3 Edgware 2 (wealdstonefc.co.uk)
  3. Photographs from Crawley Green's disappointing FA Vase First Round exit this season to Eastern Counties League Division One North Fakenham Town, at their Clipbush Park home on Saturday 31 October 2020, going down 2-1. Luke Andrews equalised for Craig Bicknell and Craig Meyrick's men immediately after the hosts had taken a 65 minute lead however Fakenham Town were allowed to go back in front and comfortably held on for victory, they could have extended the lead twice hitting the woodwork:
  4. Unfortunately Eastern Counties League Division One North Fakenham Town were a bridge too far for Milton Keynes Irish in the FA Vase Third Round however it was slightly disappointing to go out of the competition to a fellow Step 6 side having impressively taken care of three Step 5 sides in Broadfields United, Stansted and particularly 'the mighty' Wroxham. Here are over 100 photographs from the tie at rural Clipbush Park on Saturday 19 December 2020:
  5. Photographs, and match report, from Aylesbury Vale Dynamos v Arlesey Town in a 2019/20 SSML Premier Division fixture, at a wet Haywood Way on Saturday 26 October 2019, resulting in an exciting 3-3 stalemate. Aylesbury Vale Dynamos were always chasing the game and never in front, Elliot Amadieu, Dan Wilson and Harry Dalton scored the goals: Match Report: Aylesbury Vale Dynamos 3 - 3 Arlesey Town : AVDFC 1ST XI PowerPoint Presentation
  6. Some additional links from when groundhoppers have visited Bell Close: Bell Close - Stadion in Leighton Buzzard (europlan-online.de) Grounds for concern...: Leighton Town / Aylesbury United (hoppysnaps.blogspot.com) leighton town fc | Non-League Football Through a Female's Eyes (wordpress.com) uxbridge town fc | Non-League Football Through a Female's Eyes (wordpress.com) Leighton Town FC Ground review (wixsite.com) Leighton Town FC: 2014 Leighton Town FC: 2015
  7. These photographs will interest Karen and hopefully bring her out of the woodwork, I hope the floods in York aren't affecting her. Ossie Ardiles was at Herns Lane on Sunday 12 November 2017 to unveil Welwyn Garden City's impressive stadium upgrade, they were still a SSML Club at that time however were promoted to the Southern League as Premier Division Champions at the end of that season: Tottenham Hotspur FC Ambassador Ossie Ardiles officially unveiled Welwyn Garden City FC’s major stadium upgrade recently (Sunday 12 November). The project was made possible by a grant from the Premier Le
  8. Following today's meeting it was sensibly decided to suspend the National League North and South for two weeks, starting from tomorrow, however the National League itself continues and Club's are expected to fulfil tomorrow's fixtures. There is no clarity as yet on the FA Trophy Fifth Round ties sheduled for 6 February however Step 2 Chorley's FA Cup Fourth Round tie with Wolverhampton Wanderers goes ahead this evening: The National League North and South season has been suspended for two weeks from immediate effect following a meeting of league officials on Friday morning. The decis
  9. Guillem Balague's 'Chairman's Corner' feature for the end of 2020, it's a great read as usual albeit a little depressing due to the cloud we are all sadly under: Biggleswade United, Chairman Corner: End of 2020 (biggleswadeutd.com) But in the words of Winston Churchill, someone who knew more than a bit about battling against adversity, “If you're going through hell, keep going.”
  10. I'm surprised Guillem Balague sunk to that level, he is always a total gentleman in whatever he does isn't he
  11. This is already on the FA Cup Second Qualifying Round thread however it's the two 'On The Road' guys who attended the Leighton Town v Leiston tie at Bell Close on Saturday 3 October, I see the young 'Chavs' were all out in force so apologies in advance for the bad language and 'hand signals' although AlwaysLeighton will no doubt say that they are just 'young lads who support their local Club'. Joe Sweeney's men could and should have got an equaliser towards the end of the proceedings with Step 3 Leiston very much on the ropes, they must have kicked themselves afterwards:
  12. Strangely enough I was going to after I had got over the shock of the decision, very coincidentally, as you may have seen, the same incident happened in the Italian Super Cup Final between Napoli and Juventus on the same night however Cristiano Ronaldo was deemed to be offside: Cristiano Ronaldo ‘offside’ incident shows inconsistency with rule after Man City 2-0 Aston Villa | GiveMeSport Aston Villa's Tyrone Mings SLAMS offside rule as 'nonsense' after Man City's opener | Daily Mail Online
  13. These are the detailed answers to that one, you are good at this aren't you: 1) While it’s tempting to look the other way, you’re there to apply the laws fairly and consistently. If a player removes his shirt (or covers his head with it) to celebrate a goal he must be cautioned – no exceptions. As he has disappeared down the tunnel already, you’ll have to advise him in the dressing room area that he has earned a second yellow. Request a PA announcement to tell the crowd what has happened, and that his team will play the second half with ten men. You may also need to report him for leaving
  14. Twelve more photograph albums from past Arlesey Town matches incorporated in this link should you be interested, all from last season (2019/20): Arlesey Town Photos’s albums | Flickr Aylesbury Vale Dynamos 3 Arlesey Town 3, SSML Premier Division, Saturday 26 October 2019 Arlesey Town 0 Potton United 1, SSML Premier Division, Saturday 19 October 2019 Arlesey Town 2 Harefield United 2, SSML Premier Division, Saturday 12 October 2019 Arlesey Town 3 St Neots Town Reserves 0, Hinchingbrooke Cup First Round, Wednesday 9 October 2019 Harpen
  15. The very impressive 46 page match programme from Arlesey Town v Eynesbury Rovers earlier this season on Tuesday 3 November 2020, unfortunately Eynesbury Rovers won 4-0 on the night: Arlesey Town FC - Eynesbury Ltd Edition Cover - Page 1 - Created with Publitas.com
  16. Over 100 photographs, and match report, from Enfield Borough v London Lions in a 2017/18 SSML Division One fixture, at the hosts then Queen Elizabeth II Stadium home on Wednesday 4 April 2018, the first of nine League fixtures during April. Enfield Borough won 4-2 with goals from Thomas Opoku and a hat trick from Solomon Nwabuokei: Match Report: Enfield Borough 4 - 2 London Lions : 1st team (pitchero.com)
  17. A different album of photographs from this one on Saturday 7 September 2019, courtesy of photographer Dan Bonham who was also at Summers Lane that afternoon:
  18. A different album of photographs from this one on Saturday 9 December 2017, courtesy of photographer Matthew Hawkins who was also at Willen Road that afternoon:
  19. Photographs, and a match report, from Ampthill Town v Broadfields United in a 2017/18 SSML Division One fixture, at Ampthill Park on Saturday 25 November 2017, resulting in a 1-1 stalemate, Jamie Cerminara scored the goal however the hosts had goalkeeper Ross Tompkins to thank for the point who saved a late penalty: Match Report: AMPTHILL TOWN FC 1 - 1 Broadfields United : First Team (pitchero.com)
  20. Here we go folks, photographs from that 2013/14 FA Vase Quarter Final tie at Eastbourne United Association on Saturday 8 March 2014, Craig Bicknell's men were very unlucky to go down 2-1 but had a great run in the competition, albeit entering at the Second Round stage, beating Barking, Beckenham Town, Norwich United and Hanwell Town, all at Ampthill Park:
  21. Photographs and match report from Ardley United v Edgware Town in an FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round tie this 2020/21 season, at Hellenic League Premier Division Ardley United on Tuesday 1 September 2020. Edgware Town, who were still under Fergus Moore's guidance, scraped through 6-5 on penalties following a 0-0 stalemate after ninety minutes: Ardley United FC : Ardley United 0-0 Edgware Town
  22. These are the detailed answers to that one and you got them all correct: 1) Assuming the throw wasn’t unduly hard or intended to cause injury, the attacker hasn’t committed any offence here, so award the goal. As for the defender: he didn’t actually delay the restart, so he avoids a booking this time. But have a word: warn him that if he does this again he’ll be cautioned. The laws require him to be at least two metres away from the point at which the ball is thrown, and he must know that. 2) You and your assistants are considered part of the field of play – so any collision like this i
  23. Over 200 excellent photographs courtesy of photographer Ian Randall, and match reports, of when QPR 'came to town' for a pre 2017/18 season friendly fixture, at Green Lane on Saturday 15 July 2017, certainly a day to remember for the Club with QPR unsurprisingly winning 6-0: Bovingdon (0) – QPR U23 (6) – Independent Rs (indyrs.co.uk) Match Report: Bovingdon 0, QPR U23s 6 2017 Football Pre Season Friendly Bovingdon FC v QPR U23s Jul 15th - Images | Marketing Action Plus (photoshelter.com)
  24. It's going from bad to worse if that's possible, three National League Club's so far, Havant & Waterlooville (YouTube link), Slough Town and Concord Rangers have refused to play on Saturday. These three Club's are therefore in breach of rule 8.39 and could well be punished with expulsion, a 3 points deduction or a heavy fine: (329) STATEMENT | Stuart Munro and Paul Doswell on self imposed isolation. - YouTube Club statement: Response to options set out by National League | The Official website of Slough Town FC - latest news, photos and videos
  25. PetetheGreek - Here's another one, has number two ever happened to you:
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