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This week's episode of the Ampthill Town Podcast with the Club's Assistant Manager Nathan Griffiths chatting to presenter Tyler Freeman ahead of the new campaign:

S2 E4 With Nath Griffiths - Pre-Season Roundup, Eyes On Promotion & Amps Kick Off Their Campaign! - The Ampthill Army Podcast! | Podcast on Spotify

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After all the hype from Tyler Freeman on his Podcast and Blog, I understand that Ampthill Town were unable to send a team to Cogenhoe United yesterday and 'cried off', that's very surprising isn't it ahead of their SSML Division One opener with Langford on Tuesday evening and perhaps a sign that everything in the Ampthill Park garden isn't as rosy as it is made out to be. Still, you have to admire and respect Mr Freeman's enthusiasm, similar to that of AlwaysLeighton, it's refreshing from the younger generation who mostly only know about the Premier League:

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The latest episode of the Ampthill Town Podcast with, for some unknown reason, Youtuber Smivadee chatting to presenter Tyler Freeman, whoever he is:

S2 E5 With Smiv - The Future Of 'On The Road', A Weekend In Scotland & Answering Fans Questions! - The Ampthill Army Podcast! | Podcast on Spotify

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Line ups from Irthlingborough Diamonds v Ampthill Town in a 1984/85 United Counties League Premier Division fixture on Saturday 8 September 1984, Referee Peter Walton went on to Officiate in the Premier League. The two sides locked horns in the FA Vase Third Round the season before with Irthlingborough Diamonds winning narrowly 2-1 at home on their way to the Semi Finals that 1983/84 campaign after Ampthill Town had beaten Soham Town Rangers, West Midlands Police and Braintree Town, all away from Ampthill Park:

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On 01/12/2021 at 17:01, Rhodes said:

Line ups from Irthlingborough Diamonds v Ampthill Town in a 1984/85 United Counties League Premier Division fixture on Saturday 8 September 1984, Referee Peter Walton went on to Officiate in the Premier League. The two sides locked horns in the FA Vase Third Round the season before with Irthlingborough Diamonds winning narrowly 2-1 at home on their way to the Semi Finals that 1983/84 campaign after Ampthill Town had beaten Soham Town Rangers, West Midlands Police and Braintree Town, all away from Ampthill Park:

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Why does Karen keep deleting photographs. Northamptonshire born Referee Peter Walton has a Wikipedia page and ran the line in the 1996 FA Cup Final between Manchester United and Liverpool, he also Refereed the 2008 Charity Shield: 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Walton_(referee)

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An interesting Ampthill Town team photograph from the 1974/75 campaign when the Club plied its trade in the United Counties League Premier Division, finishing tenth, sadly some are no longer with us: 

Back row, left to right, Mick McDonald, Steve Hodge, John Fennell, Stuart Batty, John Capeling, Danny Nobrega, Barry Wainwright (Manager). Front row, left to right, John Ellingham, Steve McMellon, Brian Gill, Dave Haggar, Phil Brackley. Young mascot Paul Cashin.

May be an image of 13 people, people standing and outdoors

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Another Ampthill Town team photograph from, I believe, the 1978/79 campaign when the Club finished fifteenth in the United Counties League Premier Division:

May be an image of 12 people, people standing and outdoors

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An interesting team sheet from a friendly between Ampthill Town and a Watford XI from the 1981/ 82 campaign, the likes of Graham Taylor, John Barnes, Ray Train and Wilf Rostron have trod the hallowed Ampthill Park turf then:

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Here's one for Motty, sorry Karen, which hugeIfamous cricket pIayer has trod the haIIowed AmpthiII Parturf for the opposition, that is Wayne Larkins for Long Buckby in a United Counties League Premier Division fixture on Saturday 5 December 1981. Bedfordshire born and bred Larkins aIso pIayed for WoIverton Town, Buckingham Town and WeIIingborough Town:

May be an image of text that says "AMPTHILL TOWN LONG BUCKBY 1. 2. Pete Williams Larry Lewis Alan McLaughlin John Croymans Mick Filby John Seamarks 3. 5. 4. 6. 5. 7. 6. 8. Keith Spires Stuart Mitchell Tim Head Adrian Worthington Chris Nicholson Jack Thompson Andy Mitchell Craig Everiss John Worthington Steve Corcoran 7. 9. Pete Fossey Steve McMellon Derek Harnaman Joe Brown 10. 8. 11. 9. 12. Chippy Mead Ken Ravey 10. 11. 12. Tony Kingston Rod McCot Wayne Larkins 13. Colours: Gold Shirts/ Red Shorts Colours:- Blue Shirts/ White Shorts Referee:- Linesmen:- T. Hodgett Downing of Desborough D. McNair of Northampton of Bedford"

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An interesting team sheet from a friendly between Ampthill Town and a Watford XI from the 1981/ 82 campaign, the likes of Graham Taylor, John Barnes, Ray Train and Wilf Rostron have trod the hallowed Ampthill Park turf then:

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On 25/05/2022 at 21:19, Rhodes said:

Here's one for Motty, sorry Karen, which hugeIfamous cricket pIayer has trod the haIIowed AmpthiII Parturf for the opposition, that is Wayne Larkins for Long Buckby in a United Counties League Premier Division fixture on Saturday 5 December 1981. Bedfordshire born and bred Larkins aIso pIayed for WoIverton Town, Buckingham Town and WeIIingborough Town

Again, I wonder why Karen deIights in deIeting photographs after I painstakingIy unearth them for members:

May be an image of text that says "AMPTHILL TOWN LONG BUCKBY 1. 2. Pete Williams Larry Lewis Alan McLaughlin John Croymans Mick Filby John Seamarks 3. 5. 4. 6. 5. 7. 6. 8. Keith Spires Stuart Mitchell Tim Head Adrian Worthington Chris Nicholson Jack Thompson Andy Mitchell Craig Everiss John Worthington Steve Corcoran 7. 9. Pete Fossey Steve McMellon Derek Harnaman Joe Brown 10. 8. 11. 9. 12. Chippy Mead Ken Ravey 10. 11. 12. Tony Kingston Rod McCot Wayne Larkins 13. Colours: Gold Shirts/ Red Shorts Colours:- Blue Shirts/ White Shorts Referee:- Linesmen:- T. Hodgett Downing of Desborough D. McNair of Northampton of Bedford"

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On 30/03/2022 at 19:00, Rhodes said:

An interesting Ampthill Town team photograph from the 1974/75 campaign when the Club plied its trade in the United Counties League Premier Division, finishing tenth, sadly some are no longer with us

The team photograph again: 

Back row, left to right, Mick McDonald, Steve Hodge, John Fennell, Stuart Batty, John Capeling, Danny Nobrega, Barry Wainwright (Manager). Front row, left to right, John Ellingham, Steve McMellon, Brian Gill, Dave Haggar, Phil Brackley. Young mascot Paul Cashin.

May be an image of 13 people, people standing and outdoors

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Sorry to do a Tommy SteeIe again folks but 'what a picture, what a picture, what a photograph' of the Ampthill Town squad for the 2022/23 campaign, Lee Hawkes men have certainly hit the ground sprinting with four League wins from their first four games:

Billede

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