Non-League News

Posted by on Jul 13, 2009 in Uncategorized | No Comments

This month’s WSC carries a fitting tribute to Tony Kempster, the man behind the eponymous Tony’s English Football Site, who recently passed away. Listing results, tables and crowds all the way down to Level 7 of the league pyramid as well as a mine of related information, this cornucopian trove brought thousands of fans from across the country (and world) together. Thetwounfortunates will have done well to have acheived …

Promotion for Palace?: That’s Preposterous

Posted by on Jul 12, 2009 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Neil Warnock’s recent capture of Darren Ambrose after a short drive across the boroughs of Southwark and Greenwich appears to be a sensible enough purchase for Crystal Palace, even if the 25 year old’s career is on the wane. A starlet at Ipswich, Ambrose was on the fringes at Newcastle before a five year spell as an Addick that has seen him relegated twice. The brylcreem using utility man has …

Do Irish players in the Championship get a fair shot at playing for their country? An Ode to Kevin Kilbane

Posted by on Jul 10, 2009 in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

A favourite hobby of mine, and many other Irish football fans, is to Google the most recently capped Irish footballer to work out who the hell he is. Sean St Ledger? Leon Best? Martin Rowlands? It’s hard to imagine for an English football fan, but a fair few of these guys get sent out to play against Italy, France and Brazil, and aren’t always beaten.

“Of course the Irish lads …

Not So Great Expectations

Posted by on Jul 10, 2009 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Scunthorpe seem reasonably well placed ahead of their second stab at Championship survival in three seasons. The Lesser Spotted Lincolnshiremen’s last attempt was foreshadowed by Billy Sharp’s defection to Sheffield United (itself preceded by strike partner Andy Keogh’s exit), but the Iron should be a little more confident this time around, with their play-off winning squad likely to remain intact.

Manager Nigel Adkins is earning a reputation for affording developing …

Wily Blackwell?

Posted by on Jul 9, 2009 in Uncategorized | One Comment

“You’re just a shit Neil Warnock” was the refrain aimed by Burnley fans at Kevin Blackwell in the television gantry as the Clarets roared into the Play off Final in May. A week and a half later and his jocular reaction was no longer in evidence. Wembley distress must have come harder for the Boston United goalkeeping legend than anyone, still smarting as he was from his Leeds’ side’s 3-0 …