Book Review: British Football’s Greatest Grounds

Not only a coffee table book for groundhoppers; a must for any football fan Title: British Football’s Greatest Grounds: One Hundred Must-See Football Venues; Author: Mike Bayly; Photography: various contributors including David Bauckman, Paul Paxford, Colin McPherson, Andy Nunn, Stuart Tree, Ben Webster, Publisher: Pitch Publishing Limited (2020); Recommended Selling Price: £30.00 (hardback). At this […]

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Tameside’s and Glossop’s Northern Premier League 2019 – 20 Fixtures

Ashton United welcome newly promoted Atherton Collieries whilst Mossley and Stalybridge Celtic travel away Well, the wait is over. Today at 6pm, the Northern Premier League has announced its fixtures for the 2019 – 2020 season. This season will also see two significant developments for the 51-year-old league. First is the creation of a North […]

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Tameside F.C.? No Way, Pedro!

Why a combined borough-wide team may hinder rather than help Tameside: a product of the 1972 Local Government Act comprising of 210,000 residents, parts of three historical counties, and six senior level football teams with rivalries of their own. Devotees of the semi-professional game are spoilt for choice in the borough. Besides Stalybridge Celtic, Hyde FC, Droylsden, Ashton […]

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Moments Which Shook Tameside and Glossop Non-League Football: The Not So Perfect Ten

Ten seminal moments of non-league footballing greatness in the Tameside and Glossop areas With the season less than ten matches from completion, this would often be the time for Player of the Year, PFA Player of the Year and Football Writers’ Player of the Year awards. This would also be a time to reflect upon […]

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From Worksop Parramore to Wembley

A spotlight on the 2013-14 F.A. Challenge Cup competition By next week, the world’s greatest and oldest cup competition will be in full swing. Everybody says the absolute zenith of the competition at its finest is the final tie at Wembley. I beg to differ. What has made, and continues to make the F.A. Cup […]

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