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…

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…

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…

East of the M60’s Road to Wembley: Here Come the Big Guns

F.A. Challenge Cup Second Qualifying Round draw For many fans, this is where the magic of the F.A. Cup starts to unfold. From the 1st October, the Step Two sides enter the Second Qualifying Round. By then, the likes of Stalybridge Celtic, Altrincham and Hyde battle it out for a place in the next round…