This Time 40 Years Ago… Mossley Goes to Wembley

A look back at Mossley AFC’s Wembley trail With the lack of real football in our television schedules due to that pandemic, our broadcasters have had to fill the airtime with some of our greatest footballing moments. It has meant ITV rerunning Euro ’96; also trending topics that would have been relevant if Twitter existed…

From Moor Lane to Wembley: The Magic of the 2014-15 F.A. Trophy

East of the M60‘s preview of one of the F.A.’s non-league cup competitions from a Greater Mancunian perspective It may be a while off yet, but the preliminary round draw for the F.A. Trophy has already been made. Ties will take place on the 18 October 2014.

East of the M60’s Other Road to Wembley Part #2: FA Trophy Preview

Groundhog Day for the Mighty Stalybridge Celtic. Where did Christmas go? Three derbies and one point out of nine for the Mighty Stalybridge Celtic, a pulsating 3 – 3 draw at Tameside Stadium between Curzon Ashton and Mossley and the small matter of a transfer to Scunthorpe United. Amid the hubris, the ‘Bridge recorded a…

East of the M60’s Other Road to Wembley #2: F.A. Trophy First Round Results

Poor attendances amid scalps by lower league opposition The F.A. Challenge Trophy is the Football Association’s premier non-league competition featuring clubs from Steps 1 to 4 of the non-league pyramid. With the Conference National side, one would expect some fairly good attendance figures at this stage. Alas this wasn’t the case. Perhaps some sides (particularly…