A Crowdfunding Cry from the Celts

Stalybridge Celtic’s crowdfunding appeal passes £1,700 Mark In the last week, there has been much talk about footballing activities returning to the fore, following some relaxation of our COVID-19 lockdown. It has been stated that Barclays Premier League sides could finish off their season behind closed doors at neutral venues – giving us all several…

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…

(Still) A Grand Old Team to See: Fourteen Days Which Knackered The ‘Bridge

A relieved Stuart Vallantine looks back upon Stalybridge Celtic’s turbulent 2017 – 2018 season in his own inimitable way. Two external forces have had an effect on my beloved team’s season in the Northern Premier League Premier Division. One has had a positive one; another one was a huge negative. The ‘R’ word featured in…

Greater Manchester Celebrates Non League Day

Real football in our area, with real fans Football, real football. The Association game that is played by 95% of footballing sides out the 92 English Football League and the English Premier League in England and parts of Wales. Whilst the English Premier League breaks up for international fixtures, the first Saturday in September is…

Nash Nab National League North Status

Curzon Ashton clinch promotion to English football’s sixth level At a rain lashed Tameside Stadium, Curzon Ashton gained promotion to the National League North division. In front of a bumper crowd, their NPL play-off final fixture saw the Nash beat Ilkeston F.C by one goal to nil.

Non League State of Mind: Non League Day, 06 September 2014

The joys of Non League Football in Greater Manchester It’s that time again, the greatest day in non-league football: Non League Day. Tomorrow sees the non-league sides of Greater Manchester enticing Premier League and Championship football fans with the joys of real football.

Non League Day Comes to Bower Fold: Stalybridge Celtic v Leamington F.C.

Saturday 06 September 2014: Real football, plus mascots, live music and discounts  Over the last five years, Non League Day has become an established part of the footballing calendar. It coincides with a point where English Premier League sides have a Saturday. This for international fixtures; this season, three days after England’s match against Norway. A friendly. With a nondescript starting…

‘It’s the Time of the Season…’ The 2014 Great Kick-Off

Stand by for real footballing action From 3 o’clock tomorrow afternoon the Football Conference season kicks off, heralding for many people the start of the football season. Some may argue the season starts proper on the 16 August, next Saturday. To some extent, they could be right, being as both the Barclays Premier League and the…

From Surrey Street to Wembley: The Magic of the 2014-15 F.A. Challenge Cup

East of the M60‘s preview of the world’s greatest cup competition from a Greater Mancunian perspective This year’s World Cup has brought about some dramatic performances, the expected disappointment of England and some blistering weather. Many of us may have been enthralled by Costa Rica, or half expect Argentina to lift the trophy this year.

Curzon Ashton Champions

Nash clinch N.P.L. First Division North Title In the last minute of play, Curzon Ashton clinched the Northern Premier League First Division North title tonight at Station View, Starbeck. Niall Cummins scored the only goal in the ninety second minute in a close away match versus Harrogate Railway Athletic, amid victorious scenes at Station View….