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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 moment in time, you may be missing your football fix if you often go out to see your favourite team. Due to the lockdown, only Elite League football teams (National Leagues North and South upwards) can continue their season. In what is now known as The Trident Leagues (Northern Premier, Southern and Isthmian leagues), league football has been suspended till further notice. Likewise with its regional feeder leagues.

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Behind the Mike: A Look At The Glory Days of Piccadilly Sport

Commemorating Piccadilly Radio’s first full football season

If you thought Milton Keynes Dons’ tonking of Manchester United was eventful, cast your mind back to the 1974-75 season. M.K. Dons was Southern League side Wimbledon (home ground, Plough Lane); Manchester United played Second Division football, and top of the First Division that week was Carlisle United. Continue reading “Behind the Mike: A Look At The Glory Days of Piccadilly Sport”

East of the M60’s Road to Wembley: F.A. Cup Second Round Proper Draw

Roots Hall or Deepdale awaits the Latics

Oldham Athletic’s reward for beating Burton Albion this Saturday is an away trip to Southend United or Preston North End. At this moment, they are the only club east of the M60 motorway remaining in the competition. As far as Blue Square Bet North sides are concerned, Hinckley United are the last remaining side, with a replay against Tamworth at the Lamb Ground deciding the Knitters’ fate.

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East of the M60’s Road to Wembley: F.A. Cup First Round Proper Results

Rochdale and Bury out at first attempt but Latics cruise to the Second Round

Today saw few shocks at this stage of the competition, but the shocks which came were fairly significant. There was only one League scalp with potential for a second one this Sunday, and another three in a fortnight’s time.

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East of the M60’s Road to Wembley: F.A. Cup First Round Proper Draw

A local derby for Gateshead against Blyth Spartans, or a trip to Droylsden for Gateshead?

Should Dave Pace see off Blyth Spartans at Croft Park on Tuesday, Droylsden may receive another home tie against north eastern opposite. The victors of the forthcoming replay face a home tie against Gateshead.

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