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Game on in Denmark

Last week it was mental in London.  Snow like we have never seen it before – well since February actually, but the doom mongers will have you believe it is all to do with global warming, rather than of course just unseasonal weather.  And of course the whole country ground to a halt.  Sitting in Denmark watching these events unfold was quite amusing.  It started snowing here on the 18th November and hasn’t stopped yet.  Temperatures dropped into the minus double figures during the day, but as you will have seen from my report from Randers last week, football goes on unaffected by the cold weather.  In fact since the snow started some three weeks ago not a single game has been postponed out here. Continue reading

Has anyone seen Grays?


Last weekend was a busy one for the FA. Not only did we have the whole Lord Treason affair but in one of the backrooms at Wembley Stadium sat a man who decided the fate of literally hundreds of non-league clubs as he worked out the league allocations for the coming season.

Last season saw three high profile clubs go to the wall mid-season in Chester City, Farsley Celtic and Kings Lynn. Add to this a number of clubs who had breached league rules and some relegation/promotion enforced geographical anomalies and you can see what a difficult job was on the cards. So what was decided?
Last weekend was a busy one for the FA. Not only did we have the whole Lord Treason affair but in one of the backrooms at Wembley Stadium sat a man who decided the fate of literally hundreds of non-league clubs as he worked out the league allocations for the coming season. Continue reading