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Lothian Thistle because my Dad used to play for them when he was younger. Always keep an eye out for them in the early rounds of the Scottish Cup etc. Wouldn't say I support them though, although my Dad obviously does.

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thomas wrote:

are you driving up arthur? i might want to 'hang on' for this.

don't worry nuneaton fans, you will STUFF us, no question.


nah im not going to nuneaton sad im sort of busy saturday night with a bonfire/fireworks shenaningan type thing so thats why i'm not going.  i heard you need a ticket anyway?!?! although having said that city won't sell out 1050 tix. we took about 400 to curzon ashton last year, i don't think we will sell out boro... also we won't win. tiz-woz's record is something like 2 wins in 11 in cup games. terrible.  thank god cups dont matter too much!!!!!

HVR

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yeah, it's all ticket, i guess because our capacity is just a little less than yours...

I'm not singing for the future
I'm not dreaming of the past
I'm not talking of the first time
I never think about the last

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should be some tickets available on the day from the temporary ticket office which is behind the ian neale stand.

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Jon wrote:

I support Gateshead FC who have very strong aspirations NOT to be a nonleague team form for much longer.

see - http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrisbevan/2 … _tyne.html

Big game on Saturday.

I suppose the difference between nonleague football and diy music is one of ability. i.e. Bilge Pump, Narcosis, whatever = excellent musicians. The Ronaldos of their field, if you will.

There are no Cristiano Ronaldos turning out for Gateshead because they choose not to go professional / sell out. There might be as-yet undiscovered superstar turning out for Blyth Spartans, but its not likely he'll stay there for long. nother possible paralel would be someone like Matthew le Tisier who turned down offers from big clubs to stay with his favourite club. But in the Premier League, as a millionaire.

The best footballers play in the top division and are rewarded appropriately. The best musicians don't necessarily do so.

Sense. All football clubs are businesses, and I don't think any non-league sides WANT to be non-league. I WANT to be in punk bands and haven't persued being in barry big time bands even though I'm a good enough drummer to do it. 

Also, supporting a football team shouldn't be about politics and ideals. It should be about supporting your home town. If your home town is a shit non-league side, fair enough. But why would I want to go watch poor quality non-league football at Newport County when I was born in Cardiff and live 2 miles away from the stadium?
If some multi-gajillionaire A-rab came in and made us the richest club in the world and in 5 years we were in the Champions League, it's not like I'm gonna ditch the club in some kind of anti-capitalist protest.

"There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore,
There is society where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar;
I love not Man the less, but Nature more."

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Hail_Of_Bullets wrote:

If some multi-gajillionaire A-rab came in and made us the richest club in the world and in 5 years we were in the Champions League, it's not like I'm gonna ditch the club in some kind of anti-capitalist protest.

True.

You'd ditch them out of an anti-Islam protest.

I'm not into that.

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But I would be torn as the chance of playing Galatasaray or Besiktas in the Champions League would obviously allow for more direct anti-islamic action...what to do what to do?

"There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore,
There is society where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar;
I love not Man the less, but Nature more."

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away to forest green in the fa cup today!

being this cool is a full time job, you never get the weekends off.

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Great result for York City today. Through to the second round of the F.A cup - hope we draw a "big " club in the next round.

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we bastard scraped a draw...
jeez

being this cool is a full time job, you never get the weekends off.

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boro lost 4-0

I'm not singing for the future
I'm not dreaming of the past
I'm not talking of the first time
I never think about the last

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fuck offf wrexham

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yeah solid result for the zidy. to be honest sounds like boro played better football and 4-0 was not a representative scoreline for the match. oh well. only 400-ish grecians travelled, bit poor but then again it is only first round... hopefully the 400 who travelled put out a respectable amount of noise.
damien, were you there?? how loud were the city fans??

HVR

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i really wouldn't worry it, football fans put way too much stake in how loud their own supporters are, like it is directly proportional to testical size or something.

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Were Staines and York the only non-league teams to beat league oppositon??

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oxford won aswell but you cant really count them as non-league.

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Andy Malcolm wrote:

i really wouldn't worry it, football fans put way too much stake in how loud their own supporters are, like it is directly proportional to testical size or something.

BUT IT IS PROPORTIONAL!!  DIRECTLY!!!!!!!1

HVR

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telemetry wrote:

yeah solid result for the zidy. to be honest sounds like boro played better football and 4-0 was not a representative scoreline for the match. oh well. only 400-ish grecians travelled, bit poor but then again it is only first round... hopefully the 400 who travelled put out a respectable amount of noise.
damien, were you there?? how loud were the city fans??



not very, but they were outnumbered by a couple of thousand pride-wounded-but we-can't-show-it-boro fans, second half was much better than the first, for us anyway...

I'm not singing for the future
I'm not dreaming of the past
I'm not talking of the first time
I never think about the last

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N.G STATE OF MIND wrote:

Were Staines and York the only non-league teams to beat league oppositon??

We (Gateshead) drew with Brentford.

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Only realised about an hour ago that ITV had shown Charlton losing this afternoon.

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good luck to nuneaton on saturday.

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Thanks. We could do with a win after two disappointing performances vs Hyde and Redditch.

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My local team, Ashford Town FC (were in Ishmain South L1), got suspended by the FA for the season and are being put back in to the Kent leagues next season. They've had to change their name and cleared out all the players and staff and so whilst I am looking forward the reformation there is going to be lots of bad football to be watched come the autumn weekends.

In the meantime I'm going to do the unthinkable and switch over to going to watch Folkestone Invicta in the coming months. They're still scumbags but i'm missing going to a game every week and can't afford the White Hart Lane prices on a reg basis.

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Andy Malcolm wrote:

agreed, those guys seem to think they are the kings of football fandom.

disagree. there are some genuine people invoved with that club who've got the right idea. the help they gave to chester fc forming for example. i dont buy the argument that they've taken fans and income away from other clubs either. these are scum fans who have opted not to give more money to old trafford themepark. this then provides other clubs with big paydays with the increased gates when fcum play away. the point of non-league being more diy or punk rock, i think fcum embody this. their standing against glazer, with their club being involved in their community and with the 'ultra' like support.

Andy Malcolm wrote:

fuck offf wrexham

agreed. spot on.

went away to eastwood few seasons back. we tried to watch the 2nd half from the bar to squeeze in a extra pint. little did we know that we'd made the grave mistake of watching from the chairmans spot and were soon ushered out by an old blazer with a comedy squeaky voice who was kin disgusted by us!

went to gainsboro away in fancy dress (paramedics), managed to get in a bottle of oxygen and pretended to resuscitate those dressed as marines. no one batted an eyelid.

thackley fc were delighted to have their trophy cabinet photographed with me and tomo.

bamber bridges clubhouse put on cracking ale when there.

i love non league footy. grounds are crap but much more real and more personality. chance to get up close and personal with the game and players and banter.

however i was certain luke wib were a guisely fan not farsely celtic

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Sutton United are blazing away at the top of the league at the moment.

was chatting to a friend from Ashford about Ashford Town a while back. only later did we find out why Sutton and Ashford weren't in the same league. harsh.

i like the idea of FCUM. i like the fact that they exist. the fans setting up is great. plus they're man utd so i also get to enjoy hating them.

looking forward to Wimbledon eventually playing MK Dons. was quite excited when it nearly happened this season.