Topic: Non-League football

well, as diy punk etc is pretty much about supporting the underdog and snubbing your nose at mainstream corporations etc, lets hear it for non-league football.

personally i support Sutton United. when i first started going to see them they were in the conference but they've now long languished in the even minor leagues. but that's half the joy.

the other joy is the giant killing opportunities which don't seem to exist in any other sport. i've seen england play brazil at wembley but still the greatest football match i've ever seen in my life was sutton united beating coventry (the then current fa cup holders) in the third round of the fa cup.

the corallaries with punk and diy are pretty much self evident.

and let's not forget the laissez faire attitude to beer consumption and the opportunity to STAND in the rain.

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nuneaton town for the win, we have exeter city in the f.a. cup on saturday, will get pwned most likely but should be a good day...

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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i went to see union berlin last year although i have no idea what league they're in, it was pretty punk. on a total side note and the real reason i'm posting on this thread, i'm off to see grimsby vs leeds next tuesday first time ever live, super excited, prolly gonna get brayed being amongst the leeds fans. sorry ewan. roll on summer punx 5aside!

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barnet is effectively a non league team, but due to their success i have been forced to spend time wandering norfolk and suffolk this year watching the likes of diss town, kings lynn and lowestoft town. it has been a lot of fun.

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I support Boreham Wood FC (Ryman Prem). Doing rather well this season. They ain't remotely punk though, although I did spot a chap sporting a dodgy Black Flag tattoo at the Hastings game a few months ago.

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Me and Dan went to watch Boston United on Saturday.

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i support hednesford town, currently doing average in the southern premier league after doing average in the northern premier league for a couple of seasons.  what i enjoy about non-league football is that once you've travelled to a few away games you get to know pretty much all of the other supporters and often get to speak with the players, manager and chairman after the game.  what i dont like about non-league football is that the football is pretty shit mostly and generally the players are as mercenary as any premiership player except the lack of contracts means they can fuck off a week after being offered £20 more by another team.  another thing that annoys me is the way "ambitious" clubs spend much more money than they've got to try and get into the football league, build a nice new ground on the way and then end up going bust.  take a look at telford, halifax, nuneaton (sorry mark), weymouth, rushden and diamonds.  the histon chairman has decided he doesnt want to fund the club anymore so they're probably next.  gateshead are planning a new stadium and going full time when they could only get crowds of 300 a few seasons ago.  nothing too different to the premiership except clubs dont go bust in the prem.  add to that the price it costs to actually attend a game at conference level (£18 for oxford and cambridge), you might aswell get sky sports, 4 cans of stella and watch barcelona every saturday/sunday night from the comfort of your own home.

i still fucking hate stafford rangers.

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Farsley Celtic

If you die tomorrow, can you honestly say you've lived?

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Have dabbled in the past with Guisborough Town and Boston Town as well. I love footy me.

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another nuneaton town(boro!) fan here. i properly love it, been a season ticket holder since i was about 6.

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LukeWaterIntoBeer wrote:

Farsley Celtic


I was a Farsley fan for one day. Play off final against Hinckley. The Farsley end had loads of different non league fans in the end just wanting Hinckley not to go up. Went mental when you scored the winning goal.

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im a stag! - mansfield town.
and have been since ooh.. about 76/77
dad took me to see forest, notts and stags - but im a yellow...
shit last season in the conference, but looking good for promotion...

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

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new band - King of Pigs HC

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Marvgadgie wrote:

Have dabbled in the past with Guisborough Town and Boston Town as well. I love footy me.

saw boston come to lowestoft a few weeks ago, two divisions to the good. they were shocking!

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im an exeter city season ticket supporter. not really non-league now but we were a couple of years back.
looking forward to the game against the boro (nuneaton boro naturally). should be a great match. definite potential banana skin for sir tis and the bauys.

Ziddy for the playoffs!!!!!

HVR

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sorry guys - but i would just like to mention i have scored a hat-trick at Sutton Utd's ground and also a 30 yard wonder strike at Dulwich Hamlets (best ground I have ever played at)

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Ha Ha! I scored two penalties on Guisborough Town's pitch as a bairn in a half time shoot out competition once.

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telemetry wrote:

im an exeter city season ticket supporter. not really non-league now but we were a couple of years back.
looking forward to the game against the boro (nuneaton boro naturally). should be a great match. definite potential banana skin for sir tis and the bauys.

nice one! hope you enjoy it (not too much obviously!). let me know if you need any help with pubs before the game or anything like that.

weve sold just over 2,000 tickets which is good.

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glory hunters.

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i've been to see Horwich RMI (Railway Mechanic Institute who then moved to become leigh RMI, now genesis!) in the past

my dad loves going to watch radcliffe boro more than wanderers nowadays; i've been a few times - quite good craic

one thing needs discussing though

FC united of manchester are an abhorrent institution

how can their supporters simultaneously support both FCUM and MUFC?; and still take a ridiculous moral high ground
why do they think they can moan about Bury wanting to charge them money for using gigg lane?
why don't they all fuck off and support their local non league teams instead? they all seem to be from the catchment area for northwich victoria/altricham/hyde

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the 2,000 tickets sold are from people with season tickets (we have 303) and people who have f.a cup vouchers from the previous home games.

the glory hunters are some of the 5,000 who went to the middlesbrough away game wink.

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roberto wrote:

one thing needs discussing though

FC united of manchester are an abhorrent institution

how can their supporters simultaneously support both FCUM and MUFC?; and still take a ridiculous moral high ground
why do they think they can moan about Bury wanting to charge them money for using gigg lane?
why don't they all fuck off and support their local non league teams instead? they all seem to be from the catchment area for northwich victoria/altricham/hyde

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

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I went to Arnold Town over the summer when they played against a Derby County XI. Bit of a cop out really because pretty much everyone there were Forest or Derby fans.

The pies were so cheap though, so that was a positive. Plus the clubhouse had real ale on. That's what it's all about.

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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.

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telemetry wrote:

im an exeter city season ticket supporter. not really non-league now but we were a couple of years back.
looking forward to the game against the boro (nuneaton boro naturally). should be a great match. definite potential banana skin for sir tis and the bauys.

Ziddy for the playoffs!!!!!

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

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

"murder and slavery are not subtleties and meat and dairy are not necessities"

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can but hope

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