Posted by sean on March 31, 2020 at 9:34 pm in Bath City, Non League with No Comments

Now, children, this is what grownups call a cop-out…

The National League Board met earlier today and has reviewed its prior decision to suspend the competition until at least 3rd April 2020.

In consideration of the very serious and unprecedented national public health emergency caused by the coronavirus, the Board has taken the decision to suspend the National League, National League North and National League South competitions indefinitely.

The National League is currently obtaining specialist legal advice, is consulting regularly with The Football Association and other stakeholders, and is committed to involving its member clubs in a pending decision on how best to conclude the 2019/20 season.

Those responsible for making the decisions must have very sore bottoms. Their rear ends will be full of splinters, after sitting on top of that fence for so long.

Posted by sean on January 4, 2020 at 11:44 pm in Non League with No Comments

Having seen Bath City beaten 6-0 at Grimsby and 7-1 in the FA Cup against East Thurrock, I can say from personal experience that you never quite get over witnessing your team get destroyed away from home.

I am no longer able to listen to The Fratellis – Chelsea Dagger, having endured the song’s intro SIX times at Grimsby; with it being played at full volume, after every one of the home side’s goals.

It is these traumas, which have given me the upmost sympathy for Ebbsfleet United fans tonight. Losing 7-0 at Barrow has got to hurt. One of the longest away days in English football and you get stuffed.

It’s approaching midnight as I write this blog, and chances are that many of the supporters are yet to arrive home.

Well done, boys and girls. If it makes you feel any better, we’ve all been there…

Posted by sean on May 4, 2014 at 4:47 pm in Football, Funny Things, Non League with No Comments

I shouldn’t laugh…

[Rovers fans’ reactions after relegation]

I didn’t find it amusing when the very angry man interrupted his fellow fan, 53 seconds into the video, to bark something about the board.

The supporter shortly before the 2 minute mark was also very UNFUNNY, saying how he felt sorry for his embarrassed looking son, before bursting into tears himself.

Like I said, I shouldn’t laugh, because it isn’t funny. No, not funny at all.

Posted by sean on May 3, 2014 at 10:14 pm in Football, Non League with No Comments

Bristol Rovers got relegated from the Football League this afternoon. I won’t gloat. I have nothing against The Gas, even though it is a little bit funny. OK, quite a bit funny. However, there are many more clubs I would like to see go down instead – sadly, David Moyes’ mission to relegate Manchester United was cut short.

The reason I am pleased that they have gone down, is that somewhere on my Football Bucket List, is a dream to see Bath City play Bristol Rovers in a league match. Yes, we’re still a division apart, but hopefully I’ll be able to tick it off my list before too long. Ideally this will involve Bath City getting promoted into The Conference Premier, and joining Rovers, and not Brizzle going down again!

If any Rovers fans are still reading this and haven’t smashed their PC screen, started writing an abusive comment, or left their house to track me down in an act of revenge (please don’t!), read on…

Relegation will hurt now. I know all too well, experiencing it with Bath City and Leeds. However, once the wounds of today have healed, look forward to next season. Non-League isn’t all too bad. Some of my best away days were spent in that league over two seasons. You’ll have some fun. Relegation may be just what your club needs to regroup and come back stronger – á la Luton Town. Luton should be a warning, however. There is no easy return to League Two. The Conference is tough. There are no easy games and a lot of big, full time clubs are down there. Luton have only just been promoted, after five years. Wrexham, Kidderminster and Cambridge United, all former league clubs, are still trying to get back.

If we don’t meet in the league, see you in the FA Trophy.

Posted by sean on March 3, 2014 at 9:50 pm in Fun At Home, Non League with No Comments

Weston Super Mare don’t hold back, do they. A strange decision, especially after they won their cup final against Bath City last month.

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