August 11

leohoenig

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In 1934, the first 137 prisoners were sent to the Federal Prison on Alcatraz, it remained operational until 1963. when it was closed mainly on grounds of cost.

The official line is no one escaped. There were 14 escape attempts involving 36 prisoners. 23 were caught alive, six were shot and killed, two were drowned. The remaining five are listed as "missing, presumed drowned", but who knows?
 

barnetbee

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1990 - Rayners Lane 0 Finchley 2 (pre season friendly)
1991 - West Ham 1 Botofogo (Brazil) 2 (as above)
1998 - Barnet 2 Wolves 1 (Worthington cup 1st round, 1st leg)
2001 - Barnet 1 Arsenal 6 (pre season friendly)
2007 - Morecombe 0 Barnet 0 (League 2) - Morecombe first ever Football League game
2009 - Barnet 0 Watford 2 - AET(Coca-Cola cup 1st round)
2012 - Takeley 2 Newmarket 1 (FA cup Extra Preliminary round)
2015 - Millwall 1 Barnet 2 - AET (League cup 1st round)
2018 - Barnet 1 Eastleigh 2 (National League)
 

Oxpete

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Pompey
No pre-season friendlies!

Saturday 11th August 1979~
League Cup 1st round 1st leg
Portsmouth 1-1 Swindon Town

Wednesday 11th August 2004~
League Two
Oxford United 1-0 Mansfield Town

Saturday 11th August 2007~
Conference Premier
Oxford United 1-0 Forest Green Rovers

Tuesday 11th August 2009~
Hellenic Premier
Carterton 1-1 Kidlington

Sunday 11th August 2013~
Conference Premier
Cambridge United 5-1 FC Halifax Town


...which I watched from the Shaymen end of the ground. This was the first Conference match shown televised by ESPN, including revolutionary cameras inside the dressing rooms. A draw-back of this quickly came into view when Halifax had two players sent off very early on, and one was shown live on telly smashing up his own dressing-room to a chorus of expletives.

Tuesday 11th August 2015~
Hellenic Div.1 East
Chinnor 5-1 Reading Town


...in the company of Royals26.
 
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Hoddy1.

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England.
2019

Sunday @ 18-00.
Slovakia Top tier.
FK Pohronie 2 v 2 Spartak Trnava.

@ Mestsky Stadium, Ziar nad Hronom.
2,602.
--logo

FK Pohronie - Martin Vantruba , Jan Nosko , Lukas Tesak , Jan Hatok , Patrik Abraham (1) , Marek Bartos , Lukas Pelegrini (1), Peter Mazan , Jakub Sedlacek , David Hrncar , Patrick Blahut.
Subs - Richard Zupa for Mazan , Michal Klec for Hatok , Mateusz Zachara for Blahut.
Manager - Rastislav Urgela.


Spartak Trnava - Dobrivoj Rusov , Matus Turna , Bogdan Mitrea , Joao Diogo , Lucas Lovat , Marko Tesija , Emir Halilovic , Ivan Mesik , Filip Dangubic , Alex Sobczyk , Rafael Tavares (1).
Subs - Filip Orsula (1) for Dangubic , Marko Kelemen for Sobczyk , Gino van Kessel for Tavares.
Manager - Ricardo Cheu.

Referee - Martin Dohal.

28 x games . 1x 0-0's.1 x doubleAngler Images, Stock Photos & Vectors | Shutterstock16 x foreign.

Now blogging at
--- https://eccentricity.video.blog/ ---Do not open if a snowflake. (You've been warned , so don't blame me). 🚫

Some other games visited on this date ( Top tier + Internationals + oddities).
2003 Penkridge 3 v 2 Featherstone.

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BBC ON THIS DAY | 11 | 1982: Krays let out for mother's funeral
 
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Hoddy1.

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Crewe Alexandra.
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In 1934, the first 137 prisoners were sent to the Federal Prison on Alcatraz, it remained operational until 1963. when it was closed mainly on grounds of cost.
The official line is no one escaped. There were 14 escape attempts involving 36 prisoners. 23 were caught alive, six were shot and killed, two were drowned. The remaining five are listed as "missing, presumed drowned", but who knows?
The Vulture backed up by scientists do :ROFLMAO:
Plus a fascinating insight into what life would have been like if they had survived 😁
No proof and doesn't even talk a good game but here is Vultures and scientists take on it.= '

''Freezing cold water, very fast currents, home made dinghy.
Scientists have shown that the currents could have washed them ashore if the hypothermia didn't get to them first.
But had they safely landed ashore would 3 career criminals been able to see out the rest of their lives without committing further misdemeanours and getting a tug from law enforcement?''
 
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FinchleyFlyer65

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Finchley
Wingate & Finchley
1979 Addlestone & Weybridge 0 Finchley 1 (Friendly) @ Liberty Lane
1984 Feltham 0 Finchley 1 (Isthmian League Cup 1st Round)
1987 Finchley 1 Edgware Town 1 (Friendly)
1990 Rayners Lane 0 Finchley 2 (Friendly)
1998 Barnet 2 Wolves 1 Att 3,181 (Worthington Cup 1st Round 1st Leg)
2009 Barnet 0 Watford 2 Att 3,139 (Carling Cup 1st Round)
2012 Wingate & Finchley 2 Ware 2 (Friendly)
2018 Hadley 2 Fairford Town 0 Att 66 (FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round)
2019 West Essex 1 Whitton United 2 Att 109 (FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round)
 

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Football

2001 Cogenhoe United - 0 Holbeach United - 5

2007 Godmanchester Rovers - 1 Fakenham Town - 0

2017 Norwich CBS - 0 King's Lynn Town Reserves - 2

Running

1976 Southern Counties Open Meeting - Crystal Palace 1500 metres 4-35.9 (PB at the time) 2nd (B race)

1985 Norfolk & Suffolk League - Lakenham 800 metres 2-18.2 5th & 1500 metres 4-34.2 3rd

2012 Norwich parkrun (102) 22-03 84th

2018 Colney Lane parkrun (35) 28-25 84th
 

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Heybridge SwiftsFarnborough Town11/08/010-4Ryman League CS
Thame United*Farnborough Res11/08/093-1HellDiv 1 E
Tunbridge WellsBeckenham Town11.08.121-4FAC
FarnboroughWeston Super Mare11.08.142-3Conf South
CoveWestfield11.08.150-2Comb Count Prem
Ivybridge TownPlymouth Argyle Res11.08.171-2SWPPD
WrexhamBoreham Wood11.08.183-0Conference
Ellesmere RangersLeicester Road11.08.180-1FA Cup
Northampton ON ChenecksGodmanchester Rovers11.08.192-3FA Cup
 

prorege

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1982 (Wednesday)

Friendly
Motherwell v Leeds United, 0-4, H.T. 0-2
At Fir Park
Att 5029

Well: Hugh Sproat, Ian McLeod, Alex Forsyth, Chic McLelland, Joe Carson, George Best, John Gahagan, Brian McClair, Willie Irvine, Alfie Conn, Tommy O’Hara. Subs Graeme Forbes, Stuart Rafferty, Brian Coyne, Ian Clinging, Bruce Clelland
Peacocks: John Lukic, Trevor Cherry, Eddie Gray, Martin Dickinson, Kenny Burns, Gwyn Thomas, Terry Connor, Derek Parlane, Frank Worthington, Frankie Gray, Mark Gavin. Subs Arthur Graham, Brian Flynn, Kevin Hird, Aiden Butterworth
Referee: Mike Delaney (Clelland)

Motherwell had George Best guesting for them in a bid to drum up interest at the start of the season. Even then I wished clubs wouldn’t pander to the utter waster who simply milked them for money before giving a second-rate performance. Thankfully there was plenty other talent on display to make up for the woeful inadequacies of the overpaid, arrogant Irishman. Best was subbed in the second half by former Albion Rovers player Bruce Clelland who contributed far more in 20 minutes than Best had in 70.

Leeds opened the scoring after 14 minutes – Frank Worthing ton getting the final header as the ball bobbled about the Motherwell six yard box. The second goal came in 24 minutes when Terry Connor drove the ball past Sproat from a Thomas cut back.

Connor got a third in 63 minutes and Worthington rounded off a comfortable win for the visitors with four minutes left to play.

Leeds went on to finish eighth in the First Division that season – one of their last decent campaigns before their spectacular fall from grace. They were full of talented players although perhaps too many of them were nearing the end of their careers. There were 6 Scots in their line-up with only Mark Gavin failing to win international honours.

Motherwell, under Jock Wallace, narrowly escaped relegation from the Premier Division. Brian McClair was a precocious talent at that time and John Gahagan was an entertaining, if i9nconsistent, winger.

Fir Park was in its “original” form as I remember it. The big main stand was faced by a full pitch-length covered enclosure, with high open terraces at both ends. I liked it as a ground more then than I do now. There was a sizeable Leeds support in attendance, probably around 300.


aug 11.jpgMotherwell v LUFC1982-83 Friendly 11-8-82.jpgFir P.jpg
 

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Warrington Town are #1, Leeds Utd, Stranraer, Matlock Town, Warrington Wolves RLFC
1990 Pre Season Friendly Warrington Town v Marine Drew 1-1

1992 Pre Season Friendly North Trafford v Northwich Victoria Won 1-6

1993 Pre Season Friendly Northwich Victoria v Stoke City Drew 1-1

1994 Pre Season Friendly Warrington Town v Wigan Athletic Drew 1-1

1996 Stones Bitter Super League I Warrington Wolves v Castleford Tigers Won 38-24

1998 SGL Seat Cars West Lancashire League Premier Division Freckleton v Kirkham & Wesham 1-5

A basic ground. No prog. Freck folded a few years later. K & W changed names to AFC Fylde and rose through the ranks

2000 Carlsberg West Cheshire League Division One Christleton v Vauxhall Motors 1-0

2007 Abacus Lighting Central Midlands League Manor Pharmacy Premier Division
Kinsley Boys v Ollerton Town T87 0-0

Another club that came and went but are now back again at a lower level. A railed pitch and there was a programme.

2009 FTL Futbol West Midlands (Regional) League Premier Division AFC Wulfrunians v Wednesfield 5-1

2011 RIP Lizzie (our dog)

2012 David Wilson Homes Gloucestershire County League Longlevens v DRG Frenchay (T313) 1-1

2015 The Bay West Lancashire League Division One Burscough Richmond v Turton 0-2

2018 Emirates FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round Sunderland Ryhope C A v Sunderland Ryhope C W 5-2
 

hantslondoner

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No PSFs, but two league and two cup games; programmes issued at all matches, the last three covered on old WDYGs:

1999 - 1945 KO - PREM - Southampton 0 Leeds U. 3 - attendance 15206
Easy win for the impressive visitors, thanks to an excellent hat-trick from Michael Bridges, who but for injuries would have been one of the best, I think. Saints came back a bit at the end of the first half but otherwise weren't great. Leeds had a great season, finishing third and doing well in Europe.
Highlights:

2012 - 1500 KO - FAC EPR - Alton T. 3 Bradford T. 0
The visitors had more possession, and early chances, but the hosts took whatever came their way and ended up surprisingly clear winners. Mlambo got one in each half for Alton. Played at the old ground, the stand already looking a bit rickety. Admission a steep £7.

2015 - 1945 KO - National League - Eastleigh 1 Boreham Wood 0 - attendance 1427
An injury-time winner by Constable was scant reward for Wood, who were surprisingly good and deserved at least a draw in a tight game.

2018 - 1500 KO - FAC EPR - Fareham T. 1 Frimley Green 2
Deserved win for the lower-ranked visitors; they were very solid all afternoon, whereas Fareham were poor, although a late rally enabled them to reduce the two-goal deficit, and and nearly snatch an undeserved draw. Competitive, with a high level of whinging.
 

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Wrexham and a general look out for some of the friendly teams I've been observing at around the country.
1977 - Harrodian v Hounslow Res - linesman. Played at the palatial Harrodian Club (staff social club) in Barnes. It even had its own swimming pool. I believe its now an expensive school.
1990 - Feltham Res v Thatcham Town Res - linesman.
1993 - Branksome Railway Hotel v Bashley Res - referee, played at Parley Sports Club.
2007 - Wimborne v Brading Town (Wessex Premier) - observer, att. 161.
2008 - Little Brit Inn v Dorset Knob - referee. Another security conscious match, played at Hamworthy Marine Camp. Little Brit were runners-up in Bournemouth Division 6 this season and Dorset Knob (a pub which is now a Co-op) won Division 1.
2013 - Parkstone v Smokeys - referee, played at Rossmore Leisure Centre. These teams were in Divisions 8 and 9 respectively of the Bournemouth Sunday League, Smokeys won the division.
2015 - Bournemouth v Lymington Town (Wessex Premier) - observer, att. 39.
2018 - Verwood Town v Fawley AFC (Wessex 1) - observer, att. 75.
 

Karb

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Keighley Cougars RLFC
1990
Makita International Tournament (at Wembley Stadium)
3/4 Place Play off
Aston Villa 0-1 Real Sociedad


Poor game on a hot sunny day, decided by a penalty following a rash challenge by Kevin Gage.
Larrañaga scoring from the spot.

followed by

Final
Arsenal 0-1 Sampdoria

The only goal came a minute before half time. New signing David Seaman raced out of his goal to challenge an attacker, but the ball rebounded to Dossena who lobbed the stranded keeper into the empty net.

2007
Barclays Premier League
Sunderland 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur
Att: 43,967


For only the second time in my life, Sunderland sat top of the table in the top flight after this game. Admittedly it was because this was the lunchtime kick-off and nobody else had played.

Sunderland, newly promoted under Roy Keane, fielded new signings Craig Gordon, Dickson Etuhu, Kieran Richardson, Paul McShane and substitute Michael Chopra, while Martin Jol's Spurs side featured future Black Cats Chimbonda, Kaboul, Tainio, Malbranque and substitutes Bent and Defoe.

In a game of few chances, defences were mostly on top. Some would say that Paul McShane had his only decent game in a red and white shirt. The only goal of the game came in stoppage time. A cross from Ross Wallace found its way to substitute Chopra, who fired past Robinson.

2018
Scottish League Two
Cowdenbeath 1-2 Annan Athletic
Att: 303


I think this is the first time I’ve come out of a game to find more people queueing to get in after the match than there were before it - the evening stock car racing was obviously a far bigger draw than the afternoon’s football.

A fairly uneventful journey as the trains all behaved themselves. Pre match refreshments were taken at the Old Cross Guns and the Dunvegan. Having travelled 350 miles or so, the person in the Cowdenbeath shirt that I got chatting to in the pub lives about 12 miles up the road from me.

The match itself was lacking in quality, but you couldn’t fault the players’ commitment. It got quite feisty at times, and the yellow card count of 5 could easily have been higher.

The home side took the lead on 28 minutes, a left wing cross being volleyed home by Sheerin, but the equaliser came just three minutes later. An awful mix up between the keeper and defender allowed Muir to tap into an empty net.
What turned out to be the winning goal came on 50 minutes, Swinglehurst powerfully heading in a corner from the right.
 

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Tuesday August 11th 2015
Wessex League Premier Division
Salisbury 1 Whitchurch United 2


This was the re-birth of Football in Salisbury. Salisbury City FC had run in to severe financial difficulties and been removed from the Conference and for a season there was no football in the City. During that period the Club changed ownership more than once before falling in to the hands of Outail Touzar, a Moroccan, as far as one could ascertain, gentleman, who had no money, no knowledge of football and wanted to field a side in the Wessex League. The FA, the Hants FA and the Wiltshire FA, especially the latter, all fudged the issue leaving the Wessex League on its own. They discovered that as well as a total lack of funds, there was no team, no Club infrastructure, players were going to be bought over from France, the geography of the Wessex League was a complete mystery and they hoped to play home matches at Bromley -hardly in the Wessex catchment area. The League turned them down, the FA and the County FA's applauded a decision thy chose not to make and after a lot of legal wrangling a number of interested people wrested the Club from Mr Touzar and the FA , having taken over the decision making again, decreed the new Club, Salisbury FC, should play in the Wessex League.
After a goalless draw on the opening Saturday of the season, this was their first competitive game at home and 807 people turned up to watch. many no doubt casting Whitchurch in the role of sacrificial lambs Steve Claridge, man of many Clubs and successful Pundit, was part owner and Manager and the only problem was that the visitors had not read the evening's script. Danny Phillips put them ahead and when Kane O'Keefe equalised all waited for the floodgates to open. But Whitchurch defended resolutely, sometimes desperately, the home side missed chances and Phillips scored again to give the visitors three points in one of only three League games that Salisbury were to lose all season. Following this defeat they won their next six games scoring twenty six goals (and added eight in a Vase tie for good measure) in the process and finished twenty points clear at the season's end and also enjoyed a successful run in the Vase.
Salisbury were good for the Wessex League - good facilities and travelling support - but the League in many ways were good for them as they started their climb up the Pyramid.
 

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1984 Swansea City 0 Wimbledon 2
Pre season friendly crowd 1,500

I had missed our only ever league trip to the Vetch Field back in 1978 so even though this was only a friendly and it was a long way to go I gladly jumped on the train and since we never played there again I was glad I did. Swansea had been relegated two seasons in a row so found themselves in the 3rd division and we were in our first season in the 2nd division. Looking at the teamsheet the home side still had some decent players but they were no match for a Wimbledon side who had won 2 promotions in a row themselves. There wasn’t a programme as such but due to the small crowd I managed to grab a team sheet from the press box, can’t say I recall much about the match but we ended up winning 2-0 so it was a decent day out and pleased to have done the ground before they moved.
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1990 Raith Rovers 0 Wimbledon 2 crowd 800
Pre season friendly

Our driver had decided to go to Glasgow to watch his second team Rangers play Dynamo Kiev so we had to make our own way on the train from Edinburgh to Kirkcaldy, me and my brother woke up reasonably early, picked up a paper and saw that the kick off was 2pm, unfortunately the last member of our group was having a lie in and in those pre mobile phone days we were unable to contact him as our train sped north and he ended up turning up at half time, needless to say we still remind him of it even 30 years later.
Lovely ground hemmed in by a road and a railway line, I recall the turnstiles for the stand went right on the street so you had to take your life in your hands to cross the road to get there, the game itself is a bit of a blur but we managed to win 2-0 to end our 3 match tour of Scotland. After the game we had to get back to Edinburgh to meet our driver so luckily the extra hour helped. A long drive south and back indoors by about 1am but a great trip with loads of laughs.
 

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Tuesday 11th August 1987
Friendly Sittingbourne v Dover at the Bull Ground kick off 1945
Score 1-1 half time 0-0 Attendance around 120
Programme issued
A rather uneventful first half was followed by a much better
second 45 minutes. Dover led after 57 minutes when a Lenny
Lee effort rebounded off the post onto defender Mark
Clements and into the net. Four minutes later S'bourne were
awarded a penalty for a push and Clements stepped up
to make it 1-1. Despite further chances to both sides no
more goals scored.

Saturday 11th August 2012
FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round kick off 1500
Brocton v Bewdley at Silkmore Lane
Score 2-2 half time 2-0 Attendance 71
Admission £4 Programme £1
A good match in which Bewdley fought back from
being 2-0 down to force a replay

Tuesday 11th August 2015
Cambs League Premier Division kick off 1830
Hardwick v Eaton Socon at Girton College
Score 5-2 half time 1-1 Attendance 43 h/c
Admission free No paper
I posted about this on the old forum. A really good match
with some excellent football from both sides.
Not where I had originally intended going but glad I
changed my plans.

Friday 11th August 2017 kick off 1945
Like mxhornet also at Norwich CBS 0 Kings Lynn Res 2
I have attendance noted as 89

Speedway
Thursday 11th August 1977
National League start time 1945
Oxford Cheetahs v Boston Barracudas
Score 38-40
Oxford were 21-15 ahead after heat 6 but were only ahead
37-35 going into the last race. In the final heat Oxford reserve
Malcolm Holloway replaced an out of form Kevin Young.
However Boston riders Steve Clarke and Colin Cook sped
away from the start leaving Oxford riders Holloway and
Pip Lamb trailing behind, Both Oxford riders fell off whilst
trying to pass Colin Cook and though they both remounted
their bikes to finish the race the 5-1 advantage gave Boston
the victory. This was the only time Boston had been ahead in the
whole meeting !
Martin Yeates recoded an immaculate 12 point maximum for
the Cheetahs whilst Rob Hollingworth with 13 points was the
top Barracudas scorer .
 

ChrisLUFC

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No PSFs, but two league and two cup games; programmes issued at all matches, the last three covered on old WDYGs:

1999 - 1945 KO - PREM - Southampton 0 Leeds U. 3 - attendance 15206
Easy win for the impressive visitors, thanks to an excellent hat-trick from Michael Bridges, who but for injuries would have been one of the best, I think. Saints came back a bit at the end of the first half but otherwise weren't great. Leeds had a great season, finishing third and doing well in Europe.
Highlights:
Also relatively famous for Mark Hughes 'ghost goal' seen at the 2 minute mark on the highlight clip, I think I remember reading that Southampton loosened the goal netting from then on.
 

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16 for me.

We start with a friendly
1983. Portsmouth United 0-0 Warsash (35). Portsmouth United was a short lived name for Moneyfields before the original club folded, the ground was taken over by Civil Service who then revived the old name.

1986 - Coleshill Town 0-0 Studley Sporting (45). Midland Combination, Premier. My only visit to Pack Meadow and every bit as exciting as it sounds.

1987 - Gainsborough Trinity 2-2 Lincoln City. aet. 7-6 penalties. (250). I do not suppose Lincoln lost much sleep over this defeat, as they ended the season as Alliance Premier League champions regaining the place in the Football League after a season

1990 - Dynamo Dresden 2-0 Carl Zeiss Jena (10,700). DDR-Oberliga. The beginning of the end, the first weekend of the last season of the DDR League. Walking through the city before the game, I was surprised by the number of buildings left from the fire bombing of the city in 1945. I had not read Slaughterhouse 5 at this time, but seeing the city gave me a idea of the devastation, and pictures to consider when I did read Vonnegut's book. This picture from wiki was taken in 1991

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Oh, and the match, with a goal in each half was not bad. Dynamo would finish runners-up in the league and qualify for the Bundesliga, but were under a ban from European football after crowd trouble in the quarter-finals of the 90-1 European Cup. They have not played in European competition since.

1991 - Grand Lancy 0-1 Collex Bossy (500). 1. Liga. Grand Lancy is a bus ride out of Geneva, close to the new ground of Servette. I was a lot younger and still single. On the bus was a nice young lady and I was trying not to be obvious in staring at her. When I got off the bus, she did too. She said something in French, which I did not understand, and then asked the directions to get into the football ground. Unfortunately for me, she had a boyfriend, (playing for Collex Bossy). On the other hand - if she did not know someone on the team, she would probably not been on the bus and I would have had to find something less interesting to watch.

1992 - Wigan Rovers 3-2 Hesketh Bank, (50). West Lancashire League, Division Two at St. James' Park. I do not know if the team still exists, or if someone else is playing there.

1995 - DSV Leoben 1-1 WSG Wattens (600), Austria 2. Bundesliga - driving on from wherever I had stopped after Vaduz, and driving back some distance afterwards

1998 - Risborough Rangers 5-2 Amersham Town (35). Spartan South Midlands, Senior Division. My second visit to the ground.

2001, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2015. Cheltenham Town home games against Leyton Orient 1-1 (4115), Gillingham 1-0 (4008), Southend United 1-2 (1980), Milton Keynes Dons 1-1 aet, 3-5 pens (1660) and Aldershot Town 0-0 (2552). First two at tier 4, Football League. Next two in league cup, Aldershot in the National Leagie

2004 - Mushet & Coalway 3-3 Lydbrook Athletic. 5-6 penalties. (65). Glos NSL League Cup.

2010 - Sharpness 0-2 Dursley Town (75). Glos NSL League Cup. at the new ground, by Berkeley Nuclear Power Station

2011 - AFC Bury 3-1 Bury GSOB (40), Miles Kenyon Cup. Before Bury FC folded and a new AFC Bury were formed, there was an earlier club, playing at Nellie Halstead Track on Cams Lane. At the time, playing in the Manchester League, having changed their name from Bury Amateurs in the close season. They folded partway through the 2013-14 season

I don't have any photos at all for this date, (I thought I had some from Bury), so I'll do a random tweet of the day later
 

Ellisref

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Wrexham and a general look out for some of the friendly teams I've been observing at around the country.
Tuesday August 11th 2015
Wessex League Premier Division
Salisbury 1 Whitchurch United 2


This was the re-birth of Football in Salisbury. Salisbury City FC had run in to severe financial difficulties and been removed from the Conference and for a season there was no football in the City. During that period the Club changed ownership more than once before falling in to the hands of Outail Touzar, a Moroccan, as far as one could ascertain, gentleman, who had no money, no knowledge of football and wanted to field a side in the Wessex League. The FA, the Hants FA and the Wiltshire FA, especially the latter, all fudged the issue leaving the Wessex League on its own. They discovered that as well as a total lack of funds, there was no team, no Club infrastructure, players were going to be bought over from France, the geography of the Wessex League was a complete mystery and they hoped to play home matches at Bromley -hardly in the Wessex catchment area. The League turned them down, the FA and the County FA's applauded a decision thy chose not to make and after a lot of legal wrangling a number of interested people wrested the Club from Mr Touzar and the FA , having taken over the decision making again, decreed the new Club, Salisbury FC, should play in the Wessex League.
After a goalless draw on the opening Saturday of the season, this was their first competitive game at home and 807 people turned up to watch. many no doubt casting Whitchurch in the role of sacrificial lambs Steve Claridge, man of many Clubs and successful Pundit, was part owner and Manager and the only problem was that the visitors had not read the evening's script. Danny Phillips put them ahead and when Kane O'Keefe equalised all waited for the floodgates to open. But Whitchurch defended resolutely, sometimes desperately, the home side missed chances and Phillips scored again to give the visitors three points in one of only three League games that Salisbury were to lose all season. Following this defeat they won their next six games scoring twenty six goals (and added eight in a Vase tie for good measure) in the process and finished twenty points clear at the season's end and also enjoyed a successful run in the Vase.
Salisbury were good for the Wessex League - good facilities and travelling support - but the League in many ways were good for them as they started their climb up the Pyramid.
My one experience of the travelling support was their woeful disregard of requests from 'stewards' to allow the players off the pitch before trying to exit the ground. They had to pass the gate off the pitch to the changing rooms.
 

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