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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by MidnightFlyer, 9 Apr 2011.
Maidstone is fairly large. 113000 from Wikipedia.
Wikipedia has Gateshead as "120,046 (2011 Census)"
I read once that it's Wakefield. But that depends on which population figure you use. Wakefield district has a population of nearly 350,000, but the city itself is around 100,000.
Wakefield City Council includes not just the "city" (it's a market town with a big church ) of Wakefield but also the towns of Ossett, Castleford, Pontefract, Knottingley, Featherstone and Normanton. Not a single Football League club has ever existed within that area, and the highest up the pyramid any team from there has been is the Northern Premier... and even that team was "stolen" from Emley! The highest-ranked team now is Ossett United, of the Northern League division One (West).
The district does quite well for Rugby League though, with two teams in Super League (Wakefield Trinity Wildcats and Castleford Tigers) and one in the Championship (Featherstone Rovers).
In last nights episode of Endeavour, set in Oxford in early 1970, the murderer was heard listening to the football results on the wireless. In division one were inter alia Cambridge, Oxford, Lincoln and one of the Manchester sides.
Now mentioning Cambridge United in 1970 is a like waving a red rag to a bull to Bradford (Park Avenue) fans. They didn't take our place in the Football League till late May of that year and the season didn't start until August. And Cambridge United certainly didn't start in division one. Its hard to believe that the Daily Mail reviewer gave such an inaccurate programme five stars.
on the subject of councils, what would be the largest local authority to never see a football league team.
Cornwall council being a unitary council must be up there/ last verified population 545,000
BetVictor Northern Premier League
Hyde United 0 ... Scarborough Athletic 1
Same score as in the earlier reverse fixture this season at Scarborough. Scarborough scored in the 35th minute. This result sees Hyde now below Scarborough in the league and down to 12th place.
Manchester City banned from Champions League for two seasons by Uefa
I’ll try not too laugh too much
In past years, on this thread, there were those who claimed a "metaphorical financial slap-on-the-wrist" would be the only penalty to be seen to be imposed on the "top-name" clubs in Europe.
they will appeal. The penalty will be reduced.
It’s interesting to see how angrily City have reacted compared to how Chelsea did when they were given their transfer ban (which I think UEFA reduced from what was originally handed out?).
As you say it’ll probably be reduced, but it’s definitely looking like they’ll not be in it next year.
I assume that 5th place in the Premier League suddenly looks a lot more enticing now..?
UEFA didn't reduce it, it got reduced by the CAS on appeal.
Most likely the CAS will uphold the appeal and UEFA will end up with eggs on their faces and a large legal bill. I assume they will go after the Spanish clubs with dodgy accounting next, maybe money bags of PSG?
BetVictor Northern Premier League Challenge Cup...3rd Round
Widnes 1 ... Hyde United 2
Being drawn away against a side for a lower division is always a chance for a "Hyde United" upset result, but this was a well fought cup match that Hyde deserved to win on the balance of play by the odd goal in three.
Not quite as "nerve wrenching" in the previous 2nd round match against Lancaster City some weeks ago, which finished goal-less and was finally won 5-4 on penalties by Hyde.
VAR is a disgrace
I've thought that since we had an otherwise great goal disallowed away at Southampton in the cup last season. Complete joke.
The FA are a disgrace allowing VAR to be used in the cup when only Prem grounds have it installed.
If you don't like VAR watch lower league football and then you can moan about all the shocking refereeing decisions that go unchecked.
I do (Championship). We were robbed of a stonewall penalty midweek. The linesman really ought to go to Specsavers.
Hopefully VAR will be introduced in the championship before long.
Is it? Or is it the Premier League’s way of using it?
Surely you've got to give it to them now? I'm not a Liverpool fan, North End are my team, but I've enjoyed the Scousers' run this season. Keep it going Reds! It's been entertaining.
Boston 1 Telford 0 Six wins in a row. Scrappy affair and a dodgy penalty for us(makes a change). Starting to believe!
Shame this season has been very poor, makes the Scottish & French leagues more competitive and interesting to watch. Too many mistakes made by VAR (look at that tackle by Celso on Saturday) and time wasted waiting for decisions so the season will be a footnote in history of the league.
The battle for the remaining European cup places is more interesting
That assuming the leagues finishes and doesn't get called off when the current Coronavirus gets upgraded to a worldwide pandemic and any large gathering of people are cancelled to try limit the spread
Watford 2 Liverpool 0
Come on you Hornets!!
Bet Eltons doing a jig
I will be if the score stays the same
Yes Liverpool Lost. I'm so happy right now.
As an Arsenal fan the only moment of joy I've had this season.
There be a lot of happy bookies, a real coupon buster.
Ha ha ha ha
laughing my bloody socks off
Well done Watford you’ve made a United fan super happy
BetVictor Northern Premier League
Hyde United 5 ... Lancaster City 2
Ewen Fields was in good condition to host this match against 4th placed Lancaster City and Hyde went 2-0 up after 19 minutes with Lancaster pulling one back on the half hour. The second half then saw four goals scored in the space of 11 minutes early in the second half, three of which were scored by Hyde and they were deserved match winners. The win consolidated Hyde's mid table league position.
Aston Villa 1 - Man City 2
Ha you lost Villa
One of the longest cup runs ever ...
The FA Trophy is very, very skewed towards teams in the National League to the extent that teams in the fourth tier of non-league football have to fight their way through TEN rounds to get to the final at Wembley. By comparison a Premier League or Championship club only needs to contest FIVE rounds to get to Wembley in the FA Cup.
So step 4 teams haven't a hope in hell in the FA Trophy. But trying telling that to Southern League Division One Central Halesowen Town. Thus far the Yeltz have fought their way through NINE rounds to reach the two-legged semi-final, playing FIFTEEN games in the process, with at least two to come. And they have already defeated SIX teams from higher divisions.
Halesowen's Trophy fixtures thus far have been
Sat 28 Sep A Dereham Town FA Trophy EP 2 - 1 153 IL-1-N (step 4)
Sat 12 Oct A Evesham United FA Trophy P 1 - 1 382 SL-1-SW (step 4)
Tue 15 Oct H Evesham United FA Trophy P 3 - 0 389
Tue 29 Oct H Stamford FA Trophy 1Q 2 - 2 306 NPL-1-SE (step 4)
Tue 5 Nov A Stamford FA Trophy 1QR 3 - 0 183
Sat 9 Nov H Grantham Town FA Trophy 2Q 2 - 1 493 NPL-P (step 3)
Sat 23 Nov H Gateshead FA Trophy 3Q 1 - 0 546 NL-N (step 2)
Sat 14 Dec A Bradford (Park Avenue) FA Trophy 1 2 - 2 285 NL-N (step 2)
Tue 17 Dec H Bradford (Park Avenue) FA Trophy 1 2 - 0 426
Sat 11 Jan H Maidenhead United FA Trophy 2 2 - 2 892 NL-P (step 1)
Tue 21 Jan A Maidenhead United FA Trophy 2R 3 - 1 275
Sat 8 Feb A FC Halifax Town FA Trophy 3 1 - 0 1,483 NL-P (step 1)
Sat 29 Feb A Barnet FA Trophy 4 2 - 1 1,483 NL-P (step 1)
Sat 21 Mar H Concord Rangers or Royston Town FA Trophy SF (1) NL-S (step 2) or
Sat 28 Mar A Concord Rangers or Royston Town FA Trophy SF (2) or SL-P-C (step 3)
This all begs the question as to why the FA Trophy is seeded. It isn't the FA Cup where there is big element of glamour attached to the bigger clubs. With only 296 entries, the competition could be played in eight full rounds with a small preliminary round.
Halesowen are also top of their league despite having played fewer games than their rivals.
Brackley Town 0 Boston 0. Still keeping in touch with the Top 2. Good point against our bogey side!