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Across The Witch: A Visit To Padiham F.C. Vs Runcorn Town

Padiham F.C. vs Runcorn Town

Alice Nutter Statue in Padiham A last minute change of plan at the weekend gave me the unexpected opportunity to take in a visit to Padiham F.C. for their North West Counties Premier League encounter with Runcorn Town F.C. at the Ruby Civil Arena. About The Teams For those who don’t know, Padiham  is a…

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FC Halifax vs Harrogate Town: FA Cup Qualifying Round Preview

F.C. Halifax Town vs Harrogate Town A.F.C.

By Source, Fair use, Wikipedia The FA Cup reaches the final round of qualifiers and the as the biggest teams in Non-League Football enter the fray in the 4th Qualifying Round and the games don’t come much bigger than Saturday’s clash between F.C. Halifax Town who stand at the top of the National League and their fellow Yorkshiremen Harrogate Town A.F.C.. (Kick…

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Blackpool vs Lincoln City: EFL League One Match Preview

Blackpool vs Lincoln City

Blackpool F.C. on a Friday night in September is usually associated with ‘The Illuminations’ or sometimes referred to as ‘The Lights’ which is an annual light festival in the town since 1879 and covers a 10km stretch of Promenade using over 1 Million bulbs! The Lights we are currently interested in though are the floodlights over…

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Blackpool vs Oxford United: EFL League One Match Preview

Blackpool vs Oxford United

As the season enters the third week, both Blackpool F.C. and Oxford United F.C. are unbeaten in the league, and will be full of confidence when they meet at Bloomfield Road on Saturday. Oxford heads into the game following a 1-0 home win against Peterborough United, which followed a highly creditable opening day draw at…

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Southend United vs Blackpool: EFL League One Match Preview

The season moves into week two and Blackpool F.C. fans must be feeling extremely optimistic. The crowds have returned following the ownership change, and over 11,000 came through the Bloomfield Road turnstiles to witness an opening day win over Bristol Rovers F.C.. It is quite a contrast to the opening home game of last season…

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3 Players From The U.S. NASL Who Played In The 1982 World Cup

NASL Players 1982 World Cup

The U.S. men’s national soccer team, with the exception of 2018, have been a regular feature at the FIFA World Cup in recent tournaments. However, the failed to Qualify between 1950 and 1990. Despite this absence, three players from other nations appeared at the finals whilst playing for club’s in the United States, at the…

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Pete Riley: Burnley F.C. – Across The Pitch FanZone

Pete Riley - Burnley Fan

Name: Pete Riley Team: Burnley F.C. When and why did you start supporting the club? Mid 60s – It’s in the family history, watched Burnley with my Grandad & Dad & now with my two sons & grandchildren Best memory supporting the club? Europa League qualification 2018 Worst memory? Any relegation Most-loved player of all…

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