Tag Archives: Non-League Football

Made in Sheffield: Is Football coming home for world’s oldest club?

PLAYERS AND FANS of clubs across the globe come together each week in anticipation of a glorious victory or simply the hope of a spirited performance.

Whatever their expectations, wherever their game is played, each player and fan owes a debt of gratitude to two Yorkshiremen who in 1857 founded Sheffield Football Club, recognised by FIFA as the oldest club in world football and the providers of the game’s first set of rules.

Now, nearly 160 years after it all began, Sheffield FC are looking to lay down roots and return home to where it all began.

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Pre-Season in Pictures: Kings Langley v QPR U21s

Kings Langley 2, QPR U21s 2

QPR’s recent pre-season visit to Hertfordshire presented a “rude not to” invitation to a ground I have often passed by but never had reason to visit. Oh, and there was also the prospect of spotting QPR’s next Richard Langley – at Kings Langley FC.

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Clubs play fair on Living Wage

In 1890, Luton Town Football Club became the first team in the south of England to pay its players, heralding the dawn of professionalism and the end of the age of the Victorian footballing gentleman amateurs.

124 years later, following last season’s promotion from the Conference; the Hatters have become the first Football League club to agree to pay its entire workforce the Living Wage.

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Billionaire benefactor backs local boys’ goals

Non-league Salford City, backed by billionaire businessman Peter Lim, Manchester United legends Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt and the Neville brothers, are planning to achieve Championship football within 15 years.

La Liga giants Valencia and Evo-Stick Division One North side Salford City may seem unlikely bedfellows and whilst immediate ambitions may differ, the two clubs now share a common director and benefactor.

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