Busy time at Spennymoore

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Busy time at Spennymoore

Postby Locki » Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:26 pm

Just looking around the feeder league I was shocked at the number of games Spennymoor have left to play, there current fixture list is:

Sat, 16/03/2013 Spennymoor Town -v- Sunderland RCA
Mon, 18/03/2013 Spennymoor Town -v- Newcastle Benfield
Wed, 20/03/2013 Spennymoor Town -v- Hebburn Town
Sat, 23/03/2013 Guernsey -v- Spennymoor Town (FA Vase, Semi Final 1st Leg)
Mon, 25/03/2013 Sunderland RCA -v- Spennymoor Town (League Cup, 4th Round)
Sat, 30/03/2013 Spennymoor Town -v- Guernsey ( FA Vase, Semi Final 2nd Leg)
Mon, 01/04/2013 Spennymoor Town -v- Whitley Bay
Thu, 04/04/2013 Billingham Town -v- Spennymoor Town
Sat, 06/04/2013 Bishop Auckland -v- Spennymoor Town
Sat, 13/04/2013 Spennymoor Town -v- Marske United
Sat, 20/04/2013 Hebburn Town -v- Spennymoor Town
Sat, 27/04/2013 Spennymoor Town -v- Durham City

Quite a lot to fit in before the end of April and apparently the FA are not keen for any leagues outside of the professional game to continue into May.

So 12 games in six weeks, not too bad, but maybe a trip to Wembley in the Vase and progress in the League Cup to add to this, as well as the Durham Challenge Cup final - and that's not all! A further TWO home league games need scheduling as well as the small matter of EIGHT away games!!!

So they've got to squeeze in at least TWENTY THREE games in the next 42 days and that doesn't take into account any further postponements due to the weather - and Arsene Wenger keeper is mentally tired after playing once a week!!!
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Re: Busy time at Spennymoore

Postby Ian Livesey » Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:49 pm

And that's why Darlington FC 1883 will win the league
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Re: Busy time at Spennymoore

Postby PHAggy » Sat Mar 16, 2013 12:09 pm

Spennymoor's opponents in the FA Vase have one hell of a run-in too:-

http://www.guernseyfc.com/matches-fixtures-and-results

23 league games still to play and the FA Vase!!!!!!!!

March 2013
17 Sun 13:30 League Home South Park
19 Tue 19:45 League Away Epsom & Ewell
23 Sat 15:00 Cup (FA Vase) Home Spennymoor Town
26 Tue 19:45 League Away Raynes Park Vale
30 Sat 15:00 Cup (FA Vase) Away Spennymoor Town

April 2013
01 Mon 13:00 League Away Windsor
05 Fri 19:45 League Away South Park
06 Sat 19:45 League Home Cove
07 Sun 13:30 League Home Camberley Town
09 Tue 19:45 League Away Farnham Town
12 Fri 19:45 League Home Horley Town
13 Sat 15:00 League Home Farnham Town
14 Sun 13:30 League Home Raynes Park Vale
16 Tue 19:45 League Away Hanworth Villa
18 Thu 19:45 League Away Badshot Lea
20 Sat 19:45 League Home Hanworth Villa
21 Sun 13:30 League Home Chessington & Hook United
24 Wed 19:45 League Away Colliers Wood United
26 Fri 19:45 League Home Ash United
27 Sat 15:00 League Home Molesey
28 Sun 13:30 League Home Sandhurst Town
30 Tue 19:45 League Away Bedfont Sports

May 2013
03 Fri 19:45 League Home Dorking
04 Sat 15:00 League Home Hartley Wintney (or FA Vase Final)
05 Sun 13:30 League Home Epsom & Ewell
06 Mon 13:30 League Home Hartley Wintney (if GFC in FA Vase Final)
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Re: Busy time at Spennymoore

Postby Locki » Sat Mar 16, 2013 10:34 pm

And next season many leagues are increasing their size - crazy!
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Re: Busy time at Spennymoore

Postby mark » Sat Mar 16, 2013 11:04 pm

I cannot fathom why the Prem is going up to 24 teams next season. I heard a couple of Buxton officials discussing it on the way out of the ground today and they were equally bewildered.

I don't know how the league is run to be honest but its organisation has never impressed me. I have never understood why we have a league cup when none of the teams seem interested in it, and especially not some of the ludicrous setups we have had in recent years. The group phase was probably the most ridiculous.

What I really don't get though is that the teams don't protest against some of this stuff. Who wants the extra games?

If anything I think they should cut the number of teams to 20 and bin the league cup.
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Re: Busy time at Spennymoore

Postby mark » Sat Mar 16, 2013 11:05 pm

Good to see Spennymoor back though - they have had some tough times there since the social club burnt down. I used to enjoy our trips there. It's a shame a few more Northern League clubs don't take promotion.
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