Author Topic: To Think Not Long Ago(These Were All League Clubs)  (Read 478 times)

Offline Mince n Tatties

  • Mr Fayed
  • **
  • Posts: 11937
To Think Not Long Ago(These Were All League Clubs)
« on: November 13, 2019, 07:10:09 AM »
Notts County
Yeovil
Barrow
Halifax Town
Hartlepool
Stockport County
Wrexham
Torquay United
Aldershot
Chesterfield
Barnet
York City
Chester
Darlington
Hereford United
Gateshead
Southport
Workington
Amazing how many there are that have dropped out of league into National, and in the cases of some above further down the pyramid.
And in some cases they've gone completely like Bury.
« Last Edit: November 13, 2019, 07:13:17 AM by Mince n Tatties »

Offline Fulham76

  • The Bard/Corked Hat
  • *
  • Posts: 3022
Re: To Think Not Long Ago(These Were All League Clubs)
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2019, 07:38:30 AM »
Some regular game’s for us on that list in years gone by.

Offline RaySmith

  • Gentleman Jim
  • ***
  • Posts: 6076
Re: To Think Not Long Ago(These Were All League Clubs)
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2019, 08:02:29 AM »
Didn't realise  so many  famous  names have dropped out of the league.


Offline Sir Alec of good Stock

  • Graham Leggat
  • **
  • Posts: 335
Re: To Think Not Long Ago(These Were All League Clubs)
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2019, 08:03:37 AM »
Maidstone United as well.

Offline Whitestone

  • Lakey/Dark Room
  • *
  • Posts: 83
Re: To Think Not Long Ago(These Were All League Clubs)
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2019, 08:42:06 AM »
Bradford Park Avenue plus a few non league clubs who were promoted hung around for years before being relegated.

Kidderminster Harriers, Boston United, Rushden and Diamonds.

Also Scarborough. I remember going there in the Mickey Adams promotion season. It was the Saturday before Christmas, fans with festive hats and can recall Jimmy Hill arriving at ground in his Jag.

Offline Mince n Tatties

  • Mr Fayed
  • **
  • Posts: 11937
Re: To Think Not Long Ago(These Were All League Clubs)
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2019, 08:47:22 AM »
I can't get my head around Notts County being non league, and Chesterfield and Stockport a few years ago on the verge of nearly getting into Championship.


Offline Spirit of 2000

  • Graham Leggat
  • **
  • Posts: 748
Re: To Think Not Long Ago(These Were All League Clubs)
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2019, 08:51:47 AM »
Notts County
Yeovil
Barrow
Halifax Town
Hartlepool
Stockport County
Wrexham
Torquay United
Aldershot
Chesterfield
Barnet
York City
Chester
Darlington
Hereford United
Gateshead
Southport
Workington
Amazing how many there are that have dropped out of league into National, and in the cases of some above further down the pyramid.
And in some cases they've gone completely like Bury.


Done a number of great away days or away weekends to some of those. York City was a personal favourite. Absolutely love the city of York.

Offline toshes mate

  • Gentleman Jim
  • ***
  • Posts: 5066
  • Vitam Impendere Vero
Re: To Think Not Long Ago(These Were All League Clubs)
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2019, 08:56:46 AM »
Better to have a pyramid beyond the Football League than to have clubs becoming extinct whether they are in the FL or not.  Aldershot is another team that flirted with league status for a while.

Offline bog

  • Gentleman Jim
  • ***
  • Posts: 5236
Re: To Think Not Long Ago(These Were All League Clubs)
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2019, 09:48:46 AM »
With me long gone father we went to Haig Avenue in 1968 for an FA Cup 3rd round tie. Won 3-1. I always keep an eye  on these clubs to see how they are doing. Darlington is another. George Reynolds wiped them out. Only supporters got them going again.  :54:

 092.gif     


Offline Mince n Tatties

  • Mr Fayed
  • **
  • Posts: 11937
Re: To Think Not Long Ago(These Were All League Clubs)
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2019, 02:45:22 PM »
With me long gone father we went to Haig Avenue in 1968 for an FA Cup 3rd round tie. Won 3-1. I always keep an eye  on these clubs to see how they are doing. Darlington is another. George Reynolds wiped them out. Only supporters got them going again.  :54:

 092.gif     

Yes he had grand plans for them 30,000 stadium when really they had no chance,with Newcastle, Sunderland and Boro almost on their doorstep.

Offline Holders

  • Gentleman Jim
  • ***
  • Posts: 7444
  • Non sumus statione ferroviaria
Re: To Think Not Long Ago(These Were All League Clubs)
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2019, 03:11:12 PM »
Newport regularly used to finish bottom of Div 4 and get re-elected until, I think, the rules were changed.