Thursday, 24 May 2018

Name and shame

The link below is to an article.  The article shows how stupid some of our councillors are.

https://www.kentlive.news/news/kent-news/fed-up-residents-fail-stop-1601142


Saturday, 19 May 2018

Chesterfield FC

Bottom of League 1 in 2017 and bottom of League 2 is 2018.  Not an enviable record.  So what does the club do?  It appoints a manager who was in charge of Barnet when it too was relegated from League 2 in 2018!

See:  https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/may/02/chesterfield-relegation-from-football-league

Saturday, 7 April 2018

Doomed to the Conference!

Another defeat for Chesterfield at the hands of fellow-relegation contenders Grimsby Town leaves the Blues in a perilous position.  Relegation to the Conference is seemingly inevitable.  At least I shall have the opportunity next season to watch them play in Kent!

However the problem is that the downward spiral may continue.  A number of former League clubs play in Conference North.

What has gone wrong?

Thursday, 5 April 2018

The Fish

Earlier this week I watched a video on YouTube about railways in the Grimsby area.  Many lines served the fish docks.  All are closed, mainly because road transport took the traffic away.  Now the road transport has gone as the trawler fleet has been decommissioned as a result of government and EU fishing policies.

My memory of the railway fish traffic is that of a train of empty fish vans being returned to Grimsby by way of Chesterfield and the 'Old Line' towards Barrow Hill. The van doors were left open for the return journey. The stench lasted for minutes after the train had gone.

Sunday, 1 April 2018

Tunbridge Wells FC on the move?

It is reported that Tunbridge Wells Borough Council is so strapped for cash that it intends to buy out the lease to Tunbridge Wells FC and sell the land to a property developer for housing. In return the council will provide the club with a well-drained pitch, a practice pitch and modern dressing room and club facilities

The playing fields in Southwood Road, Rusthall and adjoining fields have been identified as a possible location.  One advantage of the move is that the proposed ground is close to a bus route which cannot be said of Culverden.

What Rusthall FC will make of the proposals is not difficult to determine and doubtless local residents will complain about noise, traffic congestion and parking issues.  Should all go well the move will take place in time for the 2020-21 season.

This time of year is interesting!