Tag Archives: Liam Giles

Non-league clubs left to count costs of season-that-never-was

The borough’s grassroots football clubs have had a second season abandoned because of coronavirus, reports ANDREW SINCLAIR It was seemingly inevitable, but last night the Football Association declared the non-league season below the National League null and void. It is … Continue reading

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Mayfield Stadium takes special measures for return of fans

NON-LEAGUE NEWS by ANDREW SINCLAIR Football fans can return to stadiums to watch their favourite non-league sides, it was announced last week. If only Croydon FC had a stadium that was open and operating where they might be able to … Continue reading

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‘Promotion is the minimum. But I want to win that league’

As one football season ends, so preparations are well underway for the start of a new non-league term, and Croydon FC’s manager cannot wait. ANDREW SINCLAIR reports More than four months since their last competitive game in a covid-19 curtailed … Continue reading

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Season’s abrupt end leaves clubs uncertain over promotion

NON-LEAGUE NEWS: It was inevitable, but when the end of the season was announced, abruptly, on Tuesday, there was dismay and some shock among our local clubs, as ANDREW SINCLAIR, right, reports The decision was announced on Tuesday, with all … Continue reading

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‘It’s just terrible’: local football club rocked by fourth break-in

NON-LEAGUE NEWS: On the pitch, things had been running smoothly for Liam Giles’s Croydon FC. And then vandals and thieves broke into the clubhouse once again. ANDREW SINCLAIR reports For the fourth time in 10 months, the Croydon FC clubhouse … Continue reading

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Prize money and pride from a cup run could transform Croydon

Last week, ANDREW SINCLAIR recalled Croydon FC’s best FA Cup run 40 years ago. This week, he examines the reasons that the club did not manage to build on that precious success For many non-league football clubs, the experience, success … Continue reading

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Goal-scorer Smith slots in quickly as Trams sign three players

NON-LEAGUE NEWS by ANDREW SINCLAIR They must have considered installing revolving doors at the dressing room entrance at Croydon Arena by the end of last month, as while two players left Croydon FC during October, manager Liam Giles was signing … Continue reading

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Newly confident Trams are up for the FA Cup this Saturday

NON-LEAGUE FOOTBALL: Forget transfer deadline day, for the area’s amateur clubs, this weekend is one of the biggest of their season. By ANDREW SINCLAIR There’s a wave of fresh optimism down at Croydon Arena this week, as Croydon FC, the … Continue reading

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Down, but not out? Relegated Croydon plan for uncertain future

Our venerable football correspondent, BRIAN GRANVILLE, reports on the latest set-back suffered by the borough’s oldest non-league club Despite having had five managers in less than 12 months, Croydon FC have still only managed to collect eight league points all … Continue reading

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