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So, who is in league 2 for 21/22

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I have nothing against any club in this division and hope you all do as well as you are capable, except when you play us and then i hope you are crap.
 

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Our closest match is now 81.5 miles thanks to Brizzle Rovers. Last season it was Cheltenham at 114.9 miles. Although Google does say Barrow's ground to Carlisle's ground is 69.9 miles

Barrow to Carlisle is 55 miles as the crow flies, the shortest route is 71 miles (but nobody would go that way as it's through the Lakes and takes 40 mins longer), and the only logical journey via the motorway is 86 miles.
 

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Barrow to Carlisle is 55 miles as the crow flies, the shortest route is 71 miles (but nobody would go that way as it's through the Lakes and takes 40 mins longer), and the only logical journey via the motorway is 86 miles.
Ah makes sense, fair enough
 

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As soon as the Glazers are gone from Man Utd their support will shrink by 75%
That and/or Co92 pulling out. I went to a game of theirs a few years ago v Halifax. Think it was the season they came up from NL. Almost every other person there seemed to be a foreign tourist or someone wearing old United club gear. Soulless place full of bandwagoners. Nice food and beer on offer though, so that help make it seem less shit.

I don’t mind a small club growing. Christ, we’re minnows ourselves compared to most of the FL so I’d be over the moon if we rocketed up the leagues. But it’s just all so plastic at Salford. That and they’ve nabbed our top goal scorer on a free transfer 2 season in a row so they can fook off.
 

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The club to watch out for are Dorking Wanderers, currently in the Conference South, who were only formed just over 20 years ago...they started out at around Level 17, in the pyramid and not the pop band, and have had something like 12 promotions in the intervening time. I expect them to make it into the Football League within the next five years, although their meteoric rise is bound to slow down eventually, not sure how high they will go though.
 

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The club to watch out for are Dorking Wanderers, currently in the Conference South, who were only formed just over 20 years ago...they started out at around Level 17, in the pyramid and not the pop band, and have had something like 12 promotions in the intervening time. I expect them to make it into the Football League within the next five years, although their meteoric rise is bound to slow down eventually, not sure how high they will go though.
Are they being bankrolled. Also my local team Bridgwater United ( were Town ) have been taken over by the old Bournemouth chairman ( who sold out to the Russians ) and have put plans in action for new stands at the present ground and to build a brand new ground for the Ladies team. He is talking Conf South in 3 to 5 years. Players joining from all over.
 

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The club to watch out for are Dorking Wanderers, currently in the Conference South, who were only formed just over 20 years ago...they started out at around Level 17, in the pyramid and not the pop band, and have had something like 12 promotions in the intervening time. I expect them to make it into the Football League within the next five years, although their meteoric rise is bound to slow down eventually, not sure how high they will go though.
Dorking away would invoke some 10cc vibes.

 

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Are they being bankrolled. Also my local team Bridgwater United ( were Town ) have been taken over by the old Bournemouth chairman ( who sold out to the Russians ) and have put plans in action for new stands at the present ground and to build a brand new ground for the Ladies team. He is talking Conf South in 3 to 5 years. Players joining from all over.
When we talk about bankrolling it is usually someone taking over a team that isn't too far down the pyramid and investing enough money to give them an immediate advantage over most of the clubs in their division, pretty much all clubs will have had that happen at some time in their history...regardless of their current size.

Dorking started off playing at the bottom of the West Sussex League, a level where you find village team reserve sides, playing on a field sandwiched between a vineyard and Box Hill on the North Downs. They have since moved to a re-developed stadium near the town centre, which was obviously necessary for their continued development. I don't know if they have someone with disposable funds backing them but suspect that given the amount of time they have been on the rise it has to be pretty unlikely, there are some far easier targets in the local area for anyone who wanted to take over a club and fund a move upwards, rather than create one and start at the bottom.
 

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The club to watch out for are Dorking Wanderers, currently in the Conference South, who were only formed just over 20 years ago...they started out at around Level 17, in the pyramid and not the pop band, and have had something like 12 promotions in the intervening time. I expect them to make it into the Football League within the next five years, although their meteoric rise is bound to slow down eventually, not sure how high they will go though.
Similar to Colne Dynamoes who moved up the leagues faster than they could improve the ground. They got promoted to what is now the NL but when they couldnt find a suitable venue the owner just binned it all.
 

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Similar to Colne Dynamoes who moved up the leagues faster than they could improve the ground. They got promoted to what is now the NL but when they couldnt find a suitable venue the owner just binned it all.
Weren’t Colne going on to try and take Burnley’s place? It was all around the time Dale, Burnley and Stockport were dead men fighting for re-election spots.
 

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When we talk about bankrolling it is usually someone taking over a team that isn't too far down the pyramid and investing enough money to give them an immediate advantage over most of the clubs in their division, pretty much all clubs will have had that happen at some time in their history...regardless of their current size.

Dorking started off playing at the bottom of the West Sussex League, a level where you find village team reserve sides, playing on a field sandwiched between a vineyard and Box Hill on the North Downs. They have since moved to a re-developed stadium near the town centre, which was obviously necessary for their continued development. I don't know if they have someone with disposable funds backing them but suspect that given the amount of time they have been on the rise it has to be pretty unlikely, there are some far easier targets in the local area for anyone who wanted to take over a club and fund a move upwards, rather than create one and start at the bottom.
Tranmere Rovers rise from where we are now to 3 play offs to get in the top division between 1987 and 1994 was bankrolled. No way a club that was struggling to get 1500 crowds in 1986 could be signing internationals in 1992 if we weren't. More sensible approach now.
 

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You have terrible luck with posting videos.
First link I’ve posted! I use various ad blockers so maybe why. I did notice a few others posted videos I couldn’t access. At least I didn’t paste a pornhub link I guess
 

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Weren’t Colne going on to try and take Burnley’s place? It was all around the time Dale, Burnley and Stockport were dead men fighting for re-election spots.
If i remember correctly their chairman tried to buy Burnley. They turned him down and he resigned from the league.
 

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First link I’ve posted! I use various ad blockers so maybe why. I did notice a few others posted videos I couldn’t access. At least I didn’t paste a pornhub link I guess
I have no idea how to put videos on anything other than Whatsapp.
 

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If i remember correctly their chairman tried to buy Burnley. They turned him down and he resigned from the league.
Crazy times. Now a days post re-election they would’ve come up. Probably something like Scarborough and disappeared mind you. But still.
 
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Crazy times. Now a days post re-election they would’ve come up. Probably something like Scarborough and disappeared mind you. But still.
Rushden and Diamonds were the warning sign.
 

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Weren’t Colne going on to try and take Burnley’s place? It was all around the time Dale, Burnley and Stockport were dead men fighting for re-election spots.
We played Colne in the FA Trophy Semi-Final in 1990, and managed to beat them 1-0 away then drew 1-1 at home in the 2nd leg. That's the year they won promotion to the National League. I think there was also some talk of the Colne owner having business issues too - although i might be remembering that wrong. I know they couldn't get their ground up to standard quick enough and i think he also blamed the council for being very unhelpful at the time.
Incidentally we played Salisbury in the 2010 Trophy Semi Finals.... and like Colne they ended up folding later in the summer - so don't play us in Semi Finals guys - it's not good for your clubs health....
 

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Rushden and Diamonds were the warning sign.

in fairness that was a quality ground for the conference/league 2, however the fact it was in a field in the middle of nowhere kinda didn’t work out.
 

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in fairness that was a quality ground for the conference/league 2, however the fact it was in a field in the middle of nowhere kinda didn’t work out.
Manufactured club from two tiny clubs with money behind it. Got to League 1 very quickly but once the money went they also went quickly.
 

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Rushden and Diamonds were the warning sign.
To be fair not much of a warning sign considering how quickly it all fell apart, if that was the sign of things to come then Salford are on borrowed time and should be bankrupt within a year or two... somehow I suspect that won't happen. It will happen eventually because they aren't really in a place to attract new fans and if they get into the Championship with the attendances they currently have, or even less once the novelty of supporting a small club run by your ex players wears off for ManU fans then I think the Co92 will quickly decide 'what are we actually hoping to achieve here?' and sack it off. The only way I can see Salford becoming a long-term league fixture is if they actually make it into the Premiership and convince disaffected ManU fans, rather than just treat them as a diversion, to actually sack ManU off altogether... but can't see that happening.
 

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To be fair not much of a warning sign considering how quickly it all fell apart, if that was the sign of things to come then Salford are on borrowed time and should be bankrupt within a year or two... somehow I suspect that won't happen. It will happen eventually because they aren't really in a place to attract new fans and if they get into the Championship with the attendances they currently have, or even less once the novelty of supporting a small club run by your ex players wears off for ManU fans then I think the Co92 will quickly decide 'what are we actually hoping to achieve here?' and sack it off. The only way I can see Salford becoming a long-term league fixture is if they actually make it into the Premiership and convince disaffected ManU fans, rather than just treat them as a diversion, to actually sack ManU off altogether... but can't see that happening.

i think salford will be around to stay, you’re right that theyre not at their natural level due to investment but they’d be enough fans and money in manchester to keep them going
 

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