Alliance Premier League, 1979/80

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Alliance Premier League, 1979/80

Postby bucks bee » 08 Feb 2018, 21:17

Interesting piece of history ...

http://www.thenationalleague.org.uk/his ... seas-46289

... and almost 40 years on, it looks like Barnet will be returning to this level next season, sadly.
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Re: Alliance Premier League, 1979/80

Postby jerroll » 09 Feb 2018, 09:05

bucks bee wrote:Interesting piece of history ...

http://www.thenationalleague.org.uk/his ... seas-46289

... and almost 40 years on, it looks like Barnet will be returning to this level next season, sadly.

Adele's not singing yet..................
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Re: Alliance Premier League, 1979/80

Postby letchbee94 » 09 Feb 2018, 19:09

jerroll wrote:
bucks bee wrote:Interesting piece of history ...

http://www.thenationalleague.org.uk/his ... seas-46289

... and almost 40 years on, it looks like Barnet will be returning to this level next season, sadly.

Adele's not singing yet..................


lol
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Re: Alliance Premier League, 1979/80

Postby northantsbee » 10 Feb 2018, 14:30

Looking at the list of teams that were in that division we have been one of the lucky ones. Although five have played in the Football league since then. Only ourselves and Yeovil are still there. Be careful what you wish for, we could have easily gone the way of Boston, Maidstone or Scarborough

AP Leamington
Altrincham
Bangor City
Barnet
Barrow AFC
Bath City
Boston United
Gravesend & Northfleet
Kettering Town
Maidstone United
Northwich Victoria
Nuneaton Borough
Redditch United
Scarborough
Stafford Rangers
Telford United
Wealdstone
Weymouth
Worcester City
Yeovil Town
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Re: Alliance Premier League, 1979/80

Postby rudebwoyben » 10 Feb 2018, 14:45

northantsbee wrote:Looking at the list of teams that were in that division we have been one of the lucky ones. Although five have played in the Football league since then. Only ourselves and Yeovil are still there. Be careful what you wish for, we could have easily gone the way of Boston, Maidstone or Scarborough

AP Leamington
Altrincham
Bangor City
Barnet
Barrow AFC
Bath City
Boston United
Gravesend & Northfleet
Kettering Town
Maidstone United
Northwich Victoria
Nuneaton Borough
Redditch United
Scarborough
Stafford Rangers
Telford United
Wealdstone
Weymouth
Worcester City
Yeovil Town


Maidstone are back in the Conference though!
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Re: Alliance Premier League, 1979/80

Postby northantsbee » 10 Feb 2018, 14:55

The current Maidstone United were Maidstone Invicta who changed their name in 1995
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Re: Alliance Premier League, 1979/80

Postby rudebwoyben » 10 Feb 2018, 15:22

northantsbee wrote:The current Maidstone United were Maidstone Invicta who changed their name in 1995

I thought that there was some continuity between the ‘old’ Maidstone and the ‘new’ one through the youth team.
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Re: Alliance Premier League, 1979/80

Postby pgbee » 10 Feb 2018, 15:59

northantsbee wrote:Looking at the list of teams that were in that division we have been one of the lucky ones. Although five have played in the Football league since then. Only ourselves and Yeovil are still there. Be careful what you wish for, we could have easily gone the way of Boston, Maidstone or Scarborough

AP Leamington
Altrincham
Bangor City
Barnet
Barrow AFC
Bath City
Boston United
Gravesend & Northfleet
Kettering Town
Maidstone United
Northwich Victoria
Nuneaton Borough
Redditch United
Scarborough
Stafford Rangers
Telford United
Wealdstone
Weymouth
Worcester City
Yeovil Town

It's not that many of the others that are even in the NL....even as a reformed club.
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Re: Alliance Premier League, 1979/80

Postby Mattamies » 10 Feb 2018, 20:10

Remember them games with Bangor, worcester City. Wealdstone etc.... Memories underhill!
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Re: Alliance Premier League, 1979/80

Postby Reckless » 11 Feb 2018, 10:10

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This bunch and a few loanees saw us through to 17th out of 20.
We had our own SAS....Sperrin and Siani.
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Re: Alliance Premier League, 1979/80

Postby let_it_bee » 12 Feb 2018, 12:59

I remember a glowing sense of pride at the time that we were 'mixing it' with the big boys of non-league football (I don't think full league status was seriously contemplated by anyone at that time). Also because we'd managed to snap up Millett and Townsend, who were quite highly sought-after talents at that level. It was a sign of things to come, although of course we endured some pretty desparate times in between then and Barry's second spell.
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Re: Alliance Premier League, 1979/80

Postby Reckless » 12 Feb 2018, 14:20

The previous season we had lost Greaves Jonny Fairbrother and George Cleary so where were the goals going to come from against all these thug northern defenders we all said? We picked up Stevie Brinkman, Steve Turner returned and also got Bob Booker on loan which helped steady the ship. The best signing of the season although it was only for the blink of an eye(!) was Martin "Norman" Conquest ....just the name! He scored 2 goals in two games and then disappeared or more worryingly turned into Elwyn Roberts. I have been meaning to ask if anyone knows more about Norman?
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Re: Alliance Premier League, 1979/80

Postby Reckless » 12 Feb 2018, 14:30

Just remembered we got him from Luton.
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Re: Alliance Premier League, 1979/80

Postby Livibee » 12 Feb 2018, 15:35

I caught up with Colin Hardman when I came down to watch the game vs Grimsby back in November. He's still pretty good at golf despite his age !!
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