Strolling into Matlock Town’s glorious Causeway ground last Friday, it was remarkable how different some things were, and yet also how familiar.
Can I just shock you? I didn’t enjoy 2020. Who did? Anyone? No, didn’t think so. Piers Corbyn aside, I reckon most of us have endured a miserable twelve months, either dodging police while on illegal walks in the Peak District or trapped indoors watching Homes Under The Hammer and wondering if the delivery driver […]
Seven years ago, Boston United chairman David Newton and vice-chairman Neil Kempster took to the stage at a packed fans’ forum in the Pilgrim Lounge and revealed, to widespread astonishment, their plans for a new stadium and community complex, along with a huge commercial and residential development that would completely transform a part of Wyberton […]
As the weirdest of years gets even weirder, the weirdest of football seasons finally got underway on Saturday, the sodden murk at Gainsborough providing a fitting backdrop to perhaps the strangest and most low-key start to any season in Boston United’s history.
Well, this is it. There is no doubt this time. No “what ifs”. No “maybes”. No strange permutations to consider, or global pandemics. This time it’s for real. Today’s match will be the last ever game of football to be staged at York Street.
In all the excitement of Boston United playing – and winning – their first home fixture since the Neolithic era on Tuesday night, you might have missed the club (or more specifically, Craig Singleton) drip feeding us new photos from the site of the new Community Stadium development over the last 24 hours.
Back in April, his voice on the verge of cracking, Boston United chairman David Newton gripped the microphone, stared back at supporters gathered in the club’s Pilgrim Lounge and reiterated his determination to deliver them a new stadium.
Such was the drama of the occasion you didn’t notice it on the day, and it’s tricky to spot on the fuzzy YouTube footage, but Boston United’s faint hopes of remaining a Football League club were actually killed off by a rabona.
A cold, grim night in Ilkeston. The clock said 83. Boston United were playing badly and heading for yet another defeat. Little surprise there: the Boston United of eight years ago were not very good, and the New Manor Ground was a ground no-one ever looked forward to visiting.
It has been two and a half years since I wrote about the future for the Boston Standard. So last weekend, in a post-Darlington pique, I decided to go take a look at it.
For as long as there are football matches, there will be people who turn up determined not to watch them. Such was the case during Boston United’s season-ending defeat at North Ferriby on Sunday afternoon, during which one Pilgrims fan – having ‘occupied’ the stand where some local children had chosen to watch the game […]
When Trinity manager Steve Housham sat down with the BBC’s Rob Makepeace last week and, with a smirk so smug it was literally audible, rolled out a clichéd, finger-based observation about Boston’s townsfolk, he probably thought he was striking a great blow to his bête noire, Dennis Greene, and dumping a gallon of napalm onto […]