Andy Butler describes life on the road as a travelling Pilgrims’ fan, witnessing that historic season unfurl, culminating in Boston’s…….. well, you don’t want me to spoil the ending for you….. Being a Boston fan over the last 25 years has hardly been a bed of roses, in fact one could almost describe ones support […]
TEAMS WE DON’T SEEM TO PLAY ANY MORE No. 1: NETHERFIELD F.C Netherfield seemed to be a stalwart fixture of all those 70s glory days in the NPL; everyone liked Netherfield as they might as well have been known as Three Points F.C.
Faster than a speeding bullet! Able to leap tall buildings with a single bound! You must be joking, ‘cos it’s Farmer Dan the Boston Fan
UNKNOWN KETTERING DEFENDER (v Kettering (a) 3-1, F.A. Cup 4/11/78) Firstly our apologies for forgetting the name of this defender, but at times I have got a memory like Kurt Waldheim.
Given that some of the most unfulfilled one and a half hours of our lives have been spent at Sutton, this season’s visit really ought to have been anticipated.
Kevin Blackwell Considered by all those in the know to be the main reason behind Scarborough’s Football League promotion winning side in a season in which he received the club’s Player of the Year as well as his GMVC Championship medal. Literally given away by United after some marvellous service to us, culminating in a […]
Without a doubt, the GMVC may well be sunbathing in its increased media exposure, especially with aggregate attendances which seem as certain to increase annually as the inflation rate. During the 1989-90 season 660,181 paid to watch Conference football – an average of 1,429 per game (or a lot more if you disregard Fisher’s crowds). […]
Whatever is happening to Yeovil Town at the moment, it certainly cannot be described as non-league football.
As one of our party remarked, you know that you are in the south when the match is sponsored by a computer software writing company. And we also knew, with alarming clarity after a mere few seconds into this vital game, played during these desperate relegation avoiding times, was that the referee was crap (un-euphemisable).
Welling United 6, Boston United 0 Wednesday 29 November 1989 Given that some of the worst moments of our lives have been spent at Welling’s Park Avenue ‘Ground’, our arrival there was not accompanied by unflinching optimism or exactly festooned in expectant hope. But even so, we were not expecting to see six goals rifled […]
Ex-Lincoln City forward Warren Ward played three seasons with Boston United in the mid-1980s, before being released by George Kerr at the end of the 88/89 season. Shortly after his departure from York Street, FBYF editor Richard O Smith caught up with Ward to discuss his time at the Pilgrims……