Football

What is the highest attendance for a non-league game in England?

Plus: down-on-their-luck European trophy winners, ‘winter champions’ who never won the league and frozen-off football “Out of interest, and tedium at work, what’s the very best attendance for a non-league league match in England?” ponders Ethan Mackintosh. “No cup finals at Wembley, just league games.” Let’s start just a couple of months ago at Meadow Lane, where Notts County attracted a bumper crowd of 9,090 fans for his or her National League match against Fylde on 28 September. The club…

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VAR seems as far away as ever in Scotland despite Rangers weighing in

There is another Old Firm divide, this time over technology, as the SPFL seeks to avoid a system with significant financial implications for smaller clubs – and which Celtic oppose The Scottish football League does a powerful job in creating a perception of wanting discussion over VAR to disappear. Speaking in September 2018, its chief executive, Neil Doncaster, essentially spelled out every reason why this use of technology might not be valid in Scotland. When approached regarding an update in…

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