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Friday, 8 May 2015

Plaudits, issues, an oops and a big screen anyone?

Some people struggle through the close season, little in the way of football that matters after all. It's not all doom and gloom however. You don't have to put up with so much of our dross for a few months. Anyway....

...Since the last time we were here GFC held it's annual awards bash where the big winners were Marc McGrath, Chris Tardif and Tom de la Mare. Well done to all and there was a clear message that everyone's up for the challenge next season as well. If you go over to www.guernseyfc.com and follow the link to the club's Facebook page you will find a couple of videos from the evening that are worth a look.

Elsewhere in the Non League world, North Ferriby Utd have now committed to life in the Conference North after all. This means Peacehaven & Telscombe's chance of a reprieve from relegation has shrunk somewhat so maybe we will get to go the ball at the landfill site after all.

The Isthmian play off situation is still no clearer, although Enfield Town's appeal is due to be heard by the FA tomorrow, 8th May. There's no guarantee that tomorrow's events will bring a conclusion to this issue but of the play-offs aren't completed soon there's a danger that the likes of Margate and Hendon will have to play weakened sides due to players being on holiday. They might not be too keen on playing under such circumstances and there's every chance that legal advice will be taken.

If you weren't already aware, the Isthmian South play off final saw Merstham travel to Folkestone and won 3-0 in front of a crowd just short of 1500. Sounds like Folkestone had plenty of possession and opportunities but Merstham did a 'professional' job on them, including scoring at all the right times which probably knocked the stuffing out of Invicta.

Looking at Guernsey football and hands go up to confess a shocking error in last week's 'highly informative' blog. North didn't play St Peter's in the Jeremie final after all. It was a semi-final held on what should have been the day of the final but, would you believe it, the semi- didn't go ahead on its original date due to Condor's new tub not sailing. The Jeremie Cup is organised by the Guernsey FA, so congrats to the GFA on providing, er, no information the 2014/15 competition on their website.

Muratti a week on Saturday and, if it's being streamed on the ITV CI website, Manelanders have a chance to watch on a big screen in an East End boozer (5 mins from Liverpool Street, 3 mins from Brick Lane). Anyone interested?

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