The Football League so far:

In the Championship, two of the promoted sides, Brighton and Southampton (which of course, will please Aaron James), have made impressive starts to the season, lying in 1st and 2nd position respectively. Other teams up there are Derby, Crystal Palace, Middlesbrough, and West Ham, who started their Championship campaign with an unlucky 1.0 defeat at Cardiff City, and are looking stronger, and following their 3.0 win at the City Ground against Nottingham Forest, are 5th.

In League 1, MK Dons, Charlton and Preston North End lead the way. The pre-season promotion favourites are my team, Huddersfield Town, and Chesterfield. Huddersfield started with 3 draws on the trot, against Bury, Rochdale and Hartlepool – but since then, have settled down now and following two victories are up to 8th. As far as League fixtures are concerned, they have now gone 30 games without defeat. Chesterfield have struggled a little at the start, and find themselves in the bottom three. They will settle soon I believe, and move up the table.

In League 2, Rotherham are top having made an excellent start. Chasing the Millers are Morecambe and newly-promoted Crawley Town. Plymouth Argyle had a torrid time last season with administration and a ten point deduction. I am very much against these point deductions for administration (does the sport no favours in my view) but I’m not going into that now, and in this case, it resulted in relegation. Reeling from financial difficulties, they presently find themselves bottom of League 2. However, there is light at the end of the tunnel for them. Their administrator, Brendan Guilfoyle has said a firm, bidding to buy the club, does have the funds, and although it still has to authorise it, a deal is now imminent. “Solicitors are now working to finalise the documentation, and complete the sale to Bishop International Limited/Plymouth Argyle (125) Limited. Hopefully, by the time I do my next entry here, their future, and financial position will be a little more secure.

Obviously, it’s too early to see properly, how things are going to pan out throughout the Football League, but it is already shaping up to be an interesting season.

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NCB Radio “Road to the FA Cup”

Bodmin Town 6.3 Falmouth Town

In our NCB Radio “Road to the FA Cup”, where we are following the winners in each round, all the way through to Wembley, the Extra Preliminary Round sees our team remain as Bodmin Town (of the South West Peninsula League Premier Division). This is because, on 21st August, in this round, (which is 6 rounds before the 1st Round – proper, 8 rounds before the Championship and Premiership teams join in, and a full 13 rounds before the Cup Final), they, in front of a crowd of just 94, beat Falmouth Town (also of the South West Peninsula League Premier Division) 6.3 at Priory Park.   Among Bodmin Town’s scorers were new signings Dean Stevens and Gary Fisher.  In the next round, the Preliminary Round, on 3rd September, they are away to Barnstaple Town (Western League Premier Division).

You can see Bodmin Town’s website, at http://clubwebsite.co.uk/bodmintownfootballclub

The NCB Radio Road to Wembley so far:

21st Aug 2011: Ext Prel Rd: BODMIN TOWN 6.3 Falmouth Town http://clubwebsite.co.uk/bodmintownfootballclub

3rd Sept 2011: Prel Rd: Barnstaple Town -v- BODMIN TOWN http://clubwebsite.co.uk/bodmintownfootballclub

17th Sept: 1st Qual Rd: St Blazey or Tavistock -v- Winners of Prel Rd

Rob Moore’s Motorworld: Shaun Hollamby Interview

After the last round of BTCC at Croft, Aaron James spoke to AMD Milltek Team Boss (and driver for that event) Shaun Hollamby about a range of issues- including his time as director of FOM TV (F1 Digital).  Hear the full interview with Shaun HERE.

ORIGINAL BROADCAST: 7pm, 27 June 2011.

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Rob Moore’s Motorworld: From the Pitlane (05/08/11)

Welcome to another edition of Rob Moore’s Motorworld: From the Pitlane.

In this edition we discuss the Hungarian Grand Prix, discuss the BBC/Sky issue and talk Touring cars.

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