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Andrew Cornell looks back on Blues’ games on August 14th   In 2010 we started our season on this date with a trip to Eastleigh for a Conference South game. The hosts were the quicker side to settle on a perfect pitch and early on Nicky Morgan had to stretch to punch away a difficult…

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Andrew Cornell looks back on Blues’ games on August 11th It can be seen that this is an early start to the season by the fact that Blues have only ever played three league games on this date. The only other competitive games played on August 11th have been two Herts Charity Cup games. In…

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Andrew Cornell looks back on Blues’ games on August 7th The most recent competitive game on this date was a Herts Charity Cup game away to Baldock Town in the pouring rain in 1999.   Blues controlled the opening stages of the game, creating a number of chances. A Martin Hayes cross from the left…

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Andrew Cornell looks back on Blues’ games on August 6th 2016 was our earliest ever start to a league season, beginning with a home 1-0 defeat to Hampton, but there has never been a Herts Charity Cup game on this date either, although we have often played the first round game earlier than this.  …

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Andrew Cornell looks back of Blues’ games on August 3rd Just the one competitive game on this date in 2010 saw us visit Broxbourne for a Herts Charity Cup game, our first ever visit to this part of Hertfordshire, although we had hosted the same club, in the same competition at the same stage the…

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Andrew Cornell looks back on Blues’ games on August 2nd    Once again it’s all friendlies on this date apart from a 1994 Herts Charity Cup game against Ware at Rhodes Avenue. This was our first season back in the Isthmian Premier after promotion. John Scott created Blues first chance in the 8th minute when he…

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Andrew Cornell looks back at Blues’ games on July 29th   Back in 2010 the Blues’ third pre-season friendly at Woodside Park saw the visiting Hammers’ squad run out comfortable winners by a four goal margin with Freddie Sears scoring all the goals. The hosts’ line-up saw Nicky Morgan in goal whilst up front former Braintree…

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Andrew Cornell looks back at Blues’ games on July 27th   We have twice played Arsenal teams on this date, most recently in 2007. Before the first team hosted and won the Emirates Cup tournament on Saturday and Sunday, with 2-1 wins over Paris St Germain and Inter Milan, a Gunners youth team with reserve experience…

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Andrew Cornell looks back at Blues’ games on July 24th There’s been several matches on this date including a heavy defeat in a Herts Charity Cup game to Hertford Town in 2007. More recently we hosted Stevenage in 2013.   It might not have been the strongest side that Stevenage could have sent, but the…

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Andrew Cornell looks back at Blues’ games on July 23rd We have played a handful of games on this date since the season first started this early in 2002. The most unusual has to be in 2011 when Tony Adams brought the Azerbaijani side Gabbala to Woodside Park for a friendly. The mind boggles in…