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Andrew Cornell looks back at Blues’ (few) Christmas Eve games The idea of playing on Christmas Eve is almost as unlikely as playing on Christmas Day nowadays and it has been almost as rare with only two post-war games and one from the 1920s found in the archives. Part of the reason for this is…

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Blast from the past special

This is completely random but I found this article while searching for something else and thought it’s worth a read. It’s hard to believe it’s been 19 years.

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Andrew Cornell looks back at Blues’ games on December 23rd   It’s not often we score 3 goals away from home and lose heavily but that’s how the game went at Northwood in 2000 thanks to a combination of bad defending and goalkeeping problems.   Ian Brooks no show at the game meant Mark Harman…

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Haines joins on loan

Central defender Mark Haines has joined the Blues on a month’s loan from Chelmsford City and is expected to be in the squad for Boxing Day’s home game against Harlow Town (1pm). It will be Haines’ second loan spell at the ProKit UK Stadium having had a month with us in the 2011/12 campaign when…

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Andrew Cornell looks back at Blues’ games on December 22nd There haven’t been as many games on this date as others due to a combination of weather and a reluctance to play mid-week games so close to the holiday season. We did have a big league win in 1973 on this date in our Amateur…

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Andrew Cornell looks back at Blues’ games on December 21st In 2013 Basingstoke Town were the visitors for an entertaining pre-Christmas game at Woodside Park. Right from the first whistle the contest flowed from end to end with Stoke, making some direct incisive attacks looking particularly dangerous. Inside the first minute a cross from the…

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Fixture news

Blues’ league trip to Wingate & Finchley has been moved from Saturday January 12 to  Tuesday February  19, kick-off 7.45pm due to the hosts’ involvement in the FA Trophy on the original date. Meanwhile, our Herts Senior Cup quarter-final against Watford has been switched to the ProKit (UK) Stadium (possibly due to the sheer magnitude…

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A LOOK BACK AT BLUES’ GAMES ON DECEMBER 20th By Andrew Cornell By far the most significant event on this day in the history of BSFC was also the last game played on this date – the last ever competitive game at Rhodes Avenue. It was a miserable day as you might expect weatherwise with…

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Smith delighted with cup win

STEVE Smith was a happy man after his much-changed side won 5-1 at Wingate & Finchley to progress to the Velocity Cup quarter-final, on Tuesday. “I’m absolutely delighted with last night we were down to bare bones and we brought in four kids” said the joint Blues’ boss “Sam Robbins had to pull out cos…