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Pair of friendlies announced

Blues have announced a pair of friendlies as they prepare for their debut season in the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division. Southend United have become regular pre-season opponents for the Blue Brazil and they will visit the ProKit UK Stadium on Tuesday July 18. The Shrimpers narrowly missed out on a play-off spot in Sky Bet League…

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Ted Scraggs RIP

Everyone at BSFC was saddened to learn that long-term Blues’ supporter and former groundsman Ted Scraggs passed away this afternoon. Ted had supported the Blues for many years and became the club’s groundsman when we moved to Woodside Park. He recently celebrated his 90th birthday. We would like to send our condolences to his family,…

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Blast from the past

Andrew Cornell looks back at Blues games on May 20th and 21st As far as we know, Blues have never played a game on May 19th, and our only game on May 20 was a narrow win over Ilford in 1968. The game was in semi-final of the Essex Floodlight Competition and we faced an…

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The Southern League – all you need to know

With Blues’ place in the Evo-Stik Southern League seemingly confirmed for 2017/18, we bring you everything you need to know about the competition we’ll play in for the first time. Formed in 1894, the Southern League is one of the oldest football leagues in the world. It started life with two divisions, and among its…

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Blast from the past

Andrew Cornell looks back at Blues’ games on May 18th This date saw the last home game of the marathon 1973-74 season, but also the 1972 East Anglian Cup final against Dagenham who won 3-0. Who even knew that Dagenham was in East Anglia? In 1974, on a Saturday afternoon two weeks after the FA…

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Pitch work starts on Monday

Blues’ new owners have started their summer rebuild, and major work will start on the ProKit UK pitch on Monday. The  major investment  will see sand banding to improve the drainage and all the old grass  removed and replaced by  new premiership standard grass seed. The goalmouth areas are also being crowned for longer lasting wear…

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Blast from the past

Andrew Cornell looks back at Blues’ games on May 17th Two games on this date, 1947 was one of the worst winters of the 20th century and our latest ever finish to a league season with our penultimate league game played on this date. We faced Aylesbury United at home and the scoreline did not…

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Changes to Non League System

While Blues will be looking to get out of the Evo-Stik Southern League at the first attempt, our stay in the competition looks to be a short one, with the FA due to announce major changes to the Non League System (NLS). The Vanarama National League will remain unchanged, but from the 2018/19 season there…

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Brian Bayford – funeral arrangements

Brian’s funeral will be held on Wednesday May 17th May, 1pm, at St Michael’s Church, Windhill, CM23 2ND. Unfortunately the Mitre Suite was already booked, so the wake will take place at the Rhodes Centre.

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