HARRIS: Not pretty, but effective

Gloucester City boss Tim Harris saw his side dig in with ten men against Altrincham and claim a good win, describing the game as “not pretty, but effective”. The Tigers took the lead just after the half hour mark when Ed Williams capitalised on a defensive shambles to feed Joe Parker in the box, who […]

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THE OPPOSITION: FC Halifax Town

Seen by many as one of the main contenders for the National League North this season, we take a look at FC Halifax Town.\r\n\r\nOne of the youngest clubs in the league, FC Halifax Town were formed in 2008 from the remnants of Halifax Town FC, after the previous incarnation of the club went into administration […]

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THE OPPOSITION: Darlington 1883

As we continue our look around the 2016/17 National League North, our journey brings us to Darlington 1883.\r\n\r\nFormed from the ashes of Darlington Football Club in 2012, the inception of Darlington 1883 was not a straightforward one.\r\n\r\nDarlington 1883 applied to join the Northern League as a new club, after the collapse of Darlington F.C.\r\n\r\nUnder FA […]

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City visit Salford at the start of 2016/17

Gloucester City will open their 2016/17 National League fixtures with a trip to ‘Class of 92’ backed Manchester side Salford City.\r\n\r\nThe Tigers will visit Salford on the opening day of the 2016/17 season on 6 August – a fixture that will whet the appetite of many Tigers fans, we are sure.\r\n\r\nThen follows two home fixtures […]

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THE OPPOSITION: Chorley

Moving on in our series looking at next seasons Vanarama National League North opponents, we roll on to historic side, Chorley.\r\n\r\nFormed in 1883, the 133-year history of Chorley has been spent in non-league for their entirety, however they’ve picked up plenty of silverware on the way.\r\n\r\nAnother side who began as a Rugby Club, they made […]

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Joe Hanks signs for Gloucester City

Gloucester City have completed the permanent signing of Joe Hanks, following the expiration of his contract at Cheltenham Town.\r\n\r\nHanks joined the Tigers on loan towards the start of the 2015/16 season and was a mainstay in the heart of the midfield.\r\n\r\nThe 21-year-old from Churchdown made 41 appearances last season, scoring twice and providing several important […]

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THE OPPOSITION: Bradford Park Avenue

Following a comfortable season in mid table last term, we will once again be making the long 183-mile journey to Bradford Park Avenue’s Horsfall Stadium.\r\n\r\nMuch like Gloucester, Bradford is a city with a large passion for rugby as well as football, and this is how the Avenue were founded. Originally playing the sport before adopting […]

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THE OPPOSITION: Brackley Town

After keeping themselves in the division on the final day of the 2015/2016 season, we will once again be meeting the Saints. \r\n\r\nFollowing their 1-0 win over Tamworth to take themselves out of the drop zone on that final day, as well as a 1-1 draw for the now relegated Lowestoft against, well Gloucester City, […]

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THE OPPOSITION: Boston United

In our series taking a look at each of our opposition for the National League North next season, we roll on to former Football League side Boston United.\r\n\r\nThe Pilgrims came close to promotion last season but fell at the first hurdle against North Ferriby United in the Play-Off Semi-Final First Leg.\r\n\r\nSo now with another season […]

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