The GOTP Year: February


AT THE end of February, GOTP was sent to Oxfordshire to cover a FA Vase tie between Kidlington and Bowers. As well as an opportunity to catch-up with an old pal and have a spot of lunch in a Cotswoldian pub, it was a crack cup-tie.

Bowers won the day, comfortably as it happened, but the attitude of the two managers was really quite refreshing.

“One thing that stood out after the game was the reaction of the managers. It’s easy to be a nice guy when you’ve won, but Rob Small thanked each and every one of the travelling fans for attending. Kidlington’s Martin Wilkinson was very generous in his post-match reaction and congratulated Rob Small and his team.”

To read about our visit to Kidlington, click here

One of the most successful GOTP articles since we launched in 2012 has been the insights paper on the stakeholder concept. It has been picked up by a number of clubs, cited as being the way ahead and recognised as a pragmatic observation of how non-league outfits can engage with the whole community.

You can read it here

Others you might have missed

Newcastle & Villa – will they bask in the sun again? – The decline of two greats
The real problem at the heart of the Brexit debate  – Why football doesn’t want it
The Rookery Hill Blues – East Thurrock United – The rise of a little club in Thurrock
Football and the China syndrome – The far east gets competitive
Power to the people’s game – Why it has become opium for the masses

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