TAPIBAW No 76 - Shepshed
small town of Shepshed, situated near to Loughborough in the north of
Leicestershire, has had football teams associated with it since 1879, when
the town was known as Sheepshed.
Whilst many of these teams achieved local recognition over the years it
was with the formation of the Charterhouse club in the mid 1970ís, that
the name of Shepshed became known nationally.
Between 1978 and 1984 the club rose from county league to the Southern
Premier League, winning 7 consecutive Championships/Promotions.
During this period they also reached the Semi final of the FA Vase, and
the 1st Round Proper of the FA Cup, while providing a staging post in the
managerial career of one Martin O'Neill.
Unfortunately the Charterhouse club, then known by itís original name of
Shepshed Albion, closed down in 1994.
The current Dynamo club was formed in the summer of that year in an
attempt to resurrect the town's former glories on the football field.
TAPIBAW No 77 - Retford
featuring Shepshed last time out, we cross the border from Leicestershire
up into Nottinghamshire, arriving at the Cannon Park home of Retford
United just in time to commemorate their winning debut in the FA Vase.
Formed in 1987, the Badgers faced Oldham Town of the North Western
Counties League at home and ran out 3-0 winners to claim a place in the
Second Round. That win was partly to due a pair of goals from prolific
striker Vil Powell (pictured) once of Unibond side North Ferriby and the
subject of interest from a number of Nationwide league clubs.
The visitors from Lancashire no doubt went home deflated, but not quite in
the manner that marked their exit from last season's FA Cup, courtesy of a
17-1 defeat at the hands of Stocksbridge Park Steels.
TAPIBAW No 78 - Jeunesse Esch
almost like the Luxembourg equivalent of Lee Bowyer, this is Sacha Rohmann
of AS Jeunesse Esch.
The town of Esch-sur-Alzette has been repesented on the football field
since 1907 by this TAPIBAW, who were founded as Jeunesse la FrontiŤre
in 1907 (sounding dangerously like the European version of It's a
Frequent Luxembourg championship wins have ensured regular participation
in European competition since 1958, with a European Cup tie against
Liverpool in season 73/74 which saw a 1-1 in Luxembourg and a 2-0 win for
the reds at Anfield.
More recently Celtic inflicted an 11-0 aggregate UEFA Cup defeat on them
in the UEFA Cup.
Jeunesse Esch are currently second in their domestic league to Spora, but
while the lads in black and white normally pull just over 1,000 fans for
home games, Spora have been down as low as 141 recently.
TAPIBAW No 79 - Nantwich Town juniors (England)
the Cheadle and District football league we turn our attention, with the
boys of Nantwich taking centre stage in the TAPIBAW corner.
And we join the U13 side at an appropriate juncture, with this weekend
seeing them draw with their Newcastle (Staffordshire) counterparts in the
However, in a break with tradition, when the tie went to the dreaded spot
kicks, it was Newcastle who won through 4-3 by that method - that's a turn
- I don't know about you, but this Nantwich Town badge does look oddly
TAPIBAW No 80 - Salford
Lads Club (England)
|Now Stop Me If You
Think You've Heard This One Before, but Is It Really So
Strange to find a TAPIBAW in the heartland of Manchester?
Despite the goalkeeper apparently flaunting the rules by refusing to
put his Hand in Glove, the Salford Lads Club side qualified
for the Manchester Federation finals back in May. Unfortunately,
they've never updated their website since so we still don't know
whether Some Goals Are Bigger than Others and we're afraid to
unable to confirm whether any members of the side are indeed Rusholme
Ruffians or couldn't field a sub as he was Still Ill.....but
after all, What Difference Does it Make?
In the very-likely event that the above gibberish is of no
relevance to you, we'll better explain ourselves - Salford Lads Club
as you can see from this photo was used as a backdrop to a photo
that appeared on the sleeve of The Smiths vinyl masterpiece "The Queen
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