Vanarama Column – Maidstone UnitedRelegation but The Stones will be hoping to bounce back - by Glenn Moore
Even fairytales can have unwanted plot twists as Maidstone United have discovered. Saturday’s 2-0 home to defeat to Salford put an abrupt halt to a quarter-century of progress for the Stones, condemning them to relegation from the Vanarama National League after three years in the non-League elite.
Vanarama National League Column – Salford CitySalford City's rapid rise - by Glenn Moore
It is not often a promoted club goes straight in as 2-1 favourites to win a league, but Salford City are not a typical club. Co-owned by former Manchester United players Gary and Phil Neville, Ryan Giggs, Nicky Butt and Paul Scholes, and Singaporean billionaire Peter Lim, the Vanarama National League club have a profile and funding that has become the envy of many Football League teams.
Glenn Moore: My WeekFind out what The Independent's Glenn Moore has been up to with the latest in our My Week series...
Friday October 28
I'm normally in The Independent's Kensington office on Fridays, working on our Saturday sports supplement, but there's a change of schedule today. I'm up early to finish off a story about ‘The Four Year Plan’, a highly-revealing forthcoming film about QPR in the Briatore/Ecclestone era, then it's off to the fourth and final day taking the FA’s Youth Award, module 1, one of the new generation courses which focuses on ...