Post by hatter_in_macc on Aug 20, 2017 11:24:18 GMT
Between November 2016 and June 2017, County Heaveners nominated and voted on an A-Z collection of some of the most interesting football clubs from around the world, known as CHASM [County Heaven's Anthology of Soccer Miscellany].
A subsequent 'World Championship' involving the weekly clubs of choice resulted in an overall win for Yoker Athletic, an outfit from near Glasgow who ply their trade in the Central District First Division of the Scottish Junior Football League (within Scotland's equivalent of the non-league pyramid).
This thread is being set up so that we on CH can keep tabs on the progress - or otherwise! - of our 'adopted' club.
Post by hatter_in_macc on Aug 20, 2017 11:53:07 GMT
One more introductory post, in the form of Yoker's recent communication with Sandy upon learning of the club's induction into CHASM:
Yoker Athletic (Scotland)
I am delighted that your members chose Yoker Athletic! It is the first time in our 151-year history that we have won a global award, and for it to be such a prestigious one will delight our many (well, not so many) fans.
Yoker Athletic are a “Junior” football club which is a very confusing term as its actually a term used in Scotland to describe a semi-professional adult team.
We hail from the banks of the Clyde where many of the shipyard workers in days gone by used to watch and play for Yoker. As most of them wore bunnets (a Scottish word for a flat cap) in those days we could have been called “The Bunnets”; not quite as posh as “The Hatters” though.
Anyway, please pass on our good wishes to the “County Heaven” members, great to see fans following smaller clubs (no disrespect) especially with your close proximity to Manchester.
Campbell Secretary and General Dogsbody Yoker Athletic Football Club
Post by hatter_in_macc on Aug 22, 2017 10:13:58 GMT
I, for one, would really like to visit - and my guess is that, with all the postponements Yoker suffer, the season up there is likely to extend beyond County's, which might enable a trip in, say, early/mid-May? (Last year's campaign was not completed until June!)
Some interesting further reading about the ground on this blog - both by the blogger and in the follow-up comments - together with pics:
Post by hatter_in_macc on Aug 27, 2017 11:30:05 GMT
Next up for Yoker - or the 'Whe Ho', as they are curiously nicknamed (something to do with their Holm Park ground, perhaps?)! - another away-fixture: at Neilston next Saturday (2nd September).
This will be the second of five consecutive Saturday afternoons on the road for Yoker, who are not scheduled to play at... erm, 'Holm' in the League until 7th October! Hopefully, it will have dried out, following last weekend's postponement, by then...