C Horse wrote:
Lots of TV coverage in the last last year or so tells you that it's an American billionaire called Robert Rich aka Lord Bedlington (they have his name on their shirts). He famously bought the team the scoreboard, which they then tested out on Stokesley.
The team get to play a friendly in the US every year, apparently.
You couldn't make it up!!!
The rest of the Northern League need to look out for them. I was at the game yesterday - they were good last year, but they were even better this year. No complaints about the result as they thoroughly deserved it and played well individually and as a team (even without Shandran), but teams like this with benefactors need to go up if they win the league, or else we will get issues with players wages at this level.
Still, it's not like we have to play them again, soon ... oh, wait ... we've got them again on Saturday!!
Wrong on so many levels.
It doesn't seem to be getting through that Bob Rich is not funding the team. The novelty of the trip to the US has worn off. This team is the result of a lot of hard work by a very good chairman and a hard working and loyal band of good people. Long may the success continue.