Stevenage Remembers Mitchell Cole


False Nine editor, Andrew Belt, visits Stevenage and finds a club mourning the premature death of one of their former stars…

The club flag was at half-mast.

Every Stevenage player wore a T-shirt with ‘Mitchell 21’ on it.

A minute’s silence was impeccably observed before the game.

A suitably subdued atmosphere greeted Stevenage’s home game versus Crawley Town last Saturday as the Boro bid farewell to their former player. Continue reading

No Place to Hyde in the Conference Premier

In the wake of another Champions League outing for Manchester City, False Nine editor Andrew Belt looks at the club’s work down at non-league Hyde FC and profiles a club embarking on a first Conference Premier season…

It’s been a tough few months for Hyde FC. A fortnight after winning promotion to the Blue Square Conference Premier for the first time in the Greater Manchester club’s history boss, Gary Lowe, and assistant, Martyn Booty, quit the side, citing a lack of funds and only a short-term contract offer as the driving force behind their decision. Continue reading