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17 August - 5 Days to go!

Continuing our countdown to FCUM’s first ever home game at step 4 of non-league football, we present our third fascinating FACT about the new league:

FACT 3: The NPL’s Colwyn Bay FC hit the headlines in 1992 when the Welsh FA tried to insist that all Welsh league clubs playing outside the football league should join the newly-formed League of Wales. The club had to play home games in England for three years until a court injunction allowed them to carry on the English National League System.

In total eight clubs were affected, three of whom - Colwyn Bay, Merthyr Tidfyl and Newport County - continue to play in English non-league.

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First Posted ~ 11:03 Fri 17 Aug 2007
News ID ~ 1109
Last Updated ~ 11:03 Fri 17 Aug 2007