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So What Do We Know About Kettering?

Relatively little so here's thirteen interesting facts about the club.

1. Our 4th round opponents were formed in 1872 but didn`t turn professional until 1891.

2. Kettering played in twelve different leagues between 1892 until, as founder members, they were part of the Football Alliance in 1979.

3. They remained semi-professional until the 2000-2001 season.

4. They play at Rockingham Road and are known as the Poppies.

5. Their honours include Midlands League title (1896 and 1900) Southern League Champions (1928, 1957 and 1973)

6. When they won the above in 1973 their manager was none other than Ron Atkinson.

7. Conference Runners up in 1981, 1989, 1994 and 1998.

8. They have reached the 1st round of the FA Cup on 41 occasions.

9. Ketering made their live debut on Sky Sports in 1994/95 against Plymouth Argyle.

10. They`ve been to Wembley twice. In 1979 they lost the FA Trophy Final to Stafford Rangers and in 2000 lost in the final of the same compettion to Kingstonian.

11. In 2005-2006 Kettering made the decision to appoint Paul Gascoigne as manager, the England legend lasted 39 days.

12. These days the Poppies are managed by Mark Cooper, son of Leeds legend Terry Cooper.

13. Last season Kettering won the Blue Square North with five games still to play and registered a record points total of 96, they now play in the Blue Square Premier where they currently sit in 10th position.




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The Journalist

Writer: Andrew Joyce  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday January 4 2009

Time: 5:43PM

Your Comments

Capacity at Rockingham Road is 6,264. Visitors terrace holds 890.
eastneydave
...and we can SMASH them
jackbarendse
i would'nt be surprised if kettering gave us a realy hard match and then beat us, but i think fulham will edge the game by a goal or two
FUL4EVA
Number 4 is actually two facts so pat yourself on the back. 14 facts, not 13.
FulhamJules
good point, good point!
Al Billy
as for the match, it'll be no picnic!
Al Billy
I was at the Forest Green match saturday - couldnt make it up to sheffield sorry! But i was talking with my mate who plays for the Green and he was saying Kettering are poor and there defence is weak so bring em on. Lets not worry about it we should be up for it 0-13 i reckon Brede Hangeland with 7!
fulham7
I think fact 14 should be that they will be no match for the mighty whites!! They may put up a fight, but they will crumble 0-5.
KBCC
 

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