Gordon Brasted cup final – Barking 4 Clapton 2

 

Two years ago, virtually no one watched historic Clapton who had rumbled and bumbled shambolically along in the Essex Senior League for years as one of the worst teams.

From nowhere, fans priced out of ponce-class football with its stratospheric prices and rapacious commercial fervour suddenly came out of the woodwork to cheer on amateur players on rickety terraces, in the process sparking a renaissance.

Get this: only Brentwood in the 70s have enjoyed such popular attention in the league – and that was only because Jimmy Greaves – JIMMY bloody GREAVES – a football legend, was playing for them.

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Tons of fun at the Old Spotted Dog  – Clapton 0 Tower Hamlets 1

Famous West Ham fan Russell Brand has called for a Revolution – half a mile away from Upton Park, a club’s fans claim to be doing just that.

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