A big thanks to Jim York who spotted these on the TSBB - Scarborough FC Fanzine.
A quick history of their demise and rebirth for those of you too lazy to click the above links »
Scarborough FC are… sorry were, one of those lower league clubs who were either skirting with relegation from the league or trying to get back into it.
They were playing in the old 4th Division from 1987 onwards, but on the last day of the 1998/99 season… Jimmy Glass. Remember him ? The on-loan goalkeeper at Carlisle finally doomed them back to non-league football.
From then on in, apart from an FA Cup run in 2003/4, they struggled to find any form. Then a couple of seasons later they finished bottom of the Conference, were relegated to the Conference North and during that time it was the beginning of the end. The club were in administration and they were docked 10 points, finally they finished 20 and were looking at dropping into the Northern Prem but the debts were too large and eventually they ceased to be.
As mentioned they have returned in the form of Scarborough Athletic currently playing in the Northern Counties East League Division One. At the moment they don’t have a ground, their home matches take place at Bridlington. They are hopeful though that one day they can return to the Theatre of Chips.
Music-wise and thankfully for us Scarborough recognised their mediocrity and took the first opportunity to record something.
This is a note for all over lower league teams – Don’t wait for an FA Cup final appearance. What are your chances of getting there ? Just get yourself in the studio and celebrate something… anything.
As Scarborough did when they were promoted to the League:
» The 1986/87 GMVC Winning Scarborough Squad – We Play For Scarborough
and the (instrumental) B side – listen out for the quality keyboard-does-the-chant/crowd noise near the end :
» Scarborough FC – Supporters United
Finally a half-decent punk tune recorded in 1998 from a band called Mr Bruckman :
» Mr Bruckman – Boro Till I Die