2007–08 Football Conference

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National League (English football)
Season2007-2008
2008-2009

The Football Conference consists of the top two levels of Non-League football in England. The Conference Premier is the fifth highest level of the overall pyramid, whilst the Conference North and Conference South exist at the sixth level. The top team and the winner of the playoff of the National division will be promoted to Football League Two, while the bottom four will be relegated to the North or South divisions. The champions of the North and South divisions will be promoted to the National division, alongside the play-off winners from each division. The bottom three in each of the North and South divisions will be relegated to the premier divisions of the Northern Premier League, Isthmian League or Southern League For sponsorship reasons, the league is frequently referred to as the Blue Square Premier.

Contents

Conference Premier

A total of 24 teams contested the division, including 19 sides from last season, one relegated from the Football League Two, two promoted from the Conference North and two promoted from the Conference South.

Promotion and relegation

Teams promoted from 2006–07 Conference North

Teams promoted from 2006–07 Conference South

Teams relegated from 2006–07 League Two

Boston United were also relegated from the Football League, but were placed in the Conference North due to financial problems. Altrincham, who had finished in the relegation zone in the 2006–07 season, were reprieved in order for the division to remain at 24 teams.

Overall

Aldershot Town made a return to the Football League, Aldershot F.C. having actually folded during the league season of 1991–92 league season. Its successor Aldershot Town F.C., however, actually made an exceptionally bad start of the season, losing two of their first three home games, but after that they gained a form that produced Football Conference records, such as their 31 wins and the 101 points, wrapping up the title and the promotion well ahead of the end of the season. A key factor was their ability to avoid drawn matches, of which they only had eight. And even then six of them occurred during the nine games when they were wrapping up the title.

The play-offs saw local rivals Exeter City and Torquay United facing each other for a chance to play for a promotion to the Football League. Torquay had the upper hand at first, winning the first leg on Exeter's soil with 1–2, and they on home ground they were leading 1–0 (3–1 aggregate) with just 20 minutes left, when Exeter ended their hopes with a burst of four goals to wrap up the series with a 5–3 aggregate win. Exeter eventually won 1–0 over Cambridge United at Wembley to seal their return to the League.

As usual, the biggest average crowds were seen in Oxford, with an average of 4,728 spectators per game and an aggregate of 108,750, but actually they fell fifth in highest attendances, with the West Country derby between Exeter City and Torquay United drawing the biggest crowd of the season with 7,839 spectators, followed by the Cambridgeshire derby of Cambridge United v Histon with 7,125, another West Country derby between Torquay and Exeter with 6,021 and even Aldershot Town v Weymouth with 5,980, leaving Oxford behind in their top drawing match against Crawley Town with their 5,900 spectators. Droylsden had the fewest spectators, with an aggregate of 14,800, meaning an average crowd of 643 spectators, with a high of 1,178 against Altrincham. [1]

League table

Conference Premier
Season2007–08 [1] [2]
Champions Aldershot Town (1st Football Conference title)
Promoted to League Two Aldershot Town,
Exeter City
Relegated to Conference North/Conference South Droylsden,
Farsley Celtic,
Stafford Rangers
Relegated to Level 8 Halifax Town
Promoted for the next season Barrow,
Eastbourne Borough,
Kettering Town,
Lewes
Matches played552
Goals scored1,559 (2.82 per match)
Top goalscorer Stuart Fleetwood (Forest Green Rovers), 28
Biggest home win Kidderminster HarriersStafford Rangers 6–0 (4 March 2008)
Biggest away win WeymouthForest Green Rovers 0–6 (4 March 2008)
Highest scoring EbbsfleetKidderminster 5–4 (15 September 2007);
HistonTorquay United 4–5 (18 September 2007)
Longest winning run?
Longest unbeaten run?
Longest losing run?
Highest attendance Exeter City v Torquay United, 7,839 (26 December 2007)
Lowest attendance Droylsden v Ebbsfleet, 252 (17 April 2008)
Average attendance1,799 (– 6% compared with the previous season)
2008–09
PosTeamPldHWHDHLHGFHGAAWADALAGFAGAGDPtsQualification or relegation
1 Aldershot Town (C, P)461823442113643827+34101Promoted to League Two
2 Cambridge United 461463361711573224+2786Qualified for play-offs
3 Torquay United 461535392111574436+2686
4 Exeter City (O, P)46139144269863932+2583
5 Burton Albion 46153548318963125+2381
6 Stevenage Borough 4613554725112103530+2779
7 Histon 461076423610583431+972
8 Forest Green Rovers 46116645348873125+1771
9 Oxford United 4610853221103102427+871
10 Grays Athletic 46116635238782324+1170
11 Ebbsfleet United 46143640295992532+469
12 Salisbury City 461274352267103538+1068
13 Kidderminster Harriers 461256382375113634+1767
14 York City 46851033349683840362
15 Crawley Town 461256473174122636+660 [lower-alpha 1]
16 Rushden & Diamonds 467106262284112933059
17 Woking 46797282758102534853
18 Weymouth 4675112434481129392046
19 Northwich Victoria 4667103036541422422644
20 Halifax Town (R)468105302946133141942 [lower-alpha 2] Club folded
21 Altrincham 4666113244381224382641
22 Farsley Celtic (R)4665122738441521483839Relegated to Conference North/South
23 Stafford Rangers (R)4624171648361426515725
24 Droylsden (R)4645142745141819585724
Source: [1] [4]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. Crawley Town deducted 6 points for a breach of financial regulations. [3]
  2. Halifax Town deducted 10 points for entering administration and later resigned from the Conference due to financial problems. These resulted in the folding of the club, but it was soon reformed with name F.C. Halifax Town, and was able to play competitive football in Northern Premier League Division One North, on Level 8 of the English football league system.

Locations

Locations of the Conference Premier London teams 2007–2008

Results

Home \ Away ALD ALT BRT CAM CRA DRO EBB EXE FAR FGR GRY HAL HIS KID NOR OXF R&D SAL STA STB TOR WEY WOK YOR
Aldershot Town 2–11–00–00–13–12–02–04–30–13–21–03–12–15–01–02–12–14–33–10–30–02–12–0
Altrincham 1–20–00–32–33–21–31–40–01–00–13–31–22–11–21–31–23–12–01–51–13–22–22–2
Burton Albion 2–02–11–21–03–01–14–41–01–12–32–11–30–24–11–22–14–3 2–1 3–03–12–12–04–3
Cambridge United 1–12–10–02–15–01–10–15–12–01–02–2 1–0 0–32–12–11–01–11–22–12–00–01–02–0
Crawley Town 0–10–11–12–15–01–22–24–13–02–10–41–00–42–12–04–11–11–12–12–31–15–36–1
Droylsden 2–20–20–20–21–21–12–30–35–31–22–00–11–01–33–11–40–01–10–31–21–31–13–4
Ebbsfleet United 2–22–02–12–11–02–01–13–10–24–11–00–15–42–11–30–32–12–10–12–14–11–11–2
Exeter City 1–12–11–41–12–01–11–12–13–31–01–02–11–02–12–02–24–24–14–0 4–3 0–02–21–1
Farsley Celtic 1–31–10–12–11–51–21–10–20–21–33–01–31–12–10–10–12–21–00–01–24–23–01–4
Forest Green Rovers 2–33–13–13–11–03–22–21–12–21–22–03–12–24–10–00–10–31–24–22–23–22–11–2
Grays Athletic 2–11–00–02–12–13–11–10–21–00–13–30–15–13–10–03–01–15–10–22–00–21–10–2
Halifax Town 0–02–22–21–23–03–01–00–32–01–10–00–01–63–10–31–11–10–01–23–22–11–02–2
Histon 1–21–02–2 1–0 3–02–03–22–21–22–22–21–32–11–11–02–12–03–31–44–52–20–13–1
Kidderminster Harriers 1–21–14–11–01–13–12–14–02–11–01–01–01–10–00–22–01–26–00–22–50–21–13–0
Northwich Victoria 1–21–20–20–22–03–33–30–04–01–11–02–21–31–11–01–00–14–30–21–32–21–30–1
Oxford United 2–34–00–31–21–01–00–02–25–11–00–01–13–00–00–11–02–12–12–13–30–10–01–1
Rushden & Diamonds 1–11–00–01–21–10–00–10–21–01–21–12–22–30–11–05–00–01–10–02–13–22–11–1
Salisbury City 0–43–32–00–24–13–12–12–01–10–00–11–03–30–12–03–11–11–01–00–01–12–13–0
Stafford Rangers 1–21–1 0–3 1–11–32–10–11–50–21–30–22–31–11–30–00–10–11–51–20–22–10–10–4
Stevenage Borough 3–12–13–31–23–15–03–10–14–00–00–02–32–12–11–20–02–13–13–01–33–01–13–2
Torquay United 1–21–11–21–21–22–13–1 1–0 0–11–00–03–11–01–01–03–23–24–02–04–23–22–00–0
Weymouth 0–22–21–22–21–22–12–03–10–00–61–12–10–12–12–00–11–20–31–31–00–00–11–2
Woking 0–12–02–10–01–11–11–01–12–01–10–11–03–33–02–31–21–13–22–20–20–13–00–3
York City 2–02–20–01–21–12–10–13–24–10–22–03–21–42–21–10–12–31–32–00–20–12–02–3

Play-offs

 Semifinals
1st leg 1/2 May; 2nd leg 5/6 May
Final at Wembley
18 May 2008
           
2nd Cambridge United 224 
5th Burton Albion 213 
   2nd Cambridge United 0
 4th Exeter City 1
3rd Torquay United 213
4th Exeter City 145 

Top scorers in order of league goals

RankPlayerClubLeaguePlay-offs FA Cup FA Trophy Total
1 Stuart Fleetwood Forest Green Rovers 2806236
2 Steve Morison Stevenage Borough 2200123
3 Colin Little Altrincham 2101124
4 John Grant Aldershot Town 2000525
= Jon Shaw Halifax Town 2001425
6 Daryl Clare Burton Albion 1932324
= Tim Sills Torquay United 1910222
8 Richard Logan Exeter City 1810019
= Chris Zebroski Torquay United 1820020
= Matt Tubbs Salisbury City 1800018
11 Scott Rendell Cambridge United 1704219
= Mark Beesley Forest Green Rovers /
Cambridge United
1702019
= Iyseden Christie Kidderminster Harriers 1700017

Source: [1]

Conference North

Conference North
Season2007–08 [1] [2]
Champions Kettering Town (1st Football Conference North title)
Direct promotion Kettering Town
Promoted through play-offs Barrow
demoted to Level 7, expelled or reformed Leigh RMI;
Nuneaton (reformed and demoted);
Boston United (expelled)
Promoted for the next season Fleetwood Town,
Gateshead,
King's Lynn
Matches played462
Biggest home win Blyth SpartansWorcester City 6–0 (12 April 2008);
Kettering TownVauxhall Motors 6–0 (18 August 2007);
Stalybridge CelticRedditch United 6–0 (26 April 2008)
Biggest away win Vauxhall MotorsKettering Town 0–6 (1 March 2008)
Highest scoring Hyde UnitedVauxhall Motors 6–3 (13 August 2007)
Longest winning run?
Longest unbeaten run?
Longest losing run?
Highest attendance?
Lowest attendance?
Average attendance?
2008–09

Promotion and relegation

A total of 22 teams contested the division, including 17 sides from last season, one relegated from Football League Two, two relegated from the Conference National and two promoted from the Northern Premier League.

Teams promoted from 2006–07 Northern Premier League Premier Division

Teams relegated from 2006–07 Conference National

Teams relegated from 2006–07 League Two

Boston United were transferred down two divisions due to financial problems. At the end of the season still under entering administration, Boston United were relegated another division down.

League table

PosTeamPldHWHDHLHGFHGAAWADALAGFAGAGDPtsPromotion or relegation
1 Kettering Town 421713571913623615+5997 Conference North Champions, promoted to Conference Premier
2 AFC Telford United [lower-alpha 1] 421443452110472522+2780Participated in play-offs
3 Stalybridge Celtic 421245472413084127+3779
4 Southport 421083382112363929+2777
5 Barrow 42134440188943021+3176Promoted to Conference Premier through play-offs
6 Harrogate Town 421065251611553025+1474
7 Nuneaton Borough 42126332177862623+1871Demoted to the Southern League Division One Midlands [lower-alpha 2]
8 Burscough [lower-alpha 1] 428853330110102928+465
9 Hyde United 421227453281123934+1863
10 Boston United [lower-alpha 1] 421236392255112635+859Relegated to the Northern Premier League Premier Division [lower-alpha 3]
11 Gainsborough Trinity 42885352674102739357
12 Worcester City 428762730651021382054Transferred to Conference South
13 Redditch United 4210472824541213341753
14 Workington 4284925205792736450
15 Tamworth 42966312045122239650
16 Alfreton Town 42759272656102228547
17 Solihull Moors 427592936561021402647
18 Blyth Spartans 427212273158825311046
19 Hinckley United 427410242848924412145
20 Hucknall Town 4244132536721228392239
21 Vauxhall Motors 4254122647231616535828 [lower-alpha 4]
22 Leigh RMI 4254122138141615495126Relegated to Northern Premier League Premier Division
Source: [ citation needed ]
Notes:
  1. 1 2 3 New club in the Conference
  2. In June 2008 Nuneaton Borough went into liquidation but was immediately reformed as Nuneaton Town. They underwent a double demotion to the Southern League Division One Midlands, that is, to Level 8 of the English football league system.
  3. Boston United were still in administration by the 2nd Saturday of May in 2008 and were therefore relegated again to the Northern Premier League Premier Division for the 2008–09 season.
  4. Vauxhall Motors were reprieved from relegation due to Nuneaton Borough's liquidation and the Conference's decision to expel Boston United.

Locations

Results

Home \ Away TEL ALF BRW BLY BOS BUR GAI HAR HIN HUC HYD KET LEI NUN RED SOL SOU STL TAM VAU WRC WRK
AFC Telford United 3–00–23–11–11–02–13–13–01–02–10–16–10–01–04–01–53–04–13–21–13–3
Alfreton Town 0–10–01–12–11–23–11–20–02–10–31–21–01–30–00–01–23–41–24–03–12–0
Barrow 4–02–11–11–04–14–12–20–12–11–01–11–20–12–05–11–01–32–04–11–01–1
Blyth Spartans 1–22–02–32–11–41–10–11–31–20–22–02–01–02–41–21–00–11–10–26–00–2
Boston United 2–12–12–13–20–10–10–11–12–32–10–15–11–13–02–01–23–11–05–12–22–0
Burscough 1–31–12–12–22–12–22–11–12–13–21–15–22–00–22–21–10–22–30–02–10–1
Gainsborough Trinity 1–12–21–14–01–30–10–12–24–13–33–12–11–13–00–20–32–11–03–01–11–1
Harrogate Town 1–00–12–20–13–20–13–11–10–02–10–00–01–22–01–01–02–03–22–00–11–1
Hinckley United 1–11–01–21–10–11–01–22–32–12–10–03–10–01–20–12–30–32–00–12–42–1
Hucknall Town 0–22–20–10–31–20–20–10–11–11–40–23–02–21–22–21–20–33–12–05–01–3
Hyde United 1–00–22–12–42–11–03–02–25–24–20–31–12–04–03–01–31–31–26–33–11–2
Kettering Town 3–01–13–11–03–00–12–13–15–23–20–23–03–22–06–15–20–12–16–03–03–1
Leigh RMI 0–31–01–20–22–22–11–30–22–12–01–51–41–30–11–10–11–30–03–10–12–1
Nuneaton Borough 2–01–00–01–12–22–32–21–24–02–11–01–11–01–02–10–22–11–02–01–13–0
Redditch United 0–11–10–51–03–13–11–01–33–20–13–10–21–10–00–11–10–23–12–03–02–0
Solihull Moors 2–00–31–10–11–31–33–13–10–22–21–41–31–03–10–04–10–41–01–12–32–2
Southport 1–11–01–12–12–21–03–00–04–05–02–10–12–02–21–13–22–32–23–20–11–1
Stalybridge Celtic 1–23–12–20–03–02–45–13–22–10–33–10–13–10–26–04–02–20–04–11–03–0
Tamworth 0–00–10–03–01–14–22–21–13–04–02–11–22–01–21–00–21–32–01–10–22–0
Vauxhall Motors 1–33–20–22–21–02–00–30–10–10–33–40–62–20–02–03–21–22–51–31–12–5
Worcester City 0–31–11–12–22–12–10–11–12–10–10–22–33–10–41–00–02–12–13–31–02–2
Workington 0–11–20–12–00–10–11–20–11–11–32–01–12–12–01–11–12–31–05–01–01–0
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2008–2009. Glenda Rollin & Jack Rollin (eds.). Headline, 2008.
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Play-offs

 SemifinalsFinal in Burton
           
2nd AFC Telford United 000 
5th Barrow 224 
   3rd Stalybridge Celtic 0
 5th Barrow 1
3rd Stalybridge Celtic (pen.)022 (5)
4th Southport 112 (3) 

Conference South

Conference South
Season2007–08 [1] [2]
Champions Lewes (1st Football Conference South title)
Direct promotion Lewes
Promoted through play-offs Eastbourne Borough
Relegated to Level 7 Cambridge City,
Sutton United
Promoted for the next season Chelmsford City,
Team Bath,
AFC Wimbledon,
Worcester City
Matches played462
Goals scored1,339 (2.9 per match)
Biggest home win BromleyThurrock 8–1 (26 December 2007)
Biggest away win Bognor RegisLewes 0–5 (27 August 2007);
MaidenheadEastleigh 0–5 (8 March 2008);
St Albans CityThurrock 0–5 (19 September 2007);
ThurrockHampton & Richmond 0–5 (7 September 2007)
Highest scoring BromleyThurrock 8–1 (26 December 2007)
Longest winning run?
Longest unbeaten run?
Longest losing run?
Highest attendance?
Lowest attendance?
Average attendance?
2008–09

Promotion and relegation

A total of 22 teams contested the division, including 17 sides from last season, one relegated from the Conference National, two promoted from the Isthmian League and two promoted from the Southern Football League.

Teams promoted from 2006–07 Southern League Premier Division

Teams promoted from 2006–07 Isthmian League Premier Division

Teams relegated from 2006–07 Conference National

League table

PosTeamPldHWHDHLHGFHGAAWADALAGFAGAGDPtsPromotion or relegation
1 Lewes 421443371313444426+4289 Conference South Champions, promoted to Conference Premier
2 Eastbourne Borough 421263421511554123+4580Promoted to Conference Premier through play-offs
3 Hampton & Richmond Borough [lower-alpha 1] 421083492311643826+3877Participated in play-offs
4 Fisher Athletic 421038353612273025+471
5 Braintree Town 42134430146872228+1069
6 Eastleigh 42975342910384233+1467
7 Havant & Waterlooville 42143433165792637+667
8 Bath City [lower-alpha 1] 42108330127772924+2366
9 Newport County 4295737279752722+1566
10 Bishop's Stortford 4296643329482928+1264
11 Bromley [lower-alpha 1] 42113744298493337+1164
12 Thurrock 421344392655112438163
13 Hayes & Yeading United 42795403573112738654
14 Cambridge City 42876433263122840152Demoted to the Southern League Premier Division [lower-alpha 2]
15 Basingstoke Town 42867333448921412150
16 Welling United 4265102334721218302346
17 Maidenhead United [lower-alpha 1] 42261324349663225345
18 Bognor Regis Town 4265102131561028361844
19 St Albans City 425511213557922342642
20 Weston-super-Mare 4264112838361224473337
21 Dorchester Town 4254121733361219373434 [lower-alpha 3]
22 Sutton United 4223161345361219415424Relegated to the Isthmian League Premier Division (Level 7)
Source: [ citation needed ]
Notes:
  1. 1 2 3 4 New club in the Conference
  2. Cambridge City demoted for failing to comply to stadium regulations.
  3. Dorchester Town were reprieved from relegation due to Nuneaton Borough's liquidation and the Conference's decision to expel Boston United.

Locations

Locations of the Football Conference South London teams 2007–2008

Results

Home \ Away BAS BAT BST BOG BRA BRO CAM DOR EAB EAS FIS H&R H&W H&Y LEW MDH NPC SAC SUT THU WEL WSM
Basingstoke Town 0–41–23–22–21–12–11–02–33–41–51–22–31–11–10–03–13–11–03–02–10–0
Bath City 0–14–00–00–01–12–01–00–02–00–12–01–12–21–12–01–13–02–33–12–01–0
Bishop's Stortford 0–01–15–33–42–04–00–02–12–21–26–24–10–11–52–10–03–43–11–01–22–2
Bognor Regis Town 1–11–30–22–11–22–00–00–20–30–12–41–13–00–51–20–21–01–13–10–02–0
Braintree Town 2–12–02–13–22–10–11–01–00–22–33–01–00–13–01–10–00–01–00–02–14–0
Bromley 3–21–13–12–14–03–10–11–31–21–20–22–12–11–21–12–23–41–08–12–03–1
Cambridge City 3–02–22–42–20–01–22–21–11–13–21–22–01–41–33–00–24–04–12–23–15–1
Dorchester Town 1–01–10–41–10–12–33–20–40–12–10–10–11–01–32–12–30–30–00–10–01–2
Eastbourne Borough 6–00–01–13–02–01–20–14–13–24–00–02–23–10–22–10–04–03–01–01–02–2
Eastleigh 1–14–40–01–02–11–41–03–11–23–01–11–11–43–03–20–21–11–20–03–13–2
Fisher Athletic 4–12–10–13–12–00–31–11–10–41–40–34–24–20–30–11–30–04–22–03–23–1
Hampton & Richmond 2–20–01–11–13–03–22–24–00–23–10–21–14–16–01–11–04–12–22–34–05–1
Havant & Waterlooville 1–11–01–22–00–01–02–14–02–11–01–00–34–11–20–32–03–12–03–01–01–1
Hayes & Yeading United 1–13–02–20–23–36–13–12–21–12–42–10–03–12–11–41–32–13–31–10–12–2
Lewes 4–01–01–00–10–02–23–12–02–23–21–01–24–02–10–01–00–24–01–02–03–0
Maidenhead United 1–20–15–01–20–12–31–13–11–20–52–31–23–30–10–02–30–01–11–20–10–0
Newport County 2–02–31–02–22–03–14–13–21–11–21–22–20–11–11–31–12–02–01–40–15–0
St Albans City 4–11–21–21–11–11–00–20–32–33–20–11–11–02–01–10–30–01–20–51–20–3
Sutton United 1–20–40–10–20–32–20–31–31–50–00–22–11–31–20–32–30–10–01–01–20–3
Thurrock 1–11–01–01–01–12–15–23–13–24–10–00–50–22–02–32–33–01–12–12–03–2
Welling United 0–11–02–12–30–23–12–61–11–03–10–11–31–11–20–40–21–20–00–02–22–1
Weston-super-Mare 3–30–20–43–21–20–10–11–01–20–31–12–23–13–11–21–22–20–33–03–10–3
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2008–2009. Glenda Rollin & Jack Rollin (eds.). Headline, 2008.
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Play-offs

 SemifinalsFinal in Stevenage
           
2nd Eastbourne Borough 235 
5th Braintree Town 000 
  2nd Eastbourne Borough 2
  3rd Hampton & Richmond Borough 0
3rd Hampton & Richmond B. (pen.)101 (4)
4th Fisher Athletic 101 (2) 

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The Football Conference season of 1986–87 was the eighth season of the Football Conference, the first season under this name, this league having earlier been known as the Alliance Premier League.

Since its inception in 1979, The Football Conference has formed the fifth-highest level of the overall English Football League System.

The 2004–05 season was the 26th season of the Football Conference, and the 1st season following its expansion from one division to three divisions.

The 2008–09 Football Conference season was the fifth season with the Conference consisting of three divisions, and the thirtieth season overall. The Conference covers the top two levels of Non-League football in England. The Conference Premier is the fifth highest level of the overall pyramid, whilst the Conference North and Conference South exist at the sixth level. The top team and the winner of the playoff of the National division were promoted to Football League Two, while the bottom four were relegated to the North or South divisions. The champions of the North and South divisions were promoted to the National division, alongside the play-off winners from each division. The bottom three in each of the North and South divisions were relegated to the premier divisions of the Northern Premier League, Isthmian League or Southern League. For sponsorship reasons, the Conference Premier is frequently referred to as the Blue Square Premier.

The 2010–11 Football Conference season was the seventh season with the Conference consisting of three divisions and the thirty-second season overall. The Conference covers the top two levels of Non-League football in England. The Conference Premier is the fifth highest level of the overall pyramid, whilst the Conference North and Conference South exist at the sixth level. The top team and the winner of the play-off of the National division were promoted to Football League Two, while the bottom four were relegated to the North or South divisions. The champions of the North and South divisions were promoted to the National division, alongside the play-off winners from each division. The bottom three in each of the North and South divisions were relegated to the premier divisions of the Northern Premier League, Isthmian League or Southern League.

The 2003–04 Southern Football League season was the 101st in the history of the league, an English football competition.

The 2004–05 Conference League Cup, known as the Carthium Cup for sponsorship reasons, was a football tournament for clubs competing in that season's Football Conference. It was the first time the Conference League Cup had been held since the 2000–01 season. The competition was won by Woking, who defeated Stalybridge Celtic in the final.

The 2011–12 Football Conference season was the eighth season in which the Football Conference consisted of three divisions and the thirty-third season overall. The Conference covers the top two levels of Non-League football in England. The Conference Premier is the fifth highest level of the overall pyramid, whilst the Conference North and Conference South exist at the sixth level. The Conference was won by Fleetwood Town who together with York City, the winner of the play-off of the Premier division, were promoted to Football League Two, while the bottom four were relegated to the North or South divisions. The champions of the North and South divisions were promoted to the Premier division, alongside the play-off winners from each division. The bottom three in each of the North and South divisions were relegated to the premier divisions of the Northern Premier League, Isthmian League or Southern League.

The 2012–13 Football Conference season was the ninth season in which the Conference consisted of three divisions and the thirty-third season overall. The Conference covers the top two levels of Non-League football in England. The Conference Premier is the fifth highest level of the overall pyramid, whilst the Conference North and Conference South exist at the sixth level. The Conference was won by Mansfield Town who together with Newport County, the winner of the play-off of the National division, were promoted to Football League Two, while the bottom four were relegated to the North or South divisions. The champions of the North and South divisions were promoted to the National division, alongside the play-off winners from each division. The bottom three in each of the North and South divisions were relegated to the premier divisions of the Northern Premier League, Isthmian League or Southern League.

The 2013–14 Football Conference season is the tenth season with the Conference consisting of three divisions and the thirty-fourth season overall. The Conference covers the top two levels of Non-League football in England. The Conference Premier is the fifth highest level of the overall pyramid, whilst the Conference North and Conference South exist at the sixth level. The top team and the winner of the playoff of the Premier division will be promoted to Football League Two, while the bottom four are relegated to the North or South divisions. The champions of the North and South divisions will be promoted to the Premier division, alongside the play-off winners from each division. The bottom three in each of the North and South divisions are relegated to the premier divisions of the Northern Premier League, Isthmian League or Southern League.

The 2014–15 Football Conference season is the eleventh season with the Football Conference consisting of three divisions and the thirty-fifth season overall. The Conference covers the top two levels of non-League football in England. The Conference Premier is the fifth highest level of the overall pyramid, whilst the Conference North and Conference South exist at the sixth level. The top team and the winner of the play-off of the Premier division will be promoted to League Two, while the bottom four are relegated to the North or South divisions. The champions of the North and South divisions will be promoted to the Premier division, alongside the play-off winners from each division. The bottom three in each of the North and South divisions are relegated to the premier divisions of the Northern Premier League, Isthmian League or Southern League.

Daniel Holman is an English professional footballer who plays as a forward for Kettering Town

The 2015–16 National League season was the first season under the new title of National League, the twelfth season consisting of three divisions and the thirty-seventh season overall.

The 2016–17 National League season, known as the Vanarama National League for sponsorship reasons, was the second season under the new title of National League, thirteenth season consisting of three divisions and the thirty-eighth season overall.

The 2017–18 National League season, known as the Vanarama National League for sponsorship reasons, is the third season under English football's new title of National League, fourteenth season consisting of three divisions and the thirty-ninth season overall.

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