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When I was just a little boy, I had my first experience of live football. It was a Saturday in the Easter school-holidays. My father took me to the other side of town to see my first proper match, starring my home-town team Maidstone United.

I nevertheless watched our team — a dire amateur side propping up the Isthmian League — get beaten by Wycombe Wanderers. How it all started: a home defeat, and bottom of the table.

In the s, a syndicate of local gents had bought 13 acres of green fields a short way into the countryside up the London Road. Primarily intended for cricket, cycling, and athletics, Fueld could also cater for a host of minor sports.

It had cost a lot of money to get into shape, and was anything but a financial success.

The best contender proved to be the most ambitious of several local clubs, Maidstone Invicta, who after six years Field of dreams Maidstone existence had gone pro in and changed their name to Maidstone United.

The spanking new Athletic Ground in top left : out among the orchards, and big as a cricket ground. Playing in black and yellow stripes, the team had started well, pulling off a remarkable hat-trick of Kent League titles by and going on to land the Kent Senior Cup KSC five times within a decade. Inthe Club tried to step up a level by joining the South-Eastern League, enabling them to play against the reserves of top clubs at grounds like White Hart Lane, Stamford Bridge, and Upton Park.

Unfortunately, it all proved a financial disaster — the perennial problem of a smallish town stuck out on Free chat in Islington Kentish peninsula — and the very existence of the Club was a matter for annual debate. Relief came along immediately after the Great War in the form of a Week Street-born sugar-daddy.

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They were attracted like moths to Fiele flame, the best of them being the future Manchester City and Scotland captain Jimmy McMullan. They swept all before them, attracting crowds even as big as 12, to the Athletic Ground. Needless to say, practically the whole squad deserted, announcing the start of a half-century of under-achievement.

The financially supportive Supporters Club folded, and the Club was forced in to revert to amateur status. Regular thrashings and poor league positions became a feature for the next decade, and we nearly always fell at the first hurdle in the FA Cup.

The only time the town came close to winning Black and white the Craigavon, the Kent Amateur Cup, over 3, Maidsotne out to see the Stones humiliated in the final by, would you believe, Aylesford Paper Mills.

Interest leached away; the Kent Messenger KM even stopped regularly listing the teams.

In the Committee, frustrated by rising ground Field of dreams Maidstone, decided to buy the freehold of the Athletic Ground outright. Three years on, in pursuit of a change of fortunes, they signed up to the Corinthian League, a new London-based amateur affair. To begin with, they were calamitously bad, regularly shipping cricket scores, and had to seek re-election. Inno sooner than unpopular chairman Alderman and future Mayor Arthur Clark Mxidstone finally resigned, we got a good team together, featuring no fewer than three England amateur internationals.

We Escort in the Birmingham won the league, along with a couple of other trophies. After thirty years of hurt, the town was as much amazed as delighted. All in on the act: our Corinthian League champions, finally in plain shirts.

In that team was a pair of long-serving club heroes, the first that I saw personally: Danny Wiltshire in goal, and Fred Baker at full-back. Field of Dreams is a American fantasy - drama sports film written and directed by Phil Alden Robinsonadapting W. Kinsella 's novel Shoeless Joe. Inthe Maidstohe was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

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Ray Kinsella lives with his wife, Annie, and daughter, Karin, on their Iowa corn farm. He is troubled by the relationship with his late father, John Kinsella, a devoted baseball fan.

Walking through his cornfield one evening, he hears a voice whispering, "If you build it, he will come", and sees Field of dreams Maidstone vision of a baseball diamond in his field. Annie is skeptical, but agrees to him Massage in snohomish Horsham part of the corn to build Field of dreams Maidstone baseball field, despite the financial loss.

As he builds, he tells Karin about the Black Sox Scandal. Months later a ball player appears, whom Ray recognizes as Shoeless Joe Jacksona deceased player his father idolized.

Joe asks if others can play and returns with the seven additional Black Sox players. Annie's brother, Mark, unable to see the players, warns that Ray is going bankrupt.

Meanwhile the voice urges Ray to "ease his pain. Ray and Annie attend a PTA meeting where some local citizens want to ban library books by radical author Terence Mann. Ray deduces the voice was referring to Mann, who had named one of his characters 'John Kinsella' and who once professed a childhood dream of playing for the Brooklyn Dodgers.

While they attend a American heart association Grays, Ray Maiidstone the voice urging him to "go the distance", while the scoreboard shows statistics for a player named Archibald "Moonlight" Grahamwho played one game for the New York Giants inbut never had a turn at bat.

After the game, Mann admits he heard the voice and saw the scoreboard. They drive to Chisholm, Minnesotaand learn that Graham, who was a physician, died years earlier.

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Twenty-eight years after wondering why Maidstone was never mentioned in the football results, I was to have my wish granted.

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