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GALLERY: Pagham live to fight another FA Cup day

The Lions carry the Brickies into an FA Cup preliminary round replay after Richie Hellen and Tom Simmonds’ side almost scored a shock win over higher-league opposition.

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Bognor drew 1-1 with Weston / Picture by Tommy McMillan

Round-up: Double blow for Rocks ...

The Rocks fear Jimmy Muitt and Corey Heath will be out for several weeks.

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PICTURE SPECIAL & VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: Beck's back to keep Rocks' unbeaten run going

Dan Beck's goal rescued a point for the Rocks as they preserved their unbeaten run in a forgettable tussle with Weston at Nyewood Lane.
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The scoreboard tells of another Nyewood Lane goal-feast / Picture by Tommy McMillan

COLUMN: Dizzy start to season is beyond Rocks’ wildest hopes

Rocks supporters’ club chairman Ian Guppy is writing a new fortnightly column for the Bognor Observer and this website. Here is his latest take on goings-on at Nyewood Lane...

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If Carlsberg did starts to the National League South season...  / Picture by Tommy McMillan

COLUMN: When do the Rocks dare to dream about Leyton Orient and Co?

They say a manager and his staff don't look at a league table until about ten games into the season.

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Action between Selsey and Midhurst / Picture by Derek Martin

Blues beat Varndeanians ... Midhurst beaten ... Sids and Reds ready to go

A good solid performance from Selsey saw them start their SCFL division-one campaign ith a 2-0 win at home to a much-improved Varndeanians side.

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Ollie Pearce scores against Whitehawk / Picture by Tommy McMillan

Rocks bosses on defensive doubts, injury woes - and the Charman dilemma

Defensive doubts and injury worries are casting a shadow over the Rocks’ terrific start to life in the National League South.

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Chichester go for goal at Broadbridge Heath from a free-kick / Picture by Steve Robards

Chichester City experience early league ups and downs

It’s been a mixed first week of the SCFL premier-division season for Chichester City. A first-day defeat Broadbridge Heath was followed by a fine 5-2 win at home to Arundel.

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Goal-happy Rocks hit Whitehawk for six - plus post-match verdict

The rampant Rocks recovered from being 2-1 down to basement boys Whitehawk to thump them 6-2 and extend their unbeaten start to the National League South season and claim a top-five spot.
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PICTURE SPECIAL: Lions hammer YMCA in league opener

Two games, two wins, eight goals scored, none conceded. It’s a dream start for Pagham’s new managerial trio of Richie Hellens, Tom Simmonds and coach Will Searle.

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Jimmy Muitt, scorer Ollie Pearce and Harvey Whyte celebreat Bognor's third at Welling / Picture by Tommy McMillan

VIDEO: Well, well, Welling... goals fly in as Rocks stay unbeaten

Jimmy Muitt scored for the third game in three as the Rocks led, trailed, then led again - before coming away from Welling with a point
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The English Premier League is experiencing a textbook case of hyperinflation

The English Premier League is experiencing a textbook case of hyperinflation

The big summer transfer headline belongs to Neymar and his record-breaking £198m move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain. But, by anyone’s standards, the spending across English Premier League football clubs has been similarly jaw-dropping. With £40m fees now commonplace, last year’s record-breaking spend of £1.165 billion is almost certain to be smashed again before the transfer window closes on August 31.

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Brighton & Hove Albion manager Chris Hughton greets Pep Guardiola on the sides on Saturday. Picture by PW Sporting Pics

Hughton relieved spectacle of Albion's Premier League bow is over and hard work can be on survival bid

Chris Hughton is relieved the spectacle of Brighton & Hove Albion's Premier League bow is out of the way and they can concentrate of masterminding their survival.
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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola. Picture by PW Sporting Pics

Guardiola: You said we were the favourites, the most beautiful and handsome last season, but Chelsea killed us

Pep Guardiola says his Manchester City side being labelled Premier League title favourites again means nothing after Chelsea 'killed them' in the race last season.
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A healthy turnout at East Dean's reunion day

Past and present players help East Dean look to future

East Dean FC held a very successful player reunion event at the ground, raising funds to help keep the club financially secure and providing an excellent occasion for club members past and present to enjoy a sociable afternoon with family and friends.

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Gary Charman celebrates a goal v Harlow late last season / Picture by Tim Hale

Rocks shock: Charman leaves Bognor for Eastbourne

Rocks favourite Gary Charman is to go to Eastbourne Borough after being told he won't get in the Rocks team - weeks after taking on a coaching role at Nyewood Lane.
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Action from Selsey's cup tie with Midhurst / Picture by Derek Martin

Selsey sink Midhurst to make Bentley progress

A new-look Selsey side controlled their Peter Bentley Cup tie at home to Midhurst from start to finish to make progress.

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Why always me? Jimmy Muitt celebrates his late equaliser - his second in two games / Picture by Tommy McMillan

Four points from two? That’s nothing to excite Rocks

It’s a solid start – but no more than that.

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Dsve Herbert - pictured in action against Hastings - was on target at Binfield / Picture by Tommy McMillan

FA Cup hopes over all too quickly for Chichester

Dreams of a run in the FA Cup are over for another year for Chichester in a case of history repeating itself when they lost 4-3 away to Binfield in the extra preliminary round.

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Chi City Ladies get a guard of honour after winning promotion last season

Southgate in praise as Chichester ladies land grant

Chichester City Ladies and Girls FC are celebrating after being awarded a £3,000 Grow the Game grant, something that has attracted praise from England manager Gareth Southgate.

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