RETRO: Looking back at Kettering's football teams

Do you recognise any of the players in this selection?

Sunday, 21st March 2021, 7:00 am

The beautiful game hasn't changed much over the years, with teams of mates battling for supremacy with dreams of a cup final or even a win.

From marking out the pitches, to getting a squad together, to putting up the goal nets and hiring the pitches, it's a labour of love and sometimes a thankless task.

Sharing the triumph of a victory against the odds to post-match analysis of missed opportunities, each 90 minutes is a powerful reminder of pulling together for a common goal.

Football is played for the love of the game - from jumpers for goalposts in the depths of winter to the heady heights of reaching a county cup final and the chance of a trophy.

As football manager Bill Shankly famously said: "Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I assure you, it's much more serious than that."

Here's a look back at some of the Kettering teams to grace our pitches

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