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Tapiray no. 21 - Isle of Man (national team)

The Isle of Man national representative side are strictly an amateur team and are not eligible for FIFA/UEFA membership because they are members of the English FA at County level. They compete annually in the Celtic Nations Cup, a competition is for semi professional and amateur players of Scotland, Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man.

The Isle of Man have the only true amateur set-up in this tournament, but won the competition in 2000 beating Scotland in the final. A pre-season tournament (The Steam Packet Football Festival) is held on The Island in July each year with professional league sides from the UK taking part along with the I.O.M. team. The Islands best result to date was a 1-0 win over First Division Burnley in 2000.

Photo and information thanks to: Ian Vincent

Tapiray no. 22 - Bradford Park Avenue (England)

Formed in 1907, Bradford (PA) used the name of its ground, Park Avenue to distinguish itself from Bradford City AFC and Bradford Northern RLFC.They emulated their neighbours Bradford City by attaining First Division status in 1914 but spent most of the next 25 years in Division Two. However, like Bradford City the post-war period was a struggle in the lower divisions and after they lost their League place in 1970, they were eventually wound-up in 1974.

The club has since reformed and are playing non-league football. But although their traditional colours were red, gold and black they twice changed to green and white for a few years before reverting back to the original red, gold and black, and sadly, the reformed Bradford Park Avenue have adopted green and white.

Provided by Stephen Mulrine

Tapiray no. 23 - FC Nordsjaelland (Denmark)

FC Nordsjaelland are a Danish team, founded in 1991. They aren't an established top flight club, and seem to spend their time going from the First Division up to the Danish Superligaen and back down again.

The club is based in Farum, a small community 20 km north of Copenhagen, for a long time the showcase of thatcherite liberalism in Demark. They were previously knows as Farum Boldklub, they changed their name as a new board of directors didn't want the club to be connected to the former mayor and board member Peter Brixtofte who was charged with a number of economic crimes and mishandlings. (One source of income in the club's accounts was listed simply as "Gifts from Father Christmas").

Official website: www.fcnfodbold.dk

Info & photo provided thanks to: Knut A. Berg

Tapiray no. 24 - Alania Vladikavkaz (Russia)

Previously known as Spartak Vladikavkaz, Alania play in the Russian League. They are from the Deep South of Russia, a place called North Ossetia, and play in the 36,000 capacity Spartak Stadium. They currently sit near the bottom of the table, but have have qualified for Europe on a number of occasions. They played against Liverpool in a UEFA Cup in season 1995/96 and went out after a goalless draw at Anfield, following their 2-1 defeat in the home leg.

The following year they met Rangers in the qualifying round of the Champions League. They didn't do too badly in the first game at Ibrox losing 3-1, but were thrashed 7-2 in the return match with Ally McCoist scoring a hat-trick, even Van Vossen got on the scoresheet for Rangers!

Official website: www.fc-alania.ru

Photo & info thanks to: Lee Miller, also suggested by Alan Ferry & Stuart Robertson