Tuktuk Day 67

Yes, Christian has been on his travels again. Last time it was Stafford Rangers FC. Like Darren’s, his reviews are proving very popular on my site. This time he is at Ramsgate FC on the Kent coast. Think you will all love t.

I’d also like to do a BIG shout-out for Christian for raising a goodly amount for the vital “Head in The Game ” Charity recently. Congratulations, Christian. Yes, he loves his football and like me he is clearly keen to give something back to a sport that has offered us so much. GREAT WORK, WARRIOR.

If others are not aware of the reason for my tuktuk tour, please see the final paragraph below for details of my challenge.

A brief history of Ramsgate Football Club

Established in 1886, Ramsgate FC dissolved in 1924, leading to Ramsgate Glenville taking over Southwood Stadium. Post-World War II, Glenville vanished, making room for Ramsgate Athletic, holding onto the name until 1972. Their peak came in the original Kent League until its 1959 collapse, prompting a move to the Southern League, later returning to the re-formed Kent League in 1976.

From 2004, manager Jim Ward propelled the club to dual championships, reaching the Isthmian League Premier Division. The 2007–08 season marked a pinnacle, securing 5th place, reaching play-offs, and winning the Isthmian League Cup. However, relegation followed the next season.

This season has seen the historic and unprecedented feat, with the team reaching the FA Cup second round. They triumphed over National League’s Woking but faced a 5–0 defeat against League Two’s AFC Wimbledon in a memorable chapter for the club. This remarkable journey showcased the ups and downs in Ramsgate’s storied history.

Battling in the league for promotion the team look set to take it to the wire with themselves and Cray Valley PM battling away for the top spot and only automatic promotion place in the league.

Sources

Club legends (as told by Fan Darius Sarrafan)

Jim Ward – took Ramsgate to their highest ever league finish as well as a league cup win and the first round of the FA Cup 


Warren Schultz – record appearances for the club (458) and was an integral part of Jim Ward’s history making side

Kit

2023/2024 Ramsgate FC Home Kit

Replica Kit – Available online only, no club shop!

Stadium info

“Ramsgate FC game days are well worth attending, I have been attending for 57 years! I even volunteer my time as the clubs kit man now, giving back to the club that has done so much for me.”
Phil Butler – Ramsgate Fan and Club Volunteer.

So, to learn more read about the ground, read what fans say and, most importantly, find where Ramsgate are in the Food and Drink tables shoot over to Christian’s blog to learn more. Do you agree that the drinks are …. and ….? Is that fair, unkind or generous. Visit Through the Turnstile to learn more!

Congratulations, Christian

I would be very grateful if you would consider a donation however small to support FC Deportivo Galicia and/or Prostate Cancer UK  If everybody chipped in £1 I would easily hit my target of £10,000 and life would be easier in West London whilst the charity continues their great work. A HEARTFELT thanks, if you can. If you can’t you can still help massively by sharing this page about the work of Prostate Cancer.

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