Category: Non-League Football

Edgar Street blues

TWENTY-THREE years ago, almost to the day, Hitchin Town travelled to Edgar Street, home of Hereford United, who were then in the fourth tier of the English game. Although Hereford were no great shakes, Hitchin were languishing near the foot of the Isthmian League Premier Division. The Canaries […]

Tinker with the Trophy?

HAVE non-league football fans fallen out of love with knock-out football? Is the cut and thrust of sudden death no longer an attraction? What makes run-of-the-mill league games, a large percentage of which are featureless and, ultimately, of no great consequence, more important than the prospect of an […]

NLD, the new Boxing Day?

SINCE NON-LEAGUE DAY was introduced some years ago, sceptics suggested that it would fizzle-out and no longer benefit from the “novelty factor”. Not so, for increasingly people are discovering their local non-league club for the first time through NLD. It is arguable that NLD has become what Christmas […]