SOUTHEND UNITED have rehired Phil Brown as their manager with six games to go this season, but whether he fancies a stint in the National League remains to be seen. Southend would appear to have one foot in the non-league … Continue reading National League beckons for Southend and Grimsby… but there’s a way back
HITCHIN TOWN have lost a lot of people during the pandemic, mostly veteran supporters or officials who epitomised the spirit of the club. Among the saddest pieces of news was the passing of club legend Tony Huckle, who died at … Continue reading People like Hitchin’s Tony Huckle show life is what you make it
MIKE Bayly is an excellent photographer, of that there can be no doubt. His book, British Football’s Greatest Grounds, is packed with marvellous shots of scenic stadiums set in very evocative backdrops. Sadly, Mike’s book may also end up becoming … Continue reading Football Read Review: Are these Britain’s greatest football grounds?
FROM the evidence of the first month or so of the non-league season, fans are clamouring for live football, regardless of the quality of the product on offer. Non-league football is seeing an increase in demand, even though clubs are … Continue reading Non-League Football: A boom in the making
THE late Alan Hull of Lindisfarne once wrote a tune called “The Money Game” and sang that he could “smile when it’s a rainy day”, implying that he didn’t have to worry about cash when things were bad. Sadly, modern … Continue reading Non-League’s rainy day… time to crisis test and change the constitution
WHAT A ridiculous situation this season’s FA Cup is. The second qualifying round brought us many ties involving step two teams from the non-league world. But in this confusing world of the pandemic, step two clubs cannot admit supporters to … Continue reading Non-League without a signal is nothing