Graded grounds are all very well….but what about pitches?

Non-League ground-grading is about as mysterious as the world of pensions. Nobody knows how the suits reach their verdict, and they don’t consider the condition of the facilities, but if you don’t serve the right sandwiches in the boardroom, you are likely to fail your grading. That might be a bit of an over statement, but there’s something very masonic about the non-league world, with little thiefdoms protecting their own interest. Why else would a league consist of teams travelling hundreds of miles to play a game watched by 200 people that barely register on the national psyche? It is … Continue reading Graded grounds are all very well….but what about pitches?