National League beckons for Southend and Grimsby… but there’s a way back

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 structure. They have hordes of unhappy fans, an unpopular target of a chairman and they […]

Sutton’s night and Arsenal’s plight

WHAT A pity that Sutton United’s night to remember was slightly tarnished by the behaviour of a few people who have probably never set foot inside Gander Green Lane before. Attention-seeking arrivistes hanging on the crossbar (which would cost the club significantly if it were to break), throwing punches and probably attempting to goad Arsenal […]

Sutton United, Vardy, Iceland and Carneiro are our award winners

AND SO, the great and the good gathered at The Westbury Hotel, Mayfair (Game of the People has been doing well…) for this year’s awards. As the glasses clinked in the Polo Bar in Conduit Street, the cognoscenti decided upon the winners from a star-studded field. The GOTP awards do not necessarily hand plaudits to […]

Sutton United deserve credit for their brave move

Sutton United could well turn out to be the most value-for-money club in British football in 2015-16. The Surrey-based club, once one of non-league football’s top sides (remember 1988-89 and Coventry City?), has taken the bold step of introducing £99 season tickets to try and lure more supporters to their home games. I’ve been to […]