FOR YEARS, people have been selling non-league football as a civilised world, “real football for real people”, supported by the theory that this level of the game is one big happy family, a community motivated by the enjoyment of football in a malice-free environment. Just days after England’s players were subjected to racist comments and chanting in Bulgaria, Haringey Borough’s football team walked-off the pitch … Continue reading Haringey v Yeovil shows non-league has a racism problem
FOR YEARS, Yeovil Town were considered to be one of the top clubs outside of the Football League. With their well-known stadium, Huish – complete with famous slope, and a promising catchment area, they were widely recognised as a League club-in-waiting. This was largely due to the 1948-49 season, in which Yeovil beat Sunderland in the FA Cup. At the time, the north-easterners were among … Continue reading The Non-League 100: Yeovil Town 1948-49 – Stock’s giant-killers
NOBODY will thank you for saying it, but there a number of current Football League clubs that are really non-league clubs just visiting. Likewise, there is a growing band of non-leaguers that may eventually go back to the League – someday. Today, scrambling near the bottom of the table are Yeovil Town and York City. While York have had a chequered recent history, they certainly look … Continue reading Non-leaguers in waiting?