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About James Bartaby

Hey, I'm James and I'm relatively new to non-league football, having only taken in my first match in September 2011. Despite it being a 0-4 defeat for Hampton & Richmond Borough, I became a huge fan of the club and NL in general. So much so that they are now the first club that I mention when talking about which team I support! I just got massively disillusioned with top flight football in this country and the attitudes of the lawmakers and top clubs in general, and I wanted to start taking my son to see decent football. I am now the club's Deputy Press Officer, and loving every minute!

The Strangest Match Ever Played?

July 23, 2014

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Carribbean Cup

January 27th 1994 saw possibly the most bizarre match ever played. The match in question took place between Barbados and Grenada during qualification for the Carribbean Cup. Barbados went into the match needing to win by at least two goals to top the three team group on goal difference. Any other result would see Grenada […]

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Tipped for Glory 2014-15: Conference Premier

July 19, 2014

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The new season is almost here! It’s been a summer of football, with the World Cup in Brazil filling the void until the real business of the nonleague season begins again. Most teams are now at least two weeks and one game into their preseason programme, and attention begins to focus on the second weekend […]

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Podcast 41 Out Now

July 14, 2014

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NL Podcast

The first podcast ahead of the new season is now available to download. There is only one news story to cover, as we try and get our heads around the debacle at Salisbury City. I’m not sure we do a great job of it to be honest! Elsewhere, it’s that time of year; predictions. Myself, […]

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One Day, Two Games, Six Goals

July 13, 2014

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Preseason is well and truly upon us now, and this weekend I was able to take in two games on the same day. Heaven!

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Should Salisbury City Be Reinstated?

July 13, 2014

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This summer has been one of the messiest I can remember. Clubs folding, reprieves, relegations and transfers between divisions have all meant that the situation has got muddier and muddier, and the kerfuffle surrounding Salisbury City just adds to that. Everything seemed to be going pretty well down at The Ray Mac. A good young […]

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Podcast Episode 39 Out Now

May 12, 2014

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AL3

The newest episode of Non League Podcast is out now, and is a one topic special to see us into the summer. Any guess as to the subject? Yes, of course: League Three! While not nonleague specific, the proposed extra division would be made up partly with Conference Premier clubs, and would have serious implications […]

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Laird Departs Weston

May 2, 2014

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Laird has left Weston after nearly four years in charge

Following Marc McGregor’s decision to quit as Weston-Super-Mare’s assistant manager to reduce the club’s outgoings, Craig Laird has resigned as manager at Woodspring Stadium. A club statement read: “We are very disappointed to be informed by Craig Laird that he has resigned as First Team Coach. The Board felt that Craig was the right person […]

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Weston Assistant Quits

April 30, 2014

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Marc McGregor leaves Weston-Super-Mare to remove his wages from the club’s outgoings.

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Trawler Boys Take Points At Beveree

April 6, 2014

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Lowestoft Town made the 340 mile round trip to Hampton and left with all three points thanks to a dramatic first half which saw two goals and two red cards.

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Lee Gregory – The Next Non-League Star To Turn Pro?

March 25, 2014

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Lee Gregory

FC Halifax Town hotshot Lee Gregory is the latest non-league player rumoured to be garnering huge interest from Football League clubs. The twenty five year old has struck 26 goals in his first season in the Conference Premier, and it looks like he will ply his trade in the professional game next season, even if […]

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