Recently news broke that the Football Conference had made the decision to allow clubs to use 3G and 4G pitches in the top three levels of nonleague football from the 2015-16 season. This has largely been welcomed by clubs and fans alike, with many people saying it will help clubs thrive. The only problem is; […]
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July 13, 2014
Preseason is well and truly upon us now, and this weekend I was able to take in two games on the same day. Heaven!
December 18, 2013
It is currently a dark time for non league football. Players are in the dock for spot fixing in matches, and now we also have three players from one club facing lengthy suspensions for betting infractions. So far this season, we’ve lost a club in Hinckley United, almost lost others (Kettering Town and Eastwood Town […]
November 18, 2013
Last weekend, we saw a match abandoned with seven minutes remaining due to an injury sustained by the referee. This sparked a debate between the two clubs as to why the game wasn’t completed. In case you’re unaware, the match in question was Colwyn Bay v Altrincham in the FA Trophy Third Qualifying Round. With […]
October 24, 2013
Two clubs have caught my eye recently. One of them seems destined not to lose, while the other is dreaming of a draw, never mind a win!
October 12, 2013
So, it’s finally happened. The fans have been put out of their misery. Hinckley United no longer exist after they were wound up in the courts with debts of around two hundred thousand pounds. The sad but inevitable end for The Knitters came after the recent attempts to enter administration failed, leaving the judge with […]
March 16, 2013
Adam Dennehey writes about a huge change in his personal life, and how it will impact on his passion for football.
March 7, 2013
As we finally emerge from the depths of winter, many clubs are left counting the cost of the freezing temperatures. Lost income from postponements cannot be underestimated, as the bills still have to be paid, whether money is coming in or not. And of course, those games have to be rearranged, leading to some clubs […]
January 28, 2013
Will the introduction of a new generation of artificial pitches save our lower and non-league clubs, or are they a non starter?