Save The Non League Show!

I am relatively new to non-league football, having only taken in my first game this season. Since then, though, I have been amazed by the huge community feeling that surrounds the whole of the non-league system. From my friends on twitter, to the complete strangers who have agreed to give up their time to write for the site, to the people I chat to at every Hampton & Richmond Borough game. A cornerstone of this community, and a vital source of information and opinion, though, is under threat.

Every Monday night on BBC London 94.9, or via podcast, Caroline Barker and her studio guests, not to mention “Our Man Up North” offer up the latest news, match reports and interviews from across the various levels of non-league football. However, from next year, the Beeb want to axe the show as part of their cost cutting exercise. This cannot be allowed to happen, and you can help stop it.

There are a few ways to do this. There is a Facebook page for you to ‘Like’ where you can express your opinions with like-minded people. Facebook can be a very valuable and powerful resource/weapon, and the more people that join the page the better. You can find it here.

Also in the world of social networking, of course, is twitter. In order to register your disgust at the BBC’s proposals, please include the hashtag #savethenonleagueshow

You can also email the BBC Trust and tell them exactly how you feel. Their email address is: and you can phone them on 03700 103 100.

Make your voice heard. Tell the Powers That Be how important non-league football is to you and your local community, and let’s save the Non-League Show so that they can carry on doing their fine work every week.


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!

Posted on December 13, 2011, in UTL Archive and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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