Craig Marsh’s Non League Journey

The life and soul of it. That maybe sums up Craig Marsh, a man willing to have a wrestle with Mick Norbury while fitting PVC windows. Rob Ward loved Marsh’s presence in the changing room after a game. Dave Watts might not say the same considering the shock he got one morning in a Sheffield  read more→

‘England’s number one’ Jody Barford’s Non League Journey

Jody Barford is liked by everyone he meets. The goalkeeper lives and breathes Non League Football and he has enjoyed a career spanning 20 years. He’s not a tracksuit collector as some make out. He’s had structured career with long spells with Tadcaster Albion, Brodsworth, Ossett Albion, Retford United and Brigg Town (as joint manager  read more→

Pakistan International Amjad Iqbal’s Non League Journey

Amjad Iqbal. What a man. What a player. Iqbal never played professionally, but represented Pakistan ten times at International level and in World Cup qualifiers. A fine achievement, considering he started playing at 13 in Bradford, and he remains a role model for aspiring footballers in the Asian community. He also has a claim to  read more→

Study for a degree in Applied Football Studies

The University of Salford Business School and Leeds Utd Football Club, with support from Ahead in Sport, are proud to offer the UK’s first jointly delivered online programme, BSC Applied Football Studies, aimed at players and those who work or volunteer in the football industry. This three year, virtual programme has been specifically designed for  read more→

Born again Russ Eagle the perfect man for Handsworth’s new era

Football managers are notorious for refusing to change their methods or admitting they are wrong. The list of bosses naturally thrown out of the Professional game for their out-dated methods is endless.  Some do change. Ian Holloway after his departure from Leicester City in 2008, aside from looking after his chickens, spent his year’s sabbatical  read more→

Jason Dodsworth’s Non League Journey

To say he is regarded as one of the top and most popular managers in the NCEL, Jason Dodsworth’s route to the dugout was very unconventional.  Even the top managers take untraditional routes though. André Villas-Boas’ coaching pathway began with him putting a note under former England and Newcastle United manager Sir Bobby Robson’s door  read more→