McGuire hails Underdown after “fitting” comeback from serious injury

Thackley manager Paddy McGuire has hailed Jamie Underdown after the winger’s fairytale comeback from a potentially career-ending injury. Underdown came on as late substitute and set up Thackley’s equaliser in the 1-1 draw with Barnoldswick Town on Tuesday night – almost three years since he seriously damaged three of the four ligaments in his knee  read more→

Sewell hails Hall Road’s financial management

Leon Sewell expects Hall Road Rangers to be in a sound financial position if the season starts and there is another period of uncertainty, whilst praising his club’s management of the books. The Hull-based Toolstation NCEL Division One outfit have made several long-term investments since March, which they believe will increase the prospects of the  read more→

Eagle doubts the new season will start in September

Handsworth manager Russ Eagle believes Non League Football will not be in a position to start the 2020/21 season in September. Eagle is the first Toolstation NCEL manager since the 5th September date was released to express misgivings about the FA’s current plan to make teams play 38 league fixtures and face long journeys for  read more→

Ogilvie feels for shutout fans as first pre-season friendlies loom

The missing diehard Non League Football fans will be at the forefront of Yorkshire Amateur joint manager Craig Ogilvie’s mind on Saturday. Ogilvie and fellow manager Neil Sibson are preparing to lock horns with Ian Walker who brings his new-look Nostell Miners Welfare side over to Bracken Edge. The behind closed doors pre-season fixture will  read more→

Craig Elliott was like a Messiah for Glasshoughton

Almost ten years to the day since taking on his first Non League Football managerial position, Craig Elliott is standing on the brink of taking Boston United back to the National League when his side face Altrincham in Saturday’s National North play off final. Go back to the 23rd July 2010 and a very ambitious,  read more→

Graham Hodder’s Non League Journey

Graham Hodder’s main legacy as a Non League manager is that he gave a host of well-known players their first chance on the semi-professional stage. The list is endless and for a man who has initially said no before taking many of his manager jobs, he’s one of the most successful Leeds-based Non League bosses  read more→

Ossett boss Benn hopes fans will be able to attend friendlies

Ossett United manager Wayne Benn is hoping spectators will be allowed to watch friendlies at some stage of pre-season. Non League clubs across the country are preparing to play pre-season fixtures from August 1st. To the disappointment of many, all matches will be played behind closed doors unless the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and  read more→