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→

Chib Chilaka’s Non League Journey

Brighton manager Graham Potter spent considerable amounts of his early managerial career chasing Chib Chilaka around trying to get to his signature. Potter now has £20 million man Neal Maupay leading his attack, but back at the turn of 2010 Chilaka was his jewel in the crown, his goal machine for promotion-chasing Leeds Carnegie in  read more→

Joe Thornton’s Non League Journey

Fasten your seat-belts, Joe Thornton’s here. Thornton provides an almost autobiographical epic blockbuster account (longer than a university dissertation) of a Non League career centred around his key moments and people. During a career containing highly amusing anecdotes to very poignant times, Thornton, who started at Ossett Albion, celebrated magnificent triumphs with Shaw Lane Aquaforce,  read more→

Dan Toronczak’s Non League Journey

Can any Non League footballers who started at Liversedge say they have a tortoise named after them or that they finished their career playing upfront with Michael Owen? Dan Toronczak is the only person who can put his hand up for both claims. But there is far, far more to his Non League career than  read more→

Maltby boss Axcell hopes for August / September return to training

Maltby Main manager Louis Axcell believes Non League Football clubs will have to fight through major obstacles to be able to stage matches when Government restrictions are lifted. Axcell is remaining optimistic over an August or September return to the training field and he says clubs will have an important role to play in reconnecting  read more→

Ex-North Ferriby captain Paul Foot’s Non League Journey

Inseparable Paul Foot and Gary Bradshaw are never far away from each other so it is fitting that the former is the latest subject of our Non League Journey interview series. Inseparable could be a word also used to describe Foot’s love affair with North Ferriby. From what started as a chance conservation with Brian  read more→

Gary Bradshaw’s Non League Journey

Gary Bradshaw is North Ferriby’s greatest striker and one of the best in the history of the Northern Premier League. Bradshaw was the league’s most feared marksman his heyday. Rightly so as he hit over 200 goals under ten years to become Ferriby’s record goal-scorer.  The striker, who is back at reformed Ferriby for one  read more→