Can a Non-League Team Make a Run in the 2020 FA Cup?

The FA Cup is the ultimate opportunity for teams in lower divisions of English football, as they get chances to take on some of the top teams in the higher levels of the ladder with a chance at going down in history. And while a non-league football club making a deep run in the tournament  read more→

Analysing Chris Dawson’s road from Leeds United to Grantham Town

Speak to any Leeds United fan during 2012 about the best prospects in the academy and almost everyone would have said Chris Dawson was the one they were most excited about. Still just a teenager, 17-year-old Dawson was receiving promising reviews from everyone around the u-21 setup. PHOTO: Under-21s captain Chris Dawson in action at Elland  read more→

The five highest-paid footballers in the world

The five highest-paid footballers in the world Fresh from signing an eye-watering £400k-per-week deal at Juventus, Aaron Ramsey’s new contract has catapulted him into the top 20-highest paid footballers on the planet. Ramsey’s 11 year tenure at Arsenal will come to an end this summer, with his prosperous move to Italy confirmed in early February.   read more→

Harrogate Town Still in Promotion Hunt despite Slump in Form

Source: DS Pugh (cc-by-sa/2.0) The race for promotion from the National League can pile pressure on any team, and Harrogate Town are no exception. The North Yorkshire club have never played in the football league and are enjoying the best spell in their 105-year history under the stewardship of former Lincoln City and Kidderminster Harriers defender Simon  read more→

The Race For The National League Is Wide Open

As we enter the month of November, it is fair to say that we have a real title race on our hands in the National League. At the time of writing, just three points separate the top half dozen teams and it will take a brave man to predict who will come out on top  read more→

20 years of watching Non League Football

This week marks 20 years since I went to my first Non League Football match. Duly, it seems a good moment to take a trip down memory lane and remember some memorable moments and name my favourite NL X1. From helping to keep several goldfish alive on a six hour trip home from Torquay, lifting  read more→

The end is nigh for football programmes

The call for the death of Football Programmes by Football League clubs has been a long time coming. Regardless of what the die-hards say, it is time to consign programmes to the great dustbin in the sky, certainly in the NCEL for starters. The case for that is extremely strong. Producing a programme, for most  read more→