3G Pitches are not a panacea

3G Pitches are not a panacea

A fortnight ago, I wrote about the unusually high number of non-League clubs which have already withdrawn from the Trident Leagues. Rather cheekily, I tagged Kieran Maguire when tweeting about the piece and the UK’s leading football finance expert told his 110,000...
The quicksand threatens City of Liverpool

The quicksand threatens City of Liverpool

The dispute between City of Liverpool FC and their landlords, Bootle FC, which I discussed last week, escalated significantly on Monday and Tuesday. On Monday evening, Bootle issued a short statement confirming that “Following a material breach of the ground-share...
A pyramid built on qucksand?

A pyramid built on qucksand?

As someone with a lifelong passion for non-League football, I’m increasingly worried about how financially viable the sport is below the elite level. Semi-professional football clubs have always led a hand-to-mouth existence and barely a season goes by without at...

Did we win the war? Or just the first battle?

The saying goes that “a week is a long time in politics” and there’s more than a grain of truth to that. Last Friday, I published a letter I’d written to my MP in this space (see A sticking plaster on a severed thumb). I shared it on Twitter:...

A sticking plaster on a severed thumb

As will be evident to anyone browsing this site, I am passionate about non-League football. On Tuesday night, I wrote to my MP, Sir George Howarth, to ask him to lobby the Department of Culture, Media and Sport to #LetFansIn to non-League matches. My original...