Back again…

I’ve found when blogging that it is like dieting, I do it every now and then and find I have little or no success. I just forget! Those of you who know and tolerate me will know that over the last 6-7 months I’ve had a hand in the social media for the Central Midlands…

Friday Night / Saturday Afternoon

Friday Night This was going to be a trip to Lincoln Moorlands Railway v Newark Town. I’d planned it all week, but then a quick chat with Luke from Heanor, we found that we both finish work at 7pm and both fancied a game. It was a choice between Borrowash Vics v Belper United or…

Hucknall Town FC 1-2 Sherwood Colliery FC

Hucknall Town FC v Sherwood Colliery FC Central Midlands League Cup Round Two Hucknall Town FC, formed in 1943 as Hucknall Colliery Welfare, play in their 4000 capacity stadium. Financial woes saw them drop from a place in the Conference North, to the Central Midlands League via a short spell in the Northern Premier League….

The Evolution of Non-League Football

As a youngster I had no real interest in football, I’d watch the World Cup and European Championships, even an FA Cup game if it appeared on BBC or ITV. The real fact is, football didn’t hold any appeal. I went to school in Stapleford and the majority of my peers supported Nottingham Forest, I…

The week ahead

Since I left my role at Heanor, I’ve found that choosing a game to watch has become one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do. On Saturday 28th October I could have gone to any one of FIFTEEN games I’d shortlisted from the hundreds and hundreds of options around the Midlands and Yorkshire….

Lye Town FC 0-2 Heanor Town FC

Heanor Town FC – one win in the Midland Football League since August Bank Holiday Monday. This looks bleak. It isn’t. Dropping out the FA Vase and FA Cup early doors has left Heanor with a few blank Saturday afternoons already this season. In reality, since the victory against Long Eaton on 28th August, Heanor…

The comeback is on!

I’m sure the fact I’m typing something here is probably making you want to smash something up, it has been a while since I have had the urge to type something for this mind numbingly poor version of a football blog. My last blog post was in May. This blog is back. I will post…

Radcliffe Olympic 3-3 South Normanton Athletic

A league game, on the 24th May. Put it this way. It is 3 weeks since the rest of the EMCL completed their campaign. The original game was abandoned after 83 minutes after a horrific injury – surely that result should have stood rather than having to replay the fixture – it was interesting that…

Non-league Finals Day

Wembley Stadium. What an amazing venue. Safe to say, on my first visit, I didn’t know quite what to expect. Chris had sourced us two complimentary tickets from the CMFL, so after leaving at 7am with Luke and Lee from Heanor Town FC, picking Chris and Craig up on the way… I felt more excited…

Friday Football Fun!

Off to my third cup final in five days. All EFL grounds. I won’t say anything about crowds… but Doncaster’s Keepmoat Stadium felt a little more cosy for the crowd that turned up. I travelled up with Chris Berezai, a good friend who is also the fixtures secretary for the CMFL. Chris, and a few…

NCEFL Cup Final – Penistone Church FC 4-1 Bridlington Town AFC

Bramall Lane, home of Sheffield United FC – capacity 32,702 – attendance this evening….. a whopping 485! I know I mentioned it on Monday, but I really don’t get why leagues choose to play their cup final at a ground that on the night had 32,217 empty seats?! It must appeal to sponsors or something,…

Alvechurch at the double!

It’s something I’m not a fan of in football. It’s obviously one of many things I’m not a fan of in football. When a league choose to use a ground that isn’t a member club for a cup final… like this one. The Bescot Stadium holds justĀ over of 11,000 people. The 628 packed in to…