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A podcast by Matthew Gerrard and Jon Phipps discussing all of the latest news in non-league football around Kent.

A podcast by Matthew Gerrard and Jon Phipps discussing all of the latest news in non-league football around Kent.
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A podcast by Matthew Gerrard and Jon Phipps discussing all of the latest news in non-league football around Kent.






Kent Non-League Podcast - Episode 54

This week, the season has taken another turn as Thamesmead Town announced they are to be liquidated. Matt and Jon digest that news, before discussing Ray Turner's departure from Faversham Town. Canterbury City manager Ben Smith chats about the FA Vase and the club's hopes for their new stadium. Plus there's all the usual chat and nonsense...


Kent Non-League Podcast - Episode 53

This week's show is, of course, dominated by the change of manager at Dover Athletic. As well as analysing the decision and what's next for the Whites, we hear from the new manager at Crabble, Andy Hessenthaler, on his hopes for his second spell at the club. Plus we reflect on the FA Cup draw and results and look at all the rest of the action involving our clubs.


Kent Non-League Podcast - Episode 52

It's a Welling special this week as Matt and Jon learn all about the new kids on the block (not those ones) Welling Town from their chairman Kevin Oakes and also chat to Welling United boss Steve King about their superb start to the season. Matt laments another defeat for his beloved Dover Athletic and reveals an irrational hatred for a team one of our sides faces this weekend. Plus all the usual news, chat and nonsense...


Kent Non-League Podcast - Episode 51

In this week's show, Matt and Jon hear from two managers involved in games that finished 5-4 as Ramsgate boss Lloyd Blackman and Hythe's Sam Denly reflect on a crazy week. Bromley boss Neil Smith explains why his players had an extra training session on Sunday - and how it worked for them against Ebbsfleet. Plus we discuss all the rest of the action in the county, reality TV, Take That and much more besides...


Kent Non-League Podcast - Episode 50

In this week's show we hear from K Sports and Deal Town after their clash in the FA Vase, and Kent football expert Tony Hudd reflects on the start to the season for our National League teams. Results again were not the best at the top of the pyramid, but further down the picture is looking brighter... Plus we mark our half-century of episodes!


Kent Non-League Podcast - Episode 49

In this week's episode, we reflect on the new manager at Maidstone United, and look back at the FA Cup results across the county. We hear from Margate joint-manager Mike Sandmann after his side progressed and signed up a former Premier League star, and a man who has studied at Harvard University and is now strutting his stuff at Crabble. Plus the bulk of the show was recorded on someone's birthday...


Kent Non-League Podcast - Episode 48

In this week's show Matt and Jon hear from four managers ahead of the FA Cup First Qualifying Round this weekend, with Faversham Town, Sevenoaks Town, Corinthian and Erith Town in focus. Plus we also reflect on the big Kent derby between Dover and Ebbsfleet and discuss all the rest of the happenings in the non-league game across the county.


Kent Non-League Podcast - Episode 47

In this week's show, we dissect the news of Jay Saunders' departure from Maidstone United and ponder where the Stones will go next. We hear from Bromley manager Neil Smith after his side's excellent Bank Holiday weekend, and Tonbridge Angels boss Steve McKimm after his side went top of the Bostik League. We also discuss the FA Cup and all the rest of the happenings in the Non-League game in Kent.


Kent Non-League Podcast - Episode 46

In this week's show, we hear from Punjab United and Chatham Town after their entertaining 2-2 draw in the Southern Counties East League, and look ahead to Saturday's FA Cup fixtures - including three Kent derbies. Plus Matt comes off the long run as Dover's disappointing start to the season continued, and we reflect on all the other news and action in the Kent Non-League game.


Kent Non-League Podcast - Episode 45

This week's show was recorded at different ends of the country, but Kent remains at the heart of it. We hear from Bearsted manager Kev Stevens after his side's historic FA Cup win and discuss all the rest of the action across the county during the past week.


Kent Non-League Podcast - Episode 44

This week Jon and Matt reflect on the opening two games of the season for our National League and SCEFL sides, with Bromley manager Neil Smith reacting to his side's 2-2 draw with Dover Athletic. We also reflect on Maidstone's excellent start and discuss 50th anniversary celebrations for Lordswood with their manager Richard Styles. Plus as the Bostik League kicks off this weekend, Sittingbourne manager Aslan Odev tells us his hopes for the new campaign.


Kent Non-League Podcast - Episode 43

The boys are back in town! We're back for our second season and we start with a preview for all of our National League teams, with some astonishing predictions from Matt. We also look at the National League South and the start of the SCEFL season. Will any of our top tips come true? Only time will tell... We also discuss Mamma Mia, Mint Feasts, Nando's and do some shameless plugging...


Kent Non-League Podcast - Episode 42

It's time for the final Kent Non-League Podcast of the season! Matt and Jon braved the capital and spent the day watching Bromley's FA Trophy final against Brackley Town, discussing the highs and lows and - for the second time in a month - recorded a live penalty shoot-out. We also hear from man of the match Adam Mekki as well as discussing all the news at the clubs who have already finished and, ridiculously, even have a conversation about being nominated for an award. Yes, us...


Kent Non-League Podcast - Episode 41

It's our penultimate show of the season, and we try to be upbeat despite a week where all promotion hopes were completely extinguished. But we do hear from Bromley keeper David Gregory ahead of their big day out at Wembley, and Tony Hudd gives us his review of the season. Plus we talk about all the usual stuff and nonsense as we start to wrap up the first year of the Kent Non-League Podcast...


Kent Non-League Podcast - Episode 40

In this week's show, we have no fewer than five different interviews as we reflect on how Abacus Saturday became Frustration Saturday - and beyond. Cray Wanderers boss Tony Russell speaks after his side's thrilling play-off semi-final defeat to Walton Casuals, while Dover manager Chris Kinnear and defender Giancarlo Gallifuoco reflect on how they missed out on a top-seven spot on goal difference. Folkestone Invicta striker Ade Yussuf looks forward to their play-off clash, while Sevenoaks...


Kent Non-League Podcast - Episode 39

In our most ambitious episode yet, Matt and Jon record the show during a cup final, including a live penalty shoot-out. They hear from winning skipper Lee Worgan and losing manager Neil Cugley after Maidstone United's Kent Senior Cup win over Folkestone Invicta. We also hear from the Kent FA about the competition and its future, as well as non-league projection expert Peter Miller, who tries to clear up just who will be promoted this weekend. All of that and much more besides from around the...


Kent Non-League Podcast - Episode 38

In this week's episode of the Kent Non-League podcast, we hear from Dover goalkeeper Mitch Walker after a devastating week for their play-off hopes - and Matt gives some brilliant analysis of where it's all gone wrong. Hythe Town boss Sam Denly talks about his side's brilliant form, and we discuss all the rest of the action as the season really hots up. Plus there's talk about the Kent Senior Cup Final, Courtney Cox, This Is Us and a riveting story about the vicar who married Matt...


Kent Non-League Podcast - Episode 37

This week, Jon went to a cup final and caught up with Whitstable matchwinner Tom Bryant and manager Scott Porter after their Kent Senior Trophy win over Sheppey United, whose manager Ernie Batten also speaks after the game. Punjab United tell us all about their second successive promotion and hopes for the future, while Matt saw a stinker of a game at Crabble where Dover beat Torquay. We discuss all the other happenings in the non-league game in Kent as the season approaches a thrilling...


Kent Non-League Podcast - Episode 36

What a show this week - our longest to date with just over an hour of non-league goodness and no fewer than seven interviews. Matt and Jon took up residence in their favourite beer garden for the third time to do a live record, with Daryl McMahon and Danny Kedwell reflecting on Ebbsfleet United's 2-1 win over Dover Athletic, three interviews from another Kent derby where Folkestone Invicta faced Margate and all the rest of the reaction to a pivotal Easter Monday. There's also a look ahead to...


Kent Non-League Podcast - Episode 35

Bromley take pride of place in this week's show after booking their spot at Wembley in the FA Trophy - boss Neil Smith tells us all about their win at Gateshead. We also hear from Chatham Town boss James Collins and his Sheppey United counterpart after their 1-1 draw on Saturday, while Matt has the right hump after Dover's late defeat to Ebbsfleet. We look ahead to a huge weekend of football across the county and have all the usual chat and nonsense.