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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 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.


Kent Non-League Podcast - Episode 34

This week Tonbridge Angels manager Steve McKimm speaks after he was handed a new contract, discussing his side's season and fixture congestion. Dover new-boy Keanu Marsh-Brown reflects on his dream debut, and there's all the usual chat and news from across the non-league game in Kent.


Kent Non-League Podcast - Episode 33

This week the SCEFL takes centre stage as we hear from Whitstable Town manager Scott Porter and his Tunbridge Wells counterpart Jason Bourne after their sides drew 1-1. A downbeat Dartford skipper Elliott Bradbrook speaks after their 1-0 loss to Poole Town, and we congratulate Bromley on reaching the last four of the FA Trophy. That, plus plenty of chat about the rest of the non-league game across the county and, at around 19 minutes and four seconds, something unbelievable happens...


Kent Non-League Podcast - Episode 32

Next to no football on Saturday, yet we've still got a jam-packed show for you this week. Manager Lloyd Blackman and defender George Crimmen talk after Ramsgate came from 2-0 down to beat Sittingbourne, whose manager Aslan Odev also reflected on the game. We've got the second part of a superb interview with Ebbsfleet United midfielder Luke Coulson, talk about Bromley's late call-off and all the usual news and views on the game in Kent.


Kent Non-League Podcast - Episode 31

This week Bromley boss Neil Smith reflects on his side's FA Trophy draw with Spennymoor, how his side have racked up the miles in the competition and talks about their 3G pitch. Dover manager Chris Kinnear talks about his 1,500 games in management, and we have the first part of an interview with Ebbsfleet's Luke Coulson. As well as that, there's all the usual chat, most of which surrounds snow this week, of course...


Kent Non-League Podcast - Episode 30

This week's show comes to you from Spain. Yes, that's right, Spain. But it's all the usual news, views and interviews from the non-league game in Kent. Dover Athletic matchwinner Mitchell Pinnock speaks after his wondergoal sunk Dagenham & Redbridge, while we reflect on a brilliant week on and off the field for Ebbsfleet United. Canterbury City manager Ben Smith gives us the latest on his side's form, new groundshare and plans for a home of their own, and we also preview the FA Trophy...


Kent Non-League Podcast - Episode 29

This week we hear from both managers after Cray Wanderers' gritty 2-1 win at Ramsgate which took them back to the top of Bostik League Division One South. Dan Bradshaw also speaks to us after his hat-trick fired Sheppey United into the Kent Senior Trophy final. Plus we talk Maidstone United's new signings, Johan Ter Horst's return to Folkestone Invicta and all the other latest news around the non-league game in Kent.


Kent Non-League Podcast - Episode 28

This week Matt and Jon hear from Sevenoaks Town manager Micky Collins after his side's late comeback to beat Sheppey United, while Sittingbourne chairman Maurice Dunk talks about the change in manager at the Brickies. Bromley's FA Trophy win is discussed at length, as is Dover striker Ryan Bird, who sparks some debate. All of that and the usual chat about the non-league game in Kent.


Kent Non-League Podcast - Episode 27

This week Matt and Jon hear (just about) from Margate manager Steve Watt after his side's great January, and discuss the managerial change at Sittingbourne. Dover captain Mitch Brundle talks after what he says was the best goal he'd ever scored, and we reflect on all the other action across the county this week.


Kent Non-League Podcast - Episode 26

This week Jon and Matt speak to new Hythe Town boss Sam Denly after he took the hotseat earlier this week and Holmesdale joint-boss Lee Roots after his side beat Crockenhill 12-1. Dover's Australian defender Giancarlo Gallifuoco reflects on his side's win over Boreham Wood, as well as all the usual chat about the non-league game in Kent.


Kent Non-League Podcast - Episode 25

This week Jon and Matt speak to the victorious manager of El Chavvico - Lordsword's Richard Styles - and hear from Manny Parry after Dover beat Marine in the FA Trophy. Dartford matchwinner Tom Murphy discusses their win in the top-of-the-table clash with Havant & Waterlooville, and there's loads more discussion about the non-league game in Kent. And Celebs Go Dating, Love Island and Big Brother. Oh, and a two-year-old pitch invader.


Kent Non-League Podcast - Episode 24

This week Matt and Jon hear from Ashford United manager Jason Whitmore about his side's good form and why he's already planning for next season. We discuss Ebbsfleet United's win over Maidstone and how Fleet are strengthening their squad, Dover's continuing stutter, the FA Trophy and all the rest of our the non-league action around the Kent scene.


Kent Non-League Podcast - Episode 23

Jon and Matt reflect on a busy start to the year for our Kent clubs and hear from Maidstone United co-owner Terry Casey on the club's progress on and off the pitch and, of course, their actual pitch. Dartford and Gibraltar keeper Deren Ibrahim speaks after his side's 4-1 win over Welling United, and the boys discuss the news that Margate chairman Alistair Bayliss has stepped down, plus lots more besides.


Kent Non-League Podcast - Episode 22

It's a shorter show this week due to other commitments, but it's still packed with goodness. We speak to Welling manager Jamie Coyle and Dartford captain and brother fouler Elliot Bradbrook after the Darts' thrilling 3-2 win at the Wings on Boxing Day. We also hear from Jay Saunders and Chris Kinnear after Dover and Maidstone drew 2-2. And we reflect on our 22 weeks as podcasters so far, and even find time for our best bits!