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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 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 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...


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 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 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 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 21

Get your bunting out - this week's show was recorded at the Kent Non-League Podcast Christmas night out! But it's not all about party games et al. We hear from Ramsgate boss Lloyd Blackman after his side beat leaders Lewes and Dover Athletic frontman Tobi Sho-Silva on his religious beliefs and efforts to help those less fortunate. We also discuss the FA Trophy - which went very well for our teams - and the festive fixtures ahead. Warning: That last section includes a rant about Margate's...


Kent Non-League Podcast - Episode 20

This week Cray Wanderers take centre stage as we hear from their chairman Gary Hillman on their stadium plans and manager Tony Russell on his in-form side. Dover chairman - and National League Board Member - Jim Parmenter speaks on 3G pitches and there's all the usual chit-chat about the non-league game in Kent.