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The original and still the best show about grassroots football in the UK. Now in it's 12th season. Every Friday morning.

The original and still the best show about grassroots football in the UK. Now in it's 12th season. Every Friday morning.
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The original and still the best show about grassroots football in the UK. Now in it's 12th season. Every Friday morning.






11: 18th October 2019 - FA Cup 4th Qualifying Round, Gateshead & Brightlingsea Regent

It's the Fourth Qualifying Round of the FA Cup so Phil Annets @FACupFactFile is on hand to wow Dave Anderson and Tim Fuell with the big stats of the round. Up against the lowest ranked side left in the competition, Gateshead manager Mike Williamson is as calm as ever but he knows it's a potential banana skin. Having overcome the woes of the club last season however, it does appear almost nothing can wobble this novice member of the managerial profession, still juggling his boss role with...


10: 11th October 2019 - Non League Day, FA Vase, Bournemouth, Isle of Man and more

It's FA Vase, FA Trophy and Non League Day weekend a true celebration of the grassroots game. Tim Fuell meets with James Doe founder of Non League Day to find out more about how it came about and where it's heading as it celebrates its 10th event. In the shadow of Premier League neighbours Bournemouth FC have long been known as the Poppies but they are the original Bournemouth club, competing for another season at Step 5 and this weekend hoping for victory in the FA Vase First Round as...


9: 04th October 2019 - Sutton United, FA Cup, Hadley & managers going back

Sutton United manager Matt Gray joins Tim Fuell and Dave Anderson in the studio to discuss life as a boss in the National League. It's FA Cup weekend and the Third Qualifying Round, 40 ties and plenty of facts and stats between them so time once again for Phil Annets @facupfactfile. Anthony Clarke is manager of one of only three Step 5 clubs left in the FA Cup. They have a tough trip to Havant & Waterlooville now managed by Matt Gray's former boss Paul Doswell. There's a further twist... the...


8: 27th September 2019 - FA Trophy, Basingstoke Town, Bromley & Tadcaster Albion

Former AFC Wimbledon, Hayes and Aldershot Town manager now Chairman at Basingstoke Town, Terry Brown, joins Tim Fuell and Dave Anderson in something of a manager love-fest. Terry explains the current position with the new Community Club currently living something of a nomadic lifestyle as they try to finance the ground upgrades needed for their new home at Winklebury. Bromley manager Neil Smith is top of the tree in the National League with this side clear in first place and the only...


7: 20th September 2019 - FA Cup, Hereford, Clapton CFC, The Old Spotted Dog, Managerial moves and Sutton United

It's a bumper show with Dave Anderson on the goal course and Tim Fuell and Caroline Barker in the studio as we hit the Second Qualifying Round of the FA Cup. First up new manager at Hereford but with a mountain of experience at non league and Football League level Russell Slade explains his role in the journey of the club he sees as having Football League potential. Phil Annets @FACupFactfile is back with his stats and insight into the greatest cup competition in the world and facts to stun...


6: 13th September 2019 - FA Vase, New Salamis, Stockport Town, Fort William and Non League Paper round-up

It's the second round qualifying round of the FA Vase and whilst the competition is exciting, Tim Fuell delves deeper into the clubs looking for glory this weekend, building non league communities and football clubs. First up, manager at New Salamis, George Georgiou, leading a club that only a few years ago was a Sunday football side formed by fans of a Cypriot Pro clubs English fans. Next, Alan Lord Head of Management at Stockport Town who look to continue their FA Vase this weekend. His is...


5: 6th September 2019 - FA Cup, Peterborough Sports, Mental Health, Tunnocks Caramel Wafer Challenge Cup & more

The FA Cup hits the First Qualifying Round with the rest of the Step 3 clubs coming into the competition. Tim Fuell and Dave Anderson speak with Peterborough Sports manager Jimmy Dean ahead of their trip to East Thurrock United and get the round's stats from Phil Annets @FACupFactfile. Mark Carruthers joins the show to explain about the If You Care Share #insideout campaign this weekend to raise awareness about mental health and Editor in Chief at the Non League Paper Matt Badcock offers a...


4: 30th August 2019 - Wealdstone, Bury, AFC Mansfield & Hereford

Caroline Barker is back at the helm as the Non League Football Show goes on the road. At National South Leaders Wealdstone FC she is joined by Dave Anderson and Stones manager Dean Brennan. In discussion: the Bury situation. Former AFC Wimbledon Chairman and CEO Erik Samuelson joins the team via the phone and offers his knowledge and insight of the workings of the English Football League and of building a phoenix club. It's the start of the FA Vase this weekend and AFC Mansfield Chairman...


3: 23rd August 2019 - Notts County, Bobby Wilkinson, FA Cup, Wembley, Club support

It's a bumper Bank Holiday Football Programme all round as Tim, Caroline and Dave talk social media and football, management and FA Cup. First up, (9:47) Notts County manager Neal Ardley who after a tough few months battling transfer embargos, ownership issues and relegation from the Football League now finally appears to be assembling a squad of players he is happy with. Bobby Wilkinson (23:36) is a manager with an undoubted pedigree from his time at Hungerford Town and Wealdstone but out...


2: 16th August 2019 - New Rules, RefSupport, Ossett United, Groundsman of the Year, Hastings United & Non League Paper

Tim Fuell talks to former Premier League referee Bobby Madley on the new rules introduced by IFAB and already causing fans, players and managers to scratch their head. He also talks about his beloved Ossett Albion who get their season underway this weekend, refereeing in Norwegian football and a new role as ambassador for RefereeSupport. Fresh from winning the top award for the Isthmian League and runner-up overall in non-league at the Groundsman of the Year Award at St George's Park, Simon...


1: 9th August 2019 - FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round including Welling Town

The season gets underway with a full compliment in the studio and some familiar voices on the telephone. The National League is already underway as are many Step 5 and Step 6 leagues but with the FA Cup beginning it's journey we felt it time to begin ours for another season. Tim Fuell, Caroline Barker and Dave Anderson talk to @FACupFactfile Phil Annets about this season's FA Cup and the trivia behind this opening round. Next up is fellow returnee Kevin Oakes, Chairman at Welling Town ahead...


43: 24th May 2019 - Dave Anderson on Chertsey & retirement, Mick Payne on England C, David Richardson on 1000th Non League Paper, Non League Finals Day and League allocations

A slightly shorter episode as the season draws to a close. Tim Fuell speaks to Dave Anderson on leading Chertsey Town to the league & FA Vase double and then retiring at Wembley. England C coach Mick Payne returns to the show ahead of their trip to Tallinn to face the Estonian U23s and explains why the England Non League set-up is so important to the wider development of the game. David Richardson the Online Editor at The Non League Paper talks about their 1000th issue out this Sunday, the...


42: 17th May 2019 - National Game Awards, Non League FInals Day, Leyton Orient, AFC Fylde, Cray Valley PM, Chertsey Town, Guyana & The FA Cup

It's another big weekend for non league. Alex Narey Editor at The Non League Paper talks to Tim Fuell about last week's National Game Awards, The National League Play Offs and previews Sunday's edition that will feature FA Vase and FA Trophy previews as well as revealing the FA's League allocations. Previewing Non League Finals Day Tim talks to the four managers leading their sides out at Wembley this weekend: Justin Edinburgh with Leyton Orient; Dave Challinor with AFC Fylde; Kevin Watson...


41: 10th May 2019 - Brennan on Hemel, Billericay & Kingstonian, Brighouse Town Play-off winners but losers, Tonbridge Angels hit super-play-offs

It's a full house with Dean Brennan and Dave Anderson joining Tim Fuell in the studio. In his first big interview of the season Dean reveals the truth behind his time at Billericay Town and why he left K's after such a short spell. Joining the team via telephone is Vill Powell, former team-mate of Brennan and now a successful manager in his own right having won the play-offs in the Northern Premier League Division One East with Brighouse Town only to find that their points per game ratio...


40: 3rd May 2019 - Building clubs: Doswell at Havant & Waterlooville, Munroe at Basford United, Hare at North Ferriby United, Oakes at Welling Town and NLPs Richardson on Play off confusion

It's a full 90 minutes plus injury time in this week's bumper show with learnings, yearnings and plenty of intelligent non league insight. First up with Tim Fuell and Dave Anderson Paul Doswell on leaving Sutton United and taking on the manager's job at Havant & Waterlooville, in a very frank and revealing interview. Also returning to the show Chris Monroe, Chairman at Basford United, no promotion for them this season - 5 in 7 seasons perhaps enough for now - but a new big name manager in...


39: 26th April 2019 - Bootle, Squires Gate, Northern Premier League & Non League Paper

Tim Fuell speaks with Joe Doran manager at Bootle FC in the North West Counties Premier League. 20 wins on the bounce place them top of the Division on goal difference with a game to play, but they must travel to FA Vase Semi Finalists Northwich Victoria. In the same division, Squires Gate turned to an experienced sub on Easter Monday... 41 years since his debut for the club. Secretary John Maguire had previously registered as a player to cover injury issues but due to availability issues...


38: 19th April 2019 - Street, Gateshead, Morpeth Town, Dunston UTS, National League and Football Pyramid

After weeks of celebrating success Tim Fuell looks at some of those suffering the lows of Non League Football. First up, out-going Chairman James Court at Street FC who have announced their intention to take demotion at the end of this season after just one term in the Southern League. Not due to financial or ground grading reasons but for the sheer lack of bodies to take the club forward and run it. A tough decision to make but one he and his fellow committee members hope will help ensure a...


37: 12th April 2019 - Weymouth, Blackfield & Langley & Harefield United

Tim Fuell goes solo as he talks to three managers in different states of securing their respective titles. First up, Mark Molesley who after suffering play-off heartbreak last season with Weymouth this season looks set to make sure of promotion by sitting top of the Southern League Premier South with a handful of games to go. Looking for back to back promotions is Glenn Howes manager at Blackfield & Langley. After winning the Wessex League last season, they have continued their strong form...


36: 5th April 2019 - Torquay United, Metropolitan Police & Colwyn Bay

It's all about Change. As Dave Anderson changes direction with his Chertsey Town team to seek league focus ahead of their Wembley cup final, Dave and Tim Fuell speak with three clubs where change has been good. First up Gary Johnson returns to the show. After taking charge at Torquay United in September he has led the club to the top of the table in the National League South. On Saturday they travel to second placed Woking knowing an away win would leave them 10 points clear. Des Flanders...


35: 29th March 2019 - Atherton Collieries, Farsley Celtic, Kettering Town, National League winners and losers

As the season unfolds Tim Fuell and Dave Anderson talk to clubs looking likely to win their league's but each with a different tale to tell. First up manager at Atherton Collieries Michael Clegg. An unfancied team now top of the table taking on second in the table this weekend in the Nothern Premier First Division West. CEO at Farsley Celtic Joshua Greaves, explains they are now just one point clear at the top after their two wins against North Ferriby United were expunged following that...