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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.
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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.






33: 15th March 2019 - FA Trophy: AFC Telford United & Stockport County FA Vase: Cray Valley Paper Mills & Chertsey Town Plus The National League round-up

It's semi final time in the FA Trophy and FA Vase In the Trophy two National North sides are through, each facing National League opposition and each also in with a shout of promotion in the League. Tim Fuell and Dave Anderson speak with Luke Shelley, Football Operations Manager at AFC Telford as they gear up for a trip to Leyton Orient this weekend and find out whether League or Trophy is the ultimate goal for the club, plus how the club is putting behind it recent issues and preparing...


32: 8th March 2019 - The highs and lows of non league football: Wrexham, Cray Wanderers & Sticker

Flying solo, Tim Fuell speaks with Wrexham Captain Shaun Pearson as they top the National League and travel this weekend to second-placed Leyton Orient. Top and clear of the chasers in the Isthmian South East Division and finally planning for their own home ground, Cray Wanderers are having a season to savour. Chairman Gary Hillman however, has years of experience and with second placed Horsham visiting this weekend and more play-off chasers still to play, he's not counting his chickens just...


31: 1st March 2019 - Promotion chasers Peterborough Sports, Spennymoor Town and Dorking Wanderers plus how the Step 3 and Step 4 play-offs will work

This week it's all about the dream and the competition for promotion. Dave Anderson joins Tim Fuell was they speak with Peterborough Sports manager Jimmy Dean on chasing success in the Southern League Division One Central and why he thinks it is easier than the challenge the faced last year in the Northern Premier League. Next up is Jason Ainsley manager at Spennymoor Town on challenging for promotion to the National League less than 15 years since they reformed and started in Division Two...


30: 22nd February 2019 - FA Vase, FA Trophy, AFC Fylde, & Taunton Town

Dave Anderson is back with Tim Fuell, ahead of leading his Chertsey Town to West Auckland Town in the Quarter Finals of the FA Vase this weekend. In the FA Trophy, AFC Fylde take on Barnet this weekend and manager Dave Challinor is clear the magic of the lure of Wembley is still strong even when his side are challenging hard for the National League title or at least a strong placed finish into the play offs. Mark Carruthers is no stranger to the show but equally as a journalist in the North...


29: 15th February 2019 - Salford City, Nuneaton Borough and Hayes & Yeading United

Tim Fuell is joined by FC United's Swampy as they discuss how the imbalances in non league football and the wider football world could be addressed. First guest of the evening is Salford City boss Graham Alexander making his debut on the show and highlighting why the owners of the club thought he was the right man to guide them into their next chapter and explaining why that might not immediately be outside the non league world. A little over two months ago Jimmy Ginnelly had a nice safe,...


28: 8th February 2019 - Warrington Town & Poole Town

Dave Anderson joins Tim Fuell ahead of his side's FA Vase last 16 trip to Irlam this weekend. They are joined on the phone by Toby Macormac, Chairman of Warrington Town who currently sit atop the Northern Premier League. A very tight division he talks about the faith in has in manager Paul Carden and the constantly shifting milestones for his club in an ever changing business environment for a growing non league club. Tom Killick manager at Poole Town has just notched 800 games in charge...


27: 1st February 2019 - FA Vase & Sholing FC, FA Trophy & Barnet FC & The FA Cup

Tim Fuell and Dave Anderson look ahead to the weekend as the FA Vase and FA Trophy hit the last 16 of their respective competitons. With Dave preparing his Chertsey Town side for their trip to Irlam if the weather can be beaten, discussion turns to the two sides Godmanchester Rovers and Coventry United expelled from the competition having previously reached this round. Dave Diaper long-serving manager at 2014 Vase winners Sholing FC is the first guest as they prepare for a change in visitors...


26: 25th January 2019 - FA Cup, Barnet, Billericay Town, Salford CIty, Maidstone United, Hartlepool United and more

A slightly shorter show than normal sees TIm Fuell speak with Phil Annets @FACupFactfile ahead of Barnet's 4th Round FA Cup tie with Brentford and The Non League Paper's Editor Alex Narey in a week that sees the old band back together at Billericay Town, David Beckham join his fellow class of '92 team-mates in ownership at Salford City, John Still in a new role at Maidstone United with Hakan Hayrettin and Simon Walton, Richard Money moving upstairs at Hartlepool United whilst Craig Hignett...


25: 18th January 2019 - Who'd be a manager? - Dean Brennan goes at Billericay Town, Dean Barker in at Welwyn Garden City, Peter Beadle still waiting in the wings

Dave Anderson and Swampy join Tim Fuell in this bumper episode focusing on the precarious and often thankless task of being a football manager. The guys discuss Billericay Town hunting for their third manager of the season after parting ways with Dean Brennan before talking to Dean Barker the new manager at Welwyn Garden City FC who inherited just three players but notched a creditable 1-1 draw in his opening game, just minutes after many of the team had first met each other. Peter Beadle is...


24: 11th January 2019 - Fan refunds at Basford United, FA Trophy & manager changes at Maidstone United and FA Vase progressing for Chertsey Town

Dave Anderson joins Tim Fuell and talks about leading his side Chertsey Town into the next round of the FA Vase as well as top of the table in the Combined Counties League. At Basford United, promotions have become a regular thing, heavy home defeats haven't and last weekend's record-breaking loss saw Chairman Chris Munro so disappointed he offered to refund the entry fee to each and every fan. Just a blip on a rising wave though as Chris explains on his return to the show. Simon Walton...


23: 04th January 2019 - FA Cup, The FACTAs, FA Vase, Histon, Bradford Park Avenue, Heybridge Swifts & Christmas managerial changes

Tim Fuell is back with the first show of the new year covering FA Cup, FA Vase and League Action. @FACupFactfile Phil Annets is back with stats and facts on the two non league sides left in the FA Cup Third Round, Woking & Barnet. He also reveals exclusively the winners of the fourth FA Cup Team Awards... is your club a winner? In the FA Vase it is the last 32 and Histon FC currently of the Eastern Counties Premier Division are looking to grab headlines again led by their legendary player...


22: 28th December 2018 - Russian Non League & Sheffield FC

In a short Christmas edition just the one interviewee for Tim Fuell: Dmitriy Podrubniy, a Moscovite who writes about English non-league in Russian and Russian non-league in English and runs Twitter account @RUSNLF. He explains about the non league pyramid in Russia the excitement of Sheffield FCs summer tour to the country in June 2019.


21: 21st December 2018 - FA Cup, FACTAs, FA Trophy, Needham Market, Morpeth Town, Wrexham & Dulwich Hamlet

Swampy joins Tim Fuell in this bumper episode of The Non League Football Show. @FACupFactfile Phil Annets discusses the week's non league participation in Second Round Replays and the FA Cup Team Awards nominations are open until Christmas Eve. Phil explains how you can get involved and nominate your team. Nathan Munson Assistant Manager at Needham Market Town explains how their trip to Weymouth in the FA Trophy got rained off and the club forced to concede the tie when a midweek Tuesday was...


20: 14th December 2018 - FA Trophy, FA Cup, Southport, Hartlepool United, Hayes & Yeading United

Tim Fuell delves into the FA Trophy First Round Proper as the competition reaches the last 64. First up owner of Southport FC, Phil Hodgkinson ahead of his side's massive cup week. Hosting fellow FA Cup replay remainers Solihill Moors in this weekend's FA Trophy the club face a tough challenge, but perhaps not as tough as Monday's home FA Cup replay against Tranmere Rovers. With the prize of a televised FA Cup Third Round tie against Tottenham Hotspur awaiting the winners, it's interesting...


19: 7th December 2018 - FA Vase, Biggleswade FC, Arlesey Town, Female Coaches, FA Cup, Woking FC, Non League News

Tim Fuell speaks with Dave Northfield manager at Biggleswade FC the club only formed in 2016 from a former youth team of Biggleswade Town. This weekend whilst they sit atop the Spartan South Midlands Premier Division they face a replay at home to title rivals Tring Athletic in the FA Vase Third Round. In the same Division and also chasing for the title are Arlesey Town where the highest placed female head coach in the non league pyramid Natasha Orchard-Smith is collecting more and more...


18: 30th November 2018 - FA Vase, FA Cup, Saltash United, Stockport County, Slough Town & Managerial Moves

It's a bumper show all round as Tim Fuell is joined by Dave Anderson and Swampy as the FA Vase hits Round Three and the FA Cup reaches the Second Round. In the FA Vase Step 6 side Saltash United are setting the competition alight knocking out higher level opposition and manager Matt Cusack is hopeful of another this weekend when they entertain Cribbs from the Step 5 Western League. With it being FA Cup weekend, we welcome the return of Phil Annets @FACupFactfile as we look at the 11 ties...


16: 23rd November 2018 - FA Trophy, Brackley Town, Stonewall, Rainbow Laces & Wembley, Barrow and supporter's trust

Tim Fuell guides you through another episode of the nation's favourite non league weekly. **Old friend of the show Kevin Wilkin returns as he prepares his Brackley** Town side to defend the FA Trophy in this weekend's Third Qualifying Round. Kirsty Clark Director of Sport at Stonewall comes on to explain their new Partnership with the Football Association and how as part of this season's Rainbow Laces campaign, Stonewall FC are to play a home league match in the Middlesex County Football...


15: 16th November 2018 - FA Cup success at Chorley & Guiseley, and Vandalism rallies the community at Winslow

FA Cup is still the talk of the town on the back of some great First Round results for non league clubs and some terrific draws ahead in the Second Round. First-up joining Tim Fuell is Chorley manager Jamie Vermiglio whose side will need a replay against Doncaster Rovers but with a massive Second Round carrot dangling, and all in the knowledge of how close they were in the first game. Second is joint-manager at Guiseley Marcus Bignot who saw his side knock out League opponents Cambridge...


14: 09th November 2018 - FA Cup, Hampton & Richmond Borough, FA Trophy, Witton Albion and the Managerial Merry-go-round

As Cup fever grips, @FACupFactfile Phil Annets returns with a stack of facts, stats and FA Cup related information as the competition hits the First Round Proper. 6 all non league ties and many potential cupsets from the league v non-league ties. One man hoping for a cupset is Hampton & Richmond Borough manager Gary McCann who sees his side take on former FA Cup semi-finalists Oldham Athletic on Monday in the last tie of the round in front of the BT Sport cameras. Here he tells Tim Fuell why...


13: 2nd November 2018 - FA Vase, Avro FC, Biggleswade Town, Bastock returns, Non League pitches and bitches

Tim Fuell covers the FA Vase, unbeaten league runs, retirement returns and the high standard of non league pitches. First up ahead of their FA Vase Second Qualifying Round match against Squires Gate, Avro FC Chairman Rob Fuller on the rise of his club and how they have striven on in the face of adversity. Biggleswade Town manager Lee Allinson is no stranger to non league but in his first full management role at his former club he has hit the ground running, unbeaten in the league this season...