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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.






22nd September 2017 - Chester City, Brockenhurst Town, The FA Vase, Jarrow Roofing & Essex Senior League

Tim Fuell, Dave Anderson & Swampy speak with Marcus Bignot on his move to the Chester City manager's post, Pat McManus on Brockenhurst Town's FA Vase tie and giving youngsters a chance, and Mr Jarrow Roofing Richie McLoughlin on dashing fathers, FA Vase and the passion in non league, plus David Ballheimer gives an insight into Step 5 Essex Senior League.

Duration: 01:00:03

12th May 2017 - The National League Play-offs and new season plans

Tim Fuell leads the team of Dave Anderson and Swampy through a National League play-off special including interviews with Tranmere Rovers boss Micky Mellon and Forest Green Rovers Mark Cooper ahead of Sunday's battle for that second promotion spot into the Football League. Sam Elliott of the Non League paper offers his insight into the National League North final featuring FC Halifax and Chorley and the National League South final between Ebbsfleet United and Chelmsford City and the team...

Duration: 00:59:22

5th May 2017 - Play-offs, England C, Sin Bins and charity internationals

With the main season concluded, it's a late kick-off for the team today as Caroline Barker is joined by Dave Anderson and Swamp as they talk to Dave Watters about the play-offs so far, talk England C with Paul Fairclough and discuss the new sin bin proposal with Mark Ives - Head of Judicial Services at The Football Association - and Danish sports journalist Christian Winther. Plus news of a charitable international game this weekend at Peckham Town. The Non league Football Show Podcast...

Duration: 00:52:24

5th May 2017 BONUS - FA Vase Final 2017 Preview

With the main show this week delayed by a few hours, here’s a bonus Buildbase FA Vase Final Preview episode featuring players and volunteers from Cleethorpes Town and South Shields recorded this week as the FA Vase visited them in their home grounds. The two clubs do battle in the opening game of Non League Finals Day on Saturday 21st May at Wembley. Tickets for the double cup final event - also featuring the FA Trophy Final between Macclesfield Town and York City - are still available from...

Duration: 00:14:19

28th April - Play-off appeals and ground grading rules. Last minute safety and securing the title

Dave Anderson is joined by Northwood FC Chairman Ian Barry and Swampy as they discuss play-off appeals and league rules with Colin Peake, final day relegation battles and great escapes with Burgess Hill Town Manager Ian Chapman and achieving greatness and the delight of non league football with newly crowned champion boss Danny Cowley of Lincoln City. The Non-League Football Show Podcast sponsored by Pitchero, the UK’s no.1 provider of sport club websites. Join in the debate via Twitter...

Duration: 00:52:24

21st April 2017 The Northern Line: Blyth, Barrow, Lincoln, South Shields

From Blyth to Barrow to as far north as we can drag Lincoln, this week's show is dedicated to the special love affair that is Non League Football up north. Managers and owners and pundits all take part.

Duration: 00:48:35

14th April 2017: Ground grading and beer swilling

The latest on play-off woes as Poole and Darlington look to make the ground grade. Steve Burr on his 117 to 1 shots at Stalybridge and Dean Brennan, the 6 games a week manager

Duration: 00:46:50

7th April 2017 - Chelmsford City, Ilkeston Town, Aldershot Town, Skelmersdale United and Tranmere Rovers

It's FRI..... not just Friday but Financial Reporting Initiative. Is it working ask Caroline Barker and Dave Anderson as they talk about club takeovers, club uncertainty and club futures. Is it possible to detach emotion from building a football club? In discussion this week Caroline's beloved Chelmsford City and the value of community run clubs. Ilkeston Town and their promises to the league that they can fulfil their remaining fixtures with Northern Premier League Chairman Mark Harris...

Duration: 00:42:19

31st March 2017 - Billericay Town, Hereford, Maidenhead Utd, RefereeSupport, Skelmersdale Utd, & Whitby Town

A bumper classic from the Non League Show team as March draws to a close and the season falls into shape. After much talking recent weeks new Billericay Chairman turned Chairman Glenn Tamplin joins the team and confirms his 20k per week wage bill, his realistic expectations and how he ended up with both top jobs at the club. Next up Peter Beadle who has led Hereford to back to back promotions and feels as much a fan of the reformed club as the manager chiselling his name on the history of...

Duration: 01:05:52

24th March 2017 - Stands, stadiums, stars and stepping up

Caroline Barker, Dave Anderson and Swampy discuss some of the biggest stories in non league this week. Maidstone United co-owner Oliver Ash talks about his club's investment in safe standing and CEO at Horsham FC John Lines celebrates third time lucky as plans for their new ground was approved this week. Plus former Spurs midfielder and Celebrity Big Brother star Jamie O'Hara explains why he has chosen to pull his boots back on and join up with Billericay Town who are quickly become an...

Duration: 00:40:16

17th March 2017 - Fan Action, FA Trophy, FA Vase and grounds for moving

How far would you go to make your voice heard at your club? Caroline Barker, Dave Anderson and Dave Watters hear from the national league fans at Altrincham walking out in protest. Plus who’s on their way to Wembley? It's semi final second legs as the team check in with the FA Vase and the FA Trophy as they talk to Cleethorpes Town secretary Matt Jones who also has a new role pending and York City boss Gary Mills who potentially has a cup shock pending. Plus Keith McMahon returns to the show...

Duration: 00:56:55

10th March 2017 - Non league support, managerial woes, celebrity strikers and FA Cup dreams

Lincoln City are on FA Cup duty again, we have a Norwegian TV star coming to a football pitch near you, a goalkeeper whose life has been turned upside down this week, a manager clubless this weekend, and a non league fan retiring after over a decade working hard. Swampy and Dave Anderson join Caroline Barker as they speak with Slough Town boss Neil Baker about the non league community rallying round goalkeeper Mark Scott after he broke his neck playing for the Rebels at the weekend. Also...

Duration: 00:54:35

3rd March 2017 - Celebrating the best in Non League, New gaffers and potential new grounds

Matt Badcock from the Non League paper joins the team to tell all about this season's National Game Awards plus there's new manager at Aylesbury FC, Davis Haule, Alex Crane from the Dulwich Hamlet Supporter's Trust talking planning for their redevelopment and Chairman at Ilkeston Town Nigel Harrop explains why he's linking the Bermudan Triangle with the appointment of Shaun Goater as manager. All that and much more. Join in the debate via Twitter @nonleagueshow

Duration: 00:50:10

23rd February 2017 - FA Cup dreams ended, suspended and pied and the FA Trophy Wembley dreams.

Sutton United Manager Paul Doswell gives an honest account of one of the most memorable weeks of his life with defeat against Arsenal in the FA Cup and the aftermath of #piegate. Continuing the FA Cup theme Caroline, Dave and Dave speak with @trisimp about Lincoln City and the Cowley brothers and Dulwich Hamlet manager Gavin Rose joins the team on the phone ahead of his team's big FA Trophy match this weekend. All that and more and don't forget to get involved in the conversation via Twitter...

Duration: 00:55:47

17th February 2017 - Still loving it, FA Cup Facts, FA Vase and Managerial Manoeuvres

Joining Dave, Dave and Caroline this week: Dagenham & Redbridge boss John Still on his excitement at the way his new recruits have stepped up from lower levels to help the Daggers challenge in the National League. @FAFactFile Phil Annetts returns to set the record straight on this weekend's 5th Round action for Lincoln and Sutton and the involvement of non league clubs at this stage of the competition and the boys debate sponsorship in the FA Cup. @BasePyramid Stuart Hudson makes his Non...

Duration: 00:43:14

10th February 2017 - A legend passes, a legend returns, a legend begins

In the week that Hampton & Richmond Borough President and legendary comedy writer Alan Simpson died, Manager Alan Dowson joins Caroline Barker, Dave Anderson and The National League's Colin Peake to reveal what an inspiration he has been to club. Stalybridge Celtic's new manager Steve Burr reveals what enticed him back into the game after his recent departure from Southport and AFC Rushden & Diamonds Vice Chairman Jon Ward explains why they went down the fan poll route to select their of...

Duration: 00:54:27

2nd February 2017 - Wembley - FA Cup, FA Trophy, FA Vase & FA Youth Cup

With FA competitions at the forefront of the nation's mind the team head to Wembley to discuss the four big cup competitons and the news around them. Dave Anderson hosts and is joined by Hemel Hempstead Town manager Dean Brennan, whilst Dave Watters makes up the team via the power of Skype. With Lincoln's success still shining, fan Tristan Cropley @trisimp offers his insight into the Cowley brothers' influence and what lies ahead in the FA Cup 5th Round and last 16 of the FA Trophy. The guys...

Duration: 00:53:07

27th January 2017 - Re-jigging leagues, a decade and gone, FA Cup dreams & songs and life-saving non league fans

With the announcement of the draft changes to the non-league structure in England creating new divisions at both Step 3 and 4, Matt Badcock from the Non League Paper joins Caroline Barker, Dave Anderson and Dave Watters to unravel what it all means. After a decade in charge at Alfreton Town Nicky Law is leaving non league for a new post with Premier League side Burnley and he explains why the decision was so tough to make and why he won't be a stranger to non league in the coming months and...

Duration: 00:47:47

19th January 2017 - FA Cup shocks north and south of the border and a big boy helps his old boys

Caroline and the two Daves are joined by Antony Smith, Chairman at Concord Rangers and the man who first spotted FA Cup giantkiller Danny Cowley's management potential. Plus the Chairman of Sutton United Bruce Elliott celebrates his own club's FA Cup success and a lucrative TV home tie against Leeds United. We hear from one Chairlady who confirms rumours of her club's demise are greatly exaggerated but also why one old boy's concern has given her renewed vigour - that's Dee Dhand at...

Duration: 00:46:58

13th January 2017 - Non League Dreamers, Nene neh neh, Lincoln's Greens and Benefactors who go bad

Double Dave (Anderson & Watters) and Caroline Barker are joined by a gaggle of journalists celebrating the breadth of stories in non league football. First up Nige Tassell reveals what he learnt from his year going round non league that inspired his current best-selling sports book The Bottom Corner - a season with the dreamers of Non League Football. Northampton Telegraph sports reporter Jon Dunham reveals what could befall on of non league's iconic grounds, Nene Park. Mark Carruthers of...

Duration: 00:53:27

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