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The Non League Football Show Jibba Jabba Pods

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Join Tim Fuell and team every week throughout the season with the biggest stories, the biggest names and the biggest knowledge of everything "nonleague". The longest running Non League Football show in the world.

    04th December 2020 - Season suspension, Merthyr Town & FootballFlow

    04th December 2020 - Season suspension, Merthyr Town & FootballFlow

    Tim Fuell and Matt Badcock open the show considering the reasoning and implications of the delayed joint statement from the Northern Premier League, Southern League and Isthmian League on the club supported motion to continue the league suspension.
    With several more clubs having to consider life without football, Tim catches up with Jack Hodgkins, Secretary at Merthyr Town on how they are coping as a club without football, having withdrawn from the Southern League this season before they kicked a ball.
    With the potential of another 'no football' period for many in non league former non league stars Dean Hooper and Dominic Sterling join Tim to explain more about their project FootballFlow and how everybody can help themselves cope better in these troubled times.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    27th November 2020 - FA Cup 2nd Round, Marine and New Tiers

    27th November 2020 - FA Cup 2nd Round, Marine and New Tiers

    It's FA Cup Second Round weekend with a record-equalling number of non league clubs competing.
    Tim Fuell catches up with @FACupFactfile for essential insight, facts and stats about this round and the clubs involved and then speaks to Marine boss Neil Young on preparing is Step 4 side to take on Step 1 non leaguers Havant & Waterlooville. WIth his former club Chester and league side Colchester United already beaten this season his side hold no fear.
    In the week the Government announced a chance for fans to follow their clubs in person again, the new tiering system set for introduction next week needs much clarification as it seems to muddy the waters. The Non League Paper's Matt Badcock mulls over the implications with Tim.

    • 50 min
    20th November 2020 - Wrexham, Barnet, Government money and season restarts

    20th November 2020 - Wrexham, Barnet, Government money and season restarts

    Tim Fuell and Dave Anderson talk to Elliott Durrell in the week his Wrexham team returned to playing action and he scored his first goal since returning to the club and the week Hollywood Superstars moved a step nearer taking ownership fo the North Wales National League outfit. Offering a player's insight into the current non league football climate, he explains the additional issues faced when a COVID-19 outbreak hits camp and how the players are keeping themselves focused on the football job in hand, despite the world's media paying attention to them
    Also in the National League, Barnet have had a mixed start to the season under Peter Beadle. They themselves had a COVID-19 outbreak, injuries and a big CupSet in the FA Cup which sets them up a home tie v MK Dons in next weekend's Second Round. Here he talks about 'the project' he's taken on.
    Matt Badcock Editor at Large of The Non League Paper helps with the week's news round up as the Government announce monies available to Steps 1-2 and Steps 3-6 for non league football,  but without the final details of the how, what, where and when and the leagues announce tentative return dates.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    13th November 2020 - Wealdstone, National League, Oxford City & The FA Cup

    13th November 2020 - Wealdstone, National League, Oxford City & The FA Cup

    As lockdown affects Step 3 and below, the elite clubs at Step 1 and Step 2 continue their season.
    Dave Anderson and Tim Fuell speak with Dean Brennan on his first season at Step 1, leading his Wealdstone side to second in the current table. He explains the effect of life without fans and the noticeable differences at the top level.
    Making his Non League Show debut is Oxford City manager David Oldfield who took over days before lockdown 1 and has since guided his new club to the Second Round of the FA Cup and a very solid start in National South.
    Editor at Large of The Non League Paper Matt Badcock returns to the show and chats lockdown, FA Cup and COVID impact as well as what can be found in this weekend's paper.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    06th November 2020 - FA Cup, South Shields, Canvey Island, Lockdown II

    06th November 2020 - FA Cup, South Shields, Canvey Island, Lockdown II

    It's the FA Cup First Round Proper but not as we know it.

    As Lockdown II hits non league football at Step 3 and below, a handful of clubs still in the FA Cup have been handed special non-elite dispensation to take part in this weekend's competition. Tim Fuell talks to one Chairman and one manager about the surreal world they are operating before the biggest game of their season... a season on hold if they don't get a win this weekend.

    First up Phil Annets @FACupFactfile with his usual stream of cup stats and facts about the 40 clubs in action this weekend.

    Geoff Thompson has had a rollercoaster introduction to the Chairmanship of South Shields, especially in 2020. Well clear at the top of the Northern Premier League last term in the season that never was, he challenged the authorities and was rebuffed, then in the return to football he saw his club crippled by the 600 fan limit - less than half their usual crowd. This weekend's potential money-spinning FA Cup First Round trip to league opposition looks set to be costly too. A lenghty-trip to Cheltenham Town with no TV coverage and a reliance that enough will purchase the live stream of the game to cover costs and avoid another loss to be shared by the clubs. Yet, his wider dream of building a club the right way is still on course. A new crowdfunding investment scheme has hit target early and he's confident that not only with his club do him and non league proud this weekend in the FA Cup, but also be successful in their aim to climb the pyramid.

    Mark Bentley reached the Third Round of The FA Cup in consecutive seasons as a player with Gillingham. Now as manager at Canvey Island he leads his side this weekend into an all non-elite club non league tie at Banbury United, with much focus on who will make it to Round 2.

    David Richardson, Senior Writer at The Non League Paper provides his round up of the week's events and what may happen next plus what can be read in this weekend's paper.

    • 1 hr 34 min
    30th October 2020 - FA Trophy, Banbury United, FA Vase, 1874 Northwich

    30th October 2020 - FA Trophy, Banbury United, FA Vase, 1874 Northwich

    As the FA Vase reaches the First Round Proper, current reigning manager Dave Anderson joins Tim Fuell for this bumper cup special.
    First up is Andy Whing who took over the managerial reins at Banbury United only in May but this week saw his side reach the First Round Proper for the first time in decades with a home non-league tie between them and club history. Before all that though, he has a tough trip to Tamworth in the FA Trophy.
    Phil Annets is back with his FAVASEFACTFILE hat on as he talks stats and facts on this season's competition before the guys talk to 1874 Northwich joint manager Wayne Goodison about his side's FA Vase tie with Harrogate Railway Athletic, semi final defeats, curtailed seasons and Harry Cain - the other spelling.
    Rounding off the show is David RIchardson of The Non League Paper.

    • 1 hr 16 min

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Crustyman17 ,

Good for Non League lovers

Defintely improving with the new host. Last one had too many lame jokes and seemed to think it was about her and not the game

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