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5th March 2021 - Nick Robinson - Isthmian League
This week Isthmian League Chairman Nick Robinson is the guess of Tim Fuell and Dave Anderson. A former referee turned football administrator, here he talks about his roles wearing various hats (and anoraks) with the Isthmian league, the Trident League alliance, on FA Committees and as a football fan. It's this unique access to the people steering the game that makes non league so special and as Nick advocates himself we don't all have to agree with each other to ensure Non League continues to adapt and change for the better in difficult times.
As ever, David Richardson helps round off the show with a brief round-up the big news in non league and what we can expect to read in this weekend's Non League Paper.
26th February 2021 - Step 3-6 Curtailment: Jersey Bulls & Mark Harris
In the week the FA announced curtailment of the season across Steps 3-6, Tim Fuell and Dave Anderson get confirmation from Northern Premier League Chairman that that's not the same as Null and Void.
First up Ian Horswell CEO of Jersey Bulls. Two seasons in non league, never beaten... except by the system. Another promotion denied but could there be an opportunity to move up the ladder if the FA bring in Step 4-6 restructuring?
Meanwhile, Mark Harris dispels some myths, quells some fears and honestly assesses the way forward for non league.
Rounding off the show, David Richardson, Senior Writer of The Non League Paper with a look ahead to this weekend's paper.
19th February 2021 Part B - Mark Ives of The National League & Marc White of Dorking Wanderers
Here's the biggie. A lengthy interview with Mark Ives General manager at The National League with some honest, open answers in the wake of yesterday's announcement that clubs had voted to continue the season at Step 1 but end the season as null and void in Step 2. With responses to questions on the lack of minutes at that meeting with the DCMS, why the independent report is still to see light of day on funding allocations, testing, voting, the lack of communication from the League, application of rules and where this latest announcement takes us.
As Dave points out the difference in spelling of Mark and Marc isn't the only differences Marc White Owner, Chairman and Manager of Dorking Wanderers and Mark Ives have. He puts his points across like a QC as to why the vote wasn't set-up correctly and ended up getting the decision he claims some within the league wanted.
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19th February 2021 Part A - Non League News round-up
A two parter show this week due to the breaking news on Thursday evneing. Before news of the vote in the National League broke, Tim Fuell and David Richardson Senior Writer at The Non League Paper discussed what could and might happen and what to expect in this weekend's paper. Although technically out of date, it hopefully helps understand the intricacies of what happens next and the implications throughout the non league pyramid.
12th February 2021 - National League Chaos, Gloucester City & Darlington
As the National League continue their official silence, the 'debate' about the future of the season is being conducted publicly without structure or fact-checks in a rather undignified way. In contrast Tim and Dave speak with two clubs running and approaching it all with dignity, dacorum and detailed reasons. Their contrasting 'solution' shows how complicated it is to run a non league football club and why this is a decision that could have implications for years if not decades to come.
Alex Petheram Co-Chairman at Gloucester City is never one shy to come forward, and he gives his views and points on why the season should continue in some form or other, whatever it takes, whilst acknowledging it may not be the solution for everybody.
On the other side of the debate is David Johnston CEO at fan-owned Darlington FC who admits it is financially impossible for the club to continue with the season - having only played 11 league games to date, but that even when the League announce a result of the resolutions there will still need to be hard decisions made by his and other clubs as to what it all means.
David Richardson rounds up the rest of the non league news and previews this week's Non League Paper which continues at 32 pages with plenty to read on your Sunday morning.
05th February 2021 - Dean Brennan & Matt Gray
In the week that the National League clubs begin to consider the resolutions before them about the future of the current season, one National League manager chose to leave his position and comes on the the show to reveal why.
Old friend of the show Dean Brennan joins Tim Fuell and Dave Anderson to discuss his departure from Wealdstone and what comes next for the Irishman.
Having taken his Sutton United side to second in the current National League table Matt Gray, now enters the final 16 of the FA Trophy this weekend with the visit of fellow National Leaguers Woking. He explains to Tim and Dave why he doesn't plan on changing the way his side are playing as they aim for Trophy and promotion success.
Rounding up the news of the National League Resolutions David RIchardson Senior Writer of The Non League Paper.
Customer ReviewsSee All
Why don’t you ever do the Bristol area
I’ve listened when you was on five live and you still have not done much if anything from the non league in the Bristol area
Not what is was
Moan moan moan moan moan moan moan - repeat
Good pod but too broad a subject matter
Trying to provides service to so many clubs and so many leagues is a tall order. Spending 15 to 20 minutes every episode on Dave Anderson’s latest anecdote doesn’t help matters either.
There is an overbearing London dominance in their reporting. This makes sense as the budget and time constraints demand it but there doesn’t seem to be any effort into changing that.
Worse than that it feels like they don’t make much of an effort when they do. Harry Williams the Chairman of Ramsbottom United for almost 60 years was called Harry Wheeler for the duration of the segment. An honest mistake but are you a good media production to repeatedly get the name of the subject wrong?
The pod should be simplified. If they want to do the London based non league football show then go ahead and do that and interview the England Futsal captain all they want. But trying to be an umbrella for all underrepresented forms of football is too big a task for a single podcast to achieve and interviewing your mates creates resentment for those of us on the outside.
I’d love to see this expand to be a network, regionalised perhaps and that would give everyone a better chance to be represented and heard.