Sport: Top National League clubs push for short-term merger to finish season

Top clubs in football’s National League division may be able to finish the currently-curtailed season through a North/South combination league made of only those willing to participate. Members of Britain’s sprawling non-league pyramid voted to end the 20/21 season early, much to the chagrin of a great many clubs. The motion passed by a margin of 24-19, with the majority of the southern division wanting … Continue reading Sport: Top National League clubs push for short-term merger to finish season

Sport: Hastings boss labels league cancellation “laughable”

Hastings United boss, Chris Agutter, has labeled the decision to cancel another non league season as both “hilarious” and “laughable”. Hastings United have now led the Isthmian south-east division at two separate points of cancellation, denying them a fair go at promotion. Agutter, quite understandably, is not happy about the latest voiding. “If you don’t laugh about it, you’d cry,” he said to the Hastings … Continue reading Sport: Hastings boss labels league cancellation “laughable”

Sport: National League North and South season cancelled

Clubs from the National League North and South have voted to declare their respective seasons null and void. Football clubs from the National League North and South divisions have voted to render their respective seasons null and void, and immediately cancel all remaining fixtures. The results of the league-wide vote were announced on Thursday night, a suitable majority having been reached. The National League proper … Continue reading Sport: National League North and South season cancelled

Sport: Lewes chairman questions Govt non league support

Lewes FC Chairman, Stuart Fuller, has questioned the Government’s handling of a non-league support fund. Stuart Fuller, Chairman of Sussex non league club, Lewes FC has raised a number of issues with the DCMS’s Winter Survival Package for British spectator sport. The financial support fund has been cut from £14m to £10m with zero explanation, and many non league clubs have been left totally in … Continue reading Sport: Lewes chairman questions Govt non league support

Sport: Southwick FC is coming home!

Southwick FC has won the battle to return to its home stadium, Old Barn Way. Southwick FC will be returning to its home stadium, Old Barn Way, after resolving a leaseholder dispute with Adur District Council. Tony Kybett, Chairman of Southwick Football Club (1882), said: “We are absolutely delighted that we have been given the opportunity to return to our home at Old Barn Way … Continue reading Sport: Southwick FC is coming home!

Tier 3 rule change paves way for Non League football return

A limited number of fans in Tier 3 areas will be able to spectate non-elite sporting events, according to new guidance from the FA. The FA has announced that a limited number of spectators will be permitted to stadiums currently under Tier 3 restrictions, helping to pave the way for the return of Non League Football as soon as January (in theory). “We have today … Continue reading Tier 3 rule change paves way for Non League football return

Whitehawk FC appoint Ross Standen as first team coach

Whitehawk FC have appointed Ross Standen as first team manager to replace Jude Macdonald with immediate effect. The club have appointed the former Horsham assistant manager and Lewes co-manager following a 3-0 defeat to Cray Wanderers in the FA Trophy. Behind Standen in the dug out will be Stuart Tuck and Tony Coade. Tuck, a former skipper of Brighton & Hove Albion, was previously assistant … Continue reading Whitehawk FC appoint Ross Standen as first team coach

It’s (almost) come home

Ring the bells, dance in the street and rejoice. Non league football is admitting fans – albeit at reduced numbers and with social distancing measures in place. In one small way football has come home. The incumbent Tory government has got football very wrong, very often. Since the Covid pandemic kicked off we have had; Matt Hancock, the world’s smarmiest prick (Undercurrent Awards 2020) scapegoating … Continue reading It’s (almost) come home

Sussex Football Roundup Saturday 03 October

Whilst the Premier League saw perhaps the most absurd weekend of its history it was pretty much service as usual down in Sussex Non League. First off, they say that the more things change the more they stay the same, and it would seem that such is correct, for whilst the world is changing at an ever greater pace, Lewes FC are still absolutely rubbish. … Continue reading Sussex Football Roundup Saturday 03 October

Sussex Football Roundup Saturday 26 September

Over the weekend many of Sussex’s non league teams held their first Covid-secure league games, and it would seem successfully so. Club staff and hardy volunteers all did their bit to ensure that games went ahead in Whitehawk, Lewes, Eastbourne, Peacehaven, Burgess Hill, Horsham, and Littlehampton but to name a few, and for this they deserve enormous credit. Undercurrent was at Lewes v Brightlingsea for … Continue reading Sussex Football Roundup Saturday 26 September