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: 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!

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

Titus Bramble Championship GW7: Draft finds a way

Gameweek six was one to forget for a great many reasons: The goals dried up, all the big lads blanked, Real Shepperton lost, VAR decisions ruined ties and the spirit of fair play was seemingly abandoned for a weekend – all equally awful occurrences. The Titus Bramble Championship was not safe from the chaos of real life and threw up a stomach full of bile-covered … Continue reading Titus Bramble Championship GW7: Draft finds a way

Pressure mounts on the Government to admit football crowds

The #LetFansIn campaign has gained considerable traction in the past 48 hours with a slew of high-profile clubs throwing their weight behind the cause. With clubs from the UK’s seventh tier of football and below having successfully welcomed fans back to their grounds (with social distancing measures in place) teams higher up the pyramid are putting their weight behind the #LetFansIn campaign. Just this week … Continue reading Pressure mounts on the Government to admit football crowds

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

Titus Bramble Championship GW4: Draft, by M Night Shyamalan

Sunrise, sunset. All good things must come to an end and nothing gold can stay. Luckily draft is neither good nor gold so it is back for another Gameweek packed full of intrigue, outrage and arguing over assist accreditation. Before we cast eyes forward to our gloomy horizons we must cover what happened in GW3, or as the papers will have it, the week that … Continue reading Titus Bramble Championship GW4: Draft, by M Night Shyamalan

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