Player Interviews – Ben Davis

Ben Davis – Fulham Name:  Ben Davis Club:  Fulham Position:  Midfielder Age:  19 Instagram:  @ben_james_davis What links the first ever Premier League scholar from Singapore, and the first Thai player to make a professional appearance in England?  It’s a pretty niche quiz question, with a fairly straightforward answer.  They’re the same person – nineteen-year old... Continue Reading →

Player Interviews – Berti Schötterl

Name:  Berti Schötterl Club:  1.FC Lokomotive Leipzig Position:  Goalkeeper Age:  25 Instagram:  @berti_schotterl Twitter:  @BertiBFG The life of a footballer can be a transient one.  It requires an awful lot of mental fortitude, along with a healthy dose of adaptability, and the ability to make big life decisions with confidence.  Few players know that as... Continue Reading →

Player Interviews – Kodi Lyons-Foster

Kodi Lyons-Foster – Aldershot Town Name:  Kodi Lyons-Foster Club:  Aldershot Town Position:  Centre Back Age: 23 Instagram:  @klf6_ Twitter:  @Klf6_ A large proportion of non-league players have had a level of exposure to the professional academy system during their development.  Some, such as Jamie Vardy, have made it back to the elite levels, whilst some... Continue Reading →

Player Interviews – George Essuman

Name:  George Essuman Club:  Margate Position:  Centre Back Age: 24 Twitter:  @George_Ess5 Lockdown has been a difficult time for many, but has also presented opportunities.  With the pace of life slowing, and many activities – including football – grinding to a halt, it has offered a chance to take stock, to be introspective, and really... Continue Reading →

Player Interviews – Luke Cairney

Name:  Luke Cairney Club:  Hungerford Town Position:  Goalkeeper Age:  28 Twitter: @LukeCairney2 Whenever a non-league club draws Football League opposition in the FA Cup, there’s always one tired cliché that gets trotted out by the commentary team.  “Look at that, the left back’s just taken the ball off Johnny Big Potatoes – he’s a postman during the week!”  For those... Continue Reading →

Player Interviews – Rhys Forster

Name:  Rhys Forster Club:  Met Police Position:  Goalkeeper Age:  21 Twitter: @forster_20 instagram:  @_.forster People often say that goalkeepers are a different breed.  It’s a unique position, and carries a level of responsibility far beyond the outfield positions.  It’s a role where a player is expected to dominate his area, to lead the defence, and to... Continue Reading →

Chertsey Town

Tuesday 4th February 2020, 1945 Kick Off Chertsey Town FC vs Ashford Town (Middlesex) FC The Build Up It may only be a week since I’ve made an entry on these hallowed pages, but it seems that in those seven days the world as we know it has changed irrevocably.  We’re all dying of a... Continue Reading →

Hampton & Richmond Borough

Tuesday 28th January 2020, 1945 Kick Off Hampton & Richmond Borough FC vs Slough Town FC The Build Up My first non-league match of the new decade was supposed to be out in Essex on this cold and windy Tuesday, but due to the continued weird prioritisation of the County Cups, Billericay Town vs Havant... Continue Reading →

Maidstone United

Tuesday 10th December 2019, 1945 Kick Off Maidstone United FC vs Chippenham Town FC The Build Up Annoyingly, considering it’s actually my favourite league to watch, I haven’t managed to get to a Vanarama National League South fixture since April – and with Christmas rapidly approaching, I couldn’t let that continue in the New Year. ... Continue Reading →

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