Category Archives: General Football

The Demon Drink and the Northern League

Life throws up some glorious combinations: Lennon and McCartney, bacon and eggs, Xavi and Iniesta, Paul Chow and the FA Vase, Derek and Clive, Watson and Crick, Bunk and McNulty, and, not least, beer and football. Unless, in the latter … Continue reading

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Peter Mann and the Spirit of the North

A freelance writer for fanzines, matchday programmes and the BBC’s Non-League website, Peter Mann champions local football through his Spirit of the North site – which he hopes to turn into a magazine covering all levels of the game from … Continue reading

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Northern League Ramblings

This time last year James Williams’ main claims to fame were playing cards with Lee Clark at Newcastle United’s training ground and being one of only three people to order lager in Northumberland’s most celebrated real ale pub during April’s … Continue reading

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Racism: The cancer that never went away.

“Racism is something created and anything that has been created can be undone.” Samuel Eto’o “I’ve had it numerous times. More times than I can count. It has certainly slowed down recently but the battle isn’t won. People still need … Continue reading

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50 Seats and Floodlights: A Wearside League Odyssey

Author, Scarborough Town fan, programme contributor and Wearside League enthusiast, Chris Daniel is one of a growing band of bloggers writing about non-league football in the north-east of England. You mainly blog about the Wearside League. Is it something you’ve … Continue reading

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Behind the Camera: Simon Barclay

A freelance sports photographer based in South Tyneside, Simon Barclay has covered games at a growing number of local non-league football grounds including Gateshead, Hebburn Town, South Shields and Boldon CA. ¡Viva Northern League! spoke to Simon about how he … Continue reading

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The Good Agent

Andrew Watchman is a FIFA licensed football agent. He’s also a genuinely lovely bloke. When we asked for people to sponsor the publicity posters for April’s Northern League Day, Andrew and the ever helpful chaps at Corona Furniture Store were … Continue reading

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