Tag Archives: Northern League

Writers for Robson Pen Pics

Leicester fan, football artist, Polish football enthusiast and Northern Leagues United goalscoring hero, Ryan Hubbard is back to strike fear into the hearts of the opposition writers’ team. Joining him in the bloggers’ line up is James Williams, semi-dynamic midfield … Continue reading

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West Allotment Celtic: Keeping Local Football Alive

Last season was a disaster for West Allotment Celtic: three managers in nine months and a first ever relegation for a club that was founded in 1928. This season – Allotment’s eighth in the Northern League – has been one … Continue reading

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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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Blank Saturday? Not in the Northern League

Although the 146th Tyne-Wear derby has been put back to noon on Sunday, there’s still plenty of local football taking place at 3pm tomorrow afteroon. The game of the day, undoubtedly, is the Northern League El Clasico, two-time defending champions … Continue reading

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New Year in the Northern League

“Five goals, four bookings, two sendings-off and reports of a racist comment made by a player. Not your usual day,” tweeted Newcastle Benfield after their 3-2 home defeat to Guisborough Town. Already 1-0 down when keeper Andy Grainger was sent … 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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Boxing Day Matches

Boxing Day started badly at Tow Law Town, staff arriving at the ground to find thieves had broken in overnight and made off with the whole stock of spirits in the social club bar. On the pitch at least there … Continue reading

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