The Non League Football Show

The Non League Football Show

United Kingdom

It's back and it has a brand new home. Listen here to Caroline Barker and the Non League show team every week, bringing you the big stories, news and opinions from the grassroots level of the beautiful game.


02nd December 2016 - Wheeling and dealing star strikers, Club's heading in the wrong financial direction, Fan's stepping up, Manager's departing and the FA Cup 2nd Round  

Caroline Barker with a selection of the biggest stories in non league football this week and expert insight from Dave Anderson. There's Chelmsford City boss Rod Stringer on striker Shamir Mullings joining National League Premier side Forest Green Rovers for an undisclosed fee, local insight into the current position at Margate FC from journalist Sam Inkersole. Plus Richard Atkinson on the Kettering fans attempts to protect their former ground at Rockingham Road, Jon Couch from the Non League Paper on the departure of Ronnie Moore from Eastleigh and Tony Dolbear from Sutton United ahead of their Second Round FA Cup match this weekend. Keep up with the conversation via Twitter @nonleagueshow.

25th November 2016 - Non League Supporting their own, Chester, Darlington and the Jurassic Derby  

Caroline Barker and Dave Anderson are joined this week on the phone by Duncan Hart, Chairman of the Dulwich Hamlet Supporters Trust who are helping to raise money to support Alli Abdullahi who was left with a broken jaw, eye socket and neck damage following an alleged attack whilst playing for Peckham Town at the weekend. Also on the show, Jeff Banks provides an update on progress at Chester FC and Ray Simpson on the return home of Darlington and Poole Town Boss Tom Killick speaks ahead of his side's derby FA Trophy game at home to Weymouth.

18th November 2016 - No League 3 for now, Lancaster City's loss, FA Cup success for Brackley Town and Solihull Moors and England C  

The team are back in full force with Dave Watters, Dave Anderson and Caroline Barker taking their weekly look over the big issues across the non league game. Chief Executive of AFC Wimbledon returns to the parish to talk about the EFL's withdrawal of their Whole Game Solution and the team ask what next for pyramid proposals. Stuart Houghton Chairman of Lancaster City pays his respects to former Dolly Blues Captain Neil Marshall who lost his battle with cancer this week aged just 31. On the FA Cup trail two giankilling replay winners give their thoughts. First Kevin Wilkin manager of Brackley Town 4-3 winners over Gillingham, then Liam McDonald whose first game in charge at Solihull Moors saw a penalty victory over Yeovil Town to set up a Second Round tie at Luton Town. Finally, The Non League Paper's Matt Badcock tells all about his trip midweek with the England C side to Estonia where a 2-1 win set up an International Challenge Trophy Final place in Slovakia next season. Get involved in the debate @nonleagueshow on Twitter.

11th November 2016 - Frome Town, Shaw Lane Association & Hungerford Town  

Colin Peake joins Dave Watters and Caroline Barker this week as the team talk National League, FA betting rules, FA Trophy and Crowdfunding for ground gradings.

4th November 2016 - A Bit of Wembley, Anything Could Happen, Help, Come Fly With Me  

@FAFactfile Phil Annets leads the way in this FA Cup special as we reach the First Round Proper of the competition talking with Caroline Barker, Dave Anderson and Dave Watters as they talk Westfield FC & Kidderminster Harriers. Away from the cup they speak with Greenwich Borough Manager Gary Alexander about how he's pulling on his pro club contacts to build success at the club that launched Ian Wright.

27th October 2016 - The Times They are a Changin', Beautiful Day, I'm a Belieber and Baker Man  

It's the end of an era at Telford United as the supporter's ownership appears to have reached the end of its life and survive the club have chosen to go back to basics. Caroline Barker, Dave Anderson and Dave Watters find our more and also speak to Mark Goldberg who has brought in Jamie Day to help keep Welling in the National League. There's also the tale of the Step 6 players who chose Justin Bieber over the second half of their game for Woodley United and Steve Baker previews his Harrow Borough's FA Cup tie at Northampton Town.

21st October 2016 - Making your mind up and don't you forget about me  

Another bumper-filled show with Caroline Barker and Dave Anderson this week discussing the move from Wrexham back to York with returning manager Gary Mills, talking travelling in Europe with Whitehawk gaffer Richard Hill and not being picked for the FA Cup telly matches with Curzon Ashton. England C goalkeeping coach Mick Payne also previews their forthcoming match in Estonia and Sam Elliott from the Non League Paper updates on some of the other big news in non league this week.

13th August 2016 - The Tranmere Rover and Life with plastic, it's fantastic  

A day early this week and location is everything as Dave Anderson and Caroline Barker explain, whilst Dave Watters pokes his head up from his results bunker. This week new Tranmere boss Micky Mellon returns to the Non League Football Show and explains why returning to the clubs is proving something of a habit. Elsewhere Redditch United Chairman Chris Swan is revelling in the success of their new 3G pitch and discusses the benefit of going artificial turf. Bryn Lee of SIS Pitches adds his expert knowledge to the debate too and why it is proving more and more appealing to Non League clubs. Another club enjoying a new 'plastic' pitch is Hendon and boss Gary McCann talks about finally having a home at Silver Jubilee Park and their big away game this week in the FA Cup Fourth Qualifying Round at Boreham Wood. Finally, the fan's eye view comes from Adrian Gomm of Rebel Radio. He explains why Slough Town's move to their own new ground with a 3G pitch has proven such a revelation and the importance of having given a joint management team time to build a balanced squad. Get involved in the debate on Twitter @nonleagueshow

7th October 2016 - Fight for your right, when the going gets tough, keeping the dream alive  

A plethora of guests and topics as Caroline Barker and Dave Watters are joined by Mark Harris, Chairman of the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League, Phil Austin the President of the Jersey FA on their denied UEFA application and appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport and Adam Lockwood the Guiseley Manager who led his team to an emphatic 6-1 victory over York for their first win in 5 months this week. Plus @FACupFactfile Phil Annetts gives his thoughts on the FA Cup draw this week that dangles the carrot of a Football League club for the winner. Richard Brady Chairman at Leatherhead FC explains why appointing Jimmy Bullard as first team manager is proving such a success and new boss at Weston Super Mare Scott Bartlett explains how he hopes the club will benefit from his day job at the academy at Forest Green Rovers. Get involved in the conversation via Twitter @nonleagueshow

30th September 2016 - Changes: Managers, Club ownership & Football Pyramid  

It's the end of September and there are changes-a-plenty. Caroline Barker and Dave Anderson speak with the new man in at Braintree Town Hakan Hayrettin and find out why the lure of the number one job was too much. Plus Charlie Griffin who has returned to his old club to take over the managerial reins and hopes his knowledge of the club will serve him well. We also catch up with the story at Bath City where their dream of fan ownership is finally a reality and speak with former Watford star Gifton Noel-Williams who has linked with his mentor Luther Blissett to take the manager's role at Burnham FC. All that, plus news around the leagues and an exclusive interview with National League CEO Michael Tattersall on the EFL's summer proposals and what it may all mean for the non league game. Keep involved in the conversation via Twitter @nonleagueshow

23rd September 2016 - The best manager in the National League, all change at Tranmere and what's on The Cards  

Caroline Barker is joined in the studio by Dave Anderson and Swampy returns via the magic of Skype from the other side of the world, with a wealth of good ideas. New Eastleigh boss Ronnie Moore tells how much he is enjoying his first stint in management at non league and after a record-breaking FA Cup win, Hadley boss and Spurs and Chelsea legend, Micky Hazard tells how he is passing on his experience to his young players in an uncomplicated way. Plus Declan from Radio Woking tells what's on the Cards from a fan's point of view.

16th September 2016 - Saddest news, FA Cup & 3 Gaffers  

Caroline Barker and Dave Watters go Phil-tastic with Non League Magazine Editor Phil Brennan joining them to talk all things non league and @FACupFactFile Phil Annets looking ahead to the weekend's FA Cup 2nd Qualifying Round. Remembering Daniel Wilkinson, the Shaw Lane defender who collapsed and later died during a cup game at Brighouse Town on Monday, the team discuss schemes that aim to eradicate the risk of cardiac arrest for young footballers. Plus Jay Foulds one of the three-way management team at Ashton Athletic FC talks sharing the load.

9th September 2016 - Returning home, global attention and keeping it real  

For this bumper episode, Caroline and three Daves (Anderson, Watters and Roberts) are joined by Tim Harris as he talks about Gloucester City finally returning home and Liam Watson on his own return to Southport this time as a Director. Plus viral sensation and goalscoring goalkeeper Dan Lowson explains what that goal meant to his Spennymoor Town team in the FA Cup and City of Liverpool FC gaffer Simon Burton talks new, fan club and the FA Vase this weekend. Lincoln City boss and Danny Cowley then rounds off the show after a great start to the season but with his feet firmly on the floor.

2nd September 2016 - Non League Day special  

It's Non League Day this weekend and we celebrate the best in Non League and why the uninitiated should be introduced to game at this level with Sam Elliott of the Non League Paper, Roisin Wood of Kick it Out and Caroline, Dave and Dave in the studio. Plus it's FA Cup weekend, the First Qualifying Round is here and we catch up with Morpeth Town manager Nick Gray.

26th August 2016 - The National League, Crowdfunding, Non League Day and #coachgate  

Caroline Barker is back in the studio with Dave Anderson and Dave Watters joined this week by James Pollock co-founder of fan crowdfunding platform Tifosy to talk Non League Day. Joining the discussion is Colin Peake - Media man for the National League and former Leatherhead, Epsom & Ewell, Stafford Rangers, Hednesford Town, Charlton Athletic, Torquay United, Scunthorpe United, Oxford United, Leicester City, Ipswich Town and Scotland defender Matt Elliott. Plus news from the world of non league football including #coachgate with a happy non league style ending.

19th August 2016 - 100% records, new sponsors and FA Cup Extravaganza  

Caroline Barker leads the team from her temporary Rio base with Dave Anderson and Dave Watters in the London studio. Joining the show Nicola Palios Vice-Chair at Tranmere Rovers to discuss their 100% start in the National League and a BuildBase representative reveals why they have linked with the FA to sponsor the FA Vase and FA Trophy. Plus it's FA Cup weekend with the Prelimnary Road and Phil Annets @facupfactfile gives us all the important FA Cup stats and facts, Brockenhurst Town Manager Pat McManus reveals how important the cup is to clubs like his and ahead of the first FA Cup game in the Channel Islands we hear from Guernsey's Mark Le Tissier and Tommy Warrilow manager of visitors Thamesmead Town.

10th August 2016 - A new ground, a new season, a new beginning  

By the magic of the internet, Caroline Barker, away on Olympic duty links up with the team from Rio for the opening show of the new season in a new home. The rest of the team celebrate another new home, one for Hayes & Yeading United of the Evo-Stik Southern Premier Division where Director of Football Tristan Lewis joins show regulars Dave Anderson and Kevin Rye to discuss non league football.

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