Non-League

‘NE14 A Free Shirt?’ – AFC Fylde Offer Complimentary Goodie Bags To Three Young Fans Who Pranked Stadium Announcer (Photos) – Football Article

Photo: AFC Fylde AFC Fylde have plied three young fans with free stuff after the “cunning” trio pulled a prank on the club’s stadium announcer that ended up going viral earlier in the week. During their 4-1 win over Ramsbottom United in the FA Trophy, Fylde were asked to put out an emergency message over the PA system to report a blocked car in the car-park outside. Unfortunately, they didn’t read the registration number out loud to themselves before attempting…

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Brexit – the blinkers are on – Game of the People – Football Article

NATIONAL League club Boreham Wood scored a PR own goal this week with their somewhat bold message to Britain’s MPs, urging them to “do your duty” and vote down Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal. The bizarre release, coming just days after Cardiff manager Neil Warnock made clear his views on the European Union, calls on the country to adopt the spirit of Winston Churchill. “We can take whatever obstacles, red tape and barriers that Europe wishes to throw at…

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Spanish football, but not as we know it – Game of the People – Football Article

WE call it grass roots in the UK, but wherever you go around the world, football thrives beyond the headline-making clubs. Take Spain, for example. We know all about Real Madrid and Barcelona, but we don’t think too much about what might exist far lower down the food chain. Zaragoza-based multimedia company Kauri has produced a delightful documentary about football in the Aragón region of Spain, entitled  Modern Football. It’s a revealing and colourful look at football in the lowest…

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Non-League: Headingley AFC Become First Football Club In England To Adopt Anti-Gambling Shirt Sponsor (Photo) – Football Article

Photo: @headingleyafc/Twitter An amateur football team from the 11th tier are set to become the first English club to adopt an anti-gambling shirt sponsor. Headingley AFC of the West Yorkshire Premier League will have the logo of the Gambling With Lives charity adorning their shirts for the foreseeable future. This comes at a point in the ‘progression’ of the professional game in which nearly two-thirds of the clubs in the top two divisions carry the name of a betting company or online…

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