Next in town: Wrexham

After the disappointment of Barnet and in truth it was fair play to a team that hasn’t conceded a goal for four games, our focus now is on Saturday and a chance to record our first home win of the campaign. Like Chesterfield, many of us would have expected them and Wrexham to be doing…

Barnet (Edgeware) 2 Shots 0

Barnet climbed into the National League play-off places as they extended their unbeaten run to six games with victory over Aldershot Town. Ephron Mason-Clark slipped in Wes Fonguck after half an hour for the best chance of the first half but Shots goalkeeper Mitchell Walker was equal to the effort. Barnet went ahead two minutes…

Non-league Day: 12th October

Non-League Day is a day set aside in English football where supporters of clubs playing at the highest levels of the game are encouraged to experience football at non-league level with which they may be unfamiliar. The idea was suggested in 2010 by James Doe. It is a non-profit and volunteer run initiative and is…

Hive a good feeling about this…

Close your eyes for a moment and you can imagine Parker off of Thunderbirds saying that… The first thing that came to mind though, on planning the journey for Tuesday night was… where exactly is the Hive Stadium? Where is Barnet? Is it in Edgeware? Ah there it is… Sort of between Watford and Enfield…

Shots away! ATFC earn third away win…

It’s one of those. You have the choice of spending another £200 following the Shots (where you’re beginning to think you’re the jinx because they never win the games you do go), and Edgeley Park is one of those grounds I’ve been past but never been in. Then there’s this mini-heatwave, an end of season…

Stockport: So good, they named it once

For those of you heading off to Edgeley Park this Saturday, I’ve prepared  this little micro-guide, packed with info and featuring a video I’ve put together that includes a stadium tour and an intro to Stockport itself by interweb sensation Freda Chattington. Of course I’d love to be going myself but refuse to fork out…

Vaping and E-cigs: Is it time now to consider quitting?

I was pleased to have stopped cigarette smoking seven years ago next month. However, the liquid substitution, the road I chose to drive down with its obvious non-tar element and the attraction of flavours is fast becoming a rocky one. It’s clear that vaping, still pretty much an unknown quantity health-wise despite having been with…

Fired Man Sam: He’s too male and puts women off joining

Fire chiefs have banned much-loved children’s TV character Fireman Sam — for being a man. Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue service has axed the 30-year-old favourite from promo material saying he is too male and puts off women from joining up. It follows complaints that Fireman Sam was not ‘inclusive. He will be replaced by in-house…

Inside Middlesbrough: England’s most deprived town

A ‘no deal’ Brexit could cause Middlesbrough to experience poverty and a lack of investment that makes it feel even more like Middlesbrough. Experts warned that the post-industrial Northern town could face the catastrophic long-term situation of being largely the same. Economist Emma Bradford said: “I don’t wish to be too technical, but Middlesbrough suffers…

An offal hoo-hah over faggots…

A cafe owner has had a post removed from the internet after it was deemed too offensive. Jo Evans-Pring, 63, owner of Fanny’s Rest Stop Cafe wanted to promote her faggots so started paying for advertising on Google. Within a few weeks of launching her initial campaign, faggot sales rose significantly so realising she was…