Kelvin Maynard death

Former Burton and Antwerp footballer shot dead in Amsterdam Former Burton Albion defender Kelvin Maynard has been shot dead in Amsterdam, Dutch police have confirmed. Maynard was killed while in his car with police now searching for two suspects who are reported to have escaped the scene on a black scooter. The 32-year-old was helped by…

Peter Beardsley barred from football for seven months over racist language

The former England striker Peter Beardsley has been banned from football for 32 weeks after being found guilty of three charges of racially abusing black players while coach of the Newcastle under-23 team. A Football Association independent panel found that Beardsley had called a player of black African origin a monkey during a game of…

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…