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Simon Hahn

Lifelong sufferer following Darlington FC from League Two to the Northern League. Freelance Sports and data journalist. Living for 3pm on Saturday.


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League One
Sorry, Premier League clubs shouldn't rescue poorly run small clubs
15:00 Saturday 31st August 2019

This week ended with awful news. League One club Bury were thrown out of the Football League, the first side to suffer this fate since Maidstone in 1992. Their expulsion raised a huge debate surrounding a number of issues in modern-day…

Non League
Do Bradford Park Avenue suddenly think they're an Italian club?
17:00 Wednesday 14th August 2019

The 2019/20 season is barely underway but already two managers have been sacked in the National League North. One is Garry Thompson. Why did Bradford Park Avenue pull the trigger so quickly?  Among England's oldest football clubs,…

Premier League
2019/20 Sheffield United Premier League preview
17:00 Saturday 3rd August 2019

Under Chris Wilder, Sheffield United secured a return to the Premier League for the first time since 2007 by finishing second in the Championship last season. They overachieved last year thanks to a fantastic team spirit. Once they got to rolling,…

Championship
2019/20 Championship preview
15:00 Friday 2nd August 2019

As is the case every Championship season, 2019/20 will be an open affair. Last campaign, Sheffield United proved any team at this level can get on a roll to gain promotion. The division is arguably the most competitive anywhere. With…

League One
2019/20 League One preview
19:02 Thursday 1st August 2019

There was much drama in League One last season. Teams at both ends of the table could hardly be separated. Should we expect the same in 2019/20?   New sides Of this campaign's seven new League One teams, two are in dire straights.…

League Two
2019/20 League Two preview
19:01 Wednesday 31st July 2019

All eyes will be on Football League newbies Salford City this coming season. They aren't the only League Two club with lofty ambition. We run through those aiming to reach English football's third tier come May, as well as those…

Non League
2019/20 National League preview
19:01 Tuesday 30th July 2019

The 2019/20 National League campaign gets underway on Saturday. Salford City may have won promotion in May but there are many more reasons to keep an eye on the division. Some teams have a real chance of escaping non-league football.…

Championship
Can Jonathan Woodgate lead Boro back to the promised land?
12:00 Monday 15th July 2019

Even before Tony Pulis was sacked following his failure to secure Premier League promotion, bookmakers had Jonathan Woodgate as the favourite to take over at Middlesbrough. They were right, of course. Now in charge, can the former Boro…

Video Games
FIFA 2020: Street is back but will it revive the series?
17:00 Friday 21st June 2019

It's that time of year when the hype is at its peak in the gaming world. EA Sports has a trump card for its biggest title. FIFA Street is back in the game. Can it help turn the series' fortunes around after a rough couple…

Non League
Gateshead demoted to National League North; what next for the Heed?
17:00 Monday 17th June 2019

Last weekend the National League AGM took place, during which Gateshead was demoted into the National League North for the coming season. Following a year of uncertainty and turmoil, what can now be expected for the Heed? Gateshead performed…

League Two
How will Salford City spend their summer?
15:00 Thursday 13th June 2019

Salford City have been a team in the headlines in recent years. Manchester United legends Ryan Giggs, Nicky Butt, Gary and Phil Neville each invested 10% in the club with Singaporean investor Peter Lim financing the remaining 60% in 2014. Since…

Womens Football
Scotland Women head for historic first World Cup Finals
08:00 Saturday 8th June 2019

The Women’s World Cup started yesterday, with the Scotland Women's team heading to France as they look to spring a surprise or two. Women's football has grown hugely in recent years and Scotland are amongst the up-and-coming…

Non League
Alun Armstrong the perfect appointment for Darlington
12:00 Wednesday 29th May 2019

Eight days ago, ex-Ipswich Town and Middlesbrough striker Alun Armstrong took over as manager of another of his former clubs, Darlington. Why is he the perfect fit for the Quakers? Also, what does it mean for the club he leaves behind,…

Non League
The National League playoff finals preview
09:00 Saturday 11th May 2019

This weekend, the playoff finals take place in the three National Leagues. North, South and Premier. Which three sides will gain promotion? National North: Chorley v Spennymoor Town There has already been plenty of drama in the National North…

Non League
Gateshead: The latest club on the brink due to an unfit owner
15:00 Wednesday 8th May 2019

It's becoming an all too common problem in football in England; owners making a mess of clubs. Gateshead’s fans are the latest to suffer the devasting effects since being bought by Dr Ranjan Varghese, but what…