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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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National League title race: Who's in the box seat?
17:00 Monday 14th January 2019

With the 2018/19 season well past the halfway mark, the race is heating up to see who will win the National League and claim a spot in the Football League next season. Non-League football can be unforgiving, nearly all the divisions have two…

Premier League
Newcastle United's New Year's Resolutions
09:00 Saturday 5th January 2019

Newcastle United’s 2018 has been far from great. While the Magpies maintained their Premier League place in 2017/18, off the field disputes again dominated their summer and diminished their prospects for 2018/19. Here are four issues…

Fa Cup
FA Cup 3rd Round: Where will the shocks come?
08:00 Friday 4th January 2019

For surviving lower-league clubs, January's first weekend is the biggest in their season. The big hitters enter the FA Cup in the third round. While Premier League sides don't value the old tournament like they used thanks to the prizes…

Premier League
Huddersfield, Newcastle looking to avoid dark holiday season in the Premier League
12:30 Saturday 15th December 2018

Huddersfield and Newcastle face off on Saturday in a must-win clash at the bottom of the table, but how will the result affect the two teams campaigns? The Premier League is very much split into mini-divisions this year, with the bottom seven…

Video Games
FIFA 19 Champions Cup: Bucharest round-up
17:00 Wednesday 12th December 2018

FIFA has never been so big as an eSport. With more people trying to break into it as a professional, it's quickly moving up in the competitive gaming industry. The latest instalment, FIFA 19, was released in September. The major events…

Non League
Can Spennymoor Town become the latest side to reach the National Premier?
15:00 Monday 26th November 2018

The North East has always been known for its passion for football, from Newcastle United down to Blyth Spartans. One team that has largely gone unnoticed on the National radar is Spennymoor Town. Spennymoor United folded in 2005. The club…

Fa Cup
FA Cup First Round: Which minnows will shock this weekend?
08:00 Saturday 10th November 2018

One of the biggest days on the lower league football calendar is here: the FA Cup first round. The long, gruelling qualifying rounds are over. The question now is which sides will steal headlines over the next few days? Twenty-two non-league…

Non League
Hashtag United proving the doubters wrong in non league
17:00 Monday 5th November 2018

The YouTube football club created by Spencer Owen announced its intention to join the non-league pyramid early this year. That decision left many unhappy. Three months into Hashtag United's latest adventure, have they won people over?…

Fa Cup
FA Cup fourth qualifying round: Where will the shocks come?
09:00 Saturday 20th October 2018

The final instalment of FA Cup qualifiers takes place today. Which sides are most likely to produce shocks and earn a spot in the first round proper? The FA Cup's fourth qualifying phase is one of the biggest days on the non-league calendar.…

Video Games
FIFA 19 Review: Does the new game offer anything new?
15:00 Wednesday 17th October 2018

The yearly football video game juggernaut is now out, but how is the latest version stacking up on the field? Big money signing EA have always dominated in licences and big names with Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar the cover stars this year.…

Fa Cup
FA Cup Qualification heats up as minnows eye up first round
15:00 Wednesday 3rd October 2018

While the FA Cup final, heck, even the third round when the Premier League teams enter, is a long way off, qualification has already been well underway for some time. Many non-league minnows are still alive and kicking, hoping to see their…

Non League
Can National Premier new boys Harrogate Town win promotion to the Football League?
10:00 Saturday 22nd September 2018

Harrogate Town is certainly a club on the rise under manager Simon Weaver. The Sulphurites currently sit atop the National League. Can the newly-promoted side produce a shock by gaining back-to-back promotions? Since Weaver took over, Town…

Video Games
Review: Pro Evolution Soccer - can this be the year the game tops the charts?
08:00 Tuesday 11th September 2018

Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 has a head start in the annual battle to be the year’s top football video game, but has it done enough to lift the trophy? PES v FIFA, a battle for the ages that has gone on now for nearly two decades. In the…

Non League
Billericay soap opera continues as Glenn Tamplin puts club up for sale
09:00 Tuesday 4th September 2018

I have put together many Billericay Town articles over the last year revolving around the many bizarre goings-on at the club. Last week it was all about their manager Harry Wheeler, but Glenn Tamplin has again stolen the headlines stating…

Non League
Why manager Martin Gray was sacked as York City boss in under 12 months
09:00 Saturday 25th August 2018

Five games into the season is early for any manager to be sacked especially with a side just one point outside the playoff places. Here is why those in charge at York City had no choice. The Minstermen York City at their home Bootham Crescent…

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