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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,…

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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…

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Stockport County one win from redemption
12:00 Saturday 27th April 2019

Up and down the country there is a host of teams who have been through hard times in recent decades. The one that has been through more than most, Stockport County, are on the verge of taking a huge step towards redemption. One game…

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National League North title race a three-way thriller
09:00 Wednesday 6th March 2019

With less than two months to go in the National North season, the title race remains wide open. Three sides gun for the title and the sole automatic promotion place. Who will take the crown? In recent years, the National North became a…

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Could Stockport County's promotion push be derailed by FA Trophy ambitions?
17:00 Thursday 28th February 2019

The last time Stockport County met Manchester City, the Hatters won 2-1 at Edgeley Park thanks to a double from 19-year-old academy product John Hardiker. Since that last meeting, the clubs have gone in opposite directions.  Indeed that…

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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…

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Playoffs winners may be denied promotion in FA non-league structure
09:00 Thursday 28th June 2018

Governing bodies aren't the most popular things in football at the moment. In keeping with that, the FA continues to make very questionable decisions in non-league football. To be fair, season's end is always a major headache. Restructuring…

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5 teams that could win the National North in 2019
09:00 Monday 11th June 2018

While the 2017/18 season has only just finished, attention is all focused on the World Cup in Russia. However, in English football's lower echelons, non-league managers are already hard at work planning promotion challenges next season.…

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National North Playoff Preview
15:30 Tuesday 1st May 2018

With the regular league campaign now over, attention turns to the playoffs in the three National Leagues; and the new format for the end of season matches. Here we preview the sides in playoff action in the National North. Salford City…

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Salford City promoted to National Premier
08:30 Monday 23rd April 2018

When Gary Neville and the rest of Manchester United's Class of 92 took ownership at Northern Premier Division One North side Salford City, they dreamed of building a club and taking their place in the Football League. They are now…

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National North relegation battle who will face the drop
12:00 Friday 30th March 2018

As with the promotion and playoff race, the battle to avoid the relegation zone in the National North is set to go down to the wire with two places still undecided as we move into the last month of the season. The bottom three in…

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Who is in the National North playoff race?
10:00 Friday 23rd March 2018

Many divisions in English Football are all but settled. Not the National North. Everything remains up for grabs with just over a month to go. Three sides: Salford City, Harrogate and Brackley Towns remain in the hunt for the league…

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Is the National North title race already over?
17:00 Friday 24th November 2017

We are only in the middle of November, but is the National North title already won? The National North is the sixth tier of English football with promotion from the league into the National Premier, the top level of Non-League. For this season…

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York City and Darlington show promotion credentials in draw
10:45 Friday 18th August 2017

On Tuesday night over 4,000 fans were in attendance for a game in the sixth tier of English football, as two ex-league clubs did battle. The majority of 0-0's in football are boring drab affairs. this was not. A big crowd, the first meeting…

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Salford City v Darlington opening day preview
10:00 Saturday 5th August 2017

Finally, the opening weekend of the season is here and in the National North two of the heavyweights face off. Salford City takes on Darlington in an eagerly anticipated clash. Non-league football gets underway again on Saturday and the National…