Tag Archives: Non-League Football
Ian Cathro Hearts

Europe’s youngest managers: From Brian Clough to Julian Nagelsmann, a potted history of managers under 30

There has been a lot of talk recently about how managers are getting younger. Hearts caused a stir by appointing 30-year-old Ian Cathro to the top job in December, a man who is younger than some of his players and never had a professional playing career. Welsh Premier League side Rhyl have a manager aged […]

Aston Villa send scouts to watch non-league starlet against Liverpool

Aston Villa are among the Football League clubs monitoring the progress of Chester FC youngster Sam Hughes, according to the Chester Chronicle. The West Kirby-born 19-year-old is having a stellar season in the National League at Chester, making 19 appearances in the fifth tier of English football. His performances at centre-back have prompted clubs up […]

Cheltenham Town, Leyton Orient, Barnet and Wycombe lead chase for non-league ace

The Conference South’s leading goalscorer Dave Tarpey is being chased by a number of Football League clubs, Just Football understands. The 28-year-old has lit up non-league football this season with a string of outstanding performances, and MK Dons, Wycombe Wanderers, Bristol Rovers and Southend are just some of the clubs to have sent scouts to […]

FA Youth Cup

FA Youth Cup Draw: Chelsea’s race for 4th consecutive youth title begins

The draw for the third round of the FA Youth Cup took place on Friday at Wembley. The draw sees three-time consecutive FA Youth Cup winner, Chelsea, begin the journey to defend their title against Cardiff City at home. Norwich City, the last team to win the competition prior to Chelsea’s period of dominance, are […]

Sam Barratt

Gems of Non-League #1: Sam Barratt – Meet the Maidenhead starlet chased by Bristol Rovers and Oxford

Gems of the Lower Leagues is our (semi-)regular feature on Just Football looking at some of the best upcoming players in the lower leagues for you to keep an eye on. We featured Charlie Austin before he made it in the Premier League, Robbie Brady, Jack Cork and many others who eventually made the step […]

Danny Cowley and Braintree Town

Meet Danny Cowley: The PE teacher and non-league Ranieri doing a Leicester City at Braintree Town

If you think Claudio Ranieri has had it hard this season, overcoming enormous odds to guide a lowly band of unfancied, supposed no-hopers to the top of their division, then spare a thought for Braintree Town manager Danny Cowley. You’d think having to mastermind a way to challenge and beat clubs with significantly larger fanbases […]

Freddie Ladapo

Freddie Ladapo: From non-league to the Premier League at Crystal Palace

From non-league to the Premier League, Margate striker Freddie Ladapo has made a sensational leap from the Conference South to Crystal Palace, the club have confirmed. “Margate Football Club can confirm this evening that Striker Freddie Ladapo has left the club to join Premier League side Crystal Palace on a two ½ year deal for an […]

Hayes and Yeading United win Middlesex FA Youth Cup 2016

Hayes and Yeading United 3-2 Staines Town – Youth the focus in Middlesex FA U18 Cup final thriller

With Help for Heroes a preferred charity of the Middlesex FA it was perhaps fitting that the Jeff Ritson Senior Youth Cup final between Hayes and Yeading United and Staines Town produced a folkloric finale. Matt Sinclair proved the game’s champion young trooper at the Bedfont Sports Club, scoring a 94th minute winner to gift […]

Edgar Davids Barnet

Barnet drop out of the Football League and into the unknown

by Tom Furnival-Adams When Edgar Davids reflects upon his football career, his 36-game spell at Barnet will surely be one of the most memorable periods – not, albeit, for the same reasons as his Champions League-winning stint with Ajax, or his contribution to three Serie A titles while at Juventus. For Barnet fans, his emergence […]