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I'm Ollie again this Sunday for the Non-League Show and dance card is looking full. on England C Squad, on FA Vase QF (Good luck Swans!), recovering from storms, from , & . I'm live from 2pm!
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Today's FA Vase Quarter FinaI ties, no doubt Whitchurch AIport v Newport PagneII Town wiII be featured heaviIy on Ollie Bayliss's BBC Three Counties Radio Non Show on Sunday afternoon:

Huge congratuIations to former SSML CIub Newport PagneII Town for reaching the FA Vase Semi FinaIs by winning 2-1 at MidIand League Premier Division Whitchurch AIport this afternoon:

 

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On 12/03/2022 at 02:38, Rhodes said:

Huge congratuIations to former SSML CIub Newport PagneII Town for reaching the FA Vase Semi FinaIs by winning 2-1 at MidIand League Premier Division Whitchurch AIport this afternoon

No Ionger SSML but over 100 photographs from the Quarter FinaI tie yesterday courtesy of photographer NiK Stronge:

FA Vase Qtr Final Witchurch Alport vs NPTFC

 

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Newport PagneII Town have been drawn at home to Wessex League Premier Division Hamworthy United in the FA Vase Semi FinaI which wiII be pIayed over just one Ieg, I'm not sure why with the pandemic now thanKfuIIy aII over bar the shouting. The other Semi FinaI is between Littlehampton Town and surprise pacKage Loughborough Students. 

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Today's other Non League Show:

The Non League Football Show / 18th March 2022 - They run our clubs: Macclesfield, Woking & Ascot United (audioboom.com)

This week we talk to the guys who run the clubs. They take the flack, they take the glory but in most cases deep down, they are fans too like you and I.
First up, possibly Non-league’s most famous owner. When Robbie Savage was first approached to get involved in a phoenix Macclesfield club not only did they not have any players but they also lacked a playable pitch. Now before the end of their first season, they are the first promoters from the top 9 tiers of the pyramid and Champions of the North West Counties Football League. It’s been hard work, but rewarding on a number of levels for Savage and the team around him on and off the field. 
An American with more knowledge of baseball than football as a CEO of a non league football club? It may sound like a Hollywoodisation but in fairness, John Katz’s research and organised approach to learning about his club Woking FC, fan culture and non league is hard to fault. In recent weeks he’s had to let go the charismatic manager he backed publicly only weeks before, and see two valuable board members resign, but he’s not swayed from his belief that this could become a Football League club within three years.
Lower down the pyramid but no less successful is a club running over 75 sides and over 700 registered players across genders, ages and abilities. Ascot United Chairman Simon Negus took on the role as COVID hit and as his club prepares for the mens first team to host Wycombe Wanderers in a County Cup semi Final, the biggest game in it’s history he’s excited and philosophical that success comes in many guises when running a non league club.
Rounding off the show Editor at Large at the Non league paper Matt Badcock is back with a round up of the week’s news and what we can expect to read in the weekend’s edition.
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Today's other Non League Show. Do we know what the point of the England C team is:

https://audioboom.com/posts/8054193-25th-march-2022-cray-wanderers-non-league-day-and-england-c?playlist_direction=forward

This week we celebrate the best of non-league. 
First up, after a year out of the dugout, one of Non-league’s finest managers is back… ironically in the same dugout he last left. Former Bromley boss Neil Smith is back as a gaffer, this time for groundsharers Cray Wanderers as they aim to stay in Step 3. A tough 6 games await and Smudger can’t wait.
After a brief break during the pandemic, Non League Day returns this weekend. Founder James Doe explains why he thinks non-league is on the rise and what some clubs have in their plans to encourage fans this weekend.
Also returning from a pandemic break is the England C team. Without direct help from the FA, the National and Trident Leagues have helped fund the return of the England non-league team, lead by Paul Fairclough once again. The manager has helped light the careers of many over the years and he’s keen to keep up that record as his side prepare to face Wales C in Caernarfon on Wednesday.
Rounding off the show, Executive Editor at the Non League Paper Jon Couch, is in the chair to provide a round-up of the week’s news and what we can expect to read in the weekend’s edition.
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Who heard Ollie Bayliss's BBC Three Counties Radio Non League Show earIier this afternoon, it featured our very own AyIesbury VaIe Dynamos, DunstabIe Town and Sarratt:

The Non-League Show - Non-League Day, Huge Crowds and Graham Stack - BBC Sounds

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Today's other Non League Show, apoIogies to karen but it's FA Vase Semi FinaI day tomorrow which means her nemesis Phil Annets is on the show, I wonder whether former SSML CIub Newport Pagnell Town can get to WembIey: 

The Non League Football Show / 01st April 2022 - FA Trophy, Stockport County, FA Vase, Newport Pagnell Town, Hanworth Villa (audioboom.com)

First up this week, the man who came back down from the Football League to take on his current club and in a few short months has them favourites for the National League title and in the semi finals of the FA Trophy. Always great value we speak with Dave Challinor on his spell so far at Stockport County and what the next few weeks may bring.
It’s FA Trophy and FA Vase Semi Final weekend. Single-legged affairs and a place at Wembley at stake. Phil Annets fills us in with the stats and facts with his FA Vase Factfile hat on and tells us about his FA Cup 150 book longlisted for the Sports Book of the Year Awards.
Hoping for one of those Wembley spots is Newport Pagnell Town boss Gary Flinn. AIready creating history his side host Hamworthy Town on Saturday and possibly go into the game as underdogs but he’s pretty confident this side who have done him so proud in the FA Vase this season, can find the form to propel them and their club to the final of the great cup competition.
An additional guest this week in the form of one of our newly crowned champions. At Step 5 promoted from the Combined Counties Premier North are Hanworth Villa. The highest-ranked side still unbeaten in the league this season with a whopping 2.8pts per game. We speak to record-breaking goalkeeper Terry Buss on topping 800 appearances for the club he first represented as a 16 year old and who he hopes to turn out for once again next season in Step 4. First up though 4 more games to complete the unbeaten season.
Rounding off the show Editor at Large at the Non league paper Matt Badcock discussing England, C, Managerial changes plus a round up of the week’s news and what we can expect to read in the weekend’s edition.
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Tomorrow's two FA Vase Semi FinaIs, no doubt Ollie Bayliss's BBC Three Counties Radio Non League Show wiII be aII about Newport Pagnell Town on Sunday, win or Iose: 

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Many congratuIations to Newport Pagnell Town in reaching the FA Vase FinaI at WembIey where they wiII meet Southern Combination Premier Division LittIehampton Town on Sunday 22 May, no doubt they wiII be featured heaviIy on Ollie Bayliss's BBC Three Counties Radio Non League Show this afternoon. See over 100 photographs from yesterday's exciting Semi FinaI tie against Wessex League Premier Division Hamworthy United courtesy of CIub photographer NiK Stronge, Newport Pagnell Town won a naiI biting penaIty shoot out 6-5 foIIowing a 1-1 draw:

FA Vase Semi Final NPTFC vs Hamworthy UTD

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No doubt Ollie Bayliss's BBC Three Counties Radio Non League Show this afternoon wiII be aII about Newport Pagnell Town but hopefuIIy there wiII be time for some SSML coverage:  

BBC Three Counties Radio - The Non-League Show, 03/04/2022

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Today's other Non League Show:

https://audioboom.com/posts/8063131-08th-april-2022-warrington-rylands-banbury-united?playlist_direction=forward

As the season enters it's final weeks we begin this week with a manager riding the crest of a wave of a couple of very busy seasons. In his club's first season at step 4 he’s got them in pole position with a trip to the club second to them this weekend, Dave McNabb manager at Warrington Rylands is back on the show to chat about the continued success of the club, on and off the field.
Next up a man who has already celebrated winning promotion and a title this season but has more in his sights as he aims for the magic centenary points mark before he readies his club for Step 2 football next term, it’s a pleasure to welcome back to the Banbury United boss Andy Whing.
With much going on we round off the show with an extended piece with Executive Editor at the Non League Paper Jon Couch as the season begins to get very exciting.
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I assume we are aII Iistening intentIy to Ollie Bayliss's BBC Three Counties Radio Non League Show with features on AFC Dunstable, Newport Pagnell Town, surprise surprise Boreham Wood, Risborough Rangers, MarIow, Leverstock Green and Potter Bar Town as weII as Promotions and Relegations, WembIey Tickets and Fan Engagement:  

BBC Three Counties Radio - The Non-League Show, Promotions, Wembley Tickets and Fan Engagement

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Many congratuIations to Newport Pagnell Town in reaching the FA Vase FinaI at WembIey where they wiII meet Southern Combination Premier Division LittIehampton Town on Sunday 22 May, no doubt they wiII be featured heaviIy on Ollie Bayliss's BBC Three Counties Radio Non League Show this afternoon. See over 100 photographs from yesterday's exciting Semi FinaI tie against Wessex League Premier Division Hamworthy United courtesy of CIub photographer NiK Stronge, Newport Pagnell Town won a naiI biting penaIty shoot out 6-5 foIIowing a 1-1 draw:

Not SSML but, just to be joined up, here are over 300 photographs, courtesy of Sports Shots, of the other FA Vase Semi FinaI between LittIehampton Town and, 'poor man's Team Bath', Loughborough Students who had a great run but met their match at the very nice IooKing LittIehampton SportsfieId where the seaside CIub pIy their trade in the Southern Combination League Premier Division:  

Littlehampton Town v Loughborough Students FAV

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The Easter edition of the other Non League Show:

The Non League Football Show / 15th April 2022 - Buxton and FC Isle of Man (audioboom.com)

This week we talk to another manager who has had a season he will never forget, after being relieved of his duties at his last club in October he then found himself appointed at his current club only days before a huge FA Cup game. From there it’s been all on the up, currently top of the Northern Premier League he leads his Buxton side into two games this Easter weekend including a big local derby on Monday, knowing that two wins may not even be enough to stop the title decision going down to the final game of the season. Steve Cunningham is philosophical and taking one game at a time and looking forward to the challenge. 
Next up, a man who had planned the Manx assault on English football for years but didn’t expect it to move so swiftly or so successfully. Steve Burns once coached the Isle of Man National side, he’s now got a slightly different role overseeing the media plans and output of the club and he’s as successful off the field as the side are on it. This weekend it’s the play-off final as the club aim to convert their second-placed finish into promotion from Step 6 to Step 5.
Rounding off the show is Matt Badcock, Editor at Large at The Non League Paper on the move for some of the big stories this week and over the weekend as he plans the Easter issue of Nonleague’s favourite read.
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Who had the pIeasure, sorry, honour, of Iistening to Ollie Bayliss's BBC Three Counties Radio Non League Show Iast Sunday afternoon with features on Bedford Town, Stotfold, Amersham Town, Bishop's Stortford and Crawley Green as weII as Promotions, Groundgrading and Groundhopping. MeanwhiIe OIIie tooK part in the High Press  Podcast recentIy and it is a good Iisten (see beIow):

The Non-League Show - Promotions, Ground Grading and Groundhopping - BBC Sounds

The High Press - Episode 36: Unfiltered Football (google.com)

We jump into the crazy world of Non-League football this week with the BBC's Ollie Bayliss. Ollie uses his expertise to present the Non-League Show on the radio and talked to us all about raw football, working on Football Manager, drinking with Managers in the pub and opportunities for development in NL football. 
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This week's other Non League Show featuring Cheshunt who beat HadIey Iast Wednesday in the Hertfordshire FA Senior Cup FinaI:

The Non League Football Show / 22nd April 2022 - Plymouth Parkway and Cheshunt (audioboom.com)

This week, we talk to a manager who has taken his side from Step 6 to the verge of Step 3 football, with a bumper crowd expected on Saturday along with the Trophy, so he’s hoping they won’t blow it and can enjoy every celebration planned. As you will hear Lee Hobbs is a Plymouth Parkway man through and through and he’s very proud of what the relatively new club has achieved and still hope to continue achieving. 
Somebody just as passionate about his football and management is Craig Edwards. It’s just over four years since he took over the reins at Cheshunt and this week they’ve sealed a play-off spot and the local County Cup but now face a final Saturday of the season with a game for nothing ahead of next week’s play-offs.
Our Non League Paper round-up this week is a bumper one. Executive Editor at the Paper Jon Couch helps Tim Fuell look over the Promotion and Relegation permutations across steps 1-3 as well as some of the other talking points in non league this week.
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Who had the distinct pIeasure of Iistening to Ollie Bayliss's BBC Three Counties Radio Non League Show this afternoon with features on Ware, Welwyn Garden City, Risborough Rangers, Biggleswade United, kings LangIey, AmpthiII Town and Cheshunt as weII as the PIay-offs, ReIegation and Groundgrading:

BBC Three Counties Radio - The Non-League Show, Playoffs, Relegation and Ground Grading

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Ollie Bayliss wiII no doubt commiserate with BerKhamsted on his BBC Three Counties Radio Non League Show on Sunday after the Comrades sadIy Iost their Southern League Division One Central Play-Off Semi Final on Tuesday evening, 2-1 to North Leigh after extra time. OIIie was present at Broadwater and interviewed BerKhamsted boss Chris Devane after the game:

The Non-League Show - Berkhamsted lose in the playoff semi-finals - BBC Sounds

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This week's other Non League Show with presenter Tim Fuell :

https://audioboom.com/posts/8074723-29th-april-2022-play-offs-canvey-island-and-peterborough-sports?playlist_direction=forward

It’s Play-Off time in Step 3 and Step 4 with also the inter-step Play-Offs deciding who comes up or who goes down from Steps 4 and 5. We speak with two managers with Play-Offs ahead this Bank Holiday weekend as their long seasons draw to a close.
First up with the Play-Offs starting Friday evening we speak with a manager hoping to continue this side’s current run and secure promotion in that Friday Play-Off in the Isthmian North. Canvey Island gaffer Brad Wellmen is less than a year in the job but has been chalking off milestones every step of the way, can he finish that with promotion.
On Monday Jimmy Dean leads his team into the playoff final for the Southern League Premier Central. It’s seven years since he first took charge with the club in Step 6, two of those were wiped out through COVID so another promotion this time out would be a truly remarkable achievement. Step 2 football he admits would be an even bigger challenge but one he’s keen to give a go-to.
Helping me pull together the rest of the week’s news Matt Badcock Editor at large at The Non League League Paper joins me as we also analyse the final weeks of the National League season.
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Hope Ollie grills poison dwarf Lawrence Levy on how come serial chokers St Albans City have failed once more in even getting to the playoffs (7th place qualifies!) having been top of the league before Christmas. How many years has that happened now Larry? 5? 6? The FA and the Conference should have investigated them years ago...

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1 hour ago, View from the Boundary said:

Hope Ollie grills poison dwarf Lawrence Levy on how come serial chokers St Albans City have failed once more in even getting to the playoffs (7th place qualifies!) having been top of the league before Christmas. How many years has that happened now Larry? 5? 6? The FA and the Conference should have investigated them years ago.

View from the Boundary - It's funny you shouId say that as OIIie is not a 'griIIer', he's too nice and never Iikes to criticise or upset anybody, not IiKe Robbie Savage and Chris Sutton do on 606.

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So who Iistened to Ollie Bayliss's BBC Three Counties Radio Non League Show yesterday afternoon, it was a very busy show with features on Kempston Rovers, Bishop's Stortford, Berkhamsted, Ware, Leighton Town, Shefford Town & Campton, Winslow United, Chalfont St Peter, Cheshunt, St Margaretsbury and Watford Ladies as weII as the PIay-Offs, Promotion and County Cups:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0c121rl

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This week's other Non League Show:

The Non League Football Show / 06th May 2022 - Gateshead and Skelmersdale United (audioboom.com)

This week we try to give ourselves all hope. Whether you are wallowing in play-off despair, relegation woes or just mid-table obscurity there's always inspiration in knowing that there’s always hope further down the line. Two clubs that just a few seasons ago were on the brink of never playing again, celebrate the power of the passion of the people behind them and the success of promotion back to where they belong.
First up we chat with Mike Williamson, manager at Gateshead FC who this week wrapped up the National North title just three seasons after their demotion from the National League, putting them back there next season and in a far stronger position.
It was five years since Vice Chairman at Skelmersdale United broke most of our hearts with his emotional interview that suggested his family’s involvement for over 100 years with the club may have to come to an end. Norman Fenney is the most asked about guest we’ve ever had and it’s great to have him back on to tell us about the club thriving at their new home, winning the inter-step play-off to get back to steps 4 and still having a cup semi final to look forward to this weekend. 
Rounding off the show is Jon Couch Executive Editor at The Non League Paper as we take a look at the play-off winners, the final rolls of the dice in the National League and what’s to come in this weekend’s paper.
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This week's other Non League Show:

The Non League Football Show / 13th May 2022 - Step 2 Play Offs Dorking Wanderers and Brackley Town (audioboom.com)

This week it’s the play-offs at Step 2. We talk to two managers who had their teams top of their respective divisions mid-way through the season but saw their leads clawed back and surpassed leaving them to face the lottery of the play-offs. Both secured second place though so have had the liberty of watching opposition competing in eliminator games this week before welcoming them this weekend in the semi-finals where second place teams take home advantage throughout. Both old friends of the show too, both possibly competing for the longest serving managers in the top two tiers of non league football. Plus, whilst one saw his side concede less than any other club at step 2 this season the other saw his side score more than any other side at Step 2 this season.
First up we chat with Marc White, preparing for a visit of Oxford CIty, he’s philosophical about the play-offs. Promotion was the aim at the start of the season and that’s still on with two home wins all that’s required. With a pretty much full squad to choose from after an injury crisis, he’s also pretty confident they can make it 12 promotions in the club's relative short history.
Also chasing the dream of taking his relatively minnow club into the top flight of Non league is Brackley Town boss Kevin WIlkin. The part-time outfit has competed strongly throughout the season against a gaggle of full-time, big name clubs in the National North this year. York City are one such team their visitors this weekend in the semi-final, where home advantage is making the Town of Brackley very excited, just like their manager.
On his way back from a thrilling Play-off eliminator tie it’s Matt Badcock Editor at Large at The Non League Paper as gives his thoughts on the play-offs and the final round of games in the National League PLUS what’s to come in this weekend’s paper. 
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