The Football League begins its new season next weekend, but non-league football doesn’t begin again for a couple of weeks. With this in mind, it’s time to take a quick look around how some clubs are doing in their pre-season friendlies. All of these matches are from the last couple of weeks and, it has to be said, we have no details on how strong the teams taking part in these matches my or may not have been. Anyway, as a teaser for the start of the new season, here’s a quick look at: York City vs Hartlepool United, Woking vs Charlton Athletic, Bury Town vs Colchester United, Chorley vs Bolton Wanderers and Mansfield Town vs Notts County. Read More The (Possibly Un)Welcome Return Of Non-League Videos Of The Week
“Are they any good?” It’s a simple question. And it is in the top one of questions supporters should ask of bidders for football clubs. But, as the BBC’s flagship documentary programme Panorama revealed this week, no-one at Notts County was asking the question while the club was being taken over by ‘Munto Finance.’ Or any question at all for that matter. Not that supporters of other clubs going through ownership ‘issues’ have any reserved seats on the moral high ground. Read More After Notts County: England’s Club Owners. Are They Any Good?
We have two pieces on last night’s edition of Panorama, which featured Notts County’s abortive take-over of 2009, today. Mark Murphy will be running his eyes over the show later, but first of all Ian King wonders what the whole debacle says about the state of the governance of English football. Read More Panorama Has The Last Word On Notts County And Munto Finance