Monday 28 March 2022

TLFG: 28 March - 3 April 2022

Howdy folks and welcome to this week's TLFG.

After the trials of Covid, Non-League Day (NLD) and my return to work on Sunday, it's been a busy few days.

Consequently, there are only match maps at this point - I'm just home, it's 0030 and I really need the rest.

Saturday was a lot of fun. My highlight of NLD was probably the BBC's legendary sports show Football Focus being dedicated to the day, with Alex Scott presenting live from South Shields FC in the north-east.

Once again, #nonleagueday topped the Twitter trending charts in the UK and crowds around the country were huge in some cases, with Notts County topping the attendances with over 10,000.

Lots of clubs seemed to raise impressive sums of money for Prostate Cancer UK so I couldn't be happier.

I spent the afternoon at Harrow Borough who doubled their average crowd for the visit of Welsh club Merthyr Town which ended 1-1.

All in all, I think we'll be back next season.

OK, I've got to get to bed - hopefully I'll get some time to fill this out a bit as the week progresses.


The highlights of the next few days include games in the Premier League, EFL, FA Trophy, most of our local non-league competitions and the Women's Super League. 

As always, please make sure you check with clubs before you travel just in case a game has been called off or the venue or kick-off time has changed - this is highly possible for some of the lower non-league clubs. Also, please let me know if anything is wrong or missing.

Details on all of this week's games can be found on the following match maps. If you've never used them before, please note that when there is more than one match at a specific ground you'll only be able to see individual match pins if you zoom right in. If you don't, the pins obscure each other and you might miss them. To avoid this, you can also scroll down the list of games on the drop down menu at the top of the map page to make sure you get all the information. Games are listed from top to bottom in date order so Monday's games (yellow pin) will appear first and Sunday's (orange pin) last. Games are also ranked in terms of status so the higher the division, the higher up the list they will appear on each day.
Also if you're unfamiliar with the English league structure I indicate the level at which an individual league sits in the national 'pyramid' with the Premier League at the top (Level 1) and various minor leagues at the bottom (Level 10). Typically a top level game will see crowds of anywhere between 20,000-60,000. These figures will gradually decline as you go down the leagues until you get to Levels 8-10 where attendances of 150 or less are most common.

It should also be noted that the top four levels are for fully professional teams. Level 5 has a mixture of professional and semi-professional teams, while Levels 6-10 will see most players paid but it will vary from no more than travel expenses at the bottom, right up to several hundred pounds a week at the top.

Monday fixtures - yellow pin
Tuesday fixtures - green pin
Wednesday fixtures - turquoise pin
Thursday fixtures - purple pin
Friday fixtures - black pin

Saturday fixtures - blue pin
Sunday fixtures - orange pin

If you're going to see a game, whether you're a local or a visitor, please let me know what you've been up to. If you're interested in reviewing a ground in the London area for this blog then get in touch. I also very much welcome photos of your football travels.

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