Hello and Happy New Year!! 2014 promises to be very exciting indeed as we head for New Zealand. I am due to tell my colleagues at work on Tuesday so it will finally be out in the open. News to follow.
Anyway, I have just been on the EvoStik Northern Premier League website (click here), and there is a great story about how Ashton United in the 7th tier of English football are the second best form team in Europe behind European Champions Bayern Munich. I love stories like this because it shows how even the smallest teams can be giants at their own level.
Last season Bradford City reached the English League Cup final from the 4th tier…and Wigan Athletic won the FA Cup (beating Manchester City’s millions). Romance can still appear in the beautiful game sometimes – keeping it interesting. I only wish all fans could see past the point of their bias to appreciate such things – it is a game at the end of the day.