Richard Clarke: Non-League just keeps raising the bar


Sports journalist RICHARD CLARKE goes back to his Non-League roots

THERE comes a time in every football-supporting life when you turn to Non-League.
Just as you can judge a person’s maturity by the coming-of-age movie that coloured their late teens, you can assess their wearying-with-age attitude to the latest Premier League hype-fest when they decide to ‘go local’.
My obsession with football journalism had started by watching Arsenal with my father and writing up reports on a light brown Woolworth’s typewriter with a dodgy ‘E’. Then at university in t...

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