If the recent drama about the European Super League got you discouraged about the state of football, we have an idea for you: go check out some non-league and lower-league football!
We have written before about the joys of groundhopping beyond the Premier League, and especially beyond the so-called “Big Six” who were all looking to rearrange the European game to further line their pockets. We think the real spirit of the game — fair competition, proper support, traditional grounds, and a connection with the local community — can be found at places like Chorley, Dulwich Hamlet and Tranmere Rovers.
Over on our YouTube channel, where we also have a series of videos called Beyond the Big Six, we’ve published our latest Fan Chat about non-league groundhopping. Normally, Fan Chats are about a particular club, but in this case we spoke to Joseph about some of the 250+ grounds he has been to: the best, the worst, as well as the tastiest burger he has found.