There’s certainly been a noticeable increase recently in fans becoming disillusioned with the way the top clubs are run in England, and with a matchday at Anfield no longer affordable for the ordinary working family, supporters are looking elsewhere.
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The Non-League Day initiative “provides a platform for clubs to promote the importance of affordable volunteer led community football while giving fans across the country the chance to show support for their local non-league side.”
Fans are encouraged not to compare the quality of football on show to that of Liverpool or the Premier League, but to embrace the experience, the community values, the ability to stand (and sometimes drink), whilst watching the beautiful game.
Barnoldswick Town FC, W Cl Rd, Barnoldswick, Lancashire BB18 5EN; Website.
Reds at Barnoldswick on Non League Day http://t.co/H7yaTIscgh
— AFC Liverpool (@AFCLiverpool) October 9, 2015
Bootle are at home to Squires Gate in the North West Counties League Premier Division.
Saturday 9th October at 3pm; Vestey Road, Bootle, Lancashire L30 4UN; Website.
Over the water, Tranmere Rovers find themselves in the Vanarama National League (formally the Conference) these days. They’re at home to mid-table Eastleigh.
Saturday 9th October at 3pm; Prenton Park, Prenton Road West, Birkenhead, Cheshire CH42 9PY; Website.
And Prescot Cables take on Ossett Albion at Valerie Park.
Saturday 9th October at 3pm; Valerie Park Eaton Street Prescot, Merseyside L34 6ND; Website.
Wherever you’re watching your football this weekend, have a great time and show your support for Non-League and grassroots football.
For more information about Non-League Day and to find a match near you, visit the website here.