On Saturday, 4 September there are no Premier League or Championship games across England, with the national team playing the evening before. A grassroots campaign has sprung up on Facebook and Twitter to urge fans of bigger clubs to get out of their armchairs that day and go and support their local semi-pro Non-League club — an idea we’re all for.
If you’re in England, get out and watch your local club since you can’t watch the Premier League on the TV. Here’s Ian King with Ten Things You Should Know About Non-League Football from this space a couple of years ago, along with our Non-League Primers: the pyramid and the geography.
Maybe we can make it a local soccer day here in the United States, too: MLS has seven games that day!