Football


With the Football Association expected to set a limit on how often young players can head the ball in training, two youth coaches from Cornwall have sat down with The Independent to discuss their conclusions, writes Tom Howe. Under new coaching guidelines to address health fears, the FA are expected to recommend a reduction in …

Truro City captain Jamie Richards reached a landmark 200 appearances for the club in last weekend’s 2-1 win over Farnborough at Treyew Road, writes Cameron Weldon. After five years at the club, Richards has become quite the fans favourite following a move from Plymouth Argyle in 2015. He was named captain in 2018 following the …

Yeovil Town manager Darren Sarll has voiced his displeasure at a small pocket of Glovers fans who criticised him following last weekend’s 1-0 defeat to Woking, writes Tom Howe. The high-flying Glovers put in arguably their worst performance of the season and allowed Woking in to put paid to the recent momentum they had built …

Last weekend, the FA Cup took football’s centre stage and there was the usual talk of romance, giant killing and the other perpetual ingredients that make the oldest knock-out competition the best, writes Gareth Davies. But sadly, for every nudge towards romance, giant-killings, even tin-foil cups on the terraces, there was negativity. This leeriness is …

There aren’t many things left for Martyn Rogers to accomplish at Ladsymead, but the Tiverton manager, in his third spell in charge of the Southern League leaders, is on the verge of something that could eclipse all that has passed before, writes Gareth Davies. Rogers has overseen promotions, back-to-back FA Vase triumphs in 1998 and …

Just 1,190 supporters braved the freezing conditions to witness Exeter City move to within 90 minutes of another Wembley appearance on Tuesday, writes Gareth Davies. For an EFL Trophy quarter-final, a game with stakes that were supposedly so high, the crowd at St James’ Park was disappointing to put it lightly. But in a competition that …

Bristol City midfielder Adam Nagy says he is confident the Robins will be promoted to the Premier League if they can stay completely focused on the task ahead, writes Andrew Clayton. The Hungarian international arrived at Ashton Gate from Bologna in the summer and immediately became a staple choice in Lee Johnson’s squad. However, an …

“You have got oat milk in your coffee rather than cow’s milk. That caused more controversy than anything else.” Forest Green Rovers are not the most traditional of football clubs, preferring to establish their own conventions in their quest to do things ‘another way’, writes Tom Howe. In the 10 years since green industrialist Dale …