About Me

My name is Andy Ollerenshaw. I'm an author and feature writer, specialising in non-League football. I have written a book about the English FA Cup and have had work published by When Saturday Comes, Late Tackle, Non-League Digest, The Ball Is Round, In Bed With Maradona and numerous club matchday programmes. I also contribute weekly match reports to the Non League Paper. I'm passionate about the non-League game and grassroots football.

About The Football Word (TFW)

The Football Word (TFW) website showcases examples of some of my work and provides details of how you can contact me. I provide articles to non-League club programme editors, and I write features for more mainstream publications at competitive rates.

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This page lists sample articles written for a range of media outlets. Please note that this is not a definitive list.

Subject Article Publication Date Link
Altrincham FC Altrincham, relegated from the Conference in 2011, struggled to compete with full-time clubs WSC May 2011 Link
Bromsgrove Rovers FC Getting Shirty | Bromsgrove Rovers' Home Shirt 1992-94 WSC Sep 2011 Link
Cape Verde Savouring Cape Verde's debut in the African Cup of Nations In Bed With Maradona Jan 2013 Link
Corinthian Casuals FC Brazilian giants SC Corinthians Paulista have much to thank Surrey based Corinthian Casuals for WSC Mar 2012 Link
Coventry City Coventry City's exile to Northampton may benefit the local non-League clubs WSC Aug 2013 Contact TFW
Doncaster Rovers Doncaster Rovers lead the way on Fan Engagement 200% and Late Tackle Jun 2013 Link
Emley FC Getting Shirty | Emley's Home Shirt 1997-98 WSC Mar 2012 Link
Enfield Town FC Enfield Town return to the borough and TFW were invited to the official opening of the new QEII Stadium WSC Nov 2011 Link
Europa League Welsh clubs are disadvantaged by the early start of the Europa League WSC Jul 2013 Contact TFW
FA Cup FA Cup Blog "Wick to Wembley?" Online Blog Season 2007-08 Link
FA Cup FA Cup Book "Wick to Wembley?" Centre Circle Publishing Sep 2008 Link
FA Vase FA Vase Blog "Chasing The Vase" Online Blog Season 2008-09 Link
FA Vase Final 2012 An all-Northern League Final: Dunston UTS vs West Auckland Town WSC May 2012 Link
Fixture Congestion Frequent postponements can plunge Non-League clubs into financial crisis WSC Feb 2013 Contact TFW
Glenn Hoddle Academy The Glenn Hoddle Academy: Dealing With Rejection The Ball Is Round Aug 2011 Link
Grays Athletic FC Getting Shirty | Grays Athletic FA Trophy Final Shirt 2006 WSC Nov 2012 Link
Guernsey FC Guernsey FC start life in the Combined Counties League 200% Aug 2011 Link
Hereford United A short piece for TBIR's 'My First Game' series The Ball Is Round Apr 2011 Link
Island Games The Isle of Wight hosts the 2011 Island Games WSC Jun 2011 Link
Kenny Sansom & Chertsey Town FC Kenny Sansom, Chertsey Town and a Spanish La Liga club The Ball Is Round Feb 2011 Link
Llanelli FC Llanelli's European dream is short lived In Bed With Maradona Jul 2012 Link
Leigh RMI FC Getting Shirty | Leigh RMI's Home Shirt 2003-04 WSC Jan 2013 Link
Marine FC Marine take pride in their place in the heart of the community The Ball Is Round Mar 2011 Link
Needham Market FC Needham Market are getting it right off the pitch as well as on it 200% Apr 2012 Link
Newport County FC Getting Shirty | Newport County's Limited Edition Home Shirt 2004-05 WSC Nov 2011 Contact TFW
Non-League Day Non-League Day 2013 was a huge success WSC Oct 2013 Contact TFW
Ossett United Ossett Albion and Ossett Town merged to form new club Ossett United. TFW paid a visit to the small Yorkshire town WSC Mar 2018 WSC 374
Scarborough Athletic Scarborough Athletic have finally returned to their home town after 10 years away. TFW's "Still With Us" piece looks at the ex-Football League club WSC Jan 2018 WSC 372
Scarborough FC Getting Shirty | Scarborough's Home Shirt 1990-91 WSC May 2012 Link
Season 2010-11 A review of my non-League season 2010-11 The Ball Is Round May 2011 Link
Stafford Rangers FC Getting Shirty | Stafford Rangers' Home Shirt 2006-08 WSC Jul 2012 Link
Tiverton Town FC Getting Shirty | Tiverton Town's 1999 FA Vase Final Shirt WSC Apr 2014 Contact TFW
Tony Adams & Gabala FC Tony Adams brought his Azerbaijan side Gabala FC to England for a pre-season tour and TFW met up with him In Bed With Maradona Jul 2011 Link
Wembley FC Budweiser's sponsorship of Wembley FC in the 2012-13 FA Cup WSC Aug 2012 Contact TFW
Woodford United It's been a very long time since Woodford United fans have seen their team win a game WSC Oct 2013 Contact TFW
Worcester City FC Worcester City moved out of their St. George's Lane home in June 2013. WSC Jun 2013 Contact TFW
Workington AFC Getting Shirty | Workington's Home Shirt 1995-96 WSC Jun 2013 Contact TFW
Youth Coaching Overzealous parents and poor coaching is still an issue in youth football, but some youth clubs are trying hard to follow guidelines laid down in the FA's Respect Campaign and Youth Development Review WSC Dec 2013 Contact TFW

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