A New Year & New Railroaders!


The Crewe Railroaders returned to regular practice on Sunday for the first time this year to a newly developed team, the club struggled in the last seasons competition winning only 2 games out of 10, albeit each game was hard fought in what was perceived the most competitive division in the UK, the Crewe Railroaders wanted to make a change, 
With new Coaches, Coordinators, Players and overall team structure the first training session was received by all as the most positive result yet, with attendance by more than 40 players and staff, the first day back reflected the hard work that this team is putting into the upcoming season. The expectation is for the team to enter the leagues national playoffs where they will compete against the best teams in the country at the Div 2 level with the hope of division promotion and achieving the clubs first major success.
Regular training will be held every Sunday at South Cheshire college until the season starts in April. Players & Staff are still being recruited by the club and anyone wanting to play or be involved in American football is welcome to attend training or contact the Club (info@railroaders.co.uk), for further information on happenings at the club visit their website on www.crewerailroaders.co.uk


Lewis English is the Editor of Until Kickoff. You can follow him on Twitter here.

Making Michael Fabiano Accountable. The numbers behind Start 'em Sit 'em

Accountability. There is very little of it in journalism. Who watches the watchmen? Matthew Atkinson - That's who. Below is an account of how Fantasy Football Hall of Famer (Really? that's a thing,) Micheal Fabiano has done in the first three weeks. Enjoy. -    Lewis English, Editor

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Here is a look at the success of Michael Fabiano in his predictions of which players you should start and which players you should sit on a given week. I took his choices through the first three weeks then compiled each players ranking at their position for that week to determine the success of his selection.

Non-League Picture of the Month: Best Team Names and your Hopes for the Season



Jim McAlwane: Thurnby Nirvana 1, Cogenhoe United 3

The season is finally here! Teams are now piling into the season with dreams of success on the mind. The season is a marathon, not a sprint, so we will see come May who gets the glory.

The above photo is courtesy of Jim McAlwane and is from Thurnby Nirvana 1, Cogenhoe United 3 from the UCL Premier.

Tell us about your teams hopes and dreams in the comments below and see if you can beat the name of Thurnby Nirvana!

Lewis English is the Editor of Until Kickoff. You can follow him on Twitter here.

Non-League Picture of the Month: Things you'll only see at your local ground



Simon Langston: Maidstone United 1 v 0 Dagenham & Redbridge 

Just look at that picture above. Isn't it glorious. 

There are few things in life more magical than a shed end and a portacabin cafe. Going to a non-league ground can be like stepping back in time, where flopping on the ground is met with a "get up" from your own manager, and where Bovril is still 30p.

Quick Take: Titans' AJ Bell experiment provided the blueprint for success, are BAFA listening?


No One Said The World Cup Is Fair

By Nathan Powe
The World Cup is a brutal mistress, she promises great rewards but sometimes all you get is an early flight home or a broken vertebra.

The Quarter-Finals have been completed and we're left with heavyweight clashes as hosts Brazil face off against Germany and the Netherlands are set to take on South American powerhouses Argentina. For many these Semi-Final draws are ideal, the two big local nations are there and two major European teams have made it through. However there are millions around the globe who have been enthralled only to be left disappointed as new found favourites have fallen. It's not fair, but hey, that's football for you.

Charlton's Catalan Camouflage Causing Consternation: Creates Crude Comparison

The new Charlton Athletic third kit looks a little familiar. The font isn't Messi. Maybe it's the fact that it's brighter than the Spanish sun?



Lewis English is the Editor of Until Kickoff. You can follow him on Twitter here.