The National League South – The most exciting division in football

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It is only February and we already know who will be champions of the top league in Spain, France, Germany and England. Hardly compelling viewing right?

When something is on the line nothing can match the final day excitement. Arguably English football’s two finest moments belong to Michael Thomas and Sergio Aguero. The latter is constantly mentioned by Sky. Why so? Because moments like this appeal to everyone; it’s what makes the sport so special.

Year after year we see one team run away with the top European domestic titles. In fact, it’s very rare to see division titles decided on the last day of the season anymore. It can’t be good for the game, it can’t be good for interest.

I think what I am trying to say is that most of would be happy if there were at least 2 teams vying for the Premier League, La Liga or Ligue 1 title every year. Just 2 teams, that’s it. Not an awful lot to ask for.

Well, the National League South has 6!

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Promotion would mean Hemel’s first ever appearance in the 5th tier of English football. PIC: thenationalleague.org.uk

With just 3 months left, 6 teams still have an excellent chance of being crowned champions and securing their spot in the 2018/19 National League, or ‘Conference’ to us traditionalists.

Just 7 points separate Dartford, Hampton and Richmond, Havant and Waterlooville, St Albans City, Hemel Hempstead and Truro. But with all the teams from 2nd to 6th having at least one game in hand on leaders Dartford, this division is destined to go down to the wire. In all honesty, you’d be mad to put money on this league.

If I was the fixture scheduler for the National League South, I would be making sure that we get to see these teams face each other on the final day of the season. The national attention would be huge!

All I know is that Sky Sports should be sending the Soccer Saturday team to National League South grounds on the 28th April.

Non-League, We love it!

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