– The End

| September 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

You may have noticed the lack of updates on the site in recent weeks. This is mostly because, sadly, I have decided to shut down the website after two brilliant years running it. started as a blog to put some of my match reports that I had done for local media but as it developed we ended up actually beating that same media to news, including memorable appearances in the likes of the Liverpool Echo and at a BBC Lancashire radio debate.

However, my time is at a premium now with a full-time editorial job and several other projects. I feel now is the time to stop because I cannot give the local clubs the support and time their excellent setups deserve.

I’d like to be a bit self-indulgent and thank a few people for their work on the site or support of it over the years.

Not least Dave Smithson, who worked harder than me to keep the site running with some superb scoops and exclusives including interviews with Derek Mountfield and Shaun Reid. This was backed up by some brilliant video from Matthew Martin, who has done a huge amount for local clubs.

I’d also like to thank the local clubs – Prescot, Marine, Bootle, Formby et al were superb to me during my time running the site. Our local football scene is thriving and hopefully the website has thrown some light on some of how dedicated these clubs are.

Then there’s the guys over at Total Tranmere and other publications who have supported us, spent time giving us quotes or just having a chat over Twitter.

I’ll keep the site open as it is – it’s always my intention to come back in future perhaps covering the local game with a regular podcast or video package – and welcome any suggestions for what can be done.

In the meantime I’ll be launching a new online magazine very soon – and I hope to work with local clubs again in that capacity – although it will be very different to

Once again, thanks to everybody who helped with the site and thanks to anybody who spent their time reading – it was a pleasure to be involved in the local football scene, however briefly.

Stephen Hurrell

(Former) Editor.

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