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I am Stephen, and I prattle, potentially, infinitely so some have said... on the show I chat about EVERYTHING- life, the world, memories, things personal to me, things that intrigue me, well pretty much anything I feel the need to share or discuss, directly into your ears! The podcast is also completely unscripted & unedited. Along the way I am occasionally joined by some interesting guests who will share their stories and prattle along with me. Follow on social media @InfinitePrattle (Faceb ...
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He's managed at AFC Wimbledon, Hendon, Harrow Borough, North Greenford United, St. Albans City, Northwood and Chertsey Town and took the latter to Wembley and won The FA Vase. For the past 14 years he's also been a co-presenter and the managerial expert on The Non League Football Show, now he's combining the two and asking questions of the current crop of non league managers most would be too shy to ask...
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Send us a Text Message. What do you do when faced with the emotional turmoil of a loved one's health crisis while balancing a demanding career? This week's episode of Infinite Prattle takes you on a heartfelt journey as I record from the Stena line ferry amidst a week of intense personal and professional events. I open up about the harrowing experi…
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Send us a Text Message. What does it feel like to live through a global crisis while protecting a loved one who is particularly vulnerable? We recount our personal journey during the COVID-19 pandemic, navigating the early days of uncertainty and the drastic shift to a remote work lifestyle. With my wife having cystic fibrosis, we took extreme prec…
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Send us a Text Message. Prepare to have your mind stretched beyond the ordinary as we embark on an extraordinary adventure of discovery, where the weight of the internet's electrons and the astonishing size of a hippo's jaw are just the tip of the iceberg. Get ready to unravel the perplexing probabilities of birthday-sharing among groups, This epis…
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A final weekly look for the season as we head into hibernation to plan for next season but still plenty to round -up this week before we go. All with the help of Matt Badcock, of the Non League Paper. There’s more managerial movement, club allocation debates and awards galore.By Jibba Jabba
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Send us a Text Message. Step back in time with me to the cozy corners of Rimini's, my own slice of Café Nervosa nostalgia, where every sip of mocha brewed stories and friendships that linger like the aroma of fresh coffee. As I recount the intimate connections that blossomed over the counter with Simon, Karen, and the familiar faces that became the…
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A big week for non league football as we celebrate Non League FInals Day from last weekend. We've got post-match interviews with each of the managers. and then a round-up of the week’s news including the Vase and Trophy finals, football still to be played and a host of managerial changes we welcome back to the show Executive Editor of the Non Leagu…
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Send us a Text Message. What happens when a simple idea blossoms into a fully-fledged podcasting adventure? Two years ago, my wife's suggestion sparked the creation of a platform that has since become a treasured part of my life—Infinite Prattle. As we hit our two-year anniversary, join me in a celebration of growth, transformation, and the art of …
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Another hectic week in non league football as play-offs are played, dreams are realised or crushed and the home of English football gets ready for the double cup final that crowns the non league season. Yes it’s Non League Finals day on Saturday and we talk to some of those getting ready for the big day and take a look at the four clubs who will be…
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Send us a Text Message. Join me on Infinite Prattle as we embark on an intimate journey through the shadows of stardom, toasting to the legends who've shaped our laughter, our playlists, and our perspectives. We talk about what it would be like to share a table with the likes of Robin Williams and Meatloaf, feeling their absence yet celebrating the…
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First up, a community club making the national headlines but you may not have seen it, but you do need to know. Balham FC play in the Combined Counties Premier South but it’s the 20 sides from U8s upwards and ladies team that make this football club so successful. Bringing on young talent and young people, which as my guest Finance Director Dereck …
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Send us a Text Message. Do you ever find yourself humming a tune from a childhood show and suddenly you're transported back to the days of cereal and Saturday morning cartoons? That's the power of a great cartoon theme, and on today's episode of Infinite Prattle, I, Stephen, take you on a nostalgic journey through the soundscapes of our youth. Reme…
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Two Non League Show debutants in a very busy week for non league. First up an assistant manager at a club competing in the biggest game in English football this weekend. Barnet's number two Connor Smith, has seen success as a player and also in his first player coach role at Boreham Wood. Now in his second season with Barnet and his first as number…
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Send us a Text Message. Grief is a journey that none of us are prepared for, yet it’s a path many of us will walk. Cat's story is a raw and honest portrayal of navigating the rough seas of loss, and it's one that resonates deeply. Our heartfelt conversation peels back the layers of her experience, from the initial paralysis of losing her partner, J…
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This week bumper show and one all about the people and not necessarily the lifting of trophies, despite the time of the season. First up a fan who has had a week he will surely always remember but perhaps not for the best of reasons. Dean Knight this time last week was a typical fan helping organise a supporters bus to a play-off chasing match at t…
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Send us a Text Message. Ever wondered what "Avatar" and "FernGully" might chat about if they bumped into each other in the great forest of film history? Prepare to have that curiosity sated as we embark on a cinematic safari, tracking the conceptual footprints that I believe could link these two eco-conscious tales. Our journey begins by examining …
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First up an experienced manager in possibly the tightest promotion battle across the pyramid. Ware’s Paul Halsey is no stranger to play-off pressures but in a season of some clubs with 5 games per week, he’s got just 3 games on three separate Saturdays left to play in a division when any club from 6 could still pip the title. Talking about experien…
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Send us a Text Message. TODAYS EPISODE DEALS WITH LOSS AND GRIEF AND COULD BE TRIGGERING. SPEAK TO A HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL IF YOU ARE AFFECTED BY THE THEME IN THIS EPISODE. Or watch on YouTube When the fabric of our lives is torn by the loss of a loved one, the tapestry of our existence is forever altered. I discovered this poignant truth through…
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The beautiful game, the world of Non League football is magical for the people within it. A few years ago the pandemic did its best to impact and tear it apart, but IT came back stronger, we came back stronger. This season a new force threatens to rip apart our world. A natural force that surely can't be controlled. The weather across the country h…
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Send us a Text Message. Caught in a downpour in Chippenham with only a flimsy umbrella at hand, I learned the hard way that skimping on essentials can come at a greater cost. It's Stephen here, bringing you another episode of Infinite Prattle, where I reveal spending habits to unravel the hidden costs of cheap purchases. Journey with me as I share …
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It is FA Vase semi final time. We open the show with Phil Annets with his @FAVaseFactfile hat on, giving us insight into this season’s competition and the four sides remaining. Then we head north to one of the clubs involved. This week also has a creative arts feel, so we speak to the media guy putting in the hours to ensure Lincoln United is a clu…
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Send us a Text Message. Remember when Gonzo captured your heart with his off-the-wall antics (he did to me anyway!), or how "Muppet Babies" fuelled your childhood imagination? This episode is a cozy trip down memory lane, where I'll share my own cherished moments with the Muppets, those wacky creations of Jim Henson that have left an indelible mark…
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It’s Non League Day this weekend so we celebrate Non league. I’ve tried to find something for everybody, celebrate the quirkiness, enjoy the camaraderie, and applaud the success in adversity. This is the Non League Football Show and this is Non League. First up a returnee with 15 games still to play until the end of the season that can’t be extende…
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Send us a Text Message. Welcome to Infinite Prattle! Ever imagined the pulse-quickening world of motorcycle racing from the eyes of a trackside hero? Strap in as we share an electrifying chapter of my life, where I transform a long-simmering dream into reality by training to become a Race Safe Marshal. From the vibrant flags that command attention …
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We start this week with one of this show’s longest-serving guests, not only as a guest of this show but also as manager of the England C side. Paul Fairclough has over two decades on the job and admits he is as enthusiastic as ever in the role. A game on Tuesday night in Wales is followed in May by a home game v Nepal at Aldershot Town and as Paul …
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Send us a Text Message. Dive into the captivating world of voice acting with the charismatic Dex London and me, your host, as we unpack the laughter-laced trials and triumphs of this unique art form. Ever wondered how a voiceover artist transforms simple script into a living, breathing character? Dex peels back the curtain on the vocal discipline a…
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A bumper full length programme this week as we hit the Quarter finals of the FA Trophy and FA Vase, four ties, eight clubs in each compettion. First up an old friend of the show in a new job. His record speaks for itself but it's not often a manager moves into a new dugout in the back end of the season, at a club bigger than he’s ever taken on befo…
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Send us a Text Message. Remember the good old game of Hop Scotch or the adrenaline rush from British Bulldog? This week's podcast is a heartfelt journey back to the playground or schoolyard, where the simple joys of childhood games unfold through my treasured recollections. Realising that I may no have been playing all to the actual rules! As I sit…
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A full-length programme this week but just the two in-depth guests. As we roll into March we discuss ground grading or rather Stadium Assessment the new system of baselining and auditing the stadia in operation across the National League System. Mark Harris Chairman of the Northern Premier League offers an expert view into why the new system was ne…
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Send us a Text Message. Have you ever found yourself rising from the ashes of a tough situation, transformed and ready to tell your tale? That's exactly the journey that voice actor and podcaster Dex recounts on Infinite Prattle, where I, Stephen, host a heart-to-heart that digs deep into resilience and the cathartic nature of storytelling. Dex unv…
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A late release and shorter version due to technical gremlins affecting guest interviews this week. Disappointing but hopefully those guests can come back in the coming weeks as they have some exciting stuff to share. So just Matt Badcock from The Non League Paper this week but what a week of football news. He joins us straight from the press confer…
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Send us a Text Message. Stepping into my mum's kitchen in Ireland, the aroma of fresh soda bread takes me back to a Northern Ireland of my youth, where echoes of The Troubles lingered in the air. Now, through stories and laughter shared with you, we'll peel back the layers of this enchanting land, revealing a Northern Ireland vibrantly reborn as a …
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Just the one club guest this week so a slightly abbreviated show but an important insight nonetheless. With some of the Fifth Round FA Trophy ties still to be played due to weather postponements, we speak to a manager who is probably putting more on the chance for Wembley than any other club still in the competition. Bishops Stortford owner and man…
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Send us a Text Message. Ever wondered how a labyrinth of tunnels could change the tide of a war, or what it's like to handle the very weapons that once echoed across the jungles of Vietnam? Join Johnny and me as we retrace the steps of history, delving into the remarkable resilience and ingenuity of the Vietnamese in a time of conflict. Amidst tale…
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We’ve reached round 5 in both the FA Trophy and the FA Vase. 16 clubs left in each competition 8 ties apiece to get through, with the weather looking to play a hand in that. In the Trophy those from outside the top tier have their sights set on a Wembley final they may not have expected, whilst there are still some looking to battle on more than on…
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