Football, sleep, repeat: Sandhurst Town and a fixture pile-up for the ages | Football

“I think it is not right,” griped Erik ten Hag, surveying Manchester United’s fixture schedule. “When we start talking about it, I get really angry,” seethed Jürgen Klopp, bemoaning two games a week.

Those blessed with charter aircrafts and elite recovery facilities might spare a thought for the lower orders of English football. The wettest winter on record has taken a scything toll on schedules for teams without undersoil heating and drainage systems. Many non-league clubs have reached pile-up situations, though none quite like the Berkshire club Sandhurst Town, of the Combined…


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