SIX of England’s leading non-league football clubs have formed a new European Super Non-League to play the best fifth-tier teams on the continent.
Chesterfield, Maidenhead United and Boreham Wood have also agreed to join the breakaway clubs to play ties against the cream of Europe’s lower-level stragglers.
Halifax Town chairman Norman Steele said: “We’re talking about limited-glamour games against the likes of Sporting Pedara, CD Choco and Rapido de Bouzas. Who could resist?
“Imagine the buzz of visiting your local non-league ground and, instead of muching a pie through a dull mid-table clash against Dover Athletic, the pitch is lit up by the passionate journeymen of Real Alviles Industrial or F.C. Aprilia Racing Club.
“We’re confident that once they see how much loose change is on the table, we’ll soon be joined by Norway’s IL Stålkameratene, Romania’s Electrica Timișoara, and Strathspey Thistle.
“Our fans won’t think twice about taking 500-mile transcontinental journeys to Slovenian towns slightly crapper than their own to watch thrillingly workmanlike football. They deserve this.
“There won’t be any relegation, of course. Our six-figure incomes must be protected.”