You’re not in any danger of getting treated like part of a police training exercise
Everyone’s involved because they enjoy it, which tends to make things a lot friendlier (sometimes you really do feel like you’ve been invited round to someone’s house for the afternoon, rather than turned up in enemy territory about to do battle)
You feel like you’re contributing to essential grassroots football on a wider scale, rather than a small pool of unnecessary bank balances
Once in the ground, you can do pretty much as you please.
Oh, and (whisper), the entertainment on the pitch is often better too.
The site:Equal parts self-indulgence and something of interest to the non-league traveller, and to hopefully encourage more grass roots football attending along the way.