Strengths: Brown's side has adjusted well to life in non-league's top tier. Huge support continues to back the club in a bid to reach the Football League.
Weaknesses: Despite the support and excellent structure, the Dons remain vulnerable to seeing impressive talents being snapped up by bigger clubs.
Key man: Prolific striker Danny Kedwell transferred an excellent partnership with Jon Main at Blue Square South level into the national division. Tall, good in the air and a presence in the penalty area.
Strengths: Stability. Heathcote is currently the longest serving manager in the division. Astonishingly, in his eight years with Alty he has spent no money at all on players.
Weaknesses: For the first time in six seasons Altrincham are without inspirational striker Colin Little, who left in April to coach Manchester United's under-13s.
Key man: Two strikers have been brought in to replace Little. Michael Twiss has joined from Morecambe, while Damien Reeves has signed from Bradford Park Avenue. Their goals will decide whether Altrincham are battling it out at the top or bottom of the table.
Strengths: A wealth of attacking talent signed this summer, which should provide entertainment and goals, plus competition for places. An apparently reunited club and fan base could prove to be their biggest boost though.
Weaknesses: Pressure will be on following the summer spending spree and several new faces will have to gel, but pre-season has been highly encouraging.
Key man: Former Clyde midfielder Steve Masterton could really dominate matches and provide a touch of class. Also, if Michel Kuipers can stay fit, Crawley have got themselves a goalkeeper of League One quality.
Strengths: Cooper, and predecessor Simon Davey, have added League experience to the squad in the shape of Michael Brough, Dominik Werling and Tommy Wright, while Chris Senior is prolific at this level.
Weaknesses: Expectation will be high, managerial changes in pre-season may have caused instability, while such a large number of player additions may need time to settle.
Key man: Having opted to quit fellow relegated side Grimsby for a return to Darlington, striker Wright will be keen to pick up where he left off in August 2008, with 17 goals in 53 league games before switching to Aberdeen.
Last season: 21st, avoided relegation after Salisbury were sent down for financial irregularities.
Strengths: Team spirit. Against the odds, Rovers have stayed in the top tier of non-league football since 1998 and are now the division's longest-serving members. Hockaday can now consider this his squad as he has signed or re-signed every player at the club.
Weaknesses: A low playing budget, which has resulted in a small squad.
Key man: Mike Fowler missed virtually all of last season through injury but when fully fit he should add steel and experience to the spine of the team whether he plays in defence or in midfield.
Strengths: Former Rochdale keeper Kenny Arthur has arrived to fill a position that was often a source of concern for Grimsby last term. Nick Colgan has plenty of experience but struggled for large periods of the season.
Weaknesses: The departure of Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro could leave the Mariners short of goals.
Key man: Having had several brief and uneventful runs as a more attack-minded player in the Grimsby side over the last four seasons, Peter Bore found a new home at right-back and was a standout performer last season.
Strengths: United were a tricky proposition at their quaint Church Road ground last season, and, in Haylock, have one of the division's most promising managers.
Weaknesses: One of the smallest budgets in the league, while an overhaul of personnel during the summer could well have affected a close-knit squad.
Key man: Towering centre-half Tom Cadmore was a crucial part of United's impressive first campaign last season. His leadership will be vital in the club's bid to avoid any kind of second-season syndrome.
Strengths: The defence has been bolstered with recruits who are proven at this level - Ashley Westwood, Luke Graham and Sol Davis.
Weaknesses: The Poppies struggled for goals last season, hitting just 51. Relegated Ebbsfleet scored 50.
Key man: Striker Moses Ashikodi is recovering from knee surgery, but there is responsibility on his shoulders to recreate or improve on his form from last season, when he scored 19 goals in 32 games for Kettering and Ebbsfleet.
Strengths: Harriers have added experience at the back, promotion winner Mark Albrighton having signed from Stevenage. Their attack has been bolstered by the arrivals of former Derby striker Lee Morris and England C international Nick Wright.
Weaknesses: Harriers must improve away from home. Last season, they won on the road just four times, drawing nine and losing nine.
Key man: With no fewer than 13 arrivals at Aggborough this summer, Steve Burr has completely overhauled his squad. But, if veteran player-coach John Finnigan is fit, he will add quality and experience to their midfield.
Last season: First in Blue Square South, promoted.
Strengths: Newport have further strengthened the squad that ran away with the Blue Square South last season.
Weaknesses: Newport went bust 21 years ago and it has taken this long to return to the top level of non-league football. The step up can be tricky, however they are capable of pushing for the play-offs like AFC Wimbledon did last season.
Key man: Striker Craig Reid hit 24 goals for County last season and is sure to be a handful up front again.
Last season: First in Blue Square North, promoted.
Strengths: The Sandgrounders scored plenty of goals last season, with four players - Chris Simm, Steve Daly, Ciaran Kilheeney and Matty McGinn - all notching up double figures.
Weaknesses: Kilheeney left the club at the end of last season to continue his career as a banker. The club's inexperience could be a factor as they adjust to life in the top level of non-league football.
Key man: Michael Powell, Southport's longest-serving player and vice-captain was a useful supplier of goals last term, contributing seven from midfield.
Strengths: Tamworth had a relatively mean defence last season, conceding 48 goals in 44 games, decent figures for a side in the bottom half. Also, Mills' Football League contacts have resulted in some decent acquisitions at the Lamb.
Weaknesses: Goals were crucially lacking last season, with Iyseden Christie netting just six as top scorer, while Mills has seen his squad decimated by the departures of some key players.
Key man: Former Notts County midfielder Jake Sheridan will have more of an influence following the departures. He provides craft and invention for the Lambs and weighed in with five goals last term.
Reporting by Matt Newsum, Liam O'Connor, Chris Bartlett, Phil Maiden, BBC Radio Cambridgeshire's Peter Swan, BBC Sussex's Rob Stevens, BBC Radio Lancashire's Phil Cunliffe, BBC Radio Gloucestershire's Paul Furley, BBC Radio Humberside's Mike White, BBC Three Counties Radio's Simon Oxley, BBC Radio Nottingham's David Jackson, BBC Wales' David Dulin, BBC Radio Northampton's Jon Wilkinson, BBC Radio York's Barry Parker.
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