26/1/11 Blues v West Ham United, League Cup Semi-Final Second Leg. Climbing Out Of The Hole.

After 3 weeks, I was finally able to talk about my time with Trudi without breaking down. I’d been determined to ‘fix’ myself and carry on with the rest of my life. Somehow, I’d allowed myself to get heavily into debt, I’d no job, I was living at my eldest sister’s house, and my head…… Continue reading 26/1/11 Blues v West Ham United, League Cup Semi-Final Second Leg. Climbing Out Of The Hole.

31/10/20 Wembley v Biggleswade United, Spartan South Midlands Premier Division. Off and On.

Some weeks I struggle to think of a sub-heading, some weeks it’s easy. Given the current situation, date and venue, I could’ve written a whole page of them….well screen full anyway. If you’re thinking he’s already seen Biggleswade this season, you’re wrong, 21 days ago it was the Town version. Not only have I not…… Continue reading 31/10/20 Wembley v Biggleswade United, Spartan South Midlands Premier Division. Off and On.

24/10/20 Evesham United v Cinderford Town, Southern League Division One South. Escape To The Country.

As different places round this septic isle get hauled into tier 3, and the inhabitants of tier 2 worry about, not the number of virus cases, but whether the amount has triggered joining the poor souls who are having to put up with even more restrictions in tier 3. Wales deciding to lockdown and are…… Continue reading 24/10/20 Evesham United v Cinderford Town, Southern League Division One South. Escape To The Country.

17/10/20 Atherton Collieries v Stalybridge Celtic, Northern Premier League Premier Division. Stop Throwing That Coal Around.

This was to be my first trip out of the Midlands since 29th February. A time when things in this country were the way proper life should be. In the last few days, the government have introduced a 3 tier system to deal with rising virus infections. It’s confusing to say the least but I’ll…… Continue reading 17/10/20 Atherton Collieries v Stalybridge Celtic, Northern Premier League Premier Division. Stop Throwing That Coal Around.

10/10/20 Redditch United v Biggleswade Town, Southern League Premier Division Central. Well Put Some Cream On It Then.

What it really means. HANDS:- We know what you do behind closed doors and it’s a filthy habit. You’ll go blind. FACE:- You really are hideously ugly. A balaclava would be better but we can’t make you wear one of those……………….yet. SPACE:- You’ve terrible body odour and you stink. Have a regular bath or shower…… Continue reading 10/10/20 Redditch United v Biggleswade Town, Southern League Premier Division Central. Well Put Some Cream On It Then.

3/10/20 Lye Town v Worcester City, Midland League Premier Division. I Think There’s A Lye In There Somewhere.

With the forecast predicting rubbish, I wondered whether weather could be dodged or I would finally have to bite the bullet and get a public Covid taxi in to town. Luckily by the time I’d managed to make myself something like presentable, the rain had abated and I took the chance of walking into town.…… Continue reading 3/10/20 Lye Town v Worcester City, Midland League Premier Division. I Think There’s A Lye In There Somewhere.

26/9/20 Alvechurch v Royston Town, Southern League Premier Division Central. Losing My Religion.

No, not the R.E.M. track. ‘Losing my religion’ is an American saying, for those who don’t know, it roughly means being at your wits end. I’m really going to try and leave off with ranting about restrictions. If nothing else, it’s boring me, let alone it’ll probably be boring anyone making the mistake of reading…… Continue reading 26/9/20 Alvechurch v Royston Town, Southern League Premier Division Central. Losing My Religion.

19/9/20 Hednesford Town v Stourbridge, Southern League Premier Central. Gaslighting Is The Pits.

With what appears to be usual now, I walked into town, as I got there, I found myself with ‘Ghost Town’ by the Specials echoing round my near empty head. I hadn’t got my headphones on, it’s just what the Covid Gestapo have created for Brum. The shops are open, but there’s hardly anyone in…… Continue reading 19/9/20 Hednesford Town v Stourbridge, Southern League Premier Central. Gaslighting Is The Pits.