19/11/22 Belper Town V Whitby Town, Northern Premier League, Premier Division. Count Your Nails.

Apparently, this blog is influential. Although I find that hard to believe, I also find it quite unnerving too. I could now use this new information to single handedly take over the world, or it could lead to the complete annihilation of life as we know it. Either way, it’ll probably end up being the…… Continue reading 19/11/22 Belper Town V Whitby Town, Northern Premier League, Premier Division. Count Your Nails.

12/11/22 Marine V Liversedge, Northern Premier League, Premier Division. A Net Crosby in Ultra Marine.

With all the World Cup squads already announced and Blues now on a break, it was time for some proper ground hopping. (Train strikes permitting, of course.) At the start of the season, I sat down with a pad and pen, and worked out games I could go to. Those plans have been largely ignored…… Continue reading 12/11/22 Marine V Liversedge, Northern Premier League, Premier Division. A Net Crosby in Ultra Marine.

5/11/22 Wednesfield V Haughmond, Midland Football League Division One. Derailed By Past And Present.

Originally, I’d got a ticket for Blues’ game away at Stoke. Stoke-on-Trent is close enough to Brum for there to surely be some way of getting there and back by public transport and still have enough time for a decent drink in Newcastle-under-Lyme, if so happened either or both, the RMT and ASLEF were to…… Continue reading 5/11/22 Wednesfield V Haughmond, Midland Football League Division One. Derailed By Past And Present.

29/10/22 Sporting Khalsa V Stamford, Northern League One, Midland Division. A Sporting Chance Stamped On.

I’d been planning on taking in a game at Sporting Khalsa for a few years now. If I’m being honest though, I’d been saving it up for the right time. That time had arrived. Firstly, I’ll tell you that the club is based in Willenhall, so don’t get the map out and try to find…… Continue reading 29/10/22 Sporting Khalsa V Stamford, Northern League One, Midland Division. A Sporting Chance Stamped On.

15/10/22 Buxton V Hyde United, F.A.Cup 4th Qualifying Round. Book Prize Doesn’t Go Hiding.

The first of a proper double game weekend, it wouldn’t matter what the result was, the subheading would be a pleasure for a change. Like I’ve said before, sometimes I struggle for a subheading. Sometimes it depends on the score. With this one, it was just trying to decide which one to go for as…… Continue reading 15/10/22 Buxton V Hyde United, F.A.Cup 4th Qualifying Round. Book Prize Doesn’t Go Hiding.

8/10/22 Blues V Bristol City. Yer Won Middle Of Da Road? Sit On Defence Man.

The home game usual, but with a twist, the Norwegians were over for the game. Waiting for the bus into town, a beggar came and put the act on. I’d seen him do it before. It’s proper heart rendering. The dishevelled look, the story, the tears, the pleading, the lot. It deserves an Oscar. I’ve…… Continue reading 8/10/22 Blues V Bristol City. Yer Won Middle Of Da Road? Sit On Defence Man.