It was still freezing when I left my flat. By that, I mean it was physically freezing, I wasn’t just being a wuss and saying it was freezing. I was actually concerned that the game might not be on. At New Street station, I met up with Taffy, who must’ve had a bang on the…… Continue reading 15/1/22 Banbury United V Rushden and Diamonds, Southern League Premier Central. Rushing Across.
Having travelled down to and back from London with Avanti the last few times, this time it was on the Chiltern line. Knowing about the London Underground strikes, my itinerary had been compiled around them. Touching down at Marylebone, I headed for the Met Bar with the intention of having breakfast. Unfortunately, not only was…… Continue reading 8/1/22 Welling United V St Albans City, National League South. Well In Charge Of Nothing.
Back in March 2020, when everything started getting shutdown pre lockdown, I attempted to get one last game in. Buggies v Blues had been postponed on us, and I desperately searched for somewhere else to do. Leaving the flat that morning, Leamington’s game was still on. I continued to check my phone regularly for updates.…… Continue reading 2/1/22 Leamington V Gloucester City, National League North. Take Two.
New year, new ground, same old sh…. I’m actually thinking of running a sweepstake for where the next variant will originate from. After five different mutations landing in this country, it’s guaranteed that we’re going to have to put up with at least another two this year. I got the bus into town, got myself…… Continue reading 1/1/23 Hyde United V Mickleover, Northern Premier League, Premier Division. 26 Reasons To Hyde Away From It All.
There’s quirks in my character, I don’t understand. Yes, I know there’s huge swathes of it, other people don’t understand, but it comes to something when I don’t understand bits. This game was to complete a long held, banal ambition of mine. I may have been to over 170 grounds now, but in my eyes,…… Continue reading 28/12/21 Dagenham and Redbridge v Aldershot, National League. A Shot With A Plastic Knife.
I’d been saving this particular ground hop for exactly the right time. That time had arrived. Wow, just reading that back, it sounds like a tagline for a really boring film. Be prepared to reach for the Prozac and Red Bull. Wow, yet another tagline for the same film. The original plans were to visit…… Continue reading 27/12/21 Uxbridge V Bedfont Sports, Isthmian League, South Central Division. Bridging The Gap.
Nope, not doing a lateral flow test. I really can’t be bothered messing around every single game. When I’d decided not to do the game at Blackburn, I was still determined to travel up to Manchester as planned, and had looked up a ground hop somewhere in or around Mancland. It was F.A.Trophy day and…… Continue reading 18/12/21 Curzon Ashton V Alfreton, F.A.Trophy 3rd Round Proper. No Curse On Alf This Time.
On the preceding Wednesday morning to this game, I went and purchased tickets for me and my brother in law John to watch Blues at Fulham on Boxing day. In the evening, the government announced that because of the rapid transmission of the brand spanking new, super dooper latest Covid mutation, sports grounds where the…… Continue reading 11/12/21 Blues v Cardiff City, Un-Vaccine Hated.
As the country goes into a blind panic about a new variant of the Coronavirus landing in Britain, the clamour for new measures results in the tired old ways of trying to combat it. Masks are to be worn on public transport again. They don’t work. I don’t know if your eyesight is very good,…… Continue reading 4/12/21 Millwall v Blues, Taking Arthur Minute Out To Reflect.
No no, it’s not some kind of political far right racist slogan, it had simply just snowed. I write simply and just, but there’s nothing simple and just about snow. I well and truly, absolutely hate the stuff. I used to love it as a kid, but then just as a ridiculous amount of kids…… Continue reading 27/11/21 Blues v Blackpool, White Brum.