As soon as the 3rd round F.A.Cup draw was made, and I discovered who Blues would be playing, I instantly knew I wouldn’t be going to it. I’ve been to Forest Green Rovers and that was before I learned more about the autocratic, vegan dictator that owns them. Dale Vince, Vince Dale or whatever his…… Continue reading 7/1/23 Darlaston Town (1874) V Market Drayton Town, Midland Football League Premier Division. Green, Blue And Black.
Where’s the holiday gone? I’d one last day of freedom before embarking on yet another year of wind and grind down the metaphorical salt mine that is work. With Jinksy heading up to the Weegie for the ‘Old Firm’ game, the rest of us had plans to watch its early kickoff in a pub somewhere.…… Continue reading 2/1/23 Blues V Middlesbrough. Pick And Mix.
Firstly, what day is it? I’m only asking because I haven’t got a clue. I know it doesn’t take a great lot to confuse me the rest of the year, but Christmas and New year really does mess me around. Chuck in Sky Sports coverage, and it becomes even more disorientating than usual. With Christmas…… Continue reading 30/12/22 Blues V Hull City, Hull And Damned Nation.
For this season, the fixture God’s decreed that once again, Blues would be playing away on Boxing day. Never mind rail strikes, no trains ever run on a Christmas or Boxing day, and it’s always been that way. Blues’ Boxing day fixture is probably the first one I look for, after the first and last…… Continue reading 26/12/22 Harrow Borough V Metropolitan Police, Southern League Premier Division South. The Lucid v The Illusive.
Solely due to the weather, but I really wasn’t looking forward to this one. Other than being addicted, the one thing I wanted to see, was the progress with the ground. The fact that the work would just be covered with advertising tarpaulin was beside the point. It’s times like this that you truly question…… Continue reading 16/12/22 Blues V Reading. Read What You Want.
Leaving the hovel I call home, the outside world was glistening white with frost. I’m a contradiction at the best of times, but my compulsion to carry on going and watching football when the weather is at its coldest, is truly unfathomable. As a kid, I used to romanticise about winter. Things like dark nights,…… Continue reading 10/12/22 Blackpool V Blues. Back To It.
I’m not one for ambitions. Not one for self promotion. In fact, even when I know I’m good, I always get a tap on the shoulder from old imposter syndrome. As far as I’m concerned, it’s for other people to recognise any qualities I may have. It’s why I never make a big thing of…… Continue reading 3/12/22 Matlock Town V Radcliffe, Northern Premier League, Premier Division. Complete Idiot.
After talks had broken down between the RMT and a collective of rail companies, the strikes were back on with the 26th being pinpointed for industrial action. It was back to where I could get to by bus. As you can see, I chose this one. To be honest, I still wasn’t 100% better after…… Continue reading 26/11/22 Tividale V Atherstone Town, Midland Football League, Premier Division. A Different Ball Game.
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.
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.