The rail strikes have really affected my football attending this season. I fully support the unions, but I can’t say it isn’t annoying. Especially when it affects the away games. Personally, I think it’s the wrong tactics to pull strikes on a Saturday. There’s more journeys made for work during the week, then there is…… Continue reading 1/10/22 Sheffield United V Blues. Put The Kettle On Polly.
It’s one of those in between times of year, where you don’t know what to wear. The summer heat is fading fast, as the crisp coldness of winter raises its ugly head. (The older I get, the more the cold and damp eats at my joints like a ravenous sharp toothed animal.) Opening the door…… Continue reading 24/9/22 Woking V Solihull Moors, National League. A Woke In A Daze, Too Scared To Speak.
After watching a lot of the ceremonies leading up to the Queen’s funeral on television, I headed out for the Cov game, wanting, but not expecting to see a good game. It wasn’t so much I was bored by it, far from it, I was very much unthralled by it all, I did want some…… Continue reading 17/9/22 Blues V Coventry City. A Coven Of Which Is Spells Trouble?
Since the surprise away win at Preston, life in this country has changed a bit. We’ve had a change of Prime Minister and a change of Monarch. After 70 years of being on the throne, Thursday 8th September marked the death of Queen Elizabeth II. I’m going to say here and now, that I’m neither…… Continue reading 14/9/22 West Bromwich Albion V Blues. Rub Out The Bruce.
This was to be the first game after the Transfer window had shut. For Blues, the whole window had been pretty disappointing, and Deadline day was a damp squib, (Whatever one of those actually is.) My concern was the lack of a striker with pace. I could only see a season of struggle before Deadline…… Continue reading 3/9/22 Preston North End v Blues. North Goes South Because Of The Middle Bit.
A Bank Holiday, and a full fixture list. Well it was in Non-League pyramid anyway. I could’ve stayed at home of course. Do something that the domestically chained do, but I’m single, live on my own, and my life is my own. Staying in when there was a choice of Non-League games to go to,…… Continue reading 29/8/22 Alfreton Town V Chorley, National League North. It’s No Chore Watching Non-League.
After missing out with going to Cardiff, it was actually great to be back on the road with Blues, or should that be rails? As it’s a long long road and not rail, I suppose I’d better go with what our unofficial athem states. Turning up at New Street, the lineup of ale trailers showed…… Continue reading 27/8/22 Rotherham United V Blues. Rotting Ham.
Thankfully, the RMT strike that had been planned for the day, wouldn’t be disrailling me. (See what I did there? That’s right, a big chunk of Wensleydale. At best, my humour is just crumbly cheese.) Had I needed to, I’d have been able to walk. In an age gone by, it’s what supporters did, everyone…… Continue reading 20/8/22 Blues v Wigan. Keep Your Wig On, It’s Still Only Early Days.
Well, right up until just after Midday on the Friday, I was due to travel down to South Wales, to watch Blues at Cardiff. Now normally, that would’ve entailed getting the train via Cheltenham and Bristol. As ASLEF were on strike in England, that route was no longer viable. However, as we pondered this on…… Continue reading 13/8/22 Walsall Wood V Wulfrunians, Midland Football League Premier Division. Strike The Pose.
I may not have been bitten by the Commonwealth Games bug, but I was more than happy that it had caused our first home to be moved to the Friday. It meant that I’d the opportunity to take in the first ground hop of the season. The first fixture that sprung out to me, was…… Continue reading 6/8/22 Fisher V Sutton Common Rovers, F.A.Cup Extra Preliminary Round. Iron Bandits.