Football in June, and it doesn’t involve an international competition. Any reader (Victim.) that puts up with this rubbish, will have garnered by now that my world revolves around football. The fact that a football is round and I’m not, should really mean that I should revolve around it. That would just be stupid as…… Continue reading 5/6/22 Solihull Moors v Grimsby Town, National League Playoff Final. And Finally……We Come To The North/South Divide.
The fact that I’ll probably carry on boring people into comas by writing this garbled rubbish, is beside the point. Much as I really wanted to head up to Glasgow for the Scottish Cup final, and have looked at doing Non-League playoffs somewhere, you’ll be relieved to hear that this will be the last account…… Continue reading 15/5/23 Boreham Wood V Solihull Moors, National League. To Bore ‘Em, Would Only Add To The Misery.
So last game then. Well, for Blues anyway. I’m still working on extra games to go to. Before Sky TV, a season could stretch out depending on how many games had been postponed due to the weather. Now, due to FA and EFL rules, the last round of a league’s fixtures have to kick off…… Continue reading 7/5/22 Blues V Blackburn Rovers, Blues Go Rover Board.
With the season disappearing faster than the increase in the minimum wage, I headed to Maidenhead desperately trying to get one last game in. I felt like I did when the original lockdown happened and the season was brought to an abrupt halt. The game wasn’t to be the last one of the season for…… Continue reading 2/5/22 Maidenhead United V Aldershot, National League. An Older Maid Head Shot.
The end of the road? Neah, not quite yet. There’s always another season. It really doesn’t feel that long since I was heading up to Sheffield for our first game back. Life is almost back to normal now. Both Wales and Scotland have realised that all the ineffective Covid measures and restrictions don’t actually work,…… Continue reading 30/4/22 Cardiff City V Blues, Bore Da And T’ra Till Next Season.
A bloke named Bill scribbled a few stories down, a couple of centuries ago. He was born and died on the same date. It’s just a coincidence it’s on St George’s day, but it’s got a certain relevance to it. Those scribblings have inspired scholars to immerse themselves in them ever since, and condemned oiks…… Continue reading 23/4/22 Blues V Millwall, History On A Loop.
The third of a three game weekend, and a day trip to the seaside. What a start to a weeks holiday from work. It was a fractious group of ale trailers that traveled to the North West. By that, I don’t mean we’d all fallen out with each other, it was that we’d chosen different…… Continue reading 18/4/22 Blackpool V Blues, A Black Pool Of Poison.
One of the things I like about ground hopping, is that I can feel completely detached and just enjoy the sport I love for what it is. I may find I grow an affection for one of the clubs I’m watching for some bizarre reason or another, but it only ever stretches to following results…… Continue reading 16/4/22 Corinthian Casuals V Horsham, Isthmian League Premier Division. R&R Is A Capital Idea.
There used to be a time when very Few games were played on a Good Friday. Was a time when I used to have Good Friday off. Although I’d finished my last shift of the week, and also knowing that I now had a weeks holiday from work, it didn’t alter the fact that the…… Continue reading 15/4/22 Blues v Coventry City, Dark Skies On The Horizon
Sometimes I’ll have a sub-heading sorted long before the day. Sometimes, I even get to use it. However, with Blues that rarely happens. I’d got ‘Woodland Fairytale’ for this one. As I was to discover, a couple of pyromaniacs in red would put paid to that idea. Getting the bus into town, I spotted a…… Continue reading 9/4/22 Nottingham Forest v Blues, Forest Wood Wouldn’t they?