BUTTS PARK ARENA: Seeing Sporting Battles

Coventry is steeped in sporting pedigree. The city’s name is associated with various clubs and franchises from the worlds of football, rugby, ice hockey and speedway. But while this hub of sport should be celebrated, it’s currently suffering from much division, with the epicentre being a 32,500-seater stadium located to the north of the city. The Ricoh Arena is one of the most controversial venues … Continue reading BUTTS PARK ARENA: Seeing Sporting Battles

RUSSELLS MEADOW: Hills and Thrills

Leading up to my last groundhop at Aldershot Town, I managed to convince myself that an eight-hour round trip down south would have some worth… and it did, to be fair. Despite losing in the last-minute, I had a great day out travelling the country and managed to write a good few paragraphs on Wrexham’s terrible start to the season. But, heading into Wrexham’s next … Continue reading RUSSELLS MEADOW: Hills and Thrills

RECREATION GROUND: Entering The Endgame

Before the season began, I marked Aldershot down as my second Wrexham away day of the campaign. It was a new ground for me, not too difficult to travel to and would take place before the harsh conditions of winter kicked in a few weeks later. However, in the run-up to the match, it became very hard to justify a trip to Hampshire. The weather … Continue reading RECREATION GROUND: Entering The Endgame

STAMFORD BRIDGE: A Glimpse Into England’s Future

Following the semi-final run England’s Lionesses enjoyed at this year’s World Cup, the women’s game garnered even more interest across the country. Its biggest domestic competition, The FA Women’s Super League, secured a major sponsorship deal with Barclays and several of the teams announced their opening games of the season were to be held at stadiums usually reserved for their male counterparts. Bristol City took … Continue reading STAMFORD BRIDGE: A Glimpse Into England’s Future

RODNEY PARADE: A Bad Head Day

A year after their dreams of reaching the World Cup were ended by a 3-0 defeat to England, Wales’ women’s team returned to Newport to take on another home nation. Northern Ireland failed to make it to the World Cup too and, like Wales, were aiming to reach their first major tournament in women’s football by qualifying for the 2021 European Championships. Wales went into … Continue reading RODNEY PARADE: A Bad Head Day

CITY GROUND / MEADOW LANE: Nott A Bad Weekend

Following on from trips to Dover, Maidenhead and Guiseley, my friend, Sam, and I headed to Nottingham for my traditional birthday away day. Although this year’s event was over a week after my 28th, we made it a special one by grabbing tickets to Wrexham’s Sunday clash with Notts County, as well as Nottingham Forest’s game against Birmingham City the day before. With the two … Continue reading CITY GROUND / MEADOW LANE: Nott A Bad Weekend

PARC DES PRINCES: A World Class Exhibition

I first visited Paris in summer 2011. My friend took a photo of me outside the Parc des Princes – home to the newly-purchased football club Paris Saint-Germain – so I could say I was there before they became big. At the time, the Ligue 1 title had been swapping hands regularly after the dominance of Lyon in the previous decade. Montpellier went on to … Continue reading PARC DES PRINCES: A World Class Exhibition