HAMPDEN PARK: Home Pleasures

Completing my Glasgow groundhopping trilogy was a visit to Scotland’s National Stadium. I didn’t pay for tickets to the encounter until the night before the game, as Wales were taking on Hungary at the same time in a winner-takes-all match to reach Euro 2020 and Scotland’s contest against Kazakhstan was a dead rubber that neither nations could qualify from. Rather than stay inside and watch … Continue reading HAMPDEN PARK: Home Pleasures

PETERSHILL PARK: History Repeating

After Wrexham exited the Scottish Challenge Cup during part one of my Glasgow groundhopping trilogy, my next installment took me to Petershill Park the following day. Glasgow City were ending their league campaign at home to Motherwell having secured their 13th consecutive Scottish Women’s Premier League title in the reverse fixture the previous month and, after the game, City would finally get to lift the … Continue reading PETERSHILL PARK: History Repeating

IBROX: Brief History In Scotland

There were a number of groundhopping options available to me on the weekend of November 16th, with two very appealing fixtures in the FA Women’s Super League making me wish I could split my body in half and witness both. In Liverpool, the first-ever women’s Merseyside derby was taking place at Anfield, while in the capital, a similar piece of footballing history would be made, … Continue reading IBROX: Brief History In Scotland

PLAINMOOR: Down In Devon

When my boss offered me an extra day of holiday at the end of October, I snapped his hand off and immediately began planning a far-flung mini-break with the girlfriend… in Torquay. The allure of an away match was there, with Wrexham playing The Gulls on Tuesday night. But as the month rolled on, the game became more and more of an unwelcome holiday distraction. … Continue reading PLAINMOOR: Down In Devon

PIRELLI STADIUM: Tilting Towards Disaster

With Wrexham’s season continuing to disappointment from Saturday to Saturday, my friend, Shaun, suggested travelling to his old stomping ground of Lincoln to re-visit some of the sights he enjoyed in his youth before watching The Imps play Bolton Wanderers at Sincil Bank. I’d never been to Lincoln before, so to discover a new part of the country, and then see a match as a … Continue reading PIRELLI STADIUM: Tilting Towards Disaster

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