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

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