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

A Quest To Beat Summer Stress

This summer has been a tough one for my mental wellbeing. It started with a concerning lack of passion for football that led me to taking a hiatus from the sport I love before further problems began creeping into other areas of my life. I began feeling more irritable at work while moving house brought its own challenges. I thought ending my football hiatus at … Continue reading A Quest To Beat Summer Stress

Seven Wonders Of The Women’s World Cup

I remember my first World Cup: Germany 2006. On the opening day of the tournament, I can vividly recall running home from school to watch the hosts play Costa Rica. It’s a game that I still hold in high regard – Philipp Lahm and Torsten Frings scored screamers in the 4-2 German victory, while it also introduced me to future World Cup legend Miroslav Klose. … Continue reading Seven Wonders Of The Women’s World Cup

THE ROCK: Impressive Scenes In North Wales

It’s happened again. Eight weeks after Danny Hollands hit an extra-time play-off wonder-strike that left me unable to lift myself for another campaign in the National League, once again, I find myself eager for Wrexham to start the new season. Say it quietly but it’s actually been a near-perfect close season for the Dragons. The core members of the squad that featured in the play-off … Continue reading THE ROCK: Impressive Scenes In North Wales