Manchester City | Watching The Country’s Best

Seeing Manchester City’s women’s team has been high on my agenda this season. Originally, I had plans to see them during their home Champions League encounter against Atletico Madrid in September. But spending all night walking around Yorkshire the night before (Harrogate Town | Missing Out On Glory) made the trip less enticing. A similar set of circumstances nearly curtailed my journey to see the … Continue reading Manchester City | Watching The Country’s Best

VITORIA S.C. | A New Beginning (Where Portugal Began)

With the cold air creeping back through Britain’s streets over the course of October, my girlfriend and I started to become increasingly impatient. It had been almost 12 months since Saffron and I last travelled abroad: a trek to Germany that involved being refused entry to Borussia Dortmund’s Signal Iduna Park for having dodgy tickets from Viagogo. That incident-filled getaway concluded a year where we’d … Continue reading VITORIA S.C. | A New Beginning (Where Portugal Began)

A Weekend In Shrewsbury

I’ve been living in Shrewsbury for nearly two years but over the course of a weekend, I managed to take in some new sporting experiences right on my doorstep. The first was professional tennis at The Shrewsbury Club – a place that’s attracted the world’s best players for a number of years but one I’ve never visited despite regular interest. In contrast, the second was … Continue reading A Weekend In Shrewsbury

CHESTERFIELD | Ending On A Sad Note

Chesterfield 1 – 1 Wrexham Proact Stadium When the National League fixtures were announced three months ago, I marked Chesterfield down as a top away day. The journey to the North Derbyshire market town was one of the simplest Wrexham had to make, while my friend, Tim, resided in the same county. It all added up. Heading into the fixture, my excitement only intensified when … Continue reading CHESTERFIELD | Ending On A Sad Note

EVERTON | The Late Late Show

Everton 2 – 0 Crystal Palace Goodison Park Last month, everything was perfectly set up for a groundhop in Liverpool. My friend, Brad, lived in the city, while a member of my girlfriend’s family could get us discounted Everton tickets thanks to her position at Wirral council. Circumstances changed, however, when Brad re-located to Glasgow… and then Manchester. Snap decisions like these are not uncommon … Continue reading EVERTON | The Late Late Show

HARROGATE TOWN | Missing Out On Glory

Harrogate Town 0 – 0 Wrexham AFC CNG Stadium A few people may have noticed the National League is pretty lopsided this season- and that’s not a reference to Salford’s budget either. It’s the noticeable north-south divide when looking at the footballing map that grabs my attention. Fourteen of the 24 clubs that make up the league are located south of Milton Keynes – with … Continue reading HARROGATE TOWN | Missing Out On Glory

FOREST GREEN ROVERS | A Weekend Washout

Forest Green Rovers 1 – 0 Crawley Town The New Lawn Forest Green Rovers have been on my groundhop shopping list for a while. They’re renowned for being the only vegan football club in the world – no meat or dairy is available on matchdays, their pitch is organic and the stadium is powered entirely by solar energy. A vegan menu, at an eco-friendly club … Continue reading FOREST GREEN ROVERS | A Weekend Washout

BOLDMERE ST. MICHAELS | Scoring By The Dozen

Aston Villa Ladies 0 – 12 Man United Women Trevor Brown Memorial Ground Women’s football is entering a new era in England. The league system has changed to three divisions: The FA Women’s Super League, The FA Women’s Championship and The FA Women’s National League – which is split into northern and southern sections. The FAWSL is a fully professional league, while the FAWC is … Continue reading BOLDMERE ST. MICHAELS | Scoring By The Dozen

HEARTS | Falling For Edinburgh

Hearts 1 – 0 Celtic Tynecastle Park I don’t think I’ll ever forget my 27th birthday. Not only did I spend the day looking around the immaculate gardens of Herefordshire’s Hampton Court Castle, but the days either side of it were a whirlwind of activity. London, Dover, Wrexham and Castleton (in the Peak District) were all visited before my trip to Hampton Court, which was … Continue reading HEARTS | Falling For Edinburgh

DOVER ATHLETIC | Debut Delights

My friend, Sam, and I have travelled across the country to see Wrexham’s first away game of the season for the past two campaigns. Trips to Guiseley and Maidenhead have given us plenty of stories, along with plenty of points (six in total). But interestingly, every time we’ve visited a new place on the road with the Reds, it’s been under a different manager every … Continue reading DOVER ATHLETIC | Debut Delights