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

ALLIANZ RIVIERA: Nice And Quiet

The prospect of any World Cup is always mouth-watering but this summer’s Women’s World Cup filled me with particular excitement. I’d only just started watching women’s football a year ago, so this would be my first experience of a female international tournament. I really looked forward to increasing my knowledge of all the players, managers, federations and all their respective histories… and, having been on … Continue reading ALLIANZ RIVIERA: Nice And Quiet

My Football Hiatus

When Wrexham lost their play-off eliminator in early May, it kick-started a spiral of football apathy in my life. My initial gripe was aimed at the National League – an archaic divisional set-up where success is limited, referees are timid and financial disparity isn’t questioned. In our 1-0 extra-time defeat to Eastleigh, all these unfair aspects were raised as we were condemned to a 12th … Continue reading My Football Hiatus