LEYTON ORIENT | A Sickening Defeat

The National League title race is reaching its conclusion but there are still several teams who fancy their chances of winning the division and claiming the one automatic promotion place. Wrexham and Leyton Orient are two of the teams battling for top spot and they faced each other in an early kick-off live on BT Sport. For Wrexham, they knew a win in East London … Continue reading LEYTON ORIENT | A Sickening Defeat

STOCKPORT COUNTY | Anticipation Blossoms

Whenever I think about which club’s fans have suffered the most in recent years, I’m always drawn to Stockport County’s. A decade ago, County supporters were backing a team in League One. However, three relegations in four years took the Hatters into the sixth tier of English football and they’ve struggled to make themselves real promotion candidates since. Last season, though, things began to click … Continue reading STOCKPORT COUNTY | Anticipation Blossoms

SL BENFICA | Living It Lage In Lisbon

Like so many other European capital cities, Lisbon is home to a number of major football clubs, with the two most famous of these being Sporting CP and SL Benfica. They form part of the ‘Big Three’ in Portuguese football (along with FC Porto) as the regular title contenders who have never been relegated from the Primeira Liga. However, this year Sporting have slipped to … Continue reading SL BENFICA | Living It Lage In Lisbon

AFC FYLDE | New Year, Different Team

On paper, a groundhop to AFC Fylde looked unrewarding. Wrexham were aiming to halt a run of four straight defeats and record their first points of the new year against their National League promotion rivals. Meanwhile, plunging January temperatures and Northern Rail industrial action made the train ride up to Lancashire very unappealing – particularly with Shrewsbury fans heading to neighbouring Blackpool for their game … Continue reading AFC FYLDE | New Year, Different Team

CREWE ALEXANDRA | A Frantic Finale

Football hasn’t been kind to me since the turn of the year. My opening blog post came from Salford City where Wrexham were comfortably beaten and things didn’t pick up in the following games. Consecutive defeats to Dover and Bromley left me reeling for a change. And with the Reds in FA Trophy action, it provided myself – and some of the Wrexham players – … Continue reading CREWE ALEXANDRA | A Frantic Finale

SALFORD CITY | Redhead Redemption

The Boxing Day clash between National League title rivals Wrexham and Salford turned out to be a late contender of mine for game of the year. My team – the fan-owned club from North Wales – put five goals past the billionaire-owned Salford City and inflicted the Ammies’ third straight defeat in the process. I honestly couldn’t believe what I watched at the Racecourse Ground … Continue reading SALFORD CITY | Redhead Redemption

Team Of The Year 2018

Christmas is not only the season of joy but also the season of year-end lists and, once again, I’ve compiled my own list featuring the best 11 players I’ve seen on my groundhopping adventures in 2018. The formation has changed slightly – from a 3-5-2 last year to a 3-4-3 now – and is an indication of the increase in attacking prowess this year. Like … Continue reading Team Of The Year 2018