HAMPDEN PARK: Home Pleasures

Completing my Glasgow groundhopping trilogy was a visit to Scotland’s National Stadium. I didn’t pay for tickets to the encounter until the night before the game, as Wales were taking on Hungary at the same time in a winner-takes-all match to reach Euro 2020 and Scotland’s contest against Kazakhstan was a dead rubber that neither nations could qualify from. Rather than stay inside and watch … Continue reading HAMPDEN PARK: Home Pleasures

PETERSHILL PARK: History Repeating

After Wrexham exited the Scottish Challenge Cup during part one of my Glasgow groundhopping trilogy, my next installment took me to Petershill Park the following day. Glasgow City were ending their league campaign at home to Motherwell having secured their 13th consecutive Scottish Women’s Premier League title in the reverse fixture the previous month and, after the game, City would finally get to lift the … Continue reading PETERSHILL PARK: History Repeating

IBROX: Brief History In Scotland

There were a number of groundhopping options available to me on the weekend of November 16th, with two very appealing fixtures in the FA Women’s Super League making me wish I could split my body in half and witness both. In Liverpool, the first-ever women’s Merseyside derby was taking place at Anfield, while in the capital, a similar piece of footballing history would be made, … Continue reading IBROX: Brief History In Scotland

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

CITY GROUND/MEADOW LANE: Nott A Bad Weekend Away

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 Away

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

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