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

Team Of The Year 2017

As the year-end lists come flooding in for the best albums, films and stories of 2017, I figured I’d contribute to the holiday reading with a High Stress Therapy combined XI. Any player is eligible if they’ve featured in a game blogged on the website, while their place in the team is based on their influence on the game rather than how good they are as … Continue reading Team Of The Year 2017

BORUSSIA DORTMUND | Recovering From An Awful Day

At 5am on a chilly November morning, Saffron and I set off for our flight to Cologne. The plan was to fly from Manchester Airport at eight, get to our AirBnB for about midday local time, have a quick snooze and then hop on a train to Dortmund for the Champions League match between Borussia and Spurs at quarter to nine that evening. If that … Continue reading BORUSSIA DORTMUND | Recovering From An Awful Day

CRYSTAL PALACE | Walking Through History In South London

Crystal Palace Football Club Selhurst Park I’ve visited London many times before but not Crystal Palace. When thinking of the area before arriving there this year, the only thing that came to mind was Selhurst Park, the home of Crystal Palace FC. Which I learnt isn’t even in the Crystal Palace district. It’s in the neighbourhood of Selhurst, believe it or not, and that’s not … Continue reading CRYSTAL PALACE | Walking Through History In South London

Without A Ticket For The Champions League Final

Principality Stadium For me, it will always be the Millenium Stadium – the stage for my first ever football match back in 2005. My uncle took me to see Wales against Austria in a World Cup qualifying match. I don’t remember much of it, to be fair, other than hearing the Welsh fans chant in a pub before the game: ‘Bella-my-my-my, will you score a … Continue reading Without A Ticket For The Champions League Final