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

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

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

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

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