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

MANCHESTER CITY | Watching The Country’s Best

Seeing Manchester City’s women’s team has been high on my agenda this season. Originally, I had plans to see them during their home Champions League encounter against Atletico Madrid in September. But spending all night walking around Yorkshire the night before (Harrogate Town | Missing Out On Glory) made the trip less enticing. A similar set of circumstances nearly curtailed my journey to see the … Continue reading MANCHESTER CITY | Watching The Country’s Best

HEARTS | Falling For Edinburgh

Hearts 1 – 0 Celtic Tynecastle Park I don’t think I’ll ever forget my 27th birthday. Not only did I spend the day looking around the immaculate gardens of Herefordshire’s Hampton Court Castle, but the days either side of it were a whirlwind of activity. London, Dover, Wrexham and Castleton (in the Peak District) were all visited before my trip to Hampton Court, which was … Continue reading HEARTS | Falling For Edinburgh

THE NEW SAINTS | Close To A Classic

The New Saints 4 – 0 KF Shkendija (Agg 4-5) Park Hall When news emerged that Welsh Premier League title-holders TNS had lost their Champions League qualifying encounter 5-0 in Macedonia, I began to think my return leg ticket purchase had been a bit rash. The Β£12.50 entry fee looked like good value before a ball was kicked. Macedonian football isn’t my forte but I … Continue reading THE NEW SAINTS | Close To A Classic

NEWPORT CITY | Meeting The Women In Red

Wales Women 3 – 0 Russia Women Spytty Park I’ve been on a hype since seeing my first women’s football match last month. The blog post from that game at Birmingham City Ladies reached audience numbers I never expected and it opened my eyes to the world of women’s football: its players, its clubs and its fans. I’ve learnt so much in the space of … Continue reading NEWPORT CITY | Meeting The Women In Red