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 £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

NEWTOWN AFC | Final Day Pandemonium

Aberystwyth Town 1 – 4 Connah’s Quay Nomads Latham Park From where I live, the small Welsh dwelling of Newtown is about 30 minutes away on the train. I had no idea it was so close, and no idea that the 131st Welsh Cup final was being played there until being tipped off by a fellow groundhopper on Twitter. The GroundHopper, to be precise. He’s a lot … Continue reading NEWTOWN AFC | Final Day Pandemonium

WIMBLEDON | Getting Lucky At The Championships

Wimbledon Centre Court All England Lawn Tennis And Croquet Club For the fifth time in my sporting history, I visited the spectacular grounds and grass courts of Wimbledon. My girlfriend, Saffron, accompanied with a sketchbook. This was her first visit to any professional tennis event but her pencils stayed mostly in her bag as she found the action surprisingly compelling. Highlights Centre Court tickets – … Continue reading WIMBLEDON | Getting Lucky At The Championships

BIRMINGHAM CLASSIC | Brushing Shoulders With Tennis Superstars

Ann Jones Centre Court Edgbaston Priory Club When the football season comes to a close, June always provides me with enough alternative action to bridge the gap. Tennis is my second favourite sport after football and I’ve been taking in a familiar stadium of sorts in Birmingham this week at the Aegon Classic. Highlights The weather Looking back through this year’s official programme and seeing … Continue reading BIRMINGHAM CLASSIC | Brushing Shoulders With Tennis Superstars