STAMFORD BRIDGE: A Glimpse Into England’s Future

Following the semi-final run England’s Lionesses enjoyed at this year’s World Cup, the women’s game garnered even more interest across the country. Its biggest domestic competition, The FA Women’s Super League, secured a major sponsorship deal with Barclays and several of the teams announced their opening games of the season were to be held at stadiums usually reserved for their male counterparts. Bristol City took … Continue reading STAMFORD BRIDGE: A Glimpse Into England’s Future

RODNEY PARADE: A Bad Head Day

A year after their dreams of reaching the World Cup were ended by a 3-0 defeat to England, Wales’ women’s team returned to Newport to take on another home nation. Northern Ireland failed to make it to the World Cup too and, like Wales, were aiming to reach their first major tournament in women’s football by qualifying for the 2021 European Championships. Wales went into … Continue reading RODNEY PARADE: A Bad Head Day

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

SHEFFIELD UNITED | Drawing Out The Season

As the football season heads into its final months of existence, there are fewer and fewer games with actual stakes. However, if one were to attend a match where promotion or relegation is still a possibility, every minute can dictate how an entire season concludes. The stakes couldn’t be higher. Sheffield United’s EFL Championship clash with Millwall had much on the line for both teams. … Continue reading SHEFFIELD UNITED | Drawing Out The Season

CREWE ALEXANDRA | A Frantic Finale

Football hasn’t been kind to me since the turn of the year. My opening blog post came from Salford City where Wrexham were comfortably beaten and things didn’t pick up in the following games. Consecutive defeats to Dover and Bromley left me reeling for a change. And with the Reds in FA Trophy action, it provided myself – and some of the Wrexham players – … Continue reading CREWE ALEXANDRA | A Frantic Finale

EVERTON | The Late Late Show

Everton 2 – 0 Crystal Palace Goodison Park Last month, everything was perfectly set up for a groundhop in Liverpool. My friend, Brad, lived in the city, while a member of my girlfriend’s family could get us discounted Everton tickets thanks to her position at Wirral council. Circumstances changed, however, when Brad re-located to Glasgow… and then Manchester. Snap decisions like these are not uncommon … Continue reading EVERTON | The Late Late Show

FOREST GREEN ROVERS | A Weekend Washout

Forest Green Rovers 1 – 0 Crawley Town The New Lawn Forest Green Rovers have been on my groundhop shopping list for a while. They’re renowned for being the only vegan football club in the world – no meat or dairy is available on matchdays, their pitch is organic and the stadium is powered entirely by solar energy. A vegan menu, at an eco-friendly club … Continue reading FOREST GREEN ROVERS | A Weekend Washout