ST. ANDREW'S: Learning About The Ladies

At the start of the season, I watched a documentary about women’s football that left me yearning to see a ladies’ game. My girlfriend, Saffron, had recommended it to me after it sparked a similar desire in her too. The feature, called When Football Banned Women, revisited the time when some of the UK’s top female footballers were being watched by tens of thousands of … Continue reading ST. ANDREW'S: Learning About The Ladies

PRIDE PARK: Promotion Party Poopers

Despite the two clubs being a sizeable distance apart, a rivalry has steadily built up between Derby and Cardiff over recent weeks. It stemmed from the decision to call off the original fixture between the pair last month because of snow. Derby said that their pitch was playable but the areas surrounding their stadium were a health and safety hazard. Cardiff, meanwhile, argued the Rams … Continue reading PRIDE PARK: Promotion Party Poopers

VILLA PARK: Convincing A Friend To Like Football

Heading into this top-of-the-table clash between Aston Villa and Cardiff, my mate told me: “If I don’t see a goal, I’m never going to a football game again.” That could seem like a harsh reaction but bear in mind, his first match was the goalless draw between Stoke and Watford in January… You can decide if it’s still over the top based on that context. … Continue reading VILLA PARK: Convincing A Friend To Like Football

BESCOT STADIUM: A Changing Of The Guard

A few weeks back, news emerged of Jon Whitney being sacked at Walsall. It was news I’d been fearing, as I could only see one man taking his place: Wrexham manager Dean Keates. Keates absolutely loves Walsall. I’ve always believed it’s the only club he loves more than Wrexham. He came up through the youth ranks there, having watched them from the terraces of the … Continue reading BESCOT STADIUM: A Changing Of The Guard

BET365 STADIUM: Going Back To University

It’s been nearly a decade since I first started university in Stoke-on-Trent. I learnt a lot during my three years there but my increased knowledge came in the module of life more than anything my course actually taught me. I didn’t really enjoy my stay too much. Most of my early days were spent feeling either depressed due to my lack of friends or anxious … Continue reading BET365 STADIUM: Going Back To University

MOLINEUX: Watching Different Reds

The FA Cup third round is a big occasion on the footballing calendar. Teams of such varying wealth, form and history can be pitted together with the threat of an upset only 90 minutes away. However – with just a single place separating the two teams in the football pyramid – the tie between Championship table-toppers Wolves and the Premier League’s basement club Swansea City didn’t … Continue reading MOLINEUX: Watching Different Reds