WALSALL | 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 WALSALL | A Changing Of The Guard

STOKE CITY | Going Back To University

Stoke City 0 – 0 Watford bet365 Stadium 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 … Continue reading STOKE CITY | Going Back To University

BLACKBURN ROVERS | Away Day Blues

Blackburn Rovers 3 – 1 Shrewsbury Town Ewood Park Just before Christmas, I put a suggestion to my friend at work that we should go see a Shrewsbury Town game on the road. Toby is a big Salop fan but is also a fellow football nut. We’re always discussing goals, games, news and results at work from all kinds of different leagues and clubs. Shrewsbury … Continue reading BLACKBURN ROVERS | Away Day Blues

WOLVES | 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 WOLVES | Watching Different Reds

WEST BROM | Ending The Year With A Bang

West Brom 1 – 1 Arsenal The Hawthorns What do you get an Arsenal fan for Christmas? Tickets to see them play on New Year’s Eve, of course. My girlfriend’s stepdad, Phil, is a Gooner and we treated him and Saffron’s mom to this very experience. The only snag was we’d all be sitting in the West Brom end… Nonetheless, he seemed excited at the … Continue reading WEST BROM | Ending The Year With A Bang

MACCLESFIELD TOWN | Heavy Flurries And Bitter Ends

Macclesfield Town 4 – 1 Wrexham Moss Rose Stadium Like most of the country this week, my eyes were consistently fixed to the weather forecast. A dramatic shift from wet and mild to snow and ice was scheduled for Thursday night and on into the weekend. As I awoke to snow on Friday morning, I wondered if Wrexham’s game at nearby Macclesfield would survive the … Continue reading MACCLESFIELD TOWN | Heavy Flurries And Bitter Ends

HUDDERSFIELD TOWN | One Wonder Strike, Two Contrasting Teams

Huddersfield Town 1 – 0 West Brom Kirklees Stadium With my team not playing for 10 days after being knocked out of the FA Cup, I made sure I got my Saturday fix of football by snapping up the last ticket in the away end at Huddersfield Town. The Kirklees Stadium, currently known as the John Smith’s Stadium for sponsorship reasons, has been at the … Continue reading HUDDERSFIELD TOWN | One Wonder Strike, Two Contrasting Teams