SL BENFICA | Living It Lage In Lisbon

Like so many other European capital cities, Lisbon is home to a number of major football clubs, with the two most famous of these being Sporting CP and SL Benfica. They form part of the ‘Big Three’ in Portuguese football (along with FC Porto) as the regular title contenders who have never been relegated from the Primeira Liga. However, this year Sporting have slipped to … Continue reading SL BENFICA | Living It Lage In Lisbon

AFC FYLDE | New Year, Different Team

On paper, a groundhop to AFC Fylde looked unrewarding. Wrexham were aiming to halt a run of four straight defeats and record their first points of the new year against their National League promotion rivals. Meanwhile, plunging January temperatures and Northern Rail industrial action made the train ride up to Lancashire very unappealing – particularly with Shrewsbury fans heading to neighbouring Blackpool for their game … Continue reading AFC FYLDE | New Year, Different Team

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

SALFORD CITY | Redhead Redemption

The Boxing Day clash between National League title rivals Wrexham and Salford turned out to be a late contender of mine for game of the year. My team – the fan-owned club from North Wales – put five goals past the billionaire-owned Salford City and inflicted the Ammies’ third straight defeat in the process. I honestly couldn’t believe what I watched at the Racecourse Ground … Continue reading SALFORD CITY | Redhead Redemption

Team Of The Year 2018

Christmas is not only the season of joy but also the season of year-end lists and, once again, I’ve compiled my own list featuring the best 11 players I’ve seen on my groundhopping adventures in 2018. The formation has changed slightly – from a 3-5-2 last year to a 3-4-3 now – and is an indication of the increase in attacking prowess this year. Like … Continue reading Team Of The Year 2018

CHESTER FC | Bordering On Christmas

Right up until the morning of the game itself, I questioned whether I should go to Chester for a groundhop. Christmas had taken its toll on me at work. Extra hours, extra people and extra stress made the prospect of being amongst hoards of last-minute shoppers in Cheshire unappealing. Plus, I didn’t know if I’d have enough time to write a post afterwards. Everything felt … Continue reading CHESTER FC | Bordering On Christmas

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