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Blyth Spartans 4 Skelmersdale 0

Blyth Spartans 4 Skelmersdale United 0 (18th March 2017) I am well aware that travelling around the country to watch semi-professional football matches between two teams I don’t support in any way, is a little bit nuts, but when you … Continue reading

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Muang Thong 2 Kashima Antlers 1

Muang Thong United 2 Kashima Antlers 1 (28th Feb 2017) With complaints about their tax avoidance, and their general dislike among the lefty unwashed masses for representing everything bad about global corporations, Starbucks struggles for praise these days, so I’ll … Continue reading

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Ho Chi Minh City 1 Can Tho 0

Ho Chi Minh City 1 Can Tho 0 (25th Feb 2017) Saigon is the kind of city that slaps you round the head with its noise, traffic and sheer chaos, lets you know it’s more business-like than beautiful, but like … Continue reading

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Da Nang Ground Pics

Sometimes things don’t work out quite as planned. For starters, my first day in Vietnam suffered an immediate blow which meant that while I was having breakfast in the central Vietnamese city of Da Nang, my luggage was still 400 … Continue reading

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Banbury 2 Cambridge City 0

Banbury United 2 Cambridge City 0 (5th February 2017) Although it’s taken an awfully long time to get round to coming here, Banbury’s was one of the first non-league grounds I ever saw. I certainly would have seen Wokingham Town’s … Continue reading

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Clitheroe 0 Kendal 0

Clitheroe 0 Kendal Town 0 (21st January 2017) It has to be said, there are times when I wonder if leaving the house at 8 am, to spend the best part of the next six hours trekking up to the … Continue reading

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Bognor Regis 1 Enfield 1

Bognor Regis Town 1 Enfield 1 (14th Jan 2017) I’ve had better organised football trips. I was planning to go to Brackley v Stockport, until a Saturday morning check of the state of their pitch revealed the fixtures site I’d … Continue reading

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Altrincham 0 Gloucester 1

Altrincham 0 Gloucester City 1 (7th Jan 2017) It may sound weird to say it, but it wasn’t really the lure of watching a cup tie at Old Trafford that tempted me to venture up to Greater Manchester. It was … Continue reading

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Manchester United 4 Reading 0

Manchester United 4 Reading 0 (7th Jan 2017) Queuing up outside the turnstiles, a steward who’d just commented to me about people walking through the queues rather than walking round, was approached be woman. “Have you got the time?” she … Continue reading

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Highmoor IBIS 0 Bracknell 6

Highmoor IBIS 0 Bracknell Town 6 (31st Dec 2016) One of the thoughts I’ve had from time to time is to wonder what I’d do if Reading went bust. And by bust I mean properly bust, with the club wound … Continue reading

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