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Stocksbridge Park Steels 2 Irlam 3

Stocksbridge Park Steels 2 Irlam Town 3 (24th August 2019) Nice weather, nice ground, nice scenery, nice number of goals…a tick in the box for them all. OK, I’ll gloss over an eight hour round trip in a car that … Continue reading

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Tottenham 1 Inter 1

Tottenham Hotspur 1 Internazionale 1 (Inter won 4-3 on pens) (4th August 2019) Another new ground, or is it? Just how far does a clubs need to move for the stadium to count as a move rather than a rebuild? … Continue reading

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Lord’s. Australia v New Zealand

Australia 243-9 New Zealand 157 all out (29th June 2019) For the third Saturday in a row I found myself trekking into London, for my second match of this Cricket World Cup, for another match featuring Australia, but this time … Continue reading

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The Oval. Australia v Sri Lanka

Australia 334-7 Sri Lanka 247 all out (Cricket World Cup, 15th June 2019) This was not my first trip to The Oval. I’d been here seven years previously, although that visit was for an Aussie Rules exhibition match. This time … Continue reading

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Slough 3 Reading Yth 1

Slough Town 3 Reading Youth 1 (B&B Cup Final, 6th May 2019) In footballing terms, this won’t go down as my most successful Bank Holiday weekend. I went to three games, and in those games the teams I wanted to … Continue reading

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Bracknell 0 Cheshunt 3

Bracknell Town 0 Cheshunt 3 (4th May 2019) I should probably have stayed away. I have a terrible record in play-off finals, both with Reading, and as a neutral. I have an even worse record watching my home town club, … Continue reading

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Arminia Bielefeld 1 Ingolstadt 3

DSC Arminia Bielefeld 1 – 3 FC Ingolstadt 04 (21st April 2019) It’s fair to say that not many tourists come to Bielefeld. In fact there’s a not entirely serious conspiracy theory in Germany that Bielefeld doesn’t actually exist, as … Continue reading

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Preußen Münster 1 Sonnenhof Großaspach 0

SC Preußen Münster 1 Sonnenhof Großaspach 0 (20th April 2019) I wasn’t planning on being in Germany over Easter, but a lack of value on flights to alternative places didn’t give me many options. Even my options within Germany itself … Continue reading

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Dorking Wanderers 3 Worthing 0

Dorking Wanderers 3 Worthing 0 (6th April 2019) Two tips if you ever go to watch Dorking Wanderers. Firstly, don’t try to get into the car park near the ground unless you get there very early. You’ll just join a … Continue reading

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PTT Rayong 2 Samut Prakan 1

PTT Rayong 2 Samut Prakan City 1 (10th March 2019) Last year I claimed, with a just about reasonable degree of plausibility, that I opted for a few days in Thailand’s “lively” resort of Pattaya as it offered the prospect … Continue reading

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