Category Archives: World

North Ferriby 0 Marine 2

North Ferriby United 0 Marine 2 (5th January 2019) There are problems with having been to a large number of grounds, but perhaps the biggest is the diminishing number of grounds within easy striking distance. Going to most of these … Continue reading

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Burgess Hill 2 Worthing 1

Burgess Hill 2 Worthing 1 (26th December 2018) Boxing Day double-header part two saw us make the short 30 mile trip from Eastbourne to Burgess Hill, albeit one that involved taking “the pretty route” due to the A27 being nose … Continue reading

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Eastbourne Town 5 Eastbourne United 0

Eastbourne Town 5 Eastbourne United Association 0 (26th December 2018) Traditionally Boxing Day was always football’s “derby day”, when local rivals would play each other for local bragging rights, and crowds would swell way above normal. In the professional game … Continue reading

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Feyenoord 0 Fortuna Sittard 2

Feyenoord 0 Fortuna Sittard 2 (16th December 2018) After the cold of Alkmaar the previous evening, and even snow later on, Rotterdam was almost pleasingly mild, albeit blanketed in thick fog. Mind you, with the city centre being ravaged during … Continue reading

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AZ 2 Excelsior 1

Alkmaar Zaanstreek ’67 2 Excelsior 1 (15th December 2018) I’ve been to Alkmaar before to watch a game, but the previous time was way back in 2001, at Alkmaar’s old Alkmaardehout ground, a 9000 seater place that wouldn’t have looked … Continue reading

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Carlisle 1 Forest Green 2

Carlisle United 1 Forest Green Rovers 2 (24th November 2018) Getting up at 6.30 am, with the prospect of spending nearly 6 hours driving up to the edge of Scotland, to watch a football match between two teams I don’t … Continue reading

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Newtown 1 TNS 1

Newtown 1 The New Saints of Oswestry Town & Llansantffraid (27/10/2018) A quirky ground, hilly views, and a dodgy sat-nav thinking I’d prefer a scenic route brought me to Newtown in the middle of Wales, a place that felt so … Continue reading

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Spennymoor 5 Ashton 0

Spennymoor 5 Ashton United 0 (13th October 2018) I can’t say I enjoy getting up at 6.30 on a day off, knowing I have to drive 40 minutes to the house of a friend even before starting a five hour … Continue reading

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Hercules 0 Teruel 2

Hércules de Alicante 0 CD Teruel 2 (23rd September 2018) Following on from my staying Valencia, and three nights in Benidorm which I’ll put down as “an experience”, I arrived in Alicante, not entirely sure of how many games I … Continue reading

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Xativa 4 Novelda 3

  CD Olimpic de Xàtiva 4 Novelda CF 3 (16th September 2018) With my trip to Valencia arranged, the next step was to find some other games to go to during my nine-day trip. With Valencia playing on the Saturday, … Continue reading

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