Category Archives: World

Darwen 2 Runcorn Town 2

Darwen 2 Runcorn Town 2 (12th November 2017) Football fans can be an absurdly nostalgic and sentimental bunch. Little more so than regarding the early years of football, where fans have a strange attachment to the early pioneers of the … Continue reading

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Lye 0 Stourport 1

Lye Town 0 Stourport Swifts 1 (4th November 2017) With it being my turn to drive, and the prospect of a long trip north next weekend, this was something of a wimp out option, with trips to Goole, Grantham, Corby … Continue reading

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Brackley 3 Blyth 1

Brackley Town 3 Blyth Spartans 1 (21st October 2017) Going to non-league football, there’s a moment where you know the weather has turned, going from pleasant to not pleasant as the winter nears. Each fan probably has their own yardstick, … Continue reading

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Fiorentina 1 Atalanta 1

Fiorentina 1 Atalanta 1 (24th September 2017) In truth I was getting a little sick of trains. I’d been on far too many in the last week and a half. Not just from Venice to Genoa, to Pisa and then … Continue reading

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Perugia 1 Frosinone 0

Perugia 1 Frosinone 0 (23rd September 2017) One of the difficulties of arranging this trip was the extraordinary amount of time it takes for the football authorities in Italy to release the fixtures. In England, not far after the middle … Continue reading

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Genoa 1 Chievo 1

Genoa 1 Chievo Verona 1 (20th September 2017) The award for the world’s least busy metro system, surely, must go to Genoa’s. It doesn’t matter what time of day you use it, if there are more than five people on … Continue reading

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Spezia 1 Novara 0

Spezia 1 Novara 0 (19th September 2017) It was something of a first, being wished “Happy Birthday” by the young woman in the Spezia ticket booth, as she entered my passport details onto my ticket for the game. There can’t … Continue reading

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Chievo 1 Atalanta 1

Chievo Verona 1 Atalanta 1 (17th September 2017) I hadn’t planned on going to Verona. My intention was to go to the city of Ferrara and see SPAL v Cagliari. SPAL’s ground is quite small though, and a total absence … Continue reading

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Venezia 0 Spezia 0

Venezia 0 Spezia 0 (15th September 2017) I really thought I’d love Venice. It always looked such a beautiful place in photographs, full of charm and history. Unfortunately I visited a Venice under near permanent grey skies, with bursts of … Continue reading

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Lincoln 4 Carlisle 1

Lincoln City 4 Carlisle United 1 (26th August 2017) After a very long trip to Lancaster the previous weekend, the temptation to have a Saturday “off” was quite strong. However, the forecast for good weather made me fancy a proper … Continue reading

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