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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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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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Valencia 0 Real Betis 0

Valencia 0 Real Betis 0 (15th September 2018) One downside of having visited a large number of grounds is the ever decreasing number of them that you still actively really want to get to. The good ones that remain often … Continue reading

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Grantham 4 Barwell 1

Grantham Town 4 Barwell 1 (24th March 2018) A modern ground, based around an athletics track, located on an industrial estate…it didn’t sound too promising, but it was OK actually. I could hardly complain. It was my choice, after all, … Continue reading

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Ossett Albion 3 Clitheroe 0

Ossett Albion 3 Clitheroe 0 (17th March 2018) Bloody cold – that’s the main summary of yesterday’s day out. Braving “snow-mageddon” weather forecasts and newspaper headlines, which all but predicted the start of a new ice age, with polar bears … Continue reading

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Faversham 2 Molesey 1

Faversham Town 2 Molesey 1 (13th January 2018) A late change of plan, mainly due to lethargy and not fancying a long trip up to Ilkeston on a dull and grey day, had me switching to the significantly shorter option … Continue reading

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Totton 0 Taunton 4

AFC Totton 0 Taunton Town 4 (6th January 2018) The cold and a touch of laziness dictated that Totton, about an hour away by car, was about as far as I fancied going this day. A visit to Totton’s ground … Continue reading

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