Huddersfield away is one of my favourite trips of the season. In fact, Huddersfield away, is just one of my favourite trips full stop, and a very underrated one at that. So why do I enjoy going there so much? Many reasons. Firstly, it nestles in the foothills of the Pennines, just over the border…… Continue reading 18/2/23 Huddersfield Town V Blues. The Wrong Kind Of Colin.
11/2/23 Bamber Bridge V Gainsborough Trinity, Northern Premier League Premier Division. The Holey Trinity Bridges The Gap.
Originally, I’d got a ground hop at Charnock Richard planned. I’d already asked my nephew David if he’d wanted to join me, and if he fancied me stopping the night. That way, I’d be able to spend a bit longer with him, and get to see not only his missus Steph, but my great niece…… Continue reading 11/2/23 Bamber Bridge V Gainsborough Trinity, Northern Premier League Premier Division. The Holey Trinity Bridges The Gap.
10/2/23 Blues V West Bromwich Albion. Double Take.
With yet another Friday evening game, it at least meant another Saturday ground hop to look forward to. Even if it wasn’t going to be the one I’d originally penciled in. I wonder if it’s why they call it ‘pencilling in’. You pencil something in and then find yourself having to change your plans. By…… Continue reading 10/2/23 Blues V West Bromwich Albion. Double Take.
4/2/23 Swansea City V Blues. The Missing Act Of Swan Late.
With Jinksy in Scotland, Jk in Ireland and Daryl working, England would be a quiet place to be. A depleted bunch of us ale trailers headed over the border into Wales. Because of train strike disruption, we’d missed out on Cardiff away, so this would be our first and only venture into the right way…… Continue reading 4/2/23 Swansea City V Blues. The Missing Act Of Swan Late.
28/1/23 Blackburn Rovers V Blues, F.A.Cup 4th Round. Rover And Not Quite Out.
After getting passed the vegan carrot munchers in the last round, we had our fingers, toes and everything else we could cross, crossed for a good draw. It wasn’t to be, we were given the equivalent of a pair of socks at Christmas. Blackburn away. I’m not saying Blackburn is the worst for real ale,…… Continue reading 28/1/23 Blackburn Rovers V Blues, F.A.Cup 4th Round. Rover And Not Quite Out.
21/1/23 Blues V Preston North End. Weather Loons, Or Just Loons?
Home games can become too routine. Away games are never a problem, because the whole day is different, but home games can get stale. Same pubs in the same order. Although that was never the case with the old Anchor days, that was because the pub was so good. Unfortunately, since then, there’s been nowhere…… Continue reading 21/1/23 Blues V Preston North End. Weather Loons, Or Just Loons?
14/1/23 Bristol City V Blues. A Bouncing Pair.
No. The subheading doesn’t allude to what you think it does. You’re reading ‘A Bouncing Pair’ and ‘Bristol’ and just linking the two things together. I honestly didn’t realise how perverted you lot were. Carry on reading and you’ll find out it’s entirely innocent. Sorry to disappoint. You’ll just have to get your smut from…… Continue reading 14/1/23 Bristol City V Blues. A Bouncing Pair.
7/1/23 Darlaston Town (1874) V Market Drayton Town, Midland Football League Premier Division. Green, Blue And Black.
As soon as the 3rd round F.A.Cup draw was made, and I discovered who Blues would be playing, I instantly knew I wouldn’t be going to it. I’ve been to Forest Green Rovers and that was before I learned more about the autocratic, vegan dictator that owns them. Dale Vince, Vince Dale or whatever his…… Continue reading 7/1/23 Darlaston Town (1874) V Market Drayton Town, Midland Football League Premier Division. Green, Blue And Black.
2/1/23 Blues V Middlesbrough. Pick And Mix.
Where’s the holiday gone? I’d one last day of freedom before embarking on yet another year of wind and grind down the metaphorical salt mine that is work. With Jinksy heading up to the Weegie for the ‘Old Firm’ game, the rest of us had plans to watch its early kickoff in a pub somewhere.…… Continue reading 2/1/23 Blues V Middlesbrough. Pick And Mix.
30/12/22 Blues V Hull City, Hull And Damned Nation.
Firstly, what day is it? I’m only asking because I haven’t got a clue. I know it doesn’t take a great lot to confuse me the rest of the year, but Christmas and New year really does mess me around. Chuck in Sky Sports coverage, and it becomes even more disorientating than usual. With Christmas…… Continue reading 30/12/22 Blues V Hull City, Hull And Damned Nation.