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splodge
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Aug 11, 2019, 7:41 PM

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Colden Common 1-2 Fleetlands
Hampshire Premier League
No adm, progs available. Seemed a bit strange, next door there was a load of solar panels producing energy, and here they were wasting energy producing a programme.
Att 40


The programme at Common is a good read and a real labour of love from someone who's been involved with the club since the late 1960's and there's probably only 2 or 3 games (midweeks included) a season when a programme isnt available.



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Warwickian
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Aug 11, 2019, 8:29 PM

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Silhill 2 Heather St John's 3
Midland League.Under 21.East

A rare Saturday morning match for me and a chance to visit Sharmans Cross Road in leafy Solihull which is the ground of Birmingham League team Silhill.A basic two pitch ground with the far pitch roped off on one side.This looked the bigger of the two pitches so I assume this is also used for Birmingham League games.
A very entertaining first half saw Heather take an early lead before Silhill took the lead themselves after twenty minutes.The visitors equalised before halftime and grabbed the winner with about five minutes to go.
A decent turn out of 28 including fellow Leamington fan,Craigh. Hot drinks were available in the clubhouse on a very autumnal morning.

Leamington 1 Curzon Ashton 1
National League.North

A match ruined by the high winds blowing around the New Windmill Ground.The Brakes took the lead through a penalty but almost immediately had a man sent off for a second bookable offence.They managed to hold on to the lead until five minutes to go when Curzon got a deserved equaliser.
A poor attendance of 385 which was well down on the crowd of over 600 on the previous Tuesday.The missing couple of hundred made a wise choice by staying away!



Formerly known as Warwick Brake


NeilH
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Aug 11, 2019, 9:03 PM

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Location: Cambridge
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Walthamstow FC 5 Sporting Bengal United 0
FA Cup
A group of us headed down from Cambridge to E17 for a few beers and some footie. Decent ales in The Goose and The Bell on the way to ground from the tube station. My first visit to Wadham Lodge, never even popped in for a look despite one of my work offices being less than a mile from the ground. Very busy place, with games on the full size 4G and games also going on in the small-size courts. The other grass pitch was off-limits due to fungicide on the grass - who plays here? Has cover and lights.
£6 in and £2 for a decent prog. Lots of cover which was handy as we had a downpour in the first half. Bengal started well but within 20 minutes it was pretty much game over. Stow scored twice and Bengal were down to 10 men. A third was added before the break leaving the visitors a mountain to climb. No hot food available which seemed to be a missed opportunity as we were starving at half time.
Bengal gave it a go in the 2nd half but before long Walthamstow back on top and it was a matter of time before they added more. They did, despite missing a pen late on. We all left with a few mins to go as one of our party was keen to get to a pub to watch the Spurs game, and as we walked out the final goal was added.
Liked the ground, and whilst not that many there (guess 90-100?) from what I saw an "up and coming" club in terms of growing their fanbase.
Headed back to The Mabel Tavern near Euston/Kings Cross for a few more decent beers to see the mighty Villa fail to hold off Spurs. An eclectic mix of West Ham, Man City, Huddersfield, Spurs, Liverpool, Villa and Cambridge City fans enjoying the match!


KevinW
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Aug 11, 2019, 9:41 PM

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Premier League
Selhurst Park Stadium – Official Attendance: 25,151

Crystal Palace 0 ………………. Everton 0


Also at this game. Four of the last seven Premier League meetings between these two at Selhurst Park have now ended goalless. However, this was a much better game than last season’s offering.


Shacker
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Aug 11, 2019, 9:52 PM

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FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round
WILLAND ROVERS 2 ST AUSTELL 1
Attendance: 188 (head count)
Admission: 8 quid & £5 concessions
Programme: Team sheet only, informed the programme editor is currently unavailable
Tea Hut Stuff: Tea £1
Parking: Bagged one of the few parking spots adjacent to the gate
Weather: Breezy, long sunny spells, we got a light isolated shower early doors

This tie at at the attractive Silver Street ground looked like it could be an interesting encounter despite Willand from the Southern League Division 1 South plying their trade two divisions above St Austell who play in the South West Peninsula League West.

Willand is a couple of miles up the road from Cullompton. On arrival at the ground you quickly realise there is no car park for spectators so you have to park on the narrow Main Road or find somewhere in the nearby housing estate. Having driven up from Cornwall and getting there an hour before kick off I managed to get one of the half dozen spaces directly adjacent to the entrance gate on the double sized pavement.

I liked Silver Street. Excellent playing surface, spotlessly tidy and a nice mix of both seated and standing accommodation.

Some folk had hardly had a bite of their savoury pasties when Willand went 1-0 up through a Craig Veal header in the second minute. Barely had the St Austell bench communicated Plan B when the impressive Jake Miller majestically guided home a long range hole-in-one from the halfway line, a truly sublime lob that brought back memories of Beckham doing the same at Crystal Palace.

Second half Willand gradually applied a tighter grip on the proceedings but St Austell were still cutting forward with a great deal of menace.

Dean Stamp was a constant threat for Willand up front and he duly got the home sides all important second goal with around 20 minutes remaining. The relief from the locals was obvious.

The St Austell supporters in the crowd were willing their side to snatch the equaliser but Willand just about held out.

A gutsy effort from the Poltair Park Predators of Cornwall who certainly did the South West Peninsula League proud.

On the way out the gate I overheard a mix of home and away supporters muttering that a replay might have been a fairer result?

Cracking cup tie, good luck to Willand in the next round.

A more detailed report along with a selection of photographs are available on the Where's The Tea Hut site.

https://wherestheteahut.blogspot.com/


Hertspireite
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Aug 11, 2019, 9:59 PM

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FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round
South Normanton 5 - 0 Selston, 3 - 0 at HT
Adm £6/4, Programme £1, Tea/ cold drinks £1
Attendance est. HC 90.

A last minute change of plan for the weekend meant I was up in Derbys for the weekend. This match was the closest FA Cup match on offer and turned out to be a good choice. The 2 teams are geographically approx 5 miles apart and both play in the Midland Premier , so very much a local derby. A good turn out for the Selston supporters. There were also some local neutral supporters whose preferred teams were not playing today. The ground has it's own car park for approx 60 cars and was easily filled with people parking on the approaching street as well. There was an overflow car park at The Hub, situated at the turning of Lee's Lane, although with no signs telling the visitors this, it wasn't actually used. A proper turnstile at the gate and the fencing all painted blue in the team colours. A bar with a hard standing area was overlooking the pitch, and a small tea bar 'Shiners Diner' was serving tea and hot food. There was also an open hatch for the team shop.

The home team started as they meant to go on scoring at regular intervals. The frustrations began to show in the second half as Selston had a player sent off. A friendly ground and staff and I shall follow their cup run with interest, although it's unlikely I shall be able to attend any more of their future FA Cup fixtures.



2018 -19 season. 7 new grounds.
2019 -20 season 17 new grounds.
Newest ground visited Sharpenhoe Road, Barton Rovers, Southern League Division 1 Central, Level 4

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intheshire
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Aug 11, 2019, 11:03 PM

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Southern League Premier South
Farnborough 1-4 Poole Town
Adm £12, Att 379

Farnborough probably weren't three goals worse overall but Poole were much more clinical and the home defending left a lot to be desired for the goals. Obviously great to visit Cherrywood Road, as many on here will have done.

The wind played a big part and this game was chosen as the weather looked a bit drier in the south east. Plans for a double in either Kent or Nottingham were shelved in the end. One was enough this Saturday, with a trip to London planned for the Sunday as well.



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Last Ground (228): King George's Field, Corinthian-Casuals (to watch Kingstonian v Bishop's Stortford)

2019-20 - 14 games, 14 new grounds

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rambler77
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Aug 12, 2019, 7:52 AM

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LANE HEAD 3-6 FECKENHAM
(Midland League Division 2)

@ The Red Lion Ground, Somerfield Road, Bloxwich
Adm: £3
Prog: free
Att: 50-60 (guesstimate)

Finally visited this ground which is only an hour from home, and with it completed the top three divisions of the MFL.

Entrance is via the clubhouse and the ground is pretty much one sided. The stand behind the left hand goal is out of bounds.

The game was pretty decent with the visitors being more clinical in front of goal than their hosts. An enjoyable afternoon and good to catch up with a friend of mine from Cheltenham who came up on the train.

102 ground and match photos can be viewed online @ https://rambler77.zenfolio.com/p762640504



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bagman
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Aug 12, 2019, 11:15 AM

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Sky Bet Championship

Middlesbrough (0) 0 v 1 (0) Brentford

Admission £20 OAP, Programme No , Attendance 21,911

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New Grounds Season 2019/2020 = 4
Last New Ground : Corby Town 31st July 2019


villan
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Aug 12, 2019, 1:09 PM

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Decided to head down M5 to Gloucestershire county league action.


Sharpness 2-1 Hanham Athletic ATT h/c 74 ADM free programme £1 donation


Venue Hamfields leisure centre at Berkeley Power Station is a surprisingly attractive rural site with power station buildings out of site on opposite side of complex. There is a clubhouse housing a number of activities with rolls for sale & comfortable seating but no TV. The pitch has a new changing room block behind near goal. Pitch in excellent condition, fully railed but no cover although some large trees may provide some shelter near pitch. Plenty of car parking available. Fortunately although a strong wind prevailed throughout it was not cold & the wet stuff stayed away.
The club are a friendly bunch with Tom Paterson player, manager & secretary helpful in pre match call & directing me to clubhouse for programmes & others helpful in directing me to a sports bar to watch Villa game post match. The game was entertaining in 1st half although I thought wind won the battle after break as it got stronger & both sides tired. Hosts opened scoring on 20 after a fine move out wide right enabled ball to be hit home from close in. Lead was doubled on 41 from a penalty. Visitors got 1 back from the spot also on 73. The 2nd half was a bit scrappy as wind took it's toll but hosts saw game out & deserved the points. Good company from 2 parts of the ex Wolverhampton mafia one of whom resplendent in his Blackpool jacket & the other a very spritely looking 77 year old.



End 2018-19, Total Grounds 1427

New grounds 2019-20. 21


Syd
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Aug 12, 2019, 1:30 PM

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10.08.19
Mtfc 2 (1) Maynard (39), Rose (72). Preston red card (82)
MFC 2 (2) lavelle (4), Alessandra (21)
Field Mill / One Call Stadium
🕒15:00
League 2
ticket £11(discount membership)
Programme £3
Att: 4,465
Weather: Strong wind, Sunny,Rain showers heavy at times throughout the game.

1st half: MTFC kicking towards North Stand, MFC Towards Quarry lane. Morecambe TOOK kick off.

Min silence before start of game.

4 min, Goal MFC Lavelle
21 min Goal MFC Allesandra
28 Min 60 yard freekick MFC onto crossbar, mtfc goalkeeper Logan well off line watched it over his head onto crossbar. Could / should've been 3-0
41 Mon Goal MTFC Maynard
HT 1-2

2ND HALF.

MTFC kicking towards Quarry lane & kick.off
MFC kicking towards North Stand

72 Min Goal MTFC Rose
82 Red card, Preston clear red.

67:MFC Sub o'Sullivan off Cranston On
76:MFC Sub Tutte OFF Kenyon ON, Stockton OFF Miller ON
84:Mtfc Sub Maynard OFF Sweeney ON
87:Mtfc Sub Rose OFF Cook ON

FT 2-2

MOM: Rose

2019/20
Games attented: 1
New Grounds: 0
Games since last 0-0 : n/a
Goals : 4



2018/19
Games: 21
New Grounds: 6
Goals: 21
0-0's: 1
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2019/20
Games: 10
New grounds: 3(newest: Barry Town Utd Jenner Park Barry Wales)
Goals: 31
0-0's: 0


youngster
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Aug 12, 2019, 2:10 PM

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Colden Common 1-2 Fleetlands
Hampshire Premier League
No adm, progs available. Seemed a bit strange, next door there was a load of solar panels producing energy, and here they were wasting energy producing a programme.
Att 40


The programme at Common is a good read and a real labour of love from someone who's been involved with the club since the late 1960's and there's probably only 2 or 3 games (midweeks included) a season when a programme isnt available.

It looked quite nice and I recall getting a nice one from the old ground donkeys years ago, for a second I was tempted, but then the eco warrior in me took over.


aicwhu
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Aug 12, 2019, 3:32 PM

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Eco warrior?

How many miles travelled to get to the game presumably by car?

andrew c


nico
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Aug 12, 2019, 5:06 PM

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West Yorkshire League, Division Two

Leeds Modernians 1 {50' ~ officially a GK own goal}
Huddersfield YMCA 0

Very wet, very windy, lucky to see a game, lucky to see a goal. All 3 sports' grass surfaces were absolutely saturated - cricket was abandoned soon after I arrived, rugby wasn't playing but had a little covered stand and dugouts, football had neither so I had to seek shelter from the elements under the trees or by the raised advertising boards!
Just 4 needed now to complete the WYL.
253 since a 0-0



One moment's high and glory rolls on by


Chris1963
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Aug 12, 2019, 9:50 PM

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FA Cup, Extra Preliminary Round, 3 pm

Lichfield City 3 Highgate United 2 (H/T 2-1)

Entry - £5

Programme - £1 (16 page issue)

Crowd - 95 (official figure, looked accurate)

If the weather in Scotland had been much better, I might have gone there but it was far too wet there for my liking. I did also consider Athersley Rec but I did not want to take any risks with the heavy rain forecast for the north. Solent University was another potential new tick (I am glad they have changed their name from Team Solent) but the gale force winds on the south coast deterred me from going. Eventually I decided on Lichfield City as this was in an area which looked set to avoid the worst of the wind and rain. Having said this, they do have a 3G pitch and ideally I should have left it for a wetter spell in winter.

So it was 'Groundhog Day' for me as, for the second consecutive Saturday, I caught the 07.46 train from Euston and alighted at Lichfield Trent Valley. (I had used this station the previous Saturday to catch a bus to Burton-on-Trent for the two games at Peel Croft and to save money in the process.) Arriving at 09.20 may sound ridiculous for a game kicking off at 3 pm just 20 minutes walk from the station but the bargain rail fare that was offered to me by travelling out this early was the deciding factor. I spent the morning having a look around the town centre and visiting the birthplace of Dr Samuel Johnson, which is now a museum with free entry.

Lichfield City play at the 'McDonalds Community Stadium' which is not the sort of stadium name you would want to enter in your records. To be fair though, this sponsorship has provided the ground with some very smart litter bins that are red and yellow with caging on the top and which have the club's name engraved on them. The ground was somewhat better than I had expected, being very compact and with elevated viewing for spectators on three sides. This takes the form of steep grass banking along one side and behind one goal. The other side has a raised tarmac bank upon which two small kit stands - one seated and one terraced - have been placed. There is a large brick clubhouse/dressing-room building behind the other goal and a wooden covered standing area is attached to this building. An unusual feature is that one of the floodlight pylons is situated outside the ground, in Brownsfield Road, due to the closeness of this road to the ground's perimeter.

The wind, although strong, did not affect the game too much and in fact the winning goal was scored by Lichfield in the 72nd minute when they were playing into the wind. I had booked the 18.13 train back to London from Lichfield Trent Valley, and naturally I was annoyed when I found it had been cancelled due to signal problems. I had to travel back via Birmingham instead, although at least I can look forward to a refund of the £5.30 I paid for the return portion.


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penny banner
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Aug 13, 2019, 9:15 AM

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How many miles travelled to get to the game presumably by car?

andrew c




Youngster genuinely believes that driving over 300 miles to watch a football match he is helping to save the planet by not buying a programme when he gets there. (I don't have a car but do buy programmes, does that make me a bad person?)


bmavfc
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Aug 13, 2019, 1:15 PM

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Peterborough Sports 1 Rushall Olympic 1
Penalty converted by each team in a even contest and I think a decent point for sports against a team that finished 8th last season,nice to see a few away fans make the trip over too.
If anybody is planning a trip by car this year,the car park is free but you have to put your number plate details into a terminal situated at the bar in the social club.


dottirofhod
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Aug 13, 2019, 1:28 PM

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Shame on you Penny.





July 1, 2019 to June 30,2020 = 87 / 75 / 12 / inc 3 x 0-0's. (You know my rules) @ 14 / 10 / 2019.
2019/20. Benelux = Bel = 0-0-0-(I(MUI-I)-0-0)-(0-2-1-1)/ Lux = 0-2 / Neth = 0-0-0-(1 - 2) Others France = 0-0 / Germany =0-0-0 / Italy =0-1(Act 2- Frosinone new)./ Iberia = P = 0-0 & S = 0-0.

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Workington FC
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Aug 13, 2019, 1:32 PM

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FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round
March Town United 2 Norwich United 1
Admission £5
Programme £1 (Barnes Print)
Attendnace 130

A mini giant killing here with Premier Division Norwich United going down against their first division opponents. Not a bad game despite the blustery conditions in East Anglia.

Nice and positive to see some ground development work
taking place at the GER ground. On my last visit a couple of seasons ago there was only access to two sides of the ground. Now all four sides are open. New hard standing has gone down behind one of the goals along with the foundations for a basic two step covered enclosure. Along the opposite side of the ground to the main stand - the old tin shelter has had a coat of paint and there is also new hard standing too. Although this side isn't the best for watching due to the dug outs and a videoing scaffolding tower obscuring the view. The old stand is as splendid as ever and open.

It was quite full in the clubhouse so I didn't bother with drinks and also the food hatch outside was the same.


davidjay
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Aug 13, 2019, 4:34 PM

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MFL division three
Coventry Plumbing 5 Welland 1
Att: 52 (seemed a lot less)
Add: £2 (more on that later)
No programme.

A word of advice if you've never been here before - Gypsy Lane is unmarked off the main road and you can easily go past it if you're unwary (or go past twice if you're an idiot).

Anyway, arrive, park up and in. Although it's signed as £2 admission there's no-one to take the money and nobody who looks like it might be their job. The ground has had a lot of work done; it's got hard standing on all sides and a stand with around 120 seats. There's still work being done and it's a pity that the pitch, although in otherwise good condition, could charitably be described as uneven.

Plumbing were in control of the match from the off. They scored after half an hour, conceded an equaliser almost immediately the got another before half-time. The second half was one-way with three more goals for the home side, who looked a class above this level, albeit against newcomers to the league.

The bar is still being completed so the only refreshment choices on offer were non-alcoholic drinks, plus crisps. It's a tidy ground and one I can see myself returning to even if the locals seemed a bit wary of strangers. Nothing too unfriendly but my attempts at talking to a couple were rebuffed with one word answers so I moved on.

And finally - the signs for admission said this was an FA ruling and not the club's choice. I wasn't aware of this; can anyone shed any light?


totallyuntamed
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Aug 14, 2019, 8:04 AM

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National League Solihull Moors 2 Aldershot Town 1 Season ticket duty. Attendance 1109.
A much tougher match than Tuesday for the Moors with a spirited Aldershot outfit pushing them all the way. Two more penalties awarded to the Moors who have had at least one in every game so far this season. First one was missed and the second one scored.
A couple of points: the lower tier of the new stand was still not quite ready but will be in use for the Ebbsfleet game on Saturday; some of the upper tier is still having seats fitted, although the central sections were being utilised.
Many years ago Birmingham City's training ground was in Damson Lane and Solihull Schools FA of which I was at various times secretary and chairman used it for ESFA Trophy matches. There is no sign of any football ground even having been there now - I went past on the upper deck of the excellent X12 service on my way back to Birmingham International Station.



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jrev61
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Aug 14, 2019, 9:05 AM

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Eco warrior?

How many miles travelled to get to the game presumably by car?

andrew c




Youngster genuinely believes that driving over 300 miles to watch a football match he is helping to save the planet by not buying a programme when he gets there. (I don't have a car but do buy programmes, does that make me a bad person?)


How would not buying a programme help the planet anyway? The programmes had already been printed when he got there. All he did was deny a small amount of revenue to the club.



jrev61


youngster
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Aug 14, 2019, 11:57 AM

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How many miles travelled to get to the game presumably by car?

andrew c


Don't usually bother replying to one of the "don't like football only like new grounds and progs brigade", but I just love it when something like YOU is totally off the mark and makes himself look a fool.

5.8 miles (each way) as I was staying with the wife at a local hotel.
Couldn't get much more environmentally friendly than that, could I?? And I would love to travel by public transport, but even with a railcard it costs an absolute bloody fortune!!!!


aicwhu
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Aug 14, 2019, 12:59 PM

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Thank you for taking the time to answer my post.

My point of course was that you , and me and the rest of us burn tons of fossil fuel charging around the country to indulge our hobby.

In isolation nothing wrong with that but it certainly does not make us eco-warriors anymore than not buying a programme does.

Still I hope you had a good stay in your hotel and enjoyed your trip away - no hard feelings for calling me a fool. I will let others be the judge in that regard.

Finally all the best with your health issues

andrew c


Leyther_Matt
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Aug 14, 2019, 3:30 PM

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Location: Leigh, Lancashire
Team(s): Hibernian, Bolton Wanderers, Atherton Collieries & Leigh Centurions RL

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Re: [noprogs] Saturday 10th August 2019 [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

SkyBet League One
Bolton Waderers 0 Coventry City 0
Admission £20
Attendance 8,901 (including 1,915 visitors)


It's been mentioned elsewhere about Bolton's ongoing problems, but this one took it to another level with the remaining senior players unavailable - by their own choice or otherwise, nobody really knows - and replaced by a side with an average age of under 19 years. That the scores finished level was beyond remarkable, though Coventry might point to three disallowed 'goals', a couple of them being particularly late offside goals, with the first in particular only seeing the flag raised after the goalscorer had been announced and the sides were lining up to restart the game!

The kids were justifiably cheered to the rafters by a crowd who were only able to buy tickets in a window lasting less than 24 hours, starting just 28 hours before kick off - the sort of thing that would be considerable remarkable elsewhere but is just par for the course with BWFC at the minute!

Entry was largely by [email protected] tickets (I scanned my barcode straight from my phone without a problem), while the ticket office staff deserve massive credit for dealing with such a small window of sales, especially with the ongoing anxiety they must be feeling about their own employment. Free parking on the retail park as always and home within half an hour of leaving the ground.

Plenty of twists and turns to come over the next few weeks, no doubt.

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