Hampton’s time in the playoffs came to an end this weekend at Ebbsfleet Utd. Given as how the club was given its place in the playoffs by the ground standards of others, I guess that’s no real surprise. However, the reaction of some of the Ebbsfleet supporters on social media after the match set my […]
Its been a long summer and the football season is back, and its getting earlier and earlier! I can still recall the days when the season began on the final weekend of August or the first weekend in September, leaving a small overlap between the cricket season and the football one. For most, the sign […]
On Saturday 23rd April, at about 4.55pm, the air in TW12 was filled by an almighty roar as the shrill blasts of referee Stephen Bates’ whistle signalled the end of a season that had brought success in the Ryman Premier League to a small SW London football club. Hampton & Richmond Borough had just earned […]
Following the likes of Hull City for the years I have, it has sort of left me suspicious and a little wary of any success. For a long time, the supporters of the Tigers’ level of expectation was to be mid-table, win a cup game or two and not have financial issues! Their first promotion to […]
Thursday night’s decision by Merton Council to approve AFC Wimbledon’s plans for a new stadium on Plough Lane increases the prospect of their current tenants, Kingstonian FC, having to move out of the Borough of Kingston completely. Indeed it is not so fanciful to say that it also raises questions if the club could even […]
Every team has its heroes; Suarez at Liverpool, Yaya Toure at Man City, Huddlestone at Hull City to name but a few. Down at Beveree, it’s the Twins… Dave Tarpey and Charlie Moone. Born on the same day, in the same hospital and friends since childhood, plus with a definite facial similarity that has confused […]
Saturday was spent travelling to Billericay to watch the mighty Beavers pull off a good win against the Blues. Here’s the game as I saw it… Being involved at a football club, you get around a bit. Sometimes I’ve forgotten exactly where I have been to watch football… http://www.footballgroundmap.com/roboverfield Now I remember… I think.
As football is a big part of my life out of the office, I’ve decide to branch out into sharing my thoughts and views about the beautiful game. You may well disagree, hope you do, but share it, I like banter! Some of it will descend into life around Hampton & Richmond Borough FC, aka […]