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Groundhopping: An Evening in Kashiwa
19:00 Tuesday 20th March 2018

Groundhopping in Japan is just as fun as it sounds. Your Suica card can take you far and wide across the bountiful country and to many football stadia. The grounds are in great supply and with the season back until the end of the year, it’s…

Groundhopping: Saitama Stadium 2002
13:00 Saturday 6th January 2018

My last adventure to the Ajinomoto was nice, but international football just didn’t offer the same level of excitement that I’m accustomed to with the club game. Since moving to Japan, I’ve undoubtedly picked a side to follow…

Visiting the Ajinomoto Stadium
16:00 Wednesday 27th December 2017

The EAFF E-1 Championship, if the name alone doesn’t get you excited – I’m not sure what will. Okay, okay, this minor tournament might not be the pinnacle of footballing prowess but still an evening of entertainment. My ticket…

Columbus Crew now the moving variety?
16:00 Sunday 29th October 2017

With his club in the thick of the MLS playoffs, Columbus Crew owner Anthony Precourt confirmed he was planning to relocate his franchise to Texas. Even though I was born and live stateside, I prefer European football to North American sport.…

This Is My Club
Visiting the Emirates: Arsenal vs. Doncaster Rovers
09:15 Thursday 28th September 2017

A rare evening out in North London, watching my beloved Arsenal football club. But how does the Emirates compare to the other stadia I've visited? First of all, this article is somewhat different to other articles I've written of this nature.…

League Two
Visiting the Proact stadium – Chesterfield F.C. vs. Coventry City
16:00 Monday 4th September 2017

With little to do over international break and having last Saturday off work, I took to the Proact Stadium for entertainment. The bountiful riches of the South Yorkshire/East Midlands divide and their local football team could only offer me…

Non League
South Shields, Scarborough Athletic: Non League sides sharing EFL aspirations
12:00 Thursday 31st August 2017

South Shields and Scarborough Athletic have long been non league nomads. Home again, both would now like to spend time in the Football League. Recently returned to their home town after a 10-year absence, Scarborough Athletic hosted South Shields…

Non League
Low attendance concerns Gateshead FC despite decent Bank Holiday crowd
12:00 Wednesday 30th August 2017

Football League promotion is an annual target for Gateshead FC. Yet, the National League outfit isn't drawing the necessary crowds to support its effort. Three years ago, Gateshead were beaten 2-1 by Cambridge in the Conference playoff final…

League Two
Newport County return to new Rodney Parade pitch in style
15:00 Tuesday 29th August 2017

When Newport County hosted matches at Rodney Parade last season, the pitch often resembled a ploughed field. Not anymore. Upon returning to a newly laid surface, County extended their unbeaten League Two start with a flourish.Playing possession…

A day out at Meadow Lane
14:00 Saturday 29th July 2017

The Nottingham Derby, as previously documented an unusual encounter between two sides from the East Midlands. I visited the game last week and enjoyed it. But what's Meadow Lane like, was it a dull pre-season friendly or a ferocious game of…

Premier League
Premier League football grounds and their development plans
09:30 Friday 19th May 2017

If you were watched the Tottenham vs Manchester United game earlier this month, you could not have missed that it was the final game at White Hart Lane. Tottenham have had plans to move into a new stadium, but on their current site. As the…

Visiting the Stadio San Paolo
14:02 Tuesday 16th May 2017

I recently took a vacation to the exciting Italian city of Naples, home to Pizza, Limoncello and of course SSC Napoli. With the team playing at home during my time in Campania, it seemed only fitting to visit 1990 world cup venue, the Stadio…

My Trip to the City Ground
12:15 Saturday 7th January 2017

For Christmas, I treated my dad to tickets to see his favoured football team – Nottingham Forest. It was my first visit to see the ‘Original Reds'; and it was certainly not one I'll forget. My father never forced football upon me, we didn't…

Stand up if you want terraces back
13:05 Thursday 13th October 2016

The recent troubles experienced at West Ham's new home, The London Stadium, have brought sharply into focus an issue that since 1994-95 has always been present but rarely reported on, that of the persistent standing of fans in seated areas.…

As West Ham say goodbye to 112 years at Upton Park, here are the stories behind 5 other clubs who re-located from their original homes
10:28 Wednesday 18th May 2016

My own club Norwich, for example, re-located to Carrow Road in 1935 after 30 years at the Nest, a wholly inadequate ground that was built into the sides of an old quarryLeicester CityOld Ground: Filbert Street, record attendance (47,298)Last…