Chesham United

Saturday 31st October 2020, 1500 Kick Off Chesham United FC vs Whyteleafe FC The Build Up With the threat of another lockdown leaked to the press on Friday evening, I – along with many other non-league fans – awoke on Saturday morning in the knowledge that this could be the last chance to get to... Continue Reading →

Hayes & Yeading United

Saturday 17th October 2020, 1500 Kick Off Hayes & Yeading United FC vs Truro City FC The Build Up With the sad demise of Macclesfield Town, the National League divisions are running a team light this season, meaning that the National League South has only 21 teams.  As a result, each side will have two... Continue Reading →

Hyde United

Tuesday 29th September 2020, 1945 Kick Off Hyde United FC vs FC United of Manchester The Build Up Every so often, like many of us, I am compelled by my job to travel away for mandated First Aid training and such like, and in the last week of September, I found myself once again boarding... Continue Reading →

Met Police FC

Saturday 30th November 2019, 1500 Kick Off Met Police FC vs Chesham United FC The Build Up A month away from football is too long, and it really gives you time to think.  I’ve spent that time ruminating on my career, my family, the casserole of nonsense we call a Prime Minister, and all manner... Continue Reading →

Metropolitan Police

Saturday 26th October 201A9, 1500 Kick Off Metropolitan Police FC vs Tilbury FC The Build Up It’s been quite an October in the GRT household.  An incredible honeymoon in Japan saw myself and the new Mrs Grass Roots Tourist get to two Rugby World games, and a J-League fixture (Gamba Osaka vs Kawasaki Frontale), but... Continue Reading →

Carshalton Athletic

Monday 26th August 2019, 1500 Kick Off Carshalton Athletic FC vs Leatherhead FC The Build Up Part two of a sweltering Bank Holiday saw me jumping on the 413 bus from Gander Green Lane to the Sutton Civic Centre, and then onwards on the S1 to Carshalton Athletic vs Leatherhead.  After years of commuting on... Continue Reading →

Taunton Town

Wednesday 14th August 2019, 1945 Kick Off Taunton Town FC vs Yate Town FC The Build Up It’s August.  It’s the beginning of the football season.  It’s the height of summer.  Which obviously means that the UK is enjoying weather warnings, high winds and more rain than the Amazon.  In the midst of this classic... Continue Reading →

Evo-Stik Premier South Play Off Final

Monday 6th May, 1500 Kick Off Metropolitan Police FC vs Poole Town FC The Build Up After last week’s visit to Imber Court for Evo Stik Southern League Premier Division South Play Off Semi Final (and breathe) Bank Holiday Monday saw me back there for a match without the Semi (stop sniggering at the back). ... Continue Reading →

Evo-Stik Premier South Play Off Semi Final

Wednesday 1st May 2019, 1945 Kick Off Metropolitan Police FC vs Salisbury FC The Build Up With the regular season done and dusted, non-league football had moved into the most exciting stage – Play Offs.  With the Play Offs comes heartbreak, joy, agony and ecstasy, but most importantly, the chance to watch a match with... Continue Reading →

Gosport Borough

Monday 22nd April 2019, 1500 Kick Off Gosport Borough FC vs Wimborne Town FC The Build Up The second half of my Easter Weekend double header saw me again heading south out of London with my fiancé.  This time, however, she was coming too, having seen that even non-league football was preferable to twenty mile... Continue Reading →

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