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February 2020

Saturday 1st February 2020Sky Bet EFL League 2 Swindon Town 2 Eoin Doyle 20, Hallam Hope 45+2 Exeter City 1 Randell Williams 34 Referee:- Kevin Johnson. ……………………………………………Attendance:- 13,095Admission:- OMGDS £17.00 (£25). …………………………….Programme:- £3.00The last time I was at The County Ground was for a Premier League match in 1993. Swindon drew 2-2 that day with […]

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August 2019

Touchline Shouting Touchline shouting, that’s all I ever hear, I’m so confused and filled with fear. I’m only ten years old and football should be fun, But with all this noise I don’t know which way to run. “Get back in defence!” my manager shouts. Dad shouts, “Get up front and deal with these louts!” […]

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November 2016

In honour of my first visit to Larkhall Athletic, and in remembrance of fallen soldiers from The Great War, I re-produce this poem was which part of the official programme for their match against AFC Totton (see below). The Lark From Wrath-red dawn to wrath-red dawn The guns have brayed without abate; And now the […]

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Whatever The Weather

Now Winter Nights Enlarge by Thomas Campion Now winter nights enlarge This number of their hours; And clouds their storms discharge Upon the airy towers. Let now the chimneys blaze And cups o’erflow with wine, Let well-tuned words amaze With harmony divine. Now yellow waxen lights Shall wait on honey love While youthful revels, masques, […]

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November

November No sun – no moon! No morn – no noon – No dawn – no dusk – no proper time of day. No warmth, no cheerfulness, no healthful ease, No comfortable feel in any member – No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees, No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds! – November! […]

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From Sphinx to Malaga

And both that morning equally lay In leaves no step had trodden black. Oh, I marked the first for another day! Yet knowing how way leads on to way I doubted if I should ever come back. (from ‘The Road Not Taken’ by Robert Frost)   Monday 7th January 2013 Baker Joiner Midland Alliance k.o.:- […]

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Holiday Jinx

Holiday Jinx Decided to take in a week’s holiday in a cottage just outside Colne, Lancashire, at a place a little indelicately named Foulridge. We had rented a cottage called “Toad Hall”, although the only connection with toads was a small stone effigy outside the front door. I had hoped that I might get five […]

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