Newcastle United U23

Monday 27th October 2019, 1900 KO Newcastle United U23 vs Middlesbrough U23 The build up Being based in the south, and without either the inclination or the budget to travel that far to watch football, I rarely get to see matches in the north of the country, so when work takes me up that way,... 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 →

Sutton Common Rovers

Monday 26th August 2019, 1130 Kick Off Sutton Common Rovers FC vs Banstead Athletic FC The Build Up I’m sure there are some people out there who don’t spend their Bank Holidays watching non-league football, but I can only assume they wish they were.  After a Saturday watching Plymouth Argyle move to second in the... Continue Reading →

Porthleven AFC

Wednesday 21st August 2019, 1930 Kick Off Porthleven AFC vs Mousehole AFC The Build Up As regular readers will know, whenever I head back down to my family roots in Cornwall, I usually try to take in a South West Peninsula League match while I’m in the area.  Now, whilst this was a slightly different... 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 →

Fulham U18

Saturday 10th August 2019, 1100 KO Fulham FC U18 vs Tottenham Hotspur FC U18 For the second part of my Fulham-focused weekend, I was back at the Cottagers’ Motspur Park training complex for the visit of Tottenham Hotspurs’ U18s.  After the torrential downpours in Dagenham the night before, the gale force winds felt like light... Continue Reading →

West Ham United U23

Friday 9th August 2019, 1900 KO West Ham United FC U23 vs Fulham FC U23 My first match of the new season saw me back at a familiar ground for the Premier League 2 season opener.  With West Ham’s second string finishing 11th in the top flight last season they have now joined Fulham in... Continue Reading →

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