Chertsey Town

Tuesday 4th February 2020, 1945 Kick Off Chertsey Town FC vs Ashford Town (Middlesex) FC The Build Up It may only be a week since I’ve made an entry on these hallowed pages, but it seems that in those seven days the world as we know it has changed irrevocably.  We’re all dying of a... Continue Reading →

Hampton & Richmond Borough

Tuesday 28th January 2020, 1945 Kick Off Hampton & Richmond Borough FC vs Slough Town FC The Build Up My first non-league match of the new decade was supposed to be out in Essex on this cold and windy Tuesday, but due to the continued weird prioritisation of the County Cups, Billericay Town vs Havant... Continue Reading →

Maidstone United

Tuesday 10th December 2019, 1945 Kick Off Maidstone United FC vs Chippenham Town FC The Build Up Annoyingly, considering it’s actually my favourite league to watch, I haven’t managed to get to a Vanarama National League South fixture since April – and with Christmas rapidly approaching, I couldn’t let that continue in the New Year. ... Continue Reading →

Crystal Palace U23

Monday 2nd December October 2019, 1400 KO Crystal Palace U23 vs Middlesbrough U23 The build up One of the many, many beautiful things about not having to work when I’m home, means it opens up a previously inaccessible avenue of watching football – the working day U23 kick offs.  So it was, that at around... 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 →

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 →

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