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 →

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 →

GRT Team of the Season 2018/19

Team of the Season After another full season of non-league football, the season is complete, with just the Non-League Finals Day to go. Despite unfortunately spending over four months of the campaign overseas, I’ve still managed to get to 53 matches, and I’ve enjoyed (at least aspects of) every one of them. The GRT Team... Continue Reading →

Where are they now?

Team of the Season 2017/18 Last season I put together a “Best XI plus Subs” from my first full season watching nonleague football, with simple criteria.  It wasn’t based on performances over the season, nor was it based on the league the players were in – it was simply a case of who put in... Continue Reading →

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