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 →

Player Interviews – Berti Schötterl

Name:  Berti Schötterl Club:  1.FC Lokomotive Leipzig Position:  Goalkeeper Age:  25 Instagram:  @berti_schotterl Twitter:  @BertiBFG The life of a footballer can be a transient one.  It requires an awful lot of mental fortitude, along with a healthy dose of adaptability, and the ability to make big life decisions with confidence.  Few players know that as... Continue Reading →

Player Interviews – Luke Cairney

Name:  Luke Cairney Club:  Hungerford Town Position:  Goalkeeper Age:  28 Twitter: @LukeCairney2 Whenever a non-league club draws Football League opposition in the FA Cup, there’s always one tired cliché that gets trotted out by the commentary team.  “Look at that, the left back’s just taken the ball off Johnny Big Potatoes – he’s a postman during the week!”  For those... Continue Reading →

Player Interviews – Rhys Forster

Name:  Rhys Forster Club:  Met Police Position:  Goalkeeper Age:  21 Twitter: @forster_20 instagram:  @_.forster People often say that goalkeepers are a different breed.  It’s a unique position, and carries a level of responsibility far beyond the outfield positions.  It’s a role where a player is expected to dominate his area, to lead the defence, and to... 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 →

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 →

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