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 →

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 →

Evo-Stik Premier South Play Off Final

Monday 6th May, 1500 Kick Off Metropolitan Police FC vs Poole Town FC The Build Up After last week’s visit to Imber Court for Evo Stik Southern League Premier Division South Play Off Semi Final (and breathe) Bank Holiday Monday saw me back there for a match without the Semi (stop sniggering at the back). ... Continue Reading →

Evo-Stik Premier South Play Off Semi Final

Wednesday 1st May 2019, 1945 Kick Off Metropolitan Police FC vs Salisbury FC The Build Up With the regular season done and dusted, non-league football had moved into the most exciting stage – Play Offs.  With the Play Offs comes heartbreak, joy, agony and ecstasy, but most importantly, the chance to watch a match with... Continue Reading →

Gosport Borough

Monday 22nd April 2019, 1500 Kick Off Gosport Borough FC vs Wimborne Town FC The Build Up The second half of my Easter Weekend double header saw me again heading south out of London with my fiancé.  This time, however, she was coming too, having seen that even non-league football was preferable to twenty mile... Continue Reading →

Tiverton Town FC

Saturday 2nd March 2019, 1500 Kick Off Tiverton Town FC vs Metropolitan Police FC The Build Up Having originally planned to go to Sunderland to watch Plymouth Argyle, extenuating circumstances on Friday morning meant there was absolutely no way I could makethe seven and a half hour coach journey to the north east.  So, I... Continue Reading →

Harrow Borough FC

Saturday 23rd February 2019, 1500 Kick Off Harrow Borough FC vs Poole Town FC The Build Up With a match of my own in Harrow on Saturday morning, my football watching options were somewhat limited to the north west of London. I was turning out for my (very) infrequent Saturday side – I generally manage... Continue Reading →

Frome Town FC

Saturday 19th January 2019, 1500 KO Frome Town FC vs Metropolitan Police FC The Build Up A Step Three match-up in the Evo Stik Southern League Premier Division South was my destination this weekend, and it was a fairly unique journey there for me.  With plans in Wiltshire for the evening, and my other half... Continue Reading →

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