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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Metropolitan Police FC

Saturday 10th November 2018, 1500 Kick Off Metropolitan Police FC vs Newport County AFC The Build Up The excitement around the non-league community reached fever pitch a few short weeks ago, as after months of campaigning, the draw for the First Round Proper of the FA Cup was made on live television at the Hertfordshire... Continue Reading →

Metropolitan Police FC

The Build Up For the second weekend in a row I decided to delve into the Evo Stik Southern League Premier Division South.  After watching a cracker between Hartley Wintney and Staines Town last week, I was feeling drawn by the short drive to East Molesey, and a chance to see how two sides under... Continue Reading →

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