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Lost in…Sholing

Lost in…Sholing

Home has been the theme of the week here on Lost Boyos. First, Matt took to quoting Dickens as he exorcised his teenage demons and visited Treharris’ Athletic Ground for its primary purpose as a place for watching football, and then I explored why it took me a quarter of a century to return to Penydarren Park and watch football … Continue reading

Lost in…Merthyr Tydfil

Lost in…Merthyr Tydfil

Merthyr Town 2 – 2 Hereford FC Cigg-E Stadium, Friendly, Saturday July 18th, 2015 Once, in a McDonald’s in the northern German town of Lüneburg, a local told me he knew of Merthyr Tydfil because of the town’s football team defeating Atalanta in the old Cup Winners Cup. Not many people I meet on my … Continue reading

Lost in…Worthing (Worthing FC)

Lost in…Worthing (Worthing FC)

Worthing U18 v Crystal Palace U18 Woodside Road / Friendly / 24th July 2015 “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” – Robert Frost – The Road Not Taken.  (I did a whole module on American poets in university, … Continue reading

Lost in…Dronfield (Sheffield FC)

Lost in…Dronfield (Sheffield FC)

Sheffield FC v Goole AFC Coach & Horses Stadium / Evo-Stik Northern Premier League First Division South / 8th April 2015 Yes, the title may be slightly confusing, but Sheffield FC are actually located in the small Derbyshire town of Dronfield, which you’ll find plumped somewhere between and Sheffield and Chesterfield. For those unaware, Sheffield FC are considered … Continue reading

Lost in…Mossley

Lost in…Mossley

Mossley v Northwich Victoria  Seel Park / Northern Premier League Division One North / 8th April 2014 Mossley AFC and their Seel Park had sort of become my groundhopping Holy Grail. Since I started this whole groundhopping thing a couple of years ago, I’ve heard countless stories about the wonder and beauty of Seel Park. Obviously, I’ve wanted … Continue reading

Lost in…Hyde

Lost in…Hyde

Hyde v FC Halifax Ewen Folds / Conference Premier / 8th March 2014 People moan always seem to moan about the working hours and holidays of teachers with probably very little understanding of the amount of effort that goes into being in the teaching profession outside of the usual 8am-3pm school hours. An example of … Continue reading

Lost in…Ashton (Ashton United)

Lost in…Ashton (Ashton United)

Ashton United v Buxton Hurst Cross / Northern Premier League Division One North /8th January 2014 Winning bottles of wine in raffles, watching Runcorn Linnets lift a trophy and gazing at a statue of Simone Perrotta. These are just some of the things that have occurred on my only two previous trips to Ashton-under-Lyme, the … Continue reading

Lost in…Lancaster

Lost in…Lancaster

Lancaster City v Harrogate Railway The Giant Axe / Northern Premier League Division One North / 4th January 2014 I think I’ve now well-publicised my adoration for Morecambe FC with the League Two club being the closest thing I have to a second team (although I still don’t believe you can have a real ‘second … Continue reading

Lost in…Leek

Lost in…Leek

Leek Town v Goole AFC Harrison Park / Evo-Stik Northern Premier League First Division South / 28th September 2013 It would take until I moved to Liverpool in 2010 for this whole groundhopping thing to really take off for me. There was never really any plan to going rallying up and down watching football in various … Continue reading

Lost in…Droylsden

Lost in…Droylsden

“This bumpy bus ride reminds me of foreplay with my wife Barbara.” Not the statement you want to hear blurted out on a bus by a very posh-sounding old man, but this was how my Saturday afternoon began as I caught the no. 93 bus into the centre of Manchester. Today I was staying within … Continue reading