AFC Croydon Athletic v Lordswood

AFC Croydon Athletic are a relatively local team for me. I live just under five miles from their ground, the Mayfield Stadium, and for some reason I felt like getting a bit of exercise so decided to make the journey on foot. Couldn’t do any harm, right? Wrong. So, so wrong. On my groundhopping travels I’ve journeyed to stadiums all over Britain and abroad, but … Continue reading AFC Croydon Athletic v Lordswood

Inside the 1995/96 Gallantry catalogue

If, like Alison Moyet, you go weak in the presence of beauty, you’ll want to hold onto something sturdy before scrolling any further. Because it’s time for a second instalment of brilliance from the mysterious bods at Gallantry. To re-cap, I have no idea who or what Gallantry were. I know only that they produced magnificent football catalogues in the 1990s. To see the 1994/95 … Continue reading Inside the 1995/96 Gallantry catalogue

Inside the 1994/95 Gallantry Catalogue

Who were Gallantry? I’m convinced that not a single person in the world knows. I’ve searched and searched, but nothing ever comes up (although, on the flip-side, I have inadvertently become an expert on military medals). The one thing I do know about them is that, for at least two years in the ‘90s, they produced glorious catalogues that have since become wonderful time capsules … Continue reading Inside the 1994/95 Gallantry Catalogue

Carshalton Athletic v Dagenham & Redbridge

The qualifying rounds of the FA Cup are, in many ways, the competition at its very best. Before the big dogs rumble up and sour everything with their infuriating wealth, this is a pocket of football that remains somewhere in the vague vicinity of pure. These rounds provide even the smallest of clubs with an excuse to dream. An opportunity to think that maybe, just … Continue reading Carshalton Athletic v Dagenham & Redbridge

Beckenham Town v Punjab United

Beckenham Town’s home ground puts the “Eden” into “Eden Park Avenue”. Well, that’s maybe going a bit far. There are no snakes, or apples, or naked people here (thankfully), but I suppose what I’m trying to say is that it’s a pretty nice place to watch football. On a warm opening day of the season like this one, it seems tailor-made for sitting outside, drinking … Continue reading Beckenham Town v Punjab United