The Beeches – Following Tividale FC

The Beeches is a new independent documentary film that captures the rituals and atmosphere of a non-League matchday On the fringes of the city of Birmingham is a community struggling to keep themselves afloat. But that could change with the hopes of a promotion for Tividale Football Club. This short documentary follows the volunteers who keep…

Torquay: Things to do, places to see…

For others like me who have chosen to spend Bank Holiday weekend on the English riviera and taking in our evening win there, here are just a few things you could spend your time and money on. JUNGLE JOURNEY ADVENTURE GOLF Perfect for budding adventurers aged from 3 to 83, Jungle Journey Adventure Golf is…

The why’s and wherefore’s of our dwindling support

The original question on ShotsWeb asked why our attendance of 1,539 versus FC Halifax at the weekend was so low and 500 or so down in contrast to our opening home fixture. At first I thought it inconsequential but as the discussion gathered pace, I learned some interesting facts and figures that put some meat…

Whatever happened to English summers?

A typical English summer sky It’s early Sunday morning and I see the weather forecast has improved. Instead of 50mph+ wind it’s showing 20mph and the possibility of some sunshine. It’s the middle of August here in the Disunited Kingdom and I haven’t been to the beach for ten days. I decide to give it…

Next at The Rec: Bromley FC

Two home games next after today’s frustrating defeat in the Midlands. On Tuesday we are visited by Bromley FC so let’s take an insight into the club as told by one of their most fanatical fans, Derek Morriss… It’s nearly here! What are you are looking forward to most about the new season? Our first…

The English Premier League is back: what’s new this season?

The Premier League kicks off this evening with Liverpool facing newcomers Norwich at Anfield and Manchester City bid to win the title for a third consecutive year. Domestic treble winners City, who have picked up 198 points in the past two seasons, are bidding to become the first team to win three Premier League titles…

An abzorbing pastime

What Is Zorbing? And Is It Really Fun If You’re Over 20? Although it’s one of the stranger extreme sports out there, zorbing is actually pretty simple: Climb inside a big inflated ball and roll down a hill. If it sounds strange, you’re right. If it sounds like fun, you’re definitely right. The plastic ball…

The best of BBC Football quotes

I’ve spotted an increase in funny comments from the misguided and delusional recently so this post (which we will continually update), will be a shrine for “oh, Shirley Knott” and other gasps of disbelief… Rezaa Sait: #bbcfootball People seem to forget that arsenal went unbeaten for 19 games until holding and Bellerin got injured. Having them back…

The ‘best’ grass roots grounds in England

For those whose passions have been dulled by the exorbitant greed of Premier League football, there is something intoxicating about watching a non-league club seek to make the third round of the FA Cup. The likes of AFC Fylde and Leatherhead impressed viewers with not only their aptitude on the field, but their raucous support…