The View from the Bar 7th October 2017

Art’noon all. Didn’t make it to Alresford last week but I have to say how impressive our performance was against Blackfield a week and a half back – if we could perform like that every week we’d be a top-six side in no time (although we might need to start scoring a few goals forRead More

The View from the Bar 26th September 2017

Evening! And welcome to the latest in our apparently never-ending run of (nearly all) home matches. Apparently we’re actually going to be away on Saturday, although I’m yet to be convinced the fixture won’t be reversed. Strange game Saturday wasn’t it? I don’t think I’ve ever been so upbeat after witnessing Cowes concede five goals.Read More

The View from the Bar 23rd September 2017

Art’noon. Today’s sure to be a tough match, with Andover having made a 100% start to their league season. Early progress in the cup competitions has limited them to only six league outings, it must be said, although over the course of those matches they scored an impressive 23 goals whilst conceding only four. Gulp.Read More

The View from the Bar 9th September 2017

It’s going to be a tough day, the day Cowes get to Wembley. Pretty much the whole day – or the whole weekend in fact – I’m going to want to be in about four places at once. For starters, there’s the journey up. I’d very much like to travel up the day before toRead More

The View from the Bar 2nd September 2017

Art’noon all, and here we go once again with another home game. Amesbury were last here on the final day of last season when a somewhat nervous Westwood saw us grab a late-ish goal that helped us leapfrog the visitors in the final table and guarantee our Premier League survival. Amesbury themselves also stayed upRead More

The View from the Bar 28th August 2017

Well, here we go then – one of the highlights of the season for many on the Island, although I’m not sure many of us really enjoy it – not until the final whistle at least, when one camp or another gets to celebrate the win, while the other (more often than not Cowes inRead More

The View from the Bar 19th August 2017

Afternoon! Sounds like the match at Fareham on Tuesday was a bit of a ding-dong. Many thanks for Dave for excellent Facebook commentary as usual – when you’re stuck in a hotel room in Jutland (Denmark) it certainly makes games easier to follow than a few years back. Shame our comeback got curtailed at theRead More

The View from the Bar 12th August 2017

12 August 2017 What ho! For a while now midweek home matches have felt like a novelty, but this season it’s gone the other way, so it’s nice to have a Saturday 3pm kick-off to enjoy. Well, I say enjoy, but everything points to it being something of a tough afternoon as we welcome lastRead More

The View from the Bar 8th August 2017

Evening all! Great to see such a good crowd up here for our season opener last week and, despite the result I think the lads can be rightly proud of an excellent performance against a Sholing side who must be among the title favourites this season. The young lads coming in to the side didRead More

The View from the Bar 1st August 2017

Ah right. That was the summer break then? Where did it go? I barely even noticed it had started. So much for the to-do list of jobs around the house. Really though, the 1st of August? A few years back we were only just about starting our friendlies now. I understand next season is dueRead More