View from the Bar – Saturday 6th October

The View from the Bar Well, finally, here we are again. It’s been a while – four weeks to be precise – since our last home game. So what’s been happening since then, then? For starters, five away matches. The three league outings have produced three disappointing results, all being defeats, albeit close defeats. ItRead More

The View from the Bar – Saturday 8th September 2018

There can’t be many people who haven’t heard by now that we have a new manager, and it’s a great pleasure to welcome back former playing stalwart Vic Sanders to take up the reigns of the managerial hotseat (to mix my metaphors a little…). There were quite a few applications for the position from whatRead More

The View from the Bar – Saturday 1 September 2018

Art’noon all! So, here it is – only another fifteen hours of football to go and we’re at Wembley! Yep, it’s a long road from here, but it’s the road to Wembley nonetheless, and that always adds a certain frisson of excitement to proceedings. Last season we had another reminder that the F.A. Vase reallyRead More

The View from the Bar – Saturday 25 August 2018

Aha! Bonus league fixture. Well, that’s me trying to put a positive spin on our early F.A. Cup exit, but more of that later. Lots to talk about today… Yep, sometimes I’m pulling my hair out for things to write (Bill Murray’s had the same thing with trying to collect subs…), sometimes this column seemsRead More

The View from the Bar – Saturday 4 August 2018

So here we are – a new season upon us, and we’re officially the premier team on the Island too! Been a while since we were able to say that. No pressure lads, but I rather like the mantle, so make it a good season, eh? Not really football weather though is it? Andy ButlerRead More

The View from the Bar – Tuesday 17 April 2018

Evening all! The Gold Cup still reserves itself a special place in the hearts of Island football players and supporters alike and, although Island League sides rarely have the opportunity to contest the final, much less win it (the last time an Island League side triumphed was 2001 when Oakfield were victorious) there has probablyRead More

The View from the Bar – Saturday 14 April 2018

Hell’s bells! The last home league game of the season already? So, I guess it’s time for a bit of reflection. Despite what our league position might suggest, in many ways it’s been a brilliant season and one of my favourites of recent years. Our home form has, in large part, been excellent. The victoriesRead More

The View from the Bar – Tuesday 27 March 2018

Evening all! Hard to believe this is our penultimate home league game of the season, although we’ve known since August that matches at Westwood were going to be pretty sparse come the end of the season, so let’s make the most of it tonight and see if we can put one over on Portchester. IRead More

The View from the Bar Saturday 10th March 2018

It’s good to be back, although unusually, having spent the best part of the last fortnight in Denmark I’ve probably seen more football than you have. In my first week out there me and a pal managed to wangle a couple of tickets to the sold-out 1st v 2nd Superliga clash between Midtjylland and Brondby.Read More

The View from the Bar Tuesday 20th February 2018

What a difference a week makes! Ten days back even the ever-zestful Dave Draper could find no better summary of our trip to Petersfield than “the definite low-point of the season”, but on Saturday the good times were back as a keen Bournemouth side were put to the sword here at Westwood with a hard-workingRead More

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