VIEW FROM THE BAR – v Horndean December 8th

The View from the Bar So, regular readers of this column (there must be thousands of you), will doubtless be aware that I spend a fair bit of time in Denmark. Specifically, the western side of Jutland, facing out to the opposite side of the North Sea. It’s hella windy there, and it seems rainingRead More

View from the Bar v Tadley Calleva 10-11-18

The View from the Bar Art’noon. Well, as I write the wind is howling and the rain lashing down, but hopefully it will have calmed down enough for us to have a game on. Us and Tadley have a bit of history when it comes to inclement weather, after our match here almost exactly fourRead More

View from the Bar Saturday 20th October

The View from the Bar Now, regular readers of this column (if indeed there are any) will be familiar with me banging on about picking up bits and pieces for the collection – a tattered old home programme from the early-sixties here, maybe a fifties issue from Andover there, and every one of those findsRead More

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

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