VIEW FROM THE BAR v CHRISTCHURCH 31-10

The View from the Bar  The Portchester match seems a long time ago, somehow (although it was only ten days ago) but wasn’t it something? It genuinely was one of the best, most exhilarating, and most complete performances I’ve seen from Cowes for a good few years. You’d be hard-pressed to find a better exampleRead More

VIEW FROM THE BAR – v AFC PORTCHESTER 20-10

The View from the Bar  There goes the 100% record then. Heheh. I opened this column on Saturday with reference to our consistent start to the season, but it wasn’t a bad way to lose it, truth be told… I’m not sure many (any?) of us were expecting that when we arrived at Westwood onRead More

VIEW FROM THE BAR – v PORTLAND UNITED 17-10-20

The View from the Bar  It’s not often we start the season with a 100% league record, but we’ve managed it this year. Not in quite the way most supporters would have been hoping for, granted, but hey – hopefully today we can get off the mark and on our way up. Many of ourRead More

VIEW FROM THE BAR -BUILDBASE FA VASE v PAGHAM 10th October

The View from the Bar  So, it’s been a strange start to the season. Not the first time I’ve written that, I’m sure, although this season has certainly been stranger than most. League form has been disappointing, as far as results go, although the actual performances have been very encouraging (apart perhaps from last Saturday,Read More

VIEW FROM THE BAR – Emirates FA Cup 1st Qualifying Rd v Weston Super Mare 22-09

The View from the Bar  Here we go then. From the lofty heights of the Premier League, the Football League, or even the upper echelons of the non-league pyramid this stage of the F.A. Cup may look like a mere trifle – a place in the First Round proper is still four games away, afterRead More

VIEW FROM THE BAR BUILDBASE FA Vase v DEVIZES TOWN 19-09

The View from the Bar  Art’noon. And here we go again, still on one road to Wembley and yet here we are setting out on the other one too. I wonder if we’ll still be heading in that direction (on either road) this time next week? We’ll find out over the next four days… OneRead More

VIEW FROM THE BAR – WLC v BROCKENHURST

The View from the Bar  I can remember as a teenager at school, someone would bring in a little pocket radio and we’d crowd around, listening for the F.A. Cup draw. Of course, back then we were waiting for the third round or onwards, and Cowes weren’t even entering the F.A. Cup at the timeRead More

VIEW FROM THE BAR EMIRATES FA Cup Premliminary Rd v HAMBLE CLUB 12-09

The View from the Bar  It had to happen. After years of bemoaning other clubs for not managing to produce a programme for our visit (“the printer’s away”, “the dog ate them”, “they exploded” and other such excuses), on Tuesday evening our copier decided to run out of toner unannounced, and we were left withoutRead More

VIEW FROM THE BAR v Blackfield & Langley 08-09

The View from the Bar  I didn’t make it to Brockenhurst on Saturday, but despite the defeat (and the fact they missed two penalties), it sounds like we were rather unlucky not to come back with at least a draw. Of course, we have the opportunity for a measure of revenge this coming Tuesday whenRead More

VIEW FROM THE BAR – EMIRATES F A Cup COWES SPORTS v Totton & Eling Tue Sept 1st

The View from the Bar  Sometimes I opine in this column that there’s not much to talk about. Now that’s definitely not the case this time. In fact, I’m pretty sure that to stop this running to half a dozen pages, I’m going to have to spread it out – as best I can –Read More

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