VIEW FROM THE BAR v BASHLEY 16 -10

The View from the Bar    **Largely recycled content from the postponed Portland programme. Well we do have a lot of home games coming up, I can’t afford to just bin it…**   Hell’s bells, that AFC Bournemouth side were a bit good, eh? I texted one absent Cowes supporter afterwards to let him know howRead More

VIEW FROM THE BAR – v PORTLAND UNITED 02-10

The View from the Bar    Hell’s bells, that AFC Bournemouth side were a bit good, eh? I texted one absent Cowes supporter afterwards to let him know how things had gone – it’s not often you write along the lines of ‘Lost 0-7 – we played really well’, but the truth of it is, weRead More

VIEW FROM TH BAR – BSA REGAL Hants Senior Cup v AFC BOURNEMOUTH 21-09-21

The View from the Bar    I wrote this column when we played Farnborough in the Hampshire Senior Cup in 1998. I can’t remember exactly what I wrote, but with them up in the Conference at the time, and us four levels below in the Wessex, if I wrote anything optimistic it was definitely more inRead More

VIEW FROM THE BAR – FA VASE v BOURNEMOUTH 11-09

The View from the Bar    Second in the league – how did that happen? Well, it was a fantastic midweek win at Stoneham that has elevated us even further, and had it not been for Amesbury’s last-gasp equaliser on Saturday we could actually have been top now. Mustn’t be greedy I suppose, (and there wasRead More

VIEW FROM THE BAR – v AMESBURY TOWN 04-09

The View from the Bar  It was great to see Justin (and family) up here on Tuesday night, and I even managed to cajole him into a brief reprise as the host of this column. Over to you, Justin… The view from the (Northern) bar… (with better fish and chips and a bit cheaper)   Well…Read More

VIEW FROM THE BAR – WLC v ANDOVER NEW STREET 31-08

The View from the Bar   I’m not quite so crash hot at keeping tabs on Wessex League programmes these days, but I’m pretty confident that this must be one of the longest running columns in Wessex issues. Thinking about it, actually, there was probably a break of a couple of seasons in the early-noughties (whenRead More

VIEW FROM THE BAR – v BOURNEMOUTH 28-08

The View from the Bar    After a couple of midweek home matches it’s nice to be up here on a Saturday again, but it was a brilliant win on Tuesday evening, and thoroughly enjoyed by another healthy crowd pushing the 110 mark. For twenty minutes or so Christchurch looked strong and fit and it wasRead More

VIEW FROM THE BAR – v CHRISTCHURCH Hants Senior Cup 24/08/21

The View from the Bar  Aha! Good evening again. It doesn’t take long to get back into stride (albeit the faltering stride that frequently sees me pen these notes in the wee small hours before a game). Last Tuesday night was a more-than-welcome return to the Westwood experience of a 1st Team matchday (or evening, perhapsRead More

VIEW FROM THE BAR v HAMBLE CLUB 17-08-21

The View from the Bar    Good evening one and all. It’s strange writing these notes, I must say. After all this time you’d think I’d have lots to write about, but I’m really not sure where to start (or what to write, come to that). The last VFTB I wrote was for the Bashley gameRead More

VIEW FROM THE BAR – v BASHLEY December 19th 2020

The View from the Bar   I have to admit to being partly at fault for our defeat to Lymington a couple of weeks back. With Cowes battling away in what had been a pretty even game – including a hatful of chances for us in the first half – the clock ticked past eighty minutesRead More

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