View from the Bar – v Andover New Street 09-02-19

The View from the Bar Well, it’s another one of those ‘don’t know if it’ll get used because the weather’s looking a bit dicey’ columns, but, for good or for ill, here’s the latest ramblings that might just get read if things dry out a bit… I think we were all relieved to claim theRead More


The View from the Bar Well, the season starts (again) here, I reckon. We’ve got twelve league games to go – eight of them at home – and going by the last twenty seasons or so, five wins should give us enough points to avoid the bottom three. The exact situation re. how many teamsRead More

View from the Bar – Bournemouth 12-01-19

The View from the Bar Happy New Year! Here we are then – 2019 is upon us and, to all intents and purposes, the season starts here. There’s some massive games coming up, not least the back-to-back matches with Brockenhurst on the 22nd and 26th of this month. We’re actually in a very similar position,Read More

View from the Bar v Baffins Milton Rovers 29-12-18

The View from the Bar Welcome to the vast, vague hinterland between Christmas and New Year, where the only way of actually figuring out what day it is is by seeing if there’s a football match on. So, today must be Saturday then… I hope you’ve all had a suitably relaxed / peaceful / inebriatedRead More

View from the Bar v Fareham Town 22-12-18

The View from the Bar It’s always a pleasure to welcome Fareham Town and their loyal band of supporters to Westwood, even if the wooden supporter they used to bring with them has been absent for the last one or two visits. Not sure what’s up with him – dry rot perhaps, or woodworm maybe.Read More

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

The View from the Bar 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 applicationsRead More

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