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

The View from the Bar Saturday 17 February 2018

Well here’s a bit of a novelty then – Saturday afternoon football at Westwood! It seems like forever since our last outing here, the thoroughly entertaining (and probably fair outcome) 2-2 draw with Fareham back on 6th January. What’s been happening in the meantime? Well, we had the excellent draw away at title-chasing Blackfield aRead More

The View from the Bar Saturday 6 January 2018

Happy New Year everyone! It was a bit gutting to wake up on Boxing Day, open the curtains to a gloriously sunny, crisp winter morning – perfect football weather – then see on Facebook that the Newport match had been postponed. Probably more gutted were those who’d shared a ride up to St Georges beforeRead More

The View from the Bar Saturday 16 November 2017

The View from the Bar Right-ho, here we go, last home game before Christmas. Fareham have been a bit of a bogey team for us over the years, a state of play that goes back to the 1960’s, when during their period of Hampshire League dominance they pipped us to the 1964-65 league title. FromRead More

The View from the Bar Sat 18 November 2017

What a cracker it was last week eh? Brilliant game, some lovely goals and a crackling atmosphere – great stuff. Even the bloke on the tannoy wasn’t too bad… Oh yes! Last week I hinted at another coming scheme that’s in the pipeline. Well, it’s probably time to furnish you with a few more details.Read More

The View from the Bar Sat 11th November 2017

All things considered we’ve had a pretty lousy record against Hamworthy over the past decade or so, so it’s with no little trepidation that I look forward to this match, although I have to say I do have something of a soft spot for The Hammers. The reason? Well, it was on a trip toRead More

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