View from the Bar – v Bemerton HH 23-03-19

The View from the Bar There’s a lot going on in the world right now. Across Europe, millions are wondering what on earth is going on in the UK and whether we’ll be cutting ourselves adrift from the EU. In the Middle East it’s being claimed that ISIS have been territorially defeated, while in theRead More

View from the Bar – v Sholing 09-03-19

The View from the Bar Right, it’s now official, I am some kind of negative soothsayer. Don’t doubt it, the evidence is irrefutable. Two weeks back on this page I bemoaned the tribulations of following a game via facebook updates, only to find myself incapacitated for the next match and doing just that. This piquedRead More

The View from the Bar – v Bashley 23-02-19

The View from the Bar I don’t get to many away games these days, unfortunately, but over a period of twenty-five years or so I trawled all over the south of England (and occasionally further afield) watching Cowes, and while there were numerous highlights, there were plenty of disappointments too. Many’s the time I’d curseRead More

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

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