View from the Bar – v Baffins Milton Rovers 04-02-20

The View from the Bar If you’re reading this, then at least we got the game on tonight (although after Saturday’s Reserves postponement and the weather over the last couple of days I wouldn’t be surprised if this column gets consigned to the growing pile of VFTB’s never to be read. And, if you areRead More

View from the Bar – v Fareham Town 28-01-20

The View from the Bar Evening all. It’s always a pleasure to welcome Fareham and their merry band of japesters to Westwood – hopefully a decent contingent will have overcome the vagaries of the local ferry timetables to make it over tonight. I’ve always had a soft spot for Fareham and their support (and haveRead More


The View from the Bar Art’noon. Looks like another straigtforward affair this afternoon, then. Ahem… Gulp. Just what we need when we’re battling for points down the wrong end of the table, eh, a visit from AFC Stoneham? They pipped Amesbury, Hythe and Romsey to the Division 1 title in a four-horse race last year,Read More

View from the Bar – v AFC Portchester 04-01-20

The View from the Bar New year, new decade, but a familiar challenge facing us here at Westwood. We’ve had some almighty battles and heroic efforts to keep us in the top tier over recent years. Can we do it again? Well, watch this space, but I’ll be here watching with you and, win, loseRead More

VIEW FROM THE BAR – League Cup v Totton & Eling 03-12-19

  The View from the Bar Blimey! All things being well, I’ll actually be at the game tonight. So what’s been going on in my absence? Have I missed much? Well, through the magic of modern communication, I have been able to keep a vague track on events. The last game I actually saw wasRead More

VIEW FROM THE BAR v Lymington Town 19-11-19

The View from the Bar And welcome to my new column. Well, that’s what it feels like, anyway. I almost feel like I need to reintroduce myself, but hopefully some of you can actually think back to the heady days of mid-October when I last made it to a game. Or wrote a column, comeRead More

View from the Bar – v Hamble Club 05-10-19

The View from the Bar I hate missing games, but today I’ll be absent from Westwood, unfortunately. And this promises to be a game not to miss, too. But I’ll get onto that in a minute. First up, the next batch of match posters are out today, so if you normally collect one or moreRead More

View from the Bar v Shaftesbury 28-09-19

The View from the Bar For crying out loud, this is about the sixth time I’ve started writing these notes. I’m finding it hard to strike the right balance between a respectful reflection on the events of Wednesday night, and the deep-ingrained urge to just right a page full of hahahahahahaha and not much else.Read More

View from the Bar – v NEWPORT IW 25-09-19

The View from the Bar It’s with no small sense of trepidation that I write these notes today. I often start with a blank sheet and not the faintest idea what I’m going to write about, and sometimes it’s like pulling teeth filling the page, but I don’t often approach the task with actual trepidation.Read More

VIEW from the BAR v Shaftesbury 31-08-19

The View from the Bar For Cowes fans of a certain age the F.A. Vase holds a definite allure. Catch them right, more often than not over a pint of mild in the club, and you can guarantee they’ll go all misty-eyed and start reminiscing about the great Vase runs of yonder year. And I’mRead More

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