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

VIEW from the BAR – v Horndean 27-08-19

The View from the Bar We haven’t had a whole lot of luck in the Wessex League Cup over the years, with the notable exception of 1999. Twenty years ago? Where did that time go? Back in the days when every round (bar the final was a two-legged affair, and we managed to make itRead More

VIEW from the BAR – v Brockenhurst 24-08-19

The View from the Bar Art’noon! Now, as I write, it’s half-past midnight on Friday night and I haven’t got the faintest idea what I’m going to write about. It happens like that sometimes. A page doesn’t seem like much to fill, until you can’t think of anything to fill it with, and then itRead More

View from the Bar – v Bashley 17-08-19

The View from the Bar Art’noon all. So here we go again, as our home league campaign gets underway for another season. And we’re not off to a bad start, with three points from our opening two away fixtures. If memory serves me, we had a pretty successful start to last season too… what couldRead More

View from the Bar F A Cup v Lymington Town 10-08-19

The View from the Bar At last! The football season’s back, so we can all stop fretting about the country going to pot and the impending climate disaster and start enjoying life again. Or being grumpy for different reasons, at the very least. I didn’t get to see much of our pre-season action, but thereRead More

View from the Bar v Lymington Town 13-04-19

  The View from the Bar Lots to write about today, best crack on… Firstly, what an amazing day last Saturday! In 35+ years supporting Cowes there’s been plenty of memorable occasions, but the Portchester match is right up there, and what a way to secure our Premier Division survival, with a last-minute equaliser inRead More

View from the Bar v AFC Portchester 06-04-19

The View from the Bar I could have started writing this page about eight hours ago, when I hadn’t already been up for twenty-seven hours having done a night shift last night, but hey, why do something early that you could put off until the middle of the night? You’ll have to forgive me ifRead More

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

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