Blackburn Rovers :: Analysis

This is my analysis of the prospects of my club for the immediate future – there is obviously a lot to consider, but based on the treatment of fans, policy of recruitment and turnover of playing staff, team and media management, and the worrying stories coming out the the club about the state of the […]

Off the Grid

As Sam supports Yeovil Town, I see a lot of Yeovil Town games


350 miles

In my website/blog’s “heyday”, I used to simply write reports of what I had been up to. I wish I had never stopped as they are great for remembering things myself – looking through old articles as I reinstate them to this website brings back loads of memories – but there is going to be […]

Ashford Town v Worthing

Yesterday I visited Short Lane, these days known as The Robert Parker Stadium


From the outside

A few quick words from me on a subject I am massively under-qualified to talk about – I never saw Adam Stansfield play, ever talk to him, or share in the success he has repeatedly enjoyed in his all to short professional football career – but I was today moved to tears several times whilst […]

No surprise – not really

A certain game of football happened yesterday, and I watched in hope like most of the rest of the country no doubt did too. I was deflated when we went one down, moreso when we went two down. I celebrated when Upson clawed one back – but not for the goal that never was – […]

Recent Findings

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Had another day of feeling (well, in the back of mind mind anyway) a bit regarding the death at the Winter Olympics on Saturday. Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili was killed when he was introduced to a supporting pole at over 100 km h-1 – we came across […]

Cumbrian Cock-up

Sam and I were looking forward to our first Yeovil game since Gillingham away in wet wet November.



Germany’s number 1 goalkeeper Robert Enke committed suicide on Tuesday by walking in front of a train – the (depression fuelled) composure to do something like that is something I hope to never be able to contemplate – and as a death story always does (despite never having heard of him).

This article on […]

First blog in ages

Welcome everyone, to this rare treat – me blogging. I’ve been so busy recently I’ve had to hand over the site to a few others to move forward. Very grateful for their hard work too, already looking good…


Over land and sea

SO far this season I have managed to see 100% of Yeovil’s league fixtures. Played 2, won 1, drawn 0, lost 1, goals for 3, against 2, goal difference +1, points 3.



Sporting-wise, this is an action packed weekend – yesterday was the League 2 play-off final. Knowing a few Gills fans as I do, this match took on reasonable significance for me, and I am happy to report that with extra-time looming, Gillingham snatched a late winner from a corner that never was to defeat Shrewbury […]

One to go


Today I was asked a question by a random tourist again, but as it was “may we sit here” I don’t think it counts for “ask matt”…


Flip side

My defence of Didier Drogba yesterday was one of understanding why he was so irate from a passion point of view – the referee being smuggled out of the country following death threats is not something I think is an advert for our football, and Heysel only knows we have a lot of reputation rebuilding […]

Didier Drogba

Didier Drogba will be in a fair bit of trouble it seems, for his rant at UEFA referee Tom Henning Ovrebo after the final whistle of last night’s European Cup (I call it that to try and garner respect for knowing what it used to be called) semi-final. I didn’t see the match, but caught […]


Just a quickie before I head off for a few days over Bank Holiday weekend – a quick words of thanks and admiration to Tugay, who is leaving Blackburn Rovers at the end of the season – i.e. very soon indeed.

He joined us from Rangers for a snitch at only £1.3M, 8 years ago. […]