Around the Grounds – February 2019

We decided to carry on asking if anyone was going to the football on Twitter after the fun of last month's Around the Grounds. This time it’s to Yorkshire, Greater Manchester and Washington for the football you cared for enough to tell us about.


FC Halifax Town 0 - 0 Aldershot Town – Halifax, Yorkshire
Att: 1,650

Martyn (@MartynLote) headed to The Shay for a brisk Saturday afternoon of Vanarama National League action. A shortage of goals, but no shortage of bovril.

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Tacoma Stars 4 - 9 San Diego Sockers – Tacoma, Washington
Att: 2,275

Joel (@TFPapers) went to see Landon Donavan in action for Major Indoor Soccer League outfit San Diego Sockers. We couldn’t wait for these photos. But according to Joel, Landon activated that ‘if you can’t be arsed, you don’t have to travel’ clause in his contract. Poor show, Landon.

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Doncaster 0 - 2 Crystal Palace – Doncaster, Yorkshire
Att: 14,312

Warren (@WarrenAJB) ventured north to Yorkshire, where no trip would be complete without a visit to the Keepmoat’s Billy Bremner Bar. Pukka Pie – £3.10. Tetley’s – £3.30. The frustrated glare of a Doncaster fan working behind the bar, as the Palace fans cry ‘Que sera, sera’ for the 112th time – priceless.

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Curzon Ashton 0 - 6 Altrincham – Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester
Att: 506

Jack (@JackburnRovers) was at the Tameside Stadium to tick things off his non-league to-do list. Have a browse through the classic programmes, stand next to the outrageously loud drummer, swap ends at half-time, and watch a home team lose 6-0. Top work.

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We'll be asking for more photos from around the grounds throughout March. So if you're heading to the football, let us know on Twitter (@blzzrd) and we'll feature our favourites in the next edition.