You know that moment when in your team’s biggest game of the season, your lazy but occasionally talented star striker has an opportunity to make or break your entire season if he can just finish this chance? I think everyone who watches football can relate to that. (Maybe not the “talented” bit). These pages will be reports on some of these games. Who knows, it might be your team’s biggest game of the season.
This will be the home of my reports on the games I attend throughout the football seasons. The vast majority will be in the Midlothian/Edinburgh area, but I am prone to going further afield than that. Particularly when it gets to the business end of the season.
Season 2015/6 saw me take in 106 matches, which included games in all top four divisions in Scotland, in the English Premier League, League One and League Two, Scottish Cup and League Cup, Play offs, Petrofac Cup, East Superleague, West Super League, Lowland League, Scottish Junior Cup, Scottish Women’s Premier League, Scottish Women’s Cup, East of Scotland Cup, Fife and Lothians Cup, East of Scotland League, East of Scotland League Cup, Anderson Cup, East Region South League, King Cup, Swan Cup and Friendlies and a Testimonial. So something for everyone. Perhaps.
I will always attempt to call it as I see it, and will try to remain unbiased although this will be more challenging at some games more than others.
Although there can be no promises, I’ll be looking and listening out for the unusual and/or amusing. Last season’s highlights included:
- A delay of around 10 minutes at Fauldhouse United, when the match ball went out of the ground and there was no spare;
- Kelty Hearts striker Callum Smith being frustrated with another ball which sailed over his head and remarking “That’s F*cking jobbies by the way”; and my personal favourite;
- Hearts Ladies striker Ashley Carse responding to a family member on the touchline who had told her “You’ve got to put those away Ash” – “Right mum. F*ck’s sake.”
Thanks for looking.