A Gander Around Gayfield

“It is in truth not for glory, nor riches, nor honours, that we are fighting, but for freedom – for that alone, which no honest man gives up but with life itself” Mention Arbroath to anyone, either at home or abroad, and it is more than likely they will have heard of the Angus town […]

Sauntering to Saint Anthony’s

AS Roma are largely responsible for bringing Saint Anthony’s Football Club to my attention. A side with a fantastic online presence, ‘The Ants’ have an excellent website and superb social media accounts that are vastly superior to even some of their Scottish Professional Football League counterparts. While many non-league teams have image-less sites with outdated […]

Visiting Blantyre Victoria

“I’ll go anywhere as long as it’s forward.” The quote above comes from the most famous son of today’s destination, the 19th Century explorer & missionary David Livingstone. As a fellow ‘adventurer’ myself, who spreads the word of Scottish fitba far & wide, I was looking forward to visiting his home town and seeing Blantyre […]

Newcomer at New Countess Park

“Most people who travel look only at what they are directed to look at. Great is the power of the guidebook maker, however ignorant.” The above quote is from the great Scottish naturalist John Muir who is revered as ‘father of our national parks’ in his adopted United States, where twenty eight schools and one […]

Blast off to Brechin City

If, like me, you’ve spent part of your life supporting a lower division Scottish Football League side then you’ll have seen your club face off against Brechin City many a time. Founded in 1906 as an amalgamation of Junior sides Brechin Hearts & Brechin Harp, they flirted with league for three seasons in the mid-twenties […]

Loitering around Lochee United

When exiting Bonnyrigg Rose‘s New Dundas Park in early March of 2020, I never would have imagined that my next game would be some sixteen months away. It has been a long wait to get back to the fitba and to mark my return I headed to Dundee for an adventure I knew would be […]

Mixing it up with Maritimo

“Das Ilhas as Mais Belas e Livres” I can really consider myself lucky during the current coronavirus pandemic. So far, touch wood, neither myself or any of my family have fallen foul of the illness and due to being a teacher I’ve been working throughout, after a fashion, therefore my bank balance hasn’t suffered due […]

Aberdeen vs Bayern: My Greatest Game

I am often asked “What’s the greatest game you’ve ever been to?” and when considering the answer I think beyond my travels as The Fitba Nomad and consider every game ever attended over a lifetime as a football fan. So far that footballing lifetime covers a thirty year period and it would actually be rather […]