Nipping Up to North End

I feel I have left Dundee a little neglected as I head into the winter of my second season ground hopping. Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh and even Fife have received numerous visits from ‘The Fitba Nomad’ but thus far a trip to Dens Park has been my sole appearance in the City of Discovery. This must […]

Studying the University of Stirling

Six years of secondary school didn’t furnish me with a huge amount of academic accolades but I did scrape together enough to become the first person in my household to be accepted into university. Stirling was the destination of choice, as my local uni it allowed me to continue living at home while joining their […]

Wandering to Westfield Park

My ground hopping has taken me all over the country thus far, but it isn’t the far-flung places that I find myself surprised at having never visited before rather it is the towns much closer to home. Denny is a mere sixteen miles from Tillicoultry and just six and a half from Stirling yet I […]

Afternoon at Albion Rovers

Albion Rovers probably have the most generic name in world football, the title of this grand old Coatbridge side gives no indication that they are from that town just north of Glasgow. In essence it’s just two footballing monikers glued together like ‘City United’ or ‘Deportivo Real’. In reality the club itself is far from […]

Pride in our Game

While sectarianism may grab the column inches there is another form of prejudice that permeates our game, one that seems to go largely unaddressed in my experience. During my travels I have seen at all levels of the game cries like “Lino ya fuckin’ poofter” or “you’re a homo wanker goalie”. At East End Park […]

Cup Day at Cowdenbeath

Today’s hosts Cowdenbeath were the visitors at the very first proper game I believe my Dad took me to (I say ‘believe’ as I was nine, so my memory is fuzzy and asking the auld man for confirmation would require organising a seance). Not only was it a big day for me but a massive […]

Coasting Down to Cove

During my decade long stint as an Aberdonian I ventured often to Cove Rangers’ old Allan Park for Highland Football League action. Initially it was the appeal of famous and magical names like Inverurie Loco Works and Clachnacuddin, but after my first visit it became the cheap entry, quality fitba, choice of five different pies […]