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 […]

The Fitba Nomad End of Season Awards 2020

Coronavirus has seriously screwed up the end of the footballing season but for me I was almost done anyway, my third campaign cut short with only three games left. All Scottish football was closed down on Friday 13th of March, twenty four hours before I was due to travel to Beith Juniors for their SJFA West […]

New Dawn at New Dundas

“The name’s Rose, Bonnyrigg Rose” The week before I pay any club a visit I engage in a period of historical research and one area always delved into is a side’s famous ex-players. This afternoon I travelled to Midlothian where Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic might very well just lay claim to the most iconic name ever to […]

Crossing Over to Carlisle

I’m not the first Scotsman to cross the border headed for Carlisle and prior to me two others arrived at the Cumbrian cathedral city with the intent to conquer. The first was William Wallace, who arrived with an army in the winter of 1297, determined to take hold of the North of England, buoyed by […]

Closing in on Clydebank

Davie Cooper. Those are the two words that come to mind when someone mentions Clydebank to me, along with the smiling image of him being unveiled at Kilbowie in 1993 wearing that famous Wet Wet Wet sponsored Matchwinner shirt. Regarded as one of the best ever, by opponents such as Ruud Gullit or team mates […]

Reaching Rugby Park

When telling friends I was off to Ayrshire again for another matchday their eyes lit up. Having already enjoyed reading about my previous adventures in that neck of the woods they began to guess which of the big SJFA sides I was heading for this afternoon. One confidently stated “It has to be Auchinleck Talbot […]

New Decade at Newtown Park

The first game of a new decade is often a memorable one for a club and its supporters particularly if the gods provide a local derby to bring in the New Year with. Outside of the SPFL a few fixtures might lay claim to being Scotland’s biggest derby, with contenders spread right across the country. […]