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Posted by sean on 02/01/2018 at 8:31 pm in Bath City with No Comments


When the clock struck midnight on the night of 31st December 2017, and all the fireworks started to go off, making Weston Village sound like Kabul, we were certain of one thing… it was the year 2018. Likewise, when we received this season’s Bath City football fixtures, and saw that on New Year’s Day, we would face Weston Super Mare away, there was equal certainty that the game would be called off, due to a waterlogged pitch.

The days between Christmas and New Year had seen a bit of rain – nothing significant, and certainly not enough of a downfall to flood a football pitch. However, when the seaside club announced an early morning pitch inspection, on the day of the match, we all knew it would be off. The pitch was passed playable, following the inspection. We still knew there would be no football that day…

I stayed at home for this one. I was smart. A mixture of die-hard loyalty and foolishness saw many fans, including Claire, make the trip to WSM on a minibus. It was while aboard, somewhere in the middle of deepest, darkest Somerset, that the travelling army of loyal fans learnt that the game had been called off. The matchday referee deemed the pitch unplayable. I felt for those on that minibus.

The reason I took to my blog to write about this, is because this is not the first time this has happened. Nor is it the second, third or even fourth. According to one supporter, this particular fixture has been called off, with very little notice, five out of six times. The only time Weston Super Mare managed to get the match on, when it was originally intended, was when it was played in August!

Like my wife and other fellow fans, I have been stung by this face many a time. I don’t travel away as much these days, but have already sworn never to return to Weston Super Mare. Judging by the reaction of the understandably disgruntled Bath City fans, who attempted to make yesterday’s trip, I don’t think I will be alone in my boycott.

Posted by sean on 14/07/2017 at 3:36 pm in Bath City with No Comments


Two weeks ago today, I was in Barcelona. I visited The Nou Camp – the biggest football stadium in Europe.

Tonight, I will be at Twerton Park – the home of Bath City Football Club – for their preseason friendly against Exeter.

Quite the comparison – Fortress Twerton will always be home for me.

Posted by sean on 10/04/2017 at 5:45 pm in Bath City, Leeds United with No Comments


I support two football teams. Yes, I am committing the cardinal football sin. My crime is just one step away from changing sides, because your team is doing crap; or worse, becoming a Manchester United fan, when you live in Middlesex.

I have reason to support two clubs. I was born in York. I am therefore an exiled Yorkshireman. Leeds United is my “big team”, and because of my past, I have good reason to follow them. My second club is Bath City. I live in Bath. It should be the football law that you support your local side.

An unlikely event happened on Saturday. Both Leeds and Bath City won. Not only did they win, but they destroyed their opposition. Leeds beat Preston 3-0, while Bath travelled to deepest, darkest Essex and pummelled Concord Rangers 5-0. An amazing turnaround, considering City lost 5-1 at home the previous week!

Who knows what’ll happen to my beloved clubs next weekend. I suspect both will lose. Managers and players of Newcastle United and East Thurrock must be licking their lips.

Posted by sean on 01/04/2017 at 4:15 pm in Bath City with No Comments


I’m at Bath City. Our season is effectively over. We can’t go up, we can’t go down. We’re playing Maidenhead United, who have an awful lot to play for – they’re top of the league.

We’ve only just started the second half and are losing 4-0, or is it 5? I’ve lost count.

Maidenhead fans are in full voice. Among their many songs is the classic “Can you hear the (Bath) City sing? I can’t hear a fucking thing”. If I was one to sing at football matches, I’d be offering a rendition of “Where were you when you were shit?” I’ve never seen so many Maidenhead fans until today!

Posted by sean on 21/01/2017 at 6:29 pm in Bath City, Leeds United, Life In Bath, Video Games with No Comments


… guess who forgot to pay their hosting fees? They have now been paid, but as a result, my website was down for the last two days. Did you miss anything? Unless you wanted to read stuff from the past 13 years, no. I haven’t blogged since New Year’s Day. Until now…

Since my injury, I am still using the crutch during my recovery. I have been attending Bath City home games without any difficulty, although have avoided travelling on the coach since September. Claire still goes to many of the away games. Today, Bath City were playing Oxford City. However, it was absolutely freezing everywhere. As sure as eggs are eggs, the game would be off. Did Oxford mention anything on their website or Twitter account? Did they hell. This meant Claire had to defrost her car, drive to her parents, pick them up, drive to Twerton Park, wait in the cold for the inevitable announcement that the game was off. It was. My wifey returned to me, under an hour after she left. Looking a tad pissed off and very cold indeed.

Sir David Attenborough confirms the Oxford City pitch is frozen and unplayable.

Remember when I got Grand Theft Auto 5? It was way back in 2013. I must have blogged about it. Anyway, I didn’t finish it, despite absolutely loving the series. The fact the PlayStation 3 was dying, resulting in the fan sounding like a jet engine kind of put me off playing the game. Over three years later, I am actually pleased that the PS3 did snuff it. I am finally an owner of a lush looking PlayStation 4, and guess what… GTA5 is on that too – and it looks even better than the PS3 version! I am therefore enjoying driving about Los Santos, stealing cars and killing people. It sounds atrocious, but it is the most fun since I inflicted life threatening, third degree burns on Dr Robotnik, on Sonic The Hedgehog.

Leeds are still doing worryingly well. Every time I think they’re going to slip up, they end up winning. The Mighty Whites are on Sky tonight (we’re always on Sky these days), against Barnsley. Kick off is in 11 minutes, so I had better wrap up this blog, find a few images to stick to it and upload the whole lot to WordPress.

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