A View From The Blue Seats

Two home games in successive Saturdays – whatever is the world coming to? They don’t come any easier though and it’s another of the big teams down here at our idyllic setting on the banks of the River. If ever there is a reminder of the high level in which we are competing, then it’s the visit of Poole Town followed by Salisbury City – sizeable clubs with large catchment areas and a good reputation in non-league football.

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A View From The Blue Seats

The fixture list has been “stop-start” so far this season and it seems like an eternity between home matches. However, between now and New Year we have an almost relentless run of fixtures, many down here at the Home of World Football, punctuated, of course, by two successive Saturdays to the extremities of civilisation, in Merthyr and Truro City. There’s a rumour we may actually play Blackfield & Langley next Tuesday, a nice place which is also, though, renowned to be between somewhere and the end of mankind – the tipping edge of the Solent, apparently, but no one really knows and few who have gone there on a cold November night have returned the same again, apparently. Our game against Blackfield & Langley has been postponed so many times that it feels like one of those social gatherings that becomes such a chore trying to fix a date for both parties that in the end, it just never happens and fizzles out, with both sides just keeping their heads down and not mentioning it. Imagine being allowed to get away with that in football, the league table at the end of the season that has asterisks next to it along the lines of “couldn’t be bothered in the end” to denote games that never happened? This, of course, would be a shame because when the fixtures came out, the thought of an early October trip to a scenic part of Hampshire, maybe taking in the Hythe Ferry and Pier Railway (which is a combination of a narrow-gauge railway, followed by a boat across the sea) was compelling. Now it’s so inconveniently re-arranged, I suspect even Staggers and Alan won’t be there, which is saying something.

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Blackfield & Langley Postponed

Following Blackfield & Langley’s FA Trophy game being called off today, they will now have to play the rearranged tie this coming Tuesday which means our league game scheduled for the same night has now been postponed.

Full details of the rearranged fixture will be announced as soon as it has been confirmed.

Meanwhile, our home game against Hayes & Yeading scheduled for 9th November will now be played on Tuesday 17th December at 19:45, due to their continued FA Cup involvement.