Saturday, 22 September 2018

The Week Ahead

The Premier League International Cup gets underway for the 2018/19 season next week, the tournament including a number of English Under-23 sides and their European counterparts.

All matches are played in England which gives the opportunity to catch something different, like Athletic Club Bilbao against VFL Wolfsburg which is scheduled for Aldershot's EBB Stadium on Wednesday 26th at 7pm.

On Saturday 29th there are a trio of Non-League matches that may be of interest.

In Lancashire, Barnoldswick Town FC of the North West Counties Premier Division are marking their founding in 1972 and hope to see as many people as possible who have contributed to the club's rise.

Ashton Athletic are the visitors to the Silentnight Stadium and admission will be on a 'Pay What You Want' basis.

And it is 'Pay What You Want' for National League South action at Bath City FC (against Welling United) for their annual Community Day.

There are loads of activities going on for families and the club are also looking to entice students heading to the city this month to sample the atmosphere at Twerton Park and perhaps adopt The Romans as their second team.

At Sholing FC, where manager Dave Diaper recently marked 1,000 game in charge of The Boatmen, it is also Community Day and there is free entry for the game against AFC Portchester in the wessex Premier League.

And Sunday 30th is the final day to get half-price (£7.50) adult tickets for the 2019 Women's FA Cup Final at Wembley.

Thursday, 20 September 2018

A Tweet For The Weekend


Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Women's FA Cup/Scottish Women's Cup

September 30th is the deadline for 'early-bird' tickets to the 2019 Women's FA Cup Final which will be held at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 4th May.

Adults will pay just £7.50 before this date (£15 afterwards) while kids once again go free to the showpiece event.

This weekend sees the competition enter the Second Qualifying Round stage with 60 scheduled ties.


The Scottish Women's Cup is at the semi-final stage (a double-header takes place at Forthbank Stadium on Sunday 14th October) before the final at Firhill on Sunday 4th November.

Tickets for the final are priced at £5 Adults, £2 Concessions and Under16's free, thanks to the excellent Scottish Women's Football website for details of this.

Monday, 17 September 2018

Barnsley FC

I always enjoy visits to Oakwell, home of Barnsley FC since 1887, the ground is easily accessible from the town centre and there is always a nice sense of people walking to the game, following the same traditions as they have done for many years and maybe reminiscing about their favourite players from time gone by.



A number of those players will be inducted into the inaugural Oakwell Hall of Fame on Friday 12th October and there will be further events taking place around the League One home game against Luton Town the following day (kick-off 12pm).

Ticket prices have been reduced to £10 Adults, £5 Seniors, Young Adults and Under 17's and £1 for accompanied Under 12's.

Saturday 13th October is also Non-League Day up and down the country (and beyond).

I'll update as many offers as I can on Twitter but also follow Non-League Day for full details.

Saturday, 15 September 2018

The Week Ahead

Next weekend sees the FA Cup enter the Second Qualifying Round stage and the entrance of National League North and South clubs to the competition.

If you fancy catching a match at Bootham Crescent as it enters its final furlong then York City have reduced prices for their home tie against Ashton Athletic on Saturday 22nd to £10 Adults and £5 Concessions.

On the Under-23 front there are Premier League 2 matches scheduled for Ewood Park on Monday 17th (Blackburn v Arsenal) and Goodison Park on Sunday 23rd (Everton v Spurs) but, as always, keep an eye on the home club's website and social media pages for details and changes to these games.

In the Professional Development League, Watford Under-23's take on Ipswich at Vicarage Road on Monday 17th, kick-off 2pm. Admission for non-season ticket holders is priced at £3 and £1.

There are two full programmes of matches in both the Women's Super League and Championship with games in midweek and on Sunday 23rd.

It is also cup weekend north of the border with First round ties in the Scottish Cup.

Updates daily on Twitter.

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Barnoldswick, Bath & Sholing

A trio of matches to be played on Saturday 29th September that will all celebrate the role played by the host club in and around their local community.

In Lancashire, Barnoldswick Town FC of the North West Counties Premier Division are marking their founding in 1972 and hope to see as many people as possible who have contributed to the club's rise.

Ashton Athletic are the visitors to the Silentnight Stadium and admission will be on a 'Pay What You Want' basis.

And it is 'Pay What You Want' for National League South action at Bath City FC (against Welling United) for their annual Community Day.

There are loads of activities going on for families and the club are also looking to entice students heading to the city this month to sample the atmosphere at Twerton Park and perhaps adopt The Romans as their second team.

At Sholing FC, where manager Dave Diaper recently marked 1,000 game in charge of The Boatmen, it is also Community Day and there is free entry for the game against AFC Portchester in the wessex Premier League.

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Affordable Football On Twitter

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