Saturday, 31 May 2014

Derelict but for how much longer? Surrey Docks Stadium - Fisher FC

May 2014

Derelict sites can look sad but also interesting, derelict football stadiums always eem to have a tale to tell. The pitch always deteriorates first, long grass, weeds, then fly-tipping but for months and often years the stands and terraces remain – looking like the ground could re-open once the grass was cut then the colour of the plastic seats fades, the vandals move in, graffiti arrives and then metal is removed for scrap but even then you can still often see the steps in the terrace or an old stand wall.

Surrey Docks Stadium was once home to Fisher FC, the site in Bermondsey and Rotherhithe has been derelict since 2004 when Fisher moved out but now the site has been earmarked for housing and the plan also includes Fisher moving back to a new ground on the opposite side of Salter Road. So in the next few years we may see Fisher return to Rotherhithe.

Thursday, 29 May 2014

Tartan Army and a Nigerian band

Wednesday 28 May 2014 - Nigeria 2 Scotland 2, Friendly - Craven Cottage, Fulham

Great day spent with the Tartan Army (and the Nigerian band) - football was not bad either but my late Father would have been proud as I watched my first Scotland game with the kilted Tartan Army.

Nigerian Fans band

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Dyer and Dyer

Sunday 18 May 2014, Forget-Me-Not FC 0 Ipswich Town Legends 9, Ram Meadow - Bury Town

Great turnout for great causes - good to see some of the older Town legends back in the blue shirt. Best player? A certain Kieron Dyer but the highlight? A certain 13 year old who came on as a sub and scored - Kae Dyer.

Dyer and Dyer

Friday, 9 May 2014

A sea breeze

9 May 2014, Friends Life Womens Tour ofg Britain - Stage 3 - Felixstowe/Ipswich

Great to still see Suffolk is up there leading the way when it comes to cycling- another great event.

Saturday, 3 May 2014

Always next year?

Saturday 3 May 2014, Ipswich Town 2 Sheffield Wednesday 1, Championship - Portman Road