Tag Archives: Woking

After the storm and under the floodlights with Woking: from the Shay to the International, via the Humber and the Hoe

As renowned meteorologist Robert Plant once put it, “If it keeps on raining, the levee’s going to break”. And a couple of months ago that might well have been the case in my old neck of the woods in the … Continue reading

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Taking the crunchy with the smooth, Cardinals style

After six goals in two Conference Premier matches and two wins on the trot for the first time since April, there’s – whisper it – an element of optimism at Kingfield again, as this Cardinal blogger duly acknowledges. But when … Continue reading

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Rec recollections as Shots ring out again

HARDLY a few days go by at present without updates from troubled Aldershot Town FC. And it’s not just diehard Shots fans drawn by these worrying developments. A shadow still appeared to hang over Andy Scott’s side as July ended, just … Continue reading

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Cardinal deliberations and Garry’s magic 50

ANYONE who’s listened to outwardly gruff, sometimes grouchy, occasionally gregarious Garry Hill’s post-match interviews this season will know he’s had a bit of a thing for that ‘magical 50-point mark’. With all due respect to the Woking FC boss, it’s … Continue reading

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A lubbly Bubbly awayday at Haig Avenue

WHAT a week for the Cards, and a rare one for me as I’d seen them play three matches. A half-term trip South allowed me to take in a battling Kingfield defeat to play-off hopefuls Newport County, before a return … Continue reading

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Out of town and out of sorts with the Cardinals

IT’S supposed to be a good sign. As we drove down to Kingfield from Lancashire last Saturday morning, Tony Blackburn was playing The Jam as we hit Victoria Way traffic. Some kind of time warp? Almost. It was Pick of … Continue reading

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Rambling on … after all these years

My Dad was only on the railways for eight years, but that 1953/61 spell as loco cleaner then fireman meant so much to him, and despite his following three decades as a postman, he never lost his love for steam. … Continue reading

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A poor return and the not so magnificent seven

Did that really happen? It wasn’t supposed to. I was only at Ewen Fields, Hyde, to stretch my impressive unbeaten run watching Woking FC to 16 matches. Despite still perceiving myself as some sort of Jonah, I’d not actually seen … Continue reading

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Remembering England’s Evelyn

IT’S difficult to know where to start when it comes to a suitable Remembrance weekend tribute to all those who died in military service protecting our freedom. But I’ve chosen a distinguished England international footballer and schoolteacher who grew up … Continue reading

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Sat Nav be buggered – the pitiful search for Rodney Parade

We were doing so well, with the motorway traffic between Lancashire and the South Wales border flowing as smoothly as could be expected on a busy Saturday morning at the beginning of half term and everything going to plan. The … Continue reading

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