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random rambling and rants…

02.06.2018… 17/18 Photos…

65 games, 8880 miles, and a top half Premier League finish…

A World Cup cycle completed too. 4 seasons, 211 games, 29560 miles, and far too many programmes…

As always, click on the image below to view album containing a single photo from each trip undertaken over the course of the last nine months..

65 Days of Football…

The fixture lists aren’t out until June. In the meantime there’s a World Cup and some cricket to be getting on with…

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02.06.2018… 17/18 Summary…

A record 65 games attended this season. Competitions involved… Premier League, Championship, League Two, National League, National League North, FA Cup, FA Trophy and League Cup…

8,880 miles covered, again largely due to the number of trips made to St. James’ Park…

Newcastle United…   nufc

20 Games (17 Home, 3 Away)

Won – 9, Drawn – 4, Lost – 7 / For – 25,  Against – 18

Final Position: 10th (20) 

Miles Travelled – 6,850

A very surprising, but very welcome top-half finish…

Less away games than ever, but more home games to compensate, which bumped up the mileage…

A good start, a bit of a wobble in the middle (which saw us flirt with the relegation zone) before a strong finish that saw us climb into the top half…

Highlights: Manchester United (h), Leicester City (a), Arsenal (h), Chelsea (h)

Lowlights: Watford (h), Chelsea (FAC4) (a)

Birmingham City…

17 Games (15 Home, 2 Away)

Won – 6, Drawn – 3, Lost – 8 / For – 18,  Against – 19

Final Position: 19th (24)

Relegation avoided on the final day of the season (again)…

A couple of away games this season at Sunderland and Nottingham Forest (my annual trip to The City Ground)….

Three managers and another season of struggle though. Things picked up when Garry Monk arrived, which gives reason for a little optimism for next season…

Highlights; Aston Villa (h), Sheffield United (h), Fulham (h)

Lowlights; Brentford (h)

Gateshead (6) / Nuneaton Town (6) / Carlisle United (2)gateshead

14 Games (12 Home, 2 Away)…

Won – 5, Drawn – 7, Lost – 2 

Final Position: 17th (24)/ 13th (22) / 10th (24)

Gateshead’s gradual decline continued, Nuneaton again flirted with relegation before a late season rally. Carlisle drew too many home games, coming up just short of a play off place…

Numbers around the same as last season, Gateshead’s 3-3 draw at Leyton Orient in the FA Trophy being a season highlight. Nuneaton’s appeal again being overshadowed by that of Birmingham City…

Highlights; Leyton Orient v Gateshead (FATQF)

Others…

14 Games / 3 Grounds

Not many again this year… The King Power (10), The Ricoh Arena (3) and Meadow Lane…

I’ve definitely gone for quantity over distance this year. Large numbers of trips to local grounds, particularly the King Power. Coventry City’s promotion gives me a League One option next season…

Highlights; Leicester v Tottenham Hotspur

26.05.2017… 16/17 Photos…

48 games, 7280 miles, far too much cash, and now it’s over…

Click on the collage below to be directed towards shots from each of those trips undertaken over the course of the last nine months…

Another Season Completed…

The Premier League fixture list is released on 14th June, with the first games taking place on 12th August…

In the meantime, it’s time for some cricket…