Saturday, 29 December 2012

A Game & a Half... - One (& a bit) from the archives

So much for setting this shit up and leaving it to Juan and Dukey to talk bollocks to you all. More rain and yet another postponement which means another trudge to the Archives for Taz.

Still, this one should be a bit of a treat. I realised I'd not yet touched on our disastrous Conference National season in 1999/2000 on here yet. So I pulled the files and set about reliving the misery of that campaign to try & pick out a vaguely usable report. In the course of this, I stumbled upon our abandoned first visit to Forest Green Rovers and soon after, the report of the re-arranged game. I know, I'll publish both!

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Same Shit, Different Xmas - One from the archives

This is getting a bit dull isn't it? Since Gandermonium lurched back onto the scene, we've had several postponements, the latest denying us a decent Boxing Day gate at home to Bromley as one corner of the GGL baize resembled green blamange, with some sand on it. So rather than veg out on the sofa, poor Taz has had to drag his gin hangover down into the basement to reproduce the first load of crap he can dig out have a good leaf through the archives and cherry pick another of the finest historical reports we have to reproduce here for your delight.

Saturday, 22 December 2012

U's Crack Rocks... - One from the Archives

Hello again dear readers! Yeah, it's me again. Sorry about that.

Sadly, the weather has once more prevented us from having a game of football at fucking Maidenhead, so you're stuck with some load of old rubbish that had yours truly descending to the dusty basement archives at Gandermonium HQ to find. I do hope you enjoy this one though, as I had to move the old Smugometer to get at it. And that's a heavy thing to shift on your own.

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Make like a Tree and 'Leafe!

So our first home game on a Tuesday night since Gandermonium was risen from the ashes and it had to be my turn! Lucky then, that it's the first match in what some (me) call "the greatest show on Earth" and a cup that has remained important to me since the days after the last win in the final against Kingstonian and realising that we were only one triumph behind Dulwich Hamlet! It's my eternal quest to overtake them.

Sunday, 16 December 2012

6 large ones, Cervezas & Back to the Future 2

So it's Sunday morning, cup of tea in hand, time to write up the FA Trophy VS Oxford City Blog. So me and Duke had previous disscussions in the week as to whether this game would be called off due to the typical British climate this time of the year. However the game was on, and no pitch inspection planned thankfully.

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

When Scotty went up - One from the archives

With tonight's opening salvo in the County Cup once more postponed, thanks to a wintry drop in temperatures this time, we here at Gandermonium are once more left without content to entertain you, our dear readers with.

So, having consoled a distraught Dukey with a keg of cider and persuaded him to put away his tinfoil SSC until the re-arranged tie, ol' Taz has once more picked a dusty tome from the shelves of the archives to bring some U's history to life.

Monday, 10 December 2012

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Have You Let Jesus Into Your Life?

Well there goes another dirty weekend in Dorset. The day started with me waking up around 0645 (so only a hour to get up and ready so I could get that train), it was still dark outside but I knew I had to meet the firm early doors. But only after my phone decided to give me the old gee up, which caused me to have to do a runner to get that train I needed.

Thursday, 6 December 2012

It's Bloody Cold - One from the Archives

Having sneaked through to the next round of the FA Trophy on Tuesday with a hard fought 1-0 win at Maidenhead, I've been making the most of a day off trawling through the absolute mess that is the old Gandermonium archives to see exactly what we do and don't have. Not as much as I'd thought as it turns out, but that's another matter!

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

One of Our Magpies is Missing

Yeah, a 1-0 win will do us fine. Finally, at the third time of trying, we get to play at Maidenhead and for the first time in around 12 years we make it to the second round of the FA Trophy. Thus on a cold Tuesday night at the start of December we descended on Berkshire to get down to business.

Monday, 3 December 2012

Please leave a message after the tone....

As you may have read, one of our esteemed contributors Dukey forced us to stick around in gorgeous Staines on saturday after the dopey sod left his mobile phone in the cab from the ground to the pub. Once aware of his little faux pas, he of course then used Juan's phone to leave himself a rather fruity voice mail to remind him not to do it again. As you do.

Sunday, 2 December 2012

In the Beginning God created the Duke

Well what a day that was! Next time I might remember to take some photos. What started with a hot cup of tea at Carshalton station at 10 o'clock in the morning, somehow ended at 2 o'clock the following morning in Tapuri discussing ecclesiastical matters with an Arsenal fan. How did I end up there?

Tom Cruise & a Mojito

So Staines away!  Thanks to T.H.S for the lift down to today's game! Seeing as the rest of the lads had caught the train and arrived into Staines in the morning, I thought it best to have a quick pre-match drink before the game kicked off. As I was reminded-that Sober note taking and Blogs are a BIG no no!!