So at precisely 10:30 on Sunday evening yours truly gets a message on Twitter. That’s @krobbo81 by the way (bit of free advertising never hurt!) – asking for moi to do the entry for the game against Dagenham and Redbridge. No problem says I, despite the late notice. So you dear readers now all get the luxury of another Robbo blog!
Wednesday, 31 August 2016
Sunday, 28 August 2016
Is it true that we have attained our highest ever league position recently? "Yes luv, we're the 95th best team in England". Is it true that despite them being ex-league clubs, we've been on the receiving end of some of the most sourest of grapes? Shit Ground, Shit team, Shit food, blah blah blah... Is it also true that Hitler had one ball? Well actually, no, that isn't true but the others are.
Sunday, 21 August 2016
It's been an interesting old start to the season so far. A disappointing opening day defeat, then a deserved point at one of the favourites, a stonking away win at an ex-FL mob and then outplaying another in front of 1600+ at GGL on a Tuesday night. That's right. Over 1600 in our gaff. On a Tuesday. Bloody daft if you ask me.
Thursday, 18 August 2016
Thank you Dukey for the kind handover squire, I was more than delighted with Saturday’s away win at Lincoln. Some of their supporters’ tweets that were being retweeted by fellow U’s fans were quite a highlight too. According to them we are some small tinpot club. Do they know Carshalton? Or Kingstonian?
Monday, 15 August 2016
Our first Saturday away trip has finally arrived. And for the second time this week we get to visit a new ground. If Forest Green was one experience, then a little excursion to the northern lands that are Lincolnshire was going to be something different all together. But one thing that was definitely going to be the same we was the fact that the new kits had still yet to be delivered.
Wednesday, 10 August 2016
It seems that the most traditional starts of the season under Our Lord Dos is a defeat. In fact you have to go back nearly six years ago and to the Ryman League to see us avoid defeat against Concord Rangers with a boring 0-0 draw and even further back to a Mr Payne opening day hat-trick against Margate for a win. But like where we've played Havant twice in succession on the first away match of the season, you have to go no further that look at the fixtures from the 99/00 season to see who would be our first away opponents again. None other than Forest Green Rovers.
Sunday, 7 August 2016
Ah! At last, the opening day of the season! A day greeted with almost universal joy amongst football supporters everywhere. And we here at Gandermonium are no different. Well, at least until we then remember that Sutton United FC are usually absolute toilet in such fixtures. At which point we sigh, shrug our shoulders and simply get into the bar an hour earlier than we normally would to ensure the alcoholic padding is adequate enough for the occasion.
Thursday, 4 August 2016
So here we are at the end of another Pre-Season campaign of sorts. And before your eyes are firmly fixed upon Saturday's match against the team that comprises the former Solihull Borough & Moor Green, we have one final game to play. Of course, with four days to go till the opening match, you would be forgiven for thinking that it might be a drab affair. Oh ye of little faith!