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About thegroundhog

I live underground, occasionally popping up at non-league and Welsh grounds. I live on a diet of insects, small rodents, nil-nils and post and pre-match angst.

Cliftonville


Saturday 9th September 2017 3pm Northern Ireland League Premier Cliftonville 2 Dungannon Swifts 1 HT: 0-0 ATT: 804 Entrance £11, Programme £2 Coffee £1 Breen 51, Gormley 61 : Hegarty 78 from Solitude, Cliftonville Street, Belfast, BT14 6LP This was the second … Continue reading

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Glenavon


Friday 8th September 2017 Northern Ireland Football League Premiership Glenavon 2 Carrick Rangers 0 HT: 0-0 Att: 974 Clingan 66p, Mitchell 87 from Mourneview Park, Lurgan, County Armagh, Northern Ireland BT66 8EW This was my first bout of ‘extreme’ hopping. … Continue reading

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Ford Motors


Tuesday 15th August 2017 6.45pm Cheshire League Division Two Ford Motors 7 Orford 1 HT: 3-1 att: 30(hc) Entrance FREE with FREE programme. from Jaguar Sports & Social Club Non-league and in particular the Cheshire League continue to impress me. … Continue reading

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Penley


Saturday 8th July 2017 14.39 Pre-season friendly Penley 5 Porthmadoc U18s 2 ht: 2-1 att: 11 (plus 1 horse) from School Lane The prologue to my season began on Thursday at Hanley Town, for their narrow defeat to Nantwich. This was … Continue reading

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East Midlands Counties League 2017-18


This is an unofficial guide to the Cymru Alliance. All photos are my own (of which some are a few years old and may not reflect the ground now). Please let me know of any inaccuracies or missing details. The Cymru Alliance has been going 27 seasons. It is the northern section of second tier […]

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Cymu Alliance Guide 2017-18


This is an unofficial guide to the Cymru Alliance. All photos are my own (of which some are a few years old and may not reflect the ground now). Please let me know of any inaccuracies or missing details. The … Continue reading

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Staffs County League Fans’ Guide 2017


Welcome to the seventh edition of the Staffs County League fans’ guide. The divisional structure has reverted back to just one Division Two, from regionalised North and South divisions. This is largely due to a lack of teams forthcoming from South … Continue reading

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