Index.

Index.

Sept 20, 2019. New tier 3 league in the USA.

https://eccentricity.video.blog/2019/09/20/New-tier-3-league-in-the-USA/

 

July 24 , 2019. Some friendly comments.

https://eccentricity.video.blog/2019/07/24/Some-friendly-comments/

July 17 , 2019. North America Tour June July 2019.

https://eccentricity.video.blog/2019/07/17/North-America-Tour-June-July-2019/

June 17 , 2019 = UEFA 55 top tier to do. 2019/20.

https://eccentricity.video.blog/2019/17//06/uefa-55-top-tier-to-do-2019/20/

June 11 , 2019 = Pinksteren 2019 and its KNVB District Finals.

https://eccentricity.video.blog/2019/06/11/pinksteren-2019-and-its-knvb-district-finals/

June 7 , 2019 = In the beginning.

https://eccentricity.video.blog/2019/06/07/in-the-beginning/

May 29 ,2019  = United States of America Soccer Pyramid 2019. ( My take).

https://eccentricity.video.blog/author/dadofdottie/#post-466

May 25 , 2019  =  Georgia on my mind.

https://eccentricity.video.blog/2019/05/25/georgias-been-on-my-mind/

May 10 , 2019  = North America Tour 1.

https://eccentricity.video.blog/author/dadofdottie/#post-221

May 4 , 2019  = Artificial pitches in the U K, 2018/19.

https://eccentricity.video.blog/2019/05/04/artificial-pitches-in-the-uk-2018/19/

May 2 , 2019  = That other Canadian League / F A.

https://eccentricity.video.blog/2019/05/02/that-other-canadian-league-fa/

April 26 , 2019  = Scotland Summer Leagues. 2019.

https://eccentricity.video.blog/2019/04/26/scotland-summer-leagues/2019/

April 26 , 2019  = ‘O Canada’.

https://eccentricity.video.blog/2019/04/26/o-canada/

April 26= Canada, below the Canadian Professional Soccer League.

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April 14 , 2019  = Sunday April 14th.Leinster Day Jolly.

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April 13 , 2019  = Baltics Tour.

https://eccentricity.video.blog/2019/04/13/baltics-tour/

April 10 , 2019  = Connacht football , 2019.

https://eccentricity.video.blog/2019/04/10/connacht-football/2019/

April 9 , 2019  = Baltic Updates.

https://eccentricity.video.blog/2019/04/09/baltic-updates/

April 8 , 2019  = Baltic Countries Stadiums  Season 2019.

https://eccentricity.video.blog/2019/04/09/baltic-leagues-links/

March 27 , 2019  = Hod in Oz & NZ.

https://eccentricity.video.blog/2019/03/27/hod-in-oz-&-nz/

March 27, 2019 =  Still trying to get my head around this site, it’s difficult for a dinosaur with no social media experience. Also lacking in computer knowledge. Bear with me.

https://eccentricity.video.blog/2019/03/27/still-trying-to-get-my-head-around-this-site-its-difficult-for-a-dinosaur-with-no-social-media-experience-also-lacking-in-computer-knowledge-bear-with-me/

March 27, 2019  = The journey begins.

https://eccentricity.video.blog/2019/03/27/the-journey-begins/

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New tier 3 league in the USA.

New NISA  league opens on Aug 31, 2019 in Oakland.

The National Independent Soccer Association began its new 8 club 3rd tier Soccer league with a game in Oakland with the Roots drawing 3-3 against California Strikers at Laney College.

Now this league stands allegedly at the same level as the USL Div 1.

Stadiums and locations,
Team Location Stadium Capacity
East Coast
Atlanta SC Alpharetta, Georgia St. Francis High School /
Lupo Field at Life University

Miami FC Miami, Florida Buccaneer Field /
Riccardo Silva Stadium
1,500
23,500
Philadelphia Fury[a] Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Franklin Field 52,958
Stumptown Athletic Matthews, North Carolina OrthoCarolina Sportsplex
Sportsplex at Matthews
5,000
West Coast
California United Strikers FC Irvine, California Championship Stadium 5,000
Los Angeles Force Whittier, California Rio Hondo College 1,000
Oakland Roots SC Oakland, California Laney College 2,700
San Diego 1904 FC San Diego, California SDCCU Stadium 70,561

The league season  is split into a Fall ( NISA Showcase) and a Spring portion. It is alleged that new teams will join the Spring season !

The fall season has already run into problems with the league suspending Philadelphia Fury after only one game , an 8-1 loss in Miami.

Story about Philly – https://nisaofficial.com/news/2019/09/18/philadelphia-fury-to-refrain-from-play-for-balance-of-nisa-showcase

Some friendly comments.

Just what is the attraction for those groundhoppers who tick grounds for friendlies , they cream themselves when they see the likes of Bull & Bladder Sunday Reserves FC are playing ‘Gets on my Wick FC’ at Giles Field pitch 17 on Sunday morning at 10-00 , this will enable a double when they’ve negotiated with other local pub sides.

If there is a programme being issued then that would add at least another 10 paper cuddlers.

Crunchers will watch owt, anything / anywhere / any rules just for a tick , sounded like a ‘Who’ track for a moment.

What pleasure / satisfaction is achieved watching 2 x 40 min games , Club XI’s or as penned by Miss Pitstop Club XXII’S, Tournaments that have their own rules including finishing game early if referee feels like it. Games kicking off early / late , one cruncher fortunately was early enough to be at a game that was 45 mins early kicking off.

Tuesday July 16th in the Frimley Green v Met Police PSF the teams kicked in the same direction in both halves.

My favourite though for this season was the Coggleshall v Ipswich U23 game on Sat July 13th where the teams informed the referee when he turned up that they would like to play 3 x 30 mins , referee said no to this saying it’s more than his jobsworth ( Freudian slip there). So the teams decided to play 2 x 30 mins with the official ref and then another 30 with a club referee . FFS.

One punter had a choice of 2 such MM games , so how did he choose which to watch , was it quality of teams , NO he decided that because the tea bar was open at only one he would go there !!

27/07. Wyrley v Coven , ref finished it early it was getting a bit rough.

One hopper when writing up his match reports uses words to cover up it being a PSF, cracking game, highly competitive, enjoyable game, definitely worth a watch, really enjoyed, a watchable contest and then if really struggling some nice trees.

There is a prestigious PSF coming up on August 3rd with a rare opportunity to visit Peel Croft , Burton , at 12-00 it is Netherseal St Peter v Garth Vader (Groundhop UK’s adopted Sunday League side).

A programme is available so I  imagine some very sad people will watch that and follow it up with another tick elsewhere.

I’m so glad I don’t do Micky Mouse friendlies , so glad that I never need more than one hop game ( 3 x coming up in Beds however  , all in lower divs FFS, ) so glad I don’t do childrens , schoolies , yoofs , reserves , womens . It’s such a relief I don’t have to meet up with these people.

To finish off (nearly) , the amount of people I know / have heard of that are going to the ‘International Champions Cup’ game at Tottenham versus Inter Milan this coming Sunday Aug 4th is staggering.

People are happy to spend good money on a meaningless friendly in what I am sure will be a light hearted kick about. All this just to get their tick of a ground , some citing to top up their ’92’.  Surely this game is not counted in the eyes of the original rules of the ’92’ club. It really does show how far this hobby has sunk and the amount of people with no ethics has grown. Really is pathetic. All in my opinion of course , sure some / most of you reading this will disagree with me.

There are far too many groundhoppers that have no real interest in the football , it’s all tick, tick , tick. So many who know how long it’s been since their last 0-0 , so many who don’t show up if there is no programme , so many who know their GPG to the 11th decimal place , so many who don’t stop talking , telling all and sundry where they’ve been / going etc , so many who say they don’t watch Sunday football ( but will happily watch Sunday teams in Charity Cups) , so many who will tell all where they’ve been drinking before a game and where their going afterwards for a drink (Drivers as well) , so many parasites who glean a fountain of knowledge off the many websites dedicated to the hobby without giving anything back ,  disillusioned , YES I am but it wont stop me watching FIRST TEAM MALE OPEN AGED COMPETITIVE FOOTBALL at all levels.

North America Tour June July 2019.

 

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Wednesday June 26.

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Wed June 26, 2019  @ 19-30.

MLS ( Eastern Conference).

New England Revolution 1 v  1 Philadelphia Union.

@ Gillette Stadium.

11,571.

Gillette Stadium - Foxborough, Massachusetts

 

Thursday June 27, 2019  @ 21-00.

League1 Ontario.

Sigma 2 v 2 Woodbridge Strikers.

@ Paramount Fine Foods Centre ( ex Hershey).

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Friday June 28, 2019  @ 19-00.

NPSL. Midwest Region. ( Gt Lakes Conference).

Michigan Stars 3 v 1 FC Indiana.

@ Ultimate Soccer Arenas , Pontiac. (Indoors).

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Saturday June 29 , 2019 @ 15-00.

MLS ( Eastern Conference).

Minnesota Utd 7 v 1 FC Cincinnati.

@ Allians Field.

19,778.

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19-00.

UPSL. West Conference. ( West Div).

Turbo Sports 2 v 2 Dakota Young Stars.

@ Spartans Stadium , Richfield HS.

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Sunday , June 30, 2019 @ 14-00.

NPSL. Midwest Region. ( North Conference).

Med City 5 v 0 Dakota Fusion.

@ Mayo High School.

 

Monday , July 1, 2019 @ 18-30.

NPSL. South Region. ( Southeast Div)

Inter Nashville 3 v 0 Greenville.

@ International Indoor Soccer Centre, Antioch Pike. (Outdoors)

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Tuesday , July 2, 2019 @ 20-00.

UPSL Midwest Conference. ( South Div).

Springfield FC 2 v 2 FC Diablos.

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@ Springfield Area Sports Association  Complex.

 

Wednesday July 3 , 2019  19-30.

MLS. (Western Conference).

Sporting Kansas 1 v 5 Los Angeles FC.

@ Childrens Mercy Park.

19,754.

 

 

Thursday , July 4 , 2019.

Fireworks & Church Brew Beers.

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Friday , July 5 , 2019 @ 19-00.

NPSL. Midwest Region. ( Gt Lakes Conference).

FC Columbus 1 v 2 Kalamazoo.

@ Roberts Field , Wellington HS.

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Saturday , July 6 , 2019 @ 19-30.

MLS. ( Eastern Conference).

Cincinnati FC 3 V 2 Houston Dynamo.

@ Nippert Stadium.

26,276.

 

Sunday , July 7 ,2019 @ 14-00.

NPSL. Midwest Region. ( East Conference).

FC Buffalo 1 v 1 Rochester Lancers.

@ Robert E Rich ”All High Stadium”.

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18-00.

Buffalo & District. Premier Div .

Pendleton Utd 1 v 1 BSC International.

@ Panthers Field, Sweet Home HS.

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&.

20-00.

Buffalo & District. Premier Div.

BSC Raiders 3 v 0 Lackawanna FCY.

@ Sparky Adams Field, Kenmore East HS.

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Monday , July 8, 2019 @ 20-45.

Ontario Soccer League. (Provincial West).

Lakeshore Utd 4 v 2 Mississauga Portofino.

@ Huron Park , Grass.

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Tuesday , July 9, 2019 @ 20-30.

Ontario Soccer League. ( Provincial South).

Brampton FC 1 V 1 Mississauga Croatia.

@ Jean Augustine Stadium.

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Wednesday , July 10 , 2019 @ 19-30.

Canada Championship. QF. (1st leg).

York9 FC 2 v  2 Montreal Impact.

@ York Lions Stadium.

5,252.

Well after swerving the new Canadian Premier League because of their rules re the starting line up / squad system I thought I’d have a peek at the Canadian Championship , I’ve followed it and the US Open Cup from afar for a fair few years and have now sampled both.

Both follow the trend of domestic cups in the rest of the world and bigger clubs tend to give all the squad players a game , this game at York was no different in that Impact rested 6 of their previous MLS weekend starting line up with 4 of them on the bench.

So off to York9 FC it was , they are named after the 9 districts of the area of York in Toronto , they are newly formed and were the first team to enter the new Premier League . Initially they had planned to play at the Alumni Field at York University campus while the York Lions Stadium on the same campus was brought up to speed. This was speedier than at first thought and with them being   given 3 away games to start the season , this resulted in  kicking off the home league campaign at Lions Stadium with a game against local Hamilton rivals Forge a month after the opening day fixture at Forge on the 27th of April. That first home game attracted an attendance of 4,260.

The Canadian Championship 1st leg game v Impact bettered this with a crowd of 5,252 , this was Impacts first game in it whilst for York it was their 5th  game  , winning in R1 against AS  Blainville 1-0 (AGG) and in R2 against Edmonton 3-2 (AGG).

Toronto the holders of the cup are given a bye to the next semi final round , I’d upset the MLS / USL teams by having them all in from R1. Only need 3 more clubs to be invited / qualify to have a nice figure of 16 in the competition.

On to the game and the ”Nine Stripes” gave a good account of themselves and were the better side , although they went behind on the hour to a tap in by Omar Browne after a headed back pass to the keeper went awry . They then scored 2 in the last 10 minutes , Ryan Telfer with a cracker on 83 and a poke in at the far post by Rodrigo Gattas on 88. But they gave away a 90+3 penalty courtesy of a stupid challenge by the keeper which Impact’s Saphir Taider scored and gained a draw. There was still time for York and  local boy Joe Di Chiara  to miss a sitter when clipping the bar instead of stroking ball into an empty net.

Yorks starting line up contained 9 of 11 Canadians , 15 of 18 of the squad whilst Impact had 4 of the starting line up and 7 of the squad of 18 so obviously no rules re birth for this competition.

The 3 big teams have struggled in the Q-F’s , York v Impact 2-2 , Halifax v Ottawa 2-3 & Cavalry v Whitecaps 0-0. Will all 3 progress , come on the ”Nine Stripes”.

Will keep my eye on the results from the 2nd legs when played on July 24th.

 

Thursday , July 11, 2019 @ 21-00 .

Ontario Soccer League. ( Provincial West).

Hrvat Saint Catharines 3 v 2 Club Italia Juventus.

@ Lancaster Park.

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Friday , July 12 , 2019 @ 20-00.

League1 Ontario.

Darby FC 3 v 0 Aurora FC.

@ Whitby Soccer Dome. ( Indoors).

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Saturday , July 13 , 2019 @ 15-00.

League1 Ontario.

Ottawa South Utd Force 0 v 2 Windsor TFC.

@ Ontario Soccer Centre.

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20-00.

League1 Ontario.

Master’s Futbol 0 v 0 Alliance Utd.

@ L’Amoreaux.

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Sunday, July 14 , 2019 @ 14-00.

USL. Championship.

Ottawa Fury 1 v 1 Louisville City.

@ Toronto Dominion Place.

5,770.

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18-00.

Premiere Ligue de Soccer du Quebec.

AS Blainville 3 v 1 CS Saint-Hubert.

@ Parc Blainville.

Monday , July 15, 2019.

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NON FICTION.

UEFA. 55 top tier to do. 2019/20.

 Need 96 of 712 ( not inc 3G secondary winter stadiums , mentioned in relevant sections but only need 2 of Artificial used in Winter, both in Lithuania , 1 in Panevezys & 1 in Riga)  @ 03 / 08 / 2019.

Need 13-48 %.

To debit– Uni Craiova(18/07) / Etar(21/07) / Vitosha(22/07) / Dunav(26/07) / Botev Vratsa( 28/07) Done to here./

Albania.

Need 1 of 10.  (Been 12).

Skenderbeu @ Skenderbeu Stadium, Korce. (Seen at home @ Elbasan in UEFA).

 

Andorra.

0 of 8 . (Been 6).

 

Armenia.

1 of 10 – Up one for 2019/20.   (Been 9).

FC Noah AKA Artsakh @ RCCSD Stadium, Yerevan. (AKA Mika).

 

 

Austria.

0 of 12.  (Been 74).

 

Azerbaijan.

Need 5 of 8.  (Been 12).

MOIK @ MOIK Stadium , Baku.

Sabah  @ Alinja Stadium , Masazyr.  ( Seen at home @ Bine Stadium).

Sabail  @  Bayil  Stadium , Baku.  (Seen at home @ Dalga Arena).

Sumgayit @ Capital Bank Arena , Sumqayit.

Zira @  Zira Complex Stadium , Baku.

 

Belarus.

0 of 18(Been 27).

 

Belgium.

0 of 16.  (Been 522).

 

Bosnia- Herzegovina.

Need 3 of 12.  ( Been 11).

Mladost @ MGM Farm Arena, Mladost.

Tuzla City @ Tusanj Stadium , Tusanj.

Zwijvezda 09 @ Ugljevik City Stadium, Ugljevik.

 

Bulgaria.

Need 1 of 14. (Been 45). After Dunav.

Arda 1924  @ Arda Arena , Kardzhali. ( At Loko Plovdiv until ground / floodlights sorted).

Botev Vratsa @ Hristo Botev Stadium , Vratsa.

Dunav @ Gradski Stadium , Ruse. 26/072019.

Etar V T @ Ivaylo Stadium , Veliko Tarnovo. 21/07/2019.

Vitosha Bistritsa @ Bistritsa Stadium , Bistritsa.22/07/2019.

 

Croatia.

Need 3 of 10.  (Been 16).

Gorica @ Gradski Stadium, Velike Gorica.

Istra 1961 @ Aldo Drosina Stadium , Pula.

Varazdin @ Andelko Herjavec Stadium, Varazdin.

 

Cyprus.

0 of 12.  (Been 17).

 

Czech Republic.

0 of 16.  ( Been 29 . Not inc 13 teams from the old Czechoslovakia).

 

Denmark.

0 of 14.   (Been 65).

 

England.

0 of 20. (Been TBC).

 

Estonia. (2019).

Need 1 of 10. ( Summer & Winter pitches).(Been 26).

Grass . (Summer pitches).

Maardu City @ Maardu Stadium , Tallinn. (Seen at home on 4G, adjacent).

 

Faroe Islands. (2019). 

Need 8 of 10.  (Been 2).

Argja Boltfelag  @ Skansi Arena , Argir.

EB / Streymur @ Vio Margair , Streymes.

IF Fuglafjaroar @ I Flotugeroi, Fuglafjaoar.

KI Klaksvik @ Vio Djupumyrar, Klaksvik.

NSI Runavik @ Vio Lokin , Runavik.

Skala @ Skala Stadium , Skali.

Tvoroyrar Boltfelag @ Vio Stora , Trongisvagur.

Vikingur Gota @ Sarpugeroi , Nororagota.

 

Finland. (2019)

0 of 12. ( Been 38).

 

France.

0 of 20.  (Been 126).

 

Georgia. (2019).

0 of 10.  (Been 22).

 

Germany.

0 of 18.  ( Been 67 . Not including teams from the old East Germany 21 / West Germany 72 ).

 

Gibraltar.

0 of 10.  (Been 1).

 

Greece.

0 of 14. (Been 38).

 

Hungary.

Need 2 of 12.   (Been 31).

Mezokovesd  Zsory @  Varosi Stadium , Mesokovesd.

Mol Vidi (AKA Fehrvar) @ Pancho Arena , Felscut. .Gone back to rebuilt Sostoi. Re-opened 2018.

Puskas Academy (AKA Videoton  Res / Youth , NO thanks).

Varda SE @ Varkert Stadium, Kisvarda.

 

Iceland. (2019).

Need 1 of 12. (Been 25).

H K Kopavogur @ Korinn Football Hall , Indoor , Kopavogur.

 

Israel.

Need 1 of 14(Been 21).

Ironi Kiryat Shmona @ Kiryat Shmona Stadium, Kiryat Shmona.

 

Italy.

0 of 20. (Been 77 ).

 

Kazakhstan. (2019).

Need 11 of 12 (Been 1).

Aktobe @ Central Stadium , Aktobe.

Astana @ Astana Arena , Astana.

Atyrau @ Munaishy Stadium , Atyrau.

Irtysh @ Pavlodar Central Stadium, Pavlodar.

Kaisar @ Gany Muratbayev Stadium , Kyzylorda.

Okzhepes @ Central Stadium, Kokshetau.

Ordabasy @ Kazhymukan Munaitpasov Stadium , Nur-Sultan , Astana.

Shakhter @ Shakhter Stadium , Karaganda.

Taraz @ Central Stadium , Taraz.

Tobol @ Kostanay Central Stadium , Kostanay.

Zhetysu @ Zhetysu  Stadium , Taldykorgan.

 

Kosovo.

Need 7 of 12.  (Been 7).

Balkani @ Suva Reka City Stadium.

Dukagjini @ June 18 Stadium, Klina.

Ferizaj @ Ismet Shabani Stadium, Ferizaj.

Feronikeli @ Rexhep Rexhepi Stadium, Glogovac.

Flamurtari @ Xhemail Ibishi ( Flamurtari ) Stadium, Pristina.

Llapi @ Zahir Pajaziti Stadium, Podujevo.

Vushtrria @ Ferki Aliu Stadium , Vuctim.

 

Latvia. (2019).

0 of 9. ( Summer & Winter grounds). (Been 20).

 

Lichtenstein.

No league. (Teams play in Swiss divisions). (Been 2).

 

Lithuania. (2019).

Need 1 of 8.  (Been 30).

Grass.   (Summer pitches).

Palanga @ Palanga Stadium  Palanga.

 

Artificial.  (Winter pitches)

Need 2 of 6.

Panevezys @ Zemyna Progymnasiuum Stadium , Panevezys.

Riteriai  &  Zalgiris @ Sportima Arena , Riga.


Luxembourg.

0 of 14.  (Been 55).

 

Malta .( Inc Gozo).

0 of 14.  ( Been 11).

 

Moldova. (2019).

Need 3 of 8.  (Been 7).

Codru @  Ghidighici Stadium, Lozova.

Milsami @ CSR Orhei Stadium.

Sfantul Gheorghe @ Suruceni Stadium.

 

Montenegro.

Need 7 of 10.   (Been 4).

Grbalj @ Donja Sutvara Stadium, Radanovichi.

Iskra @ Braca Velasevic Stadium, Danilovgrad.

Kom @ Zlatica Stadium, Podgorica.

Mladost Ljeskopolje @ DG Arena , Podgorica.

Petrovac @ Stadium pod Malim brdov , Petrovac.

Rudar @ Gradski Stadium, Pljevlja.

Zeta @ Tresnjica Stadium, Golubovci.

 

Netherlands.

0 of 18. (Been 177).

 

North Macedonia.

Need 6 of 10. ( Been 2).

Akademija Pandev @ Stadium Kukush , Strumica.

Borec @ Zoran Paunov Stadium , Veles.

Makedonija GP @ Gjorche Petrov Stadium, Skopje.

Renova @ City Stadium , Tetova.

Shkendija @ City Stadium , Tetova.

Sileks @ Sileks Stadium , Kratovo.

Struga @ Stadium Gradska Plazha , Struga.

 

 

Northern Ireland.

0 of 12.  ( Been 39).

 

Norway. (2019).

O of 16.  (Been 51).

 

Poland.

Need 1 of 16. (Been 46).

RKS Rakow Czestochowa @ Stadium RKS Rakow , Czestochowa.

 

Portugal.

0 of 18. (Been 77).

 

Republic of Ireland. (2019).

0 of 10.  (Been  178).

 

Romania.

Need 3 of 14. (Been 39). After Hermannstadt.

FC Hermannstadt @ Municipal Stadium, Sibiu.  ( + 19/07/2019 @ Targu Mures / Pitch not ready in Sibiu).

Sepsi Sfantu Gheorghe  @ Municipal Stadium , Sfantu Gheorghe.

Universitatea Craiova @ Ion Oblenko Stadium , Craiova. (Seen at home @ Drobeba T Severin & @ Extensiv).   18/07/2019.

Russia.

Need 14 of 16.  (Been 7).

Akhmat Grozny @ Akhmat Arena, Grozny.

Arsenal Tula @ Arsenal Stadium, Tula.

CSKA @ VEB Arena , Moscow.

Dynamo @ VTB Arena, Moscow. ( Seen at home  @ Khimki Stadium ).

Krasnodar  @ Krasnodar  Stadium , Krasnodar.

Rostov @ Rostov Arena , Rostov on Don.

Rubin Kazan @ Kazan Arena , Kazan.

Orenburg @ Gazovik Stadium , Orenburg.

Sochi @ Fischt Olympic Stadium, Sochi.

Tambov @ Spartak Stadium, Tambov.

Krylia Sovetov Samara @ Cosmos Arena , Samara.

Ufa @ Neftyanik Stadium, Ufa.

Ural Sverdlovsk Oblast @ Central Stadium, Yekaterinburg.

Zenit Saint Petersburg @ Krestovsky Stadium Saint Petersburg. ( Seen at home @ Petrovsky Stadium).

 

San Marino.

0 of 15 . (Been 6).

 

Scotland.

0 of 12.  (Been TBC).

 

Serbia.

Need 7 of 16.  (Been 10 . Not including 2 teams  from the old  Yugoslavia).

Indija @ Indija Stadium , Indija.

Javor-Matis @ City Stadium , Ivanjica.

Mladost  @ Stadium, Lucani.

Napredak @ Mladost Stadium, Krusevac.

Radnicki Nis @ Cair Stadium, Nis.

Soartak @ City Stadium , Subotica.

Topolyai Sports Club  @ City Stadium, Backa Topola.

 

Slovakia.

Need 2 of 12.  (Been 10 . Not including 6 teams from the old Czechoslovakia).

Michalovce @ Mestsky Stadium , Michalovce.

FK Pohronie @ Mestsky Stadium, Ziar nad Hronom.

 

Slovenia.

Need 3 of 10.  (Been 10).

ASK Bravo Publikum @ ZSD Stadium , Ljubljana.

Mura @ Mestni Stadium Fazanerija Stadium, Murska Sobota.

Tabor Sezana @ Rajko Stolfa Stadium , Sezana.

 

Spain.

0 of 20.  (Been 124).

 

Sweden. (2019).

Need 1 of 16.  ( Been 168).

Falkenberg @ Falcon Alkoholfri Arena , Falkenberg. ( Seen at home @ Falkenberg IP).

 

Switzerland.

0 of 10.  (Been 53).

 

Turkey.

Need 2 of 18.  ( Been 47).

 

Ukraine.

Need 3 of 12.  (Been 8).

S C Dnipro-1 @ Dnipro Arena , Dnipropetrovsk.

Desna Chernihiv @ Chernihiv Stadium (Yuri Gagarin), Chernihiv.

Kolos Kovalika @ Dynamo Stadium , Lobanovsky, Kiev.

Olimpik Donetsk @ Dynamo Stadium , Lobanovsky, Kiev.

 

Wales.

0 of 12.  ( Been 390).

 

 

 

 

Pinksteren 2019 and it’s KNVB District Finals.

KNVB District Cup Finals Day’s in the Netherlands are usually spread out over the ‘Pinksteren’ holiday weekend , this year is no different apart from the District West II final which was played on Thursday May 30 , ‘Hemelvaart Day’.

The list of finals in alphabetical order =

Nord District.

Saturday, June 8 , 2019.

14-30 @ Sportpark Ervenbos , Emmeloord. ( Flevo Boys).

Flevo Boys 7  v  0  Vev’67 , Leek.

Oost District.

Friday , June 7 , 2019.

20-00 @ Sportpark Tijenraan , Raalte. ( ROHDA Raalte).

RKSV ROHDA Raalte  0  v  2  Duno Doorwerth.

West I District.

Saturday , June 8 , 2019.

14-30 @ Sportpark de Raandhorn , Uithoorn. ( Legmeervogels FC).

SV Huizen  5  v  0  Fortuna Wormerveer.

West II District.

Thursday , May 30 , 2019.

14-30 @ Sportpark Vredenburch, Rijswijk. ( KRSV Vredenburch).

FC ‘s – Gravenzande  4  v  0  Ter Leede.

Zuid I District.

Saturday,  June 8 , 2019.

14-30 @ Sportpark Haarsteeg , Vlijmen. ( vv Haarsteeg).

vv Sliedrecht  2  v  2  RKSV Heeze.  (AET).

Sliedrecht won 4-3 on pens.

Zuid II District.

Sunday June 9 , 2019.

14-30 @ Sportpark Biescamp , Geffen . ( vv Nooit Gedacht).

RKSV Groene Ster  2  v  0  SV Top Am’s.

 

I’ll add a bit more info at a later date , especially the 2 that I visited those at Raalte on the Friday and at Vlijmen on Saturday . Would have gone Sundays too if it wasn’t for one of the teams.

Tiers in the Netherlands.

1 = KNVB Ere.

2 = KNVB Erste.

3 = KNVB Tweede.

4 = KNVB Derde. (Zat / Zon).

5 = KNVB Hoofdklasse. (Zat A & B / Zon A & B).

6 = District 1 ( Zat / Zon).

7 = District 2 (Zat / Zon).

8 = Dictrict 3 (Zat / Zon).

9 = District 4 ( Zat / Zon).

10 = District 5 ( Zat / Zon).

NON FICTION.

In the beginning.

This was originally either the first or second post in April , but I went playing with things and it ended up here, hey ho .

” In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” In 1951 my mum and dad created the being forever known as Hod.

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Well here we go, this will be a thrill for all of you reading my ramblings , they will get progressively worse . Being not under the affluence of inkerhol anymore has led unfortunately to my rants / raves getting worse , please do not read if you are a wallflower.

I will put in words some of my odd trips / thoughts / plans etc regarding football some factual and some not so although I may delve into wine / women and song on occasions.

I decided on this course of action because the site I use and one up to a few years ago was good is nowadays going downhill. It got rid of a few wallflowers for the better of the site but now it’s who plays where , I’m in Mongolia on Sunday anyone know any fixtures , how do I get tickets for so and so game, do they issue . Try feckin looking.

And my main problem is people just taking , there are many on there who glean some marvelous information without giving anything back. Then we have the nimby pimby brigade , most left citing there were too many arguments on there , they still use the site for info. Parasites.

Is there a censor ( Leopold) on here ?

It will be about various topics , not just games visited , what is there to say about hopping ? The train was 4 minutes late , the train was 4 minutes early , this was the only game in Britain for a tick tonight , I’ve been 2960 games , yawn ,yawn feckin yawn. No one on here to tell me about my bad grammar , there really are some tossers sitting by their computers waiting a spelling  / grammar error , get a life.

DEFINITELY NO FECKIN WAFFLE.

Don’t you just get fed up of reading crap , I very rarely finish OR even start some peoples blogs / posts , rattling on about all and sundry , BORING . Be more interesting will you ,  get a sense of humour , you know who you are , but obviously it takes a lot to change the habits of a very humourless upbringing.

There will be NO childrens / school / yoof  / reserve/ womens / non competitive games mentioned.  NO mention of programmes.

Lots of thoughts about ground moves.