Selhurst Park Crystal Palace

Football Travel: Crystal Palace FC

Want the classic English redbrick stadium setting but with all the atmosphere of the Bundesliga? Head to Selhurst Park in South London…   Something’s stirring in the southern reaches of London’s terraced suburbia. Fed up with the stale atmosphere that has blighted the all-seater era of English football, in 2005 a group of Crystal Palace […]

St Mary's Stadium, Southampton

Football Travel: Southampton FC

Few people know it, but football owes the city of Southampton a great deal. From the man who introduced football to Brazil to some of Europe’s most famous kits, the English southern port has played a role. We went down to St Mary’s to witness a true renaissance team.   The industrial port of Southampton […]

Amex Brighton

Football Travel: Brighton & Hove Albion

Brighton is one of the classic British seaside locations, so a weekend in Sussex by the sea is a must. We visit a team now back in top flight football. Brighton & Hove Albion is a true phoenix club. At the time of writing the Seagulls are back in the top flight for the first […]

AFC Wimbledon action

Football Travel: AFC Wimbledon

The second incarnation of a football club from Wimbledon, South West London, is steadily gathering momentum. Outside Write popped down to Kingsmeadow to watch AFC Wimbledon and see how things are taking shape. Going to watch AFC Wimbledon at the ground it shares with non-league Kingstonian is like going back in time. A hand-written, franked […]

Craven Cottage Fulham

Historic Football Stadiums: Craven Cottage, Fulham

By the banks of the River Thames in London sits what is arguably the most picturesque football ground in England. We take a trip to Craven Cottage, home of Fulham FC. With its wooden seats, riverside setting and elegant redbrick Edwardiana, 25,700-capacity Craven Cottage – home of Fulham FC – is a glimpse into football […]

Football Travel: West Ham United

This season is West Ham’s last at the famous Boleyn Ground before the Hammers head off to pastures new in the Olympic Stadium. We head east to make our first and last trip to Upton Park before London loses another iconic football ground.   The District Line train seems to limp to Upton Park, home […]

Football Travel: Gillingham FC

We visit Gillingham FC in England’s third tier and discover an old fashioned, traditional ground with a friendly atmosphere.  The county of Kent in southeast England is the alleged birthplace of cricket, but when it comes to football its contribution is small with just one league club – Gillingham FC – to its name. It […]