This is my tour of the 92, plus ex-League Clubs. I choose a match each month - sometimes following my club, or those with whom I have connections, other times going as a neutral. Where possible I try and pick a big game for the home team. Every trip has become an event, meeting up with friends or family, and experiencing the town as well as its football club.
I'm a Blackburn Rovers fan but have always had an interest in all football. For various reasons I also have an affinity with Oldham Athletic, Crawley Town, Rochdale, Man.United, Clitheroe F.C., Accrington Stanley, Brighton and Bolton Wanderers in more or less that order.
I love to talk football, so I hope you'll send me your views of my take on your club, or any other that I've visited. If you'd like to read the Match Preview or Report on a particular game, and can't find it on Blog, please let me know and I'll forward it to you
And if I'm yet to visit your club, be sure to tell me what not to miss.
How it all began
Around December 2005, I was engaging in that end of year contemplation as to what I was doing with my life and setting myself a resolution or two, when I thought I 'd like a goal in my leisure life, now the kids were getting older and I had a bit more time..... something that would make sure weekends didn't slide by with me wondering what I'd done.
Sport being my main hobby, I hit upon the idea of doing the 92 Football League Clubs from scratch, one a month. And why stop there ? I'd need something for the summer, so what about Test and County cricket grounds?.... and being a Rugby League man I'd have to include that too.
But it soon became a way of meeting up with old friends and fully experiencing each town, its football club and its culture
It's a tour dedicated to sport, the diversity of the nation, the uniqueness of every town and its people, to good company and good beer.
See PHOTOS for the Tour so far in pictures - viewing as Slideshow is a great way to see everywhere I've been
For Football Food, see the Pubs and Beer Page
Last Game Next Game
Championship Premier League
Nottingham Forest Brighton & Hove Albion
Non League followers see above for.....
The Alternative Tour
....... the 40 or so former League Clubs in existence
LINKS to our other sites...
Cricket fans see - http://2philscricket.webs.com/
For Rugby League - http://philsrltour.webs.com/
And also - http://greatsportingtour.webs.com/
Role of Honour - tour guests
Rona,John and Stuart
Ria and family
Steve C and Sharon
Phil K and sons
Nige and family
Tristan and Gareth
Martin and Cheryl
Colin and Julie
Emily & Student Friends
...and apologies to those whose names I've forgotten