From Blackburn Rovers, via Aston Villa, to Spennymoor United. This week John finds himself racing around the leagues, looking on with envy at fan owned clubs using cup runs to finance themselves, trying to convince folk that Wayne Goldthorpe was a Poolie legend, and he joins in the celebrations of fifteen years of supporter ownership of Exeter City.Read More →

Before depressing myself with talk of how the ‘Pools business model’ may be about to unravel, I thought I’d cheer myself up by looking back at some of the players who have graced the Vic before moving on to much greater things – I wonder how many of them, withRead More →

I know that you couldn’t wait until Friday to find out what happened on Saturday evening (after the Daggers Debacle) with regard to ‘take-awaygate’………….. ‘What was consumed and is Aldi two-ply of any use?’ I hear you ask. Well, I’ll get around to these two questions at some stage. InRead More →

I was at Catterick Races last Friday – the first day of the 2018/19 ‘Jumps’ season and a decent return of two winners on a seven race card – sufficient to fund the ‘take-away’ on the way home (and I’ll return to the subject of take-aways later). Anyway I mentionRead More →

Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear. “How do you watch that every week?” was a question posed by many friends of the Ashton household who, for whatever reason, ‘enjoyed’ the Barnet debacle via the powers of television. As I said to Mrs A, “I bet that’s the first time thatRead More →

Have we all booked our hair appointments ahead of Sunday’s televised clash with Barnet? I’ve waited months to use that pun. And was told not to…. In recent weeks I’ve been focussing on recent events at Bolton Wanderers and, outside of some references to the ‘glory days’ at Pools (commentsRead More →