My Non League Groundhop In Pictures

Clifton All Whites in the snow back in 2009 (I don’t think the game went ahead).

Market Drayton FC’s Greenfield Sports Ground before our league match for Hucknall Town in 2012. One of the best playing surfaces in non league football.

Touchline view at Kings Lynn as bottom of the table Hucknall Town beat the league leaders on their own patch in December 2012.

At a snowy Buxton FC in 2013 for a Northern Premier League match against Grantham who I then coached. Famously The highest ground in the whole of England.

Scouting duties as Emley take on Stocksbridge in the Sheffield & Hallamshire Senior Cup in 2013.

Setting up the bleep test for pre-season at Grantham Town in 2013. Luckily for this particular drill the ground had a running track.

On the bench at Stocksbridge (centre) in 2013 at a ground famously used for filming the Damned United.

The Riverside Ground Stoke Bardolph the old home of Gedling Town and where I managed and played with Real United in 2015.

A proper Miners Welfare with the closed pit in the back ground in 2015 this part of Welbeck has seen much better days.

Another fantastic playing surface (even in the rain) at Loughborough Dynamo where I coached in 2016.

Known better for it’s other code of football but Rugby Town who I visited in 2016 with Loughborough has a nice soccer ground worthy of the National League.

Preparing to face Lincoln United on a cold Tuesday night in February 2016.

The stunning pavilion of Cadbury’s in Bournville, Birmingham 2016 also the home of chocolate.

At Meadow Lane for Notts v Hartlepool in 2019 National League action north of the river but sometimes I make the effort to attend.