We love Non League football for its quirkiness, its carefree attitude and the strange and random games it throws up. But it is not just us, as Cyndee Mitchall aka CynInHerts to all you out there in the Twittersphere will know her reports from a trip to the Lancashire coast a few weeks ago.
While in Blackpool for 4 days for Rebellion Festival, I needed to both get out of the city and get in some football. Apart from my initial visit to London Road in 2003 (which hardly counts, since it was my first match ever and I had no idea what I was letting myself in for) and my first of two visits to Tel Aviv’s Bloomfield Stadium in 2010 (Bnei Yehuda v Hapoel Acre, maybe), this was to be my first match to a new place on my own. My original plan was to visit AFC Blackpool because it looked simple enough to get to whilst also far enough away from, well, Blackpool. Plus, theirs v Runcorn Linnets was the first league match of their season. I’d also done a smidgen of research on AFC Fylde, whose location was meant to be nicer, but farther away and the match, their final pre-season friendly. Continue reading