Met Police play their football in the Ryman Premier league and since their promotion from Ryman south a few seasons ago have been solid performers and have sometimes even threatened to reach the play-offs. Crowds are not massive and generally around 100-150. The ground however is one of the best in the Ryman League. You can see a whole series of photos on my website http://www.footballgroundz.co.uk but for those unfamiliar here are a few shots from yesterday.
What made me laugh a little was the guy who looks like he is trying to escape from the ground! Maybe he was a Cray fan as they lost 7-1
For those who have never been there this is an amazing park for walks in all seasons. Flooding has however taken its toll on some of the land. In all but one of these photos there should be no water at all.
This is the time of year when we discover what re-organisation the squirrels have done to the various bulbs and plants in the garden. There are always plenty of wild bluebells, a few daffodils and it seems a number of crocuses. Today the sun was out and the crocus selection looked like it would get trampled by cats, foxes and maybe myself, so a decision was made to bring some indoors.
Decent game and end to end despite what the score suggests. The pitch was in extremely good condition and judging by the water being pumped out into the car park and hence into the drains, there is a good under pitch drainage system. Shame only 200 turned up to watch.
Recently I was in Chepstow for a few days and got the opportunity to briefly see some of the ravages that the weather had brought to the area. It was raining needless to say. Rivers were high and fast, it was not clear where exactly the boundary of the river had originally been and in some cases new ” rivers” had arrived. In short it was wet. These few photos attempt to capture the wetness. The area itself is rural beauty and no doubt in summer provides beautiful walks. Tintern Abbey sits grey and mysterious. The disused Tintern railway station has been put to good use by turning it into a small kind of feature park for children with trains and an old signal box. Some of the scenes could have come right out of Tom’s Midnight Garden.