Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Ashton United v Curzon Ashton

Action from the "Ashton Derby" ...

Eschewing the option of Mossley v FC United of Manchester (they've got hundreds of snappers ... and I knew Jez from Ashton was on his hols) I headed up to Hurst Cross on Tuesday night to see a real local derby.

As it happened - a fairly gentle 90 minutes (actually a lot more - people kept getting injured !!) and a 1-1 draw probably kept everyone happy (?).  Pics from game at

Ashton United 1 Curzon Ashton 1

Saturday Off !!

The River Dove in Wolfscote Dale ...

Well it happens now and again ... Friday afternoon saw us heading down to our new (OK well second-third-fourth-hand) second home - yes we've bought a static caravan !!!  Not had it long - obviously needs some TLC - so we're on the case.  Friday saw barbie outside with some mates who dropped in on their way elsewhere ... Saturday - a long walk ... Sunday - slap some paint on the decking followed by a shorter walk.  Some pics from weekend at


Naturally .. this static caravan lark is a whole new experience ... we're learning as we go along (at least we can turn on the water, the gas and the boiler so far !!).  Here's a tip from our "next door neighbours" viz barbies ... get an extension lead, plug in a desk fan and aim it at the coals - saves hours !!!

Monday, 25 July 2016

Mossley v Stalybridge Celtic

 Some "aerial ballet" from said game ...

Better late than never (as in last Tuesday) - a 2-2 draw in a PSF ... I didn't get there until 35 minutes into the first half anyway !!!  Some pics at 

Mossley 2 Stalybridge Celtic 2

Just a touch disappointed with the antics of the Dave Gorman look-a-like for Celtic who seemed to have been instructed to kick sh*t out of Mossley's Tom Pratt - to me a "left-over" from last season's Manchester Premier Cup Final when Pratty ran the show ... hey ho, it's only a friendly !!!

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Mossley v FC Halifax Town

T. Rialist gets a shot in for Mossley ...

Soon comes around eh what ??? First friendly of the seaon for Mossley - pics at

Mossley 0 FC Halifax Town 4

Isle of Skye ...

The Cuillins ...

A week away "oop north" - don't be fooled by the pictures ... it rained every day !!

Isle of Sky Holiday - July 2016

Notwithstanding the moisture - a grand week away - and we only scratched the surface on what Skye has to offer - we'll be back !