View from the North Stand

By Ryan Bonar
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Nov 22nd, 2008
The Unicorn, The Griffin & The Winston Bogarde all examples of mythical beasts that don’t exist, however none of these are as rare as Chelsea playing at a respectable time on a Saturday but alas this eclipsical event will return to SW6 this very w...
By Ryan Bonar
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Oct 18th, 2008
Over the last week or so I have been collecting some opinion from the Smoggies in the currently buoyant part of Tyneside, Middlesbrough. Optimism isn’t normally something that emits from this normally drab and uninspiring part of country but I h...
By Toby Brown
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Aug 15th, 2008
After what seems like an eternity, Premiership football is back on the menu at Stamford Bridge, with Porstmouth their first guests in what the 42,000 crowd on Saturday will hope is a feast of entertainment. To get the Pompey view for the season opener...
By Dan Davies
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Mar 30th, 2008
My travels this week have taken me up, through the smog, to seek out Robert Nichols (no relation to the ‘great’ Mark!), who’s a leading light behind superior Middlesborough website fly me to the moon – (http://www.fmttmboro.com...
By Dan Davies
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Mar 23rd, 2008
Earlier today I took a trip to the grim outreaches of Holloway, the most recent in a string of homes for our nomadic friends and London rivals Arsenal. Surveying the rubbish dump now known as the Emirates Stadium I came across Darren Bowser, Editor &a...
By Dan Davies
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Mar 19th, 2008
Someone told me that we’d played Tottenham twice before this season, but strangely enough I can only remember a 2-0 victory at the Bridge in January. I do have a vague recollection of a bunch of players in Blue, who didn’t in any way resem...
By Dan Davies
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Mar 15th, 2008
For another view of our upcoming Premier League game v Sunderland, I took the time to meet up with the mysterious “Craig” of www.BlackCatChat.net. Whilst wondering if superstition was all that Sunderland fan’s have to base their hope...
By Dan Davies
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Mar 14th, 2008
I caught up with Keith Chapman, who writes for Sunderland AFC’s Official Matchday Programme “Red and White” and official club magazine Legion of Light. For his sins, the man a followed Sunderland for 20 years and also a has been a season t...
By Dan Davies
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Feb 22nd, 2008
Sunday see’s the club making its third trip to Wembley in the last 10 months, where, in a repeat of the 1967 FA Cup Final, Spurs are our opponents. Back then, our young side were outclassed by a Tottenham side containing two former Chelsea great...
By Dan Davies
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Feb 15th, 2008
Such is the keenness amongst the Huddersfield supporting masses, that I’ve been in the unusual position of being contacted myself by a couple of supporters. One is Ben, from www.datm.co.uk who’s desperate to tell us how much he’s loo...
By Dan Davies
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Feb 8th, 2008
Not being able to quite bring myself to actually speak to a Scouser of the red persuasion, I took the opportunity to get in touch with an old friend & former colleague, who although he’s now returned across the water, keeps a beady eye on d...
By Dan Davies
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Jan 19th, 2008
It’s a transatlantic journey for your “North Stand” correspondent this week as we venture to the USA to meet with John Baker, the brains behind www.BluesMuse.Com, the superior Birmingham City website. What a pleasant surprise it was ...
By Dan Davies
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Jan 11th, 2008
Unusually for “View from the North Stand”, I’m not about to spin you some elaborate charade to get you to believe that I spend every waking minute charging up and down the country looking for appropriately attired supporters of our n...
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