VIEW FROM THE BAR – v ALRESFORD TOWN 15-01-22

The View from the Bar    It seemed terribly unfair that we didn’t get anything out of our last home match, against an altogether not-that-impressive Shaftesbury side. On the evidence of that performance quite how they’ve managed to get this far through the season having lost only three matches is beyond me. Maybe they’re just enjoyingRead More

VIEW FROM THE BAR – v SHAFTESBURY 03-01-22

The View from the Bar    Happy New Year everyone! Back to work tomorrow for most of us (cue sniggers from most of the retired crowd in Country Corner) but here’s one last chance to enjoy the holiday and with another 3 pm  kick-off too…   So, as the year turns I guess it’s traditional to cast anRead More

VIEW FROM THE BAR – v MONEYFIELDS 28-12-21

The View from the Bar    Afternoon! I hope you’ve all had a suitably indulgent and enjoyable Christmas – this goes doubly so for the visiting team, who with any luck are still feeling the effects of one too many Bailey’s over the festive period. I should remind them, in fact, that if they feel inRead More

VIEW FROM THE BAR – v ALTON 11-12-21

The View from the Bar    Afternoon! Our last scheduled home outing, against Alresford at the end of November, fell foul of whichever storm it was passing by that week, and usually after a postponed match I try and recycle as much of my column as possible for the next game. Can’t do that this time,Read More

VIEW FROM THE BAR – v AFC STONEHAM

The View from the Bar    In the last of these columns (and following on from being handed our thoroughly spanked behinds on a plate by Horndean) I opined on the heaviest defeats I could recall in my years following Cowes, and wondered what our record for bouncing back the following week was like. I haveRead More

VIEW FROM THE BAR – v AFC PORTCHESTER 06-11

The View from the Bar    Hmm, last week then… Strangely, I’m still more annoyed about the fact we didn’t get all three points against Fareham than I am about the fact we got a proper walloping off Horndean. The contrast between the two games couldn’t have been more obvious. Against Fareham our (currently a bitRead More

VIEW FROM THE BAR v HORNDEAN 30-10

The View from the Bar    Well, mixed emotions about Tuesday night. As the crowd filed out Steve Mumford said to me “you’d have taken a draw before the start”, and he was right, but the point we did indeed gain was somewhat bittersweet after we’d played so well and defended so valiantly, and worn downRead More

VIEW FROM THE BAR – v FAREHAM TOWN 26-10

The View from the Bar    Evening! First off, my apologies for the absence of this column in Saturdays programme. Life has been somewhat hectic of late. If it makes you feel any better, I had to miss a trip to see Plastic Mermaids in Bristol on Sunday too. But I’m back tonight, and I knowRead More

VIEW FROM THE BAR v BASHLEY 16 -10

The View from the Bar    **Largely recycled content from the postponed Portland programme. Well we do have a lot of home games coming up, I can’t afford to just bin it…**   Hell’s bells, that AFC Bournemouth side were a bit good, eh? I texted one absent Cowes supporter afterwards to let him know howRead More

VIEW FROM THE BAR – v PORTLAND UNITED 02-10

The View from the Bar    Hell’s bells, that AFC Bournemouth side were a bit good, eh? I texted one absent Cowes supporter afterwards to let him know how things had gone – it’s not often you write along the lines of ‘Lost 0-7 – we played really well’, but the truth of it is, weRead More

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