Fitbawbaggery in Numbers # 4 -100 Long Gameless Days

Exactly what it says on the tin. Today marks one hundred days since I had the pleasure of a game. That game was a final 90 minutes of a four game Dutch tour, Vitesse 4 v 2 Heerenveen on February 16th. The following Wednesday I went offshore for twenty eight days and came back to the bat flu epidemic which I had been largely been unaware of, in terms of what was coming, lockdowns etc, as i was stuck in the Atlantic. This obviously led to the elimination of my remaining nineteen games I had pencilled in or booked

Here is a compilation of pictures* from my collection of thousands that remind me why I love fitba and what Wee Man and me are missing. Totally picked at random.

Whether its pyro, lower league fitba, Dutch fitba, Italian fitba, great clubs, great grounds, great fans, mascots, sightseeing or whatever. I miss it all more and more each day.

Haste ye back fitba

*I am no David Bailey and all photos off a camera phone

1-Milestones- Wee Mans First Dons Game – Aberdeen 1 – 0 Motherwell
2-Milestones/Mascots- Wee Mans First Dons Game – Aberdeen 1 – 0 Motherwell
3-Milestones/Mascots- Wee Mans First Dons Game – Aberdeen 1 – 0 Motherwell
4-Milestones/Mascots- Wee Mans First Dons Game – Aberdeen 1 – 0 Motherwell
5-Scarves, a collection on hold
6-Lower League Scottish Fitba – The Highland League – Keith 2 v 6 Brora Rangers. Where it all began
7-Pyro/Great Fans-Grasshoppers Fans-Luzern 1 v 1 Grasshoppers
8-Sightseeing – Wee Man and Bon Scott prior to Kirriemuir Thistle 0 v 2 Lochee United
9-Dutch Fitba – Amsterdam Arena – Ajax 5 v 0 NEC
10-Ground Quirks – The Bellsdale Slope – Beith 4 v 2 Largs Thistle
11-Mascots – Still don’t know his name to this day- Dukla Prague 0 v 2 Teplice
12-Lower League Scottish Fitba- East Region Juniors – Lochee United 1-3 East Craigie
13-Great Grounds- Estadio Nacional, Lisbon – Belenenses 1 v 2 Porto
14-Lower League Fitba – East of Scotland League – Sauchie 4 v 1 Newtongrange Star
15-Great Grounds -San Siro-AC Milan 0 v 0 Napoli
16-Pyro-Luzern fans- Aarau 3 v 5 Luzern
17-Big Hedges – The Canniepairt- Tayport 0 v 2 Lochee United
18-Pyro-Basel fans- Basel 3 v 1 FC Zurich
19-Milestones – Wee Mans 50th Ground -Beechwood Park – Sauchie 4 v 1 Newtongrange Star
20-Mascots-“Bikkel”- NEC Nijmegen 2 v 1 RKC Waalwijk
21-Great Grounds – Glebe Park – Brechin City 3 v 0 Airdrieonians
22-Great Folk – AEK fans – Austria Vienna 0 v 0 AEK, Ernst Happel
23-Fan Bars – Café Bohemen, Oslo – Valerenga
24-Great Games/Great People/Lower League Scottish Fitba – Forfar West End- Forfar West End 4 v 4 Tayport
25-Seeing the Sights – The Bridge From “A Bridge Too Far”, Deventer- Go Ahead Eagles 2 v 1 Almere City
26-Great Fans/Pyro – Rapid Vienna- Rapid Vienna 2 v 2 Mattersburg
27- Mascots – “Pandamonium”-Ayr United 1 v 3 Ross County
28-Milestones -My 100th Ground – ADO Den Haag 1 v 0 Vitesse
29-Mascots-“Leon” -Sporting Lisbon 2 v 1 Belenenses
30-Great people/Dutch Fitba -Go Ahead Eagles- Go Ahead Eagles 2 v 1 Almere City
31-Big Hedges – Glebe Park – Brechin City 3 v 0 Airdrieonians
32-Mascots- Samson and Delilah-Sunderland 5 v 0 Tranmere Rovers
33-Great Folk – Fortuna Dusseldorf Fans – Fortuna Dusseldorf 1 v 0 v Sandhausen
34-Lower League Fitba/ Great People- Annan Athletic – Annan Athletic 0 v 2 Cowdenbeath
35-Italian Fitba – Serie B – Brescia 1 v 1 Carpi
36-Fitba Culture- Whole away end goes for a beer at HT, Mlada Boleslav- Sparta Prague 2 v 0 Mlada Boleslav
37-Great Ground/Great Fans/Great People/Dutch Fitba – De Kuip – Feyenoord 0 – 0 PEC Zwolle
38-Dogs at the Fitba – Beechwood Park, Sauchie -Sauchie 4 v 1 Newtongrange Star
39-Seeing the Sights/Days out with Wee Man – 5 Sisters Zoo prior to Bathgate Thistle- Bathgate Thistle 1 v 7 Armadale Thistle
40-Great Grounds – Hannah Park- Shotts Bon Accord 3 v 4 Blantyre Victoria
41-Great Folk- Cliftonville – Cliftonville 4 v 0 Barry Town United
42-Ground Quirks – Wonky goal ,Ogilvie Park – Arbroath 3 v 0 Dundee Violet
43-Lower League Fitba – Lowland League – East Stirlingshire 2 v 2 Civil Service Strollers
44-Dogs at the fitba – Blair Park – Hurlford 1 v 0 Pollok
45-Dutch Fitba/Great Games- Heerenveen – Heerenveen 2 v 2 VVV
46-Milestones- Wee Mans First Ever Game – Colony Park 0 v 6 Stonehaven
47-Great Fans/Pyro/Italian Fitba – Atalanta Fans – Atalanta 0 v 0 Inter Milan
48-Great Grounds/Great People/Dutch Fitba -Stadion Galgenwaard – FC Utrecht 1- 0 Sparta Rotterdam
49-Fan Bars – De Vijverburg – De Graafschap 2 v 0 Roda JC
50-Ground Quirks – The Main Stand at Starks Park – Raith Rovers 3 v 1 Albion Rovers
51-Great Grounds- Claggan Park – Fort William 1 v 2 Nairn County
52-Lower League Fitba/ Great Games -North Region Juniors – Dufftown 3 – 4 East End
53-Ground Quirks – Highrisers at Newlandsfield, Pollok 4 v 0 Clydebank
54-Seeing the SIghts/Days Out with Wee Man- Scottish Owl Centre prior to Shotts Bon Accord – Shotts Bon Accord 3 v 4 Blantyre Victoria
55-Dogs at the Fitba -Prestonfield – Linlithgow Rose CFC 0 v 2 Pollok
56-Lower League Scottish Fitba – South of Scotland League- St Cuthbert Wanderers 3 v 3 Heston Rovers
57-Fan Bars/ Italian Fitba – Bologna- Bologna 0 v 1 Juventus
58-Dutch Fitba- AZ Alkmaar – AZ Alkmaar 2 v 2 PEC Zwolle
59-Great Fans- The Orange Army- Rothes 3 v 1 Keith
60-Great Grounds- Bellslea Park, Fraserburgh, Fraserburgh 0 v 1 Turriff United
61-Great grounds – Somerset Park,Ayr – Ayr United 1 v 3 Ross County
62-Seeing The Sights/ Days out with Wee Man- Bamburgh Castle prior to Blyth Spartans- Blyth Spartans 3 v 1 Stranraer
63-Fan Culture – Quality Garment – Rapid Vienna 2 v 2 Matterburg
64-Ground Quirks/Great Games – Closed Roof, Gelredome, Arnhem- Vitesse 4 v 2 Heerenveen
65-Milestone-My 100th Scottish Ground – Coupar Angus 0 v 1 Forfar Albion
66-Lower League Scottish Fitba/Great Games- East of Scotland Juniors – Blairgowrie 3 v 4 Forfar West End
67-Ground Quirks/Lower League Scottish Fitba – Clach playing rugby-Clach 1-2 Forres Mechanics
68-Fan Bars/ Dutch Fitba – Sportpark Wesley Sneijder – DHSC 1 v 2 Rijnvogels
69-Great Fans – Besiktas – Wolves 4 v 0 Besiktas
70-Ground Quirks- 5-a-side pitch behind the goal, Barrfields, Largs – Largs Thistle 1 v 2 Kilwinning R*****s
71-Lower League Scottish Fitba/Great Folk – Deveronvale- Deveronvale 4 v 0 Rothes
72-Fitba Culture – Leaving in twilight for a game you have no emotional attachment to- Cumnock 1 v 2 Glenafton Athletic
73-Seeing the Sights/Days out with Wee Man- Grangemouth – Whitburn 4 v 1 Kennoway Star Hearts
74-Seeing the sights/Italian fitba – Milan – AC Milan 0 v 0 Napoli
75-Ground quirks/Lower League Scottish Fitba, only stand behind the goal, Thomson Park, Lochee-Lochee United 1 v 3 East Craigie
76-Dutch Fitba – FC Twente – FC Twente 2 v 2 Cambuur
77-Great Games – Old school battle – Camelon 2 v 0 Linlithgow Rose
78-Days out with Wee Man- Hadrians Wall – St Cuthbert Wanderers 3 v 3 Heston Rovers
79-Fitba Culture/Dutch Fitba – Grafitti at Doetinchem Train Station – De Graafschap 2 v 0 Roda JC
80-Days out with Wee Man/Seeing the Sights- Lindesfarne prior to Sunderland – Sunderland 5 v 0 Tranmere Rovers
81-Seeing the Sights – Frogner Park, Oslo- Frigg 1 v 0 Ready and Valeranga 3 v 1 Lillestrom
82-Lower League Scottish Fitba/Pyro – Hannah Park – Shotts Bon Acord 3 v 4 Blantyre Victoria
83-Lower League Scottish Fitba-The Holy Grail – Auchinleck Talbot 6 v 1 Lanark United
84-Great Games – Westfallenstadion – Borussia Dortmund 8 v 4 Legia Warsaw
85-Great folk/ Lower League Scottish Fitba – Badge bought of a committee members blazer lapel – Forfar West End 4 v 4 Tayport
86-Days out with Wee Man/Seeing the Sights/Lower League Scottish Fitba – Linlithgow Palace prior to Prestonfield – Linlithgow Rose CFC 0 v 2 Pollok
87-Great Folk/Lower League Scottish Fitba -Cumnock 1 v 2 Glenafton Athletic
88-Ground Quirks – Scare Foxes, Broadwood – Cumbernauld Colts 4 v 0 Arniston R*****s
89-Great Folk – Dungannon Swifts – Dungannon Swifts 3 v 1 Glentoran
90-Supporters Bars/Dutch fitba-De Grolsch Veste- FC Twente 2 v 2 Cambuur
91- Lower League Fitba/Great People – William Powrie, Brora R*****s Chairman, Brora R*****s 3 v 3 Nairn County

92-Fitba Culture – Rioting/Flares/Fighting, easily the maddest fans I have seen, Banik Ostrava- Slavia Prague 2 v 1 Banik Ostrava
93-Lower League Scottish Fitba/Fan Culture – The Chuff Chuffs – Inverurie Loco Works 6 v 0 Rothes
94-Seeing the sights-Samson and Goliath, Belfast, prior to Dungannon-Dungannon Swifts 3 v1 Glentoran
95-Milestones – Wee Mans first Dons away game-Kilmarnock 1 v 2 Aberdeen
96-Mascots/Dutch Fitba – Zorg and Zaak – Utrecht 1 v 0 Sparta Rotterdam
97-Great Grounds – Gayfield – Arbroath 1 v 3 Aberdeen
98-Milestones – my 150th ground and Wee Mans 1st abroad – Blyth Spartans 3 v 1 Stranraer
99-Fitba Culture – The best pie on Earth, Mosset Park Forres, Brora R*****s 3 v 2 Inverness Caledonian Thistle
100-Milestones – My 50th foreign ground – FC Twente 2 v 2 Cambuur

Published by pacman1903

Once a football fan. Now a football nerd

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