Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Margate are coming...

Our penultimate friendly comes to town on Wednesday night (7.45pm kick-off)… and it should be friendly too as pound for pound they were the quietest home support I have visited given their numbers.  They may have their minds on another friendly, they host a Wolves side at the weekend.

Hopefully the game will go slightly better than the visit of Dartford did.  Old favourite Ibrahim keeping a clean sheet while Dembele notched up a goal against his old club.

It’s a fiver for adults to get in Wednesday, £2.50 if you’re U16 and free if you’re a season ticket holder or under 8.  Hope you enjoy the game.

Friday, July 24, 2015

So... where are we?

Apologies for the lack of updates… three weeks of travelling has taken its toll… no one has been banging on more door mind so I am probably updating for my own enjoyment but here we go.

Pre-season continues but with a loss away at & Belvedere last night.  Stacy Long’s opener wiped out with two late goals.  Leatherhead now look to practice at home with the visit of Dartford Saturday.  Kick-off at 3pm.

Fixtures are out… Dulwich twice before 8 September?  Strange.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Travelling Tanners

Leatherhead kick off the season tomorrow with the now traditional fixture of Corinthian FC away.  An early chance of who has stayed, who as left and who has turned up looking for a game.

Unfortunately the chance of getting what would be a new ground for me slips by again.  Maybe next year…

Directions can be found here.  Kick off at 3pm.   Good luck fellas.


Friday, July 03, 2015

FA Trophy Draw

No FA Cup draw, I forgot we come in after the preliminary rounds.  The FA Trophy is out though and we are home to Ks.  I hope the work parties give the hatched areas a lick of paint for the occasion.  Game to be played 31 October.  We’ll need more stewards as we expect more than 287 (or another made up number) people.

In the FA Youth Cup we have drawn Lewes away.


The season starts here-ish

Keep your eye out for the FA Cup and Trophy draw today… then next week we can hope for the league fixtures.

My prediction for the FA Cup draw is a disappoint Met Police away… prove me wrong FA… prove me wrong…

Saturday, June 20, 2015

London to Brighton

In a shameless plug I announce that I am cycling the London to Brighton tomorrow. This is a chance for you to sponsor me by following this link.
I am sure which Brady will be first in line given all of the managerial advice I've given them over the years…
All in aid of The British Heart Foundation.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Tanners 0 - 1 Harrow Borough

Harrow arrived at The Grove knowing that if disaster struck they would be relegated so travelled in good numbers.  Even before the game started they were given the boost of some key absences in the Leatherhead ranks.  Man flu, a prize holiday and an assistant manager position left us three players short and in need of some reorganising.

With the visitors well prepared for the task at hand it was no surprise that they fought just that little bit harder and dominated most of the game.  The dominance rewarded by a player who takes his chances when presented.  MCS scoring the winning goal against us both home and away this season when he latched onto a loose ball in the box in the first half.

The second half was a little quiet.  Our best chance came via a penalty awarded when Vas’ run was blocked in the box.  A soft penalty that was struck with equal measure by Vas and was saved with ease.

With little at stake Leatherhead allowed some youth team players to get a run.  We did rally but no breakthrough came.  At the final whistle the visitors over celebrated somewhat given the collapse by Peacehaven made the result redundant.

Leatherhead can take a lot of pride of the season overall.  Especially given the revolving door we were faced with at the start of the season.  With a bit more stability we can hope for an exciting campaign next season…


Friday, April 24, 2015

Harrow Borough Are Coming

Harrow Borough come to the Grove in a bit of a spot.  Of the five teams in relegation trouble our guests look the safest but should all the other results go against them and we win they will be down.  Leatherhead can feel pretty good about themselves after an altogether successful season given it was our first year back in the top flight of the Ryman.  I hope we don’t take our foot off the pedal as we could finish as high as eighth above Billericay.  A-ring-a-ding-ding!

Meanwhile at the top Enfield Town go into the game not knowing how it will turn out for them after being hit with an FA charge of playing an illegible player through no real fault of their own.  Dulwich could still miss out but only in the place of Met Police…

Kick off at 3pm.  See you there!