Saturday, 14 June 2014

London Spy 14:06:14: London News & Links From The Week Gone By

London Spy: News & Links From The Week Gone By



Five Headlines


Five Stories


Five Minutes








WORLD CUP  SPECIAL!




FOOTBALL WEATHER: London As Hot As Sao Paulo! The Independent



FOOTBALL PARTIES: Footie Themed Events in London – Time Out



FOOTBALL TRAVEL: Extra Night Buses in London For England Games – Evening Standard




FOOTBALL BARS: Best London Places to Watch The World Cup – Evening Standard



MORE FOOTBALL BARS: An International London World Cup Pub Crawl! The Daily Telegraph






The London Walks Podcast this month is on London Football…




Best of the London Blogs This Week



London Football Blogs. By football which we mean soccer. Nah, by football we mean football, the world’s greatest team sport.



Your first stop should be The London Football Guide. It does exactly what it says on the URL.

Packed with info for fans, both travelling and London resident, for ground-hoppers or just plain old anoraks (such as your correspondent here), it aims to round up all the football within the M25 taking place in the top TEN tiers of the English football pyramid. A great labour of love. It’s at thelondonfootballguide.blogspot.co.uk. Here's a map of the area that they cover…




We’re privileged to have a number of West Ham fans among our London Walks guides – big Andy Ashleigh among them. 



Our fave West Ham blog is written by a long-suffering Hammer, Pete May – whose excellent book Irons in the Soul is required reading for any London football fan. Pete’s West Ham blog is hammersintheheart.blogspot.co.uk.





We’ve long been fans of Transpontine, the South London blog for “New Cross, Brockley, Deptford and other beauty spots” as it says on their masthead. And while it’s not a football blog, its brief is as varied as the areas it covers. So here’s a post from them about Dulwich Hamlet F.C of the Isthmian League – transpont.blogspot.co.uk.


And we’ll close not with a blog, but with a website – the website of “The Half Decent Football Magazine” When Saturday Comes. We’re including them in spirit because, if they had been founded today, then they would have been a blog. Instead, they were born out of the fanzine culture of the 80s – homemade fan magazines back in the day when the photocopier began the democratisation of the publishing world. Literate, funny, topical, When Saturday Comes is at www.wsc.co.uk.





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