The Isle of Wight was The Isle of GREEN – Taking Over The Island (November 2006)

It all reached a very very surreal peak when I led the troops of the South of England Northern Ireland Supporters Club all the way to the Isle of Wight in the first year of my chairmanship of the club. It may just sound like we fancied a party on the island, but the story Read more about The Isle of Wight was The Isle of GREEN – Taking Over The Island (November 2006)[…]

Mainland NISC 5 a sides, Manchester, England (July 2006)

I will mention Manchester in other posts, notably the England v. Northern Ireland match of 2005, but in 2006 I travelled up to Manchester to represent the South of England Northern Ireland Supporters Club in the annual five a sides tournament for mainland NISCs. This was the first one, and was organised by the North Read more about Mainland NISC 5 a sides, Manchester, England (July 2006)[…]

On the roof? You’re having a laugh! (Copenhagen, October 2006)

I had never been to Denmark, but had met a few Danish people in my time, notably Nethe from working on Bournemouth beach, and Hans from Tesco in Springhill. Northern Ireland were often drawn in the same qualifying group against Denmark, and I had been to 3 home matches against them. My only Northern Ireland Read more about On the roof? You’re having a laugh! (Copenhagen, October 2006)[…]

SOENISC partying in Bournemouth

Bournemouth turns green for a day! (22nd June 2006)

In June 2006, only 7 months after the South of England Northern Ireland Supporters Club was formed, I invited everyone down to Bournemouth and thought we could have a day out at the seaside – trip to the pier and beach and laugh at my co-workers who were slaving away while I had the day Read more about Bournemouth turns green for a day! (22nd June 2006)[…]

Hong Kong Army Alfred! Southampton FA Cup Final Day (May 2006)

I had been to Southampton a few times, sometimes to fly from the airport back to George Best Belfast City. Other times, as band manager of the waves, I had been to rehearsals and gigs there. It is a big city, and much less busy than London. It was only a matter of time before Read more about Hong Kong Army Alfred! Southampton FA Cup Final Day (May 2006)[…]

SOE NISC Bristol Meeting – Walkabout, Nerys’ Welsh Tits and Sammy Clingan

Following the first two meetings of the South of England Northern Ireland Supporters Club in Weymouth and Torquay, the third meeting fell to Bristol, where it was thought we would attract more members to the club. We chose the date of the Bristol City v. Nottingham Forest match, so we could meet Sammy Clingan, of Read more about SOE NISC Bristol Meeting – Walkabout, Nerys’ Welsh Tits and Sammy Clingan[…]

Come on You Yellows!! Torquay United 0-0 Birmingham City

The second meeting of the South of England Northern Ireland Supporters Club was held in Torquay on the first Saturday on 2006. The reason for the meeting was that myself, Tim Beattie and Owen Millar wanted to get the club up and running fairly quickly and plan the year ahead. Owen suggested Torquay, because he Read more about Come on You Yellows!! Torquay United 0-0 Birmingham City[…]

Is this the way to Weymouth, Dorset??

As detailed in other blog posts, during 2005 I helped set up and became chairman of the South of England Northern Ireland Supporters Club. The idea really was just to set up an amazing wee club in the south of England for Northern Ireland football fans, or anyone who enjoys a good day out really. Read more about Is this the way to Weymouth, Dorset??[…]

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