Football


Just 1,190 supporters braved the freezing conditions to witness Exeter City move to within 90 minutes of another Wembley appearance on Tuesday, writes Gareth Davies. For an EFL Trophy quarter-final, a game with stakes that were supposedly so high, the crowd at St James’ Park was disappointing to put it lightly. But in a competition that …

Bristol City midfielder Adam Nagy says he is confident the Robins will be promoted to the Premier League if they can stay completely focused on the task ahead, writes Andrew Clayton. The Hungarian international arrived at Ashton Gate from Bologna in the summer and immediately became a staple choice in Lee Johnson’s squad. However, an …

“You have got oat milk in your coffee rather than cow’s milk. That caused more controversy than anything else.” Forest Green Rovers are not the most traditional of football clubs, preferring to establish their own conventions in their quest to do things ‘another way’, writes Tom Howe. In the 10 years since green industrialist Dale …

West Country football is well and truly on the charge. A quick glance at the top of the League Two table showed five of the top nine places filled by teams from the South West of the country going into this weekend’s round of fixtures, writes Tom Howe. Swindon Town sat at the forefront, two …

The search for a new manager at Bristol Rovers continues over Christmas following Graham Coughlan’s departure to Mansfield Town this week, writes Andrew Clayton. The Irishman was announced as the new Stags boss on Wednesday after Rovers ‘reluctantly’ gave permission for him to enter talks. Former Plymouth Argyle captain Coughlan led his new side in …

Your late teens are often when some of life’s biggest choices are made. What do you want to do as a career? Where do you want to live? In what direction are you going to go? For one former Yeovil Town player, the answer was ‘down under,’ upping sticks and moving from a sleepy Leicestershire …

Winter winds and rain are a yearly scourge on football in the South West and missed fixtures can lead to a series of concerns, writes Liam Lawer. For Poole Town in particular, playing at sea level has meant the Dolphins have been swimming against the tide this season – as manager Tom Killick explained exclusively …

Volunteers truly are the life and soul of grassroots sport, putting in considerable amounts of their own time and money to ensure spectators have something to enjoy weekend after weekend, writes Tom Howe. Their tireless efforts allow a community to thrive and keep institutions alive with stories of days and players gone by. It is …