Lost weekends



Just Another Saturday

The pause in football has left one school-age Partick Thistle fan with the time to movingly reflect on what football means to her and her father.

By Orla Bell


Do Three Stands Sing a Song?

Our football stadiums have been declared out of bounds. Does life breathe on inside them without supporters? Lost Weekends’ first poem asks the questions.

By Stuart Kenny


Silent Saturday

Words of comfort from us to you during football’s coronavirus absence. A reminder that some day the game will be back with all its nonsense and beauty intact. Here to cheer you up or help you wallow in melancholy until kick-off comes again. We can get through this.

By Daniel Gray


He’s better than James

The sudden freezing of football stole from supporters the chance to say farewell to playing heroes like Ayr United’s Alan Forrest. We should hold on to our thanks until the time comes to express them.

By Ally Palmer


Sunday morning call

It is not only watching professional teams that lovers of the game are missing during football’s halt – the pause of youth football means a parent/child ritual is absent. Let this time be our It’s A Wonderful Life epiphany.

By Giancarlo Rinaldi


Remember when…

Football’s pause is a chance for us to look back at the rich past and appreciate what we have.

By Michael Gallagher


Streets ahead

Spotting a street game just before lockdown is cause for a celebratory look back at street football.

By Sam Phipps




A roll of the dice

As football fans wonder how to occupy themselves this weekend, Nutmeg writer Kenny Pieper recalls a long-forgotten football board game...

By Kenny Pieper


Issue 17
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