On this day… 21st February 2009

Dateline: Saturday 21st February 2009. Location: Ship Lane, Purfleet, Essex. Assignment: Match coverage of Thurrock vs AFC Wimbledon in the Conference South for the Thurrock Recorder newspaper. Image (above): Sam Hatton scores the winning goal for the away team with a free-kick. Weather: Sunny and cold. A tale of two teams and their differing destinies:Continue reading “On this day… 21st February 2009”

Way out east… glorious grandstands

Above you’ll see the remarkable covered terrace at Wisbech Town Football Club‘s old home, Fenland Park – a truly unique barn-like structure. The Cambridgeshire team moved out of the ground in 2008. The club has been in the news recently after Storm Ciara tragically destroyed a stand at their current Fenland Stadium home and theyContinue reading “Way out east… glorious grandstands”

County Championship 2020 venues

With just over two months to go before the start of the 2020 County Championship season, here’s a quick look at the ten Division One venues via the lens of TGS. Essex CCC (top) – The Cloudfm County Ground, New Writtle Street, Chelmsford. My local ground and home of the current County Champions. This viewContinue reading “County Championship 2020 venues”

On this day… 4th February 2006

Dateline: Saturday 4th February 2006. Location: Edgar Street, Hereford. Assignment: Coverage of the FA Trophy 3rd Round match between Hereford United and Grays Athletic for the Thurrock Recorder. Image: Grays goalkeeper Ashley Bayes celebrates with characteristic gusto at the final whistle. Weather: Cool and overcast. This was a memorable day out for a number ofContinue reading “On this day… 4th February 2006”

All in a week’s work

It’s been a busy seven days on the photographic front. Plenty of submissions from our excellent regular contributors plus I’ve been out there myself on a range of assignments. Here’s a quick look back at the period from 25th to 31st January 2020. Gallery – Dagenham & Redbridge vs Notts County – 25th January 2020.Continue reading “All in a week’s work”

On this day… 27th January 2009

Dateline: 27th January 2009. Location: Mill Field, Aveley, Essex. Assignment: Aveley vs Dover Athletic in the Ryman League Cup 3rd Round for the Thurrock Recorder newspaper. Image (above): Neil Richmond celebrates scoring a goal for Aveley. Weather: Cool but dry. For those technically minded (and vaguely interested), the match was photographed using the (infamous) CanonContinue reading “On this day… 27th January 2009”

On this day… 22nd January 2012

Dateline: Sunday 22nd January 2012. Location: Hackney Marshes, London. Assignment: Coverage of the Hackney & Leyton Football League for the Hackney Gazette newspaper. Image (above): Lapton (blue/black) vs Black Meteors on the South Marsh. Weather: Chilly but dry (phew). As a Sunday morning regular on the iconic Hackney Marshes for over a decade, working onContinue reading “On this day… 22nd January 2012”

Groundhopping and all that jazz

The gloriously quirky ground of FC Spartak Trnava in western Slovakia, not least due the wildly colourful terracing behind the goal. The image above was captured back in September 1996 on 35mm film and scanned into our extensive archives at TGS Photo LTD in early 2019 – just one of many hundreds of football groundsContinue reading “Groundhopping and all that jazz”

25 years and counting

Here at TGS Photo LTD we’ve been photographing women’s football for more than 25 years and it’s deeply satisfying to see the ever-increasing support at all levels of the game. Chelsea’s stunning victory over Arsenal at Meadow Park sets up a fascinating run-in for the FA Women’s Super League title race. A remarkable goal fromContinue reading “25 years and counting”

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