Sunday, 13 October 2013

TLFG: 14-20 October 2013

Hi there. Had a good weekend? Been to a game? Thanks for paying TLFG a visit, it's great to have you here.

I'm actually writing this on Thursday night as I prepare for a weekend away with relatives in the country. Hopefully I'll get to see a game while I'm there but I'll have to persuade someone to do the driving and join me so there are no guarantees!

As a result of me being away, the match map might not be as accurate as it could be as there might be one or two FA Cup replays required after Saturday's games but I'll add them when I get back.

The 'Top Ten' has had to make way this week because of time constraints so you'll have to fend for yourself when deciding what to watch. Hopefully normal service will be resumed next week.


Let me know what you've been up to and if you're interested in reviewing a ground within the London area for this blog then get in touch. You might also want to have a go at writing a 'Top Ten' one week. I also very much welcome photos of your football travels.

You can contact TLFG through the comments section below or via Facebook, Twitter or even by good old email.

Each week at TLFG we attempt to compile a list of what's on general sale to non-members at London's Premier League clubs and for other notable matches (click on the team name for details).

Tuesday 15 October, 8pm - Poland, World Cup qualifier, Wembley

Nothing currently available

Nothing currently available

Tickets are only available to season-ticket holders, members and their guests

Friday 18 October, 7pm - Newcastle United, U21 Premier League
Saturday 23 November, 3pm - Swansea City, Premier League

Wednesday 30 October, 745pm - Hull City, League Cup
Thursday 7 November, 805pm - Sheriff Tiraspol, Europa League
Sunday 10 November, 12pm - Newcastle United, Premier League

Saturday 19 October, 530pm - Manchester City, Premier League
Saturday 2 November, 3pm - Aston Villa, Premier League
Saturday 23 November, 530pm - Chelsea, Premier League
Thursday 26 December, 3pm - Arsenal, Premier League
Saturday 22 March, 3pm - Manchester United, Premier League
Saturday 5 April, 3pm - Liverpool, Premier League
Saturday 3 May, 3pm - Tottenham Hotspur, Premier League

The best value this week is to be found in the U21 Premier League where Fulham host Newcastle United at Craven Cottage. I haven't seen the precise ticket details yet but it won't be more than a fiver to get in.

A couple of days before, Fulham's ground will also play host to an international friendly between Australia and Canada with tickets ranging from £15-25.

At the end of October we have two great deals in the Football League. Championship side Charlton Athletic are charging a flat rate of only £6 for their match against current FA Cup holders Wigan Athletic, £1 of which is going to charity. Also, League One side Brentford are running another one of their 'Pay What You Can' promotions for the visit of Shrewsbury Town. Tickets are on sale now, with a minimum price of £1.

If you know of any other deals I may have missed or your club is running a promotion let me know.

There are over 70 matches in the London area this week including a World Cup qualifier, a few ties in the FA Trophy, FA Vase and a several in county cups too.

As always, check with clubs before you travel just in case a game has been called off or venue has been changed. Also, please let me know if anything is wrong or missing.

Details on all of this week's games can be found in the following match map. If you've never used it before, please note that when there is more than one match at a specific ground you'll only be able to see individual match pins if you zoom right in. If you don't, the pins obscure each other and you might miss them. To avoid this, you can also scroll down the list of games on the left side of the map page to make sure you get all the information.

Also if you're unfamiliar with the English league structure I indicate the level at which an individual league sits in the national 'pyramid' with the Premier League at the top (Level 1) and various minor leagues at the bottom (Level 10). Typically a top level game will see crowds of anywhere between 20,000-60,000. These figures will gradually decline as you go down the leagues until you get to Levels 8-10 where attendances of 150 or less are most common.

Yellow pin - Monday fixtures
Green pin - Tuesday fixtures
Turquoise pin - Wednesday fixtures
Magenta pin - Friday fixtures
Blue pin - Saturday fixtures

View London match map 14-20 October 2013 in a larger map

If you have any questions or want advice about watching football in London, you can contact TLFG using the comments section below or via FacebookTwitter or email.

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