Sunday, 5 October 2014

TLFG: 6-12 October 2014

Hi there and welcome to the latest edition of TLFG.

I'm going to keep this very brief, for now, as I've spent most of the day walking across London raising funds for the QPR Tiger Cubs - a sports club for children with Down's syndrome. I then watched QPR lose 2-0 to West Ham at Upton Park.

West Ham defend an early QPR corner at a sunny Boleyn Ground
I took lots of photos and would love to tell you more but I'm too tired right now and have to be up for work at 530am. If I'm feeling more like it tomorrow then I'll try and flesh things out a bit more but for now I've only included the basics.

UPDATE (07/10/14) - I've continued to be quite pushed for time but have managed to update the ticket info page.

Don't forget there's an international break this weekend meaning that AFC Wimbledon v Bury in League Two is the only match taking place on Saturday in the capital in the top four divisions.

There are loads of great non-league games taking place instead with some offering some great incentives to get extra people in. Dulwich Hamlet and Hampton & Richmond Borough have the most eye-catching deals that I'm aware of - details are on the ticket info page.

It's Non-League Day in Germany and Switzerland this weekend
Personally I'll be heading to Berlin this weekend for the first ever Non-League Day in Germany. Entitled Lokalrunde it will also be taking place in Switzerland. If you're reading this in Germany or Switzerland or planning a visit there this weekend then please pay a visit to one of the participating teams.

Anyway, that's it from me. Enjoy your week of football watching.

If you're going to see a game, whether you're a local or a visitor, please let me know what you've been up to. 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.

Got any questions about visiting London? Don't hesitate to ask - be they football or more general travel/touristy queries.

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

Please follow this link or click on the tab at the top of the page for all the information you need about how to get a ticket, what's currently available to non-members at London's biggest clubs and any other special offers or promotions which might be running.

There are over 80 matches in the London area over the next seven days so there's plenty to choose from whatever your budget.

However, please make sure you 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.

It should also be noted that the top four levels are for fully professional teams. Level 5 has a mixture of professional and semi-professional teams, while Levels 6-10 will see most players paid but it will vary from no more than travel expenses at the bottom, right up to several hundred pounds a week at the top (e.g. clubs in the Conference South).

Yellow pin - Monday fixtures
Green pin - Tuesday fixtures
Turquoise pin - Wednesday fixtures
Purple pin - Thursday fixtures
Magenta pin - Friday fixtures
Blue pin - Saturday fixtures
Red pin - Sunday fixtures

View London match map 6-12 October 2014 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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