Meadow Park was honoured with the presence of the Secret Hopper on Tuesday night for the visit of Bishop Auckland. Not so secret as all that however; he came into the clubhouse to say hello before the game. Anyway his reflections on the match can be found on the Northern League web site, and very fair they are too if you ask me. Be interesting to compare with our secretary’s view of proceedings.
For those who don’t know, the Secret Hopper is the name of the writer, or writers, of the new Northern League blog, which goes under the name of A Life of Pie. Do have a look if you haven’t already, a new edition is up most days, it's well written, admirably objective and very handy for keeping in touch with what's happening round and about the league.
At the same time it is good to know, that the old blog, by our much respected former chairman, continues in a new guise as Grass Routes and it is well worth a look.
From my point of view I think both blogs are very welcome, and maybe it is a bit of a pity that the new regime at the Northern League don’t feel able either to host Mike’s blog, or provide a link to it from the League website. “Let a hundred flowers bloom", as old Chairman Mao said. Mind, he also said “change must come through the barrel of a gun” which is probably more appropriate for meetings of the Northern league.