Football Preview

By londonist_alex2 Last edited 167 months ago
Football Preview
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According to the weather forecast on the left of this page, the sunshine of today is going to be replaced by showers on the weekend. Booooooooo. You were thinking of going out to experience the joys of London in the spring, right? Some fresh air? Skipping around Covent Garden or taking a picnic in Hampstead, maybe even piloting a gondola down Regent's Canal! No chance. Your weekend is going to be spent indoors again, either at home or maybe at a cinema or a stuffy gallery.....worst still, you could be going to Ikea.

But wait...there is one outdoors activity you can indulge in that provides splendid entertainment as well as protection from the rainy heavens. That's right - you can go and watch a game of football!!! Huzzah! Bovril and pies all round please.

There are seven matches involving Premiership, Football League and Conference sides in the capital this weekend. Here's the pick of them...

Watford vs Sheffield United . The Hornets need points to stay up, whilst the Blades still have faint play-off hopes. Ticket news here , and this is where the ground is.

Brentford vs Huddersfield Town . The Bees are desperate to stay in the play-off places and need a win after getting hammered at Bradford in their last game. Should be a nail-biter and Griffin Park is a lovely place to watch football. Tickets still available.

Dagenham & Redbridge vs Barnet . A few years back, the Daggers were the top London side in the Conference and looked odds on to graduate to the League for the first time. Unfortunately, the cup upsets and star signings have drained away and this Saturday they find themselves back in eleventh place as they welcome champions Barnet to the Glyn Hopkin Stadium . The Daggers have great spirit, a great little ground, and this should be a corker of a London derby. Plus, tickets are only a tenner.

Palace vs Liverool and Chelsea vs Fulham are both sold out, but the latter is being shown live on Sky from 12.45pm. if you want to try and find a decent pub to watch it, click here . I've got to many preconceptions about Millwall to recommend going to the New Den to watch their game against Preston and Orient vs Chester will most probably be a bit of a non-event, so that's your lot. So what are you waiting for? Get out there and experience the joys of LIVE football!

Last Updated 22 April 2005