Monday, 21 April 2014

TLFG: 22-27 April 2014

Hi there one and all and welcome to TLFG.

I hope you had a great Easter and crammed in as much football as you could. I worked all weekend meaning all I got to see was a few seconds of Corinthian Casuals v Peacehaven & Telscombe and Worcester Park v Cobham as I passed on trains.

It was a big week for some of our clubs as Brentford sealed promotion to the Championship, Wealdstone won the Isthmian League, Whyteleafe sealed top spot in the Southern Counties East League, Hanwell Town took the honours in the Spartan South Midlands League and Spelthorne Sports claimed the Combined Counties Division 1 crown.

Over the next week several more clubs could achieve promotion, earn a play-off spot or avoid relegation/be relegated. Most of the key games are in the Top 10 below, make sure you try and get to one of them.

Here at TLFG we like to help clubs promote special offers and events. Over the last few weeks a number of our local clubs have successfully run free entry or pay what you want schemes. The next to try it out in two weeks time are Ryman League club Corinthian Casuals who are hosting a Family Fun Day on Saturday 26 April. Good luck to them.

In south-west London on 26 April? Give this a go
Don't forget, you can get all the latest ticket information for our local clubs and other big games taking place in the capital on the 'Match Ticket Info' page .

GET INVOLVED
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.


LATEST TICKET NEWS
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.


THE WEEK AHEAD
There are over 70 matches in the London area over the next six days so there's plenty to choose from whatever your budget.

However, in case of bad weather, 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).

MATCH MAP 22-27 APRIL
Yellow pin - Monday fixtures
Green pin - Tuesday fixtures
Turquoise pin - Wednesday fixtures
Purple pin - Thursday fixtures
Blue pin - Saturday fixtures
Red pin - Sunday fixtures


View London match map 22-27 April 2014 in a larger map


Next up is this week's TLFG match recommendations where I list a few games which I think could be worth a watch. If I miss one that you think should get a mention then add your own in the comments section below.

TLFG TOP 10

1. Crystal Palace v Manchester City -  the Eagles have had a great first season in the top flight and will have absolutely nothing to lose as they host City. The visitors have to win to keep their title hopes alive. It could be an uncomfortable afternoon for the multimillionaires. (Premier League, Sunday 27 April, 410pm. Ticket info)

2. Fulham v Hull City - a huge game at the wrong end of the table. Hull have made it to the FA Cup final but they're still catchable by the bottom three of whom the Cottagers are one. Fulham are in marginally better form and have home advantage - could they really survive for another year? (Premier League, Saturday 26 April, 3pm. Ticket info)

3. Queens Park Rangers v Millwall - a London derby which affects both ends of the table. Rangers have sealed a play-off spot but whether they get home advantage in the semi-final second leg will require them to finish at least fourth so they'll want to get something from this. A win for the Lions could see them avoid the drop while defeat could dump them into the bottom three. The last couple of games between these two in Shepherd's Bush have seen ugly scenes off the field both before, during and after the game so it will probably be lively. (Championship, Saturday 26 April, 3pm. Ticket info)

4. Leyton Orient v Tranmere Rovers - in the division below, the O's have also claimed a play-off spot but will still want to finish as high as possible. Like Millwall, Tranmere are also desperate for points at the other end and could also stay up with a win so it's pretty much a carbon copy of the game above but without the crosstown rivalry. (League One, Saturday 26 April, 3pm. Ticket info)

5. Dulwich Hamlet v Kingstonian - it's the final day of the Isthmian League season on Saturday and there's still plenty to play for. The league title has been claimed and two of the four Premier Division play-off spots have been taken. The K's have taken one of them while Dulwich will also get one if they win this. Anything less could well see them miss out. (Isthmian League Premier Division, Saturday 26 April, 3pm. Ticket info)

6. AFC Hornchurch v Metropolitan Police - one side that could capitalise are the Urchins who slipped out of the top five today (Monday) after only managing a draw at Canvey Island. Met Police are in lower midtable and have nothing to play for but are a tricky side as evidenced by their recent win over Wealdstone which delayed their winning of the title. (Isthmian League Premier Division, Saturday 26 April, 3pm. Ticket info)

7. Wingate & Finchley v Billericay Town - at the bottom there are still two relegation places to be filled and mathematically there are still four teams fighting to avoid them. Only a massive win over Bury Town will give Thamesmead a faint chance of survival so they're effectively down which means Wingate are in a three-way tussle with East Thurrock and Enfield Town. The latter are in the best position and have, on paper, the easiest fixture in a trip to already relegated Cray Wanderers. East Thurrock have the hardest game in a challenging visit to second-placed Bognor. Therefore Wingate's home game against midtable Billericay means they've got a good chance but they start the game knowing that a win may still not be enough if the others match their result. Nervous times. (Isthmian League Premier Division, Saturday 26 April, 3pm. Ticket info)

8. VCD Athletic v Romford - bidding to replace one of them are VCD. They've topped the Isthmian League Division 1 North from the start but have slipped to second right at the end. In a division where only one team goes up automatically, it would be a tragedy if they missed out in the play-offs. All is not lost though - with one game to go they are only one point behind top club Witham Town who have to travel to Cheshunt. They also have a superior goal difference (albeit by only one) meaning they just need to better Witham's result to win the title so a draw could be enough. (Isthmian League Division 1 North, Saturday 26 April, 3pm. Ticket info)

9. Thurrock v Tilbury - another local side looking to sew up a place in the play-offs are Thurrock. By the time this happens they could have already done this as they have a midweek game against Ware but if they mess it up, this is their last chance. It's also an Essex derby so I'm sure Tilbury will want to spoil things. (Isthmian League Division 1 North, Saturday 26 April, 3pm. Ticket info)

10. Sun Postal Sports v Welwyn Garden City - SPS seem to have been top of the Spartan South Midlands League Division 1 for months but still haven't won the title. They also have games in hand over all their main challengers so they are overwhelming favourites. Welwyn are fourth and out of the title race but must be dispatched to ensure Bedford and Kings Langley are kept at bay. (Spartan South Midlands League Division 1, Tuesday 22 April, 3pm. Club info)

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.

Sunday, 13 April 2014

TLFG: 14-21 April 2014

Hi there and welcome to TLFG's Easter special.

Apart from the Christmas and New Year period, the coming weekend is probably the best one to be in London if you want to see a few games because there are matches on the Friday, Saturday and Monday. Consequently, this week's blog runs from Monday to Monday rather than Monday to Sunday and there are two match maps to make finding games a bit easier.

Another good feature is the staggered kick-offs we have, especially on Monday 21 April. This means you could do a groundhop triple and see three games in one day (UPDATE 20/4/14 - you can now only see two games - see below).

There are loads of combinations thanks to the Combined Counties League scheduling most of their games at 1130am. Leyton Orient's huge game against Wolves starts at 1215pm meaning you could possibly nip down to Millwall or further out east to Dagenham & Redbridge whose games start at 3pm. In the late kick-offs there are games at non-league clubs Barnet, Worcester Park and Southall at 515pm, 645pm and 745pm respectively (UPDATE: 20/4/14 - the Worcester Park match is now at 1130am and Southall is now 3pm). There are other matches kicking off at other odd times throughout the day so check the match map for details.

Here at TLFG we like to help clubs promote special offers and events. Over the last few weeks a number of our local clubs have successfully run free entry or pay what you want schemes. The next to try it out in two weeks time are Ryman League club Corinthian Casuals who are hosting a Family Fun Day on Saturday 26 April. Good luck to them.

In south-west London on 26 April? Give this a go
Don't forget, you can get all the latest ticket information for our local clubs and other big games taking place in the capital on the 'Match Ticket Info' page .

GET INVOLVED
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.


LATEST TICKET NEWS
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.


THE WEEK AHEAD
There are 135 matches in the London area over the next eight days so there's plenty to choose from whatever your budget.

However, in case of bad weather, 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).

MATCH MAP 14-17 APRIL
Yellow pin - Monday fixtures
Green pin - Tuesday fixtures
Turquoise pin - Wednesday fixtures
Purple pin - Thursday fixtures


View London match map 14-17 April 2014 in a larger map


EASTER WEEKEND MATCH MAP 18-21 APRIL
Magenta pin - Good Friday fixtures
Blue pin - Saturday fixtures
Yellow pin - Easter Monday fixtures


View London match map 18-21 April 2014 in a larger map


Next up is this week's TLFG match recommendations where I list a few games which I think could be worth a watch. Usually I put together a Top 10 but there are so many this week that I'll list as many as I can. If I miss one that you think should get a mention then add your own in the comments section below.

TLFG EASTER TREATS
Monday 14 April:
Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United - big game in the U21 Premier League at White Hart Lane
Hendon v Harrow Borough - derby between two Isthmian League clubs who groundshare

Tuesday 15 April:
Arsenal v West Ham United - north versus east London derby in the Premier League
Charlton Athletic v Barnsley - relegation 'six-pointer' in the Championship
Haringey Borough v Enfield 1893 - second versus third in the Essex Senior League

Wednesday 16 April:
Epsom Athletic v Spelthorne Sports - a draw here will give Spelthorne the Combined Counties Div 1 title
Middlesex Premier Cup final - Bedfont & Feltham v Staines Lammas at Uxbridge FC

Thursday 17 April:
Arsenal v Chelsea - FA Youth Cup semi-final second leg at the Emirates Stadium

Friday 18 April:
Charlton Athletic v Bolton Wanderers - a big game for the Addicks in their fight against relegation
Brentford v Preston North End - a win against play-off contenders PNE could see Brentford promoted from League One
AFC Wimbledon v Newport County - both still have slim hopes of making the League Two play-offs

Saturday 19 April:
Chelsea v Sunderland - a big game for teams at either end of the Premier League
Tottenham Hotspur v Fulham - an important game and derby between clubs at either end of the top flight
West Ham United v Crystal Palace - another London derby to look forward to in the Premier League
Watford v Ipswich Town - a win for the visitors could move them into Championship play-off spots
Welling United v Luton Town - the Wings host Luton who could be crowned Conference champions
Wealdstone v Kingstonian - the Stones should get to celebrate winning the Isthmian League title
VCD Athletic v AFC Sudbury - leaders VCD hope to move a step closer to the Isthmian Div 1 North title
Epsom & Ewell v South Park - third placed E&E host the Combined Counties League champions
Spelthorne Sports v Staines Lammas - if they haven't already, Spelthorne should become CC1 champs
Hanwell Town v London Tigers - Hanwell could become Spartan South Mids champs against their near neighbours

Monday 21 April:
QPR v Watford - Rangers need points from this derby to boost their hopes of a Premier League return
Millwall v Doncaster Rovers - a crucial game for the Lions in their fight against relegation to League One
Leyton Orient v Wolverhampton Wanderers - top three clash in League One
Dagenham & Redbridge v Chesterfield - the Daggers host League Two title chasers
Barnet v Braintree Town - two clubs fighting to get into the Conference Premier play-offs meet here
Dartford v Tamworth - the Darts continue their scrap for points against an already relegated side
Sutton United v Concord Rangers - second versus eighth, plenty at stake in this Conference South game
Walton Casuals v Guernsey - a match between two play-off hopefuls in the Isthmian Div 1 South
Whyteleafe v Ashford United - a battle of the top two and potential title decider in the Southern Counties East League

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.

Monday, 7 April 2014

TLFG: 7-13 April 2014

Hello there and welcome to this delayed and very much curtailed edition of TLFG.

Work and childcare commitments have taken up a lot of time this week so it really is the bare minimum from me this week - apologies.

I'm afraid you're going to have to make do with just a match map and an updated 'Match Ticket Info' page as the Top 10 takes a week off, which is a shame because there are one or two really big games I'd liked to have drawn your attention to.

GET INVOLVED
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.


LATEST TICKET NEWS
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.


THE WEEK AHEAD
There are over 100 matches in the London area over the next week so there's plenty to choose from whatever your budget.

However, in case of bad weather, 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).

MATCH MAP
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 7-13 April 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.

Sunday, 30 March 2014

TLFG: 31 March - 6 April 2014

Summer is finally here, well at least when it comes to the time. Yes the clocks changed overnight meaning we have sunset at 730pm this evening.

But it's better than that, the weather is actually pretty good too. On Saturday I went to QPR v Blackpool and didn't need to wear a jacket for the first time in a while. The forecast for the next few days in London is pretty decent too so, fingers crossed, we shouldn't have to worry about postponements.

Going back to Saturday, it was interesting how many foreign visitors were sat around me at Loftus Road and I often wonder if any are there as a direct result of reading this blog. I know some definitely have gone after getting in touch and have, so they've told me, even enjoyed themselves!

Over the last few weeks it's been interesting to see a number of non-league clubs experimenting with 'Pay What You Want' deals. Sutton United got a whopping crowd of over 2,000 and other Conference South clubs Bath City and Gosport Borough both exceeded 1,000 which were well over double or nearly triple their normal attendance.

On Saturday it was the turn of Isthmian League club Wingate & Finchley. They are a much smaller club than three mentioned above so the crowd of 203 for the visit of AFC Hornchurch doesn't look that special but it was still about 30% up on their normal gate so should very much be seen as a success. Please let me know if your club are running a similar promotion and I will gladly help promote it.

Talking of big crowds, it was also noticeable how the Isthmian League top-two duel between Wealdstone and Dulwich Hamlet drew a bumper attendance of 1,151 without any special ticket incentive (although the Stones do allow all Premier League and Football League season-ticket holders in for half price at every game). The teams played out a 2-2 draw in what reports say was the Ruislip-based club's biggest league attendance since 1988. Hats off to all involved.

Lastly this week, you may have noticed another new tab has appeared at the top of the page. 'A bit further afield' gives some basic information on Premier League and Football League clubs which are within easy reach of London in case you want an excursion or can't find any games in the capital to fit your schedule. Here's a map of where such teams are located.


View A bit further afield in a larger map

Don't forget, you can get all the latest ticket information for our local clubs on the 'Match Ticket Info' page and there's also news about some availability for one of the FA Cup semi-finals at Wembley.

GET INVOLVED
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.


LATEST TICKET NEWS
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.


THE WEEK AHEAD
There are over 100 matches in the London area over the next week so there's plenty to choose from whatever your budget.

However, in case of bad weather, 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).

MATCH MAP
Yellow pin - Monday fixtures
Green pin - Tuesday fixtures
Turquoise pin - Wednesday fixtures
Purple pin - Thursday fixtures
Blue pin - Saturday fixtures
Red pin - Sunday fixtures


View London match map 31 March - 6 April 2014 in a larger map


Next up is this week's TLFG match recommendations where I list a few games which I think could be worth a watch. There are often many more games that are worthy of a mention but I simply don't have the time or space to squeeze them all in so add your own in the comments section below.

TLFG TOP 10
1. Chelsea v Stoke City - the Blues suffered a shock defeat at Crystal Palace on Saturday which re-opened the title race again. Midtable Stoke are enjoying a good run at the moment and beat Jose Mourinho's side in the reverse fixture back in December. It could be another tricky afternoon for the Special One.  (Premier League, Saturday 5 April, 530pm. Ticket info)

2. West Ham United v Liverpool - we've got another very similar looking match-up over at Upton Park the day after. The Hammers start as underdogs and will probably lose given Liverpool's fine form and great football. To stand any chance, West Ham's fans will have to get right behind their team and stop the booing that has marred even recent victories. (Premier League, Sunday 6 April, 4pm Ticket info)

3. Charlton Athletic v Reading - a game of great importance at either end of the table. Only goal difference is currently keeping the Addicks out of the relegation zone while Reading are clinging on to the final play-off place. Given the Royals' close proximity to London, there will also be a bit of a derby feel to this game.  (Championship, Saturday 5 April, 3pm. Ticket info)

4. Brentford v Notts County - it's been a disappointing week for the Bees. Although they've maintained second place in League One, they only managed to collect one point from their trips to Rotherham and Oldham. Consequently Wolves have moved six points clear at the top but Leyton Orient have fallen four points behind after their four-game winless wobble. Notts County are next to visit and need the points just as badly but to avoid the drop. They arrive on the back of three straight wins so could be dangerous. (League One, Saturday 5 April, 3pm. Ticket info)

5. AFC Wimbledon v Bristol Rovers - the Dons had a slim chance of making the play-offs but with only one win in seven, avoiding relegation is now more of a priority. Although eight points above the bottom two and under no immediate threat, they could get drawn in if they lose games like this one. Rovers are down in 20th but are only two points behind so it's important that they're beaten. (League Two, Saturday 5 April, 3pm. Ticket info)

6. Dartford v Luton Town - the Darts looked like certs for relegation earlier in the season but turned things round. They then lost two crucial games to fellow strugglers and things looked gloomy again. However, another three-game unbeaten run has seen them catch up again and if they win this game in hand they'll climb out of the bottom four. Sadly it's against top club Luton who have all but won the title already. A big crowd is expected and the match, unusually for a non-league game, has been made all-ticket so tickets must be purchased in advance. (Tuesday 1 April, 745pm. Ticket info)

7. Sutton United v Havant & Waterlooville - if Sutton had won and not drawn their last three then they'd be top of the Conference South right now. As it is they are still third, six points off top spot. With the clubs above them far from invincible though, they shouldn't give up hope of automatic promotion just yet. This match pits them against a team who will also almost certainly join them in the play-offs so it should be close. (Conference South, Thursday 3 April, 745pm. Ticket info)

8. VCD Athletic v Witham Town - there are no standout games in the Isthmian Premier this week but in the division below we've got a top-two clash to look forward to. VCD have been the surprise package of the season having come up from the Kent League. They've pretty much topped the table from day one and are still there. Witham, however, have kept up with the pace and will go top if they win here. In fact the roles could well be reversed by the time this game kicks off as both have midweek games beforehand. (Isthmian League Division 1 North, Saturday 5 April, 3pm. Ticket info)

9. Tower Hamlets v Great Wakering Rovers - we've got another top-two battle in the Essex Senior League. It's been a busy week for Hamlets who played three times and picked up seven points. Such results have left them five points behind the top club. Rovers have been in devastating form of late, winning their last five and scoring 23 goals in the process. The hosts really must win to keep their title hopes alive. (Essex Senior League, Saturday 5 April, 3pm. Club info)

10. Epsom & Ewell v Camberley Town - over in the Combined Counties League it's third versus second. The top four in this division seem to have remained largely unchanged for months. With games running out it appears top club South Park will not be caught leaving these two to fight it out for the runners-up spot. Epsom are in better form but lost the reverse fixture 2-0 back in August. (Combined Counties League Premier Division, Saturday 5 April, 3pm. Club info)

UPDATE (05/04/14): Metropolitan Police v Wealdstone - midweek results mean this game could see Wealdstone clinch the Isthmian League title. The crown has seemingly been theirs to win for months and as they've played and won their games in hand, their lead has become almost insurmountable. A win today will only guarantee the title and promotion to the Conference South if AFC Hornchurch and Bognor Regis Town both lose. Even if this doesn't happen, it will surely only be delaying the inevitable. (Isthmian League Premier Division, Saturday 5 April, 3pm. Club info)

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.

Sunday, 23 March 2014

TLFG: 24-30 March 2014

Another week has flown by at TLFG Towers and once again I have seen no live football.

I think the most exciting thing I did was buy a new coat! I hope your week was a little more exciting than that.

My own teams had a pretty positive week - QPR began badly with a sound 3-0 defeat at Sheffield Wednesday but then recovered to win 3-1 at Middlesbrough on Saturday with Bobby Zamora's goal among the luckiest/funniest I've ever seen us score. Harrow Borough, on the other hand, only played once beating a decent Canvey Island side 2-0. They're now 10 points clear of the Isthmian Premier's relegation zone but still have work to do with a couple of teams having games in hand on them.

Last weekend we saw how Conference South club Sutton United ran a free entry promotion for their game against Basingstoke Town and got a crowd of over 2,100 (more than triple their normal attendance). On Saturday in the same division, Bath City ran a pay what you want scheme and more than doubled their crowd with a very healthy 1,374 through the turnstiles.



The next London club to give the Pay What You Want scheme a go are Wingate & Finchley for their Isthmian League Premier Division match against promotion hopefuls AFC Hornchurch on Saturday. They're also running a community day with lots of other events so if you're at a loose end in north London that afternoon (I partly mean you Spurs fans, who don't have a game), then head over to Summers Lane.

Finally, over the next few months I really would like to give this blog a bit of a spruce up and at the very least get a logo designed. If you'd like to help me with this then please get in touch - I will pay although my design fund isn't huge.

GET INVOLVED
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.


LATEST TICKET NEWS
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.


THE WEEK AHEAD
There are over 100 matches in the London area over the next week so there's plenty to choose from whatever your budget.

However, in case of bad weather, 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).

MATCH MAP
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 24-30 March 2014 in a larger map


Next up is this week's TLFG match recommendations where I list a few games which I think could be worth a watch. There are often many more games that are worthy of a mention but I simply don't have the time or space to squeeze them all in so add your own in the comments section below.

TLFG TOP 10
1. Arsenal v Manchester City - a top-four clash. Last time out the Gunners conceded six against Chelsea, the same amount City put past them in their previous meeting. A defeat for Arsenal must surely end their title hopes once and for all. One thing's guaranteed - goals! (Premier League, Saturday 29 March, 530pm. Ticket info)

2. Crystal Palace v Chelsea - a London derby and a match that's of great importance to teams at opposite ends of the table. Tony Pulis will hope his players can make things uncomfortable for the Blues but a draw is probably the best they can hope for. (Premier League, Saturday 29 March, 3pm Ticket info)

3. Queens Park Rangers v Wigan Athletic - both sides were relegated from the Premier League last season but should both seal play-off spots to try and get straight back up. Although a place below Rangers in fifth and playing away, the Latics are in much better form and will start as favourites in my book. (Championship, Tuesday 25 March, 745pm. Ticket info)

4. Johnstone's Paint Trophy final - League One club Peterbrough United take on Chesterfield from the division below in this Wembley showpiece. Tickets are still available from the clubs so it's a great chance to see a game at the national stadium.  (Johnstone's Paint Trophy final, Sunday 30 March, 2pm. Ticket info)

5. Dagenham & Redbridge v Oxford United - unbeaten in six, the Daggers lie five points adrift of the play-off places. If they beat Oxford, who currently fill one of those spots, it will give them hope that a top-seven finish could be theirs. (League Two, Saturday 29 March, 3pm. Ticket info)

6. Sutton United v Bath City - we've got a game between two of the top six here. Both sides ran free entry/pay what you want schemes for games in recent weeks and both were rewarded with four-figure crowds. Hopefully this decent looking match will draw a sizeable attendance too. (Saturday 29 March, 3pm. Ticket info)

7. Wealdstone v Dulwich Hamlet - despite being in the division below the Sutton match, this could arguably be the non-league match of the weekend in London and could well get a higher attendance. At the time of writing, these two are first and second in the Isthmian League. The visitors have to win to keep their title hopes alive. Massive game. (Isthmian League Premier Division, Saturday 29 March, 3pm. Ticket info)

8. Northwood v Rugby Town - the Woods are the capital's highest ranked side in the Southern League and the only ones with a realistic chance of promotion. Currently ninth, but only three points short of the play-off places, they welcome leaders Rugby on Saturday. A win would be a real sign of intent. (Southern League Division 1 Central, Saturday 29 March, 3pm. Ticket info)

9. Tower Hamlets v Sporting Bengal United - get your week of football watching off to a great start with the Mile End Stadium derby. As you've probably gathered, both teams share the same ground but they also both have their roots in the local Bengali community. These games are often pretty lively and well attended for the level. Tower Hamlets, formerly Bethnal Green United, are title contenders and should win.  (Essex Senior League, Monday 24 March, 745pm. Club info)

10. Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal - didn't this happen last week I hear you ask? Yes it did, at least for the first teams. This Friday it's the turn of the youngsters and reserves and the match is being given the full White Hart Lane treatment. Almost as important to some fans as the real thing, there should be a decent attendance and lively atmosphere. A great way to start a weekend's football watching on the cheap at one of its best grounds. Please note - tickets must be bought by 5pm on Thursday 27 March. (U21 Premier League, Friday 28 March, 7pm. Ticket info)

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.

Sunday, 16 March 2014

TLFG: 17-23 March 2014

It's just after 2pm on a lovely sunny Sunday afternoon as I begin to write this - aah, everything seems almost right with the world.

It didn't feel quite that way on Tuesday night, stuck in a 30-minute queue for a train at Falmer station surrounded by jolly Brighton fans celebrating a slightly fortunate win over QPR.

At the beginning of the week I decided I'd take my wife and daughter down to the Sussex coast for a bit of seaside fun and take in my first away match of the season in the process.

For overseas readers, Brighton is around 50 miles to the south of London and makes for an excellent day trip or overnighter as getting there takes less than an hour by train from Victoria station. It has a traditional pier, long sea front promenade with beach to match (although it's pebble, no sand), has lots of independent shops and restaurants in The Lanes and the historic Pavilion which is the symbol of the city's council.

The football team no longer play in town but have an impressive purpose-built stadium about four miles to the north east on the way to Lewes. However, getting to it is easy as it's right next to the aforementioned Falmer station and train travel to it from Brighton and the surrounding area is included in the price of your match ticket.

QPR have an effort blocked during a fruitless trip to Sussex
QPR have plans for a new ground and could do a lot worse than build something similar to the American Express Community Stadium. With a capacity of just over 30,000 (28,019 attended this one) and padded seats with plenty of legroom for everyone, this must be the way to go. There is also a real 'one-team town' community feel about this place which I really don't get in Shepherd's Bush. The fans are local and I guess I'm a bit envious of that. Up here in W12 you're probably more likely to see someone in a Chelsea, Arsenal or Man Utd shirt than a QPR one although that has been redressed a little since our brief spell in the Premier League.

The game itself wasn't a classic with plenty of huff, puff and possession for QPR but being bereft of their main strikers, young on-loan Manchester United prospect Will Keane was thrown in but found former Arsenal and England defender Matthew Upson too good for him. A couple of late goals from the hosts ensured the points stayed with the Seagulls who are now well in with a chance of the play-offs so the two sides could meet again.

Overall, as you've probably gathered, I'd heartily recommend a trip to Brighton. If you're visiting London and the football on offer doesn't appeal or nothing fits into your schedule and there is a game on here then do go. On that issue, several clubs play just outside London or within a 90-minute train ride meaning they can be reached easily even for a midweek game. Please ask if you'd like more information.

A few TLFG readers are in town from overseas this week so I hope they enjoy their stay and maybe they'll send a picture or two for me to include on here...

Don't forget the new tab at the top of the page for all the latest ticket info. There are a few deals this week which you might be unaware of.

Lastly in this section I'd like to reflect on the free entry/pay what you want scheme offered by Sutton United for their match against Basingstoke on Saturday.


It seems it was a huge success with a whopping crowd of 2,172 turning up to watch the U's beat their Hampshire rivals 4-0. When you consider they're playing well and going for promotion to the Conference Premier, their average gate is still only 687 so it was quite an increase. Imagine what the turnout would've been if there hadn't been a full programme of Premier and Football League fixtures? Despite what people might think, there is an appetite for non-league football but it's got to be priced and marketed correctly. Just throwing open the doors for free won't work - apparently volunteers had to deliver 20,000 flyers to the local community to make sure they knew it was happening. There were also other events and activities inside the ground before and after the game to really add value. At this level it's all about community identity and clubs really need to tap into that. For details of what Sutton did, read this article.

The next London club to be offering a similar scheme are Wingate & Finchley for their Isthmian League Premier Division match against AFC Hornchurch on Saturday 29 March at 3pm. If you're at a loose end in north London that afternoon (I partly mean you Spurs fans, who don't have a game), then head over to Summers Lane.

Finally, over the next few months I really would like to give this blog a bit of a spruce up and at the very least get a logo designed. If you'd like to help me with this then please get in touch - I will pay although my design fund isn't huge.

GET INVOLVED
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.


LATEST TICKET NEWS
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.


THE WEEK AHEAD
There are over 100 matches in the London area over the next week so there's plenty to choose from whatever your budget.

However, in case of bad weather, 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).

MATCH MAP
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 17-23 March 2014 in a larger map

Next up is this week's TLFG match recommendations where I list a few games which I think could be worth a watch. There are often many more games that are worthy of a mention but I simply don't have the time or space to squeeze them all in so add your own in the comments section below.

TLFG TOP 10
1. Chelsea v Arsenal - the big games are coming thick and fast for these two at the moment. At the time of writing, the Gunners are about to go into battle with Spurs while Chelsea will come into this off the back of a midweek Champions League tie against Galatasaray. Despite having less rest, I make the Blues favourites for this - they are in better form and are just a more steely side than the Gunners much as it pains me to say it. The Stamford Bridge club are also unbeaten in five against Arsene Wenger's charges. Being seven points adrift of top club Chelsea, this could well be a make or break match for Arsenal in terms of the title so hopefully they'll approach it like a cup match. (Premier League, Saturday 22 March, 1245pm. Ticket info)

2. West Ham United v Manchester United - the Hammers are winless in 13 against the Red Devils and normally you'd expect the reigning league champions to extend that run here but they are unbelievably average at the moment. Having been humbled by Liverpool on Sunday, they could find a well motivated Sam Allardyce side too much to handle and cave in again. Which West Ham turn up on Saturday is hard to predict. After a shocking winter, the results suddenly improved dramatically in February but their two games in March have ended in defeat. For the first time in many years, both sides will probably be happy to just avoid defeat here. (Premier League, Saturday 22 March, 530pm Ticket info)

3. Charlton Athletic v Burnley - it's been a busy time at Charlton of late with a new owner in, a manager out and a replacement swiftly brought in. Many will see Chris Powell's dismissal as unfortunate given the meagre resources he has had to work with. Although they were bottom at the time, the Addicks did have four games in hand on most of their rivals so could have climbed the table. One win in 10 though suggests otherwise. New boss Jose Riga has already presided over two games and both have ended in 0-0 draws including the derby against Millwall. They have another busy schedule this week with Bournemouth coming on Tuesday and then Burnley at the weekend. The former are a solid midtable side who will test them while the Clarets are looking almost certain of promotion to the Premier League. The smart money will definitely be on the visitors who beat Charlton 3-0 in September. (Championship, Saturday 22 March, 3pm. Ticket info)

4. Brentford v Coventry City - the Bees came out on top in the big game at Leyton Orient on Saturday but still only three points separate the top three after Wolves' draw with lowly Shrewsbury. To keep up with this relentless title pace, Mark Warburton's team need to win another tricky game on Saturday. Coventry are one of the biggest clubs in the division but, as is so often the case at the moment, financial problems and off-field activities have seen the club fall into League One. The former Premier League club and 1987 FA Cup winners don't even have a ground of their own and play in Northampton some 28 miles away. However, they are making a decent fist of things on the pitch and would be play-off contenders if they hadn't been deducted 10 points over their finances prior to the season beginning. A big crowd is expected and consequently the match has been made 'all ticket' which means you must buy yours by 4pm on Friday.   (League One, Saturday 22 March, 3pm. Ticket info)

5. AFC Wimbledon v Cheltenham Town - the Dons' chances of claiming a play-off spot have faded a little but they'll be happy to have got to the end of a tough looking week with two draws against top-four sides including the leaders Chesterfield. Despite only winning one of their last five, a place in the top seven is still within their reach but they are going to have to squeeze everything out of their remaining nine games to have any chance. Cheltenham are one of the sides they'll have to leapfrog to get there but they have looked solid of late so could prove to be challenging. Lose this and the Kingsmeadow club could find themselves 11 points adrift of the promised land which would surely be too much of a gap to bridge.  (League Two, Tuesday 11 March, 745pm. Ticket info)

6. FA Trophy final: Cambridge United v Gosport Borough - in London and fancy a trip to Wembley Stadium? Then this is your chance. This is the final of a national knock-out competition for clubs who play in the top four levels of the non-league game. Cambridge are currently third in the Conference Premier so will start as overwhelming favourites against Gosport who are struggling in the division below. Adult tickets are priced at a flat rate of £30. (Sunday 23 March, 3pm. Ticket info)

7. Staines Town v Eastleigh - Bromley's spectacular collapse continued on Saturday with a 2-1 reverse at Farnborough. As a result their 11-point lead at the top has now completely vanished and they're a point behind Eastleigh who also have two games in hand. Rather than focus on Bromley again, I recommend you pay a visit to Staines-upon-Thames to watch the Swans who need to upset the Spitfires to keep their faint hopes of a play-off place alive. Plenty to play for for both. (Conference South, Saturday 22 March, 3pm. Ticket info)

8. Hendon v Wealdstone - what better way to start the week than a north-west London derby. Earlsmead, the home of Harrow Borough, plays host to two teams who have lost their traditional home grounds over the last couple of decades. Despite this, both have become regular promotion contenders partly helped by management stability which has seen the same men reign for many years at both. Wealdstone are top of the Isthmian League at present and, with games in hand on all their rivals, should win the title. The Greens, nine points adrift of the play-off spots, may have left it too late this season but they're on a half-decent run and could give the Stones a game. (Isthmian League Premier Division, Monday 17 March, 745pm. Ticket info)

9. AFC Hornchurch v Maidstone United - elsewhere in the Isthmian League, two former leaders go head-to-head on Saturday. Although Maidstone are four points and three places above in second, the Urchins have two games in hand so there really is very little between them. It ended 1-1 when they played in November and we could well get a repeat here.  (Isthmian League Premier Division, Saturday 22 March, 3pm. Ticket info)

10. Walton Casuals v Walton & Hersham - last up this week we've got the Walton derby over to the south-west of town. Casuals were top at the start of the season but a poor run looked set to see them finish in midtable obscurity. However, on Saturday they recorded a stunning 4-2 win over leaders Peacehaven & Telscombe who have been almost invincible in recent months. With their play-off hopes no doubt reignited by this result, they should have too much for their neighbours. (Isthmian League Division 1 South, Tuesday 18 March, 745pm. Club info)

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.

Sunday, 9 March 2014

TLFG: 10-16 March 2014

Hi there and welcome to the latest edition of TLFG.

At last it seems as if the terrible recent weather is behind us. With rivers receding, the sun coming out and pitches drying, the immediate future looks positive.

I enjoyed a bit of time off over the last week but any thoughts I had of going to a game or two fizzled out as other things came up which took priority. Hopefully you got to see something.

A few TLFG readers are in town from overseas this week so I hope they enjoy their stay and maybe they'll send a picture or two for me to include on here...

One change to the blog I've made this week is a new tab for all the latest ticket info. I felt each piece was getting a bit too long so although the resource will still be available, it will just be in a different place. I hope this works for you.

Although it's in the ticket section, I also really want to highlight the FREE ENTRY/PAY WHAT YOU WANT scheme being offered by Sutton United for their match against Basingstoke on Saturday. It's also a bit of a community day so should be a lot of fun.


Finally, as mentioned last week, over the next few months I really would like to give this blog a bit of a spruce up and at the very least get a logo designed. If you'd like to help me with this then please get in touch - I will pay although my design fund isn't huge.

GET INVOLVED
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.


LATEST TICKET NEWS
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.


THE WEEK AHEAD
There are over 100 matches in the London area over the next week so there's plenty to choose from whatever your budget.

However, in case of bad weather, 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).

MATCH MAP
Yellow pin - Monday fixtures
Green pin - Tuesday fixtures
Turquoise pin - Wednesday fixtures
Purple pin - Thursday fixtures
Blue pin - Saturday fixtures
Red pin - Sunday fixtures


View London match map 10-16 March 2014 in a larger map


Next up is this week's TLFG match recommendations where I list a few games which I think could be worth a watch. There are often many more games that are worthy of a mention but I simply don't have the time or space to squeeze them all in so add your own in the comments section below.

TLFG TOP 10
1. Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal - undoubtedly the match of the week, this is arguably THE London derby. Although not the closest rivals geographically, they have possibly the most bitter rivalry (other fans may quibble). The Gunners are historically the stronger of the two and this season things are currently no different with Spurs trailing them by six points. Tim Sherwood's side suffered a humiliating 4-0 drubbing at other big rivals Chelsea on Saturday and have an important Europa League match against Benfica on Thursday so this match isn't arriving at a particularly welcome time. With two defeats already against their old foes this campaign, it will take something special for Spurs to claim all three points. (Premier League, Sunday 16 March, 4pm. Ticket info)

2. Fulham v Newcastle United - the only other top flight game in London this week takes place at Craven Cottage. After Saturday's morale-crushing defeat at fellow strugglers Cardiff, time is rapidly running out for Fulham. Already on to their third manager of the season, things are looking bleak with latest appointment Felix Magath having only gleaned one point from his first three games. The Magpies, on the other hand, appear to be through their mini slump and have won their last two so could be dangerous. One thing to give Fulham fans a bit of hope - Newcastle have lost on their last four visits. (Premier League, Saturday 15 March, 3pm. Ticket info)

3. Millwall v Charlton Athletic - this weekend is laden with big derbies with this clash between two of south-east London's finest no exception. These two play closer together than Arsenal and Spurs but their rivalry isn't quite as intense. The Lions are usually seen as Charlton's main rivals but West Ham are the bigger enemy for the hosts. Despite this, there is still likely to be quite an atmosphere especially when you consider that both are scrapping for their lives to avoid relegation. Historically, Millwall have a much better head-to-head record and won 1-0 at The Valley back in September. Although the Addicks are currently bottom, four points behind Millwall, they do have four games in hand so it should be close. (Championship, Saturday 15 March, 3pm. Ticket info)

4. Leyton Orient v Brentford - the match they've all been waiting for is almost here. Neck-and-neck for most of the season in the race for the title, these two London rivals meet for what could be a pivotal game. The rivalry between these two isn't particularly fierce because they come from opposite sides of town and rarely do either of them have much to play for. However, the stakes are high here. Orient were the early season leaders but allowed Wolves and Brentford to catch up. Since then all three have taken it in turns to have a go at being top. At the moment it's Wolves' turn, Orient are second and Brentford third, with only three points between them. A win for the hosts in this one is particularly important though as, at the time of writing, they've played two games more than the others. Lose and they could begin to get left behind.  (League One, Saturday 15 March, 1215pm. Ticket info)

5. AFC Wimbledon v Chesterfield - the Dons' chances of claiming a play-off spot received a blow on Saturday when they lost at home to York. The result leaves them eight points off the pace and eight points above the relegation zone - about as midtable as it gets. Things aren't going to get any easier on Tuesday when leaders Chesterfield visit. The Spireites have a slim one-point lead over Scunthorpe and Rochdale so you'd think they'll be going all out to win here. (League Two, Tuesday 11 March, 745pm. Ticket info)

6. Bromley v Dover Athletic - things have gone a bit pear shaped for Bromley over the last week. First they drew with Bath (not too bad) but then lost to Sutton and Chelmsford. Luckily for them, second-placed Eastleigh failed to fully capitalise but they did close the gap to five points. With two games in hand, the Hampshire club can still go top so the Lilywhites can ill afford to slip up again. In Dover they face stiff opposition. Currently seventh, they have games in hand on most teams above them so are very much promotion contenders too. Last time out, Bromley won 2-0. (Conference South, Tuesday 11 March, 745pm. Ticket info)

7. Kingstonian v AFC Hornchurch - both sides have topped the Isthmian League at some point this season but both have gone off the boil in a fairly similar fashion of late. With one going up automatically and the next four playing off, these two in fifth and sixth need to begin stringing a run of wins together to avoid missing out. Both did win on Saturday so they've made a start. (Isthmian League Premier Division, Saturday 15 March, 3pm. Ticket info)

8. Thurrock v Witham Town - although seventh and fifth at the time of writing, both have a few games in hand which if won could potentially put them second and first respectively so this is a pretty big match. Witham have been waiting in the wings to usurp VCD Athletic as leaders for some time but three drawn games has seen them fail to fully emerge from the chasing pack. They do still have four games in hand though, enough to put them top by a point if they win them all. One of those games is this one against Thurrock who held them to a 2-2 draw earlier in the season. (Isthmian League Division 1 North, Tuesday 11 March, 745pm. Ticket info)

9. Walton Casuals v Peacehaven & Telscombe - former leaders against current leaders, that's what we have to look forward to on Saturday. Casuals had a great start to the season but began 2014 badly, sliding down to eighth some eight points off the play-off places. Since then, newly promoted Peacehaven have gone from strength to strength with their 15-game unbeaten run putting them seven points clear. Worryingly for Walton, the Sussex club also score lots of goals and put five past them last time they locked horns. (Isthmian League Division 1 South, Saturday 15 March, 3pm. Ticket info)

10. Hanwell Town v Ampthill Town - last up this week we've got a clash of two of the top three in the Spartan South Midlands League. Although this is a cup match, it will hopefully give some indication as to who might come out on top in the league. At present Hanwell trail top club Ampthill by seven points but have six games in hand. Less than a month ago, the two were paired in the FA Vase and Ampthill won 3-1. Time for some revenge?  (Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division Cup, Tuesday 11 March, 745pm. Club info)

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.