It's been work, work, work this week so there's been no live action for me to enjoy over the last few days.
Consequently I don't really have much to talk about and I'm also pretty short on time so I'll keep this brief.
What I have been doing, though, is starting to prepare the Christmas and New Year double issue of TLFG which really does rival the festive Radio Times for its blockbuster listings. I intend to publish it on 22 December - don't miss it!
Sunday 8 December, 130pm - Aston Villa, Premier League
Saturday 21 December, 3pm - Manchester City, Premier League
Wednesday 1 January, 3pm - West Ham United, Premier League
Saturday 11 January, 3pm - Sunderland, Premier League
Thursday 26 December, 3pm - West Bromwich Albion, Premier League
Saturday 11 January, 3pm - Crystal Palace, Premier League
Wednesday 29 January, 745pm - Manchester City, Premier League
Once again there's some FREE football up at Boreham Wood where Arsenal entertain Sunderland in the U21 Premier League on Monday.
The same night across town, Fulham U21s host Sunderland at the club's Motspur Park training ground. There's a small £3 entry fee for non-members.
Also on Monday night, Tottenham Hotspur U18s take on their Middlesbrough counterparts in the FA Youth Cup. Admission is £5 on the door and the game is being played at Leyton Orient.
At the end of the week you can trek up to Boreham Wood again to see Arsenal v Torquay United in the same competition. I'm not sure if there's an entry fee.
Looking ahead to next week, Tottenham Hotspur are pricing all adult tickets at £20 for the visit of Anzhi Makhachkala in the Europa League. Family tickets are also available.
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).
Magenta pin - Friday fixtures
Blue pin - Saturday fixtures
Red pin - Sunday fixtures
View London match map 2-8 December 2013 in a larger map
6. Bromley v Farnborough - it's an exciting time to be a Bromley fan as we begin to near the halfway point of the season. After 15 games they sit proudly atop the Conference South, one point ahead of Eastleigh with a game in hand. There's a long way to go but a win here against midtable Farnborough, who have lost their last two, could put them four points clear and might start to get people thinking a title shot is realistic. (Conference South, Saturday 7 December, 3pm. Club info)
7. Enfield Town v Carshalton Athletic - if a gritty relegation dogfight is your cup of tea then this could be the match for you as two of the Isthmian League Premier Division's strugglers clash at Donkey Lane. Personally I'm quite surprised Enfield are in the bottom three but just three wins from 18 tells its own story. Carshalton finished in the bottom two last season but were reprieved after Thurrock fielded in ineligible player and went down in their place. They've won only two of their 18 fixtures and are currently rock bottom. Both sides are already losing touch with the rest and badly need to win. (Isthmian League Premier Division, Saturday 7 December, 3pm. Ticket info)
8. Hanwell Town v Lordswood - if it's cup action you want it's also FA Vase weekend with two of our local clubs hosting ties. The first sees Spartan South Midlands League high-flyers Hanwell welcome Lordswood of the Southern Counties East League. The hosts are having a cracking season and will go eight points clear at the top of the SSML if they win all four of their games in hand. They are also scoring at a huge rate of 3.6 goals a game! The visitors are tonking along nicely enough in midtable in their league but I'd be surprised if they have any joy here. (FA Vase, Saturday 7 December, 3pm. Club info)
9. Haringey Borough v Brantham Athletic - the other game features sides from the Essex Senior and Eastern Counties leagues. Not only are these leagues supposed to be of a parallel standard, these sides are both seventh in their respective divisions so it should be pretty close. Fact - Haringey Borough actually play on White Hart Lane unlike Spurs, their more famous neighbours, who are located just off Tottenham High Road. (FA Vase, Saturday 7 December, 3pm. Club info)
10. Clapton v Barking - I've been looking for an excuse to give the Tons a mention for a while and this east London derby against the Blues is a fine reason. Apart from the closeness of the teams, you should check out this game because Clapton play at the oldest ground in London - the Old Spotted Dog. It's one of my favourites and should be a place of pilgrimage for all football fans visiting the capital. Don't be under any illusion, the ground is very rundown but I've heard improvements have been made as things are beginning to look up for a club that have struggled for a while. The other massive change over the last few months has been the emergence of the Clapton Ultras who have made the club one of the best supported in the league. They're a boisterous and fun bunch by all accounts and have given this blog a lot of support for which I'm very grateful. If you want to go, get in touch with them before the game and I'm sure they'll make you very welcome. (Essex Senior League, Saturday 7 December, 130pm. Club info)