King George's Arena Stadium
Queen Mary Close
Hook Rise South
Ground Number: 23
Date: Saturday 24th September 2016
Score: Corinthian-Casuals 1-0 Ramsgate F.C.
Competition: Ryman League Division One South
Corinthian-Casuals, the only amateur non-league club left in England or at least the only amateur non-league in England that plays above county level. Corinthian-Casuals are also one of the most famous teams in non-league as are linked with the famous team Corinthians in Brazil and they are a well known team amonst non-league fans for not paying their players as they play for the love of the game and this makes them an amateur club.
I really like Corinthian-Casuals because they really stand up against modern football, the players play for the love of the game, they do not get paid and they want to just play football. I have also got a couple of mates that support Corinthian-Casuals and even though I support Sutton United, the Casuals fans love it when I come down and watch them because at their place anyone is welcome and I get along well with their fans and when I go down there, I even get a few chants going as I have been there and watched them lots of times and this had allowed me to know nearly all of their chants and at times, it makes me feel like a Corinthian-Casuals supporter rather than a Sutton United supporter.
Corinthian-Casuals were founded in 1939 as the teams of Corinthian F.C. who were founded in 1882 merged with Casuals F.C. who were founded in 1883 to form Corinthian-Casuals F.C. The club play in the colours of pink and brown and their away strip is blue and white. The club currently play in the Ryman League Division One South which is the 8th tier of English football. The club sits two promotions from the Vanarama National League South and they currently play one league above county level which would be the Combined Counties for this club.
So the day had arrived and weirdly it was a lovely summers morning in South West London, and as soon as I felt the sun shine itself onto my eyes to wake me up I thought to myself "today is groundhopping day and today is going to be a good day and a win for Corinthian-Casuals". I had a feeling that today was going to be a good day because the sun was shining and I was groundhopping and if you put them both together, they make the perfect day for me.
As a groundhopper I get excited every time I visit a new stadium because after every new stadium that I visit, it feels like an achievement and that I have got another stadium under my belt and as a groundhopper, writing a blog about going to all of these stadiums is really good because it does take a lot of hard work and it allows lots of people to read my blogs and enjoy them and it allows me to read back on my groundhopping journeys if I ever forgot about the day I visited a certain ground.
The food at Corinthian-Casuals is quite good as well, but today I didn't have enough money to get anything to eat but from previous visits the food is really good. The football was also very good quality especially for only £5. In the first half Corinthian-Casuals looked a bit nervous on the pass especially during some of their passing but the first half looked like being better for Ramsgate. In the second half I could easily see an improvement from Casuals and they were creating a much higher attacking threat and the break through came in the 70th minute when Corinthian-Casuals took the lead via Shaun Okojie and this made the Casuals fans sing even louder than I have ever heard them sing before. It seems like every time I go and watch Corinthian-Casuals, I always see a good game of football even if casuals don't win.
Food & Drink: 7/10
Value For Money: 9/10
Value For Money: 9/10
Overall Rating: 8/10