Two Teams in Tooting

A nod to the tone we want to create around the writing we do, plus the importance of the demographic reality of South London, but also a move to celebrate the only playing colours that matter.

Cup Focus

If winning is a habit Tooting & Mitcham are dabbling at the moment. Three in three, added to the positive preseason, is a great start.

Preseason

Preseason. Prior to the season. For Tooting & Mitcham this mythical period prior to the season start is in fact just the time between the last game of the previous season and the first day of our current season.

Goalies

The goalkeeper can see the whole pitch in front of him, and as such is in a privileged position to let the rest of the team know what might be going on behind their backs.

Wobble

The close season is hard enough. People’s Saturday afternoons for the next two months stretch in front of them like massive vacuums in the space/time continuum. Now what?

Family

Last weekend, our game versus Chalfont St. Peters was a part of the family fun day that the club hosted at Imperial Fields.The family fun day also made me think about what we as a club understand the idea of “family” to mean.

Fight or Flight

The club itself set about building its own mode of flight. A new structure was put in place. Fresh, young talent on the pitch and in the dugout.

Support

Being a season ticket holder at Tooting & Mitcham for the past season, and having renewed for the season ahead, I have begun to understand what “support” is. That it is different to being a “fan”.

Young Champions

The fans should be very proud of this team and should look forward to its young stars turning out for the senior side. When they do, let’s give them the support and patience that they deserve.