What to do with a free Saturday afternoon?


Due to Bury’s financial failings, Tranmere’s League One fixture on Saturday at Prenton Park has been suspended.

So, this begs the question, what are we all going to do with ourselves on a football-free Saturday?

Well, it’s a bank holiday weekend and the weather forecast looks pretty good, so there’s plenty of good stuff available to fill the gap.


Exiles may want to skip this bit as I try to impress and earn myself a job with the Wirral Tourist Board!

With staycations a big thing in the UK these days, following the financial crisis (see, staying on topic Bury fans), we find ourselves incredibly lucky to have some fantastic beaches on our doorstep.

Head to New Brighton, Thurstaston, West Kirby, Moreton, Parkgate and enjoy the fantastically sandy havens of the peninsula.

As I said, the sun is scheduled to shine, so you could catch some rays (sunbathe responsibly) or you could simply enjoy some fantastic walks around the Costa del Wirral. There’s plenty to admire in god’s country, so why not get out there and do so.

There are plenty of cafes, restaurants, pubs and ice cream parlours to further enhance the experience, too.

However, it is bank holiday weekend. You’re probably not going to be the only one who’s had this idea. Chances are it will be heaving and, if can’t find anywhere to park the car and the kids are screaming in the back, please don’t blame me for suggesting this!


The predicted warm weather is perfect for a couple of cold ones in the great outdoors.

It may not be the pre-match pint, or the drink to toast a great Tranmere victory (we know it was bound to have happened, Bury fans), but a nice cold drink in a beer garden is always a pleasant experience.

If you find a bar/pub with a TV outside, you can probably enjoy some live sport if that’s what you’re really missing on a Saturday.

At time of writing, the Ashes test match will possibly already be finished, but you can see how Premier League fans get their football fix.

Please drink responsibly.


If you need to get that live football fix on a Saturday, then may I point you in the direction of some local teams who are in action?

There is some FA Cup action going on this weekend! I know, the season has only just started and yet the Road to Wembley is already well and truly underway. In fact, this is the second round of fixtures in the competition so far after the Extra Preliminary Round two weeks ago.

There only appears to be one in the Merseyside area, though, as far as I can see:

City of Liverpool v Skelmersdale United

In the Vanarama National League North, Southport are at home to AFC Telford United.

And down in the North West Counties, there’s a couple of local fixtures:

Cammell Laird 1907 v Whythenshawe Town

Vauxhall Motors v Alsager Town

All those clubs, I’m sure, will appreciate any extra support and if we can help boost their attendance a little through this piece, we’re very happy to do so.


I asked the question on Twitter earlier, and received a wide range of responses.

From watching Peppa Pig to doing the laundry to painting the house to playing cricket to watching some non-league football, it shows there is plenty we could all be doing while we’re unable to watch our beloved Rovers in action.

Tranmere will be back in action at Rotherham United next Saturday, 31 August.

Whatever you find yourself doing, we hope you have a great bank holiday weekend.

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