Shots @ Dagenham & Redbridge

It’ll probably be a grey day but in the sun and the rain, maybe brighter times lay ahead for us.We don’t want the embarrassment of being turned over again away from home. Our defence must shut up shop to the opposition forwards. I won’t be driving in my car around Primrose Hill or on a night boat to Cairo but will be on a train somewhere coming up from the sarf innit. The ShotsWeb forum has been essential reading in putting this together as near to the matchday as possible seeing as there are a few complications travel-wise. Ancient Shot … Continue reading Shots @ Dagenham & Redbridge

The demise of Mothercare plus a musical spin

I hadn’t really noticed them missing from the High Street. Well, not much. But then I’d have no reason now to shop in such an outlet. However, Mothercare is another big name soon to be removed from all British thoroughfares with 2,500 store jobs at risk. For many parents, Mothercare inspires warm memories of buying baby clothes or shopping for their first pram. But cold, hard reality has finally caught up with the retailer and it has announced plans to put its UK business into administration. PricewaterhouseCoopers was appointed to handle the collapse of the business on Tuesday, placing 2,500 … Continue reading The demise of Mothercare plus a musical spin

Got, Not Got: The perfect stocking filler for your over-40?

So with Christmas (not Chrimbo… just… no) fast approaching, here’s a really decent stocking filler that I wasn’t aware of and was just listening to the authors on talkSPORT chatting about it. It’s a book on football that’s packed with everything you could think of to do with the beautiful game. But in fact, if you closed your eyes and thought about that for half an hour, it’s possible you might have thought about only half the stuff that’s in this. So, seeking reviews, I took to social media to begin with and found this: THE GOT, NOT GOT FOOTBALL … Continue reading Got, Not Got: The perfect stocking filler for your over-40?

A game of two halves: Aldershot Town 2, Maidenhead United 0

A game I couldn’t get to because of the high winds disrupting the south western rail network (whole trees on the line as well as leaves) saw goals from substitutes Harrison Panayiotou and Alfy Whittingham hand Aldershot Town a much-needed three points against Berkshire village outfit Maidenhead United. The visitors were so confident that they would win this one they brought almost their entire home support to the Recreation Ground with their words of “Aldershot get battered wherever they go” really working well for them. Even their local rag couldn’t get much right, saying Eyoma not Whittingham got our second … Continue reading A game of two halves: Aldershot Town 2, Maidenhead United 0

O’Dwyer departs

Statement via Shots official website: Ollie O’Dwyer has today left the club by mutual consent for personal reasons. The defender made two appearances for the club having signed in June on this year from Crystal Palace on a free transfer. Manager Danny Searle has explained the situation. He said: “We’ve decided to part company, I think it’s best for both parties. “He’s got some stuff he needs to sort out for himself, and we need to give him the time to do that. “He goes with our very best wishes.” ORIGINALLY… O’Dwyer joined the Shots in June 2019 and along … Continue reading O’Dwyer departs

Book Of Dreams: Home shopping catalogue nostalgia

Remember the 80s? Things were simpler then. No really, they were. Happiness in the 80s was a ThunderCats bedspread, Hungry Hippos board game and, if you were lucky, a Sony Walkman or a Chopper. Click on the Argos link below and you’ll reach a cleverly done image of an Argos catalogue where you can actually turn pages with a click. ARGOS Argos was the go-to shopping wise pre the Toys’R’Us era while real-time shopping was a trip to Woolies (FW Woolworth and co). Personally speaking I really miss C&A. A day trip to Oxford Street was something you really looked … Continue reading Book Of Dreams: Home shopping catalogue nostalgia

Next in town: Maidenhead United

Attentions now turn to home matters and Saturday’s game at the Recreation Ground with the Shots locking horns with Maidenhead United. I’ll be glad of a home game; at least I’ve seen us win – though just the once. Four visits to Torquay, Barnet, Chorley and Harrogate have yielded six hours of football, no victory and hardly a sniff of a goal. This Saturday’s game against Maidenhead United will see us hold our annual Remembrance Match in respect of our army, as it is our closest fixture to Remembrance Sunday. In preparation for our encounter with The Magpies, the local … Continue reading Next in town: Maidenhead United