The why’s and wherefore’s of our dwindling support

The original question on ShotsWeb asked why our attendance of 1,539 versus FC Halifax at the weekend was so low and 500 or so down in contrast to our opening home fixture. At first I thought it inconsequential but as the discussion gathered pace, I learned some interesting facts and figures that put some meat…

Harrogate Town

CNG Stadium Capacity: 4,108 (Seated 600) Address: Wetherby Road, Harrogate, HG2 7SA Telephone: 01423 210600 Pitch Type: Artificial 3G Club Nickname: Town Year Ground Opened: 1920 The CNG Stadium has seen quite a sizeable investment in its facilities and this has continued into 2019 with two new terraces and a small seated stand being erected….

Fowler ‘grateful’ for Searle’s faith

ALDERSHOT TOWN defender George Fowler admits even he is surprised to have got as many minutes under his belt as he has in the past few weeks after being out for eight months with a knee injury. The former Ipswich Town centre-back, pictured right, injured his knee while stretching for a ball in training last…

91: June – Genius (1994, Squealer Records)

    June was a wonderful and unique band; a fortuitous confluence of music, craft and chemistry from a special time and place. Hailing from Chapel Hill’s vibrant music scene of the 1990’s, June was never that quaint little musical mecca’s loudest, coolest, most experimental or even most popular band. But out of the dozens…

National League Review: 17/08/2019

AFC FYLDE 1-4 WOKING Newly promoted Woking’s flying start to the National League season continued with a thumping win at AFC Fylde. Fylde stopper James Montgomery could not prevent Dave Tarpey’s exquisite 17th-minute free-kick opening the scoring at Mill Farm and the visitors doubled their lead six minutes before the interval when Kane Ferdinand nodded…

Aldershot Town 1-1 FC Halifax: The luck of the draw?

Aldershot Referee:Ben Speedie Attendance:1,539   Had the Shots won this game and in particular after that stellar first-half performance that was unrecognisable from Tuesday, the headline I mentally prepared would have been “happy days are here again”. And the northern tithead in the home end who got himself ejected would have been an icing on…

On The Road Again: Torquay United

TORQUAY UNITED vs ALDERSHOT TOWN Saturday, 24th August, 2019 Plainmoor Stadium, Torquay: kick off 17.20pm From our own STADIA section, useful travel details to the English riviera… Torquay United Around 1,100 away supporters can be accommodated in the Riviera Rentals Away Terrace, at one end of the ground. In addition, up to 500 seats can…

They don’t make ’em like that anymore: Classic British radio comedies

Fawlty Towers has been named as the greatest British sitcom of all time, as its creators attribute its success to an era where BBC commissioning “decisions were taken by people who had actually made programmes”. The sitcom, which starred John Cleese, topped a Radio Times list of the 20 best British sitcoms despite running for…

Next at the EBB: FC Halifax

So far the Shaymen have beaten Ebbsfleet, Hartlepool United and on Saturday secured a narrow 1-0 victory over Dagenham. And they were the only 100 per cent side left in the National League until Tuesday evening when they narrowly lost 0-1 at Wrexham. We’re hoping that a second successive defeat will occur on Saturday when…

National League Review (13/08/19)

  There are new leaders in the form of Solihull Moors who put on a hell of a show at Chorley. Nathan Blissett bagged a superb hat-trick, added to with Paul McCallum’s brace before Danny Wright’s late strike put the gloss on a fine night at Victory Park. The Moors leapfrogged Halifax into pole position…