Aldershot Town 1-1 Sutton United

Yes, my first home game missed as I basked in glorious Bamk Holiday sunshine on the Dorset coast. However, with the Barnet game now postponed due to one of their team being on International duty (probably the Faroe Islands or something), I’m minded towards travelling to Ebbsfleet on Saturday, the train fare for that is £64.60 – more than Torquay! On Monday I took no media with me so I didn’t find out the score until just before 9pm! Safe to say it was thrilling to snatch a point with virtually the last kick and as I said on Twitter, … Continue reading Aldershot Town 1-1 Sutton United

National League Review: 24/08/2019

Leaders toppled, unbeaten runs ended and a bucket load of goals – and a long weekend to soak it all up. Who doesn’t love a football-laden Bank Holiday weekend? Solihull Moors won’t be shouting from the rooftops about what they got up to this afternoon. Their unbeaten stretch came to an abrupt end at the hands of Woking, who incidentally switched places with the Moors at the summit. All eyes were on Plainmoor for this weekend’s BT Sport offering. Torquay certainly put on a show against Aldershot – Jamie Reid’s goal on the stroke of half-time befitting of any highlight … Continue reading National League Review: 24/08/2019

From The Other Side: What Gulls fans had to say…

Browsing their main forum (apparently there is another one run by an “arrogant twerp”), my impression overall was that TUFC fans are not happy that all the focus is on how poor Aldershot Town were and them not getting the credit they deserve for the magnificent win against a team who wouldn’t have scored if they’d carried on playing until midnight. Also mentioned is the belief that this will be yet another season with the Gulls chasing Woking for the title! Here are some selected quotes for you to make of them what you will – I’ll have my say! … Continue reading From The Other Side: What Gulls fans had to say…

Ben Stokes inspires England to sensational third Test win over Australia

SIR DONALD BRADMAN. EDITH COWAN, ROD “ROCKET” LAVER, DAME EDNA EVERAGE, RUPERT MURDOCH, PAUL HOGAN, SKIPPY THE BUSH KANGAROO, AC/DC, DENNIS LILLEE, JOHN HOWARD, OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN, HAROLD BISHOP OFF NEIGHBOURS, ERROL FLYNN, JASON DONOVAN, NICOLE KIDMAN, JULIAN ASSANGE, NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS and NATALIE IMBRUGLIA, you will be “torn” tonight because your cricketers took one HELL of a beating… • Australia 179 & 246, England 67 & 362 • Stokes hits unbeaten 135 as home side level the series at 1-1 Ben Stokes steered England to a sensational Ashes Test victory by one wicket at Headingley as he … Continue reading Ben Stokes inspires England to sensational third Test win over Australia

Torquay 2-0 Aldershot: Pointless: But is it really?

Pointless because we once again got nil point for our efforts. But in the sense of pointless meaning is it all really worth it, I would still like to paint a picture of optimism in what are fast becoming very dark times. As I spoke to several local fans post-match, if you can only beat Aldershot two-nil, I would be seriously worried! Thanks to Kurt from Teignmouth and the few who chatted with me as we waited for our cabs and the family fron Reading who got a cab before any of us! I was going to write disparagingly about … Continue reading Torquay 2-0 Aldershot: Pointless: But is it really?

The Ashes: Day One at Headingley

Wow! Or to use a more modern expressive, OMG! What more can this Ashes series give us? Firstly, the weather. A day interrupted by more rain up north while the south basked in glorious sunshine. Looking out at Old Harry Rocks today… Astounding view isn’t it? Anyway back to cricket matters, I was listening during the day and then on the bus ride home on DAB with Warner and the impressive Marnus (I called him Mamus previously) Labuschagne seemingly settled and Aussie going along like a train at four runs per over. Then three quick wickets and suddenly England were … Continue reading The Ashes: Day One at Headingley

The Beeches – Following Tividale FC

The Beeches is a new independent documentary film that captures the rituals and atmosphere of a non-League matchday On the fringes of the city of Birmingham is a community struggling to keep themselves afloat. But that could change with the hopes of a promotion for Tividale Football Club. This short documentary follows the volunteers who keep the club running. While the mainstream sport media focus on the money, fame and glory, underneath the surface there is so much more. The Beeches is a snapshot of grassroots football, the lifeblood of the game. Nestled in the West Midlands, just off the A4123 … Continue reading The Beeches – Following Tividale FC