There And Back Again Lane: Aldershot 2-2 Shrewsbury Town

The magic of the FA Cup. A lot of people say that magic has gone now, what with stagnated kick-off times appeasing the television conglomerates. The Shots’ FA Cup run of ’78/’79 is certainly one etched into the memory banks of those reading this now that are old enough to have been there. Shrewsbury Town eventually reached the quarter-final which was our ambition until… well. Malcolm Crosby may never be forgiven! Long before their infamous fifth round tie with Shrewsbury Town in February 1979, Aldershot’s best FA Cup run for 46 years could so easily have ended before it had … Continue reading There And Back Again Lane: Aldershot 2-2 Shrewsbury Town

Ales ‘n’ pies, let’s rock and roll!: Shots @ Chorley FC

Where? North of Manchester and south of Preston! Chorley is a popular market town steeped in history and surrounded by beautiful countryside. You may have heard of Chorley because of the famous markets, splendidly tasting Chorley Cakes or even the satirically portrayed Chorley FM. But when you’ve been to visit you’ll realise there’s so much to discover. With a bustling town centre, historic halls, pleasant parks, carefree cycling, wonderful walks and adventurous activities, there is something for everyone. Whether you want to spend time relaxing in peaceful countryside, explore one of the traditional villages, discover the great outdoors, shop at … Continue reading Ales ‘n’ pies, let’s rock and roll!: Shots @ Chorley FC

The Sunday Review: What next for the ‘unlucky’ Shots?

What was it… seventeen chances and one goal? We’re hardly shot-shy but in the aftermath of yesterday’s failure and the diversity of opinion on both forums and social media, I’m baffled as to where we go with this team and as worried as the next man about the possibility long-term of relegation. But then, as I’m reiterating continually, the conundrum that is the beautiful game means that you are never certain what lies around the corner. It’s that belief, misguided or otherwise, that keeps you going, fuels your fervour, refreshes your loyalty. There are folk on ShotsWeb way more positive. … Continue reading The Sunday Review: What next for the ‘unlucky’ Shots?

Chesterfield 2-1 Aldershot Town

Below is the live reporting from today’s embarrassing defeat at fellow strugglers Chesterfield. It was the offer of a lifetime when it went out on Facebook and Twitter and even reached ShotsWeb. To get a free lift to Chesterfield today you had to have been of ‘smart’ appearance but more critically, live within five miles of the EBB Stadium. Maybe Shahid (as was suggested on the forum) had a couple of friends drop out and as a gesture would offer a Shots fan a comfy ride on his personal helicopter… The caveat IS that that is NOT a dig at … Continue reading Chesterfield 2-1 Aldershot Town

Yeovil v Bromley preview and Vanarama view on ATFC stats!

Tale Of Two Form Sides Set The Stage For A Cracker Two of the country’s form sides go head-to-head on Saturday as Vanarama National League leaders Bromley make the trip to Somerset to take on Yeovil. The table-topping Ravens head into the clash on the back of midweek victory over fellow high-flyers Woking at Hayes Lane – a win that moved them four points clear of the chasing pack. Neil Smith’s troops now boast an impressive 13 game record and, having inflicted the Cardinals’ first defeat in 11 matches, will be looking to halt the Glovers’ six match winning run … Continue reading Yeovil v Bromley preview and Vanarama view on ATFC stats!

Next at The Rec: Dover Athletic FC

Why do I still call it The Rec? Because for us of an older vintage it will always be just that. It’s hardly a ‘stadium’ after all. At least, not in the context of the Proact where we visit this weekend. However, The Rec or EBB Stadium is still a wonderful. traditional football ground and yes, one that I am still proud of despite its antiquity. In this post, you will see that our next visitors have a ground which is a mix of old and new (as you will see from the embedded images) and an interesting one that … Continue reading Next at The Rec: Dover Athletic FC

Groundhopping: The most impressive Norwegian football stadiums

From the national stadium in Oslo to a windswept but beautiful pitch in the Arctic circle, here are the best football stadiums in Norway. Groundhopping is a popular hobby among football fans. Some in the UK try to join the ’92 Club’ by visiting all the stadiums used in the Premier League and Football League. Others visit a stadium in a different European country each year. Norwegians join in on the hobby too. One Norwegian football fan interviewed by the BBC has been to over 400 grounds in the UK! Norway has its fair share of football grounds and it’s relatively … Continue reading Groundhopping: The most impressive Norwegian football stadiums