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. … Continue reading There And Back Again Lane: Aldershot 2-2 Shrewsbury Town
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 … Continue reading Ales ‘n’ pies, let’s rock and roll!: Shots @ Chorley FC
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 … Continue reading The Sunday Review: What next for the ‘unlucky’ Shots?
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 … Continue reading Chesterfield 2-1 Aldershot Town
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 … Continue reading Yeovil v Bromley preview and Vanarama view on ATFC stats!
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 … Continue reading Next at The Rec: Dover Athletic FC
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 … Continue reading Groundhopping: The most impressive Norwegian football stadiums
Maidstone United are on the way back. Bury’s future is now in the hands of other league members. In this feature, I present the stories of both clubs and draw parallels in these dark times where for both, brighter times may be just around the corner. 1992 of course sees a parallel with our very own Aldershot and back then, The Telegraph reported this … Continue reading Rise And Shine? Bury and Maidstone hope that the future may yet be bright…
Sometimes you put your hands and admit you were beaten by the better team. Or should do if you’ve anything about you. So this match report’s title belongs to the classic Yes song and I reckon even in darkest Somerset there must be a few ciderhead proggers. YOURS IS NO DISGRACE. To our players and fans, this means that it’s no disgrace to lose to … Continue reading “Yours Is No Disgrace” – Aldershot 1-3 Yeovil
If you’re of an middle-aged persuasion you’ll remember these. In the seventies they were the cheapest ways of owning a copy of songs that were hits but ‘sung’ by someone else. When you were eight, this really didn’t matter and adjectives like “Phwoar” came to mind apropos the album covers that would have tittilated many a pre-pubescent schoolboy. Finbarr Saunders would have had a field … Continue reading The curious case of those ‘Top Of The Pops’ albums