In Focus: Chesterfield FC

Contributors: Sky Is Blue and The Beautful History, The Guardian and iNews From glimpsing Championship football to staring non-league full in the face, Chesterfield’s decline has been eye-watering. Three years of failure on the pitch is bad enough, but for all the defeats, it is off-field scandal, gaffes and poor decisions that have compounded supporters’ misery. In May 2015, Paul Cook led a Chesterfield team that included Premier League … Continue reading In Focus: Chesterfield FC

Plain English: The life and times of a comedy legend

Arthur English is quite probably Aldershot Football Club’s most well-known celebrity fan. And as a fan of the sitcom Are You Being Served and with his passing being almost a quarter of a century ago, I wanted to find out more about the comedy legend and publish it here on Calling The Shots for fellow fans to read. Because while he may be best known … Continue reading Plain English: The life and times of a comedy legend

The Cumbrian Weekender

This post will timeline my weekend in Barrow-in-Furness, taking in of course the glamourous appeal of a football match between top-of-the-table Barrow AFC and sixth-bottom Aldershot Town. I will update it (including the match report on Saturday) so that it will be a scroll down job top to bottom for readers. To add, Barrow fans reading this that are miffed about the slagging on ShotsWeb, … Continue reading The Cumbrian Weekender