Aldershot Town will play Torquay United away in the FA Trophy on 14th December. North section Solihull v Darlington Stourbridge or South Shields v Southport Bradford PA v Halesowen Harrogate v Hartlepool Stockport v Blyth or Alfreton Chesterfield v Notts County Hednesford v Chester FC Halifax v Wrexham AFC Telford v Leamington Farsley Celtic v Altrincham Matlock v Chorley FC United of Manchester v Kettering … Continue reading The FA Trophy – First Round Draw
An away trip to Barrow couldn’t have come at a more difficult time, on the brink of the festive holidays and with industrial action by the railway (SWR) in operation from 2nd December. And since defeating us early doors, Barrow AFC have gone on a storming run and sit currently top of the tree in the National League. Barrow also have what we crave most; … Continue reading On the road again: Barrow AFC
Helo pawb! yn y wers hon byddwn yn dysgu sut i siarad Cymraeg am un diwrnod ac yn dysgu popeth sydd angen i chi ei wybod i oroesi diwrnod yn Wrecsam. Perhaps the first thing to know is that the Welsh certainly have a sense of humour. After all, people do live there. And anyone who has seen the movie Twin Town (simply my favourite … Continue reading If all else fails… try Wales!
SHOTS GAMES SO FAR L 1-2 Sat 3 Aug H 3PM AFC Fylde W1-0 Tue 6 Aug A 7:45 PM Woking L 1-2 Sat 10 Aug A 3PM Solihull Moors L 0-1 Tue 13 Aug H 7:45PM Bromley D 1-1 Sat 17 Aug H 3PM FC Halifax Town L 0-2 Sat 24 Aug A 5:20PM Torquay United D 1-1 Mon 26 Aug H 3PM Sutton … Continue reading Should I stay or should I go?!
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
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
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
Back in the seventies and eighties when we used to play (and defeat) Bournemouth, it was seen as a real Hampshire derby. These days, a fixture against Eastleigh can qualify I suppose in those same terms although it is of course hardly as glamourous. For me It’s another ground to chalk off despite it only being eighty miles along the coast and with no trains … Continue reading On The Road Again: Eastleigh FC
By the early twentieth century, Maidenhead was a convenient resort for anyone who couldn’t be bothered to travel as far west from Paddington as Bath. A long-demolished riverfront hotel called Skindles was the haunt of royalty, politicians, actors, and writers — and a place for “illicit liaisons”. It hasn’t enjoyed the label of ‘fashionable’ since Edwardian times, when its waterfront made it a trendy resort … Continue reading On the road again: Maidenhead
“We are the Wood” Oh just f*** off and keep f***ing off until the day you’re a proper football club. If we were third in the table we’d be pulling 3000 not the 300 or whatever it is you get. That said. the gate tonight was dead embarrassing for us seeing as we’d taken half of it up to Berkshire on Saturday. The singing in … Continue reading Aldershot Town 3 Boreham Senseless 1