Like I’d been saying all week in the build up, lose today it doesn’t matter. But it was troubled waters for The Shots on the homecoming of Molesley and Brown. The rationale on “doesn’t matter if we lose today” being that this is a complete rebuild and a new chapter. Also that much of the half-decent side we had last term is gone so we … Continue reading Aldershot Town 0-1 FC Halifax Town
First impressions count. Having completed the Best Debut Album project which was ultimately won by Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures, we now embark on debut singles. Twitter followers have been pitching their preferences and suggestions and with 256 places to fill, I’m throwing in a few curveballs myself, just to see how far they will go. Like this from The James Dean Driving Experience. What I’ve … Continue reading #BestDebutSingle
They don’t, do they. Never did when I was growing up or being educated and the fact that it was the 1970’s shouldn’t make any difference whatsoever. But between then and now, somewhere along the line (and I blame the internet for a lot of the malaise) it’s gone very very wrong. Out in public you will see the most ignorant people, seemingly devoid of … Continue reading Good manners cost nothing
As predictable as you like, the Shots stumbled to a first of many defeats of another season with The Clown fielding Phillips in midfield 🤔 and Edser in the back four. Jacob B-A has reappeared in our team 😮 while up front, to the casual fan even, two names you never heard of. Mind you there were other surprising scorelines across the National League with … Continue reading Shots 0 Spireites 2
Because only I know the meaning of my tweet that seemed to cause Twitter such offence and be deemed a violation of their rules, specifically ‘hateful conduct’. Or because in judgement, Twitter showed an extraordinary lack of insight apropos humour and irony – do judge for yourselves because I am at a loss; a loss that includes a seven day period of no account functions. … Continue reading How did Twitter get it so wrong?
Christchurch in Dorset is just down the road. In fairness, at this time of the year you would expect to be on a beach, not visiting a previously unknown beer emporium, at least, not in the daytime. I had searched for craft ales in my area and found this place that had great reviews and opened at 11am. Time then for a sunbed first thing. … Continue reading Christchurch: Taproom and funfair visit
Nice title perhaps but not strictly true. There’s no hate for The Smiths second LP but more disdain. I’ve never fathomed why the majority of Smiths fans (and I’ve learned this over many years on a multitude of music forums), hold such love for it. So I wanted to jot down my reasons and go through the compilation track by track. Perhaps the first thing … Continue reading Hateful Of Hollow
“Aldershot”. Everyone’s heard of Aldershot. Go up and down the country on trains like I do and speak to other fans on their way to or coming back from games, they remember or know of Aldershot or as it is these days, Aldershot Town. And the way things have become, I feel more and more disorientated, disillusioned and disinclined to fork out for a season … Continue reading Who do you support, then?
Today Emma and I enjoyed an open top bus tour of Poole and Bournemouth and then a visit to Compton Acres. Only as a child had I been there before and flowers and gardens held no interest for me, not like now, forty years later. Compton Acres is one of the finest privately owned gardens in the South of England. Having undergone extensive refurbishment in … Continue reading Compton Acres revisited
THE LAST SIXTEEN Tuesday 17 to Friday 21 August Polls commence 6pm Voting open for 24 hours only So here is where things get even tougher. You’ve only ever had one choice, fact Twitter polls dictate that but now we’re down to the final sixteen debut albums, the four choice format hereon in will make for closer consideration. The four groups will run from today … Continue reading Best Debut Album