Farnham Extinction rebel arrested in London for ‘occupying gazebo’

AN EXTINCTION Rebellion protester from Farnham has been arrested while in London – for ‘occupying a gazebo outside Downing Street’. Lorna Thomas, a member of Extinction Rebellion (XR) Farnham, was arrested on October 7 for setting up the structure in Whitehall. One of eight XR protesters arrested under Section 11 of the Public Order Act for laying under the gazebo, she was met with high fives and cheers as she was “lifted out by my under arms”. Lorna was arrested at 4.20pm, before being held at the site of the arrest for three hours, following “miscommunication” with the police van. … Continue reading Farnham Extinction rebel arrested in London for ‘occupying gazebo’

England stand tall on shameful night of racism in Bulgaria

England’s Euro 2020 qualifying victory over Bulgaria in Sofia was overshadowed by shameful scenes of racism that saw the game stopped twice and officials threaten to abandon the match. Gareth Southgate’s side strolled to a 6-0 victory in an atmosphere that was toxic in the first half and eerie in the second, with a large section of the Vasil Levski Stadium already closed after racist incidents here in June.   England debutant Tyrone Mings was an early victim, turning towards the home fans when chants were aimed in his direction and referee Ivan Bebek stopped the game in the 28th … Continue reading England stand tall on shameful night of racism in Bulgaria

Mogwai: Spaceships Over Glasgow

A few years back I mixed a tape of Mogwai songs with this title and somewhere along the line I lost it. This time round I decided to remake the cover and put out the same nine tracks in order in individual uploads for listeners. Essentially, a mini album of the Scottish post-rockers. And for those of you to whom Mogwai may be a new listen, here’s some background on them… Formed in Glasgow, Scotland in 1995 by guitarist/vocalist Stuart Braithwaite, guitarist Dominic Aitchison, and drummer Martin Bulloch, Mogwai added another guitarist, John Cummings, before debuting in March 1996 with the single “Tuner.” A rarity in … Continue reading Mogwai: Spaceships Over Glasgow

Shots at Bromley: FA Cup 4th Round Qualifying

Aldershot Town travel to Bromley on Saturday in the fourth qualifying round of the FA Cup. BROMLEY FC STATEMENT Full segregation will be in place for this match which means away fans will enter the stadium via the away turnstiles (please see image below). Gates open at 1:30pm.     Aldershot Town supporters will not be allowed access to the stadium until 1:30pm. Elderly or disabled visiting supporters requiring seating should contact the Club on 020 8460 5291, option 5.   Visiting supporters; please note you will have access to an outside bar. Hot food and drink will be available from the food outlet … Continue reading Shots at Bromley: FA Cup 4th Round Qualifying

Martin Allen: Former Cheltenham Town boss on the ‘fog’ of football management

More clubs than Tommy Fleetwood? Former Leicester City, Brentford, Gillingham, Notts County, Barnet, Chesterfield and Cheltenham Town boss Martin Allen on the ‘fog’ of football management… Former Cheltenham Town boss Martin Allen has given an insight into the stresses and strains of football management, describing it as a ‘fog’. Allen was in charge of the Robins from September 2008 to December 2009, during which time the club dropped from League One to League Two after a three-year stay at the higher level and then struggled in the fourth tier. The 54-year-old has since managed Barnet (four spells) and Notts County, … Continue reading Martin Allen: Former Cheltenham Town boss on the ‘fog’ of football management

Shots 0 Hartlepool 3: Back down to earth after Tuesday…

I2:15pm Wasn’t taking any chances today with rail engineering work disruptions and a bus journey between Basingstoke and Woking. I’m on that now but the rain is still incessant. Someone on the forum said that the pitch looked fine… but that was two hours ago. 14:10pm Slow burner this so far as the crowd but they’re all in the boosters. Fair few away fans around too. What will we get? Somewhere around 2400 I reckon but would be delighted with more. This is what it’s all about anyway, Saturday afternoon, Aldershot, rain or shine. 14:33pm A few more in. THE … Continue reading Shots 0 Hartlepool 3: Back down to earth after Tuesday…