Next in town: Maidenhead United

Attentions now turn to home matters and Saturday’s game at the Recreation Ground with the Shots locking horns with Maidenhead United. I’ll be glad of a home game; at least I’ve seen us win – though just the once. Four visits to Torquay, Barnet, Chorley and Harrogate have yielded six hours of football, no victory and hardly a sniff of a goal. This Saturday’s game … Continue reading Next in town: Maidenhead United

O’Dwyer departs

Statement via Shots official website: Ollie O’Dwyer has today left the club by mutual consent for personal reasons. The defender made two appearances for the club having signed in June on this year from Crystal Palace on a free transfer. Manager Danny Searle has explained the situation. He said: “We’ve decided to part company, I think it’s best for both parties. “He’s got some stuff … Continue reading O’Dwyer departs

The FA Trophy – First Round Draw

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

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