On The Road Again: Torquay United

TORQUAY UNITED vs ALDERSHOT TOWN Saturday, 24th August, 2019 Plainmoor Stadium, Torquay: kick off 17.20pm From our own STADIA section, useful travel details to the English riviera… Torquay United Around 1,100 away supporters can be accommodated in the Riviera Rentals Away Terrace, at one end of the ground. In addition, up to 500 seats can…

They don’t make ’em like that anymore: Classic British radio comedies

Fawlty Towers has been named as the greatest British sitcom of all time, as its creators attribute its success to an era where BBC commissioning “decisions were taken by people who had actually made programmes”. The sitcom, which starred John Cleese, topped a Radio Times list of the 20 best British sitcoms despite running for…

Next at the EBB: FC Halifax

So far the Shaymen have beaten Ebbsfleet, Hartlepool United and on Saturday secured a narrow 1-0 victory over Dagenham. And they were the only 100 per cent side left in the National League until Tuesday evening when they narrowly lost 0-1 at Wrexham. We’re hoping that a second successive defeat will occur on Saturday when…

National League Review (13/08/19)

  There are new leaders in the form of Solihull Moors who put on a hell of a show at Chorley. Nathan Blissett bagged a superb hat-trick, added to with Paul McCallum’s brace before Danny Wright’s late strike put the gloss on a fine night at Victory Park. The Moors leapfrogged Halifax into pole position…

“The Gaffer” Documentary Premieres on BT Sport Tonight

From flipping pancakes on a Saturday morning with the family to masterminding a famous away day victory. There is never a dull moment in the life of a Manager in the Vanarama National League. In the latest in the BT Sport Films series, “The Gaffer” gives a behind-the-scenes look at the lives of several bosses…

Aldershot Town 0-1 Bromley: Familiarity breeds despair

An old cliché is familiarity breeds contempt. It hasn’t reached the contempt stage yet but after last night’s unfortunate (and referee debacle aside) home defeat to a streetwise Bromley side, there is a growing sense of desperation at the Rec. We are so proud of the loyal following we have and those Eastbankers again were…

The WORST refereeing I have seen in 40 years of watching football

Well… it was. It was the WORST refereeing I have ever seen and I, like many others, have been going to football for forty years and spent a fortune doing so. At last night’s Vanarama National League fixture between Aldershot Town and Bromley it was so bad that it almost caused a riot and might have…

It’s a Bootyful day: but Shots fans know better…

Notts County are crying out for a striker so this signing of left back / central midfielder or whatever he is, Regan Booty, seems to make sense. Shots fans will remember the name of course as we once had the misfortune to take him on loan. Since that time, a plethora of clubs have tried…

Are escape rooms an ideal escapism?

Remember when paintballing was all the rage back in the nineties? That moved quickly from being an outdoor pursuit to an indoor one and with the advent of tech, all manner of indoor adventures have become available and not just for rainy days. What Is An Escape Room? The concept of escape rooms began with…

Nice little ‘urn’er: A brief history of The Ashes

Its name originated in a mock obituary published by The Sporting Times immediately after Australia’s victory at The Oval in 1882. It was Australia’s first test win on English soil. The response? The death of English cricket apparently, but also the birth of the most celebrated Test series in cricket history. The first test match…