Posts Tagged ‘Aldershot Town FC’
After a successful opening away game beating Accrington Stanley 1-0, I shall be going to the first home game of the season in my home town of Aldershot (where I grew up though I now live in the Midlands). This is Aldershot Town FC’s first season in League football, having only been formed in 1992 when Aldershot FC went bankrupt. So I can sympathise with our forthcoming opponents AFC Bournemouth who are in administration, and because of breaching the rules have been deducted 17 points.
That however is nothing compared to Luton who have been deducted 30 points – ten for payments to agents and the other twenty for entering administration without a Company Voluntary Agreement. Rotherham were also deducted seventeen points for similar reasons on entering administration.
So with two clubs to be relegated at the end of the season I am very confident that the Shots will stay up, having gained promotion by winning The Championship last season.
Last Saturday both Aldershot Town FC and Torquay won – which means with four games to play one point will mean promotion for my home town side. The last time the name of Aldershot was in Division football was 1992 when Aldershot FC went bankrupt and like a phoenix from the flames, the symbol of the side, came back reborn with a new name at the bottom rung of football.
Tonight Aldershot play my old University town Exeter – so in many ways if it happens tonight then there will be many coincidences that will make it doubly special for me.
How can I explain football? Well it is a matter of faith – but when the moment comes the joy and the ecstasy is complete.
Time is a precious thing – it comes round once in a linear like fashion, and often last orders happens but you were having such a pleasant time with someone that you fail to notice it’s passing before it is too late. You are without a glass in your hand, or a companion – who has been taken away while you were searching for liquid refreshment in a game called sexual selection that has it in for you- as you journey off in a not quite linear fashion.
However this weekend looks like time to be well spent. Off to London to attend a meeting on setting up Camp Quest in the UK (early stages of project). While discussing that my beloved team Aldershot Town FC could get promotion if they do better then Torquay and be in Division football for the first time since Aldershot FC when bankrupt in 1992.
Then Sunday probably session at gym, Sunday dinner and then Leicester Secular Society meeting about City of Sanctuary:
City of Sanctuary is a movement to build a culture of hospitality for refugees and asylum-seekers.
Our goal is to create towns and cities throughout the UK which are proud to be places of safety, and which include refugees and asylum-seekers fully in the life of their communities.
I may even get to do my spring cleaning. Where is a bulldozer and a Vogon Constructor fleet when you need one – though that may not be a lucky escape for Arsenal if they did come this Sunday. More about how this wholly remarkable book to the right changed my life course can be read here.