Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The phoenix burns out

Aldershot's dream has ended. Last night they played Manchester United in the 4th round of the Carling Cup and lost 3-0 with Manchester's goals coming from international players from England, Bulgaria and Ecuador. I remember watching Aldershot draw with Stoke City 1-1 in an FA Cup match about 50 years ago and they lost 3-1 to Manchester United in the Cup in the days of Law, Charlton and Best, but teams then can't compare with those of today.

Aldrrshot went out of business in 1991 and took 16 years to re-establish themselves in the Football League by the device of refounding themselves and entering leagues 5 divisions below teh Football League and gaining successive promotions.

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