The Shotsline Years

This section is a work in progress page dedicated to some of the key audio interviews of The Shotsline years heralding the history of the club including the first ever interview when Steve Wignall was appointed manager in the garden of Terry Owens in June 1992. In time audio interviews conducted originally on The Shotsline will be available under the specific match report sections from each season.

When Aldershot Town FC was formed in 1992 and allocated the Isthmian League Division 3 information and publicity surrounding the club during the week and, indeed, on a match day was scarce. Prior to the days of modern IT, Internet and e mails the most popular way of seeking information about the club was through the "Shotsline" telephone service. Aldershot Town matches were not even featured on Teletext during the first decade of the club.

The premium rate phoneline started in April 1992 to provide information to supporters interested to learn the developments surrounding the newly-formed football club.

From there it developed into the most successful non league service for many years in addition to being one of the most popular throughout the country including Premier League clubs too. During its 17 year operation the Shotsline raised approximately £300,000 for the football club including a staggering £49,000 during one of the season during the tenure of George Borg.

This section includes some of the key interviews surrounding the history of the club during "The Shotsline Years".

Terry Owens Audio- After Public Meeting at Royal Aldershot Officers Club in April 1992 attended by 600 supporters

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Terry Owens Audio- After Public Meeting at Royal Aldershot Officers Club in April 1992 attended by 600 supporters


Terry Owens Audio- After Public Meeting at Royal Aldershot Officers Club in April 1992 attended by 600 supporters

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Terry Owens Audio- After Public Meeting at Royal Aldershot Officers Club in April 1992 attended by 600 supporters


Steve Wignall Audio After Being Appointed The First Manager of Aldershot Town FC in June 1992

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Steve Wignall Audio After Being Appointed The First Manager of Aldershot Town FC in June 1992


Isthmian League Chairman Alan Turvey talks as the Division 3 championship was presented in April 1993

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Isthmian League Chairman Alan Turvey talks as the Division 3 championship was presented in April 1993


Steve Stairs on leaving the club in February 1995

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Steve Stairs on leaving the club in February 1995


Tony Calvert on leaving the club in February 1995

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Tony Calvert on leaving the club in February 1995


George Borg on his appointment as Aldershot Town manager in September 1997

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George Borg on his appointment as Aldershot Town manager in September 1997


Stuart Cash on his appointment as Aldershot Town Assistant Manager in September 1997

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Stuart Cash on his appointment as Aldershot Town Assistant Manager in September 1997